I'm ready for a fall back week after this long training run. This is week #7 of my 16 week marathon training program for the Outer Banks Marathon on November 9, 2008.

Fourteen miles is a long way, especially when running alone. In this podcast, I try to keep a positive perspective but it was hard.

My email is ashlanddave@gmail.com

Posted on Patriot Day 2008, God Bless the USA.

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  • Carrie

    Hi! Been listening for a while, and I really enjoy the show. :-) I know what you mean about perhaps having bitten off more than you can chew with your running plan; I hope it works out better for you than it did for me (the CoolRunning advanced half-marathon plan was way too much, and I wound up with tendinitis and had to pull out of the race).

    Anyway, regarding the bib number and wanting to change shirts/shorts, I have the solution. You need a race belt! It’s just a strip of elastic, like your heart monitor, and it has a couple of snaps that hold the number. Then it clicks on over your waist. Triathletes use them so they don’t get holes in their expensive suits, but runners can wear them, too; I do! Much nicer than having to deal with safety pins.

    Sep 12, 2008 at 7:40 am
  • Kim Runningmomkkp

    Thanks for continuing the podcast. Sounds like your plan is a good one but very full. I have been working on a half marathon training plan of 2 runs during the week and increasing long run on weekend. For various reasons, long runs are not adding up like I wanted. The heat stopped me this weekend. My 8 mile run turned into 5.68. NOt bad for 95 deg at noon but still feel like I am falling short.

    A partner would be great for those really long runs. I couldn’t make most of mine without my friend Tisa.

    Keep up the good work!

    Kim (runningmomkkp)

    Sep 15, 2008 at 11:09 am
  • Gordon

    Dave, just about to go out on my long run and taking this episode with me. Last long run I had the episode where you responded to my query about your video’s not playing on iTunes. Man, I am so sorry, I felt really ashamed of myself for not realising all this stuff costs you pod casters money and that putting a video up there in the feed would cost you. I think we listeners tend to forget that most of you guys are providing us with your great shows completely free of charge. So once again I just want to thank you and all the other running pod casters for all that you do for us. And my apologies! Stick a pay pal donation button on your site and I’ll definitely click on it. Gordon (Scotland)

    Sep 17, 2008 at 4:29 am
  • Tom

    Good one. Still catching-up on some of the episodes I missed.

    I hope you bought Monica a good lunch for meeting you half way ;>)

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:44 am