The more I train for half marathon races, the more I recognize the similarities between running and creative writing. Each activity makes me feel alive, challenged, passionate, tortured, proud and in pain -- sometimes all at the same time. While I write my debut novel, I'll be training for the next race, scheduled for October 2013. Which will I achieve first? Visit often to find out.
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Monthly Archives: July 2013
I’m into the 4th week of training and the time has come to focus on strengthening my mind. A shift in how I think during my runs is necessary and important, as my weekly mileage climbs. Up until now, I’ve … Continue reading
It’s the end of my second week of training, and I’m feeling stronger than I usually do at this stage in the game. Maybe that’s because of cellular memory, and my muscles and cardiovascular system simply remember how to perform … Continue reading
I just finished a 5-mile modified tempo run. It took me about 55 minutes — as I’m still incorporating walking intervals into my runs. My rule-of-thumb is any run over 45 minutes requires a post-run “meal.” The post-run meal should … Continue reading
Interval Training and Improving VO2 Max I hit the track on Wednesday for my first round of track repeats this training season. Track repeats are one way to increase your VO2 max, which is imperative when training for an endurance … Continue reading