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<p>9.5mi ez, some with meetup.com running group.   learned about the book "what you need to know about him before you drop your drawers".  fascinating stuff.</p>
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<p>my summer student gives her end-of-summer research talk today... lucky day?</p>
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<p>go kickmasters go!</p>
 

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<p>Yeah, Mc.  It's not usually recommended to drop your drawers before you know someone a little.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif" title="">  Sometimes the conversations out on the road are "interesting".</p>
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<p>6 easy miles at 9:34 pace.  Saving the energy for tomorrow's LR.  Avg HR 129.</p>
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<p>Hmm, besides the obvious caveats, I think I'd want to see whether he is polite to people in entry-level service jobs.</p>
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<p>An easy 3 mile jog with 6 x 25-second dashes.  I don't think I've ever run the day before a race (like Labduck, I like to take 2 days off), but the Ukranians are telling me what to do, so I will follow their advice.  (insert nervous smilie here)</p>
 

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<p>Oh, and another thing.  When I start to run (every day this week this has happened), my ankle is fairly sore.  Within 400m or so, the soreness fades and I have a good run.   </p>
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<p>Am I going to die?</p>
 

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<p>Hardly, Econo.  But you know how to listen to your body, right?  And nothing wrong with those striders in my book.  Good luck to all racers this weekend!  Paul, enjoy that watermelon down in Rush Springs.  Off to yoga class now.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Econo</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69476/lucky-friday-13-aug-2010#post_1933764"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Am I going to die?</p>
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Well, yes at some point, but more likely at 102 years-old or something after going Econo on some unsuspecting 85 year-old at a local 5k. Maybe the ankle just needs more stretching and limbering up before you head out? Just be careful that the pain period doesn't start extending itself and good luck tomorrow. <strong>roar</strong> now!</p>
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<p>7.2 easy miles this morning starting out for the first 3 with the kiddo. His galumphing is turning into better form inch by inch. I am proud.</p>
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<p>Hope it wasn't the abridged version mcsolar</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Econo</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69476/lucky-friday-13-aug-2010#post_1933764"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a>
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...if you do I am blaming those darn Ukranians......</p>
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<p>easy on the ANKLE.......</p>
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<p>.......rest day.........found out propping leg up when it hurts helps..</p>
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<p>I think it was called ''Elevation"........duh</p>
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<p>Econo, the Ukranians are smart!</p>
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<p>Running short and easy with a few pickups the day before a race is an excellent idea!  You can rest and take the day off the day before that.  But you should run a little the day before a race.  It wakes up the legs and gets the blood flowing a little.</p>
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<p>I'd love to make a comment that I used to have an entry-level service position and I was always polite to people.  But I decided not to.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif" title=""></p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Econo</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69476/lucky-friday-13-aug-2010#post_1933762"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Hmm, besides the obvious caveats, I think I'd want to see whether he is polite to people in entry-level service jobs.</p>
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Was that supposed to be a randy double-entendre?  Or is that just me?</p>
<p>(WHAT?  Like none of you were thinking the same thing?  tw - help me out here!)</p>
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<p>Anyway, 5 miles, supposed to be EZ, but I can't seem to get my pacing right.  Ended up feeling like a GA  effort, 8:31 avg pace.  So that's 2 days in a row, time to rest on the golf course tomorrow.</p>
 

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Econo, I am also debating the "run or not to run" problem. My mileage has been down this week due to work, but maybe that's ok. My race is Sunday, so I think I'll walk today and do an easy, short run tomorrow.<br><br>
Seems my best race results have come after several days of rest, then an easy run the day before.
 

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<p>Mike, I have no idea what you're talking about.</p>
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<p>I like to run a little before a race. This year I've been trying to do an easy run with some striders of various time/distances, just to try to dial in a desired pace. Seems to be working, I've had a bewildering string of PR's this year... <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/rolleyes.gif" title=""></p>
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<p>6.4 hilly trail miles yesterday, plan is for 3-4 easy miles today at lunch. Going to the Fair tonight with DH!</p>
 

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<p>I don't know nuthin bout no Ukranians or no Entry Level jobs.</p>
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<p>Today was supposed to be a rest day, but two of my co-worker trainees are going on vacation next week, so this was my last chance to see them before they go off on their merry way(s).</p>
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<p>I did 4 miles of recovery pace jog, but in the last mile of the recovery jogging I included 5 * 100m strides.</p>
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<p>At long last, my roof is completed, the fascia and soffet are up, and now the seamless gutters and downspouts are installed.  The contractor tied the downspouts into the underdrain I installed last year, so all that water will go rushing down to the street, no matter how hard it rains.  I couldn't be more tickled!  :)</p>
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<p>Brian</p>
 

