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here come's the sundaily? (Read 35 times)

    Morning folks! The predicted "less than 1 inch" snow accumulation turned into 6+ last night.

    The sun is supposed to peak out later today. We'll see.

    I want to be a TV weatherman, getting paid for being wrong sounds fun.


    SRD for me, other than shoveling snow.


    QOTD: I got nothing


      12.2 in 2h28m on the trails this morning. 34.7 for the weekend. May try for an easy recovery run this afternoon. We'll see.

      running under the BigSky

        morning everyone  Smile


        we got ~ 2" of snow last night, looks like some light snow for today- I'll be headed out for the hills in a little bit for a 11 mile loop


        qotd: do you keep track of mileage on your shoes?  if so, is there a certain mileage you retire them?


        I use the training log here (and previously at RW) and keep track of mileage, I usually retire mine from running at ~ 500 miles- something I read some time ago about shoes breaking down internally?????


        Faster Than Your Couch!

          Good Morning,


          A wonderful day again in Central PA, sunny, and cold, but warming up. I might hold off my rest day until tomorrow (rain in the forecast), and run a few fun miles on trails today, around 10 miles.


          Birdwell: Have fun shoveling...


          ASU: Nice morning run, great weekend. Enjoy some rest!


          warden: Have a great run on your loop!


          QOTD: No, I only have an idea when I started with the shoes (month). I use them until they feel squishy, fall apart, or start hurting my feet, then I know it's time to retire them. I usually get around 1000 miles out of my shoes.


          Have a fun day, everyone!

          Run for fun.


            7 miles on the crunchy trail.  Took a good fall from a root I overlooked.  Didn't fall into the stream, so not bad considering.

            have a good day, trailers!


            qotd-  not in my log, but do retire them by estimates and wear

              Marley and I had another nice 5 mile trail run.  It was 25 F, clear, and calm when we set out on some tougher than usual single track trail.  We got a good look at some young eagles, probably the ones that hatched out last year in the nest we watch.


              QOTD: Yes I do keep track, but don't always retire them at a particular mileage.  Most are retired before 500 miles though, but usually have some wear left in them as general wear shoes.  I base when I retire them on the mileage, how they feel, whether they have obvious damage like tears in the fabric, and how badly I need some kick around shoes.  Most of the time, how they feel is the deciding factor.


              Tallahassee, Florida

              Occasional Runner

                6 snowy miles and a great workout at the gym. Vegetarian chili in the's going to be a great day.


                QOTD: No, I rotate through too many pairs to try to keep track. I wear them until the begin to break down.


                  Did an easy 6 this morning.  I was really muggy and warm, about 70*.  Uuuuugh.  We're supposed to get up to about 75 and have thunderstorms, I guess this morning was just a muggy prelim.


                  I'm still taking it slow and just trying to maintain some sort of conditioning.


                  qotd: I don't keep track of shoe miles, just get new ones when they "feel done", but I also rotate a few pairs.

                  Brazos Bend 100 - Dec 9th

                  Houston Marathon - Jan 14th


                    DW and I did an easy 8 on the AT today.  Got chased by two stray dogs.  When we stopped, they wouldn't come to us, and neither had a collar.  They were in a section that's not too far from some cabins, so hope they make it home.  I contacted the Park Ranger just in case someone is looking for them.


                    QOTD: I write the first run date on my shoes in pen.  I always have several pairs in rotation and having the date on them helps keep the "sole mates" together.  When I feel they are losing support or cushioning, I'll take them out of rotation by crossing out the date.  I probably get close to 500 miles on them.


                      7.2 mi on the trails this morning following yesterday's snowstorm in CT.  I have concluded that running in deep snow is really, really difficult.  Very.  This route normally takes me about 70 minutes and took me 2 hours today.  On the plus side, I made the first (human) tracks on much of it and it was beautiful and peaceful.


                      QOTD:  I don't keep track - I occasionally start when I get new shoes but end up losing track.

                      running under the BigSky

                         I have concluded that running in deep snow is really, really difficult.  Very.  This route normally takes me about 70 minutes and took me 2 hours today.  


                        you won't get a lick of argument from me Big grin

                          Ran 4 died sometime after 9.3...I"m calling it 17..   There's a piece of property I always run and today the owner put up quite an angry sign basicially telling us to GTFO!  The sign also said you need permission to run there.  So I ran into him (he rides a KTM) asked if he was the owner and recieved my persmission.  He said the sign was to target a few that abuse.  So that is cool.


                          Speaking of watch.  A Garmin that only last about 5 hours now, would you replace the watch or just the batttery?  Does anyone have comments on the 110 garmin?


                          QOTD:  Use to track shoes through RW but I  just don't care anymore.

                          08/05/17 Sierra Crest 50K

                          08/19/17 Marquette Trail 50K Miler


                             I have concluded that running in deep snow is really, really difficult.  Very.  This route normally takes me about 70 minutes and took me 2 hours today.  On the plus side, I made the first (human) tracks on much of it and it was beautiful and peaceful.




                              8 miles today, utterly killed me the last few miles. I think that's because (a) I had breakfast, but didn't get out to run until almost lunchtime, so should have eaten more before I went, and (b) ran an utterly bewildering 5K yesterday (see "Garmin died before race started" down in General Running) that may have taken more out of me than I thought.


                              But I finished the 8 miles, and burned enough calories to declare a Pizza Night.


                              QOTD: Yes, I keep track, right here on my RA training log. But like TT, I don't retire at a set mileage. I leave that to the shoes, and replace when I start having trouble. Okay, quicker than that if I don't like them. And I might hold onto shoes I love for a tad too long. But it can be anywhere between 200 and 500+ before shoes get replaced.

                              Ultra Cowboy

                                22.6 today consisting of 3 laps.  7.8, 7.8, and 7.0  . 2600 feet of elevation gain roughly  The route was billed as 9 miles so I had to add more mileage at the end.


                                Beautiful 27 degrees this morning, warmed up to 32 at 6:15am , and was 42 when I finished at 11:10.  The high was supposed to be 60 degrees.  (I'm sure it was warmer in the sun).


                                Spent a lot of time watching my surroundings since we have had a missing Hiker since last Saturday.  Didn't see any Buzzards circling so I don't think he is in the park.


                                Don't track mileage.  I just know when they are DONE.