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11/21/14 3:55 P

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I didn't get out of bed this morning, either. I worked hard the first two weeks after my marathon, and I needed a rest. So this was my official rest week. I'm running 6 miles tomorrow morning with friends. Maybe I'll go 7. We'll see how it goes.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:20:51
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UPCOMING RACES:
Jan 1, 2015: Resolution Run 5 miler
Mar 7, 2015: RJ Corman 10 miler
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
Jul 11, 2015: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
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11/21/14 3:47 P

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I loathe swimming! I know from my tri friends that the people who are runners "first" generally end up kicking butt... so many triathletes HATE running, so not to worry, Jeri, even if you are last out of the water (which I doubt), you will be passing people left and right later on!

So, I'm still waking up exhausted, not sure what's going on? It took me 45 minutes to get out of bed this AM! The cats were NOT happy with me, they know the alarm going off means FOOD! I managed to get up and then had a decent strength training workout. In between each set, I jumped rope for 30-60 seconds! Kept things interesting!

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

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11/21/14 11:33 A

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Five very easy miles in Japan town this morning, it was cool (48 I think) and fresh after yesterdays rain. I was happy!

Have a great week-end everyone!


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11/21/14 11:18 A

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Jeri - I have to work on my swimming too. I thinking about an Olympic Distance Tri next summer -almost a mile in the ocean! I definitely don't want to be last, haha.

4 miles this morning at easy pace. We were supposed to run 5, I overslept, had to be finished by 6 or 6:15....hoping to run 8 miles tomorrow, I haven't run distance since the marathon, I'm nervous, haha.

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
...and a few 5k's for good measure I'm sure!


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11/20/14 11:04 A

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I didn't run this morning, but I did swim. 1100 yards. I'm finally getting faster in the water again. I will never be super fast, but I won't be super slow, either. I have my first 70.3 next year in July. I don't want to be super far behind straight out of the water. If I'm lagging behind everyone else, I will be the one the fish decide to eat (I know, it's a lake. No fish will eat me).

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:20:51
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UPCOMING RACES:
Jan 1, 2015: Resolution Run 5 miler
Mar 7, 2015: RJ Corman 10 miler
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
Jul 11, 2015: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
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11/20/14 9:59 A

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5 miles this AM... I am exhausted... I swear, I could have closed my eyes while running and drifted off to sleep.

Also, yesterday I wore a t-shirt and shorts and was freezing. I went with long sleeves this AM and was WAY too hot. I'm like Goldilocks!

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

2012 Running Mileage: 2,065


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11/19/14 10:51 A

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28 degrees this morning -my face was so cold! But, I took off my jacket towards the end, I got hot - lol :-)

4.25 miles with 5x800's this morning. Felt pretty good!

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
...and a few 5k's for good measure I'm sure!


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11/19/14 9:12 A

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I've hardly been able to run. I've been busy with family. I'm declaring it a rest week.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:20:51
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UPCOMING RACES:
Jan 1, 2015: Resolution Run 5 miler
Mar 7, 2015: RJ Corman 10 miler
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
Jul 11, 2015: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
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11/19/14 8:58 A

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58 this AM, BRRR!!! 6 speedy miles for me

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

2012 Running Mileage: 2,065


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11/18/14 2:10 P

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4.75 slow miles last night - got a little side stitch on the way back home, so didn't finish out the 1/4 mile.

Ran 3 cold brisk miles at lunch -it was 42 degrees. I took my sweat shirt off after the first mile, but my hands are still tingly! Good speed today- feeling better about recovery!

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
...and a few 5k's for good measure I'm sure!


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11/17/14 10:25 A

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Ran 4 miles yesterday, felt good! Not sure my lungs/respiratory have quite caught up. I noticed on my HRM that my heart rate was in the high 170's and I was running a pretty easy pace. I usually run high 170's when I run in the 8:30-8:45 range, not the 9:30 range. Also felt it spike this morning doing weights.

Am planning for 4-5 easy miles tonight....easing back in. I'm running the Thanksgiving 1/2 marathon next week!

