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<p>Last week's responses to <em>Dreams</em> were <strong>wonderful</strong>.  I think <strong>BTY</strong> had the POTW; sometimes all we need is what we already have.  <em>Still</em>, there are times we have to dream -- then <em>stop</em> dreaming and give that idea a go!  Life is short! </p>
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<p>I forgot to respond <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif" title="">.  I think I'd like to farm with millbot in S. Utah and chat about geothermal energy, over an aquavit, with barkeep JJJ, run on mc's beach and tell Golf Pro Lab to get some <em>real</em> exercise.  I get kind of restless.</p>
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<p>The idea that provoked that question emanated from a talk on TED about happiness from nef, "economics as if the people and planet mattered."  No. 1 on their Happy Planet Index is Costa Rica, where the avg life expectancy is 78.5, they get by on a quarter of the resources than that the Western world uses, 99% of electricity is from renewable resources, one of the first govts committed to be carbon neutral by 2021, abolished the army in 1949, they invest in social programs (health and education), and have one of the highest literacy rates in Latin America and the world.</p>
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<p>Yeah, and it's kind of warm and mountainous and beeeeoootiful too.  Let's go run there.</p>
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<p>Five things that make us happier, according to the speaker:  (1) connect - social relationships are important; (2) be active - CHECK!; (3) take notice - ex. the seasons, world events, things going on within yourself/family; (4) keep learning - not necessarily formal, but maintain a curiosity about things; (5) give.</p>
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<p>This week's question, and I hope this hasn't been asked:  <strong><span style="color:rgb(47,79,79);">Is there someone or perhaps an event that has happened in your life that influenced who you are and what you have become?  I think initially we'd think of that in a positive light, but life isn't always love and lollipops; at times a negative can launch us on to bigger and better things.   Please don't feel you need to identify the negative source.  ;)</span></strong></p>
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<p><strong>mcsolar</strong> - 34.5 miles. Taking a breather from the recent high miles to re-focus, relax, and <strong><em>beat the nemesis</em></strong>!</p>
<p><strong>CNY</strong> - <strong><span style="color:rgb(178,34,34);">69.7</span></strong> miles, 3-4 x core/flex.  Also revving that engine to r(owr)ace!</p>
<p><strong>Opie</strong> - 13.38 miles - 7.5 hours exercise overall, keeping supah fit.  Also finding a nice group of cyclists!</p>
<p><strong>Patrick</strong> - 9.71 miles.  Frazzled and now abductor pain?  :(  Sorry, P.  A step back to regroup?</p>
<p><strong>OM</strong> - <strong><span style="color:rgb(178,34,34);">42.75</span></strong> miles.  <strong>PR mileage week</strong>!  2 x yoga.  Is this the "revamped" yoga, OM?  Do you think your flexible body is better running without stretching?  Very curious how you feel you've made the adjustment.</p>
<p><strong>Labduck</strong> - 28.5 miles and apparently playing college football on Saturday.  ;D  Adjusting to running life after HtC.</p>
<p><strong>BTY</strong> - <strong><span style="color:rgb(178,34,34);">40.25</span></strong> miles, stretch, 3 x core, 2 x strength.  In the groove!</p>
<p><strong>Tamster</strong> - 18.5 miles, incl a 10-miler.  Getting back in the groove!</p>
<p><strong>evanflein</strong> - 51.9 miles running, 3.1 walking, building to the big race.  Good work on the trek, great prep.</p>
<p><strong>Econo</strong> - 44.2 miles, 2xcore/strength.  <strong>PR Half Marathon!  Woo hoo!</strong>  Love the honesty in your comments.  :)</p>
<p><strong>Dove</strong> - 30 miles, 20 miles mountain biking.  Enjoyed your Dream comments.  You'd be <em>great</em> at that Dove.  Actually, you already are!</p>
<p><strong>Heme</strong> - 26.4 miles, ellipt, core. Whoa, not the same kankle!?  More balance board/wobble board stuff maybe?</p>
<p><strong>hally</strong> - 4 miles, 44 miles cycling, 2 x weights.  Enjoying the dog days of summer.</p>
<p><strong>FO</strong> - 38 miles, nice walk with a friend who's in it for the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">long</span> run.  Lucky!</p>
<p><strong>Byll B -</strong> <strong><span style="color:rgb(178,34,34);">63.2</span></strong> miles, running every day, first 60+ in a few years!  Excellent.</p>
<p><strong>millbot</strong> - 25 miles running, 105 miles cycling, 35' core.  And maybe a little harvesting?</p>
<p><strong>Paul</strong> - <strong><span style="color:rgb(178,34,34);">51.4</span></strong> miles incl a <strong>PR 10k 45:07, 2nd AG</strong>.  Absoluuuutely, a good week.</p>
<p><strong>JJJesse</strong> - ??? miles.  Running again.  Yessssssss!  And being the good volunteer and eyeing a snoozy snake.</p>
<p><strong>Sans Souci</strong> - <strong><span style="color:rgb(178,34,34);">52</span></strong> miles, 3hrs yoga, two rest days (hey, I need 'em!)</p>
 

