Time flies. We're officially less than a week to the Oakland Running Festival. And somehow, my blister is healed and my flu is now just a little cough (oh KJ, ye of little faith). I'm terrified that I'm not ready because I basically missed the past two weeks of training (eff you, blister and flu) … Continue reading Less than a week to the Oakland Running Festival!
Race Calendar 2016
I feel like a planning machine. Spreadsheets are definitely one of my favorite things. Not totally sure what that says about me as a person, but I crave the power to sort and add and control my data. Now that I think about it, it probably makes me sound like an athlete. Anyway, I've created a … Continue reading Race Calendar 2016
Weekend Preview – Go OTC!
Ok, ok, yes, I am overdue on my Morro Bay race report. It is all written, just not formatted. Sorry. I'm busy thinking about days ahead! Two events this weekend: Alameda Holiday Kick-Off 5k Run/Walk (Supporting the Multiple Myeloma Cancer Foundation in honor of my teammate's father), and the Berkeley Half Marathon! I'm running the 5k and … Continue reading Weekend Preview – Go OTC!
Oakland Triathlon Festival – Sprint Run Course Preview
You practice stuff so it isn't as ugly on the actual event. And today was a great example of that. I drove down to Jack London Square to get a feel for the run course this morning, and felt great on mile one. And then my stomach decided to give me the middle finger. I'm … Continue reading Oakland Triathlon Festival – Sprint Run Course Preview
Oakland Triathlon Festival – Bike Preview
I like knowing what I'm getting myself into. Is that obvious yet? Today OTC previewed the Oakland Triathlon Festival Bike Course! Basic course overview: Don't plan on getting up to speed until you get to the port Don't underestimate the size or number of potholes Do expect to see a bunch of awesome Oakland locals … Continue reading Oakland Triathlon Festival – Bike Preview
Oakland Triathlon Festival – Preview to the Preview
It’s almost time – we are officially 16 days out from the Second Annual Oakland Triathlon Festival. I have been really distracted since the Sandman. I was working on a run foundation all last week, hitting a solid two-mile loop for five days, but this week has been negligible at best. I swam hard on … Continue reading Oakland Triathlon Festival – Preview to the Preview
I went to a classic theater in Oakland a few weeks ago to watch Jaws on the big screen. Great idea for an open water swimmer. It was 2 days after I had registered for the Sandman Triathlon in Aptos, California (August 2). And you know what was discovered the day before that? Fifteen great white shark … Continue reading Sandman Preview