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So_Im_a_Runner


Go figure

    12.1 miles at 9:02 pace (although I wonder if my Garmin was getting glitchy, that route is usually closer to 12.4).

    Echoing some of the others' comments about the ridiculousness of the cold. When my wife commented this morning about how cold it was, I said "I guess it's going to be a chilly run today". She just looked at me and said "You are a dumbass".

    Turns out she is right (as usual). Waited till 11:00 when it had warmed up to 18 degF, but with a lovely 27mph breeze making the wind chill -1 degF. Added some extra layers, including double compression shorts to, ahem, protect my business interests. Of course none of that helps the freezing eyeballs effect when running into the wind. And I suppose it was really pretty manageable most of the time (I see plenty of postings by people running in a whole lot worse), but started to feel very cold the last 1-2 miles. I assume it was the chilling effect of the wet base layers; at some point all the wicking in the world is not going to help you.

     

    Thought I would make a goal to join the "more miles than degrees" club at some point this winter, but maybe a stupid idea. I'm sure I will try it anyway.

     

     

    The windproof briefs on this page are an absolute winter running must in my book: http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/search/search-celebros.jsp?Query=windproof

     

    ETA there's a ladies version on the last page.

    PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)


    @runjerseygirl

       

      Well, well, well, lookie here.  Had you ran 6 miles, you would have finished with a near 7:00 last mile.  Big grin

       

      And then promptly fallen flat on my face, LOL!

      Do you even run?

      So_Im_a_Runner


      Go figure

         

        And then promptly fallen flat on my face, LOL!

         

         

        Just wanted to say that the new kicks look pretty sweet. Those look like a lot more nimble update to the Ghosts too - bet you'll love them. Sorry running seems to be such a contentious issue in your house...bums me out. Glad you've found some other support though.

        PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)


        Muddling through

          Easy recovery run today. Not looking forward to this week as temps are forecast to plummet into the 20s for highs. It was 53F when I finished my run today.

          2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race


          Pura Vida

            Well I went in intending to buy the Ghosts but ended up really liking the feel of the Saucony Triumph 10.  Not a fan of the price, but decided to give them a try.

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

            Upcoming: Rest!

            Nightcrawler-


            You may be right

              5 miles at the lake with my sister that I don't get to see very often. Today is a good day.

               

              Don't believe everything you think. 

                Heidi, rkymtnanna, SIAR, c0derunner, DaveP MI, wcrunner2, Nightcrawler, great runs.

                 

                AI, nice job cross-training with the housecleaning.

                 

                Zelanie, enjoy the Triumph 10s and wear them in good health.

                 

                Chest, shoulders, back, triceps, biceps, calves, shins, and push-ups are done. I have to return to the gym later to do legs.

                So_Im_a_Runner


                Go figure

                  Heidi, rkymtnanna, SIAR, c0derunner, DaveP MI, wcrunner2, Nightcrawler, great runs.

                   

                  AI, nice job cross-training with the housecleaning.

                   

                  Zelanie, enjoy the Triumph 10s and wear them in good health.

                   

                  Chest, shoulders, back, triceps, biceps, calves, shins, and push-ups are done. I have to return to the gym later to do legs.

                   

                   

                  Wow, you're a workout beast! I could never keep up with all that. I'm terrible in the gym and really kinda weak.

                   

                  Zelanie...I had those on and loved the cushioned feel. I may try the 9s online since they're cheaper.

                  PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)


                  The Chairman

                     

                     

                    The windproof briefs on this page are an absolute winter running must in my book: http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/search/search-celebros.jsp?Query=windproof

                     

                    ETA there's a ladies version on the last page.

                    +1

                     

                    Although I often get by with little split shorts under my tights and other shorts over my tights.


                    The Chairman

                      easy 9 in 1:08 for me

                       

                      Ankle was good for about 7 of them. Some tenderness for final 2.


                      The Chairman

                         

                        Thanks!  They felt amazing this morning.  Hopefully they continue to feel this good.

                         

                        Congrats on (hopefully) putting your first running injury behind you

                          Kay, my wife has those same shoes, I like that color.

                           

                          Beth, that trip to Ireland sounds wonderful!

                           

                          April, I will be glad when my wife accepts my insanity!

                           

                          Rick, now that is a name that I haven't heard in years. My parents used to take us to Stoney Creek when we were very young and still lived up there.

                           

                          I did an easy 6.56 after church today. I ended up with a couple of little walk breaks. I don't think my lungs are ready for hard breathing yet.


                          @runjerseygirl

                            SIAR, it's not just running.  It seems to be everything these days.  I'm working on a solution.

                             

                            scrape. thanks.  I'm hoping this is the end of it.  I've been thinking about you and your ankle, and I hope you get it worked out soon.  We're the same age, and we are young (wild and free?), so I hope you're wrong about your best running days being behind you.

                             

                            Hog, I hope she loves them as much as I love mine.  One run and I'm smitten.  Let's hope the love lasts, LOL!

                             

                            Update on me today.  I've been rolling my foot over a rolling pin to keep everything loose.  I am also a little sore in my IT band, although nothing serious.  I've been stretching it and rolling it as well.  It feels better this evening than it did this afternoon.  Hopefully it will feel good in the morning.

                            Do you even run?

                            buchy2009


                            Bjørnmannen

                              Had a 12 mile long run yesterday.  The weather was beautiful, in the fifties!  Felt pretty good until the last quarter mile.

                               

                              Today I did a 3.25 recovery run, really slow.

                               

                              Okay, now back to work.  This is a three-day "weekend."

                              Blog

                               

                              2013 Goals: (1) Sub-30 5k; (2) first marathon; (3) 1500 miles logged; and (4) 14 races total.

                               

                              Upcoming Races: (1) 5/18- Viola Valley Half Marathon; (2) 6/9- Ann Arbor Half Marathon; (3) 7/4- Music City 10k; (4) 8/10- Granville Irish Half Marathon; (5) 9/22- Bluegrass Half Marathon; (6) 10/6- Music City Half Marathon; and (7) 10/20- Detroit Free Press Marathon.

                              LRB


                              Dreamer

                                Rick, now that is a name that I haven't heard in years. My parents used to take us to Stoney Creek when we were very young and still lived up there.

                                I had not been there since third grade!

                                 

                                They have made into a runners haven with a six mile marked loop with rolling hills that depending on which direction you run, can burn the quads quite nicely.

                                 

                                There's also a warming shed and the bathrooms are open/maintained year 'round.

                                 

                                You probably cannot tell from this shot but both flags looked as if they were being pulled by an airplane!

                                 

                                 

                                I took about ten steps and was ready to turn around!

                                MRT: This too shall pass I made it!

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