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<p>Normally I do a long run on Monday evenings.  But after so many miles last week, I need a bit of a break.  I'll either take the day off completely, or just go for something short and slow.  It's gonna be another hot one, so maybe that'll sway me to taking the day off...  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
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<p>I hope Hurricane Earl doesn't screw with the New Haven 20k...</p>
 

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<p>Hey guys,</p>
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<p>I am posting from work, trying to see if my work computer likes the new site/set up better.</p>
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<p>Did 5 miles before work this morning.  It was humid but bearable.</p>
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<p>Does anyone have any experience with increasing mileage contributing to restless legs (I'm not really talking about Restless Leg "Syndrome")?  I've been getting back to something in the vicinity of 20 miles/week, and I'm just so uncomfortable on the days when I run.  I feel almost crampy, and need to get up and stretch frequently, which is fine, unless it's every 5 minutes and that does disrupt my work day somewhat.  Saturday I ran 7 miles at 7 am, and was still struggling at midnight to get to sleep.  My legs just needed to <em>move</em>.</p>
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<p>Just wondering what others' experiences were and if there's something to be done about it---am considering calcium/magnesium supplements to help with the cramped feeling.</p>
 

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<p>Super muggy this morning.  Already 79 and muggy when I went out for 3 sloooooow miles at 5:00 a.m.  Gonna try to get over to the health club at some point and do some weights and biking.</p>
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<p>diane - first of all, nice to see you around here during the week.  As far as the leg restlessness, what do you do for a cool down.  I find something similar on days were I run long and then do not do anything to cool down or loosen up during the day.  Maybe on the days when you run, take a 30 min walk at lunch time, just to get blood flowing through your legs.</p>
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<p>As for me, 4.75 fartleky miles this AM.  First time I have run anything other than a "slow, easy" pace for anything since I restarted.  Felt pretty good.  Between that and a nice 9 M LR on Saturday, I almost feel like I am making progress.  Now if I could only loos 30 pounds....</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>dianosaur</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69792/rise-and-run-8-30#post_1939802"><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>Hey guys,</p>
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<p>I am posting from work, trying to see if my work computer likes the new site/set up better.</p>
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<p>Did 5 miles before work this morning.  It was humid but bearable.</p>
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<p>Does anyone have any experience with increasing mileage contributing to restless legs (I'm not really talking about Restless Leg "Syndrome")?  I've been getting back to something in the vicinity of 20 miles/week, and I'm just so uncomfortable on the days when I run.  I feel almost crampy, and need to get up and stretch frequently, which is fine, unless it's every 5 minutes and that does disrupt my work day somewhat.  Saturday I ran 7 miles at 7 am, and was still struggling at midnight to get to sleep.  My legs just needed to <em>move</em>.</p>
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<p>Just wondering what others' experiences were and if there's something to be done about it---am considering calcium/magnesium supplements to help with the cramped feeling.</p>
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YES!! I have this problem too.  For me the solution is more stretching.  Last night I was in bed, supah tired and I didn't want to get up, but my legs were all twitchy and jumpy and keeping me awake so I HAD to get up and stretch, and then it was better.</p>
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<p>I have 5 miles to run today - it may have to be on the treadmill tonight. It's the last week before school starts and there's so much to do. oof.</p>
 

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<p>morning</p>
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<p>lifted last night (oy veh) and ran 3 steamy recovery miles this morning.  Shin is still crampy but it wasn't horrible.</p>
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<p><strong>Diane</strong> - make sure you are getting enough refueling in after the run.  That can contribute!</p>
 

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<p>Little miss evil this morning...New schedule is Monday and Wednesday with her.  That will leave me with the goal of running Tues/Thurs/Sat.  Friday and Sunday will alternate spin/yoga/catch up a missed run/rest days.  I've had 3 good weeks in a row now.  I barely recognize myself:)    Oh, and I was asked to be part of a relay team for the Flying Pig next year.   I haven' t committed yet, but it's likely!</p>
 

