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In Search Of

Somebody I follow on Twitter posted earlier this summer, Sometimes I forget I am not in my 20’s anymore.” Me too. And I’m not in my 30’s or even my 40’s. I forget that sometimes as I look around for role models and mentors at the track and in the …

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Thoughts on Running and Coaching

It is that time of year again, and a little more than a year has gone by since I have had a running specific coach. Don’t get me wrong, I have a strength and conditioning coach who understands running as movement, and a skill, who I have been working with …

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5 Mile Time Trial Recap

My strategy of writing about my timed runs seemed to have worked the last time, so I am hoping by getting this down in writing I can let it go. This week instead of a long run, my weekend run was a timed 5 mile trial. I was okay with …

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Happy New Year! Resolution Run 5K 2016

The first race of the year brings excitement, apprehension, and promise. So much so  I decided to forego my goal of an 800 mile year (795.1 according to Runkeeper, but my daughter insisted I had some unrecorded mileage, so I am probably good) to rest and be able to run …

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I Just Ran My Last Race

I decided I am done racing for the year. Since it is nearly December, that is not such a big deal. I just ran my 4th anniversary Turkey Trot-the anniversary of my first.race.ever. I have come a very long way in those four years, and I should be thankful and …

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Why do I run?

I don’t really think about this question too often, but three things happened this week that caused me to stop and reflect on why I run. First, I read Brian Mackenzie’s Power, Speed Endurance, A Skill Based Approach to Endurance Training (2012); I am also currently reading Tread Lightly: Form, …

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How good is good enough?

Having spent the last 3 years super focused on accomplishing fitness and nutrition goals, I find myself wondering what next? I want to improve my speed, endurance, and strength (power.) Those are three pretty general goals when it comes to running-but they are all connected. How fast is fast enough? …

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Focusing on the Why and How

It has been a challenging month. As summers typically go, I start my days with a run, outside, go to the gym a couple days a week to lift, maybe golf a couple times a week, and then do it all over again. I look forward to my summer. This …

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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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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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