Monthly Archives: February 2016

Pesky quadratus lumborum

Well, I’m finally back from my trip! I flew in late Saturday night and spent Sunday with a acutely painful back– guess everything caught up with me. This is the same injury from last summer, coming back to haunt me. … Continue reading

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Not an easy travel run

Well, yesterday I arrived at the city where the conference is being held and started walking around to get my bearings. Have I ever mentioned that I have a terrible sense of direction? Thank goodness for google maps on my … Continue reading

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Long and slow, for sure

This week’s long run was 5 miles. For some reason, I decided to do an out-and back on the Killer Hills Route, so it was a mess. Anyway, I finished in 1:07. The first half was horrible and my legs … Continue reading

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what’s misophonia anyway?

Today’s training session was 3 miles fast. I guess it was successful– I banged it out on the treadmill in 34:27, and it felt awful. Despite repeating the mantras of "just X more minutes" and "it’s not supposed to be … Continue reading

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Travel safety and running

Another Thursday Coreday workout. I left out the myrtl stuff but added in some lat pulldowns and OHPs for midback funzies. I’m tired today. It took a lot of psyching myself up to stop lying on the floor and do … Continue reading

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Running in a big ol’ hurry

Sometimes things just go haywire. I had 5×400 intervals planned for this morning– a short, hard workout, and I didn’t think I’d have a hard time fitting it in. But then, I missed my train. And the following train was … Continue reading

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Last-minute run

The weather is definitely not cooperating lately. Last night we had several inches of snow fall, a coating of ice overnight, and then it poured down rain today. Cold-ass sky water, could you cut it out for just a little … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Core

Happy Valentine’s Day! Well, I’m really big on the holiday myself (and my partner definitely isn’t a fan, grumble commercial holiday grumble) and it’s been a low-key day– we’ve spent it together, playing video games and doing chores. I baked … Continue reading

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Supportive strength and endurance

Following on from my core workout yesterday… it seems like I’ve exercised everything evenly, since my entire midsection– front, sides, and back– is all somewhat sore, including some muscle groups that I’ve never really paid attention to before (like whatever … Continue reading

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Core hardcore

Recovery day today. I’m not sure if I really honored that or not; I wound up hitting the gym pretty hard, and I did work some of the muscles I use for running, so we’ll see if my body responds … Continue reading

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