Closing the Gap

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Location:

tigard,or,usa

Member Since:

Dec 28, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

  • Boston '08,
  • #3 woman in '09 Columbia River Gorge 1/2 marathon (1:33),
  • #1 woman in'09 Death Valley Marathon (3:24)
See all results on athlinks

Short-Term Running Goals:

Carve 10 minutes off my PR for the next 4 marathons, qualify for the Trials.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Always be a winner in my age division; help hundreds of other runners accomplish their goals through my coaching.

Personal:

Married, 4 kids.  I'm an RN who now works as a personal trainer (NASM) and running coach (RRCA).

Trainer Cara Esau

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Oh gosh, I'm way behind.  Life's SUPER busy right now, so I haven't been taking time to blog at all.  Also, I'm taking it easy on the hip flexor, so I've only been doing easy miles on the forgiving track surface.  I hope to step things up later this week, ever hopeful that the weird pain will dissipate, which is surely will very soon.  I'm sure.  It will.

 

Today I taught a resistance training class and then ran for 1/2 hr on the track at an easy pace.  This was supposed to be my chest day, but I had too much to do.  In the class I taught, we did just 10 pushups in the midst of everything else, so I might do 9 more sets of 10 (flat, incline, and decline) and call it "chest day," and then I could just grab my light dumbbells and do 9 sets of 10 in all positions too.  It's just that I find it difficult to work out at home.  Guess if I don't do it tonight, I will spend extra time in the gym tomorrow.

 

Oh well, now I must throw some dinner together before all the people start complaining.

 


Comments
From Burt on Mon, Feb 08, 2010 at 21:21:32 from 98.177.216.165

My knee is starting to hurt today. Possibly the IT band. I'll have to stretch it good. I guess?

From Coach Cara on Mon, Feb 08, 2010 at 21:27:39 from 74.107.148.31

Oh no, not you too, Burt! Seems like we're all injured these days!! Anyway, yes, you can stretch the glutes/piriformis. Often the ITB gets tight because a tight glute is pulling it. Also, foam roll the glutes and the ITB. Also, you can try the approach of the PTs and LMTs, and "strip" the ITB by firmly running your thumb along it to break adhesions. I do that to myself when the ITB acts up.

Fun, huh? ;-)

I hope you feel better ASAP!!

From baldnspicy on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 02:59:52 from 72.77.113.184

Sorry to hear, Cara! Hang in there! I'd run on our track too, but they don't plow it so it's under 2' of snow. Where DO my tax dollars go? Between emergency services and track snow removal, I'll take the clear track! Priorities!

From Coach Cara on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 11:44:13 from 74.107.148.31

Hi there! I didn't even think about the snow on the track! well, we sure don't have that problem here--it's been sunny and mild.

I'm subbing for a couple of instructors this week, which is why I'm just doing my best to have time to breathe! If I can just make it through this week...

You're right--the city ought to have its priorities straight and plow the TRACK first!!!

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