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Good Tuesday morning!<br><br>
I hear someone is going to post apple pie recipes today! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
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8 easy miles, 1.5 barefoot, 5 with Puddinhead
 

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Upper body workout for me again today. This is kinda boring. Tomorrow I go back to the orthopedist and hopefully they'll start physical therapy and I can plot out when I can start back running. I'll probably start all over, with the C25K plan, just to avoid reinjuring myself.<br><br>
Susan
 

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TomWhite, re. your message yesterday, I do very few hills. Mostly I run on a treadmill, at about a 10min per mile speed, but on occasion I do a trail or flat surface area.<br><br>
When I run, even as slowly as 10 min/mile, my heartrate goes up to around 160-170 within about 1/2 mile of starting. Perhaps I need to slow down. I've been reading a bit about low heart rate training and maybe I should consider that as a possible factor in hurting my calf. I'll discuss it with the ortho tomorrow, although he's not particularly runner-friendly. He told me that maybe I'm "too old" to run and that starting in the 40s, the tendons & muscles in calves don't receive as much blood flow and oxygen. I'm only 50 (well, in Dec) and I've exercised almost my entire adult life, and it doesn't happen to the left leg at all (which is obviously the same age as the right leg) so I don't know how this excuse is valid.<br><br>
Very frustrated, Susan
 

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...20-min heavyhands walk............want to bump it up,<br>
can't afford to find out if that is a BAD idea.......<br><br>
.....I am a Victim of my own Vacation Plans......<br><br>
good running guys
 

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...susan//......can you feel it when it's starting to tear??<br><br>
(and hopefully<br>
you switch to walking if so)
 

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Good morning.<br>
6 1/2 miles for me this morning. Chilly air and new shoes made me want to do more but I am trying to stick with the taper schedule.<br><br>
On my last few runs my feet have really been bothering me. Even though the shoes I'm wearing have under 200 miles on them, I decided I'd pull out the new pair I've been saving. (for what, I don't know. It just feels good knowing they're there. ) Hurray!! A pain free run this morning! With less than 2 weeks to my marathon, I'll need to break these in a bit more. Oh, and they are white with real pretty metalic green. Gotta look good too!
 

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Wow<br>
Sunrise<br>
It started as a little hot pink kiss<br>
But soon had every wisp of cloud in the sky in throes of chromatic passion.<br><br><br>
Hey gang, of course you too Puddinhead.<br>
Feeling good today.<br>
Flushed all that Sunday stuff away with a languorous Monday.<br>
IRC<br>
Only goal for today was to run 7 at AHR of 155; done, within a fraction.<br>
Warm up and cooldown made it a total of 10.<br>
sweating,walking,stretching.<br>
pondering<br><br>
have a good pie<br>
JJJ
 

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Good morning... ahh the smell of Apple Pie in the morning!!<br><br>
Susan... I notice when I have something injured or really tight, if I run on it (not a good idea), my HR is much higher. Maybe an altered stride or just pain does that. Lately, I've found a good (for me) way of stretching the calf. I think it actually strengthens the shin at the same time. I just flex my foot up (toes towards knee) really hard and hold it there for about a minute. Then point my toes down (like balet) really hard and hold it for about a minute. A few of these throughout the day has made the calf area feel nice. This is totally outside the "books" but it works for me. I was doing this for my ankle on my "bad" foot and found it helped relieve tight calves. I can do this while sitting at a desk!<br><br>
Steve<br><br>
oh.. 6 easy miles with Tory with 8 strides sprinkled in. About 9:20 pace. IRC at 49F
 

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It was very tight beforehand, so I had walked for 10 mins and then stretched lightly. I wore leggings since it was nippy out and thought this might help keep it warmer and more supple, but noooooooo. Within about 1/2 mile, it feel like razor blades inside.<br><br>
Susan
 

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You are such a poet! I always enjoy your posts. But what does "IRC" mean?<br><br>
Thanks,<br>
Susan
 

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JJJ.. oh.. it <i>wasn't</i> a hot kiss from Pink<br>
.. sunrise... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">
 

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Susan, it's "Ideal Running Conditions." or, "Internet Relay Chat." You have to check context, or you get folks doing some pretty amazing things in the confines of a text-based communications protocol.<br><br>
That said, some people <i>do</i> manage to do some amazing things within the confines of a text-based communications protocol, but I'm not going there at this hour of the morning.
 

