Good things happen to... those who put in the work and run a (fairly) smart race. The first weekend of December, I ran the much loved California International Marathon (better known as CIM). I had run it once before in 2012, the first time I ran a marathon in pouring down rain. And if you follow … Continue reading Big PR at CIM
I just wrapped up my most recent training cycle and before I post my race recap (and to keep that from being crazy long), I am posting my how I prepared for the California International Marathon. As usual, I had a 12 week training cycle for CIM organized by the coach I have been working … Continue reading CIM Training
I'm not a big fan of Thanksgiving (I don't eat turkey, the history of the holiday is complicated, I don't like the traveling...) but I do love Turkey Trots. A fun race before eating a bunch, sure! This year, I ran the Redlands Turkey Trot for the 3rd year in a row. I had flirted … Continue reading Turkey Trot & miniKEG’s First Race!
On my last post (The Race That Wasn't), I talked about the poor air quality leading up to and during the weekend of the Monterey Bay Half (Nov. 10-11). Well it didn't get better until the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. So from Nov. 10 (minus the Nov. 11 run in Monterey) through Nov. 20 I ran … Continue reading All the Treadmill Miles
The Monterey Bay Half Marathon (formerly known as the Big Sur Half) is my favorite half marathon. I've run it six times. And it has often scored me a sweet PR. This year I signed up knowing it wouldn't be a PR race but a nice way to get in some pretty, supported miles late … Continue reading The Race That Wasn’t