Run Report

I got a phone call from my running coach. He discussed my yucky marathon with me. "I should be proud of my accomplishment...If I hadn't trained so much, I probably wouldn't have finished at all...I know that you have gotten faster, you know you have gotten faster, your time just didn't prove it..." Blah, blah, blah...
He was being a good coach, yes I was glad to talk about it with him. Then we got around to the future. What am I doing next? Well...I think I'm actually going to train with Coach's group over the winter. Now, the group was hard core to begin with...but this is going to a whole new level.
You see, none of the folks I trained with qualified for Boston...and they were fast! The winter group, all the folks who have qualified for Boston join up. So if summer was the fast folks, winter is the uber-fast!
Not to mention the fact that training for a marathon in The Big City, in the winter...brutal, cold, wind, yuckity, yuck, yuck, yuck:P
The way I look at it...Mother Nature kicked my a** all over the place this summer. Bring it on b*tch...I'm only gonna get tougher. If training for a marathon makes you a machine, training in the winter makes you a bad a**! I did it once when I trained for the LA Marathon...so hard!
Now, I am probably not going to run a spring marathon. I am going to get faster on shorter distances first. I will be concentrating on a ten miler, a half marathon, and a few 5k's and 10k's in between. So, that's my plan...Long story short...you get to hear me moan about winter training.
Yay, more Run Reports!

19 comments

  1. Yay! That is awesome! Way to challenge yourself some more.

    And just for the record, I love your run reports. But you probably knew that already. :)

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  2. I am going to have to start coming here for more motivation and inspirations since I just started running a couple of weeks ago. You make me want to keep going! : )

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  3. I love all these run reports. You're so full of determination.

    I passed a "Superior Scribbler" award on to you for being so inspiring!

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  4. Love the run reports. You inspire me.


    I love the new header.

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  5. You are going to be a running goddess! Just imagine your killer abs by next summer!!

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  6. Winter puts the whoopin' on my training. I'll opt to train vicariously through you. That sounds much, much better. Thanks!

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  7. Way to stick with it! I love the run reports - They motivate me.

    My step-father ran the New York Marathon once, it was a lot of hard work, but he was SO proud of himself...

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  8. Wow - good luck on that. Looking forward to hearing the reports!

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  9. rock on sister !!! i was going to sign up for a 10k and try to get under 10 minute miles. however due to my fall the other night - i won't be running for a bit.

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  10. rock on sister !!! i was going to sign up for a 10k and try to get under 10 minute miles. however due to my fall the other night - i won't be running for a bit.

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  11. Love to read the run reports. Glad you are challenging yourself. I am going to train during the winter for a half marathon in the spring...yikes I am nervous.

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  12. So glad for more run reports! I can't imagine running in the winter. Well, I can't exactly imagine "winter". Way to go!!!

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  13. Keep the running reports coming you give me hope that one day I too can run a marathon! I am doing my first 10k this weekend in DC

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  14. Oh whatever...YOU are a champion...period! I will run vicariously through you since I am old and have a bad knee now!

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  15. I love run reports ... and will watch with interest!!!

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  16. Your run reports are so motivational, please keep us informed. Remember you got me motivated. Heck I' am still training for that 5 k LOL... Good luck with your run!

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  17. Nice! Just finished a half marathon myself and am getting ready to sign up for another one in May. (I'll probably be able to find shorter distance races between now and then.) I am more of a jogger than a runner but I love hitting the pavement nonetheless. Can't wait to hear more about how the training is going. Sounds like you are totally bad@$$!

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