Monthly Archives: October 2015

6 miles flat

I’m in Michigan visiting my parents this weekend, and I had a 6 miler on the schedule. Their area isn’t really runner-friendly (country roads with barely a shoulder, let alone sidewalks) but there is a really nice rail trail close … Continue reading

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Doing what I can

Today’s update will be super brief; I’m busy with work and getting ready to jet off again. So it goes. I headed to the gym early this morning. My training plan called for ‘4 miles fast’ but I knew that … Continue reading

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Back on the training bus

My mission to get back in running condition continues! Today’s schedule called for a 35 minute tempo run. The tempo run is my favorite hard run format– I always feel like a badass afterward. Yesterday afternoon I got my seasonal … Continue reading

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Sitting with grief

Well, my day started early today: I wasn’t able to fall asleep last night until very late, and then after a fitful night I was up at 4am. My alarm was set for 4:50, but what good would lying there … Continue reading

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Just a test

It’s been a while since I stacked my runs. My calves were not so happy this morning, but this is the start of my very condensed training and out I went! When I stepped out the door, I saw the … Continue reading

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Trails and turkey trots

I’m back at home at sea level, and really loving the fact that I don’t get winded walking up a flight of stairs anymore! (My friend told me that it takes about 6 weeks to get used to the altitude, … Continue reading

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Altitude training

Work travel this week has taken me into the mountains of Colorado. I packed up my running kit, because running when traveling is the best, especially in such a gorgeous natural environment. And I knew the elevation here was upwards … Continue reading

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