2022 Advanced Racing Thread (Read 467 times)

Running Problem


Problem Child

    Rovatti thanks for the info.

     

    No the Brazilian guy was someone else who I think came onto the sub 3 thread and ended up arguing with Slammin. Somehow it escalated to Slammin having to going underground for a while due to this guy's credentials and then coming back with the new user name Nimmals which is Slammin backwards.

     

    The rumor I hear is he was banned and returned as nimmals to defeat the website moderators from figuring out who he was.

    Many of us aren't sure what the hell point you are trying to make and no matter how we guess, it always seems to be something else. Which usually means a person is doing it on purpose.

    VDOT 52.45

    5k19:35 | Marathon 2:56:07

    Running Problem


    Problem Child

       

      The pre-Strava days were quite different!

       

      Thanks for the stories guys, love hearing this stuff. I now see why you guys say things are tame compared to the old days given you were dealing with expats hiding from extradition!

      Back then people just accepted your times you claimed without demanding GPS tracking, right? 

      I miss the old days. People seemed much more passionate about training hard. Some might have made David Goggins look soft.

      Many of us aren't sure what the hell point you are trying to make and no matter how we guess, it always seems to be something else. Which usually means a person is doing it on purpose.

      VDOT 52.45

      5k19:35 | Marathon 2:56:07

      Mikkey


      Mmmm Bop

        I had a lot of fun with the RW moderators as it was almost like being back at school again with me being a bit naughty!

         

        At least the milktruck mod on here seems like a cool and helpful guy and I respect the owner Eric Smile

         

        But that other mod who tried to shut down the 2020 Marathon thread is just plain weird.

        5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

        Mikkey


        Mmmm Bop

           

          Ditto.  He taught me everything I know about running (I'm not one to read books...)

          I got a little suspicious when he claimed a 68min 1/2M, then disappeared when everyone doubted/challenged him to verify.

           

          He also claimed to have a 2:02 800m PR and I’m not sure why he wouldn’t reveal his identity as I didn’t doubt him and I’m probably the most cynical poster on this forum.  He got banned for some reason and started posting under a different name (longboat might remember the reason and name )   And he started using spell check.

          5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

          Running Problem


          Problem Child

            I had a lot of fun with the RW moderators as it was almost like being back at school again with me being a bit naughty!

             

            At least the milktruck mod on here seems like a cool and helpful guy and I respect the owner Eric Smile

             

            But that other mod who tried to shut down the 2020 Marathon thread is just plain weird.

             

            I think, not for sure, it was Trent and my memory says it was due to Covid 19...discussions not being in the covid 19 thread.  I believe the covid 19 thread was deleted too.

            Many of us aren't sure what the hell point you are trying to make and no matter how we guess, it always seems to be something else. Which usually means a person is doing it on purpose.

            VDOT 52.45

            5k19:35 | Marathon 2:56:07

            Mikkey


            Mmmm Bop

               

              I think, not for sure, it was Trent and my memory says it was due to Covid 19...discussions not being in the covid 19 thread.  I believe the covid 19 thread was deleted too.

               

              We need to get a Wild Wild West Monkeypox thread started as covid is sooo last year.

              5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

              Ian5


                Happy with my week overall,had a 5k on Wednesday that wasn't quite as quick as I'd have liked but other than that I'm getting back to effort and pace closer to where I want it to be.

                Weekly for period: From: 05/23/2022 To 05/29/2022

                Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                in ft
                05/24 Afternoon Run 7.07 11.38 00:59:00 08:21 05:11 315
                05/25 Warm up 2.40 3.87 00:20:21 08:29 05:16 26
                05/25 Seaside Run 3.12 5.02 00:19:43 06:19 03:56 36
                05/26 Afternoon Run 7.02 11.30 01:00:28 08:37 05:21 318
                05/28 Afternoon Run 7.06 11.35 00:59:49 08:28 05:16 315
                05/29 Afternoon Run 13.95 22.45 01:58:22 08:29 05:16 607

                Total distance: 40.63mi

                5k 17:35,10k 36:43,10m 61:55,HM 1:24:03,Full 3:07:39

                  I had a lot of fun with the RW moderators as it was almost like being back at school again with me being a bit naughty!

