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30's Monday, July 23.

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Mornin' all!!<br><br>
Stuck at work all night. <img alt="icon_study.gif" src=""> Such is the life of a schlub (sp?) who is going on vacation. Yep. You heard me. Tuesday - at the crack of dawn - we are catching a flight to Cabo. Of course, they are predicting clouds and isolated T-storms for the first 3 days we are there. too bad. I am having fun, and no one is stopping me.<br><br>
While the scanner was doing its thing (I am taking a couple of files with me - on a flash drive), I was able to catch up on a few of the threads. You folks are a chatty crowd these days.<br><br>
Hope all your races went well this weekend. I will follow the thread for a little while - assuming there are replies at this GAWDAWFUL time of day, then will try to check in again tonite.<br><br>
Be well!!
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Morning My Pretties,<br><br>
I got out for 3 recovery miles. My legs felt fine to start then my right hamstring just got tighter and tighter. Stretched. I thought recovery runs were supposed to loosen things up and prevent soreness? My quads and hamstrings are sore now. ahh well....I'll live.<br><br><b>Gov:</b> Happy Vacation. Don't work too hard.<br><br><b>Theia</b>: Best of Luck tonight/today!<br><br><b>Heather:</b> I think it's lovely that you treated your mom to all of that on her birthday.<br><br><b>boB</b>: It's not bad form if she's not around.<br><br><b>Maria</b>: Cute! Cute! Cute!<br><br><b>PhillyT</b>: I haven't found that book yet... I'll look online for the title and pass it along. Sorry I've taken so long.
Howdy folks - just a little sore from my bike ride on Sunday, but otherwise just fine. Will try to get in a short run before my second OW swim later on today.<br><br>
Like I said over the weekend, major props to <b>Theia's</b> husband Andrew on his Ironman achievement - simply amazing stuff! I fully expect <b>Theia</b> herself to rock her first tri today - can't wait to hear how she does.<br><br><b>GoV</b> - have fun in Cabo!!! You definitely deserve some time away from things<br><br><b>Kris</b> - good luck with Orientation. The one thing I remember going to my orientation was when one of our group asked what there was to do for entertainment around town; the adviser half-jokingly responded, "Well, you could always go and tip cows."<br><br>
Geez, <b>Maureen</b> - we'll have to get you taking <b>McT's</b> beer courses just to see what pics we'll get afterward <img alt="wink.gif" src=""><br><br>
Mmmmmmm, Pizza - <b>Bob</b>, definitely better than a frickin' T-shirt for certain!<br><br>
Nice improvement <b>Scratch</b>'ve got bigger and better things lined up as time goes on.<br><br><b><span>Maria</span></b> - the niece is darling! When I see the first pic, it makes me think of bug pose in yoga (and she can do it a helluva lot better than I can.) However, I think I got her matched on my ability to crash sitting upright on the BART train going to/from work.<br><br>
No <b>QOD</b> yet? Here's one - <b>What's the first thing you take notice of when you encounter another runner on the road?</b> I think I'm weird in this regard - I notice their shoes first, and then I take note of their running stride.
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<b>QOD</b> - if it is a girl, I notice the clothes first, then stride. Guys, stride. All - I notice at some point if they are faster than me <img alt="smile.gif" src="">
I have a 3 year old. Enough said. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="">
<b>QOD</b> stride first, I don't meet many runners on my route, but when we're driving to and from town, it's almost always stride - especially the ones that look painful. . .
<b>QOD</b>: Ever since I blew a snot bubble out my nose when I smiled at one lady passing me, I have to say that I am more self-concious when passing other runners. I look for the eye contact and the nod. I'll analyse them later from memory once they've gone past.
<b>QOD:</b> I notice stride first. I also look for eye contact to determine whether I should greet them.
<b>QOD</b> - stride first, then other things, espcecially if they are female. Stride especially at races. Ann, Kath, and I saw a woman at the Pig who was not small and was literally running on her toes - her heel never hit the ground!<br><br><b>Flem</b> - thanks for creeping me out as well with the snake pic. geez!<br><br><b>Maria</b> - what a cutie!!!!!
