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I got a new yoga DVD, so I thought I'd give it a spin this morning. Bryan Kest's Power Yoga. I figured I'd try the "Beginner Level": Energize, just to see how it was. It was HARD! I'm skeered to try the Intermediate Level ("Tone"<img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> and Advanced Level ("Sweat"<img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">. I think they would kill me.<br><br>
Oh, go on...you know you WANT to...<br><br>
MS, I use trainingPeaks to log all of my workouts, but clearly I am not as familiar with the system as I ought to be. How do you create a link to a specific workout as you did above?<br><br>
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5 easy miles at 9:13 min/mile pace.<br><br>
I'm going to run with the big boys and girls tomorrow. They'll probably drag me along to 12 miles or so at 8ish pace. Easy for them, near tempo for me. This might be a little dumb to be doing this a week before my next HM. But the real goal race is in May, so I need to work on the hard stuff. I'll take it really easy next week leading up to the HM.<br><br>
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Hally - Don't open it! My daughter however would love to see it.<br><br>
Breger - careful now; no injuries.<br><br>
10 miles this morning in the hills with the boys.
 

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4.25 miles on icy, crunchy roads this morning. It was brisk out there, but not much wind - I could have done with one less layer!<br><br>
Hi, SS <img alt="icon_salut.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_salut.gif"> (and everybody else).<br><br>
Have a good Friday, everyone.
 

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Hey MS, nice workout. TrainingPeaks looks like cool stuff.<br><br>
Good news about your father, tomwhite.<br><br>
I was going to do a few easy miles, but yesterday afternoon I slipped on the ice and wrenched my hip and knee. I'm pretty sore. Supposed to race on Saturday too. <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br><br>
Good runs to you, masters!
 

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((mill))<br>
Ironic to suggest, maybe - but are you icing the ice related injury?<br><br>
Continued healing vibes to tomwhite's dad.<br><br>
Nice w/out Sal.<br><br>
BylBonger - I think that is actually a good run plan for where you are (strong) and will get you even more ready to go for the next one. Kudos.<br><br>
Up at 4 this morning, hearing the gut and heart wrenching sound of a dog screaming in pain or panic. By the time I got outside to investigate, there were only its tracks running away in the snow. Wish I knew. . . . Hope it's okay. . . .
 

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I had planned on 8 miles outdoors this morning . . . woke up and there was light snow out on the ground and freezing crap coming down so stayed in on the TM but had a lousy run. I ended up with 6 miles but had to take some walking breaks - blah - better than nothing though! Hopefully this will mean tomorrow's will go better!
 

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I had a decent workout this morning. Walked 1 mile (w/u & c/d) and ran 2 miles. Then did a 10 minute row at a really good clip, and upper body workout with planks, bench presses, and those assisted chin-ups, bicep & tricept curls. A good stretch, a hot shower, and I'm feeling a lot more alive than yesterday. Yeah, I know I'm not supposed to run with my hip stitches, but I kept it slow (well, I'm always slow) and the stitches were fine.<br><br>
Also DH came home late last night from a business trip, so I got a better sleep last night with him beside me, than I had gotten all week.<br><br>
We're almost on weekend time! Hugs to those with injuries.<br><br>
Susan
 

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I went for an easy 5 miler this morning and it turned into a progression run because of the wind...7:51 average pace...
 

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Poor <b>Millbot</b>. I hope it starts to feel better soon.<br><br><b>Robin</b>, if you go to the workout viewer and pull down the Options menu, you get an option to "Share this Workout." It will set up a dummy email message for you to mail to your mom, except you can copy out the URL and paste it elsewhere.<br><br>
Another option is to make your workouts public on your profile page. Then you get a URL like this: <a href="http://www.TrainingPeaks.com/MustangSally" target="_blank">http://www.TrainingPeaks.com/MustangSally</a>, which presents a text-y view of the workout, but no cool pix.<br><br>
I use Training Peaks to communicate with Coach. She puts the workouts in there, I report back there. Things I wish it did:<br><br>
1) It doesn't display splits. This is most annoying, because I have to pull the splits into SportTracks on my PC and then re-key them. Dunno whether Coach gets them, but I doubt it.<br><br>
2) It doesn't correct lousy Garmin elevation. MotionBased does, and there's a plug-in for SportTracks that does.<br><br>
As a result, I use SportTracks on the PC and TrainingPeaks for Coach.<br><br>
I'm resting today. But I have <b>a question</b> for those of you who have been through a big build-up before:<br><br>
I go through life having lots of medium-good runs, and the odd great one, and the odd suck-o-rama. Since this build began, however, I feel as if I'm swinging violently between "I suck" and "I rock." I don't seem to have medium runs at the moment. When they're good, I am all-powerful and can do no wrong. When they're bad, I might as well be upside-down in a blackberry swamp with my drawers down. (No, wait. I <i>was</i>...)<img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br><br>
Is this a factor of the extra load? Body is getting stronger, but having a hard time with the change? God help DH if this continues for another few weeks and coincides with another notoriously unstable phase of my month-to-month self <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> Is this how it's going to be until Eugene?
 

