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1/25/14 1:28 P

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Thanks for sharing that, Catherine. Interesting. Your tempo pace is very impressive!


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1/25/14 11:56 A

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Sound like you were worried about finishing the whole 10 miles with your tailbone issues. And then when you were 80% done your confidence came back. Sure hope that tailbone heals the rest of the way soon.

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1/25/14 10:23 A

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Wow!!! Yay for a turnaround!!

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1/24/14 9:15 P

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Friday Marathon Pace Tempo Run
Distance: 10 miles
Location: Gym Track
Target Pace: 9:37

Splits: 9:28 / 9:22 / 9:24 / 9:24 / 9:25 / 9:22 / 9:21 / 9:18 / 9:11 / 9:17

Notes: What an unexpected run. The first 8 miles were miserable and the last 2 were a lot of fun. Not what you would typically expect..

As I started running, I was immediately aware of my tailbone, which was still mildly irritated, just enough to be distracting. For some reason my brain fixated on it and how it seemed to be affecting the muscles around it. I didn't seem to have as much power in my stride as I normally do and it was just a lot more work than usual to maintain the prescribed pace. My brain chatter was just full of that and also of how my glutes seemed to be tiring quickly and just how NOT fun this run was.

It's interesting looking at the stats now because in actuality I was running a very consistent pace slightly faster than target, but that's not what it felt like. I felt slow and I was sure my pace was all over the place.

This run was a negotiation from start to finish. As early as two miles into the run I was thinking about not being able to hold pace for ten miles and considering at what point I might slow down. After four miles, it was a mile to mile bargaining session. One more mile, then you can slow down. OK, another. And another, and another. At one point I was sure I'd stop after 8 miles, but when I got there, I told myself to finish because I could -- I just didn't want to.

And then something almost magical happened. I started the ninth mile and everything felt easy. The negative brain chatter disappeared and I started having fun. It's as if, once my brain realized both that I was going to finish and that I could finish, it stopped fighting me and just let me run. It totally turned the run around and I finished feeling great about the entire run. I wouldn't have thought that possible at mile 6 or 7 or 8. . . .

Edited by: LIVE2RUN4LIFE at: 1/24/2014 (21:18)
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1/24/14 8:19 A

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Sounds good to me!

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1/24/14 8:11 A

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That sounds perfectly reasonable to me.

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1/23/14 8:49 P

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Sounds good

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1/23/14 7:35 P

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Thursday
Easy Treadmill Run
Distance: 7 miles

Notes: Today's run was supposed to be a marathon pace tempo run, but I swapped it for Friday's easy run. Given the nasty weather, I didn't feel like driving back to the gym or running outside and I also didn't want to do the tempo run on the treadmill. So there.
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1/23/14 1:06 P

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I had to look twice to catch the spelling "correction." Very funny.

Nice job on the repeats.

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1/22/14 2:47 P

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Darn autocorrect ;-)

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1/22/14 2:31 P

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My new phone does that too! It doesn't seem to know the word "glutes" -- I have to key that one in carefully.

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1/22/14 10:08 A

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You hit your target pace= excellent!! Hope the glutes (or flutes) are feeling less tight now.

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1/22/14 10:03 A

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Yes I responded from my phone as I was on my way out to shovel.

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emoticon I like Cindy's flutes.....

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Great job. I can "feel" those tight flutes loosening as you run.

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1/22/14 12:46 A

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Tuesday
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3 x 2 miles (800 meter rec)
Location: Gym Track
Intervals: :45/:15 (1-2), :30/:12 (3-4), :30/:10 (5-6)
Target Pace: 9:27

Splits: 9:19 / 9:11 / 9:27 / 9:23 / 9:27 / 9:15

Notes: My glutes were still stiff and a little sore from Sunday's race. You'll notice how in each of the two mile repeats, the second mile is faster than the first. That is because it took a while to loosen up after each recovery interval. I think I would have been better off today with shorter recoveries. My glutes tightened up quite a bit in each 800 meter walk. It then took another 800 meters of running to get my stride back.

Edited by: LIVE2RUN4LIFE at: 1/22/2014 (00:47)
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