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Discussion in 'GENERAL SPORTS TALK' started by Goose, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. RhodyRams

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    Signed up for a 10k Thanksgiving Day...looking into the Newport RI marathon for next year
     
  2. Goose

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    Nice Rhody. I have a 5 mile St. Pat Day run and the St. Louis Go Half Marathon coming up next. I had tried to get my wife to sign up for a couple of 5K this winter but due to other commitments she declined my invitation. ;)
     
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    That's awesome man. Keep it up!

    Do yourself a favor, if you are starting to think about 26.2, pick up a training guide or book. There are tons of them. Training for your first should require 10-12 weeks of training in preparation for the 16-18 weeks of marathon training.
    You've got a crazy schedule with battling the heat and all. Never too early to see how you can fit the training schedule in.

    Just because its your first, doesnt mean it doesnt have to be a good time. My very first is still my 2nd fastest time.
     
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    I will prolly try to get a few more 1/2s in before I try for my first 26.2
     
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    so signed up last minute for a 6.9k run for to benefit Easter Seals today. Was about 43* and steady rain all day

    first 2 miles were all up hill..flattened out for another mile or so and the last mile roughly was all downhill...did that last mile in under 6 minutes (5:52) and finished with a time of 37:48 ( 8:48 pace)

    super happy with that

    and before you ask, the reason the race is 6.9k is because the bar sponsoring it has 69 beers on tap !!!!

    www.mewstavern.com
     
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  6. Goose

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    Rhody you are turning yourself into a little speed demon. Well done buddy.
     
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    As a life long runner, there are not many things I enjoy as much as watching somebody have the light bulb go on, and find the love for the run. Its been a great ride following you man.
    Keep up the good work, focus on injury prevention and share the gift with someone else!

    I often wish that all my friends and family could feel the rush of crossing a finish line after a hard core race!!

    You're inspiring me to get out tomorrow
     
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    well finally got off my ass and went for my first outdoor run of the year. Just did around 3 miles, no running app or anything, just some music in my ear and went around the bike track at the park 4 times which is about .8 miles

    did some core training over the winter and some treadmill running over the last month or so to get ready for this years running season
     
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    I'm gonna have to try doing this. Weightlifting isn't doing anything for my heart, and i can't stand treadmills or stationary bikes. So boring. The problem is, my job keeps me in the car for 1/3 of the day, and the rest of the time I'm standing around watching people work (inspector). Gotta get my ass in gear.
     
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    Man, my running mojo has been way off this year.
    We got a puppy in December and its like having a newborn in the house. Has completely messed up my am schedule.
    I hate the treadmill with a passion. To try and make it as painless as possible, I signed up for Netflix and started binge watching Sons of Anarchy with the promise to myself that I could only watch when on the dread...
    Any races on the schedule yet?

    BTW, LOVE the avi
     
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    start taking that puppy out for short runs with you !!

    no "major" races scheduled yet. Wifey and I are doing a few local fund raising 5k run/walks in the next 2 months. I haven't really check out any race schedules but there are a few I want to do this year.

    The first one is the "Run around The Block" http://www.blockislandinfo.com/island-events/40th-annual-run-around-the-block which a few of my friends do. They usually take their boats over to the Island , party it up after the race and then stay offshore overnight.

    Also want a 2nd crack at the 13.1 I ran last year, and might ad a second 1/2 in there as well
     
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    So I read an article ( or should I say wife pointed it out to me and told me "read this") about a lady, while training for a marathon put $1 in a jar for every mile she ran and at the end of the year bought herself something nice.

    Going to try it..so far I have $9.00

    last year I ran almost 300 miles from May to November
     
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    bumping this thread for selfish reasons
     
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    My running focus has been centered around my nephew who is a freshman in HS. The kid is a beast and he just loves it. He ran cross country at our middle school where there wasn't much coaching, and since he joined the HS X team he has really blossomed. He ended his cross country season with a 18 minute 5k and then proceeded to run winter track.
    In the mile he ran his fastest time at 4:52 and placed T4th in the County for frosh.
    Really looking forward to seeing him compete this summer in the NJ shore 5k series
    As for me, I just keep plodding along and am starting to train for a fall marathon
     
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    Wow to be that age again. So many things we'd all do different. The main one for me would be to get into shape like your nephew then. 18 minute 5k is awesome. I'm in pretty good shape but can only do a 25 minute 5k. That took me 5 months to get that quick as well (from ten years of doing no exercise at all).
     
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    records are falling........




    so far this year I have set 2 PR in 5k races
     
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    That's great man, good for you!!
    We should pick a race somewhere in between, meet up and run together in like all Rams gear

    That is, if I can keep up with ya!
     
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    So I ran my first half marathon on Sunday, the Great North Run(apparently the largest half marathon in the world with 57,000 runners!), and finished with a time of 1 hour 51 minutes. Reasonably happy with the time, I had been aiming for 1:45 but I've been struggling with a groin injury for the last few weeks so had adjusted my target to 2 hours. With that in mind I was glad to more or less split the difference and I can't wait to get back in training for my next one!
     
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    well done !!!


    I turned my ankle on a trail run and a few months ago and have been slow getting back. It suck because I had made some great strides ( pun intended) in my speed runs. Now if I try to push it too far my ankle lets me know.

    Have a 10k coming up Oct 2 and a 13.1 end of Oct
     
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    Thanks man!
    Yeah it's important to take it easy coming back from injury, especially if it's an ankle issue. A bad ankle can set you back by months if you're not careful.
    Good luck in the coming races, I'd say to just take it easy in the 10k and your next few weeks of training, and hopefully you'll be ok by the time the 13.1 rolls around!