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<p>It's been raining for 2 days now so I took my run inside to the gym's dreadmill.  2 miles of huffing and puffing but I got the job done and feel good now.  Lots of stretching too of course.</p>
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<p>This is going to be a busy week for me as our ILS is undergoing an upgrade and we have to limit checkouts to our customers, which is not going to be pretty.  And with this rainy weather, the library will be mobbed with kids who didn't read their summer books and are now rushing to get them asap, with stressed-out parents rushing them along.  The timing of this upgrade is particularly bad, I think.  Oh well, out of my control.  I have my Board meeting this week too, which is always stressful for me.</p>
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<p>Enjoy your day everyone!  Send a little sunshine our way if you can.</p>
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<p>Good Luck keeping the "Summer Readers" in line Susan.  I went to a B&N last Wednesday evening and the place was mobbed with stressed out Moms and Kids too.</p>
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<p>This weekend was great.  We went up to Singer Island and stayed at a timeshare right on the end of the opening to the Port of Palm Beach.  Beautiful.  We saw all manner of water craft from jet skis to cruise ships.  The boys spent almost every waking hour on the pool.  I played/worked with the 7 year old and just about got him swimming, so that was cool.<br><br>
I ran along A1A both Saturday and Sunday.  Yesterday I ran an easy/GA 10 mile run and everything was great ... till I took the shoes off and saw blood covering my left sock.  Apparently one of my toenails nicked the toe next to it though I never felt anything.  It's really nothing, but you would not believe what my left shoe looks like.  I'll try to post a picture tonight, but I need to throw these shoes in the washer.  Gross.  How do you wash running shoes anyway?<br><br>
8 easy miles this morning at 9:13 pace.  The endurance appears to be there.  But now to get the LR's up to distance.<br><br>
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<p>Never tried washing my running shoes.  Today's random shout-out: <strong>Winejunky</strong>, how's that IT band?  Did my lifting this morning so now only 2 more activities to go, yoga at lunch and then cycling this evening.  If I stay busy enough I won't think about running, right?</p>
 

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Bill, I wash my running shoes all the time.... I figure all the dirt and grime wear down the uppers quicker than a little spin in the washer. I remove the foot bed then throw my shoes in with a load of towels, warm water. I then let them air dry. I've never had a problem.<br><br>
A bit of swimming and lots of walking down Las Vegas strip ahead for the day. Have a good one, everybody.
 

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<p>I hope your ILS upgrade goes smoothly, Susan. I'm looking at a big upgrade to ILLiad in the near future. Fortunately, we can run the old version simultaneously while learning the new version. </p>
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<p>Happy birthday to Ribs.  I can always remember his birthdate because it's the same as my anniversary (30yrs). We will celebrate on Saturday when DH gets home.</p>
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<p>The roofers came yesterday and scraped off the bottom layer of shingles and put the tar paper -- or whatever that is -- down. So of course it rained last night but everything seems fine. This morning is amazingly cool and breezy and our high temps are only supposed to make it into the low 70s this afternoon.  I ran 8 really nice miles on legs that are still a bit tight from Saturday's race. It was a very good run especially compared to the miserable 8 miler I had last Monday.</p>
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<p>Great racing yesterday Erika!</p>
<p>And Lab - that was a fine 9 miler coming back from the calf problem.</p>
<p>OM's getting too cool with the mileage.  8, she sez, that's all.</p>
<p>Byll's blissed out with the kids, and Dove did a ludicrous distance and I can't wait for the report.</p>
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<p>6 miles in light drizzle for me this morning.  Progression run, avg 8:21.  Boy we need this rain. Carry on.</p>
 

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<p>We've got liquid sunshine going on here and I'm itching to get out in and run in it already. But alas, I'm waiting on my service appointment from public service once more, the one that was rescheduled from Friday because they were running late. I tried to ride the stationary bike in the meantime, but something's messed up with that; the electronic controls aren't allowing me to start the thing, very strange. Have to find the book on it, maybe there's a reset button somewhere... I tried unplugging it, but still the same jammed up display.</p>
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<p>But at least my laundry's all caught up while I've been waiting...</p>
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<p>Happy Birthday Ribs!!</p>
 

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<p>3.1, 31:20, 5:30am, 79F.</p>
<p>First mile in 9:33, just because I'm tired of running REALLY slow all the time.  Glad I was able to push a little.  Can't wait for that first cool front, and being able to push the pace for a longer distance.</p>
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<p>Struggling with training for the marathon.  Did 10.77 this past Saturday - was supposed to do 10.5 but forgot to turn where I was supposed to and ran down a dead end and back.  Running 5, walking 1 (minutes).  Could only do that for 7.5 miles this time - did 9 like this 2 weeks ago.  Had to walk a lot of the last 3 miles.  Not sure the Galloway method is working for me.   But - it's my first, so what do I know?  All I want to do is finish, and I'll have all day to do it, and it <em>will</em> be cooler then.</p>
 

