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Well after surprisingly getting my run in, my hammies are still quite tight. I'm hoping this eases up by noon-ish when I have my long run planned.<br><br>
Have a great day folks. Off to go work with Dad.
 

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Good Morning everyone. I am off to go swimming as soon as I am done here. Have fun at work Alex. Have a great day everyone.
 

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Alex; enjoy your long run<br>
Kevin enjoy your swim<br><br>
Enjoy your day everyone...<br><br>
after work I will swim, bike,stretch and core....
 

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Good Morning<br><br>
Alex - Good luck with those hammies!<br><br>
kfuller - have a good swim.<br><br>
Richard - better take off early from work to get that all in.<br><br>
What do you think???? I was beat when I woke so went back to sleep and now my schedule won't allow me to get a run in before I have to leave. I feel a bit better now and was thinking about a short run this afternoon but have a long run in the morning tomorrow. I'm so used to running the same time everyday that I've never done this (afternoon run then morning run). What d'ya think?
 

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Oh!!!! I get to post the first actual--rather than planned--workout for the day!!!!<br><br>
I was at the gym before they actually opened. Doors were open, so I went on in! Started in the fishbowl. Swim coach was finishing up his class and introduced me to the class. I am "the girl who yells while swimming". Uh, thanks Chip... Anyway, planned 2000. Then decided to see if I could sneak in an extra 500 before getting kicked out because of the aerobics class. Yep! 2500 in 1:04.<br><br>
Then for a quick spin on my Ruby Girl. Ug. Quads are DEAD. Pushed it anyway and had a great time. 16.5m, 1:04, 15.5mph.<br><br>
Now the real work begins. "Encouraging" the kids to get their Saturday chores done.<br><br>
Oh, and nothing bad had happened when I got home early yesterday. Nothing good, either. I came home to find them sitting watching TV, before morning chores were done.
 

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Morning!<br><br>
Alex- Hope your hammies loosen up so you can enjoy that long run.<br>
Kfuller- Have a good swim. You're returning to running soon, correct?<br>
Richard- Enjoy the cross training.<br>
Dan- Maybe try a short, 30 minute, shakeout run and some stretching to loosen up for tomorrow's long run? Whatever you decide, enjoy <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
4boys- Awesome workouts!<br>
I think all of you kickrunners with children are such great role models for your kids. I remember wishing my mom would come to the park and bike ride, run around, etc. She was a great mom, but not very great about her own health (smoked, etc). Kudos to you all!<br><br>
Me- Yesterday wound up being 40 minutes nice and easy on the Old Croton Aqueduct trail up here in Westchester, NY. I love running up here, it's beautiful. The trail begins at Van Cortland Park in the Bronx and runs all the way up north to Ossing in Westchester. The portion of the trail that is in Westchester County is exactly 26.2 miles according to the website <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Today's plan is to run 90 minutes on the trail, since I have 10-11 miles on tap as a long run. Then I might go to the gym w/my boyfriend and get some cross training in.<br><br>
Have a great day, everyone!
 

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Early run for me this morning. Nothing special, just 10 easy miles on the neighborhood trail, 78:43 (7:54/mile). Off day tomorrow for Easter Sunday.<br><br>
Alex - you should be fine on the long run. Just start out real easy to make sure those hamstrings are ready. And don't forget to hydrate.<br><br>
Liz - Van Cortlandt Park brings back memories of my college XC days. Very cool you got to run on that trail. <img alt="cool.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif"><br><br>
4bm - nice brick this morning<br><br>
Dan/Richard/Kfuller - have good runs/swims later.
 

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Good morning, all...<br><br>
Went out and ran 9.3 miles at 8:59 pace this morning....not bad for me...ran with a group, though they basically dusted me! long run today instead of tomorrow with it being easter....<br><br>
i think i'm finally over ITBS....it started back on november 3rd, hit both knees eventually, and this week has been pain free in the knees after 25 miles! yippee!! now, ifi can avoid overdoing it again and hurting something else....<br><br>
have a great day and a great easter all.....
 

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Yes, me too <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I ran 2 seasons of XC just to stay in shape for track season. However, it's about 15 miles from here to VCP on the trail. Didn't quite make it that far but the rest of the trail is awesome, just like VCP.
 

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Liz-- I was planning on returining to running on Monday. This week was a low mile week. So it was o.k. to heal up a little.<br><br>
1500 yds in the pool. Then I decided to run 1 mile when I got home to see how the calf was feeling. It seems to be doing o.k. We shall see how it goes on Monday.
 

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Dan: If the long run is considered a key workout, I'd bag the junk mileage this afternoon. You want bthat long run to be of the highest quality.<br><br>
Five miles today. I tried a new course today. It's an out-and-back, mostly uphill on the way out (the turn may well be the highest point in town), down on the way back. After a crummy run on Wednesday, a day off Thursday and another crummy run yesterday, I needed this one.<br><br>
Good runs, all
 

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Just an easy 5 for me this morning. Still hurting with plantar fasciitis in both feet.<br>
My Blog<br><a href="http://breakhearttrailrunning.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://breakhearttrailrunning.blogspot.com/</a>
 

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Hey everyone...Off day for me today. I have to work all dang afternoon and evening...so no basketball...I may not make it. May get to run with the DW tomorrow...Yippee!!!!!
 