                   

                  Didn't SanguineSoul give you a few time outs for bad behaviour?

                   

                  You're so mature and measured now, people might not believe what a scamp you once were...  "KingDong" (with avatar of Borat wearing a yellow mankini)... posting as Squirrell (with 2 l's) just to irk the real Squirrel...  summoning Paula Radcliff to post... etc

                   

                  So much high drama back then... eg RunnerBabe and Agarose (who RP met in a later incarnation...)

                  darkwave


                  Mother of Cats

                    Wasn't Runnerbabe the one that plagiarized Flo (Girl In Motion)?

                    Everyone's gotta running blog; I'm the only one with a POOL-RUNNING blog.

                     

                    And...if you want a running Instagram where all the pictures are of cats, I've got you covered.

                      Wasn't Runnerbabe the one that plagiarized Flo (Girl In Motion)?

                       

                      As I recall... Runnerbabe stole anecdotes from Squirrel's blog ("running with the squirrel") and put them in her own blog (as though they were her experiences).   GIM exposed her.  Squirrel was livid.

                        Very interesting discussion about the characters on the old RWOL! Longboat, you're an encyclopedia of that knowledge! I spent most of my time in the 3:10 thread, which was quite small compared to the sub 3:00 and 3:20 threads. But we were close and I've met and kept in touch with almost all the folks from that group. We were low drama so I haven't got any good stories to tell. In retrospect, we were sort of an early version of the Waltons .

                         

                        I did my fist workout in about 5 months this week; 5 x 1600m with 400m jog recovery. The pace is slower than I'd like it to be but overall not bad all things considered. The latter part of the week I was in Tennessee visiting a friend and had some nice scenic runs.

                         

                        Weekly for period: From: 05/23/2022 To 05/29/2022

                        Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                        in ft
                        05/23 Morning Run 6.21 9.99 59:08 9:31 5:55 489
                        05/24 Morning Run 10.17 16.37 1:26:12 8:29 5:16 535
                        05/25 Warm up 3.19 5.13 25:08 7:53 4:54 0
                        05/25 5 x 1600m (6:00, 6:05, 6:07, 6:12, 6:11) 6.08 9.79 40:10 6:36 4:06 0
                        05/25 Cool down 3.03 4.87 24:25 8:03 5:01 0
                        05/26 Morning Run 6.28 10.11 55:52 8:54 5:32 413
                        05/27 Morning Run in TN 10.33 16.61 1:26:37 8:23 5:13 525
                        05/28 Morning Run in TN 10.20 16.42 1:22:50 8:07 5:03 522
                        05/29 Morning Run in TN 12.28 19.75 1:42:18 8:20 5:11 705

                        Total distance: 67.76 mi

                        2:52:16 (2018)

                        Running Problem


                        Problem Child

                           

                          We need to get a Wild Wild West Monkeypox thread started as covid is sooo last year.

                           

                          America will have none of the pox from the moneys...monkeys.  We only get pox from chickens. They currently have bird flu so America has had to shut down egg factories, and no this isn’t a joke.

                          Many of us aren't sure what the hell point you are trying to make and no matter how we guess, it always seems to be something else. Which usually means a person is doing it on purpose.

                          VDOT 52.45

                          5k19:35 | Marathon 2:56:07

                          darkwave


                          Mother of Cats

                            Ian - that was a good 5K for so soon after the marathon!

                             

                            JTReeves- so good to see you getting back into things!

                             

                            I really wish the old RWOL archives were around, even in archive form - it would be fun to look back.

                            Everyone's gotta running blog; I'm the only one with a POOL-RUNNING blog.

                             

                            And...if you want a running Instagram where all the pictures are of cats, I've got you covered.

                            darkwave


                            Mother of Cats

                              My week (mostly copied from the half-marathon thread, with a few changes)

                               

                              58 miles running, 3 hours pool-running, and 1500 yards swimming.

