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<p>Good morning!  Monday already?  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad5.gif" style="width:17px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
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<p>Congrats to the racers this weekend.  <strong>Duck</strong>, <strong>Lora</strong>, and <strong>Jill</strong> all had some really nice races!  A bunch of other greats runs in some tough conditions from everyone else.</p>
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<p>Gonna be hot again today.  And all week long.  Ugh.  I'm feeling a little beat up today after the race on Saturday and 12 miles yesterday.  So whatever I do today will be less than my usual Monday run...</p>
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<p>Speaking of my race, obviously I am thrilled with my finish in the AG.  3rd out of 49??  I know I've improved a lot over the years, but I know there are plenty of people out there faster than me.  I guess all the fast guys in M35-39 stayed home.  I <a href="http://www.compuscore.com/cs2010/july/teterbor.htm" target="_blank">checked to see</a> how my time (20:55) would have fared in some other age groups:</p>
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<p>M1-14  -  5 out of 19</p>
<p>M15-19  -  27 out of 49</p>
<p>M20-24  -  8 out of 38</p>
<p>M25-29  -  9 out of 40</p>
<p>M30-34  -  12 out of 61</p>
<p><strong>M35-39  -  3 out of 49</strong></p>
<p>M40-44  -  14 out of 59</p>
<p>M45-49  -  10 out of 57</p>
<p>M50-54  -  5 out of 38</p>
<p>M55-59  -  6 out of 43</p>
<p>M60-64  -  2 out of 30</p>
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<p>Wow.  So my AG is the only one where my time was good enough for an award up until age 60!  (And damn that one 64 year old guy who beat me!)  I've noticed this at other races I've run around here:  The M35-39 AG isn't nearly as competitive as most of the others.  Why is that?  Is it like that elsewhere too?  Why do fast guys stay away from racing for these 5 years? </p>
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Well, whatever the reason, I'd better rack up as many AG awards as I can over the next 10 months before I turn 40, because I won't be winning any for a while after that... </p>
 

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<p>Nice races this weekend everyone!  Jill, Bob and Lora - nice on the AG awards.  I am assuming Duck won an AG award too.</p>
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<p>Today is a rest day for me, but I am going to try to get some pilates in to stretch my legs out.  They are a bit tight from yesterday.</p>
 

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<p>Good morning all.  Grats on weekend runs.</p>
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<p>Update:</p>
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<p>I called Fleet Feet on Friday to order a new set of shoes.  The worker noticed that I had only had this pair since November.  I have not been that active so we both knew right away that it probably wasn't the shoes.  He took a long time talking with me and asking what my situation was at the moment.  I told him about the ambitious plan that I shared with you folks.  We agreed that it might be too much too soon.  So after consultation with him (an active marathoner' with years of experience) here's what I am switching to for now:</p>
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<p>M-W-F run and ab work</p>
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<p>T-Th home gym and bike</p>
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<p>Saturday will be bike, pilates and a long (hour or more) walk in the park.  Also it will be a good make up day in case a run is rained out mid week. </p>
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<p>This isn't as much as I wanted to do but it keeps me active 6 days a week.  Also I don't lose much needed sleep by over doing it in the mornings before work.  The Fleet Feet fellow also thought alternating days would help my recovery time as well.  I was running M-T-Th-Sat and maybe those back to back days did more harm (for now) than good.</p>
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<p>Since I only ran 1 time last week I am repeating my distance and not increasing it by 1/4 a mile. This morning  I had a very good run and it was one of those where you get to the end and you feel like "oh.......that's it?? nice!".  I didn't feel drained or winded.  I am not scheduled to weigh until Thursday but I am down 1 more pound.  That made me smile to start my day.  Now I have to work hard to watch what I eat this week.</p>
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<p>I caught myself yesterday morning after church, on the ride home, debating with myself "burger king or mcdonalds".......then I reminded myself that I had grilled burgers and baked chicken in the fridge.......no reason to go fast food.  Whatever I would get I had at home and a slightly healthier version at that.  I still had to bareknuckle grip the steering wheel and head straight home.  I am so locked in that mindset of self indulgence  and instant gratification of eating out on a whim.  A big battle to win.  And a victory that if I win will have great results for my weight and waistline. </p>
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<p>okdokie, time for work.  Have a great day and great fitness activities today.</p>
 

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<p>Good luck with the plan, <strong>Maples</strong> - those struggles are not easy. </p>
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<p>Super weekend for everyone here, either toughing it out, or getting AG awards.  I did get in a 3 mile run yesterday.  I was planning fo4.5, but it as already 85* before I got out at 11:30, so 3 was good enough.</p>
 

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<p>Went out for a three mile run this morning, and it was brutal!  I typically walk .25 to the end of my street to warm up the legs before starting to run, and by the end of the street, I was already sticky.  There was a fog due to the humidity.  My weather station is on the fritz so I only know that it was around 77*, but the humidity had to be up there pretty high to produce all that fog.  Anyhow, my first two miles were relatively quick despite the conditions, AND I ALMOST GOT BOBBED.  Some @sshat was speeding out of a parking lot and though I was already half-way across the entrance when she got there, she either didn't see me or didn't care, so I had to jump out into the street to avoid getting her front license plate in my knee.  Thank goodness no one was coming.  She slammed on the brakes and gave me a dirty look which I gave her right back.  She then tore out of the parking lot and up the street.  @sshat!  I also ran through some sprinklers but then my glasses fogged up for the rest of the run.  In the last mile, I walked quite a bit because my stomach started to hurt and the conditions caught up with me.  All in all, I'm glad I got out.  Tomorrow and Wednesday will probably be run at the gym and then the new TM is supposed to arrive on Thursday!</p>
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<p>Super impressive running this weekend, friends.  I can't believe all the long runs in this weather.  You are awesome.  And our AG winners are incredibly impressive as well.  Giving out the awards at the 5k yesterday made me realize that if I'd run, I would have come in at least 3rd in my AG because there were only two runners :)</p>
 

