Monthly Archives: April 2013

Adventures in shoes

Believe it or not, it took me until Sunday to fully recover from that legs day last Wednesday… I might have overdid it.  There was much hobbling until then, and grimacing and wincing and other unpleasantness.  I have no idea … Continue reading

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A letter to my local running store

Dear Local Running Store, I’m hurt.  No, not in the plantar fasciitis or sore quads way, nothing you can sell me a doohickey to fix.  I just wonder: what will it take for you to treat me like a Real … Continue reading

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Picking my own brain

Ah, good ol’ delayed-onset muscle soreness, I’ve missed you! (Not really.) My legs are quite stiff today, which I expected, but it doesn’t make it any more fun. I like lifting and I love getting stronger, but the time in … Continue reading

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Legs Day!

I wandered aimlessly to the gym today without any sort of plan. My ankles and shins are a little sore; on Monday after the race I left work early, before my partner could pick me up, and walked the 3 … Continue reading

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Class questions

For the first Tuesday in what seems like forever, I got to lift! I’m happy to be back on my non-race-training schedule, but I think I’ll have to cobble together a new program. Mine’s gotten a bit stale. I’ll probably … Continue reading

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Race report

It’s finally over! I ran my once-yearly 5k today, and wound up with a time of 39 and some. (They haven’t released the ‘final’ times yet.) It’s 3 minutes better than last year’s time? I’ll take it. It was a … Continue reading

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Looking forward to summer

Today ought to be my last half-assed lifting session for a while! I’m excited to be able to do leg work again soon. Today was lots of upper body and core stuff; I stuck to lighter weights and more reps. … Continue reading

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Still tapering

Today was theoretically the last pre-race run on my plan. However, the race has been moved from Friday to Monday because of inclement weather, so I’m going to have to bridge the gap somehow. I’ll probably run on Friday, maybe … Continue reading

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An uncheerful post

I finished today’s 30 minute tempo run without fanfare. This week is taper week, leading up to the race on Friday. I mostly just want it to be over. I’m not feeling empowered or confident or anything. More than likely, … Continue reading

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