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Week 1: What I learned

I am part way through my first week of training for TD Beach to Beacon 10K with a new running coach-my cousin. Things are different already since she is trying to understand where I am as far as my conditioning and my goals. Some things in your plan will feel …

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My Journey Part II

Everything happens for a reason. This I believe. 2 weeks after my personal trainer dumped me via a text message, he has refused to meet and talk to me like a grownup. Well, maybe there is a reason for that, and although I would have liked to have ended things …

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I don’t have time for this

I have spent the last week searching for strength and conditioning information, feeling like I am looking for a needle in a haystack. It is easy to find information on strength and conditioning for women, for runners, for sport specific activities, certifications, etc., but not so easy to find a …

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Personal Training Advice from a Client

I ran the best race of my very short running career on Sunday, and achieved a new half marathon PR, and accomplished one of my running goals for 2015. If not for a severe calf cramp when I tried to sprint for the finish, I might have surprised even myself …

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Closing Doors and Opening Opportunities

A rough few weeks took a turn for the worse this week when my long time personal trainer friend and I decided we had both experienced enough frustration to call it quits. I would have hung on for a few more weeks, perhaps, and we might have ended things amicably …

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So, What IS the point?

I am competetive by nature. I am intense, I over analyze, I strive for perfection. I can be obsessive and compulsive, and hard on myself, but I achieve results. And there are some who think I am too competetive. How does it look to enjoy something? I realize now that …

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All or Nothing

  Yesterday was supposed to be the last long run in my training cycle before my goal race next week. I had been looking forward to this 12 mile run all week-since it would be a good way to run most of the route at an easy pace, imprinting a …

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After the Run

I am an introvert. I do not like being in a group, socializing with strangers, and the thought of running with strange people for fun makes me sweaty. But racing is different, because I am competing against the clock and pushing my own limits. It is afterward that the self …

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19 days

It has been a roller coaster of emotions the last couple weeks, and now that the dust has cleared, I can honestly say I think I have been experiencing withdrawal. I have not worked out with my trainer at the gym in 16 days; 5 days short of 3 weeks. …

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