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Rest day for me today. The belly dancing class was full <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">. I look forward to reading everyone else's report!
 

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26F - Light wind 19F windchill, but sunny <img alt="icon_compress.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_compress.gif"><br><br>
8 easy miles<br><br>
Good running to all -
 

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First of two rest days in a row. Today I will do some housecleaning to burn off the extra energy! <img alt="icon_bounce.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_bounce.gif"><img alt="icon_bounce.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_bounce.gif"><img alt="icon_bounce.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_bounce.gif">
 

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QuixoticNotions - Live and Learn - If you had relaxed and ran 10:00 the 1st mile, you would have likely ran 60 for the 10K - It is amazing to me I see the same people at local races - pull away from me the 1st mile and by #2 or #3 of a 10K I pass them as they fade.<br><br>
At least once a year - I seem to make the same mistake - but usually I am pretty good about pacing.
 

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4 mile St. Pat's themed fun run with the running club this morning. 50*F and overcast - got the run in before the rain started.
 

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about 23 miles in 4:15. Ran the last 11 with friends <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Beautiful spring like day out, almost 50F!!
 

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great runs, and rests!, all<br><br>
I all too often run early splits quicker than I should. A friend paced me at recent half and it made all the difference. Hopefully I retained what I learned that day.<br><br>
14 miles in the park, 2 hrs 15 mins<br>
sunny, a mild 45 degrees<br><br>
ran in shorts for the first time this year!
 

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snowshoeing on the property [likely the last of the season] in lousy conditions--->heavy & SLOPPY...thankfully, the sun was BRIGHT and smiling<br><br>
It was making us feel all warm and happy. <img alt="blob5.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blob5.gif"><img alt="love5.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/love5.gif"><br><br>
oh, and I cut a massive bunch of red dogwood for my "spring" interior decor<br><br>
to those of you who make this running business seem fun and effortless:<br>
I'm <span style="color:#008000;">spring green</span> with envy.<br>
I live vicariously through your abilities.<br>
WHEEEEEE!
 

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I really am a low tech type of guy, but I think these links will work for those of you who may wonder what I look like - These were @ Lakefront marathon 10/2005 - I was a clydesdale @ 206#<br><br><a href="http://www.asiorders.com/view_user_photo.asp?EVENTID=8890&ID=17393949&FROM=photos&BIB=353" target="_blank">http://www.asiorders.com/view_user_p...photos&BIB=353</a><br><br><a href="http://www.asiorders.com/view_user_photo.asp?EVENTID=8890&ID=17393806&FROM=photos&BIB=353" target="_blank">http://www.asiorders.com/view_user_p...photos&BIB=353</a><br><br>
This was taken @ mile # 25 - It was hot - It was my 1st sub 2:50
 

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Snowing heavily so TM again. 15 kliks in 1:34 and change. Started at 5.5 mph and bumped it up by 0.1 mph every 10 min. HR ranged between 128 and 153, so still some room to spare. All in all a good way to spend the morning.
 

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40 min easy spin on the bike trainer - look out, its now set-up in the living room to get more minutes in...<br><br>
maybe a recovery run later tonight.
 

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16 miles in 2:12. A very tough day. The temps have risen to mid-60's here and I wasn't prepared to adapt.<br><br>
The first 4 were with the dog in the hills near my home. The next 12 were along the river, and by mile 12 I was baked. The last few were pure grit.<br><br>
I think I need to stop doing heavy leg presses now. My hip flexors and lower abs were just too tender and sore in the last few miles.
 

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Well, I knew that I'd have one like today at some point. Really.<br><br>
This was bad. I was supposed to do 15 and bailed at 13.31 after having had to stop at about 12.8 and SIT for a while.<br><br>
I started out okay. First mile was a conservative 10:00 pace just to get warmed up. Into the Chinook, but it wasn't too bad. Second mile was 8:58, third 8:38, and I knew that though I was feeling okay I wanted to slow it down a bit, and so I did. 4 through 6 were 8:53, 8:54 and 8:43. Then somewhere in mile 7 someone turned the rheostat down. I just couldn't produce any "torque". 9:12, 9:20... At the 9 mile mark I went into survival mode. Everything hurt and I just wanted it to end.<br><br>
I was drinking enough, I think, but perhaps the Chinook was doing its dehydration number. Then again, I do have a cold. While I was feeling okay, no head stuffiness, I do have a bit of a cough.<br><br>
At any rate I decided that I wasn't gaining any benefit from just slogging through the miles, and in fact was beginning to feel ill. So I quit, took 5 minutes to sit in the sun, and jogged the half mile back to the car.<br><br>
Where I found that the battery was dead.<br><br>
Feeling sick. Dead battery. .4 of a mile walk to the Y for a phone and a toilet. I was moving like someone who'd just finished a marathon. Uck.<br><br>
Well, I'm home now and we'll just put that one behind us. Off day tomorrow and then the week from heck, culminating with a 22 miler next Sunday.<br><br>
Better now than then, right?<br><br>
See you all in the funny pages.
 
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