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Good morning everyone. Today I don't have to work until noon so I'm hanging out at home for a while with the doggies, and then heading to the gym to do a 4 mile walk/run combo. Unfortunately I have my Library Board meeting tonight so I won't get home until 10ish, at the earliest.<br><br>
It's a cold, rainy day here in suburban NY and supposed to stay like that until the weekend. I don't even think there are any turkey trots in the area for Thursday; a couple were held last Sunday nearby.<br><br>
I was really happy to be able to sign up and form a team for the Maintain Campaign, and we're off to a good start on day 2!<br><br>
Have a great day,<br>
Susan
 

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Hi Susan! Wow, you library types like to stay up late, huh? Right, choovie?<br><br>
Hi Opie! Sorry, I missed what injury you're dealing with?<br><br>
Labduck, good luck finding something that will work for your foot.<br><br>
It's good to see you running again, Dave.<br><br>
Hi, Guitar Hero FF! How's your IT band these days?<br><br>
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Morning Mill and Riley<br>
I ran 43.5 minutes in a drizzle, been raining here in Wilmington since Sunday Noon. Off to do pushups, planks and shopping.
 

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........Crud Catching in Progress//////No running, just surviving........<br>
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..<b>note of choover's Reverse Plank</b>....good pose, but always kills my back of the knees, if you guys can't do it, try the ''Table Pose'' which is easier,,,,,....<a href="http://www.flashmavi.com/yoga_5_tibetans_rejuventation_exercise.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.flashmavi.com/yoga_5_tibe...exercise.shtml</a><br>
good running guys
 

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5 miles at an 8:00 pace,ho hum...<br><br>
Okay SS,Is a front plank like the up position in a pushup? I think I could do one of those...Side planks I think are just plain dangerous for me,but I'll try it for the BOMF group...
 

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Hey Millbot, thanks for asking. I strained a tendon that connects to the inside of my right ankle, or yankle as the gang calls it. I think it all started back on the 5th. I had moved up to a VDOT of 40 so I was training at a much higher level of intensity, probably too quickly. I had a great MP run that day, smashing my 5 & 10 mile PR's. I noticed later that week that my yankle was getting stiff before and after my runs, which were pretty intense but not many miles. On Monday the 12th I ran on the treadmill easy for a hour with some light strides at the end and my yankle hurt afterwards and my whole right side felt messed up. I went to the sports doc the next day, got x-rays, etc. He told me to take at least a week off from running, so I'm taking 8 days off, starting back up tomorrow with 2 miles very easy. I bought some shoe inserts he recommended, Soft Sole Arch. Apparently it wasn't a good idea to switch from the old Asics GT-2080's to the Brooks GTS-Adrenaline 7's because I'm an overpronator and they don't have as much stability. Actually, I wondered about that and ran in the old Asics on the 12th, and maybe that made it worse because they had 316 miles on them and as much as I liked them, they weren't high mileage shoes.<br><br>
That's a very long-winded answer but I wanted to fill in all my friends here since I'm migrating over from CR. Like you, Labduck, since I hadn't heard, I was hoping you were running more miles than me and sorry about your foot.
 

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Nice to see Opie posting. Good morning to the rest of you too. I just woke up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
I slept 10 solid hours last night. Wow, I don't think I even rolled over once. That was amazing. Must've been that invigorating run in the snow. We have just a few inches on the ground but it's still lightly snowing. I fear it's going to be a very slippery drive to work given how icy it was last night.<br><br>
Regarding the reverse plank photo I posted yesterday. It's a good counter pose because it gives the fronts of your shoulders a nice stretch if you can get enough lift in your body. Considering how most people round their shoulders while working at the computer or desk, it is good to stretch to counter that. In class, we always turn our hands the other direction from the man in the picture, pointing our fingers towards our feet -- not away from. Also, try to point your toes to touch the floor to stretch the tops of your feet. I think this pose helps strengthen my hamstrings and butt (along with abs) but do watch your low back and neck if you lower your head backwards. Just keep saying NO, tomwhite!<br><br>
SS, yes, my upper body strength has greatly improved with yoga. I want to try some of those MB planks sometime but need to find a MB first. Maybe I'll use a basketball -- got plenty of those around the house.<br><br>
Pilates and yoga on tap for today.<br><br>
Healing vibes to those in need: Marie, Hippo, LabD, Susan, SS, Tomwhite, Opie, Ilene, Dave, Storm, who else am I forgetting? Not fully awake yet...
 

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Poor Tomwhite and his incoming crud. Feel better soon.<br><br>
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Got the LT numbers. Despite my gut feeling that I haven't really gotten anywhere during this year's training, the news is good!<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i12.tinypic.com/7y4fx8h.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
2006 Threshold: 170 BPM, [email protected] mmol/L, 11-11.5 km/h<br>
2007 Threshold: 173 BPM, [email protected] mmol/L, 12.5 km/h<br><br>
I'm still no rock star, but it's coming. It's coming. Now all I have to do is stay healthy. (knocks on head)<br><br>
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Raw data is available to any weenies or budding authors-of-books-about-old-broads who really want it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
ETA: I wonder whether I ought to un-smooth those BLt curves?
 

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MB planks, reverse planks... I never knew that there were so many kinds of planks. I just do the basic version shown here:<br><img alt="" src="http://www.yogajournal.com/media/2909-52.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
This is what most of you do, right?<br><br>
(OK, actually I do them with the top leg raised and held approximately parallel to the floor, and the top arm at my side. But it's good to dream. Doesn't she look a lot like choovie?)<br><br>
MS, too cool for school. 2.0->3.2 is a big improvement to be proud of, as is the ~10% improvement in your pace at LT. What do you think has made the most difference?<br><br>
Planning on swimming and elliptical later today. Still need to parcel out the road miles in dribs and drabs. (In late November, they're mostly drabs.)<br><br>
Cheers all.
 

