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<p>Good to hear from Munch last night.</p>
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<p>7.25 ez mile this morning.   Got bonked in the head by a low branch in a tree and then shortly after startled a cat which startled me.   Got the old heart rate up a bit.</p>
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<p>BTY - I enjoy hearing about your training.</p>
 

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<p>I didnt' see the edit button.  </p>
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<p>More news on Barb.  She has ridden up to 30 minutes on her bike on the trainer.  It takes her quite a while to get on, set up, and then to get off the bike.  She is contemplating riding in her neighborhood soon.   She is finally off all pain medication/narcotics but still is dealing with a lot of pain.  She does feel well enough however to consider homeschooling of her two youngest children.  It was one year ago yesterday that she was hit and run by a driver in a black pick up truck.  She prays for the driver and his mom daily.   They believe the police are still collecting evidence and looking for the "clincher" to seal up the case before they press charges.</p>
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<p>eta: now I see the edit button.  duh</p>
 

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<p>...ks//.......I think we meet Real Heroes every day.........</p>
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<p>................we just don't realize it til they Rise to The Occassion.</p>
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<p><strong>G0 Barb!!!!!!!!!!</strong></p>
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<p>.........an un-heroic poolrun</p>
<p>after work tonite,</p>
<p>I'll just be happy if my trunks stay on.</p>
 

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<p>This morning I ran 5 miles at what essentially is GA for me - this time of year anyway.  The first mile was slow as I woke up/warmed up, then 4 miles at 9 minute/mile pace.</p>
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<p>I saw a White Rabbit with a small black spot on it during my run.  He ran down the path I was on for a while, then scurried into the brush.  But he didn't go in very far as he was standing right by the edge of the path when I got there.</p>
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<p>I'm pretty sure it was not a wild rabbit.  Not that color and not that tame.  I'm sure he is a recent escapee from some little kid (or perhaps they let him loose).  If I hadn't been running I would have tried (probably unsuccessfully) to catch him and take him to a friend.</p>
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<p>This friend has swans, turtles (and Big Ones!), chickens, ducks, rabbits, geese, birds, iguanas, a parrot, and probably more that I don't remember.  He has more animals than a small zoo.  He'd love to have another rabbit I'm sure.  He bought a Blue Iguana on Craigslist recently.  They are extremely rare - used to be only 3 of them in the wild they estimate.</p>
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<p>Good news on Barb!</p>
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<p>I've been out of touch all w/e.  I need to catch up,</p>
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<p>My news of a return to running was a bit premature. Yesterday I tried a 5 mile run that was fairly sproinky.  But later in the day, on the back nine, I could feel the hamstring getting tight and sore.  By evening I was dragging my dead right leg around.  I'll need to give it more time.</p>
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<p>Now to go read inspiring stories of human achievement in the w/e dailies...</p>
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<p>Enjoy the gift, you lucky ([email protected]$&[email protected]</p>
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<p>Good morning all & great news on Barb's progress.</p>
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<p>It's still hot here but the humidity is dropping.  Tonight I have my group running clinic in White Plains so I'm looking forward to that.  I haven't gone for 3 weeks due to heat/humidity twice and a meeting once.</p>
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<p>I tripped over the dog's leash this morning and ripped up my palms landing on the sidewalk.  Luckily nothing else is hurt except my ego.  Stoopid dogs ~ why can't they walk nicely?  They saw a bunny and tried to take off after it and part of the leash was near my foot and I tripped as it tightened.  Oh well, it could have been much worse.</p>
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<p>Enjoy your day & have great runs!</p>
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<p>Susan</p>
 