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<p>I have to go check out the weekend thread to see how everyone's runs were!</p>
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<p>I did the Cobequid Half Marathon yesterday.  I had to be on the road by 5 AM to get there in time but it was a nice, quiet drive to myself.  Gorgeous, sunny day.  Maybe a bit too warm, though.  It was up around 90 degrees by the end of it.  Still, I started out feeling rather good and kept up a nice pace for the first half.  I hit that point at 1 hour and 6 seconds and thought, "Maybe I'll be able to beat that elusive 2 hour mark!"  I got alongside a man who was going for the same goal so we ran together for a while.  Then he dropped off the pace.  I tried to keep it up, too, but the heat really got to me and I slowed up with about 3 miles to go.  I finished at 2:04:36.  That being my second best time with this distance and seeing as it was the longest run I've done since having Evelyn I'm pretty pleased. </p>
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<p>No run today but I will be hitting my pool after I mow the lawn.  I'm playing hooky from work.  : )</p>
 

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<p>Thanks to whomever deleted my duplicate threads.  I slept in and had a leisurely morning.  Did some arm weights, but no running.  Monday is typically a day off and my legs are a little sore after yesterday's long run.  I may try to shake out a couple recovery miles this evening.  But then again, I may not.  :D  Have a great day peeps!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>dianosaur</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69792/rise-and-run-8-30#post_1939802"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Does anyone have any experience with increasing mileage contributing to restless legs (I'm not really talking about Restless Leg "Syndrome")?  I've been getting back to something in the vicinity of 20 miles/week, and I'm just so uncomfortable on the days when I run.  I feel almost crampy, and need to get up and stretch frequently, which is fine, unless it's every 5 minutes and that does disrupt my work day somewhat.  Saturday I ran 7 miles at 7 am, and was still struggling at midnight to get to sleep.  My legs just needed to <em>move</em>.</p>
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<p>Just wondering what others' experiences were and if there's something to be done about it---am considering calcium/magnesium supplements to help with the cramped feeling.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>BigGahoona</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69792/rise-and-run-8-30#post_1939818"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><p>YES!! I have this problem too.  For me the solution is more stretching.  Last night I was in bed, supah tired and I didn't want to get up, but my legs were all twitchy and jumpy and keeping me awake so I HAD to get up and stretch, and then it was better.</p>
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<p>I have 5 miles to run today - it may have to be on the treadmill tonight. It's the last week before school starts and there's so much to do. oof.</p>
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Stretching has a sedative effect on the muscles, but you need to hold the stretch for longer than 10-15 seconds (3-45 is better).  The stretch should be comfortable and relaxing, not painful.  (This is also why stretching before a quick and powerful activity is not best).</p>
 

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Stretching has a sedative effect on the muscles, but you need to hold the stretch for longer than 10-15 seconds (3-45 is better).  The stretch should be comfortable and relaxing, not painful.  (This is also why stretching before a quick and powerful activity is not best).</p>
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o good, I've been doing it right pretty much.  I had read somewhere you should hold a stretch at least one second for how old you are - so for me that would be <span style="text-decoration:line-through;">39</span>, okay 42. But I usually hold it longer.  I hold it until it feels "released" if that makes sense?  At minimum, like last night when I was tired and really didn't want to do it but couldn't sleep if I didn't, I do the <a href="http://www.halhigdon.com/15Ktraining/Stretch.htm" target="_blank">Hal Higdon</a> stretches. I just got a new Yoga DVD from NetFlix that I can't wait to try - but I dont know when I'll squeeze it in. bah.</p>
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<p>Morning.</p>
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<p>Off day today. I would have run to make up for not running yesterday (felt like death), but forgot to wash my running clothes. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif" title=""></p>
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<p>So I walked Gus a few miles. And spent @45 min wedging recycled clay, and will spend a couple more hours throwing. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif" title=""></p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Litchfield Hills</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69792/rise-and-run-8-30#post_1939868"><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>clare is speedy.</p>
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<p>Thanks for all the feedback about my Crazy Legs.  I took a stroll around and did some stretching and they feel a lot better.  But I do realize that I hadn't been stratching well.  I'll follow Big G's formula and stretch for <span style="text-decoration:line-through;">27 </span> <span style="text-decoration:line-through;">29 </span> <span style="text-decoration:line-through;">35  37</span>  <strong><em>whatever</em></strong> seconds.  forty-plus seconds.  Fine.<br>
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<p>Also?  I cannot stop eating this morning.  I've had my breakfast, my midmorning snack, and 75% of my afternoon snack.  It's not even 11am and my lunch is afraid of me right now.  GROWL!!</p>
 

