Three days to first race!

Three days to first race!

Post by Christos Dimitrakaki » Sat, 30 Jun 2007 05:37:55


First race this year (second race ever after my 2005 DNF).

I think I have built up OK over the last three months:
70, 80, 85 km per month, plus walks, though I'd rather have had one more
month of staying at around the 80-90 level.  Right now I have some nagging
pains - went for an easy hill outing and was OK apart from my left hip
flexor. Two days of complete rest might fix that, but I doubt it.  It
seems like a problem I will have to be more careful about in the future.

This is the race btw:

http://www.zirbitz-berglauf.at/

--
Christos Dimitrakakis
Homepage: http://www.idiap.ch/~dimitrak/main.html
Music: http://olethros.dmusic.com

 
 
 

Three days to first race!

Post by runsrealfas » Sat, 30 Jun 2007 06:10:53


Quote:
> First race this year (second race ever after my 2005 DNF).

> I think I have built up OK over the last three months:
> 70, 80, 85 km per month, plus walks, though I'd rather have had one more
> month of staying at around the 80-90 level.  Right now I have some nagging
> pains - went for an easy hill outing and was OK apart from my left hip
> flexor. Two days of complete rest might fix that, but I doubt it.  It
> seems like a problem I will have to be more careful about in the future.

> This is the race btw:

> http://www.zirbitz-berglauf.at/

> --
> Christos Dimitrakakis
> Homepage:http://www.idiap.ch/~dimitrak/main.html
> Music:http://olethros.dmusic.com

Good luck! How far is the race? Is it the same race/course that you
DNF last year?

John

 
 
 

Three days to first race!

Post by Christos Dimitrakaki » Sat, 30 Jun 2007 06:14:12

Quote:


>> First race this year (second race ever after my 2005 DNF).

>> I think I have built up OK over the last three months:
>> 70, 80, 85 km per month, plus walks, though I'd rather have had one more
>> month of staying at around the 80-90 level.  Right now I have some nagging

> Good luck! How far is the race? Is it the same race/course that you
> DNF last year?

This is a 10k, 1200m mountain race.  

Last year was an 8km flat road race, for which my main preparation was
weight training and a once or twice weekly hill run for a month.  Did I
mention that I changed from my usual shoes for the race? :)

--
Christos Dimitrakakis
Homepage: http://www.idiap.ch/~dimitrak/main.html
Music: http://olethros.dmusic.com

 
 
 

Three days to first race!

Post by redman.. » Sat, 30 Jun 2007 07:44:55


Quote:
> First race this year (second race ever after my 2005 DNF).

> I think I have built up OK over the last three months:
> 70, 80, 85 km per month, plus walks, though I'd rather have had one more
> month of staying at around the 80-90 level.  Right now I have some nagging
> pains - went for an easy hill outing and was OK apart from my left hip
> flexor. Two days of complete rest might fix that, but I doubt it.  It
> seems like a problem I will have to be more careful about in the future.

> This is the race btw:

> http://www.zirbitz-berglauf.at/

> --
> Christos Dimitrakakis
> Homepage:http://www.idiap.ch/~dimitrak/main.html
> Music:http://olethros.dmusic.com

Like we give a rats ass.
 
 
 

Three days to first race!

Post by runsrealfas » Sat, 30 Jun 2007 08:12:51


Quote:

> > First race this year (second race ever after my 2005 DNF).

> > I think I have built up OK over the last three months:
> > 70, 80, 85 km per month, plus walks, though I'd rather have had one more
> > month of staying at around the 80-90 level.  Right now I have some nagging
> > pains - went for an easy hill outing and was OK apart from my left hip
> > flexor. Two days of complete rest might fix that, but I doubt it.  It
> > seems like a problem I will have to be more careful about in the future.

> > This is the race btw:

> >http://www.zirbitz-berglauf.at/

> > --
> > Christos Dimitrakakis
> > Homepage:http://www.idiap.ch/~dimitrak/main.html
> > Music:http://olethros.dmusic.com

> Like we give a rats ass.

