Let the Taper Begin

Ah, the dreaded taper. Tapering is the two or even three week period before a marathon or endurance event.  Your long runs are over, you've built your base, you've gotten the training miles under your belt and you are now supposed to cut back on the mileage each week in order to prepare your body for …

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Ragnar So. Cal Race Recap

This past weekend I ran my first Ragnar Relay from Huntington Beach to San Diego, officially known as Ragnar So. Cal. I wanted to share my experience but please note that it's hard to capture it all on paper.  The feeling of camaraderie, teamwork, adrenaline and exhaustion create a unique and wonderful experience.  It's harder …

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Running Ragnar – the Prequel

This weekend I'm running in my first Ragnar Relay Race - starting in Huntington Beach and finishing in San Diego.  For those who have no idea what this means, it's a 24 hour (ish) relay run comprised of teams of 12 running about 200 miles. Each runner of the team will tackle three separate "legs" …

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20 Down, More to Come

Today I'm taking a break from the running posts and instead I wanted to simply wish my husband Bradley, a very Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary! I wanted to do something out of the norm for our Anniversary and decided to go with the sentimental approach.  Which is soooo unlike me and soooo like Brad; I …

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