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60-something marathon coach, triathlete and cyclist fighting "meno-paused metabolism," lupus, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis - if I can do 26.2, so can you!!!

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    oh, yeh...2012 is 1/4 done, LOL!
    This year's schedule will seem lighter than usual, as I'm training for a 1/2 Ironman (end April) and want to take the following 4 months off, before my next marathon training season begins.

    Rest...does the body good...
    2129 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/26/2012 12:06:49 AM
    PS When will you be posting your 2012 race calendar?

    2129 days ago
    Thanks, Coach for the positive attitude toward my "training" race. I'm actually glad I did it because I learned quite a few things about the process that will help me with my "real" half in two weeks.

    Not the least of which is "don't turn Runkeeper on when the gun fires and you spend over two minutes walking to the start line from your place in back with the other slow runners! You will get a skewed pace report that averages that time in until suddenly you realize you are running 3 minutes faster than your JG training plan requires!

    Whidbey Island will be MUCH hillier. Do you think I should try to do some strength training between now and then? And if so, what and when? Stairs next week? Weights? Or maybe just rest and plan on more walking?

    One thing for sure, I am very, very grateful for Slow Fat Runners. Thanks for getting me out there. There were quite a few of us out there, amazingly enough. Yay!

    2129 days ago
    Dennet - I'm happy to hear my comment meant enough to you to "snag" it. Just keep reminding yourself that you're worth all the effort it takes to stay healthy.
    2144 days ago
    "The only one who thinks you look funny when you run is you. If you think others see you that way, they're just feeling inadequate seeing you do something they won't get off their butts to do. So, you go, girl!"

    I snagged this from a message board post you made and I just wanted to stop by to say how inspiring this really is to me. I'm still afraid to run outside and I think you nailed it right on the head as to why. I need to work on my own body image.

    2146 days ago
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