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Hey Alex. Glad you're feeling better.<br><br>
Heading out for my run in a bit. Enjoying being home and drinking good coffee out of my favorite mug. Looks like I'll get the run in before it starts snowing.
 

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No running for me today. The normal rest day for me. Looks like we will be getting some good snow tonight and tomorrow. Have a great morning everyone.
 

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Nothing yet here either. Well, I say nothing. I woke up at 9:00 am, after having slept a <i>restless</i> night of dreaming of racing...ughh. I do that all the time. Then, as I was lying there talking to Phillip about how nervous I am, I realized I really needed to make a trip to the bathroom because the kids were definitely ready to go...and here it is, 9:49 am, and I have been in there 6, yes 6, times.<br><br>
Nervous-much?<br><br>
I still feel like I could go in there again. Stupid kids.<br><br>
Anyway, I hope this feeling is gone by 12:45. That's the time of the race. Otherwise, I may have a full load by the time I get to the finish line...<br><br>
Sorry. <img alt="blush.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif">
 

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<br><span style="font-size:300%;">Good luck!<br><span style="font-size:small;">You're going to do great! <img alt="cool.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif"></span><br></span>
 

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Tonya--thanks! Uh, same thing happening here, too... Who knew I was so full of shit? I would tell you good luck, but I know you are gonna do GREAT!!!
 

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Good luck with your races ladies!<br><br>
I've found Pepto Caplets work wonders for me when my tummy is giving me pre-race grief.<br><br>
11.2 mile run this morning, I joined 4 other ladies that were doing 17 on the Boston route who were running from the start to 8.5 and back again (I met up with them just before mile 3 and then ended there too).<br><br>
Good run, although it was snowing by the time we got to the turnaround, and continued to snow the remainder of the run. It was a sketchy ride back home since they hadn't treated the roads yet! Glad to be home and warm. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Tonya and mom -- Good luck to you both.<br><br>
Dan -- Enjoy the run. I know what you mean re your own coffee, from your own mug.<br><br>
Alex -- Take it easy.<br><br>
Jen -- Nice effort this a.m.<br><br>
Kevin -- Enjoy the rest day.<br><br>
Me -- Was supposed to ski, but 65mph gusts doesn't sound like much fun. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> I'll run 11 miles, instead. <img alt="surprised.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif">
 

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had to fly to Spokane for a funeral the last two days...it was <b>8 degrees</b> and snowing hard there Saturday...so I missed my run and made up for it this morning back here in "warm" Portland - about 35 degrees. 8.3 miles. <b>Week one of marathon training is in the books for the Tacoma City Marathon I'm targeting on May 10!</b> Have good runs everyone!<br><br>
Brian
 

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Tonya and 4boys - c'mon too much information <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Good luck to both of you.<br><br>
Rob - Hope your 11 goes well.<br><br>
Jen - Nice effort. Bummer when it gets a little dicey on the roads. Slippery here this morning.<br><br>
fuller - enjoy your rest.<br><br>
8 miles for me. Run felt good and much easier than the 3 I did yesterday at a higher altitude. What a difference.<br><br>
A good Sunday to all.
 

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Hey ya'll,<br><br>
Tonya & 4BM- Good luck! You two are gonna kick butt <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
Dan, Jen, & Brian- Nice runs<br>
Kfuller- Enjoy your rest<br>
Alex- Glad you're feeling better<br>
Chances- WOW thats some crazy wind, have a good run<br><br>
Rest day here for me. I'm muching on a lettuce, tomato, cheese salad with homemade italian dressing, yum! Lots of homework to attend to this afternoon.<br><br>
Have a nice day ya'll.
 

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Howdy.<br><br>
6 miles recovery/easy at noon today. It was windy and in the 40s, very comfortable. I went back to a place where I've not run for years, a park that includes a marked, paved 1.25 mile loop around a manmade lake ... and is adjacent to the county landfill. It would be a really nice area if not for that, but it was still very pleasant.<br><br>
I was going to go to the Y but now I decided I want to be a hermit and instead I'll do some pilates or yoga later to loosen up.<br><br>
Alex -- feel all better soon.<br><br>
Dan -- are you having a rare snow day on the Puget Sound?<br><br>
jensparks -- nice long run. Boy I'd love to come up and run part of the course with you.<br><br>
4boysmom & Tonya -- good luck!<br><br>
Tonya -- I may never get close to your race PRs but I can safely say there's been a race morning or two that I've had the dubious honor of exceeding your bathroom trip PR! <img alt="blush.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Tonya and Mom have a great race - I can not wait to read those reports.<br><br>
I did 23 on the TM at slighly faster than 8:00 pace - There was not a lot on until the Australian Open coverage, so I had some time to contemplate some things posted in the PRT lately - I am definately bothered by the hate flowing. I believe that I have made my last post in the PRT - Seems just like the CH from CR.<br><br>
Good running to all -
 

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Some weather here today. Snow and winds in the 25mph range. Off the ocean that's some biting stuff. I got out with my fast friend who told me she wanted to run 10s...she is full of it! She wouldn't know a 10 if it bit her in the ass. At one point we were going up a hill and I looked at the garmin to find we were in the 7:52 range...up a hill. I laughed. We held together for 8.12 miles at an overall 9:15 pace (ranging from 8:47 to 9:40, depending on wind direction and terrain). It was tough weather-wise and footing was slippery but felt good when we got home.<br><br>
We had fun, though, and will probably do 10 next Sunday together. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Take care, people. Looking forward to those reports.
 

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16 mile race today....25 degrees, snow storm, winds...all sorts of fun...but I did it...I finished it...with the leg cramps and blisters to prove it! I'll write up a full race report, but wanted to share <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
4boys & Tonya, hope your races went well!<br><br>
Ellen, I hear you about the weather.<br><br>
Oh and I did meet up with EQ and he made me some strawberry-banana bread, but I haven't tried it yet.<br><br>
Anyway....full rr coming up, just need a nap.
 

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<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I can't say anything....but <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Sooooooooooooooooo, turns out those bathroom trips weren't nerves. That's right--I'm sick. Chills right now, possible fever, but it was an all right race, believe it or not. No PR, I must warn, but not far off my last time for an 8k. And BELIEVE ME--this wasn't a pretty race. I almost quit (seriously) after Mile 2. I felt HORRIBLE.<br><br>
But, I'm going to post more in a couple of hours, after I rest for a while. We didn't get home until, like, 4:00, because of other events that occurred, (just WAIT until you hear about that), and I just showered. So let me get settled, and I'll write all about my encounter with two individuals who might possibly change my running career forever.
 

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Ug... Not a good day for racing... Let's just say headwinds and a misplaced turn around... Disappointing race, but it's what I had for the day. Results aren't up yet, so not a clue just how bad I placed.<br><br>
Got home and learned that Grandma fell overnight. She fell into a dresser and broke several ribs and ruptured her spleen. Thank God she was wearing her LifeAlert. You know the "help, I've fallen and can't get up". It saved her life. Grandpa died one month ago Friday...
 

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Haven't been here in a few days, but I've gotten a lot done!<br><br>
Friday was an easy 6<br><br>
yesterday around 1:00 = 7.6/48:56? 6:30/mile<br>
bike 9.5 miles.. 38:00<br><br>
after all that I was beat, but I found out last night about a 15k this morning, raced that... pretty hilly and a badass course, nice people too. 57:35. On track for next weekend's 10k<br><br><br>
and the beat goes on....
 
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