Runners Forum - Kick Runners banner
1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,689 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
<p>3mi treadmill; start of the racing season here tomorrow with a tough 8mi race in saguaro national park.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>great run yesterday johnny!  and wasp fartleks sound crappy ss.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>i took yesterday off and felt like a million bucks this morning... running schedule was getting me down, and my competition tomorrow will all be well rested.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>heading northward of 105f again today.  enjoy the summer day at your place kickmasters!</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,515 Posts
<p> </p>
<p>It's probably one of the most perfect summer days here in NY with sunny skies, low humidity, and moderate temps.  I have every window open in the house, trying to air it out after weeks of stale air conditioning.  DH and I took a video spin this morning and even though it wasn't unusually challenging, it still kicked my rear.  We're back home now but plan to go out again soon with the dynamic duo and take our favorite short hike to a nearby waterfall (about 2 miles round trip, but with significant elevation).  We haven't "hiked" with the pups in a while due to temps so this will be a real nice treat for them, and us.  We'll have to be very careful about poison ivy.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Enjoy your day everyone.  McS, be sure to stay cool!  105+ is way too hot for me.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Susan</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,127 Posts
<p>13.4 "wave" run, with 4 good miles embedded:  8:52, 8:38, 8:04 and a 7:50 in my 12th mile, which really made me feel good.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Sorry about your temps MC.  Finally we got a break here in N. TX, low 70's this morning, no humidity and a light breeze.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>John, how was it down by you in CC?  Spareribs</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,959 Posts
<p>I could see my breath this morning. Still ran without a shirt.</p>
<p>10.12 at about 9:17 pace which is goot ver me. And a another mile of wu/wd.</p>
<p>Didn't get a chance to run yesterday. Worked at the 8/42 mile aid station for the Iron Mountain Trail Runs (16,30,50 mile options)</p>
<p>There was yellow phase timber rattler about 20 yards from the station -it sat there all day -it was cool all day s/he barely moved a muscle.</p>
<p>They are no longer common around here. Last one I saw was 20+ years ago.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1588493918484" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1588493918484</a></p>
<p> </p>
<p>Carry on,</p>
<p>JJJ</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
652 Posts
<p>Cool snake triple J! I've been lucky this year - lots of harmless snakes and no rattlers!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>9 miles this morning along the river on the path. There was a caution sign posted to slow down (for the bicyclists) - baby turtles crossing! Somehow that seems odd to me - I live in Colorado for goodness sake! What kind of turtles? </p>
<p> </p>
<p>My Maple tree is turning red already.</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,124 Posts
<p>I wore a shirt today. Hat too. It's mighty sunny out there, but breezy. 6 miles so far, more on tap for this afternoon. Gonna break that 40 mile number for the week after all!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Nice runs JJJ, Ribs, c-mom. Glad you're feeling strong and rested, mc. Yeah, super long run yesterday Johnny! There were more to congratulate, but my mind's a bit fuzzy. Same as it ever was.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Enjoy the day, all!</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
746 Posts
<p>Good day runners.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I finished off my running week with a 20 mile long run this morning with the OKC Running Club. The weather has been great the past few days, maybe an early fall?</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Paul</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,784 Posts
<p>OM - do you usually run w/out a shirt?</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Ribs.  currently 97 heat index and blazing sun.  Rest day.  Glad you have a bit better temps. Good run</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,056 Posts
