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SUNDAILIES Are Stayin' Alive (Read 63 times)

    scottydawg, enjoy the beautiful scenery and weather.

     

    Zelanie, have fun on your virtual half.

     

    Shari, I'm happy that your run went well. What a nice greeting upon your returnSmile

     

    paulajmcd, changing your plans for today sounds like a smart move.

     

    Damaris, I'm glad that your run went well. Nu, which shoes did you choose?

     

    SUSchnauzer, excellent pace on the 10.1.

     

    outoftheblue, chili, yum!

     

    AmiK, brava running nine miles at a sub-9:00 pace.

     

    Rick, sweet run today.

     

    AprilRunner, great job keeping the streak going.

     

    Tom, I hope that your SRD is refreshing.

     

    Fuzzy, amazing 18.4.

     

    DCDan78, I'm glad that you met your goals with today's run.

     

    MarjorieAnn3137, 23.7? Wow!

     

    I'm at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Yafo, sipping a Moroccan mint tea, after having inhaled the Classic 300gr burger with mushrooms and caramelized onions and a side of fries.

     

    I'm looking forward to the Bay State Marathon on October 20. I hope to complete it in 4:00:00 or less.

    Lynne's Kids 5K 11/22/12 - 25:22

    Jerusalem Marathon 03/01/13 - 4:53:34

    Cambridge CityRun 5-Miler 04/07/13 - 42:21 (8:36.9 improvement over 2012)

    Boston's Run to Remember Half-Marathon 05/26/13 - 2:10:48

    Newton 10K 06/02/13 - 57:01.9 (9:12.1 improvement over 2012)

    B.A.A. 10K 06/23/13 - 1:03:24

    Lynch/Van Otterloo YMCA Firecracker 4 07/04/13 - 45:24

    Weston 5-Miler 07/18/13 - 52:16.6

    Mass Ave Mile 07/21/13 - 8:07

    B.A.A. Half-Marathon 10/13/13 - 2:13:54

    Bill's Pizzeria 5K 10/27/13 - 27:53

    Fattman Chilly Cup Half-Marathon 11/10/13 - 2:28:39

     

    Upcoming Races

    Marine Corps Marathon 10/26/2014

      I have always been very claustrophobic and this tested my to the point I almost backed out. But I wasn't about to be outdone by a bunch of 12-18 year olds. So I pushed thru like the rappelling trip last spring(severe fear of heights)and went down a 120 cliff face.

       

      Crawling thru the mud and water with only inches of clearance above my head. Quite the moment crawling out cave using a 16 foot ladder and seeing the look on my 18 year old DS face about what we just finishetd this wasnt his first time and glad he was there for mine.

       

      now for that 6 mile run, I'm ready for this one.

       

      Supp Clique!

       

       

      Spark, 18 inches of mud, do tell?

       

      First Race

      Hot Chocolate 5K Chicago November 4, 2012 30:17

      Second Race

      Penguin in the Park 5K Decatur Illinois March 23,2013 27:08

      Scott


      YAYpril - B-Plus

        We don't have Trader Joe's down here Sad

         

        Sad. Sad I hadn't been until right before Christmas, and I am completely addicted. They won't put one in my area because they don't think it would be able to compete with Wegmans. I LOVE Wegmans and I still drive an hour each way to go to TJ's.

        So_Im_a_Runner


        Go figure

          Hey beginners!  (okay, let's be honest, you runners are more like experts).   20 miles done, with the last for under MP at 6:46, 6:43, 6:44, and 6:41.  Overall pace was 7:42 and elevation gain was 923 feet.  It felt really good to hit the faster paces over the last 4 without having to strain for them.

           

          Shirfan...That was one of the funniest things I've heard in a long time.  Chauncey it is!

           

          Fuzzy...Those were some smoking miles.  Nicely done.

           

          Sparker...Sounds interesting!  I don't like to get dirty though - I may have passed.

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

          FreeSoul87


          Runs4Sanity

            I decided to back off my mileage this weekend to give my legs a break, so I ran 4 miles on the USI's trails which were insane. Though I am sore and it was crazy, I feel so much better now Smile

            *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

            PRs

            5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

            10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

            15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

            13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!

             

            FreeSoul87


            Runs4Sanity

              I decided to back off my mileage this weekend to give my legs a break, so I ran 4 miles on the USI's trails which were insane. Though I am sore and it was crazy, I feel so much better now Smile

              *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

              PRs

              5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

              10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

              15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

              13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!

               

              BruceD555


                As expected my pace was faster than what Pfitz would recommend for the LR but I ran it at my easy effort pace anyway. This run was the complete opposite of yesterday's neighborhood meandering run ... today I ran out in the country on a pretty much straight route to the next town and then back. Total run was 16 miles @ 8:24 pace in some absolutely beautiful sunshine, 30 degrees and NO WIND. Of course we're supposed to have a winter storm blow through in the next couple of days and dump another 6" of snow on us but at least I got to enjoy one nice day.

