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  1. Back in 2016 when I trained for the Fresno Marathon in November, I was in the best shape ever and ready to go for sub3...the race came, the weather was perfect and the miles passed by until mile 21 when my hammy had enough for the day....on 2:55 pace, I booked my first DNF, oh well. Fast forward, a 50 miler and a 3:02 training marathon later, I started training for the California International Marathon in August. The training cycle was mixed. Besides moving from Seattle to altitude in Denver, I had some issues with left lower hammy in October. The hammy/knee eventually improved bu
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  2. I’m in the midst of training for my first marathon: RNR Arizona. My last bloop was almost a month ago (!) and I had just run 16 miles for the first time. Life and training have been quite busy since then so I figured I'd share a snapshot of some of the workouts in the past few weeks: Week 15: 43 miles 5x1200s at 10K (8:50) pace on the track. I like running easy, I have grown to like tempo and longer intervals, but I still struggle with faster paced workouts. I usually run solo all the time but I’ve found that its very helpful to head to the track for the speed workouts…not just becau
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  3. Summer is my favorite time to run. Shorts, sports bra and some sneakers. I never have to push myself out the door dreading the cold. As you all know I missed the whole summer of running. I try very hard not to get caught up in the "poor me" syndrome. I may wallow for a bit about how much something stinks at the moment, but then I try to find ways to work around my current problem. This summer I became the queen of working around my hamstring injury. I was told by the PTs to "just rest" or work on my upper body. Pfffftttttt to the rest. Stairclimbing, rowing, ellipticaling, and weights bec
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  4. So my last blog was setting up my attempt to complete the Runner’s World Holiday Streak, but with some of my own crazy rules to make it a little more rigorous and bit more fun. The first step for me in that was to beat my previous run streak, which wasn’t even planned, but I think just worked out that way by continually rearranging runs and not bothering to take a rest day for almost 2 weeks. It stood at 13 days, nothing to really be that impressed by, but seemed like an easy-ish, step 1 toward the whole Holiday season shebang. So to have reached that, I need to run up to at least this
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  5. Thought I'd torn my calf muscle in August and stopped running to do rehab, prehab, stretching and strengthening, none of which had any effect by the end of October. A doctor friend at church mentioned he'd had endless calf muscle pulls and tears, all of which turned out to be caused by a back problem and the sciatic nerve malfunctioning. My sciatica has been going on since 2006 approximately, so I tend to just ignore that pain among the many others, which perhaps is not sensible. Next step was to foam roll everything every day and lie upon the Sacro Wedgy, which is about as much fun as it
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  6. take it easy with the wedgy.
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  7. I wrote an excessive amount of detail about this race (links at the end of this post), but here is a short-ish overview! When I chose CIM, I selected it with the express purpose of trying for a 2:45:00 or faster marathon. God placed the dream of achieving an Olympic Trials Qualifying time on my heart, and after an almost painful amount of marathon research I decided that CIM would be my best chance after the qualifying window for the 2020 Trials opened this fall. As race day grew closer, I felt like I was ready for a PR, but not for a 2:45. 2:46-2:47 felt more realistic, and I lamented
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  8. Congrats on the Sub-3! That is an awesome accomplishment! Great job, man! I wish I could've been there! So many cool loopsters running the race this year!
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  9. Congrats!! Long time coming, but you crushed the goal.
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  10. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Also, you moved? Is that why there haven't been any geese posts in a while?
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  11. Congrats! I'm glad good things happened after that much preparation.
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  12. Will wonders never cease? A bloop from ocean_101. Sounds like an amazing day.
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  13. I love stories with happy endings! Congrats on thrashing your goal so thoroughly. That altitude training was the extra boost on top of your usual great preparation.
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  14. That pizza looks really tasty. Congratulations on that great big sub-3. You certainly earned it.
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  15. Woohoo!! Congrats again on an awesome race!! It's so great to see all your hard work pay off!
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  16. Glad the whole back/calf is calming down or else your DW may give you away to the IOCC. I need to go climb that mountain that is behind the green hornet and kayak! <3
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  17. Yaaaaaaaay!!! A huge sub 3 AND a bloop. Moe is very proud of you on both accounts.
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  18. How the heck did you sleep with that much caffeine coursing its way through your body?? So happy that you hit your sub 3! You worked so hard for it!
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  19. Loved the old Saint show. If Pierce could hadn't had contract issues when they first approached him, he would have challenged Moore in the longevity department, and Mrs. Dave and I were fans of his from Remington Steele. I like Moore a lot, but sort of wish he'd stopped a film or two earlier than he did. He looked sort of tired in Octopussy and AVTAK. Of course, many of the films had at least a moment or two of camp that still make me cringe. Goldeneye is a good one, except for parts of the tank chase and Alan Cumming's character, Boris.
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  20. I'm not sure I should even go to Houston if I don't get completely over the BPPV, but I slept flat the past 2 nights for the first time since Thanksgiving with no issues, so I am hopeful!
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  21. It looks kind of like you are about to sneeze. That's the excuse I would go with.
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  22. Congratulations on the PR, and good luck getting those 134 seconds!
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  23. Nice summary. It's a good sign you felt well enough to shoot for the 2:45. It will happen soon!
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  24. I couldn’t believe how deep the field was in that race! Congratulations!
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  25. I'm really impressed with your lasagna skills.. ;-) clearly all the good karma from cooking for the horde, just lifted you up on the run.. ha I have a white noise app on my phone, for travelling, when the night is too noisy or too quiet..
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  26. Congrats on the PR! I think your husband was right, you weren't going to get there if you didn't try, and for me at least, it's always easier to walk away from the results falling short than never trying in the first place.
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  27. Congrats on the PR! Ugh... so close. Good job pushing through the BPPV. This proves that you can run a 2:45 if a few things fall into place. I'm looking forward to your next race.
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  28. Silver lining, I guess. Hope the weirdness holds off in Houston.
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  29. Wow - must have been scary the first time you experienced that. Well done on toughing it out and achieving your PR even though it wasn't quite what you wanted. 2:47 was 65th female?? That is some stacked field! I assume that will get you a lot more seedings in future races?
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  30. That neck issue looks terrifying in the race photos. So glad you're OK. Congratulations on the huge PR. I have no doubt that you'll get that sub 2:45 one of these days.
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  31. I think the pics are good! If you look your absolute best in race photos then you are running too slow anyway. :-)
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  32. Interesting. I think Australian women are comparatively more competitive than the men on the international running stage too. I suspect maybe it's that the men's scene is so hugely dominated by the Africans (and by such a large margin) our men would need to be once in a generation to compete. Maybe as someone above has said the international women aren't as well supported in some countries as say here or in the US? It's been interesting here that in 2 major men's sports (cricket & Australian rules football) we now have (in the last 2 years) National women's competitions (and TV cover
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