30 weeks of Marathon training.

just a spot to write about the next 30 weeks….of running.

Monthly Archives: August, 2012

3 more in the bag

Ran my three this morning, I intended it to be 4, but at about 2.5 I realised it was going to have to be 3. I cycled 10 miles yesterday and did some strength work as Cross training, but, I think the cycle may have been a bit hard on my legs, because they sure …

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blech

I think Myself, my potential new trainer, and my Massage therapist have been involved in a wicked game of telephone!   I may have also Mis-heard some things.  Grrrr. What I heard: !. You are headed for injury 2. you need to lose weight 3. New trainer can fix everything.   Not really sure what …

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Progressive/Tempo run.

I have had a very sore right calf this week.  I chose not to run this morning, mostly because I was fairly distressed by my Massage Therapist’s conversation with me yesterday.  After that conversation I had this idea that I was headed for certain disaster…I had adopted a certain fatalistic feeling, which was not entirely …

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Radical Change

Looks like I am about to have a radical change in my training plan. My Massage Therapist and my former Physical Therapist have teamed up. Not too surprising.   He referred me to her. I don’t think he expected she and I to become friends.  We did.  We hang around together, I play with her …

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Extra rest day.

I have been having a lot more pain/injury in the last 2-3 weeks.  I finally got in to see my Massage therapist for a good massage. Sometimes I think she takes me for granted and gives me a not so great one. But this one, on Saturday really helped me, and because of it I …

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Week six…

THis is what is scheduled for week 6. 3 miles 4 miles 40 minute tempo and a 10K race. Sadly, the only 10K in my area has been cancelled. So I am thinking I might just do another long run. It is also labor day weekend which means I have MONDAY off work!  Wahoo! Sooo …

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9 mile burn

Yes, I managed my nine miler today. Our “hurricane”  Tropical Storm is turning into a Non-event for us.  This is of course simply because I purchased the requisite hurricane supplies.  Every time I get in the least bit prepared, Nothing happens. I had an inkling of this because when I was running today, I saw …

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Strength and Stretch

Yesterday, I had the same experience as before.  I woke up incredibly sore.  I was actually 15 minutes late to work, because I was not getting out of bed.  I realised with shock that I was avoiding getting out of bed because I was afraid it would hurt to walk. So, motrin in the morning …

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Ugh speed work

I did not do too well with my speedwork. I was to do 7×400 intervals. My hip was really painful this morning.  I took some Ibuprofen at 0700 ish and decided to wear compression all day. By the end of the day..my hip felt fine.  normal. So I figured, OK,  speed intervals. I did 1 …

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Hip Pain

My left hip is KILLING me.  My entire leg Quad/hip/glute complex.  I did essentially miss with Mona as she was behind in clients, gave me 15 very painful mins of massage and then left quickly to make a Doctors appointment. So. I have some hopes that she can fix this on Saturday….BUT… Sadly until then, …

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