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7/14/14 2:36 P

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5.1 miles today

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7/13/14 8:36 P

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It was very, very hot with the heat index at 100 degrees by the end of my run. I ran 13.3 with a group today and thankfully I had set up water along my route for us all because we couldn't have made it without extra fluids. I was wearing sport SPF 50+ and still got a little sunburned because the sun was shining directly on us for many miles.

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Miracle Mile in 8:50 with 3.8 additional miles just for fun!

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7/12/14 6:22 P

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Very humid out but I ran 4.1 miles trying out a part of a new course that I am going to attempt tomorrow on my long run.

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I ran 4 miles Monday, track speed workout, and Wednesday I ran over 6 miles with my niece. Tomorrow I'll run a miracle mile with my Galloway group plus several miles at an easy pace. Today I've spent over an hour speed cleaning my house! Got a lot done. No run today, though.

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I had a good run this morning. I did 4 miles. The sun was shining brightly and I have yet to find a pair of sunglasses I am comfortable running with. I may try a hat to see if it helps.

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Excellent! Lots of rabbits out grazing.

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Hot and humid! 80 degrees with 94% humidity at 5 am.

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6/2/14 5:27 P

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Nice 5 miler to start the month. Trail Half Marathon on Sunday!

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Lovely- we had a nice breeze and only 53% humidity. emoticon

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Too darn hot! emoticon

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Did the Ridgewood NJ 5k not too bad for me 32.58 . I'm 58 and recovering from injury. I was 5th in my age group.

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Headed out on this lovely mothers day for an eight mile run. I am slowly adding to my long runs by increasing the mileage only once a month because of my back. I noticed that my weekend runs and evening runs are the best since my body doesn't ache as much.

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Kimp, Good going on the 9 mile run!!

I ran about 6 miles with my Galloway group this morning. I realized that in the last year I've only missed running 3 times per week on 2 occasions. Feeling pretty good about that consistency.

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I traveled the whole week and had good intentions to run on the hotel treadmill but with late nights of working and then dinner with people, it didn't happen.

But I'm home now so got up this morning and went out for a 9 mile run- felt pretty good considering I haven't done anything since last weekend. I may be a little sore tomorrow though- LOL!

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Yesterday's short weekday run was great: cooler temps in Houston. Such a respite is unusual, and I'm loving it.

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Yesterday (Saturday) I was scheduled to do a 1.5 hour run. It was not a particularly good run as my allergies have kicked in and I was struggling with my breathing- I walked up a lot of the hills but I got it done. Today was a 30 min easy recovery run, which I opted to do on the treadmill in order to stay indoors. Tomorrow is a rest day and Tuesday is speed work- so I'll check back in then!

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Thanks Marsha! Since my 5K I ran a five miler with my sister, two of my teachers were there as well,. I ran this hilly race in same time I did two years ago- came in after my sis but I was pleased.

Started running a hilly four miles for my tempo runs. I don't like fartleks or HIIT so this is a way to increase my pace.

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Congrats, Sharon, on recovery AND a PR!!

Ran 3 one-mile repeats yesterday in my neighborhood. Had planned to go to the Y for elliptical today, but don't want to leave hubby after his procedure, so guess it will be at-home aerobics.

Signed up for Lakeland Red Ribbon HM on Nov 8th and Galloway Training Program starting mid-June. Looking at the Fort Desoto HMs in October and March. We'll see. Want to do a bunch of local 5Ks whether I place or not. My goals is not one fast race, but a long, fit life!!

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My latest runs have been 13 miles. Had a 5 mile race Saturday, so I ran 8 miles after it. Doing a lot of cross training in between, trying to let a sore psoas heal up.

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Excellent Run. 4.3 miles. Getting stronger.

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Ran in my first 5K event yesterday after being sidelined for over a year with a back injury! Better yet it was a PR woo hoo

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Grrrreat!!!!! Even though it was coming down light set snow most of the run, it was great to be outdoors. Can't *really* call it a run yet though. I covered 6k, run-2-min, walk-2-min, as I'm only just back in training after almost a year of incredible laziness. Gonna be ready for a 10k event on April 27 though.

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Ran 2 miles up here in Rhode Island. Still a lot of snow and rain. This is my second run of the year outside. Ran the same on Monday. It feels great to be back outside.

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Recovering from 20 miler yesterday with some yoga today. Tired and sore. emoticon Nap time.

