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Endorphin Dude

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  1. I completed my third marathon this weekend. That in itself is a win! I didn't quite reach my goal of improving on my 6:12 time, but I did improve by a whopping hour from my previous race! The Santa Rosa Marathon beat me up. I seriously thought I was going to earn a PR at this race, but the unpaved gravel paths wore me out. I need to figure out what's happening to me at miles 19 thorough 23. I know it's all mental. I had a colossal meltdown, but at least I was able to recover at mile 25. Live and learn. All in all, I have happy with my August 28-Day Challenge. I went out there and com
  2. 8/22 - Extraterrestrial Highway Midnight Marathon Goal: Improve on my 6:12 finish at the San Francisco Marathon. Full marathon #2 completed. I have to say, though, E.T. kicked my ass, and as a result, I didn't quite hit my goal. Who am I kidding, I fell far short of my goal! Damn E.T.! I wish that alien would just phone home and go away! It took me 7:46:48 to finish this grueling race. I learned something valuable this weekend: don't expect a PR on the Extraterrestrial Highway. The high altitude, the gradual incline of 1000 feet over the first 13 miles, and sleep deprivation, don't reall
  3. 8/7 - Salinas Valley Half Marathon Goal: Complete this race in 2:35:00. Gun Time: 2:38:26 I am chalking this one up as a win. My gun time for the Salinas Valley Half Marathon was 2:38:26, but it did take about 4 minutes to get out of the gate! WIN.
  4. I accomplished something pretty extraordinary last weekend: I ran my first full marathon. That's 26.2 miles. This was the single most difficult thing I've ever set out to do, but it is, hands down, the most rewarding. I worked so hard to achieve this goal, and when I crossed that finish line, I saw the past year of blood, sweat, and tears flash before my eyes. What an incredibly surreal moment, one that felt like a euphoric out of body experience. I have never ever felt runner's high to that degree. I will be replaying that moment in my head, over and over again, for the rest of my life. I a
  5. Half Marathon #20 done! I came into this trail race completely skeptical, but after running it, I have decided not to give up on trails just yet. Yes, I felt like an American at Roland Garros, but with a little more practice and some trail shoes, I'll be able to get it. The Pacifica Trail Race is a big win for me. I finished in 3:45:39, which is 6 minutes better than my Horseshoe Lake Trail race. I am 39 seconds off my projected 28 Day Challenge goal, but the important thing here is that this race renewed my faith in the trails and gives me a huge confidence boost after last weekend's Double D
  6. Half Marathon #19 completed. However, I'm not going to sugar coat it. The Double Dipsea nearly killed me. This is a handicap race, and because I am a 36 year old male, I did not get a head start. I was already way back in the back of the pack, so it slowed me down even further when I took the wrong turn and ended up going 2.8 miles in the opposite direction. I finished this grueling race in 5:05:00. 5 hours! I did not meet my 28 Day Challenge goal, but given that this race was not your typical half marathon, I am glad I was able to finish. I have to rethink this trail race thing though. I thin
  7. The cape is back from the cleaners, and I am ready to fly! This edition of the 28 day challenge is huge for me, as it leads up to my first full marathon on July 25th. I have three half marathons leading up to the full. These are my goals: 6/26 - Double Dipsea Race This is going to be a killer race. Although this is a handicap race, I get no head start because I am a 37 year old male. Um, last I checked, I'm not an elite runner, so it would not surprise me if I score another DFL (dead freakin' last) on my record. Nonetheless, I WILL finish. Finish time goal: 3:55:00. 7/3 - Pacific Tra
  8. ok, I'm so ready for this challenge. I gained 6 pounds in one week! Last week's gluttonous regression led to this horrid wieght gain, mental degradation, and extreme fatigue. Time to get back on track!
  9. I started out strong and then I fizzled. Along the way, I learned some valuable lessons. I was unable to reach my two big goals, but I tried my best, and that's all I can do. I gained a pound and did not meet my half marathon goals. I finish this term with a C. Next term, I will readjust my goals. April 5th weight: 172 pounds. April 12th weight: 170.6 pounds. April 19th weight: 169.8 pounds. April 26th weight: 172 pounds May 3rd weight: 173 pounds Weight gain for the week: 1 pound. Total weight gain: 1 pound. Half Marathon Time Goal: 2:22:30 US Half Marathon Time: 2:22:55 Nashvi
  10. I started out strong and then I fizzled. Along the way, I learned some valuable lessons. I was unable to reach my two big goals, but I tried my best, and that's all I can do. I gained a pound and did not meet my half marathon goals. I finish this term with a C. Next term, I will readjust my goals. April 5th weight: 172 pounds. April 12th weight: 170.6 pounds. April 19th weight: 169.8 pounds. April 26th weight: 172 pounds May 3rd weight: 173 pounds Weight gain for the week: 1 pound. Total weight gain: 1 pound. Half Marathon Time Goal: 2:22:30 US Half Marathon Time: 2:22:55 Nashvi
  11. Not a good week :-( I gained back the 2.2 pounds that I lost and I missed my half marathon goal by over 25 minutes. The Nashville course was pretty intense. I managed to score my WORST time. Not happy. I give myself a D+ for the week. April 5th weight: 172 pounds. April 12th weight: 170.6 pounds. April 19th weight: 169.8 pounds. April 26th weight: 172 pounds Weight gain for the week: 2.2 pounds. Total weight loss: 0 pounds. Half Marathon Time Goal: 2:22:30 US Half Marathon Time: 2:22:55 Nashville Rock & Roll Half Marathon: 2:48:45 Missed it by over 25 minutes!!!
  12. Not a good week :-( I gained back the 2.2 pounds that I lost and I missed my half marathon goal by over 25 minutes. The Nashville course was pretty intense. I managed to score my WORST time. Not happy. I give myself a D+ for the week. April 5th weight: 172 pounds. April 12th weight: 170.6 pounds. April 19th weight: 169.8 pounds. April 26th weight: 172 pounds Weight gain for the week: 2.2 pounds. Total weight loss: 0 pounds. Half Marathon Time Goal: 2:22:30 US Half Marathon Time: 2:22:55 Nashville Rock & Roll Half Marathon: 2:48:45 Missed it by over 25 minutes!!!
  13. I'm going to give myself a B+ for the first week. The good news is that I lost 1.4 pounds, so I am on track to getting down to 165 by the end of this challenge. There were two days in this first week that I over indulged on comfort foods, so I lose points for that. But the important thing is that I got back on track. I ran my 10th half marathon on Sunday and kicked ass, considering the hills and harsh weather. I finished the 13.1 miler in 2:22:55. I missed my goal time by 25 seconds, but I did improve my time from the previous half marathon by about 12 minutes. That's a huge accomplishm
  14. Welcome Christine. Steve, I'm recruiting people to the Nerd Fitness Rebellion!
  15. My idea of cooking is buying pre-made stuff at the grocery store. Only problem with this is that you don't really know what they put in the food and it gets quite costly. If anyone has any quick and easy cooking tips, throw them my way! Jes, I love your entry. Tornado, not complaining when going to gym, biking to work...entertaining stuff. I try to read everybody's posts so that I could find get inspired :-)
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