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5/9/13 8:37 P

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2 hms back to back weekends?? (the mind boggles)

(says the person who did 2 triathlons back to back weekends. hmm.. maybe I'm not one to point fingers and make cuckoo noises)

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5/8/13 3:44 P

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You finished AND beat your goal. I think you mean "most unpredictable" or "most inconsistent" race experience instead of "worst." Congrats and get some rest!

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5/6/13 10:08 P

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Racing two HMs a week apart can be a bit hard on the body, as you found out, but I'm glad to hear that nothing is broken. Rest up well, as you really deserve it. And I don't think that running a sub 8:30 pace at a HM should fall under Worst Race Experience. I should know as I am a 9:00-10:00 at my best.
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Funny thing about chafing. I used to try toapply body glide where I chafe, but then would chafe somewhere else. Now I oractically bath in the stuff, or just suck it up depending on the day.

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Sorry about your race. I haven't had any of that happen yet, but I've lost a few toenails and my last race I lost bladder control. Never had that happen before, but I guess it's pretty common especially with women who have had kids. You learn something new all of the time with running. Hope things heal fast for you.

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5/6/13 3:12 P

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I have had the chafing thing and it if awful. Under arms. Can't wash with soap or use deodorant. Between the legs, I walk funny. And Bleeding nipples. Ouch!

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Oh, yeah... It was the 2nd one! All done. Extra shiny blingy bling! I'm done. No running for 2 weeks.

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Please say it was the second one, not the first.

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5/6/13 12:31 P

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Phoebe, it was the Frederick, MD HM.

It was part of a challenge to run 2HM on back to back weekends. A big part of the reason I didn't want to DNF. I just really needed to whine a moment to people who might get it. My hubby just looks at me quizzically.

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Sorry you had such an awful race experience. I suppose they have to happen to everyone now and then.

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We've all been there emoticon Just curious, what race was it?

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I don't blame the race. It wasn't the races fault.
But, it was COLD! EARLY!
And the first 3 miles, I was stiff, sore. Despite a good warm up, I couldn't get moving. So slow. But, then... I did! Oh my! I then ran the best 3 miles of my life. I wasn't even trying. I was just trying to find a comfortable maintainable pace. But I ran 3 miles at a sub 8:30 pace. I've never run sub 9:30. It was easy. And then... Then... Everything on me broke. My heel, my IT band, everything just started throbbing. I'm sure it was because I was running so fast, for me... But I wasn't trying to run fast.
I slowed considerably. 14 min miles. 12 min miles. I managed to keep going, but I was all over the map. I probably should have pulled out, but, I've never DNFed and I didn't want to. I took a trip to Urgent Care last night that specializes in sports injuries and will spend the week on crutches as it seems I've just pulled and strained the heck out of everything, but didn't break anything.
I also had a problem I've never experienced on this race. I never wear new clothes (race premiums) because I don't like to wear things I'm not used to for such long runs. So, I was running in clothes I've run in dozens of times, but my underarms chaffed like mad! Like bleeding. And now I get to use crutches.

Okay. I've done my complaining and now time to get a move on and just be satisfied I finished, (2:19:46 when my goal for the race was 2:20, so... Yay!)

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