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2XU HM - 02 Mar (1:44:55)
BeHero 10K (Hong Kong) - 23 Mar (46:13)
JP Morgan 5.6K - 24 Apr
Run350 HM - 27 Apr
Sundown 10K - 31 May
Sundown HM - 31 May
Pocari Sweat 10K - 08 Jun
12M LR done. Raining in the morning made waking up very difficult. Haa. Had to do 24 laps at indoor track. Shirt was off by 2 laps as the risk of chaffing was high. Hope I didn't invite too many stares.
Bin, good work on the 12 mile LR.
I need to take a RD as I have run 7 of the last 8 days.
Good morning everyone!Mornin' Bin, thanks for starting us off. Nice job on the 12 miler! I liked running on an indoor track, the one time I got to do it. I had to make the same call on a run the other day, forgot to tape up and it was way too hot, I would have been chafed before the third mile, so the neighbors just had to deal with it. lol
Enjoy your day off Mitch!
Hope everyone has a great day and good luck to our racers today!!
2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-1:26 HM | BQ done!
We are off to the race. We drove part of the course yesterday and it is a bear so we'll see about a PR. Regardless, it will be fun.
Bin: it is cloudy so the headband will be making its race debut!
Santa Anita Derby Day 5k - 5 Apr
Mountains to Beach Marathon - 25 May
Morning! 12.20 miles done in my new Hokas.
Already no internet so I'll be back later.
Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
Next: RnR Country Music Half Marathon
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
Jack, woohoo for headband. Trust your training. You are going to have a great race!
Good luck, Jack!
Will run for beer.
Bin - very nicely done on the 12m'er! Indoor track too... ugg..
Mitch - sounds very appropriate.
Dave - good morning
Jack - good luck sir!
Damaris - so, you likin' the Hokas?
AFM - I think I'm still recovering from my cold even though I feel fine. I ran 7 the other day and it felt like I was working harder than the result. However, it felt good. Yesterday RD and today I'm going for an 8 later. Speaking of Damaris' new Hokas... I was laughing at myself. I had a "You know your a runner when..." moment. I bought a new armband for my phone and it is the slickest set up I've ever day. I was GEEKED to have it. LOL Anyway, I figured I'd share the picture below since I've complained about the trails and weather so much. It made it to 66 F Friday during my run and 70 F yesterday. Most of our trails are snow free now, just not my favorite... not quite yet. Here's a quick shot of what it looks like where I ran Friday:
Miles to go
Good morning! Yesterday I did a bike ride instead of a walk. Today's hike has been postponed due to all the yardwork we need to do. I might still walk, but might feel like I got a good workout in anyway.
Hope Jack is killing it on the course!
Bin- You have a 1/2 mile indoor track? Cool!
Mitch- Enjoy the RD!
Dave- Are you resting today after your race?
D- Glad it sounds like the Hokas are working for you!
Vance- Snow to 70 degrees in a week? That would be tough to adjust to! Very pretty picture. Is it hard to run on the wooden path? I would feel like I was about to fall off the whole time, I think!
PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02
8.1 Miles. This took me 1:24. Usually takes about 1:34 or so- 1:31 had been my fastest time on this route.
”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”
Zelanie - have fun with the yard work. I need to do the same here but looks like it might rain. SOOOO bummer. he he The path isn't too bad. There are 5 or 6 stretches on this trail that have this sort of thing. When it's been raining a few days it gets really slippery so you have to be extra careful. I run head down when on it and most trails anyway. Some spots to boards are getting a little spongy so I worry about that more than anything.
T-rod - nice run!
Yikes, I just tracked somebody I know who is in my running club who is running the Eugene (full) marathon today. She got a 1:33 for the half two weeks ago. Today she started Eugene at 7 AM, two hours ago our time. She crossed the 5K mark at 20:57, and then the 10K mark at 54:51(!), and hasn't crossed the half mat yet! I'm hoping it was just bad tech on the 10K mat and that everything is going well for her!
Looks like she dropped to the 1/2 and finished in 1:57. Hoping it was just an off day and she's not injured!
One Half So Far
Was just out watching the Eugene Marathon. Halfway mark was 3 blocks from my house. Leader came by in 1:08 and was flying. Had a 3 minute lead.
I'm going to have to do one of these...but the amount of time it takes to train for one is daunting.
Will head out to do some miles....maybe 8 or 9 of them, dunno....shortly.
Hope everyone is healthy and happy and enjoying their days.
PR: 5K 26:34 (Would have been faster if I hadn't had to tie my shoe), 5M: 43:10, 10K: 54:51. First HM 4/14/13 2:03:23
6/1: Moonlight 5M, Springfield 43:10
7/4 Butte to Butte 10K, Eugene
7/21 Run in the Country HM, Coburg
Another HM sometime in October or November. Several to choose from.