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What a beautiful morning it is here over in good 'ol blighty! 12 miles over multi terrain in 'so what I don't care what' time. Could spring really be on it's way?<br><br>
Good luck to our racers and have a great weekend everyone.
 

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Good Morning kicksters, thanks for starting Eilaine, nice run. Spring? I guess the 4th of July is right around the corner.<br><br>
I will breaking out the ibprophen today for sure. The snow on the metal roof had been stuck for awhile, normaly it unloads a little at a time and I go out and shovel it off the deck. Been poking around on it for several days trying to get it started, but it wouldn't budge. THis morning as I was slumbering soundly, was awakened by what sounded and felt like an earthquake. I knew imediately what it was, the entire roof unloaded at the same time. Looked out the door and sure enough the deck was loaded up to the railing with cement, filled up my pathway to my wood stack and dumped a pile in front of the garage that is going to take a while to get the truck out. Fortunately it is above freezing right now, so it won't freeze solid. Be looking forward to seeing the crocus popping thru this june sometime.<br><br>
Good runs All, Larry
 

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Ugh, Larry! You have some serious work ahead of you my friend. Take it one shovelful at a time.<br><br>
Hi Elaine, all you Kicksters! It was a beautiful morning here in the Commonwealth - mid to upper 20's, filtered sun, a light dusting of snow on the trees, and no wind. Just Beyootiful! Did my LR today - 18 miles: 2:34:47 - 8:36 pace. This is a new plateau for me since the Fall, so I was pleased with how comfortable it was.<br><br>
I hope y'all have a good w/e. I know some of you have faced some difficult challenges lately. Good vibes to those who are hurtin', and ^5's to those who are overcoming obstacles.<br><br>
Mike
 

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Elaine - sorry to burst your bubble, but unless there really is something to this global warming thing, I am thinking that it's probably not spring in England anytime soon. I gave up waiting for spring and moved to California!
 

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Good Morning everyone! I haven't run yet, but did route out a 12.50 mile loop for later. Today is supposed to be nicer weather-wise, so will probably do that run later this afternoon rather than tomorrow. My right IT band was feeling a bit twingey after I ran a speedy (for me) last mile on the TM yesterday, so I don't think I should do that anymore. Feels good to run so fast, but the last thing I want is IT Band to flare up as I'm trying to increase my mileage for a marathon.<br><br>
Hope everyone has a good day and hope the weekend racers are having fun and running well.
 

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Good morning all. Beautiful weather here too, 34 degrees with just a breeze and sunshine!! I managed 6.15 miles but felt like I had lead in my butt the whole way. Oh well, I enjoyed the weather and got it done. Good luck to all the racers and a good weekend to all.
 

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Good Day Kicksters!<br><br>
I saw your post earlier this morning Elaine and the sun was out here then . . . I had to wait for my husband to get home before I could go for my run and by then the sky was gray <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> It's now snowing - I made it home from my run just in time!<br><br>
Nice carefree 12 Elaine!<br>
Nice LR Mike!<br><br>
I went out for 7.5 mile run. Every run still feels like a struggle and I'm just trying to keep a slow steady pace. It's only been 2 weeks and I'm very happy to be running but can't wait for it to feel a little easier!
 

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Well, as expected the Big Boys and Girls ran me good this morning. The H&H was a bit high so that didn't help me either, though it did help keep them down to a manageable pace anyway - thank you very much. 12 miles at 8:23 min/mile pace. Felt <i>pretty</i> good most of the way, but those last few were a challenge.<br><br>
Bill
 

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Breger - way to hang<br>
Mike - nice long run<br>
Hi <span style="font-size:medium;"><span><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">PINK</span></b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;">Shadow - hoping for lighter runs</span><br>
Tamsters (twingy IT)<br>
Alan Fletcher - "All the gold in Cal......."<br>
RTB - I'm surprised your roof doesn't cave in on you.<br>
((((Munch)))<br>
Elaaine and her springy run<img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br>
5 miles easy to finish the week 74 degrees 86% humids.<br>
 