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Darn, Millbot... Sorry to hear about the fall. How about we have a pity party together?<br><br>
Aija, hearing an animal in pain like that would be most unsettling to me. I hope it's okay.<br><br>
We were having a great yoga class last night and I was really feeling like I had some mojo back after my crappy run yesterday. We were doing handstands against the wall and I smacked my right forefoot hard on the hardwood floor as I was coming down. It really stung and started to swell right away. I iced as soon as I got home but I feel like I am walking on a big lump of chewing gum. This morning I have a long bruise that seems to follow the bone of my 4th toe, 3 toes bruised on the underneath sides, plus I have bruising on the top of my foot between my 3rd and 4th toes. MrC thinks I need an xray but I don't think anything is broken because I don't have much pain (as long as I walk with a flat foot) LOL.<br><br>
Not much I can do but laugh at how this week is turning out.<br><br>
I'm still headed to Yellowstone to ski today -- will load up on ibu and Peppermint Schnapps as needed.<br><br>
Hope everyone has a great weekend.
 

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Mustang/BlueberrySwamp,<br><br>
In a big Base Building phase it's not unusual to be feeling draggy. The body and legs are (purposely) being stressed so that they adapt to the stress and get stronger. However, I find on hard run days (even during base building) that running hard causes the endorphins to kick in and life feels grand (after ward at least!). Slower runs don't do the endorphin magic for me anymore.<br><br>
Keep on, keeping on but listen for signs that are not tiredness/blahness ...<br><br>
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I have built up a few times from 40 to 60 mpw, and I have never experienced these violent swings. In fact it is quite rare that I have a run that I would call sucky. The main change I noticed was that I really started to drag if I didn't get enough sleep.<br><br>
So from my experience, I would say no, what you describe is not a necessary consequence of increasing mileage.<br><br>
What does Coach say?
 

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Good news about tomwhite's Dad. You're missed when you're not around, tw.<br>
(((((((((angelbot))))))))) Shall I send NOD32 nurse?<br>
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Nice w/o Susan.<br>
Did I hear The Jogger in here carrying a bag of Tyrell's? <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br>
Paint roll curls for me today.<br><br>
Although it's a bit of a distant memory at this point, Sal, I can't say I felt that way so early (i.e. before 40mpw, no lengthy tempo runs) in the phase.<br><br>
I wonder if the timing of the w/o's makes a difference. I know you do many weekday w/o's at night when it's no great surprise you'd be tired. You've also mentioned your coach adding on a few extras for you and not the others. Have you asked her why and whether that might make a difference? Or maybe your insanely busy life outside of running (?) How's the nutrition? hydration?<br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><br>
And are you coming up to play this weekend?</span>
 

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Good questions, Mill and SS.<br><br>
You're right - I don't have enough experience to avoid a double-whammy when I am forced to back an evening run up to a morning run the next day. Maybe working on getting some consistency to my run times would be good. Pushing them all into the early morning, though, will cost me sleep, and Mill: I agree that losing sleep is a real negative here. Will start recording sleep hours and get a realistic view of whether I'm shorting myself there.<br><br>
Nutrition is never ideal - I can give that more attention. Evening workouts also increase the risk of intestinal upset, as I have more random stomach contents to worry about than first thing in the morning. Hmm.<br><br>
Coach wasn't too surprised when I mentioned it. She wants me to start reporting overall run quality. Time to make more use of the TrainingPeaks metrics, I guess.
 

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3 miles instead of 6, my mid section just a little too sore to push given the next weekend's run.<br><br>
Headed for the Mt camping with Ed, my favorite Lutheran, and others to follow.<br>
I'm cookin' regular old cow and bean chili, since the moratorium was placed on my curry.<br>
It's been warm a few days, so what little snow we've had is probably gone even above 5000'.<br><br>
Maybe there will be some<br>
wood nymphs serving<br>
tropical drinks<br>
JJJ
 
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