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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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Coming Back after Plantar Fasciitis

Coming Back after Plantar Fasciitis

It’s MONDAY!! What a chilly weekend it was too.  My husband, my two oldest children and myself all ran in a 10K on Saturday and I think it was my coldest race to date! Race report on that one coming soon… I decided I was finally ready to write my plantar fasciitis comeback post… If you’ve been following my running at all the past six months or so you know I was plagued with this dreaded foot injury.  Months ago…

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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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From C-section to a 5 Minute Plank…

From C-section to a 5 Minute Plank…

It’s RACE WEEK over here so I’m ready for a few easy days before my all out sprint of a race on Saturday.  It’s been a while since my last 1 mile race (16 years in fact!) so I am not exactly sure what to expect.  How does one train for a 1 mile race?  I’ll clue you in although you probably already know… a lot of speed work! I have become quite familiar with 200’s and 400’s lately.  I’ve…

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No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land

Two weeks ago was the D & L Heritage Marathon.  Two weeks from today is the St. Jude Marathon.  That puts me right smack in the middle of no man’s land. Basically, it’s trying to merge recovery, training and tapering (in 27 days) and hoping for the best!  Running back to back marathons is not for everyone.  This past spring I ran them 7 weeks apart and I was able to PR 4 minutes on my second marathon.  I really…

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Marathon Recovery and Weight Issues

Marathon Recovery and Weight Issues

Well, I am slowly coming out of my post marathon funk.  Don’t get me wrong- I was and still am THRILLED with my new marathon PR but it’s hard to come down from a runner’s high like that back to everyday reality.  I did a little mix of cross training (elliptical) and running last week and so far this week.  I have been experiencing some slight knee discomfort which has been a little annoying. I know I just ran a…

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How NOT to Train for a Marathon

How NOT to Train for a Marathon

Last year at this time I was training for the Boston Marathon.  I also had a one month old baby.  Basically from the time my son was born via c-section I had 13 weeks until the marathon.  Subtract 4 weeks for recovery and that left 9 weeks to train for a marathon.  If you are wondering if you can safely train under those conditions I will fill you in… NO!!! It is a complete recipe for DISASTER.  Smart runners would…

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The Stress Fracture- 6 Months Later…

The Stress Fracture- 6 Months Later…

What a crazy week.  Coming off of the running high from last week, I guess there was only one way to go… DOWN. I know I shouldn’t let my emotions and psyche be so connected with being able to run but that’s who I am…  Monday was a regular tempo run.  I had not run at all over the weekend and I was feeling fresh and ready to go.  I decided to “take it easy” and not push myself to…

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4 Days

4 Days

One of the hardest things about returning to running after a stress fracture is finding the right balance of rest and running.  Right now, the magic number seems to be 4.  My body seems to be able to handle running 4 days a week.  I would like to be able to move on to 5 soon (and maybe someday 6) but for now I am content.  When you only run 4 days a week it is really hard to build…

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Don’t Overdo it: Running Back to Back Days Post Stress Fracture

Don’t Overdo it: Running Back to Back Days Post Stress Fracture

As you know, last week my mileage and training was thrown off because of a very sick husband. Once John was home from the hospital, I fought back hard and ran Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Yes, that is six days of running with only one day off in the middle.  Wouldn’t be a big deal to a runner in good health- in fact 6 out of 7 days is pretty much the norm but not when you are…

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