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<p>Good Morning Everyone!</p>
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<p>ML run this morning.  It's starting to feel a little like fall in New England . . .</p>
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<p>Have a wonderful day!</p>
 

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<p>Hi ya Pink and followers.</p>
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<p>1 hour ez.   Heard an appropriate quote this morning from sports talk radio in DC this morning.</p>
<p>"You can't shove away 90 degrees".     I won't have to shovel snow this winter but this heat and humidity has no end in sight.  </p>
 

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<p>Hi Pink and KS.  You know, Pink, you're right about that "feeling like Fall" thing.  During my run along the Hudson River yesterday, there was one area of the trail that was almost 100% covered with fallen leaves. The sweet smell of decomposing leaves was in the air.</p>
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<p>I'm scheduled to go out for a combination Pace Interval / Cruise Interval workout in 1 hour. I have to run the Pace portion of it at 7:30 for 4 miles, then the Cruise portion at 6:50 - 7:00 pace for 1 mile. I tried this same workout last Thursday in the morning before work and just couldn't pull off the Cruise Interval, bagging it after 1/4 mile.  Today, I have a good pre-run carbo meal in my stomach, so I have a better chance of having the stamina needed to make it to the end.  But my legs keep asking me if I REALLY want to try it again,because they are sore and they don't want to. (Stoopid legs).</p>
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<p>Happy Trails everyone.</p>
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<p>Editing to Add at 2:00:  I did the run, and instead of 7:30's, I ran 7:18 / 18 / 11 / 12 for 28:59.  I was stoked.  I was going to adjust my pace after the first mile, but felt like I could handle it for :30:00, though I was wondering if I'd made a mistake after about three miles. But I just kept myself under control and managed to pull it off at the pace that McMillan says I should be doing HM workouts at (7:15), not the pace that my self-defeating little mind thinks I should do them at (7:30). </p>
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<p>I tried to do the 1-mile Cruise Interval 5:00 later, but there was pain and stiffness in my right foot, just above my ankle, so I bailed after :30.  The anterior tibialis muscle is a little sore now when I try to dorsi-flex (raise my toes); so I'm not doing the 1-mile walk to the bus after work today - I'll just get it near my building instead.</p>
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<p>All I have left for the rest of the day is my upper body dumbbell workout, after I get home from work.</p>
 

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<p>Please send some of that heat back here; it seemed to turn into dreary winter weather on the first day of September.  <span style="font-size:8px;">grumble grumble</span>.  And we never got a proper heat wave this year.  <span style="font-size:8px;">grumble grumble</span></p>
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<p>5.5 with some light speedwork. </p>
 

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<p>Good morning friends.  Well, I'm going to be a brave soul this evening and attempt a Zumba class at my gym. This should provide a measure of hilarity to the other class participants, as I have no sense of rhythm or coordination.  However, the class's timing is good and since I didn't have a chance to run or work out otherwise this morning, the Zumba will be an XT fill-in. </p>
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<p>Yesterday during lunch I watched a Youtube video of a typical Zumba class and everyone was all in sync and wearing groovy clothing.  Since I don't have anything truly groovy or hip (only either Librarian-type clothing or "70's hippie" stuff), I settled for the next best thing, which is an expensive pair of Lululemon capris that I had bought in a moment of weakness only because they made my ass look fantastic.  So they'll have to do.  Surely it's better to have a fabulous derriere than not; even if it's not cloaked in hip attire.  I hope I'm not the oldest person in the class, but that's not terribly relevant.</p>
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<p>I'm sure you'll all be waiting with baited breath to hear how this goes.  I promise to be truthful and not pretty it up when I relay the experience.  Tune back in later tonight to hear all about it!</p>
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<p>Good runs to all of you ~ I plan to do a few miles tomorrow, if I'm not in traction from the aforementioned Zumba class.</p>
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<p>Forgot to mention that today is my "baby"'s birthday - DS2 is now 27.  His PhD is scheduled to be granted in December.  I still can't believe it.</p>
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<p>Susan</p>
 

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<p>I'll join Econo in the grumble chant. this is too cold for southern oregon in september. It's like someone flipped the light switch when I blinked.</p>
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<p>I have not been training properly for Saturday's 5K and am now having 2nd thoughts on even showing up. I've been under the weather for the last 2-3 days, still not feeling that well, although better today than yesterday. But I've only run 4 miles so far this week and not sure I should even run tonight if I'm just now starting to feel a little better. Tomorrow afternoon is our company annual rafting trip that I'm going to bag. Rafting in 70 degree weather is not my idea of fun.</p>
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<p>that's all I got today. . . . sheesh, what a complainer I am.</p>
 