<p>Hello all!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Long time no post. My life has been crazy for the past two months!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>For those of you on FB, you probably know about my surgery.  A torn meniscus in June led to a meniscectomy a week ago Friday.  I'm doing really well in terms of recovery, just a bit stir crazy at not being able to do much to increase my HR.  All this medical intervention has revealed some degenerative OA in the same knee, which explains why that knee has been bothering me forever. The intro PT appt I had on Thursday was a bit discouraging, but I guess it's a PT's job to steer people away from activities that may not be helpful for improving joint issues.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Anyway, I've missed you all and will try to get caught up!  </p>
<p>Impressive miles in that imbedded run, Ribs!</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
975 Posts
<p>Good Luck tomorrow mc - go get 'em!</p>
<p>I'm not on FB, so I was wondering what happened to you GGP - {GGP}</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Went for a LR today.  I stalled on the way out this morning and during the run, I wondered, why am I running this far? 3+ hours.  I don't plan on doing much of anything for the rest of the day... there's always tomorrow for house cleaning!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Good Luck to Gin & CNY at NH tomorrow - should be a gorgeous day!</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,426 Posts
<p>Yeah, Pink, why are you running so far?  ;)</p>
<p>Good adjustment, mc.  Was it mileage?  heat?  All of the above?  Anyway, yeah, go get 'em tomorrow!</p>
<p>Great to see you, GGP.  Take it slow and find a PT who will encourage you.  Lots of great alternatives to get that HR up.</p>
<p>Excellent, Ribs!  Did you see ksrunr's w/o yesterday?  Whoa.</p>
<p>Great to see you out there, JJ, but EW! Watch those sleepy rattlers.</p>
<p>Super week, OM.</p>
<p>LR after your race, Paul.  Wow.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>20.5 steady, 8:01, 140</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Practiced nutrition, eating 1/2 gu every 20 minutes.  I hate the stuff, but it sure aids in keeping the pace and mind steady.  Followed by rocket fuel espresso shake and now a cold water bath.  Hold the ice.</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
693 Posts
<p>I started the 2nd phase of my resistance training program yesterday.   RILLLLY high weights and low reps (6-8 to failure...and fail I did!)  I had planned on just 6 miles today because yesterday's workout was just so hard on my muscles.  But inexplicably, I felt pretty greta! I took it to 8.76 miles in 1:18:18 (8:57 pace).  I think the lovely day made this run just perfect, and I didn't want to stop...</p>
<p> </p>
<p>--Robin</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,236 Posts
<p>Nice to hear from yuo GGP.  Hope you're out there running soon.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>My 3.5 mile recovery run gave me 63.2 miles for the week.  Feeling pretty darn good too.  My first 60+ weekly mileage since 2006 or 2007 - back in the Pfitzinger days.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Bill</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,056 Posts
<p>Greta racing yesterday, Rip and Paul!   <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif" title=""> WTG on the win and the PR respectively.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Lovely LR yesterday, Johnny!  You've come back well.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Glad to hear from you, GGP!  I've not been on Facebook much.... I knew you were off, but wasn't sure of the whole story.  Heal quickly!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Terrific LRs today for both SS and Pink!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Cool sighting of the snake, JJJ!  They both freak me out and fascinate me at the same time.  I'm glad I live where there's nothing poisonous.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Today was my LR..... 13.3 very slow trail miles with my running partner in near perfect conditions, overcast and ~ 14°C.  I had all kinds of issues with my feet as I'm trying out different combinations of  trail shoes, insoles, heel pads and metatarsal pads.  Had to switch around a few times to try to get it right.  The metatarsals were getting pretty achy by about 12 miles, but that quickly became moot when I lost focus and rolled my ankle hard.......yes, the same one I sprained about a month and a half ago during a race.  Walked it out and the pain subsided enough to walk/jog the last mile and a bit.  Took some Motrin and grabbed the ice pack when I got home. Guess I have to take a few days off.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Wildlife spotting:  The trail passes along the side of an alfalfa field at one point and  when we looked up, the air was full of a few hundred monarchs..... gathering in preparation for their fall migration.. Many more were hanging from the trees nearby.  It was an amazingl sight!!!</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,119 Posts
