Hello 2014… and hello to 2 half marathons!

Well, it’s officially 2014.  I feel I should end my non-blogging streak and actually get back to it.  I ended up being pretty busy during the month of December and by the time my vacation rolled around I didn’t want to do much of anything.  But here we are now, with my vacation ending today…

12k Hot Buttered Run. Done!

Well folks, Sunday was race day.  As of Saturday night I said I was 99.9% certain I was going to toss my race chip and run the 5k instead of the 12k. I was still struggling with a touch of Achilles pain and I hadn’t run in the last week to try and help recovery. …

10k (12k) Training – Week 7

First off, I was away all weekend, which is not always the best when you’re training for a race.  However, it was much needed and I enjoyed spending time with my parents.  We went to one of my favorite places in Oregon; I’ll try having a blog about this later in the week. As far…

My 10k has changed to a 12k! Week 5 Training Plan

Last week I received an e-mail regarding the Hot Buttered Run that I’m participating in.  In the e-mail it mentioned the race now finishing in a different location and all the extras they’re working on supplying… and then it mentioned the race is changing from a 10k to a 12k. Now, I understand that only…

5k Scavenger Run Review

Yesterday was a fun day of two different runs. I did a 9×400 tempo run in the morning per the 10k training plan (my intervals are below), and then in the evening went to a 5k Halloween scavenger run at Foot Traffic. I’ve been to a few other scavenger runs before (First Thursday in Portland)…

I lied… today is the new level of soreness!

Apparently I lied yesterday when I said I’d reached new levels of soreness.  That my friends, would clearly be a title reserved for today. Yesterday afternoon I started feeling my abs becoming sore, shortly followed by my forearms.  By the afternoon it hurt to laugh, sneeze, and open a drawer. By the end of the…