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8/6/09 10:11 P

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Sounds like you are getting a good workout Lacerr! I can't even IMAGINE running in that heat! holy crap. I live on the coast, so it is often cooler here, foggy often. I'm sure that you are burning those calories, keep on running!


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8/6/09 8:38 P

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Thanks! I am now up to 2.5 miles 5 days a week and on the 6th day I do 3.75. My speed dropped back to 11 minute mile but I feel like an awesome bucket of sweat at the end of the run, I think maybe since we hit our hot month, 105 heat index. Also, I failed to mention that my terrain is curvy and hilly so I should try my run on the road sometime to see how fast I am then.

"It's not who you are that holds you back. It's who you think you are NOT." -Denis Waitley


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LISA_RUNS Posts: 238
7/23/09 9:50 A

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That's awesome!!!! Congratulations to you and stick with it. I am sure keeping your body strong between treatments has to help you when you are going through the treatments. I will keep you in my prayers that your treatments go well and you are able to be finished with treatments completely!!!

Keep on running- way to go!!!!

10/10/09 First Half Marathon! (1:48:21)


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7/23/09 8:10 A

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I am so proud that I had to share with you guys. In the past few years I have gone thru cancer treatment and stopped doing much exercise but walk around the lake because frankly I couldn't do much more.

In June I started running again and the first time I couldn't even run a mile without walking and huffing and puffing. It was over 15 minutes to run a mile. Now, yesterday, I ran a 9 minute mile and Ive gotten up to a 2 mile distance without having to walk. I still have to stop and walk for a bit when I do 3 miles but I still think its something to brag about :)

Still going thru cancer treatments but I am forcing myself to be more active in the lulls between them. Maybe someday I will get back to my former glory running days.

"It's not who you are that holds you back. It's who you think you are NOT." -Denis Waitley


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3/31/09 3:09 P

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I have been working on this one myself. My Dad in all his wisdom told me once- in order to run faster you have to run faster. Sounds funny but it is true. I suggest running a comfortable pace and adding in short intervals of a fast pace maybe 100 yards or so and then back to your comfortable pace for about 1/4 mile. Repeat this this for your entire run. Do it maybe 2x a week and normal pace running a 3rd day. Eventually your normal pace will begin to get faster. I did this starting last September and I went from a 10 minute mile to an 8 minute mile. I was able to keep that pace for a 5k so now I;'m working on keeping that pace for a 10K.
I'm sure there are better ways to increase speed- this way just worked for me.

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3/31/09 12:37 P

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Hey Runners -

Any tips for improving the speed at which I run. I run a pretty solid 11 minute mile - Im a shorty with short legs. :) - but I'd like to shave some time off my upcoming 5ks. Thoughts on how I should train for that?

Thanks -
JDESROCH

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson





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