                              M: 10.5 miles with 3x2400m in 11:04, 10:58, and 10:47 (about 2:50 jogged recovery between each). Followed with leg strengthwork and 500 yards recovery swimming.
                              T: 60 minutes pool-running.
                              W: 7.5 miles (9:56), upper body weights/core, and 3.5 miles (9:37).
                              Th: 10 miles, with 2x1600 in 7:25 and 7:06, and then 8x200 ranging between 49 and 51 seconds. All with full recovery. Followed with leg strengthwork and 500 yards recovery swimming`
                              F: 4 miles (9:54) and 80 minutes pool-running.
                              Sa: 10.5 miles, including 8 Iwo Jima hill repeats (between 2:00 and 2:30 uphill, 90 second jog, 45-50 second downhill stride, and 60 second jog). Followed with leg strengthwork and 500 yards recovery swimming.
                              Su: 12 miles (9:55), 40 minutes pool-running, and yoga.

                               

                              More adventures with female reproduction (or the lack thereof).  The third try was the charm for the IUD insertion as they finally got it done on Tuesday, so yay!

                               

                              This week, I also got some bloodwork done to check my iron, Vit D, and folate, since I have had issues with those in the past and have been dragging the last few weeks.  They were all fine, but what wasn't was my cholesterol.  My LDL, which has always been good (80-90ish) has jumped up to 160.  I've gone from excellent cholesterol to bad cholesterol in about 6 months.

                               

                              One possible cause of this?  Sharp drops in estrogen.  And guess who stopped taking an estrogen birth control pill at the beginning of the month?  Of course, you would normally expect my body to produce enough estrogen even in the absence of birth control, but that wouldn't be the case if I was in menopause.  Which I'm now suspecting is the case.  One common result of menopause is that women's LDL shoots way up.

                               

                              So I went to see a doctor who is a  menopause specialist on Friday, and she took some bloodwork and in the meantime started me on estrogen cream (apparently there's a stroke risk from estrogen taken orally that is significantly lessened when estrogen is taken transdermally).  So we'll see how I feel over the next week.  In just the three days that I've been on it, I feel like my energy levels are already higher and I have less muscle soreness/stiffness.

                               

                              Worth noting:

                              1) estrogen supplementation is totally legal under USADA, as long as it's not accompanied by testosterone, DHEA, HGH, est.  (just in case you were wondering).

                               

                              2) if I am indeed in menopause, then the IUD wasn't a wasted effort.  As long as you have a uterus, estrogen supplementation should be accompanied by progestin to lower the risk of uterine cancer.  And the IUD I got is the ideal one for delivering progestin locally to the uterus, where we want it.

                               

                              3) last year, when I felt all warm and like crap before Grandma's marathon, and then had a lousy race, I raised the question with both my primary care and rheumatologist of whether this might be menopause.  Both said that they didn't think so - I was too young, was not having hot flashes, and was not gaining weight.  (since I was on continuous birth control, there was no way to determine either by bloodwork or by considering the last time I had a menstrual cycle).  Since I'm now off of continuous birth control, this doctor took some bloodwork to check hormones.  If it turns out that I have been going through menopause over the last year+, that may explain a lot of my lousy runnng.  But of course, that's not confirmed yet.

                              Everyone's gotta running blog; I'm the only one with a POOL-RUNNING blog.

                               

                              And...if you want a running Instagram where all the pictures are of cats, I've got you covered.

                              JMac11


                              RIP Milkman

                                 

                                Didn't SanguineSoul give you a few time outs for bad behaviour?

                                 

                                You're so mature and measured now, people might not believe what a scamp you once were...  "KingDong" (with avatar of Borat wearing a yellow mankini)... posting as Squirrell (with 2 l's) just to irk the real Squirrel...  summoning Paula Radcliff to post... etc

                                 

                                So much high drama back then... eg RunnerBabe and Agarose (who RP met in a later incarnation...)

                                 

                                I'll catch up more later, but would love to hear both the Mikkey and Squirrell story and then the real Squirrel plagiarism. Who would plagiarize a running blog??

                                5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:14:57 (5/22)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19)