Posts Tagged ‘ stretching ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Building a Plan

Balancing Cardio and Strength Let’s say, hypothetically, that you didn’t have any races on the calendar, yet you wanted to get back into a training routine as if you did. And let’s say that you wanted this non-race-related training to involve both running and cycling for cardio, as well as a good measure of strength […] 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 Change: Building Strength

I had a chat with a friend that went something like this: Her: That post about the gait analysis was hilarious. I could just imagine you trying to hide under your chair as they showed the video. I couldn’t stop laughing. Me: Uh, thanks? Her: No, really. I like that you really talked about how […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Boots, Hips and Long Runs

This is a milestone weekend for me. Not only was it the weekend of the last long training run before Nike¬†(3 weeks to go!), but it marks one year since I broke my foot. I’ll break this post down into three parts to hit the highlights of the week. Long Runs Yesterday, I ran a […] 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: Easy, it’s Not

A week’s worth of workouts appear to have been undone by a weekend of chasing a 4-year-old through museums. I’m achy and not terribly happy about it. The Plan Monday: Swim Tuesday: 30 minutes elliptical, 15 weights, 15 stretching Wednesday: Walking, stretching Thursday: Off Friday: 20 minutes TRX Saturday: Museum walking Sunday: Museum walking I […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Finding Balance with BOSU

With all due respect to the company, there’s something about the name BOSU that just sounds silly. I can assure you that after a serious workout with one of these half-dome gadgets, you won’t be laughing anymore. The BOSU acronym originally stood for “both sides up,” meaning that it could be used on either side, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Back On My Feet

I got the best news this week (best news under the circumstances, anyway): I can put weight on my foot again. Yes, I’m still confined to the boot, but a return to mobility — even restricted mobility — is very good news. I’m still sticking with my stretching regimen, which helps to work out ¬†some […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: In My Dreams

I’ve been having dreams about running. They’ve been dreams about lacing up my sneakers and going long distances, the challenging double-digit slogs that seem like they’re never going to end, and usually on trails where I can’t see beyond the next curve. In the dreams, I’m very concerned about pacing myself and having the energy […] Read More