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Morning<br><br>
Hope everyone has a great day. Woke up at 3:30 am and I'm still feeling TIRED. Gonna try 3 miles though nice and easy and see how it feels.
 

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Best of luck Dan. Try just getting through your run and possibly napping afterwards if time allows.<br><br>
Tonya what would you like clarification on?<br><br>
Another good workout tonight but I do believe it's gonna be quite breezy again...that'll definitely knock my paces off.
 

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HAWK- Man I hate to hear that. Hopefully you just need a few days of rest and you'll be back fresh and better than ever.<br><br>
Woke up at 3:30? I think you've got a reason to be tired Dan.<br><br>
Hope you find a somewhat sheltered spot to run Alex- wind sucks.<br><br>
10 last night pretty easy.<br>
I'm not sure what's in store tonight since I'll be running with the 5 Rivers Running group again. Maybe they'll have me running with people who are only slightly better than me this week...<br><br><br>
Hope everyone's runs go well today.
 

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Hey Mailbox head - I would be willing to wager if you keep running with those slightly better than you - you will catch up by early summer.<br><br>
Dan - Hope things come around for you - Its hard enough to get the runs in when you are feeling good.<br><br>
Alex - Time is not as imprtant as effort - Give a good effort. Is that nice new track clear in Pittsville?<br><br>
I had a decent one this morning - Planned a long run with 24-18-12-6 minutes at T wtih 4-3-2 minutes recovery between. What I got was I slept in a little, so I had to cut out the last 6 minutes @ T.<br><br>
17 miles with 24-18-12 minutes @ T with 4-3 minutes recovery between.<br><br>
I am happy with this effort, but sad my T-Pace is about 1:00 per mile slower than last year. It will come in chunks as I take weight off in chunks <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Well, I'm off to <span style="font-size:large;">HOLLYWOOD</span>...er...Seattle for my <span style="font-size:large;">BLOCKBUSTER</span> FILM...er....low-budget commercial...where I will run a <span style="font-size:large;">marathon</span>...er....a few feet along a path...to BROOKS I GO!<br><br><b>Should be fun either way...and before I go, I shall sing you all a song...</b><br><br>
You're the meaning in my life...you're my inspiration...when you love somebody...no one needs you more than I....<img alt="cool.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif"><img alt="icon_salut.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_salut.gif"><img alt="cool.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif"><img alt="icon_salut.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_salut.gif"><br><br>
see you all tomorrow!
 

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Have fun Brian. Wish the weather was going to be better but wherever you are the sun will be shining.
 

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Brian-- Have fun.<br><br>
I have speed work at the track planned for today. 800 repeats and a total of 5 miles. So far my calf has felt good this week. For those who are on the injured list I hope you get better soon. Have a great morning everyone.
 

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Dan - take it easy. Your body will behave once you get your mind settled. Just try and relax...maybe you could try for a massage?<br><br>
Alex - I was asking for clarfication on what the crap you were talking about last night...did you go to some kind of magic show or something? No clue what you were trying to communicate there.<br><br>
I'm positive your run will go well tonight.<br><br>
Mailbox - when you started with these 10 milers, was there a reason for that number? Like, were you basing it more on the time length than the mileage at first, or what? Just curious because when I started running, I would just shoot for an hour, being happy with whatever mileage that brought me. It's increased dramatically over time, as you are probably well aware from your own running.<br><br>
Flounder - 17 miles before work...*cough*<br><br>
Brian - Flamboyant-much? <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> Have a great time. Get some good stuff. I'll stick with my Nike stuff.<br><br>
kfuller - I'm with you on that--everyone needs to get better right now! Including myself...though I have to say, I'm feeling pretty good today. Elliptical must have done me some good last night. I'm glad I'm back to doing some of those doubles occasionally...<br><br>
Planned my run for after work. Can't fit in what I want to in the time allowed during lunch, i.e. it's going to be longer than the usual 8 or 9 miles.<br><br>
Have a great day everyone!
 

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Dan--up at 3:30 and you wonder why you are tired?!<br><br>
Flounder--you slept in and only got in 17?<br><br>
Brian--have fun!<br><br>
Fishbowl for me this morning. Swim coach had some new swim drills for me. 5x50's on the 15's. Meaning, the slower I went, the less recovery time I got! Managed two sets of those. WU 500, MS 700, CD 500. 1700 in 44:something.<br><br>
Quick change, picked up son, and we were off for a ride. Out bound just couldn't get anything going. Stopped at every light going through town. Had to stop to pick up dropped gear. Ug! Inbound was much better. 22miles.<br><br>
And now I feel like total crap. Chest cold. No voice. Hopefully this is just a fast moving bug!
 

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Tonya-- I had one thought while reading your post this morning. I think you would benefit greatly if you tapered before Boston. I feel that you could come out and have a great time.(Both with race time and enjoyment of the race) Just a thought. Have a great day.
 

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What do you mean? Like tapering starting when? Now? Because it's still a month from now. I'm not going to start tapering until April 7th or so...
 