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that's funny,<br>
but don't get all Freudian on me.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
thnx susan, I been accused of worse I guess.
 

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I got in 4.5 miles this morning before the sun was up. (Four of those were running, the other .5 was w/u and c/d walking). It was a bit nippy during my w/u (I wore shorts & ss shirt) and I almost went home to don a vest. But in the end I was happy I did not, as I warmed up quite nicely.<br><br>
I'm going to my podiatrist on Thursday about my achilles. I want a real diagnosis, as I'm beginning to think it's not tendonitis. Stretching it really doesn't hurt; pointing my toe, i.e. compressing it, does. Anyway, I've given up on rest, since that hasn't made any difference. (I'm ducking now, 'cause I know you all are going to start hurling things at me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">)
 

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I won't be throwin' anything at you runinb since I'm kinda in the same boat you are. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> We can take turns ducking...<br><br>
Hi 'Sal! (for no other reason than just wanting to say 'Hi 'Sal'!)
 

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okay - on to more important matters. Here's the caramel apple pie recipe I use. I have found that cutting those little caramels into quarters is actually better though to make sure they melt all the way during baking. And the pie crust recipe is the just a standard pie crust recipe that is in any cookbook (using crisco).<br><br><b><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">INGREDIENTS</span></b>
<ul><li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust deep dish pie</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">1/2 cup packed brown sugar</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">1/4 cup butter, melted</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">1/3 cup all-purpose flour</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">5 cups thinly sliced apples</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">2/3 cup white sugar</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">3 tablespoons all-purpose flour</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">2 teaspoons ground cinnamon</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">1 teaspoon lemon juice</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">20 caramels, halved</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">2 tablespoons milk</span></span></li>
</ul><b><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">DIRECTIONS</span></b>
<ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">To Make Taffy: In a small bowl combine brown sugar, melted butter or margarine, and 1/3 cup flour. Mix well and set aside.</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">To Make Apple Filling: Place apples in a large bowl. Add white sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Toss until all ingredients are mixed well and apples are thoroughly coated.</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Spoon half of apple filling into pastry-lined deep-dish pan. Top with half of caramels and half of taffy mixture. Repeat process with remaining apple filling, caramels and taffy mixture. Place top pastry over filling and seal well (this is very important--if edges are not sealed, caramel will leak out all over). Cut steam vents and brush top crust with milk or light cream.</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Cover pie with foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil from pie and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes, until crust is golden. Serve warm.</span></span></li>
</ol><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">and for just a basic apple pie filling (sans caramels), I pretty much use the same thing as above, minus the ingredients that you use to make the taffy filling. I honestly don't follow recipes verbatim very often, and sometimes don't use recipes at all. But the one above is pretty much what I follow - sometimes I add more cinnamon or might add some walnuts and pecans for something different. I'm always changing things up a bit.</span></span>
 

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of course, it's all best when you make some homemade vanilla bean ice cream to serve with it! mmmmmmm.
 

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dang! I just looked at my ticker! 5 days til the HM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! {gulp}
 

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(waving madly)<br><br>
Hi, Labduck!<br><br>
(goes back to work so she can escape for a long lunch run.)<br>
(with plyometrics in the middle)<br>
<YosemiteSam><br>
Ah hates Plyometrics.<br>
</YosemiteSam>
 

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Thanks, Tamster! I'm going to try it this weekend.<br><br>
And guess what! The forecast is for rain on Saturday!<br><br>
I must be living right or something. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/angel5.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angel5">
 
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