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I rolled out of bed to get in 7.5 miles this morning. I felt like listening to music, so I just went over to the small local park and ran laps on the path.
 

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Nice run rhody, I'm sure you're energized for the day now?<br><br>
Well today is Lance Armstrong Day so our school is walking around the park to raise money for his foundation and I got a few pledges so I'll be running to make the most of it. We have around 45 minutes so I'm thinking around 6 miles or so of the 0.6 mile loop, thus raising over $25 for me. Would be cool if everyone raised that much.<br><br>
Well have a nice day!<br><br>
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I am assuming the money goes towards cancer research, a worthy cause. It is a horrible disease!<br><br>
I managed 6.4 hilly miles at half pace last night. No bears! Tonight will be about 9 miles at quarter pace.
 

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6 easy miles - I ran to the track and practiced my "Marathon Pace" for my Pace Leader debut on Sunday - I am excited to help a group reach their goals - I hope for at least 6.
 

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I tell you it is easier to dial in your marathon pace - then some abritrary pace - I will practice again tomorrow - Saturday.
 

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I ran 14 relaxed miles this morning in perfect conditions (49°F). Flounder, what pace are you leading at the marathon?
 

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Greetings all.<br><br>
5 miles today, hilly but at recovery pace - a bit faster than yesterday.<br><br>
I don't know how the Marathon Maniacs do it, really I don't.
 

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Pacing sounds neat!!!!! Not for me, but sounds like a great experience. What marathon, what pace?<br><br>
I did 30 mins elliptical and about 15-20 minutes of misc exercises, stretching, rolling, etc. My knee is feeling good, but just taking it easy with my race looming. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Ooh, I'm sore from my yoga session yesterday. All those downward dog and pushup poses.<br><br>
Tried a fartlek today: 4 miles total in 41:15. I may or may not do pilates this afternoon. I'm thinking more toward the the "may not."
 

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Meh...
 

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An easy paced 5.25 mile run this morning in 41:51 (~8 min/miles). Felt okay - still a little fatigued from Sunday's long run and lack of sleep.
 

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Well the downpour has cancelled the walk so that will be tomorrow. I really hope our coach doesn't expect us to practice in the gym again. Last time we did that, everyone was sore, cranky, and developing shin splints for days afterwards. If he does decide so, I will be heading out for a nice chilly run in the rain. I can't beleive it was 85 2 days again and in the 50-60s the past 2 days. Oh well...I love it when the grass is green. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
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9 miles, middle 5 at some sort of weird kindergarden tempo-esque pace that was oddly mesmerizing. Lovely weather, sunny and crisp between last night's thunderstorms and tonight's expected spitty rain.
 

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4 miles in 35:00 with the running group. I was pathetically panting like a dog due to temps in the 70s <img alt="surprised.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif"> and the fitness I've lost. I ran with a guy who is a Coast Guard rescue swimmer and he kept me moving along, though.<br><br>
In a few weeks I know road runs will feel easier again. It's frustrating to have lost so much from March, but a good reminder of what it's like to start out.
 

