Off to the Races

Feb 09, 2011

Category: James Dean, BScPT

It has been a very busy few weeks.  Training is going well.  Weight is back down to an even 170lbs.  I leave for my flight in 5 hours.  We are headed to Palm Springs, CA for a week.  I’ll ride in the Tour de palm Springs on Saturday.  A supported 100 mile …

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Sinus Issues

Jan 25, 2011

Well I thought my sore throat last Monday was due to my dry apartment and my fatigue due to my hard training week, but I eventually resigned to the fact that I caught a cold.  Gave myself a couple of rest days and dialed back the intensity on my workouts…

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Look Ma no shoes!

Jan 15, 2011

Ran on the treadmill (would run outside but snow and -25) today for 4miles in my barefoot shoes (terra plana).  this has been my longest run yet.   Normally I run at a fairly conservative pace but today I upped it for 2 miles (6:50). Feet and legs feel gre…

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Post Marathon Blues

Jan 07, 2011

Category: James Dean, BScPT

It has been an entire month since my marathon on December 5, 2010!  I could not have asked for better conditions and better preparation for the race.  The actual race was also perfect.  I ran relatively according to plan for the first 20 miles, then starte…

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New Year

Jan 06, 2011

This week officially marks the beginning of my training for the upcoming season.  I am excited to start in on a more regimented workout plan and focus on building my fitness early in the year. In the past one thing I do not think I have done a good job of…

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Dec 13, 2010

Last week began my return to hot yoga.   For some reason it is always the thing that if I am tight for time during the week I skip.   This is frustrating for me since, I always feel stronger and faster during training when I incorporate it into my training…

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Itching to Run

Dec 06, 2010

After last weekend, keeping track of four friends racing  (two ran the vegas half marathon, one down at the north face 50 mile trail championships in San Francisco and James Dean who raced the Sacramento Marathon (3:09 nice work James!!), is making me ancy…

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Marathon Training

Dec 04, 2010

Category: James Dean, BScPT

One day to go!  Race starts at 7am Pacific in Sacramento!  I am in Phoenix right now, awaiting my flight to Sacramento.  This past week has gone well.  I tried to keep a low profile, get to bed early and do my workouts very relaxed.  I swam MWF and ran Tu…

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Running Technique

Nov 30, 2010

For the longest time I was always concerned about wrecking my joints since I like to train in shoes that I was convinced did not have enough support or cushioning.    Ever time I tried a high end cushioned shoe and lots of support I never felt smooth runni…

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First Post

Nov 22, 2010

I thought I would start my first blog by talking about my race goals for 2011.  The goal this year is to focus on triathalon.   So far I am registerd for Great White North Half Ironman, and Ironman Canada.   I would like to do an early race as well, possib…

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