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
...and a few 5k's for good measure I'm sure!


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11/16/14 10:37 A

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Jeri, it always amazes me how long it takes to fully, truly recover from a marathon.

I felt pretty badly after my run yesterday... I was hungry before I started it, didn't bring anything with me while running, then I had a hard time eating afterwards. Slept 11 hours last night and woke up feeling pretty refreshed today.

Did about 45 minutes of strength training. May do a short run later.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

2012 Running Mileage: 2,065


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11/15/14 12:57 P

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I ran 4 slow miles today. It was my first run this week. That marathon two weeks ago took a lot out of me. I'm beat!

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:20:51
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UPCOMING RACES:
Jan 1, 2015: Resolution Run 5 miler
Mar 7, 2015: RJ Corman 10 miler
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
Jul 11, 2015: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
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3 miles and strength training Friday night and 11 miles this AM. I worked out 6 days this week and ran a total of 35 miles! WHEE!!

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

2012 Running Mileage: 2,065


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11/13/14 11:07 P

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Sharon, I used to use ear muffs in cold weather (a little colder than 60...)

Great VERY HARD spinning class today. I loved it!

"I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out." - Arthur Hays Sulzberger


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Donated blood at work yesterday and had a really hard time getting up this AM... lazed about a bit and then motivated for a pretty good 5 miles.

It was mid 60's and my ears were sooooooo cold and painful though. Don't know why that happens...

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

2012 Running Mileage: 2,065


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11/13/14 9:08 A

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Ran a slow 2.5 miles this morning, legs still feel pretty heavy.

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
...and a few 5k's for good measure I'm sure!


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11/12/14 11:38 P

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Sharon, I am with you - in my previous job we had yoga every lunch, I tried it couple of times but I felt it like you said - too close encounters with co-workers!

I did weights and ran almost 4 miles on treadmill with hills.

"I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out." - Arthur Hays Sulzberger


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Ail, I hate it when work stress interferes with exercise, which would reduce the work stress! They started yoga at my company, on site, but of course, it's one of those things where everyone is afraid to go because if you have time for yoga, you must not be busy and then can be let go! GAH! I wouldn't do yoga at work anyway, too much of a close encounter with my co-workers.

3 miles this AM and strength training. I am really trying to be more consistent with the weights! My run was bad though.... my legs have felt like lead for the last few days :-(

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

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11/11/14 11:39 P

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Me neither, it wants us to be your friends first emoticon

I had an easy spinning class today, but it was just what I needed. I hope to be able to exercise every day this week to keep my stress down. Work is driving me nuts.

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11/11/14 3:35 P

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I can't get to your blog.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:20:51
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UPCOMING RACES:
Jan 1, 2015: Resolution Run 5 miler
Mar 7, 2015: RJ Corman 10 miler
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
Jul 11, 2015: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
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11/11/14 3:29 P

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Here's the link to my race report!

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
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Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
...and a few 5k's for good measure I'm sure!


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11/11/14 10:02 A

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Congrats on your marathon, LeWill! Looking forward to reading your review!

Jeri, how many people were you buying groceries for?! I hate grocery shopping... I will eat the same thing for every meal in order to get in and out of the grocery store super fast. The BF and I went to the new Trader Joe's that just came to our city on Sunday.... I was frothing at the mouth to get out of there and he examined every single item for sale in the store!!!

Just as a side note, I have found that erring on the side of more rest, post-marathon, is best. It's probably the hardest thing to do, but it's worth it.

7 miles for me this AM

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

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11/11/14 9:39 A

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The marathon was amazing, everything went well! I'll blog about it later and post the link to it here. No serious pain. Tired legs and tight hamstrings on Sunday. By Monday I felt great. Ran a slow 4 miles this morning and now my legs feel tired. Might should have waited one more day....

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
...and a few 5k's for good measure I'm sure!


