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<p>Morning folks.  About to head out for a run.  I was surprised to see it is 71 degrees and 91% humidity this morning since it has been cool lately.  Not sure how far I will go - will completely depend on feel.  I only ran about 10 miles last week total!</p>
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<p>BUT, I signed up for a half marathon on 10/30.  That is my new focus.</p>
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<p>Received my confirmation for Chicago yesterday.  A bit of a bummer.  I should be just starting taper now.  Oh well.</p>
 

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<p>I completely understand your feeling bummed, <strong>RIL</strong>.  Sorry.  I'm still (probably stupidly) thinking about switching my November Philly Marathon registration to the HM, hoping I'll be able to at least do the half -- but I keep remembering a WISE person telling me my return to running will be waaaaaay slower than I'd like.  I may have to relinquish that race all together, too.  <img alt=":(" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//sad.gif" title=":("></p>
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<p>So, I woke up, without my alarm, at 4:45 this morning.  I reeeeaaaaaaallly wished I could head out for a run!!!  Grr.  I contemplated going to the gym, but 1) I have PT this afternoon, 2) I planned on going to the fancier gym by the PT place afterwards for a change of pace, and 3) staff pictures were this morning and I had to be at work a little earlier than normal.  I stayed in bed a little longer and then got up and did some arm weights stuff. </p>
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<p>*sigh*  up at 4:45 for no reason. <img alt=":(" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//sad.gif" title=":(">   </p>
 

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<p>I'm sorry that the racing calendar isn't working out for you guys the way you want.  Just hang in there.  These things happen.  I bailed on three straight marathons from last November thru March becuase of various health issues, so I know all about this.  You just gotta realize that it's best to regroup and come back strong when you can...</p>
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<p>I was going to do some speedwork yesterday, but the kiddo said she wanted to go on the run with me.  She was pretty adamant about it.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title="">  So she climbed in the jogging stroller and we had a nice short run together.  It was a lot of fun.  The speedwork will wait until some other time.  As for today, I'll be able to do something, but I probably won't have enough time to make it a high-quality run.  But I'll do something...</p>
 

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<p>(((Lora)))</p>
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<p>Thanks Bob.  That is awesome that DD wanted to come with you.  Not the quality you planned on, but a different type of unplanned quality.  <img alt=";)" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//wink.gif" title=";)"></p>
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<p>Litch - you rock.</p>
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<p>I ended up busting out 9.25 miles.  I was slow, but the miles are in the books nonetheless.  I think I will feel better if I make a training schedule for the half.  So that is officially on my list of things to do.  I am also committed to making some small changes in nutrition that I know will make a difference.  And back to pilates.  I always say that and never follow through.  But I really am going to try (again).  <img alt=":)" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//smile.gif" title=":)">  I think the yogalates class I signed up for should help keep me motivated.  My core is still screaming at me from that.</p>
 

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<p>Good morning! <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wave.gif" title=""></p>
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<p>I did a tough powerflex class last night.  I took it easy on my legs since I will be kinda busy this weekend. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif" title="">  But I decided to up the weights on the upper body. OY!!  I am sore today!</p>
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<p>Nice run <strong>Litch</strong>... wow, and before work!</p>
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<p><strong>Solar</strong> - I know it sucks, try to think about the future and your long term (years) goals!</p>
 

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<p>Oof.  I did NOT wanna get up for my run this morning, but I eventually drug my sorry self out of bed, slapped on my Voo shirt and got out the door.  I doubled the warm up walk and still didn't feel loose, so I just ran the shorter loop and called it a day at 2 miles total.    The leg workout on Friday followed by the group run on Saturday was apparently a really dumb idea.   Hopefully I can get things worked out by Thursday and have a good run then.</p>
 

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<p>RIL - having a new focus is good</p>
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<p>Solar - the comeback may take longer than you want, but it will be awesome when it happens!</p>
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<p>Litch - do you have a goal race now?   You've certainly been increasing the mileage lately!</p>
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<p>Have a great day everyone!</p>
 

