Posts Tagged ‘ speed ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Tiny Coach Wisdom

I managed to record part of a conversation with the Tiny Coaching Assistant tonight, and I’m transcribing it here to share the lessons with all of you. After all, who doesn’t need the wisdom of a 5-year-old who spends an inordinate amount of time contemplating why his mother is so slow? TCA:¬†“Well, you’ve gotta get […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: See Jane Run. See Me Struggle.

Today was the See Jane Run half marathon (no thanks) and 5K (yes, please!) in Alameda, California. The weather has been abysmal lately — low 60s and rainy in the middle of our 80s and sunshine season. So when the alarm woke me at 6:30, I shouldn’t have been surprised to hear rain. What did […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Major Improvement, Week 9

I went into my training program assuming that I’d never progress past the runwalking that I’d always done. Eight weeks ago, we did a one mile benchmark run to test our speed, and I struggled to run for the full mile. On Tuesday, we repeated the timed mile and… well, you’ll have to scroll down […] 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 Doing the Math

It just occurred to me that if I can learn to do a 10:00 mile over 13 miles, I can shave 45 minutes (!!!) off my personal record for half marathons. This should also give you an idea of how slow I’ve been before if I think that 10:00 is fast, but never mind that. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Suddenly Easy

This was going to be my update where I told you that I’ve diligently followed my training plan since my last post, and that’s true. But that’s not the interesting story. I’m going to skip the details of my other runs, rest days and kickboxing classes. This morning, the most amazing thing happened: my run […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Double Workouts, or Maybe I Should Follow the Plan

Tuesday Plan: An evening track workout with the coaches. Completed: The evening track workout plus an hour of kickboxing. Wednesday Plan: 30 minutes of non-run workout. Completed: An hour of low-impact, low-speed walking. ~~~~~ I’ve probably already mentioned that the scheduled cross-training (a.k.a. non-running) days of the plan don’t coincide with my Tuesday and Thursday […] Read More