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Ok...I'm doing honor chorus today...I'll be trapped inside until like 4PM<img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
Then I'll head to stone mountain to run.
 

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Rest day today and tomorrow! whoohooo!
 

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3900m swim workout with the tri club members. Good solid swim - first time in a while.<br><br>
Yoga later. Then head out to "High School Musical" on the Ice with DD.<br><br>
Enjoy your day!!
 

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Nice swim, and sounds like a great day planned Yoshiko - have fun at "High School Musical" - I'm sure your daughter will love it.<br><br>
LRR - do you always sing the national anthem before you run, or was this a race? What am I waiting for?<br><br>
Enjoy your rest day, Dave. I have an easy week coming up and I'm so excited.<br><br>
But, no rest for the weary this weekend. 6-mile run with Matt, hilly. We both felt tired. But, the sun was shining even if it was windy, so it was good overall.
 

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Another changed session for me tonight<br><br>
I am doing Mondays long ride tonight on the trainer (I am off with DW to a Kitchen and Bathroom show on Monday ) SO somewhere between 150 and 180 mins on Trainer tonight - concentrating on cadence and form - as my coach says:<br><br><i>"Think round and round not up and down"</i><br><br>
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I ran 6 miles today on snowy streets! It was slippery and slow going! What a difference from the indoor track workout onThursday. Oh well its all good! Tomorrow I will seek out a clear place to do my long run.<br><br>
Yoshiko, I am sorry I didn't make it to swimming this morning. You had a great swim workout!
 

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I got out there and did 7+ miles for the first time in a while. The leg was tweaky, but it is much improved. I think next weekend Ill be hitting double digits for my "long run" again.
 

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Group run this morning, was around 8.5 miles in Umstead park. Calves felt pretty good, but a little tight toward the end, need to be more religious about using my stick before heading out. Hopefully a little ab work later -
 

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90min gym workout today:<br><br>
Pool - 30min - 1000m (400WU/360Drills/2*100/40CD)<br>
Ex.Bike - 60min (6 ten minute sets at progressively tougher resistance). Ave 151W for the hour.
 

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15 minutes of rowing followed by 75 minutes of high rpm spinning - 110 -130 rpms. Great fun...not.<br><br>
I'm looking forward to riding outside. Not too far away now.<br><br>
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Let me get this out of the way right up front: The short of it is this morning I ran marathon distance for month number 18 in my marathon-a-month quest and my 37th marathon of all time. Yes, I include the marathons where I wing my own -- I include them because I would have run a marathon if there was an official one nearby. But let me tell you how lucky I am that there are not, because the experiences I have and the friendships earned is that much greater for it. So that's the short of it.<br><br>
The long of it...<br><br>
You want to know the definition of good running buddies turned even better friends? Well, I have several of them. One posts here a lot while another whines a lot but is seriously as solid a trouper as they come while yet another drives great distances just to keep company and share funnier-than-hell jokes. You know these hooligans too because me and LRR talk about them a lot. One is the Andyman. The other is the Warden's Husband. And the other (LRR) needs no introduction.<br><br>
So I plan a marathon distance run for my February marathon. I was supposed to run the Hyannis Marathon last weekend as the token run for the month, but due to a nasty boubt of the Flu, I had to back out. Once recovered enough to run again, I plotted a way to wing my own marathon over a certified course that conveniently has 8 5K loops (plus a mile to get marathon distance) because, well, I was not ready to give the streak a rest. So I ask folks to pick a day; all said they'd like to do Saturday. So Saturday it was. I plotted the course, nailed a schedule, and then solicited company. The reply was outstanding! Only, this was all before the weaterman forecasted an Alberta Clipper snow storm due to crash in early that morning and last through mid-day while dumping 6 inches of wet snow along with winds. I thought my company was doomed. I thought maybe I'd get a lone soldier to keep me company. I thought wrong.<br><br>
So here's how great friends these guys are: The Andyman and LRR, both with family obligations early morning, graciously decided to join me for the "early" shift so that they could log a few miles before attending to their kids. The meet up time was 5:20 am. I showed up at 5:23 am, and they were already there, waiting to get the party started. And it doesn't end there.<br><br>
We put our hats on, zip up our jackets, and finally gather beside our cars. The time was 5:25 am. Good old Lefty (LeftRightRepeat) kicked it off. In the early morning chilly air, with snow falling gently to the ground, he broke into song. Andy put his hand over his heart like a good patriot while I took off my ball cap and rested it up against my chest. And together, the three of us, sang an abbreviated version of the National Anthem. And it doesn't end there!<br><br>
I had joked a few days before the "event" that we would sing the National Anthem and perhaps, just maybe if we're lucky, even witness a flyover. The night before I searched the house for a jet fighter but, not having kids and extra toys laying around, came up empty. The flyover would have to wait until next time. But wait! Maybe not so... not when good friends are involved.<br><br>
Still standing in the early morning snow, we ended our anthem with, "...and the home of the brave." As soon as we finished, good old Lefty disappeared quickly but then came back in a flash. In his hand was a toy plane. With whooshing noises of rushing air coming from his mouth, the Air Canada toy plane made a flyover. We called out and jumped up and down for the pre-race festivites and then set out for the beginning of a long journey. A long journey for me, anyway. And that's just it. These guys came out to support friendship. How freak'n cool (and memorable) is THAT!<br><br>
Two laps later and the Warden's Husband joined in. What's special is that he drove down from New Hampshire to join in the fun and get in a run.<br><br>
Thanks guys... you seriously make it fun!
 

