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We are cheering for you. You are looking great. Keep us informed so we can support you or just enjoy your adventure.

I have been able to up my kms per week, but still lifting and rowing afterwards so keeping the running light, 4x-5x wk..
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Last pit stop before Berlin..10k at easy pace at Greifenseelauf
(just in case anybody is wondering...I am the guy on the right )
So so so? Have you done it? Some more to do before going?

I am lucky to be able to knock up slightly my daily distance, slowing the sprints but making them longer.

Keeps my energy up through a ton of work.
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Old 24.09.2019, 16:13
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Have I done what? What do you mean?

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So so so? Have you done it? Some more to do before going?

I am lucky to be able to knock up slightly my daily distance, slowing the sprints but making them longer.

Keeps my energy up through a ton of work.
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Have I done what? What do you mean?
I thought you were about to run a race. My bad.

What shoes are you running in?
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I am...next Sunday Berlin marathon. The photo was from last Saturday...did 10k as part of marathon preparations.
Shoes...it depends but for long runs Adizero Boston 8.



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What shoes are you running in?
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I am...next Sunday Berlin marathon. The photo was from last Saturday...did 10k as part of marathon preparations.
Shoes...it depends but for long runs Adizero Boston 8.
Yep, I anticipated your Berlin race earlier!

I am happy with my frequent short runs and sprints but totally get the passion for long distance running.
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Old 24.09.2019, 18:54
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As long as you reach your goals and makes you happy...stick with your routine.
I realized after some lone wolf years of running a group or a community is important especially if you are after some high goals not just hobby running. I joined last year Adidas Runners Zürich and I was able to learn and to grow as a runner.


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Yep, I anticipated your Berlin race earlier!

I am happy with my frequent short runs and sprints but totally get the passion for long distance running.
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As long as you reach your goals and makes you happy...stick with your routine.
I realized after some lone wolf years of running a group or a community is important especially if you are after some high goals not just hobby running. I joined last year Adidas Runners Zürich and I was able to learn and to grow as a runner.
Yeah, I agree! Had two running coaches reviewing my technique and both suggested a running group. I think it's time I opened up to that.

We could also set up a little group of EF Romandie Runners
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Have a great time in Berlin!
hep hep hep!!!!

(My hubby was supposed to have participated too, but he has backed out/changed priorities.)
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Old 25.09.2019, 20:18
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I think I am going to have to go for 1 out 2 days runs instead of 5-6x wk I started again. My shiiinnnnnsssssss. Plus got a circuit training tmrw, yayy.
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Old 30.09.2019, 17:25
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So here it is...my first marathon and much better than expected. It is an amazing experience! I must say that with almost 47000 runners (44000 finished) the event is extremely well organized. Even though it was raining the people from Berlin were amazing supporters! And yes...doing a marathon is an amazing human experience!
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Re: Runner's schtick

Wow! Congrats on becoming a member of the 26.2 miles club!
That's quite a feat! And it must have been so special to be part of the epic Berlin Marathon!

Great photo! Looks like you had a strong and merry finish!

Have a speedy recovery!

P.S.: You were +2hrs faster than I was when I did mine back in 2010! (I was a 'tiny' bit injured out there.... )
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Old 30.09.2019, 23:21
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cdcdoc - you look great finishing! Congratulations.

I just watched the Youtube of Bekele winning and agonisingly missing the world PB by 2 seconds. Fantastic. Really gets me wanting to have another go. But after a disappointing 5k race last Sunday, I've got a long way to go .
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Thank you guys! It feels great to be a marathoner
And now recovery because I decided to do SwissCity Half Luzern in the middle of my vacation
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Thank you guys! It feels great to be a marathoner
And now recovery because I decided to do SwissCity Half Luzern in the middle of my vacation
Marathoner? According to the photo, you only covered 42.19 km. What about the other 50 meters?

Well done anyhow, great performance.
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Marathoner? According to the photo, you only covered 42.19 km. What about the other 50 meters?

Well done anyhow, great performance.

Actually it is an edit because my Apple watch recorded every single meter and in Berlin you need to go around so many slow runners that in the end I had 43.5 km
So later I added the official time
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So here it is...my first marathon and much better than expected. It is an amazing experience! I must say that with almost 47000 runners (44000 finished) the event is extremely well organized. Even though it was raining the people from Berlin were amazing supporters! And yes...doing a marathon is an amazing human experience!
Now I can finally congratulate you for real, not ahead of time

Fabulous job! You look so thrilled and strong! I will look at the pic when I don't feel like my measely few kms a day!

I figured out, though, that I can't run a lot at once because I get bored and my mind spaces out. I actually tripped and fell right in front of a fire brigade once (horrendously embarrassing) and injured my knee, so treadmill it is for me, a safer and faster routine for me. My shins like it bettet.

How do you keep your focus for so long?

Have you signed up for Escalade?

I got a couple of friends training, wanting to qualify for some kind of "elite" status? I am really cheering for them, just don't know what the status means.

Others are training for LS race happening soon. Might run something short there again, it's great fun.

I was good enough to not run for 2 days but jumped straight in it, my shins acting up again but hoping to get them used to it as before...a series of cardio stuff every morning really helps.

Yay for a champ cdcdoc!

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It means that they need to have run 10k in under 40min, if male and 50min, if female. Then they get to run in a separate race with only the really fast guys & gals, instead of with the rest of us tortoises .
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It means that they need to have run 10k in under 40min, if male and 50min, if female. Then they get to run in a separate race with only the really fast guys & gals, instead of with the rest of us tortoises .
Yeah, they said something to this extent. I love their drive and ambitions, it has that special " running" flavor to it that runners share. But wouldn't like to speed the entire time I don't think, I really like my slow/sprint intervals. I wonder what my 10km time would be..
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Now I can finally congratulate you for real, not ahead of time

Fabulous job! You look so thrilled and strong! I will look at the pic when I don't feel like my measely few kms a day!

I figured out, though, that I can't run a lot at once because I get bored and my mind spaces out. I actually tripped and fell right in front of a fire brigade once (horrendously embarrassing) and injured my knee, so treadmill it is for me, a safer and faster routine for me. My shins like it bettet.

How do you keep your focus for so long?

Have you signed up for Escalade?

I got a couple of friends training, wanting to qualify for some kind of "elite" status? I am really cheering for them, just don't know what the status means.

Others are training for LS race happening soon. Might run something short there again, it's great fun.

I was good enough to not run for 2 days but jumped straight in it, my shins acting up again but hoping to get them used to it as before...a series of cardio stuff every morning really helps.

Yay for a champ cdcdoc!
Thank you for your kind words! I keep focus because I love it and I have also experienced what life as a couch potato was...and my life is 100% different in every single way. Plus, I prepared the right way and I was able to enjoy this. I am looking forward to do it again. I can speak for hours about what I have learned by doing a marathon
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