Monthly Archives: April 2014

T-minus 1 day

Today was another non-strenuous day. I started with 15 minutes on the hamster wheel, then grabbed the foam roller (because it hurts so good) and then finished up with some yoga and stretching. It’s nothing fancy, but I definitely want … Continue reading

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Just keep going, you can do this

Still tapering over here. I used the off day to go to the gym, elliptical for 15 minutes to get the ol’ blood flowing, and then do some nice stretchy yogas. I have lots of sore places and most of … Continue reading

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One last tempo run

Today’s my last run before race day and I’m feeling kind of anxious and antsy about it. It was a strong but short 30 minute tempo run that I pushed hard on; I divided it up 8-14-8 and pushed all … Continue reading

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Whatever…

It’s finally taper week, and I couldn’t be happier. I thought runners were supposed to hate tapering? I’m like “YES ALMOST TIME FOR THE RACE”. I had a regular 3 miler on the schedule but I really wasn’t feeling it. … Continue reading

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Through gritted teeth

Today’s a long run day and I was feeling good as I cruised along towards 7.5 miles. Weather was beautiful, legs felt good, pace was strong. And then, around 5.5 miles, I stopped at a light and when I started … Continue reading

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an incredible feeling

Today’s a no running fun day. I went to the gym and elliptical’d for 20 minutes, then did some nice yoga and stretched. Can you believe this horrible toe blister is still going? Even after I tried to break it. … Continue reading

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Running in the spring

Today was my first springtime run around my work neighborhood. It’s a beautiful morning, 60F and sunny and the air is filled with pollen. I run right by the pollen-measuring site, too. On their 12-point scale, today is an 11.5. … Continue reading

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