Just a little rusty

Last week went really well. I was able to log 74 miles and a day of cross training. Not too shabby! It included a 24 mile long run (lots of ...

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Reminders

Yesterday's speed workout (3x1 mile tempo, 3x1000, 3x400) reminded me that: 1. I am still very fit & fast. I was beginning to wonde...

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Day of (Cross Training) Rest

Last night before my PM run (first double! Yes!) I just decided: I was going to cross train tomorrow instead of attempting the speed workout...

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How far is too far?

How hard can you push coming back? I hate the guessing game coming back from an injury. Big time. The Achilles has healed impressively well...

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I felt FAST today

Wow, what a day! I can tell my legs and body are remembering how to run – I felt FAST today! I was running tall, feet hitting the pavement &...

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Never doubt Jerry's genious

Jerry wanted me to try some speed today. On the original plan was 6x1000m and a few 400s. He edited to 3x1000m and 2x400m. I pleaded to do ...

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Adventures with vegetables

With the Trials just 4 short weeks away, I know I need to be even more careful about what I'm eating and making sure I'm on pace to ...

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Every Other Day

My achilles can handle the stress of running every other day. As I told Nate, "I can get somewhere on every other day". (said with...

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12.75 MILE WORKOUT

The capitalization of the subject represents my absolute JOY behind today's workout. But, before we get to that, let's back up a fe...

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Slow progress

Tuesday I was able to run 8 miles. Tuesday night the achilles was a little sore, so Wednesday over lunch I hit up the elliptical machine (fo...

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I JUST RAN 6 MILES!!!!!

Without any pain or burning sensation. I have the biggest internal grin on (trying to hide my giddiness from my coworkers :))!! Went to the...

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Making myself better today... even through injury

I honestly think I needed this break. Don’t get me wrong. I was loving what I was doing – reaching higher weekly mileage totals than I ever...

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Achilles Tendonitis

Anyone know how to treat this QUICKLY? It came on Thursday after a hard/long Wednesday evening run. I've never had Achilles trouble befo...

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Dr. Asp

I have talked before about how working with a sports psychologist made a huge difference in my race at Grandma's. Dr. Asp in Red Wing is...

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Biggest back to back weeks...

Today is the start of a 105 mile week... uff! To be followed up by a 95 mile week. This is the highest 2-week average I'll have in the ...

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Get off the couch & finish the workout!

I was excited to try a hard workout by myself. Jerry mentioned earlier in this cycle that I needed to make sure I could hit some of these ke...

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Adventures in Nutrition

Adventures in Nutrition

For one of my first "trying to only eat healthy/organic/from a farmers market" meals, I attempted to make a Gazpacho soup recipe ...

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Improvements

As I’ve said in a previous post, Jerry is challenging me this cycle to step my times down quicker than I ever have before – to repeat and go...

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Progress!

Pain free run, swelling free evening. YEAH!!!!

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Glad to have such a great team

I am blessed to be working with such bright & caring individuals. I’m not completely over the low quad spasm yet, but it’s getting bette...

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Week In Review - Week 13

Week in Review Week 13 (to-go!): 71 miles total (recovery!!) vs. plan of 73 One day off One long run, 21.65 miles (story below) One hard wor...

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I made myself better today

I haven’t written much lately… probably because I’ve logged 95 miles each of the last two weeks. Impressive, especially considering I handle...

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Made me smile :)

I've done a couple of talks this fall to different teams/groups. It is so rewarding to influence others to believe in themselves, have t...

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99 days and counting...

We're within 100 days of the Trials... that's scary... A quick mid-week update: I've been running a little tired lately, as ev...

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Week 16 in review

67 miles (down week) 15 mile hard tempo workout TC 10 mile, 1:02.40 1 day off (YEAH!) I purposefully had a down week this week to accommoda...

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Stop by!

Stop by!

I'll be at the Stunt Puppy/Subaru booth at the Twin Cities Marathon expo this Saturday at 4pm. Should be fun!

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Pushing the limits

Jerry sent me the next 12 weeks of training. WOW. It's pretty incredible to look at and to think that I might be able to DO all of this....

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I miss brownies...

One of the things that has defined my training over the past year has been adding the "little things" to my training. One of those...

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Game On - 6x1000m

During my very slow COLL performance, I had time to think about why I wasn't performing as I had hoped. One of the things I decided was ...

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COLL - my slowest race?

Oh, man... what a torturous 25k race. My goal was to run under a 1:38. I ran slower than 1:45. Not good. The plan was to start in 6:15 pac...

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Getting stronger

I can feel my legs/body adapting to my current mileage & training regimen - yeah! It took longer than I would have thought to get back...

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Racing Again

Since the marathon, I have raced four times, but have been so busy that I haven't been able to recap them. Here's an attempt: Uph...

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Stunt Puppy!

Stunt Puppy!

I never would have guessed that our dog Mesa would snag a cool sponsorship before I did! While out at OR (a trade show in Utah) I was brow...

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The best support crew!

I needed to do a 8x800m workout during the middle of the week. I mentioned it to the YMCA runners on Monday to see if anyone would be intere...

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Onward!

First, a very nice article on Running Minnesota: http://runningminnesota.blogspot.com/2011/08/nichole-porath.html This week is my first ...

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