Monthly Archives: November 2016

Blue state Thanksgiving

Another recovery run this morning: 2.75 miles prescribed, in 33:44 on the treadmill. I felt tired but okay; I was able to push for a nice progressive pace, but I was ready to be done when I was done. I … Continue reading

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Stretching medicine

Today is the first day of my period so everything sucks. I’m a low-energy lump… but I did manage to get to the gym early for a 1.75mi recovery run (so short! thank goodness) and my weird stretching regimen. Now … Continue reading

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Tempo runs and hip mobility

I wasn’t looking closely at my plan this morning and it said "1.25 mi". Whaat, that’s barely even a run! That’ll work to ease me back into my plan. Then I looked closely: it’s a tempo run. Maybe that’ll be … Continue reading

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Sickly benchmark #4

I still feel awful, but I didn’t want to miss a benchmark run so I went out yesterday. It was cold and after I came back in my lungs were sore and I coughed a lot and was pretty miserable. … Continue reading

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Dark times

This morning I dragged my sick and sad butt to the gym for the first time in 2 weeks and tried to pick up my plan where I’d left it, with an easy 2 mile recovery run. I finished the … Continue reading

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Newbie backpackers: the saga

Sorry this blog has been so quiet– my training got sidelined by travel, by a calf strain, and by the Cold From Hell (which is finally subsiding). But I never wrote about the backpacking trip! So here goes… The trip … Continue reading

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Quick travelin’ run

I’m on Cape Cod for work travel today and it’s so pretty! But I’m in meetings from 8 until 6 and it’s destroying my will to run. Today I bolted back to the hotel and threw on my running clothes … Continue reading

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