30 weeks of Marathon training.

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

Monthly Archives: November, 2013

Mini Tri & the miracle of tri shorts.

Wow did I ever have an unusual day! I went to see another doctor in Orlando today.  Just a quick check up. I feel like I lately live at doctors offices. Because it’s a drive, I made arrangements to meet up with a friend for breakfast. It turned into a very strange shopping experience.  Apparently …

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Update on injury and training.

Well, I am actually on the road to recovery. Now, don’t laugh.  This song really is more for use with 12 step groups. I don’t have a substance abuse issue, but I sure have had an actual injury. I gotta give some high fives to my coach.  This groin/adductor injury was actually kinda bad.  Since …

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Workouts…

What have I been up to workout wise? Swimming. Swimming. Swimming. TIny bit of cycle,  and then MORE SWIMMING. My normally dark brown hair is entirely chlorine bleached out.  It looks almost platinum.  A variety of people lately have told me that they “Love my highlights”  and want to know my hair dresser.  I direct …

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Thanksgiving.

So… I had a moment in Church this week. I sometimes attend church on Saturdays with a friend of mine. The church is right behind my house so it’s convenient. I’m not 100% thrilled with the service.  It’s a bit of a “Mega Church” But  many of my friends attend.  I also think it’s good …

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Take Care Mode

Last night I got home from the gym, and kind of took stock AGAIN with everything that has happened. I am consistently amazed at my current predicament.  We are taught that if we work hard, and are dedicated, we will succeed. I worked SUPER hard.  It’s all here in this blog, lots of workouts, lots …

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And here we are.

This has been a very interesting week.  Painful.  and Upsetting. Yesterday I had Acupuncture again. This morning my groin area was MUCH improved.  No more… My hip just felt stiff. I am astounded at how much of a difference the acupuncture actually makes for pain.  I had an email waiting from the coach when I …

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3 miles

I was given the go ahead to run 3 miles today.  Kinda a tester if you will. My Hip failed. The first mile was OK.  Towards the end of the small incline I started to note that there was some tugging and pulling in my hip/groin area. I finished to 1.5 and turned around and …

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Sunday…

Today went better. I practiced that rare thing.  COMMON SENSE. When I woke up the hip was stiff and sore and I was walking around very timidly. It hurt.  My walking looked kind of like this: After I moved around a bit it got a bit better. I went and cycled.  Oddly this song kept …

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Wacky Saturday

We are having very atypical Florida weather.  For a few days now it’s been foggy and damp.  Kind of cool, but really not very cool. Today I was kind of torn about what to do about my workout.  It was supposed to be a 45 minute cycle and a 5 mile BRICK. I knew I …

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Pain and Patience.

I’ve written about this quite a bit before. A great runner, and coach  Greg Strosaker  Once took a look at a few of my training logs, and stated simply,  “you are a patient runner”. Ha! Comparatively, I suppose I am.  I run cautiously, I work with a coach who is quite cautious as well.  If …

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