My Best-Paced GW Parkway Classic Race Recap

The GW Parkway Classic was my fourth race of 2017, and came after two back-to-back, week-long, international business trips. Although I didn’t workout much when I was in Seoul and didn’t really have issues with jet lag, I was tired. For once I heeded my body and took it easy the week leading up to this race. Maybe that’s why I ended up with my best-paced GW Parkway Classic ever.

2017 GW Parkway Classic Race Recap

18th in my AG! That’s a surprise.

Instead of pushing for a PR, my focus was on better pacing–holding back during those first few miles and leaving something in the tank for a strong finish. Continue reading

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Five Reasons I Love The GW Parkway Classic

This weekend I am running my fourth race of 2017 — the GW Parkway Classic. This race always takes priority when I am planning my spring race calendar, although I did miss it a few times when I was injured–and once for a friend’s wedding. I would love for you to run it with me some time, so I’m going to tell you five reasons I love the GW Parkway Classic. 

I’m also joining the Friday Five 2.0 link up hosted at Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness. I missed it last week when I was traveling and am glad to be home! Continue reading

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A Few Days In Seoul

Last week I went to Asia for the very first time. Although I was gone for a week (Monday through Friday), because of the time change I only had a few days in Seoul. It was jam-packed with business meetings, so I didn’t see any tourist sights, but I got a taste of the culture.

A Few Days In Seoul
Since this trip came on the heels of my business trip to Copenhagen, I begged my firm to let me fly business class. While I won’t be able to hold a grudge against United for long, I was glad to be flying on Delta!  Continue reading

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A Week Of Running In Copenhagen

A few years ago a business trip took me to Copenhagen for the first time, and I discovered what a great place it is for running. The city has a safe reputation, gorgeous historic and modern architecture, cute neighborhoods with cafes and canals, guarded palaces, grand churches, and a view of Sweden across the Straight of Ã˜resund. You just have to take care on the cobblestones and watch for bikes at every intersection–no jaywalking! As I made plans for a return trip last week, I was looking forward to a week of running in Copenhagen. 

running in copenhagen
As usual, my running gear was the first thing to go into my suitcase. Since I wasn’t sure what the weather would be, I packed capris and longer tights, light, medium, and heavy weight long-sleeved tops, thinner and thicker gloves, and thinner and thicker ear bands. I probably put as much thought in my running gear as I did in my work clothes!  Continue reading

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Tips For Destination Racing

A few weeks ago I ran my first destination race–the NYC Half Marathon. I am pretty pleased with how everything went, and want to take note of a few things I did right and a few I might do differently next time–since I already know there will be a next time! I hope these lessons from my first destination race are helpful, and would love to hear your tips for destination racing.

tips for destination racing
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