Posts Tagged ‘ race ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Reality Bites

You’re Cut Off I went out for my Team in Training run on Saturday, as I always do. It was a sneakily grueling one — somewhere between 9.1 and 9.8 miles, depending on which GPS you use — that’s downhill on the way out, and uphill on the way back. This was my test run, the […] Read More

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 Training: The Road to San Francisco

A Short Workout is Better Than No Workout Several of us committed to the Rock and Roll San Francisco half marathon on a whim, sight unseen. No, really unseen: I registered in 2012 and the course map was only released earlier this month. And when I met with my group of Team in Training alumni […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Why Did I Sign Up For a Winter Race?

I Hate Cold Weather Running Before you give me a hard time about how much colder it is in your town than mine, and how I’m a total wuss about running in the cold, let me say this: I don’t care. When I’m whining about 50-degree temps at the start of the run, you’re welcome […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Random Post: Marco

Having Fun at the Race When John “The Penguin” Bingham speaks to us at the annual Team in Training Inspiration Dinner, he always makes the same point: the people at the front of the race are taking things really seriously. If you’re running and you’re not having enough fun, run slower. You can guarantee that […] 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: Watch the Hair

Finding My Running Stride I’ve been running long enough to know that my first mile is always awkward. My breathing is ragged and uneven, and my arms and legs flail around like they’ve never tried this before. I know how it feels; I just never really knew how it looked. On Tuesday night, we had […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Not Wanting to Run

A No-Run Weekend This weekend was the one weekend of the season where nothing was scheduled: no 5:00 AM alarm, no coached run for miles, no mentor-led run for time, no water stops to set up and no trail permits to remember to pack in my bag. Our coach gave us a YOYO (you’re on […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: No Pain, All Gain

Painless Running After passing this week’s balance and strength tests at physical therapy, I was cleared to run as much as I felt comfortable doing. In other words, he sent me out into the world with all of the excitement of a race horse being lined up at the starting line. The calendar said it […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo 3k On the 4th

4th of July Race Happy Fourth of July, everyone! I hope your day is filled with good food, good friends and a little bit of exercise. As for me, in about two hours I’ll be running my first-ever 3k fun run as a pacer for the Tiny Kitchen Assistant. He’s unbelievably excited, and promises to […] Read More