Portland (Half) Marathon! Holy moly, I can't believe I did it, truly. Official chip time was 2:29:40 -- that sub-2:30 was brought about by my hauling ass at the end. I was solid up until mile 8, when the hydration and Gu energy gels and stuff started to make me feel nauseous. The rest of the run was a run/walk hybrid to keep from puking. 🤢
Really proud of my performance! Lots to train for next time.
Vandaag lekker stukje gelopen in #Utrecht. De #singellooputrecht met mijn zoon. Hij is gister 15 geworden en deed vandaag zijn eerste loopwedstrijd. En liep mij er met 3 seconden af. Een goede wakeup call 🤪. Mijn vrouw deed ook haar eerste 10 kilometer vandaag. #❤️
10 miles/16 km today and my fastest 10K somewhere in there! 🎉 Felt really good today just putting one foot in front of the other and listening to music. #running
@robyn This is my least favourite animal encounter when running. I am safer with bears, moose, deer, and coyotes than with unleashed fido and an owner yelling (if they even notice) "oh, they're friendly" as fido jumps on me. Even when standing in front of a "No dogs allowed" sign, I have been told it was my fault that off leash fido was growling because I was using nordic poles.
@robyn I know that experience ... I'm mostly #running trails in the woods and though dog owners are required to keep their dogs on a leash there, some don't and more than once a dog has snapped at me.
This is clearly not the dog's fault, because it just does what dogs do, but I've often clashed with owners about their ignorance.
However, to protect myself, I've been carrying a very loud siren for a while, which should drive away an attacking dog
Garmin Connect has been down all afternoon, so I had to manually drag the .fit file off my Garmin watch and throw up up to Strava. Was a nice run this afternoon, was planning for 27km and may have misjudged the route slightly. But it was nice #running on both sides of the Thames valley and through Marlow... Should hit 2000km for the year later this week 😁
One banana, one espresso, wait 20 mins, and boom. A good #run today, passed my 10k target. And honestly, I am just enjoying being back under the 8 min mile average. (I know, @WTL: not the advice you gave!) Between this and an earlier 4 miles in the park with the #beagle, it’s been a good Sunday (and I definitely worked off last night’s burger-and-fries 🤣). #Running #RunnersOfMastodon #Brooklyn #ProspectPark
1mi @ 8:00 #running (or maybe it was 7:59).
But, Max HR was 216 so, probably not something I should normally do. (Treadmill says average HR was 192, which is also too high but that's a biased average because I hands on the sensors only when I'm stressing/tiring.)
Now to lift.
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“Sunday's weather forecast elevated the races into black-flag status (extreme and dangerous conditions), prompting their cancellation”
“record-setting #heat conditions that do not allow a safe event for #runners, supporters and volunteers”
“With the #marathon distance it's good to take precautions because, man, it can be a real dire situation in the #heat” 🥵 🏃♀️ 🏃♂️ 🏃 https://www.startribune.com/twin-cities-marathon-canceled-black-flag-heat-10-mile/600308925/ #TwinCitiesMarathon #Minnesota #extremeheat #globalwarming #climatechange #running #safety
Bucktown 5k Chicago: one of our favorite races, hadn’t been able to run in person since 2019. Slow steady progress, and progress nonetheless. Still managed top 10 in AG, which in this race ain’t bad. Targeting this for next year’s full comeback. #Bucktown5k #3RUN2 #ChicagoIsForRunners #running #RunFree #BreatheDeep #FinishStrong
ok so. dogs that are fully not under control by their owners are number one on my list of Things I Haaaate When Out #Running.
obv if I am not running through an off-leash park, I should expect to see all dogs be leashed. that's apparently a crazy expectation, for one!!?? I am especially fond of situations where it's a) more than one dog and b) you can't even see the owner because they're so far away. leash. your. dogs.
