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New week new thread! Hope everybody had great runs this weekend. I had an uneventful 6 mile LSD on Saturday. It was pretty warm so I took my water bottle with me. Temps that day would get up to 95*. Thank goodness I didn't decide to wait and run later! Sunday was a rest day. Little bro came over and hung out so it was too late when he left to get any ab work as I intended to do. And i was too tired by that time too. How was everyone else's weekend?
 

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GB - WTG getting that 6 done. Sounds like you're just about at 100% now? What plan are you using for your HM training? After my 10K, that's what's next on the agenda for me. It's a goal I set for 2008. Just to finish a HM. After that, depending on where I am time wise for a few of those, I'll decide what the 2009 goal is.<br><br>
Birdie! - OMGosh a PR in a last minute race! That's awesome! WTG!!!! <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><img alt="hello2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/hello2.gif"><img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><img alt="hello2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/hello2.gif"><img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br>
What a sweet DH you have there to encourage you to go and run. Does he run too?<br><br>
Intensebeet - Nice job on your 4 amidst the ice and slush! I probably would have bagged the run. I'm such a wimp. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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chosha, weekend was good. After 5 days of running I didn't run over the weekend. Thanks, the 6 was OK and I believe I'm back up to snuff. I have to start running more hills each week now. I feel the lack when I do encounter them.<br><br>
As for the 1/2 training plan, I have one that was made for me for the Hartford Half (Connecticut) last October, that I am just re-using for the race in May. I can email it to you if you'd like. You can email me at valacho @ gmail . com (no spaces, obviously <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">) and I'll send it along to you. It's in Excel format, but if you'd like I can make a PDF of the file so you can just print it out if you don't have access to Excel.<br><br>
This week's schedule calls for the following distances:<br>
5M, 5M, 3M, 7M<br><br>
I don't worry much about which days I do what, as long as I get the weekly mileage in and my long run is as long as it should be.
 

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Chosha I think we have the same goals...I'm planning on working on my 10k times through this summer, and then run a HM this fall if I find one that I like. Today I'm going to run home from work for the first time. It's a little over 6 miles and its supposed to get up to almost 40 today. I just think its cool to run a route that I usually drive and wouldn't think of running.
 

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Good luck on the run, Beetie!
 

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I left work yesterday, stowed my things in my car, making sure I grabbed my keys and my cell phone (I had had visions of locking my keys in my car which would've locked me out of both my house and my car) and headed out for the run home. One block into it I almost got hit by a car, I'm not used to running on roads with much traffic, the car was making a left onto the street I was crossing, I looked at her and waved her to go ahead but she came to a stop so I figured she was letting me go, as soon as I started in front of her she hit the gas to go herself, from now on I won't go unless the driver waves me on. After that it was pretty uneventful for the first few miles, there was a soft shoulder to run on most of the way which was nice on my feet and although it was a slight uphill incline I felt that I was making pretty good time, though I had told myself I wouldn't check my time until I reached what I thought was the halfway point. The exhaust from the cars was a little stinky at times, though the loudness of them driving by was more disconcerting to me. I covered my ears whenever a big truck went by and an ambulance. My race is being run on a street with traffic (although a slower speed limit I think) so I figure I need to get used to running when there are vehicles around. As I reached my halfway point I checked my time and found that I was right on pace for what I wanted and my 5k time just keeps dropping as I do these longer runs, making me itch to find a 5k around here and really test myself. I'm on a mostly flat stretch for the next couple miles and marvel at myself as I make the turn onto my street and how easy my legs are moving now without any thought as to what I was doing. My pace had picked up a little and I felt good, a feeling that I'm not really getting out of my shorter runs lately for whatever reason. I had about a mile and a half to go from that turn and it was mostly downhill from there, so I was cruising along the shoulder, when all of a sudden I was hitting the ground hard. I picked myself up and brushed off, thankful that I hadn't fallen into the road or traffic and took a few steps. I could feel the palms of my hands stinging a bit and my knee felt funny, pulled up my pant leg and yup my knee was all sorts of bloody, on top of that I had ripped my favorite running pants. <img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"> With just under a mile to go I figured I could make it home and so I started running again the stinging fading away as I went. Finally I was running on the bridge over the creek and there was my house, I grabbed the empty trash can by the road and headed for the house where I promptly asked DBF to perform gravel extraction surgery on my knee. Stung like a bitch and my knee is sore today as well as the side of my leg and my hand, but when I mapped it out with the car it was a full 6.5 miles and my finish time made the goal I had in my head for my upcoming race seem totally doable. That realization made the whole thing worth it, now as long as I don't wipe out during the race everything should be good.<br><br>
Tonight is a crosstraining day. With three weeks to go until the race I'm wondering if I should do some speed workouts, or if it wouldn't really make a difference at this point. Either way I should probably mail in that race registration that I've been procrastinating on. Sorry for the long post, I can't post to my blog at work and I want to just cut and paste later.
 

