Posts Tagged ‘ running ’

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 Training: Ummmm….

New Year’s Non-Resolutions So here we are, in the first weekend of the new year. While I don’t make any resolutions per se, I did have a plan that once the holiday break ended and my schedule returned to normal, I’d set some work-related boundaries and get back into regular daily exercise. Ummmm…. The good […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: When Work Gets In the Way

Making Time for Exercise It’s now three weeks after my half marathon. Since then, I’ve been eating like it’s my job. Oh, and of course, work has gotten crazy, including a daily conference call right smack dab in the middle of my usual workout time. This means that I’m getting to the gym about twice […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Back to Basics

Physical Therapy Exercises for Running Welcome to Week 2 of Not Running a Single Step. It’s actually intentional. No, really. As the season drew to a close, I realized that I had fallen into the trap where I was doing very little aside from running, and I was starting to feel it. My core isn’t […] 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: 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 Betty Says: Running While Traveling

How Do I Make Time To Exercise When I Travel? This question is an easy one! Dear Betty, I travel a lot for work, which makes it hard for me to stick with my regular workouts. How can I make time to exercise when I’m traveling? – Slacking in St. Louis This one is easy […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Tapering and Slacking

Slacking During Half Marathon Taper This will be a brief post. Why? Because I haven’t done anything this week. Well, that’s not entirely true. I did my PT exercises and spent quality time with my foam roller. I went to Pilates on Wednesday. But the truth is that I haven’t run a step all week. […] 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