(Closed) Running…my new found love!!

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Hostess
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I love running!!  I used to hate it (and still have a love-hate realtinoship with it), but it’s so nice to lace up my shoes, turn on my Garmin, throw on some tunes and just RUN and thinking about nothing else.

 

Training for my first marathon in January.. yikes!!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I WANT to run, lol. Going to have to wait until after paying for all of this wedding stuff to buy some new running shoes and really kick it in gear!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Running is my favorite!!! Hence the username πŸ™‚ I started running cross country in 6th grade and it has pretty much always been a huge part of my life. I always feel accomplished when I tack on more distance and have a better pace.  More than that, it is my outlet to destress and just have some me time. Keep it up!!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Yay another runner!  I started a few years ago and love races, in fact my fourth half marathon is next month.  It’s awesome me time and melts stress away.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yup, I love it.  I’ve run 10 half marathons and am training for my first full marathon, doing the Pfitzinger 12/55 program from Advanced Marathoning. At first it was HARD.  Now its just FUN (although I think Pfitz is beatng the crap out of my legs).

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@jouissance:  Pfitz is no joke! I’m using one of their plans for my 2nd marathon in Nov

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@madger:  which one?  I’m INTIMIDATED.  I’m not doing the strides at the end of the GA runs, because I’m terrified of injury.  I’m ramping up into the 40 mile weeks now and its not painful, just scary.  I’ve never really run medium-long runs back to back before…but I’m going SLOW so I think its ok.  My half PR is 1:53, so I’m no speed demon, but i’d love to get sub-4 in the marathon this year if I can.  

 

Which marathon are you doing? I’m doing Philly on Nov. 19.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@jouissance:  I’m doing Philly too!! Small world! It sounds like we might be doing the same plan, and I’ve been kind of slacking on the strides too…

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Congrats on finding a workout that fits you! I highly recommend doing some light “runner’s yoga” after longer runs or when you’re feeling a little sore/tight. I really like this one (below) because she spends lots of time on each position and focuses on specific issues that runners incur. And it’s less than 10 minutes long so it’s not a huge committment!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgu6poYC-lk

Currently, I run 3-5 miles about 4 nights a week with my 2 Siberian Huskies. We do the trails that meander through the hills behind our house and it’s an awesome workout. Trail-runninng is a bit scary at first and takes some getting used to; having to manage 2 strong dogs on-leash adds a whole different challenge but it’s rewarding for all of us and keeps us in shape. 

Once I get back from my honeymoon, I’m starting my triathlon training again (I took a month off from swimming/biking to prep for the wedding) and increasing my weekly mileage in preparation for a half-marathon in October. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@madger:  Well, i just finished the 35 mile week, and I feel great. Haha wait until mile 55 when I’m crying because I can’t feel my quads.

@sweetchiquita12:  I’ve run on and off, 3 miles and no more, since about 2001…but I didn’t start running more than that until 2010, and its’ only two years later since I started.  My first race was an 8 miler that I ran at a 10:20 pace.  My last race that I ran was a half marathon at an 8;30 pace.  So, it can be done pretty fast.  The whole time i’ve been pretty high mileage though, and I was in good cardiovascular shape to start, which helped.  I did, however, spend about 6 months of that time battling and managing IT band issues and a foot problem…so do what i say and not what i do…maybe go for a few halves first πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@sweetchiquita12:  I didn’t think I could either.  I ran my first one on a whim (free entry because it was on Christmas Day).  Once I hit 10 miles I started to freak out because I was actually making decent time.  Then I totally hit the wall and it was a complete 3.1 mile death march that sucked the life out of me.  I spent the whole day feeling (1) proud and (2) like puking.  I finished in 2:10 though, and since have sliced 20 minutes off of that time.  It can be done.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love going for jogs in the morning. I’m hoping that down the road i can run some marathons with my Future Sister-In-Law.  That would be awesome to reach that goal. 

Right now i just jog to stay fit and help with a stubborn 10lbs i want to lose! I do yoga to balance it out because your muscles really do become tight from running alot. 

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