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Lake Havasu City,AZ,

Member Since:

Sep 29, 2008



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

21 marathons (2 DNFs)

6 Bostons (2007-2011, 2017)

3 Half Ironmans

2 50 Milers

1 Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim

Marathon PR:

     2:59:00 St. George 2008

     2:58:03 Boston 2010

 1/2 Marathon PR:

     1:25:41  Havasu Half 2009

     1:24:09 Painter's St.George 2010

 Half Ironman PR:

      5:25:02  HITS Havasu 2014

5K PR:

       18:23  LHC Turkey Trot 2014

        18:22  LHC Turkey Trot 2017

50 mile PR:

        7:56:14 Avalon50 2016

Short-Term Running Goals:

Break 3 hours again

Doing it a Boston would be sweet!

It was sweet!

Break 3 hours again, but now as a masters runner. It's been 9 years since my last sub 3. I better do this soon as I'm not getting any younger.



November 9th-  Big Bear Marathon 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running.

Complete a Full Ironman




4 kids



Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 63.00 Year: 967.40
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 343.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 529.00
Kinivara 9 Blue Lifetime Miles: 149.20
NB 1400v6 Lifetime Miles: 260.00
Hoka Torrent Lifetime Miles: 8.00
NB 1400v6 #2 Lifetime Miles: 70.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

I woke up and the first few steps out of bed were painful, but then my shin started feeling better.  I rolled it a bit.  That hurt!  Then I went to the gym.

Abs and Core work

Lower body weights.  Calf raieses don't hurt the shin until the very last one when I let off the resistance.

30 minutes elliptical.  I skipped the stair work since I decided the extra impact wouldn't be good on the shin.  Elliptical caused no discomfort at all and actually made walking feel better when I was done.

I'm hoping it feels good enough tomorrow that I can do some speed work.  If not, I'll just do some cross training.

From Teena Marie on Tue, May 18, 2010 at 15:37:31 from

You might want to take a look at this article ... seems pretty decent.


This part I thought you would especially like:

How does a stress fracture usually "feel" on the runner ?

One of the main things is a pain that does not go away, or lessen after warmup.

See, with an inflammation (in the tissue/muscle only), usually what happens is that you get somewhat better after warmup, then worse while pushing hard.

With a stress fracture, the case is usually pain when warmup, pain while running and maybe more pain (more often the same type) while doing the actual work out.

In addition to this, with inflammations you usually have a characteristic "morning stiffness" in the area that does not normally occur with a stress fracture..

So look at morning stiffness as a good sign in terms of injury-seriousness.

From Rhett on Tue, May 18, 2010 at 17:19:34 from

Excellent! Thanks Teena. With the bone bending and that info, I'm confident I don't have a stress fracture. That is a great relief.

From DonGardinero on Tue, May 18, 2010 at 19:49:50 from

Geez, I guess I should count my lucky stars that I haven't gotten any injuries that everyone else seems to be getting.

Nice workout!

From Smooth on Tue, May 18, 2010 at 23:54:43 from

Just got done reading the comments between you and Teena! Isn't she a wonderful PT-in-training? :)

I'm so glad that it isn't stress fracture and you know the course of action to take to let the shin recover. Sending healing vibes your way!

NICE xtraining today btw!

From MarcE on Wed, May 19, 2010 at 00:34:21 from

Nice, smart workout. Sounds like you've got a handle on things.

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