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Penguins. Here's Tuesday's thread...down here...yeah...right here (Read 28 times)

Awood_Runner


Smaller By The Day

    The "Penguin" daily threads were originally conceived to emphasize that all members of the community have a place on the boards. Encouragement, motivation, a little love nip (you will love one, give it a try!) or even a little kick in the pants when needed -- it can happen here.

     

    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."

     

    It can be confusing for the forum newbies, but we're not one of the teams in any of the fine games. It's a totally open group, so stop lurking, post an introduction of yourself dive in and join the fun! No application necessary! There might even be a lovely picture for Scotty (we love pics!) ShyShyShy

    Improvements

    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

    Awood_Runner


    Smaller By The Day

      Yep.  I didn't want anybody to get lost.  So, I made it really easy to find.

       

      This morning was 1000 m Intervals with 5 min recovery jogs.  That was fun, yet WTF at the same time.  I hit my paces, and feel great about it.  That's what matters.

       

      How's your day lookin'?

      Improvements

      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

      Bin Running


        Awood.. that's easy to find.. Good job on the intervals.. how many rep?

         

        7.5M today.. today weather as as cooling as yday and I decided to push my low miles days back from Monday.. Not sure if I should push for another 7M tmr if it is as good..

        2014 races

        2XU HM - 02 Mar (1:44:55)

        BeHero 10K (Hong Kong) - 23 Mar (46:13)

        JP Morgan 5.6K - 24 Apr (25:54)

        Run350 10K - 27 Apr (56:04)

        Sundown 10K - 31 May (59:00)

        Sundown HM - 31 May (2:50:00)

        Pocari Sweat 10K - 08 Jun (50:03)

        Army HM - 31 Aug (2:30:00)

        Yellow Ribbon 10K - 14 Sep (52:21)

         

        Newton 32K - 26 Oct

        Stand Chart FM - 07 Dec

          Good job guys.

           

          SRD here for me.

          ”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

          “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

           

          Tomas


          Bad Ass

            Morning!  6 with fartleks tonight.

             

            Let me get this straight.  The penguins are right here?Joking

            Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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

              Morning!  6 with fartleks tonight.

               

              Let me get this straight.  The penguins are right here?Joking

               

              he had to dumb it down for me

              ”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

              “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

               

              Tomas

              N-Bug


              Will run for beer.

                LOL - glad I found it.

                 

                4 miles for me yesterday.  Today SRD - runs on the schedule for me tomorrow and next day.  Heat index supposed to get close to 100 locally.  (as close to whining as I'll get)  Yesterday was one of those runs where I just didn't want to get out the but did and felt twice as good as I did before I started.  I also found two chanterelles (mushrooms).  I picked them and had them with dinner - good stuff.

                scottydawg


                Barking Mad To Run

                  Happy Tuesday!  Got in 3.2 miles this morning around the campus of University of Texas at San Antonio.  Timed it just right, after I got back into the gym, the Heavens opened up.  60% chance of thunderstorms today in our area and it has begun, supposed to be like this all day and through the evening, so I'm glad I got up early this morning and got my run in.

                   

                  July 16th is International Jugglers Day!

                   

                   

                  "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt

                  scottydawg


                  Barking Mad To Run

                    Too late, Awood. I've been lost most of my life. Joking   Congrats on your intervals.

                     

                    Must be nice having that cooler weather, Bin!  As for tomorrow....hey, if you feel good, then go for it.

                     

                    Enjoy the SRD, Tomas!  I keep getting e-mail for that bridge race thingy - I think it's a 10K and a half marathon - that goes over that bridge in Corpus Christi.  I dunno about that one, someone last year , can't remember who,  told me he did it and it was terribly organized, and he would not do that one again.

                     

                    Good luck with the fartleks tonite, Damaris!  Where are the penguins, again?

                     

                     

                     

                    Happy rest day, Vance.   Ugg, 100 degree heat index. We actually have a cool front - only in the 80s here - for the next few days with all this rain.   My run this morning, it was was only 72 degrees...altho the flippin' dew point was over 70, gaaack!  Very humid outside too with all these thunderstorms around.   Mushrooms?  Dead  Mushrooms is fungus, you know...you can get the same effect by just licking the inside of your running shoes... Wink

                    "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt


                    Amazonian Princess

                      G'morning! Whew, glad I found ya Big grin

                       

                      Five miles last night; I had planned on four but took walk breaks so I thought I'd add a little extra at the end and ended up with five! Looking at my app, each mile was a little faster and at the end I felt like I could have kept going but I had leftover birthday cake waiting for me.

