Posts Tagged ‘ garmin ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: A Change of Perspective

Running Without Garmin or Runkeeper Every year, about this time, I start checking the McMillan pace calculator and obsessing over projected finish times and average paces. I could tell you how fast I could expect to run a mile, or a 5k, or the half marathon that I’d been training for. This year, to put […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: Taking Training to a New Level

Last year, I wrote about the first of my two-part visit to the Human Performance Center at UCSF and drooling on their treadmill. Combined with the new Garmin Forerunner 405 with heart rate monitor that I scored on deep discount at Amazon, it’s given me an entirely new perspective on my training. It turns out […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Race Day Cometh

Before I get into the nitty gritty of the race in an insanely long post, I just want to mention that for this race alone, runners like me raised $12.7 million for leukemia and lymphoma research. The eight-year total: $118 million for this event alone. That’s some serious fundraising and serious commitment from otherwise ordinary […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Restless Legs

I’ve reached the point of the taper where my legs are feeling restless and my brain is filled with strangely vivid dreams of being fast, smooth and powerful. I’m still going to be running the race at a snail’s pace, but there’s something to be said for subconscious empowerment. On Tuesday night, our coach confiscated […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Less-Than-Badass Mother Runner

The family is away this week and I thought that I’d take my free time and do all sorts of wonderful things. No schedules! Flexibility! And so far, it’s been status quo. Like on Wednesday, I had to get up at 3:30 AM (ack!) to drive the boys to SFO. I was fully planning on […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: My Running Must-Haves

I’m so excited to see questions coming in from all over North America. This week’s question comes from Orlando, although presumably not from Mickey himself. Hi Betty, It seems like I always forget something when I leave the house for a run. How do you guarantee that you always have the must-have stuff that you need? […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Love and Hate and Love

For the last few Saturdays, I’ve absolutely loved running. Now that I’ve discovered intervals and grasped the “slow” part of the long, slow distance (LSD) run, I’ve finally found a groove where I can maximize my running time, but still give my foot and my running form a much needed break. It’s contributed to all […] Read More