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It's race day!<br><br>
I'm pumped up and ready to go,<br>
though our course will be oh so slow.<br><br>
I'm very excited though and hope it gives me a good mark to build the rest of the season off of. Have a great day folks.<br><br>
Alex
 

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Gosh Alex...it just seemed like yesterday when you finished last season.<br><br>
8 miles for me this morning in some serious heat and humidity.<br><br>
Stay cool!
 

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Good running in the heat LOF and you too arro -<br><br>
Alex, have a great run later and hope you get to wear your Cork T-Shirt some time this season <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">....<br><br>
For me, I ran a 6.6 mile run along the Liffey walls then out along the coast at Sandymount Strand, an extension of my 5 mile route. Steady run at around 8 minute pace, most enjoyable.
 

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What distance race Alex?<br><br>
I did 8 miles in the hottest heat we've had here in a while. It was awful. But, it's done. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Ran 1 mile in 100 degree heat to the Y. Ran 1.5 miles on the 'mill and then did abs. Ran 1 mile back in the 100 degree heat. Whew.
 

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Hope the race goes/went well, Alex!<br><br>
Rest day today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Nettie it's a 5k so should definitely be a PR...and once the weather cools down I'm hoping for some more as the season rolls along.<br><br>
Lof - I do too buddy...where does time go?<br><br>
Well I'm out....report back tonight.
 

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Good luck, Alex!!!!!<br><br>
I did 5.5 miles at my alleged marathon pace. That took an hour. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Cheers,<br>
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4 miles in the rain with my friend. Good run, good chat! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Hope the race went well Alex!<br><br>
Nice running folks.<br><br>
24 hours can make a huge difference, as I really struggled tonight. Here's the report:<br><br><b>Daily Run Report</b><br><br><b>Date:</b> 08/23/2007 <b>Time:</b> 15:37<br><b>Run Type:</b> Just A Run<br><b>Distance:</b> 10.25 miles<br><b>Total time:</b> 01:54:25.4 <b>Average Per Mile:</b> 00:10:52.1<br><b>Course:</b> OTHER COURSE<br><b>Max HR (for entire workout):</b> 165<br><b>Average HR:</b> 132<br><b>Shoes:</b> Mizuno Wave Ascend 2 - 06/2007 <b>Date Entered Service:</b> 06/26/2007 <b>Ending Mileage:</b> 81.1<br><b>Weather:</b><br><b>Temperature:</b> 72 <b>Temperature Type:</b> Ambient Air <b>Time:</b> Start<br><b>Temperature:</b> 71 <b>Temperature Type:</b> Ambient Air <b>Time:</b> End<br><b>Dew Point:</b> 63 <b>Time:</b> Start<br><b>Dew Point:</b> 62 <b>Time:</b> End<br><b>Wind speed:</b> 2 <b>Max Gust:</b> 6 <b>Direction:</b> ESE<br><br><a href="http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=16028" target="_blank">MERRIMACK RIVER TRAIL</a><br><br>
Plan tonight was 14 miles on the trail. I did not feel right with tired quads and a bit of stiffness in the lower back, so I bagged the run early.<br><br>
I nearly fell a few times and since I was not doing well I just decided to bag the run early. Now is not the time to get hurt.<br><b>Run Segments<br>
Name Time Distance AvgMile HR AvgHR Total Time</b><br>
5m out 00:53:00.4 5.0 00:10:36.1 133 133 00:53:00.4<br>
5m back 00:58:24.1 5.25 00:11:07.4 139 132 01:51:24.5<br>
Recov-1 00:03:00.9 0.0 00:00:00.0 82 105 01:54:25.4
 

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Well it was agonizingly humid out but we did get a nice little bonus when we got a sprinkle...at least something to cool us off. Gun went off and I stayed nice and relaxed, probably 15th-20th place at the quarter and by the half mile I was already in about 8th. I hung on a bit off the lead pack, then passed the guy in front of me and didn't want to be in the "dead zone" and I easily made up the 10m they had on me over the course of a quarter mile or so...first mile 5:25 but I'm feeling good. Now I'm in 4th for the next mile and we go through at 11:08..slowed down a bit but so did everyone else and I'm nowhere near empty. Then I realize the leader is gapping us even more so I break off the pack of 2 others I've been running with and chase after him. This kid has run like mid-16s so this is a workout for him...he's not anywhere near racing so he handily stays ahead of me by about 10m for the rest of the race. I'm happy though...with how mushy our course was and how humid to come with a placing PR of 2nd and a time PR of 17:51 on a possibly long course for the first meet of the year, I am very pleased and everybody be watching that PR hopefully drop as the season continues.<br><br>
Thanks for the well wishes everyone...I had you in my head a lot of it...especially you Mike. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Alex - <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
You have about 9 more weeks to peak - 17:51 is a very good time, but you'll run faster. More important is you need to gain some race experiece / confidence at your new studliness level.
 

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8 miles tonight in 80 degrees, lower humidity, and a breeze, so it was very comfortable. Great run! <span style="font-size:xx-small;">Even though I had to use a construction port-o-jon.</span><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/surprised.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Surprised"><br><br>
I ran with two other women who I think will become running buddies, and another woman who was visiting the area caught up to us and finished with us. Good female running mojo tonight!
 
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