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    Happy Global Running Day! [2016]

    Celebrating in a different kind of way today… …saying ‘goodbye’ to my Watermelons! A pair of Kinvara’s that have seen (mostly) the worst of my running, but also some happy miles… Today, along with all my other fun running friends, I celebrate the all encompassing sport of ‘Running’. If you don’t think it’s a sport, you’ve never trained for a marathon, done fartleks, hill work, or a speed workout. If you do all those and think it’s not a sport, then we can have an actual discussion.  I digress…   Vent over, sorry.  I am a self-proclaimed Kinvara addict. I’ve had all of the versions minus the original and I…

  • 2016,  Family,  Fitness,  Giant Race Series,  Race Recap,  Running,  Sacramento,  SF Giants

    Race Recap – Riverfront 5k

    I’m a sucker for any inaugural race… ..but you already know that. Since the Sacramento Rivercats (AAA team) were acquired by the SF Giants affiliate last year, my favorite team is literally in my backyard for the next four years (I think that’s how long the contract is for). That being said, the Giant Race series has races at all of their affiliates – Scottsdale for Spring Training, Sacramento for their AAA team, San Jose for their AA team, and then they end with a final race in the City (SF) for the final race of the series. This year, Lil and I are running three of the four. Since…

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    Ganeeban DOES NOT Run Shamrock'n

    I’m sure my pessimistic running attitude has been shining through lately. Well, as I sit here on this gloomy Sunday afternoon. I’m a little sad, but mostly relieved that the race has come and gone without me. I’m bordering the line of a bad allergy bout, slight sinus infection, OR simply getting sick. I haven’t been able to figure it out exactly. I could have run the race. Let’s just make that clear. I could have done it, but I chose to not too to stay as healthy as possible for our upcoming trip. It wouldn’t have been fast, but I would have crossed the finish line. Also, this weather…

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    Ganeeban Runs Shamrock'n – Week 8

    When you forget (re: choose) to run… So I had every intention of being a good runner this week and to finish out this training session strong. But the weather had other plans and decided to be a jerk. And by jerk I mean really, really rainy! Like the damn had to be released for the first time in years, due to all the rain we’ve had lately. I’ve even concluded that I may not race if it rains that hard on race day. I know, I’m being a baby. But I have no intention of getting sick before our trip at the end of the month. I even contemplated running 13.1…

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    Ganeeban Runs Shamrock'n – Week 7

    I see the finish line… …well, since our training program is going down in miles, I do! The one pain in my ass (figurative, not literal) is that this training session always runs through my birthday (and Lent). So, some years I sacrifice training to party my little birthday heart out and some years I take it easy to stay consistent with my training. I’ve done both spectrum, but I’m not sure if my race time and those decisions correlate. The worst or good part, depending on how you look at it, is that my birthday celebration is usually the weekend before the race (at times two) when we start…

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    Ganeeban Runs Shamrock'n – Week 6

    Is it race day yet? I just want to get it over with! HAHA, I still have four weeks, but I just want to get the damn run over with. Seriously, I let training get into my head way too much. I dread the training runs, which leads me to be anxious about what day it is and what miles I run. Serious case of first world probs over here. I’m ready to get the 13.1 miles out of the way! Monday Schedule: Cross Train or 3 Miles Easy Monday Actual: Indoor Soccer in the PM Tuesday Schedule: Fleet Feet Fun Run or 30-45 Mins Easy Tuesday Actual: Nada Wednesday Schedule: 5 Mi Easy Wednesday Actual: 5.02 Mi…

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    Ganeeban Runs Shamrock'n – Week 5

    Lean in…as a friend said! After last week, Katie gave me advice that was awesome. She told me to just ‘lean in’ to life, to running, to everything. Take it as it comes and don’t be hard on yourself. I like that advice and it’s what I plan to do. I thought I was doing that, but I think last weeks post may have seemed like I was complaining or berating myself, which I didn’t mean too.  Monday Schedule: Cross Train or 3 Miles Easy Monday Actual: 3.48 Mi Easy, Indoor Soccer canceled at the last minute 🙁 Tuesday Schedule: Fleet Feet Fun Run or 30-45 Mins Easy Tuesday Actual: Nada…

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    Ganeeban Runs Shamrock'n – Week 4

    I think I forgot I was running a halfer in four weeks :/ So this week kinda sucked. Not kinda, it did. I really didn’t do any of my scheduled running, per my FF schedule. Take a look for yourself.. Monday Schedule: Cross Train or 3 Miles Easy Monday Actual: 3.02 Mi Easy & Indoor Soccer Game (last minute) My bracelet that lets me play soccer! Tuesday Schedule: Fleet Feet Fun Run or 30-45 Mins Easy Tuesday Actual: Nada Wednesday Schedule: 4 x 1/2 Mi @ T Pace w/ 1:30 Rec Wednesday Actual: Nada Thursday Schedule: Rest Thursday Actual: Nada Friday Schedule: 5 Mi Easy w/ 5 Strides Friday Actual: Nada…

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    Ganeeban Runs Shamrock'n – Week 3

    Steppin’ my game up, a bit… Not perfect, but putting in a little more effort and dedication this week. It’s really nice that J is also starting to get into training, so we have each other to motivate one another. But he’s also killin’ it at me, so maybe it might be slightly discouraging for me at times. But I love seeing him kill his runs! Sometimes, that’s all it takes! Monday Schedule: Cross Train or 3 Miles Easy Monday Actual: 3.4 Mi Easy, 1 Indoor Soccer Game in PM Tuesday Schedule: Fleet Feet Fun Run or 30-45 Mins Easy Tuesday Actual: Midtown in the AM Dog toy our pain reliever,…