Posts Tagged ‘ hills ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: One Month to Go

Nike Women’s Marathon: Coming Soon Nike is in less than a month, you guys. One month. I can’t quite explain how that makes me feel. On one hand, I won’t have to be waking up at 5:00 AM every Saturday morning. Yay! On the other hand, there’s something to be said for routine and rhythm. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: “A Little Hill”

Hill Training I’ve been part of Team in Training for three years now, long enough to know that when Coach Tim says, “you’re going to be going up a little hill,” I know that he’s a liar. “Little hill” translates to “you’re going to be climbing up a vertical incline so steep that you’ll wish […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Of Treadmills, Drool and Potential

Sometimes, all you can do is drool. I first read about the UCSF Human Performance Center last year in Runner’s World as I sat on the couch with my broken foot propped up on the ottoman. For a science geek, it sounded incredibly cool: using actual performance testing to determine what I should be capable of […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Trail Races and First Races

On Tuesday night, I managed to completely misconstrue the point of tempo running (slower than 5k pace, not faster!) and went all out for four sets of 3-minute intervals. The result was that I hit my land speed record of a peak 7:49/mile, which for me is absolutely ridiculous. It’s as if I went out with […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: I’m Learning

I’ve been running in races since 2007, although in an admittedly half-assed sort of way until I joined Team in Training last Spring. But even after all of the time that I spent training, I remain amazed by how much I have left to learn. This week’s lessons: pace and food. Pace Pace has always […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: After the Race

Just when you think you’re hitting your stride, life decides to conspire against you. The Plan Monday: Gym Tuesday: Kickboxing Wednesday: Pilates Thursday: Kickboxing Run? Friday: Gym Saturday: Big, giant, hilly hike Sunday: Does the mad-dash through the airport count? Last week, all was well. I ran my first post-injury 5K in what was, for […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Week 18, the Unexpected

Sometimes runs don’t go according to plan. Today I learned that I do a surprisingly good job of adapting to the unexpected. Scroll to the bottom for more information about my fundraising efforts, and how you can help. The Plan Monday, 9/20: Pilates at home, light cycling Tuesday, 9/21: Kickboxing and Pilates Wednesday, 9/22: Yoga […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Faster Than Expected, Week 12

After struggling to do my long run by myself last Saturday, I decided to do my long run with the team this week. Not only did it make the run easier psychologically, but my per-mile time was almost a minute faster than what I’d anticipated at that distance. The Plan Monday, 8/9: Mandatory rest Tuesday, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Uphill Week 8

The cold or allergy attack or whatever it was that thwarted last weekend’s run was still rearing its ugly head as I kicked off week 8. I took it slow on Monday, but then decided to show the cold no mercy and fight back with hill sprints on Tuesday night. The Plan Monday, 7/12: 30 minute […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo A Week of Training

I realize that not everyone wants to see the details of my workouts on a daily basis, so now that you’re all fairly certain that I’m following the plan, I’ll give a week-in-review recap on Mondays. The Plan Monday 6/21: 30 minute run Tuesday 6/22: Kickboxing Wednesday 6/23: Running hills Thursday 6/24: Kickboxing Friday 6/25: […] Read More