Catch me if you can Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Julie.fastrunningblog.com/ Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:12:29 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Oct 20, 2018 http://Julie.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-20-2018.html <p>After a disappointing race at St. George marathon two weeks prior, I decided to give this race a shot.&nbsp; It finishes ten minutes from my house.&nbsp; I figured all I had to lose was the entry fee if it&nbsp;didn&#39;t work out.</p> <p>I got on the 5:15 bus and headed to Copperton for the 6:45 am start.&nbsp; I&nbsp;stayed warm by the heat lamps and chatted with some other runners&nbsp;while we waited.&nbsp; It was about 40 degrees.&nbsp; My only concern was the wind from the south.&nbsp; At 6:25 we were warned if we wanted to use the porta potties, we better get in line.&nbsp; I did and had just enough time to take off my warm clothes and line up.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>When the gun went off&nbsp;we started running at an uphill grade.&nbsp; I tried to hold back a little.&nbsp; I caught up to the 3:45 group at about one mile.&nbsp; I stayed with them until the long two mile uphill section at mile 5.&nbsp; I let them go and tried to conserve my energy.&nbsp; At about mile 7, we reached the top and started the two mile descent.&nbsp;&nbsp;I really liked this part.&nbsp; By mile 9, the 3:45 group was in sight.&nbsp; I was feeling really good.&nbsp; I hit the 1/2 around 1:52.&nbsp; At about mile 17 we started the uphill climb in front of the temple and into the wind.&nbsp; This section really took a lot out of me.&nbsp; By mile 19, I could feel the wall coming.&nbsp; Miles 19-21 are mostly uphill.&nbsp; Cheris was waiting to cheer me on at mile 20.&nbsp; She is so awesome.&nbsp; I wish I felt better when I saw her.&nbsp; Cheris and Michelle met me again at mile 22.&nbsp; They are the best.&nbsp; I was so happy to see them.&nbsp; I was telling them goodbye and tripped on a hole cover.&nbsp; &nbsp;I caught myself, but that really hurt my sore hamstring.&nbsp; Taylor and Gary met me at mile 25.&nbsp; They tried so hard to push me, but I just couldn&#39;t go any faster.&nbsp; &nbsp;My body was done.&nbsp; Jerry was at the finish to see me.&nbsp; I could barely walk for the next 15 minutes.&nbsp; Taylor said after seeing me finish, she didn&#39;t know if she ever wanted to do a marathon.&nbsp; She won the 5k that morning.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>I didn&#39;t get the 3:45-3:50 time I wanted, but I don&#39;t regret giving it a shot.&nbsp; I learned some valuable lessons.</p> <p>I need to do my last long run 3 weeks before the marathon, not 2.&nbsp; This was only my 3rd out of 24 marathons that I didn&#39;t stop to use the porta potty.&nbsp; Here is what I did.</p> <p>Thursday:&nbsp; I ate a&nbsp;bigger lunch and dinner with less fiber than usual</p> <p>Friday: Breakfast - Scrambled eggs and cheese with one pancake.&nbsp; Lunch - 2 torillas and a side of shredded chicken from Cafe Rio.&nbsp; I made them into two tacos with gaucamole.&nbsp; Dinner- spaghetti with plain tomato sauce.&nbsp; Dessert/Snack- Special K cereal with a little milk.&nbsp; I also snacked on pretzels throughout the day.</p> <p>Morning of race:&nbsp; (at least two hours before the race)&nbsp; two slices white Grandma Sycamore bread with strawberry jam, a banana and 1/2 c. chocolate milk.&nbsp; I sipped on Gatorade until the race started.&nbsp; I also had 2 Immodium AD when I woke up.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 06, 2018 http://Julie.fastrunningblog.com/blog-10-06-2018.html <p>This was definitely not the race I wanted.&nbsp; Hopefully I can look back at this report and learn from my mistakes.</p> <p>The day before the race, I picked up Cheris and we drove to St. George.&nbsp; Once in St. George, we picked up Peggy and headed to the expo to get our packets.&nbsp; We then went back to Peggy&#39;s house where we would be spending the night.&nbsp; Cheris and Peggy had their own food and I made the mistake of not planning what I was going to eat for dinner.&nbsp; I ended up getting a turkey sandwich at the grocery store.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>We went to bed at about 10:00 pm.&nbsp; After not really sleeping, we got up a 3:50 am.&nbsp; We got to park and searched for Jody but couldn&#39;t find her.&nbsp; We decided to get in the bus line.&nbsp; We ended up in a longgggg line waiting&nbsp;75 minutes for the buses to return from their first trip.&nbsp; It wasn&#39;t too cold, but there a little rain.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>We finally got on the buses and made it to the start.&nbsp; Cheris went into the elite area.&nbsp; There wasn&#39;t much time left, so Peggy and I threw our drop bags and headed to the porta potties.&nbsp; We lucked out and found Jody.&nbsp; Jody and I wanted about the same time, so we lined up together.&nbsp; The race ended up starting nearly 30 minutes late.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The first few miles felt okay.&nbsp; Not great, but okay.&nbsp; It was cold and raining.&nbsp; Jody and I stayed together for about three miles.&nbsp; She was smart and held back.&nbsp; I picked up the pace just a little.&nbsp; My dad&#39;s cousin,&nbsp;who lives in Veyo, was so sweet&nbsp; and stood out in the crappy weather to see me come by.&nbsp; I quickly realized after started up Veyo that it wasn&#39;t going to be my day.&nbsp; I&#39;m normally pretty strong on hills, but I had nothing.&nbsp; &nbsp;I really struggled through miles 7-13.&nbsp; I stopped at the porta potty for the second (or maybe 3rd) time at mile 12.&nbsp; When I came&nbsp;out, I saw the 4:00 pace group a little ways ahead.&nbsp; I caught up to them and made the decision to just tuck in and stay with them.&nbsp; I felt I could have run faster, but with the headwind, I liked running in the pack.&nbsp; I stayed with them until about 19 when I had to make another porta potty stop.