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Happy Saturday all! I am just about to go to bed and it is officially Saturday so I thought I would start a thread for once.<br><br>
So I got in 11 Friday night. Guess what? Minnesota is freaking freezing right now. I did the first 8.8 with the dog (kudos to the pup, longest run so far this season and the day after a 8 miler to boot) and then finished up just around the 'hood. I wore my ninja mask and it worked great! My eyelashes however repeatedly froze together and I had to use my gloves to detach them. Also, my mask melded with my fleece to form one big 'thing'. I am still cold. I changed quickly and ran to the grocery store as we were out of everything basically. As I drove by the bank, I saw the temp was 3F. Ew!!!! And there was at least a 10 mile wind on the lake. Very cold.<br><br>
7 today and 17 tomorrow. I may take the 7 inside. We'll see.<br><br>
Good luck to all the racers this weekend!!!!!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_salut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="salute">
 

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<b>Wow, Brandy</b> - you're hardcore. That's cold I don't want to think about!<br><br>
I am up - it's not technically Saturday where I am, but I'll post here anyway.<br><br>
I missed my flight home this afternoon - but I did get my airport workout in, I ran through the terminal to try and catch my plane. Apparently, high altitude is not my friend...I had an asthma attack. I think people thought I had the plague, I was coughing so hard. It was not the best run I've ever had.<br><br>
Not to mention, my shin was throbbing afterwards. Maybe just curl-ups with the carryon next time...;<br><br>
I did, however, once I got myself settled into downtown Denver for the night, spent 45 minutes on the elliptical with arms in the hotel. **Before going out for steak and wine.** <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Balance, it's all balance. My heart rate was fairly high, considering I was going at a snail's pace, but - I was still not breathing at my best, so I was being slow and cautious anyway.<br><br>
So. Now I won't get home until 5 tomorrow afternoon, missing my next ART appt, and the gym closes at 6. So I guess tomorrow's an off day.<br><br>
I hope <b>Theia's</b> romp with the reindeer went well tonight! And good luck to all our weekend racers!!!
 

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hey guys! Posted this late in Friday's edition... Wanted to make sure you all saw the 'thank yous' coming your way.<br><blockquote><p>Thanks for the thoughts. No improvement yet. TW is staying @ the hospital w/ him tonite. I am taking care of pups and DD. Hopefully will see him tomorrow.<br>
Thanks again.<br><br>
Dave.<br></p></blockquote>
 

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Wow, <b>govandals</b>, that's rough. I hope he pulls through. And I know what the in-law connection is like. I have kick-ass in-laws and, if I ever were to divorce DH, those would be relationships that I'd want to maintain.<br><br>
Anyhow, I am posting in here to say that I WILL be getting back to the gym this weekend.
 

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Hi all <yawn>. Got in a walk around another part of exciting Winchester yesterday afternoon after 5K on the TM early in the morning. Will be getting some walking in the nation's capital today sightseeing and stuff<br><br>
Hey <b>Diane</b> - good to see you up and about; I take it the recovery is going well<br><br><b>gov</b> - so sorry to hear the news about your FiL; wishing him and everyone there the best<br><br>
Anyway, time for some massive doses of caffeine...have a good Saturday folks
 

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Morning all.<br><br>
About to head out and meet up with two of my training buddies for what could be 10 miles in the ice.<br><br>
See ya later.
 

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Good morning!<br><b>Scratch</b> and <b>Ailarie</b>, I see you down there.<br>
I'm eating my oatmeal and waiting for my mom to arrive so that I can head out to meet <b>Becca</b> and <b>Heather</b> at our race.
 

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Morning Gang -<br><br><b>Brandy</b> - you are brave to have fought the cold last night! Hope the 17 goes well tomorrow. I just booked a ticket to Orlando and thought of you - but I'm going about a week after the marathon.<br><br>
I'm planning on 8 on the TM at my SIL's house when I drop off her nephews.<br><br><b>Gov</b> - still sending positive thoughts your way for your FIL - he sounds like a great guy.<br><br><b>Noni</b> - hope you are breathing better today!<br><br>
Good runs to all!
 

