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TUESDAILIES run on caffeine (Read 57 times)

    I should get about an hour in on the TM before my strength class. I will keep it all in an easy range. Ankle seems to be OK this morning, but I don't want to take chances. This little delay, on top of January starting out so rough, has me second-guessing my goal for May. I'm wondering if I should just focus on building my mileage and endurance back up this cycle, run Fargo for fun and to add another state, and then try for the BQ in the fall. smiley-undecided Confidence is not my strong suit.

    lilac_jive


    Jess runs for bacon

      Good morning everyone! I had a really miserable day at work yesterday so I skipped my workout video and went to the bar :/ Sigh. Tonight's a rest day but I will have to get my ITB rehab in. I've been really slacking. I have a follow up meeting with the doc on my ITB so hopefully she will lay some guilt on my lazy ass.

       

      www.backuprunner.net

      runmomto3boys


        Mitch: Good morning!

         

        Kay: Morning!

         

        Dave: Enjoy those 6 lunch time miles!

         

        LRB: Taking off to do speed work?  Fun!  Enjoy the work out and day off!

         

        Flarunner: Great job getting the 6 in early.

         

        Damaris: I hope you are feeling better today and can get your work outs done.

         

        Hilary: Great job on the TM run.  I hope swim class goes well, sweetie!

         

        Tom: Great advice!  I agree, 100%.  I hope the recovery miles go well!

         

        Jess: Sometimes booze > work outs and last night was one of those nights!  S'okay.  Get back to it today!  I hope the IT band is healing up OK.  IT stuff just blows.

         

        Shari: I hope the ankle is on the mend.  I know it is frustrating what you've been dealing with on top of trying to train for a FM.

         

        Kristin: Best of luck to you with your plan!  I'm glad your IT band junk is doing so much better!

         

        Phil: I hope the PT appointment goes well!

         

        Bruce: Ouch!  I'm glad the toe thingy didn't interfere with your run.  Phew!

         

        Sparker: Good luck on the 3!


        Pura Vida

          Morning!  I had a great tempo run last night.  I hadn't run more than 2 without taking a recovery before, so I was nervous about the 4.  I decided to start slowly (actually just out of my tempo range) and then gradually speed up as I went.  Success!  RD for me today.

           

          April- Those cupcakes are super cute!

           

          Bruce- Hope the toe heals up for you!

           

          Tom- Boo to no half sizes available in your shoes!

          PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02 / FM: 4:50:35

          Upcoming: Rest!

          Pinktastic


            Good Morning and Happy Fat Tuesday!!

             

            It seems like we just celebrated Christmas yesterday and then I blinked and it’s already Fat Tuesday.  I have no idea where January went!

             

            Kay – As always, thanks for the coffee – I need it!!

             

            Mitch – Hope you’re able to get some good rest today!

             

            DaveP – Sounds like you’re already well-caffeinated today.   Have a great run at lunch!

             

            LRB – Seems like you’re enjoying a nice and relaxing morning routine.   I think I’m jealous….   Hope your run goes Pinksationally today!

             

            Scott – May your 3 after work go smoothly!

             

            Flarunner – Nice run this morning!!   I hate running in humid weather and it always makes me slower too.   Of course, I’m pretty freaking slow to begin with.    ;-)

             

            Damaris – I hope you feel much, much better today!!   Have a wonderful day!

             

            Hilary – I’m glad that you’ve loved your swimming lessons so much!   I love it when people find new things that they enjoy!

             

            Heidi – I agree completely – running during the day is a treat!   Your Mom is awesome!!  Have a Pinktacular run!!

             

            Tom – Sorry about the shoes, but great run yesterday!!   I hope your run today goes incredibly well!

             

            Kristin10185 – What a great run this morning!!   That is so Pink-mazing!!   Good luck with your new plan!

             

            Bruce – My toes hurt just thinking about you stubbing yours on weights!  Ouch!!   I hope that it doesn’t continue to cause you pain.   Nice run this morning!

             

            Phil – What’s on the schedule movie-wise today?   I hope that PT goes well and that you’re making significant leaps in progress!!

             

            Scrape – Glad you made it back from your 10 miler in one piece!  That black ice is nothing to sneeze at!

             

            Jedi – Great run this morning!!   Have a fabulous day!

             

            Scotty – I’m glad that I don’t have 100 or so available routes.  I’d spend all day trying to decide where to run and then I wouldn’t get any work done or get my run in because I was still deciding.    ;-)    Wherever you decide to go, have a beautiful run!!

             

            April – That was so thoughtful of you to make cupcakes for us!!   Thank you!!  Sorry about the hip!  I hope it heals quickly and that you’re back to running in no time!

