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This was my first 100 mile month since October ;D
Hey, sorry that things went so poorly for you out there, but at least you toughed it out and made what you could out of it.
The only ING race I have done was a half-marathon in Miami (there was a full marathon as well). However, I found it to be well organized. The expo ran smoothly, and the race itself was fine in terms of pre-race setup, hydration stations, and post-race activities/food.
It's unfortunate when a race falls short of expectations in its inaugural year, as it may deter some from running it again next year. However, I also don't think that this race was necessarily reflective of all ING races…March 24, 2007 at 1:26 pm in reply to: If you want to run Chicago this year, you better register soon #22693
If you go to the Chicago Marathon website, and click on Registration Confirmation, you can put a '%' symbol in the last name box and it'll give you the total number of people registered.
Currently, they are around 25,600
Hey Snow, hope any issues with your happy are well and gone by now. I don't have access to a pool, but I have been riding the bike and doing the elliptical to maintain my fitness level. I was more referring to what things people have done to maintain their emotional fitness as well…
Thanks for the responses. Ryan, I'm you're probably right that putting more miles in will help me deal with the stress of running for that long at one time.
With regards to the electrolytes, I took 3 gels during the race (I think around mile 8, 15, and 21). However, I only drank water. I was tempted to take Gatorade, but I've never drank it during a run before so I wasn't sure how my stomach would react….didn't wanna risk it.
Great article, thank youSeptember 11, 2006 at 4:26 am in reply to: Shin splints or the onset off a stress-fracture?!? #21452
Thanx for the responses, and I think you guys are definitely right.
Any suggestions as to how to address the issue without significantly sacrificing my training?
Providing my knee is still intact, I'll be there.
This will be my first marathon, my goal is to finish in under 4:00
What possible benefit is expected of choosing to run it?
The benefit of knowing that I have the capacity to accomplish anything I set out to do. I can't think of a more rewarding benefit…
Everyone's words are VERY encouraging (I just hope they prove true).
I've been using the eliptical and swimming…but I've heard you guys talk about water jogging on several occasions. What exactly does it entail?
Well, I went to the doctor this morning and he told me I had ITBS :'( He wrote me a perscription for an anti-inflamitory and told me to get physical therapy. I'm can't even begin to explain how distraught I am over this. Is running Chicago in Oct totally out of the question?!?
I hate bitching and whining, but I'm just indescribably frustrated right now. 🙁 Has anyone been diagnosed with this before? What was your treatment like? Were you able to overcome it? Will I have to accept the fact that distance running isnt in the cards for me?!?!
Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure it's already a “big deal.” I'm usually a pretty good judge of personal ailments or whatever, and I think I can generally distinguish between standard aches/pains and serious problems….sadly, I'm pretty sure this is the latter.
I've barely been running for half a year now, but I've made tremendous progress and established some very lofty goals. All I could think about what how much I was looking forward to training my heart out this summer in preparation for the Chicago Marathon….. If I'm precluded from working towards those goals and ultimately accomplishing them, crushed and devastated would be a kind words for describing how I would feel.
Yea, there was definitely some negative thoughts going on. Even though I was having a lot of fun, and I was getting a big rush from the race atmosphere, there was definitely some negative thinking going on. I just found those middle miles to be incredibly painful. I clearly started out too fast, and was desperately wishing for the race to end by mile 3.
As for pacing it's definitely something I need to work on. Even on training runs I find myself having trouble running even splits. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. 🙂
Really? How insane is it? Because I was planning on joining a running group this summer (Chicago Area Runner's Association) that sticks to the Higdon plan pretty closely…
Well I run on a heavily populated lakefront path, I don't think pulling over to the side would be much appreciated, so I just did my business without breaking stride….