Marathoner Dailies


Daily Runner 12/8 (Read 172 times)

Brains aint me forte


    Joe1775 - 12/8 - Rehoboth Beach Marathon

    Docket_Rocket - 12/9- Weston Half Marathon

    Docket_Rocket - 12/14 - Oleta Trail Half Marathon

    Docket_Rocket - 12/29 - iRun Half Marathon



    Joe1775 - 1/5 - Phunt 50K, Elkton MD

    JodisRuningForAutism - 1/12-1/13 - Goofy Challenge

    Docket_Rocket - 1/12-1/13- Goofy Challenge

    Didgeridroo - 1/13 - Disney Marathon- Goal: TBD

    pmhill6 - 1/13- Disney Marathon

    Patti678 - 1/26 - PolarBear 5K

    Docket_Rocket - 01/27 ING Marathon



    PressingOn - 02/16 - Woolley Trail Run Marathon

    Docket_Rocket - 02/17 - A1A Marathon

    Runnrchic - 02/24 - New Orleans Marathon- Goal: break 4:34



    Patti678 - 3/2- Albany Marathon, Albany GA

    JodisRunningForAutism - 3/3 - Seaside Half Marathon Destin, FL

    Docket_Rocket - 03/09 - 13.1 Miami Beach

    Patti678 - 3/17 Publix Half Marathon, Atlanta GA

    Julia1971 - 3/16 - Rock n Roll USA

    athensguy - 3/17- Georgia Marathon

    RVDowning - 3/17 - Shamrock Marathon

    ImNotScott - 3/17 - Shamrock Marathon

    onemile - 3/30 - Egg Shell Shuffle Half Marathon



    Docket_Rocket - 04/07 - Marathon Paris

    joe1775 - 4/13  - Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra 50  

    Docket_Rocket - 04/14 - Key Biscayne Half Marathon

    marco59 - 4/15 - Boston - goal: 3:05

    markrice - 4/15 Boston - goal sub 3:15

    onemile - 04/20 - Carmel Marathon

    Xrayman: 4/21: Lansing Marathon

    SIAR - 4/28 - Glass City Marathon

    GoneFishing - 04/28 - Big Sur, CA



    hilltopper91 - 05/05 - Broad Street Run

    Docket_Rocket - 05/07 - Puerto Rico Marathon

    Joe1775 - 5/5 - Flying Pig Marathon, Cincinnati OH

    Patti678 - 5/11 - Gulf Coast Half Ironman, Panama City Beach, FL

    RVDowning - 5/11Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon

    SprinklesRunner - 5/19-Run for the Red Marathon



    Docket_Rocket - 06/13/2012 - San Francisco Marathon



    Patti678- 7/4- Peachtree Road Race 10K: goal: PR



    Patti678- 8/23 & 24- Hood to Coast- 199 mile relay with 10 person team



    SprinklesRunner - Date TBD - Wineglass Marathon




    SprinklesRunner - 11/3 - NYC Marathon

     "Address the process rather than the outcome.
    Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp

    Brains aint me forte

      Best wishes to Joe who is racing as I type this. Run like the wind!


      Another down day for me whoo!  I'm soooo tempted to just go get a few miles in!  I won't but the temptation is there.


      Have a great Saturday all!

       "Address the process rather than the outcome.
      Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp

      Finally PRed!!!



        Hope Joe is having a great race so far!


        Scott: not running is hard! 


        I'm drinking coffee now, was out a little later than expected last night, so getting the coffee in is crucial. Meeting up a little later this morning with one of the running groups. Should get in maybe 6-7 total. Hope everyone has a great day!

        PRs: 5K: 22:09, 10K:44:55, 15K: 1:10:35, HM: 1:42:49, M: 3:32:09


          Good luck, Joe!  Looking forward to your race report.


          Scott, have they given you an idea of how long you need to rest your foot?  Are you allowed to do cross-training?


          JoJo, I hope your son is feeling better today.


          SIAR, I only included the more common race distances in my signature.  My PR for the 8K is 34:42 run in March 2011 but I ran a 34:09 5-Miler on Thanksgiving. 


          I'm planning to do 6 miles easy and some strides today.  At some point today, I need to go pick up my packet for the 8K I'm running tomorrow and then I'm going to do some shopping.  I have two holiday parties coming up this week and don't have much to wear.  It seems like all I buy these days are running clothes.  The 8K tomorrow is a fairly flat course so I'm hoping to go sub-34.  If I can run a low 33, I might be in the running for an AG award.  We'll see...

