Atlanta Kids Triathlon

Atlanta Kids Triathlon

Even though this is way long back (What’s a late blog post called? #laterblog? #LaterPost?), I wanted to take time to write out the Atlanta Kids Triathlon.  The Atlanta Kids Triathlon this year was held on August 26th at West Gwinett Park and Aquatic center.  The event with almost 1500 kids, is organized by the Metro Atlanta YMCA is geared towards children age 6 to 15 along with training through the summer. As a fauxtriathlete (once a triathlete, always a triathlete; even though I’ve…

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Summer Holidays 2018 Recap

Summer Holidays 2018 Recap

Summer has flown by and school has started in our neck of woods, and hopefully the blog can emerge from woodworks too! It’s been way too long since I’ve consistently written – in part because of summer schedules and in part because of injury and not wanting to whine about it. So maybe instead of a weekly recap, this should be a season recap of the summer holidays! So let’s see what we did over summer …  We ended the…

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Injured Runner Alert – a saga of freak injuries

Injured Runner Alert – a saga of freak injuries

Ever since the Teardrop Half Marathon on April 28th, I’ve been jinxed with one injury after another. At first it was patella tendinitis diagnosed 4 days after the race, probably caused by quads not being strong enough to support the impact the knees took at the downhill of ~2000+ ft in 7 miles. Once I went through PT and healed from that in 3 weeks, it was a freak incident of a meniscus pinch as I was putting my kids…

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My first running injury – Patella Tendinitis

My first running injury – Patella Tendinitis

10 days ago, I ran the Teardrop Half Marathon and had a huge PR and finally got to one of my goals of running sub 2:30 in a half marathon. I went out for an easy recovery run on Sunday and some yoga on Monday and my usual easy run on Tuesday. About 30 minutes into my one hour run, I felt a twinge in my right knee. I walked some and run again. Twinge again. Walk some more and…

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Teardrop Half Marathon – Race Report

Teardrop Half Marathon – Race Report

With my target marathon being Revel Mt. Hood, a downhill race in Oregon, I looked to do the Teardrop half marathon. The race started on top of Fort Mountain at an elevation near 3000 feet, through the Cohutta Wilderness Area and finished in Chatsworth, Georgia, for an over 2000-foot drop for the Half Marathon. What I LOVE about the Atlanta running community (and triathlon community when I was doing triathlons) is how I go to a race all alone and yet meet…

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What are some of the best running surfaces?

What are some of the best running surfaces?

Last week I ran with Barbara in midtown Atlanta and as we navigated uneven sidewalks with mix of dirt and concrete, I realized that it was my first run in many months that I had run on concrete sidewalks and definitely my longest run on concrete since mid-summer last year when I ran a 15 mile run with the group. I gave up on running on sidewalks after I discovered the more convenient spots to run from and still get…

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Tips for Spring Running after a Winter Break

Tips for Spring Running after a Winter Break

With the weather getting warmer (wait – is it REALLY getting warmer or is it pretending to get warm and then go back to cold?!!) and more daylight hours in the evening, lots of runners are stepping away from their winter hibernation and getting back to running. Or you might have cross-trained in the winter and are on the path to preparing for a summer/fall race. Before you start enthusiastically ramping back miles, here are some tips for spring running. Ramp…

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