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Re: Gotta Go Fast - Poet's Running Journal.
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2020, 12:33:43 pm »
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Amazing work Poet, keep it up!! 💕
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Re: Gotta Go Fast - Poet's Running Journal.
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2020, 03:59:42 pm »
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Congrats!

Really nice work, proud of your dedication & it's great to see you powering through your goals

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Re: Gotta Go Fast - Poet's Running Journal.
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2020, 07:28:57 pm »
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Ahhhh that's so exciting!!! Good job!!!!

You are inspiring me to be more active!!!

Good luck!!  ;D ;D
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Re: Gotta Go Fast - Poet's Running Journal.
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2020, 11:58:58 am »
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Hi again!

I should have updated earlier but I've been feeling very sad and self-hatey and slept most of yesterday and this morning so I didn't say what I did.
Erutepa physically pulled me out of bed to go to training yesterday afternoon and I cried a bit but we got to the track and I did a 1.5km warmup before running a fast 800m (going at a pace of around 5 minutes 10 seconds/km) and a moderately quick 400m (at about a 5.20/km pace) before doing a bit of a recovery and a jog about. Really wasn't feeling good mentally or physically and so I basically walked around the track a couple of times as a cool down and sat down and didn't talk to anyone. I'm quite shy and afraid of being judged but so far the squad has been nice and I ran with one girl on my 800 and 400 who has been very kind and welcoming. Unfortunately she's leaving for Adelaide soon but she's helped a little with my confidence.

This Thursday I think I'll do strength exercises in lieu of running a lot. I'm really, really uncomfortable with the idea of running in my area so I'll try to do 20 minutes of aerobics and see if my hamstrings don't break. Depression is really kicking my ass at the moment and I'm just generally dejected and mad at myself, also I'm working a roadie gig on Saturday instead of running Parkrun, so I'll do a harder run at the You Yangs on Sunday to make up for it.

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Re: Gotta Go Fast - Poet's Running Journal.
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2020, 04:17:19 pm »
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Hello, I'm back.

I've been somewhat sick over the past few days (sore throat, lots of nausea, body cramps, heaps of fatigue, very depressed) and so haven't trained/run at all with the exception of yesterday. Last Thursday I attempted a strength session but a third of the way through my body said "NOPE" and I ended up in bed with severe cramps for the rest of the day, then struggled with them and nausea for the next four days after that. Nausea has continued and I haven't been eating well because of it, but cramps have improved by now. On Sunday I was still really struggling so instead of a run I went for a 4km walk with Erutepa's mum (she's basically my mum now so from now on if I just say 'mum' it means Erutepa's mum) around the mountains and took pictures. We saw a rock wallaby so y e y : )))))))

Yesterday I tried to go out for a run and managed about 15 minutes of running time total. I would run for about 2-3 minutes at a time then walk until I felt I could run again. I was finding it hard to breathe though so I went home and did some rolling (not literally rolling around the house, I mean muscle rolling with foam rollers), had a shower, fell asleep (again) and tried to forget how much of a failure I am.

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Not entirely sure what my plan is for the next few days but I think I'll just feel it out and make sure my body is doing ok. I never want to push it too hard but it is very frustrating to watch myself go downhill and not do anything about it. I haven't even left my room today - haven't had anything to drink or eat. My body just doesn't want it. I'm going out on Saturday and maybe Sunday, so I'll try to run on one of those days. If I end up feeling good enough for Parkrun, I doubt I'll beat my time but it's just a matter of picking myself back up from this again. I'm very numb right now and I say these things that sound positive but it's all just flat.

Hope you're all well and thank you for being here. I'm sorry I'm not around enough anymore but I really do love this place.
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Re: Gotta Go Fast - Poet's Running Journal.
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2020, 05:29:31 pm »
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Hey,

Thanks for updating us :)

Sucks about the cramps & nausea - I hope that you're find it easier to eat and are feeling better soon. Having points where you struggle definitely doesn't make you a failure and you don't need to apologise. Glad you love this place :)

Sounds like a nice walk :) Also, thank you for clarifying rolling because I definitely would've been confused otherwise.

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Re: Gotta Go Fast - Poet's Running Journal.
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2020, 07:25:15 pm »
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Heyo I have returned!

Still feeling super duper down and useless but I need to update everyone on my Saturday. I made myself eat and drink more on Friday to build up energy/compensate for the lack of food I'd had over the last few days so I felt a bit better going into the next day.
Yesterday I got up early and went to Parkrun. My aim was to do a walk/run and not push myself too much so I did a fast 2.6km (to the top of the hill in Parkrun) and then walked for most of the way back and sprinted the finish. I probably could've gone harder but I was going to training afterwards so left some energy. Turns out I ran sub 15 minutes for the first half of the Parkrun and managed a 37.51 time even with all the walking, which is still a minute less than my pathetic first time hahaha. After parkrun we had about a half hour break before some hill reps (repetitions, sprinting up the hill then walking back down and repeating). I did 4 x 200m hill sprints and basically slowed to a jog by the end because my legs were so tired, but it was rewarding. Cool down was just a fast walk with some of the sprinters - I'm glad at least one of them is willing to talk to me. And then I went to see Shrek the Musical, and that was an exercise in itself. My legs were actually burning for half of it. Bad idea to sit for that long after so much exercise. And now I'm sore lmao.

My nausea has improved a bit since and although my legs are sore I really think running is helping a bit with my sleep and overall mood (I'm still tired and sleep about 14+ hours a day but it's all relative), and I am going to do a session on Tuesday by myself then go to training on Thursday. I'll update either then or on the weekend which is when Victorian Champs is!

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Re: Gotta Go Fast - Poet's Running Journal.
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2020, 08:45:32 pm »
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Turns out I ran sub 15 minutes for the first half of the Parkrun
Soon you'll be running that pace for the whole run!!! #sub30gang #gottagofast #neowm #hashtag #isthishowyoudothis
p.s clearly you weren't running that hard for the first half as your were talking to me most of the way ???

I am going to do a session on Tuesday by myself then go to training on Thursday
Its amazing that you're doing sessions on you're own - getting yourself out there can be tough, but you can't run with a group all the time unfortunately.

Its been awesome seeing your progress so far (and being able to run with you) and I am looking forward to seeing much more running progress, even if its just a gateway into other (less cooler) sports like hockey
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