Ankle pain

I was doing my run on my treadmill yesterday. I was scheduled for 14 miles. I started getting occasional shooting pains in my left ankle around mile 7 or 8. They would only last for a step or three, then go away for a bit. It felt almost like my ankle might give out and […]

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Changing marathon training schedules

I might be insane. I am about 5 weeks from the Buffalo marathon, and I am changing training schedules. I have been using the Hal Higdon intermediate II schedule, but running using priciples from Phil Maffetone. I haven’t gotten much faster. I have seemed to have plateaud. I am training in martial arts class 5 […]

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Athletes foot

I have athletes foot again. It comes and goes. I always run in moisture wicking socks, but it doesn’t make a difference. In fact I was getting athletes foot before I even started running. Oh well.I just spray on some “tough actin” Tinactin. I prefer the liquid kind. I bought a spray can can of […]

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Swimming lessons

I talked to my co-worker who teaches the Total Immersion system of swimming at a local YMCA. He was telling me about the classes, and what they involved. The classes are Tuesday and Thursday nights, and go for 8 weeks. They cost $60. Thats a pretty reasonable price. I will have figure out about karate […]

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Early morning workout

We are checking out of the hotel later this morning. I wanted to get my 10 mile run in early, and maybe play in the pool a little later this morning. I woke up at five-something, and finally get out of bed about 6am. My neck and back were stiff and sore. I am looking […]

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