Category Archives: hitting the wall

CIM 2010: The Race Report

This past weekend I raced in the  California International Marathon. It was my 9th, and most difficult marathon. There was no PR. There was no race against the clock or rally to keep pace. But there was glory and grit, … Continue reading

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Race Report: Eugene Marathon 2009

It is time again for the post-marathon epic race report. I offer no defense for its length. It was a long, complicated and ultimately amazing race. But first, allow me to tantalize you by offering a preview of the juicy … Continue reading

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Romantic Running

Whereas other ladies might go out with strapping guys, or on dates with  intellectual men, or get romantically involved with  sexy boys, it seems that I have developped a rather serious relationship with running. We’re dating. Or so it seems. … Continue reading

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January Summary and Lessons Learned:

I shouldn’t try to excuse my poor blogging behavior, but does anyone else find it IMPOSSIBLE to blog in January? I should be brimming with updates on resolutions and waxing on about new beginnings and blah, blah, blah. But for … Continue reading

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Yes, I also run on the weekend.

The down and dirty (and I mean dirty!) weekend recap: Friday: At 5:10 AM my alarm goes off. I think: Get out of bed. Get your miles in. Get out of bed. Get out of bed. Get out of bed! … Continue reading

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CIM 2008 Race Report

They say that the California International Marathon is a  flat,  fast course. A perfect race if you’re looking to qualify for Boston or set a new PR.  It’s true. CIM is flat…ish. And it is fast, but no matter how you … Continue reading

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Long Trail Run: 19 Hardcore Miles

I cannot say enough great things about Saturday’s long trail run! It was everything a trail run should be: exhausting hardcore stupendously wonderful and intensely gratifying. It all began Friday night. I left work and discovered that my happy hour … Continue reading

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