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I got him the same as mine, the 305. I was tempted to buy the 405 for myself and give him my 305, but I got sticker shock. Plus some of the reviews of the 405 are lukewarm. I mean for that much money, I would expect it to massage my hams afterwards.
I do need to get away from the computer, this CyberMonday is blowing my Christmas budget to smitherene's.
That's wonderful news about Scott! Fast forward a couple years, and I can see all of us all planning racing trips. We'll be scouring FL for races to run together (since we'll all go broke if we only run Disney races with their high entry fees!).
D's actually in "training" now too. I've cleared her to run 1 mi when she's 5, which she'll be before the Princess kids runs, so she's out there building up her tenths. I'm keeping a log for her now too.
I've been thinking too nono about branching out and doing non-Disney races. There are so many incredible races that I would love to experience, explore the city, etc. A few are, The Flying Pig, San Anton RnR, etc. The big one that's on my life to do list is the NYC Marathon. Don't ask me why, I've never even been there, but all that I have read about it just draws me to it. I think it would be a great way for me to celebrate my 40th (7 years). Guess I need to get on the waiting list now.
Hey, let's plan for NY in 7 years -- I'll do it with you. It could be my Boston Qualifier. But seriously, let's try for it. It might take us losing the lottery 2 years so we get an automatic entry, or we could qualify other ways. Let's pay more attention to it as it rolls around next year so we can learn what we have to do.
In the meantime, I think I'm going to try for an 18 miler next fall to see if my body is ready to take the training. I think I need is a long, slooooooow, build up of base, with a few long runs thrown in here and there. So, my training looks like a "one step forward, two steps back plan." Which means if I can do that 18 miler, I won't be good for anything near that length for the year after that... Then I can slowly build back to it and be fine. That's why 7 years 'till a marathon sounds wonderful to me!
(Note, I think this is a Party of 1 issue -- due to my leg length differential, scoliosis and knee cap seating issue -->yes, it's been marveled at that I can run at all with my knee cap seated the way it is. So, if I take it slow, I seem to be able to coax my body into doing what is "not possible.")
Nono, I am just about to jump and down for excitement about us doing the NYC Marathon. I think it's great to have "something really big" on the calendar several years away. Oh, a BQ is for sure in your future.
What I think I might do, is run the Full in 2010 (WDW), then the next year just do 2 half's, and rotate like that. Full one year, Half's the next, Full etc. I don't know even if I wanted to do a Full every year if my body would allow it. I think you are really wise to build a slow solid base of miles. Do you think your knee cap issue is what is causing some of the problems now?
Sometimes in the back of my mind I think I'm doing all of this too fast, but then I want to accomplish it now. Like if I get zapped from this planet in a few years, I want to at least have a few accomplishments they can add to my Obit.
Ok, you two are just showing off now!!
I will continue to swear running isn't bad for my knees. Tennis, skiing -- yes, they are, and even they don't bother me. But put a load on my knee while on the stairs -- yep, it seems to get me over and over. If I gained about 30 lbs., I'd be putting this force on it all the time, so running helps me keep my weight in check, and therefore my knee in better shape.
BTW, I'm tired of taping. So I bought an ACE knee brace. It's not quite the same thing. Not sold on it. Not unsold.