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I am getting some friendly pressure from my BF to run in next years 1/2 marathon for the Derby Festival and I really don't want to do it.  Mainly because I am lazy.

Maybe lazy isn't the right word.  I am NOT physically prepared to run 11.1 miles (I know some of you can do that in your sleep) and I don't have the time nor the inclination to train for it.  Gone are the days when I could just "do it".  The race is next April and while that seems far off - believe me I will need all that time and then some to get my runners legs back.  I will have to train and train hard.  I haven't run in over a year and it's been months since my bike has seen the light of day.  I have been on a yoga binge and that is where my work out quota has been spent. As great as Bikram is - it won't prepare you for a half marathon.  I am flexible and lean and feel strong - but it's a different kind of strong than what I need for running.  Night and day.

I can't believe I am stressing over this so much - I should just say no and mean it.  


Date: 2013-07-23 11:47 pm (UTC)
karaokegal: (gibbs/fornell)
From: [personal profile] karaokegal
Well actually a half is 13.1, but you probably don't want to hear that.
You CAN do it though. A half is so much more manageable than 26.2. My knees will take out a hit on me if I ever sign up for a full marathon again, but I still cherish the hope of getting back into half marathon condition...if I'm ever able to over-come this whole muscle-spasm thingie that's messing with me right now.

Date: 2013-07-24 07:01 pm (UTC)
karaokegal: (Hot well written)
From: [personal profile] karaokegal
My body over-ruled my intention to ride my bike and go to the gym this morning and advised me that I WAS going to take a rest-day no matter what.

Date: 2013-07-24 01:53 am (UTC)
whiteink: (Default)
From: [personal profile] whiteink
When I went to the tree top adventure zipline thing over the weekend I went with a friend who does run marathons. My yoga taking butt whooped hers with the course since upper body strength was important and mine is better from yoga than hers is from running.

My point - don't count yourself out, you're stronger that you think from yoga. Do it!!

Date: 2013-07-25 03:00 am (UTC)
proseac: (I'm a Ninja)
From: [personal profile] proseac
Rae is right. And, if I can do it, surely to goodness you can, Kathi. (Just for the record, I have zero upper body strength, as this morning's yoga session made painfully obvious! LOL) I have lots of admiration for those of you who do yoga on a regular basis. I want to make it part of my weekly routine, and more than only once/week. Just not sure how to fit it in with all the run training.

You have plenty of time to prepare - the 1/2 marathon clinic I'm doing right now started on July 4th and finishes October 26th (we start tapering around October 20th and the race is on the 27th). So basically 4 months. You have at least 8 months to train - piece of cake!! Here are some virtual cheerleaders for you (I'm in there somewhere LOL):

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And the final nail in the coffin - I'm hitting you with your own icon! LMAO!!!

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