Training for Hood to Coast

In honor of National Running Day here is a post about running! I’m also getting a lot of hits from Google searches about Hood to Coast (two birds, one stone).  Hood to Coast 2011 is coming up! I’m not running this year, either is my team (they didn’t get picked in the lottery).

Since so many people are stumbling upon my blog because of their desire to either start running, or prepare for HTC, here are some things I learned along the way in spending a YEAR training for Hood to Coast:

Here is a comprehensive list for Hood to Coast Links:

Training for Hood To Coast:

Fastest Run Yet

Favorite Running Shoes

Favorite Running Gear

What a Great Workout!

Running in a Heat Wave

Running Through Water

Legs Like Jello

Seven Miles Saturday

Hood to Coast Training Run

Training Dilemma

My Last Run: Before Hood to Coast aka A PERSONAL RECORD!

No Headphones in Hood to Coast

Preparing for Hood To Coast:

Hood to Coast

The Hood to Coast Movie

Packing For Hood to Coast

Food for Hood to Coast

How to Have a Great Relay Race

Carb Loading


Running It:

Hood to Coast is HERE!

Day One

Good Luck Lisa!

Leg 12

After my First Run

Leg 24

Hurry Up and Wait

The Home Stretch

Leg 36

Crossing the Finish Line

After Hood to Coast:

Because You Can’t Do Epic Alone

Walking Like John Wayne

How to Recover From Hood To Coast

The Hood to Coast Movie

Why I Wouldn’t Do Hood To Coast Again


Thanks for reading! I hope you can learn from my mistakes and successes when it comes to running, training for a big race, or preparing for Hood to Coast 2011!

QUESTION: In honor of National Running Day, are you going to go for a run?

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

6 thoughts on “Training for Hood to Coast”

  1. Huz is running something similar in July: Ragnar which goes from Blaine (Canada border) to Whidbey Island. I’ll make sure he checks out this post so he knows what to expect.

    1. I think Nicole (Geek Turned Athlete) did the Spokane Ragnar last year. Maybe it’s the same one? He should definitely check out the links. A friend had given me the advice of putting all the complete changes of clothes into individual ziplock bags and it was SOOO helpful!

  2. I’m late, but happy national running day! Cool post. Hood to Coast looks like it was a blast, and will be a huge memory of yours forever.
    I celebrated national running day be venturing off to a new neighborhood during my run.

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