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Scared Smart

As I am sitting here tired and happy after my biggest weekend of running in a long time, I am also in full fledge recovery mode.  I had such a great weekend of running, one that reminded me why I am training for another 50 miler, and why I love trail running so much.  It […]

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Recovering From IT Band Injury

I am a semi-superstitious person in that I am hesitant to say things unless I know for certain they are true for fear of jinxing whatever I am talking about.  So, saying I am recovered from my IT Band injury may be something that I never really end up saying.  For now, let’s just say things are […]

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Green Light

Last week I was given the green light to start running again.  Not 2 mile runs or run/walks, but my version of running. I immediately left my ART appointment, laced up my Brooks, and hit the trails for 20 miles. Kidding!! Yes I was given the green light to start running again, but that doesn’t […]

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Six Weeks Later

Saturday I decided to take my leg out and give it a little test run on the trails.  It had been far too long since I had dirt underneath my running shoes, so although I was really nervous for this run, I was really excited for it too. I dusted off my trail running shoes […]

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Patience has never been one of my strongest virtues, in fact, it might be my worst.  Right now it’s definitely being tested. I tried my best to be patient with recovery after AR50.  This race was a whole new level of running and endurance and training, so I have to expect for my body to […]

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American River 50: Recovery Week

I wasn’t sure if I would even post a weekly recap about this week, but I have been getting a lot of questions about how recovery is going, so here we go.  This will definitely be the last post with “American River 50” in the title… I know, it’s about time! Last week included a […]

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The Most Popular Question

I try to answer questions I get from readers as they come in, but I have noticed that throughout this ultra-training cycle I have received one question more than any other question.  I have tried to sit down and write a post on it, but I have kind of have a tough time figuring out […]

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Increasing Mileage

I received a comment/question from a reader a couple weeks ago and thought the topic warranted it’s own blog post since it’s such a popular topic among runners I thought you guys would have some great information as well. When you first began running did you go through aches and pains as your mileage increased?  […]

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I Answered, Part 3

You guys have the best questions!  Did you miss Part 1 and Part 2?  Check them out… here we go on Part 3! As always, these are just my thoughts and opinions based on my experiences and observations.  Everyone is different and things apply differently to each person. Tabitha asked: I ran my third half […]

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My Hot Date

Sadly I am not talking about this one… But instead this one… One of my “problem” areas over the 6+ months has been this spot in my quad.  It’s a knot I get between my quad muscle and IT band and it just gets tight.  It doesn’t really hurt that bad, but I just know […]

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