Monthly Archives: July 2011

New Shoes — Altras

I have a love/hate relationship with shoes. I love having a great pair, but I hate the buying process — never knowing for sure if the shoes are right until after you have worn them a few miles. What adds … Continue reading

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12 Miles

A group of Buckeye Striders met at 7 this morning at Griggs Reservoir. We all had different goals today, ranging from simply finishing 12 miles to getting in a fast 6 or 8. It was a pretty casual workout. We … Continue reading

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Walking This Week

Lots top catch up on! Saturday we did 8 miles on a multi-use trail along the Olentangy River. It was hot and we took it easy. I tried to sprint for the last 1/4 mile and did OK. The Parkersburg … Continue reading

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My Favorite Piece of Fitness Equipment

I am not the most techno-savvy athlete. Though I use sport watches and a HR monitor, one of the many reasons I like walking is that it doesn’t require a lot of gadgets. With a good pair of shoes and … Continue reading

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Hills in Heat

In preparation for Parkersburg,  I have replaced speed days for hill workouts. Parkersburg is very hilly, and the half marathon is August 20. It will be hot. With that in mind, I followed through with my plan to do hills … Continue reading

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10 Miles — Again

Because I do a lot of half marathons, I always get a thrill when I reach the 10-mile training days! There are several reasons: Not just anyone can walk 10 miles. It takes training and dedication to work my way … Continue reading

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Speed Days and Easy Days

Tuesday’s speed workout was 8 X 1/4 miles. (Though typically they are 400s on a track, I have mental issues with tracks.) Though not a fan of intervals, I know doing them is the only way I will get faster. … Continue reading

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When Motivation and Weather Conspire

Even though preparing for a race keeps me motivated over the long-haul, sometimes I still have those days when I just do not want to get in my training miles. In my case, it is the speed workouts — or … Continue reading

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Who Knows How Long I Took to do 8 Miles

Sunday Deb and I were able to squeeze in our scheduled 8-miles — one day late. It was very hot and humid — the exact weather I’m expecting for the Parkersburg Half Marathon in August. Because it was so hot … Continue reading

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