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This is the <i>running</i> thread....
 

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And now I'll post.<br><br>
30s have done us proud again with their races yesterday! <b>Moonie!</b> great job on your throw caution to the wind half!<br><br>
I ran/walked 11 miles yesterday on the TM, overall pace 13:10. If we can keep that up in Philly...our race projection is way off. We'd probably break 3:00. But I don't know about the last mile...I couldn't have run it yesterday.<br><br>
I'll probably take today off from running, but I might walk my 3.5 mile route at lunch.
 

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Good work, <b>Moe</b>. 11 miles?!? I'd fall off the TM from boredom long before that...<br><br>
Nice job by all our racers this weekend! It was a lot of fun to see <b>Pacer</b>, <b>LL</b>, and <b>Maria</b> running, and to hang out with <b>Theia</b>, <b>Beaker</b> and <b>Solar</b> at the NYC Marathon. I posted a couple pics yesterday, but they weren't all that great, so I won't take the time to re-post them here. If anyone is interested, check the weekend thread at something around 6:00pm yesterday...<br><br>
It looks like the <b>MN</b> folks had a good time, and some other good runs were done around the country as well. I'm really looking forward to Philly...<br><br>
I think I got 6 miles on the schedule for this evening. (I probably oughtta check the schedule to verify that, eh?) Now that we've passed the time change, I guess there's no hope in completing that before dark. Oh well.<br><br>
Happy birthday again to <b>Voodoo</b>! Hah, <b>Theia</b>, I knew it was yesterday. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> I remember from a few months ago that <b>Voodoo</b> said the NYC Marathon was exactly on his birthday...<br><br>
Happy running, everyone...
 

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Morning all! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
I'll second what Bob said -- it was awesome to be in NYC to cheer on <b>LL</b>, <b>Pacer</b>, and <b>Maria</b> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> and get to hang with <b>Beaker, Theia and Bob</b>! Watching the people come into the park and head to the finish was inspiring. No one likes the taper, but I've shifted my mind to using these last two weeks before Philly to mentally and physically make sure I'm prepared to run a good race. I really just want to have a good experience that day!<br><br>
Congrats again to all the weekend racers -- and runners -- LOTS of great accomplishments by all!
 

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<b>Moe</b> I have to say I'm kinda awestruck at the 11 miles on the 'mill. That's a lotta miles woman!!<br><br>
No running for me today, it's a cross training day. Perhaps some Yoga, my back is kinda tight. The rest of the bod feels good so I'm feeling pretty positive about Philly. Running the 10 miler yesterday at a faster pace than I had expected and feeling good while doing it AND the day after gives me some confidence that this body can do it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> yay!
 

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I'm going to get my NYC race report going today.<br><br>
No run today. Legs are a little tight. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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All of the runners and racers this weekend did such a great job! Congratulations to all of you on your mileage, good runs, PR's and even for your bad runs because you got out there!<br><br>
I ran 8.5 yesterday, it felt great. However, around 8pm last night I started to feel a possible shin splint coming on in my left shin so I iced it. And then the muscles around my knees started hurting. They were well rested last night and I didn't even get restless legs during the night. This morning my knees still ache. What do you guys think? Impending problems? Or is it just my muscles tearing and getting stronger?
 

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Congrats to all the weekend racers, some amazing work out there people!!! I was extremely inspired watching the NYC marathon. I think it cemented in my mind that one day I will indeed finish my own 26.2!!!<br><br><b>Moe</b> You are going to rock Philly!!! So glad you got such a great workout in!<br><br><b>Moonie</b> sweet work for a last minute decision!!<br><br><b>MN folks</b> race reports with pictures please!!
 

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Great weekend runs and races all around! I am super impressed by what this group can do - even when its unplanned! (Wow Moon!)<br><br>
I sadly had a crappy 8 miles yesterday. I stopped at the four mile point and decided to head home - figuring if I tried for the full eight there'd be more walking than running. It was guilt and an easing of the muscle tightness in my calves that convinced me t eke out the last two.<br><br>
So now I have an honest-to-goodness running question: I am slated to race a 15k this coming weekend: my goal was jut to beat my time from last year - 1:34:00 - I don't think that would be smart if I have shin splint-y twnges and still am experiencing muscle tightness in my calves.<br><br>
And I want to still shoot for my goal time in Philly.<br><br>
So...(I'm longwinded this morning, sorry!) am I crazy to not plan any taper this week, do the 15k at an easy pace, then rest up next week to be ready for my 8k?<br><br>
Or should I be planning to ease up a bit more this week?<br><br>
Sorry for novel, I appreciate insights from the experts!<br><br>
Good runs (and rest day) to all today!
 

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Ok, running news: None from me. I'm heading to the OB at 9:30 and that's on my list of questions. Why am I having so much trouble already?<br><br><b>Moe</b> - great training run!<br><br><b>NYC racers and MN racers and Mooonie - awesome job this weekend!</b><br><br><b>Happy Belated birthday VOO!</b>
 

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Congrats on the great runs over the weekend!!!<br><br>
10.1 miles on the tmill yesterday. Happily, I don't have any pain, stiffness, etc today. Was a little tight in the hip when I stopped running yestereday but that passed. Only pain I had was a headache that hit about 2 hours after running and persisited until I fell asleep last night.<br><br>
Happy Monday!
 

