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GOBUNK Posts: 200
8/25/10 2:49 P

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Mobee - this relationship between weight loss and training is one thing that kept me from signing up for a fall Half. I think it's okay in lower mileage weeks but otherwise, I find weight-loss just stalls. I'm not sure if other people make it work any better. I just find marathon training and continuous weight loss aren't buddies.

I'd definitely recommend a rest. I was out for 2 weeks (should have taken longer but I really wanted to get back) because of knee issues and found that I had such an awesome spring in my foot afterward. Pace went down considerably almost overnight!

Secret to getting up without a clock is getting enough sleep by that time so you're up on your own. I start winding down at 9 and am like a log at 9.30. Of course, that entails being called a baby, party-pooper, no fun at all, and other such stuff :-) While, it's easy enough for a single person, it's probably much harder for people with families.

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8/25/10 2:29 P

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You are right Gobunk, having a race ahead of you does keep you on schedule and helps get you out there. I don't do a lot of racing either, just the past 2 summers I've started doing a few. I dont think i have anything coming up until maybe the end of September now. When I was training for the half-marathon I took off a few pounds without too much effort (and that is usually NOT the case, lol) It was nice!
Right now I am nursing a little injury, nothing serous but I want it to get better so I'm not going to run for a few days.
Wow! Without an alarm clock! Thats pretty early to wake up on your own :)


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8/25/10 1:24 P

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I think a race is a nice thing to keep one sticking to a schedule. However, my official races are rare - so, I have to be up to run, race or no race. I must admit however that the weather can indeed intervene. If it's rainy and cold, then I long to remain under warm covers. Otherwise, I'm up 5.30 AM prepping for my run! Without an alarm clock! :-)

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8/22/10 7:38 A

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good luck with your half-marathon Hibiscus. I did my first one in July. I normally don't do the walk/run thing, but for this I did and it worked out really well. I ran with a few other friends who run this way all the time. I wasn't sure how I would do, if I could make myself run again after walking, but it worked out well.

You can do it!


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I am not a self motivated runner at all. I have to get into a serious routine before I am consistently running all week.

I am running a half-marathon in October and have not trained nearly enough. That means there will be a whole lot more walking than running. So I will have to get out of bed much earlier to train. I feel motivated already to go for a run :)

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8/2/10 1:12 P

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For the most part I love running, and usually don't have too much problem getting myself out there. However, I don't actually have to "get myself out of bed" to do it. I typically run at around 9:30 or 10am. If I had to set my alarm to get up for a run and run early in the morning it might be a different story.

I just recently ran my first half marathon. Pretty big deal for me, put in some much longer runs than I am use to. Not "quite" as easy to get oneself out there when you know its going to be that long. lol


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YES! I was completely grumpy about having to work out yesterday, complaining to my boyfriend and everything. Then, when I got myself out there, I felt SO good! I have a really hard time remembering how good I feel when I exercise before I start, but I never regret exercising afterward.

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I really enjoy running. Some mornings I dread getting out of bed to go run, but once I'm out the door and have started my run, I'm always SO glad I decided to get up. I lack motivation when I'm not in training for a race, so I always like to have at least a few races planned for the next few months so I can keep myself focused and running.

Does anyone else feel the need to have a "goal" to run towards or are you all somehow super motivated to just run for fun? Don't get me wrong, I LOVE running and it is fun to me, but when it's the crack of dawn and my options are to a)stay snuggled in bed for an extra hour or b)get up and run alone in the dark, the bed always looks more appealing. But once I get out there, it's worth it. Maybe I should make my bed less appealing for me to cuddle in hehe!

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