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LA-DU chip timing mystery solved.

So I sent an email to the LA-DU race director about my concerns about the chip time. I am really glad I did, because this is the response he sent me: Hi Patti, This is the explanation I just received from the timing company.  We will certainly make the necessary changes so this will not happen […]

I LA-Did it!

I LA-Did the LA-DU! (Corny, I know. But I couldn’t help myself.) My goal was better than 2:00, and I did it in 1:49, according to official race time. That means that I ran 6 miles beyond last year and it only took me an extra 19 minutes. I spent the last few days really […]

It’s race day again! In usual fashion, I don’t have much time to write, but I wanted to say something as I eat my oatmeal. A year ago I was sitting in our packed-up apartment (the race was a few days before we moved into our house). I was scared as all hell. I had […]

Time to begin obsessively checking the weather report … Sunday: A slight chance of showers before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 3pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind between 5 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Confidence is an important factor in the mind games athletes play: The power of positive thinking as it relates to more than success in business. One study of skiers training for the Olympic team showed that those who didn’t make the team had negative or tentative feelings about their abilities, and successful candidates were more positive. Does confidence breed success, or were the less successful skiers simply realistic about their talents? A little of both, probably.

Confidence is an important factor in the mind games athletes play: The power of positive thinking as it relates to more than success in business. One study of skiers training for the Olympic team showed that those who didn’t make the team had negative or tentative feelings about their abilities, and successful candidates were more […]

Truth: I was wrong with my dates. The LA-DU is next weekend. Corollary: I had a lovely bbq with my running friends Jen and Wanda, and Jen’s husband Dan (who is a friend who runs, but far too fast to run with us :), and Tony. Tony is a great husband who smiled and nodded and rubbed the dogs while we talked endlessly about marathon training and triathlon transitions. So after the bbq I spent an hour researching how to transition from a bike to a run (and vice versa). This was the best video I found.

LA-DU in two weeks!

I have made it through week 3 of marathon training: … but just barely. That’s the graph of running miles vs. how I felt miles. Weeks with tall green bars are ones where you feel great. There were no tall green bars in my week. I blame poor nutrition and lack of sleep from the […]

Guys, I feel really … fit. The idea of putting on a two piece bathing suit … in public … is totally crazy.  But I’m doing it. I bought it. Vacation is in less than two days and its really happening, ‘cause I’m not wearing a speedo on the beach and the other swimsuit would […]