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Morning campers;<br><br>
Looks like I get to kick the day off.<br><br>
Yesterday was a bust due to unexpected family commitments, i.e. those made for me not by me, so the maiden voyage of my DST13s had been rescheduled for today. It'll be the same 5 miler I had planned.<br><br>
Have a good one!
 

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Morning!<br><br>
4+ easy paced miles today...running over ice and through puddles...quite an adventure this morning.<br><br>
Welcome to SUPER TUESDAY!
 

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Boooh weirdo politicians...hooray fellow runners.<br><br>
Nice easy recovery run for me today, and here's to hopng conditions improve over yesterday.
 

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Asics, enjoy your 5<br><br>
Flo, dont you just hate ice and puddles... ughhh<br><br>
Alex: enjoy your recovery run<br><br>
Liz: sorry that doesnt even sound fun to me... (maybe becuase I am slow) <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I just finished 5 miles<br>
later I will get a 2 mile walk<br><br>
enjoy your day everyone
 

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I love those commercials. Especially the one where he tells the guy he's really ugly.<br><br>
Enjoy the test run Asics.<br><br>
Nice work Flo.<br><br>
I'm sure you'll enjoy the speedwork Liz.<br><br>
Way to get the early work in Richard. And there are a lot of people on here who would rather do a long run than 400 repeats.<br><br><br>
Decided to go without a watch or HRM for the run yesterday, and just let my legs set the pace. I could tell I was feeling pretty decent, but I wasn't pushing the pace at all so I figured I was going like 8:30-9:00 pace.<br><br>
10 miles later, I got back and it was closer to 7:30-7:45 pace. Ok, guess taking a few days easy wasn't a bad thing. Now I just wish I had heart rate data to see what effort level that was.<br><br>
10 more tonight with the HRM. The wife will be over near Kansas City on an audit, so I'll probably go nice and slow since there won't be anything to come home to other than the cats and studying.<br><br>
Enjoy your runs today everyone.
 

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Richard & Mailbox- The speed work is fun for me because I can actually do that. Give me 9+ Miles of running and I'm a gonner <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Flo- good work getting it done nice and early<br>
Alex- Enjoy the recovery run<br>
Mailbox- Have a good 10! What are you studying for?<br>
Run- Have a good run in the new kicks. I just bought a new pair myself, I always feel like I have new legs when I get new sneakers.
 

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Good morning everyone. Looks like I have 3 or so miles planned for later this afternoon. I voted early, so I don't have to go stand in line today. Have a great day everyone.
 

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Hi everyone. Hal's schedule called for 4.5 miles today, so I did that, on the treadmill, in 39:57. I'm working from home today because my car is in the shop, so I'm not really late for anything. Yay.<br><br>
Good ones, all.
 

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Studying for the 3rd (and last) level of the CFA exam. Just got to add "CIPM" after my "professional" name, so this should be the last set of initials I try to add for a while.<br><br>
And I have the opposite reaction for the same reason as you. I'll go out and do long runs gladly because I can do that. Speed's another thing. There's a reason I never raced anything shorter than an 800 in high school track.
 

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Morning all!!!<br><br>
Great runs flobear, Richard, Mailbox and Ellen. Hope the rest of you get great runs in later.<br><br>
Fishbowl for me this morning. Kept it a slow and steady. Working on form and reducing stroke count. I was doing 27. Today was about 24. We're getting somewhere. 50:01. Not a clue on distance.<br><br>
Then for a run. 55* and rain. Life does not get any better than this!!! Very, very enjoyable run. I was supposed to throw in some surges, but I didn't want to interupt the flow, so just kept it a steady. I knew I was moving, but didn't realize how fast: 5.43m, 45:50, 8:27pace.
 

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Woke up to probably 2 inches of snow. Supposed to get 4-7 more. I can't <b>WAIT!</b><br><br>
Looks like every other person has been active today. I'll be back later...<br><br>
Edited to add: I'm with the long run camp. Not too fond of the speed work. It's okay, but you won't find me saying what I said in <a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum//showthread.php?t=20948" target="_blank">Saturday's</a> post...
 

