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The most challenging part of today's run was driving out to the park where the club was meeting. It was one of those pea-soup fogs where you're glad you're familiar with the roads because you know where to slow down for the next intersection with a light.<br><br>
I'm still not entirely recovered from Monday's race, but managed a 9-minute pace around the 6-mile loop in what passes for mild weather at this time of year (almost 40!). There wasn't much opportunity to admire the park's scenery since you couldn't even see most of the other runners for the fog. But it was a faster run than if I'd gone out solo.<br><br>
I hope the rest of you have good runs today and check in soon!
 

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Good Morning (almost afternoon here . . . )!<br><br>
Where is everyone?<br><br>
Nice foggy run Roch.<br><br>
5 walking miles on the TM. The last mile was at 5.0 mph. Felt good!<br><br>
Have a good day!
 

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Nice foggy run Roch.. those are fun..magical.<br><br>
Ran 17.2 hilly miles in 2:29:40 (8:42 pace AHR 156). First 7.5 miles with Tory. It was a beautiful day with temps from 35-45F. Felt great after.. well, after the Belgian waffles <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br>
Have great runs!<br>
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really, such sloth is not acceptable! boomers report your runs pronto!<br><br>
0730 57f<br>
10mi ez 8:30-ish<br><br>
smiling the whole way, relaxed, hardly breathing. now that's a recovery run. lots of great scenery on the bike path as the new years resolutioneers were out in full force. too bad they'll be gone in 3 or 4 weeks, sniff sniff...<br><br>
it's begun. 4 egg omelette, extra cheese, glass of water. oooo, i'm just dying for an apple already... gonna have to figure out how to replace 75% of my normal food intake...<br><br>
-carb free [email protected]
 

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Holy Carp Perchy - whatta run!!!! Nice, you're looking great these days. You've sure earned it.<br><br>
Foggy here too, Roch - very neat to run in (except when headlights are bearing down on you - fast). 13 hilly miles at 8:20 pace. Pretty text book stuff. Buckling down to it, while trying to listen to the vagrant small sore spots.<br><br>
HA!!! For once I ran faster than Emcee. Good job keeping it ez emcee.<br><br>
1 green plastic bowling pin<br>
1 tiki torch<br>
2 oranges<br><br>
Cheers all<br>
Aija
 

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Good afternoon Kicksters!<br><br>
Nice runs, Perch, Roach, MC, and all who follow. I ran my LR this morning in mild upper 30 temps, heavy overcast: perfect weather. 14 miles, 2:01:04 (8:39 pace overall).<br><br>
My only concern was that after warming up for a couple of miles I was feeling really greta, when all of a sudden I got this weird sense of pressure in the center of my chest! Quite alarming! So I stopped for about 3 minutes until I was fully recovered, and started out again slow, committed to stopping and waving down a car if any symptoms persisted. Nothing else happened, but it made for a somewhat nervous, and cautious 10 mile conclusion to the run. Has that ever happened to anybody here?<br><br>
Mike
 

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irunmike -<br>
I did get some pressure in my chest following a 13 mile run last October. It persisted for nearly an hour. No other heart attack symptoms such as nauseua, sweating, shoulder pain, etc. The pressure was serious enough that I laid down for more then an hour and did take an aspirin as a precaution. I went to the Doctor the next day and had a stress test done & passed. Gave me some piece of mind. I never got a satisfactory answer for what happened, but the pressure was real - felt like someone was sitting on my chest.
 

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Ksrunr, that ostrich is bound to give me nightmares!<br><br>
Seems like Perch is really banging out those long runs these days. Atta boy. Nice hilly run for Aija too. Are those the items you saw on your run or is that your shopping list (bowling pin, oranges, tiki light)?<br><br>
My running friend and I wanted to do an EZ 3 mile recovery run today. Since our running club had planned an 8 mile run on the trails behind the Mormon temple we decided to meet them at the trail head and do part of it with them so we could learn where the trails were. The 3 ez turned out to be more of a speed workout with the hills but we fell in love with the area. I'll have to get a photo for you sometime as the trail parallels the base of these really cool sandstone cliffs and then dumps into a multi-million dollar neighborhood before exiting into another natural area. With a little fence jumping, it will be a nice place to do some long runs.<br><br>
While running, we talked with one fellow who had done the 30k trail run that we are hoping to do in June. He described the course in great detail but now I'm feeling a little psyched out about it. Everyone says it is a gorgeous run but it sounds far harder than what I originally expected. I'm not sure I have good enough trail running skills to do very well on it.<br><br>
32 degrees<br>
3 miles<br>
Yoga class tonight
 

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irunmike.....well...that has not happened to me before.....but I would sure pay attention to any other symptoms......<br><br>
MC....sounds like you recovery is working..this is a good sign....<br><br>
Today.....out at 7:30 am for what was supposed to be an easy 12 miler....52 humid degrees...it is currently 64 degrees...<br><br>
My right leg and hamstring have been sore and tender for about a week or so...and today was no different....when I finished this 12 miler it felt like I had already run my marathon...sure hope things clear up before next weekend..<br><br>
Good running to all...
 