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Tonya-<br>
Really, I kind of started doing the 10 milers last VRAA because I hated scoring less than 40 points per day. I had been averaging 50-55 miles per week probably last Fall, so I thought I wouldn't be able to maintain that, but since I was going so slowly, I ended up being ok. I've run by time before, and I find it to be pretty pleasant, but since I had committed to running a lot slower to try to build my base, I didn't want to go strictly by time and end up doing a lot less mileage.<br>
I know I need to vary my daily distances more, and I'm starting to do that. Anymore though, I just don't feel like I've gotten my day in untill I've done 10. I'm planning on giving the Pfitzinger 70+ plan a crack this Summer/Fall, so that opinion will probably change, and I'll cherish the rare <10 day.
 

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So, did 3 miles. Not as bad as I thought it would be but not great. We'll see how I feel tomorrow. It wasn't getting up early that had me tired. Seems like it's been kind of an overtraining syndrome kind of thing. This morning I actually ached when I woke. Feel better now but it's kind of a viscious cycle of tired, not sleeping, more tired...<br><br>
Hawk - Man, I'm so sorry to hear about your injury. Gotta be tough this close to Boston.<br><br>
Tonya - Thanks. How are you feeling? Back in gear?<br><br>
4boys - Sorry about your cold. This hasn't been your greatest few months has it?
 

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Greetings from the training room table...well, not quite yet.<br><br>
I called my doctor this morning and now have an appointment for tomorrow afternoon. I really don't know what to expect. I'd say it's totally up in the air about whether I'm out of Boston or not. Meanwhile, not much change in how the hip is feeling. Clearly yesterday's run was a very major setback.<br><br>
I'm not even going to try figuring out what the next step is until I get some kind of diagnosis. I could be shut down and out of Boston, or I could be trying to recover quickly and still get there (presumably with much more modest performance goals). I just don't know, and really there's no point in speculating.<br><br>
Mailbox - it's amazing to see you pile on those miles like you do. For me, though that seems to be when I get into trouble. My latest situation just might be yet another example of that. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> I guess that's why I emphasize quality and fast finishes so much.<br><br>
Phill - nice run, you seem be recovering well from that last race.<br><br>
4bm - chest colds. ugh. I've used Mucinex too. Nasty stuff but it works.<br><br>
Alex - I'm with Tonya, was a little lost on your message last night. Whatever, sounds like you had fun. Good run later.<br><br>
Flounder - way to knock some chunks off this morning. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Tonya - ooh, let me guess...12 tonight? Or 16?<br><br>
Dan - man, I thought I was an insomniac. Get some rest!
 

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Really...no one has ever been to/heard of a hypnotist show? It's quite entertaining...a bunch of people get on stage and get hypnotized and when you're hypnotized you are quite outgoing. He said it amplifies some people's personalities somewhere between 20-30x. Pretty much just a comedy show with people you know doing crazy stuff, but they don't think it's crazy. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> I was once again not really fully hypnotized, so I pretty much just played along with the suggestions he gave us, but I still was apparently quite humorous. If there is ever one in the area, I highly suggest seeing it at least once. The only thing that stinks is the lack of material change from year to year, but different people make different shows, so they are still fun.<br><br>
Mike - No <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">...probably still 3-4".
 

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I'm curious what types of plans everyone is on...I'm on the "Tonya does her own training = what she wants" Plan for right now. Later, after Boston, it will go to my coach's plan, I'm guessing.<br><br>
So what kind of plan is everyone on? I mean, if you're training, that is.
 

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I kind of already gave you a preview a few posts ago... but-<br>
Right now I'm on a self made shorter distance racing plan. I set a planned number of miles per week (60-80 not counting step back weeks) and a planned long and 1 or two quality workouts. Then I fill the mileage in on the other days however I feel like it. Probably similar to Daniels from what I've heard, but I haven't read him.<br>
That'll get me through May doing a 5k race here and there, and I'll start Pfitz a few weeks into June for 18 weeks and hopefully bust out a smokin' race in Columbus.<br><br>
Tonya- what's going to come of your association with Nebraska? Are you still going to work with them after Boston?
 

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I have a quick second to say hi here. I've been traveling and am gearing up for a day trip to Md. tomorrow and then moving to a new apt. over the weekend, so may not be around much for a bit.<br><br>
Great workout today: 10 miles with 5 @ Tempo pace (cruise intervals). I can't believe after this week's long run I'll start tapering for Boston. The training has gone so fast.<br>
(I am on my coach's plan which is based on an 18/55 Pfitz plan.)<br><br>
Later I am teaching yoga, too.<br><br>
Dan -- hope you get your groove back soon.<br><br>
Hawk -- good luck tomorrow with the Dr. I hope you can come back quickly.<br><br>
Alex -- we had hypnotist shows in college. I am hypnosis proof!<br><br>
Brian -- with your talent for drama I bet you'll be great for the Brooks spot. How cool!<br><br>
Good training to all.
 
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