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Old 08-12-2012, 05:39 AM
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I'll look Galloway up... I only have 7 weeks and I'm just now trying to get my energy in the right direction. I don't even care how long it takes... I signed up for it... I have a jacket coming... I want to wear the jacket proudly because I finished. Not give it away, since I didn't do it.

Thanks for sticking by me everyone... love.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:08 AM
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My 10 Mile race went swimmingly!

1 hour 16 minutes - 4:43 per km/7:35 per mile. Pace was very consistent throughout...even managed a slight negative split.

It went about as good as I could have imagined. Thank you so much for your supportive comments everyone...was thinking of them on the run today.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Really4Real View Post
I'll look Galloway up... I only have 7 weeks and I'm just now trying to get my energy in the right direction. I don't even care how long it takes... I signed up for it... I have a jacket coming... I want to wear the jacket proudly because I finished. Not give it away, since I didn't do it.

Thanks for sticking by me everyone... love.
I hate to say it but seven weeks just isn't enough time if you're starting from nothing. 16 weeks is usually the minimum. I think you'd be setting yourself up for a pretty tough day. I don't know if it would be impossible or not but I think I have to at least try and be the voice of reason here.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:31 AM
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Good to see everyone moving and kicking asphalt!

Played 2 hours of basketball today with 2 friends that visited me, then watched the second half of USA-Spain. That was nice

Enjoy your Sunday guys!
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:51 AM
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R4R - are you signed up for a full or a half? My assumption was that you were intending to do a full. If its a half you're signed up for I still think 7 weeks is not enough time and that completing the race will require a Herculean effort but I don't think there is the degree of peril that a full marathon would provide. 26.2 miles is an awfully long way.

I'm a bit worried that you're taking on too much.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:41 AM
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R4R: I lean towards what Tip is saying about 7 weeks prep. It's a half marathon right? Run-walk is good, but still accept that it's OK to back down if you feel an injury coming on. It's awfully quick to get ready even for a HM so be careful.

I have a trail marathon paid for Dec 1. Same situation your in, and it's 16 weeks out from race day. I even paid for the medal already. ugh. It's time to start training now if I want to just survive the race, and I've been running for 2 1/2 years with 10 good weeks logged at 30mpw this summer. Problem is this whole sobriety thing has me in a little funk, and I'm lacking focus. Not sure if I have the mental tenacity to run that far.

My first marathon experience was run-walk like I said, but I was also vastly unprepared for the distance. Training left me with ITBS, a painful inflammation along the outer knee. I was happy to finish, but sht it hurt. Just be cautious and listen to your body as you ramp up miles. Let us know how it goes, and if you decide to postpone or run a 10k instead.... I totally understand. I'm probably going to postpone my trail marathon.
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:00 PM
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Two hours of gym today. Elliptical, abs, shoulder, abs, strengthening and some other stuff.

This new gym is something totally different then the old one. Its in a tough part of town. Guys working out with no shirts and very skimpily dressed girls. Makes me somewhat uncomfortable - what if I look for too long at one of the girls, totally by chance and one of the shirtless, big, tattooed all over guys happens to be her boyfriend?

Weekly walking distance - 37 km
Bicycle 0 km My excuse is the lousy cold, rainy weather ...
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:38 PM
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R4R - I see what Tipping and Tig's point is, and I don't disagree with them to be careful and listen to your body and cut out if you need to. Don't be ashamed if you're not able to.

However, I'm on the other side of the fence and think you should go for it. Keep in mind I'm far from an expert on running. Still...its not like you're starting right now. You've been running for a while now but have had to take some unfortunate breaks.

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I want to wear the jacket proudly because I finished. Not give it away, since I didn't do it.
^ Plus, you had me at this.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:22 PM
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Tried a new work-out routine tonight and thought I'd give it a plug. I love doing pull-ups but sometimes get some elbow pain from them and a guy I know told me to pair pull-ups with push-ups to counteract the strain on the joints.

Anyway, I tried doing a ladder type thing, start with a set of 1 rep, then 2,3,4,etc... equal number push and pull, reverting to doing only 3 pull ups when I couldn't increase the number anymore (I could do sets of 3 forever).