so anyway... yesterday I went for a run through a park. I see a group of three is blocking most of the path ahead, so I give them a berth and run around them. suddenly a small dog SHOOTS OUT from the centre of the group, coming straight for me. he's on one of those unspooling, retractable type leashes, and nobody is paying attention or pressing that button to hold him back. so he's coming straight for me, growling and barking and just... being extremely aggressive. I jerked my foot away at the right second when he reached me, not sure what would have happened if I hadn't.
so then you'd think the owners would at least apologize - NOPE!! they laugh!! because how precious, our little angel 🤗🤗 so cute, how angry he gets and how he just tried to take out that runner 🤗 💜
no. stop it. git your dog away from me.
my feelings on the matter are accurately summarized in this✨BONUS MEME / ANCIENT VINE ✨https://www.youtube.com/shorts/NY_XnAKiTMQ
#run #runner #runnersOfMastodon
My 5k race today went really well! I placed 19th of 136 overall and 2nd in the M40-49 division. I finished in 21:07 mins. My dad did very well too! Once I was done I circled back and ran him in. He placed 4th in the M70+ division. Also on a side note, #garmin servers were down (still are), and will not link with #strava either, so I don't have any real stats to share, but here are screenshots of raceroster.com:
The start of a new month with my last long run before #manchesterhalfmarathon in 2 weeks time. Wonder if I will reach September’s distance this time round 🤔🤨 #running #longrun #sundayrunday #halfmarathontraining #adidasrunning #loverunning #runningmotivation #runningfitness #runningcommunity #runnersofmastodon #mastorunners #oldguysrule #dreadlockrunner
- #GameDev this month was working on some animations for my base sprite. Art isn't my forte, so I may start working with a pixel artist I know.
- My s/o and I saw #Wicked!
Just for the heck of it, I bought a pair of Nike Vaporflys recently to see why Nike got one of their shoes banned in the Olympics.
It's insane how easily I broke my personal best each time I've worn them. :ablobcatreachflip:
Today is National Walk Your Dog Day! Celebrate by taking your pal on a walk through the park, woods, or around the block. #NationalWalkYourDogDay #WalkYourDogDay #walking #running https://www.fittrend.com/will-10000-steps-a-day-help-you-stay-healthy/
Parfois, dans la campagne, il n’y a personne au bord des routes. On entend quelques cloches, ce sont les vaches. C’est contemplatif, tu réfléchis sur l’ainsité de ta condition de coureur.
Letzter Longrun vor Amsterdam und Frankfurt. Heute wieder zu Gast bei Athletik Waldniel. Bei Traumwetter ging es zunächst mit den anderen der RCB auf die 20K-Runde und danach für mich noch auf die 10K-Runde. Es lief echt bestens und ich fühle mich jetzt wirklich gut vorbereitet für die beiden Marathons in zwei bzw. vier Wochen.
#Running #Longrun #MarathonTraining #AmsterdamMarathon #FrankfurtMarathon
Exactly one week until my first Marathon.
Unfortunately, an injury prevented proper training the last month so a time goal is out the window. Hence, new goals:
A) Complete the run with a negative split pacing
B) Run all the way, i.e. don't have to resort to walking
C) Just get over the line
My biggest wish at the moment is that I get to start the run pain free. Yesterday's run, everything hurt. Hoping for a recovery until Sunday.
Alright, today is the day of my first official marathon run ever. See you on the other side. #running
IT IS DONE 🥳
turns out the screws on a #Forerunner 35 are Torx T4s!! once the set of precision screwdrivers arrived, it was easy-peasy to get the new strap on.
this fairly ancient Forerunner just got a new lease on life thanks to everyone who had tips and suggestions 😄 no more chewed-up, torn, dirty #Garmin strap for me!! I really like the new strap, it isn't as bulky as the original strap, and doesn't have a clasp. looks cute, too.
#running #runnersOfMastodon #hiveMind
I'm about to go and buy my first ever pair of waterproof trailrunning shoes. After that I guess i'm committed to some cold Canadian winter #running. Any tips for other winter running attire?
