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    Now I can see it! Looking great.

    just drinking some tea waiting for the sun to rise (and the coffee shop to open) for my run.

    Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...

    Halifax Bluenose HM May 2014

    Toronto Waterfront  HM October 2014

      Cool photo Happy

       “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”

       

      Goals 2014

      Keep running

       

      2014 km in 2014

       

        Happy - Congrats on the first marathon!  Sounds like you are not as proud as you should be about that performance.  You can run as many miles in training as you want but the first marathon will always feel different than training.  You did fantastic and really made a veteran decision at the end and slowed it down a little to prevent an injury.

         

        Russ - Another impressive performance with that double.  I just did my first 200 mile relay and I had a similar thought about two runs spread out being mentally tougher than 1 long run.  Nice work!

         

        I'm stuck in the middle of my outage at work.  6 twelve hour days, then 1 day off.  Tough to get the runs in like that.  I broke out the headlight and blinky vest last night and got a couple of miles in after work.

        Colonial 200 Relay Sep 20-21 -

        Smithfield Hog Jog 5K 12 Oct -

          Hey Jeff - I do need to get a better perspective on it. Thanks for your helpful  comments.

          I've decided the "mental" part of running a marathon is how you process it afterwards.

          There's so much hype about the event, expectation of what the day will be like, and putting training to the test....

          and then there's how you feel on the day, how your body performs in the race, and how you feel about that.

          Maybe I'm just talking about me here.

           

          Anyhoo... I'm happy with how I did. It was 4 more miles than I ever ran before and the extra distance was not the challenging part which is a very satisfying feeling. I agree with you I think I made a good decision to slow down for the quad pain and finish well.  I never even expected to be able to train for and  run a marathon, so it's an achievement that means a lot to me. For some reason though the race just didn't give me the same high as some of my training runs did.

           

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          Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

            Hey Jeff - I do need to get a better perspective on it. Thanks for your helpful  comments.

            I've decided the "mental" part of running a marathon is how you process it afterwards.

            There's so much hype about the event, expectation of what the day will be like, and putting training to the test....

            and then there's how you feel on the day, how your body performs in the race, and how you feel about that.

            Maybe I'm just talking about me here.

             

            Anyhoo... I'm happy with how I did. It was 4 more miles than I ever ran before and the extra distance was not the challenging part which is a very satisfying feeling. I agree with you I think I made a good decision to slow down for the quad pain and finish well.  I never even expected to be able to train for and  run a marathon, so it's an achievement that means a lot to me. For some reason though the race just didn't give me the same high as some of my training runs did.

             

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            Well said Jeff and Happy

             “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”

             

            Goals 2014

            Keep running

             

            2014 km in 2014

             

              Right, photo time.  You may recall I had a 20km trail run this weekend, wearing a kilt. Turned out to only be 18km but I'm not complaining.

              The race started with a compulsory whisky shot or two or three and cold mutton chops. Then 40 of us headed off into the bush.

              1st and only aid station

              Aid Station

              Group Shot

              Group Shot - me in red shirt/orange hat

              View to Tarawera Outlet and Mt Edgecumbe

              View to Tarawera Outlet and Mt Edgecumbe

              Rest stop

              Rest stop

              Hot Water Beach

              Hot Water Beach

              Open air hot tub

              Open air hot tub

              Boat trip home - Mt Tarawera - dormant volcano

              Boat trip home - Mt Tarawera - dormant volcano

               “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”

               

              Goals 2014

              Keep running

               

              2014 km in 2014

               

                I enjoyed the photos, Puke. Thanks for posting them. You sure had a beautiful sunny day for the kiltathon - must be having a nice summer? I can't recall if it gets really hot there or not....?

                 

                I threw four quarter-mile intervals into my 8-miler last night to see how that felt. I'm doing a Turkey Trot 5K in a couple weeks (Nov 16) to see where I'm at. So I think I should start practicing running a bit quicker before then. Now if I could just string those intervals into a complete mile....some day it will happen.Smile

                Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.


                Imminent Catastrophe

                  Dang, Puke, you're making me nostalgic for NZ with those pics.

                  Is Paul still planning to have a 100 mile Tarawera?

                  "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                   "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                  "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                   

                  √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                  Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                  Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                    Well I took the day off work since DH is off today too. If I can get my lazy @$$ in gear, we're going on a short hike (about 2 hours RT) to a river. I'll post pics if any turn out.

                    Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.


                    Imminent Catastrophe

                      After bagging 5 new states/6 total in 6 weeks I pulled out of the Arkansas race, I have too much to do this weekend.

                      "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                       "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                      "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                       

                      √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                      Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                      Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                        Impressive string of marathons, Russ. A break from traveling will probably feel good too.

                         

                        Here's pics from this afternoon's hike. All the fall color is pretty much underfoot and the sky was overcast with a bit of fog; so it seemed very muted. Saw what was probably a dog's paw print along with a boot print in the mud several times along the way. Since there are cougar in the area...I wondered,,,, but finally decided it was either a dog print ... or the cat was no longer hungry. Clown  When I got home, I printed out a tutorial on paw prints to take on the next hike.  

                         

                         

                         

                        Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

                          I'm loving these photos. I guess I'll have to take some "urban" run shots - mostly bridge and harbour pre dawn shouts... Easy 7.5 this morning, its unusually warm (leftover tropical storm) lots of  happy runners and cyclists out .

                          Happy Saturday, A

                          Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...

                          Halifax Bluenose HM May 2014

                          Toronto Waterfront  HM October 2014

                            Dang, Puke, you're making me nostalgic for NZ with those pics.

                            Is Paul still planning to have a 100 mile Tarawera?

                             

                            Yep, 100m still on the cards, part of the track we ran is supposed to be part of it, sounds like he still has issues with permission from private land owners etc

                             “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”

                             

                            Goals 2014

                            Keep running

                             

                            2014 km in 2014

                             

                              Loving the photos Happy.

                              A - certainly post some urban shots.  Always love to see what others see out on their runs.

                              Russ - 5 states in 6 weeks?  Awesome

                               “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”

                               

                              Goals 2014

                              Keep running

                               

                              2014 km in 2014

                               

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