Monthly Archives: January 2012

Warrior Dash Valkyrie in Training #11

(The following is a guest post from my mother regarding our determination to run the Warrior Dash in Arizona this spring.  This is the 10th in the series wherein our Valkyrie pushes the envelope – check out part #10 here and keep tuned … Continue reading

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The Workouts 1/23 – 1/29

1/23 – 30 min. yoga.  Felt very good! 1/24 – 5 mile run – due to the work schedule this week, I swapped tomorrow’s 5 mile run for today’s 9 mile run.  Also due to the schedule, I did the 5 miles … Continue reading

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Yeti Race

Race #3 for 2012 is checked off: the Yeti Chase 5/10k in Lakewood, CO.  These races were held in Bear Creek Lake Park  on the west side of Lakewood near the mountains.  This location is where the original 50 mile race I had planned to enter, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons to Run Ultra marathons

(Taken from: http://www.marathon-training-program.com/jokes-on-marathons.html#toprea) 10. No matter the metric — per mile, per minute (or per feet climbed) — ultras are more cost-effective than 10Ks or marathons. 9. You get to accumulate belt buckles to keep your pants from falling down. … Continue reading

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Warrior Dash Valkyrie in Training #10

(The following is a guest post from my mother regarding our determination to run the Warrior Dash in Arizona this spring.  This is the 10th in the series wherein our Valkyrie learns what she knew – check out part #9 here and … Continue reading

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The Workouts 1/16 – 1/22

1/16 – 30 min. yoga.  Felt very good though I was a bit wobbly on the balance poses. 1/17 – 9 mile run – felt GREAT!!  28 degrees and 12 mph wind.  There is no bad weather, only bad clothes…  Bundled up … Continue reading

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Thumpity Thump Thump…

… Look at Frosty go! “Frosty the snowman knew the sun was hot that day, So he said, “Let’s run and we’ll have some fun now before I melt away.”” Races #1 & 2 for 2012 are checked off: Frosty’s Frozen 5 and … Continue reading

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Race Coming Up! Colorado (Yeti Chase 5k)

I am currently registered for the Yeti Chase 5k in Lakewood, Colorado on January 28.  Yeah, it’s a short one but how can I resist a race with a Yeti in it??  Reindeer, snowmen, yeti…  This is how we pass those winter days!  🙂  This … Continue reading

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Running Wisdom… and Humor

From one of the current big names in marathon running: I constantly remind myself that resting takes confidence. Anyone can train like a mad man but to embrace rest and to allow all the hard training to come out takes … Continue reading

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Running Down the Years

I just finished reading And Then the Vulture Eats You edited by John L. Parker, Jr.  I enjoyed this book much more than I anticipated and feel quite a bit better about ultra running. Sounds odd, I know, but here’s why… … Continue reading

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