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Good morning!<br><br>
Good luck racers!!!!<br><br>
I have a 10 miler with the group this morning. I don't feel that great so we'll see how it goes.<br><br>
Have a great day!
 

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Good Morning Becca, those to come...<br><br>
Hope you start feelin' better <b>Becca</b><br><br>
Good running vibes sent out to the racers this weekend and good runs/workouts for everyone else.<br><br>
Group Exercise class this morning. I'd rather go home and sleep.
 

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Hey all:<br><br>
Good luck racers this weekend! Who's racing?<br><br>
Good workout yesterday - 10 miles with 16x400 @ 5k - it went really well. It was a good way to spend a lot of time at that pace without getting too beat up. All reps between 75-78.<br><br>
Still trying to get this cold out of our house and get a decent night's sleep. Not happenin.<br><br><b>PC</b> - Glad you are excited about Boston. It's gotta be nice to have something to train for for the spring.<br>
Today: 45 minutes easy.<br><br><b>Becca</b> - Feel better soon.
 

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Good Morning!<br><br>
I'm just going to do 3 or 4 EZ this morning, my legs are pretty beat up from this week. I have to head down to the expo later and pick up my stuff, so that will take up most of the afternoon.<br><br>
As for a race plan <img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif"> I'm thinking maybe about going out around a 7:15ish pace and see how my legs feel. If I'm feeling good, I'll try to pick it up right away. If I'm feeling pretty rough, I'll just try to run the whole thing around 7:15/7:20 and make it a Marathon Paced run.<br><br>
This week will be a new mileage high for me, so that's good for Boston but may not lend itself towards a great race this weekend. Race time temps should be low 70's with humidity in the 90's and some wind on the way back. Not too bad, but I like to race in weather much cooler.<br><br><b>PTom</b>, nice workout...I'm amazingly impressed with your ability to that type of speed work. I have my first interval session scheduled for next week and it's about 1/2 of what you just did and I'm already worried about it <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif">. 14 reps would make my head explode, for sure!<br><br><b>Pacer</b>, it's going to be fun to follow your progress for Boston. Are you going to be doing a tempo along with intervals every week, now? I think it would be good for me to give up one of my longer weekly runs and add in some more "fast" running but I'm terrified to stray too far from the schedule I'm following. I have so much to learn about what is best for me still, it's a little overwhelming. I do know that I have endurance coming out of my #%*&(^, so I could easily sacrifice and long day...but don't know how I could change things??<br><br>
I hope everyone has a great weekend! Good luck to the racers!
 

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hey all. Gonna do 2 or 3 east today. The run on Thursday after work seemed to do wonders for my knees. Perhaps it worked out a little of the soreness? Or perhaps it was just coincidence. Either way the soreness is subsiding.<br><br>
I meant to mention Friday that I learned another lesson during Thursday afternoon's run. The surprising success for me during all this c25k, ohr and 10k training programs was the mental toughness. Not wanting to miss runs, not wanting to cut them short, ignoring my brain wanting to go home for any little reason, etc. I think I took that for granted this week when I started back on my workouts. Even though I only ran 2.5 on Thursday it was almost a non stop battle in my mind to either only do half the run, walk a little, whatever. That was something I did not anticipate. So the moral of the story is that the newbie learned that by being a slacker and missing workouts you can lose mental endurance as well as physical endurance. Before I got lazy around the holidays I was perhaps stronger mentally than physically. Mentally I was undefeated- looked forward to each run and had no doubts I would do well and would not even dream of not completing the daily run.<br><br>
oh well, just what's on my mind when I awoke today. Have a good one all. <img alt="wave.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wave.gif">
 

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I'm heading out for a couple in a moment. It's colder than I expected (21F) so I'm gonna have to pull on dirty tights, since I don't have any clean ones, and I don't feel like I can run in shorts.<br><br>
3rd run of the week for me. Been a LLLLLOOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGG time since I've done that. Slacker.
 

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Couldn't agree with you more. Once you start allowing yourself to slack a little, it's easier to do so a little more and more. I often have to tell myself that my head may be tired, but my legs are fine, now get off thy ass and go run! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> And I'm almost always right.<br><br>
And speaking of, running longish today. Not sure how many miles, 10-13, most likely 10. I still need to recover a bit. I'm gonna wait til later. It's 17*F, but that's not the issue. Everything is a sheet of ice. I'm hoping the sun that is out will melt that and by about 1 p.m. the route won't be as slick.
 