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25 mile ride today! My longest ride since my last tri in Sept. A friend ended up being able to ride, so we rode together. It was 62 degrees, overcast, and drizzly, but it was still fun.<br><br>
That's what I keep telling myself. I was really concentrating today when I got tired.<br><br>
Thor- VERY cool!!
 

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This is mainly for the benefit of those trying to get the "circles" thing down when on the bike...<br><br>
If you have a hard time doing circles while pedaling, or as Neil's coach says 'round and round,' when you're focusing on the efficient pedal stroke, play with the gears. Sometimes it's much easier to feel the full stroke when you're in a very steep gear, while other times it's easier to feel it when in fact you're spinning with high cadence. Play around with it and try to get your Trainer to the point where the noise coming off the wheel is constant rather than whooshing, because that whoosing is usually a sign of a more inefficient pedal stroke. So play with the gearing until you find a spot where you can "feel" the full circles (the full pedal stroke), and hold that for a while until you know what it is like. Then go back to the drills of your coach and try it again, now knowing what it should feel like.<br><br>
And don't be frustrated. It is hard. You don't need to be the most efficient pedaler on the bike, but it does indeed help in many areas.<br><br>
For me, I can best nail the pedal stroke and totally feel those circles when I'm hammering, so I'm pushing a big gear AND have medium to high cadence. It seems that the heavy pressure on the pedals allows me to feel it even more. And I get more efficient because rather than stomping the pedals, I try to get more efficient while keeping constant pressure.<br><br>
The same, too, is true for running, especially hills. Get up a good pace and then focus on efficiency. It's easier to feel. Or charge up a few hills. You'll get the circles, but when running, down well. And you'll waste less energy.
 

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Nice run Thor, are you ever going to stop? <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Sufferfest today. The weather was gorgeous albeit a tad windy.<br><br>
1.5 hrs on the trainer followed by a 12 mile run. Every body part below my hips hurt, especially my arthritic feet. Ouch.
 

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Thor & LRR: I KNEW it! Congrats on your 37th marathon, pretty amazing stuff <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Me: 60 minutes with Coach Troy, did the first of his tough love workout.........will be building on that every week......<br><br>
Happy Saturday all!<br><br>
ps.....Bannon.....I can't wait to read about all your great workouts next week!
 

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Great job Thor! It sounded like you were destined to get that marathon in!<br><br>
I'm not sure what to do today. I got in from the red eye last night, I couldn't believe how many annoying people I sat around and the guy I sat next to was about 8 foot and spilled half way over into my seat. The guy in front wanted to play the drums with a water bottle. I wanted to kick him in the head. I wanted to take a few hours and start my six hour brick, but its no use. I'm too out of it, and I just crashed and now woke up. Can't cut into the family time and I have to get my daughter a baseball mit today.<br><br>
So I think I'm going to start the brick tonight at 8pm and finished around 2am. So the workout will span two days. Its a hard 5 hour computrainer ride followed by a 1hr hard run which I can do on the TM. This is ok though, because I have to fly to Europe Sunday night and be in Finland and Sweden all next week. Its a recovery week but I'll still try and get 15 hours in. I guess I'll post tomorrow if I can manage to do this all nighter. Otherwise I'll start at 3am and do it. Have baseball practice tomorrow at noon. Have to do it, its a key workout. Sucks I have to travel.
 

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2 hr ride followed by 30-ish min run. fun ride.<br>
saw pretty stuff.<br>
lotsa hills......<br>
hmmmm...<br>
strange how it's harder to run after those hills. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
laundry as the recovery after a little nap, I'm thinkin.
 
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