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Good morning all,<br><br>
Springtime has arrived in the Carolinas. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
17.02 miles of hills @ 9:23 pace then 1 mile cool-down. 18 miles total.<br><br>
Absolutely beautiful morning to run...picture pertect. If I can get a few more long runs in before the end of the month, I may decide to run the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach on March 16.<br><br>
Good runs to all today.
 

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Good morning everyone, I've got coffee and bacon waiting for you in the kitchen.<br><br>
0900<br>
7F<br>
-17F windchill that raised the snow into icy dust devils and turned my eyes into tiny watery slits when I headed into it.<br>
4 easy, untimed miles in what evanflein would think of as a heat wave.<br><br>
Good running to all.
 

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Hey guys, drive by thread merge here, now I gotta go take pictures of our puppy. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Morning all,<br>
Rest day for me so I'll be running vicariously thru you today except AA as it's too cold to run thru him. Nice run Peter. Hey mill; nice race.<br><br>
I'm not the sharpest pencil in the cup. I can't see where to put in my daily runs on the new kicks log. Help Mustang Smartly....I mean Sally.<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
((((Munch)))
 

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<span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;">I LOVE it when the weatherfolks are wrong...in my favor! The hour-by-hour weather forecast called for 36 degrees and rain/snow during my run, with winds 8-12 mph. That, combined with my MP run yesterday that left me tuckered, made me doubt my abilities on my long run today.<br><br>
I set out nice and slow...it took me longer than usual to warm up. It was raw and cold, and my ears began to ache in the cold wind despite my fleece headband. The roads were snowy and slushy, and I nearly turned back at mile 4 because the only clear spot to run was basically in the plowed section in the middle of the road.<br><br>
The snowplows were zipping every-which-way on the roads. Not the big old street plows, but the small independent contractors, who were up early this Sunday morning to earn their fees plowing people's driveways and store parking lots.<br><br>
But I persevered, and the roads began to clear. The SUN began to peak out, melting the slush down to just plain old wet roads--no problem! When I made the turnaround to run home, it was positively pleasant out there to run, and I sailed on home.<br><br>
17.05 miles in 2:39:03 (9:19 pace).</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;">--Robin</span></span>
 

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......30-degrees with the windchill.......50min HH run.........not bad actually, I could get used to this Cold Stuff (within reason)<br><br>
......UnderArmour Question==>> I sweat like crazy in this stuff, and get chilled easily,,,,do you guys layer it, or is this what it's supposed to do??<br><br>
Inquiring Minds Want to Know....<br><br><br>
...................good running guys........<br><br>
................................off to my 2nd Church
 

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nice runs this morning. Millbot, what kind of puppy?<br><br>
TW...I find the same thing with UA and am curious to hear others responses.<br><br>
14 miles this morning, first 7 with DH. It was a bit tricky early, black ice in spots, but like Robin's weather, the sun came out and melted away! That is until we split at 7 miles. Before I knew it, the sky turned dark and cold rains came for the rest of my run. Oh well. It helped me to pick up the pace.<br><br>
Have a great day!
 

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I usually wear a UA base layer to prevent chafing, which it does very well. I have only tried the lightest stuff ("heat gear"<img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">, and with a warm outer layer I find it comfortable in the cold.<br><br>
What kind of UA gear are you guys wearing? I wonder if the "cold gear" would work better for you?<br><br>
gin, Reggie is a Lab mix of some kind. Pictures on the pet thread!
 

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I felt really draggy this morning (the 2 large glasses of wine last night might have something to do with that). But I pushed through my run with some extra walking breaks in between to help keep my heartrate a bit lower than it wanted to go.<br>
1-1/2 miles walk for w/u and c/d<br>
3 miles run<br>
15 mins good stretching, especially my hips.<br><br>
Snowed all morning and now it's sunny and beautiful out.<br><br>
Tomorrow I'll be in the city all day for Westminster. My dog's sister is competing. Go "Bunny" the french bulldog!<br><br>
Susan
 

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Rest for me today....skipped my long run. (!) Just tuckered out.<br><br>
That reminds me -- how did our <span>Butterfly in Paraguay</span> do on her solo marathon? <span>Mariposalina</span>....calling you....
 

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John, put your mouse over the day you want to enter and a drop down will come there. Hint: you have to enter some shoes first to enter a run.<br><br>
hmmmmm...........wonder how Tet and BF Jon will enter shoes <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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The cold gear does work better for me...and stays down. The lighter stuff seems to ride up alot. I think I may try mens instead. They make them a bit longer.<br><br>
Mill, Reggie is adorable!!!! You'll have a blast with him!
 

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Nice runs, all. I did 18 miles this morning with 2 long-haired women from my running club. Life is good. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Temp in the mid-30's after some snow last night. It rained during the last half of the run. They are faster than me, so they really pulled me along, but it was a good run; great company.<br><br>
Ice bath and beer now.
 

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Thanks Hally!!
 

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I see some of you run in the nasty wind. I, wuss that I am stayed inside on the treadmill but it was only 2.5 miles recovery. Cooled down and did 15 mins of weights.<br><br>
Barb
 

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If Econo doesn't have to run, then neither to I. <img alt="la.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/la.gif"><br><br>
I woke up tired and now I'm irritable too.<br><br>
Let's call it a mental health and body repair day.<br>
Two for one<br><br>
We're having company <i>ce soir</i><br>
maybe that will turn the tide of malaise.<br>
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Wow, did I pick the right time to run <i>earlier</i> today!<br><br>
I was driving DS home from swimming class 20 min ago, when suddenly it started raining, harder and harder, and the sky darkened. I almost expected a thunderstorm, when I looked up and saw what looked like low clouds/dense fog scudding across the road...then suddenly, the rain abruptly switched to snow, and it was almost white-out conditions! The people (and doggies!) in the dog park I was driving past went scrambling for cover, and I watched the thermometer reading on my dashboard drop from 39 to 32 degrees within (literally!) 45 seconds. It was very dramatic!<br><br>
--Robin <==who is sipping hot cocoa now
 

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Easy 6 miler this morning...8:21 pace...The BEST part was for the last 2 days I've worn SHORTS and a Tech shirt as it's been over 40 degrees...I don't have to worry about wearing reflective material,I'm sure my pasty white legs can be seen quite easily...
 

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Robin, I think it must be YOUR day! A great run that got better and better and you missed that dramatic change! WTG!<br><br>
It was a bit windy for my run from 7am-10 am but now, this afternoon it is crazy. There are probably flying tuna cans out there <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">. Heading to the dog park with Tory, it's warm 65F and about 40 mph wind.<br><br>
I am tuckered from a strong 20 miler today. Took Tory for the 325 ft downhill start (7.5 miles) and then finished it with a negative split for the uphills. 2:51:25, 8:35 pace AHR 154 right on target. At mile 19 there is this really steep hill in the trail portion that really got the HR up there. Mile 14-20 were like Heartbreak Hills on steroids! Glad that's done!<br><br>
Have reat runs!<br><br>
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Due to severe time constraints, I decided to resurrect my treadmill. I haven't used it for almost two years, and it has been out on the balcony, exposed to the elements. But I came to the realization that I will run more if it I can make it as convenient as possible. The problem was that it wouldn't work properly. The readout was nonsensical and the belt wouldn't turn. I squirted WD40 into the works and put tape over some of the openings and voila! One working treadmill. Did an easy half-hour while the blizzard squall howled a mere three feet. (Although I was outside, my south-facing balcony effectively screened me.)<br><br>
Give me a can of WD40 and roll of duct tape and I will rule the world!<br><br>
Let's see those puppy pics!
 
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