Posts Tagged ‘ runkeeper ’

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 Training: Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Stretching?

I’ve noticed that as the weeks pass and the mileage requirements grow, I’ve become increasingly obsessed with stretching. I’m not just talking about giving the quads and achilles the old once-over after a run. I’m talking about long, deep stretches, as much as I can handle. With the holiday, I didn’t make it to the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Six Weeks to Go

We are a mere six weeks from race day. I don’t want to admit that I’m feeling unprepared, but holy cow, I’m feeling unprepared. Tuesday night was fartlek night. Fartlek is supposed to be Swedish for “speed play,” but frankly I think it’s all a big Swedish joke to give us a ridiculous-sounding name to […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Better Late Than Never

I never quit got around to writing my usual Sunday night training recap this week, mostly because I was a zombie by the time we got home from our weekend at the coast. Let’s start with Tuesday night and hills, hills, hills. And did I mention the hills? Our coach had the great idea of […] 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

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Hate Running, Love Racing

Once upon a time, there was a girl who struggled to run solo, but realized that she could probably run forever with the adrenaline of a group to carry her along. The Plan Monday: Gym Tuesday: Kickboxing Wednesday: Pilates Thursday: Half of kickboxing Friday: Gym Saturday: 5K race! Sunday: Off It’s been six months since […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Keeping Track of My Running

A long time ago — 2009, I believe — I was a Nike+ loyalist. I had the chip and the iPod Nano connector (ye olde Nano, not the fancy kind they have now), and when my Nano gave out, I moved on to the Sportband. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, and loved […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Making the Most of Limited Time

Monday was a preschool holiday. Tuesday was going to be booked with meetings from start to finish. Two days off? Nope. I split the difference and hit the gym on Monday night. The Plan Monday: Gym Tuesday: Off Wednesday: Pilates Thursday: Gym Friday: Run and gym Saturday: Much too much yard work Sunday: Much-needed rest […] Read More