Race day–not feelin’ it

This Sunday is my next race, the Broad St. 10-miler in Philadelphia. I have to admit, I’m not really feeling it this time. Not sure if I am a bit “over-raced” at this point, not in the mood to travel, or just plain tired. (Julie, I don’t know how you are doing four weekends in a row!) It doesn’t help that the temperatures are supposed […]

Long runs vs. marathon pace runs

In my last post I mentioned that I attended the RRCA coaching certification class. Well, I’ve now passed the test, so after next week’s CPR/first aid course, I’ll officially be a coach! I touched on the fact that one of my take-aways from the course was the fact that I run my long runs too fast. I’m guessing lots of people make the same mistake. […]

What’s more tiring than a workout?

I suppose there are lots of things…new moms can tell you that a brand-new baby will wipe you out like nobody’s business. Pulling all-nighters, for whatever reason, is exhausting. For me, my “more tiring than a workout” event this weekend was sitting through 18 hours of running lectures! I decided a while back that I wanted to become an RRCA (Road Runners Clubs of America) […]

Does pacing equal cheating?

First of all–wow–you guys love a good party! Thanks for all the nice comments. After that kind of response it was hard to think of a good follow-up, but I think I have one. To me, this is a pretty juicy topic. Not long ago, I offered to pace someone through a half-marathon in order to achieve a PR. She decided not to run it, […]

You’re invited…

To my 100th post celebration! Since we are spread out all over the place, I decided that I needed to throw a virtual party to mark my 100th post. Who’s invited? All of my lovely followers and readers. Thank you all for spending a few minutes with me each week–I appreciate you all and love your comments. Keep ‘em coming. Now on to the party […]

Awash in shoes

I’ve had a nice, easy week of running to recover from my 10-miler last weekend. I didn’t run at all on Mon. or Tues, but eased back into it on Wednesday. I did a nice swim on Monday–such good recovery–and an easy trainer/strength workout on Tues. By Thursday’s run, my legs were feeling pretty good. On Saturday I went 14 with my friends. Most of […]

Patriots Day is upon us!

Boston is but a couple of days away! I want to wish all those who are doing it the very best. Meg, Jill, Ana Maria, Lindsay, Ginny and Teamarcia in particular. I know I am overlooking others and I apologize. I will be thinking of you all on Monday and I hope to catch a few minutes of the elites on TV. Monday will of course bring […]

Top 10 reasons to love spring running

1. Shorts or skirts2. Beautiful scenery3. No gloves or hats needed4. More like-minded people out and about5. The sun comes up earlier and stays out later6. More races to choose from7. Hitting the track8. Summer, and the potential to run on the beach, is just around the corner9. The smell of sunscreen10. Sitting outside, enjoying a cup of coffee with friends, post-run What do you […]

How long can the party last?

I think I’ve revealed before that I am a master’s runner (I’m 44) and have been running and doing triathlons for about 12-13 years now. Over the past year, I’ve had PRs at several distances–which leaves me asking the question: How much longer do I have to PR? I mean really, I’ve gotta think that after being at it for so long and being my […]

Cherry Blossom 10-miler: The good, the bad, and the ugly!

The good: I ran a PR–1:13:18 Incredible weather and beautiful course Great time with friends both on and off the course I got to meet Tonia of TMB Racing with Babes (check out the picture–she’s the stylin’ fit chick on the left to my frumpy big ‘ole t-shirt self on the right) A wonderful post-race brunch at my friend Sue’s house with both our husbands […]