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At practice yesterday, I ended up going and was kind of glad I did. Not much to do, but I did take a liking for a new drill that I'm going to convince my coach to let me run any more future 100s on. It's the diagonals from this website. Jog up the short side of a football field and do very fast striders diagonally across and repeat. My legs loved me for it. Nice soft grass...went for 10 minutes. This was preceded by a nice 2-lap jog for a warm-up.<br><br><a href="http://www.runningwarehouse.com/LearningCenter/TrainKenyan.html" target="_blank">http://www.runningwarehouse.com/Lear...ainKenyan.html</a><br><br>
Have a good day.<br><br>
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I gave the legs one final spin before tomorrow's marathon. I ran just a tad over three miles at a very relaxed pace. I'm a bit worried about not being completely healthy for this race, due to significant sinus and chest congestion which have been plaguing me for almost two weeks now. Though I feel fine otherwise, I can't help but wonder if even a minor sickness will cause my body to fatigue at a faster rate than it otherwise would. Not much I can do about it now. I'm just going to run to the best of my ability. Have a great weekend all!
 

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Weights/endurance format: total body + core<br><br>
~old feeble weak achy creaky pitiful ancient pansyassed today~
 

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30 minutes on the EFX and the 2 miles at an easy pace on the TM. Stretching and ab work.
 

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8 miles with some hills, including 2-3 miles on unpaved roads. I'm glad I did this route instead of the flat 10 miles that I'd planned. I'll add a couple of miles to tomorrow's run to make up for going shorter than planned today.
 

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today is rest day. Depending on how things play out today with errands and life i may try to get my Sunday workout in today since we are expecting a Nor'easter tomorrow <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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5.8 miles with my group this morning. Started slow (9:10 first mile), felt great at the end (a relaxed 6:45 last mile). Averaged 7:45 for the whole distance. It probably would have been a great day for a race.<br><br>
Good luck Lofcaudio!
 

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Hi gang. Hi Alex... sounds like an interesting workout.<br><br>
Well, <b>good news</b> ... maybe I'm putting a spin on it, but it ain't bad news.<br><br>
4.6 miles in 42:11. Rather hilly, at a comfortable pace, I wasn't focussed on pace at all, just getting the miles in and on how I felt.<br><br>
No real discomfort for the first 2 miles and the most I felt on a scale of 1-10 was a 3. Not great, but good enough considering that a week ago I couldn't go .5 of a mile without encountering an 8 or a 9.<br><br>
And the kicker? On this hilly course, the last two miles were at my regular general aerobic cruising pace!<br><br>
Does anyone have any good glute stretches? Bueller?
 

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21 miles in 2:58:34 (8:30/mile). Not only was this by far the best long-run I've ever done, I'd say it was my best running effort overall ever. Last long run before The Flying Pig, and it couldn't have gone better.<br><br>
Splits:<br><br>
1 - 8:16 12 - 9:01 (hill)<br>
2 - 7:59 13 - 8:25<br>
3 - 8:32 14 - 8:19<br>
4 - 8:25 15 - 8:20<br>
5 - 8:33 16 - 8:19<br>
6 - 8:34 17 - 8:31<br>
7 - 8:33 18 - 8:41<br>
8 - 8:43 19 - 8:32<br>
9 - 8:37 20 - 8:34<br>
10 - 8:24 21 - 8:06<br>
11 - 9:00 (hill)
 

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Griz that's great news! Also congrats again to EQ! Hoping when i go back to work it's not for very long so that I can run outside...it's such a nice day out. <img alt="icon_cheers.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif"> Spring seems to be back.<br><br>
Alex
 

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6 miles or so on the trails. Wasn't exactly sure where I was, so I made it an out and back. I was hoping to find my way to another trail, but o well.<br><br>
I would like to get a gps device, just so I could track where these trails are going sometimes. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Nice day, surprisingly mild.
 

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MissM,<br>
I know that you posted about this once on the Side Line....<br>
Where's your arthritis? Back? Knees?<br>
*mine is in my back and [probably] in the left hip areas*<br><br>
What, if anything, do you do or take for it?<br>
~Karen
 

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Had a great run. Amazing weather, not sunny but could see it shining through the clouds...beautiful. Legs a bit sore on the way out. That was the warmup...2.7 in 21:16 for 7:53 pace. Felt pretty easy. Turnaround started the tempo part of the run. First .5 in 3:13 so I actually increased my pace after that. 2.7 in 16:18 for 6:02, right at my VO2 max on Daniels' chart. Felt great!<br><br>
I'm off to church and then after that lots of homework.<br><br>
Alex
 

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Hips. After 25 years of running, my joints are basically shot. I don't want to take any meds, but I do take fish oil caplets. On the recommendation of my ortho doctor (an Ironman), I lift weights, heavy ones: lunges, leg press, squats, plie squats. I squat 175 pounds right now, but my max lift is 225.<br><br>
Lifting weights stopped the joint deterioration for a while, but I think it's started again. I took six weeks off from lifting to deal with some personal and work stuff and I think I'm feeling the effects.<br><br>
How about you - arthritic as well?
 

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Grizzly - I am not a stalker, but I think about you every day when I run and say a little prayer for God's healing hand.<br><br>
17 total miles with 13.1 @ 1/2 marathon pace - See the race report.
 
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