Starting with a Bang…

Yoga

Starting with a Bang… Well, you know what comes after that phrase. As I began MY Season last week, I built great momentum.  As planned I started my base training runs in preparation for the SLO Marathon in April. That part was fine, but I also plunged right into yoga, going to three classes in […]

Now It’s MY Season. Yoga, Pilates, and the SLO Marathon

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Okay, that title sounds pretty selfish, doesn’t it? My Season. The season of ME. Well, sometimes it’s okay to be selfish. Saturday was our final meet of the cross country season. It was a big one, the CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) preliminaries, the next step after league finals in the road toward state championships. We […]

New Goal! The SLO Marathon. Plus 3 Marathon Workouts

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Well, I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I needed a goal, something to bring me out of my running doldrums and get me really training again. I told you then that the Palm Springs Marathon would be my target race. It’s in February, which gives me a few months to train.  That’s all well […]

What’s Got Next? New Running Goals, New Plans

Wave Rider 18_7

In yesterday’s post I alluded to feeling dissatisfied with my training recently. Although it happens almost every year, a combination of a long, hot summer, cross country season, where I spend more time coaching than training my own self, and, did I mention hot weather, makes sliding into a running slump pretty easy. My runs […]

On Running: Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Review

Wave Rider 18_9

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. The above is called a disclosure and it’s required to let you know about sponsored relationships. Now let me give you another, personal disclosure: I made the switch to the Mizuno Wave Rider several years ago (circa version 15) and I’ve never looked […]