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<p>G'morning all.  Gonna' head out for some <a href="http://www.smallbusinessbrief.com/forum/images/smilies/" target="_blank"><img alt="running1.gif" src="http://www.smallbusinessbrief.com/forum/images/smilies/running1.gif" style=""></a> after work today.  I might test out my new Brooks Ghost 3's, which I picked up after my FF draft last night, to eventually take over the role that my Wave Rider 12s occupy.</p>
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<p>My other candidate was the Wave Rider 13s, but the 13s just didn't feel right - that figures!  I guess since I liked the 8s and the 12s, the next Wave Riders that will work like a charm for me will be the 16s haha!</p>
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<p>The swim session was short but it seems like the new stroke is starting to come in place - it actually felt like I could put myself into a faster gear without flailing like a madman.</p>
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<p>Nice racing <strong>clare</strong>!  You're getting supa' speedy now!</p>
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<p><strong>BigG</strong> - that's exactly how I do it too; I've been really appreciating all the hip flexor/psoas/QL stretches I've been doing of late and the "releasing" feeling after a longer stretch</p>
 

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<p>I forgot to mention my getting almost getting boB-ed incident! </p>
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<p>In the last mile of my run yesterday, I'm in my sisters subdivision and they don't have sidewalks so I'm on the side of the road.  I'm wearing Home Depot orange.  A guy is walking toward me with a baby in a stroller and a wee puppy on a leash.  As we are approaching each other a pick up truck backs out <span style="text-decoration:underline;">right</span> in between us, and there was just a bit more than the width of the truck between me and stroller guy.  I had to stop short to keep from running smack into the side of the truck.  I was shocked.  I just stood and looked at the driver, mouth agape.  And, nothing. He just drove off.  WTH?</p>
 

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<p>Nice race, <strong>Clare</strong>!</p>
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<p>Wow, <strong>BigG</strong>.  I'm glad you didn't get hit.  Or the guy or the baby or the dog.  Some people really are just oblivious to their surroundings.  Scratch that.  <strong>Most</strong> people are oblivious.  I'm sure I've said this before, but it continues to boggle my mind how many people I see driving while talking on the phone or texting.  Haven't these people heard how dangerous that is??  For these people, they probably need all their remaining available brain power just to focus on the road and (maybe) other vehicles.  There's no brain power left to look for pedestrians or runners.  Whenever I'm running on the road (which is often), I always assume that the drivers don't see me.  I figure it's better to assume that and be wrong than to assume the opposite and be wrong...</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>GatorBob</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69792/rise-and-run-8-30#post_1939911"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Nice race, <strong>Clare</strong>!</p>
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<p>Wow, <strong>BigG</strong>.  I'm glad you didn't get hit.  Or the guy or the baby or the dog.  Some people really are just oblivious to their surroundings.  Scratch that.  <strong>Most</strong> people are oblivious.  I'm sure I've said this before, but it continues to boggle my mind how many people I see driving while talking on the phone or texting.  Haven't these people heard how dangerous that is??  For these people, they probably need all their remaining available brain power just to focus on the road and (maybe) other vehicles.  There's no brain power left to look for pedestrians or runners.  Whenever I'm running on the road (which is often), I always assume that the drivers don't see me.  I figure it's better to assume that and be wrong than to assume the opposite and be wrong...</p>
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This is why I refuse to wear an iPod or whatever so I can hear cars.  I need to be as aware of my surroundings as I can be, because I know that drivers are not.<br>
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I really want a bumper sticker that reads:</p>
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