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<p>Hi everyone!  Getting close to peak running for many of us.  The weather temporarily broke some yesterday and it looks like we will have a reasonable week.  I hope you all have the same!</p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">June 5</span><br><b>Another Dam 50K</b></p>
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<p>Mailbox Head: Finish strong and healthy / <b>5:19:55</b><br><a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=67289" target="_blank"><b><span style="color:#810081;">Race Report</span></b></a></p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">June 12</span><br><b>R.U.T.S [Run Under The Stars]</b></p>
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<p>Tim1: 50 miles (10 hour endurance run) /</p>
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<p><b>34 miles</b></p>
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<p><b>Lake Merritt Half Day, Oakland, CA</b></p>
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<p>bhearn: goal: not sure yet, but would like to run at least 100K. 65 or 70 miles would be better! It's a flat, 3.1M loop. Could be warm, though /</p>
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<p><b>62.9 miles; 2nd o/a; 1st a/g</b><br><a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=67614" target="_blank"><b><span style="color:#0000ff;">long report</span></b></a></p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">June 19</span><br><b>Grandma's</b></p>
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<p>Trent: TBD</p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">June 20</span><br><b>Mohican 50 Miler</b></p>
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<p>Sportigirl: sub-10 hour /</p>
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<p><b>a win!!</b></p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">July 4</span><br><b>Foot Traffic Flat marathon (Portland, OR)</b></p>
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<p>bhearn: 3:15</p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">July 25</span><br><b>San Francisco Marathon</b></p>
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<p>bhearn: 3:20</p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">September 18</span><br><b>USAF Marathon (Dayton, OH )</b></p>
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<p>Tim: 3:10</p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">October 3</span><br><b>Twin Cities</b></p>
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<p>BigGahoona: sub-4:37 (PR)</p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">October 10</span><br><b>Chicago</b></p>
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<p>Runninlaw: 3:25<br><br>
zrun: 3:20</p>
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<p><b>Mohawk Hudson River Marathon</b></p>
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<p>JenSparks: TBA</p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">November 6</span><br><b>Indianapolis Monumental Marathon</b></p>
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<p>swallen1: 3:45</p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">November 7</span><br><b>New York</b></p>
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<p>Hawk: TBA<br><br>
RunningINnyc: TBA</p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">November 13</span><br><b>Chicamauga</b></p>
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<p>Jebba: sub-3:45</p>
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<p>Big mental setback for me this week.  Not sure what my problem is, but I have totally lost my running mojo.  Chicago is (more than) questionable at this point because my training has really sucked and I don't think I want to undertake the significant mental challenge of a crappy (or slow) marathon.  Nor the expense that is Chicago is I am just not into it.  I looked back at my training log and I have only run 2 15 milers - nothing longer.  Yikes!  I usually start out with 15 milers!  But, I will continue training and running some shorter races. </p>
<p>I have a half marathon on Saturday and I am really hoping to pull something decent off.  It should be interesting - I haven't done any speed work in 3 weeks.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/shock.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;" title=""></p>
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<p>Regardless, I have resigned myself to enjoying a light season, recooping my body and having a mental break.  With that said, here are my numbers this week.</p>
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<p>M: rest</p>
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<p>T: 5 easy (9:12)</p>
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<p>W: 8.2 easy (9:21)</p>
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<p>R: rest</p>
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<p>F:  3.7 easy - wanted to do 10-12 but simply didn't feel like it.  At all. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/dontknow.gif" style="width:37px;height:15px;" title=""></p>
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<p>Sa:  6.3 (8:58) - insanely hot and very time crunched</p>
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<p>Su: 13.3 (9:27)</p>
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<p><strong>Total: 36.6</strong></p>
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<p>Sorry to hear about your training mojo <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif" style="width:16px;height:21px;" title=""></p>
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<p>I'm having a few of the same doubts about my marathon... fortunately, it's not until November, so I still have some time left to get long ones in.  I've had a mixed week myself, with the inability to finish my long run (due to heat or fatigue, not sure which), but then a super-great M/P run last night.  I'm sure the cooler air helped with that!</p>
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<p>Nevertheless, here's the week.</p>
<p>M - 1 mile barefoot (after 12 mile bike)</p>
<p>T - 4 miles, hilly</p>
<p>W- 5.8 (6 x 800 @ 3:20)</p>
<p>Th - 3.5 (plus 600 swim)</p>
<p>F - Bike 16</p>
<p>Sa - 11 (was supposed to be 15, but cut it short)</p>
<p>Su - 7 (6 @ 8:00 with last mile at 7:03)</p>
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<p>Total: 32.3 run, 28 bike</p>
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<p>Hope you other marathoners had great weeks!</p>
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<p>Steve</p>
 

