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Friday, August 03, 2012

37 days until my Tough Mudder.

I want to give all runners, especially half and full marathoners and tri-athletes props. I know all of us have different things we like and that is what makes each of us unique. I don’t know how you manage to run as much as needed to train for your races though.

I am running and doing strength training in order to be able to do the obstacles, but I am in no way training for a half marathon. I just want to know the distance isn’t going to be what knocks me out of the race and I don’t want to be a turtle either.

I ran 7.18 miles this morning. I had to talk myself through it all the way. The good thing was the route I picked was a run out and back so once I got the first half done I had no choice but to finish the second. I’ll have to do it again on Sunday.

I am working on using the Galloway run 3 / walk 1 method and did pretty good the first ¾’s. I started later than I wanted and by the time I was finishing it was getting pretty hot and I do NOT want to get sick again so I walked the rest of the way back. I have to laugh because the second half didn’t take much longer than the first half even though I walked more. (It was probably the fact I could see the end and just wanted to be done).

37 days until my running career (if you can even call it that) is over!!!
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    Good on you....keep at it. The real key, like anything else is consistency. I had 4 objectives for every run & race.

    1 - Enjoy the run
    2 - Finish the race
    3 - Don't be last
    4 - Cheer everyone I passed

    By putting enjoyment as my #1 objective, I would slow down or alter the distance to make sure I kept motivated for the next few runs
    2058 days ago
    I train for 13.1 and I follow the Hal Higdon's program - It is free online! I go for long run (that increase each week until the race) only once a week. I find it difficult but I am always happy to challenge myself and proud of what I accomplish (even if it is just : not giving up when I don;t feel like it!) once I am done...
    Obstacle course sounds fun but I am afraid of getting injured... See we all have our merits!!!
    Best of luck with your training and achieving your goals!!!
    2058 days ago
    No, I give you and anyone willing to attempt things like a Tough Mudder! I can run till the cows come home (or as long as my feet let me) but no way in this world would I go up against the obstacles in a mudder. I guess you're right...different strokes for different folks, so to speak.
    2058 days ago
    The earlier in the morning you run the better - heat sucks! your body will adjust and it comes easier the more you do it and then you push yourself to be faster! well at least I do. LOL! Keep up the great work!
    2058 days ago
    emoticon the heat is making it difficult for me...but I like to get out. I'm a person who walks as fast (or faster) then my runs, but I don't care. I just like to get out when I can. LOL

    I can't wait to hear all about your tough mudder
    2058 days ago
    I am a new runner and I am just starting to enjoy it! Ran 5.5 miles straight this week and felt amazing when it was over!
    Do I plan to run any type of thing that ends with -thon or -alon?
    H*ll no!!
    Congrats for doing what you are doing...
    It is a great accomplishment!!
    2058 days ago
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