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Ok, he left. Will try for a run between preschool registration and picking up the girls at my sister's house. Later!
 

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Heh. I've been floating around. Was still catching up on yesterday's stuff.<br><br>
I ran 6.25 miles on the TM last night. I'll go for an easy 3 tonight. Not sure if I'll be on the TM or outside. We'll see what I'm in the mood for after work.<br><br>
Happy runs today, everyone...
 

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Afterwork run in the works for today. I've played with the evil ab wheels. Trap muscles are still feeling a tiny bit sore, so I'm going to stay away from the shoulder stuff today.
 

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Hey all. Planning for an easy 2 or 3 tonight. Some friends from worked asked me to join them for a 4 mile race this weekend - they say they're planning to take it easy, but I don't think I'm ready to trust myself to keep it low-key in a crowd. We'll see how the leg feels during runs this week.<br><br><b>PTom</b> - interesting result from your doctor's visit! I get some of that with my ART therapist - a-ha! moments about treating injury and my behaviours that may exacerbate or mask the problem. Good luck with the stretching!<br><br>
Good runs to all today!
 

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Good Morning!<br><br>
I'll be doing something today, probably around 10 easy. I'm really glad that I decided to take yesterday off, I was pretty tired.<br><br>
My mileage is going to be a little off last week and this week, but the race was worth it. It's funny how I get so caught up in following the plan so closely, I feel naughty when I change things up...I'm just not a rebel, I guess.<br><br><b>QOD:</b> I was thinking about this a lot yesterday, I'm feeling like I need to eventually pick a distance to focus on long term at some point. What is your favorite distance to race? And, what is your strongest PR?<br><br>
Even though I'm fairly new to racing, the half has always been my favorite, most enjoyable race. I like that there is enough time on course to correct a mistake but that you can run several a year. I also never feel like I'm red-lining during it. It is now also my strongest PR according to McMillian. Before Sunday, the 5k was my strongest time, which I found really funny because it's the distance I dislike the most because I just find the whole experience really painful (and they are totally in my head<img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif">--they own me).
 

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Morning gang -<br><br>
Day of rest for me. Yeah! I need it.<br><br><b>QOD</b>: 10k. Love it. Not too short, not too long. Not too fast, not too slow. Perfect. And its my strongest PR 46:55.
 

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Strange stuff for me this AM. With the wedding this past weekend, and other stuff, I did not get in a long run. I was going to get up early yesterday, but ended up with work stuff from 3:30 AM to 5:30 AM, so that got nixed. I got up early today to get it done.<br><br>
I was on the TM, cruising along just fine. I was planning on 10-12 miles. Just after 9 miles, my shoulder cramped up. I tried to stretch it out, but when I raised my arm, it was the most excruciating pain - I ended up hitting the emergency stop on the TM, and dropping to my hands and knees - actually hand and knee. I spent the next five minutes or so extremely nauseous. Never did throw up, but dear lord I wanted to.<br><br>
I felt fine for the whole run, up until that moment. My shoulder is still a little tight, but otherwise, I feel OK. Will make sure I hydrate and eat well today.
 

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um. i'm slow. i may never be anything else. i don't really like to race, except for the part about running where i might not usually get to run (in the middle of a busy city street...). i like to have a goal though.<br>
i really love training. when i was eligible for sports, i liked practice way better than games, too.
 

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Hey all:<br><br>
Got an easy 6+ last night just under 8 min pace, then hit the track for some accelerations. Easily the best run I've had in months. I felt very fluid and no pain in the shin. Tonight, 10 ish.<br><br><b>Jill</b> - we had preschool registration yesterday. It was a mad scrum!<br><br><b>QOD</b> - ulatramarathons <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> (Really, that's just to get a rise out of PC)<br><br>
My PRs are very close in terms of equivalence (McMillan and VDOT). My favorite distance? Hard to say. Since I'm focusing on the 5k this spring, I'll go with that.<br><br><b>Jen</b> - I think 2 things that help me in the 5k are realizing that a) you are not *actually* going to die and b) if you get to the finish, then feel 3 minutes later like you had more in the tank, then you feel even worse. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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<b>Tim</b> - just a thought - it is really easy to get into a total rut on the TM. I try to make sure that I'm doing a lot more moving around (arms and stuff) and constantly changing buttons on the TM so that it's more like outside. Hope it doesn't happen again.
 

