Monday, September 10, 2007

I'd Rather be Dreamin'

My long hot summer came to a fabulous end with a week out west. I spent most of my time in the Tahoe area; but also spent some time in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Muir Woods. This trip also marked the beginning of my fall training. I had hoped to start a little earlier, but the two weeks prior to my trip I spent sick. So, I was only able to get a total of five training runs in prior to my running the VHTRC Women's Trail Half Marathon. Although I have to admit, those five runs were awesome, and nothing kicks your ass and gets you in shape better than running at 9000 ft. I got a couple of runs in the Tahoe RIm Trail, but my favorite run was from Mt. Tamalpias to Stinson Beach.
This weekend I finished my second official trail race. I had a great run. I ran the 13 miles in exactly what I had hoped I would, 2:30. I found the course to be fairly hilly. Nothing terrible steep or long, but there did not seem to be a whole lot of flat. (Go ahead Bryon you can laugh.) I don't really have much else to say about the race, but I am ready for another. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Lazy Days of Summer

So, I have to admit I have not been running as much as I want to or should be. My busy work schedule has now slowed down, so I have no excuses. Also, I have signed up for VHTRC women's half marathon in September for incentive.
This weekend I had a great time on the Delaware River. My friends and I enjoyed our annual tubing trip. I also got try out a kayak for the first time. It's awesome! I think I need to ask for one for Christmas. I mean seriously what am I thinking about running for when it is 100 degrees out. I should be out enjoying the river I live less than a mile from.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Gore-tex Sneaks!

Monday I had a really nice run in the park. My first trail run where the trails were completely snow covered. I wore the ice runners again, they helped with traction, but the really cool thing was wearing Gore-tex shoes. After hearing numerous reviews on Gore-tex shoes being rain buckets I was skeptical to buy a pair. My friend Lauren did however purchase a pair that turned out to be too small, so I inherited them. Now that I have run through slushy snow and snow melt and maintained dry feet I am sold. Thanks Lauren for passing on your sneaks!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Ice Runner

That's right I ran for the first time in my ice runners today, and it was
so fun! i would highly recommend this product, I think they actually go by the name stabilicers. I ran for about an
hour on some packed ice and some slushy ice. I had no problems with
slippage and the grippers did not fall off! The path I ran on this morning was pretty flat, if the ice is still hard
tomorrow I will try the ice runners on some hills in the park.