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9459 total / 1872 in 2014
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Help others meet goals, finish The Bear 100 miler 9/26, a sub-20 5k, climb a 5.12 and have fun :)

Ellen ran: I have very mixed fee...

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  • 6 miles
  • 00:51 time
  • 08:13 pace
  • 587 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently /5 Effort.
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Second Personal Worst 6.23 mi 00:51 08:13 pace

I have very mixed feelings right now. I'm extremely disappointed, embarrassed and annoyed with my performance today. But at the same time, I had a bomb diggity time hanging out with Norman M. and I actually finished 2nd woman and won a $75 gift card to my favorite running store (whaaaaaaaat).

I felt nauseous the second I woke up and pretty much knew it was going to be bad. The side stitch began before mile 3. It was so bad that I couldn't even walk for awhile. I just stood there, waiting for it to go away, and then started walk/jogging. I actually almost DNF'd, but right before the start of the second lap, it miraculously went away! I cautiously kept running, only for it to return again at mile 4.5, and I jogged it in the rest of the way.

In the past, I blamed side stitches on running too hard, but I didn't run hard until the last 10 seconds of the race.

But enough whining, despite the race I still had a GREAT time hanging out with Norman- this has actually become a pattern. We run a race together, he wins, and I fail. We have a deal that I will sign up for all his "A" races if he'll stay FAR AWAY from mine. lmao! It was also for a great cause, the race director was the shiz nizzle, and I am happy to report minimal pain from the shins. :D Great day!
7:34
7:51
10:07
7:48
8:23
7:57
6:49 (pace)

  • Chris B.
    Chris B.

    Wonderful jaunt today,Ellen nice one!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Norman M.
    Norman M. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    It's a great deal!!! We get to run with each other that more often!!! I'm proud of you for pushing through the pain and the race. You're going to be just fine at the marathon, I have a feeling :)

    over 2 years ago

  • Steve M.

    great pace Ellen! i think you did great!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Mark H.
    Mark H.

    I'd say you did mighty fine considering how crappy you felt! Shake it off cause you are going to do great in the marathon!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Reece
    Reece

    Can't do anything about what happens on race day . ..IT IS NOT an indication of fitness level, sometimes the body says YES, a lot of the time it says NO (I know you know this). At least you still placed, and had fun hanging out, congrats Ellen!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jessica W.
    Jessica W.

    Side stitches are the worst! Still, you finished and you did awesome. And you got a gift card! Win, win, win.

    over 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Sang Y.
    Sang Y.

    Wow! those are some crazy splits. way to hang in ther and get it done!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Michelle
    Michelle

    sorry to hear it was a hard time with the cramps. believe it or not you still ran some pretty good splits besides the difficult miles. your first mile at 7:34 is kind of hard! maybe you didnt warm up enough? gi issues can be really complicated. maybe its something you ate last night? maybe its a breathing issue? dont give up on the marathon! you'll do better than you expect

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Michelle
    Michelle

    and congrats on winning 2nd female! that prize is awesome!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Brian K.
    Brian K.

    Great job Ellen!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Michelle
    Michelle

    i feel your pain because ive had terrible side stitches in 4 marathons. only in #5 did they not appear. i have different theories.... the science behind it has different suggestions.. vague scientists!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Ellen
    Ellen

    I'm the same way! boo hiss!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Marlene E.
    Marlene E.

    Wait what part of that was crappy? Getting 2nd, having an 8:13 pace or hanging out with Norman? Sorry it was a struggle for you Ellen.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Leo
    Leo

    great job Ellen! enjoy your podium finish!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Ellen
    Ellen

    Pace for sure. I was expecting to be in the 7:20 range, 7:45 being pretty poor.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Zach E.
    Zach E.

    I wouldn't stress too much right now... you've put in solid training, and people can have tough races for so many different reasons... sounds like today was a MRP training run and you got a gift card to boot! You'll do great!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Bri
    Bri

    Are you familiar with Kara Goucher? She is the sister of my college soccer coach. Incredible runner, and truly inspirational. She has a blog I suggest you follow, but here's a great post from a long time ago after a performance that wasn't her best: http://karagoucher.competitor.com/2011/04/20/not-my-day-but-that%e2%80%99s-okay/ ( http://karagoucher.competitor.com/ - actual blog) Dont know if this or her blog will be helpful at all. Good luck on future races and training.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Pavlos
    Pavlos

    Awesome miles Ellen!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Aj
    Aj

    What is your marathon PR? 8:13 is like a 3:35? That is a stout goal!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Suzy H.
    Suzy H.

    Hey, don't sweat it. Seriously, it could be a virus or something! You're SO going to be great.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Ellen
    Ellen

    hanks Bri! I love Kara, I've been following her for awhile now. Aj, my marathon PR is 4:18 but that was 1.5 years ago, and I'm pretty sure I'll smoke that even if I DO get stitches during the marathon lol I was hoping for a BQ... but might have to come up with a new goal

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Brittani W.
    Brittani W.

    2nd place is a pretty nice consolation prize for having an off race. I wouldn't doubt yourself on the marathon pace, you just weren't having your best day today.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Chuck R.
    Chuck R.

    Good days and bad days make up this crazy thing we call running. Tomorrow is a new day and the marathon isn't for a few more weeks. No worries, no sweat. Congrats on your award today Ellen.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jenny W.
    Jenny W.

    I don't like that you are so down on yourself... I think you did great. You still got out there and ran, no? You are awesome, Ellen, and don't you forget it!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • David
    David

    Sorry this was such a hard day... don't dwell, wear that beef shirt in a couple of weeks with no expectations... have fun with us, okay!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jenny J.

    You poor thing. I know the side stitch you're talking about--debilitating! You still came away with a killer time--even with the walk break! You're so badass...don't let this get to you. Congrats on the placing!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Karla G.
    Karla G.

    Sweet prize money! Sometimes those side stitches just pop up at the most in opportune time!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Craig
    Craig Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Way to kick some ass Ellen. Congrats on the 2nd place finish and the bling!

    over 2 years ago

  • Susan
    Susan

    Nice prize and company! Side stitches are the worst, and so mysterious... ugh...

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Leah

    You not so good day is my dream - right on Ellen !!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jessie
    Jessie

    Ugh. But nonetheless congrats on 2!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Alan G
    Alan G

    I'm glad you finished this post with,"Great day!".

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Keith H.
    Keith H.

    Good job on the placement. The next race will be better.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Alicia K.
    Alicia K.

    Haha sounds like a crappy/fun/random race! At least you had a good time with your friend and 75 dollars wow!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Lynn G.
    Lynn G.

    Crap races happen, you, dear, are the bomb.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Bem J.
    Bem J. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Sorry to hear about the difficulties, but I think you're too hard on yourself. Getting 2nd place overall is awesome! :-)

    over 2 years ago

  • Msasa
    Msasa

    Looks like a happy finish to me Ms. Ellen. No worries go for that marathon for the joy of running free.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jen B.
    Jen B. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Way to overcome, Ellen! You ran tough and strong, something to always be proud of!

    over 2 years ago

  • Jeremy H.
    Jeremy H.

    Great job today despite the issues.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Maurice S.
    Maurice S.

    I think you still did a great run! Glad you had lots O fun!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy F.

    Pretty good time to me. Nice race.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Ed T.
    Ed T. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    not what you wanted but still a great race!!...you still rock in my book!!...way to get it done Ellen!!!!

    over 2 years ago