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Zydeco Half Marathon FINISHED!

Post by Kenny X » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:24 pm

I finished my first half marathon yesterday!

My time was: 2:15:46

I was a little sad for a minute that I didn't do it in under 2:10 but my wife and all my friends told me I did great for my first race, and that helped me feel better.

And I'm way happy that I did that race!! Happier about that than I've been in a long time.

and hey, I can do another, and go for a better time, so that's cool, too. Running races is fun.
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Post by Chris McClinch » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:54 pm

Congrats!

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Post by DikTracy6000 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:22 pm

Kenny X wrote:I finished my first half marathon yesterday!

My time was: 2:15:46

I was a little sad for a minute that I didn't do it in under 2:10 but my wife and all my friends told me I did great for my first race, and that helped me feel better.

And I'm way happy that I did that race!! Happier about that than I've been in a long time.

and hey, I can do another, and go for a better time, so that's cool, too. Running races is fun.
Congrats. Was this half marathon in Washington, D.C.?

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Post by syaigh » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:34 pm

Great job! :)
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Post by powerlifter54 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:38 pm

Did you all the BMac tips?
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Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:40 pm

I hope you enjoyed other finishes this weekend too, MR 13.1

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Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:42 pm

He ignored the first piece of Crossfit Endurance advice...never finish what you start.

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Post by Kenny X » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:44 pm

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:I hope you enjoyed other finishes this weekend too, MR 13.1

I had just enough left in the tank to romance Mrs. Kenny X when we got home, as a matter of fact, which is good because we're still trying to spawn Kenny X Jr.

Also- she PR'd!! She came through with a muscular and very fantastic 1:58 time! I'm very proud of her.

Also, also, we finished several beers, an order of fried alligator, and catfish too, at the bar for dinner.

And thanks to you all for the good word on this. I'm gonna keep doing it. It makes me happy to run.

But back to BJJ for now. It's been two weeks and I'm going a little nuts.
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Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:49 pm

I keep saying it, but I'm going to go try pajama wrasslin' soon.

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Post by Holland Oates » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:57 pm

Nice work cock.
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Post by Kenny X » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:00 am

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:I keep saying it, but I'm going to go try pajama wrasslin' soon.

I really think you'd like it, Shaf. I has everything a guy like you needs- a good solid workout, a good cardio component, a technical aspect your brain can chew on, and a philosophy you can learn and make your own.
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Post by Kenny X » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:01 am

Holland Oates wrote:Nice work cock.

Thank ya!
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Post by Mickey O'neil » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:39 am

Great work, Kenny!

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Post by Kenny X » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:42 am

Mickey O'neil wrote:Great work, Kenny!

Thanks! And excellent sig chick, Mick!!
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Post by davidc » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:51 am

Kenny X wrote:I finished my first half marathon yesterday!

My time was: 2:15:46

I was a little sad for a minute that I didn't do it in under 2:10 but my wife and all my friends told me I did great for my first race, and that helped me feel better.

And I'm way happy that I did that race!! Happier about that than I've been in a long time.

and hey, I can do another, and go for a better time, so that's cool, too. Running races is fun.
Congratulations! Nice job.

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Post by Kenny X » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:14 am

davidc wrote:
Kenny X wrote:I finished my first half marathon yesterday!

My time was: 2:15:46

I was a little sad for a minute that I didn't do it in under 2:10 but my wife and all my friends told me I did great for my first race, and that helped me feel better.

And I'm way happy that I did that race!! Happier about that than I've been in a long time.

and hey, I can do another, and go for a better time, so that's cool, too. Running races is fun.
Congratulations! Nice job.

Thank you!
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Post by nafod » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:43 pm

suh-weet!

So when's the marathon?
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Post by Kenny X » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:09 pm

nafod wrote:suh-weet!

So when's the marathon?

I was speaking to Mrs. Kenny X about that yesterday. Not only is she my wife, she's also my running coach.

She did four halfs over the course of three years before she did the Pensacola Marathon, last Fall.

It is her feeling that right now, with my BJJ training and stuff, well-planned halfs are the way to go for me. We're looking at a 10K trail run, the Cajun Country trail run, coming up in December, and the Louisiana Half, next MLK Day. This'll give me plenty of time to work on my running, while also getting back to BJJ on a more aggressive level.

After *that* we'll talk about doing a full marathon, and if that is indeed in the cards, it'll be either the Houston Marathon, or the Zydeco Marathon, 2018, and most likely the Houston one on account of its totally flat.
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Post by nafod » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:00 pm

These sorts of things are really good events to do. Probably have similar where you live. I did the 26 mile Megatransect (now the Boulder Beast) a bunch of years ago, and enjoyed it as much as the Marine Corps marathon.
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Post by Kenny X » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:59 pm

nafod wrote:These sorts of things are really good events to do. Probably have similar where you live. I did the 26 mile Megatransect (now the Boulder Beast) a bunch of years ago, and enjoyed it as much as the Marine Corps marathon.
http://frozen-snot.com/links.html

Mrs. Kenny X is definitely down for some off-road running, I'm gonna look deeper into this.
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Post by Gav » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:05 pm

Well done Kenny.

You need to change coach. She's never gonna teach you how to be faster than her. #-o
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Post by syaigh » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:18 am

Kenny X wrote:
nafod wrote:suh-weet!

So when's the marathon?

I was speaking to Mrs. Kenny X about that yesterday. Not only is she my wife, she's also my running coach.

She did four halfs over the course of three years before she did the Pensacola Marathon, last Fall.

It is her feeling that right now, with my BJJ training and stuff, well-planned halfs are the way to go for me. We're looking at a 10K trail run, the Cajun Country trail run, coming up in December, and the Louisiana Half, next MLK Day. This'll give me plenty of time to work on my running, while also getting back to BJJ on a more aggressive level.

After *that* we'll talk about doing a full marathon, and if that is indeed in the cards, it'll be either the Houston Marathon, or the Zydeco Marathon, 2018, and most likely the Houston one on account of its totally flat.
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Post by nafod » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:50 pm

The Onion delivers on their suggested training regimen for marathons:
Running a marathon is a major life goal for many people, but it takes precise planning and extensive training to succeed in the 26.2-mile-long race. Here are some training tips for marathon hopefuls:

. Quit your job
. Hire a personal trainer to make sure you’re training as expensively as possible
. Make sure you have a pair of new, comfortable running clogs
. Familiarize yourself with the course ahead of time so you’ll know how to direct ambulances to your location
. Carbo-load with plenty of pasta the night before you consider entering a marathon
. Try to run at least once before race day
. Staying hydrated is important, so be sure to drink plenty of bodily fluids
. Bear in mind that cramps are a signal you are about to die
. Visualize your success and how good it will feel to accomplish something hundreds of other people will accomplish before you that day
. Driving 26.2 miles is also an accomplishment of sorts
. Be sure to check with your doctor whether you have any health problems that could give you any excuse whatsoever not to do this
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