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Sleeping in? Hungover?<br><br>
Rest and red Sox for me today. Plus I am digging and pouring a slab footer for a staircase. Have to work the upper body somehow.<br><br>
I second the Best photo thread.<br><br>
Run Well<br><br>
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Morning RH and the rest of you. I am still trying to get my lazy self motivated to go run. The rain isn't helping. And an upper body focus gym workout.<br><br>
Going to NYC tonight to an art gallery reception. Looking forward to sun tomorrow for a bike ride.<br><br>
I just looked at the 10 day and it's got showers for the NYC marathon next Sunday. Hope that changes. I usually watch on TV but this year am going to hang with a friend who is coming in with another friend.
 

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Just up and getting reading to go to the track. Morning, RH and hally.<br><br>
The sunrise is spectacular this morning: blazing pink, reflecting off an inky blue sea, the silhouette of Mount Baker in the background. Calm and cold.<br><br>
Hope to get some yard work done later. The starlings are eating all the grapes that I haven't reached.
 

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Ta Dah!<br><br>
While you all were sleeping... I snuck out into the dark and rainy morn. I drove to the college and signed up for The Homecoming 5K. I knew there'd be photos taken there and I figured, what with the marathon nightmare last week, the dreary rainy weather this a.m.... I'd have a pretty good shot for winning in the Dreadful Photo contest... mmmm... I can't wait to get those shots back!<br><br>
As for the 5K... oh, gosh, that first mile was a wee bit painful, trying to lift the legs of lead. My goal was to be around 9 minutes per mile. The chickie hollering splits at the one mile said, "8:57" The one at the two mile said "17:58" but the clock at the finish said "28:0x<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Mad">"<br><br>
A lady who would surely win the Dreadful Photo contest (read: a woman in my age group)... passed me going up a little hill during mile 3... BUT <b>I</b> passed her after a little down hill, after we turned the corner and were looking up the street at the finish chute... yes, <b>I</b> passed her on the straightaway.<br><br>
No matter. They had 10 years age groups and I think there were a lot faster women running in the 40-49 age group, I was counting on some of them placing overall and they did, and other faster women won the age group.<br><br>
So I got this tee shirt just for entering the race and I'm wearing it now, that's good enough for me.<br><br>
Funny thing about running a marathon last week and trying to run a 5K this week, the first mile, today, I had lead legs, the second mile I felt great, the third mile I wished the race was longer.<br><br>
5K's are hard.
 

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Nice racing effort RCG. Heading out into rainy darkness for a last minute race signup takes real motivation.<br><br>
Hope Hally has a good run and gym workout, and SS's track workout goes splendidly. Concrete pouring is a unique form of crosstraining Rh. You might find it so enjoyable you put in stairs to every room on the top story. Also hope the other racers are faring well this morning. Run Forrest run......I mean masters.......yeah, run masters run.<br><br>
Weekly long outing of 12-13 miles on tap for me this afternoon. I'm still deciding if I want to pound the pavement, or lace up the trail shoes. I much prefer the trail stuff, but if I don't do some longer runs on the hard stuff occasionally, my feet and legs complain when I finally race on the pavement. Oh well, I'll figure it out after lunch. Everything is clearer after food.
 

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Sorry.. been out running <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
The bad photo thread is hilarious!<br><br>
Final long run today. 17.2 mi in 2:29:39 (8:46 pace, AHR 149). Nice 60F with breezes and a bit of drizzle and lots of drops falling off the wind blown trees. Very nice and the HR just wanted to stay low! I love running in the wet woods. The quiet, the smells, the scenery. serene!<br><br>
TTYL<br>
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Good luck on the XT, RH. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><br><br>
hally, if you need some motivation, just ask mc, and he'll plant a size 11 boot in your posterior.<br><br>
rcg, way to get yourself out there to race. 5Ks are hard indeed.<br><br>
Nice long run, perch!<br><br>
A gorgeous morning here too, with the best kinds of Fall sights, sounds, and smells. I got my butt out the door early enough to run a few miles by moonlight and then watch a sunrise that included about every color in the book.<br><br>
0649<br>
45 F<br>
15 miles (9 easy, 5 @ 8:00, 1 @ 7:15)
 

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GREAT NEWS! The physical therapist says I can start slow jogging. 5 mins walk, 5 mins jog, etc. If it starts hurting, I have to stop immediately. I'm psyched.....right now I'm in Chicago for a business meeting and there's a nice cardio room alongside the pool, and I did bring my mp3 player so I'm all set. Tonight or early tomorrow I'll take my baby steps. In addition, the PT guy says that if all goes well, I can enter the 5K that I had originally planned to do; I think it's a turkey trot kind of thing. I'm not going for time obviously since I'm slower than dirt running uphill, but just to have the hope that maybe I can participate is such wonderful news that I'm glad I can share it with all of you. I'll try to persuade DH to take a terrible picture of me wit my shorter haircut too.<br><br>
Hope all is well with everyone and that you all have great runs this weekend.<br><br>
Susan
 

