Category Archives: Running 101

Trickery

This week’s runs were tough.  I’m not entirely sure why but they all started out the same way…sloooooooooow and uninspired.  They felt more like items on my to-do list that needed to be crossed off than the usual welcomed part … Continue reading

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2012 Q1 Training Plan

My first half marathon of the year is coming up this Sunday so it’s about time I shared the plan for the first couple months of 2012 with you guys. As you know, one of my goals for 2012 is … Continue reading

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Tracked Changes

Just when I was ready to hop on the marathoners short bus, someone else posts a blog that totally redeems me! (If you don’t know that movie reference, we have not spent enough time in each other’s company. ;)) Apparently … Continue reading

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PT Visit #2 | The Prescription

It’s official, I’m injured. My PT made me run during the appointment today so he could check me out my form. “Spot on.” My PT’s been a ChiRunning instructor for over 6 years.  My running form is apparently, “perfect”.  Mmmm, … Continue reading

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PT Visit #1 | The Diagnosis & 4-Week Plan

My knee hurts.  A physical therapist confirmed it last Friday.  Basically the diagnosis goes somewhat like this…my quads are rock stars and my glutes and hammies are not…yet.  Because I have neglected to include adequate strength training and yoga in … Continue reading

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Long Run 101

This morning I set out to tackle 18 miles.  Long runs are not the same as short runs.  They are longer.  Much, much longer. Long runs require more endurance, more fuel, more lube, and more time.  Unlike a shorter run, … Continue reading

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Chafing 101

Last year I ran the second half of the San Francisco Marathon in July, three months before my first marathon.  The SF Marathon is a great race, not only because they post entertaining trivia questions along the scenic route, but … Continue reading

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