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<p>Econo's in race mode.  Snork.  Hey, reveal all to the Ukrainians, incl that ankle.  If you do and you still get hurt, you can blame them.  If you keep mum and get injured, it's on your shoulders.  As CNY says, if all systems go, ROAR!</p>
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<p>Day before race runner here too.  Exactly what Byll says.</p>
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<p>Uh, yuh, mc, but did you tell them that <em><strong>you</strong></em> dropped your drawers for a whole van load of people you hardly knew ... geez, when was that?  H2C, 2007 version?</p>
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<p>I did something like this but with the help of a strap.  Cool beans!</p>
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<p>Hitting the road tomorrow.  Bon weekend, all!</p>
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<p>Nice pose, SS! Yes, I've done that as well with the strap, palms up and chin up, so the entire heart opens -- yowza! I went to class today too (for a change), and did a pose that made me think of you: side crow. Even got the legs straight out to the side for a breath, each side. Kismet!</p>
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<p>After yesterday's double, and the deep-tissue massage, I figured it would be good to take a rest day today, from running at least. Surprisingly enough, my legs weren't totally fried for yoga this morning. Resting <em>is</em> good.</p>
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<p>Thanks for the positive thread title, mc. Every little bit helps. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif" title=""></p>
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<p>Enjoy the day and happy weekend to all!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>breger1</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69476/lucky-friday-13-aug-2010#post_1933802"><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><br><p>Econo, the Ukranians are smart!</p>
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<p>Running short and easy with a few pickups the day before a race is an excellent idea!  You can rest and take the day off the day before that.  But you should run a little the day before a race.  It wakes up the legs and gets the blood flowing a little.</p>
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Maybe when you're 25 years old, but when you're over 40 a day off is usually more beneficial. And to set the record straight, the reason I take the day off before a race is I'm an evening runner and races are usually in the morning.  You do the math.  If I was a morning runner, I might run the day before a 5K or 10K, but not anything longer.  And it's not like I need to wake up my legs and get any blood flowing since I walk about 4 or 5 miles daily.  My legs are much more alive after 2 days (really about 36 hours) of running rest.</p>
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<p>As Hood to Coast preparation, I am going to do a coordinated running club group run tonight and tomorrow morning.  Not really my idea, but it sounds intriguing.</p>
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<p>In other news...I've been offered a phone or Skype interview for a management position with Legal Aid Services of Oregon in Hillsboro.  I've never used Skype so when I call back, I'm tempted to say phone.  Wish I had known about the position when I was in Portland.</p>
 

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<p>Cool, Opie! We've known you've wanted to be a PNW'er for some time now... I wouldn't know how to Skype either, but my kids do it with their friend in Norway every now and then (was an exchange student here last year).</p>
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<p>Couldn't do that yoga move if my life depended on it.</p>
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<p>4.4 miles easy effort run at lunch, probably a little faster than intended, but didn't work hard at all. Then a .62 mile walk back up the hill for about 5 miles total.</p>
 

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<p>Erika, that's what I would have said two years ago.  Yeah, the practice teaches patience too.</p>
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<p>Excellent, OM!  Now, help me with my brow-furrowing -- the doubles!  You've been ramping (seemingly) quickly.  Overuse strains sometimes don't show up for some time, so careful.  Please with a side crow on top?</p>
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<p>Raging jealousy that Econo, Lab, and Dove (I think?) are doing HtC.  Econo, I hope you're on a good team.  I sure had fun with those Minnesotans last year even if their planning was woeful.</p>
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<p>Man, that Duck is argumentative.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/rolleyes.gif" title="">  Did he not get his doughnuts this morning?</p>
 

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<p>(embarrassed smilie) -- no, I didn't intend a double entendre, nor can I figure out how I had made one (usually I am pretty darn good at reading & writing them...?).  Y'know; I meant waitresses and 7-11 clerks and so forth.  Mean people think it's OK to be rude.</p>
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<p>Souci, Guess what?  Speedy Little Sister Econo is also running H2C...the same legs as I'm running!!!  I must crush her like a bug.  I'm planning to buy some fairy wings and tutu, as I much admired BLou's pretty outfit as she blazed through her 3rd leg.  And yeah, I hope I'm on a good team.  So far, they look cheerful and fun.</p>
 

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<p>Opie, if a Luddite like me can use Skype, so can you.</p>
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<p>They may be requesting Skype so that they can see you when you talk to them.  If you have one of those camera wingdings, then yeah, that can work.</p>
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<p>As for myself, I used Skype camera-less, so I used it just like a phone when I was in China.  I had little headphones/microphone that plugs into the computer so the sound was great.  You just go to Skype and sign yourself up.  It's free and you can talk to anyone through your computer who has a Skype account. </p>
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<p>For a modest additional annual fee, you can call any number in the US for free!  Unlimited! </p>
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<p>But if you don't have the camera set-up, as I didn't, a phone interview is just as good.  But they may want to do it through Skype simply to save themselves the cost of the long distance phone call, perhaps.</p>
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