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Marathons are hard December 12, 2006

Posted by RegiVizz in Fitness, Marathon, Other Runners, Race, Running.
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It’s race reports like this one that make me both nervous and hopeful about running a marathon.  I’ve been doing a pretty fine job with sticking to my training, so I hope I’ll be ready.  My goal: to finish.  That’s all I want to do is finish. 

Fortunately I’ll have NordicTwin (he’s the silent blogger on this site!) dragging me along behind him for the duration of the run.  I can just see us at mile 22…

NordicTwin: Only 4 more miles!  Let’s sprint to the finish line!

Me: uugnnghhhhh.

NordicTwin: You’re doing great!  Lift your knees a little higher so they aren’t scraping the ground as you crawl!

Me: uunngggghhhh.

NordicTwin:  Here, I’ll just jog circles around you to keep you encouraged!

Me: uunngh

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1. ariak - December 12, 2006

hey RegiVizz – great site!

didn’t mean to scare ya. just don’t go out (1) inexplicably fast and/or (2) train minimally, and you’ll do great!

thanks for reading and best of luck!

ari

2. Damon - December 12, 2006

hahahahaha!

3. Bri - December 14, 2006

Hi- so I heard about this running thing from Damon (the blog, that is, not the concept of running . . . ) and it is a great way to stay motivated. anyway, i wanted to wish you luck on your training for the marathon, and by the way DAMON YOU BETTER BE TRAINING HARD!!!!! – that was supposed to sound threatening. and i was wondering what in the world is a NordicTwin?

4. John Rankin - December 14, 2006

By the way, my plan is to travel out to New Jersey/Delaware to run either/both those marathons at the end of April. My alt plan was to do the OKC marathon. Just depends on airline rewards availability… Ages since I was in OKC so it’d be a nice trip down memory lane.

5. Wu - December 19, 2006

Don’t worry too much. You’ll do fine. After far less than optimal training, a few sidetracks and a horrible race, this year’s Seattle was one I’d soon forget. Read more at http://www.wuwei.ca/journal/2006/11/27/marathon-weekend-from-hell/

But, I’m not too worried about that many more marathons. Sticking to the shorter stuff until I think I can get my speed back a bit.


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