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IT BEGINS

first run since the accident. shoulder never even twinged.

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my nipples, on the other hand, seem to have lost any toughness they’d built up… owie!

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reddit post…

great quote about running from some guy on reddit:

“Get out and run. Consistency! Do not worry about the rest.

Make running a lifestyle. A daily habit, like brushing your teeth. If you run 300+ days a year, every year, for several years, good things will come your way. Start now. Doesn’t matter if you are 16 years old or 66.

If you want to be a decent runner you must get out and run; the rest is just noise.

Get the running in first– that is the foundation. Then: Eat mostly good stuff. Get enough sleep. Stretch if you want to– or don’t. Lift if you like lifting. Cross-train if it makes you happy. Wear minimalist shoes or big bulky ones, whichever you prefer. Listen to music when you run, or not. You can carry water with you on a long run, or you can go without. If you want to do a core routine, then do it– but first you must get out and run.

Run on trails, or streets, or on a treadmill, whatever works for you. Run slowly. Run quickly. Run up hills. Run in the rain. Run in the snow, the heat, the cold. Run into the wind. Run on the days that you do not feel like running. Run on the days that you can’t wait to get out and run. Run with friends. Run alone. Run races. Run in the country. Run in the city. Run in parks. Run when you feel happy. Run when you are depressed. Run when you have a ton of energy. Run when you are feeling like shit. Run when you feel good. Run in the morning. Run at night. Run before work. Run after work. Run.”

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First Run, Dawn Patrol

First Grateful Tread run is in the can.  Did a loop around Lake Merritt as the sun was coming up.  It was cold, lungs hurt, but my legs felt OK.  Lookin’ forward to getting better at this.

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Run/Walk Intervals

i think most people know i do the run/walk intervals when i run. it’s a bit of a hit on the ego, the walking part, but, it does two things for me: makes running in general less excruciating, which in turn lets you go farther. i also find that more often than not, if i try and do a run where i don’t take walking breaks, my pace ends up being pretty close to what it would be if i had. the run/walk thing might be good for those starting from scratch, build up some muscles and distances. i’m not sure what everyone’s goals are for the race, i don’t know what mine are yet. but just thought i’d throw it out there.

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