Weekly Training Recap – Here we go again!

Weekly Training Recap – Here we go again!

After Marine Corps Marathon, and London Marathon before that, I said that the next time I ran a marathon, it’d be as a fun run without any goals and expectations and hence my training would similarly be simple and stress free. But that nagging goal remained and as I’d always suspected, I decided to give it another go.  A group of us running friends signed up for Revel Mt. Hood in Oregon on July 28th. With 16 weeks to race…

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Georgia Half Marathon with KPeasy

Georgia Half Marathon with KPeasy

Even though the Georgia Half Marathon is a hilly race that I moan about everytime, it is one of my favorite races and a great reason to keep fit through winter. Running the race with The Kyle Pease Foundation makes the race even more special to me. Here are some reasons why I love running this race with the Kyle Pease Foundation and why you should join us next year! 1.Our athlete Naomi is a sweetheart! This year she was…

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Cochran Mill Trail Race

Cochran Mill Trail Race

If you had told me 2 years ago that I would one day voluntarily sign up for a trail race and one that had a water crossing at that, I would’ve laughed my head off. Even though I’ve been running the trails at Kennesaw Mountain, my one annual race was the Red Top Rumble and I’ve been perfectly happy with that. This weekend, things came together – no kid chauffeuring to do, no kid activity for me to be at,…

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What is Running Love?

What is Running Love?

For some reason, maybe because it was the weekend of Valentine’s day, these lines were stuck in my head. It is a sonnet by Shakespeare made more famous by the Emma Thompson/Kate Winslet adaption of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.  One of my favorite poems about love is a sonnet by Shakespeare made more famous by the Emma Thompson/Kate Winslet adaption of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.  “Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the…

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Do you really need a goal marathon time?

Do you really need a goal marathon time?

All of last year I dreamt of my goal, and I visualized crossing the finish line, and breaking down in tears on seeing my time goal minus some seconds/minutes on the clock and fist pumping as unicorns and mermaids showered glitter on me and presented my medal and walked me along. (Surely I’m not the only runner who fantasizes!)  None of that happened, except for the tears.  My history of marathons have been as follows –  Chicago Marathon 2011 – 6:16 (No experience, didn’t adjust…

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What does it mean to “engage your core”?

What does it mean to “engage your core”?

Before I became a runner, I was obsessed with ab exercises like crunches (that didn’t give me a 6 pack anyway). But as I became a more well informed runner and triathlete, I learnt about the value of core strength. When I asked experienced runners and coaches what else I could do to improve my running, their answer was yoga/pilates to strengthen my core. Benefits of a Strong Core A strong core can improve running posture. While running longer distances, core…

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Red Top Rumble Race Report

Red Top Rumble Race Report

This past Sunday was Red Top Rumble, my one trail race for the year (as much as I love running trails, I’ve not run as many races on trails – maybe the reason is outlined here). In the 11.5 miles of mostly solitude, I had time to reflect on the race and stuff and and learnt somethings about myself. Always show up, even if you don’t want to I woke up at 5:45am to downpour and radar showing no letting up until…

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