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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 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,…

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    Ganeeban Runs Shamrock'n – Week 1

    So maybe we should hit the re-start button! Sometimes the importance of life just gets in the damn way. Sometimes running just isn’t a priority for the week.  In case you forgot what I signed myself up for, read here. This last week, running was the farthest thing from my mind. On top of traveling for work, I was dealing with personal stuff that consumed most of my thoughts and time. That being said, here’s how I DID NOT train during week 1! Monday Schedule: Cross Train or 3 Miles Easy Monday Actual: Midtown in the AM and Indoor Soccer in PM Tuesday Schedule: Fleet Feet Fun Run or 30-45 Mins…

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    Ganeeban Runs…AGAIN!

    Say whaaaat? Yup, you read that correctly. Sunday is the day. Sunday is when I officially start training for the upcoming Blue Diamond Shamrock’n Half Marathon, which goes down on March 13th, 2016. This race is memorable for me for a few reasons. It was my first half marathon in 2008. It was my first half marathon with J in 2014. It was my Mom’s first ever half marathon in 2014, which was something I didn’t think I’d ever see her complete. The course is right in my backyard. AND the sponsor just happens to be my employer! 2015 Recap 2014 Recap 2013 Recap  Sometimes you get work perks and…

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    Race Recap: SLO Half Marathon

    From Ambassador to (Halfer) Finisher… My experience may be a novel, so grab your popcorn and wine (or soda, if you’d prefer) and get ready. I’ll try to keep it on the short side, but we know how that goes with my verbose ways… I applied to be an Ambassador in October-ish 2014 and found out that I was selected. I was excited about so many reasons, but mainly because it meant I was guaranteed a trip back to my old college stomping grounds, which is my second favorite city in California! That being said, I’ve been bombarding my various social media accounts with hype for the race since then!…

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    Race Recap: Shamrock'N Half Marathon

    Seven years later I’m still running this race… I’m not sure what else to say about this race. But I do know that every race is different, so I can recap from this particular race day perspective. In addition, they slightly changed up the course, AGAIN this year! If you feel so inclined, you can see what went down the last two times I ran this race:  2014 2013 This is truly one of Sacramento’s largest races. The biggest exception is the California International Marathon (CIM), but we won’t count that in this statement. There are plenty of half marathons in the surrounding areas, but not too many that are…