Posts Tagged ‘ rehab ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Fully Recovered and Running Hills

A Physical Therapy Success Story For those of you who have been following my blog (and really, who hasn’t?), you’ll know that way back in the beginning of May, before the Team in Training season even started, I tweaked my IT band while out on a hike. Note to all of you who haven’t been through […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Dark Side of the Trail

Running Safety in Numbers You know how you’re not really supposed to run alone because you don’t know what you’ll come across? Well, this was one of those weeks. Our Team in Training route took us along the north end of the Iron Horse Trail. Now, the IHT is a great paved bike and pedestrian […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: When You Can’t Run, Walk

Move At Your Own Pace The good news (and it’s very good news!) is that my IT band is starting to feel better. Last Sunday, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I could run a bit and mostly walk a 10k without stabbing pain in my knee; this wouldn’t have been possible a month […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Like Running on the Moon

Running on an Alter-G Treadmill Dear Betty, You ran on an Alter-G? That sounds so cool. Tell me more! – King of the ‘Mill Let me start by saying that if you ever have the chance to run in one, DO IT! On Monday, the day after I ran/walked the B.A.A. 10k in Boston, I […] 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: The Cycle of Life

To my bicycle: You appeared in my garage on my birthday in 1998, a gift from my new husband. You tooled around north-central New Jersey for a year, spent a little bit of time touring our first neighborhood in the east bay the following year, and then sat neglected for the five years that we […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Timed Miles and Negative Splits

This week was a “rest” week on the calendar, which I would have known if I’d looked at the training calendar. (Oops.) I came out of last Saturday’s long, slow distance (LSD) run feeling really good after harnessing the power of intervals, and missed my Monday bonus rest day when I went to the gym […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Like Running in a Spacesuit

Just in time for the holiday weekend, the heat has arrived. Two weeks ago, I stood at Inspiration Point in the cool morning fog, shivering and debating whether to bring my jacket on my run. This week, I was sweating before we even set out on the trail. Yesterday, I coated myself in a layer […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: A Plan Would Be Good

Midway through a halfhearted effort at the gym, it occurred to me that I really need a gym-day plan. The Plan Monday: Gym Tuesday: Off (meetings in San Francisco) Wednesday: Pilates Off (sick kid) Thursday: Kickboxing Gym (forgot it was Thursday, went to the gym by mistake) Friday: Kickboxing Off (by the time the boy […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: So, About that Race…

Less than two weeks until the 5K. I’m roughly two months from being ready. This should go well. The Plan: Monday: Gym Tuesday: Kickboxing Wednesday: Pilates Thursday: Kickboxing Gym Friday: Kickboxing Saturday: Rest Sunday: Beach walk On Wednesday, at Pilates, Mercy said the words that I dread: “let’s stretch out your hamstrings.” While I was […] Read More