Archive for the 'Running' Category

Final Training Week Before Iron Horse

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Twenty miles this week, with the longest being 8 miles. Yes, I know this is rushed. Yes, I know I’m violating the 10% rule (don’t run longer, reps, or time more than 10% than what you did last time). Yes, I know this is bad especially considering an injury. Yes, I know 8 miles is […]

Well, Shit

Friday, August 16th, 2019

The Orca Half is sold out. It was going to be my fourth half of the year and third with Orca Running. The only other half they have this year is Poulsboro Half, and that’s the weekend we’re in College Station, Texas for A&M vs. Alabama. I love running, but not at the expense of […]

Gently Back to Running

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

I’ve started running again, gently coming back for two reasons – the butt muscle issues, keto, and social commitments (ie, happy hours and parties left and right). The last two weeks were pretty much the same. Two nights of running per week, just shy of 8 miles the first week, then almost 11.5 the second. […]

I Pulled an Ass Muscle

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

About ten days ago, I was on the incline squat machine when I felt a sharp, sharp pain deep in my left butt. I had to immediately stop and basically limped out. My left butt and hip hurt with each step. The next day, on what was supposed to be my last physical therapy day […]

New Stride

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Finally, my physical therapist, who is also a runner, took a look at my stride on a treadmill. She said it looked fine in terms of pronation. This was nice confirmation of what multiple running shoes sales people have said. Overall, my stride length is ok, but she suggested kicking my legs back more. I […]

Second Keto Run

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

A little bit better tonight. 4 and a half miles, and pace was down to 10:00. Still feeling it in my legs, though. Spent three days this week at the gym. I usually do a mile or two on the treadmill at a 9:00 pace, then cycle through leg machines and upper body. No issues […]

First Keto Run

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

I knew this was my first keto run, I know I’m not performance fat-adapted, I knew how I felt (good, but not great), but somehow I couldn’t make the connection in my head of what this all meant. I set out to do eight miles on a Sunday night like I usually do. It was […]

I am in Full Ketosis

Monday, June 17th, 2019

After San Juan, I did 5-6 miles on the Sunday evenings just to keep things up. In Chicago there was much food and alcohol. I don’t know how much we spent at The Aviary, and I don’t want to know. I did manage to get in four miles around Millennium Park. I slipped back into […]

San Juan Island Half Marathon

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

What do you call the person who graduates last from med school? Finished with a time of 2:14. Again, goals of 1) Don’t die 2) Finish 3) Don’t walk were achieved. This was a miserable, miserable, beautiful run. 10/10 will never, ever, ever do again. I had heard this was a hilly run. We went […]

The Story So Far

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

These are the part of my story that are relevant. I’ve tried to limit the emotional drama. I was a pretty casual runner from about 2003 to 2013. I did maybe 12 miles a week, a couple of 5ks, and a 10k. I flirted with the idea of one day running at least a half […]