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Recovery and Training: The Basics

Recovery and Training: The Basics

I’m back! It’s been a while since my last post and I’m not sure why. I just haven’t been very motivated to write.  I’ve been back in training mode for two weeks or so now.  As I mentioned in an earlier post my right foot was giving me some grief so I took some time off so it could heal.  It took a little longer than I thought it would.  I mixed in some cross training (biking at the gym)…

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Surviving “Peak Week”

Surviving “Peak Week”

How do you survive the hardest training week of a marathon cycle?  One day at a time. Last week was hard.  I knew going into it that it would be but I had to get through it and remind myself that it would all be worth it.  Peak week is the week with a lot of miles and some killer workouts.  It all builds up to this and then… hello taper. Going into last week I was already sore.  I…

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First Track Workout: Post Stress Fracture

First Track Workout: Post Stress Fracture

It has now been 5 months since the dreaded stress fracture occurred.  I have been running and increasing mileage slowly.  Last week I finally hit 30 miles for the first time since March. I am running in a 5 K on Saturday and yesterday I had 8 400’s on my training schedule.  Not a tough workout- I actually love track workouts.   Besides the fact that it started POURING down rain while I finished my first lap I felt fine.  Then on…

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