Miles:
857 total / 0 in 2018
Goal:

Stop getting injured, get back into the shape I was in, and kill my old times.

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Tara logged 857 miles.

Last workout about 6 years ago. Help get them back on track!

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  1. RUN
    00:20

    Same as last night, including how I felt about it, but hey I got it done and that's all that matters. Just gotta keep truckin.

  2. RUN
    00:20

    5 rounds of 4 minutes running, 2 minutes walking. This was one of those runs that I just dreaded doing, but I thought "oh I'll just start and I'll be fine!". No. This run hurt. ... read more

  3. RUN
    2.38 mi 00:20 08:24 pace

    5 rounds of 4 minutes running, 2 minutes walking. NO pain whatsoever!! I'm so happy right now because it went so well!! I was getting kinda frustrated with the niggling pains, so hopefully the... read more

  4. RUN
    1.78 mi 00:15:00 08:25 pace

    (3 min walk, 3 min run) x 5. Moved yesterday's run to today. I did it on the treadmill which was actually nice since I did it at the fancy gym that I have to drive 15 minutes to get to. Usuall... read more

    • Emma
      Emma

      WAHOO 15 mins of running with minimal pain?! that is PROGRESS:) haha I would always choose a fancy tv gym...trashy tv watching whilst working out is my fave;)

      about 6 years ago Like

  5. RUN
    1.8 mi 00:15:00 08:20 pace

    First time over 10 minutes of total running! I did 5 rounds of 3 minutes running, 3 minutes walking. I had a little pain, but it wasn't in the usual place and it subsided. I went a little fast... read more

    • Cheryl M.
      Cheryl M.

      :) This makes me happy...you were a woman on a mission! Yay!

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Erika
      Erika

      Haha! I also tend to speed up a bit when I see people I know...especially guys. ;)
      Great run! Glad to hear that you are progressing nicely!

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Kaila P.
      Kaila P.

      Nice job Tara! Glad you were nearly pain free! Looks like you are definitely improving!!!

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Joe H.
      Joe H.

      wahoo! show'em who's boss

      about 6 years ago Like

  6. RUN
    1.06 mi 00:10:00 09:26 pace

    (2 minutes running, 4 minutes walking) x 5. I could feel it more each interval, and because of that each interval got slower and slower, but the pain did go away during the walking segments. Hopefu... read more

  7. RUN
    00:03:00

    ugh I only made it 3 minutes today before I felt pain. So frustrating, especially because I don't remember feeling this much pain returning from my last stress fracture. This isn't even a... read more

  8. RUN
    1.1 mi 00:10:00 09:05 pace

    Well this was really yesterday but I'm logging it today. First time over a mile since April!! Slow but steady progress. It was definitely painful all day yesterday and I can feel it a bit toda... read more

    • Cheryl M.
      Cheryl M.

      Yay for your comeback. :)

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Gabby S.
      Gabby S.

      Yay! Way to be smart and take it slow!

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Joe H.
      Joe H. Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      AWESOME NEWS! congrats on the great progress

      about 6 years ago

    • Hallie P.
      Hallie P. Get Better
      Get Better:

      OH NO did you get injured? how did it happen? Hope you feel better and stronger soon! Wishing you the best :)

      about 6 years ago

  9. RUN
    0.76 mi 00:07:00 09:12 pace

    It's been a while since I've updated! I've finally made it up to 7 minutes of slow treadmill running. Making progress.

  10. RUN
    00:05:00

    I feel a little silly documenting all my super short runs, but at this point a run is a run and I'm going to record it! So I started to feel pain right as I hit 5 minutes, but that was when I ... read more

  11. RUN
    00:05:00

    5 minutes no pain. Success.

  12. RUN
    00:04:00

    4 minutes before I felt anything. Though I talked to the manager of my PT place who does ironmans and other distance events. He gave it to me straight - basically my freshman year I won't be r... read more

    • Kate W.
      Kate W.

      it’s a blessing in disguise - you will redshirt for a year while you get healthy and build a base (i’m sure you’ll still get to do some training with the team), and that means you get an extra year of NCAA elegibility after you graduate - so if you go to grad school you can race for the team, orrrr just bum around Miami an extra year. so you get 5 years in the NCAA instead of just 4, more time for development and a bigger base to build a post-college career on! :-D

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Tara
      Tara

      That's what I'm hoping. I just keep reminding myself that my best running is yet to come, so there is no point in pushing now.

      about 6 years ago Like1 person

  13. Tomorrow running commences. For real this time, I am taking this return slow. I'm not pressuring myself about XC. I won't make that mistake again. I need to break this cycle of injuries!

