Runners Forum - Kick Runners banner
1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,056 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
<p>Wakey, wakey everyone!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>4.6 miles with the LRS marathon clinic group early this morning.  They do their LRs early Saturday morning and go almost right past my place, but until now I've not joined them.  Today was their 23 mile run and they promised that they'd have 2 "firefighter-manned...yes, girls, think calendar-types" water stations for today's big run, with the first just a mile down the road from me.  I'm thinking "Yum, firefighters...that'll get me out of bed!"  So up I got and out I went to meet them at about their 4.5 mile point.  No sign of a water station on the way out.  The group came into sight and I joined the pack.  A quarter of a mile later, there was a cooler at the end of a driveway, with a sleepy guy in wrinkled tee shirt and shorts drinking coffee..... the firefighter!  Snork!  Continued with the group at a nice easy pace until it was time to call it a day and headed home.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Have a greta day everybody!!!!</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,689 Posts
<p>awww, no beefcake for breakfast?  although maybe after 23mi that guy looks more like a firefighter... kinda like beergoggles...</p>
<p> </p>
<p>5mi on the treadmill for me.  hard hilly long workout tomorrow.  i'm sleepy just thinking about it.</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
975 Posts
<p>Good Morning Heme, mc & MB!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Too bad on the firefighters . . .</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Beautiful morning here today!  LR for me today.  After the first heavy legs mile, I realized it was going to be a long run in more ways than just the miles.  I do not seem to have the knack for doing anything but running LRs just to complete them and not having any structure to them like running the each segment faster or even hitting MP for certain miles.  Oh well.  Got it done.  20.5 miles and only 2 left!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Enjoy your day!  I'm off to go retrieve a water bottle I didn't feel like carrying once emptied . . .</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,515 Posts
<p>Good morning everyone.  1.5 miles around a portion of the condo development in IRC but with heavy legs, then 30 minutes of yoga taught by a substitute instructor who was surprisingly good.  I thought she was the child of another participant - she honestly appeared to be about 12 years old.  But the class was good!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I'm at work now taking a break from the reference desk for a moment.  I hope you all have a lovely weekend.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Susan</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,127 Posts
<p>Yes Pink, I think about that all the time, doing the LR just to finish it.  Starting tomorrow I am going to embed some up-tempo paces within the run.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>MC, yes that video gets a bit boring watching them hit those shots, but one guy does hit the gong.  What impressed me about it was how close they all came.  Pro golfers are awesome. Labduck would have hit it on the first try.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>4.4 miles easy on the packed dirt this morning, then a flex workout.  Plan is for 14-16 tomorrow as it's my "off Sunday" from LR's.  Spareribs</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,580 Posts
<p>In this heat, 14-16 probably sounds like a treat, right Ribs?  I have nothing planned other than some of those toe-grabbing exercises for the PF.  I have been to the Farmer's Market again this morning, after going most of the summer without it and we are really enjoying the fresh veggies.</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
643 Posts
<p>Hey all!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Just back from running 6.25 miles.  Was suppose to be 5, but just felt good.  Love that!! </p>
<p> </p>
<p>Oh wow - the post went through!!!   You'd think that I could post here before FB due to graphics & my internet issues.. when it gets warm ( by box on top of the roof) but KR is the very last site that a post will go through... oh well ,posting where I can.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Next week starts half training, and I'm feeling in pretty good shape to do that.  So happy to be running so well, after all the medical stuff I've been through, its like a dream come true :)</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,804 Posts
<p>...YAY RIN//.........nice running....</p>
<p> </p>
<p>.........heme//.....don't think you could Pick Up any of our Firemen</p>
<p> </p>
<p>literally.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>=======</p>
<p> </p>
<p>.........blissfully sitting around watching my NEW SHOES....</p>
<p> </p>
<p>...Track Run tomorrow........ohboyohboy</p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Warning: Spoiler!</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden">
<div>
<p> ...Runner Version of Impulse Control.....</p>
</div>
</div>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,124 Posts
<p>It was a tough 5.5 miles for me today. I had planned on doing at least 3 more, after a water/snack break at my car, but my ankle said no way. Funny, it didn't hurt at all during the run, just once I stopped and considered trying to run more. Though during the entire run my energy level just felt off. So I was grateful to have been able to run the amount that I did.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Excellent progress, Rinda! Doesn't it feel great not to have issues and just be able to <em>run</em>?! <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif" title=""></p>
<p> </p>
<p>I for one enjoyed that golf video (guess I had a full night's sleep already). MrOM asked me the other day if I would please consider taking golf lessons so that he and I could play together. I actually thought about that during my run today. While the game itself doesn't really interest me (the competitiveness factor is a major turnoff), the body mechanics involved somewhat fascinates me. MrOM shows me his swing and says he has this problem, that problem, etc. I take one look at what he's doing and tell him how he should adjust his posture, and then he says his game is now completely different. Now that part is pretty cool.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Enjoy what fascinates you, folks, no matter what it is. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif" title=""></p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,810 Posts
