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Author Topic: MAY 2017 MASTER BAMRs
thenancyrd

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on: May 2, 2017, 04:04
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More thoughts on running the half... (the last one I did was over 3 years ago, so this seems new to me)...

I wore a new belt because it fit my iPhone, but that was a pain as I wasn't used to it, the bottles were bigger than my old belt, it wasn't fit well had to keep fiddling with it. So lesson learned Nothing New!!! I had heard that but figured that was for food and running shirt.

This particular race had so many water/Gatorade stations, which they did advertise they were going to have, I'm thinking I could have gone without bringing my bottles - thoughts on that?

I would not trust another GU other than the flavors I like so definitely need to bring them with me.

How do you all remember so much from the race, give such detailed race reports??? A lot of it for me is a blur... perhaps if I looked at the course map again it would be helpful. I just read todays blog post by MK with a preview of the route for Pittsburg. Seems like a smart thing to do, check out the course ahead of time. Another lightbulb moment for me...

JCtrail

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on: May 2, 2017, 09:33
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1. Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly - close to sunset
2. Grand Canyon - after sunrise
3. Cedro Peak HM - instead of race shirt, we got knitted cap and post-race medal w/ stand!
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JCtrail

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on: May 2, 2017, 10:06
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Hi Nancy!! Congrats on the great finish time in the HM!! WTG!! The Wineglass event sounds so intriguing and fun!! How much hiking will you be doing in UT? bummer that I won't be nearby. Christie and I are planning on running the "Thelma and Louise" HM race next year, 2018. http://moabhalfmarathon.com/tlhm/index.cfm

Lessons learned post-race are helpful when written down so you can check it when you're getting ready for another race. After a couple of times, it pretty much sinks in. But I do keep/check the list before races. Yes, cardinal rule: don't try anything new.......but I broke that a couple of times too and regretted it.
Try to run at least one training run in the attire/running gear you think you will run in. I use my training runs/distances to try different hydration/energy gels, etc. Having said that, I have been using less and less energy gels (since 3 yrs ago), the sugar content really upsets my tummy and gives me a headache. I usually use less than 1/2 for a HM. The sport beans seem to work better for me. Some runners don't like them b/c they don't want to chew/suck on the beans the same time they are running, LOL!! Kinda like rubbing the top of your head and stomach at the same time, HA!!

Yes, it's helpful to check the course/elevation profile if they have one or if it's not put in your race packet, ask about it. Sometimes they have a huge map of it at packet pickup and/or at the race. Take your time to look it over in relation to directions, the start/finish, the aid stations, and what they have at aid stations.
I took it for granted that there was some energy chews/gels at the HM trail but they didn't (it rarely happens) but some things are expected of runners to carry. For this particular trail race (and from my experience), because of the ULTRA runners' needs, I knew there would be lots of food/drinks to choose from at certain aid stations that we would all share.
The weather dictates how much hydration I might need in relation to the distance between aid stations.
In my training runs at altitude and dryness, I knew how much to carry. The less the better due to weight. But the collapsible bottles really made a difference. It feels lighter as you drink more. I bought them last year at REI (on sale) to use for my running vests and hiking. I found the Salomon palm grip holder (which comes w/ a 7 oz collapsible bottle) at a running store in Duluth last year. I love it!! perfect for short runs of 4-8 miles. It can hold 15 oz collapsible bottle as well.

I'm posting some photos of the running skirts and collapsible bottles.

JCtrail

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on: May 2, 2017, 10:22
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1. From Skirt Sports, the 'High Five Skirt" - it has 5 pockets!! Fabric is light and doesn't wrinkle. I bought it at the store in Boulder, CO on sale. The large size fit me comfortably. It's not too short and I wear it on warm days too. There are 2 zipper pockets on side and one zipper pocket in back.
The shorts under-neath doesn't ride up or cause chafing or too tight ......on me. No liner so I have to wear an underwear which is fine w/ me. It has 2 pockets on the sides of each thigh. I carried my Go-Pro in one of them.
2. From Born Fit - size XS!! I bought a blue one (shown) and a black one w/ a long sleeve light tech shirt for each (one dark teal and one white) at an expo in AZ, about 8 yrs ago. They were on sale if bought as a set, $25!! I lucked out that day!! I can't believe I fit in an XS either, LOL!! Not sure if they still sell them. It's a heavier weight fabric but comfortable when running. The shorts do not ride up and it has a liner so if you want to run commando, go for it.

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JCtrail

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on: May 2, 2017, 10:29
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1. By Salomon. Right and Left side holders. From the outside. It came w/ L and R and a 7 oz collapsible bottle.

