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I got up a little too late to head out to my planned run, so I did 7.5 miles on my 'mill. I'll hit the gym after work for a little lifting and maybe give the rowing machine another try.<br><br>
Have good workouts everyone!
 

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Yesterday, 3.14 miles in 32:55. By running slower, I'm running slower. So much for running slower to run faster <img alt="razz.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/razz.gif"> OK, I'm probably not giving it enough time, yet. I'll keep working at it.<br><br>
My ITB was painful before I ran and while I ran, but feels better today so far. This afternoon's run is supposed to be 4 miles. I hope it isn't too uncomfortable.
 

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4.16. 3 miles before the pain. Improving? Perhaps.
 

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Hopefully things are getting better Griz.<br><br>
Well calves are still pretty tight and I'm hoping our coach doesn't do what he said he was going to...I asked him if today would be a recovery day since we just had a pretty darn hard workout and his comment was "You can rest on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday." So I guess he thinks having 5 hard days in a row is the best way to get in shape...<br><br>
Anyone else getting snow right now?<br><br>
Have a great day!<br><br>
Alex
 

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1 hour easy run on the TM
 

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Grizzly, I've been out of the loop. What injury is plaguing you?<br><br>
For me, fourth and final day of carb depletion. I actually feel quite good right now. I had a delicious no-carb meal at Outback last night which boosted my spirits. I ran about 5.5 miles this morning, finishing with 5 strides. Strangely enough, my biceps and forearms tightened up during the last stride which has never happened to me before. Dehydration perhaps?
 

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Week and a half ago after a 17 miler (14 at MP) that went by great, I stopped, seized up and couldn't walk.<br><br>
Inflammation of the S-I joint, caused by an imbalance in my legs / hips. Cause of that was discovered yesterday to be excessively tight calves. Working on them and core strength.
 

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Grizzly, obviously the injury is a bummer. But the fact that you nailed 14 miles at MP about 10 days ago is eye-opening. If you can get healed up before the 6th, then I think you've still got the fitness to run a Boston-qualifying race. Sometimes longer tapers are more beneficial than you might think.
 

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Easy 3 miles on the TM. Stretching and ab work.
 

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Spinning class this morning -- I wore my new shoes that clip in to the pedals and wow, my legs had a lot more leverage and my heart rate resonded accordingly! Then I did 40 minutes of pilates videos. Also some funky new exercises in PT to strengthen my lower legs.<br><br>
Grizzly, sorry you're dealing with this now. I know how you feel. It sounds like you're working hard and improving a bit, though!
 

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Easy 7 @ 8:15 pace @ lunch. 40 and sunny. Perfect weather for a run!<br><br>
Everyone have a great day!
 

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weights: Back-Shoulders-Biceps<br><br>
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2 miles super slow & easy @ 2% incline on the TM
 

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Meetings from 7:30 - 4:30 today - Just had a chance to catch up - They even stole my lunch run with a lunch meeting.<br><br>
I got in 14 miles before work - ending in 4x.75 @ vo2 max with .5 recovery on TM. A little lighter than lst week, but it is a recovery week.<br><br>
Good running to all -
 

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Some walking and a slowly jogged mile. 2.5 miles in 35:40.
 

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jebba - glad to see you still getting out there. Keep it up!<br><br>
Well I ditched practice today but not really. He was gonna have us runnign through the school halls for 20 minutes and I was like F that! but I didn't say anything. Once they started runnign I headed outside for a nice easy recovery run. Oh my gosh did it suck but was so good. Constant downpour of snow plus winds that seemed to change direction at every one of my turns. I swear, the snow was in my face the whole time and I ran an out and back. Oh well, besides the weather it was great. I dressed real warm and was perfect...except for my face at least. Had about the exact pace the whole time but felt a lot faster on the last mile since the wind picked up a bit. 5.14 miles at 8:01 pace. Legs were so tight before and feel pretty normal and nice now. Still gonna ice and stick 'em up.<br><br>
Have an awesome day and I hope all of you with injuries and other ailments have a speedy recovery.<br><br>
Alex
 

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<b>Daily Run Report</b><br><br><b>Date:</b> 04/11/2007<b>Time:</b> 15:24<br><b>Run Type:</b> Just A Run<br><b>Distance:</b> 10.0 miles<br><b>Total time:</b> 01:55:01.9<b>Average Per Mile:</b> 00:10:59.7<br><b>Course:</b> OTHER COURSE<br><b>Max HR (for entire workout):</b> 178<br><b>Average HR:</b> 156<br><b>Shoes:</b> Mizuno Wave Rider 9 - 02/2007<b>Date Entered Service:</b> 02/23/2007<b>Ending Mileage:</b> 239.1<br><b>Weather:</b> Sunny, warm and comfortable.<br><b>Temperature:</b> 51<b>Temperature Type:</b> Ambient Air<b>Time:</b> Start<br><b>Temperature:</b> 49<b>Temperature Type:</b> Ambient Air<b>Time:</b> End<br><b>Dew Point:</b> 24<b>Time:</b> Start<br><b>Dew Point:</b> 28<b>Time:</b> End<br><b>Wind speed:</b> 3<b>Max Gust:</b> 10<b>Direction:</b> VAR<br><br>
MERRIMACK RIVER TRAIL RUN COURSE. <b>SORT OF.</b><br><br>
I ran the Merrimack River Trail Run Course today. Well sort of. I got lost 3 times, and had to backtrack until I found the right trail, so the distance of 10 miles is probably wrong, but I'm going with it, because that's what I planned to do today, and I have no clue how far it actually was. The problem is there are a lot of trails out there, and while some of them are marked, I didn't know the actual course well, so I kept getting lost. I eventually found my way.<br><br>
It was a nice run. Quite a bit of mud, and some streams that were tough to cross due to high water.<br><br>
Gorgeous day for it. The race is Saturday, but they are calling for snow tomorrow, that could make the trail impassable. In my mind, if there is <b>any</b> doubt for me on the trail conditions Saturday, I'll skip the race. I'd rather not get injured.<br><br><b>Run Segments<br>
NameTimeDistanceAvgMile HRAvgHRTotal Time</b><br>
5 mile out00:52:54.15.000:10:34.815315800:52:54.1<br>
5 mile back00:57:03.25.000:11:24.616415601:49:57.3<br>
Recovery-100:05:04.60.000:00:00.09612501:55:01.9
 

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eq, sounds like me on the trails. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I just try to view it as an adventure, and as long as I'm not lost permanently, I'm not really <i>lost</i>.<br><br>
Hope the weather cooperates for you!
 

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Thanks altoids. As long as I stayed on <b><i>a</i></b> trail I knew I would be okay. I had a few landmarks, and with the sense of direction I learned as a Boy Scout, I knew which way those landmarks generally were.<br><br>
It's definitely a different world from pavement pounding. Not necessarily better or worse, but definitely different.
 

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Dude! I couldn't agree with you more. I am, of course, an equal-opportunity runner. I don't frown on road-running and I don't mind getting a little dirty, running in the woods, with no idea of even pace. I'll run anywhere! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Go for it EQ. I'm running a trail race this weekend. How I approach it is to walk the ups, and run the flats and downs. Hope the weather permits.<br><br>
Me, no workout today. PLanned a 5mi run, but its 40 and rainy. I'm 3 days out from race. There was no need to go outside. At most, I'll probably spin once and run once before Saturday.<br><br>
Good runs, all.
 
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