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Old 06-11-2012, 05:05 PM   #371 (permalink)
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Best race of the year!!!
Ran (kinda shuffled the really long ones) up all the hills and flew down the downhills. No, none, nadda cramp, which is a first all season, and felt super at the finish line. My legs aren't even that sore today.

Whoo hoo - a great way to end the running season.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #372 (permalink)
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Hello there,
I am new to FitDay but not new to running. I am training for a half marathon. I can do 6 - 8 miles right now. 8 miles is tough but I can do it.
So I thought this thread would be good for me!
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:36 AM   #373 (permalink)
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Hello there,
I am new to FitDay but not new to running. I am training for a half marathon. I can do 6 - 8 miles right now. 8 miles is tough but I can do it.
So I thought this thread would be good for me!

Hey Luaths,
Congrats on training for a 1/2. Let us know if you have questions or just need an occassional kick in the pants (we all do from time to time ).
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:49 PM   #374 (permalink)
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Well, it's not as great an inspiring header as "My First 5K" (or 10 K, or Half....), but I'm proud of it. My running group is getting out in matching T shirts for this one - it's along Carson Beach which is part of the waterfront in Boston, curves beautifully around a bay called "Pleasure Bay" - until 15 years ago, you wouldn't want to breathe there, but now, thanks to the Clean Water Act, it is really pleasant.

Next Thursday, after work... please no heat waves!

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Old 07-13-2012, 06:45 PM   #375 (permalink)
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Well, it's not as great an inspiring header as "My First 5K" (or 10 K, or Half....), but I'm proud of it. My running group is getting out in matching T shirts for this one - it's along Carson Beach which is part of the waterfront in Boston, curves beautifully around a bay called "Pleasure Bay" - until 15 years ago, you wouldn't want to breathe there, but now, thanks to the Clean Water Act, it is really pleasant.

Next Thursday, after work... please no heat waves!

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Go Abby Go!
You could have headlined "My first 5K this year"
So glad to see you signed up. It looks like you have found a very nice running team.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #376 (permalink)
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Question Should I do Yoga before a 5K?

Yoga is from 7 to 8 AM - I have a 5K at 6:30 PM - will taking yoga (which is a pretty strenuous class) help or hurt?

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Old 07-19-2012, 06:25 AM   #377 (permalink)
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Yoga is from 7 to 8 AM - I have a 5K at 6:30 PM - will taking yoga (which is a pretty strenuous class) help or hurt?

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Help, for sure. Howver, it is always a good idea to take a couple of days to rest before the "big race". Best of luck, my dear!!!

I think I am seeing a competator emerging. But the bottom line (where ever you finish) is to finish with the feeling that you would like to run the next race. Maybe a better PR, maybe a better cause, or maybe just for the fun of it!!!
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Thanks, I also e-mailed the question to the yoga instructor, who suggested it was a good idea - she's actually done a lot of work with runners, helping people prepare for The Marathon (we don't bother say "Boston" here), one of her points was thinking well about my breathing would be beneficial. I went this morning, and it was an amazing class, I feel wonderful!

And yes, I agree, finishing to want the next race is a great way to think about it!

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27.31 - finished in position 503 in a field of 1054 - I'm pretty proud of myself!
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:40 PM   #380 (permalink)
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27.31 - finished in position 503 in a field of 1054 - I'm pretty proud of myself!
Abby that is TERRIFIC! Super job. So did you finish feeling that you were ready to sign up for another race?
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