Week 8 and Counting

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Fall weather has finally arrived! Hallelujah!

It was pretty crazy here last week as there were lots of school activities, sports practices and homework to adjust to. In between, I managed to log 23.5 miles for the week:

Monday:  5.5 miles.

Tuesday:  Leg and core work.

Wednesday:  Pilates Barre class.

Thursday:  Hill repeats – 7 miles total.

Friday:   3 miles on an Alter G treadmill – (more on this coming in a separate post!)

Saturday: 8 miles. The plan had been to do 10, but around 6 my ITB really tightened up. I tried to run through it…but those of you who’ve dealt with cranky ITBs know that’s not how it works. I could tell my form was starting to suffer so I cut the run at 8. Lots of rolling, time in my compression shorts and some icing seemed to have helped.

Sunday:  Rest day.

I know that the ITB flare up was a direct result of not following my usual recovery routine this week. I was jamming in workouts and then skipping my usual rolling, icing, and strengthening exercises. So guess what I’ll be focusing on this week :)

Do you have a regular recovery routine? Do you feel the effects if you skip it?

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Friday Five: Running and Fitness Resources

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September’s Ultimate Coffee Date

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It's the first Saturday of the month which means it's time again for the Ultimate Coffee Date!  So grab your favorite morning beverage and let's catch up for a bit! If we were having coffee together, I'd tell you that I just finished a nine mile … [Continue reading]

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Training Week 6: Remembering Why

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Friday Five: Fall Preview

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Week 5 – Hills and a Headache

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Friday Five: Running Unplugged

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I'm joining Courtney, Mar and Cynthia again for the Friday Five, and this week's theme is "5 Things I Love about...." So I want to highlight some benefits of running tech-free - aka running "naked."  During  the past coupe of weeks I have been … [Continue reading]