<p>Heme, what a disappointment about the lack of fireman.  I love firemen ;)</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I did a 5 mile race this morning. Next time I need to run faster because they were completely out of water by the time I finished :(  Temps were definitely hotter than I like to run in but I was happy enough.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>46:51 finish time for a 9:21 pace. Guess I ended up 5th in my AG but way off qualifying for any awards.</p>
<p>Splits:</p>
<p>9:01</p>
<p>9:12</p>
<p>9:04</p>
<p>9:26</p>
<p>10:02 (walked part way up a hill)</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Wondering how Rip's HM went...</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,180 Posts
<p>18 easy miles with 2500' gain & loss in beautiful weather conditions. Mini heat wave seems to have broken, at least for a couple of days. Didn't see any firemen here either (as they're probably all working an <strong>actual fire</strong> about 20 miles away). Tomorrow's the test though, will be doing back to back LR's for the next couple of weeks.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Oh yeah, I actually like long runs and wish I could run even farther (further??)</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Awesome job <strong>rinda</strong><img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/hello2.gif" style="width:25px;height:27px;" title="">, very nice to hear you're running so well. See you at that race in a couple of weeks (unless we have pizza first).</p>
<p> </p>
<p>ETA: LR comment</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
388 Posts
<p>Beautiful morning here and we did our first long run in quite some time. We ran along the Charles and there was a steady flow of runners and cyclists. Marj finished with 14 and I stopped at 11. I wanted to do 2 more but a 35 mile week and a tough race this past Sunday left me a bit tired.</p>
<p>On Monday we're heading up to Burlington Vermont for 3 days of cycling along Lake Champlaign (sp.?) and a little running. We'll be back in time for an end of smmer family get together (especially with the wee grandkids) next Saturday.</p>
<br><p> </p>
<br><p> </p>
<br><p> </p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
746 Posts
<p>Good afternoon, everyone.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Another warm, humid run early this morning. I d think it will cool off soon though.<br>
 </p>
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Opie</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69615/simply-saturday-08-21#post_1936611"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>In this heat, 14-16 probably sounds like a treat, right Ribs? I have been to the Farmer's Market again this morning, after going most of the summer without it and we are really enjoying the fresh veggies.</p>
</div>
</div>
<p> </p>
<p>Hey <strong>Opie</strong>! I ran around your lake (Draper) this morning with the fast doctors. A little faster than when you and I last ran it. 13.9 miles in 2hr 5 min. It was a good run and with the hills and faster-pace, it fit my plan perfectly. Next weeks LR will be in Denver, so I'll be able to slow it down and enjoy cooler temps (I hope). While I was out running DW was at the Farmer's Market loading up on fresh veggies. She wanted to get there early for the better selection now that the heat has thinned the selection a bit. She probably did not want to wait on me anyways.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Have a great Saturday,</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Paul</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,580 Posts
<p>Hi Choovie,</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I finished the same as you in my age group!!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>My first decision was what shoes to wear.  I have been racing for years in a pair of saucony that I love.  I might have 500 miles on these flats so I decided to replace the insole to give them some more cushion.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I planned on about a mile warmup and the start is right by the big hill we will run up at mile two so I ran up that about 3 minutes and then back down.  I continued to do some strides to get in the mile.  My right foot was a little tight but seemed to loosen up a little before the race.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>We started and I made sure I stayed at a comfortable pace.  I got to the first mile a little faster than I thought I would in 6:42.  The second mile was mostly flat until we started to go up the longest hill on the course.  I hit 2 miles in 13:40.  I was hoping to do around 7 minute miles the first few so I was pretty close to that pace.  The third mile  was more downhill and I sped up to a 6:36.  I got to 4 miles in 26:58.  Both feet felt a little achy but the right one is what I was concerned about the most.  At this point I was just waiting for it to tighten up but it didn't.  The next 3 miles were all small rolling hills and I ran pretty steady going 6:40, 6:45, 6:43 to hit 7 miles in 47:06.  This is the point I wanted to pick up the pace if I was able and I felt pretty good hitting the next 2 miles in 6:37 and 6:35.  Once I got to 9.5 miles though I really started feeling the over 80% humidity.  I started slowing running the next mile in 6:53 and my left calf started to get tight.  I knew I was done racing at 10 miles 67:11 and slowed down so I could finish.  The last 3 miles were also pretty hilly and by 11.5, my quads started tightening up too as I was getting dehydrated.  My last 5k was 7:03, 7:21, 7:05, :42 for a 1:29:22 finish.  I was happy I made it too the finish line and had to really work on getting rehydrated as I didn't feel too good for a little while.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I ended up 5th in my age group and I may have had the top combined time in my age group between the Wheeling 20k and this race (Parkersburg half marathon)</p>
<p> </p>
<p>As expected, my year is done as my feet may take a long while to get better but I wanted to do this last race while I still had a shred of running fitness and was glad I did. </p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,622 Posts
<p>WTG Rip!</p>
<p>Nice LR's {Pink, Johnny, Henrun!</p>
