The Training Journal Part 4: Training Troubleshooting & Goal Setting

As we round out our 4 part training journal focus, and, as we approach the end of the year, it is common to use this time not only in holiday excitement, but also as a period to look back over the year, find highs and lows in our athletics, professions, and lives. We have in …

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The Training Journal Part 3: Motivation & Confidence

One of the less obvious but most powerful reasons to keep a training journal is the motivation that can be derived from the journal.  Both the practice of physically writing down your hard work, and the later reflection back upon this compiled work you've done are wonderful confidence builders. Many of us have busy lives, …

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The Training Journal Part 2: Beginning Training Analysis

The goal of tracking and monitoring your training data and results is to increase your training effectiveness and efficiency. Over the past 2 weeks, you've hopefully been getting into the habit of entering your training into your journal. With (potentially) just two weeks of entry, you can already begin to see valuable information about your …

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Fall Project: The Training Journal

Fall marathon season is upon us, and many runners are in the midst of their heavy training cycles. One must balance mileage, training paces, proper nutrition, adequate rest and recovery, and maintain motivation to succeed. One of the lesser-talked about tools in the runners' toolbox is the training journal, the utility of which I'll be …

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Giving my training log some love

Visiting with this dear friend (my training log) to assess the week's work, and strategize for the week ahead. The year has been plagued by injury and illness, but this past month has seen some serious progress. I'm excited, since I finally am at the stage where running feels good *most* of the time! And …

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This summer, my running goals were to return to running consistently and to build mileage while paying attention to my running “pre-hab” & rehab exercises. As it turns out, plans shift and I’m now wearing a [very fashionable] splint shoe on my left foot, and haven’t run a step in 10 days. I have had …

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It’s been a long winter

Summer is here. Summer usually brings the first real racing of the year (for those of us not running spring marathons).  I had planned on running a handful of April, June, and July races. I say 'had' in past tense, as I have scrapped my planned racing calendar after the reality of months of inconsistent training overcame …

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USATF Coach Certified!

I'm excited to announce that I'm now certified by the USA Track & Field (USATF) as a Level 1 Coach! Classwork, study, and the worlds' longest online exam are done and I'm officially one grade up. I'm happy to be expanding my education and am happy to be also pushing my coaching experience to include ultra-running …

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Women’s Running Group – this weekend!

Hi Runners & Walkers - let's meet at the Abq Biopark at 8:30 this Saturday for an hour of walk-running and visiting. More information is at the Facebook site. Hope to see you this weekend!

Abq-area women’s running community

Join me and other women, moms & moms-to-be for an hour of walking, running, and discussion. Building athletic activity into a busy schedule can be daunting, especially as mothers. Come by yourself, bring your child(ren), or bring a friend. Want more information? Fill out the form below or message me on Facebook.