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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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A big change in my little running world

A big change in my little running world

I have been running in Asics since my college days which is hard to admit has been over 13 years now… Boy, does that make me feel old! Senior year of college cross country season- Fall 2000 I honestly thought I would only run “for fun” later in life.  Who knew my idea of fun would include track workouts, tempo runs and long runs- sometimes very early or in pouring down rain.  Yet, somehow it IS fun for me.  And…

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Rookie Mistake

Rookie Mistake

As I may have mentioned a few times since the Little Rock Marathon my right knee has been bothering me.  It’s not a sharp stop-running-this-instant-pain  but I do not usually have knee pain of any kind and this is not normal. I blamed the crazy elevation changes in the LRM.  I took off a few days and mixed in a little cross training between some easy recovery runs.  For some reason the only run that hasn’t bothered my knee was…

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