          Tough times never last, but tough people do. – Dr. Robert Schuller

          Brains aint me forte

            Julia, I haven't seen anyone but my primary care who spent a grand total of 2 minutes in the room with me.  Of course the appointment took an hour but that's how it usually goes, right?  Anyway, she looked at it for a second, wrote me orders for an x-ray and sent me on my way.  After I called in for the results (negative) my instructions were to rest it for "a few days" and if it didn't feel better to go back to her (fat chance) or make an appointment with a podiatrist.  My podiatrist is great, but busy.  I SHOULD have scheduled the appointment right away but didn't so now I have to wait until Thursday.


            I probably could have used the elliptical yesterday but got worried about making things worse.  I have a history of getting hurt and then being too impatient to let it heal before coming back and then getting re-injured.  I'm trying not to do that again.

             "Address the process rather than the outcome.
            Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp


              Scott, resting it sounds wise.  Thursday isn't that long to wait for an answer from a doctor you trust.  But, it's good know it doesn't appear to be a stress fracture.  I had one of those in college and from what I remember, it took a long time to heal.  Hang in there!

              Tough times never last, but tough people do. – Dr. Robert Schuller

              Bad Ass

                Morning!  6 miles tonight.

                Good luck to Joe!!!!!!


                Scott, that sucks.  Hope you get answers soon.


                Have a nice day!

                Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner, INKnBURN Ambassador


                "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."


                  Hey guyz, another rest day for me. Im gettin antsy for tomorrow. Weather doesnt look the best but it should be cloudy and spdinklin. Im gonna wait till the morning to decide what goal I wanna try for. A part of me really wants to try and bq to see what Im made of. (There aee so many back home rootin for me to bq) But Im thinkin 3:45 would be better cause I could run with the pacer and know (hopefully) that I'll be on target for a huge pr.

                  Dec 23 - Apocalypse Survivors Half Marathon

                  Jan 13 - Houston Chevron Marathon

                  Feb 17 - Austin Half Marathon

                  March 2 - Woodlands Marathon


                    Scott- hopefully you start feeling good enough to run soon

                    not too swift-- I don't know how you and my husband drink coffee before a run, it upsets my tummy

                    Julia-- have a great 6, I'll give an update later on my son

                    D-- hope you have an uneventful 6 miles tonight

                    CC-- I know, my race is 5 weeks out and I'm already antsy Smile.


                    I did 5 very interrupted miles on the treadmill.  I got up "early" hoping no one would be awake while I ran, and it seemed like every 5 minutes a kid or a dog needed something.  Anyway, got it in.  DH is out doing 20-24 miles right now, and should be back. Unfortunately, the odd symptoms have finally manifested themselves into an illness.  My son has pink eye and a sinus infection.  This means three things: 1.  We have to cancel two Christmas parties-- the unit Christmas party and Knight's of Columbus Christmas Party, 2.  We will be going BACK into an urgent care to get medication Sad, and 3.  My daughter's birthday is today, and we won't be able to do anything as a family with her.  


                    On a positive note, for those that don't know, I'm a Weight Watchers Leader/Counselor.  We launched a new program called Weight Watchers 360, part of the program is this thing called active link, which uses forward and backward momentum and calculates your "activity" points.  Well, my boss, gave me permission to download and use active link (costs $5.00 a month).  So basically I got a free subscription.  Oh and I'm down another 2 pounds this week, which makes 2 more pounds until my "ultimate weight loss" goal.




                    Half: 1:48 (March 3rd, 2013)

                    Full: 4:05:40 (March 17th, 2013)


                    2013/2014 Goals:

                    Sub-4:00 hour Marathon

                    Sub- 125 pounds
                    Sub- 1:45 hour half.


                    Geezer trying for speed

                      Good morning all. 6 miles on tap for me.


                      GO JOE GO!!!


                      Hilltopper - I have some ASICS Gel Blur 33 also... they feel heavy and stiff to me still and I have 142 miles on them.

                      ImNotScott - good resistance man!

                      NotTooSwift - Coffee... must go get some. Nice to have a running group there.

                      Julia - Good luck in that 8k tomorrow. 

                      Hi Docket

                      Jojo - Ouch. sorry for the pink eye interruptions, and for your son. Ugh. Nice re the subscription.

                      Anyone could see races, etc. on

                      I believe in HR training:


                      Go figure

                        Happy Saturday all.  I got a wonderful amount of sleep last night, it was great.  As my mileage goes up I definitely find that I need some good 10-11 hour sleep nights.  I'll get out later for 6 or so with 4x8sec hill sprints after, then this evening I'm doing the readings at church so I need to practice a little.  The last time I did the reading I said "Lurd," instead of "Lord," which got a good chuckle.  Will not be doing that again ha.


