Oakland Marathon Training Recap: Week 17

oakland marathon recap 17

One last Oakland Marathon recap! I have one more week of training, but next week is mostly rest and a few short runs. The only real question for the week is if I’ll do the 2-mile run on the calendar […]

Oakland Marathon Training Recap: Week 16

oakland marathon recap week 16

Ah the taper… I’ve never liked the marathon taper. I like the discipline of marathon training, the challenge. When you hit the taper, training is all but done. It’s all about easing up and chilling out. It’s just too much time […]

Oakland Marathon Training Recap: Week 15

Oakland marathon recap 15

The cathartic role of writing and blogging has been proven to me as I work my way through the Kübler-Ross stages of grief about the new Oakland Marathon course. I wrote the first draft of last week’s recap while still solidly […]

Oakland Marathon Training Recap: Week 14

oakland marathon training recap week 14

I’ve written before about how you need to be prepared for the unexpected on race day. It has never occurred to me (before this week) to be prepared for the unexpected a month before race day. Marathon training takes a […]

Oakland Marathon Training Recap: Week 13

Oakland Marathon recap week 13

The first of two peak mileage weeks. My weekday runs are not too bad, but 20 miles on Saturday! Yikes! My never-ending quest for good, high-quality at home workouts brought me to Sworkit. I’ve read many glowing reviews of this app […]

Oakland Marathon Training Recap: Week 11

Oakland Marathon Training week 11

I’m continuing on with the 15-Day Yoga Challenge. I doubt I’ve ever done yoga 15 days in a row before- I tend to not do streaks like that, I believe in rest days and taking mental and physical breaks. I’ll never understand the […]

Oakland Marathon Training Recap: Week 10

Oakland Marathon Training week 10

This was a good week. It was a week where everything felt like it was coming together. Maybe the feeling will stick around, maybe it won’t. Either way, it’s here now so I’ll focus on that (I’m putting that newly […]

Event Recap: Mindfulness And The Endurance Athlete

Minfulness and the endurance athlete

Last week, I attended a seminar ‘Mindfulness and the Endurance Athlete,’ held at GU Headquarters in Berkeley. The presentation was given by Bruckner Chase and Michelle Evans-Chase, athletes and ocean advocates. Read more about their foundation and what they do. Listen to […]

Oakland Marathon Training Recap: Week 9

oakland marathon training wk 9

I was totally distracted on my runs this week by filming. All week, I stopped mid-run to film little segments for videos (based on past blog posts) that I’ll edit together and put on YouTube starting next week. I’ve also been […]