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<p>what it is, Party people?</p>
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<p>I am up early due to my whacked up sleep schedule... but also because me and a buddy are gonna do some more scouting today, and try a lil squirrel hunting.</p>
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<p>Gotta get in a run sometime today... sumthin short and easy probably.  Gotta go eat lunch @ Grandparent in-laws, then gotta eat dinner w/ in-laws, not to mention I bought a picnic roast I need to throw on the grill sometime today... wait a sec... ain't you sposed to take it easy on Labor Day?? If I eat all that BBQ, I will deffinatly need to get some good runs in this week!</p>
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<p>Good Morning BBS,</p>
<p>  I was out running!  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title="">   Back from my sweaty 6 miler.  Unbelievably my pace is getting worse. 9:42 today.    I know that is because I was tired this morning so I am not to worried about it today. </p>
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<p>When I was looking at my totals for August and then for the year, I noticed that I broke 1000 miles running last Wednesday September 1st. </p>
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<p>If any of you are interested in a Pro Pick Em or College Pick Em contest pm me with your email and let me know.</p>
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<p>Good morning everyone.  It is nice and cold outside today.  Last time I checked the weather it was in the 40's.  So running pants and long sleeved shirt are going to be worn today.  Have a great morning everyone.</p>
 

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<p>Morning...</p>
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<p>Kevin - 40's?  Say it isn't so.  It's only September 6th. </p>
<p>FB - Nice going on the mileage total and getting in yet another tough sweaty run.</p>
<p>BBS - That's a lot of eatin.  You'll need to take a couple of days off work to get in enough running to work that off!  Have fun!</p>
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<p>I really feel yesterday's run but am going to do a shorter one today since I've got nothing planned.  That way I'll avoid my usual 3 days in a row Tues-Wed-Thurs.  I want to see if that makes any difference in how I feel. </p>
 

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<p>Good morning all.</p>
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<p>BBS good luck with all your activities on your very busy "day off."</p>
<p>FB nice job going 1000+ for the year...</p>
<p>Wow Kevin thing have cooled down here too, but only to the low 50s at the lowest.</p>
<p>Dan hope the short run goes well.</p>
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<p>I did 10 miles today and 20 miles yesterday. The 20 miler was my first since my comeback and my legs handled it very well. Been in the low 50s at the start of my runs -- perfect running weather...</p>
 

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<p><strong>BBS</strong> -- You hunt squirrels, too?  Is no critter safe?  Try catching 'em with your bare hands.  The squirrels will very likely live, and you'll get a great workout! </p>
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<p><strong>FlBoiler</strong> -- Don't worry about your pace, and great job getting out there. </p>
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<p><strong>Kevin</strong> -- Enjoy those cooler temps. </p>
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<p><strong>Dan</strong> -- Good plan.  See if the recovery does you some good. </p>
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<p>l<strong>oopy</strong> -- You are so back. Glad to hear you could go long without incident.</p>
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<p><strong>Me</strong> -- My 30K yesterday went very well.  18.5 miles exactly, 2:08:00 exactly.  A beautiful course around the lake.  First half very windy, second half very hilly.  Finished 9th OA, and 3rd AG for a little hardware.  And get this, a young kid started the race ten minutes late, passed everyone, and finished with a chip time of 1:43:xx.  Only seconds behind the "winner's" gun time of 1:53:xx.  </p>
 

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<p>It got warmer the longer I ran this morning.  But at the beginning of the run I need the extra layers.  6 miles in 51:56(8:39).  It took me about 3 miles to get rolling this morning and then I just got into a groove.  I was running with my brother this morning and we could have gone farther, but were done.  I have a steep downhill 8k on Saturday, where I could kill my feet.  If anyone ever wanted to start a race at around 7500- 8000 ft elevation and go down the mountain on the highway this would be the race to do it.  It should be a fun fast race.  Have a great morning everyone.</p>
 

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<p>Some good running happening here!</p>
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<p>Son1 did a 5K this morning.  Day-of decision as he's been sick.  Race went terrible, then we did a CD run together.  We're off to UC now...</p>
 

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<p>4boys - Another busy day in the 4boys neighborhood</p>
<p>Kevin - Actually, that race sounds brutal for the legs.</p>
<p>Rob - Nice going on the race.  How old was this kid?</p>
<p>Loopy - Heeeeeeeeees Baaaaaaaaack!</p>
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<p>Good 35 minutes but I know I'm going to pay tomorrow. </p>
 

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<p>Great job with the running everyone!</p>
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<p><strong>FB</strong>, when was the last time you took a little break?</p>
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<p>Quickie for me ... 20 miles in the books for the race yesterday. I'll let you guys know when I get my race report done but briefly ... perfect day outside, tough course, loops were five miles of trails up a ridge and back down. My fastest lap was 43:30 (8:42 pace) and slowest lap was 47:00 (9:25 pace). I was happy with how I ran, especially considering the course. It was quite a challenge to run 5 mile laps with a rest between and save up the energy to go out again and run hard. I think it was a great training day for me.</p>
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<p><strong>loopy</strong>, I thought of you while I was out there running. The trails were just like the ones you run up on the mountain, narrow and twisty, but less elevation. I bet you could have given some of the leaders a run for their money. Ron is going to do this race again next year.</p>
 

