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Doing anything special for National Running Day on June 6th? (Read 709 times)


Over Analyzer of My Log

    http://www.runningday.org/celebrate/10-ways-to-celebrate-national-running-day

     

    I'll celebrate at 6:30 AM by running (slowly) a new route while tapering for my HM on Sat. 

    Rodgers Running

    2012 Goals

    Run a 10K 15K Half Marathon

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      While accepting the idea that a day can mean two different things, I am going to spend a good chunk of that day pondering The Greatest Generation and how those guys saved the world.

       

      (and I am also going to run.  I had a bad weekend that I need to shake off.)

       

        June 6 is also National Cancer Survivors Day.  And National Applesauce Cake Day. 

         

        Applesauce cake? 

        In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion

        http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white&fb_source=message

         

         

         

          So my suggestion is to find a man who survived the Normandy invasion AND cancer.  Then bake him an applesauce cake and run it over to the nursing home where he is living.  If that isn't an honest day's work then I don't know what is. 

          In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion

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            So what did people do?

             

            I ran to the post office and back.  11 miles.  wee.  I tried to pretend Nazis were shooting at me, but it didn't really work.  And I looked weird.

             


            I'm back!

              About to do 14 miles of hill repeats for Western States.

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                About to do 14 miles of hill repeats for Western States.

                 

                Wear 5 extra layers and pretend there are rocks and shit.

                 

                And literally, I mean shit.  Though I do not know why.

                 

                  10k of trails in the rain.

                  2014 Goals

                  Weight - 200 lbs (stuck around 211)

                  2000 miles (1190 as of July 1)

                  Work on stretching and flexibility (doing so much better at this!)

                  Stay healthy for Boston 2015 (have a BQ -9:00 time) - check!

                  Marathon - 3:10 (Goal Race in October)

                  HM 1:29:59 (Goal race in July)

                  10k - 39:59 (no goal race yet)

                  5k - 19:55 (19:43 July 4, 2014)

                   


                  I'm back!

                    Maybe I should, but I'm saving my heat training for the sauna.

                      19 miles against traffic in nowhereville, OH. 

                       

                      Ok, so less than half were against traffic, but I've learned this week that people that actually run on the road must be a novelty to Ohions (sp?).  They either pretend you aren't there and ride the shoulder or they are so curious about what new sport this is that they swerve towards you to investigate.  

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                        Yeah.

                         

                        What's the deal with the swerve?  Are we magnets?

                         

                        I assure you that this isn't specific to Ohio.

                         


                        Interval Junkie --Nobby

                          Okay, after an involuntary "taper" imposed by Venice and various aeroplanes and trains, I just got home.  It was raining slightly, but after waiting so long to run I wasn't going to let that make me blink.  Instead I took off for 10mi at a minute under my easy pace.  Did O-Hill twice for good measure.

                           

                          It was just one of those days that all my legs wanted to do was run as fast as they could, and the major work of the run was keeping them at a sane pace.

                           

                          Felt great.

                          2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                          Current Status 06/19: Pelvic stress-fracture = 6-weeks of no running.


                          Feeling the growl again

                            Umm, I went for a run.  I think the whole Normandy thing is a lot more significant.  

                            "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                             


                            Am I doing this right?

                              5 miles w/ 3 x 1 mile repeats at 10k (ish) pace.  It was a little warm but pretty nice morning for a run.  

                               

                              I will say, reminiscing today about what I recall of D-day from history class was much more fun and really gave me pause to think about the sacrifices that were made.  I'm glad I can't (and don't have to) speak German.

                              No excuses....

                                Just an ez 3.5mi. It's also the 100th anniversary of the Novarupta volcanic eruption in Alaska.

                                "So many people get stuck in the routine of life that their dreams waste away. This is about living the dream." - Cave Dog
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