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<p>Good morning!</p>
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<p><strong>phdatc</strong> - I love that sore feeling from lifting.</p>
<p><strong>Runninlaw</strong> - great job! Are you wearing a watch or do you have specific routes that you run? I'd suggest ditching the watch and enjoying the runs for what they are.</p>
<p><strong>Litch</strong> - you topped my run this morning. Great job!</p>
<p>Good morning <strong>Bob</strong>!</p>
<p><strong>solar</strong> - I agree with <strong>Bob</strong>. He shrugs life curves really well and with grace. He is a great role model for rolling with the punches. Just enjoy the down time and start creating a strategy for your comeback. That is exactly what I did when I was out with my stress fracture.</p>
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<p>10.2 miles for me this morning with 2x2 mile repeats in the middle. I am almost back to where I was at the end of my last marathon cycle.</p>
 

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Depending on who my toe feels, Ridgefield HM on 10/3:  <a href="http://www.wolfpitrunningclub.org/halfmarathon.asp" target="_blank">http://www.wolfpitrunningclub.org/halfmarathon.asp</a></p>
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<p>After that the goal is to NOT SLACK OFF THIS WINTER SO I AM STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN NEXT SPRING.</p>
 

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<p>Morning all!   I postponed my run for this evening, hoping to get my route heading around the East side near J's kickball games this evening <img alt=":D" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//biggrin.gif" title=":D"></p>
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<p><strong>(((Lora)))</strong> hang in there and try to be ultra patient, you're running for life.  We can always spectate Philly and get <a href="http://www.hulu.com/watch/4162/saturday-night-live-chess-tournament" target="_blank">some perfect cheers going on!</a></p>
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<p><strong>Mindi</strong> - yay for the miles and new points to focus on, which HM did you pick?</p>
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<p><strong>Litch</strong> - so happy you're back in the game, great job!!</p>
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<p><strong>Tim, PC, Ailarie, Moonie</strong>  - how are you racers feeling today?  Feeling less achey?</p>
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<p>Great work <strong>Jill</strong>!</p>
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<p><strong>Amy</strong> - glad to see you hanging with the program, how are you feeling?</p>
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<p><strong>Tonya</strong> - my upper body always takes more of a beating when in yoga, lifting, etc.</p>
 

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<p><strong>Litch</strong> - awesome!!!  12 miles before work!  Woot!!</p>
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<p>Nice work on the 2 mile repeats <strong>Jill</strong>!  I don't think I've ever done those.  Might have to try that some time.</p>
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<p>Repeat of the weeks before Illinois happening in my life, with life stress that is making me super thankful that I can run.  Wore the wrong shoes and ran short on time this morning (despite getting up at 4:20 to workout!), so only did 4 recovery miles.    Watching DD's cross country meet tonight.  She's nervous to have me come and spectate.  I'm excited to see her!</p>
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Yeah, nice work with those miles, <strong>Litch</strong>!  That's a great pre-work run!<br>
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<p><strong>solar</strong> - I agree with <strong>Bob</strong>. He shrugs life curves really well and with grace. He is a great role model for rolling with the punches. Just enjoy the down time and start creating a strategy for your comeback. That is exactly what I did when I was out with my stress fracture.</p>
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<p>Well, thanks.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif" style="width:18px;height:18px;" title="">   But it's not like I'm the only one who has faced any adversity.  Lots of us have had broken bones, or muscle pain, or loved ones with health problems, or other non-running-related incidents.  Sooner or later, something bad will happen to all of us.  I hope that doesn't sound too gloomy, but I think it's true.  <em>Into each life a little rain must fall</em>, or whatever the expression is.  Inevitably, we will all be sidelined for a while, either because of our own injury or illness, or becuase something else came up that just requires all of our attention.  When that happens, it's up to us to focus on what's important in the short term, deal with the issue as best we can, and then get back into our fitness routine when the time is appropriate.  Getting back up to speed might take longer than we would like, but as long as we put our minds to it, we can do it. </p>
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<p>We all have done it at some point, and we will all be faced with it again some day.  The fact that we're all still here now posting in this thread means we are still interested in good fitness.  And this group does a great job of supporting each other.  So I'm sure we'll all be able to bounce back the next time we each get hit with an unpleasant situation.</p>
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<p>Wow, was that really corny?</p>
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<p>Nice work peeps!</p>
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<p>Good luck to your DD at cross country tonight <strong>Cindi</strong> - how fun!</p>
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<p><strong>Jill,</strong> I ran with my watch this morning (mainly to see where HR was), but did not over the weekend.  To tell you the truth, I saw your comment on my blog Saturday before I went for my run and that convinced me to leave the watch behind and just go!  (thanks, btw).</p>
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<p><strong>Maria</strong> - I am doing the Haunted Hustle Half Marathon (<a href="http://www.capitolviewevents.com/hauntedhustle.html" target="_blank">http://www.capitolviewevents.com/hauntedhustle.html</a>).  It is local and looks like a decent course.</p>
 

