Are you still running that race? : LUSENET : like sands : One Thread

If so, let me be the first to wish you good luck. Break a leg!

-- Anonymous, July 01, 2001


Yup, it's next Sunday. If anyone wants to come out and cheer me on, the course description is here along with a link to a course map. I'll probably be running 8:30-9 minute miles, so you do the math. Look for the short chick wearing blue shorts and the number 2304.

-- Anonymous, July 01, 2001

er, 1 short female, blue shorts, several thousand runners.


I will be in San Diego this month, but not SF. I will wager big money on you though if I see your name on one of the Casino Sports Books boards here.

-- Anonymous, July 01, 2001

Hey Dude-ette!

Too boring to write about or what? No one yelled anything at you. No one gave you a cup of vinegar instead of water? Got a blister on your big toe?

Yes, I am annoying.

-- Anonymous, July 11, 2001

I know, I'm so sorry!

Long story short:

I came, I ran, I conquered. Didn't make my goal time, but it was still respectable. Afterwards experienced much physical pain, followed by mental pain all week, as I have to give a talk tomorrow, and am not looking forward to it. Am now (9:10 p.m.) preparing to return to work and finish making my slides.

Aggh. Hopefully, I'll write an entry tomorrow.

-- Anonymous, July 12, 2001

I wonder if running marathons causes permanent internal injury?

It seems like all the overstressing of muscle use, might cause some "internal scarring" of some sort. Maybe small tears or some chemical damage to tissue?

If it's like external damage, injury would be permanent and also reduce function somewhat from the original tissue. I mean it's one thing to produce muscle fatigue and stimulate growth, but maybe another to pummel your muscle. It would seem "hitting the wall" might be a signal from your body. When you said you weren't hungry (which you said was a normal reaction) it almost sounds like a shock reaction. Like when you become overly hot, and after awhile your body gives up sweating and just becomes dry.

I don't know though. Maybe you already know the answer to that?

-- Anonymous, July 16, 2001

I don't think marathons usually cause permanent injury. I don't think that scarring of muscle tissue is even possible in the sense of collagen buildup (though I could be wrong about that). Marathoning is stressful, but most people recover (and I think my inability to eat was mostly because I was dehydrated--it definitely wasn't because I was in shock).

-- Anonymous, July 16, 2001

You reported being ditzy for a few days. Sounds like some mild metabolic disturbance at work.

-- Anonymous, July 17, 2001

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