Karen Blackert
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  • Charlotte, NC
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Analyzing my 20 minute test data

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Warne Nov 14, 2014. 6 Replies

I've had my Garmin since Feb. I have only recently been playing around with analyzing my data on Garmin Connect. I did my 1 mile test and 20 minute test last week. The data shows that my pace…Continue

Brief break from training plan, where to jump back in?

Started Mar 7, 2014 0 Replies

I finished Phase One of Eric's training plan 5 weeks ago. I had been dealing with mild plantar fasciitis, trying to continue running and treating the PF at the same time. My foot wasn't having that.…Continue

Problem after problem with my right side.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Orton Feb 17, 2014. 9 Replies

Ok- I need advice from anyone out there that has some experience or insight. I'll try to be brief. I have suffered from all kinds of injuries/ailments, ALWAYS on my right side. I have run for 22…Continue

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completed a marathon
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Reflections on 2014

Posted on January 1, 2015 at 2:41pm 7 Comments

As I sit here today thinking about 2014 and dreaming about 2015, I started to get frustrated. I realized I have not accomplished my 2013 nor my 2014 Cool Impossibles. At first I let negativity take over. I could choose to see myself as a loser, a pathetic excuse of a runner who's too weak to accomplish her goals. But then I flipped my thinking around. Sure, its still a bummer that I didn't achieve my CI's, but in the last 2 years, with the help of Eric's book and this wonderful community, I…


Turn and Burn Duathlon report

Posted on November 2, 2014 at 1:04pm 4 Comments

I've just recently started looking into duathlons. About a month ago I found one that was a sprint distance on mountain bike trails. I tentatively drove up this morning, not sure how I was going to do, especially nervous about how fast the times from last year were. I know I shouldn't care about my time but if I'm honest, there is a small part of that doesn't want to be dead last. But someone's gotta be right?

We had lots of rain yesterday and I thought they might cancel the race.…


Go Daddy

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 6:45am 4 Comments

No, not the Danica Patrick version! I'm talking about my father. He is a big part of the reason that I've been a runner for almost 23 years. He has been a runner since he was 13 years old- he's told me stories of taking a lawn mower to a field across the street from where he lived and mowing a personal track, hidden among the tall weeds. He says that he loved to go run and run after school, where no one could see him, the smell of the sweet hay filling his nose, and all his worries would…


Starting Over

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 7:21am 6 Comments

Alright, I’m going to admit something that I would rather not, but in the interest of being smarter and improving my running, I feel it is necessary. I read TCI last year and jumped right into Phase 1. But, Karen, you don’t have a HR monitor. “That’s ok”, I said to myself, “I can run based on feel.” Bad idea #1. 6 weeks into Phase 1 my heel and arch started feeling tight and sore. “I’m sure that’ll go away.” Bad idea #2. Continued to train, since the pain was only bad first thing in the…


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At 8:17am on May 15, 2014, Lori Enlow said…
Thanks karen! I wish I could express how much you all mean to me and my success will be yours!

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