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Leaving in about 30 minutes for the first fishbowl workout in years..... Hopefully I do not drown <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> just going to take it easy this first couple of weeks.. bringing the pullbouy to work on stroke and breathing again<br><br>
Ended up a with a great run last night 12 Miles in 10 Min pace. over snowbanks, Ice and Slush... which is pretty good for me.... that is my hopeful pace for a half Marathon.<br><br>
Enjoy your day Everyone.
 

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Also good Luck to you racers this weekend...<br><br>
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Liam3494 - Garda X-Country 4m (Phoenix Park, Dublin)<br>
trecker - Cowtown Marathon<br>
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sistergoldenhair - Colonial Half Marathon<br>
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Richard, that's a great pace in those conditions! I'd be walking. <img alt="blush.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif"> Have fun in the water.<br><br>
An easy 5 for me most likely on the treadmill due to a busy day, but if one of my marathon training buddies wants company at the end of her planned 20 miler today I'll meet her later instead. As long as I get some miles in I'm happy!<br><br>
Thanks for the good wishes for Sunday. Right now I am not racing that Half, but most likely will attempt an MP run.
 

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Good Morning<br><br>
Richard - Another takes to the fishbowl! Have fun!<br><br>
SGH - Have a "happy" 5 miler<br><br>
No run for me today. Core workout though.<br><br>
Good luck to the weekend racers!
 

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Richard - Great run last night and hope the swim goes well for you.<br><br>
SGH - Have a good run later.<br><br>
Dan - Enjoy the rest today.<br><br>
4BM - See what you started! Everybody is starting to go to the fishbowl.<br><br>
Me - Well I put in 10 miles this morning. just under at 9:00 pace. My running partner this morning was dying and didn't make the whole run. We were crawling along for a while until he decided to walk back and I left him there. At least I had someone to run with this morning. I am usually on my own.<br><br>
have a great day all.
 

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Richard- sounds like fun. I'm hoping to join the fishbowl club here sometime this summer.<br><br>
Why no race SGH?<br><br>
Hope the core goes well Dan.<br><br>
Didn't end up getting anything fast in last night because my wife got home from her audit, and wanted to eat as soon I got home from work. Ended up with another garden variety 10 but I went a little faster than normal at least..<br><br>
I did realize this morning that I down to three weeks before I start racing again, and I think I'm mentally ready to be done with basebuilding for a while.
 

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So, Richard. You're doing your "first fishbowl in years" a mere 12 hours after a 10-mile run. You are an ambitious man.<br><br>
SGR, hope the pace works for you this weekend. You are among the top story-tellers here so please fill us in when ready.<br><br>
Another four miles for me today. Second good effort in a row. I am starting to learn this running thing again.<br><br>
Good runs, all
 

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I am with Mailbox this morning. I am ready for racing to begin. Only 8 weeks until my first race of the year. Hoping for 5 miles outside today. I took a look at the air quality website and as of now it looks good, but that could change later today. I have my fingers crossed. Have a great day and enjoy whatever it is that you are going to do today.
 

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Good morning from wet, icy Virginia,<br><br>
We never did get any snow last night but the freezing rain is here. It's actually not too bad where I live in Fairfax but where I work in Manassas is bad right now. So I'm working from home today.<br><br>
I never got a chance to punch in my report from last night but it was pretty uneventful. I had planned on 10 but due to time constraints it looked like I would get only 6 in. So I did an easy 6, and then to to that I said "the heck with it, I'll just have to be a little late" and kept going all the way to 8. Easy pace, channeling Tonya at 7:53/mile. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Today would be spinning at GMU if I was going in to the office, but since I'm not I'll probably be on the home elliptical instead. I'm thinking an hour or so will do it. Then tomorrow will be just a very easy LHR run day ahead of racing 10 on Sunday.<br><br>
As for the race, more on that tomorrow.<br><br>
Mailbox - like you I'm thinking the fishbowl will become part of my routine come summer. At this rate we're all going to start growing fins and gills soon. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Baba - nice job on the 4. Sounds like you're getting the mojo back.<br><br>
kfuller - good luck with the 5, hope the smog stays away.<br><br>
SGH - enjoy the run, whatever one you end up doing.<br><br>
Dave - I'm guessing you'll make up for the slower run pace this morning with a blazing lunchtime ride. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
RichardC - enjoy the pool.<br><br>
And oh yeah, almost forgot...TGIF !!! <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif">
 

