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tinman11


    7 mile race in a heavy snow storm today.  The race passed by several cow pastures. 

     

    One steep hill for the first 1/4 of mile 2.  Mostly flat and downhill the rest of the way.

     

    Average pace was 7:40/mile.  Good enough for 19th OA in a small field (field of runners, not cows), but I still didn't break the top 3 of my AG.  Not sure where I ended up yet, but maybe 4th, which could also be last......  I'll find out when they post the results.

     

    January miles have been long but slow.  I may need to add in more speed work.  I bought a book that LTH recommends but I need to take a speed reading course just to read it before the year is over.


    Brains aint me forte

      I've run as far as 2 miles with this little guy. He didn't seem tired at all when we got back, but I want to wait until he's full grown before I take him any longer than that.

       

       "Address the process rather than the outcome.
      Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp

      So_Im_a_Runner


      Go figure

        7 mile race in a heavy snow storm today.  The race passed by several cow pastures. 

         

        One steep hill for the first 1/4 of mile 2.  Mostly flat and downhill the rest of the way.

         

        Average pace was 7:40/mile.  Good enough for 19th OA in a small field (field of runners, not cows), but I still didn't break the top 3 of my AG.  Not sure where I ended up yet, but maybe 4th, which could also be last......  I'll find out when they post the results.

         

        January miles have been long but slow.  I may need to add in more speed work.  I bought a book that LTH recommends but I need to take a speed reading course just to read it before the year is over.

         

         

        Great job! I raced today too in snow and ice - no easy feat. It's hard getting a lot of fast running in the early months, but the volume will pay off too.

         

        Zelane...I haven't. I still struggle taking care of myself, so not quite ready. I'd love a bulldog or mastiff buddy though.

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

        LRB


        Dreamer

          I bought a book that LTH recommends but I need to take a speed reading course just to read it before the year is over.

          Which book is that?

           

          That's a cool lookin' dog there Scott!

          Know thyself


          Pura Vida

            Scott- Cute dog!  Looks like he was ready to go out again!

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

            Upcoming: Rest!

            tinman11


              Which book is that?

               

              That's a cool lookin' dog there Scott!

               

              LRB, it's "The Competitive Runner's Handbook", by Bob Glover & Shelly-Lynn Florence Glover.

               

              It's really not a long book.  I just need to read it and put a plan in action.  Been focusing too much on long runs.

              RunTomRun


              Wickedly Average

                7 mile race in a heavy snow storm today.  The race passed by several cow pastures. 

                 

                One steep hill for the first 1/4 of mile 2.  Mostly flat and downhill the rest of the way.

                 

                Average pace was 7:40/mile.  Good enough for 19th OA in a small field (field of runners, not cows), but I still didn't break the top 3 of my AG.  Not sure where I ended up yet, but maybe 4th, which could also be last......  I'll find out when they post the results.

                 

                January miles have been long but slow.  I may need to add in more speed work.  I bought a book that LTH recommends but I need to take a speed reading course just to read it before the year is over.

                Did you run the trail of tears? Given the history, that should be more popular. Probably would have had a few more if the weather was more promising.

                 

                I probably could have ran that one, though I would not have been able to do 7:40 miles. Maybe 8:30 or so. Anyway, I didn't sign up so I missed it. I did get in 4 miles with a couple of intervals though.

                Tom (formerly known as PhotogTom)

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


                Mmmmm...beer

                  Thanks everyone!  After some ice and elevation, it's feeling much better.  Doesn't hurt to walk on it, so I think I'll just end up with the scrape and probably a nasty bruise.  I'll take it, could have been much worse.

                  -Dave

                  My running blog

                  2015 Goals | sub-18 5k | sub-37 10k | sub-1:23 HM | sub-3 M