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    Quote Originally Posted by G'day Mate View Post
    Half marathon I'd say. I have one next month, then I need to do a full marathon, then I'm done with running because it's so stupid.
    Yes I sort of ran myself out after doing one marathon. The next winter came, and I couldn't keep up the training. The next spring and Duathlon season came and I sort of quit doing them. I guess I'd just gone from age 35-39 to 40-45, too. A problem is that as the age categories get higher, the proportion of serious athletes tends to increase. (though, of course, unlike me, G'day is a serious athlete).

    I guess after my marathon I did do a "Horror Hill 30K". Near Erbsville, of all places. Someone (knowledgeable spectator of some sort) actually commented on my plodding slow-and-steady pace.

    But I remember sort of too, my first half-marathon done, after an 80+km bicycle ride. I hadn't really prepared for the running distance (probably up to about 10K runs), hoping long bicycle rides would see me through. But there's more than just aerobics involved, and about half-way through the half-marathon I sort of forgot how to run, and finished the event in a brisk walk. Feeling sort of odd at the finish. In a sort of robotic mode so that I couldn't even break into a jog to cross the finish line, but did my 4 to 5 mph stride all the way through the finishing "arena".

    Actually, because of a tendency towards knee and foot problems, I needed to reduce my number of runs from recommendations; hardly ever running two days in a row. To train for my marathon, I basically used Galloway's 1984 book, with that modification. Having a group to run with at lunch helped a lot, too. And then alternating weekends were my builder-upper runs. (That is, the intervening weekends were the "easy" ones; "just a half-marathon").

    ~50 minute 10Ks, and sub-two hour half-marathon (apart from that first) were sort of my pace. My marathon was just over 4 hours because of an emergency serious bathroom break (ick).
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    Quote Originally Posted by G'day Mate View Post
    Mostly flat, but with a few lumps and rises.
    Yeah, you got this. Just make a great playlist and go with the flow. My problem is taking races too seriously. I have a better time and pace when I go in less competitive.
    However, hard for me to do since my track/cross country days.

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    Ran 10kms at a steady 5:20/km pace today ... that's on track for 1:45 if I can keep it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportWagon View Post
    though, of course, unlike me, G'day is a serious athlete
    Not really. I've only ever entered one actual competitive bike race, and making vast quantities of my own beer doesn't aid performance ...

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    It's not actually the making of the beer which affects performance, I would guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G'day Mate View Post
    Ran 10kms at a steady 5:20/km pace today ... that's on track for 1:45 if I can keep it up.

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    I'm stuck in this weird purgatory right now, as I somehow tore the shit out of my upper back during a workout a couple months ago. Bad pain, loss of strength, etc... Left it alone for a while, then went to physio, who thought it was a bulging disc... After trying to rehab that and not getting much anywhere, I switched to a Functional Movement specialist (where my workout routine originated) for physio, who felt it was a tearing of the stuff between my ribs and spine, rather than anything to do with the spine itself.

    So she gave me a bunch of different stretches and exercises to do instead, and is slowly trying to encourage me back into my prior lifting routine... But I'm still experiencing a bit of pain, so I'm constantly doubting myself while I do even basic stuff like squats or pushups, worried I'm gonna tear it again.

    At the same time, weather sucks shit and we're in the process of trying to tie everything up in London before we move up to Huntsville, so I haven't had any inclination to go running, either.

    It's bugging the shit out of me, because the lifting routine, and the noticeable gains I was making, was really addictive, and I can't really get back to it.

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    As much as it sucks, don't ignore the advice of specialists, and try to rush your recovery

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    On the bright side, I stepped on the scale this morning for the first time in 2 months, since the injury. Shocked to find I haven't gained a pound. Elated, even.

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    Take care mate.

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