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I hope all from VT or friends and family of people there find someway to make it through today.<br><br>
Well sorry to keep ya hanging last night but I doubt anyone was on late enough to see what I said anyways. Things went incredibly well besides my unplanned race. Someone was gone so I got thrown into the 4x8...ugh...and ran my leg in 2:18. Not bad but not really great.<br><br>
Well then 3 events later I was in the mile and feeling still quite worn out from the 800 ran a pretty decent mile. 1:15, 1:19, 1:17, and 1:16 or something very close to that for a 5:07 and a new mile PR by 11 seconds.<br><br>
The big event for me that I was actually pretty rested for was the 2 mile. The guy who beat me by a little bit was talking to me and said he hoped to run close to 11 so I thought I'd stay with him. Well first lap was right on schedule and I found myself in 4th place. It was really comfortable but the leader and kid I planned on following were pulling away. 1:22. Next lap I started squeezing it down and trying to catch up and moved to 3rd. 1:26. Uh oh, this isn't picking it up. Okay same thing for the next 2 laps and I'm finally on this kid. 1:22, 1:21. 5:31 for the mile split. Now I'm running about 10 feet in front of this kid and he seems to be holding steady. Lucky for him he was at a home meet so about every 10 seconds he'd have someone cheering him on. Me...I had about 3 spots around the track where I heard nice job and so on. He clung on for about a lap and a half. Those 2 laps in 1:21, 1:22. My XC Coach is always there giving me splits and he says I really gapped the kid by now but first place is way off in the distance, about 100m ahead. He says just run for time now...boy am I tired. I work on my form and my arms are tightening up, but I realize I'm on pace for a great time so I keep trying to reel in that first place guy. Not happening but still a nice lap. 1:22...somehow I still have energy left and finish strong about 11 seconds behind first place in 10:57 with a last lap of 1:17. A huge PR for me but the thing is...I never ran this event competetively all of track. So I guess it was an almost guaranteed PR. Cool thing is...I didn't feel ideal last night and I still got a few weeks of good training so I'm hoping for some more drops still.<br><br>
Sorry for the longness...I am just really proud of myself.<br><br>
Have a good day and God bless!<br><br>
Alex
 

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And you have more than every right to feel proud of yourself. Man oh man.<br><br>
Have you ever gone back and read your reports from about a year ago? Do you remember everyone telling you that you were doing the right things and not to sweat the bad days?<br><br>
Congratulations on a great meet Alex!<br><br><br>
7 hilly miles with 9x100 metres strides. I haven't lost THAT much conditioning, but I did feel it today as I pushed the pace a bit. Some discomfort, but I managed to hold on strong. Two miles at better than MP. The first was net downhill, the second netted to flat (half a mile down half a mile up). Discomfort aside, I'd say that I'm about 85% of where I was three weeks ago. I'll go with that. 1:01:22
 

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1 hour on the TM. I am trying to work a wee bit harder on all my workouts. Mission accomplished <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> feeling groovy.
 

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Grizzly - <img alt="icon_cheers.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif"><br><br>
Alex - You rock! I am sure glad our events are 5 mile and 10 mile and not 2 mile or 5k <img alt="icon_bounce.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_bounce.gif"> Gives this old Clyde a chance with a young stallion like you!<br><br>
I am happy that I skipped the T-Paced workout yesterday. Today I was a little short on time and still deeply distburbed by the VT shootings - I was not very productive yesterday - Wow the world sucks sometimes.<br><br>
The best thing when my heads to full of stuff is a kick-ass workout! Short on time - Don't warmup as much.<br><br>
15 total miles with 10 @ T pace in 4-3-2-1 fashion on TM - Was hard but strong and I was tired but not destroyed at the end -<br><br>
Good running to all -
 

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Don't tell my doctor or my husband, but I just went for a quick run around my neighborhood. Its a beautiful day, and I just couldn't NOT run.<br><br>
I'm wicked outta shape though. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> I don't think the run was more than 2.5-3 miles, and I was huffing and puffing at the end.
 

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Lily, why shouldn't you run? I'm sorry if you've said and I don't remember.<br><br>
Yesterday I ran 4.5 in 46:51 and my knee hurt after about 3 miles. I haven't done anything about that yet. However, on Friday's run of 3.6 miles, I didn't have any knee pain at all. Go figure. Must have rolled it just right.
 

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I woke up and did 5.4 this morning, at about 8:40 pace. It felt good. My shins are still a little sore from the hills in the race on Sunday, but they didn't bother me running. It was a nice, cool morning - mid 50s. I felt great.<br><br>
Great workouts everyone!
 

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My doctor believes that running interferes with fertility treatment. But this cycle was unsuccessful anyway and I personally believe that getting fat would be more detrimental to my fertility than a few short runs!
 

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2.1 miles in 25:12 (12mm) on the treadmill. Three weeks post partum today and feeling good.<br><br>
My older sis has been recommending pilates as a way to get my abs back in shape, so I ordered a dvd on netflix to try out. I've never done it before.<br><br>
Also, I think everyone has me scared that my uterus is going to fall out, so I'm a little paranoid about my running.
 

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Did not want to go out. Weather still teh suck.<br><br>
7 miles @ an easy 8:01 pace. 31 degrees, moderate rain and wet heavy snow, 20 mph headwind most of the time, 4-6 inches of slush in spots otherwise alot of puddles and rivulets. Almost bailed at 5.<br><br>
Feet very wet and very cold at the end.<br><br>
Better now and glad I got my lazy butt out the door. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><i>Of course the rain and snow has now ended...</i>
 

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Ah. Well, I wouldn't think one or two runs would make a difference either, but I ain't no doctor...
 

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Taught pilates w/physioballs this morning, and swam 1700 m this afternoon. I did a lot of sprint sets, and they are feeling easier.
 

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Well I ditched practice but with coach's permission since my calves are oh so tight! 4.5 easy and I dragged another sprinter who ditched practice 'cause he feels all poopy too. At the end he was talking to his woman and was like..."Ya I just ran like 6 miles with Alex." I just laughed and walked away...I'm gonna Stick 'em up and ice. Most likely a hot tub soaking too...after I finish my homework of course though...<br><br>
Numbers: 4.5 at 8 min. pace.<br><br>
Alex
 

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Hi all<br><br>
No run for me today. Scheduled day off, and let me tell you, the legs <b>really</b> do need it.<br><br>
For those of you who were disappointed not to see pics from Saturday's race, check the PRT. There's a couple of pics there. I suppose if I were a nice guy I'd hyperlink to them...Hmmm.... <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Anyway, here's wishing you all a good/safe run/whatever today.
 

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90 minutes in the weight room. Didn't hurl, but sure thought about it for a while.<br><br>
Some youngster with a death wish decided that the best place to do push-ups would be under the left side of a 175-pound barbell while I was doing squats.<br><br>
Words were said. He moved. <img alt="icon_flower.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_flower.gif">
 

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I was planning on a 3.5 mile walk/run today outside, but the dark forbidding rainy streets made me run back inside for coffee.
 

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3 miles on the treadmill. I got home late and felt icky after eating conference food all day long, but I did it anyway and I feel better now.
 

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10 miles cycling, run 3 easy miles.<br><br>
Cycled to the track for the Tuesday group and just jogged a few easy ones. I've kept active since the race and I must say that active recovery is working. The legs did not reject the idea of running. Yay!
 

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2.6 kilometers, listening to John Rutter's Magnificat.<br><br>
With plenty of snow <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 
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