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3507 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 19, 2011 6:32 AM by Joseph Tree
525Jerm Amateur 25 posts since
Apr 24, 2008
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Oct 13, 2011 5:57 AM

Always excuses

Work sucks, shcool, I'm tired, toenail is falling off, I can't feel my legs. Ya I'm full of them. A few weeks ago I completed the Wasatch 100. Something that I took from that is, it doesn't matter if you get it done in style, just get it done. I've been filling my book of excuses with all kinds of crap to stay off the road. What about recovery? I have been running smaller runs on road, but nothing long. Well last weekend I did about 18 or so on road. I was a little worried about being conditioned for asphalt. And what about my speed? I've got about 300 miles on my New Balance 890's. I usually run in Mizuno's wave riders and they can handle extra mileage. I was very pleased to discover that the 890's have shown little to no wear. They are obviously dirty and certainly lost there new shoe smell, but they feel great. My road miles have flown by effortlessly. I haven't felt the aftermath I usually feel (even on tempo's) when I run in New Balance. If I can only keep them off the trail. With New York coming up and Boston on the horizon, I'm excited to see how much mileage I can get out of them and where they will take me.

  • Run4Choclt Pro 80 posts since
    Aug 17, 2011
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    1. Oct 13, 2011 7:04 AM (in response to 525Jerm)
    Always excuses

    @525... so when you are getting your miles in on the road you have been running in NB? I know each person differs with which shoes, I've just been looking for feedback about different ones. I started out running in NB - they were a couple years old so I went with new Nikes.. they've done pretty well but it seems on my longer runs - like 8 and above, my feet really start to hurt around then. I'm not sure if it's because I'm just not used to the miles or the shoes.. maybe both.

    EXCUSES!!! Yes, I can always find one and justify anything - including the food I eat. Which is probably why I don't drop any lbs. I have even thought before, well I walked around the mall a lot so do I really need to run? HAHA...





    -2011 Races-

    8/28/11 - Pekin, IL Greater Area Peoria 5k (1st ever 5k!) - 37:05

    9/3/11 - Kewanee, IL Hog Stomp 4m - 45:23

    9/10/11 - East Troy, WI Historical Society 5k - 34:02

    9/17/11 - Morton, IL Pumpkin Classic 10k - 1:06:22

    10/1/11 - Morton, IL St. Jude Road Race 5k - 31:56 - PR

    10/8/11 - Peoria, IL United Way 5k - 32:50

    10/22/11 - Peoria, IL Boo Run 5k - 32:50

    10/29/11 - Chicago, IL Monster Dash Half Marathon (1st ever HM!) - 2:40:06

    - Training For 2012 Races-

    3/3/12 - Peoria, IL Gaelic Gallop 5k -

    3/10/12 - Morton, IL Cactus Classic 10k or half ? -

    3/24/12 - Pekin, IL Saints 5k -

    3/24/12 - Peoria, IL Interplanetary 5k -

    3/31/12 - Peoria Heights, IL Half Marathon -

  • Gvicknair Rookie 3 posts since
    Oct 13, 2011
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    2. Oct 13, 2011 7:13 AM (in response to Run4Choclt)
    Always excuses

    Hey I just started a thread with problems I'm having from a new pair Nike's.  I'm hoping the pain I'm getting is due to the shoes slightly correcting the way my foot was stiking before.  They fitted me for a 1/2 size bigger than what I have been wearing for several years.  I was told that you want the extra 1/2 for a running shoe.  I find my toes move around more with the new shoes and will take some breaking in before all the pain is gone.

  • Run4Choclt Pro 80 posts since
    Aug 17, 2011
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    5. Oct 18, 2011 9:18 AM (in response to 525Jerm)
    Always excuses

    @525...I hear you about getting thru the pain. I'm the same way when I'm nearing a goal. I make myself just do it. So far, I have been lucky on not getting an injury...which makes me think maybe I'm just being a wuss and it's okay to push myself a little!

    I have heard as well to go up a half size. Mine aren't quite a half size bigger so maybe that is it.





    -2011 Races-

    8/28/11 - Pekin, IL Greater Area Peoria 5k (1st ever 5k!) - 37:05

    9/3/11 - Kewanee, IL Hog Stomp 4m - 45:23

    9/10/11 - East Troy, WI Historical Society 5k - 34:02

    9/17/11 - Morton, IL Pumpkin Classic 10k - 1:06:22

    10/1/11 - Morton, IL St. Jude Road Race 5k - 31:56 - PR

    10/8/11 - Peoria, IL United Way 5k - 32:50

    10/22/11 - Peoria, IL Boo Run 5k - 32:50

    10/29/11 - Chicago, IL Monster Dash Half Marathon (1st ever HM!) - 2:40:06

    - Training For 2012 Races-

    3/3/12 - Peoria, IL Gaelic Gallop 5k -

    3/10/12 - Morton, IL Cactus Classic 10k or half ? -

    3/24/12 - Pekin, IL Saints 5k -

    3/24/12 - Peoria, IL Interplanetary 5k -

    3/31/12 - Peoria Heights, IL Half Marathon -

  • Joseph Tree Legend 378 posts since
    Oct 22, 2010
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    6. Oct 19, 2011 6:32 AM (in response to 525Jerm)
    Always excuses

    I have never sone such a run, but I would think that your body would play all sorts of tricks on you to discourage you from subjecting it to more punishment after all the stress of a 100 mile race.  It's another whole strength you need to develop, this returning to training.  Good for you, though, to keep on despite.

     

    As for shoes...wow, what a drag - not only do you have to run so bloody far, but you have to carry those great, heavy SHOES all that way, too.  You're a lot tougher than I am, for sure!





    Barefoot / Minimalist Runner

    ...not maintaining this these days..

    07/29/2012 Marsh Creek Raptor Run 10 Mile Trail Race

    07/15/2012 Quadzilla 15K Trail Run, Trexlertown, PA 1:37 (2011, 1:49)

    04/29/2012 Lehigh Valley / St. Luke's HM, 1:43:15 (2011, 1:54:20 )

    03/19/2012 Kutztown Fool's Run 10 Miler, 1:18:15 (2011, 1:30:20)

    02/26/2012 Ugly Mudder 7.2 Mile Trail Run, Reading, PA 1:20

    11/27/2011 Dirty Bird 15K Trail Run, Birdsboro, PA 1:40

    10/08/2011 Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run (6.38 miles), 59:20 (10/07/2012)

    Started running (again) May 5, 2010

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