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  2. Nice race! I'm so done with this cold and windy Spring.
  3. Seems like it's been cold and windy for a month. Nice race!
  4. Not bad? Lol. PR and 3rd OA - I’m ecstatic.
  5. Ocean City has not been holding any races. As of right neither the Police Chase or Guts n Glory have race dates. The calf is so weird. It’s been coming and going. IDK
  6. Podium spot on a gimpy calf. Not bad.
  7. Maybe you do know everyone!! Ha! Ahhh, so 2 weeks until another marathon and an angry calf...that explains running a 5K and not a 10K! That was an even more amazing performance given those issues! You are in great shape and you really did look strong when you passed by me, like you were marathon trained! It really is a small world and although I am no longer in S. Jersey - shore town runs are the best, so I am sure to see you at some more. I hope the calf feels better soon!! On a side note - do you know if the Ocean City Police Chase is happening this year? That was always
  8. Wow! 2 Loopettes at the same race! We will meet one day! My friend H has been trying to get me to race more. He's convinced that I'm way faster than I think I am. I hemmed and hawed about signing up for this 5k because it was only 2 weeks after the marathon. After the marathon I've been having some left calf pain/tightness. I think it's just fatigue so have been trying to give it some time to heal without completely sitting myself down (*shudder*). I ran fast on the trails with H on the Wednesday before the Saturday race. Meant to keep it easy but he's fast so I think I didn't w
  9. Those aren't bad splits at all, considering the unsettled downhill start and the wind on the back half. And losing a place to ocrg is nothing to be ashamed of, either. Nicely done.
  10. OMG! Hi! Pink shorts here! That wind was no joke and what a messed up start. I was in the P-O-P line at 8:29 when the lady from Cape May running said everyone was starting together.
  11. YAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! I get to write a race report again!!!!😍😁 My training has been inconsistent at best. There are some weeks I get in 15 miles with 1 workout and other weeks where I get 0 miles. So, I didn’t have much in the way of expectations, but my Mother’s Day present to myself was to race in person (without the stroller thanks to my mom sacrificing racing herself to watch DD and DS). Plus, an excuse to go to Cape May and the beach is always good! My goal was under 24 minutes (nothing like the 21 minutes I ran when I won the race in 2019), and I was partially worried that 2
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  13. MichaelV

    Well, let's see.

    When I had Achilles Tendinitis, I went to a physical therapist. I ended up doing a bunch of stretches for 3 or 4 months, but few of them had anything to do with my calves. They had me work more on strengthening my hips and hip flexibility. It seems a lot of times the place you are having issues is actually just a symptom of a problem somewhere else. You can Google the Myrtl routine online to see a lot of the same stretches that I did. This was over two years ago and I haven't had a problem since. I tried to do the heel drops on my own prior to that, but it felt like I was doing more
  14. Dave

    Well, let's see.

    I wonder how old that guy was. I'm going on 2 months, which I don't find unusual anymore. But this heel drop thing is absolutely worth trying. Thanks.
  15. Run2BFit

    Well, let's see.

    For what it's worth, when I had achilles tendonitis I healed my achilles tendon by doing eccentric heal drops; first unweighted then adding weight to a backpack while doing them. See link: https://runnersconnect.net/achilles-tendonitis-and-insertional-achilles-tendinopathy-in-runners/. I still do eccentric heal drops daily to help prevent re-occurance. The story that I heard (don't recall where) regarding the origin of using eccentric heal drops to heal achilles tendonitis was that there was a runner who had achilles tendonitis and wanted his doctor to perform surgery to repair the ten
  16. Run2BFit

    Amazing April

    Congrats on a great month and your top race finishes. Glad to hear you are back from your injury and hitting on all cyclinders.
  17. Run2BFit

    Tidewater 26.2

    Congrats on a great 26.2 race.
  18. SIbbetson

    Amazing April

    It IS the first time. I don't read a lot of running books normally (this month I did); I obsess about running enough as is, bahaha!
  19. Dave

    Well, let's see.

    You know, once this Achilles finally gets better (although, truth be told, I have times nearly every day when I wonder if it ever will), my next comeback to marathoning is going to be quite the adventure. In the meantime, still working on the house. Things are going VERY slowly. I decided that since I'm doing so much trim I better do it better than I have before, which means I needed to learn a fair amount about how to do it correctly. I've never been happy with how my previous trim work has turned out. As it happens, there are a few little tricks that I didn't know about. No wonder all t
  20. Oh and Happy Belated Birthday!!
  21. Amazing!!!! You kicked ass!!! Congratulations on hitting all of your goals AND placing!!!
  22. Dave

    Amazing April

    Tell me this isn't the first time you've read Born to Run. I didn't buy into the barefoot/minimalist philosophy, but it was such a fun read.
  23. SIbbetson

    Amazing April

    April 2021 in review! Total mileage for the month: 307.1 March 29-April 4: 101.6 April 5-11: 92.0 April 12-18: 72.6 April 19-25: 52.5 April 26-May 2: 60.2 I take my best professional race photos in training races Though this one from mile 21 at Frisco came out well #runhappy Races: April 17: Clinton Historic Half Marathon in 1:24:37 for 1st overall fe
  24. Can't wait to run #2. 🙂
  25. Slow_Running

    Tidewater 26.2

    Great job OC! You crushed it. You look strong in the pics. At the start 30 minutes early?? Very impressive, but was your bib pinned on? I still have flash backs to Rehoboth. You were about 10 seconds away from me pinning that bib on you!
  26. SIbbetson

    Tidewater 26.2

    Very nicely done!
  27. ocrunnergirl

    Tidewater 26.2

    Thanks! It really was a day where everything clicked.
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