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Hi all,<br><br>
Tonight's plan was 13 miles on the Merrimack River Trail. I only managed 10 miles. Normally, I'd be angry with that, but tonight folks I feel <b>very</b> fortunate to be sitting here to give you this report.<br><br>
When I started the run tonight, we had just finished a real gully-washer of a thunderstorm. The rain had stopped, and so I started my run. About 3 miles in the rain returned, but there was no thunder, so that wasn't a problem. The trail was very muddy, but I could deail with that.<br><br>
The plan for me today was to do the 5 mile out, then go back to the mile 3/7 marker then repeat miles 3-7 before finishing off the run. When I got out to mile 5 I noticed that the temperature had started to drop a bit and the wind was coming up. I got to the mile 6 mark, and at this point I'm 4 miles from my car. Suddenly I see a flash. Yup, lightning, and a lot closer than I like. So then I said, okay, let's just get back to the car, and if it has passed by the time I get back to the car, I'll repeat the out and back for the first 1.5 miles.<br><br>
However, on the way back there is a drainage ditch I have to cross. Normally, there is no water in the drainage ditch, even under the snow melt there was never any water in it. However, we had such a gully washer today, that when I got back there was a very fast stream of water going across the drainage ditch. Worse yet, there was no way around it. On my left was the Merrimack River. On my right, a large swamp that had turned into a pond with the rain. The water in the stream had a pretty good current. Since I didn't know any other way out of there, I decided to try to ford the stream. The water was up over my 1/4 of the way up my shins, but the current was fast enough that it was trying to knock me over. I got across, but was scary.<br><br>
So I managed to dodge the lightning bolts and the high water today.<br><br>
You know what, the time sucked tonight, but somehow, I'm okay with that.<br>
Here's the data:<br><br><br><b>Daily Run Report</b><br><br><b>Date:</b> 05/16/2007 <b>Time:</b> 16:06<br><b>Run Type:</b> Just A Run<br><b>Distance:</b> 10.0 miles<br><b>Total time:</b> 01:46:41.5 <b>Average Per Mile:</b> 00:10:22.1<br><b>Course:</b> OTHER COURSE<br><b>Max HR (for entire workout):</b> 172<br><b>Average HR:</b> 147<br><b>Shoes:</b> Mizuno Wave Ascend 2 - 05/2007 <b>Date Entered Service:</b> 05/08/2007 <b>Ending Mileage:</b> 49.4<br><b>Weather:</b> Rain, heavy at times with thunder and lightning.<br><b>Temperature:</b> 48 <b>Temperature Type:</b> Ambient Air <b>Time:</b> Start<br><b>Temperature:</b> 45 <b>Temperature Type:</b> Ambient Air <b>Time:</b> End<br><b>Dew Point:</b> 47 <b>Time:</b> Start<br><b>Dew Point:</b> 44 <b>Time:</b> End<br><b>Wind speed:</b> 4 <b>Max Gust:</b> 14 <b>Direction:</b> N<br><br>
MERRIMACK RIVER TRAIL.<br><br><br><br>
The plan tonight was 13 miles on the trail. Did not happen. Unlike last week when I had a nasty bonk and dehydration, tonight it was the weather.<br><br>
Trail was in rough shape with the rain.<br><b>Run Segments<br>
Name Time Distance AvgMile HR AvgHR Total Time</b><br>
5 mile out 00:49:17.4 5.0 00:09:51.5 145 149 00:49:17.4<br>
5 mile back 00:54:23.5 5.0 00:10:52.7 149 147 01:43:40.9<br>
Recovery 00:03:00.6 0.0 00:00:00.0 77 110 01:46:41.5
 

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EM, thank goodness you are okay. Flash floods can be deadly and sweep you away in a matter of seconds.
 

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Nice runs today.<br><br>
Flounder- did he mention what pace? Good luck in your debut. I hope its 3:00 or 3:10.<br><br>
EM, sometimes you have to take only what the day gives. Good job getting out of the storm.<br><br>
Today's run: 55F and drizzly rain at 6:30pm<br><br>
12 miles, with 6mi @ T-pace<br>
3mi warm-up<br>
6mi T-pace "Cruise Intervals" (4x1.5mi; with 2min rests)<br>
3mi cool-down<br><br>
All my local peeps are done marathoning for the spring, or running Cleveland on Sunday. I was on my own tonight on our 1.5mi road loop. Fighting through a long quality workout on my own was a head game. And I'm happy to report 'twas a battle I won! The second interval was the worst.<br><br>
1.5mi splits: 10:21/9:55/9:46/9:43 (ave 6:37 pace)<br><br>
Very pleased with about 40min of T in the bank. I hope to continue with this volume of T for the next 3 weeks.
 
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