Posts Tagged ‘ rehabilitation ’

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: 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: 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

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: 3 Weeks and Counting

I have 20 days until my first 5K. Twenty. When I first signed up for this race, I had the overconfidence of the halfway decent runner that I was in September 2010. I seem to have forgotten that she was replaced by the lumbering, achy, half-assed runner of March 2011. The Plan Monday: Rest Tuesday: […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Paging Dr. House

I’ve come to the realization that I’ll spend an eternity on the elliptical machine if I’m watching TV at the same time. Oh, USA Network, your reruns of House MD keep me going. Ok, maybe it’s because I have a longtime crush on Hugh Laurie’s sense of humor (A Bit of Fry and Laurie, anyone?), […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Accepting What I Cannot Change

Last week, I came to grips with the fact that maybe, just maybe, my focus should be less on running and more on cardio and strength conditioning. This simple change in mindset has made all the difference this week. Even though my first 5K is only five weeks away, I don’t feel the same kind […] Read More