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Offline llvlaglne

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« on: October 06, 2012, 08:12:24 pm »
Tomorrow is my first marathon. didnt expect the windy city to be this cold

« Last Edit: October 06, 2012, 08:16:12 pm by llvlaglne »
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 08:31:23 pm »
Great - please keep us updated.....
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 08:54:27 pm »
Chicago is a good first marathon- well organized, flat & fast.  Great city, too.

Good luck, buddy.

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 03:00:57 pm »
4:42..... so cold in the early morning. when we first started, the race officials wouldnt allow me to use the bathrooms cause our corrals had already closed. they had told me, "there are bathrooms at mile 3." when mile 3 had come along i had picked up some gatorade at the water station and i was frantically looking for a bathroom... i had to really piss. i ended up missing the bathrooms again lol. so i just kept going. i waited til mile 5 holding my piss, finally found a bathroom lol. RELIEF. i stopped for more gatorade. during the first half marathon everyone was in good spirit and there were just mad heads flooding the streets. i stopped at almost all the water stations for some gatorade. i didnt bother using gels at all but i did eat 2 fig bars at mile 15. at around mile 20 i knew it would be all mental and it was beginning to become more difficult to start running again after walking through water stations while sipping on some liquids. it just started to become less congested on turns and everyone was just looking bad. no one was singing or talking. all i heard was terrible form pounding the concrete jungle. just feet bashing the ground. i know they were feeling it this morning. lol at some of the intersections some folks were handing out free beer for the runners. never seen that before. after mile 22 i stopped drinking, i just didnt want to stop anymore. i didnt feel thirsty and i figured i got the rest of it. boy was i wrong. i had to dig deeper than i thought, it was so discouraging hearing everyone curse, breathing hard and walking. UNTIL someone started to play the rocky song at mile 24. lol i beasted. started picking up the pace. when the crowd started counting down the distance i was so thrilled. till the last 500m. my goodness. it was a a minor hill. IT FELT LIKE FOREVER. as we all turned the last corner, we could finally see the finish line. i just started sprinting. right before the finishline a good number just stopped and walked. it was less than 5ft hahaha. i jumped over them. upon crossing, they welcomed the runners with warming blankets and placed medals around our necks. when asked what do we want to do now, i said into the mic, "YO, YO!.... who is down for round 2? nah? no one son?.... aight aight i'll chill"

it was a great race. windy at the interections. BUT I DONE DID IT!
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 03:03:09 pm »
Many many congrats.....
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2012, 03:05:02 pm »
Congratulations on finishing your first marathon! I've only run one but what an experience.

Now rest up.

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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2012, 03:06:40 pm »
same from me mate...congrats!

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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2012, 03:10:39 pm »
next one, train and run the race in 634 chicken legs?
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2012, 03:11:29 pm »
One word: chafing.

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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2012, 03:13:03 pm »
lol oh i've thought about this.... compression shorts. its doable. think..... kevin bacon
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Re: Runners
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2012, 05:59:36 pm »
next one, train and run the race in 634 chicken legs?

He's gone mental!.. I love it!..

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« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2012, 10:40:45 pm »
Congratulations! I've done one and never again.

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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2012, 08:13:40 am »
upcoming races:

Nov 11- After The Leaves Have Fallen 20k trail race
Nov 22- 21st Annual Thanksgiving Day 5mile Turkey Trot
Dec 9- 21st Annual Santa Claus 5k Run
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2012, 11:37:16 am »
How did you 20k go llvlaglne?

I am five or six runs into my comeback. I would dearly love to run a few races again but more importantly, I would love not to feel any discomfort in my IT band. 4.5 miles is about my limit right now. I used to regularly bang in 18-22 miles so there's a long way to go...

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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2012, 12:48:16 pm »
You're stretching it out with a foam roller or rolling pin, right? I've had some IT band issues this year, and rolling it every day has definitely helped. I did a half marathon in October with no issues.