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ocrunnergirl

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I asked Daddy-O if Ernie Pooks Running Shoes was coming back to the Gram any time soon. Well, EPRS appeared today!

I have to post as agreed by contract. No Doubt.

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I was listening to a Marathon Training Academy podcast the other day. Lots of driving of late - It’s My Life.

Usually I only like the RRs but they were interviewing an author in this episode. Susan Lacke. She is a triathlete, runner, former alcoholic and smoker who is deaf.

She wrote a book titled Running Outside of Your Comfort Zone after getting burned out from trying to qualify for Boston.

She had become lost as a runner. She had lost her why. Fearing she was never enough. It struck a chord with me. After getting injured I wondered if my running would ever be enough.
 

She found courage - a false sense of bravado - in the middle of the night which I could identify with:

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Remember The Climb at Bryce Canyon? Don’t Speak. Please just hand me my ass.

Thankfully I have Cathy who is just as happy to do these crazy adventures with me! It’s like Susan Lacke wrote this book about Cathy & me! Cathy was the only one who responded with a “that looks like a Hella Good time” when I emailed everyone about the triple Trailfest.

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Sometimes  I’m a little more Ob-la-di ob-la-da than some people can take. #sorrynotsorry

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Thankfully C gets me and may be just about as crazy as me. She sent me a screenshot the other day about someone wanting to run the Bryce Canyon Ultra. (She really really wants to run a 50k this year.) I replied that I was going to send her a text about doing a crazy race a month but didn’t because I am trying to be disciplined.

She replied, “Goal for 2021?”

I didn’t even have to Push and Shove. Damn, I love that girl. 

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After finishing the book I bought the author’s  1st book - Life is Too F*cking Short To Go That Slow.

It was short. Not sure I would’ve read it if I knew the storyline. Much of it hits too close to home. But anyway one of the tag lines from it is “Don’t be a dumbass!”

Well with that running through my mind I couldn’t let myself back out of my workout. I got out today in feels like 25* weather on my bridge on the Atlantic Ocean that has no wind protection. Did my 1st workout of hill repeats - 3 x ~.25 @ 8:00 pace. The whole run ended up at an 8:37 pace.

All I have to say is that running in the ungodly humid and hot weather when I was Looking Hot this summer certainly seems to be paying off!

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I’m in the process of moving to a new town. All of my old, safe running and biking routes are gone. So far I’ve been hit by a car on my bike and stopped while running in the “safe” part of town and told that I was being watched/checked out by a very slow moving vehicle and that I need to be careful. Sigh. I just Want To Throw My Toys Around. 
 

Not going to lie. This made me super sad, but I did do the big girl thing and buy some pepper spray.

The one good thing about the new town is that they have an active running group. I’m going to see if I can meet them Sunday Morning.

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My hamstring seems to be Happy Now so I boldly wrote a New training plan. Settle Down if my leg gives me issues I’ll back off, but Running is good now...like really good.

Don’t Speak. I know I need to build up my base and I’ll be careful. A Hal Higdon hybrid of Intermediate and Advanced 1 marathon plans.

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I’ll End It on This.

I’m Just A Girl living my Platinum Blonde Life. Have No Doubt.

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Great post and a great attitude. 

That bridge run is really impressive. I've been bundling up like I'm in Antarctica this week and it's not even that cold. 

Related to our other discussion, do let me know if you pick a 50K. It's always good to consider other options!

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Damn it, you're motivating me to do something crazy...

But I'm trying not to be a dumbass and let my foot heal. When are we doing Rim to Rim?....to Rim...

I can't believe you wrote that plan out by hand. Get thee to a spreadsheet! Personally my plan never extends beyond about two weeks. After that it's just hypothetical and in my head.

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3 hours ago, MichaelV said:

Great post and a great attitude. 

That bridge run is really impressive. I've been bundling up like I'm in Antarctica this week and it's not even that cold. 

Related to our other discussion, do let me know if you pick a 50K. It's always good to consider other options!