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Great runs this morning (and walk Pink!)<br><br>
Irunmike----get it checked out, why take a chance?<br><br>
13.8 miles for me today. Well, the last .8 I decided to walk. It's been weeks since I've run in double digits and I know I'll be sore, so I thought the walk would do me good. Not as fast as the others, but it was a pretty hilly run.<br><br>
I bagged the race for this afternoon. I felt that getting in the mileage would benefit me more than a short race right now. Besides, the race doesn't start until 1:30. Now I can watch the Lady Huskies instead!<br><br>
Have a wonderful Sunday all!
 

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A slow 6 miles in the fog, with the air temp just above freezing, all on the road. Some of the surface was treacherous as all hell ........... it was raining, then snowing a little last night, which left a crust of ice on some of the lesser travelled sections. At least that forced me to slow it down a bit. I'm trying to keep up the low HR training until at least February, but it's frustrating to be holding it back this much (to just under a 10min/m pace on the flat). I keep want to be attacking the hills, when I'm supposed to be almost walking them.<br><br>
Mike, that chest pain sounds scary. How are you feeling now? Hope there's someone home with you for the rest of the day, just in case.<br>
A close friend of mine, who was just getting back into some semblance of shape after a knee replacement a year ago, was unloading her dishwasher just before Xmas when she started having a few chest pains and felt a little lightheaded. Her DH had the foresight to call 911 .... good thing too, cause she went into full arrest just as the paramedics walked in the front door. She's OK now, with a stent put in place, and is now home. But it scared the crap out of all of us.... she's 6 months younger than me!
 

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I got in my first training run along the Boston Marathon course today! 16.16 miles in 2:33:04 (9:28 min/mile pace). Not too shabby given that I ran up the Newton Hills chatting with a nice fellow who regaled me with his Ironman exploits (Lake Placid and Kona). Those hills melted beneath us as we took them nice and slow.<br><br>
And...la piece de resistance!...I met Henry about 3/4 mile before the end of my run! He ran me in, and it was so much fun!<br><br>
--Robin
 

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8 miles with some small hills tried to keep it light and easy,7:52 pace...starting to get my stamina back...then a nice 1 mile cooldown walk watching all the resolutioners...
 

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Choovies avatar is hubba hubba.<br><br>
Nice runs reported today.<br><br>
Day of rest as I've got all the miles this week the schedule calls for. Headache and runny nose. Fully 1/3 of the church this morning is home sick with the crud. DW has just brought me a cocktail of pills and nose spray. Yuck.
 

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Trained two clients this morning and am nursing a hangover, so needless to say, no running for me today, nor anything else. Though considering I barely had 2 glasses of wine with dinner last night, I'm quite surprised that I woke up feeling so blah.<br><br>
Mike, get those chest pains checked out. Stuff like that doesn't "just happen".<br><br>
Going to see Cirque de Soleil this afternoon with the family. Nice activity for a sluggish Sunday, I think. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Good Morning Kicksters! Thanks for starting rochrunner. Nice runs for everyone this morning. Irun, mike hope you get that checked out, that would scare the hell out of me. Wonder Woman, I think you are going to do great on the 30k trail run!<br><br>
No running for me today, splitting and stacking wood, wonder if I should take credit for that in VRAA? Harder and more steady work than on the weight machines. I think I will do 20 minutes sometime today with the snowshoes. Probably do short workouts with those everyday for awhile until I can get accustomed to them in addition to regular runs which may include snowshowing on the trail sections.<br><br>
Since I have gotten rid of the refrigerator butt avatar, I have taken myself off my ignore list. I used to work with a person who had one of those, often you would see him leaning over at someones desk, talking and annoying everyone else who had to observe this. Occasionally I would walk by and drop a paper clip or pencil in there, a popular pastime for us at work.<br><br>
Good Runs All, Larry
 

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Larry, you've got waaay too much free time on your hands. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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ks - take care of yourself... no shaking hands with anyone!<br><br>
wa5yom - i'm chasing the moving aches too. knee was pesky a few days ago, so i iced a lot. ankle then became bothersome, so more ice and balance board exercises. it always happens during tapers for me... i probably do more icing and contrast baths during a taper than when i'm really injured.<br><br>
looks like wa5yom has reached the acceptance stage of taper madness... dang he's several steps ahead of me. did i time my taper too late? <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif">
 

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Hmmm... I think Robin's is the most distracting right now. <img alt="tongue1.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/tongue1.gif">
 

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Contemplating a nice long run today... but I think I'll wait till that huge moose cow and her calf leave the neighborhood!<br><img alt="" src="http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa132/evanflein/IMG_0012.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
She's up in the compost pile, junior is down by the mailbox...<br>
Hope that photo turns out, I took it thru the kitchen window and that's all the light there is at 10:30 am!<br><br>
Plan is 16-18 outside today... too much treadmill running lately. Only problem will be all that loose fluffy snow out there--it'll be blowing in my face after every car goes by! Temps are good... right around zero.
 
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