Workout Wednesday Vol. 23: Event Recap-Venus de Miles 64 Mile Ride

This weekend I did the Venus De Miles all-women’s ride. There were three options- 30 miles, 64 miles, and 100 miles. With very limited time to train, the 100 mile option was out. Meanwhile, the short but intense rides I’d been doing all summer, towing the girls around in the Burley to swimming lessons, the […]

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Workout Wed. Vol 4: 18 Ways to Motivate to Run

Welcome to Workout Wednesday! I didn’t realize how many answers I would have for this question until I started typing. I think I could talk about finding ways to stay motivated to run forever.  If there’s anything you would add, please mention it in the comments! Q: What’s the best way to motivate when you’re in […]

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Workout Wednesday: Vol. 1

Welcome to Workout Wednesday! Here’s the deal: Every Wednesday I am going to post an answer to a fitness question. Mostly I will be talking about running, because that is my first love, my current favorite form of exercise, and it is the area of fitness where I have the most experience and knowledge. However, […]

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My First Marathon

In 2001, I ran my first marathon. I had attempted a marathon a few years before, but shortly after I announced my plans to everyone I knew, I got injured and had to stop running. I didn’t realize at the time that no one but me cared that I had failed to reach my goal. […]

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DIY Run Training

This post was originally going to be an informational, entertaining tutorial for a DIY project (with pictures too!), either on how to refinish a small piece of furniture or how to make your own bibs (with matching wipes), but I haven’t actually finished either of those projects. Do stay tuned for those, however, as I […]

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Last long run!

Today I did my last big run before the marathon… The first time I saw this run on my schedule on Training Peaks, I thought ok, no big whoop, I can do that. But as it loomed ever closer, it grew increasingly intimidating. I hoped my friend would be able to run at least part […]

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Epic Workout

Since I started working with John, I have done a variety of what I would call “sick” workouts. We have an interesting relationship, one that my athlete readers will read about and nod their heads understandingly, while my non-athlete readers will shake their heads, as if to say “craziness, all of it.” I pay him, […]

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