If the runner is female, it's the legs. That may not be the answer you were looking for, but it's the honest one, anyway.<br><br>
If it's a guy, I notice his speed, I guess.
<b>QOD</b> Like Brandy, on women I notice their clothes first and then how hard or not hard they're running. On dudes, it's their stride and/or abs (if shirtless) - I nearly always make an internal comment about whether I'm running the same pace, faster or slower than them. Competitive much? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src=""><br><br>
And yes, <b>Voo</b>, being asshole sux - luckily my little sistas took turns being low man on the totem pole leaving me to BW.
When all of you say you notice "stride"...what <b>about</b> the stride are you noticing?
I notice foot strike, cadence, high/low knees, crazy legs, shuffling, high/low heels, etc etc
QOD- I notice stride first. After that, I'm checking out the legs, on both men and women. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src=""> I'll never have great looking legs, so I just admire the heck out of others'.
Morning gang<br><br>
Playing hookey from work today. Need to drop of DD's 1st grade registration papers and go for my follow up sports Dr. appt. plus a couple of other errands. Nothing too exciting. Will try to squeeze in a workout at the Y also.<br><br><b>GoV</b> enjoy your vacation!<br><br>
Congrats to <b>Mr Theia</b> on another IM triumpth. Good luck to <b>Theia</b> on her tri!<br><br><b>boB</b> While I just registered and bought a plane ticket for Philly Saturday night, I havent reserved a hotel yet. Id be game to share a room.<br><br><b>QOD</b> Being that I am a fairly slow runner, I notice the speed and stride of the few runners I might see while out on a run.<br><br>
Wow I just noticed my status has changed from 10k runner to 1/2 marathoner, kewl
I had no idea I was potentially being analyzed on this analyze me:
<ul><li>I couldn't ever for the life of me get my heels very high, but I wasn't a shuffler, either.</li>
<li>Mid-foot strike. This was intentional because it seemed to reduce my shin pain when I was starting out, and it felt comfortable after that.</li>
<li>No crazy legs.</li>
<li>Higher turnover seemed to be more comfortable than a too-stretched out stride for me.</li>
<li>Toward the end, I was a mid-packer-ish mid-to-high 8-minutes per mile for a 5k or 5 miler.</li>
<li>And all of the above can be thrown out the window if I was kicking at the end of a race. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src=""></li>
What conclusion would you have come to about me?
Hey, here's a stupid question... Is anyone thinking yet about a 30s marathon gathering for Spring '08? I know it's early... but we're gonna have a very young baby then, and it's probably never too early to start planning for something like that...
morning gang, did not even read the thread otehr than I saw the QOD.<br><br><br>
Great weekend with the kids. saw Ratatouille (sp?) (funny), spent over 3 hours at Charles E Cheese (absolute riot and the kids actually ate their pizza), went to the Wacky Bear Workshop an the kids made a stuffed animal. Cool that even the 7 year old still though it was fun. he made a husky that he named Ghost Rider and put a spiderman costume on it.<br><br>
Got home yesterday dreading my schedule long run (18-20 mile range). I went a smidge over 18 and it sucked big. a little slow, but yesterday was about survival, not pace. My legs hate me today.<br><br><b>QOD</b> I notice their mechanics of all things and then wonder if I look as smooth or as akward as them when I run. Oh and like competitive Maria, I have this weird thought of "Hmm I wonder if I could whoop their ass in a race"
None of this would matter if you were running without a shirt on <img alt="wink.gif" src=""><br><br>
Re: <b>Spring '08 Marathon -</b> I have no doubt sis #2 will BQ in Chicago so I'll go there to support her and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to do a destination marathon next year.
<b>Frankie</b>, how many nights will you be staying in Philly? I will probably only be there one night (Saturday). All this can get worked out in time...<br><br><b>QOD</b>: Like many others, I tend to notice someone's speed first. And if someone is going faster than me, I am likely to try and pick up my pace if I can...
Well then, sadly, it would matter...<br><br><img alt="neutral.gif" src="">
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