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2 hour trail run today. First real "long" run since my 100 miler. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Nice technical trails. A couple stream crossings. My DH came and rode his mountain bike. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/merigayle/64f45d7feca0.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/merigayle/49f17decf318.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/merigayle/5f0c5ee9e33a.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/merigayle/5d091bea2016.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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7.5 miles this morning, followed by heading to the Y for some lifting. Today's run felt better than expected following yesterday's 12.5 miles.
 

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Morning.<br><br>
Eight miles, easy pace until the last mile. Nothing broke or fell off.<br><br>
Warm, windy and gloriously sunny.<br><br>
Now I gotta take a sponge bath because I done recaulked the shower.
 

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11 miles EZ with one long hill, 700' vertical climbing overall. My legs are still a bit sore after Boston but my worrisome right quad pain is almost all gone. 72F degrees and sunny. Ran the last 2 miles shirtless!
 

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18 mile long run. 75F and sunny at 12pm<br><br>
Just one of those tough runs. Surely, I'm still feeling it a bit from last week, but I do feel good enough to continue training on. Add to situation that I started the run hungry. With only a clif bar and a cup of coffee at 9am, I headed out the door with less than topped off tanks. I carried a bottle and a few gels.<br><br>
While I knew I shouldn't feel this bad in the first 5 miles, coincidentally this morning, I read this month's <i>Lab Report</i> (Pete Pfitzinger's monthly column in <i>Running Times.)</i> The article, titled "Fuel Management," covered the storage, use and depletion of glycogen, as well as the role of fat, as it applies to distance running (and racing.)<br><br>
Fortunately, I have some experience in the "running hungry" category and it helped to have Pete's expert advice back up my theory. He presents a study that suggests to do a portion of training on low glycogen stores. This is a condition that I am not comfortable with, but I appreciate knowing that enduring some tough miles while hungry will allow further adaptation of my ability to store even greater amounts of that precious glycogen.<br><br>
Not an entirely bad result. Add to fact that today is the warmest day of year. Just a type of suffering that I am not accustomed to at the end of a long run. I don't like being hungry. The good news is, that I am now home safe and ready to reload those fuel stores!<br><br>
2:32 (8:27 pace)
 

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final day of no-run rotation week<br><br>
Kickboxing...oy and double oy<br>
I wasn't going to do a formal w/o today, but did anyway.<br><br>
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at the property:<br>
2+ hours of hauling topsoil, raking, planting spring lettuce and then walking to the pond. It is still moooshy and goooshy and wet...but oh-so springtime lovely!
 

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I wish you guys knew just how much inspiration I draw from reading (and seeing) your reports.<br><br>
17 miles in the same amount of time it took Roots to run 18. But I'm <img alt="icon_cheers.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif"> , very <img alt="icon_cheers.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif"><br><br>
Minimal pain. Although I did take some Advil a few hours before running.<br>
Not 100%, but given that I couldn't run 10 % of that distance without real pain 2 weeks ago, and being 2 weeks out from the marathon... I'll take it.<br><br>
Yippeeeeee!
 

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Yeah Grizz!!!!<br><br>
Roots- um, you just ran a 50 Mile race last weekend!!!! You should have tired legs and be recovering.
 

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I don't typically run on Sundays, but I went out for 3 miles today. Felt good other than I had 25 mph winds and 40 mph gusts to contend with.<br><br>
I'm starting to get a tan from running outdoors this past week - yay! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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2.5 miles in 27:20 (10:56 pace).
 

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No run for me today, just outside playing in the sun. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
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Eight miles with Porter on Pre's trail @ 8:16/mi avg. pace. We stopped twice so that Porter could cool off and go swimming.<br><br>
The marathon is one week from today. I caught a sale and got a fresh pair of my regular Asics for $50 today, so I took them out for a spin. I think they'll be fine for next weekend as long as a I put some miles on them this week to break them in a little bit.<br><br>
Great runs everyone. Enjoy the rest of your weekends!
 

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2 hours hiking on the Allegheny Front Trail.<br><br>
While driving home, we saw a young black bear just off the road! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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<a href="http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=467945" target="_blank">Three kilometers</a>, listening to Charles Ives (String Quartet No.1).<br><br>
I have a lot of problems estimating my speed while I run. I thought I had done the first kilometer in 6:15 (about 10:00/mile), it was 6:40. I sped up a bit and did the second k in 5:40 (which is a little fast for me). I thought if I could do the last K in 5:40 again, I'll do my run in 18 minutes. So I kept the pace, or so I thought. I did the last K in 5:10 and I finished in 17:30.
 

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One hour comedy of errors on my brand new road bike. My SO & I drove out to the nearest multiuse trail, about 25 min away. We got our wheels on and rode in 3 miles, when he discovered he had a flat. As we stopped so he could fix it, I discovered, through toppling over, that you should lean in the direction of the leg you clip out with!<br><br>
Now I have my first road rash.<br><br>
But, it was all learning so it was good. Someday hopefully all these new little things like clipping out and filling tires and taking wheels off and on will be second nature. I feel like I am learning to ride a bike all over again.<br><br>
Today was supposed to be a rest day anyway, so no biggie that I didn't really get a workout.
 

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Beautiful morning - 5:30 group run 56F light breeze - ran 10 - went home and worked my butt off for rest of day - 11 ft diameter flower garden - Get sod up - Clay soil - Get border done - refill will 63 bags dirt and peat moss - Resead 1/2 lawn - wash both vehicles - take girls to park for 2 hours of kite flying and playground fun - 1 beer and bed.<br><br>
I am still a little sick, so I really didn't want the beer that much, but I feel like after bust'n it all day in the yard I should drink a beer.
 
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