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My half in two weeks

Post by Rachel August on Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:15 pm

How in the world does anyone train for and run a marathon?!?!?!? I know, I know….. most ALL of you guys do this without much thought (and some run forever – Russ and Brian) – I guess I’ve always been a little distanced challenged…..having said that I just wanted to report that my training for my next half is going well - still I’M SO GLAD I’M ALMOST DONE!!!

Past couple weeks I’ve managed to run two 13.22 mile runs (both on consecutive Sundays) and this morning I finished a 10 miler….barely…..

This week was especially tough for me because I crammed in my weekly runs together so that I could run on Saturday instead of Sunday all because Sunday looks to be hot and humid – and you know what – I hate humidity and ever since my surgery I can’t run in it AT ALL!

So…… just wanted to write this up because my training has again reminded me how much in AWE I am of everyone here who trains for and runs marathons and beyond – my hat off to all of you in DEEP respect!

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Post by Guest on Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:46 pm

You are a Champion!  You inspire all of us on this site and the visitors who read your posts.  So, without further ado.....I'm dating myself here, but only for you.....

I am so looking forward to running the Chase with you, guess what, our and Brian's enthusiasm has caused my Dave to join us, either as a driver, a substitute runner, or a participant if Brian needs to fill a team.  

We love you Rachel, you are a pillar of strength and a good friend.  I thought about you when I ran my measly 6 miles today.   I love you I love you


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Post by trishb on Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:08 am

Your training is going great! Your adrenaline will be pumping the day of the race, so I have no doubt you will do super!!!!

I can certainly relate to the mileage thing. When I used to "run", I would be counting the steps...that is how crazy running made me.

13 miles would be alot of steps to count.  Shocked 

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Post by Rachel August on Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:52 am

Thanks Louise and Trish for your kind words and support!

Yes Trish I agree - 13 miles is a lot of steps to count! I don’t count…..my feet just hurt!

Louise – thanks for posting Queen – LOVE LOVE LOVE Freddie Mercury (rest his soul) and Queen – one of my favorite bands! This should be our site’s anthem!

Personally I’ve always related to the beginning of this song
“I've paid my dues
Time after time
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand
Kicked in my face
But I've come through”

I'm pretty sure this speaks to all of us!

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Post by DonSoule on Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:11 pm

Good luck in your Half in 2 weeks!!  You'll do great!!!  Very Happy 
What Half are you doing?

I'll be doing Grandma's Marathon in Duluth MN in two weeks too (on Saturday June 21)  Since I didn't get enough training in because of the hamstring injury that happened the week before the Heart Mini, I won't be trying for my best time, it will just be run as another weekend long training run for a marathon in the fall (but I still hope to finish with a better time than I did in my last 2 Grandma's Marathons Smile)


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