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RunninUgly Expert 56 posts since
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Apr 8, 2011 6:09 PM

Learned a very valuable lesson today.

I guess the old saying is true that some lessons you just have to learn the hard way. Went out for a run this morning and did my 14 mile loop. I was using my new Garmin Forerunner 405 which I love, but I was watching my pace and trying to keep it around 10:00/miles. Well I did and was doing pretty good until mile 10 when I crashed full on into the wall. I couldn't keep up any kind of pace and even when I tried walking my left leg did not like that a bit. It seemed to take forever to finish that last 4 miles to home. I went out to fast and tried pushing myself to hard. I am feeling pretty good now, but I could barely walk for a couple of hours after I got home. So the advice I have to offer is listen to your body, if you body tells you that you are going to fast you probably are. I knew this and usually abided by this rule but today I decided to push it and well I wish I hadn't now.  But I completed the run which I feel good about but my next LSD run will be SLOW. LOL





Jim

Upcoming Races:

Warrior 5k 11 Sep 11-doing this with a couple friends. It will be their first race.

Jacksonville Marine Corps Half Marathon- 1 Oct 11

Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge- 7-8 Jan 12

"Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never

dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push

through the obstruction."  William James

  • Michelle74149 Pro 138 posts since
    Mar 4, 2011
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    1. Apr 8, 2011 7:29 PM (in response to RunninUgly)
    Re: Learned a very valuable lesson today.

    Ooooouuuuch. I'm assuming your legs are feeling better now?





    I'm new to running. I completed the couch to 5K program on March 11th.

    First 5k, Seafarer's House,  completed April 2nd! 33:49

    http://andsosheran.blogspot.com/

  • thedevotedrunner Legend 439 posts since
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    3. Apr 8, 2011 10:53 PM (in response to Michelle74149)
    Re: Learned a very valuable lesson today.

    With the 405, you have the HR monitor.  If you run by HR and not by pace, this will help you listen to your body.  When your body gets tired, you can keep the same HR but you pace will slow. You will still get the benefit of the workout, even at the slower pace.





    Running the straight and narrow,

    St3ven

    "Run because you love it. If you don't, learn to love it. Running will bring things into your life that you could never imagine." - Scott Jurek, Star of "Born To Run"

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  • Michelle74149 Pro 138 posts since
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    5. Apr 9, 2011 5:57 AM (in response to RunninUgly)
    Re: Learned a very valuable lesson today.

    I can relate. I'm new and only running 3.1 miles at a time, but even at that distance there are times I struggle with knowing when to push through something and when to cut my body a little slack. By reading posts like yours and of other more expereinced runners I'm hoping to learn the lessons without having to suffer myself!





    I'm new to running. I completed the couch to 5K program on March 11th.

    First 5k, Seafarer's House,  completed April 2nd! 33:49

    http://andsosheran.blogspot.com/

  • KIRK_T Legend 279 posts since
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    6. Apr 9, 2011 6:06 AM (in response to RunninUgly)
    Re: Learned a very valuable lesson today.

    Jim,

     

    I did that in my first HM.

    Make sure that you get a couple of rest days in and take your next couple of runs easy so your legs can recover.

     

    Kirk





    Kirk: Started running again at 50.

    2010: 4-5K 1-3.5 mile 2-Half Marathon

    2011: 3-5K 1-3.5 mile 1-8K 1-10 mile 16-Half Marathon 1-Marathon


    Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon 01/15/2012 3:28:33 PR & BQ

    F^3 Lake Half Marathon 01/28/2012 1:48:34

    Shamrock Shuffle 8K 03/25 43:29

    Chi Town Half 4/01 1:57

    Illinois Marathon 4/28 3:56

    Wisconsin Marathon 5/05 3:56

    Lake Geneva Marathon 5/12 3:56

    Rockford Marathon 5/20 4:08

    Soldier Field 10 Mile 5/26 1:31

    Run for the Zoo 5K 6/03 19:57 PR

    13.1 Chicago 6/09 1:50

    North Shore Half 6/10 1:46

    Rock 'n' Roll Chicago 7/22

    Chicago Half 9/09

    Fox Valley Marathon 9/16

    Chicago Marathon 10/07

  • NorCal02466 Amateur 28 posts since
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    8. Apr 9, 2011 11:51 AM (in response to RunninUgly)
    Re: Learned a very valuable lesson today.