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2.68 Jog and then Walk in the rain today after work. Dissapointed that this seems to already have affected my knees. I just need to follow the plan and lose weight BEFORE I can run!

Did you know that: Every pound of body weight yields five pounds of force on the knee, so even 10 extra pounds can put a considerable load.

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14 miles of solitude before the snowstorm moved in. I ran outdoors twice this week, and it felt glorious.

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A 4.9 mile Brisk walk today was try in' to get in 5 but didn't quite make it.
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Ran 4 miles yesterday plan on doing the same. Unfortunately the northeast is a frigid icy mess and I'm reduced to using treadmill...not as much fun but I'm able to get it done! emoticon

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I had a fabulous 4 mile walk today.. !! Moving up the ladder.. Beginning to feel stronger.. My goal is to work this weight off to protect my knees BEFORE I start running (especially at age 50)! I can't afford to blow out my knees.. It's so hard to hold back & walking is not as fun as it has been chomping at the bit to run!!! But I will be patient..
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Thats a great workout Hobbes! WTG

I completed 12 Miles, LSR on an indoor track. 2:30:21 This completes week 7 of 12 training for first HM. Now I am enjoying the olympic athletes and how hard they work at their sport!

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emoticon 4.17 miles through deep snow.

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emoticon emoticon 29 degrees, Eleven mile an hour wind for only 27 minutes of walking jogging.. Not up to finding my wings but I'm on the run way!!

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Hi Jane, good luck to you. I started running 10 months ago, and have only gotten stronger, in speed and stamina. Check out the Jeff Galloway team at www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Take it slow, and listen to your body to prevent overdoing it by doing too much too fast. I am still learning the subtleties myself.

Happy running.

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Hi Master Runners Team,

This is the first time I've posted on this thread (see the Welcome new team to know me better *if interested).

I'm not running yet.. Just Walk Walk Walk Walking to work myself up to running again. I had a nice brisk 5 mile early morning walk that started just when the sun was coming up this morning and the world covered with frost.

Have a great day!
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I was dreading my first REAL LSR of 9 miles yesterday. It was not a rave run, where I could take inspiration and motivation from the mountains. I did anyway. I went to an indoor track, and completed my longest run to date. It was not hard, it was not monotonous, it was exhilarating, not like the mountain, mind you. I am recovering today with 3-5 miles on an elliptical.

9 miles
target 13:00 pace
1 minute recovery walk each mile.
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I am with you, ANN. Too frigid to go out, so I have been using the local park's fitness center, recently built with state of the art equipment. They have an indoor track that I ran 3 miles at 5K pace. It was the first track/pavement run I have done in two weeks. It felt really good to be on the ground. Then I used a stair master to see if I will like it for some hill training next week.

I am training for my first HM, so I have been logging 26 to 30 miles per week. This is training week #5, and my next LSR is 9 miles tomorrow or Sunday, indoors to my disappointment. But, I am still so high from my two weeks of training in Tucson;)

Monty, enjoy the run club.

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Good Morning, All!
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Great times and training, Karen!
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Brought my A game to my City Committee meeting this morning and kept everyone on track! (including me!)
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Had a very healthy breakfast with our City Liaison, the Director of Communications, and also very close friend. Great planning and gossip session!
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Looking forward to Run Club this evening! Gotta keep the body loose and ready!
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Hi all!

Went to the rec center last night as still too icy to run outside. I ran long and slow for 30 minutes and then about 10 minutes worth of intervals of sprint running and then walking to recovery. I find the rec center as a nice alternative to outside running when you can't get outdoors - better for me than the treadmill. It is 1/10th of a mile so too hard to try to count laps so I use minutes. It is fun as you can watch people in the gym below playing basketball or volleyball, see the swim team in the pool and then watch the people on the weights. It only costs me $3. Yay!

Hope everyone has a great day. I am an accountant so am starting my busy season - running is a nice stress reliever for me!

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Hello Team!
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It's a balmy 47 degrees in Dunedin! All looks good, I might be joining my Run Group this evening, remembering to do a proper warmup beforehand! I'll be happy with a well postured 5K. Hopefully I'll get a longer run in during the rest of the week. Got a Half on Jan 19.
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Yesterday I had a fartlek workout. emoticon It was a total of 6 miles. 1 mile warm up and 5 miles at 90 seconds fast 60 seconds recovery. I did each mile faster. emoticon Paces 7:42 down to 7:19 for the final mile. I felt really strong on this. emoticon Today was a cross training day so I did 30 minutes of swimming.

