Stephen C You complete your half marathon race but keep going at a slow job to make up the distance for your peak LSR. Up and Over Tri 1/2 Marathon completed 31st of August - then added 10.5km, slow jog to make up the distance.
I just realized I have a designated pair of running shoes for running in the rain. Wow, just a few months ago I couldn't run 3 miles without walking a bunch of times. Take this challenge and tell us the reason you know that you're running has gone up to a new level.
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“You complete your half marathon race but keep going at a slow job to make up the distance for your peak LSR. Up and Over Tri 1/2 Marathon completed 31st of August - then added 10.5km, slow jog to make up the distance.”
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Phil T You leave a pub after a pint on a Saturday night after a long day at work because you've got a long run in the morning......complete I'd say
Stephen C You know you've taken your running to another level when you....you do your second half marathon, this time as a training run for your first, full, marathon.
Rick P encouraged this.
David B You know you've taken your running to another level when you run in your first official event.
I ran in my first event today at the Scotiabank Vancouver 5K Run in Stanley Park.
Rochelle M I swapped to minimalist running shoes & was excited to get them in the post lol. I ran in the rain this evening when a Thursday isn't even my "scheduled" day to run :)
Bridget C Tired, sore and don't have enough time/just don't want to fit in planned 13K... so change route, drop off 2km and add some hills to compensate... and feel secretly pleased about my "slacking, easy run" I did instead. Then realised I didn't cheat myself at all, my "slack run" was an awesome run in an awesome time :)
James M Used to only run to stay fit for my annual medical and pretty much loathed every step. Now after 3 half marathons and currently training for my first full marathon, I actually enjoy it :-) (even in the foul weather we get here in Scotland). I know my running has reached a new level because I'm a stone lighter than when I started and I ran 17.39 mile on Sunday. My longest to date :-)
Simon O When it's so cold outside, your breath freezes and prickles your face as you run through it... And you look forward to doing it again tomorrow ;)
Ryan B I too have a special pair of shoes just for running in the rain, and I used the crap out of them tonight. Was a really exciting run.
Helen H 2 reasons ..
1) When is snowing and you think great ican run in the snow ???
2) You start to consider what style of shoes you need to progress your running technique
Giorgio C Just a few minutes before running, it starts to rain. You look out out the window, you shrug, and leave for a good, wet, run :)
Pronsias (Frank) M You know you've taken your running to another level when the first thing you pack for holidays is your running gear
Amy I You know you've taken your running to another level when you are totally bummed out that you only ran 83 miles in November :-(
Karen F You know you've taken your running to another level when... I wear long johns under my running pants just so that I don't have to stop because it's too cold out. Last week I ran at 21 degrees F, coldest this season (so far).
Gill C I knew I had taken running to another level when I turned to my running partner and proclaimed "The first 5 miles are really nice!"
Kasia K Well, I started running in early March this year and I could not run 2miles without stopping. By the end of that month I ran my first 5k (32 mins), by the end of May I had my first 10k race behind my belt (1hr 7mins) and the second one in early July (1hr 2mins). And finally, I ran my first HM two weeks ago (2hrs 18mins)!! But what makes me really proud is not only the progress in my endurance, but also I feel I'm a stronger runner. Last week I ran 5k in 27mins and 10k in 58mins. It simply makes me happy and amazed how our bodies respond to the exercise and we can really progress A LOT! :)))
Fiona J When you walk uninjured into a pyhsio therapy clinic and after 30mins of poking prodding & dry needling later you hobble out in pain with a smile on your face after paying 55euro for the privilage! Anything to loosen up those muscles pre Marathon! ;-)
Ramses Amadeus B i used to run 5km in 45 minutes then, a month later i am able to run 5km i22 minutes!
Jim G After not having worn a watch for more than 10 years, I spent more than $150 for a GPS watch to track my running.
Carole C You know you've taken your running to another level when you haven't had much sleep in a few nights, went to work anyways and only dreamed of going back to bed as soon as you arrive home. But instead, you put all your running gear on and go for a run in order to respect the scheduled runs for the month!
Adriana L When you say 'Oh no, sorry I can't meet you at Costa, I have plans already' and then you run up that hill that you've been wanting to do for donkey's ages! ;)
Luis S You crash on you bike on Saturday after about 70 miles of riding. You get knocked out, road rash on your face, knuckles, arm, knee and ankle. Stitches above your eye. But you still wake up at 4:30 AM on Sunday and do a 16 mile long run. Then you tell your coach about the injury....
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!