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I was a bum too. Not a lick of exercise yesterday for me. That's okay, I probably needed a day off. I'll get back into it with a few easy miles tonight, and then I'll go for 20ish tomorrow. I'm not sure if I'll make it quite that far, but at least that's a goal...<br><br>
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morning <img alt="wave.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wave.gif"><br><br>
8 easy miles yesterday evening. Went to the gym early this morning for an elliptical warm-up and some weights/stretching/core work.<br><br>
Softball tryouts ended yesterday. We set the team at 14 players. It remains to be seen how good we'll be, though <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br><br>
Happy Friday!
 

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Hey all:<br><br>
6.5 easy last night with 8x220 at 38 seconds just to keep the blood pumping. Easy half hour this morning. Tomorrow, race with <b>Solar</b>. My money's on her! (Technically true. She paid my registration.) <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Good runs today everybody!
 

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Good morning.<br><br>
I have an extremely easy 10 miles scheduled for today. It is going to be beautiful, so I want to enjoy every single minute of it.<br><br>
Have a great day!
 

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Rest day here. This is my easy week.<br><br>
Good luck racers: <b>Tom</b>, <b>solar</b> and <b>RFTL</b>. (Did I miss anyone?)
 

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Good morning!<br><br>
Some version of 12 miles this morning, I'm still waking up here. I'm pretty sure I'm doing a 10 miler on Sunday, though it's going to be super hot. It seems more fun than doing a 18 miler all alone, hey at least I'll get water and Gatorade severed to me. It probably isn't going to be an all out, ovaries to the wall, effort.<br><br>
I haven't done a proper long run (18+) for 2 weeks-yikes-but I still have time to fit in 2 more 20 milers and I think I need this faster running.<br><br><b>RFTL</b>, is the 10 miler on Saturday or Sunday? Good Luck!<br><br><b>Tom</b> and <b>Solar</b>, have a great race tomorrow!
 

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Yeah, after looking through my logs and notes last evening, plus how the 3.3 miles I ran yesterday felt remarkably similar to the bad 10K I ran last September, I'm pretty sure that I've been pushing my body pretty hard for 3 months and it needs a bit of a break. At least one week, but I'm thinking maybe even two weeks would be smarter.<br><br>
I'm going to recalibrate the frequency and amounts, probably even set things up so I'm getting at least 3 complete rest days per week and hopefully come out on the other side of the period regenerated and recuped.
 

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Saturday. Thanks! Good luck on your 10 mile race too if you end up doing it!<br><br>
Good Luck to <b>Solar</b> and <b>Tom</b> on the 5k.<br><br><b>BigG</b> are you doing a 10k race? Saw it on your signature line earlier this week. Good luck!<br><br><b>Baggs</b> - are you still racing the 8k Human Race? Sunday, right? Good luck!<br><br>
Cardio and upper body weights later today.<br><br>
Good runs to all!
 

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Scratch, feel better.<br><br>
Just for giggles, here is the Polar version of my 2nd run yesterday--little bridge time. It amazes me how dead on the altitude is with the Polar and Suunto watches. Pretty cool. The altitude is the brown on the bottom. HR is the red/white fill, speed is blue and cadence is green.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2278/2332302359_fed664308b.jpg?v=0" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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<b>Ptom</b> has a sugar momma named <b>Solar</b>!<br><br>
I was in an all-afternoon mtg yesterday but I did get in a run beforehand. 8 miles with 4x5 minutes hard/3 minutes easy on a hilly course. Murphy's Law dictated that the hard intervals always seemed to start at the base of a hill, WTF is up with that?! Couldn't complain though because the weather was great. Today we're doing stadium steps, probably in the rain.<br><br>
Have a good day, everyone!
 

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Good luck this weekend <b>Tom, Solar,</b> and <b>RFTL!</b><br><br>
Looks like the e-machine and core/ab work today at lunch at the Y. Darn jacuzzi is out of comission there. I was hoping for a little relaxation after my workout <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br><br>
Hope to hear an update on my BIL sometime this morning ( he had a heart attack yesterday morning, he's only 37 ). I le tyou know once I hear something<br><br><b>Scratch</b> hope you feel better soon!<br><br>
Good runs and workouts to you all today!
 

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Oh hey, just to clarify, it's not that I'm feeling bad or rundown really, but whenever I try to push anything in workouts I'm doing that's when I'm often getting feedback that the body can't do what I would like it to do.<br><br>
Like yesterday, I felt pretty good going out there, I warmed up easy running for 10 minutes, then I pushed up to tempo pace. After about 8 to 10 minutes of tempo pace, my legs began wanting to shut down and I kept slowing down. Checking my blood sugar when it was done, the number was fine. But the big thing was the sensation of the run it was a lot like the bad 10K last year and that bad 10K was also a result of being after a long period of intense training.<br><br>
I have to fight the urge which says, "Just push through it." A lot of training is about that, you push the limits of things because if you don't push you won't push those limits to new ones. But there's an individual point for all of us where the pushing doesn't do anything or much of anything. I think that's where I am right now, I need to let the body recover some and the pushing will become productive pushing again.<br><br>
Overall, I'm feeling good. I generally feel a lot stronger and more fit than 3 months ago, but my body is giving back signals that it doesn't want anymore training stimulus right now.
 

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morning<br><br>
no running yesterday but did a 75 min yoga class. Instructor was awesome and had a curly mustache (he was also 60+ so it was cute). I went with a friend and we both attempted the crow pose<br><br><img alt="" src="http://z.about.com/d/yoga/1/0/J/crow.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I couldn't get into it. She did for 10 seconds and then fell on her head <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> she's ok...man that was funny
 

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Morning all! Early morning pool workout done and done. I tried to really tear through some laps and did kickboard as well. Will be getting a short run in after work followed by a weights workout.<br><br>
No shit, I did some of these last night after my run. And remembered I still owe y'all a picture. <b>Brandy</b>, what's your favorite yoga pose?<br><br><b>Good luck to all our racers this weekend: <span style="font-size:small;">Solar, Tom, RFTL, Jen, BigG & Baggs. Anyone else?</span></b>
 

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Scratch:<br><br>
What does a typical week look like for you right now? One of the things I've found (for me) is that I need pretty pronounced swings between easy days and hard days. I can do 2-3 workouts a week (or 3-4 if you count the LR) but the days in between need to really easy. Have you thought about adding a HRM into the mix? Not so much for the HR, but so that you can use it as a limiter for your easy days. Just 2 things that worked for me.<br><br>
Anyway, if you want, post a typical week and we'll kick it around. That feeling of the "legs want to shut down" is a dead ringer for me as a marker for overall fatigue.
 

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I like alligator / strong staff (yeah, it's friday)<br><br><img alt="" src="http://z.about.com/d/yoga/1/G/I/chaturanga.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Pigeon - this one is awesome for the hips - the bend over the knee is such a good stretch<br><img alt="" src="http://z.about.com/d/yoga/1/G/i/pigeon.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Chair / Thunderbolt<br><br><img alt="" src="http://z.about.com/d/yoga/1/6/R/2/bigutkatasana.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 
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