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Old Mar 25, 2010, 3:46am   #41
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I used to get excruciating migraines a few minutes after running a 400 M sprint. I had to stop running them. I can run (not sprint) pretty much any distance I'm capable of and not get them.

I don't know the cause or anything, but no matter what I did, I couldn't stop them and I was worried I'd cause some brain embolism or something, so I stopped running them.

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Old Mar 28, 2010, 8:32pm   #42
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Sorry I haven't checked back in here for a week or two - I didn't want to bang on about it too much and bore the ass off everyone

Anyway, the race was this morning and I finished the whole thing in 2:20. I was aiming for 2:10 but my main objectives were to a) finish and b) run the whole race without stopping and walking at any point. I managed both of those so I'm pretty pleased!

The last 2 miles was very hard work but I kept pegging away at it. Best thing about the day was my 5 year old son telling me he was proud of me and then the 4 pints of Black Sheep I drank in the pub afterwards.

As for my motivation for running: I ran for the hospice where my father-in-law spent his last week before he died of lung cancer. The story, and my fundraising effort, is here:

http://www.justgiving.com/Andrew-Dowd

Including Gift Aid and an extra £100 to come from my company I'm up to about £1420, which is a pretty good score.

I want to thank everyone in this thread for the great support, encouragement and advice you've given me. 3 months ago I couldn't run from A to B without throwing up so thanks for all the help. You've been great.
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YaY! Now comes the challenging part. Do it again. heh
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So I've decided to sign up for a half marathon May 5th and a full marathon June 16th and have been training for a couple of months on a treadmill. Got myself some good shoes from a running store. Other than a few small aches and blisters that don't seem to matter, I'm doing fine. I think my biggest obstacle is just mental. At the end of the run, i physically feel like I can go much further, it's just mentally I keep telling myself that this sucks.

Typically in a week I'll run 3-4 times usually 3-5 miles or so, then once a week I'll do a longer run at 15% slower or so (so far 8 miles is the most I've done).
Anyway, now that the weather is getting better and I only have about 6 weeks or so for the half, I plan on running outside. I did buy a heart monitor watch that tracks distance and speed, otherwise I would have no clue how to pace myself.
I’m not worried about the half marathon, I feel as though I could do that in a week or two if I had to. It’s the full marathon that’s got me worried. Do I have enough time for training assuming I plateau at a half marathon May 5th? Or should I be doing longer distances prior to that? I’m worried about running out of glycogen and hallucinating while the fat metabolism kicks in although I do plan on taking some gels. So far those haven’t been an issue, but I don’t think my distances are long enough to where I actually need them. I just want to make sure my body is used to them.
Really my goal is to 1. Not die. 2. Finish without major injuries 3. Get under 5 hours. 4. Not stop unless I absolutely have to (nature calls, or broken bone or whatnot)

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