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Exactly 6 months to go for Jay, I thought I might use the oportunity to start my own thread.<br><br>
Such a beautiful day I decided to head out to the local trails and get in a long run. The plan was simple turn on my stopwatch and run for as long as I felt comfortable. The trails were covered in nice fresh white snow, in some area there was no trail just signs of a fresh snowshoe tracks, got to run in plenty of 4-5 inches of powder. Got lost in the beauty and noticed I run for over an 1 hr 38 minutes, ran back to the car and called a day.<br><br>
Tonight I get to boogie at our anual company Party. This years theme "Disco Lounge"<br><br>
Enjoy the day,<br><br>
Roly
 

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...... glad to see you've got your mojo back, 'twas indeed the most beautiful morning!<br><br>
shame on you if you don't get out and enjoy it!<br><br>
G&G
 

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Hey mykemp the swamp was an interesting part of the race I still remember that awefull smell. You did really well after that point. Are you going back again this year. I'm all signed up. I know there was quite a few who signed up when the registration opened. Hope to see you there.
 

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Hey, Roly and other Quebec runners... I live in Vermont. I am signed up for Jay this year. It fell on a weekend last year where I had to go to a wedding instead. A bunch of local buddies did it and we'll have a pretty big contingent going this year.<br><br>
I'm look forward to it. I have a 20 mile race in Feb and a marathon in May (Ottawa) to tune up.<br><br>
How many of the Canadian Contingent are running Jay?
 

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So far I'm the only one registered from our group. Hope to see you there.
 

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Roly, I'm going to take a break this year. I've run Jay the last two years. I'm sure I'll go back again - but I need a little break <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Best of luck there this year! If we head up to Vermont to see family this summer, maybe I'll go and spectate.
 

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... I may have to go just to keep Roly out of trouble<img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif">
 

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............roly like trouble!!! <img alt="surprised.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif">ccasion5: and your always welcome to help stir up more.<br><br>
Another 48 minute run in the snow, scared the poop at of a cross country skier when I zipped past him. <img alt="blob10.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blob10.gif"><br><br>
About 26 miles for the week I'll try and keep this milage for a few more weeks and see how the old body feels.
 

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I definitely won't be there ... too many bugs ... and I could sprain my ankle ... again ... just what I need, to sprain it for the 12th time ...<br><br>
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ran 16 km this morning + 10 km of rowing. All I need tomorrow is 1.5 mile run to match last weeks milage. run pace was a little less than 9.3 min/mile. felt very energetic but have decided to progress as per the plan and not push it.<br><br>
Had my second Osteo appointment this week and the stiffness I had in the spine seems to be better. He gave me a few core exercise to help relieve the strain on my Psoas and piriformis muscles that take a beating from all my sitting at work. I go back in 4 weeks to see if the exercises help.<br><br>
I guess the increas in running milage is helping with the weight, I weighed over 200 lbs at X-mas, this morning weighted in at 188 lbs. Yipee, now pass me another beer.<br><br>
Roly
 

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mykemp, Rock may be a little over zelous. I just hope to improve a little from last years attempt. That x-country skier I passed wasn't very fast. BTW I weight about 182 lbs at Jay last year so I'm still 6 lbs over.<br><br>
Are you running any trail races this year, or an ultra.
 

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Planning on the JFK 50 at the end of the year (November 2008 ). 15 miles of it are on the Appalachian trail, 26 miles are on a gravel tow path, and the rest is on the road... so I guess the answer would be <b>Yes</b> <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Mykemp good luck at JFK.<br><br>
15.1 km this morning + a small recovery tomorrow will have me at about 45 km for the week. next week I will run a little less during the week and try add a mile or two to my longer run and see how that works out.<br><br>
April will be the start of adding a lot more runs on Mount Rotal in the trails but until them I will build on the basics.<br><br>
have a great week-end everyone, Dinner party and plenty of beer for me tonight.<br><br>
Roly
 

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Off to the Martha's Vineyard 20 Miler this AM. All in all, should be good race conditions tomorrow: -2*C and windy (gusts hitting 30-35Km/hour).<br><br>
Wish me luck!<br><br>
Anyone else racing this time of year?
 

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.... good luck HJ!
 

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Thanks! I'm back, and I survived. I was hoping I would magically be faster than I am, and that my time would be 2h30m (7m30s per mile), but it turns out I didn't take any secret speedy pills. I ran a 2:35:21 (according to my watch) and I am very happy with that...<br><br>
It turns out the weather was great. I was perhaps a little over-dressed and went out a little too fast. If you're interested, I wrote a RR in the Run and Race Report section...
 
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