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11/11/14 6:22 A

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Last night my husband worked late, and his phone battery was dead, so I couldn't reach him most of the evening. He got home around midnight. I felt bad for him. His phone charger was in my car. I didn't sleep much until I knew he was on his way home. So I'll get on the bike trainer tonight, and I'll swim in the morning.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:20:51
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UPCOMING RACES:
Jan 1, 2015: Resolution Run 5 miler
Mar 7, 2015: RJ Corman 10 miler
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
Jul 11, 2015: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
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11/10/14 10:38 P

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Wow Jeri, you have been doing a lot! I think non-running week sounds just great! I did weights this morning and ran for 2 miles on treadmill.


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11/10/14 11:20 A

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I have declared this a non-running week. I seriously need to recover from my Nov 1st marathon. That 5K I ran this past Saturday seemed like a really hard effort, and I barely broke 30 minutes. My lungs were fine, but my legs were trashed. Plus, after the race, my husband and I kept racing each other up the stairs from the Ohio River to the top of the hill. We ran up those stairs 3 times. Yesterday we spent all day grocery shopping -- a fate worse than death. We spent $700 on groceries!! Concrete floors all day are no fun! Anyway, this morning I did the elliptical, the rowing machine, a fast treadmill walk, and some arm machines. Tomorrow I'll swim. And then who knows what will come next.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:20:51
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UPCOMING RACES:
Jan 1, 2015: Resolution Run 5 miler
Mar 7, 2015: RJ Corman 10 miler
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
Jul 11, 2015: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
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11/10/14 10:17 A

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6 for me this AM

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11/9/14 2:05 P

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Ran 5 miles this morning, feeling good!

"I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out." - Arthur Hays Sulzberger


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11/9/14 9:47 A

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I ran a local 10 race yesterday instead of traveling to do a half marathon in Kansas City. I needed to get a good shorter race to help rebuild my confidence after a rough last couple of marathons. Will do a half next weekend before doing a tough marathon the week after.


Edited by: INDYCHX at: 11/9/2014 (09:55)
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Blister in the Sun Marathon - 3 Aug
Tupelo Marathon - 31 Aug
Beat the Blerch Marathon - 21 Sep
Flying Monkey Marathon- 23 Nov
3 Bridges Marathon - 27 Dec
Texas Marathon - 1 Jan
Little Rock Marathon - 1 Mar


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11/7/14 10:40 A

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4 miles and ST this aM

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11/6/14 10:57 P

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Great spinning class today, now I am feeling much better, not so sore any longer. Tomorrow morning I'm going for mammogram at 7:30 am, so no exercise tomorrow.

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I'm still feeling sore from Saturday's marathon. I was fine until yesterday, then it hit me! I ran 2 miles Sunday, and 4 miles Tuesday. This morning I swam 1000 yards. I haven't been in the pool for three months, and it was obvious today. There was a woman in the lane next to me who swam like a frog with one leg -- really crazy form, and so slow -- but she swam faster than I did this morning! OMG, I was horrified!! Oh well. By the time January rolls around, I'll have my speed back.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:20:51
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UPCOMING RACES:
Jan 1, 2015: Resolution Run 5 miler
Mar 7, 2015: RJ Corman 10 miler
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
Jul 11, 2015: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
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Off yesterday and 5 miles today. Feeling slow and old!

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

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11/5/14 11:39 P

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I have been stiff since Sunday, but work did not allow me to exercise until today. Ran 2 miles on the mill and lifted weights and stretched a LOT! I start to feel normal - my IT bands though are so sore, I can barely use foam rollers on them. That's what happens when you run downhill for 2 miles.


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11/5/14 1:25 P

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3 miles at marathon pace this morning, 1 mile warm up and 1 mile cool down...

Off tomorrow and Friday, massage on Friday...bring on Saturday!

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
...and a few 5k's for good measure I'm sure!


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11/4/14 4:00 P

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Thanks for the reference. I appreciate that.

4 slower miles this morning.

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
...and a few 5k's for good measure I'm sure!


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Yep, it's all what you're used to.