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Soundrunner - no tiptoeing in and out. We can't hear like we used to and won't know you're here.<br><br>
Welcome Opie<br><br>
Morning all,<br><br>
Wish I could go run NOW! But have to wait till after work. 12 miler scheduled at comfortable pace. Not enough hours yesterday to get my second run in. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"><br><br>
(((healing)))<br><br>
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You better not get injured! Hey, I have all kinds of raw data (but not LT) if you get bored and want to make graphs for me.
 

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Just purchased our Oregon Shakespeare Festival tickets for next year...Tammy, John, Rindaroo, one of the plays is the same weekend as the Pear Blossom Run. Hmmm, I wonder how <i>that</i> happened...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Dave, I used to do that pose all the time, but with the bad PF, I had to stop. Too much tension on the foot... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)"><br><br>
Sal, I dig the <geek> mode. <i>Nice</i> LT increase.<br><br>
The stoopid foot feels better today. It must be all the healing vibes from you guys. Thanks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> I'm definitely going to take several more days off from running, maybe the rest of the week.
 

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Lab.. could your foot pain be nerve related? Can you massage your foot, like ART style, and feel pain that quicky dissapates after massaging? After my PF I was left with lots of nerve pains which could be massaged out. Also keeping the hamstring loose helps keep slack on the PF. Anyway, hope it settles down and you make progress figuring this out.. frustrating for sure.<br><br>
MS... you can tolerate more lactate! Cool. Now you can have a lactate latte!<br><br>
AA.. hey, that's the plank I do too!<br><br>
5 Magical Healing Miles with Tory<br>
9:40 pace, AHR 143<br>
cold fading away..
 

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Perch, every time I massage it, I get temporary pain relief, but then it comes back even worse. The hamstring stretch (inverted hurdle w/ ankle grab) does help the most. If I could only do my job in that position!
 

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(((torn-up old runners everywhere, especially Opie's yankle)))<br><br>
4.3 miles run to work. Forgot my comb. My hair looks dreadful.<br><br>
Yay Ducks! Thanks for posting the good news yesterday, Labduck. I happily announced it to my class last night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Lab, I hope your bum foot starts behaving itself soon! I know my bursitis wasn't the same injury as you, but it took a <i>long</i> time to stop bothering me. For at least 2 months after I started running again I constantly questioned weather I ought to be running. The one difference in the pain was that it went away sooner after activity than it had at any time during the acute injury phase.<br><br>
I had a nice 4.4 mile run this morning in the misty fog. (I finished a solid 5 miles when you add in the w/u and c/d walking that I did). We're in an odd weather pattern now and I really felt like I was in an old Scooby Doo cartoon, hanging out at the haunted graveyard...<br><br>
Some of you might have noticed that I've been decidedly silent on the issue of planks. That's because they're so darn hard! As part of this maintain campaign, I'm adding them to my routine. I'm just going to have to work my way up to 1 minute <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool">. (And yes, SS, you can pat yourself on the back for the bossy nudging you've been doing around here<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">).
 

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YAY on the Oregon Shakespeare Tix, Lab! And how lucky for you that one is the same wknd as Pear Blossom! We have now lived in So. Oregon for 7 yrs and have never gone to a play down there. Maybe next year will be the year! I'd like one that will be interesting for my son to watch too (he'll be 8 by then). any suggestions? Pear Blossom ends up being 3 wks before my plans to run the Eugene Marathon, so I'm going to incorporate that into my training plans. I'm thinking maybe running the course twice for a 20 miler? not that I have to decide now, but just starting to think of that.<br><br>
Sal - I'm not too smart about what the significance of those numbers mean, although I can see you've improved and I do know that's a good thing! So YAY Sal! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/hello2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hello1"><br><br>
Souci - thanks for the <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_cheers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cheers"> on my attempt at the side plank and crunches. I felt like a weakling at only 30 seconds, but if you say that's good, then I'll go with it. As I was doing my crunches last night, my son says "those aren't sit-ups mom! you have to go all the way up" - because that is what they still teach in gym class in schools. With my weak low back though, I don't think I could even do 10 full sit-ups anymore. Do people even still do those? I don't think the 200 crunches are all that impressive though. Years ago, when I had 'Abs like Souci' I did 1000 a day - 500 in the a.m. and 500 at night. And I did them all consecutively. Now I break it down into blocks of 50, rest for a minute, then do another 50, etc. I like doing the planks too - the kind where you are facing the ground and propped on elbows. Those side planks felt good too though. I'll keep working on 'em.<br><br>
heading to the gym during lunch and plan on doing 3 miles on the TM of hillwork.
 

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I plan on doing an easy 3 miles after work tonight, plus some weights and/or wobble board work to satisfy a VRAA Maintain requirement.<br><br>
My Broncos put in a good showing on MNF last night which helps my mood today since I can rub it in to the guys at work!!
 

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labduck, go immediately to an osteopath. do not pass go. do not collect $200.<br><br>
ha ha ha dave. ugg. 2x:30 each side and front planks. can't even get into that reverse position choovie. ha ha ha to you too. just too creaky.<br><br>
hope i'm wrong... tell me i'm wrong. but when ryan shay's father announces to the press that he's having blood tests done to stop rumors of drug doping... and the tests are done... and the results are not released... that's only going to amplify the rumors. right? release the [email protected] test results... things are always better when people know the truth.
 
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