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<p>Sans, I can only answer your question with events and experiences I prefer to not dwell upon, nor post in a public forum.  They're not traumatic, just personal.</p>
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<p>This week is suppose to be my high mileage week of this training quarter.  High mileage to me is a cutback week to most...<img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;" title=""></p>
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<p>M - 6 trail miles...<strong>Actual: 7 trail miles</strong></p>
<p>Tu - rest day</p>
<p>W - 7 easy miles...<strong>Actual:</strong> <strong>7.5 miles at 7:50/mi</strong></p>
<p>Th - 5 x 800m intervals at 5:55/mi pace<strong>...Actual: Nope.  Changed to a tempo run: 5 miles at 7:14/mi w/ 1.5 miles at 10K pace</strong></p>
<p>F - off</p>
<p>Sa - 14 easy miles<strong>...Actual: 14.5 miles at 7:40/mi</strong></p>
<p>Su - off</p>
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<p>Planned: 32 miles  <strong>Actual total: 34 miles</strong></p>
 

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<p>You are so thought provoking Sans!  I can think of a multitude of life experiences that have molded me - some negative, many positive. I think my first marriage/divorce was a life altering one. Really forced me to grow up. I don't look back on that with regrets either. I think having a child was HUGE on a scale hard to describe. Definitely made me look outside myself and dug into the depths of my soul that I probably would not have tapped into w/o that experience. I think becoming a runner has also transformed who I am - both outside and inside. The list could go on and on. . . .studying abroad and immersing myself into a foreign culture, professors that I had, friends that I've had throughout the years that have left their impact on me, ...</p>
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<p>This week, I will try once again, to hit that 20-25 mile mark. I'd like to get my monthly mileage back into the 100 range and that hasn't happened since May.</p>
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<p>mon: ...... 0</p>
<p>tues: ...... 4 mi</p>
<p>wed: ...... sick</p>
<p>thurs: ..... a little bit better</p>
<p>fri: .......... 6.5 mi</p>
<p>sat: ........ 5K race</p>
<p>sun: ........ 0</p>
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<p>miles run: meh, not much - 13.7.</p>
 

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<p>thanks ss!  hoping to run my @ss off tomorrow morning!  racing, well... we'll see...</p>
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<p>protosun is my life-changing event.  so far she's landed way way on the "good" side of the equation... ask me again when she's 16...</p>
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<p>plan / <strong>actual</strong></p>
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<p>m: 11.5 w/8mi race sub-55 / <strong>14 w/ 8mi @56:41</strong></p>
<p>t: 3 ez / <strong>3mi 8:15</strong></p>
<p>w: 5 ez / <strong>5mi 7:45</strong></p>
<p>t: 10 ez / <strong>10 hilly 8:45</strong></p>
<p>f: 10 ez / <strong>10 ez 8:5</strong></p>
<p>s: 8 w/intervals  / <strong>7.5 w/3x(90 on/off), 3x(60 on/off), 5x(30 on/off), 5x(15 on/off)</strong></p>
<p>s: 18 ez / <strong>17mi 8:00</strong></p>
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<p>target: 65.5 / <strong>total: 66.5</strong></p>
 