                        Pressing...How could you not like the cowboys really?  I loved when they converted their money incorrectly.  If I remember right they got pesos when they were going to Argentina, or something of that nature.  Funny stuff.  I'll put my picture at the end of this post...although everyone else is going to wonder why they heck my weird picture is here.  It was a show your running legs thread...


                        Hill...Yes, I actually hate streaks!  I get suckered into them very easily, which scares me.  You're right though, 4 easy miles aren't enough to hurt any of us - we are super runners ha.  It looks like you're doing a great job rebuilding your mileage.  I agree completely that a lot of it is mental.  Oh, sorry that the shoes felt a little stiff too.  Let us know if they get any better.


                        Competitive Chick...Hey, so nice to see you again!  We'd love it if you guys came back to posting on here.  It seems super easy and totally devoid of problems.  If you're getting a packet I'm assuming you're racing, so good luck!  It's hard to set the time goals sometimes.  I'd say just be honest with yourself about where you think your fitness is.  If you think you can do the BQ then don't worry about the pacer.  I missed a BQ in my last marathon because going sub 3 was more important to me...when I blew up I missed my BQ by 7 minutes ha.  So, if the PR is most important to you, maybe it's best to just focus on that.


                        NotScott...That's odd that it was feeling better and then went downhill again.  I guess that's just how injuries work.  Isn't it annoying when it takes so long to get an appointment?  Are you going to take off until you see the doc Thursday?


                        Jodi...Sorry about the ER trip and your son still not feeling well.  Hopefully you can get some good meds and put him on the mend.  That's too bad about all the stuff you're going to have to cancel.  Life stinks sometimes.  Good job getting your run in amidst all the stress.  What is your husband training to run these days?


                        NotSwift...I'm glad you had a good time with your new group.  I'm sure they'll appreciate having you as much as possible.  The lights sounded pretty.  How was your tempo run in the evening?  I'm still adjusting to doing doubles, but haven't found them difficult as of yet.  Enjoy the 6ish later.


                        Marco...We gotta get you some vacation - I think work is impacting your running and we can't have that.


                        Mark...Nice job doing the 10 last night even when you were busy.  The owls sounded really cool.  I see a lot of hawks on my runs, and love when they let me run under them as opposed to flying off.  Nice job on the mileage PR too, and have a good run today.


                        Julia...Do you race a lot then?  I'm fairly scared of racing as I'm really injury prone, so I don't do it nearly as often as I'd like.  My 5k and 10k PRs are soft relative to my fitness, but I'm afraid to risk my marathons just to improve them. I would think you win a good amount of AG, if not overall, awards with your speed?   I'm guessing we're either in the same AG, or you're one behind mine...sometimes the 25-29 and 30-34 AGs actually seem easier to win than the older ones.  At first I thought you were doing Christmas shopping, but then I realized that you're shopping for yourself ha.  At least you should have some good sales to choose from.  I think most of us have more running clothes than life clothes at this point.


                        Docket...Have a great 6 amongst the Miami palm trees.


                        Beth...Hope you're have a good weekend so far.


                        Ok, this is because Pressing asked!

                        PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (37:25; '14) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:27; '14)

                        Bad Ass

                          Yay, CC made it here!


                          Do we have stalking capabilities for Joe and for Rachel?

                          Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner, INKnBURN Ambassador


                          "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."


                            Tracking will be posted to my fb page.

                            Dec 23 - Apocalypse Survivors Half Marathon

                            Jan 13 - Houston Chevron Marathon

                            Feb 17 - Austin Half Marathon

                            March 2 - Woodlands Marathon


                              SIAR - those are some of the things I've been thinkkn about. But I have all these ppl rootin for me to bq. However, Im not sure if I wanna risk a blow up with the way the weather is suppose to be. But if todays weather is suppose to be like tomorrow then I should definately have a nice pr.

                              Dec 23 - Apocalypse Survivors Half Marathon

                              Jan 13 - Houston Chevron Marathon

                              Feb 17 - Austin Half Marathon

                              March 2 - Woodlands Marathon


                              Geezer trying for speed

                                RUN DONE: 6 easy recovery miles


                                SoImARunner - Thanks, and Awesome re the sleep! I did too so can really relate. Good luck with the reading. Cool pic!


                                Hi Docket.

                                Anyone could see races, etc. on

                                I believe in HR training: