Breaking radio silence: Race Report for Freezeroo #5
I haven't blogged since January 8, when I was just able to run 2 miles. I've received a few inquiries through SP about my status, but I haven't blogged here. It's not that I have nothing to say; it's that the things I needed to work through in... Read more
Now I can run a warmup
JEANKNEE left an interesting comment on my blog from Saturday. Her orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist told her not to run on consecutive days, and preferably take 2 days off between runs when first coming back from injury. Jean notes th... Read more
Test Run in the Cold
*FINALLY* got my first run of the year in, even if it was a short one. It's been stupid cold here, and with my quad injury I haven't been out there running as it gets progressively colder and becoming acclimated to it. So I set out to run before... Read more
Thinking about running (but taking rest days anyway)
This morning I felt pretty good. Jogging up and down the hall while the eggs cooked felt almost totally normal.
Reality check, I can feel the sore quad going down stairs (not terrible) or when walking outside in the cold. Feels just fine w... Read more
Today I got the email reminder that I needed to pay the balance on my hotel package for Boston by January 15. This was a bit of a downer, because right now I'm not running. The last time I ran was a test of "not more than 2 miles" after 10 day... Read more
This morning I felt perfectly normal. Could still feel the sore leg jogging up and down the hall while the eggs cooked, but it felt good enough to try to run a mile. Under the protocol I'd decided on, that meant I should rest today and run a mil... Read more
Running Goals, Decisions, and Mr. Testosterone
On the bus to and from Lexington, Coach had some interviews with club members to go over their goals for the next year. Mostly, he met with Open runners. This makes logical sense; the older runners might be expected to be into enough of a routi... Read more
Race Report: 2017 Club Nationals
I was away from my computer from Thursday afternoon through late Sunday evening, having chosen to travel with my cell phone but without the laptop. Since I have little patience with web sites on the small cell phone screen, that meant no Spark ... Read more
Making Smaller Mistakes
A long time ago, when I used to have hair, I went to barber shops. Sometimes the barber would cut my hair with scissors, sometimes he would use electric clippers. I couldn't tell a difference in the results, and I couldn't tell why the barber ... Read more
and the verdict is . . .
I ran the race too hard. Or maybe I would have had issues with an 8 mile day even if I ran it all easy.
I knew this was a possibility, and I ran the race anyway. That decision cannot be undone. What to do about it now? I reported off in... Read more
Race Report: 2017 Race with Grace 10K
Today is US Thanksgiving Day. For the seventh consecutive year, I chose to run Race with Grace 10K at 9 AM. There is a race named Turkey Trot on the other side of town, and all the reasons I chose RWG 6 years ago are still valid today: There are... Read more
Race Report: 2017 Pete Glavin Upstate NY Cross Country Series
Pete Glavin started an Upstate New York post-college cross country series in 1990. Pete passed away several years ago, but the series lives on in his memory. This is the 28th year for the series, and the first year I have run any of the races. I... Read more
On the Road Again
I saw my podiatrist yesterday. The posterior tibial tendon still has some minor aches, but the podiatrist said that now is the time to exercise through some "discomfort" so that I can get better. In other words, I'm allowed to run again.
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Couch Time, and a Leap of Faith
I am a runner. The other day, it came to my attention that my success story was recycled on the front page. That's the story featuring me running the Boston Marathon twice.
Right now, I don't feel like a marathon runner. I have posterior... Read more
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Introspection on Running
I haven't done much blogging on SparkPeople for a while. Mostly, I just blogged race reports because I knew there were a few people who wanted to see them. The musings I've done on training and running in general got posted on another forum wi... Read more