The other women at Saturday’s training run quickly left me in the dust as we headed north on this week’s trail. My short legs didn’t help my pace at all, but I had to keep reminding myself to take it slow to avoid injury.
Doubt soon set in that I wasn’t going to reach my personal goal of jogging the entire distance, especially when my running partner from last…Continue
Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 27, 2011 at 11:13pm — 1 Comment
Since joining the gym several weeks ago, I've been power-walking 3 miles on the treadmill 4-5 times a week. After a personal training session with one of the gym's trainers, I added weight training for my "active recovery" days--days that I'm not training for the race, but still getting a workout. So now, I power-walk three days a week, then lift weights the other three; on the 7th day I rest, a Fitness Sabbath, so to speak.
This past Saturday was our first training run…Continue
Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 23, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments
These were the notes I recorded during our Jump Start Meeting #1 as part of the Women’s FIT Team. Regardless of who you are or your level of experience as a runner, these principles apply to all:…Continue
Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 15, 2011 at 1:38am — No Comments
Every artist, every mechanic, every carpenter, knows that the RIGHT tool is necessary to do the job right the first time. From the very beginning of my running journey, every runner with whom I’ve chatted has stressed the importance of wearing the right gear. So the…Continue
Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 15, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
Tim Bergsten recommended Jack Quinn’s Running Club, the Colorado…Continue
Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 7, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments