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    I just ran my easiest and fastest 20-miler training run ever (at almost exactly a 9:00 pace). I also finished my first "official" 50 mile week ever (I've run more than 50 miles in a week before, but never on my RA Mon-Sun week), and hit my highest mileage month (and it's not even over yet). This is also going to be my highest-mileage year ever. This is also the first time I've been disappointed to head into a taper. I've had such awesome runs the past two weeks, that I'm actually going to miss the high mileage. ...and I'm working on my fear of dogs - I've been running a lot with a friend who gets along with them really well, and that's been helping. My hippocampus and amygdala still freak out when I'm by myself though.


      Girl, you are gonna rock your marathon! Enjoy your taper...I mean, as much as you can...muwahahahaha!!! Tongue

      '20 Goals:

      Cover 4000 miles (3300 on-bike, 700 on-foot) • Keep bustin' ass -1 lung lobe and assorted guts parts • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever. • Improve power:weight ratio • Duathlon podiums • $1000


      Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

      remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

           ~ Sarah Kay

      Another Passion

        All great news, Erica! Well, except the disappointment of heading into your taper. Congratulations on all counts! It's cool to read about someone doing AND feeling so well in their training.

        "The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare." - Juma Ikangaa
        "I wanna go fast." Ricky Bobby

          Nicely done Erica, you've only got three weeks to survive. The 19th will be here before you know it. Am I the only one on here that LOVES the taper? After a year and a half of hacking at this, couch time rocks.

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          A Saucy Wench

            Am I the only one on here that LOVES the taper?
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            I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets


            "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7



              Nicely done Erica, you've only got three weeks to survive. The 19th will be here before you know it.
              Thanks Ed! See you in three weeks. I'm thinking of taking your advice on the bubble wrap...
                Very cool. Congrats Erica and good luck on your race!

                First or last...it's the same finish line

                HF #4362

                  too cool, all the way around. your going to have a great run.
                    Erica (and Ed too). I'm so jealous of you getting ready to run the BayState (a marathon that is only about 30 miles from my house).... Excellent work Erica...I can feel a great run (the force is strong in you Blush ).......and enjoy your taper...you have earned the rest and excitement of lacing it up for 'THE BIG RUN'..... Come back next year -- Ed you too -- and Ill meet you at the starting line......im getting ready for next year now........I guarantee that I will be there in 2009.... Good luck and I cant wait to read your race report..... Big grin

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