October 2017 Running Challenge
@Elise4270 6+ for a marathon is still getting it done... I was with my mom 2 weeks ago when she finished her first in 6:24:32, a marathon finisher is a marathon finisher, it doesn't matter the time, it's still a rare breed who will for for it.... you'll be back there before you know it.
It just really put it all in perspective for me. Just how much endurance and training it takes to accomplish a marathon, or even the half. All I ever want is that sub 2 half, and a 25min 5k.
you'll do it. you've got the drive.
Ya ya ya. I'm awesome I know. Was just sending props out3
So I’m Race Director for my own mini-race this weekend. -
Just received a customs charge for a packet from the USA. It must be my AIM at Melanoma race pack (which I didn’t think I’d be getting!). So, Mr. Postie - I leave for my running weekend on Friday, PLEASE get me my race pack before then!!!!!
Steffie782000 Posts: 34 Member
seanevan10 wrote: »JessicaMcB wrote: »Ran my last run before I race...unreal. I want to thank all of you for supporting/tolerating/not glitter bombing me over the last few months of high mileage madness. I appreciate you being part of my crazy running tribe
Ditto all of this. Everyone on here rocks..... 10 days until my own insanity comes into fulfillment
I am really excited to hear about your experience too! You all are very inspiring for us newbies!
October 1 – 3.1 miles Ft. DeSoto 5K, Race #1 of the Triple Crown
October 2 – 3.25 miles recovery run & P90X3 Eccentric Upper
October 3 – 0.0 miles Camp Gladiator
October 4 – 6.0 miles
October 5 – 2.25 miles, Camp Gladiator, & P90X3 Eccentric Lower
October 6 – 0.0 miles, Camp Gladiator
October 7 – 0.0 miles, Rest
October 8 – 6.0 miles
October 9 – 3.0 miles & P90X3 Eccentric Upper
October 10 – 0.0 Camp Gladiator
October 11 – 8.0 miles
Total miles 31.6/100
October 29 – Ft. DeSoto Halloween 5K, Race #2 of the Triple Crown
November 19 – St. Pete Runfest Half Marathon
November 23 – Tampa bay Time Turkey Trot 5K
December 2 – Brooksville Mud Endeavor OCR 5K
December 13 – Jungle Bell Run 5K
ctlaws44 Posts: 182 Member
Just checking in. Congrats to Gary, Amy, Jessica, and John for their awesome racing! Sorry if I missed anyone. I book marked the race reports to go back later. I have to catch up. Feels like I say that every time.
I had my longest run on Monday (20 mi) that was somewhat of a kitten show. I headed out around 7:50a since I had the day off and didn't have the kids. For the first 10 miles I kept in my neighborhood and looped back by my house several times. My gut was literally telling me not to be too far from home. After I made a stop at my house at mile 7, I headed out to a trail to give my feet a break from the street pounding. It'd rained earlier and I knew it would be nice and soft. Just had to watch for puddles and roots. I like running on trails, it's relaxing and easy. It also keeps my mind more engaged with where to put my feet like a game in a way. On roads my brain starts to get bored and wanders. Anyways, so I was running the trail and some kid comes racing up beside me around mile 16-17 and passes me. So what do I do, I take off running after him. I run better when I have people to chase. I did catch him right before he peeled off onto another trail. I was hoping he would've stayed on my trail to push me. I was happy overall with making the distance just not the pacing. I'm not consistent with my splits when I don't have someone to run with and I don't look at my phone enough to correct myself. Tonight's the group runs and it's going to be miserable! 78F 100% humidity. It feels just as bad or worse than any day this past summer. I hope everyone's running happy, staying healthy, or healing well! Also I'll have been streak running for 36 days today. I just started doing this. I know it runs an injury risk but I will say my legs recover faster than before. I'm trying to teach my legs to run fatigued. I just don't want to do any speed work this close to my marathon 28th for fear of injury. I'll attempt it after though.5
Yay! I am catching up on the thread finally.
@hanlonsk I have low blood pressure and get something similar once in a while. But ... my peanut allergy started out that way, too, so if you are eating anything before your workouts, you may want to consider that suspect. For me, it got progressively worse and it is because of the anaphylactic reaction causing the drop in bp among other things. Now, I need an epi-pen as I react within seconds. It started out as a delayed 30-min or so reaction so took a while to figure out.1
@eponine I am very slow. I am often around 15 mins/mile. I enjoy running, so I try not to let the speed get to me. I am trying to build my aerobic base, but it is taking forever. I am on Strava and Garmin if you ever want to see my paces.3
Great race report @garygse and selfie finish. Congratulations again!1
Just signed up for a 5k fun run on 11/5. I'm a little worried. It hasn't been advertised much and it's the inaugural race. You can see registered people & there is only one other woman registered for the 5k. There's three bike distances (it's a cycling race with run thrown in) and the only person registered for all three distances is the organizer. I have this weird, irrational fear of getting left alone and then lost on a course. HAH
And I'm looking at Turkey Trots trying to figure out what which one I want to do. I've narrowed it to four that is near both me and my brother, sister in law, and nephew so we can all do it together since I'll be eating with the in-laws.0
@ariceroni how awesome! Congratulations! Fab photos too.0
@JessicaMcB good luck at Whistler! It snowed on the mountains here in Vancouver last night, so I expect it will be cool at the start.