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<p>As Lab says, there are personal things and I've already spilled my guts all over this place.  What a mess.  Something else is just as important.  In the mid-80's, I moved back here from Chicago and enrolled at Norman in a Master's program in English.  Although I had honors scholarships and a 3.9 GPA, I ran into a major roadblock at the end.  I took the exit exam and failed it.  I worked on a thesis and couldn't satisfy the chairman of the committee in spite of lots of hard work.  Someone suggested I go to law school.  As hard as it was, I basically ignored any difficulties at that point.</p>
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<p>This week will be exciting because Brooke is back in town.  She was in New Mexico and had car trouble when I talked to her last week.  She suggested meeting for embedded circuit training, an hour of my lifting routine but with running & general cardio worked in (more than the 30 seconds of rowing machine I work in now betweeen each exercise).</p>
<p>Day................Plan...........................................................................................................................................................................................Actual</p>
<p>Monday........rest, foam roller, calf massage, etc.....................................................................................................................................................done</p>
<p>Tuesday.......4 miles run or run/walk.................................................................................................................................10 min. yoga; 4 mi. run/walk; 1.25 mi. walk with Honeybee</p>
<p>Wednesday...embedded circuit training (strength with cardio embedded).....................................................................................................done-57 min. incl. about half a mile running</p>
<p>Thursday......5 miles run or run/walk.........................................................................................................................................................done-5 run/walk</p>
<p>Friday.........lunch yoga; p.m. embedded circuit...................................................................................................................done-1 hr. yoga; 28 min. embedded circuit, incl. 0.3 mi. running</p>
<p>Saturday.....group bike ride.............................................................................................................................................................................done-26.5 mi.</p>
<p>Sunday.......5 mi. run......................................................................................................................................................................................done</p>
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<p>Total...........................................................................................................................................................14.8 mi. running as part of 8 hours spent exercising, both another slight increase</p>
 

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<p>Thanks Souc!</p>
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<p>Having lung cancer definitely changed my outlook on life. I try not to sweat the small stuff anymore. It also caused me to take up road cycling when my running was compromised which has led to many good times.</p>
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<p>Going to Cape Cod this week, Thursday-Mon. Lots of cycling on tap!</p>
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<p>Monday=biked 36.5</p>
<p>Tuesday=</p>
<p>Wednesday=ran 2 weights 20  min</p>
<p>Thursday=</p>
<p>Friday=biked 45</p>
<p>Saturday=biked 41</p>
<p>Sunday=46 biked</p>
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<p><strong>Totals</strong></p>
<p><strong>weights once</strong></p>
<p><strong>ran 2</strong></p>
<p><strong>biked  169.5</strong></p>
 

