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  • v TERESA7676
    Thanks for seeing how I'm doing. Because I work in retail I stand on my feet all day that's why my knee is taking so long to heel.
    1783 days ago
    Thank you for all your kind and uplifting comments on my page and blogs! Hope you are doing well! emoticon on the TEN lbs. LOSS! Doesn't it feel GREAT ??Sending some goodies your way...!Have a wonderful day !!!
    1784 days ago
  • v BROOKE008
    Hello! I'm still plugging away. My phone was broken for a while so I couldn't get into any of my apps, but I've been using my Fitbit and eating healthy. Sometimes being constantly connected isn't possible - I'm okay with that! How have you been?
    1784 days ago
    It's a bit of a surprise to be notified of a new comment on a blog from last May; but I suppose that's what I get for posting a link on a forum without high volume.

    To answer the training question, I didn't really train for Buffalo. I was doing long runs assigned to a local half and full marathon program while trying to stay in perpetual shape to run a half, because I had 5 half marathons scheduled in 2015. But I figured if I tried to run the full marathon distances, that would help prepare me for an eventual marathon. After I ran 20 miles with a buddy who was training for Pittsburgh, my running buddies kind of pushed me into registering for Buffalo.

    I had good intentions of doing some speed work, but we had an awful winter in Rochester and the weather was always an excuse. I ended up not doing any speed work that didn't require an entry fee. In hindsight, I don't think the lack of speed work was any big deal for a first marathon.

    I think I learned two lessons from Buffalo. First, I needed better electrolyte replacement to avoid the cramps at the end. I've got a solution for that, but I won't know for sure if it's good enough till I get through another marathon. Water and GU were sufficient to get me through half marathons, but now I run with Nuun as well as water and GU.

    Second, I didn't have a strong enough base of running miles for Buffalo. I peaked at 41 miles the week of my 22 mile long run. I finished the marathon, but I was pretty beat up. I didn't really appreciate how beat up I was for a couple months afterward. I've corrected the weak base issue. Even repeat marathon runners think I'm running enough miles now.

    For Boston, I have a formal and somewhat aggressive marathon training program. I've needed to back off the assignments a few times for more recovery or to prepare for races in the interim. I'll find out how well this works out at Boston; my sense 8 days out is that I am much better prepared for Boston than I was for Buffalo.
    1786 days ago
    THANK YOU for stopping by and saying hi! I am doing well on the challenge! Thank you for the goodie ! I am sending you some,my friend! Hope your day is going to SPARKLE!!!! emoticon
    1796 days ago
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