I think I shall name her Rue 3

I think I shall name her Rue
Why hello there! In case you were wondering, I am recovering well from Big Sur :) Relative to CIM, my body is taking this SO well. Yesterday I was hobbling around a little at work, but I still managed to chase after a bus! For all of 5 steps anyways. Today I worked from home, ...

Big Sur Marathon recap 1

Big Sur Marathon recap
Gather around kids, this is gonna be a long one. Let’s do this in chronological order. So Friday night after successfully NOT working out all week I was feeling rather terrible. I felt horribly unprepared, and even left my packing till the last minute. Here I am scrambling on¬†Friday evening: Bringing a foam roller and ...

New toy, and anti-marathon preparation week 2

New toy, and anti-marathon preparation week
Let’s talk about the fun stuff first. Remember how a while back I was really torn about getting a tri bike? And then a Cervelo P1 in my size presented itself on ¬†Craigslist and I was really really tempted to get it? And then I didn’t? And then I sorta regretted it? Well fret no ...

Post-race training, and a bridal shower

Post-race training, and a bridal shower
I was pretty exhausted after yesterday’s race, and despite going to bed early I still woke up tired and groggy. But today was full of exciting things and I had a schedule to keep! Right now I am pretty concerned that I am a little undertrained for Big Sur. Yes, I kept all the weekly ...

Silicon Valley Sprint Tri recap

Silicon Valley Sprint Tri recap
First race of 2013! Definitely learned a LOT during this race, lots to keep in mind for Wildflower. I may even be a bit worried about being undertrained, but I guess it’s too late for that now. Friday night we left San Francisco and headed down to our friend Vincent’s place in San Jose. His ...

Calm before the storm

Calm before the storm
It has been another slow week in terms of training. Monday: 1000 yards (pool buoy) in the pool. Don’t remember how long it took, just that it was REALLY COLD. For some reason I was feeling uninspired, and my heart just wasn’t in it. The workout (felt like it) did nothing for my arms, but ...

Ingredients for a great run

Ingredients for a great run
This morning’s long run has put me in a really good mood, but before I get to that, recap of the last two days! Friday: Didn’t make those 3 TM miles as anticipated….lame, right? I got to 2 before GI problems kicked in. I used to get them a lot when I first started running, ...

Tapering is my favorite part of training

It’s true. After weeks and months of self-inflicted pain, finally I can back off a little and give my body time to rest and prepare for game day. I’m especially happy about not having to do crazy long runs anymore :D Ok I’ll admit, this week I’ve been taking it a liiiiittle easier than I ...

Bye bye for now, Sausalito 1

Bye bye for now, Sausalito
I woke up this morning and my shoulders were achey. My guess is the swim and ride yesterday are to blame. Luckily my legs weren’t too tired, so I snoozed for an hour (heh), then got out of bed to do my last (?) 20-miler training run. Yes, this is why I had to leave ...

Wildflower Training Weekend 1

Wildflower Training Weekend
I went to my friend Jon’s tri club’s Wildflower Training weekend on Saturday and it was SO MUCH FUN! Technically they stay for the full weekend, but Jon had to come back for a half marathon on Sunday, and I had Big Sur training plans so I left early with him. We headed out to ...