I ran the XTERRA Malibu Creek Challenge 22K Trail Run on Saturday and it was hot. The good news was that it wasn’t as hot as it had been all week (high 90′s and low 100′s) but it was still plenty hot in the high 80′s.
The Ojai Half Marathon was my second half marathon, the first being the Santa To The Sea race in December. The Santa To The Sea was on a very flat course with an elevation loss but the Ojai race features a bounty of rolling hills.
I did the Camarillo Duathlon race yesterday and things went well. This was the third and last of the year’s Camarillo Duathlon Series 2014.
Unlike the first time I did the Duathlon Series last October, I trained for this one. After the October duathlon I started running regularly, 3 to 4 times a week, and cycled during cross-training days. Although, when I decided to run the December Santa to the Sea Half Marathon, I shifted all my training efforts to running and cycling fell by the wayside.
I’m preparing for the Ojai Half Marathon on April 27 and it’s a hilly course so I’m setting up target mile splits for race day. When I ran my first half marathon this past December it was a very flat course and my main goal was just to finish while keeping an eye on my heart rate.
But once you set up your goal mile splits, you’re going to want to figure out your total time and that’s where I ran into a problem. I’m fairly proficient with Excel but I fumbled around for a good 20 minutes before I started Googling easier ways to accomplish the task without doing it manually.
The solution was Google Drive spreadsheets. To add up mile splits in a spreadsheet:
On February 16, 2014 I’ll be tackling the Bandit Ultra Trail Run 30K (will end up being 19+ miles) race in Simi Valley. This is a huge stretch for me. A year ago today I was about 35 pounds heavier and my idea of a workout was finishing up a package of cookies on the couch. You can be a Run Jesse Run 30K Justice Sponsor by donating to the CAUSE effort to build a pipeline of passionate young organizers and the next generation of movement leaders. Building a pipeline of talented community organizers and leaders is super important as cities and communities struggle to provide environments that are socially, economically and environmentally just for communities in need. Please consider serving as one of my 30k trail run sponsors at the $10, $25, $50, or $100 level. Click here to show support as I tackle this large challenge and the challenge to improve our communities>.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler made his first town hall appearance since being appointed to the role by President Obama some three months ago. Chairman Wheeler attended the Oakland Voices (hashtag “#OaklandVoices”) town hall in Oakland on Thursday, January 9 in front of 100 community activists and reporters. The standing-room-only event took place at Preservation Park in downtown Oakland and was organized by Voices for Internet Justice, a collaboration of almost 30 organizations including The Center for Media Justice, Free Press, ColorOfChange and the National Hispanic Media Coalition.
The event was true to its billing, many voices with different issues spoke up to point out that people of color are often left out of the decision-making process, yet often disproportionately impacted by FCC decisions and practices.
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