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<p>Thanks once again for the insightful question and observations, SS. "Revamped" yoga, eh? It's more like that metaphysical concept of observation of a particle changes the particle's behavior. I was paying too scrupulous attention to the details of the style of yoga that I choose to practice, especially in terms of teaching it, that I was losing sight of my actual practice. The whole point of asana class is to provide a metaphor for how to live one's life, yes? Well, I was feeling that by trying to practice the "best" yoga on my mat, I was detracting from the effects of that metaphor. So I just dispensed with the mat entirely, and took all the alignments "live" into my life. We're not talking just physical alignments, mind you. My attitude shifted as an end of itself. That way I was able to incorporate the third A, <strong>action</strong>, in a way that I hadn't been able to previously.</p>
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<p>Let me say it another way: yoga is supposed to help you be immersed in your life. For some reason, the way I'm wired or whatever, it was keeping me from that end. So I stopped teaching. I also dispensed with attending formal classes and just practiced the elements I needed at the time I needed them... and a huge shift happened. I really believe that if I try to analyze it deeper than that, I'll lose that perspective I've gained: only see the trees, no forest. I wanted to be every single tree, and so I'd bend to be each one. Here's the uber-flexibility metaphor, then. I decided I needed to be my own tree. So does that mean I've foregone a type of flexibility? Perhaps.</p>
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<p>As for stretching itself, I don't do any more nor less than I did before, on my own, that is. Asana class has always been more about engaging strength for me, or at least that's how some of the deeper teachers have told me personally that that's what I need to do. They would almost encourage the over-efforting (a metaphor for being torn apart by trying to see and be all the details at once, imo). That wasn't healthy for me, in spite of their best intentions.</p>
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<p>Bottom line is, we really do know what's best for ourselves, deep down. Sometimes we don't have the courage to embrace it and act on it; ok, not just sometimes, but many times. It's those three A's again: attitude, alignment and action. All have to be present to make the package work. Most people fixate on the action, losing sight of the other two. I was drowning in alignment and attitude, and felt I couldn't "do" anything without sacrificing the first two. Somehow now I'm finally doing the "doing". Balance.</p>
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<p>Ha! That'll teach you to ask me a deep question! And to think, I haven't even addressed this week's query....</p>
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<p>Still sticking with the plan to hold at just over 40 mpw. No need to increase mileage. But what with the Jewish holidays on Thursday and Friday, my available running time will indeed be cut short. It'll be ok, whatever I do.</p>
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<p>Mon.... 3.25 miles</p>
<p>Tues... 13.25 miles</p>
<p>Wed... 6 miles</p>
<p>Thur.... 3.1 miles</p>
<p>Fri...... 5.25 miles</p>
<p>Sat..... 6.5 miles</p>
<p>Sun.... 5 miles</p>
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<p>totals: 42.35 miles</p>
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<p>ETA: Even though I've said quite enough, I figured I'd come back and take a (succinct!) stab at this week's question. Without a doubt, the nine months of my yoga teacher training was incredibly transformative for me. It's no coincidence that it was nine months; the joke was that we (the other trainees and myself) were giving birth to ourselves. We learned a lot, and there were numerous "aha!" moments for all of us. Lots of tears as well. And I'd have to say, if there was one lesson I learned the deepest, it was summed up in this one statement: <em>when in doubt on the spiritual path, serve.</em></p>
 

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<p>Sorry, Labduck and Opie, I didn't word that well.  I hadn't intended to ask for only the negative influences and I regret posing the question if it brought up unpleasant memories.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad5.gif" title=""></p>
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<p>OM.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif" title="">  Friday, our teacher reminded us of the saying, "When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail."  I like the notion of practice and process, never mind always having to <em>get there</em>.  Perhaps that's why I've never seen a yoga boot camp.</p>
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<p>My best friend's mom and dad had a great influence on my life.  They always included me on ski trips to the mountains and summers at their cottage at the lake.  Being sporty girls, we were always into something active, usually outside.  Mrs. Y was also a great cook, potter, supporter of the arts.  Though we live in different cities now and have pursued different interests (how in the world did she get into golf?), we're still friends after 48 years.</p>
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<p>Think I'll leave it at that. </p>
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<div>Monday: rest</div>
<div>Tuesday: 45' easy - <strong>5.54, 8:26, 129 plus 3 x 3 sets of plyos</strong></div>
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<div>Wednesday: yoga, 45' easy</div>
<div>Thursday: 20' warm up + 5x1km at 5km effort [2' rest] + 20' cool down.</div>
<div>Friday: yoga</div>
<div>Saturday: 1hr comfortable</div>
<div>Sunday: 1h30' with a Tabata near the end.</div>
 

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<p>Thanks Sans Souci! Great question and has me thinking (always good to feel my synapses fire) of all sorts of people and experiences. I think we are all formed by our victories as well as our mistakes---our sorrow and our joy. I'll take this in a different direction perhaps, but here goes. My violin teacher from 1971-1986, Phylliss Levinson, taught me how to listen deeply and carefully to sound and to words, my father and my high school and college coaches (George Constantino R.I.P. and Mary Grinaker) taught me to love and respect runners of all speeds and events (and to cheer loudly without caring what others might think), my brother teaches me to never, ever use drugs and get mired in the penal system as a frequent resident, my mother taught me to work through pain and struggle, my paternal grandmother teaches me daily what it means to persevere and fully live as a triple marginalized person---an elderly black woman. My son and husband teach me to laugh and let the small stuff roll and show me how to love even when I am a cranky pants. All of that to say that I hope my epitaph reads that I am a compassionate person who worked and played hard and never regretted a moment.</p>
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<p>Of course there were many events that affected my course.  The greatest influence was probably my dad, who steered me to my career; loved skiing, hiking, fishing, snorkeling; and marched to the beat of a different drummer.</p>
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<p>M: <strong>5.5 M</strong></p>
<p>T: rest</p>
<p>W: <strong>5 M</strong> on TM with 3 @ tempo pace</p>
<p>T: volleyball</p>
<p>F: <strong>3.5 M</strong></p>
<p>S: <strong>12.5 M</strong></p>
<p>S: <strong>5 M</strong></p>
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<p>Total:  <strong>31.5 M</strong></p>
 