Hey redman, some people do care, you heartless bastard
 
 
 

Three days to first race!

Post by Tony S » Sat, 30 Jun 2007 09:06:03


Quote:
> First race this year (second race ever after my 2005 DNF).

> I think I have built up OK over the last three months:
> 70, 80, 85 km per month, plus walks, though I'd rather have had one more
> month of staying at around the 80-90 level.  Right now I have some nagging
> pains - went for an easy hill outing and was OK apart from my left hip
> flexor. Two days of complete rest might fix that, but I doubt it.  It
> seems like a problem I will have to be more careful about in the future.

> This is the race btw:

> http://www.zirbitz-berglauf.at/

> --
> Christos Dimitrakakis
> Homepage: http://www.idiap.ch/~dimitrak/main.html
> Music: http://olethros.dmusic.com

Yea, good luck to ya!  Injuries/sore spots can get stiff with a few days
off, so just keep doing gentle stretches. A backbend with the hips forward
is a good one for uphill runners - I was even doing that one while waiting
in line at the store today. 1200m in 10k is all uphill? (the link isn't
working ATM). I might do a pure uphill race someday, but it seems to me most
of the fun of a hilly race is running back down the hill!

-Tony

 
 
 

Three days to first race!

Post by Charlie Pendej » Sat, 30 Jun 2007 12:41:46

Quote:

> it seems to me most of the fun of a hilly race is running
> back down the hill!

Yeah, tell that to Sisyphus.
 
 
 

Three days to first race!

Post by Tony S » Sat, 30 Jun 2007 13:17:16


Quote:

>> it seems to me most of the fun of a hilly race is running
>> back down the hill!

> Yeah, tell that to Sisyphus.

Dummy me had to look it up...
http://SportToday.org/

"...From Homer onwards, Sisyphus was famed as the craftiest of men. He
seduced his niece, took his brother's throne and betrayed Zeus's secrets
(specifically, Zeus'*** of Aegina, the river god Asopus' daughter; by some
accounts, the daughter of his father Aeolus, making her either Sisyphus'
sister or half-sister)..."

I like this guy! But yea, something about rolling a boulder up a hill...

-Tony

 
 
 

Three days to first race!

Post by Doug Frees » Sat, 30 Jun 2007 13:18:44


Quote:

>> it seems to me most of the fun of a hilly race is running
>> back down the hill!

> Yeah, tell that to Sisyphus.

But his  name is pronounced "*** puss"
-Doug
 
 
 

Three days to first race!

Post by Christos Dimitrakaki » Sat, 30 Jun 2007 16:39:32

Quote:



>> First race this year (second race ever after my 2005 DNF).

> Yea, good luck to ya!

Thanks!

Quote:
> Injuries/sore spots can get stiff with a few days
> off, so just keep doing gentle stretches. A backbend with the hips forward
> is a good one for uphill runners

Is that like doing deadlifts but stationary?

Quote:
> - I was even doing that one while waiting
> in line at the store today.

Weren't you getting curious glances from onlookers?

Quote:
> 1200m in 10k is all uphill? (the link isn't
> working ATM). I might do a pure uphill race someday, but it seems to me
> most of the fun of a hilly race is running back down the hill!

Yes, all uphill.  I wouldn't like to go back down after such a climb.
Fortunately, there's a bus.

--
Christos Dimitrakakis
Homepage: http://www.idiap.ch/~dimitrak/main.html
Music: http://olethros.dmusic.com

 
 
 

Three days to first race!

Post by Christos Dimitrakaki » Sat, 30 Jun 2007 16:40:27

Quote:



>> Like we give a rats ass.

> Hey redman, some people do care, you heartless bastard

But it still posts!

--
Christos Dimitrakakis
Homepage: http://www.idiap.ch/~dimitrak/main.html
Music: http://olethros.dmusic.com

 
 
 

Three days to first race!

Post by redman.. » Sat, 30 Jun 2007 22:40:20


Quote:


> > > First race this year (second race ever after my 2005 DNF).

