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The Streak Ends Now

The Streak Ends Now

It’s been over a month since my last post and I have to admit running and I are not in a good place right now.  Over four weeks ago, after a 20 mile trail run my left foot started to feel sore and I immediately knew it was symptomatic of plantar fasciitis.  I had this dreaded injury 3 summers ago in my right foot but let it drag on way too long before getting help.  I was determined not to…

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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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A Bump in the Road

A Bump in the Road

Over the past few years of marathon training, I have found that making it to the starting line injury-free and in top physical condition is much more difficult than actually running the marathon itself.  Sometimes there is a very thin line during training between pushing yourself to your potential and pushing yourself too hard.  I learned a lot of things from my stress fracture two years ago but one unexpected lesson I learned was in gratitude.  Never take for granted…

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