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<p>Wow, what a great question, and great answers.   I'll probably have an answer by the time I post my final mileage next week.  Thanks for sharing, folks.</p>
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<p>OK, I will take a stab at this by saying that my wife and I try (try) to teach our children (12, 14, 16 and 17) that they are the choices that they make; so if we really really mean that, then I'd have to say that my own decisions have had the greatest influence in making me who I am. And that means that I'm in a lot of trouble, because I've been known to make some really hairbrained decisions.  But, seriously, if I take ownership of the decisions and choices I've made throughout my life (and I have - I hope - a long time to continue making my own decisions and choices), it empowers me.  Not in a "I did it my way" kind of way, but in a "I have no one to blame but myself" kind of way; and while it's my own belief that God is sovereign and in control, I do think that we get to take at least SOME satisfaction in a life well lived. </p>
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<p>I hit 40 miles this past week for the first time this year, and will probably go over 40 this coming week, then drop down below 40 for the rest of September.</p>
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<p>Monday..............7.5 miles inc 2*1miCruise(800)6*200m(speed), stretch............<strong>7</strong> per plan</p>
<p>Tuesday.............5 miles recovery, stretch, core, strength..................................<strong>5-3/4</strong> fartlek, stretch, strength, core</p>
<p>Wednesday........6 miles easy, stretch................................................................<strong>6.5</strong> per plan</p>
<p>Thursday............7 miles inc tempo/intervals, stretch, <span style="text-decoration:line-through;">core</span>, strength..................<strong>6.0 </strong>w/ <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, stretch, strength</p>
<p>Friday.................5 miles recovery, stretch, core .................................................<strong>6.0</strong> recovery, stretch, core</p>
<p>Saturday............10 miles long; stretch, strength..................................................<strong>4.0</strong> easy, strength</p>
<p>Sunday...............Adjust as needed, stretch, core................................................<strong>10.8</strong>, stretch</p>
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<p>Total Plan............44 miles, stretch daily, 3*core, 3*strength</p>
<p>Execution.............46 miles, stretch 6 days, 2*core, 3*strength</p>
 

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<p>Good question, SS.  I feel different enough (in an odd or quirky way) from most people I know that I have wondered if I was shaped my some unusual person or experience, and if so what it might have been.  I haven't identified it yet, so either it never happened or it's buried deep. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif" title="">  Other than that, I would say that spending a couple years as a volunteer in Brazil, my years spent in college and graduate school, and becoming a husband and father have been huge influences, I think largely for good.</p>
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<p>M - 60' easy run, 100' cycling</p>
<p>T - 10' lower body, 15' core</p>
<p>W - 52 mi bike commute</p>
<p>T - 0</p>
<p>F - 7.7 mi @ Red Rock Relay</p>
<p>S - 14.5 mi @ Red Rock Relay</p>
<p>S - 0</p>
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<p>totals - 28.5 mi running, 81 mi cycling, 25' strength</p>
 

