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    I remember when my long runs use to be around 18 miles.  Today my long run was 3.75 miles, it really sucks starting over!

    StellarsJJayS


      You're well ahead of 95% of the people in this country!

      Contratulations!!!

      Seriously...it's pretty amazing...

      If you're still not convinced, then imagine where you will be next month, six months from now, and a year down the road.  On those days, you will be saying, I remember when I could only run 3.75 miles.

      There is only one acceptable pace...all out suicide...

      ...and today is a good day to die!

                 --  Pre


      Interval Junkie --Nobby

        I remember when my long runs use to be around 18 miles.  Today my long run was 3.75 miles, it really sucks starting over!

         

        Yep.  Been there.  Keep plug'n.

        2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

        Current Status 06/19: Pelvic stress-fracture = 6-weeks of no running.

          I empathize with you!  I think I'd be hard pressed to run a 10K today the same I ran a full marathon before my hamstring started to revolt. Rest assured though, that each week it gets a little better and the fitness does slowly come back.


          Just a dude.

            I remember when my long runs use to be around 18 miles.  Today my long run was 3.75 miles, it really sucks starting over!

             

            Yep... I'm on my third start over. Those first few months are the worst. but I think 3.75 miles is halfway to 10 or 12. It gets easier...

             

            Hang in there. I try to look at the progress I am making, not where I used to be or where I think I should be... Maybe doing that will help you...?

             

            -Kelly

            Getting back in shape... Just need it to be a skinnier shape... 

               

              Yep... I'm on my third start over. Those first few months are the worst. but I think 3.75 miles is halfway to 10 or 12. It gets easier...

               

              Hang in there. I try to look at the progress I am making, not where I used to be or where I think I should be... Maybe doing that will help you...?

               

              -Kelly

              This is key for us older runners.  You can't give in to the temptation to try to take shortcuts to get 'back'.   Steady, unspectacular progress ...

               

              Go Pre!

              NHLA


                Its not sad, its a new start.  You have to forget what you used to do like an old girlfriend and start over.

                jimmyb


                port-a-bella-potty

                  One stride at a time is all you can ever do. All accumulations of past strides stored in your memory are just ghosts distorting how great it is to be you now. I know several runners who wish they were you right now! Keep going. Have fun.

                  Log    PRs

                    I'm starting over, too.  It sucks, but my husband said he can already see a positive difference in my mood and energy level, so I'm trying to concentrate on that!

                      You're 50; I waited till I was 52 to start over. It's out there waiting for you. You just have to be consistent and put in the time and miles. Like others have said, it's not sad, it's a new beginning for you!

                        3.75 almost seems out of reach right now. I'm starting over after knee problems and having trouble doing 1.5 miles. I ran every day this week but one so I'm trying. My running buddy, my dog, is pretty psyched so that will help keep me going. One run at a time....

                          When I re-started running I could not run every day, so I ran every other day and even every third day at the very beginning. Soon I was able to run 2 out of 3 days, then 3 days in a row, then 4, and eventually I could run 7 days a week and twice a day on 2 or 3 days also. It just takes time and being consistent with the training.