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6 miles for me this morning, an out-and-back that I really like.<br><br>
The first 3 miles were kinda tough, felt slow to warm up, had to walk a little here and there. I had just turned around at the 3 mile point, when I noticed a black purse on the ground. Didn't see it the first time by because I was focusing on the turn-around point, I guess. Stopped the watch, picked it up - yes, there is a wallet with the drivers license and cards still there, lots of other little stuff that we gals must have in our purses for some reason, a little bottle of pills nearby that I grabbed and threw in. There was a Catholic church nearby, so I dropped it off there. Went back and restarted the run.<br><br>
The second 3 miles back was such a joy! However, I think that in the middle of stopping the watch, restarting and stopping and starting again, I may have made a mistake. Somehow, I cut over 7 minutes off my 6-mile time. Last 3 6-mile runs have been 1:07, 1:08 and 1:08. Today's run was 1:00:38. Huh? I know I didn't walk as much as I have been, but I didn't feel THAT much faster. I wasn't really LOOKING at my watch, which is always dangerous when I'm pushing buttons. Even when I got to the end, I accidentally pushed the split button instead of the stop button. A common mistake I make, because the split button is bigger and on the front. Stop is small and on the side. My brain never works as well when all the blood is going to the muscles, so I goof that up pretty often.<br><br>
Anyway, no attaboys, please - I've had my wallet lost/stolen a couple of times, and gotten it back with everything but the money. So I'm just paying it forward. But it sure did make the run back feel so easy, thinking of how glad that woman is going to be not to have to go to the DPS and stand in line for at least half a day to get a new license. And that would have been just a little part of it. I may call the church and let them know more about where I found it and that I threw the pills in because they were close to the purse. Maybe there's other stuff that fell out there that I didn't see. I didn't explain much at the time because I just was thinking about getting back to the run before I cooled off too much.<br><br>
Oh - 65 degrees, cloudy for first half, sunny for second half. 9:45am start.<br><br>
Happy runs to all this weekend!<br>
{{Larry's shoveling muscles}}<br>
Pink - hang in there. I have the opposite problem - I always seem to have to restart in July after a layoff for whatever reason. Then I'm just sweatin' and puffin' and hoping for that first cool front to finally be able to break out and run faster.<br>
Tamster - be careful on your run - {{IT band}}
 

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4 mile race this morning. 40, no wind, no RR either. I was happy with my time compared to my training runs and to last year's race. Still way off from where I was when I had all my lungs but I'll take it. The Rec was open to all after the race so I swam 750 yards and sat in the steam room for a bit.<br><br>
Barb
 

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YAY millPR! Can't wait to read the deets!<br>
Lainey, I love your enthusiasm and positive 'tude. You too, irunmike. Great LR!<br>
Nicely done, bonger. You too Laura. Yo ksrnr, that's too hoomid.<br>
I'm with Pink and Shadow, still feel like a leadite. Might join a few people and try to run fast(er) tomorrow. I'm sure nowhere near where I was last year at this time.<br><br>
30 mins EZ, 5x20sec strides<br><br>
More painting curls and durn work to follow. What's with the six-day work weeks? <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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This is my race report on Gasparilla 15k I ran this morning. The weather was perfect. The course was beautiful. I stunk!!! I've been on a very low to no carb diet this past week and boy did it catch up with me. I struggled the whole way and had to walk several times. I don't remember ever feeling this bad during or after a race. My time was right about 2 hours. We got one cup of beer at the end, and even that didn't taste good.. At least I ran it and enjoyed the view...
 

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0630, 42F, drizzle: IRC.<br><br>
22.2 km (13.8 miles) this morning, with 2x25 minutes in HR Zone 3, about MP-ish. The work bouts came in at about 8:45 m/m, the overall run, 9:03. Sorry your race wasn't much fun, peg. I'm champing at the bit to learn more about Millbot's PR!<br><br>
Went and bought new shoes today. My Adistars have been condemned by the chiropractor, as I've thrashed the outsole. After much hemming and hawing, they put me in Asics 2130s, a throwback to the very beginning of my running days. Am looking forward to trying them out. I got the usual "whoa, dude!" when Cute Running Store Guy got a load of my very flat feet. I gave the usual explanation: "Don't let your kid play low brass in a marching band, wearing only Topsiders."<br><br>
Cute Running Store Guy: "What are Topsiders?"<br>
Sally dies a little inside: "No-support shoes that were really popular in the early '80s."<br>
CRSG: "Oh. I was born in '87."<br>
Sally looks for her cane and a rocking chair.<br><br>
As he rang up the purchase, Gorgeous Girl from the coffee shop next door comes over. With a plate of delicious-looking food. "Oh, we made this by mistake, and I thought you'd like it!" I immediately ceased to exist.<br><br>
*sigh* Even <i>with</i> the kick-ass boots, I'm washed up. Dagnabit.
 

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Tamster, I have a similar problem, but with the shins, so I really prefer to run outside fast, like last night! Sal, so did you start with the GT-2080's like me? I haven't run in Asics since the 2110's but my next pair are Kayano's.
 

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Sally - I love reading your posts! LOL. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Pink - Hang in there. Every day and in every way you're getting better and better.<br><br>
Millbot! Congrats on the PR. That's so cool. <img alt="notworthy.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif"><br><br>
Breger - Nice running with the pack. I bet you'll be flying on your next solo.<br><br>
Nice runs all,<br>
Mike
 

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A super quick post from a 'stolen' wireless signal on the Oregon Coast. 7 miles on the beaches, trails, and roads of Yachats, Oregon in 55:55. Sunny and 45°F. I actually <i>perspired</i> for once... <img alt="rolleyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/rolleyes.gif"><br><br>
Sal, I still wear Topsiders just like most of the preppies in Oregon. Much more water-proof than flip-flops or sandals, and they seem to irritate the Birkenstock wearing crowd just a bit. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Here's the view as of noon today from the house we stay at in Yachats... <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CdaYxHaPqg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CdaYxHaPqg</a>
 
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