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Just after mile 23,&nbsp;&nbsp;I started feeling pretty good.&nbsp; I was able to pick up my pace and passed a lot of people.&nbsp; The last three miles didn&#39;t feel hard at all.&nbsp; When I finished, I knew I didn&#39;t run the race I had trained for.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Here are some of the mistakes I made and&nbsp;will not repeat next training cycle.</p> <p>1.&nbsp; I did not follow my training schedule.&nbsp; I ran six 1/2 marathons during the 18 week program.&nbsp; I pulled this off in 2014 but this time it just wore me out.&nbsp; Stick to the plan!</p> <p>2.&nbsp; I ran my final 20 mile run just three weeks out.&nbsp; I&#39;ve done this in the past, but this 47 year old body needs more taper.</p> <p>3. I need to strength train and eat more (better choices).&nbsp; I lost too much weight and just felt weak.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <table style="box-sizing: border-box; border-spacing: 0px; border-collapse: collapse; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); width: 367px; max-width: 100%; border: 1px hidden rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(239, 233, 226); margin: 0px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; letter-spacing: 0.7px;"> <tbody style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <th style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 3px 5px; text-align: left; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: top; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(255, 255, 255); background: rgb(0, 85, 156); font-weight: normal;">Location</th> <th style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 3px 5px; text-align: left; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: top; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(255, 255, 255); background: rgb(0, 85, 156); font-weight: normal;">Net Time</th> <th style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 3px 5px; text-align: left; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: top; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(255, 255, 255); background: rgb(0, 85, 156); font-weight: normal;">Clock Time</th> <th style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 3px 5px; text-align: left; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: top; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(255, 255, 255); background: rgb(0, 85, 156); font-weight: normal;">Pace</th> <th style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 3px 5px; text-align: left; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: top; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(255, 255, 255); background: rgb(0, 85, 156); font-weight: normal;">Pace Between</th> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <td class="location " rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-weight: bold;">START</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">00:00</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 0px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <td class="location " rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-weight: bold;">5K</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">27:25</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">29:36</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">8:48&nbsp;<small style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 8.8px;">/mi</small></td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">8:18&nbsp;<small style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 8.8px;">/mi</small></td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <td class="location " rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-weight: bold;">10K</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">53:13</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">55:24</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">8:34&nbsp;<small style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 8.8px;">/mi</small></td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">9:44&nbsp;<small style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 8.8px;">/mi</small></td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <td class="location " rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-weight: bold;">13.1</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">2:00:23</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">2:02:34</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">9:10&nbsp;<small style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 8.8px;">/mi</small></td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">8:53&nbsp;<small style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 8.8px;">/mi</small></td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <td class="location " rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-weight: bold;">30K</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">2:49:32</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">2:51:43</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">9:05&nbsp;<small style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 8.8px;">/mi</small></td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">9:27&nbsp;<small style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 8.8px;">/mi</small></td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <td class="location " rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-weight: bold;">FINISH</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">4:01:11</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">4:03:22</td> <td rowspan="2" style="box-sizing: content-box; padding: 5px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid rgb(239, 233, 226); color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">9:11&nbsp;<small style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 8.8px;">/mi</small></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 06 Oct 2018 06:00:00