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Hey team. I went through and verified all your scores for the week yesterday and we have some big numbers being put up by some of our team members! Our main problem appears to be consistancy...lets try to get in a few points each day even if its a "rest day" and we will catch up to the pack in no time. Hope everyone is having a good week.
 

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Hi Team,<br><br>
Today was a rest day for me from running but I did get a walk in and some<br>
weights etc. Every little bit helps. Have a good night.
 

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Thanks to you and Snowboy for leading our team, Muzicgrl- this is a fun game and a great motivator to do that extra bit of workout!<br><br><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">
 

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Hey team!<br><br>
I only contributed 14 points because I took an extra day off from running after a race. I plan to pick it up from here.<br><br>
Too bad that alternate activities caps out. I did like 2 1/2 hours of pilates and yoga today! <img alt="mad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/mad.gif">
 

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Last week was bad for me b/c I was out of town. I'm planning on two yoga sessions, 4 days of running and some walking thrown in this week. I hope I can contribute more than I did last week.<br><br><b>Question</b>: Can I have multiple entries in a day at the scoring site, or should I just save up all my points and input them later in the evening? For example, I ran and walked this morning, and yoga is tonight with a little more walking thrown in. I was planning on waiting until tonight to record everything, but I have a horrible memory and I'm askeered that I'll forget. What do you all do?
 

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When entering multiple workouts in one day, I ran into problems when they were the same type of workout. For example, I often run twice a day, and entering them seperately resulted in one entry in the database, with the right total but only one of the two runs in the "run" column. This made it look like a mistake, and also made it impossible to edit if I made a mistake. Now I enter all my points at once and it works much better.<br><br>
It is amazing how many points people are racking up... How does someone average 70+ points a day? I know elite runners who don't do that. Impressive stuff.
 

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I'm doing the best I can, given the constraints on my badness of ass. Will keep plugging along.
 

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You can do it either way, but the second time I would go in and edit your former totals instead of putting in a whole new entry. It makes it easier for me to confirm your point totals that way.
 

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So I had a weird run today. Funny weird, not strange weird.<br><br>
The day started at 5:30am with a 3.5 hr drive over to Salida for a two hour meeting and a 3.5 hour drive back. It was a rather intense meeting, and I was still processing it while getting dressed for my run and figuring out how to put together a route for my 8 mi tempo run.<br><br>
Let's see- once around the big loop through the park and twice around the small loop through the yapping poodle neighborhood. That should do it.<br><br>
You also have to understand this about me- I'm a geek. Next to VRAA, nothing motivates me like being able to download my run data from my Garmin305 and chart out HR, elevation, pace, and even view my route on Google Earth. I'm not, however, one to constantly check out what is going on during the run. I generally set HR alarms low and high for the amount of intensity I want to work out at, then turn the thing on and forget about it until I get home. No looking at lap stats for this kid. I once climbed a mountain with a guy who shouted out the elevation reading from his GPS every five minutes and drove me nuts. Too much information can be depressing.<br><br>
So like I said, I started the timer and headed out the door. One mile of easy warmup, then a stop for 10min of stretching, then 7mi tempo at 70-85% max HR. It was a bit blustery, and I was still a bit vegged out from driving all day, so no rhythm for the first mile, but after the stretch and the usual 5 minutes of suffering getting into tempo pace I felt pretty good. After going through the park I branched off for once around the small loop, and that went great, as well as the second time around the small loop (only one yapping poodle was outside). Then I was back at the park, headed across the street, through the open space and on to the road home for the final mile.<br><br>
I have all of my various routes measured to the nearest 0.1 mile, and so even though I don't look at my watch I know that when I reach the golf cart crossing about 1/4 mile from home my watch should start playing the little happy tune indicating that my workout is done and I can relax. I LIVE for the happy tune. <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br>
So here comes the golf cart crossing and I'm waiting for the happy tune. I pass the golf cart crossing and still no happy tune. I'm almost home and still no happy tune. Finally I look down at my watch and it says that I STILL HAVE 1.4 MILES TO GO! ARRRRGGGHHH! <img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><br><br>
How can it be? <img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif"> The GPS must have screwed up. Then I realize... the short loop is 1.4 miles. I should have gone around it three times instead of two. ACK! At this point there was no loop that was 1.4 miles round trip from home, so I settled for the two miler and put my head down to grunt out the last. 1.4mi, and FINALLY the happy tune played. I was so happy. I then walked the last 0.6 home; good thing it was a nice evening. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
The interesting thing is that after reviewing my run when I got home my last mile was the fastest split. Not only that, but at 8:45min/mi it was my best average pace for a tempo run. Just shows what I can do when I'm determined to finish the job.<br><br>
Cheers!<br>
Mark
 

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Well, I ran my 4 miles yesterday, walked 2.25 home and did over an hour of yoga. I finally feel good about the points I earned for the team. Of course, I forgot to imput the points until this morning.<br><br>
Supposed to run 3 today but I have a headache. Hopefully that will go away soon and my meeting with my advisor will go well so I can get out for that run at lunch.
 

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Hey guys sorry i've been away the storms we had last weekend took out our power for most of the weekend and our internet service is just now returning and lasting longer than 2 minutes at a time.
 

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I hope you and yours are all safe. How scary!<br><br><br>
I've been doing better points-wise for the team in the last couple of days. I hope to keep that up, despite being home for the holiday. Saturday is my longest run <i>evah</i> -- 6 miles (24 points!)<br><br>
Keep up the good work, everyone!
 

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Hi team! How's the week going? I just have to say, I wish altnerate activities weren't capped. I understand why they are, I do. But when my body feels beat up & exhausted from 3 hours of them in a day (yeah, some are my job, so I won't complain) it would be so nice to get more than 12 points!
 

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<b>Prae-</b> Have a great time out on your six mile run Saturday- that's fantastic! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> You're doing great for the team considering all of the travel and house hunting you have been doing. Cheers! <img alt="surprised.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif">ccasion5:<br><br><b>SGH-</b> I hear you there. All of that extra Pilates and Yoga, and no credit for it- I know how difficult that is. You might PM Billy and see if it is acceptable to spread those alternate workout points over a couple of days. I think we discussed in another thread once how I found that a hard Yoga session was equivalent to a tempo / interval run.<br><br>
I was feeling a bit guilty about not judging my category (Super BA) very well in the beginning and scoring more points than the max for my category. After reviewing the leaderboard, however, there are at least four other Super BAs who have more points than I do, so I don't feel guilty any more. So I draw the following two conclusions:<br><br>
1) Don't worry about exceeding the amount of points you signed up for- knock yourself out! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
2) Actually- DON'T KNOCK YOURSELF OUT! This is just a game. Do what's right for you and don't push yourself too hard. If you are motivated to do a little more, then great, have at it. And log any points you can- stretching (alt points), riding your bike to the grocery store, etc.<br><br>
Cheers all!<br>
Mark
 

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It's Spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
Nice 8-miles this morning with 4 @ goal pace. Feel'in good for the 1/2 Saturday.
 
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