Having my playlist perfectly match my race–picking up as I speed up, providing …Having my playlist perfectly match my race--picking up as I speed up, providing motivating lyrics when I'm lagging, pumping me up for a final finish push--makes me almost as giddy as executing a great race. … Read More
As I detailed last week, my training for the Boston Marathon is …As I detailed last week, my training for the Boston Marathon is percolating nicely. And in two weeks, I'm going to sample that brew (to carry out the coffee analogy) by doing a local half-marathon. … Read More
As I come up on half-marathon number 3 in my quest to become …As I come up on half-marathon number 3 in my quest to become a Half Fanatic, I’ve been thinking a lot about 13.1-mile races I’ve done. Trying to tally up my lifetime total (it’s 16 … Read More
January in Oregon: The scenario doesn’t scream ideal racing conditions. Yet for the …January in Oregon: The scenario doesn’t scream ideal racing conditions. Yet for the past three years that I’d run the Cascade Half, the weather gods were fairly kind. Well, we must have worn out our … Read More
This Sunday, I’m running a mile-marker of a race for me. For the …This Sunday, I’m running a mile-marker of a race for me. For the past three years, I've done the tabletop-flat Cascade Half Marathon with the specific intent to lower my personal record. Starting with the … Read More
You know why you should check out the blog of mom-of-two Kelly Collins? …You know why you should check out the blog of mom-of-two Kelly Collins? Because she titled her recent race report, “Mackinac Island ½ Marathon: What the funk?” ‘Nuf said. Best recent run: The Mackinac Island Great … Read More
I know hate is a strong word, but I hate to …I know hate is a strong word, but I hate to travel. I hate undressing in front of strangers and having the TSA people wave their wands wherever they want. I hate that everybody treats … Read More
Okay, qualifying for the Boston Marathon, which I squeaked out on Sunday in …Okay, qualifying for the Boston Marathon, which I squeaked out on Sunday in 3:59:54, isn’t the same as winning an Academy Award, yet I still feel the need to make an “acceptance speech,” giving thanks … Read More
Before I ever had children, I had a very distinct reaction every time …Before I ever had children, I had a very distinct reaction every time I saw a pregnant woman. I’d think, “Oh, that poor gal, she has to get that baby out of her!” Strange thing, … Read More
The title in my iTunes of my playlist for Sunday’s half-marathon was titled …The title in my iTunes of my playlist for Sunday's half-marathon was titled Return to Eugene because the race--the inaugural Eugene Women's Half--covered much of the same paths as the Eugene Marathon I ran last … Read More
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