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Morning all! Early morning at work so I figured I'd start the thread.<br><br>
Yesterday's 2x10min at just above half marathon pace was TOUGH. Then I remembered I've only been running for a week so I felt a little better. First 10 min was at 7.8mph on the TM. The second I was seriously sucking wind, so after 3 min I lowered the speed to 7.6 and then raised it for the last few minutes. I was beat.<br><br>
Some great workouts yesterday all around.<br>
Tonya- Way to go on those 800 repeats!<br>
SGH- HATE those people at the gym. So obnoxious. <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"><br><br>
Happy Friday all!
 

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Morning Liz, Nice work on the 2x10<br><br>
Heading to the Y today in a bit to swim.<br><br>
enjoy your day everyone
 

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Killer workout tonight but the thing that's gonna kill me is finding a place I can actually do it. I'll need to find and somehow remember measurements for 600s, 400s, 300s, and 200s and then know what pace to run as well. I'm guessing my warmup is gonna be a lot of memorization of what my workout is lol.<br><br>
Haha...who cares about school...I gotta prep for my workout. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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That's the right attitude Liz- those workouts will get easier.<br><br>
Enjoy the swimming Richard.<br><br>
Good luck figuring out your workout Alex. (Those kind of workouts are why I love my garmin- pretty easy to program stuff like that into it)<br><br><br>
Went an easy7 last night. I wanted to go more, but I knew I'd be upping the mileage a little with the start of the VRAA, so I thought I'd give myself a break. Got up this morning and did 3 to start the day. Planning on at least 10 tonight plus some sort of core work.
 

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Good Morning Everyone<br><br>
Liz - Nice job. Coming back has it's rough spots!<br><br>
Alex - Ah, all that math you've been learning will come in handy.<br><br>
Richard - enjoy the swim.<br><br>
Mailbox - Way to gather points for your team!<br><br>
Going to do 4 easy ones in a bit. Don't usually run on Friday and haven't been doing 4 in a row for awhile but I have a workshop tomorrow and will have to leave at the crack of dawn to get to it. Will also do a core workout this afternoon.<br><br>
Have a great Friday.
 

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Good morning all.<br>
Good job yesterday, Liz.<br>
Enjoy the swim Richard.<br>
Good luck with the workout (and math) tonight Alex.<br>
Mailbox, enjoy the 10 tonight and Dan enjoy the 4.<br><br>
Did 60 minutes on trails this morning. Much faster than I have been the last couple days, but my stomach is still shot. I still have no appetite, which is <b>very</b> unusual for me -- I want my stomach back! <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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Good morning everyone. I have 8 miles scheduled for today. This will be the first time I can remember since High School that I have run for 5 days in a row. Lets see if I am worn out tomorrow.<br><br>
SGH-- At the rec center they have signs up that say to take your cell phone calls out to the lobby. Except for when the local firefighters are there working out and they have their phones etc.. everyone else is suppose to go out of the fitness room.<br><br>
Alex-- It is friday, so enjoy it and have fun on the run.<br><br>
Today is also day one of the VRAA for me. Since I am on a training schedule my team is going to get what my training schedule calls for and not much more. I just don't feel like burning myself out as my first race of the year is more important than that. Basically I want to be able to post a smokin hot time. Have a great morning everyone.
 

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5 miles hilly run for me this morning in HRZ2 for the majority of the run. Hard to stay in the right zone on hills.<br><br>
Great job all.
 

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Nice running all!<br><br>
I shifted my Thursday tempo run to today so that I won't start VRAA with a duck (cricket term for 0 points). I'm still deciding on the specifics. Previously I'd built up to 5-6 miles @ 6:30mpm. May shoot for something similar - no slower than 6:40mpm. If I'm lucky I'll be able to get that done this afternoon without a blowout.<br><br>
Loopy - my appetite is all over the place. I'm eating like a horse yet loosing weight. I'm down at least 3 lbs. Considering I started at 149, that's a lot. I have probably lost a bit of muscle weight due to lack of weight training but still... Also, I have very little to no appetite after running. I have to force myself to eat and drink else an hour later I'm in trouble...
 