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SGH: enjopy your run later<br><br>
Dan: Enjoy the swim<br><br>
Dave: Nice work on the Early 10<br><br>
Mailbox: nice work on the 10<br><br>
Baba: Enjoy your 4<br><br>
Kfuller: enjoy your 5<br><br>
Well my first fishbowl went better than expected.<br><br>
200 Free<br>
200 free<br>
100 Free<br>
100 Free<br>
100 Back<br>
200 kickboard<br>
100 Free<br>
100 IM<br>
100 Free<br>
100 Kick and done<br><br>
1300 Yards
 

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Baba - No it was 12 last night...even more impressive. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Glad to hear things are going a bit better now. I'm sure once you actually have normal weather again the time will drop as the temps rise.<br><br>
That's a bit of my problem as well...I can't run nearly as fast of workouts as I do when I can run outside like during XC and track but then I realized that all the previous offseason I've done nothing <i>but</i> basebuilding, so I think I will be quite well off come the important meets. Track officially starts on March 3, but I'm already halfway through my training! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I'm hoping the coach will go along with the idea of not using me to score points at worthless meets, and instead going for good performances. If he does let me do this I'll be running no more than a meet a week until I have to, i.e. - Regionals/Sectionals. Gosh I'm just so excited though.<br><br>
TM workout today. It's supposed to get up to 23* today but the only clear spot to run is still the main roads and I want good footing.<br><br>
See y'all later....TGIF!
 

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Uh oh... I'm converting everyone... Is this a good thing or bad??? Please don't hate me!!!<br><br>
GOOD LUCK to our racers this weekend!<br><br>
We got that "wintery mix" overnight. After scraping layers of snow/ice/sleet off my van, the drive to the gym wasn't too bad. All the local schools are closed. No day off for my guys! Younger two were done by the time I got home. Older two still have assignments that are due by this afternoon. Right now, though, they're out in the snow.<br><br>
Fishbowl for me first thing. I had today's workout all typed up and in a ziplock. Somehow my gymbag ate it because I never could find it. So, I did yesterday's workout again. Somehow managed to knock another 3mins off. I think it's a 2600, and I did it in 1:03.<br><br>
Quick change, then out for a run. Conditions for running were bad. First 3/4m is on the road, which had been plowed and was left with a layer of really slippery packed snow. Next bit is on the sidewalk. There's a couple inches of snow covered wth a layer of ice. If I didn't really pick my feet up, I would trip, and did a couple times. Then there was the crap that the snowplows threw. THis was really loose and slippery and deep. I ended up cutting the run short. I had a long run tomorrow. 2.78m, 26:28, 9:31pace<br><br>
Got out to the van and had the honor of scraping yet another layer of ice off the van. But, got home to find the kids finishing up shoveling the driveway!!!
 

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Swimming is the only thing that ever came Natural to me.. I swam all-state in highschool... However after today I can tell I am not in Highschool anymore!!! LOL<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Richard-- I swam in High School, but was never good enough to make state. It has been a while since I have done some laps in the pool though.
 

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Good morning all. Great running (and swimming) everyone! Good luck to the weekend racers!<br><br>
We are in the middle of a snow-ice storm this morning. Made my treacherous way into work only to find we had a 2-hour delay -- an extra 2 hours for my morning run! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
So I plodded along on the snowy canal path (a good 1-2 inches of snow already) - 16 miles @ 9:00 pace. This time I did take a picture of the mighty ice beard - see my new profile pic (don't worry, no blood!)<br><br>
Was planning to do a long trail run with a friend this weekend -- hopefully the weather won't spoil our plans...
 

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Well Kevin? You might as well start swimming again. 4BM has started converting everyone. Are you next?
 

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ok all - I have a dumb question<br><br>
Someone asked me what the time for Boston qualification was & I wasn't sure. What is the BQ time?
 

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It depends on your age/gender. See:<br><br><a href="http://baa.org/BostonMarathon/Qualifying.asp" target="_blank">http://baa.org/BostonMarathon/Qualifying.asp</a>
 

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Thanks,, he is male @ 41. I will direct him to website!
 

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Well it has officially been 13 days since I have done ANY form of exercise, cross training included. When your back and leg are hurting, it's difficult to really get any sort of activity in. I'm happy to say that this week has shown some progress, enough to the point where I think I am going to ride the stationary bike at lunch for 15-30 minutes, and see what happens.<br><br>
I do NOT plan on running at all this weekend, and probably not even next week either. I am going to take this very very slowly. I'll try for a week of cross training next week, and then hopefully I can start running again after that. We'll see. First things first though, I'll try out the bike this afternoon and I'm scheduling the entire weekend off from exercise as well, in case my body needs to recovery from the re-introduction of this type of stress. If everything is feeling well, I may do abs on Saturday and/or my "Yoga for Inflexible People" DVD on Sunday.
 
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