Posts Tagged ‘ recovery ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Week After the Race

Post-Race Recovery This week, after running 13.1 miles through hilly San Francisco, I went out and ran at least three miles every day. Ha! As if! I spent the week parked squarely on my ass. Mostly. Truthfully, I felt pretty good this week. I scheduled a calf massage for Monday morning; you might call it […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: Wearing Compression Calf Sleeves

Wearing Compression for Post-Run Recovery I’m sure that you’ve seen them: elite runners (or maybe just your local huffers and puffers) wearing what look like fancy knee-high socks either during or after their run. The concept of compression derives from those lovely socks that are designed to keep circulation flowing and prevent blood clots — […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: I Own the Road

Today I ran the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) 10k. If you ever have the chance to run a BAA race, do it. Don’t even ask questions. There were 6,000 people racing and I can say without a doubt that it was the best managed, best organized race that I’ve ever been lucky enough to be […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: So I Went For a Hike

After several weeks of missing class due to my viral malise,* my Zumba buddy graciously invited me to accompany her and another mom on a Monday morning hike. It’s a reasonable trail with moderate elevation gain on the top of a breezy but not too windy hill. It quickly became obvious that we hadn’t really […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Long, Slow Comeback

Some of my readers might have noticed that there haven’t been any training posts to speak of for the last few weeks. Two weeks ago, I posted about my malaise and voiced hope that I might be able to run today’s Oakland 5K. Today, I slept right on through the race start and felt no […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Broken Bones

It seems like there’s no time like the present to talk about broken bones, what with having one of my own. This is my first break, so I’ve spent a lot of time trolling the internet for information. Of course, this information varies between, “listen to your doctor and you’ll be fine,” and “you’ll spend […] Read More