Category Archives: Races

most disappointing PR ever!

On Sunday I ran my 7th half marathon, in perfect running weather, very San Francisco-like, 60 degrees, overcast. It was also my: 4th race in the Sacramento area. 12th race. 2nd half marathon of 2012. 1st race in my Nike … Continue reading

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Davis Stampede | Half Marathon

When I was in high school, good grades came pretty easily.  It may seem like a blessing but when I entered college I realized it was a curse; I didn’t really know how to study because I hadn’t had to … Continue reading

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Sometimes things don’t go as planned…

…so you have to implement a back-up strategy. I certainly was not as diligent in my training for this 2nd marathon as I was last year for the 1st.  I’ve experienced some bad knee pain over the past couple of … Continue reading

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even if they lost tonight and may not repeat, i still love the giants.

I may be done after this next marathon.  Not done with running, and certainly not done with racing, just done with the full marathon.  Sure, I’d love to run NY, and probably still will even after writing this post.  And … Continue reading

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the good, the bad & the beard.

Hi Friends! How was your August?!  I can’t believe it’s almost September…and THAT means it’s almost BETHTOBER!  The bad news is…this year seems to be flying by BUT the good news is…it’s almost BETHTOBER! I actually have a lot of … Continue reading

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2011 Update | Races

Those of you paying close attention might already have noticed that the Races page of Balanced Footsteps has been updated. There are three updates to my 2011 racing schedule; here’s what’s going down… 1) I had planned to run a … Continue reading

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Race Recap Part II | Kaiser Half

If you missed Part I you should check it out here before reading any further!  Now where were we…?  Oh yes, the start of the race…   BANG! Ding, ding…ding, ding.  The trolley car sound was the cue and Bethtober … Continue reading

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