30 weeks of Marathon training.

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

Category Archives: pool running

And that’s a wrap!

I have FINALLY finished the Virtual Half Marathon that I started after the injury. I am very excited to get my medal in the mail. Though I am a bit concerned as I see some folks have gotten theirs already. When I started the virtual half, my first session was for a tenth of a …

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two steps forward, 3 back.

I think I’m going to be blogging a bit daily here, just to try to get things together as I deal with my injury. Luckily the poor blog has only 14 followers for obvious reasons, so I know I won’t be boring many folks. Yesterday was not a very good day. Today I woke up …

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So what’s up with this back injury, some answers, some questions

So.  Every time I visited with the Coach since injury,  he repeatedly said that he really couldn’t understand how I got injured.  Indeed. I, myself, was a little confused.  I have been having some back pain over this training cycle and I admit I knew that I was probably going to have to go see …

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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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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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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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Recovery Week Continues.

So…After I tweaked out my right hip on Tuesday evening…things really got kind of “iffy” there for a bit. My Hind end hurt.  It was hurting a load in the Piriformis area. I was ok to walk, but was finding it pretty painful to do so.  I was also a little bit alarmed because this …

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So this week rocked.

This week was of course dubbed as “wicked Easy”  by the guy who writes my training plan. Pffft.  It wasn’t particularly difficult, but “Wicked Easy”  it wasn’t….   Mon June 3: either swim 2000 straight and easy or tread water 1 hour.        On Monday I ended up treading water.  My shoulder has …

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Marathon Training Day 68, 69, 70, 71, 72

Oh My how time has flown.  I have been at a conference in Ohio and was too tired to post.  Once i got over being tired, I was in misery and shock over the Boston Marathon situation.  Breaks my heart. So this will be a short catch up post about the STUFF I have done. …

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