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
Some things have changed: 1. In April of 2007 I ran my first marathon in a time of 4:05. It was a good, respectable time for a recreational runner. I had hoped to break four hours, but at mile 16 … Continue reading
Official Results: Time: 3:07:55 Average Pace: 7:11/mile Overall: Fourth place woman Second place in age division. What I did well: I ran gutsy. I ran hard. What I could better: Run faster, of course!
One of the things I didn’t plan on doing this week was getting hit by a car. I guess that goes to show you can train for months and months for the Eugene Marathon. With less than two weeks to … Continue reading
Transcript of a recent conversation between my legs and I: LEGS: We need to chat about the future, Heather. Specifically we need to chat about the Eugene Marathon which we’ll run in … take a deep breath… less than 12 … Continue reading
So many post-worthy things to discuss. Let’s summarize. This week: 1. I ran 74.5 miles, took 17 showers, ate 3 candy bars and 9 bananas. 2. I ate sardines for lunch on Thursday and then went out and ran a … Continue reading
Confession: I dilly-dally before long runs. Big time. Oh, I see you other runners out there at 7 AM on a Saturday, hoofing it through Portland, rain or shine, getting in your miles and sitting down to coffee by 10 … Continue reading