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<p>Heading to a group run in 20 minutes, then to the store to buy a replacement for Mr. Fish before DD comes home.</p>
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<p>Good luck racers and long runners and need a little shove out the door folks.  I try not to discriminate!</p>
 

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<p>Good luck racers and long runners and <strong>need a little shove out the door folks</strong>.  I try not to discriminate!</p>
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<p>Yep, that would be me.  I just can't seem to wrap my head around 18 miles today.  Even the group motivation isn't helping.  I don't know what it is today.  Maybe because it's going to be warm and sunny the last half of the run?  Ugh.  I'm trying to convince myself that a dip in the ocean post-race would make for a great reward.  But I'm not buying it...<br><br>
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<p>cherl - if you're reading this now, get your arse out there and run.   You'll LOVE it and be so glad you did!</p>
 

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<p>7.5 early, cool miles for me. Finally hitting my normal paces. What a relief.</p>
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<p>Good luck <strong>RFTL</strong>, <strong>Baggs</strong> and <strong>Brandy</strong> (right? Ragnar?) Anyone else?</p>
 

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<p>Good luck, racers!  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif" style="width:33px;height:35px;" title=""></p>
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<p>I just finished up 15.4 miles.  Not too bad.  Overall avg pace was 8:57, which I'll take.  I was cruising nicely in the middle, but then faded a bit over the last couple miles.  So yup, I still think a new marathon PR might be a wee bit out of reach.  Here are my splits:  9:27, 9:04, 9:13, 9:21, 9:04, 8:49, 8:49, 8:49, 8:44, 8:43, 8:43, 8:39, 8:47, 9:04, 8:49. </p>
 

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<p><img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif" style="width:33px;height:35px;" title=""><img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif" style="width:33px;height:35px;" title=""><img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif" style="width:33px;height:35px;" title=""><img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif" style="width:33px;height:35px;" title=""><img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif" style="width:33px;height:35px;" title=""><img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif" style="width:33px;height:35px;" title=""><img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif" style="width:33px;height:35px;" title=""></p>
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<p>My whole family is eavesdropping over my shoulder this morning.  My wife saw the Google map of my run and thought it looked like I was giving her the finger:</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>GatorBob</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69613/8-21-22-weekend-move-your-feet#post_1936583"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Sorry.  My daughter just wanted to see more dancing bananas.</p>
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<p><br><img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif" title="">  I love when kids are still at the age where simple things like this make them happy.</p>
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<p>I went out for a group run today.  My goal was to plan a 5 mile route and try to run 4 of it.  I ended up running with someone new to our group who runs slower than I think I can, but that was a good thing because it was very warm and humid (thank goodness for clouds and breezes!).  She was originally going to do 4 but her DH suggested she try for 5 because she is gearing up for a 10K in Sept and she's been doing 4 for a few weeks.  So we teamed up.  It worked out pretty well.  I had to put in a little bit of walking toward the end so she went ahead.  I ended up running approx 4.5 of the 5 miles and she ran the whole thing.  We both ran further together than we would have separately.</p>
 

