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Hey, it's the real Veteran's Day! (Not tomorrow, the observed day).<br><br>
7.35 very EZ miles for me this morning. Philadelphia Marathon week coming up. I've been on a diet this week in a last ditch attempt to get down to PR-ready weight. Low carb dieting makes me feel weak and makes me extra cold (like today, 29 degrees, sunny and windy, brrr) but I did lose 9.5 pounds in the last seven days! I'll probably start back on a normal diet by Wednesday or Thursday to get my strength back.
 

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Wu... you'll be right on target for Philly. Good luck.<br><br>
A good run today, 2.25 miles uphill (and across) to meet up with a running mate (IM bound..), 6 miles with her on the hill, and another 2.25 back home.<br><br>
10.5 total, and while it's nowhere near where I was 6 months ago, I feel like I'm on the verge of being "back".
 

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7.5 miles this morning. The coldest run of the season so far, right at the freezing mark. I think that gives me 46 miles for the week, one of my highest in a long time.
 

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10 mile race today. I always have asthma issues for the first cold race of the year and today was no different. For the first 3 miles or so, I could barely breathe and was wheezing furiously; a few people asked if I would be alright. It got better at mile 4 and I finished strong. The best part about the breathing problems is that they took my mind off my sore ankle, which I rolled 2 days ago, and my chronically sore pectineus.<br><br>
Shockingly, I still finished at 1:27.06, an 8:43 pace. My annual week off couldn't have come at a better time. I'll be lurking here for the next 7 days and will come back fresh and renewed, you'll see. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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A week off sounds good Arrojo! I might join you with that since I only took 3 days after my marathon.<br><br>
Same 10 miler as Arrojo. I was hoping to do around 8:45's given I haven't run that far in 4 weeks, and I've had a lot of aches & pains lately (including the ankle I rolled a week ago on my steps). My hamstrings & glutes were yelling at me from mile 7 on, but are fine now. I had many conversations with people, knowing I'm not in 10-mile race shape right now.<br><br>
Ran 1:26:03, 8:37's. Very happy with it! Yummy post-race chicken soup, bagels, bananas, yogurt, cookies, and pita chips. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Rest day for me...nice racing you two. My 10 Miler is on December 1st...should be a blast. I love it so much more than my XC or track races. I think the longer the race the better, to a certain extent. I feel my rhythm is a lot better.<br><br>
Grizz - Nice job. I'm hoping I get that feeling sometime this week.<br><br>
Tonight should be fun on eBay adding to my winter gear collection. Hooray for easy-money-blowing.
 

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Great race, Jen! You know, I saw your pony-tail mesmerizingly swaying to and fro in front of me in the first mile. I would have so wanted to follow you, but alas you were just too fast for me today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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