I got up to 10 with the push-ups and made it to 7 pull-ups, so a total of 55 push ups and 37 pull ups. Not great, but not too bad either (haven't done push ups in years). Felt very complete as an upper body workout. The trial by fire will be how elbows and shoulders feel tomorrow.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:12 PM
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Someguy23-Give inverted rows a try instead of pull ups. You get the same effect and you can usually crank out more reps. Saves your elbows as well. I do them every other pull up workout, usually with a weighted vest. Great job on the ladder, looked like a great workout.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:14 PM
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I'm still here. 20mile bike ride yesterday.

I have family visiting too. Next triathlon is September 9.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:22 PM
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Thanks for the advice.... I will take all things into consideration.... I promise to listen to my body. But I really feel like I have to do this... or at least try to get there. If it doesn't pan out... ok, but it wasn't because I didn't try my darnedest
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:50 PM
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I like your attitude R4R. That's how we get 'er done!

Nice ride Tres!

Ran this morning. It was good. Not much to report. My motivation is down these days, been a bit stressed. I tend to go into hermit mode if I'm stressed or bummed so I need to make sure I don't start missing workouts because that makes everything worse.

Gym tomorrow. Have a date with a rowing machine.

Oh yeah Piotr ha ha I'm not sure about your gym conundrum. Just keep those blinders on, man. Keep 'em on tight.
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Piotr - I would find a different gym! No point being there if you can't look at the girls - kidding!

R4R - I love you attitude too! I'll assume that it is a half marathon your doing. You can do it in 7 weeks. You need to be running 4-5 times a week with a long run one day a week. You need to end up running at least 17k buy the end. Working backwards from there you could have steps of 15k, 13k, 11k and 9k. You can likely mix it one week where you step back before stepping forward - maybe after running 11k you would run 10k on the following week's long run before stepping up to 13k. Your 17k run should be two weeks before the race day with a taper after that.

Hal Higdon has a beginner program for half marathon training. Use it to get a feel for the length and frequency of runs that you need to do.
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Mama Jam, wishing you well with your neck and other injuries. Also hope Peaches is doing well.

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Thank you uncle! That cracked me up that you called me "Mama Jam" because my 18 yr old granddaughter (technically my daughter's step-daughter) has always called me "Jamma" because she didn't feel right calling me Judy nor grandma, since she was only 10 when we met, it's a name I love coming from someone I love. My neck is still my only injury (I think) and it's better but I still can't do anything that causes much movement, I do try to walk at least a mile every day (except on days with high humidity ick) Peaches is doing very well thank you and her new nickname is "Potato Peach" or "Peach Potato" because....every day when I go home at lunch and again at the end of the day she does not greet me at the door (never has that's not her style) I come around the corner into the living room and there she is just crashed out on the couch! so of course now she is my little couch potato....she never sits on the couch when I'm home so I guess she's just keeping it warm for me???...

Glad to see ya'll are still working out hard....hope you never know the joys of getting flabby like me...
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Well, Tip... it's actually a marathon. High hopes, but I'm going to try to get there... if I don't I don't.

Hi Judy... nice to hear from you. Glad you at least get to walk the dog

Have a great day.
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Really4Real- Google Brian McKenzie's crossfit endurance 12 week program. I realize you have less than 12 weeks however, this will get you prepped. I'm using it to get ready for a half this fall and have used it in the past to prep for other events. It works great. If you can't find it pm me, I have it on my work desk top.
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starting week 2 of half marathon training this week. The mileage starts pretty low, but i'm okay with it. Today is a rest day and i'm back to running tomorrow. My first half is on 9/23 and I signed up for it on a whim because it was $10!! how awesome is that?? So 1 week after I get back from my vacation, i'll be doing my first (of 3) halfs this fall.
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Day 1 week 1 of crossfit endurance program by Brian McKenzie.
Good mornings worked up to 185x6. Had more in the tank but played it safe.
Stiff leg do to high pull: 60 pound kettle bell 3x10
K-bell swings: 10 swings every minute on the minute for five minutes. You rest period is the rest of the minute for 5 minutes.
Single leg squat: 3x5 each leg
8x200 meter sprints. Two minute rest between runs.

I figure I can't recommend the program without actually showing my work so I will post my log from now on.

I hope you are all having a great day.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:32 PM
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Went to bootcamp today after work.

Did some running, 90 Burpees with pushups, 120 Hindu squats, 100 Lunges,100 mountain climbers, 60 situps, rows and biceps with weights and finished with 15 floppy burpees.
Then some stretching.

Awesome class.

I need to get in some more running and some swimming soon.
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