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Month: March 2015

Training Basics- a Non Race Week

Training Basics- a Non Race Week

In the spring it is very easy for me to get caught up in racing.  There seems to be an abundance of local races and I have a very hard time resisting the urge to run every single one of them.  Last year at this time I think I did race just about all of them (including double races two weekends in a row) which may have contributed to my injury.  This year I’m trying to be a little more…

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The Spring Fling 5k Race Recap and Breaking 19 Minutes… again!

The Spring Fling 5k Race Recap and Breaking 19 Minutes… again!

Coming back from an injury can take a while and it’s hard not to get a little discouraged during the comeback phase.  For the last several months I’ve been comparing myself to where I was last year before the plantar fasciitis started.  My foot has felt good for a while now but my confidence in my ability has not been there.  On Saturday I got some of that confidence back and I must say it was good! I actually met…

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Updated Racing Schedule, Spring Break, AND… a 2 Mile Race Report

Updated Racing Schedule, Spring Break, AND… a 2 Mile Race Report

Thank you for the kind comments on my blog, Facebook, and Twitter recently.  As you can imagine it was very hard to drop out of a marathon at the last minute but it is what it is and I’m much better now- physically and emotionally!  I think the hardest part was accepting reality and officially making the decision.  I did get a kick out of some of the Facebook/blog comments.  Particularly the ones who thought the thermometer was a positive…

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I was supposed to be running a MARATHON right about now…

I was supposed to be running a MARATHON right about now…

Life is unexpected and sometimes things happen that our out of our control.  This was one of those weeks.  Last Sunday I was coming off of a great training cycle.  Sure it was lower in mileage than previous training cycles (mostly averaging 55-60 mpw) but I was injury-free and I completed every workout hitting all the right training pace times.  I knew I wasn’t in sub 3 condition yet but in my mind I thought a 3:05 was realistic.  Over…

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