Tag Archives: RunnersConnect

Training Supplement – December 3, 2017

I’ve spent the past few weeks “feeling my way through the darkness” of training for my first ultra-marathon!  Most notably, I got used to running with a hydration pack, experienced the restorative powers of salt pills, and learned some trails … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – August 15, 2017

With all the sweating I’m doing due to heat, high mileage, and doubles; I sought out products to control the funky smells.  Lots of construction in my neighborhood and broken water fountains on the trails.  My iPod got stuck on … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – June 16, 2017

Listened to lots of podcasts these past few weeks.  One got me thinking about multi-stage ultramarathon events.  Am I too old to try something that grueling?  Excited to see a new water fountain on the Mount Vernon Trail!  Got my … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – April 16, 2017

I brought out my compression tights this week to help with recovery.  Tomorrow’s Boston Marathon will help me select a shoe for the Eugene Marathon.  The water fountains the Custis and W&OD Trails are on!  And, I was on the … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – March 31, 2017

I’m running two marathons in the next five weeks and thought it’s about time I got myself ready!  I’m fairly sure which shoes I want to wear and ordered some gels.  I’m working on my playlist but I’m not  finding … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – March 16, 2017

Bought some socks at the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll DC expo.  Encountered the construction detour on the Mount Vernon Trail.  Saw Runner’s World came out with a “runner box”.  Listened to a few podcasts. Clothing & Gear Socks.  Balega Second … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – March 1, 2017

There’s trail construction everywhere!  I’m navigating current or upcoming closures on the Four Mile Run, Mount Vernon, and Route 50 trails.  I learned heart rate monitors have a battery that can be replaced.  Who knew?!  I’m still breaking in my … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – January 31, 2017

I tried some nutritional products from my Strideboxes but didn’t love any of them.  I bought some socks to cover my ankles during the winter weather.  I also ordered some shoes that should arrive in a few days. Clothing & … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – January 15, 2017

It’s dark during my morning runs these days, so I invested in some visibility gear this month.  I’m pretty sure the Runners Connect podcast with Jared Ward will be one of my favorites of the year.  And, I cleared out … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 3

Brrr!  It got cold this week.  It snowed overnight Thursday and again today.  My piriformis pain returned but it wasn’t severe.  I ran two hard workouts this week – a 12 miler with some half marathon and marathon pace miles … Continue reading

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