    Jim - CONGRATS on learning the lesson - it sounds obvious, maybe, but so many people blame something outside themselves and just keep doing what they are doing, even when it's clearly not helping them.  It's humbling, but hey, happens to all of us!  So, great job!





    NorCal02466

    "And if you don't give up, and don't give in, you may just be OK"... Mike and the Mechanics

    "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right" - Henry Ford

  • thedevotedrunner Legend 439 posts since
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    9. Apr 10, 2011 5:37 PM (in response to RunninUgly)
    Re: Learned a very valuable lesson today.

    RunninUgly wrote:

     

    Thanks devoted. I am buying the HR monitor strap next week and plan on using my HR zones to guage my runs. I am sure that will slow me down quite a bit. But I am hoping over time to get a little faster by doing some interval work and fartleks.

    Actually, that is the beauty of HR training.  If you do the mojority of the runs in Zone 2 (on the 5 zone scale) then your body will learn to work more efficiently. If you just stick to that HR zone, you will find that you wil be running faster but in the same zone. 





    Running the straight and narrow,

    St3ven

    "Run because you love it. If you don't, learn to love it. Running will bring things into your life that you could never imagine." - Scott Jurek, Star of "Born To Run"

    The Surgeon General has determined it is OK to smoke your opponent!

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  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
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    11. Apr 10, 2011 6:04 PM (in response to RunninUgly)
    Re: Learned a very valuable lesson today.

    Thanks for sharing.. my Garmin 305 came with HR monitor. I wear it but midchest hurts the after wearing it.

  • thedevotedrunner Legend 439 posts since
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    12. Apr 11, 2011 1:15 PM (in response to flamomof3)
    Re: Learned a very valuable lesson today.

    flamomof3 wrote:

     

    Thanks for sharing.. my Garmin 305 came with HR monitor. I wear it but midchest hurts the after wearing it.

    I believe Garmin also makes a cloth HR strap that I hear is a little more comfortable.





    Running the straight and narrow,

    St3ven

    "Run because you love it. If you don't, learn to love it. Running will bring things into your life that you could never imagine." - Scott Jurek, Star of "Born To Run"

    The Surgeon General has determined it is OK to smoke your opponent!

    Flollow me on twitter

  • Michelle74149 Pro 138 posts since
    Mar 4, 2011
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    13. Apr 11, 2011 4:15 PM (in response to RunninUgly)
    Re: Learned a very valuable lesson today.

    I had to share this-- On Sunday I went for a run. Just under a mile and a half in I got a pain in the outside of my right knee. I didn't know if I should stop or keep going...I'm stubborn and hate to think of myself as a wimp. Yep, I kept going. By the time I hit 3 miles I was limping and by that afternoon I could barely walk. So nope. I did not learn the easy way. GRRRRRRRRRRRRR.





    I'm new to running. I completed the couch to 5K program on March 11th.

    First 5k, Seafarer's House,  completed April 2nd! 33:49

    http://andsosheran.blogspot.com/

  • thedevotedrunner Legend 439 posts since
    Jul 7, 2009
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    14. Apr 11, 2011 11:51 PM (in response to Michelle74149)
    Re: Learned a very valuable lesson today.

    Michelle74149 wrote:

     

    I had to share this-- On Sunday I went for a run. Just under a mile and a half in I got a pain in the outside of my right knee. I didn't know if I should stop or keep going...I'm stubborn and hate to think of myself as a wimp. Yep, I kept going. By the time I hit 3 miles I was limping and by that afternoon I could barely walk. So nope. I did not learn the easy way. GRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

    Sounds like ITBS.  Stretch and roll, baby! Stretch and Roll!! (And ice of course)





    Running the straight and narrow,

    St3ven

    "Run because you love it. If you don't, learn to love it. Running will bring things into your life that you could never imagine." - Scott Jurek, Star of "Born To Run"

    The Surgeon General has determined it is OK to smoke your opponent!

    Flollow me on twitter

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