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  • Kelly1066 Pro 128 posts since
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    4,875. Jul 3, 2013 5:13 PM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    My last run was brutal... I was supposed to go 9 miles as part of my half marathon training, the first time I'd attempted to cover that distance.  (My last long run was 8).  It was 85 degrees out, sunny, and 90% humidity.  I got caught in a torrential rainstorm in mile two, and the rain felt so good that I actually was more devastated when it STOPPED raining because the heat and humidity were so oppressive.  I turned around and went home and now I have to reschedule my long run.... except the next two days are supposed to be even hotter. 

     

    I hate long runs on the treadmill... I hate waking up at five a.m. to go running.... I hate listening to myself whine to this forum right now.  I'm supposed to be a super positive runner, darnit.

     

    Solution:  I think I need a breather.  I'll postpone my long run and just do 3 miles tomorrow.  Should be a little cooler this weekend.... I'll leave the kids with my husband Saturday morning, drive 9 miles from my house, lock my keys and cell phone in the car so I can't quit, and run home.  He can drive me to pick my car up later.  If I lose energy and walk, fine... but I'll still be that far from home, so I'm guessing I'll start running again so it doesn't take all day!

     

    I'll let you know how this strategy goes.





    I write a running blog geared towards other new runners at http://www.iamrunningthis.com!

    Couch to 5K graduate, September 2012

    First 10K, June 2nd, 2013

    First Half Marathon, September 2013

    Twitter: @iamrunningthis

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,424 posts since
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    4,876. Jul 3, 2013 8:37 PM (in response to Kelly1066)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Slow down!  Run/walk!  What is it Galloway says - every 10 degrees over 60 is worth 30 seconds per mile?  Or maybe it's a minute per mile.  It's hot!  It's humid!  You have to expect to be slower, maybe considerably slower.





    Len

  • Kelly1066 Pro 128 posts since
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    4,877. Jul 4, 2013 7:49 AM (in response to lenzlaw)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Thanks Len - you're right, of course.  Sure makes me miss the spring weather though!  I'm wondering if I slow down and run/walk if I'll still be able to train enough to run the half in September... but cutting myself some slack in the heat is better than quitting.





    I write a running blog geared towards other new runners at http://www.iamrunningthis.com!

    Couch to 5K graduate, September 2012

    First 10K, June 2nd, 2013

    First Half Marathon, September 2013

    Twitter: @iamrunningthis

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,424 posts since
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    4,878. Jul 4, 2013 7:21 PM (in response to Kelly1066)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    You'll be fine.  Because putting in the time/miles in the heat will make you a better runner in the cooler weather.  You won't be going as fast in the hot weather but you'll be putting in the effort needed, since running in heat is harder.





    Len

  • Kelly1066 Pro 128 posts since
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    4,879. Jul 6, 2013 10:34 AM (in response to lenzlaw)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Thanks Len... that's a good point about putting in the necessary effort.  I always am telling myself that when I run with the kids in the double jogger, that it's ok if my pace is slower, because it actually just takes less effort to get a workout when you're pushing the kids also.  Hopefully this will teach me to run through discomfort, which is a valuable lesson prior to racing a new distance for the first time. 





    I write a running blog geared towards other new runners at http://www.iamrunningthis.com!

    Couch to 5K graduate, September 2012

    First 10K, June 2nd, 2013

    First Half Marathon, September 2013

    Twitter: @iamrunningthis

  • Julie Ann Hackett Legend 228 posts since
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    4,880. Jul 10, 2013 12:28 PM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    My last run was in Kauai, running on th beach with a shelter do we took on a field trip. That will be hard to beat.  Today will be on the treadmill since its already 100 degrees in Phoenix.

  • Kelly1066 Pro 128 posts since
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    4,881. Jul 12, 2013 7:27 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Got up at 5 a.m. to run 9 miles for the first time ever - struggling with walking breaks on my long runs, but my goal is completion and I completed!  Wrote a blog post with some photos, a weak point where I actually quote Stephanie Myers, a moment where I swore I was seeing things, and a bit about a police officer: http://iamrunningthis.blogspot.com/2013/07/my-5-am-9-mile-run.html





    I write a running blog geared towards other new runners at http://www.iamrunningthis.com!

    Couch to 5K graduate, September 2012

    First 10K, June 2nd, 2013

    First Half Marathon, September 2013

    Twitter: @iamrunningthis

  • Kelly1066 Pro 128 posts since
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    4,882. Aug 9, 2013 6:26 PM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    My last run was beautiful

     

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    I write a running blog geared towards other new runners at http://www.iamrunningthis.com!

