How's the training going?
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I'm going to a trainer to help get me ready for Goofy. I work out with her 1x/week, do my "homework" another day, and run 3x/week. I did a 15-miler the other day and it took me a week to recover. I'm doing a half next weekend, and I've done some 10Ks with a few more coming up.
I'm supposed to do a 5K at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon weekend on Sunday. I dropped down from the 1/2 marathon due to lack of training and injuries. I don't know if I'll be able to make it though. My week has been absolutely INSANE! I've gone back to school and we've had one assignment due after another this week and next week I've got tests, one of which is the day after the race. I'm actually volunteering at the health and fitness expo for the marathon tomorrow as part of an assignment (I'm in an event planning program) and I'm going to need Sunday to study. Oh well I have an 8KM/5 miler race at the end of October.
I'm so inconsistent lately because of my work schedule, but on the up side, I've been doing 7 miles more often. I try to vary my routes too. Sometimes it's very hilly and will rate a 5 and other times more "flat" (meaning the area won't rate, but it is still pretty darn hilly!) Goofy half marathon in January (my first!) is coming up on me fast!! But 5k seems like nothing now, and the 7 mile runs are starting to feel more "normal". I still run/walk, especially on the 'mountain'. Feeling good about my times as I can keep it under my 13 minute/mile goal for the flatter terrain and just over the 13 on the Hill. Tough times over the next week with work again, so need to figure out how to train with working 13 hour shifts!
I just finished week one of the C25K program (again). I was up to week 4 when I left for my epic summer road trip in June, so I am starting over. Actually downloaded the podcast and am really enjoying running outside as opposed to the treadmill!
(I go back to the surgeon on Friday and the thought of having sugery again is making me physically ill)
I'm so sorry to hear this.... again!! I really hope things are looking up and up for you soon.
Well, I finished the W&D Half on Oct. 1st. So..... I took a week off, and now back to training for the January Relay Marathon this week. Although, this week is starting off with my DH having surgery on a broken wrist. So we shall see how this interrupts things.... But, I did run 3 miles 2x last week, and 4 miles on Friday. Good enough for now.
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Robin(aka fortissimo) I am sorry to hear that. Keep us posted on how you are doing!
What I love about reading these is that everyone is all at different levels and yet battling the same issue-"life" that gets in the way. I have my first half Nov 6th and I am going through the "why on earth did I sign up for this?" At least at Disney, there is much more incentives that come with that trip I did 8miles Saturday and did ok except for how tired and achy my hip flexors were getting which then lead to lower back. It was better than the 8miles the week before but towards the end I was really thinking about how I have to add 5 more miles for the half and who is crazy enough to WANT to do that? I am slow as well but I try not to think so much about that unless I am running a 5k and want to shave more time off. I do incorporate some hills and they do really affect me. Takes me a good minute to feel like I am back to normal breathing after. On the up side-I love running in this cooler, cleaner air even in the rain(unless it's really cold) and I hope I don't have to go to treadmill too much before January. No sidewalks where I live so if it's too snow covered, it's too dangerous to run by my house.
Regardless of whether just starting, re-starting, needing to take a break or a a seasoned "pro" I think its' awesome that we all are doing what we can. I sometimes need a push to keep going and it definitely helps to check in with others! Good luck to you all...keep checking in and letting us all know how things are going! "Just keep running, just keep running..." (Love Dorey)
I did the first day of week 2 today! 90 seconds running! Lol to all you with your 8 miles! Someday, I hope to be able to run one mile without stopping. I love this thread! Makes me see light at the end of the tunnel. I am also surprised at how much I am enjoying running outside versus the treadmill. We have been having such beautiful weather!
I love running/walking outside and dread the time change when I will have to go back to the indoor track for my afternoon workouts...weekends will be the only time I can run outside. Sunday morning the weather was glorious and I did my 5 miles in the best time I have done in months....but then today...... I had a huge lunch and knew there would be no running so I walked 3.5 miles and finally just gave up. Note to self.....light lunches....light lunches.....light lunches!! Happy training everyone!!
Kelli--I just wanted to encourage you with this: race miles are really different than training miles. I know that while you're doing your long runs, you're thinking, "How will I ever go 13.1 miles?!" because I've been there. But when you're on a course with lots of other people, the miles seem to go by faster. The excitement of a race, and adrenaline you're feeling really makes a difference. I remember how terrified I was before my first half, but you've done your training, and you're going to do great!
Rosanna and Luv2laff--someday soon, you're going to look back and be completely amazed at how far you've come! I remember my Couch to 5K days. Keep plugging away!
JuliB--oh, I've had those days. Good for you, for getting out there and walking. I've been hard pressed to get my mileage in during the past few weeks. There's always tomorrow!
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