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Got up early, changed, and headed out into the cold morning air in swim trunks and a sweatshirt... (the sweatshirt just so i wouldn't freeze to death on the way into/out of the pool).<br><br>
Got to the pool... and <b>all</b> lanes had filled up just prior (<10 min) to me getting there. And the lifeguard added that the people who were there usually did longer workouts...<br><br>
So, feeling this was my sign that "it's the thought that conuts", I headed home... content that I'd fulfilled my obligation for the day's workout <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Want to get in 5-7 either today or tomorrow. Most likely tomorrow. Mrs LH is off with two of the kids until mid afternoon, so I am solo with my 4 YO. And we have plans for tonight.<br><br>
Good luck to out Flying Dutchman participants.<br><br><b>JenRuns</b> - Good luck tomorrow. Boston is your goal race, so running tomorrow after a hard week, with no taper, will be a good mental and physical test. When you kick ass tomorrow, think about what you will be capable of come April.<br><br>
One of my favorite quotes (from Gen. George Patton): "You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired"<br><br><b>Heater</b> - saw your elliptical workout yesterday. Today's swim effort notwithstanding, it is good to see you getting back at it.
 

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I believe it's spelled yinyang, or possibly wazoo. Piehole is also acceptable. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br>
My strength in my running is definitely strength/endurance, but my speed is where I need to work. (Cue Mickey Goldmill, of Rocky fame - "Speed's what we need, we need speed. Lightniing fast, greasy Italian speed!"<img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
About to head downstairs to the TM for however many miles I can fit in before the family interrrupts. Man, kids are so darn needy!!<br><br><b>Moe</b> Wearing dirty tights, getting your third run in this week...you get down with yourbadself!
 

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Morning,<br><br>
Here's an interesting <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/16/sports/othersports/16runners.html?pagewanted=1&th&emc=th" target="_blank">article</a> about runners from the Navajo Nation.
 

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Ok, maybe I'm really behind the times, but I didn't know that <b>boB</b> was so famous, they named <a href="http://www.rei.com/gearmail/gm0215_12/cm?cm_ven=email&cm_cat=gm&cm_pla=na&cm_ite=02_15_gm" target="_blank">running stuff</a> after him.
 

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Morning all,<br><br>
Things are not good here at the flu house. DW was up every hour with DS. My alarm was set for 2:00am so I could get up and give him a breathing treatment. DW was up at 1:45 and said she'd do it, so I reset the alarm for 6:00 to meet my training group at 7:00. At 5:30, DW handed off DS to me. So, I bailed on meeting the group. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
Now it seems DW is coming down with it too. I'm just playing it by ear. DS, can't keep anything down. Maybe I'll get to run some today...we'll see.<br><br>
Tim
 

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Good morning, folks. I hope you family feels better soon, <b>Tim</b>...<br><br><b>Maples</b>, it sounds like you're really hooked. That's a good thing. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Me, I just got back from 7 miles at a moderate pace (8:47). Only 12 miles total for me this week, but I guess that's not bad for the first week after a marathon. Well, I got another marathon in 10 or 11 weeks, so I guess I'd better get back into it on Monday...<br><br>
Have a great weekend, all...
 

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I ran 6 miles today!!!!! Without stopping!!!! All by myself!!!!!<br><br>
I did it!!!<br><br>
I did it!!!<br><br>
Woooohooooooo!!!!!!<br><img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br><b>HH</b> - GREAT job on the elliptical yesterday AND on getting to the pool this morning!! I'm impressed - Saturday morning swimming?!?! Definitely the thought that counts there. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
I know there's more but I gotta get cleaned up and then drive my pretty little runnin' self down to the Cities.<br><br>
Have a FABULOUS week-end folks!!!
 

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Uh... lesseee...<br>
Get better <b>Tim</b>'s family.<br><b>Voo</b> I got a shot of beam with your name on it says you go 13 instead of 10.... <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> but be careful!!!<br><b>Mary</b> Great job!!!<br>
Go ahead, <b>Moe</b><br><b>Heater</b> you can go to the dog park with us if you want some more excercise... <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> you burn calories watching my silly dog....<br><br>
5 with my group this morning. Still not feeling like a champ breathing etc wise... but still 4 seconds per mile faster than my fastest 5 so I figure that's ok. I think 11's are within sight.... damn, ya'll. how long i been chasing those...
 

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Just got back from my run. I feel much better, but we'll see how the rest of the day goes. In typical Becca fashion, I wound up getting lost even though I had written directions and was running with a group. Oh well. I made it back to the pretty quickly, but am I really that much of a goof?<br><br><b>Timr</b> I hope your family starts feeling better soon. The flu is rough. HEalthy vibes to you and your family!<br><br>
It looks like everyone is getting some nice workouts in. Great job!<br><br><b>HH</b> That happens at my pool a lot! I can't get my timing down so I wind up just skipping the swimming.
 
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