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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #200 on: November 13, 2017, 05:50:41 PM »
Not sure if this is a good place to ask. My running shoes will have 314 miles on them at the end of the week. I bought them in May. They still feel comfortable and don't have any places falling apart. My question is when to replace them? I've heard answers from 300 to 600 miles to "when you start getting bad pain after every run" (which I would like to avoid!). I don't do anything but run in them if that matters. Experienced Mustachian running opinions?

Buy a new pair. Run in them. If you don't notice a substantive difference, alternative between new and old until you notice the old ones becoming less supportive.

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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #201 on: November 13, 2017, 05:51:22 PM »
Not sure if this is a good place to ask. My running shoes will have 314 miles on them at the end of the week. I bought them in May. They still feel comfortable and don't have any places falling apart. My question is when to replace them? I've heard answers from 300 to 600 miles to "when you start getting bad pain after every run" (which I would like to avoid!). I don't do anything but run in them if that matters. Experienced Mustachian running opinions?

Buy a new pair. Run in them. If you don't notice a substantive difference, alternate between new and old until you notice the old ones becoming less supportive.

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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #202 on: November 14, 2017, 07:06:57 AM »
Thanks! I got a new pair and was shocked by how flat the old pair was in comparison.

Sorry your race was rough fluffmuffin.

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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #203 on: November 16, 2017, 08:10:39 AM »
Ran the Race Sunday!

Rock and Roll half in Vegas, Really fun, parts of it sombering with a tribute to the recent shooting.

Just missed my old PR and finished about 2:04 short of my goal to break 2 hours. Missed my last long run due to a bad cold and was still fighting it race day so that was a partial factor. Going to try again for 2018 to break the 2 hours. Not sure which race yet :)
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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #204 on: November 16, 2017, 10:20:04 AM »
Congrats on your race LWTG! If youíre looking for a fast one in the mid-Atlantic, come check out Richmond :)

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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #205 on: November 17, 2017, 12:36:37 PM »
The Richmond half was so very cold... although some would say perfect race conditions.  My feet were numb for the first 6 miles.  I hit my goal of sub 2:00 and came it just over 1:57, which I'll take for four months of running.  My next half is in April to keep me running throughout the winter. 

Somewhere along the way I drank the Kool-Aid and plan to run the full marathon next November.  Why not...

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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #206 on: November 17, 2017, 01:12:40 PM »
The Richmond half was so very cold... although some would say perfect race conditions.  My feet were numb for the first 6 miles.  I hit my goal of sub 2:00 and came it just over 1:57, which I'll take for four months of running.  My next half is in April to keep me running throughout the winter. 

Somewhere along the way I drank the Kool-Aid and plan to run the full marathon next November.  Why not...

Nah, it wasn't perfect race conditions--it was "the best option available if you're going to have extreme weather" conditions :)

Good luck with the full!

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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #207 on: November 17, 2017, 02:29:35 PM »
The Richmond half was so very cold... although some would say perfect race conditions.  My feet were numb for the first 6 miles.  I hit my goal of sub 2:00 and came it just over 1:57, which I'll take for four months of running.  My next half is in April to keep me running throughout the winter. 

Somewhere along the way I drank the Kool-Aid and plan to run the full marathon next November.  Why not...

Nah, it wasn't perfect race conditions--it was "the best option available if you're going to have extreme weather" conditions :)

Good luck with the full!

I was down right angry with weather.com the entire week! Especially since it seemed to drop just for the race because Friday and Sunday were warmer lol. Your time was awesome but Iím sorry it didnít feel great. You honey badgers are beasts!

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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #208 on: November 17, 2017, 02:41:02 PM »
Well done guys, nice to see some more halfs being completed (and some quick times too!)

My last one for the year is next week. Fingers crossed the weather is pleasant for it.

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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #209 on: November 17, 2017, 02:50:26 PM »
Congrats on your race LWTG! If youíre looking for a fast one in the mid-Atlantic, come check out Richmond :)

Thanks!

I ran a cold one in Fredericksburg a couple years ago, have to check out Richmond

Somewhere along the way I drank the Kool-Aid and plan to run the full marathon next November.  Why not...

*shudders* no fulls for me, too much time commitment for proper training.  I'm also in the "Clydesdale" division so that's a lot of knee impact.

Best of luck with yours though if you go for it!

Well done guys, nice to see some more halfs being completed (and some quick times too!)

My last one for the year is next week. Fingers crossed the weather is pleasant for it.

Thanks marty!!

Good luck with yours next week.

Been a fun thread to follow along, we should do another in 2018 :)
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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #210 on: November 17, 2017, 03:18:33 PM »
Yep - my next HM in 2018 will be in April, but I'll try and search for one more before then. Planning to join a running club next year too which will be fun.

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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #211 on: November 17, 2017, 03:56:13 PM »
Yep - my next HM in 2018 will be in April, but I'll try and search for one more before then. Planning to join a running club next year too which will be fun.

Wow your on it!!

How many have/will you done in 2017?

The one I just finished was my first since 2013. Fun though I think I'll do at least one or two next year. May even do a slow one with my wife at her pace for support. She has never done one and is toying with it as a goal for 2018.
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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #212 on: November 24, 2017, 01:38:08 PM »
Finished my last half marathon of the year yesterday morning.  Didn't train well for it... Bad fibromyalgia flares with accompanying depression made it really difficult to find the motivation to get out and run.  However, I still call it a success.  I did finish, after all.  Also, unlike last year, the weather was pleasant and so the race itself just made for a nice morning.  I tweaked my hip a tiny bit, but it's already feeling better with some stretching.  And I finished at 2:51, which for me, on a flat course with sub-par training, is decent.

I'm putting together my race schedule for next year (black friday sales!) and am once again feeling motivated.

This was also the race that officially retired my pair of running shoes with 403 miles.  (Luckily, I picked up another pair on clearance after they were discontinued last spring.  I can definitely feel the difference between them.)  Now I get rid of the oldest pair, the next pair becomes the garden shoes, and these ones become the casual sneakers.
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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #213 on: November 26, 2017, 01:10:12 PM »
Yep - my next HM in 2018 will be in April, but I'll try and search for one more before then. Planning to join a running club next year too which will be fun.

Wow your on it!!

How many have/will you done in 2017?

The one I just finished was my first since 2013. Fun though I think I'll do at least one or two next year. May even do a slow one with my wife at her pace for support. She has never done one and is toying with it as a goal for 2018.

Just completed my third for the year. It was quite hot and humid which took it's toll early so the time wasn't great for me (2:12), but still happy I went for it.

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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #214 on: December 04, 2017, 02:07:37 PM »
I did 3 this year!  Including a half ironman. 


maybe next year I'll go for a full.

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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #215 on: December 14, 2017, 09:19:34 AM »
Finished the year with:
1 Marathon (Paris)
3 Halfs (Key West, Paris, Geneva)
2 10Ks (Honolulu, local)
1 8K (local)
1 4M (local)

Hoping to run the NYC or Marine Corps Marathon in 2018.
Congrats to everyone for their efforts in 2017 and good luck next year!


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Re: Half Marathon in 2017
« Reply #216 on: December 15, 2017, 05:12:22 PM »
Finished the year with:
1 Marathon (Paris)
3 Halfs (Key West, Paris, Geneva)
2 10Ks (Honolulu, local)
1 8K (local)
1 4M (local)

Hoping to run the NYC or Marine Corps Marathon in 2018.
Congrats to everyone for their efforts in 2017 and good luck next year!

Wow! That sounds like an exciting set of runs! I would love to run NYC someday but need to actually feel comfortable at a half before I'll think of tackling a full.