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     I also peeked at NJPhil's log and see that we have another marathoner to congratulate!  So exciting - so motivating!

    Way to go Phil! Whoo HoooBig grin Great job on the NJ Marathon last Sunday!

    Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.


    Running Rev'd

      I peeked at Kmay's log - Congratulations, Marathoner!!

       

      Thanks! I wrote a bigger race recap on my blog: http://www.cook-pray-love.com/2012/05/flying-pig-marathon-race-recap.html

       

      It didn't go QUITE as well as I had hoped, but in some ways, that's good because it leaves me a lot of room to improve. As I mention in my blog, I had really wanted to come in under 5:00. With the weather conditions and my stomach issues, I had to let that go and focus on what really mattered: finishing.

       

      Next up is Marine Corps in October. Maybe by then, I won't be working 6 days a week and can focus a little more on my training.

       

      I'm very thankful for the support of this group, for inspiring me with your own accomplishments, and giving me another goal to work towards!

      Cook, Pray, Love

      HF #2955 MM #6302

      8/23 - First Olympic distance triathlon

      10/19 - Toronto Marathon

        Congratulations on your first marathon kmays, great effort in what sounds like hot conditions.  Great write up too.

         

        You never ever forget your first marathon, and just in case, by  finish + 2 days,  you body gives you a good little reminder.  By +4 days you have forgotten all the painful parts of the race and are already planning your next.

         

        Good luck for your next one

         “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”

         

        Goals 2014

        Keep running

         

        2014 km in 2014

         

          Congrats Kmays and NJPhil!

           

          It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks for me.  The training is suffering a little but I'm managing some base miles at least.  DW's treatment is picking up momentum and the next couple of weeks will be hectic.  She goes in-patient on the 24th to start the bone marrow transplant.  That will start her 5 to 7 month lock down.  We made arrangements for her out-patient portion yesterday so she will have a place to move to once the in-patient is done.  Of course this all has to happen while I'm working 6 days and 72 hours a week Smile.  At least it's all positve news at the moment.  All her tests are looking good and the doctors are optimistic.  The tricky stuff will be over the next 2 months.

          Belmead Trail Fest 50 mile Sep 27-

          Tuna 200 Relay Oct 10-11 -

            Congrats Kmays and NJPhil!

             

            It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks for me.  The training is suffering a little but I'm managing some base miles at least.  DW's treatment is picking up momentum and the next couple of weeks will be hectic.  She goes in-patient on the 24th to start the bone marrow transplant.  That will start her 5 to 7 month lock down.  We made arrangements for her out-patient portion yesterday so she will have a place to move to once the in-patient is done.  Of course this all has to happen while I'm working 6 days and 72 hours a week Smile.  At least it's all positve news at the moment.  All her tests are looking good and the doctors are optimistic.  The tricky stuff will be over the next 2 months.

             

             

            Best wishes and positive thoughts from the other side of the world

             “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”

             

            Goals 2014

            Keep running

             

            2014 km in 2014

             

                it's all positve news at the moment.  All her tests are looking good and the doctors are optimistic. 

               

              Wonderful!  You are doing an amazing balancing act in your life right now, Jeff.  We'll keep you and your family in our thoughts. ((Hugs))

              Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.


              Imminent Catastrophe

                Thinking about you and hoping for the best Jeff! Got my shirt and number for tomorrow. I'm in that "what the hell was I thinking" mode. Looks like a nice race.

                "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                 "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                 

                √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                  Have fun tomorrow, PerfesserR! From the website, it looks very scenic and well organized.

                  http://www.iceagetrail50.com/site/?page_id=35

                   

                  I just finished what has felt like my slowest string of days ever. Just trying to ride it out and hope to have more pep by May 20 for the 12K race.

                  Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

                    I'm in that "what the hell was I thinking" mode.

                     Yeah - I peeked - couldn't wait to find out how you did. You were thinking "It's a GREAT day for a 50-milerBig grin"

                    Congratulations on your race, PerfesserR! You did fantastic!! Not only that, but you could actually run  8 more miles the next daySurprised You've got to have some super-human genes in there.