Hubby and I do the MEC races all the time. Most are awesome. There was only one I didn’t love because it was a bit too busy for the trail. You don’t get t-shirts and bling, but they are always chip-timed and have bananas, bars, coffee, and nuun at the finish.2
10/1 – 6 miles
10/2 – rest day
10/3 – 8 miles
10/4 - 5 miles
10/5 - 10 miles
10/6 - 5 miles
10/7 - rest day
10/8 - rest day
10/9 - 6 miles
10/10 - 7 miles
10/11 – rest day
47 of 100 miles
I woke up I the middle of the night with a horrible headache that is still talking to me, so I decided to take a rest day today. It’s also garbage day, I hate running with all the can out, yuck smelly ha ha
@shanaber the fires have been awful, stay safe.
@JessicaMcB how do you get the time for all that running with little ones? I often wonder that when I see your posts, I know you run early but how early? Great picture sequence ha ha
@kristinegift for the sake of your can opener I hope things get better faster than expected.
@jheppley your team sounds awesome. Good luck this weekend! I tried to coach Skip at soccer when she was little but years ago I heard a great speech about letting others coach your kids and it was a great excuse to send her to another team ha ha. I think I was harder on her than anyone else so it was for her benefit.
@katharmonic glad it’s easing up a bit.
@eponine1984 your 1 mile story gave me a chuckle.
@juliet3455 why type of farm?
@7lenny7 I hope your calf is better
@JessicaMcB you are so ready!
@girlinahat ha ha!!! So true
Goal 120 miles
11/25 Schaumburg HM2
I finally got to see ortho today. Thankfully I'm in a boot and not a cast. I can even walk without crutches now, albeit with a limping gait. The ortho is confident I'll be able to participate in the half in April, although he did say that most likely I will be mainly walking and won't be able to run the whole distance. I've got exercises to do to help with mobility, so that's another good thing.
Oh, and apparently I've broken this ankle before and never knew it. I have bone fragments from a previous injury. It's weird to find that out. Luckily the fragments haven't caused any issues. I'll probably end up with arthritis in that ankle, but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.5
October 1 - 16 km
October 2 - 16 km
October 3 - 16 km
October 4 - 16 km
October 5 - 16 km
October 6 - 16 km
October 7 - rest day
October 8 - 21 km
October 9 - 16 km
October 10 - 16 km
October 11 - 16 km
October 12 - rest day
Total km - 165 km out of 350 km1
I am getting excited and surprisingly nervous for the Bourbon Chase this weekend. I have never done a relay, especially not one like this. I know it will be fun, but I think I may have underestimated how challenging it is going to be. I am particularly worried about my hubby. His first leg is 8.6 miles and he has only done two 8 mile runs in training. Also still concerned about my second leg. I was looking for some additional details on the event since they are pretty scarce on the website and I stumbled across this blog from 2014. It just so happens that the author ran the same legs I will be running and it does absolutely nothing to comfort me.
Also, we are not going to have a hotel room until we finish in Lexington (we are taking our tent), so her comment about that shower being the morale boost she needed also has me worried. At any rate, we leave for Louisville immediately after work tomorrow and we have a 7:45 AM start time on Friday. My legs are sore today from yesterday's double, so I will be taking it easy until then. In hind sight, that may not have been the best idea given the current status of my legs.
Hopefully I will have some good photos to post now that I run with my phone!4
eponine1984 wrote: »Did anyone else start out like me - super slow, can barely hang on - and improve?
I'm still not so fast that I would have a chance of winning an age group award or qualify for Boston, and I don't think that will ever change. But now my PR for 5km is 26:26min; which is much faster than I ever thought possible when I started running. And despite the fact that I hated running in school, I now enjoy it so much that I ran longer and longer distances - as a kid, I thought 800m was horrible torture; now I've run two marathons and will probably train for another one next spring.
@ariceroni and @garygse Congratulations again to both of you, and thanks for the great race reports and awesome photos! (maybe apart from ariceroni's blister, but my own fault for clicking on the spoiler button ^^)
@RunsOnEspresso At least if you are the only woman, you are certain to win both 1st female overall and your age group award It's still a month to the race, plenty of time for other people to join.
@amymoreorless Lovely photos, looks like a perfect run!
@girlinahat I love your marathon dream. Bouldering along the way and cake at the aid station? Let me know where I can sign up
@7lenny7 I'm sorry your calf muscle is hurt. I hope you'll recover before the race!! But if not, getting the chili & shirt and enjoying the atmosphere also sounds like a plan.
I had to DNS the half I wanted to run last month, but I didn't even go there - there was no shirt but only an unspecified "souvenier price", and the drive there and back would have been around 2.5 hours, so it didn't seem worth the time and gasoline (plus my knee got horribly stiff from sitting, so I wasn't keen on all that time in the car). But I was seriously tempted to go - if it had been any closer, I probably would have gone.
@greenolivetree I know exacly what you mean by looking back to last year's October and feeling disappoined by this year in comparison. Last year I ran my first marathon in October. This year I'm in the middle of building back distance and wondering if I'm already back in shape enough to sign up for a 20km race at the end of the month. There's ups and downs in running too, but we'll get better again, that's for sure!
Today I did this really complicated thing were I went to work by bike, but took a backpack stuffed with both running clothes as well as another set of everyday clothes; with the intention of running home today, and then running back to work tomorrow morning (and cycling home). And since I already brought all the clothes there, I can commute-run without a backback, how cool is that?
But if I repeat this again in the future, I need to pay more attention to packing. When I wanted to get changed tonight, I realised I had forgotten the running shorts - oops! Fortunately, I've got some "emergency running clothes" stashed at the office, just in case... Those are all things that I don't miss too much if I don't have them available at home, like those annoying pants with legs that end a few centimetres above my ankles. Still better than nothing, so I put those on rather than cancelling my running plans.
And it was a really perfect run - not particular fast or super far or along exciting trails, but simply one of those runs where everything feels right and you are just feeling happy with every step.
Oh, and I spotted this guy along the way:
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