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Half-Marathon Training Begins (again)! July 26, 2010

Filed under: Running,Training,Workout — Kelocity @ 10:51 pm
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I’ve now been training for endurance events for over six years! I still consider myself “new” to the sport of marathon (and half-marathon) running, even though I have 8 half-marathons and 3 full marathons under my belt!

But I’m still a rookie and I need a training plan to prepare for my events in the fall. Here is my long run schedule I will be following more or less until the winter.

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It follows similar plans to those I’ve had in the past. As much as I love marathons… it’s so nice to not see any 15-mile or 18-mile days on there. 🙂

I got off on the right foot today (literally)! Irving and I walked 2 miles before work this morning and then I did a 3 mile hike after work.
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LA has been having some unseasonably cool weather lately and it’s perfect for hiking!
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So I did a total of 5 miles, and it felt great!

 

Anniversary Trip – Part 6 Burlington (And Stowe) July 24, 2010

Filed under: Food,Vermont — Kelocity @ 2:14 pm
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We headed into Burlington for the day to explore.

Lake Champlain:
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We loved the walking trails along the lake.
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But we were walking with purpose…. to the Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory!
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We watched a video and learned how to make chocolate! (Sampling all along the way, of course)
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The Factory
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And on the way out, they gave us Truffles. MMmmm! (We really did eat our way through Vermont. Mmmm)

Vermont = Cows
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And lots and lots of this:
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Next Stop: The Trapp Family Lodge! The real family from “The Sound of Music” moved to America and this is where they lived. It’s now a fancy hotel.

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The view from the lodge: (they thought it looked like Austria. I bet it’s beautiful in the winter)
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Pretty!
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We decided this was the PERFECT location for a Smart Car Photoshoot!
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It’s so teeny!

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Then we visited the base of Stowe Mountain. Look at the ski trails!
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The Alpine Slides
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Once back in Stowe, the next day, we did some more walking. There are two trails, one is a paved road for walking and biking. The other one is a “Quiet Path”:
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It’s really just a mowed grass path for walking only. It’ was so fun! (I love fresh cut grass)!

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If you want to eat at one of the restaurants, they all have little shortcut paths you can take to get there. This is one for “Subway” lol (a little blurry)
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We ended up at the Dutch Pancake Cafe for breakfast. We got these amazing pancakes with potatoes and other savory items in them. Mmmm Served with applesauce and sour cream. They were almost like latkes.
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Served with Dutch Syrup. I was very excited about this “stroop” because we had it when I lived in Amsterdam! It was in Dutch!
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Then we headed over to “Emily’s Bridge”.
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We heard it was haunted because “Emily” died here on her way to her wedding centuries ago.
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And then we ventured to Moss Glen Falls.

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It was a little hike to get there.

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But worth the wait. They were very pretty.
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Irving hiked up way further than me, I was happy to just stay put and watch the water. lol
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It was steep!

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Then we tried to go back into Montpelier again…but it was raining like nobody’s business!
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We enjoyed the rain though. I ❤ rain!

What an amazing 3 days in Vermont!

 

Recovery Hike with Friends! March 15, 2010

Filed under: Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 5:25 pm
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After my 20 miles on Saturday, I wanted to stretch my legs out, and get some fresh air. The Los Angeles Racers had a hike planned, and it was perfect timing!


Look at those mountains! We hiked along the ridge and back for an hour. I had so much fun catching up with my friend Ashley!

We had our trusty trail leader too….That’s Abby!


What a perfect way to spend a beautiful Sunday morning.
(Sorry East Coasters… I know you’re being hammered with rain! But out here… the sky is clear and blue! Come visit!)

And just for fun… here’s a picture my friend “Bucket” took of me and Peter on Saturday’s run.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering… after a midnight bedtime last night…. the 5:30am challenge is officially dead. I’m glad it lasted all of 5 days. But now I need my sleep. 🙂

 

Temescal Canyon Hike October 24, 2009

Filed under: Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 2:59 pm
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Today, I went on a hike with a couple of my friends from the LA Racers. We went up to Temescal Canyon in Pacific Palisades. It was a gorgeous 4.5 mile hike up some pretty steep grades.

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Melanie, Rhoda and I! There’s supposed to be a waterfall behind us… but it’s dried up right now.

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The light was a little flat, but the views of the canyon were pretty amazing.

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It started out foggy, but then it got SUPER hot!

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Rhoda at the top!

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The views were worth it. You could even see the Ocean from up there.

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I was too chicken to climb up there!

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Cool cave!!

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Fryman with the Puppy! October 11, 2009

Filed under: Friends,Los Angeles,Uncategorized — Kelocity @ 2:10 pm
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Yesterday, Ashley and I took her dog, Abby, hiking up Fryman Canyon. It’s a moderate 3-mile hike, and it was great. The sky was overcast, so it wasn’t too hot. It was just so nice to chat and hang out and enjoy the fresh air together.IMG_1677

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The girls on the trail!

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Look at that face. So cute!
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A doggy Water Fountain!!!
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Abby is leading the way!
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