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Man, I am impressed and inspired by the mileage being posted here! Good job to all!
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It might be a rainy new year but I did a 3 mile run ( I am very slow at 55 minutes) but I did it without stopping which is one of my issues.

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I am recovering from yesterday's long run. I ran a little over 12 miles, 9 min pace very cold and windy. Wind child was 9 degrees! emoticon Tomorrow I have 800 repeats to do and I plan to do them in the treadmill.

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Got in a 7 mile run before 6:00AM. Great start to the day


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Ran intervals on the indoor track today. Trying to ramp up my metabolism. Need to lose some weight before race season begins.

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Great job everyone! It's great to see everyone's training ramping up for the spring season!
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Wow, RUNNER KDB! I was feeling pretty good about doing my first 4-mile stint of Hal Higdon's HM training plan yesterday. I'm still happy with my accomplishments, but yours really show me there's plenty of growth ahead : )


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Awesome, RUNNER KDB! When I used to run pavement, I never had good enough times to be a Boston qualifier. Happy training!!

Today, I ran 20K in snowy, slushy trails that were like running in sand - ready for the snow to be gone! My feet are throbbing.



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Great work, RUNNERKDB! Yesterday was my first strength-and-3 mile-run day, having just begun Hal Higdon's Half-marathon training regime. Today should have been a cross-training day, but I'm too pooped and sore so today became Rest Day 2 for this week. 4 mile run on the agenda for tomorrow, just one mile further than I've been covering most training days so far. Gotta maintain the motivation and DO THAT RUN! tomorrow.

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22 miles today 9:30 pace in 25 mph winds! This is the longest training run I have ever done. 3 weeks until the Illinois marathon and my quest for a Boston qualifying time. emoticon

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Had a slump for a couple of weeks : (
Dreadmilled 5k @ 5% incline yesterday, will do the same again today. Loosely following Run/walk training for a 10k event I'll run on April 21. Did the 10 min run/1 min walk stint yesterday, no problem. Snowing out there today, that's why the dreadmill calls. Actually I've learned not to dread the dreadmill now that I plug in my radio earbuds : )
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I was cranky and frustrated this afternoon and ran a 9 mile loop to blow off some steam. It was brisk (low 40s) and I didn't have a long sleeve shirt, just a shortsleeve and a running vest. I ended up finishing in 71:30, about a min off my best time for that route. It is a nice route, mainly on sidewalk and bike trail, but there are a few nice hills along the route.

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Congrats YANKS10!

I agree with your statement - "each race I run is a blessing"

Remembering how far I have come and where I have yet to go!

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This a.m. I participated in a 5k event, the weather was a crisp 32 degrees at start time. I was dressed appropriately, just shorts with a set of compression underwear, a sweat shirt with a compression T-shirt. I actually didn't need the sweat shirt a long sleeve running shirt would have been sufficient. I timed out at 29.59, I breezed throughout the course and finished up strong. I'm very happy with these results even though it's no where near my pr,
each run that I complete is to me a blessing.

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I don't have a smart phone either, I go to mapmyrun from my laptop to either plan runs or figure out how far I went. You don't need an account to look at routes and make maps, but if you sign up for a free account then you can save your favorite routes.

While I do not have a smartphone, I do have a garmin 305 to run with. I splurged on it when I was training for a marathon back in 2007 and have put many miles on it since. One of my running friends uses a running app on his smart phone and we think that the garmin is more accurate for tracking runs.

Enjoy your hills!

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Well that is interesting. I don't have one of those fancy phones but the more I hear about the different APPS, the more I consider getting one.
And believe me, I know the difference that hills can make in your workout. A flat run around where I live is few and far between.

On my run today - I ran a 10K Race and finished in 61:31, not too bad for my second time. First time was 63:44. My asthma is kicking my butt and it is getting very discouraging. It was sunny and 40 degrees, seems the fall and the cold do not agree with my lungs this year. However, I am very thankful to be able to run at all as I know there are many that cannot.