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<p>Mornin' guys!  I'll have to go back and check out the weekend reports...sounds like our crew did great, as always!</p>
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<p>I did 10 hot, hilly, dusty miles on saturday.  And got bit by big fat horseflies (with the welts to prove it...nasty!).  Did a lot of swimming, too.  Sweet weekend at the beach! </p>
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<p>3 or so miles this morning, nice and easy.  Then a swim in the pool.  : )</p>
 

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Morning gang-<br><br>
got 8 miles done with4 at tempo. Started at 3:40, which might be earliest workout start time yet! It felt challenging. Got DS off to camp at 7:00, putting DD on the bus for camp At 9;00. I already miss them!<br><br>
Good runs to all.
 

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<p><br><img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif" style="width:29px;height:15px;" title="">  That makes me tired just reading it.<br>
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got 8 miles done with4 at tempo. Started at 3:40, which might be earliest workout start time yet!<br><br>
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<p>lovely day here, only 72F and 70% humidity.  Nice easy 5.5 miles this morning.  Going to be an interesting week running-wise:  we're leaving for Seattle on Wed, so I'm doing my normal weekend long run tomorrow and the scheduled mid-week quality run this weekend in Seattle.  Confusing I know.  It's just easier to flip them due to what the workouts are and where I'll have to run.</p>
 

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<p>G'morning all - Didn't do much of anything except assorted strengthening when I could squeeze it in yesterday - keep on eye on three nieces will do that to you.</p>
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<p>Fantastic weekend folks - a whole calvacade of AGs (<strong>Jill, Lora & boB</strong>), an NYC qualifier <strong>(duck)</strong>, and just a great week of getting it done for everyone.  You all deserve a big <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_salut.gif" style="width:23px;height:18px;" title=""><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>GatorBob</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68938/monday-madness-fitness-7-19-2010#post_1923643"><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><br><br><p>Speaking of my race, obviously I am thrilled with my finish in the AG.  3rd out of 49??  I know I've improved a lot over the years, but I know there are plenty of people out there faster than me.  I guess all the fast guys in M35-39 stayed home.  I <a href="http://www.compuscore.com/cs2010/july/teterbor.htm" target="_blank">checked to see</a> how my time (20:55) would have fared in some other age groups:</p>
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<p>M1-14  -  5 out of 19</p>
<p>M15-19  -  27 out of 49</p>
<p>M20-24  -  8 out of 38</p>
<p>M25-29  -  9 out of 40</p>
<p>M30-34  -  12 out of 61</p>
<p><strong>M35-39  -  3 out of 49</strong></p>
<p>M40-44  -  14 out of 59</p>
<p>M45-49  -  10 out of 57</p>
<p>M50-54  -  5 out of 38</p>
<p>M55-59  -  6 out of 43</p>
<p>M60-64  -  2 out of 30</p>
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<p>Wow.  So my AG is the only one where my time was good enough for an award up until age 60!  (And damn that one 64 year old guy who beat me!)  I've noticed this at other races I've run around here:  The M35-39 AG isn't nearly as competitive as most of the others.  Why is that?  Is it like that elsewhere too?  Why do fast guys stay away from racing for these 5 years? </p>
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<p>That's the way it is in my area too - a lot of older, faster guys.  In the little 4-miler I raced in on 4th of July, me and my bro would've come in 1st & 2nd in our AG had they been giving out AG awards, but we would've finished behind ten 50-somethings and older.  I think a lot of here is the multitude of trails here - a relatively short road race probably is a piece of cake for a lot these folks.<br><br><span>Quote:</span></p>
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Started at 3:40, which might be earliest workout start time yet!<br>
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Wow...I can't even imagine - that makes me sleepy just reading about that wakeup time<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>GatorBob</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68938/monday-madness-fitness-7-19-2010#post_1923643"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>The M35-39 AG isn't nearly as competitive as most of the others.  Why is that?  Is it like that elsewhere too?  Why do fast guys stay away from racing for these 5 years? </p>
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I'm guessing small kids and not enough time to train properly.  The F30-34 is super competitive and then it drops off a little until F45-50 which is usually really competitive again.  I do see a lot of fit guys with strollers and kids cheering on their (the kids') moms.</p>
 

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<p>Lots of great running this weekend - congrats to <strong>Bob</strong>, <strong>Jill</strong>, <strong>Lora</strong> and (I would assume <strong>Duck</strong>) on their age group awards and to all of the other racers and runners.</p>
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<p>As for me, I did nothing except more yardwork on Saturday and then a trip to the local 6 Flags yesterday.  Only 7-10 more days of waiting.  I've been catching up on all of the running-related podcasts and magazines that I refused to read for the past several months and I'm getting all kinds of geek-like excited about running again.</p>
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<p>Oh, and in this morning's local news:</p>
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<p><em>MANCHESTER — A man out for a Sunday jog was shot in the face by a passing motorist wielding a BB gun, police said. </em> <em>The shooting happened between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Charter Oak Street, Lt. Chris Davis said Monday. Thomas Diana, 40, was running near Virginia Road when he heard a pop, he said. Next thing he knew, he was struck below his eye. </em> <em>Diana told police the BB appeared to have been fired from a faded green, older-model Nissan type of car. He couldn't identify any of the occupants, but said one rear passenger wore a red bandanna.</em></p>
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<p>Good runs to all.</p>
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<p>Trevor</p>
 

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<p>No worries.  That was Manchester, CT.<br><br>
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