Posted by Dawn - Pink Chick
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Are you training for a marathon? Does part of the training plan call for hill training? Just what is involved in hill training? Does one really need to train on hills if the planned race is going to be flat? And just what if the race is going to be rather hilly like perhaps Big Sur?
Well I stumbled onto the answers for some of these questions at a fellow blogger’s site, Running and Rambling. (Donald has occasionally written for CRN.) If you want the answers, check out Donald’s February 5th post—a lesson on hill training 101.
Donald’s other posts cover some great tips for training that are helpful for those running a marathon soon and his ramblings never fail to entertain.
We are always looking for Web sites with great advice, tips and information for our readers or a blogger with an interesting story to tell. If you’ve got a Web site or blog you would like to see featured, leave a comment with the details.
For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep.
Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003.
Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon.
Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.