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Our First Publication!

4 March 2013

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Our First Publication!

We made it!  This month's issue of Desert Companion, a local magazine distributed in Las Vegas, NV, featured yours truly in a full page spread and article.  I was asked to give some pointers for newer runners, advice to help people who may want to get started but don't know how.  My goal was to […]

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Preparing for Your First Run? Or Your Third? Or Fourth?

5 September 2012

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Preparing for Your First Run? Or Your Third?  Or Fourth?

No matter if it's your first run you are preparing for or your tenth, there are some things that you just have to do.  That is, IF you want to continue running safely & without injury.  Sure, you can probably go out and run a 5K with little to no training, little to no stretching […]

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First Ultra in the Books!

13 May 2012

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First Ultra in the Books!

On April 22nd I managed to complete my very first ultra run at the Labor of Love 50K in Lovell Canyon, NV.  The race was awesome and the results were even better.  I came in 2nd for the women and 9th place out of 30 overall, with a time of 5hrs 48 mins.  It was […]

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Beautiful Run. Beautiful Finish!

11 March 2012

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Beautiful Run.  Beautiful Finish!

Yesterday could not have been a more perfect day to spend the morning in Red Rock Conservation Area.  As one of my training runs, I took part in the Red Rock half marathon put on by Calico Racing.  I choose to do a majority of Calico's races because the atmosphere is motivating, the volunteers are […]

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Backing Down to Keep Moving Forward

26 December 2011

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Backing Down to Keep Moving Forward

I have a problem, my problem is that I always push myself to progress the way I see myself progressing.  Most people would say that isn't a bad thing, but it can be if you don't know how to control it.  After my first marathon, I felt fantastic!  Don't get me wrong, I wasn't running […]

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Hoover Dam Marathon Complete!

2 November 2011

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Hoover Dam Marathon Complete!

It is Saturday morning, 4am, and I am feeling the butterflies start to set in.  I wake up, with my normal routine, and grab some oatmeal.  I wonder if this will be enough to sustain me for the duration.  I grab a banana, two, three.  Camelbak, check.  Sunscreen, check.  Granola bars, check.  Timing chip, check.  […]

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Must Have Rules for Runners

3 October 2011

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Must Have Rules for Runners

Over my reading and talking with other runners, I have picked up a few things that I wouldn't call tips but more "must knows".  Things that some runners may not know.  Things that newbies wouldn't even think of.  And things that experienced runners may forget to do.  Also, just some good things to keep in […]

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Trying to Get Started & Run?

7 September 2011

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Trying to Get Started & Run?

One of the hardest parts of beginning a workout regimen is getting started.  When it comes to running, if you aren't seasoned it can be a daunting task.  What has become very popular is running in a group setting.  Several benefits come from running with others. **Accountability: Would you let down your group, let alone […]

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Planning for Progression

7 August 2011

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Planning for Progression

So eventhough it is still 2.5 months away, the excitement for the Ragnar relay is building up.  My runs have improved in their speed, my stamina, my gait, all of it!  Truth of the matter is, without proper planning none of it would be possible.  Here are some tips that have helped me that can […]

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Training the Trail

13 June 2011

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Training the Trail

In preparation for my half marathon in TWO weeks, I went for a trail run yesterday at Red Rock Canyon.  My expectations were high, but I was realistic that my time would not be the best.  First of all you're running on a trail which means dodging rocks.  The ground is uneven gravel and dirt […]

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