The Running Thread - 2018

Keels

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Anyone thinking about doing the Magnolia Farms Half or Full in Waco this year??
Fork. No.

@Dis5150 did it this year, so she may chime in with more input. But I would not waste a weekend in Waco unless I had to - like go to a funeral or was court-ordered or something. I wouldn't even go to a wedding or a birthday party there.
 

cburnett11

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December Training
Distance: 146.5miles

Year-End Totals
Distance: 2,039 miles
3 marathons: WDW, CHI, NYC
4 PRs: 5k, 10k, half, full

2018 was a good running year. I worked hard, got a little faster, spent some quality time training with my wife, and met some encouraging local runners that should push me further and just be a good source of fun and support.
 

Waiting2goback

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@Waiting2goback Tomorrow is the specialist visit? I do hope that it goes well and you get good options! Will be thinking about you.
You are correct, good memory. :) I am not expecting any major news today. I suspect he will just order an MRI. But I will say this, I rode my new stationary bike for the first time last night and both ankles hurt so I am fully expecting to be out of commission for a while. I'll still ride the bike because it felt good to get the heart pumping and work up a good sweat again.

I am not going to lie. While it is awesome to read everyone's accomplishments for 2018 I am a bit jealous for 2019. When I got a new PR for the 1/2 in my September race I was really looking forward to 2019. Was hoping for a PR in the 10k and to finally get under 2:00 in the 1/2 this year. I'll still be cheering everyone on but I really had big plans for this year. :sad:

I just found out last week my dad has stage 4 cancer and has about a year left to live. That's had me a bit stressed. So it's going to be a rough year and the running really would have helped deal with it.

On a positive note, I asked my parents to come to Disney with us in April to try and make as many memories for the kids as we can. As long as he feels up to it he said they will go. Keeping my fingers crossed.
 
  • AntimonyER

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    Happy New Year Everyone!

    Here are my stats for the December and the Year:

    December: 105.1 miles, 13h17m, avg pace 7:34

    2018: 729.27 miles

    Highlights: Improved my average pace from 11:00 in January, to almost 7:30 in December!
    Ran my first marathon at a sub 1:45 pace, a sub 7:00 pace 5k, and increased my running total to over 100 miles per month!

    Unfortunately, on my last run of 2018, I suffered my first running injury, achilles bursitis. Started hurting on mile 12 of my 13.25 miles, thought it was just a blister so finished the run. Now I can't wear shoes without pain at the back of my heel. Hopefully I get over it soon.
     

    MissLiss279

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    2018 was a great running year! Thanks to @DopeyBadger for the training plans that got me there. Not sure if I will be able to repeat anything close to 2018, but I’m mostly hoping that I will be able to keep running and enjoy it. :)

    Total miles: 1784
    8 (!!) PRs: 5k, 10k, 3x Half, 2x Full, and 50k (new distance)


    My New Year’s 5k didn’t go great. I’ve been struggling with fatigue since I gave blood a couple weeks ago. I’ll give it another week to see if I start to feel normal again while running before going to get my iron/ferritin levels checked. The race was cold, temp about 17 with 15 mph wind, so windchill was about 3 degrees. @LSUlakes my time was 27:36.
     
  • Dis5150

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    Anyone thinking about doing the Magnolia Farms Half or Full in Waco this year??
    Never. Again. It was hot and humid and they didn't even have Gatorade at the finish line. And didn't even have it at water stops until like the 4th one. I did the marathon and it was my worst running experience ever. I got majorly overheated and threw up a couple of times on the course near the end. First race I ever considered not finishing. If I EVER did it again it would be the half. The full was VERY hilly and no shade for most of the second half of the race. I think they need to start it a couple of hours earlier and that would be better.
     

    KSellers88

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    Oct 22, 2015
    2018 Running Totals:
    1823 Miles
    155 Average HR
    9:47 Average Pace

    12 half marathons (PR of 1:48 in April)
    2 full marathons (PR of 4:07 in December)
    4 10Ks
    4 5Ks
    2 RunDisney Challenges
    1 one miler
    1 Run Across Georgia

    :cheer2: Bring on 2019!
     