I ran 4 miles with friends this morning. I was surprised that I was stiff this morning. The weather was great at 45 and no wind. I was actually sweating.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:20:51
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UPCOMING RACES:
Jan 1, 2015: Resolution Run 5 miler
Mar 7, 2015: RJ Corman 10 miler
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
Jul 11, 2015: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
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Warmer this AM... 3 miles and strength training. I am dog tired... work has been super busy and I have been here late nights :-( Plus TOM arrived today, always draining.

I live in South Florida, so hot and humid is what I am acclimated to! I know 61 sounds *perfect* but I guess it's what you're used to. Not a fan of anything below 70*F really. I never complain in the summer!

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

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Lindsey, if you start carb loading now, make sure they are good quality carbs. It's actually important to eat good quality carbs all week. Sweet potatoes, brown rice, good fruits and vegetables. Save the noodles for the night before. Try to eat like this page suggests: sourcesofinsight.com/high-quality-ca
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She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:20:51
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UPCOMING RACES:
Jan 1, 2015: Resolution Run 5 miler
Mar 7, 2015: RJ Corman 10 miler
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Great race reports, congrats all! Jeri- I had a friend from home run Monumental. She said it was freezing!! She had a good race though, a 30 minute PR, so she was happy!

I ran 6 miles on Saturday at my normal pace, we ran 5 this morning at 30-60 seconds slower than marathon pace. I felt like I was crawling, I'm sure by Saturday, after about 18 miles, I won't feel like I'm crawling, it will feel much faster when I'm really going much slower, haha.

Tell me about this carb loading. Should I start today?

Sharon, 61 sounds awesome, it was 48 this morning and 44 on Saturday with very windy conditions -which seem to have been the norm all over this part of the country over the weekend!

Have a great day,
Lindsey

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
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Ail, Yay for not falling!!!!!

Sharon. 61? Bwahahahaha. Funny thing about cold weather running. In regular cold weather, I move like a snake in the winter (I can hardly move). But when I'm running, apparently I want to hurry and get done.

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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:20:51
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UPCOMING RACES:
Jan 1, 2015: Resolution Run 5 miler
Mar 7, 2015: RJ Corman 10 miler
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
Jul 11, 2015: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
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Ail, sounds like a real adventure! Congrats!

Jeri, glad to hear you are feeling good!

I know I won't get any sympathy here, but WOW is it cold! 61 this AM, I was NOT happy. My hands are still frozen into little useless claws. 5 miserable miles. I think I am the only person who gets slower in cold weather.

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Jeri, thanks for asking - it went well. I just have to say OMG - running up Mount Diablo was pretty crazy - exaggerating about running of course - walking, and felt like crawling time to time, it was so steep! Nice route though, once you got up to the summit - the view was worth it! I was thinking of you and your words as well as my dad's reminder of taking it easy and I did not fell once and my IT band's are ok. so far. It took me 3.5 hrs. but I'm just grateful I was able to finish it. Now I have yesterdays leftover spaghetti to eat and relax!

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Lots of good running going on!! I ran 2 slow shake-out-the-marathon-legs miles today. I am surprised I am not stiff and sore. Maybe DOMS will hit me tomorrow.

Ailuli, how was your race??

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:20:51
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UPCOMING RACES:
Jan 1, 2015: Resolution Run 5 miler
Mar 7, 2015: RJ Corman 10 miler
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
Jul 11, 2015: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
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CONGRATS, Jeri! how awesome, 15 degrees is no joke!

Indy, I'm sure slacking for you would make the rest of us exhausted.

8 miles for me this afternoon

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Congratulations Jeri for your PR!! That's amazing! I just finished spaghetti and got all my gear in one pile to be ready for tomorrow.



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Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis today. Cold, windy, "feels like" of 15 for the first half of the race. 35 minute PR!!!! I actually could have pushed my pace faster, but I was supposed to run with a friend who had a heart attack last week and just got out of the hospital today, so because I had nobody to talk to, by mile 18 my mind was starting the mind-trick thing. I never hit the dreaded wall, and I'm attributing that to chocolate gu. Best sport nutrition ever! The wind gusts were really bad at times. I was glad to find a neck thing that I could pull up over my face. It was the Bondi-band table at the expo. $10. Best investment I've ever made at an expo! Anyway, I'm super pleased with my race, and with my new shiny PR!!!

