Archive for the ‘ Training ’ Category

The Long Run

A Long Run Through the Vineyards It was going to be one of those mornings, the kind where dawn holds a certain magic. To the east, the sky was brightening behind the hills. To the west, a full moon was setting, crisp and bright in the clear sky. On the drive to our meeting point, […] Read More

Another Mother Runner Post

Another Look at Another Mother Runner I think we’ve probably established that I’m really, really excited to be a part of Tales from Another Mother Runner, right? Well, let me tell you: it’s even more exciting when you actually have a copy of the book in your own hand.* (It is for me, anyway.) Can […] Read More

I’m Another Mother Runner

Contributor to Tales From Another Mother Runner You guys, I’ve been really quiet about this because… well, it didn’t exactly seem real. But on Tuesday, I’ll officially be published in the latest Another Mother Runner book, Tales From Another Mother Runner. And can I also say that this was the hardest gig I’ve ever had? […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Going Slow

Slow Set Resistance Training Since January, I’ve been going to a personal trainer — twice weekly for the first four months, once a week for the last three — exclusively for slow sets. I really like the idea of the slow sets: count to eight on the extension, count to eight on the contraction. Very slow, very […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: To Failure

Strength Training to Failure   As I mentioned last week, I’ve started a new weight training program with a trainer. I’ve long known that strength training is a pretty large gap in my fitness routine, something that I do half-heartedly and without any real knowledge of what I’m doing. I know that working with heavier […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Trying Something New

Weight Training After months of being wishy-washy about what my next fitness thing would be, I finally committed to something: I signed up for a month with a personal trainer, working exclusively with weight training. It’s exactly what I need, at least on paper. Better still, it’s less than a mile away from my house. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training (of sorts): Defeating Insomnia

You guys, I have no idea what’s been going on with me this past week, but I can’t sleep to save myself. I’m tired — exhausted, in fact — and struggle to stay up past 10:00. I go to bed and I’m deeply asleep before my head hits the pillow… and then I’m wide awake […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Retreating

Kingston Women’s reTREAT 2013 All of my posts are out of order this week. I was so tired on Sunday night that I couldn’t post my weekend’s adventures. Last weekend, I attended my annual summer women’s fitness reTREAT, hosted by Kingston Adventures. You might remember me writing about it last year. (And if not, here’s […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: New Bike

A Bike for Tall Women Ever since the All Bike, All the Time experiment began in the Spring, I’ve been hankering for more of an around-town cruiser: something with a upright riding position, cargo capability, a chain guard to keep my jeans from getting greasy, fenders for all-weather riding, internal hub for easy shifting, and […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Building a Plan

Balancing Cardio and Strength Let’s say, hypothetically, that you didn’t have any races on the calendar, yet you wanted to get back into a training routine as if you did. And let’s say that you wanted this non-race-related training to involve both running and cycling for cardio, as well as a good measure of strength […] Read More