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On this day in 1994 a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Southern California, killing at least 61 people and causing $20 billion worth of damage. On this same day in 1995 a magnitude 7.2 earthquake devastated the city of Kobe, Japan; more than 6,000 people were killed.<br><br>
A disappointingly balmy 12F when the M-Dawg and I headed out this morning. The roads were dry and dark with only a few significant ice spots. After a good poop, we found Iron Boy about a mile and a quarter out doing some sort of silly speedwork. We got the next three miles with him before he was ready to accelerate again and we turned for home.<br><br>
C'mon shake it up baby now tri-peeps!
 

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Running for me this evening<br><br>
As I finally realised that this is a recovery week It will only be a 40 min recovery run at Easy HR<br><br>
Hope the earth moves for you all (Only in the right way)<img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
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1 hour of elliptical this morning. Yesterday was a 2800 yd swim with masters.<br><br>
I had my A.R.T appointment Tuesday, and I know people's experiences have been mixed with this, but I was shocked at the difference in my calves - I felt like I had new legs when I walked out of there! They still feel pretty good, but the Dr. advised no running for a couple of weeks while I have treatment. I will go 2 times a week for 3 weeks. I wish I would have done this weeks ago!
 

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I'm jealous!<br>
I want that on my shoulders and neck....<br>
sometimes my calves and legs.<br><br>
(*sigh*) no ART practitioners in my area.<br><br>
Easy 1550 in the pool today.....resting for race Sat.
 

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Met up with Dave, Chris and Kevin for the normal Thursday hill workout. Sue and Jenna were a bit late showing up and caught up with us on about the 3rd hill. Ran into another running group of about six more people during the run, so we had a good sized troop doing the hills.<br><br>
7.8 mi in about 64 minutes. Coach told me this wasn't supposed to be an interval workout, so I worked on keeping the hr in zone 2 even during the hills. On the downhills, I worked on keeping my weight forward, no heel strike and fast leg turnover.<br><br>
Shake, rattle and roll everyone!<br><br>
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Headed for the slopes this morning! First time in 4 years. Should be a good workout if my quads can handle it!! Counts as a MS day right?
 

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workoutous-interruptus<br><br>
Stupid Dreadmill will not go over 5.3mph with my large tushy on it without popping a fuse. Great. Bought the darn thing because it should handle 300lbs @ 11mph. Frick.<br><br>
Gonna try to do something after I drop DS7 at school - go to local track I guess.<br><br>
Supposed to do 5x5min intervals @ 5min. That should be interesting
 

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Super chilly morning here in New England.<br><br>
Bannon: I hear your frustration about being off the bike for 8 weeks. If, and that's a big if, you can get that knee lined up, I think you will be able to ramp the bike very, very quickly and even push beyond what you did last year. The time away will go towards a rest, one of probably proper length for anybody (but hardly anybody does). And if anyone can do it, it's you. I mean that. My basis is... look how fast you ramped into this sport. You did it before and will do it again. But only if you can get that knee fixed.<br><br>
Alaska Mike: Great stuff, man. You're doing Boston again this year, right? If so, keep up that downhill work, exactly as the coach has you doing it. You will not only get your body accustomed to running down hill and supporting your weight plus the effets of gravity, but you'll also learn the most efficient way to run down, exactly as your coach has you doing. Pay attention to staying a bit forward and not heal striking. This will also ensure you do not take too long a stride. Long strides, although something that can be faster, can do you in at Boston because of all the early down hill running.<br><br>
Me...<br><br>
8 mile (?) run early this morning. Speed session mixed with social run.<br>
o WU - 1.5 miles<br>
o 6 x 4 min @ 5K pace w/various length rest in between<br>
Did two intervals before joining LRR and the M-Dawg for a few miles before picking back up for 4 more intervals. Between intervals 4 and 5 I bumped into The Deisel going the otehr way. We complained about the cold, agreed to run long this weekend, and went our own ways. Didn't exactly hit 4 minutes on all intervals due to a watch beeping under layers of clothes... it was, like, 12F or colder out. Some intervals were longer while most were shorter. It hurt. But it hurt good. Followed immediately by...<br><br>
45 min Trainer session:<br>
o WU - 20 min (watched part II of the IMLP Course Recon. Spinnerval)<br>
o 10 x 1' G10 w/1' rest (Tried to hold 400W)<br>
Amazing the difference in Wattage output between my Tri-bike and my old bike. This very workout I would struggle like might to break 400W, and holding it was a bear, one I hardly ever could handle. But on the Tri-bike, all smooth and much more efficient with a better fit, it took work to hit 400W, but I was able to hold it much, much better. It hurt. But it hurt oh-so good. Feeling strong.<br><br>
Shake, rattle, and roll, Tri-Quakes!
 

