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Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • 5/20 - beat the bridge 8k
  • 5/26 - magnuson series memorial day 5k
  • 6/16 - magnuson series seattle solstice 5k 
  • SUMMER - CNW all comers T&F series 
  • 7/4 - magnuson series summer spirit run 5k
  • 8/18 - magnuson series summer fitness day 10k
  • 9/30 - bellingham bay half marathon 
  • 10/13 - escalante canyons marathon
  • 11/25 - seattle half marathon 

Long-Term Running Goals:

qualify for the 2020 olympic marathon trials in ATL (sub-2:45

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it's that time of year again. time to celebrate the [2nd annual] Third Week of March Crash and Burn. it is quite simple: run all winter long and build up a nice mileage base. when the weather gets warmer and the races get closer, stop running. 

i have been experiencing an odd tightness in my right leg for the past two weeks, which evolved into localized pain on my shin/lower knee. i could still run on it, but i was becoming more and more nervous as it became more and more painful with each run. on tuesday i ran barefoot, which actually made it feel much better due to the lighter footfalls and cushioning of the grass. unfortunately it's not feasible (nor safe) to run barefoot in sugarhouse park at 4am (just ask the shopping cart man). so that was not the solution. wednesday i ran one mile and then limped home, finally giving in to the fact that i was going to have to take a few days off and fix this now before it gets any worse.

this injury follows the same pattern of all my previous injuries. more work-->more stress-->more running to protest (balance) the work and stress-->less sleeping-->less eating-->snap. injured. so i know exactly what led to this, but for the most part these things are out of my control. i do the very best that i can to eat and sleep, but it certainly isn't always ideal.

i guess it isn't too bad, because really the only thing i had going in my training this winter was consistency. no workouts. no racing. now no running. the good news is that the last two days of rest seemed to have really helped, and my shin is already feeling much better (although i haven't tried running yet so i could be wrong). i assume with a couple more days of cross training, everything will be fine. it's always better to take a little time off now than a lot of time off later -- racing season is ahead and i want to participate! wah. wah. wah. 

so about today: 45 minute spin session on the bike. 10 minutes warm up, then 1,2,3,4,5,4,3,2,1 minute hill simulators with varying amounts of rest between each set. james kept me company through the second half of the workout, which helped a ton. he was very kind to put up with my unreasonable amount of sweating, awful face contortions and inability to speak without gasp-wheezing. i don't love cross training.  

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 1.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
From ChrisM on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 15:28:54 from

oh no!

Sorry to hear you are also injured. I agree cross training can be a drag, after I spent two months last year doing it! I just made everyday workout day with repeats for x minutes with y minutes recovery etc, which was more interesting thatn 1 hour on the bike.

Hope the rest helps the injury get better soon

From Seth on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 15:44:23 from

I hope the cross training helps. It can be a drag, but is worth it if it gets you running again. Plus it helps you keep some fitness which is always nice.

From Burt on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 16:04:57 from

Sorry allie. But I'll help you to find balance. You just need to get married and have kids.

From Lily on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 16:11:12 from

Ahhh Shooty! well, if it helps you feel better my buns are still hurting. I should take time again.

Last year my shin and calf on my right leg hurt at the start of the race season. I started doing some specific exercises after running and it helped. It went away a few weeks later. However, I know it's not a cure all. Rest and ice are your biggest allies (not to be confused with Allie's)

From Smooth on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 16:15:02 from

Oh Allie, I am so sorry about the injury!!! You are so fit, the xtraining and rest will speed up the healing and you will be back to your former happy running self in no time! Take care!

From JD on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 16:30:00 from

Smart. Looking forward to seeing how your great toughness and consistency over the Winter will manifest in your races this year. The face contortions are your secret weapon.

ps. don't listen to Burt. Marriage is against the law until one reaches 30 years old.

From Fritz on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 22:51:51 from

I am sorry to hear that you have joined the injury club. I hope it's short lived. At this point I think I am more versed in cross training than running so let me know if you need any tips. :) Get well!

From Dan on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 23:08:31 from

Ah Allie- as said I do hope it is short lived. We will pray for you and your cross training! RICE .... it's not just for dinner...

From Merri on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 00:11:19 from

Sorry Allie! That does stink. Come over to my house tomorrow and I'll make you some chicken noodle soup, and you and James can teach Wes and me how to "monster walk". Get better fast!

From TexasLindsey on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 14:53:07 from

Ugh!!! That sucks! I'm sorry! I've noticed the sleep/injury connection too. Maybe this forced break will actually make you faster... when you get back to it, it'll be like you had a nice taper.

From seeaprilrun on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 15:51:04 from

Ah no not you too! I hope it is nothing, and you get better quickly. I agree, crosstraining stinks. Oh how it stinks. Interesting take on how it happened. Glad you had some company!

From Nancy on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 17:03:35 from

I'm sorry about your injury. Cross-training is good also. I've had to do it many times over the years when I get injured.

From Carina on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 17:22:36 from

Ugh! Injuries are the worst! I'm glad that you are being smart, give it a little time and I'll bet you'll be surprised at how fast you heal up!

From JulieC on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 18:09:59 from

it is the stress, YOGA moment and you will be back!! and a couple of 8 hour/night konks will do you wonders!! : D.

From JulieC on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 18:10:56 from

I am having the same trouble heightened by daylight savings...I have yet to sleep over 4 hours in a row for several weeks now...and I feel sluggish on all my runs, worn down....

From Oreo on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 18:34:51 from

Allie.. really it's all that sunnyside up.. You really need to try over easy sometime. It really makes a difference. ... Get well!

From runningafterbabies on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 19:11:19 from

How annoying. I'm sure a couple days off won't affect you physically - just mentally. Hang in there and get better soon! I'm planning on making my comeback so maybe by July I will be able to keep up with you :)

From RAD on Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 00:29:43 from

Sounds like you need me to make you some eggplant (YUM) during your recovery so you can eat well and then SLEEP! Glad things are feeling better and you are getting some x-training in.

From PRE on Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 06:21:48 from


Hope you continue to improve and get back to running very soon.

From glidergirl on Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 09:10:21 from

Good job keeping it wise and taking a few days off. You defintelly won't lose anything even if you need a few more days off. And nice work with the x-training!

From Stacie on Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 23:52:42 from

thinking of you...get better soon.

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