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Morning. 2 miles in the last of the Chicago warmth for the week.<br><b><br>
QOD:</b> Uh, let me get back to you on that. I am really not sure. I don't feel like I do anything particularly well at this point.
 

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Morning all.<br><br>
Heading to the gym this morning after dropping DD2 at pre-school. Hoping she's 100% over her virus and is okay to head back. Seems like it. But I will be on stand by in case the school calls that she needs to be picked up.<br><br><b>QOD</b> - 1/2 marathon.
 

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Rest day today, I'll get in about a mile worth of walking and that's it. I'm kind of sore, though, so the rest day will be good before yoga and a short run tomorrow. That strength-training video on Sunday night always kicks my butt, especially the lower body workout.<br><b><br>
QOD-</b> I have run the following distances: 1 mile (1 time), 5K (8 or 9x), 4 mile (2x), 10K (1x), 10 mile (1x), and the HM (4x). So far, I like the HM best, followed by 10K. I don't like that "OMG I'm gonna puke" feeling you get from those shorter races if you push yourself.
 

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Hi, friends--<br><br>
3 miles on the TM last night followed by some arm weights, 10 min. on the rower and 6.25 miles on the bike. The gym was really crowded so I had to keep speeding up on the TM to get the 3 miles in before the time ran out. I made it by 2 seconds <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">. Yoga tonight.<br><br>
That's funny that some people seem to run slower on the TM. Maybe that's why I feel like I'm going to die when I run on it. Granted, I ran a faster pace yesterday than I normally do, but I was still <i>dripping</i> sweat 20 minutes later. I mean, still actively sweating. Yes, the gym is overheated, but I've only still been actively sweating 20 minutes after a run during the ever-eventful 5k last August. Maybe that means I normally don't push myself hard enough.<br><br><b>QOD</b>--I've only run two races, a 5k and an 8k. I'm defintely not built for speed, so I'm really curious to see, once I build up my stamina, how good I am at the longer distances. The idea of an ultra is very enticing to me, though with my slowness, I'm not sure if I'd be able to finish. We'll see how this spring's 10k goes, esp. with the "bastard hills" as the running store guy said.<br><br>
Enjoy the weather, for those who have it. It's 42* here but I don't think I could run right now if you paid me. I'm tired!
 

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Morning all. Tonight will be weights and some ez stuff on the TM as a warm-up. I'm eager to get some thoughts on my hammy from my sports med doc on Friday.<br><br>
Yikes <b>Tim</b> -- feel better!<br><br><b>QOD</b> - I'm a big fan of the 15K, 10 mile and 20K distances. It's enough to make it an endurance run but I seem to have plenty of gas in the tank for <i>some</i> speed. From that answer it would also seem that HM is a good distance for me but for some reason I have yet to run a HM that I'm really proud of and feel that I ran to the extent I know I can. More on HMs in '08 <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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morning<br><br>
so I got in 6 miles last night. It actually was ok. I wore a little more clothing than normal just in case I had to walk some (I gave whole blood yesterday afternoon) but I didn't have any issues. I am super suprised.<br><br>
Weather here sucks today. It was 48 yesterday and today the temp is only going down and the windchill is below zero already. After work, it'll be -20 (windchill). Running inside tonight. An hour or so I think.<br><br>
QOD: I like 10 milers and halfs. I am not built for speed so the longer distances suit me better. PRs are 1:22:56 and 1:51:56.
 
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