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Recovery going well, but getting anxious to go fast again!

November 13, 2009 Leave a comment

During my NYC marathon build up I read a lot of books, articles, web pages, magazines.  Really anything I could get my hands on relating to running marathons and training.  I discovered a number of things I wanted to incorporate into my training regimen.  Many things were discovered to late into my training to introduce during the last marathon cycle, but now it is a new day!  Some of the things that I want to use are barefoot/minimal shoe drills to build foot and lower leg strength, new core drills, running specific strength/weight lifting program, and a more consistent and focused stretching routine.

I started doing a new strength program at the gym on Wednesday and BOY DID I FEEL IT on Thursday.  I felt like I played a football game with no pads!!  I didn’t really do that much, but it was so different than what I’ve done in the past, I guess my muscles weren’t ready.

I did some lunges and squats-with NO weights, just me.  I haven’t been to the gym in a few weeks though, since I cut it out on my taper.  But my legs were feeling it in Thursday.

Ran 42 minutes Friday morning in  cool, windy weather.  Felt good.  Although left shin is feeling a little sore.  I will be monitoring that.  Had an awful dream that my achilles tendon was stretched and stayed stretched like it had lost it’s elastic.  So it was just bunched up in my ankle, all black and blue in a lump.  Gross.  I was very happy to wake up and find it healthy and normal and ready to run…(whew).  Crazy

Plan on going 8ish on Sunday.  Looking forward to it.

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10/5/09 4 miles EASY + NYC Marathon Tip

October 5, 2009 Leave a comment

Took Yesterday off, and went 4 easy today. Felt some soreness and stiffness due to Sat. Race. But overall recovering well.

My #1 Advice/Tip to anyone running NY. DON’T GO OUT TOO FAST. It is VERY exciting at the start, going over the bridge and then DOWN the bridge, and THEN entering the Brooklyn fans. Just remember for every minute you are out too fast, it will cost you 4 minutes at the end.

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