Tag Archive: half marathon training

From Street Athlete to Gym Rat: Learning Confidence and How to Cross Train like a Pro!

I have had gym memberships on and off for my entire adult life. I’d play on sports teams growing up (never very good, and scared of the ball) and was on the swim team in high school! I actually worked at the local gym as well, starting with the Kid’s Club and moving up to […]

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Rock’N Roll San Diego Race Weekend Recap!

It’s been about four days since Mike and I ran Rock’n Roll San Diego and I’m still sore from that hilly course! This year I ran it almost exactly ten minutes slower than last year, which was a little bit of a bummer for me. Last year, I did a lot of speed training to […]

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Race Weekend Recap: Valley Crest Half Marathon!

I just ran Valley Crest Half Marathon, which is kind of a big deal because it was my very first trail race! I found the race one evening while looking up races in SoCal, checked out their website, and slept on the idea for a few days. I signed up about three weeks ago, the same […]

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Workout of the Day!

I haven’t been running very much lately, which is pretty odd for me! This month, May, I will probably log in around 40 miles total, running-wise. Cycling however, is much different! I’ve logged in 160.4 miles already this month! I cycle to and from work, and the commute to work is uphill. I can already […]

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Rock’n Roll San Francisco: Race Weekend Recap

Gearing up for Rock’n Roll San Diego next week has me reminiscing about our last RnR half marathon a month and a half ago, in San Francisco! I’m definitely adding this to my list of “Races I Would Like to Do More Than Once”. RnR San Francisco was on my must-do list, as I’m originally […]

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Run/Walking My Way to Positive Thinking (When I Want to Pull the Covers over my Head and Give In to the Anxiety)

Mike and I just got back from the Rock’n Roll San Francisco half marathon, which went really well! It took place three weeks after LA Marathon, so that didn’t give us tons of time to recover. Last year I struggled getting back to running after LAM, I took some time off and the first five miles […]

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Apparel Review! C3Fit Arch Support Short Socks!

Earlier in the year, C3Fit send me a pair of their arch support socks to review on my Instagram page! I absolutely loved them, which did surprise me a little because they are just socks after all. Just a pair of incredible socks. Here’s the review I wrote on IG after taking them out on […]

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Broken Run Streaks, Starting Over and Looking Forward!

On March 25th, a week after LA Marathon, I broke my 52 day run streak. It wasn’t necessarily on purpose, as I had every intention of running at least one mile that Sunday! I ran after my 20 mile training run and the LA Marathon, I ran when I was feeling under the weather and […]

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Rock’n Roll New Orleans Half Marathon Recap!

We just got back from New Orleans last night, after spending about 5 days down there! It was a wild time, a first visit to New Orleans for us both, and a race we would definitely participate in again next year! I’ve spent a little bit of time in the South, as I was born […]

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February Run Streak Done – 130 Miles Completed

I finished my February run streak goal – I ran at least one mile every single day. My grand total for the month was 130 miles, which is more than I’ve ever run in my life. Specifically my life over the past three years, when I became a serious runner. The record I previously held […]

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Race Day Essentials – Body Glide is Vegan!

I started this blog not just to write about workout videos and race recaps, but as a source for other vegan runners to find information I had a hard time with when I first started running. I went into my first half marathon blindly, which was fun in that way being a beginner can be […]

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Yoga For Cyclists Turns Out to Be Yoga for Runners Too!

I’m always looking for new yoga videos to supplement my running – postures that get into my back, hips, hamstrings and calves. I especially love having them in my repertoire for races, always the night before a race or long training run, never the morning of (It’s hard enough for me to get out the […]

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Overnight Oats May Just Save Me From Myself

I am terrible at eating breakfast in the morning. I hate waking up to an alarm, I try to get ready for wherever I need to be in the least amount of time possible, and I skip breakfast. This of course leads me to obsess over lunch, and build grocery lists in my head all […]

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I Bought A Three Day Juice Cleanse in a Moment of Desperation (and Curiosity)

I bought a three day, Pressed Juicery cleanse in January, and I absolutely loved it. I loved having all those juices, everyday. I didn’t cleanse per se, but I did drink about three to four green juices a day for the course of about five days! AND IT WAS AWESOME. I had just been pretty […]

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RnR San Antonio Marathon Race Weekend Recap! Part One – How We Got There!

As I’m getting ready to go to Arizona for a Rock’n Roll race weekend in a couple days, I find myself reminiscing about my previous RnR race, in San Antonio last month! I love this race series. Mike calls them Razzle Dazzle races, and maybe they are, with the bands, and the medals and the […]

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