> > > I think I have built up OK over the last three months:
> > > 70, 80, 85 km per month, plus walks, though I'd rather have had one more
> > > month of staying at around the 80-90 level.  Right now I have some nagging
> > > pains - went for an easy hill outing and was OK apart from my left hip
> > > flexor. Two days of complete rest might fix that, but I doubt it.  It
> > > seems like a problem I will have to be more careful about in the future.

> > > This is the race btw:

> > >http://www.zirbitz-berglauf.at/

> > > --
> > > Christos Dimitrakakis
> > > Homepage:http://www.idiap.ch/~dimitrak/main.html
> > > Music:http://olethros.dmusic.com

> > Like we give a rats ass.

> Hey redman, some people do care, you heartless bastard- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

You know Runs (I had you yesterday BTW, but some Kaeopectate got rid
of you) it's not often I am proved wrong, but in this case you are
right and I am wrong. There are a lot of bored people with no lives,
and they aRE interested in that post.
Pardon Wa!
 
 
 

Three days to first race!

Post by runsrealfas » Sun, 01 Jul 2007 00:39:26


Quote:



> > > > First race this year (second race ever after my 2005 DNF).

> > > > I think I have built up OK over the last three months:
> > > > 70, 80, 85 km per month, plus walks, though I'd rather have had one more
> > > > month of staying at around the 80-90 level.  Right now I have some nagging
> > > > pains - went for an easy hill outing and was OK apart from my left hip
> > > > flexor. Two days of complete rest might fix that, but I doubt it.  It
> > > > seems like a problem I will have to be more careful about in the future.

> > > > This is the race btw:

> > > >http://www.zirbitz-berglauf.at/

> > > > --
> > > > Christos Dimitrakakis
> > > > Homepage:http://www.idiap.ch/~dimitrak/main.html
> > > > Music:http://olethros.dmusic.com

> > > Like we give a rats ass.

> > Hey redman, some people do care, you heartless bastard- Hide quoted text -

> > - Show quoted text -

> You know Runs (I had you yesterday BTW,

You never had me, not yesterday not the day before that, never!
 
 
 

Three days to first race!

Post by Danie » Sun, 01 Jul 2007 01:52:35

On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 22:37:55 +0200, Christos Dimitrakakis

Quote:

>First race this year (second race ever after my 2005 DNF).

>I think I have built up OK over the last three months:
>70, 80, 85 km per month, plus walks, though I'd rather have had one more
>month of staying at around the 80-90 level.  Right now I have some nagging
>pains - went for an easy hill outing and was OK apart from my left hip
>flexor. Two days of complete rest might fix that, but I doubt it.  It
>seems like a problem I will have to be more careful about in the future.

>This is the race btw:

>http://www.zirbitz-berglauf.at/

Do your best!  You may only have a case of "runners' hypochondria".
;-)  And remember:
"Nerves and butterflies are fine -- they're a physical sign that
you're mentally ready and eager.  You have to get the butterflies to
fly in formation, that's the trick."  -- Steve Bull

Good luck,
--

 
 
 

Three days to first race!

Post by Ed Procha » Sun, 01 Jul 2007 05:02:21


Quote:
> First race this year (second race ever after my 2005 DNF).

> I think I have built up OK over the last three months:
> 70, 80, 85 km per month, plus walks, though I'd rather have had one more
> month of staying at around the 80-90 level.  Right now I have some nagging
> pains - went for an easy hill outing and was OK apart from my left hip
> flexor. Two days of complete rest might fix that, but I doubt it.  It
> seems like a problem I will have to be more careful about in the future.

> This is the race btw:

> http://www.zirbitz-berglauf.at/

> --
> Christos Dimitrakakis
> Homepage:http://www.idiap.ch/~dimitrak/main.html
> Music:http://olethros.dmusic.com

Good luck to you!
All the physical preparation is done. Now you just have to deal with
the final mental preparation.
Enjoy the run!
ed