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A very late race report
Friday, December 10, 2010      9 comments

It is almost a week after the marathon and I am just now in the mental state to write. I am in the process of questioning my training, nutrition, race day strategy to find where it went wrong. On paper I should be able to run the a flipping 2:... Read more
Race week...the final count down
Monday, November 29, 2010      7 comments

I am in full blown taper mode for the marathon in JUST 6 DAYS!! I only ran 3 miles this morning and don’t run tomorrow. My coach has me running, what he calls, a lot during the taper. It isn’t much but I used to run 7 miles everyday leading u... Read more
getting into the "meat" of my training
Tuesday, November 09, 2010      10 comments

It has been a while! I have been really busy with work, school, and of course training. I ran a half marathon on Halloween. Did not do as well as I hoping to do. The course was disorganized because it was changed at the last min. Obama deci... Read more
half marathon review...it's fun again
Monday, September 27, 2010      15 comments

Ok, I have had many inquires about my half marathon yesterday. The plan was to run about a 1:22 race and I ended up running a 1:23:31. I had a BLAST running again though. I really needed that. I joked around with the crowd, which I was pleas... Read more
It will come
Saturday, September 18, 2010      9 comments

I had an ok week of training. My leg turn over is really lacking. It's because I had just been doing easy jogging for a long time. Week in review Mon- am 9 miles easy Tues - am 10 miles / pm 60 min pool run This run was my s... Read more
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      8 comments

Well these injuries are plaguing me. I didn’t run my planned 10K on Sat because of major side pain on my right side. I went to see a different chiro that does Active Therapy Release on Fri and he really loosened it up for me. I am also still ... Read more
week in review...aches and pains
Monday, August 23, 2010      7 comments

Well another week of training under my belt but still no really speed work on land. Here is the week: Mon – 9 miles Tues – AM = 70 min swun (what I now call my pool running) with 5 X 6 min on and 3 min off (This is in place of mile r... Read more
du state du race report
Sunday, August 15, 2010      10 comments

My massage therapist asked me at the last min. to be her partner in a run bike run race. The race was run 2 miles (me) bike 15 miles (Laurel) 2 miles (me). I had strict instructions from my coach to run the 2 miles at a 6:30 pace. This seemed... Read more
lighting and running don't mix well
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      9 comments

I don't know about all of you but I like to see the big picture of things and not just fly by the set of my pants...well when it comes to running. My coach sent me a skeleton of my training plan yesterday. I say it that way because I am sure i... Read more
back to the grind
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      8 comments

Last week was my last moments of summer vacation. I felt so stressed and was going crazy; blaming it on my return to work/school this week. I was also struggling to make a decision on what marathon to run. My injury pulled Chicago off the lis... Read more
My return to running
Tuesday, July 27, 2010      12 comments

Well I got the ok Thurs to begin running. My workouts have consisted of running and pool workouts. Thurs-am - 60 min in the pool, pm - 45 min run (6 miles) Fri.-am 60 min run(8 miles) and core work pm - 45 min pool which ... Read more
On the run again!
Thursday, July 22, 2010      10 comments

I got my MRI results at 10 am this morning. No stress fracture!!! She said that there is still a little inflammation in the tendon but nothing to stop me from running. Tendentious is the verdict. If it flares back up then I can get some ther... Read more
foot update
Sunday, July 18, 2010      7 comments

I got into see a sports medicine doctor for my foot on Friday. I am not having pain any more but the doc said there is a chance that it is a stress fracture. If I did hurt it more the spot that it is at I would need surgery to fix it and be of... Read more
A roller coaster ride
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      9 comments

I went out for my first run in a week and a half yesterday, 30 min or 4 miles, which is a short run for me. I felt strong and the foot was ok. I never felt pain or discomfort but I could feel the injury lurking there. I can't really explain ... Read more
Pool Running
Saturday, July 10, 2010      7 comments

Ah, what injuries will do to you. My foot is feeling much better, no pain at all for about three days. I am following the advice of my coach and still not running. I have been doing the elliptical, pool running, and strength training. I am ... Read more

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