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Nov 1, 04:15 PM by Kimberly | Casualty List

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The impromtu 13.1 mile walk went pretty well. I averaged under 15 minute miles. I’m not sure of my exact time or pace, as I left auto-pause on on the Garmin. I called Steve at 11:16, so it was probably 3hrs 15min. I didn’t tax my cardio system much at all. (I did do some running on the downhill portions though- no need to put on the brakes.)

Around mile 6, my right hip started to tighten up. I worked it out, and it was fine for quite some time. The next issue was fuel. The gatorade was quite watery. That’s usually good, except that it was a cold rainy day. I needed to drink much more liquid than reasonable to get my electrolytes & some calories. Mondo was kind enough to give me some of his Reece’s Pieces at an aid station, and that helped. But at mile 12, I had a sudden intense wave of hunger. Oops. Bonk time. I mooched a Gu off of a Father-Daughter combo I had walked the last 6 miles with. (I thought I would be ok until the next aid station, otherwise I would have asked pre-bonk.) I dropped off while I recovered & got some energy back. I kept them a few yards ahead, but soon after, both my hip flexors got mad at me. They didn’t understand that I was doing a half-marathon, and decided they were done. I guess, like my GPS, they can’t...

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Nov 1, 12:19 PM by Kimberly | Santa Barbara Half Marathon

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Yesterday, I decided to walk today’s half-marathon. It went pretty well. I’m still recovering and will have a full report after I take stock of the carnage. One interesting thing happened during the event though: I was walking along by East Beach Grill, keeping the oncoming runners to my right, and a female lead-out cyclist coming in the opposit direction yelled at me and my group to stay to the right. She passed me, and I yelled back, “No. You’re wrong. We need to stay to the left. You’re telling the people the wrong way!” She came back and told me we needed to stay to the right. I told her that she was wrong, that I’ve done the bike lead out before, and the race instructions say to stay to the left. She must have realized she wasn’t going to convince me, so she biked away. We continued along, and heard people say things like “now we’re supposed to stay to the left??”

Yes, you need to stay to the left. Not because I’m anal retentive, but because I remembered what happened when I did the bike lead out. I was the lead cyclist for the top woman runner. It went fine until we passed East Beach Grill on the way back. We were keeping to the right, per the instructions I was given. We managed to cross the oncoming runners and get off Cabrillo and onto the bike path. Then I look across the grass to my right,...

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Sep 6, 10:58 PM by Kimberly | The Longest Journey Begins with a Single Step

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I’m beginning training for my Ironman that’s next June. As running is my weakest (by far) of the three parts, I figure a good plan would be to train and complete a marathon months out from the race, and then not do too much volume afterwards, mostly just with brick workouts. But who knows, maybe I’ll develop a love of running and will keep it up.

I haven’t been able to run (let alone bike) for some time, as my tailbone has been hurting. It got to the point where it would hurt just after a few hundred feet of running, or when I tried to put any substantial force on the pedals. I’ve been going to a chiropractor & it’s getting better. I was able to climb up OSM on a standard crank last week, which requires substantial force on the pedals, and I had no pain during it. (I did hurt some the next day though, so I have to be careful.) I’ve gotten the ok to try some running, but not push it yet.

So, to begin my training, I did a short walk/run this evening. It went pretty well, with no pain during the run. I did a 3 minute warm-up then 1 minute run / 1 minute walk 10 times, then cool down. It ended up only being 2 miles, but that’s ok for a start. I don’t have to do all 26.2 miles yet. I was pleased that during my run intervals I was...

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