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Jill, I'm no good at managing my own injuries, but I hope the shin splint is just a temporary twinge.<br><br>
However...we have the same goal time for Philly and I'm keeping that in mind as we get closer to the race - I might be dogging your steps that day!
 

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Congrats to all the racers. Awesome jobs over the weekend.<br><br>
I got out for 5.75 at a pretty quick tempo pace yesterday evening. Felt pretty good after racing Saturday morning.<br><br>
I posted a RR last night from Saturday's 10K:<br><a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum//showthread.php?t=14099" target="_blank">http://www.kickrunners.com/forum//sh...ad.php?t=14099</a>
 

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Yes, I was going to suggest that we try to stick together. I know Heather and I will probably be running along side each other. The three of us can push each other.<br><br>
Speaking of <b>Heather</b>, where are you?
 

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I'll try to read RR's later. Congrats again to everyone who got out and put one foot in front of the other this weekend, whether it was for a race or just to move the feet.<br><br>
My hips are arguing with me a little this morning, following my run late yesterday afternoon. Not a good sign for Philly, I'm thinking. They didn't hurt while running, but then I have to go about 6 miles longer for that race than I did yesterday.<br><br>
I'm going to try to make it to the gym tonight, but I have a lot of stuff that I need to get done after work, so it depends on how soon I can get out of here. If I can make it to the gym, I'll probably only do about 2 miles of running, and then get in some cross-training as well.
 

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<b>Noni</b>, if the 8K in Philly is your goal race, I'd just take it easy at the 15K. But, play it by ear; maybe you'll be feeling good at new by this weekend. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
I've been following the multiple marathon program from Hal Higdon for this break between Grand Rapids and Philly. Really short distances as it's mostly about recovery.<br><br>
I'm thinking about doing a 10K this weekend. Racing it. Not sure if I should the week before Philly. This sounds like Noni's question. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Morning. No running for me today. I guess I'm now in half-marathon mini-taper mode, basically I'm just going to try to run as many miles as feel comfortable without getting a tired feeling to them. I really have no experience to gauge this sort of thing right now, this is the first time I've ever spent 6 months building miles up and it's been weird at times at how it felt overwhelming like at one point back in September.<br><br>
But now I got up this morning after running a total of 16.4 miles over the weekend and my legs don't feel half-bad. It's like an extension of what seems to have been happening over the past few weeks where my legs have had this rather tangible sensation of increased strength. I was talking to my brother yesterday while we went into Philly to survey things a bit and he opined that maybe some of that is the ligaments and tendons catching up as well, that I've hit a point where everything has made improvements and I'm getting to feel all of it pulling together.<br><br>
I dunno. It's probably a whole array of factors. But anyhow, like I said, I'll just try to go some by feel and most importantly avoid doing anything stupid to get hurt or injured.<br><br>
Ran 30.2 miles last week. It felt good to touch the 30 mile mark.
 

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Congrats to all our races this weekend! Way to go! While I was bummed I had to cancel my trip into the city to see <b>Maria, Larry, and Pacer</b> run, I did track them and watch the marathon. I was ticked though, I spent $4.99 to see it online and as soon as the elite's were done they ended it. Apparently they didn't do that last year. There were people who had literally just paid and signed on to see it so they could see their loved one's. The elite's were awesome to watch though. I can't believe how amazing Paula was after just giving birth in January!<br><br>
I have had a horrible past week running wise, between my schedule and feeling run down I haven't gotten any running in since my 8 miler last Monday!!!!! I'm planning on going out at lunch today with Bella for some kindof run. I have a local 5k this weekend and I was hoping to break 30 but I'm just going with the flow these days so I'm not worried.<br><br><b>Jill-</b>I would just keep an eye on it for now. Ice it after your runs and keep track on whether the pain is getting worse, staying the same, or getting better. I get pain sometimes in my knees or elsewhere after a long run and then it subsides. I've started doing my ice baths after my long runs (8 or more) again. They totally help make sure I have no aches or pains the next day.
 

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Good morning all! NYC wasn't exactly what I trained for but it was my marathon. I didn't run a PR but I had zero mental hurdles and that made for a very pleasant experience despite my ride on the hurt train. No running today but maybe a nice walk or bike ride.<br><br>
Will also be getting together my NYC RR today.
 

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<br><b>Noni</b> - <b>Nettie</b> beat me to it, but my advice echos hers - what is the more important race to you? If it is Philly, then take the 15 K this weekend as a hard training run.<br><br>
Inspiration work over the weekend folks - racers and those of you training. Esp <b>Salty Maureen</b>. Nice to pull an 11 out of there!!<br><br>
No running this weekend. As DS#2 got healthier, the lack of sleep during the week caught up with me and Mrs Tim. I was going to run after church yesterday morning, but I told myself that I would be better off taking a nap and running after the kids were asleep. I ended up in bed myself at 8:15. I did get up early this AM to get in a solid 8+, which is what I had scheduled for yesterday. However, I am a little achey, and have some blisters - it is time for new kicks, but I have not made it a priority to get to my LRS. May just order them online.
 
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