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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Run 1.1 - Full Marathon Training Begins!

My official "I'm about to start marathon training" photo.
I haven't yet left for this run - but I'm going to predict it is a good one! I've shoved out the negative influences and have some pretty good running mojo going on. And so with that - I'm outta here ....

Hm... Well ...

It was freaking HOT!! I didn't realize I let time slip away from me. By the time I got out of the house around 11:30 or so it was blazing hot - at least for me. I was melting. My legs felt good - so I was very happy about that. And I was pushing through the uncomfortable and heat as best as I could. Then I did something I never thought I would ....


I pretty much shoved my shirt completely up into my bra. I'd have taken it off but then I'd have to carry it. Okay - clearly my stomach NEVER sees the light of day. Isn't that the whitest thing ever? I think my skin is whiter than my skirt! And then my face --- bright red. I was just miserable.

From now on I will set alarms before my long runs so I can get up and get it in before the heat has a chance to ruin it. 

So my 10 miles turned into 6. I'm fine with that. I'm racing next Sunday so I don't need to really over-do it at this point. Even though I had to cut out 4 miles, I still felt like I did a good job finding mental strength - aside from that time where I collapsed in the grass. But I had this lovely view while I was passed out...




12 comments:

  1. Woot! Great job!

    I've started my marathon training program, too, but you're already way ahead of me. LOL!

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    1. I'm staring to think I was insane when I registered. ;)

      I like that we both started - this could be handy for both of us to be at the same spot!

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  2. Good for you!

    Yah, careful with the heat. It's a brute. And there' s nothing good about it. 8)

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    1. Thanks - and I will be more careful. No more slacking. Must run early!!

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  3. Hate overheating when running; great 6 miles though well done.

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    1. Thank you! Too early to ask for winter to come back?

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  4. It's better to cut a run short than kill yourself in the heat.

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    1. OMG what if I did die?? I wonder how long I'd have been in that grass before someone investigated me.

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  5. Go you!!

    Ugh - it has been hot lately! And its hard to get up early to beat the heat.

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    1. It is sooo hard. But I guess I'm going to have to just suck it up. Ugh.

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  6. This summer season is really sneaking up on me, too. At least you can pull your shirt up. . I don't have that luxury :( oh wells. Marathon training, bring it!

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    1. Oh trust me - that shirt was only up when I was completely alone. I kept looking down to monitor the movement and then thought I better not do that!!

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