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<p>Happy birthday, Ribs!  I hope it's a great day for you.</p>
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<p>........HAPPY B'DAY Ribbs///////.........and best wishes to the Ribbettes....</p>
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<p>........poolrunning after work.....</p>
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<p>..........to OM </p>
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<p> ...that would be ''poo-running''</p>
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<p>Inside joke for the RA cross-posters, eh tomwhite?</p>
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<p>Happy Birthday to Spareribs!</p>
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<p>And a big Hi Howareya! <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wave.gif" title=""> to Laura! So nice to have you drop by. What's your marathon this fall? That run/walk method has gotten a lot of folks to the finish in fine shape, which is the important thing after all.</p>
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<p>No rain here, again. I think this is one of the driest Augusts I can remember. I'm planning on hitting the gym at lunch, my back is really sore and tight so some elliptical and stretching/core stuff will do it for me. Until I get home. Then I might run. A little.</p>
 

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<p>Erika, I think tomwhite is calling me a typochondriac. Or something like that.</p>
 

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<p>Thanks all.  Now if I could only figure out what you do with frankincense and myrrh.</p>
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<p>Bill, warm or cold water, right in the machine, mild detergent, and let them air dry as Dove said.  Take the inserts out first.</p>
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<p>3.3 recovery on the dirt, followed by a flex and core workout.  Did a hard 14 mile wave run yesterday and feeling pretty good.  Spareribs</p>
 

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<p>Bill I wash my sketchers in the wash when the smell gets too bad.  Always remove the insole and dry them in front of a fan in the garage.  Between the heat and the air they dry fairly quickly.</p>
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<p>On my warmup this morning I was running downtown and saw what I thought was a small rat next to the curb.  Thought how gross as I nearly was upon it before I saw it.  As I was debating what to do about it the little critter turned a 360 and stood up on it's haunches like a bear to scare me away. It worked.  It was a baby possum about the size of kitty.  Didn't see momz possum but she had to be around.  Saw a heron standing on waters edge and 3 homeless guys sleeping scattered down the beach.  Way to early to be up.</p>
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<p>Laura - the weather guru at CC international says we won't get a break in weather till Mid October!  And then not to expect a cold winter this year; very mild.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Spareribs</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69638/rainy-days-and-mondays-8-23#post_1937123"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Thanks all.  Now if I could only figure out what you do with frankincense and myrrh.</p>
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<p>HBD Ribs, many many many more!</p>
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<p>Easy 2 before work in a much cooler morning, ahhhhhh.......we needed that rain! (just wish it hadn't done it on a weekend)</p>
 

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<p><strong>ks</strong> - Only problem with not having a cold winter is that not enough of the skeeters die.  I don't really mind how hot it gets during the day, but I just really need it to be maybe 70F at 5am instead of 80F.  Then maybe these long runs wouldn't make me so worthless for the rest of the day.</p>
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<p><strong>evf</strong> - My marathon is on New Year's Day!  Texas Marathon, in Kingwood, TX (suburb on I-59 north of Houston).  It's such a small race, only 615 total allowed for both the marathon and half.  They don't even do age groups.  Might get some books on training for it, just to see what others say.  DS1 says we HAVE to go to the bookstore tonight for school, so I'll be heading to the running section!</p>
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<p>The way my long run schedule goes, I have to do 13 miles on the day of my 10K, Sept. 18, and 26 on the day of my half, Dec. 5.  I'd really like to bump the schedule up a week, so it doesn't conflict with my races.  Which means I need to do 12 miles this Saturday after doing 10.77 this past weekend.  Am I nuts?  I figure that since I'm doing the run:walk 5:1 minutes, I can pull it off.  Hope to do longer run times when it gets cooler though.  Then would maybe do 20-24 the weekend before the half, and 24-26 the weekend after, then start tapering? </p>
 

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<p>Laura, that's a helacious schedule for long runs! I've never seen a plan going up to 26. Ok, I lied. I've heard that Galloway says to go up to 29 before a marathon, but I sure can't see the point in that. I'll go up to 24 next week for my 50k training... but I guess if you're doing the run:walk thing the chance of injury is less? I don't know, I'd be wary of doing that much... especially months before your marathon!</p>
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<p>31 minutes on the elliptical at lunch (3.4 miles); seems like just a short while ago I was cranking out 4 miles in just over 32 minutes?? Couldn't imagine doing that today, but maybe I was just tired. Then some walking and stretching/core stuff. Felt good.</p>
 

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<p>Happy birthday to Ribs.  I can always remember his birthdate because it's the same as my anniversary (30yrs). We will celebrate on Saturday when DH gets home.</p>
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<p>Ribs is only 30?  Choovie's been married 30 years?  It's like Kickrunners in the Twilight Zone. </p>
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<p>Sounds like a great celebration on Saturday, Choov.  Is Ribs bringing the champagne?</p>
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<p>Today I had my first sproinkee, no make that SPROINKee run (with a capital sproink!) in months and months.  I'm sure some of it had to do with the wonderful cool weather, and much of it is thanks to a day off yesterday and a half hour of stretching my hips and hamstrings this morning (Thanks to the VRAA and the EconoCore workout thread); but there are probably just as many reasons that I shouldn't have had a great run too, so I'm going to just let it BE! </p>
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<p>I ran Cruise Intervals of 1200m and 800 meters, followed by a speed interval of 400 meters, recovered for 200 meters, and repeated.  The first set of reps I was right where I wanted to be in the middle of the target zone, and for the 2nd set I was either in the fast end of the zone, or even blowing it away.  2nd 800m was supposed to be 3:23 - 3:28, and I ran 3:17, just letting it come to me.  Yee-ha.</p>
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<p>It was just one of those Enjoy it runs, because you know it may be a long time before you get to experience that again.</p>
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