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Week of 4/18/2011 (Read 235 times)

    Another week.  Pretty low mileage for me.  I think some of the log information may be still pending, though.  I'll try to update this later today if I remember.

     

    NameDistance ▼Time
    Amores Perros 60.6 mi 8:34:25
    evanflein 56 mi 7:38:43
    pace2race 53.5 mi 8:21:09
    AussieGirl76 36.4 mi 4:50:28
    jhallum 35 mi 4:52:38
    theyapper66 30.1 mi 4:37:25
    CaraH 25.2 mi 3:54:58
    WillRunForBeer 21.3 mi 3:05:25
    Kimmie 15.3 mi 2:04:28
    lilcat19 8.8 mi 1:25:30
    Dutchie42 6.4 mi 1:08:30
    irpete 6.3 mi 58:00
    Bugs    
    rockenmamof5    
    Cashmason 0 mi 0:00
    dgb2n 0 mi 0:00
    Murphy996 0 mi 0:00
    willamona 0 mi 0:00

    Lou, (aka Mr. predawnrunner), MD, USA | Lou's Brews | lking@pobox.com

      GO LOU!!!!  15k 1:14:17

       

      GO Predawn runner 57:55 10k

      Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson

        25k for Lou 2:05:49

        Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson


        On the road back

          Lou @ 30k in 2:32:38

          2013 Goals: Run more. Smile while I do it. Complete 2 marathons in a year. (1 down, 1 to go)


          Hail to The Victors!

            35K in 3:00:01. 

             

            Go Lou!

              3:38:31 for the finish. 

              CONGRATS Lou!

              Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson

                What an exciting day at Boston! New records being set all over the place!

                Lou ran almost the same time as he did in 2008 when we both ran 3:38:somethings.


                HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                  It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.


                  Bugs

                    LOU! Nice job at Boston. 

                     

                    Hope everyone is well. Looks like some good running. My spring started poorly.... lots of work, depressing work, a few sick days like I always get in the spring. Desperate for my old thinner self. Cocktails after bad days at work was a bad training plan.  But I'm back at it now. Signed up for the Fargo Half, and three triathlons, pray I like the first one.

                     

                    Hope everyone is good!

                    Bugs

                      Thanks, everyone!  (Hi, Bugs!)

                       

                      While we were freezing at athlete's village, it felt quite warm right from the start, even though my post-race weather tracker said the start was only 48, climbing to finish at 58.  Sun did feel warm.  I hardly ever felt the forecast tail winds, and the gusts which did come were nice and cooling.  It did feel cooler in the 2nd half, I guess because it got a bit cloudy, but by then the damage had been done.  I have to say that the 2nd half was miserable.

                       

                      I had some twinginess in my knee starting at mile 7 or 8 but amazingly it did go away -- I remember thinking somewhere during the Newton hills(16 or 17)  that it wasn't hurting any more.  My quads were quite beat up after cresting heartbreak (21), and consequently even the late downhills were hard and I was looking for some level ground.  Unfortunately there's not much of that at Boston.  I fought off some late cramping by a) taking more ecaps, and, b) holding my pace to the edge of the cramp.  I should have brought even more ecaps as I only had 4 extra.  Post race, I also had to be careful to keep the cramps from hitting me -- I was lucky to be able to do so.

                       

                      Tale of the tape:

                      26.2 miles, 3:38:32, 8:21/mi, AHR 160 (78% MHR)  

                      garmin splits:

                      1 - 8:08(152) - Setting out for 3:30 pace (8:00/mi), trying to hold back at the start

                      2 - 7:53(157)

                      3 - 7:51(157)

                      4 - 7:46(157)

                      5 - 8:00(163)

                      6 - 7:54(163)

                      7 - 7:51(162)

                      8 - 7:54(163) - realized it wasn't going to happen

                      9 - 7:58(161)

                      10 - 7:55(162) - but still on track up to here

                      11 - 8:09(161)

                      12 - 8:09(157)

                      13 - 8:06(159) - started walking through water stops

                      14 - 8:07(160)

                      15 - 8:17(160) - just lazy, I guess

                      16 - 8:07(154)

                      17 - 8:39(159) - yes there were some hills here

                      18 - 8:43(159)

                      19 - 8:15(162)

                      20 - 8:36(161)

                      21 - 9:08(162) - crested heartbreak

                      22 - 8:17(158) - never recovered

                      23 - 8:52(156)

                      24 - 8:38(158)

                      25 - 8:22(161)

                      26 - 8:24(166)

                      27 - 4:33(170) [0.61=7:27]

                      Lou, (aka Mr. predawnrunner), MD, USA | Lou's Brews | lking@pobox.com


                      Hail to The Victors!

                        So many people crashed and burned yesterday, nice to see that you held it together Lou, and finished nicely!

                         

                        Getting back into the flow of things here, seeing a MAT specialist and trying to get my body straightened out while I get some measure of base put together.  We'll see if it's any good, or if I'm just wasting my time/money...but I am running, which (to me) is the best news ever.

                          how are you feeling now Lou?  Even 4 ibuprofin didn't relieve my misery 2 days after. 

                           

                          We were almost side by side there in time, much different terrain though I understand. 


                          On the road back

                            Great race, Lou, and Mrs. Lou, too.  Until the day comes that I can run Boston (which will be when I'm 70-80), I love tracking all the people I know that are running it and watching the elites on the laptop.  Yesterday was fun and I wrote about it.  Yes, it's long.

                             

                            The difference between disappointment and regret

                             

                            Rest well, Lou!  As we say down in these parts, "you done good!"

                            2013 Goals: Run more. Smile while I do it. Complete 2 marathons in a year. (1 down, 1 to go)

                              Thanks, guys.  Gen, we're still sore, but not miserable.  Well, going down stairs is tough on the quads.  I might have tried a recovery run today if we didn't want to get on the road early, but maybe not.  I'll probably run tomorrow though, 3-5 miles most likely.

                               

                              There were a lot of crash-burns?  I didn't know that.  I do know that I think all of my friends ran about 10 minutes slower than they'd hoped.  Meanwhile the elites were tearing it up.  Confused

                               

                              We stopped on our way back in Morristown, NJ where G. Washington and his army camped for the winter of 1779-80, apparently the worst winter in the northeast in memory.  It was tough on them to find enough food, and there were many desertions.  But as you know there was a happy ending to that story.  Harriet collects visits to National Parks and historic sites, so that is one more we have checked off.  We stopped at Thomas Edison's lab on the way up, also in NJ.  Now that was pretty cool.

                               

                              Anyway, we're still on the road and should be back in MD in a couple of hours.  Hmm, what should we treat ourselves to for dinner?  Smile

                              Lou, (aka Mr. predawnrunner), MD, USA | Lou's Brews | lking@pobox.com


                              On the road back

                                We stopped on our way back in Morristown, NJ where G. Washington and his army camped for the winter of 1779-80, apparently the worst winter in the northeast in memory.  It was tough on them to find enough food, and there were many desertions.  But as you know there was a happy ending to that story.  Harriet collects visits to National Parks and historic sites, so that is one more we have checked off.  We stopped at Thomas Edison's lab on the way up, also in NJ.  Now that was pretty cool.

                                 

                                Anyway, we're still on the road and should be back in MD in a couple of hours.  Hmm, what should we treat ourselves to for dinner?  Smile

                                 

                                I don't know about dinner, but that was one cool stop in Morristown.  I'm adding it to my list of future destinations.

                                2013 Goals: Run more. Smile while I do it. Complete 2 marathons in a year. (1 down, 1 to go)

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