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East Coast Band
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
I just saw this thread. I'll throw in my 2 cents.

I'm in the middle of my goal for 2018 to run 1000 miles. It's been going OK, although I'm getting worn down with it this time of year, due to the heat and humidity. Currently, I'm at a little over 600 miles to date, so I am still on pace.
My ultimate goal is to be ready for the Mercedes Half Marathon in Birmingham in February. With all this extra running I have been doing, I may find myself enter the full marathon instead.
I've only run one full, and it wasn't a pleasant experience, since I became electrolytes low badly at the end of the race. I was hurting for days.
However, I want to ramp up some distances, therefore I may be better prepared this year.
I also would like to enter the Tuscaloosa half marathon, which is normally in March, but there are rumors of it not occurring next year. Therefore, I'd need to find another race.


StringedInstruments
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7.7 miles this morning. Lots of walking. Finished at a 10:23 pace and failed to reach my 8 mile goal.

Marathon training with a newborn ain’t for the faint of heart. Hopefully once she gets on a better schedule I won’t feel like fatigued dog shite on every run.


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3nOut
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quote:

I'm at a little over 600 miles to date, so I am still on pace


Almost at 700. Wanted it done last month but work and heat the last 2 months kept me from getting some of the longer runs.

October and it’s going to be on. I think I’m training for a trail half marathon in February.


3nOut
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Member since Jan 2013
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Forgot to mention, I saw a coral snake out running trails today. 6.5 miles at about an hour. That may be my record for a 10k on trails.

Mate in front of me stopped and I almost plowed into him and knocked him towards it.

Beautiful little thing but keep your eyes peeled out there!
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Salmon
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I stepped on a cottonmouth while running trails barefoot one time.

I probably jumped higher than I ever have in my entire life.

And my scream was probably heard miles away.



3nOut
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I stepped on a cottonmouth while running trails barefoot one time


I’d have lost my poop literally. We were about 5 feet from it.

Stop being a hippy and wear shoes.
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McLemore
Member since Dec 2003
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Stop being a hippy and wear shoes


for true.

I run series of trails, some single track, around my house. The first system I usually run from my house is the Emory president's house grounds (Lullwater). I see several copperheads a year there and they scare the shite out of me because they don't move until it's often too late. One struck at my dog a couple years ago and BARELY missed his leg.

And re: coral snake, we were just talking about that being the only venomous snake that's in the southern US that we haven't seen in the wild. F. That.

It was storming hard this am, so I'm just getting ready to run. It's 84 with 73 dew point right now. Overcast. Temp not bad for running but that dew point is miserable. Thunderstorm about to start. Going to keep it close to home. I'm down to less than two weeks to train for that damned incline. Going to mapmyrun out some around here for today.

eta: mapped out an 8.2 miler with almost 600ft gain. here it goes. probably going to get soaked by storm, but can't tell the difference I sweat so much
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3nOut
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Central Texas, TX
Member since Jan 2013
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And re: coral snake, we were just talking about that being the only venomous snake that's in the southern US that we haven't seen in the wild. F. That


Been in TX all my life and never seen one before today. Seen numerous rattlesnakes, copperheads and water moccasins throughout the years but this was a first to me. Earlier this year my mates came across two diamondbacks mating in the trails at 5:30 AM. Wear your headlamps.

Definitely less threatening looking than other poisonous snakes.

Kicked myself for not having a phone with me.


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Salmon
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quote:

Stop being a hippy and wear shoes.


this was about 10 years ago which was peak hippy for me.

That feeling of something moving under your foot is about unnerving as it gets

I stopped running barefoot when I snagged my pinky toe on a root and almost ripped it off...
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East Coast Band
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I run some trails around here. Occasionally a snake, probably way more than I actually notice.
Do see deer, owls, Hawks, etc. on the regular.


McLemore
Member since Dec 2003
29134 posts

I'm experimenting w Garmin/Strava screenshots from phone in lieu of typing stats. The segments don't mean anything without clicking on them, and i didn't take any today, but I'm just playing around w how screenshots look. (I'm currently in 6th of 231 on that gate to gate. Must take one day, but not when it's mile 6 and hotter than hell.)

I pussed and ran out of daylight on the planned 8.2 w hills. Settled for a 10k route. Not a terrible effort in the heat.

Oh and I didn't run through my snake area this evening because I wanted to drop off a water bladder for the return and knew it would be getting dark.

But you can see where it is on the map--around that lake on campus. There's a nice herd of deer there too. Lots of migratory birds etc.






Salmon
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Can you connect the Strava app to the new Garmins?

I hate running with my phone.


McLemore
Member since Dec 2003
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Yep. Don't need phone. It'll sync to it when you get home if you want it to.

Now that I'm thinking about it, I think the way it works is you sync Garmin connect phone app w Strava phone app, and when you get home/back to phone, and your watch syncs w Connect, then Connect syncs w Strava.
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3nOut
Colorado State Fan
Central Texas, TX
Member since Jan 2013
23319 posts

quote:

Now that I'm thinking about it, I think the way it works is you sync Garmin connect phone app w Strava phone app, and when you get home/back to phone, and your watch syncs w Connect, then Connect syncs w Strava


This is correct.

Again, if we want some accountability, I’m down with a TD group on strava. It’s good for poop talking and also trying to outmileage each other.
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McLemore
Member since Dec 2003
29134 posts

I'm up for it.


3nOut
Colorado State Fan
Central Texas, TX
Member since Jan 2013
23319 posts

alright.

td.com is the name of the club. didn't want to get in any trouble with Chicken so i kept it simple.


Salmon, i expect to see your rear on there post haste

ETA: i GIS'd tigerdroppings for a logo and it's almost nothing but hot chicks.
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KG6
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Member since Aug 2009
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Hint to those new to sharing strava data, especially with people you don't truly know who have access (like an anonymous message board). Put a bubble around your house where it doesn't show any routing in that area. If you are like me and habitually start your run from your front door, you are giving away your address.

Also, to some previous posts, if your garmin watch has wifi, you don't even need the phone to upload. Does it automatically when I walk in my house.


StringedInstruments
Auburn Fan
Member since Oct 2013
15120 posts

So today is supposed to be a cross training day on my marathon plan.

What do y'all do for cross training days?

I'm not a good enough swimmer to swim for exercise. I don't own a bike.

I'm thinking about taking my dog for an extra long hike this morning. Making sure I hit the biggest hills around. Does that count?


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McLemore
Member since Dec 2003
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Hint to those new to sharing strava data, especially with people you don't truly know who have access (like an anonymous message board). Put a bubble around your house where it doesn't show any routing in that area


I thought about that when I posted the screenshot w map, but I'm about the lone idiot who never changed his username to something less obvious, so I figure the cat is out of the bag after about 15 years on here. (I signed up around the time of the 2003 SECCG not thinking this would ever be anything.)

Good point though. Probably still a good practice regardless.
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3nOut
Colorado State Fan
Central Texas, TX
Member since Jan 2013
23319 posts

Next time I’m in Georgia, I will stalk you.


Never been there but now is as a good a time as any.


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