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Week 18: Hill Running, Recovery and Tapering

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Since last Sunday’s Ventura Marathon training run, I feel more relaxed and less anxious about the upcoming races, which is a great thing. However, the training run was so taxing on my body, this whole week was sort of spent on recovery, which is still continuing, in fact. It took almost 2 days for my legs to function normally. Now that the Santa Rosa Marathon is only 2 weeks away, it is time to concentrate on tapering. Read More…

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Month in Review

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Today is March 1, which means it is that time of the month. Month in review. I promised to myself that I would run 1,100 miles this year, and by checking in on the progress every month, I get to share with you readers on where I am, how far I am off and how farther I have to go in order to keep the promise. It is a whole lot easier to accomplish a goal by sharing because public humiliation is a great motivation (or punishment).  Read More…

Easy Thanksgiving Day Run with Strides

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I am thankful for the fact that I’ve recovered from plantar fasciitis and can run without having relapses. I must say though that I can run long miles and do strenuous hikes with sole support. I walked in sandals along the beach in Malibu last Sunday and my left foot was having very slight discomfort in 20 minutes, which showed that, without good sole support, my left foot is not healed enough to take on even a short stroll. Read More…

3 mile recovery run on day of 2014 NYC Marathon

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I had a feeling that I could run. And I wanted to run. It was a recovery run time. At least 2-3 miles, I told myself.

The temperature has dropped due to the rain Friday night, so I decided not to go hiking Saturday morning while giving my left foot more time to rest. So, part of me wanted to make up for the lack of outdoor exercise and also to see where it is at in terms of my left foot’s recovery progress. Like I noted in the previous post, it has been already over a month since the injury occurred, and as a matter of fact, I have seen a gradual recovery progress, including the recent 10 minute runs on the treadmill. But I couldn’t hold it back any longer. It was time to put it to the test. In the street. Even just for 3 miles. Read More…

Recovery Run #2 – 4.66 miles

It was another day for a recovery run.

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And to my surprise, the pain in the bottom of my left foot came back. And I didn’t want to make it worse, so I stopped at 4.66 miles. Read More…

Recovery run – 6.37 miles

It was time to see if my sprained ankle was healed enough to take on challenge.

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I stepped out with a new pair of shoes on – Salomon SpeedCross 3. They are trail running shoes, actually quite popular among trail runners (and well reviewed). I decided on the aspect that they are light and that I can wear them for hiking (and I am considering for backpacking as well at the moment), like a couple of hiking friends do as well as other hikers I ran into on the trail. And not too long ago what this particular hiker with whom I conversed about them said cemented my decision. She felt so comfortable in them that she actually ran a marathon in them. I was sold. Read More…

7 Miles, Challenges and Apple Watch

I didn’t run this morning, so I went for a run as soon as I got home from work.

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I toyed with the idea of running 12 miles up to the minute I began running but chose not to. Instead, I ran 7 miles and decided to run the longer miles probably Thursday morning. I’m saving tomorrow morning for strength training. Read More…