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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Tag Archives: Running
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
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
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
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
It’s tough for an injured runner to take time off to rest and heal. We don’t want to lose our momentum, strength, and endurance. Healthy eating habits can fall to the wayside. And life’s obligations too easily crowd into those time … Continue reading
The best laid fitness plans are easily derailed when life gets busy. Excuses abound: The kids were home for spring break; the new mortgage company requested a mountain of paperwork for the refinancing that they needed, like, yesterday; a recurring … Continue reading