1-nothing is on my 'calandar'. I will probably try to run a few 5 or 10K's this fall to see what level of pathetic shape I am in. I will run a few local races but I am thinking marathoning is not for my body. Troubles with my torn quad have come back every time I try to run even medium mileage...sigh
2-LR's with relative anemia aren't a good combination...so be careful, and accept a slower pace. Don't be afraid to cut it short if needed.
nice improvement on the speed bap! good luck tomorrow.
john - that's okay. when i didn't see you there, i figured just being out for a short time was too much for S.
I have a real run to report I got in my 4 miles at the gym. I am trying to incorporate some speedwork into my TM runs because conditioning myself for some speedwork is probably the only way I'm going to legitmately earn a medal and actually get to keep it at these races. So, I stuck right around a 9.5 min mile for most of the run, but then was able to sustain a 8 min mile pace for 1/2 mile, then did a 7.3 min mile pace for 1/4 mile. not very long, but I guess I gotta start somewhere. I figure if each week I can add another 1/4 mile to the highest speed, then I'll feel more confident at the races to start kicking it up earlier in the race w/o fear of dying before i get to the finish line.
well, i don't know if i'd say that john. You were smokin' at the 12K and I think it'll take me quite sometime before I can sustain that kind of speed for that long. You are in much better shape than I am
it's nice to see pink, the doc, jura . . . and everyone else that is posting over here now as well.
hey duckgeek - what can you tell me about the olympic trials in the spring - are they selling out already?
Hmm. Your "pathetic shape" is everyone else's "best shape I've been in my life." Still, I know that troublesome quad is such a disappointment to you. I have a hunch you're a tough one to slow down. Maybe you just need a really lengthy build-up.
I know it is ridiculous for me to try to offer up suggestions on what you should do. Stuart's sister and BIL are both doctors, and his sister in particular is the Worst.Patient.Ever. I think you medical types are tough on yourselves. Your crazy-busy lives can't help much.
Anyway, it's too darn early to throw in the towel on the marathon. Being a youngster , you have loads of time to get back into it again. And those 5 and 10k's will make you even speedier.
Hi, hally. Hi, Pro. Is that 50 mins running or riding? Never know with you.
No one will want to advise the Dr. But I am known for being foolish. So, I cannot believe a torn quad will prohibit long running. (Been there done that). I tend to see everything from my perspective, but I 'have" suffered every injury known to runners.
But,...Timing is everything. Hartford could well be too close. But it's all about getting the miles under your belt, as you know. So relax, and build back.
(meekly raising hand) I am the anemic blood-letter who is going to run 19 on Sunday. Thurs...Fri...Sat...Sun -- that's 3 days in between to eat dark leafy green veggies and drink lotsa fluids, I promise!
I will go slow, I promise (admittedly, I was pretty pooped today). And I might run H2C next weekend, depending on whether the Anonymous Team of Mystery contacts me.
Hi Pink! Hi dale and pie and ilene and SS and pro and tamster and mrs labduck and everyone!