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Basically, we celebrate just getting out there and moving our tails!What is "slow"? "Slow" is a perception but one of the common benchmarks is the 10:00/mi pace; but there's no firm line. In fact, there are many of us that have slipped past this, and just hope that no one notices and revokes their "igloo privileges."
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First HM: Covenant Health Knoxville HM 4/2013 2:24
Second HM: North Shore HM, Highland Park, IL 6/2013 2:20
Third HM: Hard Rock HM, Nashville, TN 11/2013 2:20
Next Race: Summerfest HM, Milwaukee, WI 6/2014 ???
Long run weather this weekend, so we will try for 8 or 9. today or tomorrow. It was nice to have dinner with both DD's last night.
Have a great weekend!!!
Morning! 10 miles this morning. I had to leave at 6:30am and that was too late. At least I felt 77F for like 5 minutes before it turned into 85F. Ha.
Jerry, enjoy your LR.
Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
Next: Craziness Achieved
Damaris Runs with Asthma
4.5 easy this morning. So I don't piss D off. The temp started with a 6 this morning...
Rest day for me.
My 15 yr old has homecoming dance tonight. Gotta go buy some glittery overpriced heels that she will likely only wear for 2 hours ? then off for her mani and pedi.(ie more wasted $) ha
Bahahaha. I mean,
Will Run for Waffles
Morning! Ran 11.5 last night. The lungs were ready, the legs no as much. I was just so close to 2 hours when I got to 11, that I wanted to keep going at that point. 6 later today.
Jerry- Got any races on your horizon?
D- Glad you got the miles in.
PAD- Nice run! The temps for my LR started with a 6 last night, too. Since it was raining, I brought a jacket.
Traci- You are a nicer mom than I am! I don't think I bought DD a damn thing for homecoming last year. But she did get a dress and shoes for the winter formal. And luckily, I think she even wore them again to something or other. I guess I should see when her homecoming dance is this year, and whether she wants to go.
PRs: 5K: 26:03 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02
Jerry: Have a nice run. What kind of beer tonight? I'm going shopping later.
Docket: Man, does it ever cool off?
PAD: Good job on the miles.
Traci: Aren't teenagers fun? I will be going through the same thing in two weeks.
Zel: Well done! It's good to see you running some big numbers again.
As for me, holy crap, my legs are tired. I just ran 18 mile at an 8:39 pace. My breathing was great, at times it felt like I wasn't breathing at all, but man are my legs tired. I think they will be ok later. I actually had a nice drizzle for a few miles early on and that was around 5:30. Now it's off to the shower and then we are taking DS back to university, late afternoon XC meet for older DD, a Costco trip, and then I have an appointment with my chair and some beer. DW can pick the movie tonight.
Hi everyone else and have a great day.
Santa Anita Derby Day 5k - 6 Apr 20:21
La Jolla HM - 28 Apr 1:40:33
Laguna Hills Memorial Day 10k - 27 May 42:17
Camp Pendleton Mud Run 10k - 1 June 1:39:29
Missoula HM - 14 July - 1:35:59
Main Street Halloween Run 10k - 27 Oct 42:45
Tucson Marathon - 8 Dec
No races scheduled Mel. We are still clicking our heels from the 2 HM's earlier this year. I have been ramping up really slowly since my hip problem, so I'm not close to HM distance yet. My only 8 miler was kind of a struggle. Volunteering the Marathon will be my racing fix this fall.
Jerry - how is the hip doing? Any twinges? Did you do PT or just rest it? Hope tomorrow's long run goes well.
Damaris - good job on the early 10.
PAD - Nice and cool for your Saturday run. We're having that kind of day here too, plus rain is forecast for later.
Traci - the worst of those kind of shoes, is usually they are so uncomfortable she won't want to ever wear them again.
Z - glad your long run went well.
Jack - that was a good long run, no wonder you're tired. Hope your son is doing the driving down to SD and your wife on the way back. You will likely stiffen up sitting still in the car.
AFM: Rest day here. No residual pain from yesterdays run, surprisingly. I seem to have a pinched nerve in my shoulder though that is causing me a lot of grief. It woke me up and kept me awake for a couple of hours before the Tylenol finally kicked in.
Ginny, hope that pinched nerve gets better, ouch!
Smaller By The Day
Hi guys. I tried to make the best of a rough morning. I woke up with a scratchy throat, stuffed up nose, and later an ear that feels like its under pressure. I was supposed to run 19 with 15 at gmp. I ran 2 easy, and the next 12 at gmp. Then, I thought I felt a pretty nasty hot spot on the ball of my right foot. I tried to run through it, and it became a stabbing pain. I made it to 18 miles, but I wasn't at gmp any more. I was feeling pretty rough. I have to figure this foot thing out. I've been checking it out, and there isn't a blister or anything. It's just a giant callus. I don't know if I should knock it down a bit or what. Someone suggested wearing my socks inside out. Sounds weird, but everybody who has tried it says it works. I don't know. I'll figure it out, I'm sure.
Weight 100 pounds lost
5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)
10K 48:59 April 2013
HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013
MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013
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Awood- I usually go with a ton of vaseline on my feet when it comes to that.
Take care of the foot AW. Hope the pinched nerve is getting better Ginny.
Since our usual bike path is so crowded on the weekend, we decided to try the Des Plaines River trail (5 mile drive). Ran only 4 miles on gravel and dirt trail. Nice and flat, just had to avoid the horse poo. Much easier with the trail bikers than the rude speedsters on the bike path. Really nice change for us and it was such a beautiful day to run in the forest preserve. We might try another section next weekend. DW even liked it, and she hates dirt and gravel.
Jerry, hope you got your long run in.
Docket, sounds like a miserable run, for a change Will you get ANY break over the "winter"?
PAD, lovely running weather, nice run!
Traci, it doesn't seem possible that you have a 15 year old? Have a wonderful rest day!
Zelanie, 11 miles!! Wow, congratulations! You've recovered wonderfully. When is the next race?
Jack, I wonder why your legs are so tired Lol. I'm sure you will recover quickly.
Ginny, enjoy your rest day. Great to hear you have no soreness from yesterday Pinched nerve sounds miserable though.
Awood, just getting out when you felt so bad, plus the foot pain, you definitely have the mental part of running down pat. I'd still be in bed. Are you due a rest day to recuperate?
AFM, 6.2 miles. OUTSIDE! OUTSIDE!!!!!!! I ran 10K outside. Yes, I'm tickled pink. 11:23 overall pace, was brought down by 2 miles of pot holes pretending to be roads. I am soaking, but at least I didn't get too hot. It was only 74-76F outside.
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