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50 Plus April Running and Racing

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<p>Still burnt from Tuesday.</p>
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<p>60 minute warmup, 3 times 200 uphill, my legs were trashed and I bagged the workout.</p>
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<p>Friday- Run 60 min., walk 2 hours and 15 minutes, ice and snow in the forest.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ksrunr</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/73276/50-plus-april-running-and-racing/25#post_1995226"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>awesome races and some good times by people I'm tracking.  Most seem to be getting faster as they run further!!</p>
<br><br><p> They are not slowing down as much with regular conditions.</p>
<p>Sunday - Run 10 minutes, walk 0, snow flakes</p>
<p>Monday - Run 75 minutes, walk 15 minutes, very light snow</p>
<p>Thanks, Fred!</p>
<p>Those 5k splits are just unreal! And what a great time for Ryan Hall- I guess that ends the speculation about how well he would do after leaving Mahon.</p>
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<p>Pretty encouraging for the US on the ladies side, personally I was hoping for a win for New Zealand, Kim Smith seems a very down-to-earth person and quite humble. I must say I will be looking for post race interviews for the next few days, a great contrast between the low key runners and the sponsor peddling commercialism of, well Nascar, for example.</p>
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<p>Great running Erika, and  nice 10 miler, KS (from the other thread!)</p>
<p>Hope the knee is starting to come around, Fred.</p>
<p>Greetings from Boston.  I had a good race.  Just couldn't catch that Spareribs guy....<span><img alt="smile.gif" src=""></span></p>
<p>Nice avatar, Ilene.  I used to have a cat that was a ringer for that one.</p>
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<p>Great long run, Erika.  I guess you aren't a believer in L<span style="text-decoration:underline;">S</span>D.</p>
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<p>Nice to see some running miles, Fred.  I am feeling your (knee) pain.  I overdid it while recovering from a knee sprain and haven't run in a while.  Walking is in my near-term future and each day is a little better.</p>
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<p>KS, you seem to be setting yourself up for a great year.</p>
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<p>Simon, get well soon.</p>
<p>Ilene - nice run cat</p>
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<p>Hi FO</p>
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<p>8 miles this afternoon as I had to help a friend this morning while it was "cool".   91 degrees and 20 mph winds gusting to 30-35 mph.  jtwili</p>
<p>Nice Boston 26, Ilene and nice 18 miler Erika. I'm dieing to run long.</p>
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<p>today - run 10 minutes, walk 20.</p>
<p>Wednesday - Run 1 hour and 41 minutes, walk 40 minutes</p>
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<p>It wasn't snowing today. What a surprise.</p>
<p>Finally got out today and did 10.4kms or 6.4 miles in 57 minutes, harder than I thought it should be, a lot of nose wiping on my sleeve, but no coughing!</p>
<p>Fantastic race at Boston, men``s and women`s.</p>
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<p>Thanks Fred</p>
<p>Now have a new computer background.  :)</p>
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<p>Ran 12 today.   8 moderate into a strong wind.   3 at 10 under mp and 1 mile ez.</p>
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<p>1 week out from tomorrow</p>
<p>Hope you have a great race KS!</p>
<p>Sad news in the paper today- Danny Kassap has died at age 28. He was originally from Congo but came to Canada with a team for the Francophone games in 2001 and stayed behind seeking political asylum. He became a Canadian citizen after a few years and later collapsed from a heart problem in the Berlin Marathon. He had a tough life, was working in a fish and chip shop recently, a shame, I wish things had gone better for him.</p>
<p>Simon, that is bad news.  So young.</p>
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<p>Yes, I had a great race.  I did not hit my goal time of 2:5X but it was raining the whole race, 45 degrees, 10-20 miph winds gusting to 30 for the first 11 of 13 miles.  Hit the half at 1:31 and change.  The half marathoners turned off at 7.5 miles and it was pretty sparse until we met up with them again around mile 20.  The winds hurt much more going out than they helped coming back.   Finished 1st in 55-59 in 3:08:19 and beat second place by a large amount of minutes and 33rd oa.  There were 3K signed up for the marathon but I don't know how many dns. 9500 in the half, and 990 teams in the marathon relay.  We all started together so it had a big time race feel for the beginning of the race.  I had to wait 1 hour for my wife to finish and I nearly froze to death.  Even went to the med tent for help for a while.  On our 6 block walk back to the hotel it began to rain even harder and then actually hailed on us.  All we could do at that point was just laugh.</p>
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<p>There was an art fair and Thunder/Grizzly basketball game going on downtown as well.  The drivers leaving those events were not courteous to frozen runners.  :(</p>
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<p>Great racing KS. Hypothermia has its own special problems.</p>
<p>Congratulations on a really good time- especially under such tough conditions! Very impressive performance by both of you.</p>
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<p>I have run or cycled 4 of the last 5 days, much better. I hope to get back in shape for my target marathon in November, and in `decent`shape for a  10k on Canada day, July 1st. and a 5k in August. I can see that with all the work I need to do in the yard this summer finding enough time to train properly will be difficult.</p>
<p>I also have to visit my sister in Dartmouth, NS, who is dying of brain cancer, she is getting great support from her husband and kids but of course I want to visit her for a few days.</p>
<p>There certainly have been a lot of runners around town the last couple of weeks- nothing like nice weather to get people out of the gym!</p>
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