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CHANGINGHORSES - I use the running route mapper on mapmyrun.com because it has a few additional features and it is easier to use than the SP route mapper. One of the features is that it tracks elevation and climbs. The climbing rating is similar to that used by cycling (like the rated climbs in the tour de France). A CAT 5 climb is at least 500 m at an average grade of 3%. Anything smaller is not rated, anything steeper and longer gets a higher rating (lower number). The hardest rating is HC (in French "Hors Categorie" or above category. HC climbs are 10 miles at an average grade exceeding 10%. There is more info at the link below.

It is just another tool to compare routes and workouts. I can run a 6 miler on the very flat bike trail or I can run a hillier 6 mile with 2 rated climbs and get a different workout.

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PMRUNNER - What is a "CAT 5 Hill"?

You sound like you are doing great out there! emoticon

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Had a great run this afternoon! It was chilly out (low 40s) but sunny and calm. I went out a little too fast, but kept pushing the whole way through. I did a 6 mile route that I do often and managed to take a minute off my previous best time, coming in just under 45 min and averaging a 7:28 pace! The route is a nice mix of sidewalk, bike trail, and road with two Cat 5 hills.

Take care!

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I only ran 2 miles tonight. I walked 2.5 miles at lunch. I have a 10k on Saturday and I am trying to save myself for that. LOL! No more running until then. It is getting cold around here but it really feels better for running. My big problem at the moment is my asthma and it ticks me off. Somehow I always thought that if I lost weight and was in better shape then it would go away.
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I am down at a conference in Jacksonville for a few days. Later this morning I give a presentation on my research. I must be a little nervous, because I did not sleep very well last night. So, I got up early, put on my running gear and went out into the early morning drizzle and did a 10k around the Jacksonville waterfront. I wasn't very creative, I just did the loop around the Acosta bridge and the Main St bridge 3 times, plus getting to and from the hotel. There were a few times that I was not feeling it, and was tempted to cut it short to head back for a coffee and a shower, but I stuck with it. I finished at 49:15 for a 7:57 pace.

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It was cold and blustery today. I could have run outside, but have been getting over a cold and wasn't feeling up to running outside in it. So, off to the gym after work. 40 min and 5 miles on the treadmill. At least some of the machines are in front of a big window with a nice view over the CT River valley. Looking forward to running outdoors again (and getting reacclimatized to the colder weather!)

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Today my workout consisted of two tests with warm up and cool down. One an MAF (Maximum Aerobic Function) test where I had to run 20 minutes keeping my heart rate at 133 and seeing how far I would go. I had to run VERY slowly to keep my heart rate this low the total mileage was 1.67 miles. Test 2 was a Threshold Test which is a 30 minute all out time trial. For this I ran 3.79 miles at a 7:55 pace. This was disappointing to me. I thought I could go faster. emoticon
My running coach will use these tests to monitor progress and effectiveness of my training program. I have only been working with him for two weeks so these will serve as my baseline tests.

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Well, I got out there and did it. I wasn't feeling it today, but needed to run anyway. I started slow, my legs felt heavy and started to feel a stitch develop in my side. There are some decent route options from my work and I took a ~10k route that went through north Amherst. By about 2 miles in, I started to feel better and settle into the run. I finished strong, running the last mile faster than the first five. I ended with a cool down, rounding out the run to 6.5 miles in just under 55 min, for a 8:25 average pace.

That brings me to 102 miles for the month of October. That's the third month in a row that I have hit a century. Plus, I managed to get in 14.5 miles of swimming too.

Happy Halloween to everyone out there!

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Sandy has ruined running for now. Jumping rope and running in the basment is the next best thing. 35 minutes - done! Better then nothing.

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Good run, now that it is over! Hilly route and ran into the wind on the way home.

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My school and the kids school were both cancelled in anticipation of Sandy. A bit breezy in the morning, but no storm. By lunch time, I needed to get out of the house and get my 2 year old to nap, so I took her on a 6.5 miler through UMass and downtown Amherst. It was windy and misty, but the rain held off until well after we finished. We did 6.5 mi in 56 min at a 8:35 pace. It was hard on the hills and when I was pushing the big sail of a buggy into the wind. It was a good workout and good to get out of the house though!

Hope everyone is faring Sandy well!

Also, I just saw that one of my Army friends ran the Marine Corps Marathon. It looks like he finished in 3:55 (chip time). He was running in support of Fisher house, which does a lot of good work supporting sick and injured soldiers and their families. Great job, Jake!

