Category Archives: endurance

Untethering – Kind of, Maybe

I confess I’m a running data addict. I like to look at the numbers produced by my Garmin both during and after a run. I used to equate fitness with speed, thus pushing myself to run just a bit faster, hitting a pace on my Garmin, regardless of feel, and then calling it “easy.” After […]
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Want to Run?

People often tell me they’d like to start running, “but…” Not everyone has the same “but,” however most reasons not to start are: “I have bad knees”; “I don’t have time”; “I hate running”; or “I’m too old.” I understand all those reasons. I also understand that another reason, not usually expressed, is fear. Fear […]
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Deliberative Practice

This morning I heard the phrase, “deliberative practice” as the means to performance improvement. The idea seems logical, but I wonder how often we are actually deliberate in our practice of whatever it is we want to improve upon, or skill we want to acquire. I have two examples, one bad the other good. The […]
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O My! – Ray Miller Training Run #4

Today was interesting! My assignment was to run 14 miles on slightly tired legs (I ran 10 the day before). To become familiar with the course, we’ve been running various parts of what will be the Ray Miller 50k on December 2nd. I had thought we could run the final loop in a 15 mile […]
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Out of Balance – Gratitude 10/6

On Thursday evenings I lead a 1 hour stretch and prayer time at my church. It’s a helpful exercise for me because Thursday is usually a rest day (from running)…and the day after a hard track workout. This hour helps me to recover for Friday’s easy and Saturday’s long runs. I also include a bit […]
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Running Tip: Take It Easy (Well This is a Life Tip Too)

As I mentioned on my post about track the other day (Lessons from Last Night’s Track Workout), I missed the start on one of my splits because I was talking to another runner. This runner is new to the sport. And good for her, being at track already! I had been running for a few […]
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Lessons from Last Night’s Track Workout

Most Wednesday evenings you’ll find me at one of our local high schools grinding through a track workout with my running club. I’ve been going to these for just over 2 years and I’d have to say these workouts have helped tremendously as part of my overall training routine. I love going to track… even […]
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Hell Hill – Ray Miller Training Run #3

I’m running my first 50k December 2nd. The race is called Ray Miller because that is the first of the many trails we encounter. Today was my third run on the course. In looking at the course description, and in talking to past participants, I’d become familiar with the name, Hell Hill. But I hadn’t […]
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Boston – Yes!

I already shared this on my Facebook page… I am officially running the Boston Marathon. I turn 55 in April of next year so my qualifying time was 4:10 so I had a 5:11 cushion. Yeah! That’s all for now. Except to say my first marathon was 5:51:02 on September 7, 2014…that’s some progress!

Overdoing It

Does this sound at all familiar? You’re on vacation. In the beautiful mountains. You don’t want to sit in your hotel room. You don’t really want to drive around all day. Because you’re now fit! You can easily do fun things, active things. So you decide a hike is in order. But this is a […]
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