Posts Tagged ‘ training ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: I’m With the Team

Saturday was the first official kickoff meeting for the fall season of Team in Training. If you’ve never done a Team in Training event, imagine the grand ballroom of a major hotel, packed with people who are about to embark on a long journey with other cyclists, runners, hikers, walkers and triathletes. There’s a ton […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: The Five Stages of (Running) Grief

We spent the weekend in Southern California, which meant a 7-hour drive south on Thursday afternoon (solo, with a 5-year-old), a side trip to San Diego on Sunday (1.5 hours down, 2 hours back), and a return trip on Monday (8 hours). I was desperate for a Tuesday trail run to get me up and […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: So I Went For a Hike

After several weeks of missing class due to my viral malise,* my Zumba buddy graciously invited me to accompany her and another mom on a Monday morning hike. It’s a reasonable trail with moderate elevation gain on the top of a breezy but not too windy hill. It quickly became obvious that we hadn’t really […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Malaise

We interrupt the regularly scheduled training posts with a big ol’ dose of malaise. So far this week, my training has consisted of sitting on the couch and… no, that’s really it. Couch. Throw blanket. Books. With two weeks to go until the Oakland Running Festival 5K, I’m seriously hoping that this thing goes away […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Turning off the Running

It was Saturday night and I was tucking in the Tiny Kitchen Assistant. He reached up and started pushing imaginary buttons on my forehead — beep boop beep. When I asked him what he was doing, he told me that he was turning off my running so I wouldn’t be gone when he woke up […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: Taking Training to a New Level

Last year, I wrote about the first of my two-part visit to the Human Performance Center at UCSF and drooling on their treadmill. Combined with the new Garmin Forerunner 405 with heart rate monitor that I scored on deep discount at Amazon, it’s given me an entirely new perspective on my training. It turns out […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Boot Camp

I’m typing this post with my left pinky, the only part of my body that isn’t aching from attending my new boot camp and following up with an hour of Zumba. No, not really. I am a bit sore in places, but really, I’d feel cheated if I didn’t have any soreness. It’s boot camp. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: SUP, Kayaks and a New PR

It was a busy week in Hawaii. We hiked over lava fields. I kayaked. I ran every other day. I. Even gave stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) a try, and remain delighted by my ability to stay upright without a single fall. I fully attribute my SUP success to the core strength developed with 10 years […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Another Year, Another Adventure

I’ve been lucky enough to spend the holiday break in Hawaii. I’ve run three times — all relatively brief sunrise runs — and gone beach walking, kayaking, playing tennis and hiked over jagged lava rocks. I’ve also chased a 5-year-old boy, which might be the most tiring of all of my activities. Lessons learned in […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Watching and Learning

This post isn’t going to have anything to do with my training. This week, I’m going to talk about other races. Last night, we were in Monterey for a corporate anniversary party. This morning, I got to see the Big Sur Half Marathon in progress. As we drove along the coastline on our way out […] Read More