To Infinity and Beyond - Becoming a Better DopeyBadger (Comments Welcome)

roxymama

DIS Veteran
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Feb 26, 2015
My biggest takeaway from your trip report is that I most certainly need to figure out a way to do the kids mile with my daughter. There's some zoo fun runs by us and maybe we'll give one a "test run" (pun intended.)

She's soooo fast in short bursts that I can't ever catch her when she sprints down the sidewalk, so I'd imagine it's gonna be a yo-yo affair where I can't keep up and then we walk, etc.

I saw there is a spring marathon in Chicago this year but it's run entirely along the lakefront path. It's same company that did the 10 mile that Bree and I ran so I'm sure will share the path with the public so I'd imagine that's a big NO for next race choices. More elevation that the official Chic marathon along the streets too.
 

DopeyBadger

Imagathoner
Joined
Oct 15, 2015
My biggest takeaway from your trip report is that I most certainly need to figure out a way to do the kids mile with my daughter. There's some zoo fun runs by us and maybe we'll give one a "test run" (pun intended.)

She's soooo fast in short bursts that I can't ever catch her when she sprints down the sidewalk, so I'd imagine it's gonna be a yo-yo affair where I can't keep up and then we walk, etc.
It was a blast. I just kind of let her do her own thing and I could see her zig-zagging through the crowd ahead of me. It's light enough out and it's no SO busy that I couldn't see her. You should for sure do it on your next runDisney weekend.

I saw there is a spring marathon in Chicago this year but it's run entirely along the lakefront path. It's same company that did the 10 mile that Bree and I ran so I'm sure will share the path with the public so I'd imagine that's a big NO for next race choices. More elevation that the official Chic marathon along the streets too.
I saw that as well. But not sure I want to sink the resources again for a Chicago M. I'll be interested to see how Milwaukee is, if I end up doing it.

Thanks for sharing your story. So sorry you didn't reach your goal. I got a bit weepy reading the marathon recap. It's just going to be that much more rewarding when you do earn your BQ!
Thanks for reading!
 
  • DopeyBadger

    Imagathoner
    Joined
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    2019 DopeyBadger Racing Season Prediction Contest - FINAL STANDINGS

    And without further ado...

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    The final standings of the season long prediction game. The Disney M threw a complete wrench into the game since my final finish time was no where close to anyone's predictions.

    Our winner was @Sleepless Knight with a cumulative time off with bonus of -1118 seconds. Congrats! Send me a PM with your email address.

    To everyone else, thanks for playing!
     

    cburnett11

    DIS Veteran
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    Jun 19, 2007
    Really enjoyed reading through your trip and race reports. Just a great attitude as always. Sorry this wasn't the race you wanted but all the experiences make us stronger. Keep doing you!
     
  • DopeyBadger

    Imagathoner
    Joined
    Oct 15, 2015
    Thank you for sharing! I'm sorry the race didn't work out better for you, but it's also encouraging to see even the best of amateur athletes struggle just as the back of the pack runners do. I hope that makes sense!
    Thanks! It totally makes sense. Regardless of our experience level or our paces, we all go through ups and downs in our race experiences.
     

    Sleepless Knight

    Jedi Knight Seeking His Jedi Princess
    Joined
    May 15, 2008
    Thank you for sharing! I'm sorry the race didn't work out better for you, but it's also encouraging to see even the best of amateur athletes struggle just as the back of the pack runners do. I hope that makes sense!
    I believe that the pursuit of any dream will contain moments that really humble us and make us question whether or not the dream will actually come true. Fast or back of the pack, we all overcome something. And when we do achieve those dreams, it feels all the sweeter.
    Thanks! It totally makes sense. Regardless of our experience level or our paces, we all go through ups and downs in our race experiences.
    One of the best decisions I made here on the DIS was to jump in The Running Thread. I used to believe that it was only for more serious, faster, and accomplished runners, none of which applied to me. I learned so much about running from that decision and am extremely grateful for so many runners more experienced and accomplished than I who welcomed me into the community and were more than happy to share their experience, both good and bad with me. Somehow I think that is part of what constitutes the Spirit of the Marathon.
     

    DopeyBadger

    Imagathoner
    Joined
    Oct 15, 2015
    ??? Week to Go! (???) + Some running and some cycling + FIIT4

    1/20/20 - M - OFF
    1/21/20 - T - Pettit-1 (60 min; 27 TSS)
    1/22/20 - W - 30 min Run at Easy
    1/23/20 - R - Pettit-1 (60 min; 27 TSS) + 30 min Run at Easy
    1/24/20 - F - FIIT4-Shoulders/Triceps + Pettit-1 (60 min; 27 TSS)
    1/25/20 - Sa - Perkins-1 (120 min; 75 TSS) + 45 min Evening Run at Easy
    1/26/20 - Su - 60 min at Easy (Run) + FIIT-Back/Biceps

    Total Run Miles - 18.5 miles
    Total Run Time - 2:50 hours
    Total Run TSS - x TSS

    Total Biking Time - 5:00 hours
    Total Biking TSS - 156 TSS

    Total FIIT4 Time - 1:20 hours
    Total FIIT4 TSS - x TSS

    Total Training Time - 9:11 hours
    Total TSS - x TSS


    Just some highlights!

    -Recovery Week!
    -Originally planned on two weeks off, but things change!
    -Steph was disappointed with my original race schedule plan. @TeeterTots suggested reaching for the Milwaukee M. So I started a very light recovery week this week to test out the quad.
    -All cycling and running was at a very low effort. A small twinge during the Wednesday 30 min run near the end. But other than that, everything's been for the most part smooth sailing.
    -Sick and tired of the bike seat tearing me up. Bought a new one with hopes it fixes the problem. If not, I'll go for a professional fitting at my Trek store.
    -Made a running friend locally. We've passed each other tons of times over the year since I moved to the new house. Finally joined each other since our route was in line. So ran on Wednesday and Sunday together just by chance as we were both out and about. She recently BQ'd at 3:50 is in training for Boston now.
    -Still not sure about Milwaukee. I'm going to do another easy recovery week and then add something of substance the week after. So the future remains undecided. But at a minimum, the leg is being cooperative with very easy cycling and running.
     

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