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12 miles

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I tell ya what.. 12 miles puts the hurt on people. oof! I think 10 miles is my limit for a "feel good" run.

I've been having some hip pain, nothing serious, but just a dull pain. So I decided to give that fancy "KT" tape a try. Slapped it on my hip Saturday morning and went on my run. I think it actually did work! I've watched the video on it, and honestly I still don't completely get how it works, I just know it really did seem to help. I felt pretty good, and was going at a good consistent pace... that is, until I hit 10 miles. I did a 9/1 split, which is 9 miles jogging, 1 min walking for the entire run. After 10 miles, walking wasn't even easier. Just different muscles hurting. But.. I finished. We're supposed to do 14 miles next weekend, but that's not happening. I think I'll do 9 or 10. Only 3 weeks till the Half Marathon! I'm pretty excited to do it and pretty excited to be done... but.. of course... of course.. I'm already looking at other HM's. LOL I know, I know. I'll go read that blog, I'll laugh and sign up for another one.
I think I have decided to not do another one this time of year though. I've already got enough going on between October - December to be doing these dang long runs every Saturday. I found a list of "great" HM's to do, so I'm going to look at those. Might be fun to travel and run!
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  • no profile photo CD14803649
    you know all about listening to your body so i'm not going there. just sending loads of positive thoughts and vibes for your continued healthy training. 3 more weeks until the big one!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2256 days ago
    12 MILES!!!! Dang girl!! I miss that feeling of accomplishment that a run gives you, granted I had only just done my first mile and a half when the weight started coming back on and I gave up on everything. Hahahaha waaaaaaa lol. Ok, thanks for the motivation, I gotta get my butt moving again!! Keep it up girl, but do please listen to what your body tells you, Hugs and loves.
    2257 days ago
  • GHK1962
    So yeah...saves you the trouble of finding it:

    Hahahaha, I sooooo knew this was going to happen! And you called me a run addict hahahaha.

    Way to go one the 12 miles ... you will totally wham on the half.

    As for the KT tape, I tried it too...wifey has as well. It is an interesting concept. I got the one that sticks for longer periods and can even be in the water. And man there are a bunch of colors too! And you look badass for using it!
    2260 days ago
    Congrats on what you have accomplished and good luck on the marathon!!!
    2260 days ago
    I'm glad you found something that helps you on the run! I totally understand not wanting to sign up for stuff in Oct-Dec just that time of the year is so stressful!
    2261 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9543726
    I still really want to do that cocoa women's half that takes place in January. I had to skip it this year even though I paid and registered, due to injury and then surgery.

    Then again, I'm really not sure I can do those longer runs. I haven't run longer than 6.4 miles, and I don't know exactly how that affected me because it was during the Sparkathon so I walked the rest of the way to a half-marathon. I know if I walk more than about 7 miles my hips and ankles start to bother me and complain. I may just be a 5K kind of girl!
    2261 days ago
    Woo hoo!
    2261 days ago
    WoW! I am envious. I am training to run a 5K and here you are doing a marathon. Excellent!.............. and all the best during the marathon.

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    2261 days ago
    remember to listen to your body
    2261 days ago
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