Category Archives: Running

What the heck is going on…and other distracting thoughts

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So Charlie still wants to know what the heck is going on with this little cat running around his territory, jumping out at him from every piece of furniture.  You didn’t know he stood up occasionally?  Yes, well, I have strange pets. We still haven’t introduced them properly, as we are waiting for their moods to line up.  It could take a while. Meanwhile Zelda is crazy-attached to me;  I guess she is latching on to the only bit  of estrogen in this house.  …

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Fear and self-doubt: training roundup

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As I headed out yesterday morning for my last long run before the Santa Clarita Half Marathon next Sunday, all of the doubts began to creep in. Tapering for a half is difficult for me;  I usually do fairly well at the distance with no taper at all. But I have been training pretty hard for this one as a pre-build-up for my winter marathon, so I don’t want to take any chances by toeing the line with fatigue in my legs. Though a fast…

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Developing kitten intellect and a long, slow stride

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Youngest has insisted on educating Zelda early and often.  Yesterday’s lesson was geology, even though she most likely will never come in contact with the outdoors (coyotes).  It’s very important for a girl to develop her intellect instead of relying on her looks.  She’ll be the smartest cat on the block, no doubt. Last night I figured out why she likes to sleep with me:  my hair. I took all of that hair out on my last tempo run before the half-marathon next weekend.  I’ll…

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