The Runners Thread

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  1. Peachyness

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    :) Good luck!!

    So, as a beginner who's thinking about doing a half in October, what are some of the things you do before a big run like that to prepare? Foods you eat? Do you still run, but shorter distances?
     
  2. smalltowngal

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    Good luck, Learner!
     
  3. FarFromHome

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    Good luck!
     
  4. Learner4Life

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    Thanks guys!!! It was brutally hot here (98) and my sister-in-law and I wound up walking the majority of the race... we fought blisters, sun, heat, and insanity but crossed the finish line in 8 hours. Yes, I said 8 hours!!!!!

    I followed Jeff Galloway's Training for any length race. Here's the training schedule for the half http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/half_marathon.html
    Before the race I had my normal prerace dinner of baked potatoes with margarine, bacon, cheese, and sour cream. My pre-race breakfast is oatmeal with blueberries and peanut butter. I drank LOTS and LOTS of water.
    I'm planning on keeping with my running routine but scaling it back a lot. I would like to stay at half marathon endurance but my husband and I would like to start trying for a baby so we'll see what the Dr. says.
     
  5. FarFromHome

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    That's great that you finished it!!! That's really tough when it's that hot.

    I just finished the first week of a half marathon training plan this week. I don't have long till the race, so I found a 12 week training plan and started on week 8. I just did a 10 mile run today. I usually run at about a 10 minute mile pace, but I was around 11:30 per mile today. It was so hot! I got up late and didn't start until 10:40. I need to go a lot earlier next weekend. The plan I'm doing is:
    Monday-rest
    Tuesday-4 miles
    Wednesday-6 miles
    Thursday-4 miles
    Friday-rest
    Saturday-4 miles
    Sunday-10 (and each week I add another mile, so 11 next week)

    Some of the weeks change a little bit. But I liked this one because it was 5 days a week and the rest days are Monday and Friday. I know those are the days I won't want to run once school starts, so it was a good fit for me.
     
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    That's awesome!!! I want to do a Dirty Dash close to my house but the entry fees are a little steep for me.... but they look like so much FUN!
     
  7. Peachyness

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    My friend and I signed up to do the Color Run. We're doing the run in Sacramento, so if any other AtoZ teachers are out there..... make sure to look for me! :D
     
  8. PCdiva

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    Awesome. Peechy....when is it? I'm doing it here Aug 25th.

    Saturday I'm doing Rebel Race. I'm not nearly as prepared as id like to be but I'm sure it will be a fun time!
     
  9. FarFromHome

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    I've been seeing a lot of my friends on Facebook posting pictures from the Color Run. I don't think we have one here-it looks like fun though!
     
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    Our Color Run is Saturday!

    However, I'm recovering from having my wisdom teeth removed, so I won't be totally focused on running the whole way. Just having fun!
     
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    Me too! Jem just did it and posed for an after pic with new baby in hand! So awesome!
     
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    I really want to do that one! I think my next obstacle run is going to be Dirty Girl...an easy one but we should have a huge group so that will make it fun :)
     
  13. FarFromHome

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    I did the half marathon today! I was kind of slow, but I ran/jogged the entire time. It took me 2 hours and 27 minutes.
     
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    Congrats, FarFromHOme!
     
  15. czacza

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    Just finished week 2 of Couch to 5K.:D
     
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    Awesome, Far!!!

    cza~congrats!!

    I'm signed up to do another 5K Oct. 6. Maybe after doing that one, I'll be ready for the 10K coming up in Feb.
     
  17. Peachyness

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    Just found out about this running app. If you're into zombies, then this app might motivate you to run! :D It is normally 7.99 but it's on sale for $2.99. Just wanted to share my fun find.
    https://www.zombiesrungame.com
     
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    We're going on a family run tomorrow before the wedding madness starts,:D
     
  19. Peachyness

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    So I'm bumping this thread back up because with new year means new year resoutions and I'm hoping that some of you are either resuming your runs or considering becoming a runner!! :)

    I am starting week two of my half marathon plan. My first half race is in April. Until then, I am signed up for a couple of other races. In two weeks I have a 10k to support local music programs in schools. In Feb I plan to run a 15k. In March I'm running a Color Run type race in Modesto. In April is my half and I also plan to run a 5k trail run to support something about firefighters???? (have to look into it).

    What are your guys' plans and future races? :)
     
  20. smalltowngal

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    I'm still running! I'm thinking of doing a 10k in Feb.
     
  21. FarFromHome

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    I'm still running also. I've been doing a little less than I was before though. I'm running 3 miles a day during the week and 4-6 a day on Saturday and Sunday, so around 20-22 a week instead of 25-30 like I did when my husband was deployed. I'm running 6 days a week and have been taking Mondays off. I'm also doing Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred workout video every day. I did Level 2 Day 3 today.

    I don't have any races planned. Warrior Dash is coming up soon, but I think I'm going to skip it this year. I still have scars from when I fell down a wall last year!
     
  22. Peachyness

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    Wow.... congrats guys for keeping it up. Far, you're dong way more than I am right now! My training plan has me run 4 days a week, 3 miles 3 days, and the long runs are increasing, starting with 4 miles, and increasing 1 mile each week.

    I heard of the Warrior Dash, it looks a bit intense for me.

    STG, good luck on your 10k! That is no easy feat, there. I'm nervous about my 10k in two weeks and I've ran 6 miles many times before. Racing it though scares me. I know I will be last in place. Oh well. I can only get better. :D
     
  23. smalltowngal

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    Peach~I know I will never be the fastest person in my age division so I just go for completion. As long as I finish, I don't care what time I do it in!

    Far~that's great about the running! I do about 3 miles 3x week. I would love to do the Warrior Dash when it comes around again! s
     

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