Tag Archives: heel bursitis

My knee is an Alien

I remember reading somewhere that an anorexic who has starved herself almost to death can look in the mirror and see a fat person. I never truly understood that until my latest (permanent) knee injury. Within a period of about … Continue reading

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Racing into shape: Two 3,000m races in seven days

Notes on my Olympic training for this week As I look back over my Olympic Training Log for this week, I’m amazed at the workout load I could handle 24 years ago. I ran a 3,000m race and followed it … Continue reading

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I jog one mile! Olympic Training Log June 4-10

This week my June 9th entry shows that I ran for the first time since April 30th. Heel bursitis is a frustrating injury though; even after six weeks of not running a step, I still felt some pain when I jogged. It’s … Continue reading

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Olympic Training Log April 30-May 6: No More Running

No big story this week: I will be posting a long article about George Gluppe later. Next week I’ll try to get back to the Olympic preparation stories, and I suspect my next post might have a title like “Cross … Continue reading

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A PW for 800m–a warning sign? Olympic Training Log April 16-22

How could a person fit enough to run 32:14 for 10K run the pedestrian time of 2:19.4 in an 800m? Was this a warning sign that my chronic injuries and hard training were doing me in? Actually, no. If you look … Continue reading

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Training without a coach: Olympic Training Log Feb. 20-Feb. 26

I was now back in Brussels, training for the World Cross-Country Championships in Auckland (as well as several major road races) without the guidance of my coach, George Gluppe. Remember, this was pre-Internet days. There was no Facebook, no Skype, … Continue reading

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Prepping for European Cross-Country: Olympic Training Log Jan. 16-Jan 22

Sorry, no stories with this week’s Training Log. The European cross-country season was coming up, and I was trying to put in some hard workouts in spite of my heel bursitis. I’ll write more about the cross-country races in future … Continue reading

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Heel bursitis hurts: Olympic Training Log: January 2-January 8

[Please scroll down to view this week’s Training Log.] My heel bursitis story: This week’s training log will make it clear that heel bursitis was beginning to seriously hamper my running. Rest days from running, filled with cross-training, will be … Continue reading

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Roman Holiday: Olympic Training Log December 26-January 1

More training (and hurting) in Rome If you skim through this week’s training log, you’ll notice a continuation of comments about my injuries. This is not going to change as the 1987–1988 Training Log continues. Exactly nine months from today’s date, … Continue reading

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