CIM RACE RECAP
AKA the most JOYFUL race of my life
So we got to the start line w/ just a few minutes until the start - & no warmup- & were pretty far back from the 3:12 grp (goal -run w/ 3:07 grp). Race started & I eased into the pace since my body is used to doing a warmup. I told myself to stay relaxed & run really comfortable. In the 1st mile, I caught up to the 3:12 grp & passed them, but never saw the 3:07 grp. Gah. I decided to run on feel relaxed & easy because I was so concerned about having a tough race after mile 16. I thought- run really easy until 16 & then start pushing after that when you’re “safe” -aka not pushing too early & blowing up.
At 8- my hip flexors were already sore from all the constant up & down- so many hills- almost 700 feet of gain!
When I hit mile 20, I thought- wow- you’re REALLY doing this! At that point, my legs were pretty trashed from the ups & downs-& it was all I could do to hold pace. Mile 25 a blood blister on my big toe that formed in the race popped- painful. Ha. I was so happy when I was in the final mile & KNEW that a big PR was mine.
So after the fact I kinda was kicking myself bc:
1. I ran “alone” the whole race passing people & not really having someone I could just steadily follow. The race would have been easier if I had just caught up to the group & lock in behind them instead of having to push & set my own pace the whole time.
2. I went into this race deciding to run conservative v. aggressive & actually racing it. After 4 tough marathons, I REALLY couldn’t emotionally afford another loss. I thought- better to come away with something than “race it” & run closer to my potential & have nothing. Part of me wishes I hadn’t treated the first 16 like a fun jog & actually pushed it- my legs would be trashed regardless-but at least I would have run a quicker 16.
Either way- this was my best executed race EVER. I never hit a wall. I had SO much fun the whole time! I now am more confident in my marathon abilities & will push it (smartly) from the beginning closer to my potential/fitness next time. @drlesko said- every time I saw you, you were smiling. And it’s so true- you couldn’t make me stop s
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Run Log - 4 mile 3/1...wide awake at 3:30am who knows why 😐 out the door at 5am. The mornings are officially dark now and I love it. Was a cool 78 which felt great. Much slower pace overall but no pain or issues 🙏🏻 #marathontraining#phoenixmarathon2019
You’ll look way older than you should when you’re getting fatter. I gain 3 more kilos in just 2 weeks and everyone starts calling me “Pak” or “Om”, for even worst some people are guessing me as a 31 years old folks.
So by the last 2 days i began some exercise, some weighted exercise and a little short run this morning. And miracle happen, suddenly everyone starts calling me “Mas” again..
Just like playing some old game, life is easy when you got the cheat for your every problem.
Corrida d hj foi otima, cada dia ta melhor, não sinto mais dores, estou me cuidando acompanhamento d profissionais para um melhor rendimento sobretudo sem lesões, cada um tem seus desafios o meu é correr e me sentir bem e ter disposição!!!!!!!
Achilles biting tonight. Felt alot faster than time shows. Dealing with a little traffic also. I'm sure I could knock at least a couple of minutes off if I wasn't a glutton for inclines. 🤷🏾♂️ I'm satisfied overall.
