Chasing a 5k PR

I have chased the same goal for 14 years. If this goal was a person, she would be a high school freshman. I was high school freshman when I set this goal. This goal isn’t lofty, I’m not trying to defeat a dark wizard or destroy a planet killer...

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What is in your post run survival kit?

What is in your post run survival kit?

After 15 years of running, I have learned quite few facts about my running habits. The first, I’m not a morning runner unless I’m doing two a days or the heat is unbearable.  Secondly, I will succumb to work fatigue. The solution was...

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Putting the ‘pee’ in PR

Putting the ‘pee’ in PR

So now that I’ve had time for my body to recover post marathon and have fully soaked in the joy of that moment, it’s time to get real. Let’s just say joy wasn’t the only thing I was soaked in that day… Yep, I peed my...

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Winter Wonderland???

Ahh, the joys of being back on the East Coast. Just when I thought I had escaped a midwest winter, Jonas hits. Could be worse, I guess– I could be in Washington DC. And in typical fashion, I spent the better half of the morning dreading...

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Have you given up?

Have you given up?

Cultural norms define that the start of year is the perfect time to start on new goals. It is the reason that gyms advertise and cut prices at the start of the year. It is why suddenly, you can’t seem to find a treadmill or a bench to...

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Lets try this again, fall races

Lets try this again, fall races

The summer training cycle has felt a bit lackluster. I had put a half marathon on my calendar for Oct. 11 but it felt too early in the fall season. Yet, in the Northwest races are not scheduled deep into the fall for obvious reasons. The more I...

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A short ode to hill repeats

A short ode to hill repeats

Hill repeats are speedwork in disguise Driving knees and long strides Make for quick feet and strong thighs Over pavement the runner glides Taking on harder climbs I have always felt like summer and hill repeats pair perfectly together. I am sure...

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