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- - By oncearunner [us] Date 2017-11-05 7:11 AM
Yea an extra hour to the day!  What are you doing with it?
Parent - - By Dave59 [us] Date 2017-11-05 10:16 AM Edited 2017-11-05 10:46 AM
Good morning. Ran a half marathon today. Could be my worst race ever but there is a lot of competition for that title so maybe it wasn't.

My "goal" if you can call it that, was to avoid another personal worst time in a race.  I started out at what felt very easy and I was hitting exactly what I wanted for the first 5.5 miles.  But then everything went wrong.  My calves started hurting, my back and neck started feeling sore, and I was completely out of energy.  I tried to hang on for a couple miles because sometimes in my long runs I have bad spells but then finish strong. But I never felt better and to top it off, the sun came out from behind the clouds and it started warming up fast.  Probably close to  70° by the finish.  (It's 77° now, so the 5+ hour marathoners must be feeling it big time.)

So I shuffled and walked the last 6 miles or so and finished with a time over 5 minutes slower than my previous worst half. At first I was happy to finish. You run through the middle of Marshall University's football stadium and the give you a football to carry across the finish line. But now I am wondering if I should have just quit and gave up to avoid being so slow.  I'm going to get some pizza and think about that before making a decision. :roll:

Dumb Garmin won't synch so I'm going to reboot everything and try again so I can get some numbers.

Well, if that don't beat all. My Garmin doesn't show any workouts in it's history since 7/10.  So no numbers to share.  I think my finish time was 2:28:50 but the marathon's website won't come up for me to check the results. When it rains, it pours.
Parent - - By Dave59 [us] Date 2017-11-05 10:55 AM
And then bingo, we have results. Even though the history on my Garmin shows nothing since 7/10, something eventually synced and my results popped up for today:

Splits: 10:40, 10:40, 10:22, 10:43, 10:36, 11:00, 11:05, 11:13, 12:05, 12:11, 12:09, 12:24, 11:51, 1:54
Time: 2:28:51
Garmin distance: 13.18
Pace: 11:18

I think I'll choose the option to clear my watch so it gets a fresh start next time I run.

(My left calf is very sore. It may be a while before I run again anyway. I'll be a gym rat for now.)
Parent - By JetGirl [us] Date 2017-11-05 11:15 AM
Congratulations, Dave. That heat didn’t help! You have battled injuries and dreadful work stress... enjoy that pizza and a good rest! After all, I know u r disappointed, but it is all relative. I think you did great!
Parent - By dnaff [us] Date 2017-11-05 2:11 PM
What Jane said!  I too think you did great.  And, glad your Garmin is back among the living.
Parent - - By JetGirl [us] Date 2017-11-05 11:20 AM
Watched the NYC Marathon. What a great race!!  I remember so much of that course.

Ran a slow but solid 3.1 miles last night. Felt good to b back out there. Did a 90” spinclass on Friday. really a minimal workout week. Two 12 hour workdays in a row left me tired. 

Planning a better workout week this week. :blush:
Parent - - By dnaff [us] Date 2017-11-05 2:16 PM
I've missed you. thanks for stopping in.
Parent - By JetGirl [us] Date 2017-11-05 3:48 PM
:hug::hug: just busy. Days fly by.
Parent - - By DottieO Date 2017-11-05 2:08 PM
Last night we worked 13 hours due to the time change. I think I feel kinda like Dave after his 13. It’s only an extra hour but our IT department picked this time to upgrade and when we came back on all the computers in the patient rooms were locked. :meh:

I slept quite well and woke up rested and read an email telling me WE HAVE POWER ON THE ISLAND!

:grin:
Parent - By dnaff [us] Date 2017-11-05 2:15 PM
POWER!!!:cool:
Parent - By JetGirl [us] Date 2017-11-05 3:49 PM
:cry::cry::cry:  work computers!!

Great u have power at home, though!
Parent - - By dnaff [us] Date 2017-11-05 2:15 PM
I've probably burned up that extra hour with a book.  Didn't sleep any later, thats for sure!  Watched some of the NY marathon while getting ready for church.  And then I hit the indoor track for 2.5 easy miles.

Our individual CC boy took 2nd in state - missing first by .7 second.:sad:  He beat the 1st place runner last week at sectional.  But we all know, you take what the day gives you.  My  neighbor boy finished 22nd in the small school division.  He led his team to an 11th place.   Only a junior; I'm excited to see what he does as a senior.
Parent - - By JetGirl [us] Date 2017-11-05 3:50 PM
Way cool on your Runner’s!
Parent - - By JetGirl [us] Date 2017-11-05 3:51 PM
And your run!!
Parent - - By dnaff [us] Date 2017-11-05 4:13 PM
well, it was kind of a slog, but thanks:grin:
Parent - By JetGirl [us] Date 2017-11-06 1:19 PM
:laugh::laugh:  that is the way my runs are
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