CIM: Week 10

Hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! Are you sick of reading these training recaps yet? Week one of taper was a good one, complete with an unofficial PR! I know it doesn’t really count because it was just a training run, but that’s my fastest 10K ever (by 30 […]

CIM Training: Week 9

After that lame 25 mile week, I was relieved to be above 50 again this week.  My runs were all pretty decent, but by the end of the week I was definitely ready for taper to start. I took no pictures all week, so here’s my dailymile graph. Monday – […]

CIM: Week 7

PEAK WEEK! I broke my weekly mileage record by one mile, and ran 200 miles in a month for the first time.  I took two rest days, but I think it really helped me get through 57 miles (which is a lot for me) without too many issues.  On Saturday […]

CIM Weeks 5 and 6

Halfway there! I’ve had some serious ups and downs in motivation, but I’ve been getting my runs done (except for one 12-miler that turned into 7).  I shifted things around a little bit because I raced that half marathon two weeks ago, but now I’m right back on schedule and […]

Primo’s Run for Education Half Marathon

This was a really hard race for me, from start to finish.  But I’m absolutely THRILLED with my shiny new half marathon PR, so I’ll try and tone down the complaints. The weather could not have been better:  It was 58 and foggy for the entire race!  After going […]

CIM Training: Week 4

This week was pretty much perfect as far as training goes. I made these muffins on Saturday and ate 2 as fuel before my long run Sunday morning, and it was the best long run I’ve gone on in WEEKS! The recipe came from Dorie Greenspan, the baker genius. Mon […]

CIM Training: Week 3

I knew this week wouldn’t go as written, and I’m okay with that.  And since the majority of my runs were spent staring at the news at the gym, I’ll just include another picture from the camping trip. So ridiculously beautiful.  I want to go back now. Monday: REST Tuesday: […]

CIM Training: Week 2

view from my long run in Alameda I felt really good about this week.  I think only running 4 days a week (and cross training 2 days a week) is really helping keep my legs from feeling totally dead. Monday – REST Tuesday – was supposed to be 11 miles, […]

San Francisco Half Marathon – 1:42:56

Well, I kind of knew this wasn’t going to be my day.  I think a bunch of things contributed to a crappy race: hardly any sleep the past two nights thanks to Ellie’s disastrous sleep, WAY too much strong coffee on an empty stomach, 3+ hours standing in the […]

Big Sur Marathon Race Report

I signed up for this race SO long ago.  I clearly remember sitting at my dining room table, ridiculously pregnant and sort of wondering if I’d ever run a marathon again.  Fortunately, returning to running has been very easy and it was my weird hip issue, nothing related to being […]

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