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<p>Update--son1 has bronchitis.  Hopefully the Z-pac will do the trick!  Why is it doctors get pissed off when you ask what "normal activity" includes?  ie how soon should he resume training for a marathon?</p>
 

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<p>Happy Labor Day peeps...<br><br>
Rest day for me after my brutal long run of yesterday, which ended up being even closer to 21 than I realized at 20.94 (remember my watch died so I really had no idea).<br><br>
I'm a little disturbed by the poor stats and performance from yesterday. I just can't seem to find my mojo this cycle. In a few days I will start a 10-day taper for a 9/19 HM. Maybe I can get the confidence builder I need from that, because I'm definitely not feeling it right now. I don't really understand it. I mean, I'm healthy and the speed is there, but the endurance & stamina just suck right now. I'm beginning to wonder if I've just hit a wall after the spring & summer seasons.<br><br>
Great job by yesterday's racers - Chances, Jill and Dave who kicked out a HIM yesterday.<br><br>
BBS - we got lots of squirrels up here...hope those aren't part of your "BBQ" special recipe for the in-laws though. :D<br><br>
Happy running, resting and enjoying the day off everyone.</p>
 

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<p>DW and I ran a HM this morning.  Billed as roilling hills and challenging.    50/50 roads and crushed limestone trail.  The middle trail miles were very hilly and trashed my quads. The strong headwind didn't help.  Anyway, I lost contact with the group I was running with, including first OA woman around mile 9. My pace went downhill from there as I was running solo.  Finished in a disappointing 1:28:30 off a sub 1:27 goal.  However, that was better than I thought I'd do while running...  Oh well, the HM curse is still upon me!  DW was 2 mins off her best (with me pacing her).</p>
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<p>MTA:  Official Results</p>
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<p>Time: 1:28:32</p>
<p>OA: 40/1482</p>
<p>AG: 6/136</p>
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<p>DW was faster than I thought as I only saw the gun time.  She finished in 1:43:57, which was 1 minute slower than her last HM.  That makes sense as she put in a more even effort.</p>
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<p><strong>Chances</strong> - that's a mighty fine 30k!  I think you are in very good shape for Chicago</p>
 

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<p>Ran the U.S. 10k race in Cobb County this morning.  The race was preceded by a bicycle event, inline skating, the wheelers and then the 10k runners at 7:45am.  Temps were very good this morning in the mid 60's with low humidity.  Skies were sunny.  Just before the 10k start the National Anthem was sung while 4 Green Beret parachuter's descended on the start with the U.S. Flag.  It was very moving and well done.</p>
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<p>This race is an uphill point to point 10k starting at Cumberland Mall and finishing at the Six Flags White Water park.  It's a straight shot up Hwy 441 (Cobb Parkway) with probably six substantial inclines or hills (depending on one's definition of hill), not necessarily evenly spaced.  In the first two miles we had 3 such inclines before enjoying a mile of relatively flat running and then encountering the rest of the inclines, probably six or 7 all total.  Scenery wise there isn't much along Cobb Parkway other than a few shopping centers and new and used car dealerships.  We did pass by Dobbins Air Force Base and had a nice view of runways.</p>
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<p>I didn't have a specific goal, I figured somewhere around 65 to 66 minutes with all the hills.  I wasn't particularly pushing myself.  I figured 11 minute miles would be fine.  Whether due to the cooler temps or whatever, I kept doing my miles splits closer to 10 minute miles, never stopping along the way even when I took water or gatorade.  As I crested the final hill and could see the big finish sign as well as hear the announcer saying 3 more minutes until 1 hour, I briefly considered speeding up a little but I was too far out to hit the finish within the hour.  So I kept my pace and crossed the finish line at 1:01:10, give or take a couple of seconds.  Had I realized I was so near the 1 hour mark I might have sped it up a little when I was on the flat portion of the course. </p>
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<p>It was a very pleasant run.   There was plenty of gatorade, orange juice, cokes, as well as food provided by Publix Supermarkets who is the primary sponsor of the race.  Shuttle busses took us back to Cumberland Mall to retrieve our cars.  Usually I run into at least a couple of runners I know at these events but not today.  The hills tend to keep some people away.</p>
 

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<p>Hi everyone.  I think mr jebba is the only federal employee who doesn't have today off.  He went in early, so I'll either do an easy run in the heat this afternoon, or an easy run on the treadmill.</p>
 

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<p>Here you go: <a href="http://sneakersister.com/2010/09/06/labor-pain-12-hour-ultra/" target="_blank">http://sneakersister.com/2010/09/06/labor-pain-12-hour-ultra/</a></p>
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<p>Nice job <strong>RA</strong>. Rolling and challenging can take it's toll. STill a good time.</p>
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<p>Congrats on the 10k <strong>GaReb</strong>.</p>
 

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Six miles. It was hot, but not humid for change. I still walked a bit at the end.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Jill</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69965/labor-day-september-6th#post_1942580"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><p>Here you go: <a href="http://sneakersister.com/2010/09/06/labor-pain-12-hour-ultra/" target="_blank">http://sneakersister.com/2010/09/06/labor-pain-12-hour-ultra/</a></p>
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Very cool!<br>
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