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On this day in 1944, Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack was born in Cleveland, OH.<br><br>
Spring-like morning in New England - birds chirping, sun high, snow melting, 47 degrees. I met Iron Boy and the Andyman out front with the M-Dawg. We picked up the Diesel for a full crew and we all ran in shorts in the early spring sun - too bad it's back to the dark next week! It's actually a lousy time to run - the streets are wet and muddy and the M-Dawg came home filthy.<br><br>
Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out tri-peeps!
 

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Back to the dark? Is daylight savings next week? Ooooh-more evening light! Tithers likes options of when to run. She won't run far in the dark.
 

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wu:<br>
400 sw (bk/br/fr)<br>
300 k/sw (body dolphin, choice)<br><br>
2 x 600 fr r:60 (9:11, 9:06)<br>
300 kick (body dolphin, choice)<br>
8 x 50 on 1:15 (odds bk/br, evens br/fr)<br>
200 ez sw<br><br>
Apparently, it's time to get some speed going again.....swim meet in two weeks. Yay!
 

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700 easy meters in the pool this morning.
 

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Yes - daylight savings next week, yuck <img alt="mad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/mad.gif"> I have to get up early enough as it is....<br><br>
Easy 4-ish mile run this morning in 35 minutes; tonight I'll do one of the spinerval dvd's, not sure yet which.
 

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Had a 1hr brick (45 bike, 15 run) scheduled for today, but I'm finally going to admit that I have the dreaded PF. This has been going on for a while, it's just really gotten bad over the last few days. After Sunday's 1hr+ run my foot was killing me and I limped the rest of the day. Yesterday, walking was excruciating. Without bringing up what I thought it might be, I described my symptoms to my wife and PF was the first thing out of her mouth. She's an X-ray tech and although she's not qualified to give diagnosis, she has seen enough to know what the symptoms are and is usually right. So, I spoke to a few others who have had it and what they described is exactly what I'm feeling. I went by the local shoe store and asked the owner (an avid runner and a 2:30 marathoner) who I found has had it before too, about relief. He gave me some inserts and showed me how to wrap it at night to keep my foot pulled up and then stretches to do. The inserts gave me immediate relief, and the wrap made it so I didn't limp when I got up this morning. Since I noticed in the past that taking a few days off from running made it feel better, I'm thinking about taking the rest of the week off and then easing back into running. Since I actually started my IM training 2 weeks early due to an upcoming vacation, it shouldn't hurt my training. I can still cycle and swim with no pain, so I at least have those to fall back on. I'd rather have this happen at the beginning of my training than in the middle, so hopefully I can get over this and not hurt my fitness too bad. As for today, I turned the brick into a 1hr spin on the bike (20.64 miles) and that's it for today.<br><br>
Great workouts to everyone else!
 

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You may want to get some medical advice on that PF. Perhaps go and see a trusted physical therapist.<br><br>
It's funny, I did a 1hr brick this AM. I took it easy, very easy, since I'm still a little sore from yesterday's run. 1/2 hour of easy spinning, followed by a seven minute transition that included getting my dog out of bed (no easy task) and then out for a 1/2 hour run with the pup pictured above. It is the first time I've had her out for an early AM run in a long time (my wife usually takes her snowshoeing in the winter) and she had a very confused look on her face till I pulled out the leash.<br><br>
Have a great day, everybody.<br><br>
Victor
 

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Mike: <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> That stinks......I've had bouts with archilles tendonitis and the brace thingy at night helped BIGTIME.....my PT also said not to walk around barefoot, have running shoes or something on........I would think that could help with the PF. Good luck!<br><br>
Me: 4 miles on the treadmill and full body weights.
 

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Too busy working to get any training in <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">. Work has gone nuts - apparently we've got two more weeks of this before it settles down <img alt="shock.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/shock.gif">.<br><br>
Very tempted to buy myself an OC1 - purty one up on ebay super cheap. Trying to find out if the seat is adjustable. If it is, this weeks pay will be getting spent before it hits the bank!! (Assuming the price stays down - I'm sending out threats to anyone who even <i>thinks</i> of outbidding me!!).<br><br>
Then I just need to buy a car to transport it on, and find me some time to paddle the thing!<img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"><br><br>
Tithers - I's jealous that your getting daylight savings. It's about to end for us, which means back to paddling in the dark and the cold <img alt="sad7.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad7.gif">.<br><br>
Ella <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Swamped at work today: Real quick<br><br>
3 mile run in colder temps than yesterday, at 30 degrees, but at least the streets were not slick once I got out of my sub. More than I can say for what they are predicting tonight and tomorrow 1/4-1/2 inch of freezing rain coming in late this afternoon into tonight changing over to snow after midnight 4-6 inches tomorrow. But today, so far all was good.<br><br>
Little hot chocolate cup cover message today: Count Your Blessings. Good advice. You fine people, the ability to run and ride, chief among mine.<br><br>
Let your imagination run away with you today tri folk.
 