<p>Wow, all those monarchs hanging around, that must be very cool! Hope your ankle is ok. I can sure relate to trying all sorts of different things with the pads. I'm going without now, sometimes think my right foot would like something, but all the pads seem like a little more than what I need. </p>
<p> </p>
<p>Very nice long runs for Pink, SS and Paul. Sans Souci, your pace is awesome. How do you do just half a Gu? Do you use the other half next time or discard? How do you measure half a Gu? I just suck the whole thing down, wouldn't know if it was half or not...</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Go Labor Day racers, mc, Gin and CNY! I'll bet Rip finds one to run, too. Good call on the rest and easy day, mc.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I'm not on FB either but had heard from someone else about your knee problem, Kerry. I agree with SS... a PT shouldn't be a downer. They should be helping you get back to activities you enjoy, OR encouraging you to find something else. Hope you recover well, several others on this site have come back from some pretty serious knee issues, such as Labduck and Perchcreek, and I'm sure there are others. Hang in there, and stop by more often!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Ok, stalling around here all day. Had a late breakfast of waffles and eggs, doing laundry, surfing and reading the paper. Good grief. I guess that's what long weekends are all about. But, I've got my running togs on (long-sleeves, hope that's not a mistake at 50° with drizzle) and just waiting for the dryer to finish to hang up some shirts. I WILL get this house cleaned up a bit this weekend! Off for 8 or so miles...</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,180 Posts
<p>Hi all....best wishes for a speedy recovery GGPR. I'm not on facebook either, so I was wondering what happened to you.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Hope the ankle heals quickly Heme, I roll my mine a lot trail running, but for some reason it doesn't hurt or swell up anymore <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif" style="width:16px;height:21px;" title=""> maybe I've just stretched out ligaments or something. Nice run though.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>JJJ-Had someone ask me just the other day when was the last time I came across a rattlesnake around here. Has to be at least 10-12 years.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>13+ miles this morning. Felt almost fall like with 49°F temps when I started at 7:30 AM. With yesterdays 21 something, it gives me 34.7 miles in 6:35 for the weekend. Todays run was a great confidence builder, as I was definitely a hurtin unit when I got up this morning. Now all I have to do is put 'em together and go 4 or 5 more miles and it's in the bag.......<img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;" title="">...right. Next step a 2-1/2 week taper.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Hey labduck.....did you happen to catch sportscenter last night??.They were showing the Ducks highlights and had a little inset with Donald doing his pushups after every score. By the time the score got up into the 50's, 60's, & 70's they had to speed the film up so much he was just a blur.</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,804 Posts
<p>[[[[[[[ggp]]]]]]</p>
<p> </p>
<p>.......50's here last night.....</p>
<p>..breaking out the UnderArmour.....</p>
<p>==========</p>
<p> </p>
<p>...........hitting the trails, with cane tomorrow.......</p>
<p> </p>
<p>.....I am beginning to suspect I have lost my mind.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>but,</p>
<p>in that case,</p>
<p>how would I know??</p>
<p> </p>
<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Warning: Spoiler!</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden">
<div>
<p> ...TECHINCALLY,</p>
<p>the ArthriticAthlete said using Braces and Supports was ok,</p>
<p>it just didn't SPECIFICALLY mention canes...</p>
</div>
</div>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<p>..........................good running guys......</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,788 Posts
<p>(((Donald Duck's sore pecs)))</p>
<p>(((Colorado baby turtles)))</p>
<p>(((midnight & E-van's DS)))</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Hugs all around!  I just ran the best race of my life!  Went into this half marathon without a care in the world (although wearing my fastest racing outfit and shoes) and slammed home a 1:48:47....a full 62 seconds off my 2.5 year old PR (when I weighed 5 lbs less, too).  5th/135 in AG, average HR 182.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>It's great to beat the younger me!  Ma Econo surprised me by showing up mid-race and was there to take me out for tacos at the finish. </p>
<p> </p>
<p>Now Mcmillan's running calculator says I can run a 3:49 marathon (rolleyes, hardy harhar).  Still, it makes me wonder if I should take a shot at the full in Victoria (in 5 weeks).  Hmmm.</p>
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top