Category Archives: Running

Love the Hills

I’ve reached the point in my training plan where a 10-mile run feels more exhilarating than painful. For me, that shift happens when I begin to love the hills. My dad, who was a marathon runner, once told me races … Continue reading

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If You Are a Runner

Just finished a 6 mile tempo run. Yes it hurt. Now, I feel invigorated. Happy running, all!  

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To Run or Not to Run…

It’s true that running never gets easier, you just get better. But it’s also true that running can get harder on any given day of your training schedule. My last two runs are proof of that. Many factors positively or … Continue reading

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Mind Over Body

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

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Daily Training Goals

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

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Post-run Foods for Vegans

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

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Day 1, Again

It’s training Day 1, again. Right now the official countdown clock to AthHalf 2013 says 103:21:30. That’s roughly 15 weeks away. October 20 will come quickly. I hit the pavement this morning for a 4 mile run. I won’t lie; … Continue reading

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Loading up on Pre-race Carbs

I remember the first time I “hit the wall.” It happened in the 9th mile of a 10-mile training run for my first half marathon. At the time, I was a brand new runner, and that run was only my … Continue reading

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Running Strategies: Hills

Racing up hills seemed to me a preposterous notion when I began training for my first half marathon in October 2011. In the past year, I’ve learned to embrace running on an incline and have even come to enjoy it. For me, the … Continue reading

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Well…underway!

October 21 Athens Half Marathon is just ten weeks away, and my training is well underway. Well, it’s underway. Though I ran regularly during the summer months and enjoyed an adventure vacation — a week full of scuba diving, snorkeling, … Continue reading

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