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Riley - great news - be careful<br><br>
hello millbot<br><br>
nice run perch!<br><br>
rcg - congrats on your race. Might be too close to a marthon to be racing though.<br><br>
Hello - SS and Hally<br><br>
Pie - good luck on your run today.<br><br>
road hawk - figure out how to get some x training vraa points out that work today. We need 'em.<br><br>
I had a great day. Began at 5 a.m. with a 16 mile run with a buddy, my wife, and 2 of her training partners. 9 min run and 1 min walk entire distance. It hurts to run that slow but was fun. Then came to the park near my home and watch the Texas A%M CC xc team host the Southland Conference championships. Women won oa. Men got 2nd. Missed that race but the winner was from A&M. He is from Kenya and won the Arkansas Invitational a few weeks ago. Following the college teams the h.s. district championships were run as well. What fun!<br><br>
Have a good day all,<br>
ksrunr
 

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.... well the nice weather finally broke up here and we're back to the grey/rain/drizzle/blah stuff... left puppy at home and did my <i>home to the mountain, 2 loops and home again</i> route for a total of thirteen & a half very soggy miles...legs felt good, head felt fuzzy, and the rain on the face felt good too... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br>
have a good one folks<br>
grommit
 

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Woohoo on the news Susan!<br>
Pie, you are probably gone already but couldn't you run some on paved roads and some on the trail?<br><br>
I got going, got outside and it was raining too hard for wimpy me so I went back for car keys and did stairmill, bike combo 45 mins and weights, abs for an hour.<br><br>
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Choovie checking in for role call. Consider me present and accounted for.<br><br>
Pie, could you do a half and half run on both pavement and trails? I do that lots. Susan, good news! Rose, I can't believe you ran a 5k race today! You go girl!<br><br>
I was going to run 8 miles but ended up with 11 due to perfect running conditions and because I felt [email protected] good! What a glorious day to be running. I did take a 5 min. break to say hi to my niece who lives along the route.<br><br>
Last night we watched a documentary on the Badwater 135 mile race and it was very good. I think it was from the 1999 event. Interesting stuff with good human interest stories.
 

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Might as well f-f-f-f-fess up.<br><br>
Workout: w/u jog/drills, 12x200<br><br>
Actual: w/u jog, drills, 1x60m pickup, started 2nd ...<br><br>
Blew out <span style="font-size:smaller;">medial gastrocnemius (my diagnosis). Ow.<br><br>
Upside: Wonderful, caring teammates tracked down track caretaker and got ice. Doug (coach) did cursory assessment/palpation. No bruising or redness (good sign), some swelling. Ice immediately.<br><br>
Icing now. Had epsom bath. Really, really angry (typical). Just hoping for a bad calf strain. Same leg as stiff ankle.<br></span>
 

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SS....very sorry to hear of the injury. We'll hope it's a minor strain. Treat it right.<br><br>
Nice outing grommit.<br><br>
Hoovie, glad you had such a nice extended run on a beautiful day.<br><br>
Riley, great news on getting back into the groove. Go slow.<br><br>
Got in 13.5 of the paved variety. I typically don't mix road/trail runs because of the shoe issue. I really don't have any smooth trails nearby that allow me to wear my road trainers. The trainers are just not very good on rough terrain, and my trail shoes have very little cushioning so I try to avoid much pavement running in them. I'll do a nice fun trail run tomorrow and my feet should be happy again.
 

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Oh SS, I am so sorry to hear this! I have been there and I am scared stiff of calf injuries. Ice every few hours. Later when you are getting back up to speed, painful ART helped me ... A LOT.<br><br>
Best of luck. Best of healing.<br>
CRAig<br><br>
p.s. slackin again here.
 

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Susan, woo hoo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_cheers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cheers"><br><br>
ksrunr, sounds like a great day.<br><br>
Nice rainy long run, grommit.<br><br>
hally, don't be a wimp. It reflects poorly on all of us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
Good job, choovie. I hope MrC is rehabbing his ITB properly. It's not as satisfying to beat your rival if he's injured.<br><br>
SS... rats. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"> It sounds like you're doing everything you can to treat it. That ice will do wonders. Sending healing vibes now. BTW was the stiff ankle the one that you rolled a while back?
 

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New to this forum...<br><br>
Today was an off day for me, cardio-wise. So I took the pooches out for a nice, leisurely 2 hour hike. It was a beautiful, if chilly, morning. Now I'm doodling on the computer and trying to psych up for going to work on the P.M. shift.
 

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Methinks the two are related... "stiff ankle" "blew out medial gastroc."<br>
Please tell me that you are going to see a medical sports doctor on Monday for a complete evaluation. You don't want to go domino on us.<br><br>
I am so sorry this happened.
 

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I'm in the Huntsville, <i>A la Bama</i> today and tomorrow visiting DS2,<br>
Did about 5k fer fun this morn <i>apes le soleil</i><br>
careful there RCG with those marathon-tenderized legs.<br>
JJJ
 
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