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Morning,<br><br>
Well, I grew up in MN so I can relate to the weather...I don't miss trying to run in the <i>snow</i> but I sure as heck miss running in the cold/cool weather. I learned to make friends with the TM up there.<br><br>
It's already around 80 here and way too sunny, going to be in the mid 80's all week. I don't remember what it's like to be cold on the start of a run, I guess the extreme either way is a bit much.<br><br>
No planned run today, still trying to follow a recovery schedule, but I'll probably crack and go out for a few...I've got to get a life.<br><br>
Thanks for the help with the photos yesterday, my head no longer hurts...now I just need to get something interesting to post...hum?
 

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<b>Gov</b> again best wishes to FIL<br><br>
Well the weather has changed here. The bizarre Southern weather has changed to no rain tomorrow and 70 degrees! Thus I don't have to adjust my schedule and will get my second ever 5 miler in tomorrow afternoon. That just leaves regular cross training today. Good luck to everyone in your fitness exercises today.
 

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Just got back from 5.1 miles. I wanted to do 10 today, but have to do something shortly, so for the first time ever I'm going see about doing a second run in the afternoon. We'll see how that goes.
 

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Back from my 10 miler.<br><br>
Trail was icy and snow covered in parts. I came very close to taking a nasty spill going around a turn but was saved by a post and rail fence. It did warm up at around the 6 mile point (sun came out) but it stayed icy. Ended up doing the last two miles around a big parking lot to avoid the ice.
 

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Good morning, folks. I was going to do 15-16, but I just got a call from a friend who wants to come in from out of town to see the baby this afternoon. Umm, we got a lot of cleaning to do! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> So I'll keep the run short (7ish, maybe). If I feel up to it, maybe I'll go out again this evening to do the rest.<br><br>
I've never done a double before, so this could be a good thing. Then again, I think the odds are good that I just ain't gonna feel like doing it later. We shall see..<br><br>
Good luck to all the racers!
 

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I am trying to deboozahol my body, so I can go out for a cold 10 miles, but that should be a joy compared to the freezing rain that I may or may not attempt to run in tomorrow (perhaps going to the gym and using the dreadmill for 3 hours would be the lesser of two evils option?).
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/drunken_smilie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="drunken"><br><br>
I ran with my group this a.m. Not too many people came, which surprised me. It was actually pretty nice, mid-30's, only light breezes. We had to stick to the streets because the paths were snowcovered, and it's kind of a boring route. I entertain myself by playing the "would I buy this house" game. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Anyway, I didn't quite get in 5 miles, and I felt pretty sluggish, but at least I did it.
 

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That is one of the funniest things I've read in a while!<br><br>
Just back from an EZ 5 miles, now it's time to get some stuff done around the house.<br><br>
I attempted to make a race report from my notes if anyone is interested:<br><a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16348" target="_blank">http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16348</a><br><br>
Stay safe of the ice all, it sounds dangerous out there!
 

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Just ran with my neighbor. Like most of my runs with him, it was shorter but faster than my usual long runs. We did 8.25 miles at a 8:25 pace. How's that for consistency!<br><br>
Like I said earlier, I was planning on doing more miles than this today. So maybe I'll go grab a few more miles this evening. Hmm. I guess we'll see how I feel in a few hours...
 

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Gettin' ready to head out for 20. Been putting it off for a bit to hopefully allow a little bit of the snow to melt or at least soften the ice. I am not looking forward to this run. This could hurt. A lot.
 

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LOL - 'tis the season....<br><br>
Planning on 13 this afternoon, mayyyyybe. Did a hill workout yesterday and I have a race tomorrow, so I don't know if I should have 3 "hard" days in a row...<br><br>
Did I mention I feel lazy today?
 
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