Category Archives: Training

Runpiphany

One of the things I love about running long distances is the epiphanies I tend to get. I roll current worries and concerns, or past experiences around in my head and look at them from different perspectives, and sometimes a … Continue reading

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MyFitnessPal & Fitocracy

I’ve been playing with the MyFitnessPal (MFP) and Fitocracy apps for a little while now. MFP is a handy way to make me really conscious of where the calories in my diet are coming from. I especially like the barcode scanner, … Continue reading

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It’s all just practice

At first you might be practicing getting up a little early and going for a walk. You could practice drinking more water throughout the day, or only having 3 coffees instead of 5. You could practice going to bed a … Continue reading

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Training with Lance*

Lance: Speed up your turnover. Try to keep it around 90 rpm. Me: And should I do that with or without drugs? Lance: … * based on a dream of Alida’s

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Mt Rainier training / I want to wear a tutu

Please, help me wear a tutu. It’s for sick kids! The Bridger Ridge Run is now less than 4 weeks away, in which I’ll be running 20 miles along the spine of a mountain range, between 7,500 and 9,500 feet … Continue reading

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Hell Week

I’d been dreading last week’s training as it was the peak in terms of volume. I got through it, though, and even had some fun! Here’s what it looked it: Tue: am: 3000yd swim (w/ 10 x 100yd & 10 … Continue reading

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5 weeks to go…

I’m now on the final page of my printed out training schedule. I can actually see the BIG DAY approaching, to which my mind says HOLY CRAP. I’m kind of freaking out a bit. (sidenote: I’m almost over $1000 in … Continue reading

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Making Misery Worthwhile

I’m sometimes asked why I would willingly put myself through all this training, let alone a full Ironman. My usual answer: “It’s fun.” That’s an excellent summary, but of course it isn’t all fun. There’s plenty of misery, plenty of mornings … Continue reading

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“Just” a sprint / minor differences

My head is in kind of a weird place right now. I’m popping down to California this weekend, both to visit my sister and for my first race of the year, a Sprint at Folsom Lake. I’m definitely excited, but … Continue reading

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What I’m thinking…

I’m sometimes asked what I think about when I’m out there training so many hours of the week. Well, here you go: how fast am I going vs. how fast do I feel I’m going vs. how fast should I … Continue reading

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