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2011-10-15 10:10 PM
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What a great thread.  I was mentally wandering trying to figure out my goal for the off season.  Reading this thread reminded me I get passed all the time by people that look (and sound) like they are putting in a lot less effort than I am and it's frustrating.  My off season goal has become running.  Thanks!  


2011-10-16 2:39 PM
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I always say, no matter how slow you think you are, you are lapping all the people on the couch back at the house!

2011-10-16 4:30 PM
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Can't help ya at all without access to your logs.

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2011-10-16 4:47 PM
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These days I consider myself a slow runner.  In my 20's I ran a 17:50 5k, but that was on 80 miles a week.  These days my pr is 22:30, and my training runs are around the 9-10 min/mile mark.   I think someday I could be fast, but I can't go more than 3 months without an injury.  Typically reinjuring my achilles tendon, which tore 2 years ago.

2011-10-16 4:55 PM
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I'm running...'nuf said!!
2011-10-16 7:42 PM
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While training for my first marathon(October 2010) I had low-iron and thyroid issues but didn't know at the time.  Resulting in my last long run before the marathon being only 8 miles.  My 1/2 mary in March prior was 2:39 with knee injury...I did it anyway...never again!  Couldn't run for over 3 weeks.  My 20K in June was 2:12:25  I think that extrapolated out to my being able to do a 4:40 marathon.

Mine was in 6:36.  There was a group of walkers who arrived before me!(They were very encouraging, by the way).  I probably would have been better off walking the first 10 miles and then running.  I was doing the Jeff Galloway program after my injury.  Two months later I got my iron up and fixed the thyroid and I ran a 5:43.  This was last December.

I was supposed to run another marathon on Saturday, but broke my toe...my training wasn't the best, but I think I might have improved some...still...I am slow and once had the safety vehicle escort me to the finish line...and I was running a 10 min. mile  which is a lot faster than what I have been able to do in awhile!   All the slower people stayed in bed that day, I guess because it snowed.

My 16 yr old son can run a mile in just about 6 minutes(this he has accomplished in 4 weeks of weekly running 1 mile with the boyscouts)  He can walk much faster than I run! I am 5' 4" and he is 5'11" . 

 The nice thing is my daughter who is 7 did 5 5K's with me this summer and we did it together...very slowly and walked much of the way, AND she got a medal at one of them!  It's not about speed but determination and passion for the sport of running.  I LOVE IT!



2011-10-16 7:51 PM
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TriAya - 2011-10-13 12:25 PM
turtlegirl - 2011-10-14 2:20 AM

Great job Claw!!

I'm in the process of kind of starting over, 1-3 miles running daily.  I'm going to see if there is something to this consistent running and building up to it to see if I can get over my injury bugs.  Of course I'll have to go back to ground zero in December when I have ankle surgery.  Eh, what else do I have to do, right?

Base don't die. You got base and anything consistent you're doing now is adding to it. It comes back much faster after time out.

I have a question for you about base.  I was up to 20 miles before my injury...like 2 weeks before.  I was biking and running up until then.  I am on crutches now and will be for the next 4 weeks.  It will be six weeks total of no running.  I am biking on a stationary bike, but it pretty much stinks because it feels like I have been riding a horse all day when I get off of it!  I can't drive, so going to the gym is difficult.  what kind of a base will I have left?  I was running an hour 3 days(except of course when I did a long run) a week and biking 2 days a week for same time.

so what kind of base will I be at?  I hate having to start over again, when I was almost to the marathon length.

Thanks for any input!

ON the plus side, I am building my upper body strength Laughing

Nichi

2011-10-17 7:37 PM
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I am definately a member of this club and I'm loving the party.ree with every thing every one else said.

I think we slow runners should get sponsered more. We are out on the course far longer, with way more of a chance for everyone to see our sponser's name on our shirt.
2011-10-17 7:43 PM
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At least you're a slow runner and not a walker and can pass some people, right?
2011-10-19 8:45 AM
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how's this for slow......did a 5k ghost n goblin race last night with my 10 year old....as soon as the gun went off, he was gone, never saw him until the finish line...where he announced he had finished 10 minutes before me.....and they were already announcing the winners of the various categories as i was crossing the finish line......but i finished
2011-10-19 11:42 AM
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LabraNostra - 2011-10-17 7:37 PM I am definately a member of this club and I'm loving the party.ree with every thing every one else said. I think we slow runners should get sponsered more. We are out on the course far longer, with way more of a chance for everyone to see our sponser's name on our shirt.
YEP!


2011-10-19 12:03 PM
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I'm a member as well.  I have slowly been improving, but it's pretty clear I'll always be on the slow side.  When I'm trying to podium (small races), I definitely have the "I'm being chased" mentality on the run.  I personally would prefer the "stalking prey" scenario but that just isn't in the cards.

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