<p>18 (holes) for me today.  Don't wanna talk about it.  Now I have to get behind the mower.  Rain's a-coming tomorrow, which is much needed.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>How's JJJ's recovery going?</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,450 Posts
<p>Nice run Rip.  I like how you're so sensitive about what's tightening up and what that indicates.  I just feel tuckered out and sore but that's probably because I'm not paying attention to the right things.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>20.5 M today, most of it under a ceiling fan on a TM, drinking every mile.  When outside, I was relishing every shady patch I could find.</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,119 Posts
<p>Too funny about the firemen, Heme. But hey, it got you up and out there, right?</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Woohoo, Rindaroo! So glad you are running well. You definitely have been through a lot and it's so good to hear you sounding upbeat and enjoying your running.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Johnny, what are you training for with those back-to-back long runs? Nice 18 for you today.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I thought that golfing video was funny... I've been to Killarney and recognize the terrain. Beautiful country. There's apparently a pond with a lot of golf balls in it out there...</p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<div style="color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;">DH left last night for a few days of meetings in CO. I took advantage of a quiet house early on to get in a (rare) morning run! Left at 7:50 and ran an 8 mile out-and-back with starting temps of 44°! Brrr.... Wore long sleeves for the first time since break up, and even had gloves on! My legs were cold at first, but warmed up in the sunshine. Beautiful morning, quiet with just a little traffic and legs felt ready to go. Ran an overall average of 8:17, and the last two miles up the hill were probably my fastest ever at about 8:30 pace. The best part, I didn't push the pace, slowed down a couple of times and just focused on steady pacing. Felt great. </div>
<div style="color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;"> </div>
<div style="color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;">Came home and made waffles for the boys (my two + friend who is staying with us while parents out of town), did some laundry and soon will head out to find any remaining blueberries...</div>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
432 Posts
<p>Half marathon race. No taper, did 18 on sunday and came within 6 seconds of a 10k pr on wednesday. So a little bit wore down. Did get in a carbo loading routine so I should be fueled ok. Not sure what to aim for. I may be in shape to challenge my pr of 1:42, but not without a taper. But I should be able to beat this season's pr of 1:45:49 (despite being on a flat route in cooler weather), and maybe I could go under 8 flat pace (1:04:50).</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Prerace was going as planned until I hit the road construction and had to take a detour. Instead of getting to the race with 30 minutes to spare I had only 10. Time enough to register and hit the porta potty but not enough time to stretch out properly. Good news: cloudy. Bad news: still pretty warm.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Got to the starting line during the national anthem took my spot and we're off. My watch was on the time setting and not the chrono so I hit my watch late, half way through mile one the watch said 11 seconds. I had accidentally hit the stop button, grrrrr. So my time would be off the whole race, but I could still get my splits for the rest of the miles. So no idea what my pace was. It felt pretty fast and I was sure I was under 8:00 minute. But more worrisome was my left hip which was hurting from not getting stretched out. I was worried about my left foot and right calf going in, but they were doing fine. Mile 2 and mile 3 were both in 7:38. So mile 1 was probably 7:30.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Ran through the aid stations taking only water, most of which I dumped on my head. The hip was not getting better, but it was not too bad. Miles 4 and 5 went by in 7:55 and 8:08. Things were going ok, then we hit the hills. Miles 6 - 10 were 8:32, 8:37, 8:23, 8:46 (big hill), 8:26. Ugh. It looks like the hills have put an end to my goals. I can usually finish a race strong once I switch from cruise mode to adrenaline mode.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Only 3 miles left, no more big hills, and there were some down hills coming up. Time to see if I had anything left. I started trying to kick on the down hill. The hip hurt but I ran through it. Hit mile 11 in 7:41. Wow. I'm starting to gain back time. More down hills, catching a few struggling runners, focusing on balance and breathing. Mile 12 in 7:44. I am now in no mans land. The nearest runner I can see is 150 yards ahead. A look back shows no runners within 200 yards. I am all alone. No one to push me, and the hip is really hurting. I tough out mile 13 in 7:50. The last .1 is downhill and there is a small crowd cheering. The clock comes into view and I can see it has just turned 1:45. A final surge brings me home in 1:45:38. A season pr by 11 seconds, a course pr by 1:35, and my second fastest ever.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>A real good run given the conditions. The hip is only sore and not injured. The feet and calves and hammies held up fine. The next four weeks I will have long runs of 16, 18 , 20 (race), and 26.2 (race) and then taper to my target marathon. Good running everybody.</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,180 Posts
<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>evanflein</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69615/simply-saturday-08-21#post_1936669"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><p> </p>
<p>Johnny, what are you training for with those back-to-back long runs? Nice 18 for you today.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Thanks Erica, coming from you that means something.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I turn 60 in a month. I'd like to cover 60K (38 miles) on my birthday. The first 40 should be relatively easy, it's the last 20 I'm a little worried about . I don't have any time goals though, just get it done.</p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
</div>
</div>
<br><br>
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top