Re: not to nit pick…

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r-at-work
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not to nit pick… but I’m always looking for the ‘best’ way of doing things…

this is mainly to Ed1 –

when you trained for you first marathon, did you follow ‘the plan’ to the letter? I mean, how has your attitude towards your daily run changed (or stayed the same)… the reason I ask is that while training for my first I was SO PARANOID that I was going to die if I didn’t get every mile in that I never missed a single workout, luckily I didn’t get injured or sick, and it worked out well (for my goals of 1. finishing, 2. being able to walk the next day)…

for the second marathon I realized I wouldn’t die and missed a couple days (scheduled ones, not just recovery days)… it took till #4 to realize that if I was going to improve I would need to do something more than just ‘show up’ as it were for my daily run…

I’m still trying to improve before the ‘getting older’ curve intersects with the ‘improving new runner’ curve…

anyway… you really seem to be enthusiastic (I want more of that) but life seems to get in the way(happens to me too)… and I wonder what it will take to keep me consistant through this winter, in the past winter hasn’t been the best for that(for me)…

hope this whole thread doesn’t make you feel too much like a guinea pig… it’s probably the biggest reason I am reluctant to post my goals…

-Rita