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Archive for November 1st, 2008

Runners Poll – What is your winter running strategy?

Posted by bunchgrasser on November 1, 2008

I’m curious about how other runners keep up their training in the winter months. Mentally, it is harder for me to stay consistent when it is dark, cold and wet outside. I’m trying out the new polling feature on WordPress to (hopefully) solicit feedback from other runners.

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Post marathon update – 3 weeks later

Posted by bunchgrasser on November 1, 2008

Friday evening I rushed home from work, threw on my running gear and headed out the door for my first run since the marathon. Since we are losing Daylight Savings time this weekend, I knew it would be my last chance for a run in the daylight after work. Time to mentally prepare for several months of rain, cold and dark…ugh!

After the marathon, I committed to giving myself 2 full weeks of recovery time to help my sore knee heal up. It actually took 3 weeks. However, yesterday for the first time I noticed that my knee wasn’t feeling stiff and sore like usual. My blisters have healed. I still have 4 black toenails but they aren’t painful any longer.

I never imagined that I would say this, but not being able to run has been very tough on me. It’s a weird thing to say, but for whatever reason – running seems to get into your psyche and it becomes a part of you. When you deny yourself the product of your addiction it feels just like any other withdrawal symptom.

My run on Friday evening only ended up being 3 miles because I ran out of light. I was ok with that because my legs felt creaky and my cardio level has suffered these last 3 weeks. Still, it felt so good to be back on the pavement again.

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