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3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:20:51
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UPCOMING RACES:
Jan 1, 2015: Resolution Run 5 miler
Mar 7, 2015: RJ Corman 10 miler
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
Jul 11, 2015: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
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I'm back. Kind of slacked after my last marathon. Just did MidSouth Marathon and paid for my slacking with a very slow time. Frustrating considering the conditions were perfect.
Sounds like lots of great running and races as we hit running season.
Lewill - In answer to your question way back - the Arkansas Marathon was a nice very small marathon. They doubled the participation this year with 30 runners. I was the DFL and had my own personal police escort for the whole last half. Good luck on your first marathon. The first one is a neat experience.

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Blister in the Sun Marathon - 3 Aug
Tupelo Marathon - 31 Aug
Beat the Blerch Marathon - 21 Sep
Flying Monkey Marathon- 23 Nov
3 Bridges Marathon - 27 Dec
Texas Marathon - 1 Jan
Little Rock Marathon - 1 Mar


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6 miles this morning - easy slow pace - I was so tired after yesterday's track session. My quads feel like bricks today!

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
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3 miles and strength training this AM!

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Lindsay, enjoy your taper and good luck for your marathon. I'm running last time tomorrow for only 3 miles before my trail half on Sunday. I'm excited.

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Wow, 2 miles just hanging out - Who knew!

Yasso 800's this morning -10 of them. I was/am exhausted. I had no idea they would be so hard! My coach had me doing 800's in 4 minutes -aiming for a 4 hour marathon. I think that's a little fast and I'm not planning to run it that fast, but it was fun to see what I could potentially do.... My average was 4:03 on the laps -not bad!

This is the last big work out before the marathon next week. I feel like the true taper starts now that today's track workout is over.

Have a great day everybody!
Lindsey

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Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
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I got myself a Spark tracker! I'm all excited - instead of running 3 miles this morning, which I did, I also walked two miles just hanging out at work!

Jeri, your story is crazy! I'm glad you survived AND won your age group!



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6 miles easy this morning. I went to physical therapy for an astym leg treatment this morning too, I have knots all in my legs-trying to loosen those up.



Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
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OMG, Jeri, what a story!!! I fall enough on pavement, I don't need to add hidden roots and rocks into the mix!

Lewill, final countdown! Enjoy the taper, that;s always my favorite part of marathon training

3 miles and strength training for me. I saw the photos from the half marathon and I officially have lunch lady arms! Time to reacquaint myself with my free weights!

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Love these stories about trail running and the side effects of those, ha. I stick to the pavement, it's better that way. Can't wait to read about everyone's race reports!

I ran an easy 8 miles Saturday, ran hard in the Pumpkin Run 10 miler yesterday- awesome weather both days, such a tremendous difference and help!

No running today - trying to embrace the taper, supposed to run easy this week and start easing up toward the end of the week. First marathon in 13 days!

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
...and a few 5k's for good measure I'm sure!


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I gave up trails because I always fall. My last trail race was in Nov 2012. 16 mile trail race across Pine Mountain, Ky. I was going along just fine. My 7 1/2 I tripped on a root or rock or something that was hidden under the leaves. Down I went. My first thought was to check my shoulder replacement. I was going down a hill and fell face first, and with my shoulder replacement, I can't catch myself very well. So I sat up, felt my arm, determined it was okay. Then I went on the hunt for my glasses. I found them, broken. I thought, "Well, heck." I just put them in my pocket, and I continued the race. It was point to point, and I had to get to the other end. You can see my splits. good-good-good... for 7 1/2 miles... slow-slow-slow the rest of the way. I couldn't see much without my glasses, and I was high stepping like crazy. At mile 12 1/2, it started into an intense two mile uphill stretch. I couldn't see anyone else around, and I was scared of bears. I was eating craisins, and I worried a bear would want them. I was thinking to myself that I was glad I knew how to survive in the woods. I was dressed warmly, I know how to make a lean-to for shelter, I know which plants are edible, and I know how to find a creek and follow it to a town. I figured if a bear came, I'd throw my craisins at him and take off cross-country. Anyway... I got to the finish line, and I took first in my age group!! Surprised me!! 20 minute PR on the course, even though I fell and broke my glasses. But no more trail races. I really don't want to take a chance of dislocating my shoulder replacement. That would require surgery, and that would totally suck.

