Radcliffe’s a scrapper

The world’s fastest woman in the marathon distance has recently dealt with:

  • A stress fracture
  • A toe injury
  • Hip troubles
  • A nasty spider bite

But she’s still going to run.

But can she win?

It’s the Olympics. Anything can happen.

The importance of being flexible

Well, I had a 16 mile run scheduled for this morning, but outside my door is a downpour punctuated by lightning strikes, and my street looks like the Colorado River. I also woke up with a resting heart rate of 52 this morning, owing to yesterday’s hill repeat run.

So, I’m going to do what I didn’t do last training season (remember? The one where I go really tired and then suffered a calf strain? You don’t remember that?). That is, the smart and sensible thing. Gosh darn it, I’m going to rearrange my schedule a little.

The forecast calls for a cooler, drier morning tomorrow and even moreso on Friday.* I’ll do my 16 miler tomorrow and my easy+race pace run on Friday morning. I would have been doing back-to-back quality sessions between yesterday and today anyway; I’m just choosing different back-to-back days.

Pigtailsflying handed out not one but two awards for my recent submissions to her “six word race report” contest. *blush* Thanks, TK! I guess this means I should get back to writing some haiku on this here blog.

*Of course, they could be wrong. In fact, they probably will be wrong, with my luck. But I’ll take my chances.