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A cold morning here in the Piedmont 15F with a 9F wind chill.<br>
Hey...this is the south... <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
10 miles of hills @ 9:24 pace and I was pretty comfortable except for my face but it wasn't too bad. Now for some hot oatmeal to warm everything back up.<br><br>
Good runs to everyone today.
 

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Peter, I'd say that's cold enough to get the idea. Watching the Green Bay game last night, my DW and I remarked that there are probably a lot of people around the country (maybe here on the forum, too) who really have no idea just what sub-zero temperatures and wind chill actually feel like. Just like I have no real idea what it feels like in Phoenix in the summer.<br><br>
A day off today, but it may be more like a couple of weeks. My "denial" technique for dealing with injuries isn't working this time, and I have to admit that I really did hurt something in that run on Dec. 31. After yesterday's morning run I was limping every time I stood up the rest of the day, and it's not feeling so great this morning, either. Oh well, at least it's the right time of year if I have to take some time off.<br><br>
Better luck to everyone else today and always!
 

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Morning Peter and those to follow. Looks like you had a good but chilly run this morning. 61 degrees and high humidity this morning. No complaints here. 6 hard/fast miles this morning concentrating on good leg lift last 3 miles. 6:50 avg with warm up mile included. Hope to pick up 6 ez tonight.
 

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Skip, good news on the long run!<br><br>
JJJ, another epic weekend for you. <img alt="notworthy.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif"><br><br>
Opie, congratulations on the PR! Looking forward to the report.<br><br>
{{roch's injured parts}}<br><br>
ksrunr, you're smart and experienced.... Let me just say that I hope your body is ready for what you plan to give it this week. (Hey, have you ever met Wes Santee?)<br><br>
No running here, still rehabbing my ankle.
 

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Good morning to all. It's awfully cold here in NY today! This morning I did 10 minutes rowing, 10 minutes bike, 25 minutes elliptical, and 10 minutes stretching.<br><br>
My legs & butt muscles were very tight this morning from yesterday's run, but they loosened up when I started working out. Feeling really great right now! Tomorrow I'll try to fit in some running.<br><br>
Susan
 

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Good morning. Aren't holidays wonderful?<br><br>
I'm online to check the current temps before my running friend arrives. Currently, it is -4 but at least no wind. I'm thinking we'd be better off running the roads where the snow should be packed instead of 8" of powder on our normal trail. But then we will have to deal with some traffic. Decisions Decisions. Hope we get through our planned distance. Sorry...just thinking out loud <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Skip, great to see you running and posting again!<br><br>
Riley, my legs still feel a little tight from my Sat. run too. I definitely feel it more when running in the snow.<br><br>
Poor MrC missed the Packer game last night because our satellite provider couldn't get the station for some reason. I felt kind of sorry for him as he was looking forward to seeing it on the big screen. LOL<br><br>
Hope everyone has a great day!
 

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{{{ ailing butts, legs, ankles, and limps}}}<br>
Peter that is a hard run for a southern boy to make, good job.<br>
KS, looks like you're on your way back, where next?<br><br>
I'm hugging the butterfly today.<br>
Stretching, maybe walk a couple <i>ce soir</i><br>
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JJJ...I'm a transplanted New Yorker, that's why I'm happy to be down here now <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Rosie - <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br>
Millbot - no I've not met Santee but have met Jim Ryan/Ryun - I can't ever remember how to spell his last name.<br>
JJJ - have a 10K in 2 weeks, then a relay in May, then find a fall marathon somewhere. Speaking of which. I was reading comments on the Hartford. They weren't as complimentary as I thought they would be. Any comments on the commments from those in the know? I also was reading that the Detroit marathon is difficult for a fast time due to wind? What about Portland in the fall?
 

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<span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;">I took a long, slow warmup this morning and then did a chillly recovery run. 3.23 slow and easy miles in 30:06 (9:19 pace). It was 13 degrees out, but I felt pretty comfortable. This was good a good practice run in case my race next weekend up in New Hampshire ends up being cold.<br><br>
When I got home, I stretched and then did my functional resistance workout, along with pushups (4 sets of 11) and abs.</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;"><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';">Last night's dinner out at Chez Henri, one of our favorite restaurants, was a caloric bomb! I'm consoled by my long run, so the damage wasn't so bad. But I had a big spinach salad, with pork lardons, topped with a delicious duck confit tamale. Then for my main dish I had a cassoulet. For dessert: 1 scoop of burnt sugar ice cream and some cookies. Add the Negroni (like a martini) and wine...well, the calorie count wasn't pretty. And yet, somehow the scale is being quite kind to me this morning...</span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';">--Robin</span></span></span>
 

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I have a running partner this week!! My son is out from Denver for a 10 day visit and he is training for some skyscraper stair run out there. He'll probably have to slow down for me. This is exciting for me since he was not a runner in my ealier running life and we've never run together. I'm trying to squeeze out a couple of extra days off from work but it's a tough time in our launch flow for that.<br><br>
DW is in 7th heaven having her little boy (29 years old, 5'11"<img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> back home!!
 

