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lm3898
09-03-2013, 10:24 AM
Hi ladies!! We are one month closer to Fall & some gorgeous running temps!!! :carrot:

Hit 7 miles this past Friday while on vacation and 4.25 more on Saturday which I was happy about - lots of rolling hills as well. BIG, CRAZY, SCARY 11 mile mountain mud run this Saturday - wish me luck! :dizzy:

How is everybody doing? Please feel free to post any/all September runs here!


CherryPie99
09-03-2013, 11:26 AM
Mountain Mud Run??!! Holy cow that sounds intense! Good luck and I can't wait to hear a race report!

I ran a 1/2 marathon on Sunday. Gun time of 1:45:38. First place in my age group. Achilles was in rough shape yesterday, but feels better today and I am going to try a recovery run.

10K race on Saturday!

Jen

krampus
09-03-2013, 12:14 PM
Admiring you long distance runners and your speedy times and distances! I haven't been running outside in ages, humidity/injury/excuses on my end...I hope to today or tomorrow before I am off to Connecticut to spend time with BF's family, his mom always feeds us SO MUCH and we never end up exercising.


slimmingsi
09-03-2013, 01:43 PM
I did my first half on sunday. chip time 2:27:59 with a sprint finish. Not bad for +250lb

lm3898
09-04-2013, 12:46 PM
Congrats Slimming & Deva!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woohooo!!!!

Krampus - I'm JUST now getting back to a distance of anything over 4 miles since March...I had to take a hiatus for a few months...

Going to try to get another run in tonight before the race, I did it last year & it was by far the hardest one of all... jeepers! Lol.

lm3898
09-04-2013, 12:49 PM
Slimmings - that time isn't bad for anyone lol!

Kal El
09-05-2013, 06:06 AM
checking in...

Im3898 - great job with your runs. Can't wait to hear about your mountain mud run. :)

Jen - congrats on your half. Amazing. And congrats on winning your AG.

krampus - hope you get back in the game soon. Hang in there.

Slimmingsi - great race!

My half is coming up on Sunday. I was worried because my last two weeks of training I was sick and could barely run. I was getting upset and frustrated when I tried running again. Went out and did 12.5 miles on Monday, so I'm feeling better now. My 12.5 wasn't as fast as I had been doing, but not bad (for me). Looking forward to the race this weekend.

devadiva
09-07-2013, 09:58 AM
Hope everyone has a great weekend and IM3898 have a great race!
I now know its not my back but not what it is another trip down south this time it will be for Nerve Conduction tests they are back to thinking its Perihal neuropathy BUT they want to figure out why this time so maybe we can stop it.

Hanaupah and I ran Mon Wed and Thur 3.5,4, and 3.5. So we are getting in our exercise.And I did get a great new DVD TLC by Kelly Coffey Meyer. Boxing and conditioning. (It's a but kicker I love it with weighted gloves)

Kal El
09-08-2013, 09:20 PM
Ran my half marathon this morning. So excited

This was only my second one. The last one (August '12) was 2:39. Today was 2:15. Really pleased with myself! Looking forward to sub 2-hours next summer!

krampus
09-09-2013, 03:01 PM
Ran 4 miles outside last Tuesday and 3.5 miles (hilly) with a friend I consider "extremely fit" (he's a wildfire firefighter) yesterday. Feeling good!

devadiva
09-09-2013, 03:24 PM
Hiked both weekend days and ran today 5 miles with my girl Hanaupah!

lm3898
09-10-2013, 05:21 PM
Mud-run Mountain Obstacle Run = COMPLETE!!!

It wasn't bad AT ALL this year, compared to last year!! I guess too many ppl complained it was too hard last year so they made it 8-9 miles instead of 11.5 and took out some of the hardest obstacles. I'm actually kind of bummed haha. I finished 200/2500 women so I'm happy with that! My quads are still killing me from running DOWN the mountains lol. The fact that I run helped me so much over SO many other people - I find that a lot w/ obstacle course races. Most people walk them ...I RUN! Lol.

How is everyone else doing?

Kal El
09-12-2013, 09:37 AM
lm3898 - Great to hear about your mountain mud run. You crushed it!

I'm doing alright. Taking it kind of easy this week and recovering

devadiva
09-12-2013, 09:43 AM
Im 3898 Congrads on your run!
Kai also congrads on your half
Krampus It must be a nice change to run outdoors,not sure what it is like where you live.But sometimes for some it is easier just to run indoors. And how GREAT! for you to run with some one so fit must have BUMPED your confidence {if it didn't it should!!!}

As for me as I am always bragging I am so lucky to live where I do {wish I was better at posting pictures just can not figure it out!!} I live in the country and am able to run any assortment of directions and miles with not even seeing NARY a person or car,some routes a few cows,rabbits and deer a few hawks and lots of birds.