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Does Alaska Mike=Platzman?<br><br>
Today 60 minute pump class at 5:30 am....still adjusting to my new commuting to work=work out at crack of dawn schedule...........easier every day. The only problem is I am chicken to run outside in the dark, so during the week I am stuck on dreadmill and I HATE it.<br><br>
Why did my 4 mile Tuesday dreadmill run seem longer than my 10.5 run outside on Sunday? <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
Almost Friday <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Yep. And the hamster wheel slows down time. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.<br><br>
Date with Coach Troy for high cadence & 1-legged drills. He's a horrible date at 5:30 in the morning...especially with BrewDad sleeping in and keeping the bed warm.<br><br>
Move the earth today peeps!
 

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Yes, Boston will be one of my two A-races this summer (the other one is IMOooo). Goal time this year is 2:50. It's interesting, while training for Boston last year (my first) the thing that scared me and I really trained for were the Newton hills. After having done it, what really scares me is the downhill 17 miles and what that is going to do my quads. The hills last year were actually a relief.<br><br>
I'm a bit in awe when I read your biking workouts. Having just started training with power, I'm seeing readouts of 100 watts when I'm easy spinning and low 300's when I'm really pushing it. Just shows me I have a lot of bike work to do this summer.<br><br>
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Time trial on the trainer. Hoping to reset HR zones. Even when giving it all I got, nearly falling off the bike with fatigue, I can't get out of z3. And coach wants me doing intervals in z4-5. Ain't happening. Just ain't happening. 45mins of giving it all I got.<br><br>
Then for a little trot around the neighborhood as a reward to myself. 2.48m, 20:42, 8:20pace.
 

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O.K. Been busy. Heading to the gym to run on the TM (too cold for me this morning). I'm doing 8x800m intervals this morning.<br><br>
Tuesday was a 4 mile run<br>
Wednesday was strength training and 30 mins. on the stationary bike (yuck)<br>
Tomorrow is a rest day, but I'll do some weights at the gym.<br><br>
Everyone have a great weekend (3 day weekend for us!) if I don't get to check in before then. We're still trying to get these floors laid!<br><br>
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<i>I'm a bit in awe when I read your biking workouts. Having just started training with power, I'm seeing readouts of 100 watts when I'm easy spinning and low 300's when I'm really pushing it. Just shows me I have a lot of bike work to do this summer.</i><br><br>
Aha! It's not just me then.<br><br>
i just did a structured power-related 45 min session on the Ex Bike at the gym:<br><br>
5 mins WU @ 120W<br>
10 mins @ 150W+<br>
three times for a 45 minute session. Gives 140W average for 45 mins. Felt okay.<br>
I plan to do this session once a week for three weeks and then ramp it for three weeks and then do another three weeks a bit further until I can hold 160W for 45 mins in 9 weeks time.<br>
My first session of it's type.<br><br>
Easy run tonight. 6.25 miles.
 

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Very Jealous I am not skiing for another 2 months 4 days and about 16hrs not that i am counting or obsessed or anything<br><br>
Where are you skiing - what is the snow like - post pictures<br><br>
Neil
 
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