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Author Topic: Running
reaptat
Post Running
on: September 30, 2012, 09:52
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Good morning my friends. Today my wife, her sister and her husband and I are going to running a half marathon. Wish us luck and I will let peeps know how we did.

calmmounta-
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Post Re: Running
on: October 3, 2012, 19:46
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Hope it was awesome, Reap! Kudos to you for getting out. Remind me how far a half marathon is please. Full is 26, right? So...13? Wa... Jeez, bet you felt that for a few days after...especially if there were any steep hills. Get a good foot soak!

Courage & Peace

reaptat
Post Re: Running
on: October 4, 2012, 04:12
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Well Calm, it went ok. My left knee started to hurt at mile 4. At mile 8 my knee told me I was going to be walking the rest. You are correct about the mileage. 13.1 miles to be exacte. I finished in 2 hours 48 minutes. Not bad if I say so.

My next race is Nov. 4 which will be a marathon relay. That should be fun.

calmmounta-
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Post Re: Running
on: October 4, 2012, 18:58
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Hrm. Wow. You know, I remember learning in school that the pioneers on the Oregon trail only expected to cover fifteen to twenty miles in a whole day. Granted, they were walking and had wagons and livestock to be concerned with.... And didn't have paved roads or good shoes... And... Okay, so maybe it's a lousy comparison. But still... Yea, to do just over thirteen miles in just under three hours - that is amazing. And a full marathon is six miles further than the pioneers did on an average day. Ha. Interesting the way society changes, right?

I hope that your knee has recovered, Reap. Guess that it must have if you're planning to do another race. Do you think the irritation was either caused or made worse by dehydration? I've heard that's always a serious danger for people in these sports. Maybe it would be worthwhile to keep a bottle of water handy on your next run?

Hope that the upcoming marathon is fun for you and yours and that the weather doesn't increase the difficultly of the course. Don't know where you are but we've seen signs of winter already.

Courage & Peace

reaptat
Post Re: Running
on: October 5, 2012, 13:02
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My knee has gotten better through the use of an ice pack and some Advil. I don't believe I was dehydrated. I always have a bottle of water with me and I take a cup a water when I pass the hydration stations. On the marathon relay, I will be running the 7 mile portion. My sister-in-law will start, doing 6 miles. Her husband will run the third leg, which is 8 miles. And my wife will be doing the last leg for 5 miles. We all live in New Hampshire. The New England weather is sometimes unpredictable. So it should be interesting.

calmmounta-
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Post Re: Running
on: October 5, 2012, 19:27
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Glad to know that you take care, Reap. Have known people to run races without carrying water with them, it's not good. Did you know that reducing your sodium intake and increasing your vitamin c are both supposed to help prevent swelling?

Anyway. Congrats and much respect on finishing the half marathon! For the full... wow. So that actrually sounds like a relay... Awesome! Kudos to you and yours, am sure that you make a great team! It's always easier - and more fun - to stick with these things if we have good support, huh?

Will keep my fingers crossed that the weather is good for you. Let us know how things work out!

Courage & Peace

reaptat
Post Re: Running
on: November 5, 2012, 19:37
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Update on the marathon relay: One of the members of the team had aggravated a previous injury and couldn't finish their leg. We decided to drop out of the race and try again next year. In hindsight one of the other members could have finished that leg and passed to the next runner, but we all wanted to make sure the injured party was ok. That person is going to be taking it easy until the beginning of the year to heal up the injury. Other than that, everything is going well. Hope everyone is have a good week this week.

calmmounta-
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Post Re: Running
on: November 27, 2012, 21:13
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Ouch. Hope that the person recovers! Yeah... Hindsight... Eh. Know that the race meant a lot to you but am actually kinda touched to hear that it wasn't the highest priority. Think it's nice that your team stayed together and was so focused on taking care of the injured person.

Courage & Peace

reaptat
Post Re: Running
on: November 28, 2012, 13:46
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Thanks, Calm. The four of us ran a 5K on Thanksgiving. I did pretty well, getting a personal best of the two 5Ks I have run. This Saturday we have another 5K.

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