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<p>Good luck at the half, Runninlaw.</p>
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<p>I was pretty much sidelined this week, with right calf/Achilles issues. I guess it's from the steep hills I ran hard last Saturday and Sunday while vacationing in Big Sur. At the end of Sunday's 8.5, I was getting ready for another 7-mile loop, but then my calf told me to stop. I took Monday and Tuesday off, and went out for an easy 7 on Wednesday. Felt great until halfway through... then bam. :-( </p>
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<p>This is pretty disconcerting to me. It's been 4 years (and 54 of my 56 marathons!) since I last had any Achilles issues. It really sucks for your body to essentially keep you from running at all. It's been so long, I'd forgotten what that felt like. At least I'm not really training for anything in particular now. In 2006, I was training for Boston, 5 weeks out, so it was very tough.</p>
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<p>Actually I was considering a hilly 50K this weekend... it is conceivable I will be up to it. I'm taking it one day at a time.</p>
 

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<p>RIL - sorry about the lost mojo. Maybe that half will wake it up this weekend.</p>
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<p>swallen - you've got plenty of time</p>
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<p>My week last week was OK. It was supposed finish off with a long endurance ride (as opposed to a long run, which I will do this coming weekend -- 18 planned). I was shooting for 40 miles but things got all screwed up and I only made 31. Basically instead of a continuous bike path that I thought I'd be riding, after about 12 miles I got thrown onto busy suburban roads with lots of crazy drivers and busy intersections with stoplights. All those stops of course, kept me from even keeping a decent speed up. After a couple hours of that I was so frustrated I just wanted to be done so as soon as I got near home I made a beeline for the house.</p>
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<p>M 8/9 - easy 5k jog at recovery pace</p>
<p>T 8/10 - 7.6 miles at easy progression pace</p>
<p>W 8/11 - 1.25 mile walk at lunch, track workout (8 x 500, 5k pace, 300 rests) in evening</p>
<p>Th 8/12 - 5 miles recovery on TM, 30 minutes core</p>
<p>F 8/13 - 8.3 miles with 30 minutes at sub-threshold pace (6:55/mile)</p>
<p>Sa 8/14 - 31.3 miles road cycling</p>
<p>Su 8/15 - rest, 40 min. resistance band/core session</p>
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<p>30 miles running, 31 cycling. I expected somewhat low running numbers, obviously the cycling was supposed to be 40. The week ahead will be more running-oriented, should be around 45-50 miles.</p>
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<p>~~~~~~~MOJO~~~~~~~~~~MOJO~~~~~~~~~~~~MOJO~~~~~~~~~~~~~~</p>
<p>Sending mojo vibes your way!</p>
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<p>I had a pretty good week last week.</p>
<p>Mon - Rest</p>
<p>Tue - 10.2 easy</p>
<p>Wed - 5 easy</p>
<p>Thu - 4.8 Tempo</p>
<p>Fri - 3 easy</p>
<p>Sat - 19.5 long abysmal miles, easily the worst run I have ever had</p>
<p>Sun - 7 cooler and much more pleasant miles</p>
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<p>Total 49.5 - new highest weekly mileage.  If I had KNOWN I would have run an extra .5 to make it an even 50.  I really had to quell the OCD runner in me and not go out for another .5 at 9:30 last night.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/lol.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;" title=""></p>
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<p>4 on tap for today even though I thought today would be a rest day after all that but I'm feeling good and kind of itching to run in these cool temps!</p>
 

