Tag Archives: recovery

IT band rehab workout

In my quest for getting my IT band back to normal… I’ve come up with the following workout to help strengthen my legs and hopefully get me back running soon. For more informatin on IT band friction Syndrome (ITBFS) go … Continue reading

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Avoiding Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

So… after my first two marathons I ran… I was in pain.  My legs were dying… sore calves, hamstrings, quads.  I thought it’s just what happens.  I thought, you’ve pushed your body to the limits and now you’re paying for … Continue reading

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Wk18 – 16M Newton Mearns hilly

Saturday morning before we fly out to Portugal, and I wanted to get a long run with hills in.  Since the marathon the most I’ve run was 11 miles and it was nice and comfortable… I really felt like I … Continue reading

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18th pint of blood given…

Thursday night is late opening at the Glasgow Blood Donor centre in the city centre. It’s open late (til 7pm) on Wednesdays too. Tonight I went along to give my 18th pint of blood. I gave blood last in December … Continue reading

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Forearm strain

I may as well post about my latest injury.  An injury which thankfully isn’t stopping me from running, but one which is annoyingly painful.  What is a muscle strain? A strain is caused by twisting or pulling a muscle or … Continue reading

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Wk15 – 10k speed session, plus 1.4M cool down

Thursday morning and I managed to get out of my bed for about 6:20am. I was out the door for 6:40am and the weather wasn’t as pleasant as the night before.  A little cloudy, but not too chilly.  Loving this … Continue reading

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Wk15 – This Road Runner is BACK!

I decided last night with the lovely weather and me being back to swimming teaching after 4 weeks off, that I’d get back to running on Monday morning. We’d done the 42 mile cycle on Saturday and my legs felt … Continue reading

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Back to normal!

After a few days of recovery I’m feeling back to normal. My right quad still has a bit of a twinge in it, but otherwise I’m feeling fine.  And last night I got 9 hours sleep… get in there!! I’m … Continue reading

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Wk 14 – Recovery

Oh my god my legs were sore during and after the marathon.  It’s Wednesday now, and only now, 3 days later are they beginning to feel normal! Immediately after the marathon, my legs were killing me, and I oddly, my … Continue reading

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Wk47 – easy run, power plate, swim

Wednesday night I got in had dinner, then went out at about 7pm to go to Bella Leisure Centre.  The football was on at Ibrox so it ended up the gym and pool were very quiet.  Sweet.  Stangely enough the … Continue reading

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