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August 11, 2012 ~ Marathon training 22 mile long run ~ The Wall

Sunday, August 12, 2012

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  • no profile photo CD5826541
    I sense a RAWK coming soon :)
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    3165 days ago
    LOL, we all feel that way after 22 miles, the good news that is as bad as it gets.
    You done it! You've faced the hardest part of running a marathon.

    On the IT band, be careful of side to side swing of your arms, swing your arms from the shoulder, front to back, avoid letting your arms cross in front of you.

    On the eating load up on is mineral, push for potassium, 5000 plus mgs. (I eat couple large potatoes, the day before) If you lose the potassium or sodium, during the run, your body will not have a way to get the glyo to the muscles.

    WELL DONE!!! WAY to GO!!!

    3165 days ago
    WOW! Great blog! It is wonderful you ahve someone to run with. i am marathon training alone and some days those long runs are HORRIBLE alone!! This weekend is my 17 miles. reading your blog helped me!

    I am SURE you will rock your marathon!!!
    3166 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Way to rock it, Girl! I enjoyed reading your report! You will do this. Thanks for the inspiration!
    3166 days ago
    You did WONDERFUL! You pushed through and you DID IT! So proud of you.
    3166 days ago
    glad you both made it through with lots of memories too.
    3166 days ago
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    A long run down "memory lane" - what a great way to train!
    3166 days ago
    Oh I know that wall well...it sure sounds like you've got some great ideas for tweaking the plan--I'll be interested to see how upping your calories earlier in the weeks helps you! You've got this!
    3166 days ago
  • EMILY1244
    I suppose I should get my last 3 blog posted then... I havent even done 19 yet.
    3166 days ago
    Awesome job!! your inspiring!! sorry it was not so giddy at the end. Next time!! Cant wait to hear how it goes
    3166 days ago
    You continue to amaze me. Thanks for sharing everything.
    3166 days ago
    Laurie, you don't mention how much or how often you ate during the run. You can't run 22 miles just on fuel consumed before the race. 20 miles is (more or less) the amount of glycogen that can be stored in the muscle. (Hey, wait, when do you start boinking?) Eating more before just ensures that your glycogen stores are as full as possible. They still must be replenished during those long runs or races.
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    Comment edited on: 8/12/2012 10:31:59 PM
    That was awesome! Thanks for sharing your run with us. I read somewhere that the real carb loading should be 2 days before the actual race, not the day before as is commonly accepted. Anyway, you have a handle on it now. That's what these long runs are for. Congratulations, and keep up the spirit. We can do this!!!
    3166 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10172547
    Wow! Congrats on making it through. Thanks for sharing your hometown with us.
    3166 days ago
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    Thanks for the review of your long run. I am sorry to read about the end of the run, but it looks like you did a good post analysis and found out where the issues are. I think you are right it could be the calories throughout the week and perhaps not enough carbs during the run.

    My fuel/hydration was refined from an ultrarunning podcast - I now add maltodextrin to my water, and I have invested in a Nathan water vest. I like how it fit. When you are done you rinse it out - and dry it inside out instead of the traditional Camelbak.

    The weather here is warm and damp. I did a puny 10 miler today.
    3166 days ago
    Way to go! I love how you got to run down memory lane - literally! I probably would've been a blubbering idiot though! LOL.
    Way to stick it out!!!
    3167 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8113065
    Holy smokes, you do a lot of races!!

    3167 days ago
    22 miles is a lot to take in and you did great!
    To be honest the way my training runs are going I am not looking forward to the 20/22 milers. It is still very hot and humid here. I am super jealous you had some cooler weather to run in!!

    For long runs I fuel two days before and that really helps.
    Love ya girl!
    3167 days ago
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