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Race Report!  The "Oh Thank God" Race

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Race Report! The "Oh Thank God" Race

I had my first trail race last Saturday.  I was rightfully terrified.  I had only managed a few runs in prep and couldn't go longer than 1.5kms (that's one and half, not 15) without pain.   Uphill was the worst, and the prospects of facing a large elevation trail race were daunting.

Enthusiastically, I had registered months ago for the 10k option.  On race day, I decided that was optimistic and bumped it down to 5km.  My friends Alex and Alex (they have thus far resisted being called "Alex squared" or "double A" ) took off on the 10k route, leaving me with my painful thoughts for another 20 minutes or so before the start of the 5k effort.

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Where does it hurt, and why?

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Where does it hurt, and why?

Digging deep into the archives (we do have those, and they're great) I touched on that topic in my blog about Butt Running.  In that case, pain in my calves was a result of weak glutes.  Once I identified the problem and took corrective measures, my calf pain subsided....

 

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