3. I tend to use my left hand to hold the bottle. There's no 'pocket' or space to hold your key or anything else. I've found that it can hold 4 oz to 16 oz pretty well. This is a 15 oz collapsible bottle I bought at REI on sale!
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JCtrail

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on: May 2, 2017, 10:48
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Yesterday, Monday: drove to university gym. Started w/ 20 min elliptical, then 1 mile on indoor track, 3.2 miles at tempo pace on dreadmill w/ various elevation (I miss the mountains, sigh), then 1 mile on track so total of 5.2 miles, 10 min cycle, 20 min weights, 10 min stretching. Whew!! Feeling good today, no soreness.
DH and I will be going to another ballroom dance lesson this evening. So I guess it's not really a 'rest day.' ha!
Today, the university gym is closed due to a Special Olympics event.

Nancy: I'm not sure what/where my next race will be. I'm searching for one for end of May when DH and I will be in Washington, DC for another dental convention. This is the only one I found so far. A road race, ugh!! I'm gonna search nearby states for a trail race, if any. There's another runner who attends w/ his dentist spouse who we are friends with. He and I ran a trail race near Seattle when the convention was held there. He's searching for one as well. http://bishopsevents.com/event/2017-spring-georgetown-5k-10-miler/

There's also this trail race I've been wanting to run since moving here. I hope to be here for this year's event. I would run the 25K. http://marathons.ahotu.com/event/afton-trail-runs

thenancyrd

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on: May 2, 2017, 19:29
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Quick check in, late day at work. Thanks for the info, JC! I will check it all out... 🙂

JCtrail

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on: May 3, 2017, 19:02
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"rest day" yesterday (Tuesday) but DH and I had ballroom dance lessons .........
Today (Wed): Drove to university gym; raining most of the day but should subside by this evening.
10 min elliptical, 10 min cycle; 1 mile on indoor track, 1 mile on TM at 'tempo' pace at various elevations, then 1 mile on track, etc. till I finished 7.2 miles, WHEW!! The 5th & 6th mile was tough but the 7th mile, got new energy, LOL!! So 2 extra laps doing some drills, then 20 min weights, then stretching/foam rolling.
Since the gym will be closed due to graduation on Friday , I plan on going there again tomorrow. Short run 3-4 miles and weights.
Have RB visiting for weekend, she's arriving Friday. We plan on running Saturday morning. She's training for the Lake Wobegan marathon on May 13th.
Hope all it well w/ the everyone!!

Lisa-
Dennis

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on: May 3, 2017, 19:46
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JC- thanks so much for the pictures, I so want to go back to the Southwest. Nancy is right, it's amazing how much detail you remember about your races. Great job!

Nancy- I hope you have a great vacation! Seems like you are recovering well from your half? Wineglass is pretty well known in the Northeast, it seems like a great race.

Erica- taper is going well? You will be great!

Jana- I'm sorry about your allergies, they can really affect you. What is the date of your half? I hope the allergies pass by then.

So I am going to meet up with Erica in Maine, where she is doing her 39.3 and I will do the half (Ha)! I have to say I've never been this unprepared for a half, though I have been getting my workouts in the past couple of weeks. The strep throat knocked me out for a while and I didn't follow a formal training plan after that.
I am very ready for this school year to be over, though I don't want my daughter to leave, I know she has to.
We finalized our last hotel for Ireland last week, getting very excited!

How is it May already?! Have a great night!

JCtrail

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on: May 4, 2017, 21:32
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HI Lisa!! What part of the SW did you visit, and when? You probably mentioned it but I can remember races but other stuff, not so much, LOL!! You've met Erica before for a race, right? Getting over being sick can really take all the energy out of training, been there, done that. Run/walk/run comes in handy for those. I know you'll finish, enjoy the race!!
'Kids' grow up so quickly, it's amazing how we count those years by school terms, haha!! How is DD handling the 'leaving' home?
So when are you leaving for Ireland? how long? No race there during your visit? LOL!!

Nice day today here in northern MN!! Spring has arrived I hope. Partly sunny, slight breeze, high 60s!! Predicted warmer sunny days for the weekend. I hope to get in some Harley miles. I have the bike on trickle charge but she need s good wash for her to sparkle 🙂
Drove to university gym. 10 min elliptical, 10 min cycle for warmup. Still feeling the workout from yesterday especially quads and calves. So decided on easy 2 laps on indoor track. Every 3rd lap, did a drill on the straightaway (forward lunges, butt kicks, side lunges, scissors, etc.) till I finish a mile. Took 1 min walk break. Then start again, till I finished 3 miles!! That was a good workout. 10 min elliptical. 15 min stretching/foam rolling. 20 min weights. Then got a basketball, did some shooting around and free throws, 17 out of 20!! 🙂
Been watching NBA playoffs, GO SPURS GO!! 🙂

Big waves to everyone!!

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