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Thankfully, I gave myself the caveat that I might wait until 2015. Well, 2015 is here, and it's time to get serious! So I am seriously working on my swimming, biking, and running skills this year. Sure, I've got a couple of marathons under my belt, but I still have a lot to learn.
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They say that you are a different person when you finish a marathon than you were when you started it. I felt that way after my first half marathon, but the marathon just felt like a really long run. I wasn't feeling particularly successful or proud of myself. I mean, these days everyone runs ...
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The 2014 Portland #marathon  
I remembered (again suddenly) that in my rush to get out the door I had forgotten to put anti-chafe cream on the MOST important spot. I hoped that by the time they were offering vaseline it would not be too late. Thankfully, just a few miles in, volunteers were already handing it out at water ...
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It was a perfect first marathon. This year, I decided to sign up again, to see if I could run the race on my own. I do the majority of my training runs solo anyway, other than some long runs. This meant that I had to change my focus. The question for last year's race was: ...
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I'm running the #portlandmarathon2014  tomorrow, so I review some of the 'highlights' of this summer's long runs.
Well friends, it's that time of year again that I am running very long runs. I have one month less than a week until the Portland Marathon (Edit: I started writing this a month ago, apparently). Despite the fact that I ran it last year, I'm still nervous about it.
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So, when my hip/butt pain became too much in the spring, I finally called. I scheduled the full running analysis, which includes videotaping of walking and running, and an EMG to see which muscles are activated. I was booked for an appointment 2 months away, but I knew it would be worth the wait ...
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They say that you are a different person when you finish a marathon than you were when you started it. I felt that way after my first half marathon, but the marathon just felt like a really long run. I wasn't feeling particularly successful or proud of myself. I mean, these days everyone runs ...
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Disclaimer: I was provided an Adidas bra and heart rate monitor in exchange for a review. I was not provided additional compensation and all opinions are my own. Back when Emily offered me the chance to try out Oofos (which I'm wearing as I write this), she also asked if I would want to try a ...
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It was a perfect first marathon. This year, I decided to sign up again, to see if I could run the race on my own. I do the majority of my training runs solo anyway, other than some long runs. This meant that I had to change my focus. The question for last year's race was: ...
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It was so fun to run a race where the focus was not on myself!
On July 1st, I had the pleasure of running with my sister in her first 10k (It was my first 10k too, for that matter!) Amidst a great deal of excitement, we had signed up for the Bushtukah Canada Day race some months earlier. Thankfully correct pronunciation was not a requirement for racing.
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I am deep, deep, DEEP into my marathon training, with less than 2 months until race day. I have been dutifully building up my long run mileage on the weekends, and trying to hit some lofty paces on my technical runs during the week. I've also had a longer schedule at work, with earlier wake-up ...
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The Heroes Half #running   #halfmarathon  
I'm pretty sure I was not actually singing out loud, which was probably even weirder. On the return half of the run, I felt like I was not seeing many people, meaning the majority of people were ahead of me. Despite my plan to let go of my PR hopes, I was still stubborn motivated to try for it.
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I generally write and draw about my training for running races and sprint triathlons.  I still consider myself a training noob; I'm klutzy, slow, and afraid of speed on my bike.  And yet, I persevere.  I started training in 2009, relearning to swim, bike and run.  It's an adventure, and hopefully shows that you don't have to be great to start, but you can still go out and have fun! My friends have learned that if they work out with me, they will end up as a stick figure on my blog! Come over for a visit at Tri-ing to be Athletic, follow me on Twitter @triingathlete, or visit my Facebook page at Tri-ing to be Athletic