I'm not following a traditional training plan. I actually have no training plan per se. I would not recommend this to the average person training for a marathon. But with myself, I am willing to not follow the rules as much. I mentioned in my last post that the framework for this marathon buildup is … Continue reading Week in Review-RWS Marathon Training, week 1
I've been neglecting my poor little blog! I completely missed posting the last few weeks of training. Between general life stressors, being in the thick of the "sandwich generation" and some avoidance of adulting, I haven't posted any training at all in the last few weeks. I've been running which is definitely a plus and … Continue reading Week in Review: Procrastination Edition
One year in!! Such a cliche, but wow that went by fast!! It's been a great year for running and fitness all around. I've accomplished many long time goals (becoming a Marathon Maniac) and some that seemed impossible (running 100k at O24 certainly seemed like an impossible goal!) I've fallen short in some ways. For … Continue reading One Year of Blogging!
Ahhh, good old fashioned training logs! I've mentioned before that I've kept a log of all my running and other fitness activities in a note in my phone. I started doing this in mid 2014, a full 4 years after I started running. I'm not sure why it took me that long...perhaps it coincided with … Continue reading Week in Review-My Shoulders Hate me and My Legs Love Me
I did it! I successfully ran without pain or without triggering any sort of nerve activity!! I received the go ahead during my appointment Friday from my PT Amory, to begin running again. We came up with a plan of how to approach running roads, running trails, and a general guide of how to return … Continue reading I’m Back……Where to go from Here??
Hey there! I am trying to figure out a way to do my week in review posts now that I'm not running. With running, it's always pretty easy and straight forward to jot down my mileage, pace, and perceived effort plus any random thoughts. With my current fitness regimen, it's a bit tougher. The workouts … Continue reading Week in Review-Missing Running and Dealing with Changing Expectations
Alternate titles: Dammit, I'm Injured What to Expect From Your Physical Therapy Navigating Race Deferral Policy Do I Still Get to Buy Running Shoes If I'm Not Running? As you probably picked up by my clever titles, I am not running right now. I have mentioned a few times over the last 4 weeks that … Continue reading What To Do When You Can’t Run
Last week was a whirlwind; I had probably the best workout I've had in weeks followed by the threat of an injury. Thankfully I seem to be on the upswing but seriously, injury ptsd is real! I took back to back rest days early in the week because I can- love the off season! Wednesday- … Continue reading Training Log- amazing workouts and phantom injuries…
I love to end my year with a bit of reflection in all area's of life. I strongly believe in looking back at what went well as well as areas to improve upon. With respect to the running portion of my life, overall I would say that 2016 was a great year. It absolutely did … Continue reading 2016 Year in Review
Typically recovery and taper are two separate times in a periodized training plan. They share some characteristics in common such as lower volume and intensity with an emphasis on resting oneself. Taper typically comes before recovery and is intersected by the actual race. In my case, I am doing both at the same time which … Continue reading Recovery/Taper week Training Log