I’m excited to announce that I’ll be a coach in the “Ready for the Race” training program from Dave’s Running.  This is a 6 week program which will prepare you for the Race for the Cure 5K in downtown Toledo on September 30th, 2018.  The program starts on August 20th.


Race for the Cure is a huge event which raises funds for Breast Cancer awareness, support, research and many other aspects of this disease.  It also celebrates the survivors, and many of them participate in the race.  It’s very emotional to see all of the supporters at the race!

I’ll be coaching the 30:00 min finish pace group for the training program.  Flash back – I ran the Race for the Cure 5K way back in 2009 as my first goal race.  Woot!


Look at me… this was in 2009.  We look like teenagers!  (and look at how tiny my kids were.  awww)  Same crazy hair for me.IMG_6832

Funny fact, we wore our race bibs on the back of our shirts.  LOL!   I have no idea why we did that.  And what’s with me wearing a BLUE shirt for a race I didn’t even run??  Geez.   Think pink!!


See, now if you were in this training group you’d know that the bibs go on the front.  teehee   Despite those newbie moves I did, I clearly had a great time at this race with my friend, and you will too.  Great race, GREAT cause.


This is a women’s only training group (sorry guys!).  They also have a special pricing for mother / daughter combos (2 registrants).  The group will be meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays.  All of the info is here.

Hope to see you there!!


Q:  Do you remember any newbie things you did at a first race?

Q:  Have you ever run Race for the Cure?

8 thoughts on “Ready for the Race training program”
    1. I have a pair of the same kind of pants that I wore my first winter of running – with a layer underneath sometimes! I guess it was just the fashion at the time. Not sure what people wore more than 9 years ago because it seems like clothing choices for (fashionable and functional) running has exploded in recent years!

  1. The 30:00 finishers are in good hands!

    The stupidest thing I did before my first half marathon was to carbo load LOL. I literally ate SO MUCH FOOD the night before and woke up with the worst stomach ache. Mid race I had to run off course and into a Subway to use the bathroom! Not my finest moment haha!
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    1. Ugh! A stomach ache would be bad – on top of all those race day nerves! Knock on wood, I’ve never had to use a porta potty for any reason on a race course. Hope that streak continues!

  2. We have race for the cure here but I’ve never run it. The people who train with you will be really lucky and a sub-30 5K is a great goal too, I bet you will have a big group.

    As far as newbie things for races… mine was clothes. I wore Adidas track pants for my first half marathon because it was cold and I didn’t have any other running pants. I also had a throwaway sweater that was really old and ratty, but it was so cold that I kept it on the whole time. I took it off 1/2 mile from the finish because I didn’t want it in the pictures!
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    1. I think clothes is an area that most new runners struggle with. Especially if the weather ends up being cooler than expected! I’ve used quite a few throw away clothes, but never a sweater. That sounds especially warm!!

    1. ha! (but thanks) Must the be running 😉 I think we look really young in those pictures. Should have started using more SPF on my face years ago. Doh!

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