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post #7291 of 10164
Alright so pretty much first run ever tonight. I'm hoping to make a habit out of it, maybe 3 or 4 times a week. "Ran" 3 miles in 40 minutes, but really walked intermittently half of the time. I'm exhausted. I need to keep this up - I tend to start a lot of things when it comes to exercise and drop the ball after a while. I'd like to avoid that...
post #7292 of 10164
21.3 miles today for my long run. Tough run but kept heart rate low and made it with no fuel. 4 weeks until marathon #1 and 5 until #2. Cooler weather has made it easier, but still trying to wear a long sleeve shirt and wind pants to stay used to heat prior to marathon.

Ran in Saucony Mirage II's today. Not a bad shoe for the marathon, but a bit heavy and a small heel to toe drop. I may go with the Brooks ST Racer 5's as my marathon shoe. Will try the Saucony Kinvara 3's next week.

The thicker Injini socks are fantastic. Very comfortable and work well.
post #7293 of 10164
18 today. It's almost time.
post #7294 of 10164
Welcome, gdl! It gets better, and soon.
post #7295 of 10164
4 miles this morning. Temperature: 32 degrees Layer time.
post #7296 of 10164
I was out this morning at 5:00 a.m. in the brisk 40º weather for 5.6 miles. I usually slow down considerably when it gets that cool out but I was still able to get an 8 minute 14 second pace over the entire distance which is pretty good for me no matter what the weather is like (my first mile was my slowest of the day at 8:58).
post #7297 of 10164
still trying to recover from my injury (pretty sure that it's something with my sciatic nerve....anybody else here have to deal with that?), but I got 2.5 miles in yesterday during the mud run, with some not-too-difficult obstacles along the run.
post #7298 of 10164
10 miles this morning. Currently exploring the tradeoffs inherent in greater weekly mileage/longer runs. On the plus side, I'm getting so much stronger. This morning my pace for the tenner was 16s faster per mile than what had been my PR *10k* pace until quite recently. On the minus, I'm no spring chicken, and I can feel the toll the miles are taking on me. Not really injury, per se, but my need to ice, etc., has ramped up along with the miles. So far, the plus outweighs the minus.
post #7299 of 10164
5.4 mile easy recovery run. .
post #7300 of 10164
easy 5 with a welcome chill in the air.
post #7301 of 10164
2.3 miles tonight. Still tough
post #7302 of 10164
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

2.3 miles tonight. Still tough
GDL - welcome.
One of the best ways to stay motivated is to sign up for a marathon or half marathon or something - once you are financially committed you will be more likely to be consistent with your training. It will also get much easier quickly, just make sure you don't burn yourself out!

AM - 6.5
PM - 5
Coming down with a cold so the 4 x 1 mile workout I have planned tomorrow may not happen.
post #7303 of 10164
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Originally Posted by samblackbones View Post

GDL - welcome.
One of the best ways to stay motivated is to sign up for a marathon or half marathon or something - once you are financially committed you will be more likely to be consistent with your training. It will also get much easier quickly, just make sure you don't burn yourself out!

This. By far the best way to be motivated is to have a competition looming, preferably for a scary distance you wont manage if you dont train..

Should have run 3 miles last night but the rain here is torrential so I didn't. Of course its still torrential today so I'm going to have to run in it anyway and have mesed up my schedule for no reason - theres a moral there about not being soft about the weather I'm sure..

Charlie
post #7304 of 10164
Thanks for the advice.

A marathon (or even half) is a bit out there for someone of my age who's never ever run. I'll take it one step at a time. I just signed up for the 5K before the NYC Marathon in Central Park on Nov 3.
post #7305 of 10164
This morning, with the sunrise, I ran 2 miles and tripped on a piece of jagged sidewalk scraping both knee caps big time. Ouch! Oh, there's nothing like that burning feeling. Am grateful for extra large sized Band Aids.
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