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Rambling because I miss it here

Keep Running Girl

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This morning I had 800's and a lot on my mind.  I wanted to burn it all off, lap after lap after lap, but I felt heavy and slow and I struggled with my pace. 

So I stewed about things. It's really hard to stew and do speed work at the same time but I was determined on both counts.

I'm struggling to channel a lot of my... uh... struggling... into my running.  It's not so easy at the moment because I'm running with friends a lot more than I ever had.  My long runs aren't hours and hours and hours of being alone with my thoughts, dealing with things, not dealing with other things, and committing myself to my own conclusions.  It's hours and hours and hours of going places with people.  It's weird. 

I'm hoping when I switch from goofing off for the Brooklyn Half, to *serious training* for Wineglass, that I'll be able to fit in time for both.

Speaking of which, I'm signed up for three marathons over five weeks.  I'm not really sure what I'm doing with that as I clearly have no business running like that. Maybe I'm trying to find the KRG of 2014 that might have maybe had a shot at completing all three?  Idk. I think I just need something outside of work, ya know?

That's it.  I wish I had interesting things to say and a pretty way of saying them but really this is all I got.

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Rambling is life. I've been struggling with my running "goals" lately. I've given thought to carrying a can of tuna fish or maybe some other odd grocery item, just to see if it garners a reaction from anyone. I'm guessing this comment is not really "on topic?"

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Just now, Speet63 said:

Rambling is life. I've been struggling with my running "goals" lately. I've given thought to carrying a can of tuna fish or maybe some other odd grocery item, just to see if it garners a reaction from anyone. I'm guessing this comment is not really "on topic?"

Like... a pineapple? :)

I'm not really certain I had a topic. 

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I miss seeing you around here. I can't not have time where I'm not peopling. It's way too draining for me. As for the three marathon spree....do what you want as long as it makes you happy....and not hurt. :D

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Wait, is three marathons in five weeks not a normal schedule?? Run the second two easy and you'll be fine :-) 

Your ramblings are always welcome around here! 

 

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58 minutes ago, Running Nole Fan said:

I miss seeing you around here. I can't not have time where I'm not peopling. It's way too draining for me. As for the three marathon spree....do what you want as long as it makes you happy....and not hurt. :D

I do get time in the beginning and the end of the day to just hang with my dogs.  Just not when I'm running anymore and it's nice and it's weird and it's different.

Thanks!!!  "Not hurt" is the biggie.

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32 minutes ago, HotPinkSneakers said:

Wait, is three marathons in five weeks not a normal schedule?? Run the second two easy and you'll be fine :-) 

Your ramblings are always welcome around here! 

 

Not for me.  Haha!  Thanks!  That's what I'm thinking.  Super duper easy!

Thanks!  It's nice to ramble again!

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25 minutes ago, NavEng said:

A nice little ramble. I think 800's were invented for struggling.

True.  I usually love the struggle of 800's. This morning they were just poop!

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listen to the ramblin' man, sing you the hobo's lullaby.. calms me right down, maybe it will work for you ;-) 
 

 

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“It's really hard to stew and do speed work at the same time” ...but that makes my best sos sessions!

I’m not sure how I’d go peopling my running. Done it so long by myself and it’s always been “my time”. Sometimes would be fun...

Wow 3 in 5 weeks. Good luck but I’m sure you’ll find a way to make it fun. I just realized my half & full I deferred from last year are now consecutive weeks this year...oh well Sydney was always going to more a scenic race than PR!B|

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3 in 5. In my dreams, girl.

I don't get this running with other people thing at all, though. Of course, running at all would be nice about now.

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I usually run at the same time as other people, not with them. So, I get the security of a group and the chance to still process life. It helps when no one goes your exact pace, though. Or when they do and they aren't chatty. Maybe just tell your friends to shut up. LOLz just kidding. You're the chatty one, aren't you?!?!?!?

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Angsty brooding and rambling. You speak my language. 

I always prefer to run alone for this exact reason. The voices in your own head can be enough company, and they will make themselves heard one way or another. Best to give them equal airtime in appropriate settings to avoid an inopportune outburst. Trust me on that one.

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17 hours ago, doug in co said:

listen to the ramblin' man, sing you the hobo's lullaby.. calms me right down, maybe it will work for you ;-) 
 

 

I like that!  Thanks!!!

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13 hours ago, ChocTop said:

“It's really hard to stew and do speed work at the same time” ...but that makes my best sos sessions!

I’m not sure how I’d go peopling my running. Done it so long by myself and it’s always been “my time”. Sometimes would be fun...

Wow 3 in 5 weeks. Good luck but I’m sure you’ll find a way to make it fun. I just realized my half & full I deferred from last year are now consecutive weeks this year...oh well Sydney was always going to more a scenic race than PR!B|

It's weird.  I love my running buddies like crazy but it still feels weird to not have that alone time too.  I think I may just have to make sure I'm running twice as far so I can balance it out...

Oops!  Good luck!!  Maybe you can have the half s your last long run?

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4 hours ago, Dave said:

3 in 5. In my dreams, girl.

I don't get this running with other people thing at all, though. Of course, running at all would be nice about now.

Oh no, Dave!  I'm out of the loop.  What's the latest?

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3 hours ago, eliz83 said:

I usually run at the same time as other people, not with them. So, I get the security of a group and the chance to still process life. It helps when no one goes your exact pace, though. Or when they do and they aren't chatty. Maybe just tell your friends to shut up. LOLz just kidding. You're the chatty one, aren't you?!?!?!?

LOL!!  I am the chatty one!!  I'm also the instigator of group runs.  It's all very unlike me!

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32 minutes ago, Gonzo Runner said:

Angsty brooding and rambling. You speak my language. 

I always prefer to run alone for this exact reason. The voices in your own head can be enough company, and they will make themselves heard one way or another. Best to give them equal airtime in appropriate settings to avoid an inopportune outburst. Trust me on that one.

^^^SO TRUE^^^

Also, you forgot angry. 

And also, I am SO freaking excited about Peachtree!!!

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20 minutes ago, Keep Running Girl said:

Oh no, Dave!  I'm out of the loop.  What's the latest?

Week 3 of PT, with not much progress, although the last couple of days have been better.

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Usually 2-3 of my 4 weekly runs are with others, but I grew up in a family with 6 kids so I love being around lots of people all the time.  Wineglass and NYCM is a safe guess.  Where is #3?  You coming up for MH?

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19 minutes ago, Slow_Running said:

Usually 2-3 of my 4 weekly runs are with others, but I grew up in a family with 6 kids so I love being around lots of people all the time.  Wineglass and NYCM is a safe guess.  Where is #3?  You coming up for MH?

You're one of 6? I'm one of five!  Five of five, actually. 

No, that's the weekend after Wineglass.  I thought about running it but I really want to try to I PR at WG.

I'm doing the Brooklyn Marathon (finally) I have meant to register every year since it started but I always had other stuff going on.

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