October 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Black toenail, check.

So I'm on my way to my first black toenail. According to Jeff Galloway, getting your first one is a sign that you've moved your training into a higher level. I'll take that as a good thing. He had some good tips on dealing with these. Thankfully, it doesn't hurt at all.

I may post a picture once it reveals itself in its full technicolor glory. I bet you can't wait for that...



Added by Melinda on October 20, 2011 at 7:43am — 2 Comments

Heading for the hills in Kansas

So yeah, my 12 week intermediate strength plan is going great. The only problem I have is finding long hills for some of my interval workouts. We just drove around town searching for an 8 minute incline!

Kansas is cyclist heaven. If you've ever driven across the state, you'd know that it is pancake flat. Luckily, we found the unicorn and tomorrow's workout is ON!

Added by Melinda on October 17, 2011 at 7:50pm — No Comments


This week is a video blog with how to instructions for temporary relief from common running/walking pains.

For the best results with this quick do it yourself-massage therapy, spend 3-5 minutes massaging the areas described.

It is important to follow up with full body foam rolling techniques as outlined in my blog.…


Added by Jesse James Retherford on October 17, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Really, I can get get faster and better

I have two thoughts for today.

1) Yay, I seem to be getting faster.  Meaning that I run at a comfortable pace, and my heart rate is lower than I expect.  I have always fought to run slow enough... seemed like I could hardly do anything faster than a woggle before my heart rate was in the working-too-hard-therefore-going-to-bonk zone.  Sometimes it feels like that's all I'll ever be able to do; I guess I had enough trust though, (after all how many bizillions of people before me have…


Added by Whitney Stewart on October 13, 2011 at 2:50pm — 2 Comments

Not Just Any Movement, You Need Functional Movement

The Human Body is a mechanical work of art.  By design it is capable of a ridiculous amount of movement patterns, all at different degrees of intensity, from slow and steady to explosive and short. The ability to crawl, walk, run, jump, and climb each require an amazingly sophisticated movement system.  This system sets us apart from all other species on the planet. But there is one catch… If you don’t use it you literally lose it.


Why you lose it

One of…


Added by Jesse James Retherford on October 10, 2011 at 3:06pm — No Comments

One Track Mind

I realized recently that my hunny and I have reached the “training tunnel vision” phase of the training lifestyle; having been in and out of focused training before I saw in myself the tendency to talk of nothing but training, and most often MY training (I have always acknowledged that endurance training can appear self-possessed).  I chalk it up to the time factor… since we spend up to 40% of our week at work, nearly that much in sleep if we’re…


Added by Whitney Stewart on October 6, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

New PR

Raced a 5K on a lark this AM. Knocked 5 minutes off my time and got first in my age group. I guess those training plans really do work! ;)

Thank you Eric. Can't wait to see what I do next.

Added by Melinda on October 2, 2011 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

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