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Ditto mailbox...<br><br>
I would much rather go out for 10-15 miles than do a single speed work session LOL!!!<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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4 Boys: nice job in the fishbowl and with the run<br><br>
Elllen: way to bang out the 4.5<br><br>
kfuller: get it done and way to vote...<br><br>
We are supposed to get alot of snow here as well... great! NOT!!!!!!!!!!<br><br><br>
we are an active bunch this morning arent we<img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif">
 

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Good morning and good running all.<br><br>
I did 52 mins on the trails this morning. It was warm - 40's -, foggy, and rather muddy. No deer sightings today - I often see dozens - they must have all been sleeping in because of the gloomy weather...<br><br>
Asics, I will be interested to hear your report on the DST13s -- I had the 12s and was not too happy with them (I liked the 11s much better). Right now I am using the SpeedStar IIs for the roads. (I use the TrailAttacks for the trails -- I'm an asics fan too!)
 

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I guess I'll try to get another quality session in over lunch today. My legs are pretty shot since I did speedwork yesterday afternoon, then followed that up with 4 TM miles, some bike riding, and ab-work after work. However, we are supposed to be snowy and rainy for 9 of the next 10 days. 3 more inches of snow is supposed to come this afternoon. I can't imagine being able to get any quality speed sessions in with this horrible weather, so today might be the best chance for a while. I hate winter SO MUCH.
 

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Morning all,<br><br>
What a day in the DC area...high temperature is forecast for 67F today! <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"> Sorry Tonya, but you can have your snow. I'll take an early taste of spring any time. If I want snow I can always drive a few hours to West Virginia, otherwise I can live without it.<br><br>
8 mile marathon pace run is on the dance card for this afternoon. My buddy/co-worker Brian is planning to do it with me but I had to warn him I would be going at "my" marathon pace today and he said he would try to hang with me for as long as he could. We'll see how that goes...<br><br>
I may try for a double tonight with an evening recovery run on the treadmill. Then I can put XM's POTUS channel on my stereo and listen for Super Tuesday results while I run.<br><br>
On the speed vs. long run debate. I look forward to both track workouts and long runs; I psych myself up for them as the week progresses. Basically for me there are 3 focal workouts to my typical week -- medium distance tempo run, intervals, long run. Sometimes a race replaces one of those 3 but those are the building blocks. The rest of the week I add in various easy runs, spinning, soccer, etc. Overall I love the track workouts though; for me they are almost as big an adrenaline rush as racing and I enjoy the rhythm of the workouts.<br><br>
Nirv - sorry about the crappy weather.<br><br>
kfuller - have a good run later.<br><br>
loopy - sounds like you have a lot of nice trails to run on out there in Lehigh Valley.<br><br>
Ellen - nice solid run this morning. You're starting to really put it together.<br><br>
4boysmom - nice double this morning. Sounds like the off day yesterday really energized you.<br><br>
Alex - "weirdo politicians," care to elaborate? C'mon you're too young to be that cynical yet.<br><br>
Flo - nice run this morning<br><br>
RA - have fun with the new shoes later.
 

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whew...big time workout for me today! Toughest one in awhile<br><br>
The goal was:<br>
1 mile warmup<br>
2 miles at Marathon Goal Pace <b>(9:00)</b><br>
4x1 mile at Tempo Pace <b>(8:36)</b> with 1 minute recoveries<br>
2 miles at Marathon Goal Pace<br><b><br>
Here's how it went:<br>
Time of day: 6am<br>
Temp: 36 degrees<br>
Weather: Rain<br>
Wind: Slight Breeze<br><br></b>1 mile warmup: <b>11:04<br></b>2 miles at MGP: <b>9:09, 9:18<br></b>4x1 miles at Tempo: <b>8:36, 8:28, 8:35, 8:31<br></b>2 miles at MGP: <b>8:57, 8:47<br></b>total distance including recoveries: <b>9.4 miles<br><br></b>I was ready to be done, but felt pretty good the whole way...thought I'd be much more tired.<br><br><span style="font-size:large;"><b>Question for you all</b></span>: I have run two marathons in the past two years (Oct '06, and Oct '07): <b>4:36</b> and <b>4:33</b> with a beginners training plan - and missed a few long runs. However I have also ran a <b>hilly 12k</b> last May in <b>57:21 (7:41 pace)</b>, and a <b>hilly half marathon</b> last June in <b>1:49. Do you think I'm ok in aiming for a sub four marathon in May, or am I trying to improve too quickly? So far my training has seemed fine, but I'm only 2-3 weeks in. Thanks</b>
 

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Agreed. If you ran a 1:49 on a hilly HM course, you should be ready to beat 4 hours.
 
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