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Another Week, Another Set o'SUNDAILIES (Read 52 times)


Miles to go

    Heidi- Sounds like you found your limit.  That's a GOOD thing.  Now you know you're training right at the edge of your ability and don't have to wonder where you "really" stand right now. Smile

    PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02

      Ooh, I forgot to brag about my 3 "More Miles Than Degrees" points. Smile

      Almost made it all worthwhile!

      Dave

        SIAR - That is a kick-azz way to finish a kick-azz week! Sweet!

        RMTB - I agree with SIAR. You are obviously making big gains, even if today wasn't quite where you want. It's still plain progress.
        Dan - Congrats on the PR!

        To those under the weather - Feel better soon.

        To those resting - Enjoy.

        To those running - Great job!

         

        5 mile recovery run for me, just to enjoy the sunshine. It was about 10* warmer than yesterday, but with the wind still felt like 9*. Sunshine makes it all worthwhile, though.

        runmomto3boys


          Great runs everyone.

           

          I had my 10k this morning. Weather was cold, but not hideously so and I actually like it a bit on the cool side. I originally hoped just to match my PR from last year of 59:48. And running the first three in about the right pace for that (9:30-9:45) I tucked myself into a slightly faster group at the turn around and just told myself to keep up. Last 3 miles were 9:03, 8:54, and 8:24 for a finishing time of 57:04 and a 9:09 pace!

           

          Of course, now I'm kicking myself a bit for not finding a way to shave off those last four seconds, but overall I'm happy with it.

          WOW!  Almost a 3 minute PR - that's huge!!  You were smart in adjusting your strategy based upon how good you felt and hooking on with the faster crowd to finish strong.  Congratulations on a GREAT race!

          Better I Leave


            Guess I picked a bad day to run the lake. Got attacked by dogs twice, the second time I got bitten. Owners didn't have their damn dogs on leashes and the dude whose dog bit me tried to tell me it was my fault because I didn't give him enough time to get his dog on a leash. Right.

              SIAR, thanks for the kind words. The weight training wasn't the warmup I'd hoped. (I did only one set of each exercise.)

               

              Robert, bravo on another 20+mile week!

               

              DCDan78, congratulations on your PR!

               

              Shari, sweet recovery run.

               

              I'm longing for a day when the sidewalks and roads will be free of snow and ice.

              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

              Dan_The_CPA


              5K Specialist

                Another URD today.

                Personal Bests:

                800M - 2:38 (5/28/13) | 1 Mile -5:54 (5/28/13) | 3K - 11:55 (12/29/12) | 2M - 13:00 (12/1/12) | 5K - 20:00 (4/12/13) | 13.1M - 1:37:24 (2/3/13)

                LRB


                Dreamer

                  ...Of course, now I'm kicking myself a bit for not finding a way to shave off those last four seconds, but overall I'm happy with it.

                   

                  Hindsight:  Raining on the victory parade of runners since the beginning of timed races.

                   

                  Ha!

                   

                  Shake your head Dan.  You ran a great race!

                   

                  Congrats on the PR!

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

                  runmomto3boys


                    Another URD today.

                     

                    Boo.  How's the quad?

                      Got my 6 in today at 10:34. Felt great!! Longest run to date without walking.

                      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


                      Bad Ass

                        Hi, guys!  Sorry for being late in posting but (1) I had a marathon this morning, then (2) had to send my dad some money and do some errands, and (3) being watching movies with DH.

                         

                        My marathon went really well. I was freezing during most of it because the wind was at 23mph and the low 40s and that felt super cold.  I PRd but I know the PR would've been bigger had I not had a headwind for most of the way.  I'll try to do an RR soon.

                        Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                        Next:  RnR Country Music Half Marathon

                        Blog

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

                        So_Im_a_Runner


                        Go figure

                          Hi, guys!  Sorry for being late in posting but (1) I had a marathon this morning, then (2) had to send my dad some money and do some errands, and (3) being watching movies with DH.

                           

                          My marathon went really well. I was freezing during most of it because the wind was at 23mph and the low 40s and that felt super cold.  I PRd but I know the PR would've been bigger had I not had a headwind for most of the way.  I'll try to do an RR soon.

                           

                           

                          PR posts deserve more !!!!!! Please revise your post. Awesome job!!!!

                           

                          Step...thank you. Glad you had a nice, sunny run and that you didn't have to worry about freezing your backside to anything like yesterday.

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

                          Dan_The_CPA


                          5K Specialist

                            Quad still hurts. It is more of an annoying little pain. I am pretty sure it is just a muscle strain. It affects my gait. Since it affects my gait, it causes my knee to hurt the day after I run.

                             

                            I am taking off running until around Wednesday. At that point I will reevaluate.

                             

                             

                            Boo.  How's the quad?

                            Personal Bests:

                            800M - 2:38 (5/28/13) | 1 Mile -5:54 (5/28/13) | 3K - 11:55 (12/29/12) | 2M - 13:00 (12/1/12) | 5K - 20:00 (4/12/13) | 13.1M - 1:37:24 (2/3/13)

                              Yikes, Dan! I hope that your quad stops bothering you soon.

                               

                              Scott, congratulations on your long run!

                               

                              Damaris, congratulations! I'm looking forward to your RR.

                               

                              After the gym and brunch, I stopped by my LRS and splurged on this.

                              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

                              Better I Leave


                                Great...now my calf is cramping up like there's no tomorrow. I shouldn't have gone running today. ugh.