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Loving On The Run
September 30, 2013
11:42 pm
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Snarkastic
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January 12, 2013

After a glance through I feel kind of bad for her. She doesn't seem exercise-obsessed or disordered, just misguided. I agree that her husband's level of athleticism probably warps her view of her own. A woman can run a 3:30 marathon on 30 mpw, some cross-training, and two 20-milers. A guy going for 2:30 is probably doing two-a-days, glycogen depletion, and steady state runs sub 6-min pace. Too much for a newish runner! I hope she heals soon and doesn't rush it.

October 1, 2013
10:04 am
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DLgirl85
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September 28, 2013

^ agreed. seems like the husband may be trying to help but sort of hard to relate i would imagine when the difference level is that large. maybe too hard of workouts + increased mileage caused it. she should either slowly increase mileage or do harder workouts! NOT both.

October 1, 2013
4:50 pm
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meh meh meh
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October 17, 2012

Now having read more of her blog, l kind of like her. I hope she rehabs well and maybe scales back her goal a bit. She's a long way off that BQ; she'd probably be a lot better off focusing on getting a fast half marathon at this point to build a good base and some speed. The marathon will still be there in a couple of years, you know?

October 1, 2013
5:56 pm
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Gumbo

Yikes. Her back training logs are downright frightening. How could her husband (assuming he has an iota of running knowledge being a 2:30 marathoner?!?!?!) have let her do that to herself? Thats really sad. And she is still working out and already talking about running again? Femoral stress fractures are nothing to mess around with. I feel sorry for her, but at the same time she earned this, and doesn't seem to have learned anything from it. I hope that someone talks some sense into her about training more sensibly. 

October 1, 2013
6:07 pm
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psynonym
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January 24, 2012

Well, she's looking at a minimum of 2-3 months off running as it is, so she'll have plenty of time for the lesson to sink in.  I feel for her, since I JUST recovered from that exact injury.  But yeah, that volume of training is ludicrous for someone just starting out… eesh.  You'd think she'd have gotten more comments all along.

October 1, 2013
6:13 pm
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Gumbo

She's like, talking about running in a few weeks or something. She has no idea…….

October 2, 2013
7:29 am
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DLgirl85
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September 28, 2013

i guess only time will tell whether she heals as fast as she thinks. i am hoping she does. but it is an aggressive timeline that is for sure.

October 2, 2013
7:58 am
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Sydney Bristow
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May 11, 2012

Well, we might as well address our concerns to DLgirl85 directly since she's obviously the blog's author. Congrats on the influx of blog readers that posting on GOMI has provided you!

But really, though, take care of yourself and REST. I don't understand why you're trying to rush your Boston goal so fast. To try to cut an hour off of your marathon time in a few months is NOT a safe endeavor, and you're paying the price now. To qualify for Boston you'll have to run each mile 2 minutes faster than your previous best– to get to that level of fitness will take time. Oh, and you don't need to run 80-mile weeks in order to get a 3:35. Focus on safe, quality mileage and try to improve your times PROGRESSIVELY. Don't take the all-or-nothing, Boston-or-bust approach to training. Set incremental, realistic goals. Maybe try to break 4 first? I'm not saying you can't eventually do it, but I am saying that you're bonkers for not realizing that you have to pace yourself in marathon training. You keep insisting on your blog that you didn't get injured because of your high mileage, but rather it was the fact that you incorporated speed work on top of high mileage. I think you're wrong. You need to evaluate your fitness level and not compare it to people like Shalane Flanagan or Kara Goucher who can easily run 80-100 mpw. They have worked for many years to progress to the level they are at. You can't just suddenly start running 80 mpw from the fitness level you were at and expect to be healthy. 

tl;dr: DLgirl85 is the blog author and she needs to calm the f**k down 

October 2, 2013
10:28 am
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DLgirl85
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September 28, 2013

sigh…already addressed this once as i am dailymiler that lives around her (if you used dailymile you would know you can find runners nearby)…but i guess you can't tell anything to a brick since they don't listen.

i doubt many people WANT to be on this forum imo. people say some pretty mean stuff. i mean look at the HRG thread…surprised that girl hasn't cried herself to sleep with some of those comments.

whatever you wanna believe – just believe with all your little heart idontknow

October 2, 2013
10:51 am
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inconvenient baby
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February 9, 2012

DLgirl85 said

sigh…already addressed this once as i am dailymiler that lives around her (if you used dailymile you would know you can find runners nearby)…but i guess you can't tell anything to a brick since they don't listen.

i doubt many people WANT to be on this forum imo. people say some pretty mean stuff. i mean look at the HRG thread…surprised that girl hasn't cried herself to sleep with some of those comments.

whatever you wanna believe – just believe with all your little heart idontknow

HRGs thread is probably the nicest one on here?

It's just a little suspicious that you signed up to start this thread is all.

October 2, 2013
11:23 am
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Sydney Bristow
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May 11, 2012

DLgirl85 said
sigh…already addressed this once as i am dailymiler that lives around her (if you used dailymile you would know you can find runners nearby)…but i guess you can't tell anything to a brick since they don't listen.

i doubt many people WANT to be on this forum imo. people say some pretty mean stuff. i mean look at the HRG thread…surprised that girl hasn't cried herself to sleep with some of those comments.

whatever you wanna believe – just believe with all your little heart idontknow

Awww you're so cute. I can tell you're new around here rolleyes

I actually do use dailymile and understand fully how an internet search function works. Buuuut I've also been on GOMI for a long ass time and know how this stuff works: a new blogger isn't getting a lot of traffic and then comes on GOMI, pretends to be a fan of her own blog and writes a post saying "Hey guys I came across this cool blog ______ she seems nice and genuine and I really like reading it! What do you guys think?" Which is funny, since this website is called "Get Off My Internets" and is dedicated to crapping on shitty bloggers. Also of note, you haven't posted on any other threads except for this one. And you keep checking back in on the thread saying the same thing over and over, encouraging her and trying to keep the conversation about her banal blog going. To try to throw the scent off yourself, you'll add something you perceive as "negative" and the thing you seem to have settled on is that the blogger runs too much; but because you're a narcissist who wants to generate traffic to your site, you maintain that the blogger is "nice" and "genuine" and that you "really like her blog". I also like how you keep defensively stating the reasons why you started reading her blog. These are all taken from just 1 post (!!!): 

"i dont know – its not some huge interest in her blog – its just different bc she doesnt seem as 'fake' as a HRG who seems to always have money and stuff – "

"i honestly got caught on her experience with losing the job and just sort of followed it ever since – nothing really doing with her running."

"i just started following her i guess whenever she lost her job a while ago – i think those that have actually held a job can relate to that."

"i honestly just i guess got interested cuz she lives near me more than anything…"

 

Ok. I could go on. But really, though, calm down. We know it's you. I do hope your injury heals up soon. Stress fractures suck.

October 2, 2013
12:54 pm
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DLgirl85
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September 28, 2013

whatever helps you sleep better at night :-) no point in arguing with someone like you.

HRG thread isn't that bad? i guess I would just be more sensitive if i were her idk it's essentially 200 something pages of speculation and gossip – i guess I would take things more personally

i just lurked around here long enough and recently graduated from getting my masters – so now I actually have a bit more time to waste on places like this with my time – talking with people like you ;-)

October 2, 2013
6:57 pm
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Snarkastic
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January 12, 2013

Sydney Bristow said
To try to cut an hour off of your marathon time in a few months is NOT a safe endeavor, and you're paying the price now. 

AN HOUR? Crap.



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