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My workout was:
5 miles as : 1 mile warm up (up to LONG pace or even faster) then 5 miles of FARTLEK at 45 seconds 'on' and 60 seconds 'easy'.
Overall pace: 8:18
Challenging but fun workout
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Runnerkdb, Sorry to read about your fall, thank god you only cut up your hands,i hope no further damage incurred after your cool down.


Today I participated in a 5k event, not looking to set any pr i went out to enjoy the run and I did. I breezed in at an even 31 minutes. Believe it or not I made the podium I finished 4th in my age group (65 to 69). All went well!!! Oh, one last thing My new shoes were a problem during my workout yesterday so I wore one old shoe and one new shoe, it worked.

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Monday: 5 mile Fartlek workout. 1 mile warm up 4 miles 30 seconds on (5K plus pace) 60 seconds recovery pace.
Wednesday: 6.7 miles @ 8:53 pace felt terrible! Worst run I have had in a while
Friday: 4 miles @ 8:29 pace...a day of rest Thursday we needed. I felt great!
Saturday:9.76 @ 8:38 pace. This was supposed to be a 10 miles run. My workout was to run in between 1:20 - 1:30 total time. The last mile I was running hard to try to finish as fast a possible and I tripped and fell. My hands were cut and bleeding so I decided to stop and not do the last .25 mile! emoticon

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One of my running friends moved away to Brooklyn this summer. We logged quite a few runs last year. He is in town this weekend, so he came over and we went out on a nice 8.25 miler through north amherst in the woods and farmland. It is one of my favorite runs and a nice change of pace/scenery for him. I brought the kids along in the double buggy and we had a good run catching up. Distance 8.25 mi, time 1:10:30, average pace 8:35.

Nice to get in a run with the kids before Sandy/Frankenstorm hits up here!

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My run was very good . Building back up after focusing on biking all summer - love to feel the increase distance/times each week.

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Today I was able to do a run I have been planning a few weeks. Jill brings the kids to the YMCA on Tues and Thurs after school. I mapped out a route between my work and the Y - with a small detour, it was a 10 mile route with 7 miles on a really pleasant rail-trail, including an old converted railroad bridge over the Connecticut River. So, I left work a little early and had a great run on the way to the Y. I got there in time to watch a bit of Paul's swim lesson and Heidi's gymnastics class.

I did the 10 miles in 1:23 flat, about a 8:18 pace, not to shabby!

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Thanks, YANKS10! Hope the new shoes do the trick.

Today was a funny fall day in western mass - warm (71 deg), a bit muggy, and overcast. I took a long lunch break and did one of my favorite 9 mi loops on a combination of road, sidewalk, dirt road and bike trail. I felt really strong and took about 4 min off my previous best for the loop, finishing in 1:11:15 for a 7:55 pace.

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PMRunner---Congratulations , I have a tough enough time running without pushing a double buggy, your effort is very much appreciated. The last 4th of July I was speaking to a young lady at the start of a 5k up in Pittsfied Ma, she was pushing a single, she asked me for some advice and I told her to start out on the far right and then set her own pace. Coming to the end of the loop she blew by me!!!!!!

Today I jogged for 5.61 miles, I experienced some pain in my left shin so the next 5.20 miles were . walk/jog, Then I went directly to a running store and purchased a new pair of shoes, Lets hope that remedies the situation.

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Had a good 5k race today! I did an easy 5 miler yesterday at an 8:30 pace and felt great this morning. It was a small race (less than 100 runners) and with 2 moderate hills. I was pushing our 2 year old and 6 month old in the double buggy and managed to get in at 22:50! (Although my Garmin said it was only 3.0 miles and a 7:39 pace).

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Had a wonderful run today. Beautiful fall morning-sun, calm air, fall colours : ) Ran 6 k. Not trying for PB's or any such thing these days, just wanting to maintain running status till next spring's events.

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I had a nice fall afternoon run today thru some rolling hills in western Mass. It was about 50 deg and overcast. I wanted to get a LSR run in, I wasn't able to get one in over the long weekend. I figured out a 12 mile route on mapmyrun with some options to cut it a bit shorter or go a bit further. I ended up doing 13.1 in 1:56:30, just under 9 min pace. I was pleased with the route and my run. Looking forward to my first (of several) fall 5ks on Saturday.

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10/9/12 12:21 P

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Run was good, along with the walks

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