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4.0 miles this morning in glorious sunshine!<br>
43F here in MN. Perfect weather.<br><br>
Only 2 bunnies this morning.
 

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Sorry Todd, no gruesomeness to report right after you today. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Everyone I want to sincerely thank you for all the support...it really means a lot to me.<br><br>
Well last night was a horrid event. Started an hour late because of the rain. Then after about 2 events was another 45 minute delay. they wouldn't cancel it though, because some team drove like 7 hours from WAY northern Wisconsin. By the time the 3200m rolled around it was probably about 8:45 maybe. At least it wasn't cold and rainy anymore. I am still unsure of my time officially, but I think it's around 10:34. Another PR but 5th place. Top 4 make it to state. After the race I heard the kid in 4th tell me congratulations again which I thought was kind of odd since he had just told me. Then he proceeded to tell me that he had been disqualified for stepping on/over the inside line too many times.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I AM GOING TO STATE BABY!!!! WOOHOO!!!<br><br>
Sorry, but I wasn't even that excited last night and I needed to shout and scream to someone. Last night I was just kind of in shock and utter disbelief that my hard work paid off. I also felt kind of bad since I didn't really "make it" by normal standards but I did make it still so I am so excited!!! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Have a great day everyone!<br><br>
Alex
 

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5 miles on the treadmill for me today. Smooth sailing.<br><br>
All right, Alex! Even if you got to the meet a little differently, you get the opportunity to compete at a very high level now! That's going to be great!
 

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I have to say congrats as A tear rolls down my face - sooooo happy for you man!<br><br>
Maybe not the perfect scenario - but who cares - 10:34 nice time and PR - such and so forth - But I still have down a 10:2x for you baby. Enjoy being at state - Did anyone else form you team - Men / Women make it?
 

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Congratulations Alex! Enjoy this opportunity to the fullest! Not to be a bummer about the future, but as you get older, you look back and remember those as being some of the best times of your life.<br><br>
I still remember fondly when my high school basketball team went into St. Louis to face a much bigger inner-city school with two players on their team getting scholarship offers from Division I colleges. I played out of my head and completely outplayed one of those players by shutting him down while playing defense (despite being 5 inches shorter) and I missed a triple-double by two assists finishing the game with 15 points, 17 rebounds and 8 assists while leading our team to victory on this other school's floor. That was 18 years ago...but I will never forget that game. Alex, I hope that you do so well at State that you will look back on it for the rest of your life and cherish what you accomplished this year.<br><br>
BACK TO PRESENT DAY REALITY:<br><br>
I ran four miles of recovery in the rain. I kept things especially slow and it felt really, really good. I also enjoyed the rain and the 57° temperature.<br><br>
May yours be as enjoyable.
 

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Alex: Congratulations! I'm so glad you're getting to go! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Me: 4.6 miles trails. It felt hot already, so I'm very grateful I got to run at 10 am instead of 5 pm. I had my dog along, and she was lagging by the end, poor baby!
 

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Mikey...I'll get you the whole reports tonight after I get all the splits from XC Coach.<br><br>
Official time was 10:34. Slowest time in the D3 state 3200m. Hopefully a PR comes from this.<br><br>
Alex
 

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7 @ lunch.<br><br>
87 degrees. Water...
 

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Way to go, Alex!<br><br>
Good luck to Meri and Durt this weekend!<br><br>
5 miles at what should have been an easy pace (53:30). But with this cold I was slogging through it. Cleared out my sinuses, though.
 

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~howdy~<br><br>
weights: total body + core/endurance format<br><br>
alex,<br>
WE'LL SEE YOU THERE!!!!<br>
*woo*<br>
my son qualified for his three sprint events...we're soooo proud of him<br><br>
cheers
 

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Slide in for a quick report...<br><br>
6.25 hilly miles at recovery pace with 6x100 metre strides at the end. Slow.<br><br>
Slide out...
 

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way to go Alex!!!!!!!!!! When is states?
 

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<b>Alex</b> - Way to go man! So it wasn't the way you wanted to get to states, but you know what? You were in a position to take advantage of your opponent's misfortune! That's awesome!<br><br>
Knock 'em dead at states!!!<br><br>
As for me:<br><br>
Plan tonight called for 11 mile medium-long run. I got the 11 miles in, albeit slower than I would have liked.<br><br><b>Daily Run Report</b><br><br><b>Date:</b> 05/25/2007 <b>Time:</b> 15:25<br><b>Run Type:</b> Just A Run<br><b>Distance:</b> 11.0 miles<br><b>Total time:</b> 01:58:05.8 <b>Average Per Mile:</b> 00:10:16.1<br><b>Course:</b> OTHER COURSE<br><b>Max HR (for entire workout):</b> 182<br><b>Average HR:</b> 157<br><b>Shoes:</b> Mizuno Wave Ascend 2 - 05/2007 <b>Date Entered Service:</b> 05/08/2007 <b>Ending Mileage:</b> 62.0<br><b>Weather:</b> Sunny and hot.<br><b>Temperature:</b> 90 <b>Temperature Type:</b> Ambient Air <b>Time:</b> Start<br><b>Temperature:</b> 91 <b>Temperature Type:</b> Ambient Air <b>Time:</b> End<br><b>Dew Point:</b> 56 <b>Time:</b> Start<br><b>Dew Point:</b> 51 <b>Time:</b> End<br><b>Wind speed:</b> 2 <b>Max Gust:</b> 10 <b>Direction:</b> VAR<br><br><a href="http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=16028" target="_blank">MERRIMACK RIVER TRAIL</a><br><br>
For those familiar with the trail, I added on from where the Wyndham Hotel trailhead meets up with the Merrimack River Trail out to the boathouse and back.<br><br>
A very warm night out on the trail tonight. The last mile or so was a real struggle. To give you an idea, I was running about 10:20 per mile at that point, and had the HR in the 170s.<br><br>
I know that is because of the heat. I deliberately took it easy on the way out hoping to have something left for the way back. Even then, it was a struggle on the way back.<br><br>
I tried a new hydration strategy tonight. Instead of drinking every 2 miles like I normally do, I tried drinking every 15 minutes (which at my pace tonight was less than every two miles). I think it helped. Had I tried drinking every two miles tonight, I think I'd been a hurting pup.<br><br>
Saw lots of neat stuff tonight. Tons of squirrels, 3 ducks, I believe a blue herron, and only one other runner (and a dog named Daisy).<br><br><b>Run Segments<br>
Name Time Distance AvgMile HR AvgHR Total Time</b><br>
5 mile out 00:49:16.7 5.0 00:09:51.3 161 154 00:49:16.7<br>
5 mile back 00:53:18.8 5.0 00:10:39.8 172 162 01:42:35.5<br>
1 mile add-on 00:10:21.6 1.0 00:10:21.6 170 166 01:52:57.1<br>
Recovery-1 00:03:00.6 0.0 00:00:00.0 118 135 01:55:57.7<br>
Recovery-2 00:02:08.1 0.0 00:00:00.0 97 105 01:58:05.8
 

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I would love to watch you run, Alex!<br>
That is assuming DH and I get up to LAX early enough to score a parking spot and to get into the stadium on time!<br><i>Our teams will run sometime after 4pm.</i>
 
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