Category Archives: marathon

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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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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Revel Big Cottonwood Canyon Half Marathon Recap

I signed up to this race last January, intending to use the marathon as my third try to qualify for Boston. I had just completed my first attempt at Carlsbad (January 2106) and while I had a 7 minute PR, I was still short of what I needed. This was my first race where I’d […]
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Ray Miller Training Run #2

  My husband (Scott) and I decided to do our long run today, 12 miles, on part of the Ray Miller Race (Dec 2) course. It’s probably more accurate to say that he’s a good sport and agreed to go with me. We left the house early to beat the heat, and started running at […]
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Transformed Living – Gratitude 8/25

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the […]
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Concentration – Training on Trails

I crazily signed up for a 50k that will be on a local trail December 2nd. While the race is more than three months away (and I have a marathon in October), I realize it will be here soon. Will I be ready? I am confident I will be able to do it, but I […]
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