U-G-L-Y

Today's long run was UGLY.  No two ways about it.  It reminded me of about 7 of the 10 marathons I've run, where I hit a wall and the splits turn really really bad.  Because I think we can learn something from ugly runs like this, I'm trying to analyze it and figure out what …

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The Shopping Run!

I have a new favorite kind of run.  Better than The Donut Run.  It's The Shopping Run.  Today we ran out of a local running store and at the end of our run the whole running group got 25 - 30% off clothing and shoes. I love me some shopping. Someone told me since I …

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It’s Official: I’m a Klutz

Here I was thinking that I was just a klutz on the bike because I wasn't used to it.  Not so.  Apparently I'm just a klutz, period.  Check out my knees (and you can't see it, but I think my right index finger is sprained) from my fall on my run today.  Ugggggg. Ignore the …

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Blah

    Blah. That's how I felt for almost every step of my solo long run this morning.  18.5 miles of blah.  It didn't feel horrible, it just didn't feel good.  It didn't feel as easy as it should have for the paces I was trying to hit.  (8:40 for 1st 4 miles, 8:30 next …

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Donut run!

Loved today's long run for a bunch of reasons: It was with the group and running with them is good for me.  It motivates me to go faster/harder than I would on my own.  It also forces me to get out and be social, which is desperately needed after months of focusing too much on …

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22 miles of crap!

The 22 miler was a mixed bag.  Success in that I got it done (yipee!) and got my thinking/work done (yipee!).  Fail in that it felt off from the beginning and the last 5 miles were really sucky (9:07, 9:23, 9:44, 9:31, 10:04).  My finish, with the miles getting slower and slower and feeling suckier …

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