Monthly Archives: December, 2011

Enjoying the off season!

Since the marathon I have been enjoying not having to train for something. That thing had been on my mind so long I didn’t realize how much it consumed me until now. I feel so relaxed and at peace now that it is done and I have’t had to worry about it! That is probably …

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Cycling is not simple…

At the end of my 16 mile ride the other day I was mentally exhausted. There is so much thinking to be done on the bike! The shifting, the clipping, unclipping…. Constantly on alert for cars, pot holes, animals. There is no day dreaming or self-reflection on the bike. It is all focus all the …

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Running is simple

I appreciated my run today. Despite the chill in the air and the rain pouring down I realized how simple running is. I put on my shoes, my hat and my trusty Garmin and headed to the park. As usual, on rainy or other “bad” days I had the place to myself. My Garmin picked …

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Second Ride

On my schedule today was an 8 mile run. Actually the plan suggested 8 miles but said I could do anywhere between 7 and 12 miles. 8 sounded good. 3 miles warm-up, 1 mile race pace, 1 mile easy, 1 mile at 2 minutes hard alternating with 2 minutes easy, cool-down 2 miles. I was …

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Queen of the Mountain…. maybe hill…

What an amazing day! I took my first real ride on the bike with my clip in pedals. After the fiasco of practicing in my driveway the other day I was very nervous about getting out on the road. Katie assured me that I would be fine and she would tell me exactly what to …

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Ouch

Today I practiced clipping and unclipping outside. Not much else to say.

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