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Couch to 5K Weeks 3 & 4 and Garmin fenix 5

Couch to 5K Weeks 3 & 4 and Garmin fenix 5

I took a few weeks off from running. When I started again, I restarted at the beginning of week 3 in the Couch to 5K program. I had been running Monday and Wednesday evenings when I got home from work and Saturday mornings when I […]

Couch to 5K Week 1

Couch to 5K Week 1

Since my running has been all over the place for about a year now, I felt like I needed to build back up to a good base. When I first started running, I used Couch to 5K. It slowly builds a runner up to a […]

Wine Down Relay

Wine Down Relay

It sounded like a good idea at the time I registered. 4.5 miles a month after my half marathon should be no problem. Before the shin splints struck during my half marathon training, I agreed to run a relay race with three of my friends. […]

2 Weeks After Cowtown

2 Weeks After Cowtown

First of all, I was so stiff and sore the day after Cowtown. I could barely walk. So, I thought it was best to take an extra rest day and skip my normal Tuesday morning Body Pump class. I’m starting to feel like a broken […]

Cowtown 2018: The End of Training and the Races

Cowtown 2018: The End of Training and the Races

I was still having some shin pain, so I decided to take the last two weeks before Cowtown completely off from running. I figured at that point, I could only hurt my race chances and do nothing to improve them. I kept up with my […]

Cowtown Training Week 15

Cowtown Training Week 15

I’m still having some shin pain. I again skipped my shorter, weekday runs, but I stuck with my 2 Body Pump classes and my “long” run on Saturday. I decided to try running in compression socks, because they feel so good after my run. I’m […]

Cowtown Training Week 14: Back at it (Maybe)

Cowtown Training Week 14: Back at it (Maybe)

I’m still having some shin pain, but it’s getting better. I managed to drag myself to the gym twice this week for bike sessions. I’m still going light on the leg weights at Body Pump. We started the new release this week, and the lunge […]

Cowtown Training Week 13

Cowtown Training Week 13

I’m still suffering from shin splints. I’m trying not to think about how far I’m getting behind on my training. At this point, I just hope to be healed enough to cross the finish line. We had another arctic front come in Monday evening, so […]

Cowtown Training (or Not Training) Week 12

Cowtown Training (or Not Training) Week 12

I didn’t run at all this week. By mid-week, my shin was still hurting, so I got an appointment at an orthopedic clinic to find out what was going on. The diagnosis is shin splints, so I was prescribed no running and an anti-inflammatory. Feeling […]

Cowtown Training Week 11: Happy Freezing New Year!

Cowtown Training Week 11: Happy Freezing New Year!

2018 started off cold! The temperature started dropping Saturday, fell below freezing on Sunday, and didn’t warm back up above freezing until Wednesday. We had a little ice Sunday and Monday morning, but nothing too serious. By Monday afternoon, Aggie and I were going stir-crazy, […]