When Recovery Breeds Optimism

This month has been all about recovery. My summer vacation and the Bronx 10 Miler left me hobbled, and it was time to get back to basics. After the Bronx 10 Miler I took 10 days off, and then eased back in with a couple short runs. I started my build up the week of … Continue reading When Recovery Breeds Optimism

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Training Update – August

After a rough July, August has been good to me. My fitness isn’t back 100 percent yet, but it’s getting there. I’m happy just to be running healthy right now. The focus this month was to rebuild my mileage and my aerobic fitness. That meant a lot of heart-rate based runs at slower-than-average paces for … Continue reading Training Update – August

Reflecting & Rebuilding

August is a new month, and I feel like a new person. After dealing with three different minor injuries in July, thankfully, August is shaping up well. After the calf issue I wrote about in my last post, I got back to running…only to have the tendons on the top of my opposite foot start … Continue reading Reflecting & Rebuilding

Confronting The Running Blues

The Boston Marathon was exactly one month ago today…and I’ve run less in the past month than any other month since I was sidelined due to injury more than 15 months ago—but this time, I’m not injured(ish). If you read my recap, you’ll know that Boston was a disappointing race for me. I know the … Continue reading Confronting The Running Blues

Boston Training: Excitement Meets Self-Doubt

My bags are packed and I’m ready to go. The miles are in, the hard work is done, and the ultimate test is just 72 hours away. I’m really excited, but I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you I was nervous, too. Like, really nervous. Five months ago when I was getting ready for … Continue reading Boston Training: Excitement Meets Self-Doubt

Boston Training: Week 14

As the calendar turned to April—race month—my training switched into a new gear: the taper. This past week was the first of a gradual three-week taper that is designed to maintain my fitness, but leave me on the starting line feeling fresh and ready to tackle 26.2 miles in less time than ever before. But … Continue reading Boston Training: Week 14