It’s been a while since I ran, trained, raced or blogged. So this week I attempted to remedy all of that. Waaaaaaaay back in April (I think) I registered for the Disney Marathon. Other than making travel and dinner reservations, that was probably the last time I thought about the race. I was really excited … Continue reading Disney Marathon Race Report
The pool I go to has the WORST lap swim schedule on the planet. My plan was to take my kids to the play center while I did a swim workout. But to my surprise, there was no lap swim between the hours of 11 & 2 because of summer camps & swimming lesson. So … Continue reading Making lemonade
It's been so long since I've been on this site, that I forgot my password to login! I've been busy. Since when is that a valid excuse for not working out? ... It's not. But that hasn't stopped me from using it for the last year. Between working on my startup RentSpek, working part time … Continue reading The wrong kind of PR
With Michigan Titanium behind me, I've starting going over how I trained (or didn't train) for the race. After having completed Ironman Wisconsin the year before, my thought was that some missed runs, rides or swims will not make or break my chances of crossing the finish line. That mentality is what led to my … Continue reading Simulated Coaching
New Yorkers are outraged that the NY Marathon will happen Sunday despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Maybe running the race isn't the best idea. But a worse idea is bitching about it. You've all heard the phrase "actions speak louder than words." Stop complaining and start doing something! Here are a few suggestions. … Continue reading How the New York Marathon can be a good thing.
Coach Jen sent me an article from LAVA Magizine about improving your run in triathlon. It's one of the big things I told her I wanted to work on leading in to this season. The run was the one thing I didn't really worry about going in to any of the races last season, but … Continue reading What’s the deal with run cadence?
Yesterday World Triathlon Corp, owners of the Ironman, announced a relay division in some of their 70.3 events. Really? Ironman is the marquee name in the world of triathlon. From the World Championship in Kona Hawaii to the 70.3 or Half Ironman races in places like Muncie, IN it's supposed to be the ultimate tests of endurance. … Continue reading Relays in an Ironman event, will it hurt the brand?
How will you #MakeItCount in 2012? Nike wants to know. In two days on 1-19-12, the folks at Nike say they're releasing "a revolutionary product designed for all kinds of playmakers" The video, though really cool doesn't come close to giving a clear idea of what's to come in the next 2 days. But it does look … Continue reading Nike’s cryptic #MakeItCount video hypes revolutionary new product.
I felt pretty prepared for the 2011 Chicago Marathon last Sunday. I felt relaxed as I waited to start with the crowd for 45,000 runners. Right before the start I took 4 Motrin and 2 tylenol to ease the pain in my knee from the Plica that I learned I had a few days before the … Continue reading Marathon Recap, Injury Update, 2012 Goals
A few weeks ago I got an email from CamelBak asking if I wanted to try out they're new CamelBak Groove water bottle. I love CamelBak! I've written about them before while I was researching ways to keep hydrated on long runs. I even ran the marathon with a Fairfax on my back, so needless … Continue reading NEW CamelBak Groove Giveaway!!!