30 weeks of Marathon training.

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

Monthly Archives: July, 2014

Normalizing.

I may be finally “over” my month long injury that was never really diagnosed.  We can consider it sort of a quad strain, piriformis syndrome, ITB aggravation. It still “hurts” on impact a bit, but the aftermath is not like before, and each day it feels a wee bit better. Mama Cass sings a love …

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Failed workout.

Well, it’s one of those odd ones. I failed but I feel I won. I had a workout of a warm and cool mile and in between 2 sets of 2 mile repeats. I’ve been waking up achy.  Given that yesterday I did leg weights, I really really was sore and achy.   I got …

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Fingers Crossed….

    Fingers Crossed, I ran on Monday and Tuesday.  Today I had 3 miles on the schedule and as discussed with Goof-ball coach, I did it in the pool after a 30 minute spin.   At work, I was walking with a curious gait.  So, I decided that Motrin was in order. I theorized …

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Return to running, goof balls and….

So yesterday I returned to running with an inglorious run. Kind of like the Inglorious fruits and Vegetables:   It was just 2 miles.  He wrote: run 2 miles fast.  Not because I should run fast after 3 weeks essentially sweating it out in the pool, but probably because he knew me well enough to …

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Chlorination

Woweeee.   I really spent the week in the pool. Chlorine city. I did have a few sweaty enjoyable spins in there too, but for the most part… Benefits of pool run:  Lots of time with friends.  Got to get to know the AM lifeguard really much better- he’s a nice guy, quirky and funny. …

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Swimming the summer away

Apparently my coach was not too impressed with my little 4 mile run on Sunday. Late Sunday Night… I get this email… Patience is prime. ‘In all your getting, get wisdom’ You need to be 100%. This week do all the runs in the pool. Just tread of the same amount of time it would take …

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Comedy of Injury errors.

So.  Here I am Injured. I am better than this guy….I mean, I have stopped running before this. So.  Yesterday I swam about 3000 yards.  My friend and I both went to the Lake swim.  It was her first time, she seemed to love it!  I actually found having a friend along made it easier …

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injury injury

the leg seems to be slowly healing.   What a strange process.  It hurts like crazy in one place…that place resolves and I notice a new place, and then that seems better but I can’t do one motion without pain. I did a lot of stretch and roll today.  It miraculously felt about 90% normal …

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Rest day again

Yes, this monday is a rest day. Again. My quad is still protesting the activity of running. I think it is possible that I have a small strain or tear in there.  It developed kind of slowly, though which is not really strain or tear like.  Plus, there is a big knot that I and …

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Boring…

Sooo,  my leg… It isn’t really better. It also isn’t all that bad. It’s a bit hard to tell what exactly is going on with it. I ran 2 miles today and struggled with all sorts of little niggles here and there, the intense heat and a feeling of frustration. I never settled into a …

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