The last of the lazy days

The last of the lazy days
Hello everyone, I’m back! :D I haven’t posted lately because I was off enjoying my last 2 weeks of “vacation” till the end of the year. I gave my coach an ultimatum and said I refuse to complete any more workouts unless he lets me have 2 weeks of “time off” in April. (Ok, that ...

Cinderella Classic

Cinderella Classic
Last weekend my friend Laura flew in from Texas to tackle her first metric century ride! You may recall our little adventure a few months back where we went on a beautiful ride through Windsor and ended up adding 50% to our planned mileage. This was when I was deep in my “off season” and ...

Oceanside 70.3 race recap 4

Oceanside 70.3 race recap
What an awesome and exhausting weekend! I’m still reeling from it all and wishing I could take a day or five to sleep and recover. So much to cover, so let’s get started. Norm and I took two days off for the race. Bright and early on Thursday morning, we loaded up the car and ...

Final build for Oceanside 70.3 2

Final build for Oceanside 70.3
Time has been flying by..in 5 days I will be driving down south for my first triathlon of 2014! It’s been a while since we last talked, so here is a summary of all the things that happened this month. Well let’s see. To start, I got food poisoning the day right after Napa Valley ...

Napa Valley Marathon recap

Napa Valley Marathon recap
Sorry for the late recap, it’s been a crazy week. So Napa Valley, my fourth marathon ever! I’ve mentioned it here before, but NVM was meant to be my confidence booster race after last year’s horrible outcome at Nike Women’s. I needed to know whether I’ve come closer to taming the marathon, or whether it ...

Taper week shenanigans 2

Taper week shenanigans
I’m sorta glad I only have a 2 week taper for this marathon. I still remember the very first time I did this, I took the last 3 weeks super easy, ate nothing but pasta and grew increasingly antsy. It was not fun. Quick recap of this past week! Since I’m still getting ready for ...

Roller coaster ride into Napa Valley Marathon

Roller coaster ride into Napa Valley Marathon
Some time last year, possibly after my awful performance at Nike Women’s Marathon, I signed up for Napa Valley Marathon. Similar to CIM, it’s net downhill, except I think there is less total elevation gain in between the rollers. The scenery promised to be breathtaking, and I knew I wanted to do this race. I ...

How to dress for every run

How to dress for every run
I think I’m learning my lesson on this whole early Spring race thing…training through the winter is not that fun. Granted, we are pretty blessed in California and can actually still go outside and do stuff. But it’s still not very pleasant. For example, when you wake up for your long run and outside it’s ...

I just came to say hello 3

I just came to say hello
It’s been a while since we last talked! Here’s a post of random stuff that’s been going on. Training is going according to plan (so far). I’m ashamed to say I missed my first workout today because I’m feeling a bit under the weather. At least I still got my long bike + long run ...

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 ...