    Couch to 5K graduate, September 2012

    First 10K, June 2nd, 2013

    First Half Marathon, September 2013

    Twitter: @iamrunningthis

  • Julie Ann Hackett Legend 228 posts since
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    4,883. Aug 20, 2013 10:33 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    My last run was hot and humid.  90 degrees at 7am.  Actually looking forward to running on the treadmill today.  Can't wait for some cooler weather in AZ!

  • hammer4321 Amateur 31 posts since
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    4,884. Sep 11, 2013 6:57 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    First contribution to the boards...started running on a regular basis last October and took about a month break in Feb because of snow cover.  No running program, just got out there and ran.  49YO male, was a bit overweight when I started but have lost about 20 pounds.

     

    Last run was yesterday morning, temps in low 50s and cloudy, usual distance of about 4.25 miles.  Really pushed it and got my time just under 36:00.  Want to run a 10K in a few weeks and I should break 1:00:00 but I'm really shooting for 55:00.  Do wish I could run faster, compared to how I was at the start I've made progress but I've definintely plateaued.

  • runningangelinvt Pro 137 posts since
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    4,885. Sep 23, 2013 7:44 AM (in response to hammer4321)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    This will my first posting to this board in a very very long time. So I 've done the C25K a few times and am starting again. I am looking forward to this since my last run was...oh....a while ago. Anyway, what's the census on runners mixing yoga (like Bikram Yoga) with running? And would 2 or 3 days a week be enough or too much to do this yoga? Thank you

     

    Kerry





    Kerry

    Life is too short not to waddle......

    2012 Events:

    Crowley Brothers Memorial 10k Road Race 6/10/12

    Finish time- 1:38:23

    Colchester Triathlon 7/29/12 (Kayak 2mi, Bike 12mi, Run 3.1mi)

    Finish time- 2hrs 38min 04sec (Will never do the kayak part again!)

    2011 Events:

    Crowley Brothers Memorial 10k Road Race 06/12/2011 Finish time:10k event 1 hour 39 minutes 40 seconds

    Colchester Triathlon 07/31/2011 2hr 24 min (not my best ever! but I finished)

    Started C25K 12/15/10

  • shipo Legend 499 posts since
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    4,886. Sep 23, 2013 8:11 AM (in response to runningangelinvt)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    My wife is something of a Yogini and a runner, and while she doesn't see the correlation, IMHO, she seems to be hurt (which negatively impacts her running) more often than not when she steps up her yoga.  I know my comment is a bit counter-intuitive, however, I beleive it is because she is so competitive that she pushes too far in her poses, and this in turn causes "pulls" and "strains".

     

    The above isn't to say I don't think running and yoga can compliment each, it is just to say, take the yoga easy and you should be okay; push too hard (and this goes for running as well), and you might get hurt.





    Fat old man PRs:

    • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
    • 2-mile: 13:49
    • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
    • 5-Mile: 37:24
    • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
    • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
    • Half Marathon: 1:42:13
  • runningangelinvt Pro 137 posts since
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    4,887. Sep 23, 2013 10:17 AM (in response to shipo)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Thanks Shipo. I'm far from competitive but I just thought maybe a class or 2 a week may help with stretching and such. I am most definately not looking to turn myself into a pretzel lol.





    Kerry

    Life is too short not to waddle......

    2012 Events:

    Crowley Brothers Memorial 10k Road Race 6/10/12

    Finish time- 1:38:23

    Colchester Triathlon 7/29/12 (Kayak 2mi, Bike 12mi, Run 3.1mi)

    Finish time- 2hrs 38min 04sec (Will never do the kayak part again!)

    2011 Events:

    Crowley Brothers Memorial 10k Road Race 06/12/2011 Finish time:10k event 1 hour 39 minutes 40 seconds

    Colchester Triathlon 07/31/2011 2hr 24 min (not my best ever! but I finished)

    Started C25K 12/15/10

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,424 posts since
    Jan 18, 2008
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    4,888. Sep 23, 2013 6:00 PM (in response to runningangelinvt)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    I know a number of runners who also do yoga and tell me it is beneficial and good as cross-training.  A couple times a week should be OK.





    Len

  • Kelly1066 Pro 128 posts since
    Jul 12, 2012
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    4,889. Sep 30, 2013 11:17 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Track repeats for the first time (I know, I know, it's crazy that I haven't been doing them!).  Very fun.  Looking forward to my next run which is a 10-12 mile long run!





    I write a running blog geared towards other new runners at http://www.iamrunningthis.com!

    Couch to 5K graduate, September 2012

    First 10K, June 2nd, 2013

    First Half Marathon, September 2013

    Twitter: @iamrunningthis

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