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<img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"> I have to learn a new language to play in here??????!!!!!!????<img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><br><br>
I did Yasso 800's this morning! My fastest set eva! Tonight is an hour spin class and pilates (i will teach the pilates).
 

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Whats this Daylight Saving<br><br>
Dont you all mean BST(British Summer Time) <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Running then swimming for me tonight after work- 40 mins Fartlek running followed by a 40 min swim - drills and intervals<br><br>
Have a good one<br><br>
Neil
 

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40min Ex Bike lunchtime session:<br><br>
4 sets of ten minutes: 4mins c 140W; 3mins c.158W; 2mins c175W; 1min 190W. Session came out for 159W which is a new high for me.<br><br>
switched this in for swimming because I wanted to rest a sore shoulder.<br><br>
Next week I'm having a rest-week because I'm away Mon-Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival. For anybody who doesn't know; this is the End of season finale for the Jump Racing Season (horses). Jump racing is only really big in the Uk and Ireland but it does have passionate support from its followers and this Cheltenham thing is a really big deal. Anyway - point of the story - there is a horse likely to run next week by the name of <b>Iron Man</b> (!!!!!!!!!!!). There are about two dozen races and he's entered in more than one of them, so I'm unsure, as yet, which race he'll go for. As soon as i know I'll let you know - got to be worth a dollar or two ??? I'll be having a little bet on him no matter what his form or chances. Watch this space, and I'll let you know. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Ok Pete who is going to win the Gold Cup - Kauto Star or will Denman take it - Any other tips for the week ?<br><br>
THis is the best week of the year to plan a trip to Ireland - because it is empty - The entire Island empties and they all go to Cheltenham for the festival<br><br>
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If only I knew the answer to that, my friend <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
all i can say, is that for a Jumps fan, this is truly Ali-Frazier stuff. Kauto has already been rated as one of the top 4 Steeplechasers ever and if Denman is what he looks like he might be, then he's possibly even better. I'll be on the pretender, but only small stakes. I'll just be enjoying the spectacle for itself.<br><br>
The Irish at Chelters are superb! Usually (but not this year) we get St Patrick's Day fall during the Festival and the whole place goes wild. I'd never thought of Ireland itself being empty next week, but i suppose it must be!!
 

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Busy morning on the board! Balmy morning here in New England. Right to it...<br><br>
x: Dude, that totally blows. Get that healed, because you have ahead of you an amazing season with breakthroughs all over.<br><br>
Mike: Continuing yesterday's discussion: Yes, part of the reason running in different shoes is good for you is that it gives the shoes time to decompress, and it extends the life of them. But the other part is that it gives your feet a rest, because not all shoes, even the same models, are created equal. Example is that my favorite racing shoes hurt the bottom of my feet when I use them too much. But if I run in them only for races and speed work or even a little as once a week, they are fine. But when I run in them all the time, my feet get raw. I say this not for the fact that I should probably give them up, but I say this more for the fact that those little pings and pangs never get a chance to go away because you're beating them on the same spots all the time when you're wearing the same pair of shoes. I often look at people doing what I'm doing to gauge what I might do, and every single person I know (except now you) who logs a boat load of miles, every one of them has multiple shoes. Furthermore, it's not as hard as you might think to start accumulating shoes. Don't go out and buy two or three pairs but rather purchase you next pair two months or more before you actually need it. Now you have two pairs. But really you have three because of the DS Trainers. And on you go.<br><br>
Bannon: Geez, man... sorry you're going through this. That just sucks. It really does. And hey, the way your write (yesterday's post), you should pick up some of the books I've been reading lately. All from that time period.<br><br>
Me...<br><br>
5.65 mile Typical Tuesday Trot in all its glory. Finally, for a second week in a row, I've got my stablemates back! And boy is it awesome! Legs felt amazing considering Saturday's marathon. Even got to wear a pair of Tri-shorts, it was so balmy. Followed immediately by...<br><br>
1 hour Trainer session:<br>
o WU - 20 min (reading London for my upcoming trip)<br>
o 2 x 2' G(6-10-5)<br>
Pushed 301W and felt very smooth and comfortable even though I struggle to get through this workout.<br><br>
Great day, Tri-peeps!
 

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I'd go see a physical therapist soon too! IMO, it's the least painful way to go.<br><br>
Matt- When are you going to the dr????<br><br>
It's supposed to be perfect running weather here today- 50 and partly sunny. I'll take it. 4.5 easy miles to stretch out, then some weights after work.
 

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Got back to training after lost weekend due to work. Ran 3.5 outside yesterday avg 8:24/mile. A little fast but I was feeling good due to the rest. Planning a 45-50 min brick tonite and easy swim and bike the rest of the week in prep for the race this weekend.
 

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calves are still a knotty mess from sunday's race (despite quality time with the foam roller and the stick), so I opted to change my run this am into a long walk with the dog tonight after work. I'm cutting a run anyway since this is the weekend I'm changing my 3 mile scheduled long run to a 5 mile race.<br><br>
I definitely need to start getting outside and running some hills.
 
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