Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Perfect 18-Miler

Anatomy of the Perfect Long Run: Yesterday’s long run didn’t start out perfectly. I woke up tired. Tired and groggy and very lazy. I rolled around in bed for at least a half an hour before I could even muster … Continue reading

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Après Marathon: Lithia Loop

Lessons learned from the marathon: 1. Always wear two watches. Phil (Garmin 405) refused to function after 2.7 miles. I was thankful I had a backup watch strapped to my other wrist. 2. Handheld water bottles are THE best. But … Continue reading

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I Heart Green Runners

Oh Thursday, you can only mean one thing: It’s time for Runners Lounge “Take it and Run” Series. This week they ask: Are you a green runner? How you make your running habit green? (i.e. environmentally friendly.) hmmmmm… (thinks for … Continue reading

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Lithia loop trail marathon race report

The Lithia Loop Trail Marathon was my fifth and most challenging marathon. It was a fabulous race and I’ll say it now: this race report will be long. So bring a GU, get a glass of water, find a comfortable … Continue reading

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Lithia Loop Trail Marathon

Lithia Loop Trail Marathon Results: Even a 4,700 elevation climb and three miles of very steep and technical single track couldn’t keep me from establishing a new personal record for a marathon: I finished in 3:36:28, a new PR by … Continue reading

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Go Time!

Notice the fuzzy head sticking out of the covers? That’s my mom. She’s conserving her energy for cheerleading later in the day.

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TIART: running and transistions

Today’s Take it and Run Thursday topic asks us to talk about running and transitions. Just a year ago (was it really a year ago?) I started a new job, in a new city and new apartment. It was tough … Continue reading

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Feeling my inner billy goat.

I’ve tried to embrace hills. I’ve pretended to love them. I’ve talked to them and created mantras to whisper under my breath as I tip-toe my way up. All of this inner hill loving will be tested on Saturday when … Continue reading

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Not Tapering = Tempting Fate?

Today I ran 22.5 miles. In six days I will run a marathon. What? Did someone say something about tapering…. funny, I think I’ve heard of that before… Now, I know it looks like I took all the wise running … Continue reading

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