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Heading out the door for walk with dogs...<br>
than weights and Core this evening<br><br>
Enjoy your running, biking, swimming (dave how was that yesterday), workouts and or Rest today everyone
 

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Mornin',<br><br>
Richard- Have a nice walk and a good workout this evening.<br><br>
First day of classes and I have 2 classes and a lab. I start at 9:05 and I'll be done by 4. After that I'll come back to my apartment, change, and head out for a 4 mile run. Its coooold and windy here today, Blacksburg's own little way of saying "welcome back, students!".
 

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richard-enjoy the walk and beast those weights<br>
meg-enjoy the first day back, usually the only day without work ha. I don't go back until the 22nd and then i start to student teach for my last semester.<br>
me? I'm done. I've decided these little 10-20 minute test runs are pointless, i don't think theyre setting me back, but they're slowing the healing process. i have to bite the bullet. I lost half my cross c ountry season to a freak injury and now indoor track. I don't mind missing indoor, it's just this is crucial base building time for outdoor track where I really would like to go 32:30 in the 10k, thus needing a little bit of solid training. Oh well a few days off and we'll see.<br>
good runs the rest of the day everyone!
 

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Good morning all.<br><br>
Richard - The swim clinic was excellent. I learned a lot. Hopefully I can retain it all at the pool tomorrow to work on it.<br><br>
Megs - have a good run later.<br><br>
xcrunner - Take some time off. Let the injury fully recover.<br><br>
I had a great run this morning. 5.77 miles. 2 mile WU 4 X 400 and 2 mile CD. I was shooting for 80-85 per 400. I ended up with: 72, 72, 74, 76. It felt great. <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br>
Happy training all.
 

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Dave what are you training for again? <img alt="razz.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/razz.gif"> Speedy guy.<br><br>
Megs hopefully school doesn't beat up on you too bad.<br><br>
XCR - Smart move, this will help more I think. You still icing your knee, and I forget what else was giving you grief?<br><br>
If it's nice tonight I'll do my tempo afterschool, if not I'll do it tomorrow. If I don't get the tempo in, will just be 6 easy or so.
 

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Oh ya Tonya I was thinking about you the other day. Since you're never outside for your training, you might want to somehow simulate the hills you're gonna face in Boston. You never mention it, but I was wondering if you ever throw in hills on your runs, if not I'd probably start working on that.
 

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good luck on the tempo alex. my hip is the other issue. the prob is, neither hurt very much unless i'm running. i can feel the knee a little bit. so i go to test it out and than it all falls apart.<br>
Dave-flying on those eh?
 

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Sprint Triathlon on March 15. Thats the goal for now.
 

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Hey all you early risers.<br><br>
Richard - Hope the walk was pleasant. Have a good workout later.<br><br>
Megs - Classes starting? Say it isn't so! Hope you have a great semester/tri?<br><br>
XC - I feel your pain man. Sounds like full rest is what you need.<br><br>
Dave - Nice going on those times. How was the swim clinic?<br><br>
Alex - Whatever it ends up being I hope it goes well.<br><br>
I'm thinking 45-60 min on the stationary and a core workout this afternoon.<br><br>
Have a good one everybody!
 

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Xcrunner- I'm glad to hear that you're going to take it easy for a little while. I know how frustrating it can be- especially if it doesn't hurt any time other than running, but this'll probably be the best for you. You're still in great shape, and you won't lose too much from a few weeks of rest.<br><br>
You're really crusing out there Dave<br><br>
Megs- enjoy going back to school if that's possible...<br><br>
Alex- whichever run you decide, hope all goes well.<br><br>
I just went back and looked through yesterday's thread- I'm really surprised at your target time for the half Tonya. You're training is similar to mine as far as pace and overall mileage (although I didn't have the elliptical) when I ran my first half last year in september. I did that one in just over 1:28 and it felt pretty easy. I'd expect no slower than that for you...<br><br><br>
For me, yesterday was kind of a strange day. Felt sluggish all day (especially since only 1 playoff game went the way I wanted it to {thank you Jessica Simpson}). I had planned on a long run, but it was windy, and I didn't want ot be out there that long in the wind, so I decided I'd cut it to a standard 10 miler. I had forgotten to charge my Garmin, so it was an untimed run. Got out there, and just wanted to get out of the wind, so I went a little fast. I knew I was really cruising, but didn't realize how much until I got home and realized I had only been out there for 70 minutes give or take a few. I haven't run anything even below 8 minute miles since Thanksgiving, so I'll take accidentally doing sub 7's for ten miles and feeling great the next day.
 