    • Gabby S.
      Gabby S.

      Go Tara!!

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Austin C.
      Austin C.

      Do you stretch after your runs? I stretch a lot and I never get injured and this is my 3rd year running. Stretching for 15-30 minutes after every run and doing a short core workout and doing strides 2-3 times a week is in my opinion the best way to avoid injuries and why I don't get them. The strides make your form better which decreases chance of injury brought on my heel-striking or other form problems.

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Tara
      Tara

      I always stretch. I think I just have bone issues due to some unhealthy habits that are catching up with me late.

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Kate W.
      Kate W.

      YESSS!!! SO PUMPED FOR YOU!!!! I’m hoping this is the end of the cycle (and the cycling for that matter...lololol) for you. You’ve got a great PT and doctors and so you can trust that you’re doing all the right things. (and FWIW, I ran for five years without ever getting hurt, and during that time had shitty form & never stretched....injuries can be random! lol)

      about 6 years ago Like

  14. VELO

    Another killer cycling workout today. I like it when the machine says I rode 20 miles or burned 600 calories whether or not that is true or not just because it takes a hard effort just to get it to... read more

    • Gabby S.
      Gabby S.

      That takes a lot of motivation and persistence to do such a long hard workout on a bike! You should totally do a triathlon this summer; you would kill it.

      over 6 years ago Like

  15. VELO

    Awesome cycling workout today. I didn't even do anything in particular. It was like one long tempo bike ride but it ended up giving me a solid workout. I also got a solid workout playing with ... read more

    • Hollie S.
      Hollie S.

      I'm glad the cycle workout was good. Boo for the shins, but perhaps just from returning back to running? My shins were stiff when I started running again as well.

      over 6 years ago Like

    • Kate W.
      Kate W.

      yayyy! that’s usually what I do on the bike too - you can kinda zone out a bit more than with intervals haha. sorry about the shins though! at least it was on grass - crossing my fingers that you’re fine! :-D

      over 6 years ago Like

    • Joe H.
      Joe H.

      have fun!

      over 6 years ago Like

  16. VELO

    I'm really starting to enjoy the bike. I wish I had a legit bike and I could actually enter races with it. I think it would make injuries a lot more tolerable because then I'd still feel ... read more

  17. VELO
    01:00

    I'm surprised I managed to motivate myself to get on the bike for the 4th day in a row. The one thing motivating me is the fact that I want to be half decent for the fall. If you wanna be an a... read more

    • Erika
      Erika

      Great way to think, Tara! I admire your ability to get on the bike for an hour at a time, not get bored, and get an awesome workout in. :)

      over 6 years ago Like

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    • Cheryl M.
      Cheryl M.

      Keep at it! Positivity is key and you've got that :)

      over 6 years ago Like

    • Diana
      Diana

      You're a boss for doing 4 days on the bike - I get way too bored! I love your last sentence, it's quite appropriate :)

      over 6 years ago Like

  18. I just found out that the sports nutritionist for the UM teams is known as the "running nutritionist" and has a sub 3 marathon PR and has completed an ironman. This is reassuring.

    • Kaila P.
      Kaila P.

      Awesome! You will do so great there! Oh and what dates will you be in B-Lo!? We are meeting for sure!!!

      over 6 years ago Like1 person

  19. VELO
    00:10:00

    This was the first bit of "cardio" that I've done in two weeks. It was just a warmup for PT. I just want my body to freaking heal.

    • Joe H.
      Joe H.

      ugh so sorry be patient it will get better

      over 6 years ago Like

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    • Kate W.
      Kate W.

      You are doing ALL the right things!! Remember that you're in good hands with your therapist and your doctors - trust them and trust the process. And TRY to trust your body - you probs feel like you're falling apart but from an objective perspective, even given your history, I think you've just had a string of bad luck. Just keep doing everything you can every day and keep being smart, and before you know it you'll be tearing up the Florida cross-country scene :-)

      over 6 years ago Like2 people

    • Tara
      Tara

      Aw Kate you're the best!

      over 6 years ago Like

  20. Apparently my stress fracture is really just a stress reaction which means I get two less weeks of no running. YAY.