3 and out

Given my shin splint problem this week, I was unsure of what to do for my Saturday run. I started feeling better after my toe raise exercises and a day of rest. I decided to give 6 miles a go, but I planned the route in such a way that I could easily shorten my… Continue reading 3 and out

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The toe raise

I’ve just discovered a new exercise to combat the shin splints problem.  As far as I know it doesn’t have an official name, so we’ll just refer to it as the “Toe raise” since the names of most exercises just seem to describe the general motion of the exercise.  It would be far more fun… Continue reading The toe raise

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Shin Splints

I was hoping I wouldn’t have to create this category and I hope this is the only post it ever gets.  My left leg has gone from general calf tightness to a definate shin splint.  Now, that’s certainly not the worst injury in the world, but I am worried about it turning into a stress… Continue reading Shin Splints

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Change in Plans

Today was the worst workout I’ve had so far in my training for the marathon.  I was supposed to run two 1600 m intervals and one 800 m interval.  I couldn’t even finish the first 1600 m interval.  My legs were so tired from my 7 miles on Saturday.  I felt beyond exhausted.  I felt on… Continue reading Change in Plans

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07-07-07

I was able to wake up a little earlier this morning than I was last Saturday. I was hot just before bed last night, so I jacked up the A/C before retiring for the evening. As a result, it was pretty cold in the house in the morning, so it took me a while to… Continue reading 07-07-07

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Walk the plank

When I first signed up at the local gym, I got three free sessions with a personal trainer. Phil showed me the plank. When he was demonstrating it, I thought it looked like an awfully easy exercise. After all, I used to do 600 sit-ups a day in high school and that was only 12… Continue reading Walk the plank

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Independence Day

Quality control guru, Phillip Crosby once said,  “If anything is certain, it is that change is certain. The world we are planning for today will not exist in this form tomorrow.” Yesterday, I planned to hit the gym for a tempo run on the treadmill.  I reasoned that it was better to run this morning,… Continue reading Independence Day

Far: A long, long way to run

I was surprised to wake up at 8:30 this morning, my legs ready to do some running. I headed over to the Pinellas Trail for my first “long run” of 6 miles. The route starts at 22nd Ave.  I park in the Tyrone Square mall parking lot, don my headphones, my sunglasses and my trusty… Continue reading Far: A long, long way to run

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