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Good Morning!<br><br>
Ken A....Enjoy the time with your son! My son encouraged me to start running when I retired and I always enjoy the time we spend together running.<br><br>
4 miles on the dreadmill 0-F and icy outside.
 

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Peter--- that's cold for you!!<br>
Rochrunner--- glad you're taking it easy and hope it's better soon<br>
Can't wait for Opie's RR either!<br>
Choovie---BRRR!!!!!<br>
Robin---oohh....burnt sugar ice cream! Wow, that sounds yummy!<br>
Ken A---enjoy your son and your run<br>
ksrunr---I am certainly not the runner you are, but just thought I'd mention that this year ING will be the sponsor for the Hartford marathon. I know that won't effect the course at all, but maybe the organization stuff people seemed to complain about will get better.<br><br>
4 easy paced miles for me this morning. Cold here too, but sunny with bright blue skies!<br><br>
Happy Monday all!
 

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Good Morning Kicksters! According to the weather station it is -4, but my Oregon Scientific say's it's -16. Snow plow came thru a while ago, should be a good surface, the colder temps seems to help with slippage.<br><br>
Ken that is great that you are going to be able to run with your son! Roch and Mike good luck with the injury's.<br><br>
Good Runs all, and stay warm! Larry
 

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Good morning, everybody,<br>
cold seem to be the theme for the day, be careful out there, everybody!<br>
This is going to be my first week of the new running program. It starts out very slowly, this week I will do 2 30min run/walks and a 4mi group run on Sunday. The rest is cross training. The mileage of course will start to go up soon, so I have to figure out my run/x-training schedules. The problem is I got fond of the activities I did while not running, and don't want to entirely give them up.<br>
I have been thinking a lot about how to continue to incorporate all the other stuff I like to do without finding myself on the slippery slope of overtraining, an all too familiar and dreaded place<img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif">... Swimming, yoga, strength training, all the things I like, but can't incorporate all in one week if I start back running. One idea I had was to pick two activities and do it for a week, then drop one, and add the third for the next and rotate through this way. Eg:.<br>
Week 1: besides running and walking: strength, swim, rest from yoga<br>
Week 2: strength, yoga, rest from swim<br>
Week 3: yoga, swim,rest from strength<br>
Week 4: swim, strength, rest from yoga<br>
...and so on...<br>
Every on is done two weeks in a row.<br>
Another way is to pick a main x-training activity of the month, do that 2-3x/week, and the other 2 maybe once a week. Then rotate through the main activities monthly. Eg.:<br><br>
Feb.: beside running and walking, swim 2-3days/week, strength, yoga 1x/week<br>
March: strength training 2-3x/week, swim, yoga 1x/week<br>
April: yoga 2-3x, swim, strength 1x<br><br>
The adventage of this would be that I could see better how each of these activities affect my body separately. It's sometimes hard to know what made you tired when you do so any different stuff...<br>
These are just my brainvawes and I would appreciate your ideas...<br>
Have a good day,<br>
j
 

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Hey jura, for a while I planned my XT very carefully, and while it was satisfying at first, I soon found that I felt so much pressure to fit it all in and balance it perfectly that it was no longer enjoyable. Now I don't put much thought into it, and I have a simple routine that I tweak occasionally. I still get it done most of the time, with fairly good balance.<br><br>
My XT is not as varied as what you have in mind, and I'm okay not having the details decided in advance (which might drive some people crazy), so you may want something more structured for the long term.<br><br>
Here's another option: focus on whatever the current challenge is in the KR Masters Forum. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I'm running later today, but wanted to share this picture from last weekend's race. I can't decide which I like better: the goofy grin on Subject A, or the determination on the face of Subject B...<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.laraw.com/photoalbum/Prairie%20Inn%20Harriers/08_01_13%20Pioneer%208%20K/images/img_4336.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 
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