LRB...what kicks did you get?
DST 18's. After reading some favorable comments about previous generations from a couple of G's in the group.
"Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."
Thanks Basya. I'm about to head out the door for a run, and for the first time in a while I'm excited about it.
SIAR - Those are some huge winds. How could that run have been easy? Lol
PRs: Marathon (2:49xx; '13) Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)
West Coast checking in late. It's taper week for me, so only 3.25 easy miles on the mlll, followed by abs and upper body.
I hope everyone who was restless last night gets some good shut-eye tonight.
PRs: 5K (26:35); 10K (54:31); HM (1:58:53); FM (4:37:59)
Skipped the gym and went for a really e slow and easy 3 miles. Felt good and relaxed.
Hot Chocolate 5K Chicago November 4, 2012 30:17
Penguin in the Park 5K Decatur Illinois March 23,2013 27:08
Basya - hope you got rested up some
DaveP - are yoga classes usually that long?
Kay - hope you can get some quality LR's in before the half
Tom - good job on the 10
Luke - taper madness begins, eh?
Vegan Ang - hi
Adam - haha, been there. It was President's Day I believe, and I went in on snowy roads just to find out that I could have stayed in bed.
Kristin - take care of that knee
FLA - a wonderful day to you as well
lilac - good luck with the ITB rehab
Hilary - hope the orthotics work out for you
Jedi - bad runs just happen sometimes
April - so, how does the kitten know what time it is?
Robert - thinking dry for you
Bruce - Those winds are here now. They sound really loud sometimes with this as my neighbor.
DCDan - shorts weather
Baboon - will two weeks be enough, do you think?
Beth - nice job on another tough run
Scotty - great reports as always
Zelanie - tempo miles, good luck
Fuzzy - hi
Sarah - safe here yes, sound (mentally) is debatable
Step - getting things done is always good
B-Plus - some motivation that I once read..."Just put on your running clothes when you don't feel like running. Then your shoes. Then go outside. Then run."
Sparker - happy Monday
Freesoul - lots of 13's there, it's a perfectly good number
D - feel better
AmiK - hope DS gets well
SIAR - get a car that runs on plankton like Rick's
Rick - DST's
OOTB - shut-eye would be welcome
A welcome SRD after playing maintenance man at work for most of the afternoon.
Shirfan - Love it! I'll have to remember that next time.
Blue - What are you running?
It felt great to run 4.5 @ 8:18. I kept it easy, but my right ass cheek started to get tight near the end of my run. Probably from sitting on it too much last week.
Recovery run: 6.1 miles at 8:49 pace. I cut it short (had planned on 8) b/c my legs are trashed from yesterday's fast 20 and b/c I have a tempo run tomorrow at 9 a.m.
This may be one of the extremely rare times when I ran farther than you did!
Of course, I didn't run at all yesterday so I don't think it's quite fair. And my long 10 is half of your fast 20!
You're doing great!
Tom (formerly known as PhotogTom)
5K - 25:16, 10K - 55:31, 15K - 1:20:55, HM - 1:54:54
You are excused. But just this once.
Thanks, Beth and Tom! You guys are a hoot!
shirfan - and I think my fave distance race is 13.1 miles.
Tonight's run sucked, not as bad as some but it definitely sucked. I couldn't get my stride right and I felt like I was dragging my toes, I am surprised I didn't trip. It didn't get better until around mile 3 and after, ugh... but I got it over with.
*Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*
5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace)
10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)
15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)
13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!
DaveP - are yoga classes usually that long?
More commonly 60 min. Seems like the good ass-kicking ones at my gym are 75 min. Definitely kicked my ass today, I realized it has been 2 weeks since I did any. Really had to work out a lot of tightness all along the back of my legs. Can't imagine what would have caused that. And oh, the core work. Ugh.
8 miles @ 8:27/mile done this evening, felt slower tho, legs were heavy after my weekend runs. I had to get out there and run, it was 60* at 7:30pm in the middle of Feb, love it!
2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M
B-Plus- Glad you got back out there today!
SIAR- Yikes! That sounds like some serious wind! I am in awe of all of you who can run in the more extreme winter weather conditions.
outoftheblue- Enjoy taper week!
Scott- Glad you enjoyed the miles!
Shirfan- Sounds like not the best way to start the work week! Hope things are better tomorrow.
Heidi- It sounds like a good idea to cut it short if you need to be fresh for the tempo tomorrow. Hope that does the trick!
Freesoul- At least you got the miles in! My DD fought diaper changes pretty much the whole way through, but we got through it! And it still beats fighting about boyfriends.
DaveP- Nice job with the yoga!
D2- I can't wait until it's in the 60s again!
AFM- 7 miles done with 4@tempo. I'm pretty happy with that since I had actually never run more than 2 tempo miles without taking a recovery before. So I started them just a tad slower than my tempo range for the first two, then bumped the speed up by a notch each mile after that. I figured that would help me get past the "mental" part of the workout.
PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02
Upcoming: Beat the Blerch 10K 9/21, Portland Marathon (debut) 10/5