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Daily Check In Thread -- 10k+ version

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  • mbaker566
    mbaker566 Posts: 11,233 Member
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    short run (3 mi/31min). I am glad to see my speed come up and all. I wish i could have gotten up for the last day of w14 but the Packer game went long and i didn't get to bed till 11pm. 4am just seemed too early
  • Just_Ceci
    Just_Ceci Posts: 5,926 Member
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    moyer566 wrote: »
    short run (3 mi/31min). I am glad to see my speed come up and all. I wish i could have gotten up for the last day of w14 but the Packer game went long and i didn't get to bed till 11pm. 4am just seemed too early
    Look how far you've come! 3 miles is a "short run"!

    I ran yesterday, 4 miles in around 42 minutes. I'm really trying to make myself run more. I have a combined 10k and 5k race on November 22 that I have to get ready for. I have to be able to run the 10k in under an hour so I can run the 5k with the girls I'm coaching in Girls on the Run. :/
  • maggiekat7
    maggiekat7 Posts: 122 Member
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    i had planned to go out an re-run my route from yesterday to check the distance, but i decided to run 6 km instead of the 4.6+ km i'm estimating i ran yesterday. i do use endomondo and copied my route for a good guesstimate, but i'm still curious enough to test for sure, so i'll probably give it another go in a few days. it was a pretty short run, so i'll save it for a day when i'm feeling tired or perhaps when it's raining. :open_mouth:

    nice run this morning. last three 5 km+ runs i'm under 30 minutes - which means i'm definitely pushing myself and my average heart rate while running has gone up a notch in agreement. i hope to fit a 12 km run in this weekend!

    @moyer566 : the only thing i am good at after 5 hours of sleep is drinking coffee. lots and lots of coffee.

    @Just_Ceci : have fun preparing for the combined race!
  • maggiekat7
    maggiekat7 Posts: 122 Member
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    taeliesyn wrote: »
    Next looks like it will be a big one then, 100k somewhere to qualify for the miler, 24hr track race 6 weeks before the miler and then 100 miles. I could theoretically use the 24hr to qualify for the miler, but I'd like to have gone to/over 100k more than once before tackling 100 miles.

    reading this makes me feel like i've taken the bus to CRAZY-TOWN. :wink:

    it also makes me feel instantly tired.
    and sore.
    and then tired some more.

    maybe a little bit dead.

    seriously, i had no idea things like "100 miles RUNNING" existed. sounds like wicked torture!

    you know i'm teasing right? it's only because my vocabulary for running starts to stutter at HM and then go mute at marathon. wow, what an ambitious runner you are!
  • ftrobbie
    ftrobbie Posts: 1,017 Member
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    @moyer566 I echo Ceci's comments it's great to see how you think 3 miles is a short run. Well done on making the progression to a runner. The more you run the faster you will get for the time being

    @Just_Ceci looks like you are going to have to do some speed work to make the 10k under the hour comfortable enough to go around with your girls. I wish you the best of luck, although you don't need it. I know you have the tenacity to get it done.

    @maggiekat7 nice going on those 5k runs and good luck with the 12k this weekend, just break it into smaller chunks and it will speed by. And taeliesyn is the "pusher" here, if he stays healthy and here's hoping he does, he racks up phenomenal mileage (kilometreage), paces people, acts as run director etc. He is an example to us all.

    Have fun
  • mbaker566
    mbaker566 Posts: 11,233 Member
    edited September 2015
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    Just_Ceci wrote: »
    moyer566 wrote: »
    short run (3 mi/31min). I am glad to see my speed come up and all. I wish i could have gotten up for the last day of w14 but the Packer game went long and i didn't get to bed till 11pm. 4am just seemed too early
    Look how far you've come! 3 miles is a "short run"!

    I ran yesterday, 4 miles in around 42 minutes. I'm really trying to make myself run more. I have a combined 10k and 5k race on November 22 that I have to get ready for. I have to be able to run the 10k in under an hour so I can run the 5k with the girls I'm coaching in Girls on the Run. :/

    amazing isnt it :)

    thanks guys
  • taeliesyn
    taeliesyn Posts: 1,116 Member
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    @moyer566 Great work, and you've definitely come far. 3mile short run.... how long ago was it that you started C25K?

    @Just_Ceci Robbie's on the money and I'm sure you know it. 1 speed work session a week will definitely help. Good work on trying to run more. At least the bike helps with the cardio fitness.

    @maggiekat7 Great work on your 5k's. You'll rock your 12. Give it time and settle into your life as a runner and you may end up aiming for stupid distances too. Honestly for me at least, the miler is less intimidating than a marathon (Which technically I've never ran) as you're expected to go slow, and walk, and stop n eat in a miler. Where a Marathon you're expected to go fast (for you). I know there are a few 150 & 200mile races in the US, and that's without looking at the multi stage races.
    ps We're all crazy to someone! And the crazier the crowd you socialise and surround yourself with, the more warped your idea of 'normal' becomes. For example, I have a 47k trail race at the end of the year. I've just realised if I get into the 100k on Australia Day, that 47k race has to be ran as a training run. It's only when I stop and really think, that I realise 47k 'training' run isn't all that normal LOL

    @ftrobbie I just enjoy running and the community over here and I like to give back to the community and see other runners achieve their goals and often exceed them.

