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Hey Tuesday Penguins - You've Been Running Thru My Mind! (Read 39 times)


SheCan

     AFM:  I started out this morning walking with my husband, intending to head out on my run after a mile or so, avoiding having to run up the first hill.  It soon started to rain, so I kept on walking with DH and Ben, in hopes that the rain was just a passing shower.  It lasted all the way home.  So, after 2.5 miles of walking in the rain, I went home to dry off, go to the bathroom and rehydrate.  After 1/2 hour, the rain stopped, so I ate a banana and finally headed out on my long run.  Smart move would have been to either wait until late afternoon or shorten the run, but I had worked out a 13 mile route and I didn't really want to try to figure out a new one, and thunderstorms are forecast for this afternoon, so I stuck to my plan.  The route was hilly, mostly just rolling roads through farm country.  I said hello to the cows, goats and deer behind the fences.  I tried to run at a slow pace, but found with the hills that I couldn't stick to my intended pace.  Going downhill felt so easy, and I had to make up for the slow climbs.  I really need to work on running slower on my long runs.  At mile 8 I ran out of steam and had to walk a bit after a big hill.  Then my pelvic stress fracture site started to hurt, so I stopped and sat down for a bit. I was scared, but it felt better right away so I continued, slowly.  I walked the next big hill, and felt completely wiped, so I sat in the shade, ate a GU, and drank a bit, then started out again.  I was able to run the next 2.6 miles, though it felt slow, then walked the last 1/3 mile to cool down.   I barely made that last bit.  I was dragging! So, my first 13.5 mile run is in the bag. Not pretty, but I survived.

     

    WTG, Ginny!!!!  I can't believe after the whole wet walk you hadn't just thrown in the towel!  Yup, it's amazing what you can survive.  Just whatever you do, don't reinjure that SX.  But really, am soooo proud of you!

    Cherie

    "We do not become the people who this world needs simply by turning our backs on anyone we don’t like, trust, or deem healthy enough to be in our presence. "  ---- Shasta Nelson


    Pura Vida

      Agreed. I had close to a month at 30 MPW before I stated my training for my HM. I had done one 10 miler, but had struggled with it.

       

      I think having the mileage going in helped me a lot. The first few weeks weren't much of a mileage increase for me, but it's amazing how much more it takes out of you to do mileage plus speedwork.

      PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02 / FM: 4:50:35

      Upcoming: Rest!


      Bad Ass

        Great job, Ginny!

        Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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        Philliefan33


          Yes, if I don't get pregnant before then Smile 30 mpw BEFORE training? Eeesh. Maybe I should stick to 5K's, haha!

           

          I could use the summer to build my base up a bit, then start actually training when the "cooler" weather starts to get here. Food for thought!

           

          Coralie, I re-read what I wrote and I hope I didn't come across as discouraging you. I answered from my perspective as a runner. It was important to me for my first HM to be enjoyable (i.e. I didn't want to struggle to finish). So I erred on the side of being well-prepared to finish.

          Future Races:

          5/4/14:  Bucks County Ten Miler


          SheCan

            I think having the mileage going in helped me a lot. The first few weeks weren't much of a mileage increase for me, but it's amazing how much more it takes out of you to do mileage plus speedwork.

             

            That is so, so true.

            Cherie

            "We do not become the people who this world needs simply by turning our backs on anyone we don’t like, trust, or deem healthy enough to be in our presence. "  ---- Shasta Nelson

            Jerryb49


              RD completed.  DD visited, so we took her out for lunch which ended any possibility for a run, especially since they went for a bike ride this morning.  Hopefully we can get a LR in tomorrow afternoon, weather permitting.  Lots of sports to watch this week (NBA, NHL, U.S. Open, Cubbies).   DVR is going to get a workout.

               

              .....Go Blackhawks  !!!!

              Next:  IMT Des Moines HM, 10/19/2014

                        Salt Lake City HM, 04/18/2015

                        Wisconsin HM, 05/02/2015

               


              Dad on the run.

                Ginny - Last week I did 22, this week should be 24 and it increases 2-3 miles each week until I peek at 40 then I have a 3 week taper before my first HM.

                My parents said I could be anything when I grew up, so I decided to be Awesome!


                Sloooow.

                   

                  Coralie, I re-read what I wrote and I hope I didn't come across as discouraging you. I answered from my perspective as a runner. It was important to me for my first HM to be enjoyable (i.e. I didn't want to struggle to finish). So I erred on the side of being well-prepared to finish.

                   

                  You didn't come across as discouraging, I want people to be honest with me Smile My expectations were lower than the reality.  I had been considering a half marathon next year in late March, as the city closest to us is organising a marathon/half marathon. Pieces are only just clicking into place with my easy runs, so I'm taking one step at a time. Even February, is 8 months away!

                  Bin Running


                    Ginny, you go girl!

                     

                    Coralie, good luck with the plan, whether you decided to go for the HM or not.

                    2014 races

                    2XU HM - 02 Mar (1:44:55)

                    BeHero 10K (Hong Kong) - 23 Mar (46:13)

                    JP Morgan 5.6K - 24 Apr (25:54)

                    Run350 10K - 27 Apr (56:04)

                    Sundown 10K - 31 May (59:00)

                    Sundown HM - 31 May (2:50:00)

                    Pocari Sweat 10K - 08 Jun (50:03)

                    Army HM - 31 Aug (2:30:00)

                    Yellow Ribbon 10K - 14 Sep (52:21)

                     

                    Newton 32K - 26 Oct

                    Stand Chart FM - 07 Dec

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