Masters swim, and skincare finds

Masters swim, and skincare finds
I did it. I survived my first session of Masters swim, ever! Rejoice! Shameless selfie outside my new training ground. I sort of traded my climbing gym membership for one at the college gym down the street from my apartment, so I can join their swim program. It made me sad, but I knew it ...

Let ‘er taper!

Let 'er taper!
Yes kids, it’s finally here. Taper week! The brief period right before a big race when you go easy on training to give your mind and body a chance to recover. Also the time when your brain will start playing what-if with you ALL DAY LONG. “Are you sure you don’t want to double stack ...

Big Kahuna preview

Big Kahuna preview
aka, How to ride into a wind tunnel. Oh dear Lord it was tough. But first, the usual rundown! Hmm didn’t spend nearly as much time out there this week, but got in almost just as many miles. Good or bad? Monday: 30 minutes on the elliptical, followed by 1500 pool buoy yards. My legs ...

Half iron training weekend

Half iron training weekend
Oh don’t worry, I didn’t actually do a race this weekend. I wouldn’t do that without telling y’all first! But I did get some solid training in, methinks. Here’s a summary of how my week went, courtesy of DailyMile. I saw other bloggers using it and wanted to join the cool kids club. Also interesting ...

Weekend of slips

Weekend of slips
..of the scheduling kind. But I’ll get to that in a second. Quick recap of the previous week! As I mentioned, I’m pushing myself to stay in training mode for Big Kahuna, as well as Nike Women’s Marathon in the distance, but it has not been an easy task. Monday I already mentioned in my ...

Never say never 1

Why hello there. It’s been a while! Hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend :) Norm and I went to Portland ¬†with some friends and basically stuffed ourselves from morning till late night with all kinds of yummy food and coffee and beer. It was a much needed vacation to say the least. ...

Biking to work and getting back into training 1

I don’t know what took me so long. It’s been on my to-do list since I worked in Fremont. Heck, I even considered biking all 45 miles to my old office once, just for the heck of it. But today, I put aside all excuses and whininess in my head and biked to work. It ...

Non-training weekend 2

Non-training weekend
Today is the first Sunday in MONTHS where I didn’t set up alarm for 7am to get up for a run. It was rather glorious =P My whole weekend has been pretty chill in terms of training, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been slacking! Quick rundown of the last two days. Saturday I got up ...

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, ...