                    Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.


                    Imminent Catastrophe

                      Yeah, that was a good race, Happy. It was an honest course, and by that I mean it was not easy, but not ridiculously hard. Constant hills, mostly singletrack and very little level, it was always up or down. It lived up to its reputation. The last 10 miles were really tough, my legs were just wasted. Then the after-race party was awesome, a bunch of RAers relaxed and watched the finishers come in while enjoying the brats and beer. Good times! 9:50, and that's a 2 hour 5 minute PR at the 50-mile distance. Faster course, but still, I'm running much better and with more confidence. Now, after 3 road marathons and a 50-miler in 4 weeks, I'm ready for a rest break. 

                      "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                       "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                      "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                       

                      √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                      Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                      Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                        Congrats Kmays, Perfesser and NJPhil

                         

                        Hi everyone Smile

                         

                         Now, after 3 road marathons and a 50-miler in 4 weeks, I'm ready for a rest break. 

                         

                        Perfesser: I can't even fathom that.Shocked Fantastic.

                        Happy: How's the ankle feeling?

                        Heffa: stay strong!

                         

                        Me: still running 3-5 kilometers a few times a week plus strength training twice a week. Often I can't even be bothered to log them. But as a goal, I will be logging every run the next few weeks, however short it is. Just to give me a sense of accomplishment.

                         

                        Have a great day everyone, and a most excellent run.

                        Dutchie
                        I go running in the early morning, before my brain figures out what I'm up to.

                        Run the day, or the day runs you.

                        Actions determine state of mind - Aristotle

                          Running and exercise is suffering a bit around here due to hectic work and life schedule, no long run last weekend. But I am looking forward to a visit to Maine for a wedding, relaxation and running on my old routes.

                           

                          Jeff - I'm so glad your wife is making progress! I need some pointers from you on time management, even a 55 hour week blows me outta the water organization wise. And that may be my summer schedule...

                           

                          Happy Monday, I'll check in when I get back, A

                          Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...

                          Halifax Bluenose 10k May 2014

                          Halifax Navy 5k August 2014

                          Annapolis Valley Harvest, NS  HM October 2014

                            Hi Dutchienice to have you check in. My ankle is feeling good, especially in the spot that was the most injured. A different spot (outside of foot between ankle and heel) has hurt sporadically during my last 2 runs, but I don't think it's too concerning.

                             

                            I ran my fastest tempo run in a very long time last night. So that gives me hope for next weekends 12K race.

                            Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

                              Reporting in on my 12K race today. My recent speed workouts (such as they are) seem to be helping. I came in a full minute faster than last year. It could have been more, but I was stricken with a major side ache in the last couple miles. Still I'm pleased with my finish time (1:08:51) and motivated to work towards a faster time for next year.

                               

                              MTA: I was 6 out of 103 women in my age group (55-59)and 479 out of 2141 total runners. I like those numbers.Smile

                              The gal I've been trail running was there and came in 4 minutes ahead of me, winning 1st out of 64 in her age group (60-64). Of course she had bicycled 22 miles first! (in prep for Ironman Canada)

                              Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

                                Great run Happy. That's a full 5 sec/km faster than last year.  Good improvement.

                                 

                                 

                                Me.....stuck in a rut.  Dark and cold when I go to work, dark and cold when I get home,  don't feel like getting out for a run. Sigh.

                                Also got nothing really planned until September, so trying to find something to keep me motivated until then.  Thinking about a 1/2 in a couple of weeks, so hoping that will drag me out of this stupor. Smile 

                                 

                                Might try and plan for a run "around the block" in July / August.  Admittedly my block is about 72 km but it could be interesting.

                                 

                                I did get out for a 3.6km trail run with my 8yo on Saturday.  Lots of up hills, so almost broke him.  Has his school cross country in a couple of months and he is keen to not get 2nd for the 4th year in a row. So more training with Dad is on the cards.

                                 

                                So how is everyone else feeling?

                                 “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”

                                 

                                Goals 2014

                                Keep running

                                 

                                2014 km in 2014

                                 

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