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Training to avoid injury

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I have been doing well other than the shoe fiasco I am good I took the last 2 days off from running and just did the bike to keep my cardio without stressing my foot. I will be resuming running in the morning with a little test run to see how my foot is doing it seems like it should be fine but I don't want to rush back into it and get injured. It is like I told my sister I would rather deal with it now and take time off while it is just irritated rather than get injured all my races are far enough away scaling back the running will not hurt me at all. So wish me luck as I hopefully get back on track with running tomorrow probably just a short 2 miles if all is going well.

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THEQUEENBEE333 3/25/2010 8:32PM

    Good job on still getting the cardio in! Have a great Friday!

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ROXY4470 3/25/2010 2:45PM

    yeah take it slow those injuries can come back so fast! be carful!

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BLAZINGPHOENIX 3/25/2010 12:20AM

    Sounds like a smart plan - heal well!

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The RIGHT running shoes

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

On Sunday I noticed a tweak while doing my 6 miles in my foot. I knew I was not over doing because nothing else was sore, tired, achy but this one little spot on my foot. Yesterday I enjoyed some resting and recreating so I had no workout planned but I am glad I decided I would rather run in 50 degrees instead of 30 because this afternoon I made a trip to my local running store. Turns out the shoes that I bought (when I originally just bought them for working out not so much for running) are completely the wrong shoes for me when it comes to running more than 2miles (well any distance really but at that little of distance I didn't notice). My trip to the running store has saved my bid to run my marathon! Now I am armed with the right shoes and backing off the running just a bit and I will be right back on track!

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EMSMOMME 3/28/2010 9:08PM

    Glad you found out this early that your shoes weren't the right ones!! I had no idea that I needed to have my pronation checked and buy special shoes for running until a runner friend explained it all to me! It made a world of difference! When I started doing the couch to 5K training I was complaining to my friends every day and early in the walk/jog about how badly my shins were hurting (as a kid/teen I had horrible shin splints while running with my dad also). So I kinda of thought it was normal and just from the new-ness of running THEN I went to a running store and bought my running shoes -- WOW! HUGE difference! No more shin pains, now just normal running exhaustion and normal muscle aches!! LOL So congrats on your new shoes! emoticon

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2WHEELER 3/24/2010 9:24AM

    Shoes definitely make a difference. I just bought new shoes after having some difficulty with my ankle. It has improved the situation, but they've discontinued the model, so I'll be starting from scratch to find a new shoe in a few months. Good luck and happy training!

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SWISSERS 3/23/2010 11:22PM

    Good thinking. That's one of the first things I did when I knew I was going to train for a race. The right shoe really makes a big difference.

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AUSRA67 3/23/2010 8:11PM

  I noticed the same thing in my shoes today, when I was out walking. I guess,I will have to bite the bullet and go get new shoes too. What kind did you get? Do yuike them?

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THEQUEENBEE333 3/23/2010 3:48PM

    Cool. I need new shoes too! Where would you recommend someone in C/R shop for running shoes?

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6 miles I did it!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

6.12 miles to be exact and I am so making sure that everyone knows that lol! I started out and it was windy and a bit on the chilly side and I actually realized about halfway through that I had maybe underdressed but who knows anymore clothes I may have been roasting. It was gorgeous out in spite of the cold and I made sure to keep thinking that so I would enjoy my run. I took a tour of the really flood damaged parts of my neighborhood and that reminded me how fortunate I am to be able to leave my house and run my neighborhood. It seemed to take forever to get to the turnaround but I stuck with my Galloway training jog walk and when my legs seemed to have given up I did just what he said more walk breaks shorter jog segments. I thought about cutting it short but decided that if I had to I would finish it walking, no need to Galloway got me through. I do have only one pain from it my foot has a nice little ache that doesn't want to go away I know why (whether it was due to weather or nerves about doing 6 miles) I ran with my foot stiff and toes pointed up so I need to correct this. After my run I did about 10 minutes of yoga stretches oh my calves loved down dog today. Overall a successful venture and hopefully the beginning of my morning workout habit. With the Galloway training plan I know I can go any distance. Highly recommend him. Did 14 minute miles actually a full minute faster per mile than my 5 miler the other day so tell me Galloway doesn't know what he is doing.

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THEQUEENBEE333 3/23/2010 11:36AM

    WOO HOO. YOU ROCK. Sorry I have been MIA for so long. I am back w/it and looks like you still are hitting it strong my friend! GO YOU! Have a great WEEK!

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SWISSERS 3/22/2010 8:51PM

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How awesome for you! I was happy today when I jogged my first time outside for the year and made it 2.4 miles. I'm looking at doing my first 5K, hopefully in April. I did have to walk a little too, but it was sure invigorating to get it done!
Great for you on setting this goal and seeing it develop!

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    Good job girl! I'm proud of you!!

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HEZLIZZIE 3/22/2010 10:09AM

    You are fabulous; way to go!! I love the Galloway training programs, and I always like reading his page in Runner's World. Another reference I would recommend to you, from one newbie runner to another, is the Chi Running book. Danny Dreyer talks a lot about posture and how it can make running seem to take less effort and to put less stress on the body.

One thing that's helped me a lot from his book is the concept of 'peeling your heels' up and behind you to encourage more of a midfoot strike, as opposed to a heel strike which causes injuries for some runners. Thinking about 'peeling your heels' might correct having your toes pointed up and causing you pain.

You are an inspiration to me - keep up the awesome work! :D


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SPMOM2 3/22/2010 1:24AM

    Way to go, i am proud of you

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ISEEANEWME1 3/21/2010 7:55PM

    emoticon Good Job! Keep on keeping on!!! emoticon

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KOSHIE1 3/21/2010 7:55PM

    Hurray! Quite the accomplishment! I recall this old Nike commercial on TV that mentioned that the runner went the "extra" mile and did 6 that day and deserved to think well of herself... You do too!

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HEATHERAY39 3/21/2010 7:49PM

    I love walking, but I am having trouble with blisters. I will google this galloway guy and see what that is all about. That is awesome that you can walk that far. I am surprised that usually it is the first mile that I have the most problems. After that my body seems warmed up and I can walk a long ways.

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MYRACCOON 3/21/2010 7:46PM

  Good job!

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Zen and the Art of the Morning run

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Me a night shifter I hate to run in the morning, well anything in the morning especially after work (okay there is one thing I don't mind doing in the morning or anytime for that matter he he!). Today will mark my first morning run after a 12 hour night shift I am so dreading it I have been reading Zen and the Art of running and I am attempting to use these techniques but I can not even put a label on the kind of tired I am afterwork I am fine until 0555hrs and then bam I am shut down I have to retrain myself because maybe a 6 mile run in some heat I will be fine but 20 miles! Well I will keep you posted on how it goes


5 miles and Insanity an XT

Friday, March 19, 2010

I have decided to focus on running and use insanity as cross training I realized the past couple days that I could not keep up with my schedule and since the big overall picture is the marathon I will keep using insanity but only on cross train days and running is the focus. I will reiterate (if I spelled that right) I love Galloway without following his training I would be sore and unable to complete my runs he is a genius. My sister is doing a training group and the coaches are upset at her for being slow I told her time for a new coach read Galloway I told her!

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SWISSERS 3/19/2010 8:47PM

    You go girl!!

You can do it!

How dare those coaches complain about how slow your sister is. I thought the main goal was to get up and exercise.

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CATREBEL 3/19/2010 5:57PM

    I saw the video for Insanity! I am way too old for that but I sure would have done it when I was younger! Good luck with your marathon training!

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