Mindy Ward
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Winter Weather and Foot Strength Training

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mindy Ward Feb 18, 2015. 13 Replies

The weather here has turned cold/snowy so I'm looking for alternatives for the foot strength portion of my runs. I have Vibrams. Can I opt to do just the foot strength exercises instead of the…Continue

Threshhold Heart Rate- Up, Down, What Does it Mean?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Welker Jun 1, 2013. 1 Reply

I recently took the Threshhold heart rate test in the middle of the Half plan. Is it good for the HR to drop or raise? Does a lower HR mean my slow is even slower but now I get to my fast faster? I'm…Continue

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Stretching the full marathon plan

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lori Enlow Jan 15, 2013. 1 Reply

The Zumbro 100 is April 13, I'm toying with the 17 mile single loop, since 17 would make my longest distance yet. I've looked for a 25k training plan but haven't easily found one. I've done Eric's…Continue

Possible Injury Too Close to Goal Race

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Houston Jul 20, 2012. 3 Replies

I'm not sure which forum board to post under for "Owies", so if this isn't the right one, someone can change it for me.So it's 2 weeks before my goal race- The Sugar Bottom Trail Run- and I believe I…Continue

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How many years have you been running?
over 25
What is your goal race for the year?
Booneville Backroads 50k, The Runner's Flat 50k, possibly a Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim attempt!
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
Being scared and going for it anyway.
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
I don't have "a" dream anymore. I just keep working and loving and letting the next thing happen. Everything is a gift.

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I finished my first trail marathon with Eric's marathon plan

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 7:16pm 1 Comment

It's been six days since finishing my first trail marathon and I'm starting to come out of the fog of recovery.

I ran the Free State Trail marathon in Lawrence, Kansas. It rained from the moment the RD shouted "Go!". The trail was slop by halfway through.

But that's not the point of this little post. I'll have a race write up sometime soon and post the link to it.

What I wanted to share is that I finally completed Eric's marathon plan. I purchased it about 2 years ago…


Wildlife on the Run

Posted on June 9, 2012 at 9:09pm 3 Comments

So the other day I was on my 10 mile run. I was barely into mile two, still the warm-up phase for me when I rounded a corner and there crossing the road was a baby possum. It was moving it's little possum butt at a leisurely pace and I was hoping it would get far enough across before I intersected it's path, therefore being close enough to sprint away if it noticed me and decided to purse, chase, attack- whatever possums do. I didn't know. Maybe it was the sloshing of my water bottle, maybe…


Hey Girl!

Posted on May 31, 2012 at 9:25pm 0 Comments

Just found this today. Enjoy!


Day 1

Posted on January 9, 2012 at 2:17pm 1 Comment

Truthfully, I haven't looked around on here for any forum discussions on navigating the training program. I also didn't read the manual for my heartrate monitor. So today being Day 1 of my training plan, I needed some help with that lovely piece of plastic and hooking it up/downloading/uploading all my info into the training site. 

Actually, my Garmin Forerunner 110 is easy to use which is primarily what I wanted it to be. I also didn't want the actual watch to be cumbersome. You've…


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