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What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Hardest 10 Kilometers

Recap: Skirt and Dirt Trail 10k I love a good race. I love trail races even more. I’ve run the Angel Island 12k for the past two years, but being a Captain with Team in Training means that I can’t just take a week off to spend half a day driving to Tiburon, hop on […] Read More

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 Change: Call Me Coach, Maybe?

Becoming a Running Coach A strange thing has happened in recent weeks. In early July, someone suggested that I should become a running coach. I kind of laughed it off. A week later, another person asked if I would get certified so I could coach her. I kind of laughed it off. By the time […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Fully Recovered and Running Hills

A Physical Therapy Success Story For those of you who have been following my blog (and really, who hasn’t?), you’ll know that way back in the beginning of May, before the Team in Training season even started, I tweaked my IT band while out on a hike. Note to all of you who haven’t been through […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: “A Little Hill”

Hill Training I’ve been part of Team in Training for three years now, long enough to know that when Coach Tim says, “you’re going to be going up a little hill,” I know that he’s a liar. “Little hill” translates to “you’re going to be climbing up a vertical incline so steep that you’ll wish […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo What Not to Cook: Impossibly Easy Pie

Bisquick Impossibly Easy Pie It should probably go without saying that anything made with Bisquick is… well, it’s more the stuff that my mother would have made in the Packaged Goods 1980s than what I would cook today. But I was feeling kind of nostalgic for the comfort foods of my childhood. I didn’t have […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: A Math Lesson

Miles, Kilometers and Distance I’ve been holding on to this one for a while. Dear Betty, Could you please do a quick metric system math primer? People clearly have no clue how far a kilometer is. – Distance Challenged I don’t think I quite appreciated this question until I went to Boston for my conference […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Dark Side of the Trail

Running Safety in Numbers You know how you’re not really supposed to run alone because you don’t know what you’ll come across? Well, this was one of those weeks. Our Team in Training route took us along the north end of the Iron Horse Trail. Now, the IHT is a great paved bike and pedestrian […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: No Pain, All Gain

Painless Running After passing this week’s balance and strength tests at physical therapy, I was cleared to run as much as I felt comfortable doing. In other words, he sent me out into the world with all of the excitement of a race horse being lined up at the starting line. The calendar said it […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo 3k On the 4th

4th of July Race Happy Fourth of July, everyone! I hope your day is filled with good food, good friends and a little bit of exercise. As for me, in about two hours I’ll be running my first-ever 3k fun run as a pacer for the Tiny Kitchen Assistant. He’s unbelievably excited, and promises to […] Read More