Monthly Archives: November 2016

Shameless bribery (with cookies)

Well, if my total-body soreness is any indication, that complex yesterday was effective! Jeez. I even went to bed an hour early to try to get some extra recovery in, but everything still hurts. It’s not a really bad sore– … Continue reading

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Complex complexes

Okay, my race is done, so now I can get back to the weight room. Yay! I’m exploring ways to mix some cardio in with my lifting, and came across the concept of "barbell complexes"– basically giant supersets done without … Continue reading

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Yog-ahhhh

I’d tentatively planned something HIIT-ish for today, but instead I wound up putting a nice YouTube yoga practice on. This one is simple and slow, but it left me with wonderful, stretched-out legs and even the down dogs felt especially … Continue reading

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Overall blah

I’m always surprised by how sore I am after races. I mean, I go out and run 3 miles fairly regularly, why would a 5k race leave me with sore, worn-out legs? I guess running it faster is the culprit. … Continue reading

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2016 Thanksgiving 5k Race Report

Yay, it’s finally done! My parents are here visiting, so we all got up early and drove out to where the 5k was and they cheered me on while I ran. Best race crew :) So I wasn’t quite as … Continue reading

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Itty bitty workout

On Sunday, I checked my workout schedule for the coming week: one workout of 6x200m intervals and one 2 mile recovery run before the race on Thursday, so I planned for that. But today when I got to the gym … Continue reading

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Less than ideal conditions

Of all the weather this weekend, only Saturday morning was forecast to be at all suitable to getting a run in; after that, a cold front is moving in, dropping the temperature by 30 degrees and bringing rain and very … Continue reading

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