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TaurusGirl
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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:30:50 AM
Good morning runners! Trying to wake up here, and getting ready for the Gym. I'm hoping to find a buddy to do a bike ride on Thursday since its going to be sunny and 76 out. Its going to be in the 50's after that. Ughhhh

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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:28:44 AM
Rest day today.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:47:32 AM
Up at 4:30, ran six miles, 58-degree temps. Loved it!
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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:54:22 AM
I have a five miler today. I'm excited because the last mile will be #2,000 since I started running. We haven't talked much about how we got started. I started with Couch to 5K in May 2010. It was hard for me to jog for a full minute. And I had shin splints. I'm so glad I stuck with it!

Beth-wow you have a half in ten days!? Are you sore? Will you race the half? After I ran my first and only marathon I didn't run for three weeks and then sank into a lazy, tired and unmotivated 'depression' that lasted for a couple of months. I am NOT going to let that happen again.

Enjoy the ride, Taurus. I'm with Pretzels, I like the cooler temps.
Ostrich have a nice rest day.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:09:01 AM
Ran 2 miles today in a strange neighborhood after being in a car for 8 hrs yesterday and then sleeping in a bed not my own so it probably wasn't my best but glad I got up a did it!

Great job everyone and hope you all have a great day!
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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:27:30 AM

After I ran my first and only marathon I didn't run for three weeks and then sank into a lazy, tired and unmotivated 'depression' that lasted for a couple of months. I am NOT going to let that happen again.


That's what happened to me my first go-around. I lost a ton of weight, ran a half-marathon and then just stopped running. I'm not sure why. I gained about 60 of the 100+ I had lost, and kept it on for three years.

This time around...no way am I going to let that happen again. After the marathon in December, I rested three days and Thursday, I was back up and at it. I plan on doing the same thing next month after my second marathon.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 9:05:41 AM

After I ran my first and only marathon I didn't run for three weeks and then sank into a lazy, tired and unmotivated 'depression' that lasted for a couple of months.


I did that too after my full. Quit completely for a couple of months. Not sure why, was almost like I had a "well i did it so i'm done" mentality. I really went into a slump afterwards. Interesting to hear I'm not the only one who did that.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 9:54:21 AM
I'm not terribly inspired to run today. I currently have a frozen shoulder and although the pain isn't worse when I run, the interrupted sleep is making me feel like a slug today. But, Beth you are truly inspiring and I appreciate how encouraging you are to the rest of us slogging it out! I'm going to make myself get out there this morning and see how it goes.

Emelle

Update: I did it! Not my best run ever but not my worst either!

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Posted: 10/3/2012 12:05:33 PM
It's funny you all are mentioning the post race blues because that just happened to me a few weeks ago after my first 10k. I'm still getting back in the swing of things, but at least I have the half marathon to look forward to in December. That's keeping my head in the game right now.

I ran 2.7 this morning. I don't usually do morning runs, but got an itch to go and thought it was better not to squash it. I'd like to run 4 more tonight, but I'm not sure between a late work day and groceries that will happen.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 12:19:43 PM
What I think is the key is to always have a race as a goal. After I ran the half in 2007, I didn't really have another race to look forward to.

After my marathon in December, I had a local half-marathon I had already signed up for, and I wanted to finish in less than 2 hours (and I did it!). I actually signed up for my next marathon two days after I finished my first. So I was really committed. After this second marathon, I have the local annual Turkey Trot, and then I'm running in the Cowtown Half in FW and then it will be time for my local half-marathon again. I've run it every year. Then I need to find another marathon, preferably in October, so I could do Houston in January 2014.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 12:45:14 PM
Just got in from 7.5kms. I really struggled with that this morning even though it was a short one for me. Not sure why but it just wasn't a good run day. Blah. Hate it when I go out feeling great then once I start it turns bad. Oh well....tomorrow is a new run day!

