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The Rundown – Training Effect

Last week started out horribly and ended magically. Sometimes you just need to take a step back and let life play itself out. After my heart attack scare a week ago, I never thought I would be riding the high horse of a little something we call training effect, by...

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Drive By Run Coach

Is it just me or do you want to shout advice and form corrections to runners on the road as you drive by? After being married to a runner for 10 years now, my husband will stop me before I start to say something like "You're on the wrong side of the road!" to a runner...

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Questioning Everything

I know a lot of people think that training and racing come easy for me. When I tell people my goals, the response is always something like "oh you will crush that!" but when I get into the details of my training, it's usually met with wide-eyes and sometimes...

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The Rundown – Numbers Game

Last week was all about numbers: 41 - years I have been on this planet 41 - theme of my workouts per my clever coach 41 - times I yelled at my kids in one day hour 41 - glasses of wine I should have had Ok, so maybe there was only one number that framed my week but it...

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High Five Friday: Breaking Down Breckenridge, CO

This week may have gone by faster than the five days I spent in Breckenridge, CO or maybe it's just because I'm delirious from lack of sleep and half-crazed with laundry and Easter. How the heck did Easter end up in March anyway? I will not high-five to an early...

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Save Time by Training Twice A Day

Perhaps you think I made a mistake with the title of this post. Maybe you're thinking I have finally lost my mind. You may be right on the latter but, I promise you the title is not a mistake and, I cannot wait to show you how this will work! It's the last Wednesday...

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The Rundown – A Mile High and A Year Older

Being in Colorado and trying to breathe, may have been what it was like to take my very first breath the day I was born, 41 years ago today so, it's appropriate that I spent the last five days a mile or more above sea level trying to just breathe. It doesn't help that...

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Should You Do Things That Scare You?

I think the first time I saw the phrase "Do one thing a day that scares you!" it was on a Lululemon bag. The bag was filled with inspiring quick thoughts like that but that one struck me. My first thought was "Yes!" it's important to get out of your comfort zone and...

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The Rundown – Putting the Work in Workouts

After having a race week and then recovery week, last week was all about putting the 'work' back into my 'workouts!' I was a tad intimidated by the training plan for the week but I reminded myself to just take it one day at a time and see how I felt. I also really...

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Fast Friday Workout!

Once a week I usually have a workout that almost kills me. I see it in my Training Peaks log and think, this time my coach has certainly lost her mind.  Over the next few days, I think about how the hell I will finish it, until the day arrives when I actually have to...

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