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  1. Ocean_101

    I bought a treadmill.

    I am pretty sure your wife made plenty of accommodations for you as well. 😉
  2. @Dave jealous that you can’t grow one? Zing!
  3. Nice job. Congrats to another finish and kudos for going for it. There is always next year.
  4. Ocean_101

    Grinding it Out

    Hang in there. We all go through slumps, plus increased mileage can wear on you. 6 weeks of consistent training can do wonders for you. And no, you are not that old yet.
  5. Ugh. I am sorry to hear about the health scare. Hopefully, you bounce back quickly.
  6. Ocean_101

    It's a Race Report!

    Maybe your damn mojo took a road trip with my mojo....LOL. See you in NYC...I will be undertrained and slow too.
  7. Remember, there is always beer.
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    Nice; a break once in a while even if it‘s not voluntary can be really good. You will be back in no time and will be better than ever.
  9. Ocean_101

    The Race

    It was miserable...the med tents oh so tempting....Frankly, if this wasn‘t Boston, I would have pulled the plug and called it a day. But somehow this race will make you stronger. Pretty much everyone was 10-20 minutes off their goal time but it still sucks....Heck, I am Stil trying to warm up.
  10. Ocean_101

    LA Marathon Race Report

    Damn, you are one of the more nerve wrecking runners to track, though I have gotten used to Bangle’s famous bank and bonk strategy. Congrats!
  11. To stay focused; create a training plan and execute, no excuses. It’s fairly simple. 4 miles is better 0. Baby steps work.
  12. Good luck!!! 3:25 !!!! (insert dancing banana)
  13. Ocean_101

    Conquering the Drives

    Great job. It looks like there are few elevation changes en route.
  14. Ocean_101

    (Not) Runnin' on Empty.

    Spring is far away and a marathon entirely possible...go for it.
  15. Ugh....at least heating pads are great.
  16. You will be fine. You will eventually set new PRs and BQ, it will just take some time. Rather a slow and successful rehab than a fast and disasterous one. Just take a step back, let‘s assume it will take you 2 years to get back to where you were...what‘s 2 years? It‘s nothing, it‘s 2.5ish% of your life, it‘s 5ish% of your remaining running life...aka there are many years to come where you will run and run successfully. Keep at it.
  17. Ocean_101

    The Pit

    It‘s always the same, the training cycle starts with optimism and after 3-4 weeks of 80-100 mile weeks it just hits me. Tired; just awfully tired. But this what makes one strong and ready for the marathon. The pit is so worth it on race day.
  18. Ocean_101

    2018. NBD.

    Maybe a different training program could do the trick. Daniels or Pfitzinger could be could options. The marathon days are def not over yet for you.
  19. Ocean_101

    To Sub3 Or Not To Sub3

    Unfortunately, I can‘t next year as I already committed to something else on that date.
  20. 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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