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    yeah, I'm supposed to be training for the rock and roll marathon in DC in March, but with all the holidays, travel, and now this weather i've barely had a chance to run. something tells me it may not happen

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    I've wanted to do one of the rock and roll races since I started running a few years ago, but the ones I'm interested in/close to me never are good for my schedule. They look like a lot of fun!

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    So... two months ago I decided to get back into running. I never fully stopped, but my interest dwindled and I ran maybe once a week, sometimes every other week.

    To my surprise I was still in reasonably good shape, and this morning I ran 13 miles without any issues! I loved every minute of it!

    There is a marathon on December 18th that I will try to run. Today's half marathon distance was my test run: I knew that I can comfortably run 6-8 miles, several times a week, but I wanted to see if I can push the distance higher. With at least 6 weeks till the race I can probably get up to 20-22 miles, which is a good peak to reach before the run.

    I think I can do this!
    Last edited by hellospaceboy; 10-27-2016 at 04:48 PM.

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    I registered, so it's official: I will be at the start line on December 18!

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    Woo, nice one! On the opposite side of that, I gave up running for a while for a number of reasons, some of which stemmed from it causing me a deal of pain. Yay, crappy joints. Well, I tried a short jog the other day, and it turns out my stamina is pretty much gone. Usually I feel good after a workout, even if it doesn't go so great. This? This left me feeling pretty bad. Gonna have to find a way to get back in shape.

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    I did it! I just ran my 3rd marathon!

    I started out really strong, the first 13 miles I was pacing very evenly and I was set to finish under 4 hours. I lost a little steam after that, but by mile 18 my legs were on fire. They weren't cramping or anything, they were just burning. Made it very difficult to run for more than 5 minutes without slowing down to a walk.

    So I decided not to worry about my time. I had to just forget about the numbers and enjoy the run as much as I could. So I finished in a wonderful mood, and I never even came close to hitting the wall. I strolled in at 4 hours 38 minutes.

    This is my worst time yet, but I had a blast, and I'm very happy with my achievement. I could definitely feel the difference between running when I was 29 and now that I'm 34. I'm also about 15 pounds heavier than what I was when I ran my first marathon.

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    I keep a log of all of my runs, and I find it very rewarding to do a summary at the end of each year. So, her it comes...
    In 2016, I ran 110 times, and a total of 450.8 miles (or 725.5 km)!

    This is a good booster for me throughout the year, as soon as I start slacking I notice the gap in my little log book that I keep on the kitchen counter. I use mapmyrun to measure my distances (although most of my runs go on one of my pre-determined routes, but sometimes I go explore).



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    I run but mostly just on the treadmill. I also cycle and lift weights.

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    I work out really hard for an hour every day. It doesn't seem to be giving me the results I want. I think my metabolism is fucked. Maybe I have a thyroid problem like my brother does.

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    i did one of these once for a fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
    i need to get back into running again.
    thanks for giving new life to this thread!


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    Quote Originally Posted by hellospaceboy View Post
    I keep a log of all of my runs, and I find it very rewarding to do a summary at the end of each year. So, her it comes...
    In 2016, I ran 110 times, and a total of 450.8 miles (or 725.5 km)!

    This is a good booster for me throughout the year, as soon as I start slacking I notice the gap in my little log book that I keep on the kitchen counter. I use mapmyrun to measure my distances (although most of my runs go on one of my pre-determined routes, but sometimes I go explore).
    Wow, impressive results. I so envy you. I want to run as much as possible to keep myself in shape. By the way, how do you track your progress? Are you using some sort of smart watches? I've been reading about these on Willpowerpeak, should I get a watch like this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boots View Post
    I work out really hard for an hour every day. It doesn't seem to be giving me the results I want. I think my metabolism is fucked. Maybe I have a thyroid problem like my brother does.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boots View Post
    I run but mostly just on the treadmill. I also cycle and lift weights.
    Treadmill is a great option in winter, though I prefer running and jogging outside.

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