Monthly Archives: October 2011

Walking While Traveling

Edited to add photos 10/27/11. Walking in Palm Springs.Palm trees make me smile. I’m currently in Palm Springs, CA for work. I was supposed to arrive on Sunday with the plan to spend the afternoon walking and and maybe hiking … Continue reading

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Hints for the Columbus Half Marathon

The race shirts are available in women’s sizes — and they fit! After completing this year’s Columbus Half Marathon, here are some tips for next year’s event. If you are planning to enter as a “competitive” walker, read the registration … Continue reading

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Columbus Marathon Review

Sunday’s Columbus Marathon Half was fantastic! The temps were in the low 50s when we arrived at the starting line. Because I am always way too cold, I was wearing a throw-away sweat shirt and a trash bag over my … Continue reading

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The Day Before a Big Race

In honor of my walking the Columbus Marathon Half tomorrow, this blog post will feature hints for what to do the day before a big race. Get plenty of rest. If you are like me, you will not sleep well … Continue reading

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Taper Week

I’m not sure if this is an egret, heron or crane, but I saw it today. I was scheduled to walk just 30 min. at an easy pace today. Because it was beautiful this evening I went to Griggs Reservoir … Continue reading

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Race Pace

My plan for Saturday’s 8-mile training walk was to try to maintain a 14-min mile for the first 5 miles, then increase my speed to race pace for the last 3 miles. I also used the walk to try out … Continue reading

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Testing a HR Monitor

Today I was testing a heart rate monitor by Sportline. The watch part is very cute and I was excited to give it a good workout with either long distance or speed intervals. (This is the one I planned to … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Want to Walk Today

The changing leaves are a sure sign of fall. It was so hard to get out of bed this morning to walk. The weather was rotten Friday and Saturday with lots of rain and clouds, and I expected it to … Continue reading

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