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Happy Tuesday!<br><br>
I finally got my butt out the door just in time to see the huge yellow moon setting.<br><br>
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6 easy miles, 3 with Puddinhead<br><br>
Puddinhead reminds me that she did 2.5 miles yesterday and I neglected to report it.
 

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wtg Puddinhead..........oh you too millbot <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
She really turned out to be a great adoptee dog/running buddy!
 

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.......35min heavyhands run.............still doing 4/1 til hip gets better........<br><br>
...........not a lot of Enthuiasim today.............but Going Thru the Motions counts too........<br><br>
.....................good running guys............give it your best shot........
 

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This is the beginning of my 3rd week of the 60 minute running plan, and I walked 5 mins, ran 30 mins, and walked 5 mins. Tough going since I'm still not feeling great with this low-grade virus, but I got through it. At least the weather is nice - it was 55 this morning and is supposed to go up to 85 later in the day.<br><br>
Had to rush to shower and get to an 8:30am meeting. I hate rushing like that! My hair is looking particularly "unique" as a result. Oh well, that should be the worst thing that happens, right?<br><br>
Susan, still feeling draggy after 6 days of the virus....
 

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0500<br>
61f brrrrrrrr<br>
7.5mi w/ 3x2k, 400 recovery jog<br>
7:48 (avg hr=143bpm), 2:53jog, 7:45 (148bpm), 3:06jog, 7:26 (153)<br><br>
uggg, six minute pace never used to feel so tough... but getting back into shape, and getting faster with dropping temps. long recoveries helped enormously.
 

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Morning all,<br>
McSolar send some of that brrr to S. TX. Yes, it's getting harder to hit the paces we used to. I hate that.<br><br>
Riley - send a pic of your hair; bet it's good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> Hope you get to feeling better.<br><br>
Tom White - I'll share some of my enthusiasm with ya today.<br><br>
Hi Hally<br><br>
Millbot - maybe puddinhead needs to be posting too?<br><br>
After my progression 6 miler yesterday a.m. I did run my 9 miler p.m. Sun was going down and humidity was down as well. Avg. 7:52 with last mile a cool down in 8:46. ahr was 134. Goal is to run 7:15-7:20 at Disney w/ hr @ 155-160. So need to avg. 25 secs faster per mile for another 17 miles with hr elevated another 25. We'll see. 6 miles easy this afternoon.<br><br>
Looking to hear from the rest of you.<br>
good runs to ya<br>
ksrunr<br>
drinking the wind
 

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mc,<br>
At this point I will just hold your mittens until you arrive in Hartford.<br>
I was planning on 23M tomorrow. Forecast...90+ !!<br>
craig
 

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awww, poor Mc - shivering in the cold low 60's weather . . . Are you layering up yet?<br><br>
no run for me yet today, but will go to the gym during lunch for 3 miles or so. Went in the hottub last night - first time I've done that in months - and I slept like a baby! I forgot what a good sleep sedative that is.
 

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Good morning. I am glad I went back to yesterday's thread or I might've missed Millbot's training explanation. Millbuddy, how's your body holding up to running 6x/week? Do you have a marathon in your near future?<br><br>
I want to scale that pink bunny!<br><br>
Glad mc is finally enjoying some nipply weather after a long, hot summer. Our lows are falling into the 40s now. Perfect running temps <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Headed to pilates at noon and yoga after work. I love Tuesdays <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Pro, I hope you've changed your plans. 90? Gah.<br>
mc, don't the faster paces always seem tough as you ramp up? Is that a track or road w/o?<br>
Ya gotter done, tomwhite. Enthusiasm will return with hip health.<br>
ksrunr, refuse to believe age has anything to do with hitting pace. Denial is healthy.<br>
Hang in there, Susan. "Unique" hair means virus is on the way out.<br>
choovie, can I go with you to pilates and yoga?<br><br>
Nada, zippo, nuthin' for me today. I'd like to be doing just about anything other than what I <i>have</i> to do today. Work related. Bah.
 

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Mill - I also want to say how much I appreciate the details on your training regimen. It's not something I could do - running 6 days a week like that, but that training program has obviously benefitted you very well over the past couple yrs. Plus, you have all that youth on your side too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/notworthy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="notworthy">
 

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{{Susan}} I hope you're feeling better soon.<br><br>
MC: "61Fbrrrrrr" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> Not quite, buddy. But you can have your 105F, so I guess we're even.<br><br>
I ran 3 miles this morning. In the spooky darkness I saw a jogger in black sweats crossing the street toward me, about 1 block ahead. This guy had on a hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, even though the temp was a perfect 55F for shorts & SS shirt. I got the creeps when he disappeared into the trees by the side of the trail. Just to be safe, I crossed to the other side of the street. I kept an eye on the trail I'd just left, though, and there he was again, just staning there. He looked across the street, saw me and took off jogging very slowly, but this time going the same direction I was. He only jogged about 1/8 of a mile, then veered off the trail through a grassy area. He was probably harmless, but creeped me out, nonetheless. I was glad to get home. Total distance with w/u and c/d was 4 miles.<br><br>
On a happy note, my hip feels pretty good. I'm hoping last weeks soreness was just a little bump in the road. (tomwhite, I'm sending good vibes your way....///)
 

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MC, 61 sounds Just Right. (Dang, you're fast!)<br><br>
It was 45 and foggy yesterday as I biked down the hill to the office. My fingertips were frozen. So I went to the bike shop on my way home and said to the owner, "I must be the 23rd person to walk in here and announce a sudden and urgent need for gloves with fingers."<br><br>
"Well, no." (Sal slumps, because her joke failed.) "The 23rd such person walked in here at about 10:30 this morning." (Sal perks back up). So now I have nice toasty gloves for my roll into work in the morning.<br><br>
Big day ahead. Interval work on the bike this afternoon, followed by Storm-the-dog's trip to the veterinary chiropractor, in hopes that we can find out why my faithful running companion is so very lame. After that, I get my audience with the sports doc (after a six-week wait) to find out why my running self is so very lame. Will report back later.
 

