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Beth (i run like a girl)

California
I travel extensively for work and play. I explore new cities by running my way through them. I have been a runner for more than a decade and a coach for a few, not professionally, but as a passion. For most of those years, I have been a mid-pack runner, but every once in awhile training... Full Bio
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Training for two: week 12 details by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Here are the workout details from week 12... Friday: 30 minutes on the stationary bike Saturday: 4 mile walk Sunday: gorgeous 5 mile trail run with a couple o ... Read on »
Rants & Raves by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running RANT A friend of mine recently asked on Facebook, in a none-too-pleased way, "Why do people at the gym insist on standing right in front of the weight rack when they're ... Read on »
Training at 12 weeks... by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Earlier this year I started a weekly post of my 5k training plan and workouts . I got through week 8 before I realized I was training for two , and I decided that speedy rac ... Read on »
So that *other* reason I cleared my 2013 racing calendar by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So... if you remember... back in March, I had been training hard to break a 24 minute 5k. My 400 meter repeats were in the 6:50 pace range, and my 800s were 7:30s. Racing sh ... Read on »
Weekly roundup -- pardon this interruption by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We interrupt this regularly-scheduled Weekly Roundup: Friday Potluck  to bring you a break from wall-to-wall Boston bombing news coverage... Source: runwiki.org ... Read on »
Weekly roundup: Friday potluck by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Back and not at all well rested after a brief " vacation... " ...Welcome to another installment of the weekly roundup we all know and love:  Friday potluck ! Food ... Read on »
Where I've been... by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Despite blog silence over the past couple of weeks, I've been a busy bee! I went to Washington, D.C. and bought a house. (The home purchasing process is sufficient re ... Read on »
Spring Break! by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running For the first time in more than two years, I'm taking a break. A Spring Break. (Hey, teachers need some R&R, too.) See y'all again in a few days!  Ima ... Read on »
Postcards from Maui (guest post) by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running While I've covered quite a lot of ground, I haven't been everywhere. (Yet...) So, I've enlisted some help from local experts in the "Postcards" series of running travel guid ... Read on »
Weekly workout by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Refusing to let a job-changing, city re-locating, house-buying, summer turn me into a couch potato... Last week's plan / actual: Monday plan: strength circuit + ... Read on »
Weekly roundup: Friday potluck by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Welcome to another installment of the weekly roundup we all know and love:  Friday potluck ! Pricey Pedals If you thought the $17,000 Chanel Bicycle was a tad p ... Read on »
Daily dose of awesome x 3 by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Little awesome moments happen every day. They just don't always become headline news... Daily Dose of Awesome  highlights the awesome little things that don't make headlin ... Read on »
Weekly workout by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As I mentioned last week, the quest for the sub-24 5k is being put on hold temporarily ... But that doesn't mean I'm turning into a couch potato! Last week's plan / act ... Read on »
McGuire's Prediction 5K by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This morning I ran 3.1 miles with more than 16,000 green-clad friends. "I'm the one in green!" shouted a woman behind me as a news crew took panoramic photo ... Read on »
Weekly roundup: Friday potluck by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Welcome to another installment of the weekly roundup we all know and love:  Friday potluck ! First and foremost: happy International Women's Day! Just think... 40 yea ... Read on »
Rant & Rave by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running RANT (Alt. title: Leave my clock alone!) Springing forward. Oh, how I hate the twice-yearly time change foolishness. Mornings are finally light enough that ... Read on »
In search of the... change of plans by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The quest for the sub-24 5k is being put on hold temporarily...  My pre-race workouts were exactly as they should've been last week. But that 5k I was supposed to run o ... Read on »
Morning motivation: reader favorite by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This week's morning motivation first appeared more than a year ago, and remains a reader favorite "It hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse." ~ ... Read on »
Weekly roundup: Friday's awkward potluck by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Welcome to another installment of the weekly roundup we all know and love:  Friday potluck ! This week's theme: Umm... Awkward! Fact Check A reporter, covering the ... Read on »
Rants & Raves by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running RANT BP sucks. This week testimony began in the trial to determine whether BP was somewhat negligent or grossly negligent in the lead-up to the Deepwater Horizon o ... Read on »