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robmcc


Oct 25, 2003, 3:06 PM
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As you know, I planned today to run my first half marathon. You're all closely following my posts, hanging on my every word, right? :lol:

Well, I did it. I managed to run the whole 13.1 miles in 2:20 and change, which was slightly under my goal. The race itself was fairly uneventful. Hillier than I expected given its bililng as "flatter and faster".

The best part of the race was the unexpected arrival of a certain hot climber chick at mile 4 who I didn't expect to see until the very end of the race. To say the least, a very welcome surprise. Thanks for making the day, both the race and after, so much more fun than it would otherwise have been. Funny how that always happens. :wink: I had such a good time that even my bout of S.B.N.S doesn't seem so bad.

The future path seems clear. 26.2, here we come! I even found myself thinking as we drove around afterward how a marathon is only twice as far. It can't be that bad. :roll:


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Oct 25, 2003, 3:35 PM
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If your not careful you'll end up doing 100 mile ultra runs like Catra! :D
CONGRATULATIONS!


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It can't be that bad.
It is that bad. Wait...worse, much much worse.

I ran the LA marathon and have never really fealt like running since.


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You are so welcome. As I told you before, it was my pleasure. :P


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If your not careful you'll end up doing 100 mile ultra runs like Catra! :D
CONGRATULATIONS!

I'd absolutely consider ultramarathons. I already have triathlon aspirations. The cycling I think I'll be able to handle, but swimming has never been something I've been good at. I won't drown, but I don't go very fast, either.

Anyway, one step at a time. I need to do a 20 mile run to convince myself I can do the 26.2. Then I need to do the 26.2. Realism argues that I should say I should try a 20 to see IF I can do it.

Just in case anybody wonders what this has to do with climbing, running is part of my training for climbing. :)


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Grats Rob! Definitely follow up on that tri bug. I used to just "run" and thought it was great, but tris take endurance style events to a new level of both challenge as well as reward.


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I will. I need to get my bike fixed up, which is at best an entry lever racer, but I'm not shelling out $1,000+ for something better. I'll need to get access to a large enough pool, too.

That tri.gif is excellent, btw.


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one thing I learnt the hard way was in making the transition from half mar. to marathon was to do the long runs needed and everything else just short and easy. I did my fastest 10k and a very hard hill run all while training for the marathon. I did the 15,17,and20 mile run but ended up with stress fracture and did not get to run the marathon. Running went downhill from then.


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I will. I need to get my bike fixed up, which is at best an entry lever racer, but I'm not shelling out $1,000+ for something better. I'll need to get access to a large enough pool, too.

Yeah just fix up your old bike. For sprints with bikes around or under 15 Miles I have literally seen people using beach cruisers. It was awesome :)

As for the pool, definately helps, but several people I know just use regular pools, it just means more back and forth hehe :) Another option is a local water way. Get a cheap wetsuit and swim close to shore in a designated swimming area. I prefer open water swims ANY DAY over pool swimming. I fairly routinely drive 40 miles one way to swim in a local lake.

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That tri.gif is excellent, btw.

I can't claim to have made it (wish I could) but I thought it was awesome so snagged it for my sig. :D


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