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    Nice write up.

    I really don't put as much thought into it when I'm running. I mostly concentrate on my breathing and my form in a meditative state.

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    Thanks for the write up!

    My old bishop talked me into signing up for the American Fork Half Marathon in June. It's be my first half.

    I can't not race at a "race". I just can't. Even years that my training has been light and I know I'm just there for fun and not going to PR or anything, when it's a race, I have to race and I end up pushing myself. So I certainly get your description of giving in. Longer races, it always feels like I'm holding myself back through the first half of the race. Loved your write up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    I can't not race at a "race". I just can't.
    Yeah, I’m the same way but I still have the internal debate every time I get in the starting corral. Just thinking about the pending discomfort and pain makes me question it, but the rush of the start and knowing the disappointment I’d have if I didn’t give it all always makes me race.

    It’s Monday and my quads are still sore and yesterday was tough, but man am I glad I pushed it. No regrets on that one.


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    Great write-up Moliere. Glad that you are finally over that nasty ITB problem that you were having.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Yeah, I’m the same way but I still have the internal debate every time I get in the starting corral. Just thinking about the pending discomfort and pain makes me question it, but the rush of the start and knowing the disappointment I’d have if I didn’t give it all always makes me race.

    It’s Monday and my quads are still sore and yesterday was tough, but man am I glad I pushed it. No regrets on that one.


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    Oh - I have those same debates at the start of a race. I tell myself "I'm just here to cruise, have fun, and finish this time." Then the gun or horn or whatever sounds, and I start out with my "cruising" speed - and slowly find myself speeding up. I just can't help it.

    I used to have a neighbor, Brad, who ran distance in college and then ran some longer races for fun after. He was running the Ogden Marathon, and I asked him what time he was going for. He said he was looking for a sub 3 hour, thought he could finish around 2:50 if things went well for him. Then he says "I don't know how some of these people run for 5, or even 5 and a half hours. I could NEVER run for 5 hours straight!

    So now I tell myself that Brad says it's easier to run faster and get done sooner - and use that to justify my decision to push it. Ha!

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    I ran a two-mile test in 13:30 this week. After not being able to run for most of the past few years, I'm very happy to be back at it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Public View Post
    I ran a two-mile test in 13:30 this week. After not being able to run for most of the past few years, I'm very happy to be back at it again.
    Dang, nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Public View Post
    I ran a two-mile test in 13:30 this week. After not being able to run for most of the past few years, I'm very happy to be back at it again.
    I couldn't run that fast when I was 35yrs younger, at sea level and in semi decent shape - good job!

    The fastest I ever ran was 13:42 and I'm not sure that had the course measured correctly (It was for a military PT test)

    I may be small, but I'm slow.

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