Training Tip – Dec 1

TRAINING TIP OF THE WEEK Just a reminder....As a general rule, you should allow yourself 1 day of recovery for each mile you covered in your race...ie, you went 13.1 miles, you should allow yourself...well...er...13.1 (Typically rounded down to 13 or up to 14) days before starting to resume your usual training.  This doesn't mean that you don't do anything during this time...It just means that you should train with a lower intensity level, and cut back on your mileage. Consider doing more cross-training activities.  Allow more time for stretching and sleeping in.  Make sure you stay on top ...
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What to Wear on Race Day

Apparel I've had several people ask about what to wear on Sunday...Here are a few suggestions... * Avoid cotton...It will absorb moisture.  Choose moisture wicking (technical) clothes (like our TT shirts, smart wool, fleece) that won't absorb the moisture.  They'll still get wet, but they will dry more quickly and won't get as heavy. * Wear a hat, gloves (TT hats make it easier for us to see you and cheer for you!)--Again...no cotton...fleece, wool, synthetic materials preferred! * Wear a jacket if it's breezy or rainy...stick with something that breathes...otherwise, you run the r...
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Race Day is Upon Us!

This is it! The Second Annual Seattle Rock'n Roll Half Marathon...a wonderful celebration of everything you've accomplished over the past 16 weeks!  The whole process of getting to this point can seem so mundane...going out for your daily walk or run...eating right...stretching...hydrating...pacing. Just looking at any one individual day, it may not seem like much...but when you add them all up...each day that you followed through on your commitment to exercise; all of the time you shared with your teammates....or enjoyed the solitude of a walk or run in the rain...or spent reading one of A...
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Training Tip of the Week – December 4

TRAINING TIP OF THE WEEK And,  you thought I would be out of ideas...As a general rule, you should allow yourself 1 day of recovery for each mile you covered in your race...ie, you went 13.1 miles, you should allow yourself...well...er...13.1 (Typically rounded down to 13 or up to 14) days before starting to resume your usual training.  This doesn't mean that you don't do anything during this time...It just means that you should train with a lower intensity level, and cut back on your mileage. Consider doing more cross-training activities.  Allow more time for stretching and sleeping in.  M...
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