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<p>Ran a tempo on Tuesday, daughter had teeth pulled Wed. so no run . . . Was getting ready for a run yesterday morning and could hear some thunder.  I waited some, gave up, showered & went to work.  So, 2 days off should = sproinkier legs . . . NOT.  I usually do my LRs on Friday, but decided to do it tomorrow since it will be 10 degrees cooler.  Planned on 6 today with middle 4 at wanttobe MP paced miles.  The run started crappy from the beginning, huge side cramp about mile 2, so decided to cut back to 5 and only did 1 mile near the end near wanttobe MP pace.  Hope this means my LR tomorrow morning will be good!</p>
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<p>Hoping others have better runs today!  Enjoy!</p>
 

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<p>Yes, Pink.  That's usually exactly what happens.  I bet you'll have a Great run tomorrow after a carpy run today.</p>
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<p>6.1 GA miles in the Newton's.  It's going to be a while before I do an LR in the Newton's.  They make me want to go go go every time I wear them!</p>
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<p>Bill</p>
 

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<p>Pink - hope tomorrow is a better run.</p>
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<p>Bill - my dw has the Newton bug now.  She ran 5 miles in them yesterday and has been walking in them some.  She believes she is getting some relief from some pf by walking in those shoes.  If she believes it; it's probably working for her.</p>
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<p>5 miles ez this morning.   Itching to run tomorrow's workout already.  :)</p>
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<p>Your going to have some kind of day today; so choose to have a goodun.</p>
 

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<p>Don't get me wrong about the Newton's, KS.  I love them!</p>
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<p>I'm using them to adjust to a more midsole foot strike.  And they're doing that.  A side product (I think) is that landing more forward like that makes you naturally run quicker but I'm being cautious as the body adjusts to them.</p>
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<p>Another side product (supposedly) is that the legs and joints handle more of the stress in a more natural way - thus less injuries.</p>
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<p>Bill</p>
 

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<p>Pink,  my experience has been similar.  Bet you'll feel fabulous tomorrow!</p>
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<p>Hi Bill, Hi KS!!</p>
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<p>3 easy miles before work, with 4 short sections of strides in the last mile, plus 15 minutes of core and stretching after in the gym.  It was cool and gorgeous out!</p>
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<p>Have a great day everyone!</p>
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<p>Bill, I run in my Newtons only on Wednesdays when I do a few 400's and you are right, it's easy to pick it up.  But I am careful with them as you are.</p>
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<p>4 miles easy today, no workout afterwards as I have to work.  Spareribs</p>
 

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<p>you know, i like racing flats as much as the next guy.  but i'm a little confused about newtons, and actually the whole fore-foot or toe-landing running movement.</p>
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<p>i do land more on my forefoot when i run faster, but that doesn't mean i'm going to avoid heel-striking altogether.  it served salazar pretty well, and deena hits on her heel alot too.  heck there are even barefoot runners, olympic trials speed guys, who land on their heels.</p>
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<p>the whole footplant religion thing is getting out of hand... and the newtons seem to be ground-zero for the forefoot fundamentalists these days.  grrr.  doesn't it make sense to land on different parts of your foot, when you run at different speeds, or on different terrains?  running has so much in the way of overuse injury... why not spread your impact spots around to different parts of your feet to avoid overuse?  i think women can probably understand this better than most guys... wearing a pair of high-heels (forefoot landing) can get tiring, and even cause injury if you do it too much.</p>
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<p>anyway, a 9.5mi run on my soapbox this morning.  ez pace, ez weather.</p>
 

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<p>5 slow miles. No signs of vertigo today! Could this mean I am finally over it???? </p>
<p>2 totally flattened snakes. ick.</p>
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<p>Boys are off tomorrow to ride the Copper Triangle. 80 miles over 4 mountain passes. Starts in Copper Mountain, goes through Leadville somehow gets back over Vail pass and back to Copper. It is a great ride for them. Last year they rode in really hot weather....this year it may rain on them the entire way. </p>
 

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<p>McSolar, I agree with you actually!</p>
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<p>I was already sort of a mid foot strike runner anyway.  Just trying to work on the running form.  I've been trying to <span style="text-decoration:underline;">not</span> talk about the Newton's but I slipped today.  They are not Magic.  They are just running shoes - and expensive ones at that.</p>
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<p>Bill</p>
 

