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Melanie logged 440 miles.

Last workout over 3 years ago. Help get them back on track!

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  1. RUN
    tired Half marathon 13.1 mi

    Terribly horrible run. My worst time ever.
    Going to cut back on running for a while and complete a cycle of Insanity.
    Very despondent over this half. I trained hard but felt completely horrible ... read more

    • Darrell G.
      Darrell G.

      Something must have happened, Melanie. Did you do anything differently? Proper diet? Proper rest? Did you start out too fast? Proper shoes? Healthy? Did you do enough long runs prior to the race? Don't overreact; just evaluate! You'll come back strong. Despondency isn't helpful; Determination is. You'll be back!

      over 3 years ago Like

    • Melanie W.
      Melanie W.

      Felt I did everything properly- no changes from any of the other half I have done. I put in the miles prior to. I was more upset over how terrible and painful the whole race felt than just my time. I do these runs to enjoy them and try to prepare for them so they will be fun, but this was not the case for this one. I am going to take a step back from running for a bit and do some cross training for a while. How does the saying go- change is good for the soul. Keep up your great mileage Darrell!

      over 3 years ago Like1 person

    • Darrell G.
      Darrell G.

      Melanie: I promise. We have all been there. Running is funny like that. We are physical bodies, not machines; as such, there is physical and emotional unpredictability. Cross training is good, but only running helps you run better, so don't "step back" too far. -:) Again, running is funny. Sometimes you just don't have it. The next day, you are flying. Just know I'm cheering you on.

      over 3 years ago Like

  2. RUN
    TM- Deadwood, SD 4.25 mi 00:44 10:14 pace

    Travelling for my half on Saturday. Legs a little heavy. Not hydrating well otherwise we'd have a bathroom stop every 20 minutes. Next up- ice cream!!

  3. RUN
    TM-Home 3 mi 00:33 10:50 pace

    Taper week

  4. RUN
    alright TM-Home 3 mi 00:31 10:20 pace


  5. RUN
    alright TM-Home 8 mi

    Last hard interval run before race day. The plan said it was supposed to be challenging but make me feel like I am ready to race. Yeah. Not quite. Struggled.

  6. Shared Photo

    Today's run.

  7. RUN
    blah TM-Calgary 4 mi 00:44 11:00 pace

    Struggled. Slowest slow run in a long time.

  8. RUN
    TM- Calgary 5.5 mi 01:00 10:49 pace

    Now for some shopping with my daughter.

  9. RUN
    great Canmore, AB 10.5 mi

    The altitude was a little tough on this prairie girl, but the scenery outweighed the pain. Will drop a 1000 ft in Calgary tomorrow.

  10. Shared Photo

    Today's run in the Rockies. It's been a long time!

    • Darrell G.
      Darrell G.

      OMG!!!! Beautiful! 10 miles in the Rockies??? Are you kidding me? Go, Prairie Girl, Go!!!!

      over 3 years ago Like

  11. Shared Photo

    2 very important things in life.

  12. RUN
    TM-Home 5 mi 00:53 10:39 pace

    Legs a little tired at the start then things got better.

  13. RUN
    alright TM- home 8 mi

    Intervals :( The best thing about them is finishing them!

  14. Shared Photo

    Today's intervals. 19 days out!

  15. RUN
    good TM-Home 3 mi 00:33 10:50 pace

    Started off sore all over- finished feeling good.

  16. RUN
    Vermilion Provincial Park 11 mi

    Note to self- do not attempt long, hilly cross country run when you've been doing 90% of your mileage on the mill. This week's long run was all hills- it was the downhills that just about... read more

  17. Shared Photo

    One of the many hills during today's long run in the park

  18. RUN
    TM- Home 7 mi

    Best interval run to date. Didn't feel like collapsing halfway through it.

  19. Shared Photo

    Today's intervals