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Weird knee

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melinda Dec 12, 2012. 1 Reply

I've been running 5-6 days a week now for many years.  No significant injuries. In fact, the last 2 years have been almost perfect.I recently took  off a month, doing only 1-2 easy runs a week. I'm…Continue

Marathon Training plan question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melinda Sep 3, 2012. 2 Replies

Hey Eric-Couple questions about your marathon training plan.1. How many HOURS a week at the most would I need to invest based on your plan? Can't tell from the description.2. I'm already putting in…Continue

Yet another training plan question

Started Jul 6, 2012 0 Replies

After running two half marathons at the start of the season, I've been taking a break from "training" for an event and just going out running. Trails, road, whatever strikes my fancy.I've been…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard McGaha Jul 5, 2012. 1 Reply

I'm thinking about getting a Bosu Trainer. I see on Amazon they have a home version for around $100. Much cheaper than the pro version but I wasn't sure about the quality. Any recommendations?Continue

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How many years have you been running?
Off and on for 30 years
What is your goal race for the year?
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
Competing in a 5K after years of running but not entering competitive races. That was my gateway drug. I'm currently training for the Portland Marathon.
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
Completing an ultra.

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Yet another race report

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 9:02am 3 Comments

Just ran my 2nd half this weekend at the annual Kansas City Corporate Challenge. Wasn't planning this race but since I work for a software company, there aren't a lot of 46 year old women they could coax to run in my age group!

Since this was a race for team points, I wanted to do more than just finish happy this time around.  Unlike my first half a few weeks ago, I wanted to…


Race Report

Posted on May 10, 2012 at 11:54am 2 Comments

I "Rocked the Parkway" on April 14th. Just now getting around to posting about the experience.

This was the first time I'd raced a half-marathon so no time goals. I only wanted to finish and not walk. I was aiming for 2:10 and finished in 2:08. Not going to win any races with that pace but mission accomplished!

During my training runs, my left hamstring, periformis and Achilles would act up on…



Posted on April 3, 2012 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

We've been fortunate to have some lovely weather here in Lawrence, KS. Spring is here and so are the inaccurately named June bugs.

I'm in the final stretch before my road race next week. In preparation, I've done nearly all my mileage on that cruel mistress, asphalt, in the hopes that I'll be extra speedy. Unfortunately, all city and no nature mileage makes Melinda a dull girl. Perhaps it was a little Caballo Blanco melancholy, hard to say but I just wasn't in the mood to share the…


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At 10:11am on October 25, 2011, Richard McGaha said…
Thanks Melinda, I am going to get some kinesio-tape today and give it a try.  I am already walking on my heels and I am doing the ankle flex w/out the band, though I may give it a try.  This is the first time I have had to drop out of a race due to injury and it sucks!!
At 8:15am on August 16, 2011, Larissa Uredi said…

Hello!  (c:   Thanks for the "friend" invitation-I'm glad to see that other kansans are out there in this big ol' world of running.  I've actually gotten a taste of the Lawrence running crowd by going on the Clinton Trail Wednesday run with a group and a few of the girls only Thursday runs at the Lawrence River Trails.  I'm glad you enjoyed your trip out to CO-I grew up there and definitely miss the mountains and all that wonderful outdoor appeal. 


Just wanted to drop in and say hello-happy running this week!


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