Tag Archives: running injury

How I Ran a 24 Second PR

I covered some of this in my last post, but breaking a 5k PR after so many years and by such a significant amount seemed to merit its own post of reflections on just how exactly I achieved that goal. … Continue reading

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2019 – 3rd Quarter Fitness Summary

I’m slightly overdue in writing up this summary but I wanted to make sure to highlight the Glow in the Grove race in the last post.  I’m curious to see how many miles I was able to log this quarter … Continue reading

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Pain Free Training

Last week was the first week since my hamstring injury and rehab that I felt as if I actually trained and it was truly pain free.  Not that my hamstring had been really causing much pain, but I would still … Continue reading

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Testing Limits

I’m finding that while dealing with an injury is tough, figuring out if you’re truly healed and how to train post-injury poses its own set of challenges.  My physical therapist had advised that it would be normal to feel some … Continue reading

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A Few Running Firsts

This past week I was reminded of the children’s book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie“.  If you’re not familiar with the book, it’s a cause and effect story that begins with a mouse receiving a cookie which makes … Continue reading

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Double Digit Week

The week of April 21st I ran more than 10 total miles.  From that point my mileage declined until I ran the Turkey Hill Country Classic 10k and was forced to take two weeks off from running due a mild … Continue reading

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Weekly Randomness

Time for another blog of total randomness encompassing my week: Ma and Pa Heritage Village/Railroad Visit – Last Sunday my dad and I spent the afternoon visiting the Ma and Pa Heritage Village and Railroad.  He originally wanted to ride … Continue reading

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2019 – 2nd Quarter Fitness Summary

As June progressed I began looking forward to writing this post to see how track season and my hamstring injury and rehab would affect my stats compared to the first quarter of 2019. April was the busiest month of track … Continue reading

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Run, Walk, Repeat

On Thursday I finished week 2 of the walk/run program prescribed to me by my sports medicine doctor to help rehab my hamstring injury.  I am at the point where more of the 30 minutes is spent running than walking … Continue reading

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From Negative to Positive

I was all set to write a blog entitled “The Mental Effects of Not Running” to describe the neurotic mindset I had at the beginning of the week.  The athletic trainer called Tuesday morning to follow up on my progress … Continue reading

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