#crushitzone hashtag on Instagram | inst24

#crushitzone hashtag on Instagram | inst24

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Wasn’t feeling the greatest yesterday so took the entire day off. Definitely paid off today. First 10 were pretty solid last 5k was tough. But those tough miles are the ones that count the most!

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Epic conditions, epic trails. ___ Running on days like today are the reason I have no problem setting a 5am alarm every night. I was all alone, lost in the solitude of the trail. When it got hard, the thought of complaining quickly faded when I realized only the mountain would hear me (and probably laugh). And so my only choice was to keep on climbing until I could exact my revenge on the downhill! ___ Pic 2: I love how Strava displays elevation (even if they short you a few hundred feet compared to Garmin). Accurately depicts how steep these assents are. ___ #crushitzone #swimbikerun #triathlete#triathlon#thesweatlifela#instarunners#runtoinspire#happyrunner#runnerspace#worlderunners

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Que a gente nunca perca a vontade de tentar. Que a gente seja mais forte do que nossas desculpas. Que nunca nos falte fé em nós mesmos! Esse é o mantra!! . . . De hoje: fortalecimento muscular! . . . #Corraparaavida #corre_marcia #ironmaidenrunners #fortalecimentomuscular #treinarecorrer #paquitasquecorrem #caminho100volta #nopainnogain #crushitzone #euatleta #paracorrer

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Always earned. Never given. . . #MedalMonday from the @clevemarathon weekend. It just hit me that this is the most miles I’ve run in one weekend, and I fought hard every step of the way. . . It’s so hard to continue on when so many people around you are struggling and dropping out. Countless people didn’t make it to the finish line yesterday, and we are all so saddened by the loss of Taylor Ceepo. It’s hard to be happy about your experience when others are mourning a tragic loss, but I am dedicating my marathon to her. Everyone else doing any running or racing this weekend, please dedicate your runs to the young lady who will no longer be able to do what she enjoys. . . . #runfortaylor #clevelandmarathon #clemarathon #runcleveland #runcle #26point2 #mmalpha #mmathlete #mindovermatterathlete

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Ahhh, Cleveland. You were a beast. I completed my 3rd marathon in 3:55:42. Just seconds off of my PR! And I couldn’t be happier. It was HOT HOT HOT! Like, 85 degrees when I finished, hot. My strong first 18 miles are what helped carry me to the finish, after that, I was just praying I could get to the finish line happy and healthy. It was a battle, but I did it!!! Thank you to everyone who cheered me on in person and via texts and PMs. And to my hubby for being the best cheerleader ❤️ . . . #mmalpha #mmathlete #mindovermatterathlete #runohio #akrun #runcle #clevelandmarathon #clemarathon

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Whatcha ya’ll getting into this weekend?? ___ I’m itching for an adventure! Tomorrow morning I’m shifting my long run to the trails and will really test what kind of resolve these legs have built up. I won’t lie, I woke up pretty stiff today, but I know it’ll work itself out once I start going! 👊 ___ Would love to know what kind of craziness you’re planning!? ___ #crushitzone #runitfast #instarunners #runnerscommunity #runnershoutouts #runhappy #runshots #runnerspace #worlderunners #wearetherunners #runnersworld #runtoinspire #runnersonIG #runnersofinstagram #marathontraining #lovetorun #thesweatlifela #runnerslife #runners #runchat #irun #igrunners #trailrunning #happyrunner #werunsocial #swimbikerun#triathlon #trilife #triathlete #triathlontraining

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As I was running this morning, I was thinking about how I’ve really come to love Monday’s. I love the fresh start. I’m a competitive guy and Monday’s seem to represent the start of the game. Toeing the line for another week. Anything can happen but I’m going to give it my all. — Sometimes you come flying out of the gate. Other times you get blindsided by a plastic strap that face plants you into the ground for multiple people to see 🙄 — BUT we’re only a few steps in and still plenty of time to turn things around. Hope your week is off to a better start than mine. Here’s to making it a good one 💪🙌

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Some days it’s easy & some days it’s really freakin hard. 👎🏼 I knew as soon as I took off that it wasn’t going to be my day. But I didn’t know that 0.5 in I would have to completely stop because my calf muscles felt like rocks! 😖 I don’t know if you can tell by this picture, but I got pretty burnt on Saturday (oops! I’m normally so good about sunscreen too) & I guess that mixed with some dehydration & other things just had me feeling super off. But my body was saying nopeeee, not today! 🙅🏻‍♀️ I managed 3 of the 5 miles that was on my plan today & I’m not even sure I consider those 3 legit. I walked a ton & stretched. But ultimately, I texted my coach, @runner_jess_ & she agreed I should shut it down. & I was pretty bummed because I finally remembered to take my new @nathansportsinc hydration pack out for a spin. But while I HATE not completing a run, sometimes it’s best to just listen to your body. So home I went & got straight into an ice bath! ❄️🛀 • • • • • #marathontraining #runningsuckssometimes #mmalpha #shokzsquad #shokzamb #runrva #garminambassador #fitsporation #oisellevolée #nbrunning #roadid #sweatycrew #sweatybands #nathansports #thatsucked #crushitzone #beatyesterday #scarsmarkmystrength #runrichmond

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