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<p>Bob - Even if it was corny, it works for us. <img alt=":)" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//smile.gif" title=":)">  Your statements were spot-on</p>
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<p>Fly by for me atm.  no fitness today.  Quads are still very unhappy with me, though the deep tissue massage helped immensely yesterday.   I'll do arm stuffs tomorrow and maybe.. maybe... i can get a small run in on Thursday.  /fingers crossed.</p>
 

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<p>The girls woke up very early this morning so I didn't run.  Again.  I could have taken them with me, I suppose.  But Lena wanted eggs, toast and Dora and Evelyn just wanted socialization.  And Igor is roaring out there today, too.</p>
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<p>I am, however, hoping to make it to a yoga class at the Y tonight.  They've started their fall schedule and there's actually 2 classes per week I can make it to.  Looking forward to it!</p>
 

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<p>Hola.</p>
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<p>Legs feel pretty good today (honestly, ladies - go ahead and touch them and tell me what you think!).  Work is conspiring to keep me from running but I hope to get out for a few in a bit.</p>
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<p>Tim - I'm still trying to look up the 3:10 pacer.  I didn't see anyone with his name/initials in the results in the 3:10 range.  The 3:20 guy was a few seconds slow but within 20 seconds of 3:20...my team would call that a miss but to me 3:20:something is 3:20!  I felt like I was starting out too fast because I hadn't loosened up like I planned to, and the 3:10 group was swallowing me up!  They backed off when we hit the hill and then I never saw or heard them again.  I heard the 3:30 guy was pretty good, and I know the 3:40 pacer (I think he was also 20 seconds or so over 3:40).  Oh well - I'm looking forward to the race photos...I jumped up and smacked the clock at the finish line, but it was so low I didn't have to do much of a jump - it probably looks goofy.  I also crabbed out in front of a TV camera so there may be a few pathetic flexing shots.</p>
 

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<p><strong>Pacer</strong> - yeah, that's what I observed too.  I think the 3:10 guy's name was Dave something.  Can't wait for the photos either.  I did a <strong>Pacer</strong> salute with the lack of gun show.  I hope it turns out. </p>
 

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<p>work day has again swallowed me up.  do i sneak out for a quick gym session?</p>
<p>holy shite i have a lot to do.</p>
<p>screw it, i could use a good sweat.</p>
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<p>nice miles <strong>litch</strong>.</p>
<p><strong>mindi</strong> - i like your choice aiming for a 1/2.  i'm thinking i might pick one out and pick it off.  it's time to get after a pr. </p>
<p>i'm pretty sure i can get after my 1/2 since i was able to run almost all 20+ miles this weekend faster than my current 1/2 PR pace.</p>
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<p>starting a post with 'the girls woke up early this morning' sounds pretty friday-like to me.  bowchickawowow</p>
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<p>sweet</p>
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<p>Hi Everyone--</p>
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<p>I dropped a run today.  I can do that in taper, though, right?  It was only 4. Hardly worth putting my shoes on for.  <img alt=":)" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//smile.gif" title=":)"></p>
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<p>Actually, I ran out of time at work and was dead tired when I got home.  Just nothing left today. </p>
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<p>Met <strong>GoV</strong> last night--just as charming in person as online, I may add.   Fun to see him on his way to happy, happy things.  It was also great to be reminded about why we post on this thread--it's the people, silly.  Yes, running is important.  It's why I started, but not why I come back.</p>
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<p><strong>Mindi</strong>--hmmmm..I wonder if that's a weekend I could make it down...</p>
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<p><strong>((((Solar's leg)))</strong>--patience grasshopper.  It, and we, will be here for ya.</p>
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<p><strong>Litch</strong>--geezzz...you know how to come back, don't ya? Impressive!</p>
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<p>12 days TCM peeps.  Yay!</p>
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<p><3 to all.</p>
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