LBL actually looks like it could work. C has family in Nashville and the timing looks doable IF I don't get a surprise marathon for Christmas. 😉

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2 hours ago, CompulsiveRunner said:

OCRG is back in the house. Yay!

Hoping to STAY back! That's my goal!

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2 hours ago, BANGLE said:

Damn it, you're motivating me to do something crazy...

But I'm trying not to be a dumbass and let my foot heal. When are we doing Rim to Rim?....to Rim...

I can't believe you wrote that plan out by hand. Get thee to a spreadsheet! Personally my plan never extends beyond about two weeks. After that it's just hypothetical and in my head.

Let the foot heal! Don't be a dumbass like me!

Re: Plan - I wrote the whole thing out so I could extend it to May. My mileage has been low 20s so I wanted an idea of how to build from where I'm at. 

R2R(2R) -- if I hit my goal in the spring I will have all fall open. If I don't hit my goal in the spring I will have after October 15th open. Priorities! Looks like October - April would be the best time?

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29 minutes ago, ocrunnergirl said:

Let the foot heal! Don't be a dumbass like me!

Re: Plan - I wrote the whole thing out so I could extend it to May. My mileage has been low 20s so I wanted an idea of how to build from where I'm at. 

R2R(2R) -- if I hit my goal in the spring I will have all fall open. If I don't hit my goal in the spring I will have after October 15th open. Priorities! Looks like October - April would be the best time?

one consideration: in mid-october they shut down water on the trail and north rim closes. timing is squishy because it depends on the weather. 

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41 minutes ago, ocrunnergirl said:

Let the foot heal! Don't be a dumbass like me!

Re: Plan - I wrote the whole thing out so I could extend it to May. My mileage has been low 20s so I wanted an idea of how to build from where I'm at. 

R2R(2R) -- if I hit my goal in the spring I will have all fall open. If I don't hit my goal in the spring I will have after October 15th open. Priorities! Looks like October - April would be the best time?

Last time I did it 9/27. Also I have Chicago 10/11 so maybe 2021 is better? And you have NY next year!

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4 hours ago, BANGLE said:

I can't believe you wrote that plan out by hand. Get thee to a spreadsheet! Personally my plan never extends beyond about two weeks. After that it's just hypothetical and in my head.

I download an Excel version of the 12-month calendar and write my training plan into each day. I always think I'm going to stick to it and print out 3 months' worth but always end up changing things every month. One day I'll learn.

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2 hours ago, ocrunnergirl said:

LBL actually looks like it could work. C has family in Nashville and the timing looks doable IF I don't get a surprise marathon for Christmas. 😉

Oh yeah. Nashville wouldn't be too bad to get to the area. Let me know. It's on my list for sure.

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5 hours ago, garbanzo a gogo said:

one consideration: in mid-october they shut down water on the trail and north rim closes. timing is squishy because it depends on the weather. 

Phew! Okay. Glad you are in the know.

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5 hours ago, BANGLE said:

Last time I did it 9/27. Also I have Chicago 10/11 so maybe 2021 is better? And you have NY next year!

2021 - The Year of Being Uncomfortable!!

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6 hours ago, BANGLE said:

What Spring goal? And what is that May marathon?

Seriously?? I even showed you my 3 picks for spring marathons. My goal is Sugarloaf in May unless someone buys me a registration to Revel Mt Charleston on 4/4. 

And as always the goal is a BQ that's why I'm trying to build up my base. If we can believe my 1/2 time I've got a shot at it.

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3 hours ago, MichaelV said:

Oh yeah. Nashville wouldn't be too bad to get to the area. Let me know. It's on my list for sure.

Will do!

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Yay OCRG!  I always hand write marathon plans into a paper calendar.  Watch out for the creep in the slow moving vehicle.

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Great read. I have to do all my crazy stuff on my own, so I envy you Cathy. Sucks that you can't just go out and run.

No one younger than me should be using paper and pen for a training plan.

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