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<p>I bet KS and Ribs would trade for some of that PNW weather right now.</p>
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<p>Weather - it's good to have.  Think of the alternative.</p>
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<p>Great 8 last night, JJJ!</p>
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<p>No running for me today, just upper body and core weight training.  I'm pumped up now.</p>
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<p>ttfn,</p>
<p>Mike</p>
 

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<p>I'm not going to complain a bit, but I greeted the day with 15 minutes of yoga.  I also got my Brooks Glycerin 9, free of course because I'm a wear-tester.  They look sweet and I get to run in them after work!</p>
 

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<p>You won't see me grumbling about the current weather in the PNW; it's perfect to me.  No heat or A/C needed.   Ahhh!</p>
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<p>I am scheduled to run intervals this evening, but it's not going to happen.  I ran my long run last Sunday in a make and model of shoe I don't normally wear.  I had over 30 miles on them before the run so I considered them broken in.  But I'm <em>still</em> suffering from all sorts of leg pains that I've never had before.  I think it will just be an easy 5 miles tonight.</p>
 

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<p>Loving the weather here too..... nice and cool at night.  As we don't have AC, I haven't slept this well for a while!!</p>
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<p>Susan, I bet you'll look just fabulous.... and I'll also bet everyone else will be too busy trying not to look uncoordinated to be watching you.</p>
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<p>Sounds like a smart plan, Lab.</p>
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<p>Will run with the LRS group after work.</p>
 

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<p>...glad jjj's feeling better............</p>
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<p>.........20min xbike standing,</p>
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<p>more trekking</p>
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<p>I may run away from home...<img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif" style="width:18px;height:18px;" title=""></p>
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<p>..............good running to the rest of ya....</p>
 

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<p>10 + miles, lovin the cool weather, ...............try spendin 40 some odd years with an outside job.....65° is real nice.</p>
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<p>But I will say, this cool spell has screwed up some of the local animals. Saw I doe I didn't recognize just as I was leaving to run, with a little 3 point buck sniffin after her. It's at least 2 weeks early for deer hanky panky.</p>
 

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<p>Agreed!  Nice seeing JJJ back.</p>
<p>Johnny, don't get caught in a rut!  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif" title=""></p>
<p>I think we need to get Econo to close the glaring loopholes in the U.S. banking/financial system.  Now, <em>there's</em> something to grumble about!</p>
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<p>Coming to you from the best running weather <em>anywhere</em> ... and where you see whales -- yes, that's right, I saw a pod today -- <strong>orcas</strong>, to be precise ...</p>
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<p>10.13 miles with speedwork</p>
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<p>ETA:  Excellent, BTY!  Way to show that self-defeating mind who's boss.  My flabby, unfocused blob of grey goo could use some tips.</p>
 

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<p>My running partner and I planned on 10 this morning, the first day after the storm.  So like the Inky Dinky spider we headed out around the park system here, but kept finding closed areas, flooding and stuff, so we ended up running all over town to finish the run.  10.2, kinda slow because it is very humid today.</p>
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<p>Plan is for 4 slow recovery tomorrow and a tired 5K on Saturday.  Then Sunday is my last LR and let the taper begin!  Spareribs</p>
 

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<p>Sharpening Ribs! Sharpening! Good job on getting in the 10 miles even with all the detours and creative route making.</p>
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<p>7.8 miles at 5:00 am with 5 of them in 36:18, breezy and chilly, leaves flying, bears searching, school busses in view by the end of the run.</p>
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<p>Blob of grey goo, Yeah right! I am just going to call you Blogg now, ducking and sprinting away....nice running and orca spotting.</p>
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<p>Way to be BTY! Nice pacing and kicking that self-defeat to the curb</p>
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<p>Nice 10 for you too Johnny</p>
 

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<p>I did scratch my scheduled intervals, but I felt a little guilty about it.  So instead of running five easy miles, I turned it into a tempo run.  5 miles at 7:14/mi, including 1.5 miles at 10K pace (~6:35/mi).  Not as beneficial for me as intervals, but it did feel good to quicken the pace a tad.</p>
 

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<p>I know what you mean about quickening the pace, Labduck.  I just did a run/walk like the other day but 5 miles this time.  My heel gets better every day and with the walk breaks, it allows me to turn it into a progression run.  A 9 pace feels easier than it used to, but maybe that's because of the walk breaks.  I started the running at 10 and after about a mile of that, cranked it up a notch each time.  By the end I was up to 8:34.</p>
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<p>I have a follow-up appt. with the podiatrist tomorrow.  I'm unsure what to ask him.</p>
 

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<p>You're making good progress, Opie!</p>
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<p>Bears, Karin???</p>
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<p>6.25 miles, to the track and back with the LRS gang.  Wasn't originally going to do quite this much, not wanting to push the ankle too much, but it felt good enough to do a few laps with 3X200M pickups before heading back at a slow jog at dusk, keeping one of the guy's grade 10 daughter safe thru the paths on the return.</p>
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