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<p>I feel like a million bucks today.  Of course, that's probably because I took 800mg of ibu at bedtime, for the first time this week.  Not sure what other fitness activity today holds for me other than a return to yoga!</p>
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<p>C-mom, that's hopeful!  Quite a bike ride for the boys.  Reminds me of the CC bike trip to Aspen.  I had a bike then but was too chicken for a ride like that.</p>
 

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<p>I guess I'll have my wife run in sketchers so she can use her whole foot and avoid injury, as she's not quite as smart about running.  She can run heel, midfoot, forefoot, and off her toes at the same time.  Watch out world!!</p>
 

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Make room for me on your soapbox mc; I'm with you man (as long as I don't have to wear compression socks...)<br><br>
Hooray c-mom! I ran by Lori Lane today and thought of you.<br><br>
Last Yachats run this morning. 5.5 miles at 7:33/mi. Then I ate peach cobbler and ice cream for breakfast. You can do that when you're on vacation.
 

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<p>Sounds yummy, Labduck. I love leftover rhubarb crisp or blueberry buckle for breakfast!</p>
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<p>Move over on your soapbox, mc. I agree the whole footstrike/barefoot running thing has become the latest fad. I'm so tired of fads. I also think that's one of the reasons I don't like running slower though... I feel "heavier" on my feet, landing more on either my heel or "whole foot" like. Feels clunky. But going slower it's hard to land more forefoot, you feel like you're bouncing around or something. Feels unnatural. I try to watch my form so I don't get sloppy, but try to keep my footstrike/stride as natural feeling as I can, not forced. Whatever...</p>
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<p>I'd wanted to get out for 2-3 easy miles at lunchtime, but it's drizzly and foggy/smoky out there today. Yuk. Good day to stay in bed, IMO. But, I'm here at work, looking out the window and wondering what the weather will be for the HM tomorrow morning. Probably more of the same.</p>
 

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I ate peach cobbler and ice cream for breakfast. You can do that when you're on vacation.</div>
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So was that instead of donuts?  It's Friday, remember?</p>
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<p>Brooke & I had a great chat today.  She's playing it conservative & taking me off running until at least Tuesday, so that's hopefully just a week off.  Yoga was great!<br>
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<p>Lab, that's much better than doughnuts.  :)</p>
<p>Yay, seemom!</p>
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<p>Sounds like a soapbox derby going on here.</p>
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<p>evan, you're right, we love fads or "new and improved."  Bah.  Give me a rotary phone, my 75-year-old popcorn popper, and a cast iron tub.  Well, computers are kinda nice.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif" title=""></p>
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<p>For similar reasons, I like the idea of wearing different shoes (or no shoes) so perhaps your feet don't always land quite the same.  AFA form, I think concentration on the core is most important as power and stability is centred there.</p>
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<p>90' vinyasa (lots of core!)</p>
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<p>I've probably bought into the trend of POSE running.  Just makes sense to me.</p>
 

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<p>DH and I had a fun spin class together - the instructor's music were "songs that make me happy" so it was lots of early Beatle-like types of songs. Stuff you could sing along to.  Very nice on a hot steamy day.</p>
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<p>Tomorrow is supposed to be cooler in the morning so I'll run before my 30 mins of yoga, and then I have to work.  Usually summers at work are quieter but this summer has just been hopping!  I feel like I need more down-time.</p>
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<p>Nothing important is hurting today so it's a wonderful day.</p>
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<p>Run a few for me, friends.</p>
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<p>Susan</p>
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<p>Oh my a soap box</p>
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<p>I'm largely a forefoot runner but I have an overstride which means sometimes my heel hits the ground. Not sure I worry much though anymore.</p>
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<p>A smart man once told me that heel striking is ok if the knee is bent.</p>
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<p>So then VRAA started today so I need to log some points. 30 miles of easy cycling with MrsG and 2 lads I coach followed by a few miles of running.</p>
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<p>Have a Crunchie day</p>
 

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<p>I never heard of that POSE Method, but I just watched the video where they explain it. I always thought that was how you were supposed to run in the first place!</p>
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<p>4.25 miles with my running partner today, much too slow for me once again. Had to stop and/or double back several times. This is going to be a dilemma I have to deal with, rather than suffer through several times a week, especially since I'm finding that going slower than what's comfortable makes me more tired in the long run.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>gobi</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69327/friday-08-06-2010-stuff#post_1931095"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>OM - people are making money from these running revolutions :¬)</p>
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