Monday, September 10, 2012

TrainingTruths: Changes & Preparation

Last week I went back to work as the start of another school year arrived and with this came a change to the running schedule. No more weekday morning runs for me. Luckily, my running partner and I work together so we are able to adjust rather easily. 

On top of getting ready for a new school year, I have been getting ready for my very first Reach the Beach. Even though I have a reasonably easy leg (running #7), my running partner has a challenging one. This means we did some hill work. Only one more run before we head up the mountain, so it was a weekend of checking things off the RTB Runner's Checklist.

#TrainingTruth: Switching to afternoon runs from morning runs really wears me out (this is the only picture I managed to get that day!).

#TrainingTruth: Running up a really BIG hill helped relieve the pain in my gluteus maximus.

#TrainingTruth: Every tough run feels awesome at the end.

#TrainingTruth: Least favorite item on RTB packing list: sleeping bag!

#TrainingTruths is not just about me. We all like to see what everyone else is doing and use that information to assess ourselves. It's not judgement. It's a way to share and learn and make changes when necessary.

To participate all you have to do is share your #TrainingTruths:
  1. Tag a Twitter post with the hashtag #TrainingTruths
  2. Comment on the Running Escapades Facebook page 
  3. Leave a link to your own blog post in the comments
I look forward to reading your #TrainingTruths!


  1. Training Trugh: I love morning runs too...much more than afternoon runs!

  2. I miss my morning runs - and I still get in a couple - I just can't do 4:30 am every single morning! I can only handle a couple of those a week. Afternoon runs aren't as fun. Enjoy RTB! I cannot wait to read about how you liked it!

  3. boy am I with you on trying to make that school-year transition from morning to afternoon runs....not easy!

    A good buddy of mine is also doing're going to have a GREAT time! Can't wait to read about it!!!

  4. I am so not an afternoon runner. Thankfully my schedule allows for morning runs at least 2x/week. hahaha - hills really aren't a pain in the butt for you! ;)

  5. Don't bother with the sleeping pad is my advice. I did RTB in 2010 and you really don't ever get a real chance to sleep...or at least I didn't. Bring a blanket or a small sleeping bag, that is about it. Cash is king for food at the transitions, bring a foam roller or fit-stick. HAVE FUN. It wrecked me for about 8 days afterwards, but it was a lot of fun.

  6. Good luck at RTB - I'm sure it will be loads of fun!


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