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Back to Running. . . .Or Not

We are going to do a little life highlights post since it has been a while since I've filled you in on various things going on around here. Running I'm at a loss. After a two week break, I tried running again this morning. I was excited to start training again, but my gut was telling me that my hip wasn't going to be any better. Sadly, my intuition was right. And if anything, my hip was even more painful…

My Favorite Spring Running Clothes

It's time to start thinking about spring running! I'm tired of the snow, so I'm going to pretend there really isn't several feet of snow still on the ground. Ha! I'm dreaming about spring runs: bird chirping, the smell of blossoming trees, dry pavement, and less clothes. Oh, I cannot wait for less clothes and only one layer to put on in the morning. Here are some of my favorite running clothes to wear as we transition into spring: chilly…

The Importance of Base Training

There's no way around it, the importance of base training and running mileage year-round is crucial for getting faster and becoming a stronger runner. In 2011, here were my 10K, half marathon, and marathon times: Pirate 10K 45:03 Skinny Raven Half-Marathon -1:39 Mayor’s Marathon - 3:44 The next summer in 2012, I set new PRs in all 3 distances. I didn't improve by a few seconds but several minutes in each distance. Alaska 10K Classic – 41:49 (3+ minute PR)…