                Train smart ... race smarter.

                LRB


                Dreamer

                  Of course we're supposed to have a winter storm blow through in the next couple of days and dump another 6" of snow on us...

                  Of course!  >:-/

                  "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

                  MarjorieAnn3137


                  Run to live; live to run

                    Trader Joes.  We finally got one but it is over in Mt Pleasant and not easy to just go over there.  Still nice to finally have one in the Charleston area.  Wish there was one on this side of Charleston, though

                    Marjorie


                    Bad Ass

                      Pearl Izumi.  I'll find the model later.  They felt very light and that technical trail did not kill my legs so they are good.

                       

                      scottydawg, enjoy the beautiful scenery and weather.

                       

                      Zelanie, have fun on your virtual half.

                       

                      Shari, I'm happy that your run went well. What a nice greeting upon your returnSmile

                       

                      paulajmcd, changing your plans for today sounds like a smart move.

                       

                      Damaris, I'm glad that your run went well. Nu, which shoes did you choose?

                       

                      SUSchnauzer, excellent pace on the 10.1.

                       

                      outoftheblue, chili, yum!

                       

                      AmiK, brava running nine miles at a sub-9:00 pace.

                       

                      Rick, sweet run today.

                       

                      AprilRunner, great job keeping the streak going.

                       

                      Tom, I hope that your SRD is refreshing.

                       

                      Fuzzy, amazing 18.4.

                       

                      DCDan78, I'm glad that you met your goals with today's run.

                       

                      MarjorieAnn3137, 23.7? Wow!

                       

                      I'm at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Yafo, sipping a Moroccan mint tea, after having inhaled the Classic 300gr burger with mushrooms and caramelized onions and a side of fries.

                       

                      I'm looking forward to the Bay State Marathon on October 20. I hope to complete it in 4:00:00 or less.

                      Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                      Next:  RnR Country Music Half Marathon

                      Blog

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

                      scottydawg


                      Barking Mad To Run

                        I followed up my Diploma Dash 5K  on March 2, 2013 by going on Sunday morning, March 3rd,  to Medina River Natural area - http://wildtexas.com/texas-parks/medina-river-natural-area - a San Antonio park near on the South Side of San Antonio near the Toyota Tundra truck manufacturing plant.  I haven't been there for a few months and forgot how peaceful it is to run and walk out there.  I ended up doing a run/walk of an hour and 5 minutes, stopping every so often to take some photos.  The park has both cement paved trails and natural trails and I did a combination of both.  I ended up doing just short of 6 miles, my longest outing in quite a while.

                         

                        Link to my photo-report:   http://www.runningahead.com/groups/BF_and_Beyond/forum/Post/33164d3426e34308bc2a6566798569a5#focus

                        "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt


                        Bad Ass

                          Basya, the shoes are the Pearl Izumi Peak II.  Very comfy even on these technical trails.  Light too.

                          Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                          Next:  RnR Country Music Half Marathon

                          Blog

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


                          Bad Ass

                            I read the Diploma Dash RR but I'll read the new one tonight.  Great job!

                             

                            I followed up my Diploma Dash 5K  on March 2, 2013 by going on Sunday morning, March 3rd,  to Medina River Natural area - http://wildtexas.com/texas-parks/medina-river-natural-area - a San Antonio park near on the South Side of San Antonio near the Toyota Tundra truck manufacturing plant.  I haven't been there for a few months and forgot how peaceful it is to run and walk out there.  I ended up doing a run/walk of an hour and 5 minutes, stopping every so often to take some photos.  The park has both cement paved trails and natural trails and I did a combination of both.  I ended up doing just short of 6 miles, my longest outing in quite a while.

                             

                            Link to my photo-report:   http://www.runningahead.com/groups/BF_and_Beyond/forum/Post/33164d3426e34308bc2a6566798569a5#focus

                            Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                            Next:  RnR Country Music Half Marathon

                            Blog

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

                              Hey runners,

                               

                              I had a really great run today in sunglass weather, which means the walking path was quite congested. I ended up with 12.2 miles @ 7:49 with the last 3.6 @ 6:59.

                               

                              That finishes off the week at 40.7 miles. I'm not quite where I'd like to be, but I feel I'm getting my rhythm back. Time for some Canucks hockey now.

                                Step - ok, the robin proves that spring will be here, even if the weather is still wrong.

                                 

                                Tom - hi

                                 

                                Fuzzy - very nice LR pace

                                 

                                Kristin - will read the RR in a bit

                                 

                                DCDan - nice job

                                 

                                Marjorie - nice D

                                 

                                SIAR - another monster LR, and over elevation.  Well done.

                                 

                                FreeSoul - tough trails?

                                 

                                Bruce - nice job, country runs are good stuff

                                 

                                B+ - fast finish, good run

                                 

                                Chauncey was a tough training partner, we ran 20 miles.  The first 10 were brisk but comfortable, and the next 10 were harder for a 7:05 pace overall.

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