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<p>Interesting questions, SS..... with some even more interesting answers so far.  I had to think about this a bit for a while before I posted.</p>
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<p>I've always been a cautious one, very seldom taking risks or going outside my comfort zone.  Guess I have to go back to my parents influence for that.... there was a lot of insistence in not rocking the boat and concerns over "what would the neighbours think?" when growing up.  It's taken a lot of years to overcome that inherent hesitancy and really become my own person.  A number of years ago, I was in co-worker's office and there was a note on the computer that read "What would you do if you weren't afraid?"  I've been thinking a lot about that question since then.</p>
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<p>This week?  I should be building the mileage again toward my 25K coming up, but will take another day or so easy to let the ankle heal. </p>
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<p>              (Plan)    <strong>Actual</strong></p>
<p>M.......... (rest)     <strong>rest</strong></p>
<p>T........... (XT)       <strong>35 min spin & 15 min core</strong></p>
<p>W.......... (3)         <strong>3.1 & core</strong></p>
<p>T..........  (3)         <strong>6.25</strong></p>
<p>F........... (XT)       <strong>zip</strong></p>
<p>S........... (5)         <strong>12</strong></p>
<p>S........... (11.5)     <strong>7</strong></p>
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<p>Total:  <strong>28.35</strong> miles</p>
 

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<p>Birth order had a lot to do with it.  As the third girl with parents who divorced, I think from the start I was driven to get some attention; any speck of it gratefully received.  My dad taught me to work hard in school with one little comment one day.  I took it to heart.  He also taught me a profound love of Oregon and the outdoors.</p>
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<p>My mom taught me that only music matters; the rest -- food, the house, my hairdo, etc. -- is trivial.  My sister H looked over me, and still does.  Cancer made me realize I am calm under pressure.  I've had wonderful bosses and teachers.  This forum (and CR, specifically) changed my whole outlook; it was where I learned to become an athlete, to set ambitious physical goals.</p>
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<p><strong>Planned...............................Actual...............................Comments</strong></p>
<p>Mon:  rest or EZ....................3 pokey slow + core............stiff muscles</p>
<p>Tue:  6 EZ.............................5.5 pokey slow + stretch.....quite tired, no pep at all</p>
<p>Wed:  4-6 miles.....................6 with EV + core................I'm still really tired</p>
<p>Thu:  intervals........................5.5 with 6 slow 300s...........feeling better</p>
<p>Fri:  8 hilly............................8 hilly, pokey slow + stretch....pretty morning. I was not eaten by cougars out there on the trail pre-dawn.</p>
<p>Sat:  6 EZ..............................6 with EV + core..................I think I'll watch football now.</p>
<p>Sun:  15 lsd..........................15 pokey slow....................a real slog; just awful</p>
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<p>Total:  <strong>49.3</strong></p>
 

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<p>Thanks for starting us and the provocative question Souci.</p>
<p>A number of influences both positive and negative have helped to shape me. My alcoholic dad was mostly negative during my childhood but because of a change he went through, we did have a glorious last few years together. My mom was the steadfast force in the family and helped keep me somewhat sane in the early years. College life was a huge influence and besides I met the love of my life there and she has been the most positive influence. Our first child brought a sense of responsibilty that I or those close enough to know me never thought possible. But the single most important change/influence in my life ocurred in Calgary, Alberta when I became a Christian while driving home from work as a beautifule huge sun set over the Canadian Rockies.</p>
<p>I will leave the negatives alone, just  say that because of them I am just a little more cautious with whom I place my trust.</p>
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<p>Tried running Monday but still had a slight groin pain, will try again Tuesday. Tuesday short run felt slight twinge but much improved, tomorrow's group run is the real test.</p>
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<p>Summed up last week 9.71, may have to change marathon to half, if recovery is slow.</p>
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<p>                                Plan                    Actual</p>
<p>M                              ???</p>
<p>T                              ???</p>
<p>W                             ???                       4.25 (everything seemed to work, so that was good!)</p>
<p>T                              ???                        2.35 still no pain</p>
<p>F                              ???</p>
<p>S                              ???                      12.18</p>
<p>S                              ???</p>
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<p>TOT                          ???                     18.78</p>
 