    Lets see for me, Sunday had a very cruisy 2k to keep my run streak going, otherwise it wouldn't have registered on Smashrun, and I honestly think it helps with the recovery. Monday I was already feeling ok'ish. So 8k by myself and then 3k with the dog, a few minor niggles but mostly legs felt good especially once warmed up.
    Last night I was stupid enough to try my interval session. Warmup went well, heck even the first mile went reasonable, but then my hammy started twinging a little. I pushed to the end of my second mile and called the session a day after a very short cool down. I was 10s/km off pace, but actually pretty happy I managed to do 2miles at that pace (4:30/km--7:14/mi) a couple of days after running 47k.
  • Aine8046
    Aine8046 Posts: 2,122 Member
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    Just_Ceci wrote: »
    @Aine8046 Welcome! Great job on getting started!
    @LLduds I know you were thankful for the rain this time of year in Houston! Awesome time!
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    @ftrobbie Loved reading your run report! I am in awe of anyone who can run that far!
    @moyer566 Beautiful! I've just recently started running with no music. I'm having mixed results.

    Another ride for me yesterday- almost 34 miles. Today I will run!

    Thanks! :)
  • Aine8046
    Aine8046 Posts: 2,122 Member
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    Aine8046 wrote: »
    Did Day1 Week1 today.

    Day2 Week 1 done. The weather is perfect now, but it's getting dark early... Kinda creepy to jog in the darkness... :)
  • Aine8046
    Aine8046 Posts: 2,122 Member
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    maggiekat7 wrote: »

    @Aine8046 : welcome, can't wait to read more from you!

    Thanks! :)
  • taeliesyn
    taeliesyn Posts: 1,116 Member
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    Welcome @Aine8046 :) Just get yourself a headlamp or torch. It's great fun running in the dark then. Full moon nights are even better :D
  • mbaker566
    mbaker566 Posts: 11,233 Member
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    you all know how to make a girl feel special :)

    no run. too tired. and brrr. i guess i'm learning how to run in cool weather this week
  • Just_Ceci
    Just_Ceci Posts: 5,926 Member
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    You guys are telling me exactly what I didn't want to hear! :wink:

    Yesterday was bike day- 21 miles with a great group of girls. Trying to talk myself into running hill repeats today since the weather has cooled down a bit. Wish I could get that group of girls to run with me too!
  • ftrobbie
    ftrobbie Posts: 1,017 Member
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    Simple commuting by bike for me, skipping the "possible run" this morning, quads still sore, although walking normally for the most part, may drop get out for a short easy run post the team dinner tonight.

    @Just_Ceci embrace the suck, you will feel better afterwards. :)
  • samra338
    samra338 Posts: 2,622 Member
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    Had some trouble with the app and couldn't get to any of the group posts for almost a week! Great to see all the updates.

    After almost a 2 week break, went for a 2 mile run yesterday. Trying to build up distance once more.
  • mbaker566
    mbaker566 Posts: 11,233 Member
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    i was having the same issue @samra338
    I had a crappy run this morning. i mean bad. like i got a mile in and wanted to go home. slow slow pace when i could even find it.

    thankfully i've been doing this for about 15weeks and know it gets better
  • Just_Ceci
    Just_Ceci Posts: 5,926 Member
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    I did embrace the suck and knocked off hill repeats yesterday- 5 times up my favorite hill for that. 4.5 miles of (mostly) running in 54:09. My calves hurt today as was expected.

    Today, I coach my Girls on the Run and will then likely be riding hill repeats with my girls bike group. :neutral:
  • snha
    snha Posts: 388 Member
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    Hi, everyone. New to this group. I completed c25k and finished w11d2 yesterday, September 30. I just heard of this group (thanks @taeliesyn and @moyer566). A great idea. Everybody seems to be doing great.
  • maggiekat7
    maggiekat7 Posts: 122 Member
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    i went and got myself so excited about running 12 km this weekend, that i couldn't wait and ran it this morning. it was great! really, really great.

    i've been missing the "i could go on forever" feeling i get at around 10 kms or an hour of running. the last 2 kms were a breeze. i ran with music to help keep me from getting "bored" and keep my pace in check so i didn't work too hard. worked like a charm! 12.03 km in 1h:13m:33s.

    happy!
  • ftrobbie
    ftrobbie Posts: 1,017 Member
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    @snha welcome to the madhouse

    @samra338 sometimes tech works, sometimes it does not. Good to see you get back to running, I know how that feels, just try and make it fun!!

    @moyer566 bad runs happen and sometimes it is just better to stop rather than force your way through them. But congratulations on working your way through the poor run

    @Just_Ceci well done on embracing the suck. You seemed to have tech issues as well.

    @maggiekat7 congrats on getting 12kms done, never doubted that you could do it. Woo hoo