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Morning campers... rise and shine...<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
I missed my morning run so waited until the afternoon - neither treadmill was available and running outside on Hong Kong street is not a good idea. Ended with 11km on the hotel treadmill in around 53 mins. I had planned on a 1hr run but had to slow then stop since my 2nd toe on my right foot was complaining - a lot. It's a bit tender but otherwise looks OK. Bad sock choice.<br><br>
Anyway, I just checked my log and it seems I managed to put in 30 miles this week despite being on the road. Pretty happy about that.<br><br>
I doubt DW will let me run let alone report on that run tomorrow, when I get home. I'm brave but not THAT brave. <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"> Hopefully I can stay awake long enough on Monday to get the ball rolling again.<br><br>
Have a great weekend. Good luck to all racers - run strong!
 

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RA - Sorry you missed your early morning run.<br><br>
I am getting ready to head out to the garage to ride the trainer. 42 minutes scheduled. AFter that I am going to practice my transition from the pool to the bike and then bike to run. I have to figure out how I am going to do this come race day.<br><br>
have a great day all.
 

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RunAsics, are the treadmills any different in HK?<br><br>
Have a good ride and transition practice, Dave.<br><br>
Rest day for me. Tomorrow I am running the Colonial Half Marathon in Williamsburg. I think someone yesterday asked why I'm not "racing"? I'm aiming for a marathon pace workout for as much of it as possible tomorrow. The course is narrow and packed in/crowded at times which will be good practice for Boston. Then if training continues how I'd plan, I will race a different Half in 3 weeks. Basically right now I am having fun running by feel without the pressure of a time goal, although there are certainly benefits to that approach too!
 

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Same makes (in my case a Precor rather than some Chinese knock off spelt Precore) but they are set to metric requiring some on the fly math to get the pace / speed you want. Must be some Canadians hanging around, eh?
 

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Good morning everyone. Getting ready to go out for my 8 miles in a little bit. Then off to have my car checked out and possibly fixed. Got some Asics 2120's last night and I am going to try them out today. Hopefully they work well for me. Enjoy the morning everyone.
 

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RA- I don't know where you and the other members of the board find the energy to keep your mileage up with all the traveling/work that you do. You guys are my idols <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Dave- Good luck with the transition practice!<br>
SGH- Good luck in your half and HAVE FUN TOMORROW! No need to explain to anyone why you're not going all out-- run your race.<br>
Brian- 10 miles starting before 6am?? Impressive! Enjoy.<br><br>
So Day 9 of the flu, with its remnants still hanging around<img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif">. Thinking I should wait till Monday to make sure my immune system is back up. Tomorrow will be Day 13 of no running after the ankle twist. Getting EXTREMELY ANTSY.<br><br>
Have a great weekend everyone!
 

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Good morning all -<br><br>
RA - Have a safe trip home and I am sure your DW missed you, so staying home on your day back is more healthy <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Liz sorry to hear about the ill's yuck can't believe it lasted this long.<br><br>
Kfuller - are your new shoes good in the snow???<br><br>
Brian Dave & SGH have good day all & enjoy your runs.<br><br>
Me, I am still off schedule and will be running 5 today. Sat. is usually an off day, but I have been a day behind for past two weeks. I think Sund I will do long run of 8 and that should catch me up.
 

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Liz, hang in there. You've had a tough month! Running will be extra sweet when you do get back to it.
 

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Tonya...okay sorry about yesterday. I did not know that part....or just forgot. <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"> Well anyways, if you look to the goal pace you are trying to run, i. - under 3hrs I believe you are trying for still right?, that's over a minute faster for marathon pace than your first marathon. I think if you want to toss the idea of speedwork, the only way you'll even touch that is if you're running like 120 mpw, or if you start doing long tempos. Like starting at 5 or 6 miles and working your way up into doublew digits. These are the toughest for me, but I think they give you the most benefit for your money. I think doing continuous runs would be the best way to go so you can get into a good rhythm, like you will have to in a race instead of breaking it up into miles or halves.<br><br>
What do I know though....<img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Off to help papa in the shop...run later when it will actually be warm out. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Wow - Busy morning for a Saturday.<br><br>
Great job out there all. Enjoy your runs for those of you running today.<br><br>
Well finished my trainer session 14.8 miles in 41 minutes. Now I am off to practice my transitions. Hopefully it will all go well. I am currently planning on going through it 3 times. If I am still sloppy I will keep going till I feel comfortable.
 

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Hey everyone<br><br>
Back from my 10 miler....finished 10.2 miles averaging a 9:40 pace. My plan calls for long runs to be between 9:40-10:40. I figured since it was a short one, that I should run a bit faster.<br><br>
Overall it was a speed week for me: <b>Cruise Intervals</b> on Monday, recovery with some <b>Striders</b> on Tuesday, <b>Speed Intervals</b> on Wednesday, a <b>5k race</b> on Thursday, and then a <b>"quicker"</b> long run pace today. The difference was the mileage...it was definitely cut back from a normal week...37 total miles this week...45 miles last week. Kind of a fun twist.<br><br>
Alright...time for a shower...I'll reply to posts during breakfast!
 

