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post #9016 of 13134
Fantastic job! Despite not hitting your goal, from an outsider's perspective I can only give you plaudits for finishing the race despite unexpected and creeping pain.
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Congrats on the finish and fundraising SB!  Sorry it did not go as planned.  If you started in the 2nd group of starters you could have possibly been the millionth running of the NYC marathon.

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SB - Congrats on finishing NYC! Even if you didn't meet your goal, you finished! Was this your first marathon? I know it was probably asked a while back but I forget. NYC is on my to-do list for big marathons (along with Chicago and Boston). I just imagine that the crowds and spectators can make it a fun event, no matter how well you run.

Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

One thing I noticed is I've gained about 6-7 pounds in the process, which seemed counterintuitive to me. In the past, my usual workout regimen was 30-40 minutes on a random cardio machine 7 days a week. The biggest difference putting in more miles has been a feeling of tremendous hunger which lasts almost throughout my entire day. I snack on fruit a lot, which is the only thing that seems to abate it. I guess I need to carb it up more pre or immediately post longer runs.

I'll second Wingin' It's opinion about water weight. I used to be skeptical about how much of a difference water can really make in your weight when running but decided to weigh myself before and after every run for about 2 months. I hydrate pretty well (over a gallon of water a day, plus plenty of fruit, veggies, and fiber) and can see my weight drop by more than 5 pounds during runs of 18+ miles but when I weigh myself the next morning before my next run, I'm back to basically where I was before the long run the previous day.

I put in 4.5 miles this morning. This was the first run since last winter with the temps below freezing when I left the house. I love it!
post #9019 of 13134
Ran NYC yesterday in 2:58:48. It was my 3rd NYC and after running a number of other marathons and other races, the NYC course is unrelenting. Between the bridges, the wind and the varying levels of quality of the cement (not something NYRR can do much about) it creates some serious challenges. It's part of the reason the finisher times for the elite are slower than other major marathons. That said I love the race, and have every intention on running it next year. The energy of the crowds is something I have not found anywhere else, really makes the day.

SB - nice job on pushing through to the end.
post #9020 of 13134

Congrats to everyone who finished or participated in the NYC marathon. Watched a little on TV myself arrr. 


1.5 on Saturday. Inexplicably hungover on Sunday. 1.5 this morning.


Going to increase my mileage "slightly" going forward. 

post #9021 of 13134

Sweating off a mild hangover in my experience has been helpful.  When it's one of those super rough hang overs....exercise makes it worse.

post #9022 of 13134

that right,, racquetball burns calories at a slower rate, and more importantly, allows too much inactivity to be aerobic. thanks


post #9023 of 13134
5 miles, this afternoon. There is a feel in the air, today, that winter is not too far off.
post #9024 of 13134
Just finished 5.5 miles on trails. It's ridiculously nice here today, but there's rain in the forecast for later this week!
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

Sweating off a mild hangover in my experience has been helpful.  When it's one of those super rough hang overs....exercise makes it worse.

Yeah I couldn't muster up for a run. This puppy wasn't mild :cheers:.

post #9026 of 13134
Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

26.2 yesterday through the streets of NYC. Definitely did not go according to plan.


I'm so sorry that "stuff" happened. But, you finished. You ARE a "machine"! Now, get thee to a doctor and make sure everything is OK.
post #9027 of 13134
4.8 miles this morning. It was nearly 20º warmer at 5:30 a.m. today than it was yesterday.
post #9028 of 13134

Got in 7.5 miles last night.  Felt good other than some hip soreness this morning.  Going to foam roll the hell out of it tonight.

post #9029 of 13134
7 miles on the dot. I ran on a treadmill, which was mildly boring despite the fairly interesting sports news to watch.
post #9030 of 13134

1.5 this morning a quicker pace

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