Thursday, October 28, 2010

Training for a long one

As I train for a half marathon, I have learned a couple of things.
 If you have not trained with an Ipod, I recommend you try it, not only does it take your mind of the thought "why am I doing this?" but it also helps you zone out and get into a "step" rhythm. Try and pick songs that go with your stride. Such as -stepping to the beat of the song.
To help with music choices, log on to,7889,s6-240-466-0-0,00.html. They have many playlists used by the pros!!!

Another thing I learned- When you are picking a route to run, focus on running somewhere where it is fun. "Sight seeing" if you will. Running through country setting will get boring over time, but keeping your eyes on different things will keep your mind of the thought " why am I doing this?"

A great site I use is You can drop and drag a route to decided how far you want to run, and where you can go locally though your town.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Races to experience

Southern Oregon
Septmeber 18, 2010-Prefontaine Run- Coos Bay, OR - 2 mile, 10 K
September 26, 2010-Moore Mountain Trail Runs-Klamath Falls, OR- 5K, 1/2 Marathon
November 13, 2010-Competitive Athletics- Grants Pass, OR- 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon
November 25, 2010- Turkey Trot- Medford OR, 2 mile, 8 mile

Eugene Oregon
September 5, 2010-Eugene Women's half Marathon

10 miler- Pear Blossom run!
Warming up for my first run. Competative athletics 10K
Josh and I did the Rooster Crow!
My supportive Family!
In action Mile 6
My best Running Buddy!
Running the Town!

Training in Oregon

Whether it be 1 miles, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon,  or Marathon everyone needs motivation, goals, and a path to run on. Oregon has so many races and rave runs its enough to keep you running for the next 3 seasons. I am here to share my trials, wins and losses of what I have learned as a runner.