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Early morning workout today-- Did my first ever "brick". I'm hoping after grad school to eventually get into multi-sport. My strength would definitely be the bike, as my quad strength far exceeds any other muscle in my body haha. 10 mile bike in 30:50 with 6x 1 minute intervals thrown in there. Then got on the TM and ran a mile in 9:00. Holy legs!<br><br>
Richard- Enjoy that swim! Swim will definately be my weakness once I start multi-sport training.<br>
Alex- Looks like a great workout. Can't wait to hear about it later!<br>
Mailbox- It's hard, but I'm trying to go "easy". Have a good 10 later on.<br>
Dan- Enjoy the 4.<br>
Loopy- 60 minutes on trails-- you must have some strong legs! Nice work.<br>
Kfuller- Enjoy your 8.<br>
Dave- Nice work on the hilly run.<br>
RA- Good luck with that tempo. Your projected pace is smokin!<br><br>
I have narrowed my first marathon choice down to 2: Marine Corps or Philly if I don't qualify for NY. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Great job all. I have the day off work so i am trying to get stuff done around the house before I head overseas. Not a whole lot of time to chat. So just a quick post.<br><br>
Great job out there all. I started my taper for my Tri next weekend. I am already starting to get anxious. Especially since I am doing this alone with nobody to walk me through this thing step by step. I am being support very well by the wife and kids.<br><br>
DD is very supportive of me wearing my tri shorts. She thinks they are too revealing. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Her comment was Dad that’s gross.
 

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Sounds like you've got a great workout planned tonight Asics.<br><br>
Dave- I've got no doubts that you're going to put in a great performance next weekend- your workouts have been incredible lately.<br><br><br>
So I'm a dork, but I just did a little analysis that has me excited for my race next weekend.<br><br>
Basically I took a look at my weekly mileage averages on a 1 year lookback period, and plotted that progress against my races. Every time my weekly average jumped by 10 miles, my VDOT improved 2 or so points. Given some pretty solid training the last half of 2007, and my mileage increases this year so far, I just jumped to 50 miles on average for the last 52 weeks which just happens to be 10 miles per week better than when I ran my last race. If the trend holds true, I should be in for a good day next Saturday.
 

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Great Job everyone!!<br><br>
I am still very sore from falling on the Ice last night...(how can I manage to fall on my knee that was already bothering me?) <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
anyways I managed to knock of 5 minutes this morning on my 2000 yard swim. Did it in 35 minutes
 

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Morning all! Very late start today, so no time for call outs.<br><br>
In the fishbowl at 6am. 15min swim, 15min drills, 15mins swim. Pretty easy stuff.<br><br>
Quick change, and then headed home. Picked up son and the bikes and we headed to the bike path. Son wanted to do our regular route, but I said no, that was further than I wanted to go. Should have listened... Bike path is flooded! Twice we had to go XC through the mud. Major detour to avoid one flooded area actually worked in our favor, since another section was in the river! Numbers suck for the day, but it was a good ride. 17.8m, 1:21, 13.2mph.<br><br>
As we got to the van, the snow hit. This was supposed to start as rain, changing over. Nope. All snow. We could get up to as much as 6". Not good. I have a long run tomorrow and then have to drive up to Grandma's. Sunday, I was supposed to ride with the bike club in my home town. Don't think that's gonna happen...
 

