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Have a good one Richard.<br><br>
Similar for me except no walk and no weights! Got a massage yesterday and she worked my back which feels so much better today. We'll see how it feels tomorrow.<br><br>
Enjoy.
 

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A slightly up-tempo 10 yesterday but still pretty slow.<br><br>
Recovery day today- will do 6 easy.<br><br><br>
Oh yeah- and was it just me, or did anyone watch Jeopardy last night and think the woman that won could have been Tonya's older sister or something? Watch tonight and tell me if I'm crazy...
 

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Happy Friday!<br><br>
I haven't had a lot of time to post in this thread this week. I feel a bit bad becuase often my workday is so busy I can't reply & support everyone.<br><br>
RichardC -- enjoy the cross-training<br><br>
Dan -- that's great the massage helped. I'm slightly jealous.<br><br>
Mailbox Head -- recover well!<br><br>
Alex -- enjoy the 10. Is it very cold there right now? I'm getting arctic reports from Fargo.<br><br>
I started my day with 5 miles, out and back from my house. Most of it was out of the 14 mph wind so I felt great in mid-30s temperatures. It was a misty morning. I have had some weird migrating achiness and bruising in my right lower leg this week, but today no complaints. Yes! I don't think I've ever been so hungry on a run, though. If I could have I would have stopped for food. But I made it back drooling thinking about breakfast.<br><br>
Good runs and workouts to all today!
 

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Rest / easy day for me. Have a good one!
 

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Good morning all.<br><br>
Slow start for me this morning. Quick post.<br><br>
3.5 miles today with 4 X .18 mile hill repeats at about 120 ft of climb.<br><br>
1:02:97 - (5:58 pace)<br>
1:01:87 - (5:49 pace)<br>
1:02:45 - (5:51 pace)<br>
1:03:93 - (6:05 pace)<br><br>
Hope everyone has a good run today. I am about to head to the pool in a few. The plan if for about an hour workout.
 

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Got up this morning and my son was still sleeping. So I got in 40 minutes of AB work and now I am going to relax for the rest of the day.
 

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A quick good morning and TGIF to all.<br><br>
I'm working from home today but busy with 2 projects, so not much time to write now.<br><br>
I'm planning on 45 minutes of cardio + core weight work later in the afternoon. It will be a fairly easy day, compared to some of the past few; even last night's "recovery" run was harder than I expected because I decided to experiment with one of the pre-programmed workouts on the treadmill.<br><br>
Tomorrow morning I race 20k. I don't expect a massive result from it given I have trained through this race, but it will probably be a PR anyway, because I have only done 20k once -- that was at this same race a year ago. I was just starting my spring conditioning at that time and took it very low-key, basically as a training run, running 1:33 and change. This time around I'm much further along and I'm hoping to go 7:00/mile all the way, which would bring me home in around 1:25.<br><br>
Dave/SGH/RichardC - good job getting out there this AM<br><br>
Alex/Mailbox/Dan - have good runs/other workouts later.
 

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Good morning, everyone.<br><br><b>Richard</b> -- Enjoy the core workout and walk.<br><br><b>Dan</b> -- Hey there. "Same for me, except . . . " Clever! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><b>Mailbox</b> -- Nice runs! Yes, I saw "Jeopardy," and I see the resemblance! My wife and I TiVo it and watch every night. If you fast forward through the commercials, the player introductions and chitchat, and that silly fifteen seconds of applause whenever anyone hits a "Daily Double," you can get through an entire game in 14 minutes!<br><br><b>Alex</b> -- By "normalish" I assume you mean "normalish" for your ridiculously speedy derriere -- jackrabbit speeds for us mere mortals?<br><br><b>Sister</b> -- I know what you mean when hunger strikes during a run. Once or twice I've considered chasing down a squirrel . . .<br><br><b>RunAsics</b> -- Enjoy the rest, friend.<br><br><b>Dave</b> -- Those are seriously good hill times. Enjoy your dunk.<br><br><b>Me</b> -- Probably eight easy later. I had my V02 max tested at the local university exercise lab yesterday. Very interesting -- and weird. They put this headset on you, with something resembling a snorkel mouthpiece for your maw, connected to a thick tube which feeds into a computer. And they plug your nose!<br><br>
I asked the tester how long the test lasts. "Maximum of 14 minutes," he said. "Oh," I shrugged, smirking. "Yeah," he said, "Lots of you guys think you're going to make it the full fourteen. You won't."<br><br>
He was right. They put the darn thing on a 5% incline, and steadily increase the pace. You can't breathe through your nose at all, and there's a noticeable resistance when you exhale. I was hurting pretty good at 9 minutes, and made it just past 11. The computer spit out a ton of data. Turns out my current V02 max is 56.6, which put me in the "excellent" category for my advanced 38 years. Max heartbeat of 183. My threshold heartbeat (the point where oxygen intake and C02 exhalation is about equal) is 156. Lots of other numbers, too, all very helpful.<br><br>
Oh, yes, the cost was a mere $50.00. If any of you have the opportunity at a reasonable price, I recommend it.
 