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<p>Hello everyone and Happy Monday!   Of course I can say that now as the work day is just about over for me <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif" title="">  This past week was the first since I've been feeling mojo-less that I really worked, really really worked at trying to un-earth what's been bringing me down aside from the heat and humidity.   After a great pep talk with coach Lloyd I focused on having fun, joining others for some of my runs and changing things up.  Although I came up a wee bit short on miles overall, I accomplished the goals set for the week.</p>
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<p><strong>RIL</strong> – good luck this weekend at the HM and magical mojo vibes your way!!!!</p>
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<p><strong>Swallen</strong> – LRs have been majorly rough this summer, way to get through and nice follow-up with the MP stuff</p>
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<p><strong>(((Bob’s Achilles)))</strong></p>
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<p><strong>Hawk</strong> – I forget, are you running both the PDR and the Philly full?</p>
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<p><strong>Big G</strong> – a tough 19.5 but you’re stronger for sticking with it and getting it done. Kudos!</p>
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<p>For me, the week played out like this:</p>
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<p>M - 5.6 mi ez</p>
<p>T - 6.4 miles w/4 x 1 mile around tempo pace</p>
<p>W - 8.6 mi ez</p>
<p>T - 6.2 mi as a fartlek w/6 x 3 mins alt hard/easy</p>
<p>F - 7.25 mi ez in the a.m. / 5.43 mi ez in the p.m.</p>
<p>S - biked 24 mi</p>
<p>S - 10 mi ez</p>
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<p>Total = 49.48 mi running / 24 mi biking</p>
 

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<p>Quote:<br><br>
Originally Posted by runningINnyc  <br><br><br>
Hawk – I forget, are you running both the PDR and the Philly full?<br><br><br>
I thought about PDR (now called Rock n' Roll Philly) but am doing the Wilson Bridge half here instead on the same day. Re: Philly full. Officially I am not entered. But stay tuned ;)<br><br>
Nice week.</p>
 

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<p>Hey all, finally getting around to checking in.   Got a short week this week and tough to cram in work, rehabbing (PT/yoga) and exercise.   Hamstring is coming around, going to try 6 tomorrow.   Did alright on the cross-training last week, actually got in more time than the previous week, mostly due to a big Sunday long elliptical/run thang.</p>
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<p>M - 55 min ellip easy</p>
<p>T - 80 min ellip - incluidng simulated 4 x 1600</p>
<p>W - 60 min ellip - easy</p>
<p>T - 85 min ellip - easy</p>
<p>F - 0.8 mile aborted test run, 22 min ellip</p>
<p>S - 65 min ellip - easy</p>
<p>S - 4 miles treadmill, 130 min ellip</p>
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<p>Total = 4.8 Miles running, 8 hours, 17 minutes Elliptical</p>
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<p>Good luck in the half this weekend <strong>Runninlaw,</strong> you'll find your mojo around somewhere.   Nice job, everyone else and I hope any and all aches and pains clear up fast. </p>
 

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<p>Hey marathon trainers!  I've been out of the loop a bit.  Vacation two of the last three weeks and a short business trip kept me from updating.  But I'm back in Roch for a while now.</p>
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<p>Last week was pretty good for me in Cape Cod.  Most miles since Boston.</p>
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<p>Sun - 15.1 miles easy with a few trail miles around Salt Pond and Nauset Bays</p>
<p>Mon - 8.5 miles to LeCount Hollow and Marconi beaches</p>
<p>Tue - 5.25 miles out and back to Marconi beach</p>
<p>Wed - 9.1 hard hilly miles @ 7:22 pace up to LeCount Hollow beach up Ocean View Drive and rolling roads back.</p>
<p>         8.0 miles on the bike</p>
<p>Thu - 5.5 miles easy on Old Wharf Road to the Bay side of the Island</p>
<p>Fri - 9.0 miles @ 7:49 on CCRT and roads out toward Nauset Beach and back.</p>
<p>       18 miles on the bike</p>
<p>Sat - nada - packing and then driving for 10 hours and unpacking.  Too exhausted</p>
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<p>All in all a good week.  52.5 miles running and 25 miles biking.  Best mileage in several months so I'll take it.  Did a lot of walking and beaching with the kids.  Great waves on the ocean beaches.  Miss it already. </p>
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<p>Finally signed up for <strong><span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">California International Marathon</span></strong> so put me down ~ <strong><span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">Dec 4th</span></strong>!</p>
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<p>Looks like a lot of people have had injuries or a tough time staying motivated.  I can just tell you that I feel your pain.  It was hot most of this summer and inbetween marathons I always have a tough time staying honest.  A good running friend who was only 56 also died suddenly of a heart attack about a month ago.  I haven't really felt like racing since.  But it'll come around again.  The sun always comes out again.  Time to gear up for CIM in December.  At least most of my training will be in cool weather for this one!</p>
 
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