At this point in the race, I didn't care about how many miles I had already run... It had been a long morning. We headed off into the woods at 0600 with our head lamps lighting the way. Jumping over fallen trees. Zig zagging back and forth between cat tails that we're almost up to my shoulder. I finished the first loop right after 0820. That's when the mental battle started. I hadn't eaten anything for breakfast and ate what little I could in the dark while I was running. I finished the first loop in under 2 and a half hours but it seemed longer. Before heading off for my second loop, the chatter started in my head. "why are you doing this?" "It would be totally fine to just do 2 loops and finish a 50k". But I remember sticking to my plan. I signed up for 50 miles, and I wasn't going to let anything stop me from completing what I had started. The second loop was miserable. My legs felt pain like I had never felt. I couldn't keep too much food down. I had a head ache from hell. My feet were swollen. But i finished the loop and headed off into the woods for one final loop as if I was telling the pain I was stronger than it. I heard my dad. I heard my mom. I heard my wife. I heard my brothers. I heard my sister. I heard my in laws. I heard Jason. I heard Paul. I heard Fred. I heard many others that were there cheering me on. Encouraging me. I saw tears of joy. I saw smiles. I saw pride in their eyes. And I pictured all of the mornings I had woken up early to train. I pictured all of the trails I had run on. I pictured running through the mountains. I pictured hill training. I remembered the long Saturdays and I knew that very second I would finish. And I would finish well. I didn't want to just make it across the finish line... I wanted to fly across it. And when I did... Ecstasy... Heaven on Earth. I didn't quit. I didn't give up. I saw it through. I learned so much through the process of training for my first ultra. I learned about life. I became a part of a beautiful community. And I talked to God. 📸@harrisaj82
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Pain cave session this evening with weights and 30 minutes on my bike. My goal is to be proficient enough on my trainer that I am not scared to actually bike outside 😬🚴🏾♀️ Currently I am still struggling to clip in and out of my pedals so I’ve got a ways to go 🤦🏾♀️😂 Please tell me I’m not the only person out there who is actually fearful of riding their bike on the road...with cars...and hills 😩😩😩 The good news is I’m finally used to this bike seat so my bootie is no longer on fire 🙌🏾 Have a Terrific Tuesday friends!!! #bikegirl#farfromit#maybeoneday
Orgulho eu tenho de fazer do limão uma limonada. De sentir a dor, mas não deixar que ela me derrube. De cair e levantar quantas vezes for preciso.
Há alguns anos decidi que não seria só corrida/emagrecimento, mas sim o crescimento. Crescer FORTE por dentro.
Que sorte ter decidido encarar maratonas e aprender muito com o desconforto. Olhar para frente e confiar. Porque hoje, preciso de cada milímetro da minha FÉ.
Bora construir mais um lindo dia! 👊🏼
🇩🇪 BERLIN MARATHON 🇩🇪 A atleta queniana, Gladys Cherono, quebrou seu recorde pessoal e o recorde da prova, conquistando sua terceira vitória na maratona de Berlim no domingo.
Cherono, campeã mundial da Meia Maratona de 2014, superou "Ruti Aga", da Etiópia, que terminou em segundo lugar na Maratona de Tóquio em fevereiro e a campeã mundial e olímpica "Tirunesh Tirunsh Dibaba" também da Etiópia para o segundo e terceiro lugares em 2:18:34 e 2:18:55 respectivamente.
CHERONO ➡️ "Meu objetivo era quebrar o recorde do percurso e melhorar meu recorde pessoal e estou feliz por ter feito isso", disse Cherono, que manteve seu título pelo terceiro ano em Berlim. Ela venceu em Berlim, em 2015, o melhor pessoal 2:19:25 antes de recuperar o título no ano passado em 2:20:23.
O tempo de Cherono foi o quarto tempo mais rápido na história da maratona feminina, depois de '2:15:25' de Paula Radcliffe, '2:17:07' de Mary Keitany e '2:17:56' de Dibaba. Foi a primeira maratona da história em que três mulheres terminaram com
"Sub" " (2:19). 📸 @am_checkpoint
Top 20 - Classificação Feminino:
1 - Cherono, Gladys (KEN)..............'02:18:11'
2 - Aga, Ruti (ETH)...........................'02:18:34'
3 - Dibaba, Tirunesh (ETH).............'02:18:55'
4 - Kiplagat, Edna (KEN).................'02:21:18'
5 - Matsuda, Mizuki (JPN)..............'02:22:23'
6 - Tola, Helen (ETH).......................'02:22:48'
7 - Maeda, Honami (JPN)...............'02:25:23'
8 - Rocha, Carla Salome (POR)......'02:25:27'
9 - Uehara, Miyuki (JPN).................'02:25:46'
10 - Ohara, Rei (JPN)......................'02:27:29'
11 - Cliff, Rachel (CAN)..................'02:28:53'
12 - Tessier, Lyndsay (CAN)...........'02:30:47'
13 - Melchor, Ines (PER).................'02:32:09'
14 - Deelstra, Andrea (NED)...........'02:32:41'
15 - Grunnagle, Dawn (USA)...........'02:34:56'
16 - Spencer, Emma (USA).............'02:37:05
17 - Jordan, Cristina (ESP).............'02:37:14'
18 - Montrone, Teresa (ITA)...........'02:37:35'
19 - Phillips, Caitlin (USA)..............'02:37:48'
20 - Parlov, Matea (CRO)................'02:38:05