             

            Fuzzy – Hope your wife feels better soon!   Good luck with your intervals today!!

             

            AmiK – Treadmill rash – ouch!!   You had a great run this morning!   Way to get it done even when you were worried about it!!

             

            Robert – Hope the rain subsides long enough for you to get your run in later!   Have a great day!!

             

            DCDan – No caffeine until April?  Wow!   Are you giving it up for Lent or is the decision health related (if you don’t mind my asking)?  I wish you the best of luck with that no matter what the reason!

             

            Shari – Glad to hear that the ankle seems okay today!  Yay!   Have a fabulous run and a great workout in strength class today!

             

            Lilac – Hope today is so, so much better than yesterday!!   Good luck with your doctor’s appointment!

             

            Zelanie – What a wonderful run yesterday!   Enjoy your rest day!!

             

            Normally, I work from home on Tuesdays and get in a MLR before I start working, but I had to drive into the office for a "Town Hall" today.   I did manage to squeeze in 6 and change before work though so, while it wasn't what I wanted, I got in something today.  It was sprinkling while I was running, but it waited to start pouring until I was leaving for work so the run was great and the drive sucked.   I'd rather have it that way than the other way though.....

             

            Have a wonderful day, Runners!!   And, may your next run give you the courage to reach for your dreams!!

             

            - Sarah

            But The Smile That I Sent Out Returned With You.

            DCDan78


              DCDan – No caffeine until April?  Wow!   Are you giving it up for Lent or is the decision health related (if you don’t mind my asking)?  I wish you the best of luck with that no matter what the reason!

               

              It's a lent thing.  I did it last year and found it hard at first, but also a good way to reset and listen to my own body about when it's tired, etc.

              RunTomRun


              Wickedly Average

                3.5 mile recovery run, 9:26 overall pace with slightly negative splits. Nice little run.

                Tom (formerly known as PhotogTom)

                5K - 25:16, 10K - 55:31,  15K - 1:20:55,   HM - 1:54:54

                kristin10185


                I race in SparkleSkirts

                  Pinktastic it was pinkmazing lol because I was wearing a hot pink sports bra, light pink teck shirt, bright pink zipup, hot pink running beanie and hot pink gloves this morning Wink

                  PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

                   

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                  Bad Ass

                    Pink is always good.....Big grin

                    Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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                    "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                    LRB


                    Dreamer

                      9 x 400's at "R" pace w/400 meter recoveries done!

                       

                      I was hoping for an average pace of 6:30-ish, but there were two laps in there at 6:50, so I will have to settle for an average of 6:40 for the 2.25 miles total that I ran at "R" pace.

                       

                      It is a lot tougher when you are actually out there running it, as opposed to thinking about it in the days leading up to it lol!

                       

                      Having said that, with warmup, recoveries and cool down data included, my total for today was 9 miles.

                       

                      Tough workout but a good one.  I will work on eliminating those long laps next time out, but as it is, me a happy boy!

                      MRT: This too shall pass I made it!

                      Pinktastic


                        Pinktastic it was pinkmazing lol because I was wearing a hot pink sports bra, light pink teck shirt, bright pink zipup, hot pink running beanie and hot pink gloves this morning Wink

                         

                        That sounds like a Pinksational outfit!   What a lovely way to start your day!!   Big grin

                        But The Smile That I Sent Out Returned With You.

                        LRB


                        Dreamer

                          That sounds like a Pinksational outfit!   What a lovely way to start your day!!   Big grin

                           

                          You two are crackin' me up!

                          MRT: This too shall pass I made it!

                          kristin10185


                          I race in SparkleSkirts

                            Smile

                             

                             

                            That sounds like a Pinksational outfit!   What a lovely way to start your day!!   Big grin

                            PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

                             

                            I started a blog about running :) Check it out if you care to

                            FreeSoul87


                            Runs4Sanity

                              Morning ya'll, I'll admit to skimming through posts.

                              Last night wasn't a great run, but oh well I got it in. Today is going to be a nice day, nice enough to take little butt out for a walk around late this afternoon so I hope for a minimal of 3 miles but will aim for 4 miles like last Friday.

                              Hope everyone is enjoying their runs, strength training, relaxation, and coffee, hope runs go well for all. There I think I included everyone's day Big grin

                              *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                              PRs

                              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)  New PR as of 10/04/2014 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)

                               

                              Pinktastic


                                 

                                You two are crackin' me up!

                                 

                                LRB, I bet you could totally ROCK some Pink!!

                                But The Smile That I Sent Out Returned With You.