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What's so great about Friday anyway? I'm glad Monday is here.<br><br>
tomwhite, Claire is a cutie! But I must say she does have a hint of Boudica in her.<br><br>
Welcome back, OM. Now get thyself signed up as a POTD. You too, SS!<br><br>
{{{whacked incorrigible JJJ}}}<br><br>
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..so true, so true//..........you feeling better??
 

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Good morning everyone. It was an XT day for me this morning. I did 20 mins on the rower at a good clip, then lots of upper body work. I'm sure my arms, chest, back & shoulders will be sore tomorrow morning. Also did 4 excrutiating planks for 1 min each! Hooray!<br><br>
Running tomorrow is planned, unless the weather postpones it.<br><br>
Susan<br>
ps JJJ, I dislike opera too.
 

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I am so glad is a Monday too, that means rest day, no running to letting those muscles rebuild after a hard training weekend. I will, however, spent an hour today doing Pilates tonight to stretch a bit.<br><br>
Thanks for your kind comments on my Paraguay Marathon thread. You guys make me look like an angel. I was just having a blast.<br>
Have a terrific day and week.
 

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Good morning millbot,riley,tomwhite,steve, mariposai and all who follow!<br><br>
Another 8 miles for me today, again a pretty day although colder. My legs are still dead from Sat. Time to rest them!<br><br>
Uconn women against LSU tonight! Go Huskies!!!
 

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TGIM !<img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br>
On Mondays, I get up when I want, drink coffee, read the news, walk the dog and go out for a morning run.<br>
Ohhh, wait a minute, thats what I do <b>every</b> morning. I love being retired!<br>
5.5 miles, hilly loop.
 

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I will second old guy's (I love being retired!) comment. I get to run in the day light for the most part. Still it took a long time to quit getting up at 3:00am every morning, fighting traffic etc. Still have work dreams from time to time. In another month I will get reduced rate theater tickets that all the youngsters have to pay for. I can get the senior plate now, but there is never enough food for me. Can even go to the senior center, but I am not ready to set around talking about my gall bladder or incontenance.<br><br>
Looks like another snowy day today, getting close to time to put on the yaktrax and go for a little run.<br><br>
Larry
 

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After an unusual Saturday off from running, I'm really excited to be back to it. Tomorrow I have planned trackwork to prepare for Saturday's race, so this is a good time to ask your collective opinion: I'm thinking of mile repeats at race pace instead of the usual 1000m or 1200m. I'm still trying to figure out the 10k distance. It seems longer than it should be, if that makes sense, so I'm thinking I need to make my repeats longer.
 

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Someone who shall remain nameless (but who has double initials) reminded me that I have not posted lately. Well, just back from China. Long days working, whew, not used to actually working so hard.<br><br>
Anyway, didn't really do much while there w/o wise.<br>
Run 1/2 hour yesterday. Swam today with tnally.
 

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Good Morning All,<br>
Much colder this AM - 17 degrees but seemed chillier than that. EZ 6 miles on fairly flat course - 50:53 (8:29). Now back to work...I wish I was retired...<br><br>
Mike
 

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I'm gonna pretend (longingly) that I'm retired with Old Guy and RTB today. Painting (yeah, still), gardening, and a w/o on the list today.<br><br>
I'm kinda sorta semi-retired, the amount I work, anyway. Still looking for that Running Sugar Daddy who's gonna pay for me to run in exotic places (and that's IT, 'kay?) I'm taking applications via PM. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Oh, and welcome to <b>Mustang MOM</b> [extending hand]. I'm your DD's neighbour down the lane, Canadianialy speaking. Don't you worry about the Arizona goings-on. Being the <i>mature, responsible</i> elder in Van 1, SS standards of <b>proper behaviour</b> will be strictly enforced.<br><br>
Everyone have a superb day. It's lovely and sunny here but BRRRRRRRR.<br><br>
NameleSS<br><br>
ETA: Opie, yes, I'd do shorter/faster too.
 

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your insight is correct. Longer repeats are better for the tweener distances of 1/2Marathon and 10K racing. Do 3-5x1mile at a high end aerobic pace-not all out, moderately hard but doable. Rest ~2minutes in between-walking for cool down. Doing repeats that are >5minutes are a very good way to accomplish this. Usually the progression for me is from:<br><br>
Base>Hills>Transition to Speed (Short Fartlek Runs)>MedDistance Intervals/Repeats>Long Repeats>Sharpening (Pre-Race Phase) including Short Repeats with Decreasing Recovery>Racing<br><br>
Include LR's and Strides year-round...<br><br>
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3 recovery miles for me on the TM-untimed and slow...<br>
I'm tired from my on-call weekend. Too many patients.<br>
Will sleep well tonight.
 

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Hey, I like Mondays too! Everyone in my house goes back to school and work.... leaving me to my own personal mischief!<br><br><b>tomwhite</b>, I'll second the comment about Claire being a cutie, though I have to ask.... how come I'm having such problems posting pictures?? I tried to put one up on yesterday's thread, but all I get is the error box of doom. Help, anyone???<br><br>
Just got back from an hour and a half yoga class where the theme was patience... so we did loooooooong holds in our poses. Like a 5-minute downward dog to start. Having a 95% pulled hamstring (95% certain that it's pulled, I mean), you'd think that that sort of practice would've been excruciating for me, but no, it really was exactly what the doctor ordered. Plus, I tend to like those long, settling in sort of practices, where you can go deep inside yourself, and not worry about the end result. Kind of like how I like longer runs where I don't have to worry about pace or time. Figures I injured myself because I was getting greedy, working on both lengthening my distances and increasing my speed simultaneously. Damn, I said I wasn't going to make that mistake again (had done it a couple years ago the last time I was running consistently), and here I am again, only four months back and I did it again. Hopefully as I let my leg recover, I won't make that mistake again.<br><br>
Well, good runs to all, and stay injury-free!
 

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Just went back to yesterday. Cutie Claire, tomwhite.<br><br>
OM, hit the button with the mountains and sun (looks like a postcard) and put link to your photo there.<br><br>
re opera ... <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVRhuQWS4tc&NR=1" target="_blank">Maria Callas</a>. Mariposai will agree. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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OM, to post a photo:
<ul><li>Upload your photo to a hosting site like photobucket or tinypic and copy the URL (right-click and choose Copy)</li>
<li>Start a new post (or edit an existing one) and put the cursor where you want the picture</li>
<li>Click the <img alt="" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/editor/insertimage.gif" style="border:0px solid;"> button and paste the URL in the dialog that pops up (Ctrl-V or right-click and choose Paste)</li>
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ETA: Dang, I went on for so long that SS beat me to it. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
How are you, SS? <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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