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Back from my 1:30:55 run on the trails! Felt awesome this week and no stomach issues this time around. I looked at the map of the trail and it looks like 10.9 mi which is about an 8:17 pace. It was a beautiful day and plenty of people running/walking/riding on the trail. Overall great run.<br><br>
Phil- Enjoy the rest.<br>
Oldschool- Hope your foot heals quickly.<br>
Kfuller- Nice job on the swim, bet you're anxious to get back to running.<br>
Baba- Great job on the 5. I too explored a new run today. I think it's one of the best parts of running!
 

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Liz, I'm so super jealous right now!!<br><br>
I have been so sick this week, as you all know. I ran that 5k race Monday, was sick all day Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday I ran my usual 8+ miles with the elliptical machine (overdid it that day, I think), and I missed telling you all about the run I did yesterday at lunch, so I'll tell you about that now.<br><br>
Figured I would do a progressive run, considering how rundown I feel after being an idiot, overdoing Thursday's workouts. Still felt exhausted once I started running, and afterwards. Felt fine after I picked the pace up to around 7:42, but then became a bit more laborious.<br><br>
Started at 7.0 mph (8:34 pace), went up .1 mph every 5 minutes to 8.2 mph (7:19 pace).<br><br>
7.0 mph (8:34 pace) - 5 min<br>
7.1 mph (8:27 pace) - 5 min<br>
7.2 mph (8:20 pace) - 5 min<br>
7.3 mph (8:13 pace) - 5 min<br>
7.4 mph (8:06 pace) - 5 min<br>
7.5 mph (8:00 pace) - 5 min<br>
7.6 mph (7.53 pace) - 5 min<br>
7.7 mph (7:48 pace) - 5 min<br>
7.8 mph (7:42 pace) - 5 min<br>
7.9 mph (7:36 pace) - 5 min<br>
8.0 mph (7:30 pace) - 5 min<br>
8.1 mph (7:24 pace) - 5 min<br>
bathroom break, about to die<br>
8.2 mph (7:19 pace) - 5 min<br><br>
So today I think I'm going to take the day off, and tomorrow I think I may try a 20 miler. I don't know...my training has been so great over the past couple of years...I don't want to take any time off this close to the marathon. Do you guys think it will hurt me if I have a low couple of weeks right here in a row? I mean, last week I had only 44.82 miles running, plus 40 miles on the elliptical. Before I started up with all this injury/sickness I was averaging 60-65 mpw. If I take off today and do the 20 miler tomorrow, I'm only going to get in 41.8 miles this week, plus 12.54 miles on the elliptical. I am so nervous...I'm not used to doing this low of mileage, especially prior to a marathon. I'm just so lost as to what to expect.<br><br>
Sorry to ramble again today. This just seems to be a good place to get my thoughts out. Maybe I should do this in a blog?
 

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Three miles for me on the psycho treadmill at the Y, and 15 minutes on the elliptical. I'll go for 7 or 8 tomorrow at an easy pace, and then figure out how I'm going to spend the next month before the next half.<br><br>
Tonya, I don't know about the blog. I'm not that into them, myself - and you do have a good audience here.
 

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I know, I'm not saying you guys aren't great! <img alt="notworthy.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif"> I'm just saying that I feel like a whiner at this point, something I've never been. I feel like people are, 1. tired of reading about it, and 2. tired of giving me advice and I don't listen because I'm stubborn as hell. <img alt="blush.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif"> Of course with these problems I've had over the last couple of months, it has been very humbling. So I've been listening a little more attentively lately.<br><br>
I'm really looking forward to having a good time in Boston--living the moment, so to speak. I don't want to lose sight of why I'm there--because I made it and I deserve it. But I also want to make it through in a reasonable amount of time because, if I don't, I'm afraid of what's going to happen to my running in the future. I think my expectations of myself have reached a point where, no matter how hard I try, it will never be "good enough." I think Nirvana was 100% right on the other day in that I'm placing too much pressure on myself right now. No one here cares if I run that damn marathon in 5 hours, much less 3. Everyone in the world wants me to run it and have fun, except me.<br>
Why? <img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif">
 

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Because you're good, you're fast, and you want to do well. You think of your mom and how proud she would be. You think of all the work you've put in and how you desperately want the payoff. You dream big. That's how it is.<br><br>
You don't want to think of what might happen if you don't reach your goals. But the truth is, nothing will happen. You'll get the chance to try again.<br><br>
You work hard, and you want to win. We get it. We want whatever you want.<br><br>
We also want a little self kindness, and for you to catch yourself a break every now and then.
 
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