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Alright everyone, I posted my Person of the Day post over in the Post Race Tent. <a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?p=512010#post512010" target="_blank">Please click here</a> and post something so I don't feel like a total loser <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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It's fun seeing this place alive with people.<br><br>
Richard: Hope you enjoyed the walk with the dogs.<br><br>
Megs: Define cold?<br><br>
XC: Please, do yourself a favour and take the time to heal. Been there, done that. If you can find another exercise (swimming?) to keep your cardio up without hurting yourself again...<br><br>
Dave: Great splits!<br><br>
Alex: Hmmm. Learned he has, young padowan. Worry he does not! Nice to see you NOT fixating about the miles.<br><br>
Dan: Enjoy!<br><br>
Mailbox Head: Sometimes we're slaves to that bloody Garmin. Those little surprises are nice to have now and again, and made even better by feeling great after...<br><br>
Mr. Fuller: Good luck with your run.<br><br>
Nirvana91: What is this PRT you speak of?<br><br><br>
Yesterday was an 8.25 mile run in the pitch dark (my headlamp failed) in the mountains. Just me and the stars. Luckily the roads were clear and there was no ice. I was out near the site of the Olympic downhill runs in 1988 at Nakiska in Alberta's Kananaskis Country, and had x-country skied all day Saturday. Surprisingly easy and fast run despite some rather interesting hills.<br><br>
Today was 6 miles in the wind with some significant hills as well. Managed a 9:28 average pace.<br><br>
Tomorrow might be interesting, cold front comes in tonight with 55 mph winds, freezing rain and then snow. Footing will be fun.<br><br><br>
Have good runs all!
 

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Heh...have you ever been to Omaha? She did not traing for hills before the one here...all the races we do are totally hills...<br><br>
Her Elliptical work somehow prepares her legs for that...she does a crazy resistance workout on it...<img alt="notworthy.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif">
 

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Interesting that you'd say that. The Omaha Marathon had two enormous hills in it, hills that are described as otherwise less than appealing on <a href="http://www.marathonguide.com/races/racedetails.cfm?MIDD=527070923" target="_blank">Marathon Guide reviews</a>. I'm not saying they were easy, but they weren't anything to write home about, for me at least.<br>
And I incorporated no hills into my training prior to that marathon. I'm not saying it's not needed, I'm just sayin'.
 

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Quick drive by post for now...I'll try to come back later when there's more time.<br><br>
Rest day for me today. Hopefully this week I'll get back into my normal cycle after a couple of strange weeks. That means Monday is usually an off-day. Remainder of the week will be a busy one so resting today is important:<br><br>
- Tuesday: 8-miler at MP planned, may add a 5-mile recovery run for the double<br>
- Wednesday: club track workout<br>
- Thursday: 5-miler at recovery pace<br>
- Friday: lunchtime spin (if work schedule permits), otherwise elliptical at home in evening<br>
- Saturday: 20k race (obviously I am training through it <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> )<br>
- Sunday: indoor soccer<br><br>
That's all I have time for now. Busy, busy, busy at work.
 

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Hello, all you regulars.<br><br>
Got in five yesterday, with four at a nice 7:41 pace. Traveling today in the Bay Area, and will probably pay some exorbitant daily fee for a club with a treadmill later . . . <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"><br><br>
Dan -- Sorry about the 'Hawks -- but how 'bout the Chargers? Let's see if they can pull off the ultimate next week against the Evil Empire (sorry Tonya) <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Good runs to all.
 

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Morning all;<br><br>
Today my legs are offically burnt toast (and I have sore knees - crappola). As such, I'm dumping my planned speedwork (800s) and resting my legs. I'll be stretching and punishing myself on the ole foam roller.<br><br>
I should meet by mileage goal this week but have the feeling that they won't be the quality miles I need in the run up to my February HM. I'm not crying T.O. tears but it's all rather frustrating.<br><br>
Now I'm looking for humor, so given Nirvana's PoTD I may track down the 50miler RR - the bit about locking keys in the car just cracks me up.
 

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Man... reading all your posts is getting me hyped up about my run this evening!<br>
Last week was my first week back, 16 nice easy miles across 4 days. I guess I'll behave myself and only run 20 this coming week. But I really want to run more, I've got the "running bug" again so bad!<br>
I haven't set a goal race or anything yet, but I'm itching to. Of course if I broke 25:00 in the 5K right now it would be a miracle.<br><br>
Thanks to all of you for your inspiration and support.
 

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Alright another great workout for me today. I am feeling great. Hopefully, I won't have to many issues with this year with the new schedule. Less running for bigger returns. We'll see how it works.<br><br>
18.2 miles on the bike, 58:41 avg speed 18.6. Kept the HR mostly in Z2. I still don't have the strength or stamina to stay in Z3 for more than 5 minutes. Will get there I guess.<br><br>
runAsics - Smart move, take care of those knees.<br><br>
Joggernut - Glad to hear you are excited again.<br><br>
Chances - great run. Safe travels.<br><br>
Hawk - Enjoy the rest day.<br><br>
Grizzly - Great workout. You have to love the wind.<br><br>
Dan - Have a good one this afternoon. Had a great time at the swim clinic. Learned a lot. Now I just have to apply it.<br><br>
Tonya, Phil, Nirvana - Have a great workout today.<br><br>
Happy Training All! <img alt="razz.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/razz.gif">
 
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