The plan today was to do an 8 km run. However after 4 km my calf started to tighten and that's now the sign I use to decide to stop. Continuing in this state jeopardizes my training week and I want to avoid it at all costs.
The good news is that I could hold the mills mess trick with 3 balls for 5 rounds, yay! I've been practicing it for a very long time.
Scottish have been spotted becuz of rugby world cup
When the month ends on a Saturday, do you run your long run on Saturday to end the month strong, or on Sunday to start the month off strong?
Or, are you an overachiever who runs both days?
* I got out to the greenway and the weather and scenery were quite pleasant.
* Any run finished without injury is always a good thing
* Could not keep my HR under control. “Disheartening”.💔
* Track running has made me soft and I struggled with elevation changes
Success today on many fronts! Eighty seconds of plank, 25 pushups, started with my and I (slowly) completed my first half-marathon around #Ottawa since the injury side-lined me. Now, if I'm honest, the last five or so kilometres were a very real struggle - that annoying little voice *to just stop* that many runners have heard got very loud, but I managed to push it aside. Very sore, but pleased. #Running
Heyyy #runners of Mastodon. quick (silly?) question. #BoostOK
I've got this #Garmin #Forerunner 35 that I use for my runs. As you can see, one of our cats got ahold of the strap and chomped down on it. Like, a lot. It looks like this in several places, such that it's very nearly coming apart.
So I purchased a new strap -- and it turns out the screwdriver included in the set doesn't fit, so I can't get the screws out to replace the strap. We don't have a screwdriver this small with that star-shaped head at home.
What's my best course of action here?
Buy a set of precision screwdrivers?
Go to a jeweller, since they may have the tools available - Screwdriver-as-a-Service kind of thing?
I've already tried a running store that sells Garmin products, they weren't able to help. 😢 I don't want to replace the watch yet - it's not the fanciest, but still working great.
#yegRun #yeg #Edmonton #running
I ran a bucket list race this spring, I didn't have quite the dream experience, but that was a long time goal. I've achieved personal bests three times, 2 distances and feel fit for a fourth in the next few weeks. Hit a peak distance months.
My misses: I didn't run a full marathon time I'm happy with, Not doing the small stuff, streaching, core, weights, consistent diet. Lots of non running things need improvement as well. I am happy with the progress, and aware I can always improve. #running
We are more than 75% through 2023, how is everyone doing on their #Running Goals for the year?
Call out your big wins, for kudos, your big lessons, and it's ok to talk about things that didn't go as planned.
Did an early morning run at 4am, and it was wonderful: the full moon, Jupiter, and Venus were out. And lake Geneva was shimmering in the moonlight, Evian blinking timidly through the morning mist.
In the forest the leaves were white with morning dew, and everything was nice and silent. Some cat eyes reflecting my headlight, and some misty parts. Just wonderful.
And bless the energy crisis for most street lights turned off at this time of the night.
Am glad I’ve made peace with abandoning runs when needed. I just bailed on what should’ve been a 10K Tempo run.
Everything was good until almost halfway; then equipment failure 😏. I’m OK to abandon some runs if they’re doing more harm than good. So I did.
Getting to a point where I can bail on a run and be OK with has taken work. It’s OK to abandon runs if they’re are going to hurt more than help.
Let’s normalise this.
Another day, some more progress. Up to 76 seconds of plank (for an actual second, I though I'd make it to 80, but nope), stretching, 25 pushups, and then out for 1km of fast walking, switching to 7km of #Running, and then grocery shopping before wandering home. Busy day in the home office, and I have a meeting out in the world soon.
Part of me says make it a weighted lottery for those whom qualify, part of me says the system rewards those who get the lowest times semi equitably.
I'm not sure I know the right solution. I know it is going to be really hard for those who were 5 minutes below their BQ time, and didn't get in.
There could be a significantly more inclusive greater Boston area marathon, but would it have the mystic of 'Boston'. I have very mixed emotions on this.