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<p>(((irunmike)))</p>
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<p>Does anyone else sneeze and have to blow your nose for about 10 hours after a long swim in a chlorinated pool?  Man. </p>
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<p>Driving back to Eugene today, 500 miles or so.  We'll (DS and I) stop off at a volcanic rock place and climb on the rocks for a while (no path, just miles and miles of jagged rocks).  Exhausted, however...I won't ever see my MIL again and I'm not good at saying goodbye.</p>
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<p>Cancun -- wouldn't you all like to run a marathon or half marathon in Cancun in December?  For family reasons, I just might do that.  It's a casual affair -- not certified, but does have water and gatorade and so forth.</p>
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<p>Thanks for the update on Barb KS, good for her!</p>
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<p>Easy there Mike, be careful and take your time.  Being patient is the hardest part I think.</p>
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<p>Bill, not to play can you top this but a neighbor knocked on our door yesterday to tell us a bobcat had jumped up on our fence and from there into the crape myrtle trees and was hiding out there.  Watch out Lucy!</p>
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<p>Here is an article I am reposting from FB that a friend put up this morning. I loved the soundness of the thinking.  Do you agree with this about recovery runs?</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.active.com/running/Articles/A_fresh_perspective_on_recovery_runs.htm?cmp=11-1595&utm_source=sendible&utm_medium=feed" target="_blank">http://www.active.com/running/Articles/A_fresh_perspective_on_recovery_runs.htm?cmp=11-1595&utm_source=sendible&utm_medium=feed</a></p>
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<p>Morning! Good news on Barb and big (((munch)))</p>
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<div style="color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;">I'm doing something different this month: train long and slow: race short. It's refreshing.  I'll never be a speedster, but it sure is refreshing to race and have most of the day left. Next weekend I have a 8k, then the weekend after a 250 yard dash. It's not just any dash though, it's across the tidelands at low tide. It is suggested that you duc tape your shoes to your feet (so they don't get sucked off) and they promise to rescue anyone stuck before the tide comes in. My son will probably do well because he has big, wide feet.</div>
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<p>Hi all</p>
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<p>Great news on <strong>Barb</strong> ks</p>
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<p>do whatever you have to,,,, <strong>TW,,,,,,</strong> to keep those trunks on <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/shock.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;" title=""></p>
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<p>Interesting link on recovery runs <strong>ribs</strong>.....I used to take the day off after a hard effort. For the last year I've been doing recovery runs. All I know is I feel much better afterwards.</p>
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<p><strong>Erika</strong>....far be it from me to offer someone of your abilites advice, but a little over a year now I've been doing my long runs considerably slower than before (and that was slow <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/lol.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;" title=""> ) It's really made a big difference in how I feel, plus (knock on wood) I've got a no injury streak now of close to 18 months.</p>
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<p><strong>JJJ</strong>..I think I forgot  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif" style="width:18px;height:18px;" title=""> .........so congrats on  your fine effort in the 50K over the weekend <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_salut.gif" style="width:23px;height:18px;" title=""></p>
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<p>Rest day for me......</p>
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<p><strong>Tamster</strong>....did Kim know that racer who was killed up in Washington over the weekend?? My condolences.</p>
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<p>ETA:: <strong>Dove</strong>....barefoot the 250 yard dash.</p>
 

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<p>Econo - my nose is never good after the pool and I have a big nose :¬0</p>
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<p>Had a bike disaster at lunchtime today and have shredded my gear cable. These things happen <a href="http://upic.me/e7rgw" target="_blank">http://upic.me/e7rgw</a></p>
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<p>All well after my weekends racing so I have had a couple of steady rides and will have a recovery run this evening.</p>
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<p>Spareribs - I read the article and agree with it</p>
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<p>We have rain again in the UK :¬(</p>
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<p>ribs, i like the last point the best: let go of the pride thing on recovery runs.  if ryan hall can jog easy at marathon pace +2:30 per mile, so can i.  :)</p>
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<p>along those lines, 3mi recovery on the treadmill, 9:00 pace.</p>
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<p>found the spot where i sliced through my running shoes and through my big toe a bit when i tripped over one of those dang parking lot tines yesterday.  good thing it wasn't too much sharper.  so far my hand and shoulder have been hurting too much to feel my foot, but had a bloody sock this morning to point it out to me... oops.  bought more neosporin and band-aids at the store.</p>
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<p>and speaking of bleeding, off to the courthouse today, hoping to finally resolve the insane conflict regarding custody of protosun with her mom.  should only take 15min... but that's what i thought at the start of the 4 hours of fruitless mediation we went through last month.  ugg.</p>
 

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I thought about that, but it's across oyster beds so your feet would be shredded by the end.  </p>
 

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<p>...mc//.........be sure and hot soak a puncture wound in warm soapy water..</p>
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<p>........if it scabs over red, you're good</p>
<p>..........if it's yellow,</p>
<p>soak it off and let it scab over again...</p>
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<p>Parking lot tine? <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif" title=""> Hope that heals up quickly and GL today. Sorry you're still dealing with that crap.</p>
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<p>I missed something about Econo's MIL...</p>
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<p>Good to hear Barb's making progress, she's truly an inspiration. I'll stop whining. I do find it incredible that the driver hasn't been arrested?? You'd think evidence would be fading fast or something.</p>
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<p>Ok, my assignment this week: mostly easy runs. I'll do something more exciting on Wednesday, but mostly easy. Race Saturday morning, then no more than 3 additional miles. Go slow on Sunday. Slow will mean no faster than 8:40... or 9? That'll be hard.<br>
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<p>Ouch, oyster beds!  Dove, would the Five Fingers Sprint work?  They have that strap on top.</p>
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<p>Very interesting article Ribs.  I read something similar several months ago.  My only comment about most studies about running is I wonder how applicable they are to older runners.  You know, we're kind of different...<img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
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<p>RAW with running club.  It's our fast route (i.e., flat) this week.</p>
 

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<p>Econo, sorry you won't see your MIL again. I hope your visit with her was good. I recall when my grandma was close to death, I flew back to MN to see her. I knew I couldn't afford to fly back twice - once to see her before she died and then again for her funeral - and it was more important to me to see her while she was still here. I'm glad I did that. My time with her just a few wks before she actually passed are so precious to me.</p>
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<p>John, yes - DH knew that racer that was killed this wknd. He's raced with him several times. His death hit him REAL hard yesterday. Thanks for asking.</p>
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<p>I'm very much out of the loop with being gone so much the last 2 wks. I'm back at work now, and back to a regular routine - which will include running (since there has been very little of that lately). Will RAW when it's a nice toasty 90 degrees or so.</p>
 
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