winter running

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My Assistant Coach

I am really struggling with winter running this year. However, truthfully, this happens every year, but the last few years were a little different. Last winter, all I wanted to do was to be able to run pain-free, the year before that it wasn't a very cold winter, and three winters ago I was just a few months postpartum, so I wasn't doing much running and even baby steps were huge accomplishments with a newborn! It has been so hard…

Winter Running is Tough

Good news: I hit 45 miles for the week. Bad news: My legs still don't feel great after taking a few days off. I don't know what's going on with my legs. My hamstrings constantly feel sore, and they aren't a smooth rubber band when running. It has been extremely icy, which my hip does not like. (The same hip that caused me 10 months of injury last summer/fall/winter.) My hip hasn't hurt me while running--only after running, and not…

Training Log 12.5.16 – 12.11.16

I can actually write a post recapping my training this past week! Since my hip has been feeling good since the steroid injection I got a month ago, I have been able to log some actual miles. Other than Sunday, I had no pain all week, which makes me very happy. Sunday I did a longer run of 9 miles. It felt fine during the run, but it was sore and tight that afternoon. I knew the effects of the…