Yesterday my puppy and I did the uphill route 400ft gain 4miles round trip. The gain is done in 1 mile so it works ya! Then did an hour of weights.
I am still playing He!! with my feet....go for nerve conduction test in week and a half { the disadvatage to living 3 hrs from big cities}.Today is a work day and pain is the worst after that {waitressing}

devadiva
09-16-2013, 06:07 PM
Well no ones been posting much.
I ran on Fri with the girl 4 miles we were almost home {about a block away} she got startled and ran in front of me, Not quite sure how but I fell hard on my left side mostly shoulder elbow hip and knee...good thing was did not let go of leash {it was a block of the hyway. I have two rods in that arm from a very bad break 10 years ago and also have no bursa sack in my elbow. Was pretty banged up with bruises and street burn but NO BREAKS or damage!!! So lucky...and she stayed close!
Took a couple days off hiked but did not run or do weights.
Today we climbed back in the saddle and ran 3 miles and I did some boxing and weights. I will live!
As for my feet SAME but I just try and ignore them till they scream really loud!!

devadiva
09-18-2013, 09:48 PM
Hanna and I ran 4 1/2 miles today and did an hour of weights,back to work tommarro,pain usually wipes me out on work days glad I only work 2!

lm3898
09-20-2013, 01:14 PM
Nice work Deva!!

Took a week off running post race but going to do a nice longish one in the morning - I'm thinking flat 5-6 miles.

Anyone else enjoying these fabulous Sept. running temps?

Kal El
09-20-2013, 03:26 PM
great job, Deva.

lm3898, have fun getting back out there!

I've still been running some. About 3 days per week now (weights 3 days per week). Ran 9, and 6 miles this week. Planning on doing 12 or so tomorrow if it doesn't storm :)

reallytrying
09-21-2013, 04:12 PM
I've just gotten back into running. I did 10 miles last week (in one go) and 8.2 miles (Wednesday) on the elliptical. Each week, I am averaging around 20 miles a week. So, I decided to take that stamina to the treadmill. To my huge surprise, I could do 30 minutes jogging without stopping. I haven't been able to do that since I was 15 (26 now) and before my knee injury. I took that outside today in the hot sun and was able to jog 2.2 miles at a slower pace (looking at a 12 minute mile). I'm disappointed that I am so slow but I guess it could be worse for a beginner. I'll try to work on the speed and the distance outside. At least I can jog more than 50 feet without feeling I was going to pass out. :) Do you guys use the Nike+ Running App? I did today and it was actually great and accurate.

Kscott
09-23-2013, 12:33 AM
I've just gotten back into running. I did 10 miles last week (in one go) and 8.2 miles (Wednesday) on the elliptical. Each week, I am averaging around 20 miles a week. So, I decided to take that stamina to the treadmill. To my huge surprise, I could do 30 minutes jogging without stopping. I haven't been able to do that since I was 15 (26 now) and before my knee injury. I took that outside today in the hot sun and was able to jog 2.2 miles at a slower pace (looking at a 12 minute mile). I'm disappointed that I am so slow but I guess it could be worse for a beginner. I'll try to work on the speed and the distance outside. At least I can jog more than 50 feet without feeling I was going to pass out. :) Do you guys use the Nike+ Running App? I did today and it was actually great and accurate.

Don't worry about speed--the entire thing about running is being able to do it--and that's what really counts. And it's sounds like you're doing just great at that.

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lm3898
09-23-2013, 08:02 AM
Agree with Kscott...it's not about the time, it's about the stamina in my opinion!

Four beautiful miles on Saturday. Stopped about 2.5 miles in b/c there was a smoking bush lol no joke, some idiot had dumped charcoal. So after calling the fire dept, I continued on my run. LOVE these temps!!!

devadiva
09-25-2013, 09:27 PM
Well had my test nerve conduction and EMG looks like problem is from my back...spine appt next week...Yes 8 hr RT to dr AGAIN...but maybe we are getting closer to not being in constant pain.
On the up side my girl and I have been running about 3 days a week 3 to 4 miles
I refuse to let it get me!!

konablue
09-26-2013, 02:26 PM
I have always hated running. Starting in middle school with the dreaded mile run every Friday. (I'm 40 now!) I have been walking for a long time but just started running about a month ago. I'm amazed and proud at my progress. Had a personal best on my hilly, lake run yesterday. 34 minutes! This loop used to take me 45-50 minutes 15 pounds ago. It feels great to get stronger and have more endurance. I just might become a "real runner" after all!

devadiva
09-29-2013, 08:09 PM
Hanna and I ran 6.5 miles today,her longest yet! It was fun checked out a new route through the dessert,it's hunting season so trying to stay in areas we can be seen. Working the next 2 days so will just do videos.
Konablue great job on your running and weight loss,I too am a late bloomer on running did not start till I was 58.

lm3898
09-30-2013, 09:24 AM
Nice job!

I went to a wedding this weekend in Killington, VT - it was STUNNING!! Hubby, myself & friends hiked to the Killington Peak - oh my!! Over 2k feet elevation to the top - glorious!

Coming down was SO steep though it got a little dicey - luckily everyone made it down safely. Just under 7 miles total.

konablue
09-30-2013, 04:08 PM
Thank you Devadiva! I'm hoping it gets a little more enjoyable once my fitness level increases a bit. You are a great inspiration! :)

lm3898....add you to my list of inspirational ladies as well! Sounds like a glorious, if not intense, hike you had this last weekend!