Helping out

Monday, December 12, 2011 I had the opportunity over the weekend to be part of the sports medicine staff for the Foot Traffic Holiday Half Marathon and 5k. I was there along with several massage therapists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers. It was a great experience to go volunteer time for the racers braving a cold Portland morning. I got to meet great therapists and was able to work...
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A change of pace

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Now that the marathon is over and done it is time for the blog to change as well. As of now I have no plans to jump into any races soon. At least not anything over a 10k. The pain inflicted upon me during the marathon is still too fresh in my mind. For the past few weeks I have been really happy to get back to the kettle bell workouts. I have to say that I missed them...
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Race Day

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Sunday October 9th, 2011 is a day I will always remember. 2 of the 24 hours in that day were, physically, and in some ways emotionally, the worst thing I have ever been through in my life. There are plenty of running and marathon topics I didn’t get to in the blog. Things like tapering, pre-race preparations, hydration, calorie intake during the race. Maybe I’ll get...
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Ups and Downs

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 One of the frustrating realities of training are the ups and downs that go along with any training cycle. I’m sure they are present in all sports, but I feel like they are more glaring for runners. The reason being that there is a huge difference between running at 90% versus 100%. At 90% you feel like crap. At 100% like a world beater. In the last two weeks I got...
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A matter of perspective

Saturday, August 13, 2011 As October 9th keeps creeping closer and closer my marathon training keeps getting more intense. Last week I did about 35 miles, two cross training days and a 14 mile long run on Sunday. For me, that’s a pretty good week. I want to get up around 50 miles a week with 1 or 2 cross training days and one day off a week. I think that is a good schedule for me to get fit...
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