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<p>Yay!  Finished the Madison Mini Marathon this am.  Ended up going with my friend, Michelle, which was supah fun given it was her first 1/2.  We discussed going out at an 8:30 pace, but clicked off the first 2 miles under 8.  I decided to back off a little because: (1) she and I are both competitive and I didn't want to push her for a blow up; and (2) I didn't want to blow up either.  It was crazy soupy - low 70s and 97% humidity.  I stuck about 20-40 secs behind Michelle the whole time and hoped I'd catch up around mile 11 or 12 so we could finish together but never did.  I finished in 1:47:48ish - she was 1:47:11.  It was awesome and she was pretty happy.  I was pretty excited too given that I did not blow up and I felt nice and controlled the whole time.  Yay.  About 9 minutes slower than last year, but given the weather and my recent training, I'm perfectly okay with that.</p>
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<p>Just surprised DS#1 with our trip to Chicago and the field museum - I'm outta here.</p>
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<p>Have a great weekend!  I wish fleet feet to all - especially watermelon!!!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Runninlaw</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69613/8-21-22-weekend-move-your-feet#post_1936605"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>  It was crazy soupy - low 70s and 97% humidity.  I stuck about 20-40 secs behind Michelle the whole time and hoped I'd catch up around mile 11 or 12 so we could finish together but never did.  I finished in 1:47:48ish - she was 1:47:11. </p>
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Congrats <strong>RIL!!!</strong>  That's a great performance in this weather.  We had the same soupy weather here too.  When we looped back to the LRS at the end of the first 9 miles (around 6:30am) one of my friends told me that the current weather was 80 degrees and 85% humidity.</p>
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<p>Someone asked about Wade yesterday...well he was out there with us today in our group on the long run.  4 of us did the full 22 miles.  Pace was a little quicker than last week and we had no rain today, plenty of sunshine, heat and humidity.  I'm glad that's over with. </p>
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<p>There was one incident towards the end of the run.  We were runing two by two down a dirt path that we typically use, when I heard Wade hollar from the back of the group.  I just assumed that he stuck his size 13 shoe in a hole and was about to fall down, but what actually happened was that he saw a snake moving down towards the trail.  And it was on my side!!!  I'm glad I didn't see it.  Freaked us all out.  We had to stop when we hit the pavement to let our heart rates settle down a bit. </p>
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<p>Good running vibes to anyone who might need them still.  I hope everyone survived the weather again. </p>
 

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<p>Afternoon all!  I reevaluated my plan to run long this morning after considering the 10 mile tempo effort finished after 9 p.m. last night and went for 7.5 miles instead.   Again on Summer Streets (last Saturday for them is today) and this time stopped by to check out the dumpster pools a bit more set up along Park Ave at around 41st St.  <a href="http://gothamist.com/2010/08/02/photos_first_dip_in_summer_streets.php?gallery0Pic=3" target="_blank">Check 'em out...</a></p>
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<p>Yatta <strong>Kris</strong>!</p>
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<p>And great job on the HM, <strong>Mindi</strong>!!  </p>
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<p><strong>Tim</strong> - I have no doubt Wade would have fought off that meanie snake for you  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif" title="">   BTW, nice 22!</p>
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<p><strong>boB</strong> - nice LR!  </p>
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<p><strong>Cherl</strong> - hope your LR is going well, I've had runs like that where I was a bit negative and not too excited but not for any good reason.  Hopefully you found a groove once moving and it carried you through + that ocean dip sounds pretty fantastic!</p>
 

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<p>Hola!  Been missing for awhile - too much to do and pretty shitty running to report so I've not been around.  It started to pick up this week - no coincidence coming about the same time as the temps and humidity started to drop!  I ran a decent 5k last Sat in 18:28 which was 25-30 seconds faster than I'd been doing recently, and then on Wed night this week I did the local free 5k series.  It was insane - a BUNCH of cross country teams showed up so the pacing was all over the place.  I lined up with maybe 4 kids ahead of me, and within the first quarter mile I was in about 30th place!  Of course, they all started slowing down and I wound up 3rd overall (had the race been a 4 miler, I'd have caught the 2 punks ahead of me).  I was really pleased with my time - 17:50.  It's still way off the 17:20's I ran about 5 times last summer, but it was major progress.</p>
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<p>Tomorrow I'm doing a half marathon - planning to run it as a marathon pace workout and run 6:30-6:40 for the first 8-10 miles and then hopefully pick it up from there.  We'll see!</p>
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<p>So, other than Bob giving his wife the bird, what's been going on around here?!</p>
 

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<p><strong>PC</strong>!!!  We've missed you.   Nice job on those 5Ks - still smokin'!   Good luck on the HM tomorrow!</p>
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<p>Sweet job <strong>Tonya</strong>!</p>
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<p>No <strong>Missy</strong> updates from this end although I might contact her friend and mid-wife Meredith to see if there's any updates, don't wanna bother momma if she's in the thick of it.</p>
 

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<p>Holy shit, just got word.   Baby Tiger (name still undecided) was born this morning at 3:13 a.m. weighing in at 6 lbs, 14 oz and measuring 21 inches.  Baby and momma are exhausted but doing well!   <strong>YAY MISSY!!!!</strong></p>
 
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