Posts Tagged ‘ trail ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Look Around

Appreciate Your Surroundings The Assistant has changed everything. With his new bike, he wants to ride everywhere. As a result, I reorganized the shed to make the bikes easier to access, and the almost daily rides mean that I’m keeping the bike well maintained so that the tires never go flat. Fifteen minutes of prep […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Trail Races and First Races

On Tuesday night, I managed to completely misconstrue the point of tempo running (slower than 5k pace, not faster!) and went all out for four sets of 3-minute intervals. The result was that I hit my land speed record of a peak 7:49/mile, which for me is absolutely ridiculous. It’s as if I went out with […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Taking a Hike

I live in northern California, and October is the perfect time of year for a hike: the summer heat has given way to cooler temperatures, but the winter rains haven’t yet made a muddy mess of the trails. When most people think of hikes, they assume they need specialized hiking boots, a day pack and […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Week 14, Angel Island

With my husband and son away, I had the rare opportunity to do whatever I wanted with my free time. So what did I do? I ran a 12k trail race on Angel Island. Of course. Doesn’t everyone get up at 6:00 AM to run races, even on days where they can finally sleep in? […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Long, Lonely Runs, Week 11

I hadn’t realized that the days were getting so much shorter until I went out for Saturday’s long run. Setting my alarm for 5:30, I managed to drive the 20 miles south to Milpitas before the cloudy sky even began to glow. The Plan Monday, 8/2: 30 minute easy run Tuesday, 8/3: Tempo runs with […] Read More