Race Report: Pittsburgh Half-Marathon 2011

Are you ready boys and girls? Cause here it is – my Pittsburgh Half-Marathon race report. Pour yourself a cup of tea, make a bowl of oatmeal, or hell, get a brewski. This is going to be a long one. No official race photos because they suck (and I didn’t get my finisher’s photo cause […]

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Week Nine: Carbo under-loading and a cranky IT band

Monday: 10 min. erg warmup; arms/abs workout Tuesday: accidental day off (also skipped pilates because teacher I don’t like was subbing) Wednesday: a.m. 50 min. easy bike; p.m. easy 3 miles in the afternoon – accidentally done at goal half-marathon pace. Oops Thursday: 6 mile tempo run: 1 mile warmup; 4 @ 8:15-8:20; 1 mile […]

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Doubting my abilities

I’m starting to have doubts. I know that’s not really true. I just had a bad running day. Which, lately, has been all too common. It seems I’ll have one really solid or even great run. And then half a dozen really awful ones. Today was the latter group. On Tuesday, we had freezing rain […]

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Running in the winter

…or, why people look at me like I’m nuts. I was listening to the weather forecast as I was changing into a singlet and shorts at the gym this morning, preparing for a grueling legs workout (I’ll go into that later), and hearing the weatherman talk about “lake effect snow” and wind chill, the former […]

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Minimalism and goal-setting

“I could write a blog. I have thoughts.” In case no one has guessed yet, I’m (half) watching Julie & Julia on Netflix instant-queue. I find it really sad that the real Julie Powell cheated on her “sainted” husband sometime after the timeline of the film. Anyway. Today was rainy and disgusting out. We porbably […]

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