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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2009, 10:22:54 PM »
Awesome!  Good job, Matt.
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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2009, 10:25:55 PM »
Killed it!
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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2009, 10:30:53 PM »
good job mattstick.  you will destroy the fucking marathon.

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2009, 10:34:58 PM »
nice
sounds like your ready
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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2009, 10:57:10 PM »
Yeah! AWESOME time man! Holy crap, that's awesome! :beers:
Thanks for the merge, looks good!
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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #35 on: August 22, 2009, 11:23:40 PM »
Thanks guys - love the support.

A couple of stories:

My photographer buddy Jay came down to shoot me crossing the finish, but I didn't see him as I crossed - he walked up to me within a minute of me crossing the finish line and I was a mess - almost broke down in tears just seeing his face - crazy feeling.  I nearly fell down laughing when he told me he had half a joint if I wanted to puff with him.

At the last minute I added the Scarlet>Fire from 8/1/94 (my first  :syf: show) to my race playlist - great call.  Shivers ran through my body when Jerry started singing Scarlet, then with about 1km to go it was time for Fire... "long distance runner", shivers again.

I tried something I'd never done in a race before, walking through the water stations, taking short (30-40 sec) walk breaks - this really helped me avoid hitting the wall hard, around 22 or 23km I hit the wall but it was more a confidence thing than fatigue.

My time put me 35th out of 140 in my age group, 30-39.

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2009, 11:26:05 PM »
Good job.  The Hartford '83 Scarlet>Fire was a favorite of mine during my short spell as a runner.

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #37 on: August 23, 2009, 12:59:43 AM »
Thanks guys - love the support.

A couple of stories:

My photographer buddy Jay came down to shoot me crossing the finish, but I didn't see him as I crossed - he walked up to me within a minute of me crossing the finish line and I was a mess - almost broke down in tears just seeing his face - crazy feeling.  I nearly fell down laughing when he told me he had half a joint if I wanted to puff with him.

At the last minute I added the Scarlet>Fire from 8/1/94 (my first  :syf: show) to my race playlist - great call.  Shivers ran through my body when Jerry started singing Scarlet, then with about 1km to go it was time for Fire... "long distance runner", shivers again.

I tried something I'd never done in a race before, walking through the water stations, taking short (30-40 sec) walk breaks - this really helped me avoid hitting the wall hard, around 22 or 23km I hit the wall but it was more a confidence thing than fatigue.

My time put me 35th out of 140 in my age group, 30-39.

Great job, Matt!
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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2009, 01:11:47 AM »
I'm 26, pretty out of shape. Should I just start as one of the first posts said to?

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #39 on: August 23, 2009, 01:17:26 AM »
I'm 26, pretty out of shape. Should I just start as one of the first posts said to?

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2009, 01:18:40 AM »

The only rule is, it begins.


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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #41 on: August 23, 2009, 01:19:47 AM »

Actually, if you're really out of shape - like can't run for 2 minutes, history of heart conditions, etc - it might not be a bad idea to consult your physician.

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #42 on: August 23, 2009, 01:33:43 AM »
I'm not out of shape, like unhealthy. I just have not done any extreme workouts this summer. I guess I'll just hit up the gym and see how far I can go.

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Re: Questions about running
« Reply #43 on: August 23, 2009, 01:57:21 AM »

Yeah, I'm gonna merge the 2 threads and keep your topic.

In other news I set the gearshift for the high gear of my soul Madison 95 style and smoked that 30K - 2:27:30 chip time.

Awesome pic to follow.

Good job, man. You beat your goal by 12 minutes.

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #44 on: August 23, 2009, 03:05:21 AM »
I'm 26, pretty out of shape. Should I just start as one of the first posts said to?

Yeah, I would say that if you are otherwise healthy dude that your idea of hitting up the gym and just seeing where you go is not a half bad idea. That's pretty much how I started.

Mattstick, that story about puffing is pretty hilarious. I totally know the feeling. As I finished my first 20K, at the last mile marker, they had the symphony playing and were handing out champagne toasts instead of water. I stupidly grabbed one of these. I crossed the line and saw all these guys standing around drinking beer and stuff; all I could think was how horribly I needed to used the facilities. I felt so sick, that champagne tore me up pretty well.

Post that pic when you get a chance, would be awesome to see. I'm off to grab a puff myself.  :mrgreen:
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