                       

                      Thank you for the birthday wishes on Saturday. The 5k was a lot of fun even though I started about 2 minutes after the gun because I had to make a last minute stop at the ladies room. Three servings of bacon fried rice and not nearly enough roughage the day before brought on a visit from the Poo Monster's cousin, The Gloo Monster Joking Nonetheless, I hit the starting line and just chugged along except for the three times I had to stop for traffic lights. Thought about running through the crosswalks anyway but I was so far behind the other runners that I decided to just relax and not worry about time. And didn't officially cross the finish line, either- I stopped about 25 yards before the balloon arch which was set up over an incredibly busy driveway and was debating whether to risk it just for a photo when a tall cargo truck sped out the driveway and collided with the top of the arch! Not sure it it's considered DFL or DNF but it was better than MVA!

                       

                      Weights and core work with the trainer tonight and we'll probably ride our bikes to the session.

                       

                      Have a good day!

                      I can. I will. I signed up for a half marathon. Wait.. I did WHAT?!


                      Catleesi; mother of cats

                        Morning pens! Pool running workout this morning - there were 5 of us and our coach, nice start to the day with a good workout with good people Smile Legs are feeling a little bit stiff but not as bad as I thought they'd be after yesterday's run. Will probably do weights tomorrow morning at home and I have ~3 miles planned for as early as I can get up Thursday morning. Shooting for 13 miles total this week.

                        5K 23:36 (10/5/14)

                        10K 49:41 (10/13/14)

                        Bin Running


                          Oh ya. I passed 1K miles today. Smile

                          2014 races

                          2XU HM - 02 Mar (1:44:55)

                          BeHero 10K (Hong Kong) - 23 Mar (46:13)

                          JP Morgan 5.6K - 24 Apr (25:54)

                          Run350 10K - 27 Apr (56:04)

                          Sundown 10K - 31 May (59:00)

                          Sundown HM - 31 May (2:50:00)

                          Pocari Sweat 10K - 08 Jun (50:03)

                          Army HM - 31 Aug (2:30:00)

                          Yellow Ribbon 10K - 14 Sep (52:21)

                           

                          Newton 32K - 26 Oct

                          Stand Chart FM - 07 Dec

                          kristin10185


                          I race in SparkleSkirts

                            With all the racing and drinking and dancing this weekend my body is revolting. I took a URD. I felt like poo this morning. Meh.

                            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


                            Singer who doesn't run.

                              Morning, Penguins!!  DH and Dusty and I are back from NC -- it was a long trip and a busy one, but Dad's retirement party was lots of fun, and it's all good.  Of course, now I'm back at work ...
                              It's DH's birthday today, so woo-hoo for him!

                              Awood -- Yep, the thread was easy to find!!

                              Bin -- woo-hoo for your 7.5!!

                              T-rod -- have a good SRD!!

                              Docket -- yeah, we're RIGHT HERE!  Enjoy the fartleks!!

                              N-Bug -- have a good SRD!!  Finding and eating mushrooms scares me a little -- I don't know enough not to pick the wrong thing!

                              scotty -- glad you missed the downpour!!

                              Bacon -- happy belated birthday!!  And sounds like a really interesting race finish!!

                              Lauren -- the pool sounds pretty good on this hot day!!

                              kristin -- hope you feel better as the day goes on!!

                              When it's all said and done, no one remembers how far we have run.  The only thing that matters is how we have loved.

                                Too late, Awood. I've been lost most of my life. Joking   Congrats on your intervals.

                                 

                                Must be nice having that cooler weather, Bin!  As for tomorrow....hey, if you feel good, then go for it.

                                 

                                Enjoy the SRD, Tomas!  I keep getting e-mail for that bridge race thingy - I think it's a 10K and a half marathon - that goes over that bridge in Corpus Christi.  I dunno about that one, someone last year , can't remember who,  told me he did it and it was terribly organized, and he would not do that one again.

                                 

                                Good luck with the fartleks tonite, Damaris!  Where are the penguins, again?

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                Happy rest day, Vance.   Ugg, 100 degree heat index. We actually have a cool front - only in the 80s here - for the next few days with all this rain.   My run this morning, it was was only 72 degrees...altho the flippin' dew point was over 70, gaaack!  Very humid outside too with all these thunderstorms around.   Mushrooms?  Dead  Mushrooms is fungus, you know...you can get the same effect by just licking the inside of your running shoes... Wink

                                The Harbor Half Marathon has 3 options I think. The half marathon, the 10k, and a half marathon relay. Last year wasnt horrible as far as organization. They ran out of medals and some of the water stations had warm water.

                                 

                                I think I will probably do the HM again this year.

                                ”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

                                “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

                                 

                                Tomas

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