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training Archives - Living Forward
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    Get to the Starting Line

    I just read a great statistic in one of my running magazines. Nearly 25% of all runners registered   for a 1/2 marathon don’t even show up the day of the race. Now this is the best part—-of those who do start,   95% finish the 1/2 marathon!     This is such a life lesson.   How often do we worry or complain about “failing” or our not succeeding at something.   Odds are we didn’t show up in the first place.   Think about it. Running a long race is about making a commitment (schedule race, send in check); preparation (find and stick to training regime, lace up…

  • Lacing Up at 60,  Motivation

    Let the race begin…I’m ready!

    The race is tomorrow morning and I’m both excited and nervous.   I could tell, as my sleep was a bit erratic last night. Yesterday, I went to see Nancy Burns, Valley Acupuncture, for my pre-race energy tune-up.   I did this before my big  race, and I truly believe it helps with energy and my muscles.    My friend and fellow runner, Kathie, is coming over shortly and we’ll head to the Race check-in to pick up our packets.   They are expecting nearly 20,000 to run/walk tomorrow at the San Jose Rock’nRoll 1/2 Marathon, so should be both fun and crowded.   Nice to see so many people…