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<p>Wow... definitely a place holder for the question of the week.</p>
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<p>This week feels like my first week of real taper. I always feel like I push that first week; it could be mistaken for any cutback week (or peak week in the building phase). But this week will be in the mid-30's, which is right where I want to be using 50% of peak mileage for this cycle (63.5 miles).</p>
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<p>Monday: Rest Day, if you call spending the day cleaning and gardening as "rest." I do.</p>
<p>Tuesday: 5.2 miles run during the apparently only break in the grey day; .4 mile walk after. Equinox Bib Pickup after work!</p>
<p>Wednesday: <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;color:rgb(68,68,68);">6.3 mile tempo run, 7:46 avg pace, .4 mile walk</span></p>
<p style="color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;margin:0em;">Thursday: 5 miles, faster than planned</p>
<p style="color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;margin:0em;">Friday: Rest Day ( house and garden work)</p>
<p style="color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:1em;margin:0em;">Saturday: 13.6 miles up Ester Dome and back, then about 1.5 mile cooldown and picking berries</p>
<p>Sunday:10 miles tempo run (7:55 avg), .3 mile walk</p>
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<p>Totals: 40.2 miles run, 2.9 miles walked, some berrypicking and gardening. A little more running than I'd planned, but it's all ok.</p>
 

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<p>I had a very negative experience in 1994 that lead to a much richer, fruitful, and happy existence. I was hospitalized a few days with sever depression. It was stress and anxiety oriented and it was realitively easy to get the physical side of it under control. But the attitudes that created the situation were more tenacious. Working through that changed me for the better I hope. I'm more outgoing now. :)</p>
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<p><strong>M...................................4.0</strong></p>
<p><strong>T.........15 min core,,,,,,5.0 7x1'</strong></p>
<p><strong>W........20 min core,,,, 8.1 trail run</strong></p>
<p><strong>T....................................rest</strong></p>
<p><strong>F........ 20 min core,,,,,,,5.0 10x ~30-40" ,,,,1 mile walk</strong></p>
<p><strong><span style="color:#808080;">S...................................rest</span></strong></p>
<p><strong><span style="color:#808080;">S........</span><strong style="font-style:normal;font-weight:bold;">15 min core,,,,,,</strong><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(128,128,128);">13.12 w/[email protected]</span><strong style="font-style:normal;font-weight:bold;">,,,,1 mile walk</strong></strong></p>
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<hr class="bbcode_rule"><p><strong>projecting about 33-36</strong></p>
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<p><strong>ACTUAL.......35.22</strong></p>
<p><b>JJJ</b></p>
 

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<p>I hit my life bottom on May 15 this year, and then set about changing my existence.</p>
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<p>Without that negative event I would never have discovered how my brain functions.</p>
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<p>Now my life is based on productivity - physical, intellectual, cognitive/psychological, spiritual and altruistic/compassionate.</p>
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<p>Sunday - run 15, walk 12</p>
<p>Monday - run 12, walk 7</p>
<p>Tuesday - run 11, walk 12, basketball 2 hours.</p>
<p>Wednesday - run 14, walk 6</p>
<p>Thursday - run 18, walk</p>
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<p>Total for the week = run 101 + walk 55 = 156 total miles plus a couple hours shooting a basketball.</p>
 

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<p>In general the negative things in my life are the ones that shaped me the most. They have been my jolt, my wake up call. They force me to take a hard look at things and possibly change my path. The positive stuff is just reinforcement that I have chosen correctly.<br><br>
I had an advisor in college whom I only met with once or twice. Even though our interaction was brief, he changed my world by telling me one thing: "the career for you hasn't even been invented yet, so follow your bliss". He was so right!<br><br>
Ramping up slightly this week, hoping for back-to-back long runs over the weekend.</p>
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<p><strong>Monday: 3 miles</strong></p>
<p><strong>Tuesday: 5 miles</strong></p>
<p><strong>Wednesday: Weights and 7 miles</strong></p>
<p><strong>Thursday: 4 miles</strong></p>
<p><strong>Friday: weights</strong></p>
<p><strong>Saturday: 6 miles</strong></p>
<p><strong>Sunday: 26.2 (Skagit Flats Marathon)</strong></p>
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<p><strong>Total: 51.2 miles, 2 weight sessions</strong></p>
 

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<p>Thanks SS.</p>
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<p>M - 10.3 miles</p>
<p>T - rest day</p>
<p>W - 10.1 miles</p>
<p>Th - 6 miles</p>
<p>F - rest day</p>
<p>Sa - travel day + lots of walking</p>
<p>Su - Chicago Half Marathon 1:42:15 (PR)</p>
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<p>Total - 39.5 miles</p>
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<p>Paul</p>
 
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