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How To Architect A Comeback

Let’s talk about techniques to deal with an injury and build back up to full strength. It’s something that requires a plan. The most important thing I can stress is patience. You’ll need a lot of it too. Injury You … Continue reading

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Update

I haven’t been writing, mostly because I haven’t been running. It’s been a long summer and it’s very demotivational to read/write about running when you’re pretty much forbidden from exercise. When I last left you, I had a diagnosis of … Continue reading

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Insertional tendonitis. The injury that ruined my summer. Not just for running, but for pretty much everything else too. It’s been a weird summer. My normal summer running crew ranges from 5 to 15 on any given Tuesday/Saturday. This summer … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

It’s now been nearly 4 weeks since I was able to run regularly. I took the last two weeks completely off after an attempt to return that was accompanied by pain. The adductor is truly a terrible injury to get … Continue reading

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The Importance of Strength Work

I’ve read a lot of articles that say the best exercise you can do for running is running. It’s the concept of specificity. It seems obvious, but I believe it’s more complicated than that. Running more will make you a … Continue reading

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Injuries and Catching the Crazies

I find myself in a period of downtime. It’s been one little injury after another since the marathon. After trying to do speedwork last week and injuring my adductor, I decided it’s time to back off the running and let … Continue reading

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Post-Marathon Remorse

When I went up to Orange County to run the OC 5k I was pretty close to PR shape, if not PR shape. Two weeks later I ran Rock n Roll Portland. The original plan was to then prepare for … Continue reading

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