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June 3, 2007 [Jan. 28th, 2007|12:19 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
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Save the date. I'm starting training on Tuesday.

I'm using a slightly more challenging schedule this time. Pace running! I've never done that before, and keeping track of my pace seems like a huge annoyance, but I guess I can always do those runs inside at the gym and let the treadmill take care of that part for me. My race pace last year was 10:43, so should I go for 10:30 miles? Or even faster? 10:30 seems slow, but I've got to remember that these are long runs.

I'm trying to convince Wellons to do this with me. He's already running almost eight miles on his own, just for the hell of it, which is more than I was doing before I started training for my first. Because he's Wellons, though, he doesn't think he's ready for a marathon. I'm sure that he is ready, for the same reason.

Whether I'm running by myself or not, I hope as many of you as possible come up to San Juan with me. It's a kick-ass place to spend a weekend in early June.

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[User Picture]From: keystricken
2007-01-28 09:40 pm (UTC)
You are a badass.
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[User Picture]From: royhuggins
2007-01-28 10:15 pm (UTC)
So "pace" means measuring how fast you run each mile of the marathon?

You rock, girl!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-01-29 05:15 pm (UTC)
On average, yep.
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From: hiamanda
2007-01-29 02:28 am (UTC)
I'm thinking of running a half-marathon around the same time. Any words of advice?
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2007-01-29 05:17 am (UTC)
If you can go fast towards the end, try going fast :) A half might be shorter than you think, when you're in the moment!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-01-29 05:09 pm (UTC)
Just this: go for it! Also, consider doing the San Juan half-marathon the same day! It'd be great to have you there.
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2007-01-29 05:53 am (UTC)
Hooray, run fast! :)

(I think my shoes are dead; it's time to get another pair, or pair of pairs...)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-01-30 05:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

I've trained for one marathon on my current pair. I think I can make 'em last for one more.

So, are you doing another marathon this year?

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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2007-01-30 07:25 pm (UTC)
I think so! :) I need to pick either the half or the full on this one -- a bunch of my labmates have a team going, and they're doing the half.

More races are a possibility! :) I'm all excited about long distances now!

(... but you only get two knees and one back, in this life, y'know? Both my parents have bad knees, and I'm a little scared for mine...)
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[User Picture]From: dan_o_m
2007-01-30 07:41 am (UTC)
Oh, at first when I read San Juan I pictured some place in the Caribbean. I was like, "what an expensive trip just to run a marathon!" Then I checked Google Maps and saw it's near Seattle.

So with that in mind, are you planning to make a road trip to San Juan Island with a group of people? That could be really fun!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-01-30 05:09 pm (UTC)
A road-and-ferry trip would be great! That's what I did last year with my roommate Amanda and our friend Sean. We still have some time to think about what our plan is, but it's better to decide in advance so that we can reserve hotel rooms on the island before they all fill up.

Right now, Wellons has committed to doing the first three weeks of training with me, and when that's done he's going to decide if he's up for the rest. If he is, then that means he'd be flying into Portland (or Seattle) for that weekend, and he'd need a ride to the island, too. So in three weeks, we'll have a better idea of how many people are going to this thing, and we can start making a plan. (And if hiamanda comes out for the half-marathon, she could ride with us too, of course.)

*excited*
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[User Picture]From: dan_o_m
2007-02-13 09:13 pm (UTC)
Woops, I haven't been checking livejournal for a while, have I? Still interested in making plans? Let's talk, maybe at the next SuNDC.
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