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Morning all!<br><br>
SGH--don't feel bad, I feel the same way! I'm so rushed for time that I can't reply to everyone...<br><br>
Dan--I've been thinking about getting a good massage. Either that or acupuncture.<br><br>
Alex--Teen. Normal. Those two don't go together!!!<br><br>
David--I'll do hill repeats tomorrow in the middle of my long run. They ain't gonna look nuthin' like that, though!!!<br><br>
Fish bowl for me this morning. WU with pool toys, then I wsa supposed to do 6x100 and 4x50, CD 200. Somehow, on these shorter sets I can never remember that first turn. Most likely, I was doing 150's. Should have taken 35mins. Took me 50.<br><br>
Then for a run. It's COLD and WINDY!!! My braids froze today. Focused on controlling HR. Therefore, it wasn't a very good run. Middle part of my run was into a strong headwind. Luckily, I did get a tailwind inbound. The last 6mins of the run is into a 'stop you dead in your tracks' wind. This is part of the Last Chance for Boston route. Lord help you if there is any wind, because if there is, ain't no way you're going anywhere! Disappointing 4.48m, 40:08, 8:58pace.<br><br>
THis afternoon the hair is coming off! I'm donating it. Most likely somewhere around 12-14inches. And I'll still be left with shoulder length hair. I can't wait!!!
 

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I am very interested in doing something like this, although in the Chicago area the cheapest I've seen is $150 dollars. Let me ask you, did you get this done at a "chain" place of some sort, or was this through a sports doctor? Or maybe just your local health club?
 

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Tonya would probably break that machine.<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
And then she'd go back to Jeopardy and clean up.
 

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I'm with Nirvy, <b>VERY</b> interested in this. I, too, have only been able to find $150 tests, minimum. Looking forward to hearing your answer...
 

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I've been contemplating doing this to the point of almost actually calling and setting up an appointment. I hope I <i>do</i> break it. That would be AWESOME.
 

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I have thought about doing the VO2 test, but have not done it yet. It would most likely kick my butt. I have seen the test for $50 around here and I think possibly less. I hope everyone has a wonderful day.
 

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They couldn't get her to stay at her station. Just kept running laps around the stage while Trebek mumbled something about never having that problem with any Canadian contestants...<br><br><br><br><br>
Seriously though, there was just a bit of a resemblance looks-wise.<br><br><br><br>
I've thought about having one of those V02 tests done too, but I keep wanting to wait until I get faster so I'm not embarrased by the results.<br><br>
Still waiting...
 

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<b>Nirvy, Tonya and the rest of youse</b> -- I had the test done at the Idaho Sports Medicine Institute at Boise State University. Their link is below. I called last week, and they said they did fitness testing for anyone, not just students. I couldn't hide my surprise when they said it was only $50.00. The fellow I was talking to said he knew they could charge much more -- they just like keeping the test accessible to the average person.<br><br>
Call around to your local colleges to see if they offer something similar. I know Chicago's got no shortage of fine schools, and there must be SOME sort of higher education in Omaha, right? <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Chances (a hayseed Idahoan).
 
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