Category Archives: injury

“Doesn’t running hurt your knees?”

In a lifetime of running the question most often asked by people who don’t run is “Doesn’t running hurt your knees? Typically they’ll follow up with a story about how trying to run hurt their knees. The logic seems to … Continue reading

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Taking a pass on the Turkey Trot this year

The annual rite of running the Turkey Trot in my former hometown of Batavia is going by the wayside this year. For one thing, my knee is slightly swollen from the hit it took by a yellow lab at the … Continue reading

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Another little doggone injury

2019 has been a doggone tough year for me in terms of strange little injuries. But yesterday an incident took place that was a doggone fluke. Our dog Lucy loves to run and play at a large local dog park … Continue reading

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Finding ways to focus on the positives

Three nights ago with the sprain still fresh below the ball of my foot, I awoke to the throb of pain and swelling. For a few minutes I tried to ignore it, but sleep wasn’t going to happen like that. … Continue reading

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Why you can’t stop learning about yourself even if you try

In the early goings of a hike in the North Carolina mountains, I looked down to find a mushroom sprouting from a root right in the middle of the path. I bent down to behold the shining surface of its … Continue reading

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Taking a spin through the recovery zone

Yesterday a nurse from the orthopedic office called to follow up on my recovery progress after surgery. They actually called a couple times immediately following the surgery, but I missed those calls. So the nurse sounded a little surprised when … Continue reading

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Delayed reactions and side effects in endurance athletes

One of the most challenging aspects of high-level training for endurance sports is how to recover properly to avoid overuse injuries, fatigue or illness. Those us us that have pushed the envelope too far know the pain and difficulty of … Continue reading

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Not exactly razor sharp

I recall a workout during my peak competitive years in which the plan was to do a track session of 8 X 400M at a pace of 60-63 seconds each. I was sharpening for a track race in which my … Continue reading

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Assessing the damage

In a long and athletic life so far, I’ve had my share of injuries and done some interesting damage to my body. The most recent is a dodgy knee that requires serious medical attention. That’s an injury I’ve been hoping … Continue reading

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