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Weekly check-in: 7-13 June (Read 529 times)

    Gooood Morning everyone,

     

    It's a brand new week

     

    Did a LB and UB endurance strength training w/o incl. abs. Totally felt like I had no energy. It was one big struggle. Let's hope tomorrow is a better day

     

    Have a great day and a most excellent run. Or XT w/o, like I did.

    Dutchie
    I go running in the early morning, before my brain figures out what I'm up to.

    Run the day, or the day runs you.

    Actions determine state of mind - Aristotle


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      Happy Monday all. Had a busy week but managed to get in a few quality runs. My boss was in town last Friday and so I "had" to play golf...it was not pretty. I haven't played in over a year. I took the experience as cross training for my core. I'm still having some lower back tightness (pain) which limits my distance. But in this heat, I'm not complaining. Since SF is off the table, I can regroup and ramp up mileage at a more manageable rate. I'm embarrassed to admit that, after golf, I'm sore along my sides above the hip (obliques). I hate crunches and sit ups but looks like I better work that in...unless some of you have a more enjoyable alternative? I do have a gym membership so please offer suggestions.

      San Francisco - 7/29/12

      Warrior Dash Ohio II - 8/26/12

      Chicago - 10/7/12



      Imminent Catastrophe

        Well crap. I saw the doc today and it's a metatarsal stress fracture or strained tendon. Either way I'll have to wear the boot for 3 weeks and see how it goes from then. Fortunately I can use the elliptical so long as I wear the boot.

        So I did 55 minutes elliptical today. It's a little uncomfortable but better than nothing.

        MTA: To add insult to injury, the damn bunny passed me. 

        "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

         "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

        "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

         

        √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

        Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

        Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


        Imminent Catastrophe

          I hate crunches and sit ups but looks like I better work that in...unless some of you have a more enjoyable alternative? .

           Well, sure, I have a more enjoyable alternative, it involves pizza and beer 

          "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

           "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

          "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

           

          √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

          Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

          Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


          Just a dude.

            Bummer Perfessor... Sorry to hear that...


            Be good and get well soon...


            Runner67... Riding a unicycle is good for working your core... you could try that... 


            10x400 for me today... Made me feel like a miler... Felt pretty good overall...


            -Kelly

            Getting back in shape... Just need it to be a skinnier shape... 


            Dog-Love

              I for one have not bagged SF (ehem Trey!) but I am really under prepared.  My 14 year old daughter is running the half so today we both went out for a 9 miler together.  She pushed me but was also humbled at the distance.  Last night she said something about being able to run any distance at my speed.  I am still proud of her and she is going to do great on the half.

               

              Me?  I will just plod thorugh it and hopefully finish under 5 hours.  I was hoping for a 4:15.

               

              Nice cross training Dutchie!

              Perfessor..hope they have a stylish boot for you.

              Kelly...nice working getting intervals done.  Isn't it getting hot your way?

              Run like you are on fire! 5K goal 24:00 or less (PR 24:34) 10K goal 50:00 or less (PR 52:45) HM goal 1:55:00 or less (PR 2:03:02) Marathon Goal...Less than my PR (PR 4:33:23)
                This morning, my legs did not want to move. And to make it worse, both dogs were so disobedient, I had to wait often for them to come back out of the fields, which added about 10 minutes to my 7K run, arghhhhhh.

                It was nice out though, despite the overcast skies.

                 

                Crabby: when is SF? Isn't it great running with your kid? My boys never made it further then 7 kilometers. They are fast and talented if they put the effort in. But they never have, not in judo (talented there too), not in swimming (again, they were really good at it). I think they take after me, a total lack of competitiveness But I have no talent in any sports.

                Perfesser: love the avatar I hope it's a strained tendon. When will they know?

                Trey: anything that requires balance works your core. You do know that there are a lot of non-traditional core exercises that are fun?

                Dutchie
                I go running in the early morning, before my brain figures out what I'm up to.

                Run the day, or the day runs you.

                Actions determine state of mind - Aristotle


                Imminent Catastrophe


                  Perfesser: love the avatar I hope it's a strained tendon. When will they know?


                   

                  Since the treatment is the same for either there's no need for an MRI to diagnose it unless it doesn't improve after 3 weeks.

                  "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                   "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                  "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                   

                  √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                  Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                  Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                    Russ- Tough break on the injury.  Hope it's feeling better soon.  My pain made a pretty quick recovery so I guess it was probably more tendon than bone.  Since I've been paying attention to that foot I've noticed that it is the foot that supports all my weight when I squat down.  I've tried to even out the weight (catcher style) and that seems to have helped a lot.

                    Trey- I like the unicycle idea!  Have you tried the Wii fit?  It actually has some fun balance/core drills.

                    Dutchie- Sounds like you might be pushing the recovery a little.  I'm thinking overtraining for the dead legs.

                     

                    The weather was much nicer today.  80F and just gorgeous out.  I did a 10K run with a 5K tempo in the middle.  Felt great!  I'm planning a swim tomorrow then I will do a mini taper for my tri race this weekend.

                    Colonial 200 Relay Sep 20-21 -

                    Smithfield Hog Jog 5K 12 Oct -


                    Imminent Catastrophe

                      Trey- I like the unicycle idea...


                      Seriously. It's a good workout.

                      "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                       "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                      "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                       

                      √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                      Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                      Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


                      Just a dude.

                        Getting back in shape... Just need it to be a skinnier shape... 


                        Imminent Catastrophe

                          Heh. I don't have any pictures of me on mine upright.

                          "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                           "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                          "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                           

                          √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                          Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                          Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


                          Just a dude.

                            heh... I look fat in that pic... (probably cuz I was...)


                            12875 meters (8 miles) today with some strides...Felt ok, but kinda slow... 


                            Do you actually ride Perfesser?


                            -Kelly

                            Getting back in shape... Just need it to be a skinnier shape... 

                              Perfesser: Sorry about the confirmed injury - is swimming on the cross training list?

                               

                              So - I finally went into the fancy gym for my evaluation before getting some training scheduled. Outside of the fact that my body fat % is off of the charts (ugh!) Mostly I confirmed all of my fitness positives and negatives.

                               

                              Positives: Low blood pressure, better resting heart rate than the trainer, good bike test, weight is what I thought it would be

                               

                              Negatives: Low core strength, zero upper body strength, balance blah, etc...

                               

                              So, I'm going to commit to 2-3X serious 'resistance" training sessions per week (one with the trainer, two on my own) and see where it gets me... the idea is to turn the flab into muscle - they actually aren't recommending that I lose more than 2-3 lbs. I also want to concentrate on some preventative measures like strengthening my back and improving flexibility.

                               

                              Today rest, yesterday 4 miles in the morning and the afternoon gym, monday 30 min elliptical.

                               

                              Happy Wednesday, A

                              Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...

                              Halifax Bluenose HM May 2014

                              Toronto Waterfront  HM October 2014


                              Imminent Catastrophe


                                Do you actually ride Perfesser?


                                -Kelly

                                 

                                Well, I try!  Actually I haven't been for a while, I think I'll take it up again, it really is a good workout, especially if you're really bad at it.

                                Unfortunately since I live in the middle of nowhere there's no pool nearby. I feel like I'm getting a pretty good workout on the elliptical, either hill or cardio programs. And catching up on a lot of TV shows too. 

                                "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                                 "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                                "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                                 

                                √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                                Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                                Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

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