Monthly Archives: November 2011

I Like Running But… My Brain Doesn’t

Sometimes it seems as though there are two of me. Me #1 admires the medals hanging on the wall, cheerfully plans races, writes this blog and looks forward to each milestone (literal and figurative) checked off. Me #2 would rather … Continue reading

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The Workouts 11/21 – 11/27

11/21 – Much needed day of REST!!  (Rest is underrated.  Rest makes you realize how hard you’ve been working.  Rest is awesome!!)  Legs felt tired but not sore. 11/22 – 5 mile run on treadmill.  On the plus side, this first run on … Continue reading

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Race Coming Up! Colorado (Rock Canyon Half Marathon)

I am currently registered for the Rock Canyon Half Marathon in Pueblo, Colorado on December 3.  This will be my first half marathon since November though I have been running longer distances for training.  I am curious to see if I feel as tired after … Continue reading

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The Workouts 11/14 – 11/20

11/14 – NSOMAT – stack 2 tons hay 11/15 – NSOMAT property chores, manage load of poles, very late night/long day – no running 11/16 – rest (wimped out!) 11/17 – 6 mile run on gravel and paved roads. 52 degrees, wind … Continue reading

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Warrior Dash Valkyrie in Training #6

(The following is a guest post from my mother regarding our determination to run the Warrior Dash in Arizona next spring.  This is the 5th in the series wherein our Valkyrie in Training starts cross training – check out part #5 here and … Continue reading

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The Workouts 11/07 – 11/13

(Minor adult content.) 11/07 – rest 11/08 – 5 mile run on gravel and paved roads. 44 degrees, wind 10 mph, humidity 46%  Tried out the new wind blocking jacket over a merino wool shirt.  Seemed like a comfortable run – I didn’t … Continue reading

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Ultra Marathon Training Tips #2

(I’m working this weekend and so will not have time to write.  As I don’t want to let too much time go by without an update, I pulled a few more Ultra Running Tips from the same source as the … Continue reading

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“You’ll Never Regret Going for a Run…”

“… but you will regret not going.” This seemed like a bit of a sweeping statement to me the first time I read it.  I’m sure I will regret going for a run when it’s REALLY cold…  Oh.  Wait a … Continue reading

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Warrior Dash Valkyrie in Training #5

(The following is a guest post from my mother regarding our determination to run the Warrior Dash in Arizona next spring.  This is the 5th in the series wherein our Valkyrie in Training preps for the changing weather – check out part #4 … Continue reading

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The Workouts 10/31 – 11/6

10/31 – 5 mile run on gravel and paved roads.  50 degrees, wind minimal.  Felt very good for entire run. 11/01 – 3 mile walk on gravel and paved roads. 50 degrees, wind 10 mph.  Basically NSOMAT for work… 11/02 … Continue reading

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