Posts Tagged ‘ race ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: When You Can’t Run, Walk

Move At Your Own Pace The good news (and it’s very good news!) is that my IT band is starting to feel better. Last Sunday, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I could run a bit and mostly walk a 10k without stabbing pain in my knee; this wouldn’t have been possible a month […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: I Own the Road

Today I ran the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) 10k. If you ever have the chance to run a BAA race, do it. Don’t even ask questions. There were 6,000 people racing and I can say without a doubt that it was the best managed, best organized race that I’ve ever been lucky enough to be […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Remember When I Used to Post About My Training?

Ok, I’ve been a bit of a posting slacker lately, but really, there wasn’t much to report for quite some time. But last Sunday, I ran the Race to Stop the Silence 8K in Washington, DC. I had many things to talk about after that, but seeing how I was traveling and tired… well, it […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: What’s With All the Pink?

This is my rant about pink. I’ve never been a particularly girly girl. I spent most of my childhood lamenting the fact that my mother had chosen to wallpaper my room in tiny pastel flowers. I hated wearing skirts and I never, ever wore pink. Over time, I kind of came around to pink. After […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: SUP, Kayaks and a New PR

It was a busy week in Hawaii. We hiked over lava fields. I kayaked. I ran every other day. I. Even gave stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) a try, and remain delighted by my ability to stay upright without a single fall. I fully attribute my SUP success to the core strength developed with 10 years […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: You Don’t Want to Run?

From the “I know the feeling” department. Dear Betty, I also ran Nike on October 16 and since then… well, I haven’t done anything. I don’t feel like running at all. Am I the only one? – Directionless in Denver Oh Directionless, I absolutely feel your pain. Didn’t you read my post on Sunday night? […] 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 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: Welcome to SF for Nike Women’s Marathon

Ladies, it’s that time. Next weekend, all of our hard work and training will end with us lining up around Union Square in the pre-dawn hours. Dear Betty, What should I know about in advance of race weekend? – Ready in Raleigh Hi Ready, As an out-of-towner, there are so many cool things to see, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Tapering Hypochondria

I’m one week into my pre-race taper, and two weeks from race day. Coach Tim warned about phantom pains and hypochondria coming to roost in these slower weeks. Maybe I’m excessively paranoid because I never got a chance to taper last year, but I’m terrified of a season-ending injury or illness. Case in point: on […] Read More