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I don't even know what I'm doing anymore

Keep Running Girl

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Guys, I signed up to run three marathons in five weeks.  I'm not sure if it sounds better if I say three in three months but it doesn't change the timeline either way. 

That actually sounds exactly like me.  Biting off more than I can chew.

Then I started having anxiety about training for them.  What do I do?  How do I get enough mileage on my legs?  Should I drop them and just run a 50?  I mean, that's kind of what I want to be doing but I'm too afraid I'll break my running again.  But maybe I just want to run a 50 because I KNOW i can train for that and finish but I don't KNOW that I can train for a marathon and get fast(er).

This still sounds like me, right?

Then I decided that what I should do is use a 50 mile plan to train for these races because I'll get used to running a lot of miles, recovering, repeat.  What could go wrong? 

Yep.  Seems like Liz Logic.  I'm committed to this course of action. 

Then I volunteered to lead a pace group for my club's last training run before Brooklyn.  I'm not social and barely run with my club. 

I legit have no idea why I did that.

I also found a track club.  I'm planning on doing my speed work with them on Tuesdays.  I should start to plug in to my local scene more, right?  Which made me decide to start linking up with this other club that does tempo runs through the Lower East Side.  They are fast and pretty and I have no business running with them but I think I'm going to try. 

It's like I don't even know who I am.

Then my RB signed up for the speed series in Prospect Park that meets every other Wednesday in the summer.  This won't fit into my schedule this year but my club does Form Runs there every Wednesday night so I'm going to go to that and meet my RB after she's done racing. 

Why am I joining all these strangers doing things?

 

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As long as they're not luring you into windowless vans with candy or asking for help finding their lost puppy, I think you're safe. 

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Good for you! So many options! I love it! I wish I had a few of those. Talk when you want. Keep to yourself when you need the peace and quiet.

Did you love leading the pace group? I loved when I paced that half marathon. Such good juju!

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I like the Liz Logic. Except for the part about having to talk to strangers.

Looking forward to following your training!

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Maybe you're more outgoing and social than you think.  I'm sure the others in the group were happy that someone stepped up and led the group.

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4 hours ago, CompulsiveRunner said:

ADRD (attention deficit running disorder)?

 

 

Omg!  I can be the poster child!

Also race-nesia.  

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4 hours ago, Gonzo Runner said:

As long as they're not luring you into windowless vans with candy or asking for help finding their lost puppy, I think you're safe. 

But I like candy and puppies!

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3 hours ago, ocrunnergirl said:

Good for you! So many options! I love it! I wish I had a few of those. Talk when you want. Keep to yourself when you need the peace and quiet.

Did you love leading the pace group? I loved when I paced that halfmarathon. Such good juju!

We did a staggered start and it was going well until the 9mm group, which was running in the 8's by then, caught up to us.  Then the 8 group who had dropped to 7's.  I lost half my group. Then we had a water stop and I lost the other half.  The three women I finished the run with were running at 9:00.  

I accidentally talked smack about the Brooklyn Half, thinking we had all run it, and may have discouraged one girl. I was kind of lost an awkward the whole time.

What I'm trying to say is that I was terrible at it but I'd probably do it again if they were in a lurch again.  

I want to get some runs in with them in general, tbh (which is weird)

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1 hour ago, DrWhiskers said:

I like the Liz Logic. Except for the part about having to talk to strangers.

Looking forward to following your training!

The part about running all the miles before work gets old after a while, tbh.  Haha!!

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1 hour ago, Slow_Running said:

Maybe you're more outgoing and social than you think.  I'm sure the others in the group were happy that someone stepped up and led the group.

I blame you guys for making me think that all runners are nice people.  The Loop has given me questionable expectations! 

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4 hours ago, Keep Running Girl said:

I blame you guys for making me think that all runners are nice people.  The Loop has given me questionable expectations! 

I clearly need to lift my game...

OK now I'm feeling better about locking in 2 fulls & a half over 5 weeks later this year! At least in my defence 2 of those were credits from last year I had to take up or lose them.

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6 hours ago, ChocTop said:

I clearly need to lift my game...

OK now I'm feeling better about locking in 2 fulls & a half over 5 weeks later this year! At least in my defence 2 of those were credits from last year I had to take up or lose them.

Haha!! When are your races?  Let's try to survive them together?  

 

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12 hours ago, Keep Running Girl said:

I blame you guys for making me think that all runners are nice people.  The Loop has given me questionable expectations! 

Clearly, I have somehow unintentionally presented a false image of myself. Sorry. Now leave me alone.

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1 hour ago, Dave said:

Clearly, I have somehow unintentionally presented a false image of myself. Sorry. Now leave me alone.

Even if you did try to turn grump, it's too late!  Too much good will!  You're a nice one and there's nothing you can do about it!

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Run the fulls as supported training runs for the 50?

I think there was a Brady Bunch episode where Marsha signed up for every club at school.

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19 hours ago, mattw said:

Run the fulls as supported training runs for the 50?

I think there was a Brady Bunch episode where Marsha signed up for every club at school.

That may or may not be an idea I'm tossing around and I may or may not have my eye on a 50 that's on roads so the specificity of training may or may not work.  Wait no, it would work.

Marsha! Marsha! Marsha!

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Well, at least nobody can accuse you of playing it safe and boring.

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1 hour ago, atombuddy said:

Well, at least nobody can accuse you of playing it safe and boring.

haha!

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On ‎5‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 8:04 PM, Keep Running Girl said:

Haha!! When are your races?  Let's try to survive them together?  

 

For sure! Mine don't start until September 9 (Sandy Point Half), then Sydney Marathon the following week and Melbourne Marathon in Oct. Normally that half is in Aug so when I registered last year I think I had a 4 week gap to Sydney...oh well I guess I'll go hard in the others and enjoy Sydney. Besides I'll get to run across the Harbour Bridge and finish at the Opera House so what's not to enjoy!

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