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Good morning! Looks like we have some good runs out there already!<br><br><b>Kevin</b>-I have run in 2120's for a long time and have like them. I just switched to 2130's because I needed mor forefoot cushionin. Good luck with the shoes.<br><b>Brian</b>-nice job on the long run. Have you been running some hills? Tacoma is a hilly course.<br><b>Liz</b>-hope you feel better!<br><b>Sister</b>-good luck on your race tomorrow.<br><b>RA</b>-interesting, what are you doing in HK?<br><b>Tonya</b>-Can you please add me to the list for Boston marathon. Thanks!<br><b>Trecker</b>-good luck in your marathon<br><br>
I ran a nice 5 miles last night. My knee did not bother me at all and it was hilly. I am keeping my fingers crossed. I plan to run 14-16 miles tomorrow depends on how my knee feels and I am just coming off a marathon 3 weeks ago. I have never run marathons so close together so I am experimenting with my training.<br><br>
Cheers to everyone and good runs!
 

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Good Morning<br><br>
Florida - Nice start to the day.<br><br>
Rainerrun - I'll keep my knees crossed that all goes well with your run!<br><br>
Brian - Great job out there early this morning. Looks like the weather's cooperating. Must have been a great morning run.<br><br>
Alex - Happy helping and a good run later...<br><br>
Apple - Have a good fiver<br><br>
Liz - Hang in there. I had to take the whole month of December off but am now back to 30 mpw and climbing. You'll be back too.<br><br>
SGH - Good luck at your race today.<br><br>
Dave - HOpe those transitions went well<br><br>
RunAsics - Good job of keeping the miles up on the road. Always a challenge.<br><br>
4 miles for me this morning. Was tired but was able to forge ahead. Seem to be able to run harder even when I'm tired lately.
 

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Hey ya’ll,<br><br>
Asics- Nice run….man I don’t get on here for a few days and now you’re in China, that’s pretty cool.<br>
David- Nice work, hope the transition practice goes smoothly<br>
SGH- Enjoy your rest….good luck tomorrow!<br>
Brian- Nice run<br>
Kfuller & Apple- Hope ya’ll have good runs<br>
Liz- I feel your pain, I haven’t run for 17 days and its killin me, but I just don’t have the energy to do it…I hope you feel better soon!<br>
Alex- Have a good run later<br>
Rain- Enjoy the rest today<br>
Florida- Nice race<br>
Dan- Nice run<br><br>
Well, I still have mono and I’m still sleeping roughly 16 or more hours a day or so. I have good days and bad days…..really can’t wait to get back to running. On a lighter note I did go and see the second showing of Spirit of the Marathon with my boyfriend. I really liked it and now I can’t wait to get back to running even more. It was pretty inspiring and I really liked the part where Kathrine Switzer talked about when she ran Boston. Overall a really good, well made movie, in my opinion….even though it did seem a little jumpy here and there.
 

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Hi all. Taking today off -- plan to do a long run with a friend tomorrow -- hopefully on the trails, but may have to settle for roads...<br><br>
Tonya, I agree with Alex about the long tempos -- I have found that those and fast finish long runs are the most important for my marathons. Both at a bit fatser than target MP. I no longer do any other kind of speedwork...<br><br>
SGH -- I went to William and Mary for college, so know Williamsburg well -- would like to do the colonial half some day... Enjoy the race!<br><br>
Good luck to the other racers as well and hope eveyone enjoys the weekend...
 

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Got done with my run about 2 hrs ago and then had to get a leak checked on my car. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> Hopefully the car will run like new after the repairs. Run for me was in a slushy snow mix. Not good for keeping the feet dry. 8 miles in 1:08:12(8:31). It was a good run for the last 3 miles. They say next week will be spring like temps here. Something like mid 40's to low 50's.<img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br>
Apple-- They are good, but I don't think any shoe keeps the feet dry.<br><br>
Now off to find something to eat and relax. Keep up the great running and have a great Saturday everyone.
 

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Megs- Aw, that's terrible! I hope you're recovering from your mono, though. Feel better as well.<br>
loopy- Have a good day of rest and recovery.<br>
Dan- Thank you for the encouragement, that definately helped, seeing as you're doing so well now.<br>
Floridaboiler- Nice race!<br>
Rainie- Thanks for the well wishes. Good luck on the long run tomorrow!<br>
Brian- Nice pace on the 10.2.<br>
SGH- THanks for the kind words. I'm hoping I will be so happy to be running again I won't even realize how out of shape I'll be.<br>
Apple- Thanks! Enjoy your 5 miler.<br><br>
This board is so supportive, it's awesome <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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