Chocolate: It's Why We Run

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Friday, June 23, 2006


Okay, so we've had some setbacks. My sister is injured, Lanette has some medical issues, I think my husband's partner who I convinced to run is dropping out due to injury, and I've been sick and haven't run in almost 3 weeks.

But we won't give up!!! Dana, as Lauren said, REST!!!!, too! Melvin said running with anemia can give you a stroke!!!! So wait until you're healthy...seriously.

And I went bathing suit shopping this week....that was all the motivation I needed to get back on the road.

So hang in there ladies...get back..and then get back at it!!!


Blogger L said...

Dana (and anyone else interested)- I thought I'd just post the links to two training programs I think are good here. I have some others too from when I was in a running club in MN, but these two are quite nice. The first is Runner's World 16 week plan for a beginner. With your injury, I'd really suggest using this one now. I know you're more advanced than the typical person starting it from what Cari has told me, but the mileage is low overall, follows the 10% rule, and follows the 3-1 rule. With the lower mileage you can do things at your own (faster) pace and still not get injured. It only has 1 20 miler which is what even all that a lot of intermediate marathoners , and you don't do any long runs until week 7- then you do 10 miles only. So that gives you 7 weeks from now to get that quad rested. I'm not sure exactly how many weeks you have until the marathon so you can adjust the plan accordingly. Here's the url:,5033,s6-51-56-0-633,00.html

The other plan you might look at is Hal Higdon's. Here's that url:
It's the novice plan and again only has 1 20 miler but it's a little bit more mileage during the week than really needed.

THere's a new one out that was in Runner's World that is only 3 days of running a week. I haven't personally talked to anyone who has used it, but the article said that it yielded good results- far fewer people with injuries. Here's that url:,5033,s6-51-56-0-8257,00.html

You might go check out the runner's world website and look under training, then marathoning. THey have some nice articles. Also, look too under Mind and Body and they have things about stretching and injuries- might find something good there for your quad!

Take care-

7:57 AM  
Blogger L said...

Another post from me after that long one for Dana. Cari- I can't even begin to imagine swim suit shopping right now! For the tri I just pointedly did not look at myself in my suit.

I have three new goals though.
(1) little siu mai's baptism is July 23rd and there will be a LOT of pictures taken
(2) I am registered for two big tris- one on Aug 26 and one on Sept 16
(3) I am picking up my BRAND NEW BIKE!! today!!! It's a women-specific Trek road bike- I love it!
Incidentally, itt's PINK! I would not have picked pink but each model only comes in one color and I want this model. I did think the guy at the store was funny though- he said that you'll really make men mad in tris if you pass them on a pink bike. Not my goal- but funny!

8:10 AM  
Blogger Jaye said...

I didn't know that running with anemia could give you a stroke! I've been anemic since childhood, and I've run in three marathons, a couple of shorter races and a 1/2 marathon. Knowing what I know now, I'll keep taking my iron....

10:34 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I don't have medical issues, haven't been sick, no children....I've just been lazy this month.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Jaye said...

Well you know what THAT means - get off of your booty and get moving! I may not be able to do much, but I CAN coach! Hahahahaha!

7:40 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

See, that's the issue. My partner and Cookie are probably running neck and neck as the nicest peoplein the whole world. Unfortunately my personality needs someone a little more nasty to offset my laziness.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Jaye said...

THAT can be arranged - remember, I work for the State, and have GREAT examples to use! Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!

8:09 AM  

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