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Too lazy today...hardly got up to come to work...<br><br>
Liz, loopy, Richard, Dave, Mom, good work to all of you. I'm gonna venture to say that you all are some of our most talented athletes on the board.<br><br>
Alex, Mailbox, Dan, RunAsics, kfuller, hope your workouts later are just as killer. Now that I think about it you all are better than exceptional, as well.<br><br>
MAN WE HAVE SOME TALENTED PEOPLE UP IN HE-AH.<br><br>
Anyway, that being said, I'm taking the day off. It's my new "going back to the old Tonya-type training" style of two days off per week. I feel it helps more in recovery.<br><br>
And to help matters, I've got a massage at 6:00 pm. One of the Team Nebraska members has a wife in training at a massage school, and the school offers massages at $20 an hour. YES. Sign me up. I need it right now.<br><br>
On another note, I need to tell you guys something that I've been thinking about for a while now. I was recently reminded by my loving husband that I am simply putting too much pressure on myself right now, and that my standards for myself are WAY too high at this point.<br><br>
He suggested that I go with what my first intention was whenever I qualified for the Boston Marathon, and that is to run Boston easy, do it for me--as an experience. SisterGoldenHair's mention about this in her post yesterday got me thinking: what in the world am I doing? I need to think about this. Not only did I win my first marathon, but I qualified for Boston on the FIRST TRY. If I just go and enjoy running the Boston Marathon, (I'm not saying I'm not going to try and PR), I can learn the course, enjoy the trip, and prepare for the next time I'll be there. Regardless of if I ever qualify again, I'm always going to be able to run the Boston Marathon, per my coach. He will always be able to get me in, no matter what. Kind of takes the fun away in qualifying, but that doesn't matter anymore. I'm glad I got my qualification already, prior to joining Team Nebraska. Besides, my time for fast is coming. Twin Cities October is going to be <i>something else.</i>
 

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Nice easy 4 for me. Felt good to take it easy. Legs needed it.<br><br>
Dave - I'm excited for you and your tri. You've certainly trained hard for it.<br><br>
Tonya - "If I ever qualify again"? Who are you kidding?<br><br>
Mailbox - I'm sorry, what are you running next Sat.?<br><br>
Liz - Great workout. Are you in grad school now? What are/will you be studying?<br><br>
Loopy and RunAsics - What I wouldn't give for no appetite after running. I just devour after my workout.
 

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Liz -- I think extended Half Marathon pace workouts are the hardest! Good job, especially after time off.<br><br>
RichardC -- take it easy on that knee. What bad luck!<br><br>
Mailbox Head -- I'm not expert, but you've been so consistent with your running how can that not pay off? I hope you do get a great race next week!<br><br>
I'm officially moving my 20 mile long run from tomorrow to Sunday. The weather looks much friendlier. So the plan today is 6 easy this afternoon with strides (unless I'm forced to the TM due to heavy rain) and rest day tomorrow.<br><br>
Hope you all have good workouts and Fridays!
 

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Feliz Viernes todos! <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br>
I'm heading over to spin class soon, which I will probably follow up with some weights, core and stretching.<br><br>
As for yesterday's missed workout that will be made up, all 10 miles of it, on Monday.<br><br>
I'm scheduled for 15 in my plan tomorrow but may cut it back to 12 and go with the club on its Saturday Long Run...this would keep me somewhat fresh to race 10k on Sunday. It will be another "train-through race" but I should have more in the tank than I did last week; my 10k PR is one my weakest and is ripe for a fall. And oh yeah, soccer season is just around the corner, and it looks like Sunday afternoon the squad will be assembling to kick around a bit. This is the team that I manage so I have to be there. But after racing in the morning I may choose to stand back and evaluate some of the new talent coming in...we'll see.<br><br>
Liz - great job on the running. I love your fighting spirit in battling back. On a first marathon. I'm from Philly, but now live in the DC area...I wouldn't do MCM as your first. It's a pretty tough one with all the hills and it's very crowded. I did Philly for my first one, so I'd say go with that one.<br><br>
Tonya - enjoy the off day. As for qualifying I think you'll always want a clean qualification...you're too much like me in that regard. <img alt="cool.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif"><br><br>
More comments later...I gotta get ready to go to spin.
 

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I may just pace with you. I mean, I'd be fine with getting a 3:15, considering that would be a good 7 minutes off my time. I really wanted to at least beat 3:07, my friend's PR for a marathon, but he didn't get that at Boston, and he certainly didn't do it on his first or second marathon. He got that at the P.F. Chang's Rock N' Roll Arizona Marathon, and he didn't even get it until 2007. He's 50 and has been running for at least 25 years, so I'm not worried. I'll beat his time soon, hopefully this year.
 
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