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  • tigger536

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    Sep 27, 2006
    Totals: 1,865 running miles
    1 Ultra
    12 fulls (PR in Detroit 4:15:15)
    18 halfs (PR at The Race 1:58:08)
    1 10 miler (PR at Monday Night Brewing Westside 10 Miler 1:31)
    1 15K (PR at Hot Chocolate)
    11 10Ks (PR at Eastside Beltline 10K 53:25)
    19 5Ks (PR at St. Pete Runfest 25:42)
    3 One Milers (PR at Flying Pig 7:40)
     

    KSellers88

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    Oct 22, 2015
    Totals: 1,865 running miles
    1 Ultra
    12 fulls (PR in Detroit 4:15:15)
    18 halfs (PR at The Race 1:58:08)
    1 10 miler (PR at Monday Night Brewing Westside 10 Miler 1:31)
    1 15K (PR at Hot Chocolate)
    11 10Ks (PR at Eastside Beltline 10K 53:25)
    19 5Ks (PR at St. Pete Runfest 25:42)
    3 One Milers (PR at Flying Pig 7:40)
    Holy smokes! This is amazing!
     

    KSellers88

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    @KSellers88 You're doing the red nose half too! We should try to meet up before or after.
    LOL, we posted the same thing at the same time basically. Yes, we definitely need to! It is a smaller one so we shouldn't have an issue finding each other. My main concern right now is that the Riverwalk it is supposed to be run on is currently flooded and more rain is coming.
     

    LdyStormy76

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    I just found out last week my dad has stage 4 cancer and has about a year left to live. That's had me a bit stressed. So it's going to be a rough year and the running really would have helped deal with it.

    On a positive note, I asked my parents to come to Disney with us in April to try and make as many memories for the kids as we can. As long as he feels up to it he said they will go. Keeping my fingers crossed.
    Yes, making memories - and taking pictures - is a good thing to do. Sooner rather than later. Also get him telling stories about his childhood, his parents, etc on video (or if he is camera shy, just video the floor and let the audio record). My MIL was diagnosed with stomach cancer in early August and it has been a rough few months.
     

    Slogger

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    Jan 5, 2015
    Happy 2019 Everyone!

    December Summary

    Mileage 60.1
    Pace: 10:00 per mile
    Total runs 10
    More relaxing time: Priceless!!!

    2018 Summary

    1265 miles (new PR)
    170 total runs
    New Half and 10k PRs in November

    I was fortunate enough to recover from surgery in January and February, take another six weeks off in May/June, and basically slack off from Thanksgiving through New Year's and still surpass my mileage goal (1200) for the year. Many interesting events that I participated in this year including:

    >an airport runway
    >an upscale resort (with post race champagne and french toast at the pool)
    >Run through an amusement park (and roller coaster riding the rest of the day)
    >a night time alien themed race in the rain outside Atlanta
    >a 5 loop run through a park the very next morning
    >a run through a historic town and 3 civil war battlefields
    >a run on the Boardwalk and around Atlantic City
    >a run up and over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
    >a run through Richmond
    >and a run through Philly
    (2 Full, 5 half, 2 10k, 1 5k)

    Only one official event on the calendar right now, need to find more interesting events for 2019.

    I have WDW/Dopey envy taking over since I won't be there.

    Good luck to everyone at WDW and for all of 2019!!
     
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    roxymama

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    Peaks my interest in April because it might just be early enough to secure some cool spring weather. The Wisconsin Marathon in May is so hit or miss. So it might be something on my radar now.
    Well at least I have several experiences with races that use Enmotive for setup and none have been off on distance. I'd worry about snow, but I worry about most things.
    At least we both still have those shiny 5.9 mile PRs :)

    @Waiting2goback I am so sorry about your dad. If you ever need trip advise or just someone to talk to just give me a shout. I took my mom to DL two Aprils ago while she was stage 4. It was worth it. Also :hug:
     

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