That's What She Said

As runners and care-takers of runners, we've seen quite a bit. Stories, notes, and opinions: The Soapbox


how not to "pr"

by Wendy

All runners have a “personal record” or a “personal best.” By default and definition we have a PR for every distance we have ever run. The quickest we’ve ever crossed the finish line! Our personal victory! Our glory days!

The internet is flooded with advice on “How to PR in the 5k” and similar. To me, that answer is fairly simple: increase core and glue strength first, lift heavier, integrate posterior chain quickness and explosiveness next, and train with graduated speedwork. Voila! 

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the glory of run/walk

by Kathleen

Run-Walk: Don’t Knock it till you try it

When I was making my marathon program, I knew things wouldn’t be perfect, but I was really going to stick to the plan.  First the most part I was doing just that, until I got pneumonia.  Pneumonia is not something you can battle through, it totally stinks.  As soon as I got sick, I knew my goals and training would have to change.  If I was going to let my lungs heal but still train, I would have to try the dreaded run walk.



by Wendy

“I wish the women would hurry up and take over.” -Leonard Cohen

I used to hate the idea of “masculine” and “feminine.” I thought, “Whatever! Everyone is the same to me!” I truly believed everyone was equal.

Then I became a female entrepreneur. I voted for a woman for president. And now the flaws in my “modern” thinking are being challenged by society almost daily.