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Posted: 10/3/2012 12:56:57 PM
3 miles for me this morning.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 2:16:28 PM
did 5.03 at lunch

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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:20:40 PM
Great job on your race Beth!

Taurus, so glad to see you posting again. Hoping that ride goes well.

Running a half Sunday. Forecast is for 49 degrees at the start. Keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn't change too much between now and then. Perfect racing weather. I too love running in the cooler temps. Just so much easier.

I remember my 1st full and my 1st half--recovery after those was slower, more tentative but the more you run them, the better I think you become at knowing when it's safe to start running again.

Planning to run Grandmas's marathon next Summer in Duluth MN, near the Mall of America. We're going to race Sunday and plan an all day shopping extravaganza for the monday after before flying home Tuesday. Moving, moving, moving really is key right after racing. Fighting the urge to shower and crawl into bed is difficult but everytime I resist that, I recover more quickly and am less sore. It's amazing!

Ran 3.25 miles today. I'll run 25 minutes Friday. Then race Sunday. Going to be a good time. Can't wait!!!!

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Posted: 10/3/2012 6:34:38 PM
Quit completely for a couple of months. Not sure why, was almost like I had a "well i did it so i'm done" mentality. I really went into a slump afterwards. Interesting to hear I'm not the only one who did that.
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No you're not the only one. I've only done halfs but 3 of the 5 I've done have been early October runs. I love running on hot sunny days and moving into fall it always a challenge for me. I don't like running in the dark since I run by myself so after about end of August - early morning runs before work are out. Tonight I went for a 45 min run about 6:40 and by the time I got back it was nearly dark.... so that makes it hard to run on weekdays. Between the increasingly cold/rainy/dark weather I find Fall a really hard time to adapt to - I love a nice sunny crisp cool dry day on the weekends but those can get pretty scarce and you can't really stay in good shape running one of two days a week all winter.

I don't have a treadmill, nor do I have room for one in my house, but now that we've moved in town, I might try joining a gym if the one close to me had monthly memberships. I did have one before and I don't think I was in it from April to October so that annual membership thing is just a waste for me.

This Sunday is a half for me and I second the other posters, moving around is the best thing to do to help a quick recovery (oh, and a massage if you can slide one in there post-race). After my long runs leading up to the event I usually go get groceries with DH, even though I hate doing it because it keeps me walking around a lot!

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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:47:00 PM
Beth- awesome job and even more impressive with the conditions! Mapsworker, my friend did Grandma's this year and enjoyed the run, good course.

I lost weight training for my first marathon but I had two more scheduled for a few months later and with all of that running, I was always hungry! I gained just over 10 pounds training for those. This time around I am not going with the mentality that I can eat what I want because I just ran 15 miles.

I ran 8 this morning and since I didn't get to eat dinner last night (the opposite of above problem) it was a pretty sluggish run. Tomorrow is a rest day and Friday I'm on tap for 17. Great job runners and walkers!

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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:53:38 PM
2 miles for me! 4 days till race day!!

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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:03:26 PM
I am still all congested and tired and achy. I said I would meet a friend this morning though and didn't want to cancel on her so I dragged myself out of bed at 4:45 and met her at 5:15. We were planning on doing 6 miles but we ran a new way, misjudged the distance, and ended up running 7.

I have my training plan printed out on my fridge and I love crossing off each day when I get home from a run. I'm taking some NyQuil and going to bed early tonight. I only have to do 3 tomorrow so I get to sleep in until 6. Then Friday is a rest day!

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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:30:28 PM
I walked today. I wanted to listen to an audio book, and I find it impossible to listen to an audio book and run at the same time. I have to have music when I run.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:41:55 PM

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Posted: 10/3/2012 9:30:40 PM
I did week 5 day 3 of C25K this morning - 20 minutes of non stop running under my belt I need to work out how far I actually ran - I am hoping it is quite close to the 2 mile mark.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 9:50:02 PM
Got another 3.2 miles in tonight! That makes 5.9 miles total today. Tonight actually felt much better than this morning.
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