Well, I’ve fallen down on the blog updates. But thankfully, training has held together with the help of a pacer friend, good podcasts and excellent replenishing bodywork along the way. Just want to recap some of the runs and thoughts. March 13 20 Mile run = 12 miles easy pace, 4 miles marathon pace, 1 … More Longest Runs and Race Around the Corner
The mileage is ticking up for Boston Marathon training. I’ve done 14, 15 and 16 miles in the past month. These runs feel epic by my baseline run standards (6-8 miles), but when you realize that the longest one of those is still comes up 10 miles short of a marathon, it’s kind of humbling. … More Surviving the Not-Longest Runs (and Becoming a Better Citizen & Coach)
Late December brought some serious downtime for me. Slightly inconvenient, since my Boston Marathon training was just getting going. But not to worry. No, I was not packing any worry on my trip to Southern California. Situations like that call for, and I counsel this frequently, Going with the Flow. Sometimes the best cross training … More Training (of a sort) in Joshua Tree, Laguna Beach, Palm Springs
I can get anxious before training runs. Add a strange location where I don’t know the route; add 90-degree heat, gusty wind and smoke from distant forest fires; add an altitude of 4000 feet and a schedule of events with lots of other people that require I get the run done at a specific time. … More A River Ran Through It – 11-Mile Montana Run
Going easy is hard. I blame America. Or some big part of the culture. As I set out on this past weekend’s marathon training run, which was prescribed plainly by the reputable coaches who wrote my program (Brad Hudson and Matt Fitzgerald), as an 8-mile easy pace run, I noticed that I had a hard … More Easy Runs Take Discipline
This week I’ve been taking my classes back outside after being in a warm and dry dance studio since November. It’s a welcome transition, but it takes a little fortitude. When we go inside to Velocity Dance Center in the late Fall, I welcome the change. It’s 64 degrees, the wood floors are glowing golden … More Playing in the Rain
I had a fantastic session with a new client last week. We met in her style-y living room where I taught her exercises, and we ran through them. After the workout, we were panting and shaking, her dog barking at the antics. She was really excited. A week before, when we first met, she’d told … More A Few Misconceptions DeBusked!
A recent blog post from my sister Elea for the organization Women’s Startup Lab. An important message to all you men and women entrepreneurs, leaders, parents. Every day I speak to at least one person who is trying to reckon with what this means in their daily life. Take it away, sister! Self-care. Repeat after … More My Sister Speaks of Self-Care
I’ve got a wee batch of folks to shout out this week. Laura Coffey, who has been hitting her weekly workout goals with stunning consistency in spite of the high-pressure media producing she does. Melinda Burrows, who worked out in two countries this week and is doing remarkably well showing up for 6am strength class … More On Friday We Shout
Hi Everyone, As I make my way back to posting more regularly, I’m leaning heavily on content by other people. Today’s crutch, cute fitness reporter introduces us to Dance Walking. Please do this today. Won’t you?