The Other Four Letter Word

Running injuries don't usually come on like a mack truck.  They usually start out small.  Quiet, like a whisper.  You may feel a twinge, a tingle, a dull ache or stiffness.  Sometimes they work themselves out or are resolved with some extra stretching or by implementing a solid warm up and cool down.  A pack …

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What To Do When Shit Hurts

"It's just a flesh wound". As a runner you are going to have things hurt.  It's a repetitive, high impact sport.  So shit might hurt from time to time. I, like many other runners have "run through" aches and pains and even injuries.  But as I get, ahem, older and wiser, I've come to appreciate a …

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Final Full Week of Training

My final, full week of training is done. The Plan I had to do some jiggering with my schedule  this week since I was not going to do a tempo run on Thanksgiving Day.  As everyone knows, that day is reserved for our Annual Turkey Trot.   I pushed that run to Friday morning and then …

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Getting to the Core

So here's a little 4-1-1 about running.  A strong core (midsection) is your secret weapon for distance running.  Or running in general. By incorporating core work such as planks, plank variations, pushups, as well as other body weight exercises such as inchworms, mountain climbers and yes, burpees, you are strengthening your midsection.  And this is …

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