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........thanks runnin//..........if we could just get choover to quit being <b>so Happy</b> it would help a lot......<br><br>
............<i>grumble grumble grumble</i>.......
 

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Hope you feel better, Susan.<br>
Stay warm, mc!<br>
Stay cool, Pro!<br>
Get to work, SS!<br>
{{Storm}}<br>
{{Mustang}}<br><br>
It's nice to see tomwhite picking on someone else for a change.<br><br>
choovie & Tamster, I definitely felt some trepidation about moving from 3x to 4x, 4x to 5x, and 5x to 6x per week. Three years ago, I would have told you that my body could not handle running more than 3x/week, and I might have been right. Now I have been doing 6x/week for a year, and handling it well. If you want to do it, you probably can. Build slowly, listen to your body, and all that.<br><br>
I will say that I usually look forward to Thursday, my short/easy day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Good morning to all, a little over 6 miles in the woods at a nice 9:15mm sproinky pace. It was cool enough (low 40's) this morning to wear a long sleeve shirt.<br><br>
Marie, be careful out there, the guy was probably takin a leak, but ya never know. A "get the f*&%$ outta here" wouldn't work on him.<br><br>
Millbot-Thanks for the training schedule info. I've C & P'd it to my log for further reference. I run 5 days a week now, but it took a few years to build up to that without injury. When I started at age 52, I was running only every other day.<br>
I can see now that a heart rate monitor is going to be the way to go, so I'm going to have to bite the bullet and invest in a 305. I'm realizing it's just too hard to try to run by feel. Today I wanted to go easy, but the body wanted to go faster.<br>
I try to have 2 easy days, a short long run of 10-11 miles, alternating a long run between 12 & 16-18 miles, and some other kind of speed work, be it intervals, tempo, or hills each week. I usually don't run on Mondays & Fridays.<br>
I also try to reduce the milage for a few weeks every few months, but usually some injury takes care of that. This year I've managed to build up to some 40-45 mile weeks, which is the most I've ever done.<br><br>
What method do you use for determining your max heart rate??<br><br>
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Fear the Bunny, (you know it'll attract space wolves)<br><br>
Thanks, Millbot that was inspiring info.<br>
Susan and TomW --hang in there<br><br>
Temps are calling for 89, but I doubt it'll make it. I'm doing 5 later.<br>
Thanks for reminding me of the hottub/sleep Tam. I get restless in the fall.<br><br>
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Mill - I do have trepidation about increasing my days of running beyond the current 4 days that I do. Running 4 days per is about all I do with the time constraints that I have. And since I've only been running a little over 1.5 yrs and only 1 yr sans ITBS, I am apprehensive about doing more than I currently do without the risk of reinjury. I was so patient and diligent during my recovery from ITBS, that I feel like I'd jinx myself by now thinking I'm all better and healthy and can just run as much as I want. Plus, in reality, my work schedule (40 hrs per week, plus about another 7 hrs per week of commute time) and still having quality time with my husband and son (quantity is definitely not there - so have to make up for it in quality) would really suffer if I tried to squeeze in yet another night of running. I "sort of" have a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, (sometimes friday), Saturday run schedule. But my Tuesday and sometimes Friday runs are just lunch break runs so are quickies at only 3-4 miles. Thursday nights usually go out the window about twice a month due to other things that come up . . .<br>
It's hard fitting all this in some weeks. . . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool">
 

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Tammy, I could NEVER do all that you manage to fit into a day. PLUS, you do it so well. Your running is improving too.<br><br>
You're such a young 'un, so you'll have plenty of time to do more running in the future, if that's what you choose to do.<br><br>
I need canning and preserving lessons. I think I need a few lessons from you sometime.<br><br>
(Okayokayokay, I'm going back to work, Millbot.)
 

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Thanks Souci. I do try to do alot, probably too much sometimes. . . last night is a prime example. I get home from my run, ds hasn't taken his post soccer practice shower yet, so I scoot him off to the shower, remind DH that all the garbages need to be taken out and he needs to haul the garbage can down to the end of the driveway (1/4 mile) (I guess it didn't help that I put "GARBAGE" on the calendar so he could do it earlier in the day?), whip up a batch of banana muffins with the REALLY dead banana's I have, get DS his bedtime snack and make DH a grilled ham and cheese because he was too tired to make himself anything to eat and was hungry. I'm doing all these tasks, in addition to cleaning up kitchen, at the same time. WELL, after I get the muffins IN the oven, I see TWO EGGS sitting on my counter. Damn . . forgot a sort of crucial ingredient like eggs. I quickly take the muffins out (they had only been in not even a minute before I realized I forgot the eggs), scrape batter back into mixing bowl, toss in eggs, mix, pour back in muffin pans. DH asked "how could you forget the eggs?" - "well, I'm trying to do 4 things at once here, Dear." he chuckles at me and then goes on to talk about his day, etc. and I politely tell him "please don't talk to me while I'm doing this".<br><br>
I guess some days I'm not quite up to my normal multi-tasking abilities.<br><br>
I'm off to go running now . . . fortunately, running and talking IS something I can do.
 
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