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<p>It's raining!!!!  And it isn't 90!!!!  Wooohhooo</p>
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<p>Packed my run gear this morning to take advantage of cooler temps - easy 2mi at lunch.</p>
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<p>Had a mildly successful trail race on Saturday - RR eventually.</p>
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<p>Happy Monday all! <img alt=":)" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//smile.gif" title=":)"></p>
 

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<p>PT Excercises, stretching and massage coming up</p>
 

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<p>My taper has officially begun!  T minus 20 days and counting to my HIM.  Today will probably be a rest day since I have a Girl's Night Out this evening.  We finally have real fall weather!!  It's 55 this morning and MUCH drier!  Woo Hoo!  I'm SO excited!  I looked at the 8 day forecast, and there is not one day with a high in the 90s!!  I just hope it stays this way.</p>
 

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<p>After 2 weeks of mostly rest I got back at it today.  Still unstructured workouts, but I'm easing myself back into a daily routine.  7.75 mi on the treadmill in an hour followed by foam roller and stretching.</p>
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<p>Good rainy morning.  1 mile walking on the treadmill plus 2 miles running at 2% elevation, then lots of abs and stretching.  Some selfish person was hogging the foam roller so I wasn't able to use it. </p>
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<p>I hope everyone had a good weekend!</p>
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<p>Wow, do I feel late to the party today, so many posts already.  An update on my wife, she does have a hairline fracture of her right ankle.   It really sucks for her, she is still in a considerable amount of pain, which seems odds considering the injury.  She/we think that she might have some additional damage to her ankle (i.e. ligament) but we won't know until the swelling goes down in a few more days.  She has a call into the doctor.  It also means no driving for the next 10 - 14 days, so that means I have take care of driving the girls to some of their various activities (dance, gymnastics, etc.).  It will have a bit of an impact on my training schedule for a bit. </p>
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<p><strong>Today</strong>:  When I get home from work I am going to have to do a two hour run since I wasn't able to do it yesterday.  I was volunteering at a race, then had Daddy-duty for the rest of the day, e.g. making lunch for everyone, running out to get sneakers for my oldest daughter (like having my teeth pulled), then going to a BBQ at our neighbors.  I wanted to do my run after all of that, but I wasn't really feeling up for a two hour run at 9:15PM in the rain.  I am just saying that yesterday was my rest day and I am going to put in a long training week this week.</p>
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<p>A friend of mine at the pool said something that has resonated with me:  <em>"We aren't professional athletes, we have real jobs, family, and other things that come ahead of training sometimes." </em> He is right, even though it is easy for me to focus on only myself and my training for my first Ironman, but there are three other people (my wife and two daughters) that are relying on me pick up the slack.  I am going to do my best to get my training in over the next two weeks, but there will probably have to be a few concessions on my end since there are only so many hours in each day.</p>
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<p>Have a great day everyone!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>miles99999</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70342/monday-september-27th#post_1949160"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>  An update on my wife, she does have a hairline fracture of her right ankle.   It really sucks for her, she is still in a considerable amount of pain, which seems odds considering the injury. </p>
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I had one of those in my wrist back in college (by the way, on a totally unrelated note, did you know that cafeteria trays go <em>really</em> fast down icy hills?).  Didn't hurt too bad at first, but by the next day the pain was unbelievable.  Waiting for the campus hospital to open was one of the longest nights of my life.  She certainly has my condolences.</p>
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<p>Just an easy 3-mile recovery jog at lunchtime for me today.  Super easy week leading up to a weekend 10k.</p>
 

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<p>DOR.</p>
 

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<p>Good day everyone.</p>
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<p>30 minutes on the trainer this morning followed by 5.5 mile recovery run.</p>
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<p>1000 meters steady swim at lunch.</p>
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<p>Happy training everyone.</p>
 

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<p>Miles, I'm sorry to hear about your wife's fracture.  I hope that your training isn't too compromised by your increased responsibilities, but of course family comes first.</p>
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<p>Best of luck,</p>
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<p>Nice 'n easy 8m this morning.  50* and drizzle.  LOVE IT!!!</p>
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<p>Anyone heard from Yosake today???</p>
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<p>Miles--you have NOOOOOOOOOOOOO idea how much it sucks to have a fracture in your RIGHT ankle.  Left, yah, that would suck with lost training and all.  But, with the right?!  NO driving!  Okay, well, by the first week or so I learned to remove The Boot for driving.  My doctor just suggested that I put a shoe on and put The Boot in the back seat so in the event of an accident it wouldn't be so obvious I was driving with a fractured ankle...</p>
 

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<p>Finally ran 4 miles yesterday without paying for it today.  Yeah!!!</p>
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<p>Miles- Sorry about your wife. Your comment about your daughter's shoes reminded me of my adventure with my son when he was 14.  He just had to have the right backpack to go with his multitude of coats.  Not black that could go with each.. no, it had to have color and had to be different and had to be within my price range.  After 4 hrs I finally said, we have one more store and if you don't find it there, it ain't happening.  Wouldn't you know, we found it.  We bought it.  He lost it. </p>
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<p>Today I'm headed to the gym for weights and core.  Will hop on the TM for a couple of easy miles as well.</p>
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<p>Argh...Miles I'm sorry. You raise a good point that we're all regular folks first, triathletes second and it's tough when life deals a tough and/or unexpected hand. Hang in there!!!</p>
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<p>Cross training today - mowed the front and back lawns this morning followed by weights. That's it. It was already mid-90's by mid morning, and 105 at noon. Not doing anything in that kind of heat!!</p>
 

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<p>Big run for me tonight: 10.2mi.  It's been at least 3, maybe even 5 years since I've run 10mi.  Last time it took me just over 2 hours to run 10mi -- 12:00/mi .  Tonight I ran 10.2 in 1:50:52 -- 10:52/mi.  What's remarkable about that is I did a 9/1 run/walk ratio for the whole thing to test out how I was going to get through my half-marathon this weekend.  That's the plan -- Gallowalking -- since I am way undertrained for that distance. I felt that the one minute walk breaks allowed me to run more aggressively and then to recover.  Seems like it worked to me!  Don't get me wrong -- I suffered the last couple of miles and I am hurting now -- but I've got a good plan.  I think Sunday will go even better because it won't be humid, dark and raining like tonight!</p>
 

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<p>45 minutes on the trainer.  Really, it was 30 min.  Stop.  Feed the dogs and get the cornbread started.  Then 15 min more.  First time "back on the bike" since my HIM.  Felt okay.  My ankles feel a bit stiff now, though.</p>
 
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