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Fitness Goals for 2010
Thursday, December 31, 2009      3 comments

I'm not going to call them resolutions, because they're not really changes but continuations. They are not in any real order and really, each of them feeds into the others, so there isn't a prioritization of any meaningful sort, either. These ar... Read more
Reworking my goals, part 2
Wednesday, October 28, 2009      0 comments

So the second part of this process is figuring out where to go next. Some of my goals are fairly obvious next steps: - continue running (duh) - run a sub-25 minute 5k - bring my 5k time to under 24 mins by the end of next summer - r... Read more
Reworking my goals, part 1
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      2 comments

Well, this has been quite the month. I've just come off my third weekend in a row of racing and am, frankly, beat to a snot. I'm delighted that I managed to peak on target and even more thrilled that I held that peak for three weeks and knocked ... Read more
Paused for reflection
Thursday, September 24, 2009      4 comments

While running last night with the Learn to Run class that I teach at the Running Room, I was asked one of the usual questions.... "So, how often do you run?" New runners are always fascinated with what their instructor does as they're alwa... Read more
Experiencing goal difficulties
Friday, September 18, 2009      2 comments

For the past few weeks, I've been struggling with the concept of balance. I realise that this is nothing new and that it is, in fact, the very reason that all of us are here in the first place, but this balance is different from any I've had to ... Read more
Chicken Chili in the slow cooker
Wednesday, August 26, 2009      5 comments

I've grown to love the slow cooker. I can cook up large quantities of easily-frozen food that is filling and yummy so that when I get back after a workout, I can eat something healthy and fast! I tend to make one or two meals a week with it (esp... Read more
Surviving the Fall - My current training plan
Wednesday, August 26, 2009      0 comments

I have the 20k Cape to Cabot race coming up in October (along with a half marathon a month before) for which I am currently in training. I thought I'd post my training schedule here, for posterity's sake and... Read more
Fill-Me-Up Fritatta
Tuesday, August 25, 2009      2 comments

There are often days when I am sufficiently ravenous that the horses in the field behind out house look delicious. Usually the day after a particularly long or hard run, I'm crawling the walls looking for mountains of food. On such days, I... Read more
My new toy - Garmin Forerunner 305
Saturday, August 22, 2009      2 comments

I've been wondering about a heart rate monitor as a training aid a lot lately. I kept waffling between the theories of, "I'd never use it enough to warrant the money," and the, "it'd be better to train smart. Why waste mileage by not paying atte... Read more
Doin' LSD
Tuesday, August 18, 2009      0 comments

Last night I went for my LSD (long, slow distance) run of the week. I normally do these on Saturday or Sundays, but this Saturday was a much-needed family day and Sunday was stomped on by the combination of coaching the Learn to Run group in the... Read more