March 2011

Sham wow phase

As I sit on the bus for our 14 hour bus trip down to t-town Alabama I have been thinking about my past month of training. With the exception of the race in jacksonville I have been really happy with all my workouts. While you always want to bring your best game to a US championship, I knew I wasnt quite ready to go and definitely not ready to go out at the p

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Track Season & Product Review

This weekend kicks off the start of the outdoor season.  Currently, I am on the bus on our way to the Alabama Relays with a bus full of athletes.  14 hours on a bus to a track meet may seem a bit excessive but it truly is a great way for our team to bond and come together before the final stretch of the semester.  Plus get out of the cold of Michigan this

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Way better than work at work

I think I've decided that March may be one of my favorite months of the year.  The snow is melting away, the sun is shining, and it is almost ideal running temperature.  (It's so nice to wear shorts and sandals again!)  Track season is upon us and the time to unload those winter miles, and start a great segment of running fast.  Additionally, today is St

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Gate River Race Re-cap

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Fasil Bizuneh and Rebecca Donaghue post-race in Jacksonville"][/caption] On Saturday I ran my first race in 8 and a half months at the Gate River 15k in Jacksonville, FL, which also served as the men's and women's US 15k Championships. I was the 7th US woman in 51:52. Going into this race my goa

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Some good and some bad

Todays race was not my best. I didn't run the time I was looking to, I got beat by a lot guys I shouldn't have and just not a good day overall. One good thing that came out of this race was some motivation. Not that I didn't have any motivation before the race but this definitely makes me want train even harder so I make sure I don't have another performance

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Recent Reflections

The past few weeks have been non-stop for me, preparing my athletes for the championship part of the indoor season.  While we finished second at our conference meet, almost all of my athletes came away with personal bests and that is always something to be proud of.  Second place is tough especially when you work so hard to achieve victory. Our head coach

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It’s been awhile but busy

So I haven't really kept up my end of the bargain of posting twice a week on here. But one of my vows for lent is to get 2 posts a week up. In my time off of blogs has been spent training and just being back in school. This past weekend I took a trip down to notre dame to pace part of the mens 5k at the last chance meet. My coach (Artie) was not exactly t

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