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My New York City Marathon training regime has not featured a lot of running. Sadly, I seem to swap one injury for another while attempting to keep my skin in the game. When a friend recently asked me how I was recovering from one ailment, I couldn’t bear the thought of complaining about another. When...
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I’m not a quitter. To a fault. In fact, there have been many times in my life when I should have walked away or changed directions, but I kept moving forward at 150 mph anyway. I guess that’s the stubborn gene I inherited. That stubborn gene serves me well when I play tennis; I can...
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I’m in the final rounds of editing my marathon book, and my editor, Iris Sutcliffe, suggested I add a chapter about the biggest lessons learned as a grizzled vet. I’m not sure I like being referred to as “grizzled,” but I can certainly share the most valuable lessons I’ve learned over the course of running...
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Having experienced a number of injuries in recent years – ITBS, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures – I have explored a variety of therapeutic options to heal my wounded body parts, including PT, orthotics and new shoes. My goal in buying new shoes has typically been finding a pair that is more supportive and more protective....
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When I first reached out to find volunteers for my first-time marathoners book, Knocking Down Walls, Anne Lacasse inspired me. She started running at the age of 50 as a means of controlling her asthma. From her first steps to the goal of a marathon, Anne was amazingly determined…. …Despite a string of injuries that tried to...
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Teri Masters is a 37-year old mom of 3 living in Truro NS Canada. Her marathon experience taught her that she could push herself further than she ever thought, making “friends” with those aches and pains that accompany 26 miles. She fought torrential rains and winds to finish the Prince Edward Island Marathon in October....
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Running and Injuries Whenever you start piling on the miles, you put yourself at risk for getting injured. It’s the nature of the beast. And though some of us are more prone to injuries than others, we tend to get stricken by similar problems. What are the most common running injuries? Depending on who you...
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As we age gracefully, we are more prone to injuries of all sorts, especially if we participate in a variety of sports and/or a number of races. This puts the impetus on us, as athletes, to engage in proper technique as a means of thwarting potential injuries. I learned the hard way in my triathlon...
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A while back, I mentioned I had signed up for the Boise 70.3 half ironman. Well, it’s now 3 short weeks away, and I’m not feeling particularly confident about the event. The four F’s are confronting me. Fractures (and other injuries). According to Bruce Wilk of Jungle Blog, triathlons are a triple threat for injuries....
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