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Beetie, you <b><i>rule</i></b>!<br><br>
I don't know if I would have been able to make myself keep running after a fall. I marvel at folks who do <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I hope I never have to find out, too.<br><br>
Congratulations! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Wow it sounds like you all are having some great runs this week. WTG intensebeet for finishing that run...I would have limped home and sulked for sure.<br><br>
I had my first run of week 6 monday, then I found out I had to have some minor surgery at the dentist Tues. So I did my swim workout on monday too to double up for the day I missed. But yesterday I still felt really crappy so I missed my hills run. I still feel bad today and have to go back to the dentist this afternoon. I am hoping he can fix things up so I can get in my run tonight. I have a race saturday so I don't want to slack off too much. Though it is probably a good week to miss a run so I am rested...I guess it is like a forced taper of some sorts.<br><br>
About the race....it is the last race in the three race series I was doing. It was my original training goal to finish the entire series...before I was distracted by the 10k but luckily I was able to combine training for both. So, I have completed two of the races in the series so far...the last of them being the one in the horrible storm. They send an email that the standings are posted for the series so far so I go to look at where I stand. Well I find my age group and read the person in first place and I remember her name from the other races...then I look at the second place time and it is 10 minutes slower than my time for the 5k and the 4 mile. My name isn't in the registration! So I had to call the road runner's club president. He just got back to me today and said that they couldn't find my registration. I was so upset cause I should be in second place in my age group which would be my first award. Luckily he just emailed me back and they had mistakenly placed me as being 54 instead of 29 so when they tallied up the results the 54 year old Heather didn't run either of the races like the 29 year old heather did. So they are fixing it...I am so relieved. Now I just need to get my mouth feeling better so I can go out there and run for my prize!
 

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I got my 4 and 3 milers finished on Wed and Thurs respectively. Started feeling a bit under the weather while sitting in my office at work on Wed afternoon. By the time I left to go home I was completely congested and sneezing. WTHeck??!!! I was fine when I walked into the office that morning. Needless to say, I got home and was asleep long before 9pm after having taken advil and dayquil. Woke up for my 3miler on Thurs., still not feeling quite well. Finished the run, got ready for work, etc. When I left home, I was running a temp of 99.8. Took the advil and dayquil to work with me along with my disinfectant hand wipes. I didn't want to get anyone else sick. <img alt="rolleyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/rolleyes.gif"> Feeling a little better today, but certainly not 100%. Still not sure about tomorrow's 5mile LSD. If I do it, it will be really early in the morning so I can go back to bed.<br><br>
GB- I'm glad you're better. I'll be emailing you soon for that 1/2 plan. You don't have to convert it for me. I have MS Excel 2003.<br><br>
Birdie - Glad you got that straightened out with the race director. Hardware is great! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Intensebeet - Wow, what a run! I don't know if I would have been able to continue running after a fall. Great job on your pace. You will be fantastic in your race!
 

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Well, I finished my 5 mile race this morning. I had never ran further than 4 miles so I was in new territory. I am glad this 10k program gets you to 6 miles and beyond well before the end of the program. That is the one thing I dislike about the Hal Higdon programs. Anyways, my first mile felt awful and was really slow. I kept progressively feeling better and running faster as I went along...I think my last two miles were the fastest. My goal was to finish under an hour...which I did at 53:21. I am a little disappointed as I was hoping to finish a few minutes faster but I realize that 5 miles isn't something I practiced so my pacing was all over the place. I still have a month to get ready for the 10k and I probably will take the entire month off of races to get ready...well I might run one on the 6th of April but that is it!<br><br>
As for hardware...I got some today. That made a not so hot time feel much better. I ended up placing second in my age group for the series. It is probably the only time I will get hardware so I am enjoying it to the fullest. The local road runners club took my pic so I will post my hardware pick once they have it up.<br><br>
On to week 7 of the training!
 
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