Nope, not for you, Bandit This was my third time at the Thacher Park Trail Running Festival, my second time running the 10k -- to be totally honest, if the 5k was still an option as it was the first time I attended this festival, I'd still be running it! I last ran this race … Continue reading Thacher Park Trail Festival 10k Race Recap 8/21/22
My first trail race was a half marathon. Yes, chocolate was involved. Of course. My next trail race? A 5k. Kind of on a whim, the day after a long run, mostly because it was a beautiful day. The next year I was getting close to my 18 mile road race, and I didn't want … Continue reading Thatcher Park Trail Festival 10k Race Recap 8/25/19
I have only run three trail races. My first was a half marathon -- go big or go home, right? Dodge the Deer, a very family-oriented day out at a local park with our local running group, Albany Running Exchange, includes a couple of kiddy races and a trail 5k and has been on my … Continue reading Dodge the Deer 5k Race Recap 6/23/19
We're still getting plenty of rain -- it rained almost every day this week (except today) but boy with the arrival of Summer it sure warmed up in a hurry. Another good week of running, and even a short trail race thrown in today for fun. The first time in many years that I headed … Continue reading Solo not so Solo running: 6/17-23 WRD
I had had my eye on the 5k in the Thatcher Park Trail Running Festival for months -- but I only wanted to run it if the weather was nice. Especially since I ran 9 miles the day before the race. And lucky me, it was just a beautiful weekend to run. A brief … Continue reading Thatcher Trail Festival 5k Race Recap 8/27/17
One of the most amazing things about running is the way it builds your confidence. How it teaches you that you can do hard things; things you never thought you could do. I still remember that I couldn't believe I could run a mile -- me! The girl who avoided running if at all possible … Continue reading 5 Beliefs I’ve Conquered
. . . My first trail race I love you free spirits who just go out and run. I'm a girl scout; I believe in preparation! Maybe that's why I'm not usually super nervous before a race. I was a little nervous before this past half (read the recap here), but chatting with Skirtsisters before … Continue reading 5 Things that got me through . . .
When it comes with hydrating during a race, I think I've almost tried it all. I wrote about the first five ways I've tried hydrating here. At one time or another they were all my favorites. But then something about them annoyed me, and I moved on. My most recent half marathon was a trail … Continue reading 5 Reasons I Love a Hydration Vest