Thinking about the ‘big picture’ takes work

My coach and I have recently been doing a lot of talking about long-term running goals. Broadly, my working goal for my future running is to compete in the 2016 Olympic Trials marathon and distance track events. Wait a second: it’s July of 2013, and I’m thinking about races that are at least three years …

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Ouch! My Jemez Half Marathon (mis)Adventures: a humbling return to racing

Part 1: The Race Report This past weekend, I ran the Jemez Half Marathon, a trail race held in my hometown of Los Alamos, NM.  This past Saturday, a few hundred cheerful runners lined up behind a chalked-in start line to make our way through the spectacular canyons of the Jemez Mountains.  A couple of …

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First post-baby race report!

The past two weekends have been a fun re-introduction to the fun of racing with my participation in the Great Pumpkin Chase 5km, a local run through downtown Albuquerque, NM and the Women’s Half Marathon in Scottsdale, AZ.  As I am gearing to return to regular training, I was using these races as gauges of …

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