Tag Archives: speedwork

Treadmill ‘sprints’ produce a PR — and a muscle pull

Did an impromptu attempt at a 200-meter PR cost me a shot at the 5K I’ve been training for the past eight weeks? At the time, cranking the treadmill all the way up to its maximum of 12 mph for … Continue reading

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5k race training week 5: Getting off the pavement

It’s amazing what a few days off the pavement can do for sore shins. Last week both my sister and I thought we felt a case of shin splints coming on, likely due to a big increase  in speedwork. We … Continue reading

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Hill sprints!

So I made the mistake of giving Traci some back issues of Runner’s World, and when I show up at the hills course on Friday she wants to do sprints. And you know what? I loved it. We started out … Continue reading

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Running ‘sacrifice’ brings rewards

The bad news: I feel like I’ve got increasingly less control over my running and racing schedule as I try to mesh my needs with those of my family. The good news: At 48, I’m faster than ever before — … Continue reading

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