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  • Knee is feeling better. Ran 3 miles Saturday and 6 miles yesterday. Now I'm just trying to let my legs recover and loosen up before the big day Sunday.

    These longer runs seem to have a weird effect on my digestive system.
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    I was thinking of his cannon.

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    • Originally posted by WARFAB View Post
      Knee is feeling better. Ran 3 miles Saturday and 6 miles yesterday. Now I'm just trying to let my legs recover and loosen up before the big day Sunday.

      These longer runs seem to have a weird effect on my digestive system.
      Always poop before you run
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      • Originally posted by camper4lyfe View Post
        Always poop before you run
        That's going to be interesting at whatever hour of the morning I need to get ready Sunday. My poop schedule may or may not cooperate.

        The weirdness I noticed was on the two days following my 6 mile run.
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        • Originally posted by WARFAB View Post

          That's going to be interesting at whatever hour of the morning I need to get ready Sunday. My poop schedule may or may not cooperate.

          The weirdness I noticed was on the two days following my 6 mile run.
          Or plan a route that has available stops lol
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          • So my race went pretty poorly Sunday. On the plus side I didn't die, and I didn't poop my shorts.

            I'm sure there are plenty of nursing home residents who use the same criteria to define a good day.
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            • Definitely a good gauge. The goals for my first few races were along those lines.
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              • Originally posted by WARFAB View Post
                So my race went pretty poorly Sunday. On the plus side I didn't die, and I didn't poop my shorts.

                I'm sure there are plenty of nursing home residents who use the same criteria to define a good day.
                I had a stomach bug all last week, but had to run 20 miles at the weekend ...... I ran a 2-3 mile loop around my local YMCA, I was to scared to go mare than a few miles from crapper. On the good side, I only had to stop once, and managed to keep my shorts dry.
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                • All that training done with the intent to put in a decent showing..... ruined by me being stupid. I'm currently vacillating between "this isn't really for me" and "I need redemption in another race".
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                  • Originally posted by WARFAB View Post
                    All that training done with the intent to put in a decent showing..... ruined by me being stupid. I'm currently vacillating between "this isn't really for me" and "I need redemption in another race".
                    Redemption drives me most of the time. It’s why I’ve now done the 4 season challenge twice, and I’m contemplating a 3rd because this one went south. I just hate the shoreline Half so much that it makes me think twice. Maybe I’ll just run this one again on its own.
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                    • Originally posted by WARFAB View Post
                      All that training done with the intent to put in a decent showing..... ruined by me being stupid. I'm currently vacillating between "this isn't really for me" and "I need redemption in another race".
                      Best thing that you can do is take a few days to rest, and then sign up for your next race.
                      I have a love - hate relationship with running. ... while training for each marathon I swear this will be the last ... 10 minutes after crossing the finishing line I'm already thinking about where my next race will be. Running is a life-style.
                      Get yourself off the sofa, start training again and prove that you can run faster than you did on your last race.
                      High Peaks Guru, but prefers twin peaks

                      we will need a separate class for my wife and for my girlfriend.

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                      • Originally posted by alistair View Post

                        Best thing that you can do is take a few days to rest, and then sign up for your next race.
                        I have a love - hate relationship with running. ... while training for each marathon I swear this will be the last ... 10 minutes after crossing the finishing line I'm already thinking about where my next race will be. Running is a life-style.
                        Get yourself off the sofa, start training again and prove that you can run faster than you did on your last race.
                        I'm very race motivated. I have to be signed up for a race, or plan to have a race on the horizon or I will make every excuse in the book to not run even though I really do enjoy it...most of the time.
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                        • alistair
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                          A couple of years ago I reached the ultimate marathoner goal; I qualified for the Boston Marathon. After training all winter I woke up 3 days before the marathon with the flu. I ran the race anyway and after 3 miles way ready to give up..... 23.2 miles is a long way to walk and run knowing that you are failing. I finished in a time over one hour slower than I was expecting.

                        • camper4lyfe
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                          I remember tracking you in the race. That was a tough day. I know how much the last 8 miles of my marathon last year hurt, and I was healthy. I can’t imagine how bad 23 felt like that.

                      • Originally posted by alistair View Post
                        while training for each marathon I swear this will be the last ... 10 minutes after crossing the finishing line I'm already thinking about where my next race will be.
                        Shortly after the race my relay team started talking about doing another relay event. Someone brought up the Seneca 7 relay and I immediately expressed interest. Then I started thinking about it and my enthusiasm faded a bit.

                        Originally posted by alistair View Post
                        Get yourself off the sofa, start training again and prove that you can run faster than you did on your last race.
                        The annoying part is that I already know I can run faster than I did in my last (and first) race. It's pretty well documented on Strava. That's what's so annoying to me.
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                        • Originally posted by camper4lyfe View Post
                          I'm very race motivated. I have to be signed up for a race, or plan to have a race on the horizon or I will make every excuse in the book to not run even though I really do enjoy it...most of the time.
                          Friends getting me to sign up for this race was a huge motivator for me. I'm very frustrated with how the race went, but I'm also trying to remind myself that the real benefit of it all was being motivated to run more than I ever have over the past 8 months.

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                          • Originally posted by WARFAB View Post
                            The annoying part is that I already know I can run faster than I did in my last (and first) race. It's pretty well documented on Strava. That's what's so annoying to me.
                            I hear that loud and clear. My plan for a good race went out the window within the first few minutes. I'm back and forth between pissed off and just wanting to cry out of frustration. BUT, I'm being whiny. My ankle will heal and I'll be back at it soon.
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                            • WARFAB
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                              I've got heart rate questions for you if you're going to be at lunch Friday.

                            • camper4lyfe
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                              I’ll be there

                          • https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4153729193#
                            Mohawk Hudson Marathon - 3:28:58 .... Well I didn't match Eliud Kipchoge's 1:59:40 time from the other day, but with my change in age bracket I think I qualified to run the Boston Marathon in 2021.
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                            we will need a separate class for my wife and for my girlfriend.

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