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BOOM! Friday Penguins (Read 20 times)

     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!)

      Happy 4th! It's 4:41am and I'm prepping for my 6:30am half marathon. No friend tracking with this one, so I'll try to check in before I head up to the cabin post-race so you know I'm alive. Big grin  I hope everyone has fun with grilling out and fireworks and that your dogs have good earmuffs!

        Good luck Obie!!

         

        I got a slow 4 miles last night and everything still seemed to work ok. It was very, very slow with some walk breaks, I took Bella to make sure I made myself walk a little. She can't take this heat, so she has to stop more often. I'll do another short run tonight when I get off work.


        Pura Vida

          Good luck, Obie!

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

          Upcoming: Beat the Blerch 10K 9/21, Portland Marathon (debut) 10/5

          PADRunner


            Good luck Obie!

             

            Happy 4th of July Penguins!

            Have a safe one.

             

             

            4 done this morning, work this afternoon.

            Jack K.


            I love sponge cake.

              Good luck, Obie! I'm off to my 5k.

               

              Happy 4th, Pens!

              2014 races

              Santa Anita Derby Day 5k - 5 Apr  

              Mountains to Beach Marathon - 25 May


              Bad Ass

                Morning.  Good luck to our racers!

                 

                I have Pilates and 13 miles tonight.  Pilates soon.

                Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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

                Jerryb49


                  Have a great race, Scotty, Jack and Obie.

                   

                  Glad you got out Mitch and that everything worked.

                   

                  Walking day for us.  Kids and neighbors coming over later for BBQ.

                   

                  Happy 4th to all  !!!

                   

                  First HM :     Covenant Health Knoxville HM 4/2013 2:24 

                  Last HM :     Michelob ULTRA Miami HM 2:31

                  Next HM :    Big Ten 10K, Chicago  7/26

                                       Lifetime Fitness Chicago HM 9/7.

                                       IMT Des Moines HM, 10/19

                    Thanks, guys! I had a great race. Garmin time: 2:46:44. I'm a half marathoner!!!!!!

                    Jerryb49


                      Thanks, guys! I had a great race. Garmin time: 2:46:44. I'm a half marathoner!!!!!!

                      Way to go Obie  !!!!

                       

                      First HM :     Covenant Health Knoxville HM 4/2013 2:24 

                      Last HM :     Michelob ULTRA Miami HM 2:31

                      Next HM :    Big Ten 10K, Chicago  7/26

                                           Lifetime Fitness Chicago HM 9/7.

                                           IMT Des Moines HM, 10/19

                      Brilliant


                        Yay, Obie!  Congratulations!

                         

                        I ran a 5k this morning.   I PRed by 23 seconds (my last 5k was this same one last year).

                         

                        In case it isn't obvious, the race theme was Heroes.  Hardly anyone dressed up; I saw maybe 20.  Lots of runners in red, white, & blue though.  I hope my daughter doesn't mind when she sees this pic of me in her Captain America tshirt on FB. Big grin  It's pretty sweaty; I'll wash it & return it to her closet before she gets home.

                         

                        One bad thing about the race (they did the same thing last year) is that their mile markers are way off!  It said 3 miles when my garmin said 2.45.  It's a little discouraging.  I heard someone say "oh we're almost done"....oh, no you're not!  One good thing about the race is that they email and text the results shortly after you finish!  I got mine about the time I got home.  Of course I have my garmin time, but it's nice to get the official one so quickly.

                         

                        We're off to a 12 hour party today.  (approximately 11AM to 11PM)  Swimming, lawn games, BBQ, fireworks, etc.  Hubby doesn't want to stay the whole day so we might come home for a bit mid-afternoon; we need to let the dog out for a while anyway.   Happy Independence Day everyone!

                         


                        Bad Ass

                          Yay, Obie!!!!!!!!

                           

                          I cycled to Pilates and back for a third workout today.  I hope I can actually run tonight, as this woman and her torture machines killed me, LOL.

                          Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                          Blog

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


                          Bad Ass

                            Yay, Obie!  Congratulations!

                             

                            I ran a 5k this morning.   I PRed by 23 seconds (my last 5k was this same one last year).

                             

                            In case it isn't obvious, the race theme was Heroes.  Hardly anyone dressed up; I saw maybe 20.  Lots of runners in red, white, & blue though.  I hope my daughter doesn't mind when she sees this pic of me in her Captain America tshirt on FB. Big grin  It's pretty sweaty; I'll wash it & return it to her closet before she gets home.

                             

                            One bad thing about the race (they did the same thing last year) is that their mile markers are way off!  It said 3 miles when my garmin said 2.45.  It's a little discouraging.  I heard someone say "oh we're almost done"....oh, no you're not!  One good thing about the race is that they email and text the results shortly after you finish!  I got mine about the time I got home.  Of course I have my garmin time, but it's nice to get the official one so quickly.

                             

                            We're off to a 12 hour party today.  (approximately 11AM to 11PM)  Swimming, lawn games, BBQ, fireworks, etc.  Hubby doesn't want to stay the whole day so we might come home for a bit mid-afternoon; we need to let the dog out for a while anyway.   Happy Independence Day everyone!

                             

                             

                            Congrats on the PR.  Nice pic!

                            Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                            Blog

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

                            Jack K.


                            I love sponge cake.

                              Hi Pens.

                               

                              5k is done. 20:44. Not what I had in mind but it was OK. It was so damn hot and the race didn't start until 8:00, which was annoying. I did a three mile warm up with 1200m at 7:00 pace, some stretching and then three strides. My splits were 6:29, 6:27, 6:56, and the last bit was 6:33. Yes, mile 3 had a good hill in it that kicked my butt. After the hill I was able to kick to the finish. This was the first time I actually felt sick after a race. It felt like I was going to pass out or puke, or both. I blame the heat. Even after a tough marathon I felt ok. Today, no. I found a shady spot and sat down. I drank two bottles of water, ate a banana, and just felt like crap. Even driving home, DD said, "You look tired, Daddy." I probably went out too fast and the start was also uphill. I am still trying to figure out how to run 5ks, I guess. Eh, it's experience.

                               

                              Good job Obie(you half marathoner, you!) and Brilliant.

                               

                              Time for beer and World Cup.

                               

                              Happy 4th everyone.

                              2014 races

                              Santa Anita Derby Day 5k - 5 Apr  

                              Mountains to Beach Marathon - 25 May

                              Jerryb49


                                Congrats on the 5K (or was it a 4K) PR, Brilliant.  Have fun at the 12 hour party.

                                 

                                Glad you survived (and enjoyed) the torture machines, D.

                                 

                                First HM :     Covenant Health Knoxville HM 4/2013 2:24 

                                Last HM :     Michelob ULTRA Miami HM 2:31

                                Next HM :    Big Ten 10K, Chicago  7/26

                                                     Lifetime Fitness Chicago HM 9/7.

                                                     IMT Des Moines HM, 10/19

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