Posts Tagged ‘ half marathon ’

What Would Betty Do Logo The Goal is in Germany

Halbmarathon: Nürnberg Well, it’s official: my five months of Team in Training preparation will lead me to a half marathon in Nürnberg on October 3, German Unity Day. It’s the day that they celebrate the reunification of East and West in 1990. (Was it really that long ago?) I’ve never been to Nürnberg, so I’ll […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo The Weeks in Review

On the Move You may or may not have noticed that there was no recipe posted on Friday. You see, it’s because the only time I’ve sat down in the last week is a) on a plane, or b) in a car. There’s certainly been no time for cooking or access to a kitchen. Don’t […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Time to Find a Race

One Week in Deutschland Midway through my week-long business trip to Germany, I got an email from a friend with a newborn baby, asking if she would have enough time to train for the Tinkerbell half marathon in January (yes), and whether I would be interested in joining her (maybe). Tinkerbell has never been high […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Week After the Race

Post-Race Recovery This week, after running 13.1 miles through hilly San Francisco, I went out and ran at least three miles every day. Ha! As if! I spent the week parked squarely on my ass. Mostly. Truthfully, I felt pretty good this week. I scheduled a calf massage for Monday morning; you might call it […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Nike Women’s Marathon Race Recap

NWM12 Recap First, let me say that I’ve been awake since 4:45 AM, I’m alone in the house while the boys attend a kid’s birthday party, and I’m not even napping. Guys, I’m totally doing this wrong. Longtime readers will know that after last year’s Nike Women’s Marathon, my feelings about a repeat performance ranged […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Long Road to Race Day

Half Marathon Taper Tips It’s the 18th week on the Team in Training calendar, and the last long run is in the bank. With just three weeks to go until the Nike Women’s Marathon, here are a few tips that I’ve learned in recent years. (My apologies for linking to the race’s Facebook page, but […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Watching and Learning

This post isn’t going to have anything to do with my training. This week, I’m going to talk about other races. Last night, we were in Monterey for a corporate anniversary party. This morning, I got to see the Big Sur Half Marathon in progress. As we drove along the coastline on our way out […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: What’s Next?

With four days until race day, people are looking ahead to what’s next. Hi Betty, What’s your plan for after Nike? Do you have any other races on the calendar? How do you plan to stay in shape? – Planning in Portland Wow, the race hasn’t even happened yet and you’re already talking about the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Ditching Your Friends

Today’s question comes from one of my Texas Bettys: Dear Betty, I’m training for an upcoming race with some fellow Bettys in December. Running is new to several of them & they are racing the half. I did 5 halfs last year & really (really!) want to complete a full. Am I a “bad” Betty […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Ironman

As a kid, I loved Wide World of Sports. This was before ESPN2 showed every obscure sport or pseudo-sport known to mankind. I knew more about diving, ski jumping and boxing than any 7-year-old had any business knowing, but my favorite sport of all was the Ironman. I loved these people. I was just a […] Read More