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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:20:51
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UPCOMING RACES:
Jan 1, 2015: Resolution Run 5 miler
Mar 7, 2015: RJ Corman 10 miler
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
Jul 11, 2015: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
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Sharon, no, my husband does not let me go out there to be eaten by cougars... so I run on the hills with houses on... good thing they have a "side walk" with sand or wood chip, so it's somewhat trail type. I know what you mean about falling - I can fall on a flat street with no reason, so the trails are bigger challenge - but I'm so slow that I hope I can see the worst roots on my way.

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Ail, have you been training on trails? They have some trail races at a state park near my house but I am freaked out by trails... I know I will trip and fall and split my head open.

Jeri, good luck with your marathon! That sounds cold to me and I would probably bundle up, but I dont' think I've EVER run in temps that cold!! Sorry to hear about your partner, but maybe you'll find another friendly runner at your pace to chat with...

5 recovery miles this AM

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Ran 13 miles (almost, my tracker was not quite right...) on the hills. I guess I'm ready for next Sunday's trail half. Great job Sharon with your half, I know I am getting slower with age.


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Sharon, nobody EVER gets slower. It's very disappointing.

I'm stalking the weather forecast for Indianapolis for next Saturday's marathon. It will be 30 at the start, with a high of 47. I'm thinking capris/compression knee high socks, tank top with arm sleeves, and a throwaway shirt over the top. It's been a long time since I've run a full marathon. My running partner has gotten sick and passed out the other day. I don't think he'll be running next weekend. So now I have nothing but the thoughts in my head to entertain myself the whole way.


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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:20:51
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UPCOMING RACES:
Jan 1, 2015: Resolution Run 5 miler
Mar 7, 2015: RJ Corman 10 miler
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
Jul 11, 2015: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
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The half went great! I was so surprised, work was crazy last week, I skipped two days of running before the half, my mileage has been in the toilet and I still ran only 6 seconds per mile slower than last year when I was super discipline and in the middle of marathon training. Not only that, I had TONS of energy! I kept the pace conservative for the first half but I had so much juice left at the end, I definitely could have run faster!

The only disappointment was that i missed placing in my age group by about 30 seconds or so... it was a new age group and my time would have gotten my 3rd in my old age group. I thought people got slower when they got older?!

Also, the overall female winner (1:28:xx) was 52 years old!!!!

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4.8. Now for a LOOOONG stretch.

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5 easy slow miles this morning.

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
...and a few 5k's for good measure I'm sure!


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Ran 6 miles tempo run on the treadmill this morning. For some reason it was hard... but I had the most crazy nightmare I have had for a while! I was taken by some serial killer who was really evil... I don't even want to think about it! I think that exhausted me ;-) trying to get away!

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Sharon, good luck on the 1/2. If you haven't raced in a year, I bet you are super excited to get out there!!

6 miles this morning -4 of them for speed work (little bit shorter track)
3x1.5 -those 1.5 mile repeats are hard! haha

Lindsey

Edited by: LEWILL1982 at: 10/22/2014 (10:54)
Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
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Lewill, the 10 miler will be a good training / pacing run!

8 miles on Sunday, 5 on Tues and today. Have been BUSY! I have a half marathon on Saturday, looking forward to it; haven't raced in nearly a year!

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6.5 miles of bridge repeats yesterday. The most I ever cross of one of them (100ft base to top) is 4x, yesterday, in lieu of running through an especially dark section of downtown by myself, I opted to turn back around and run back over it for a 5th time to get back to my car instead of making the circle and finishing by running over the smaller bridge back to my car. I was tired last night, went to bed at 8:30, lol.

This morning, I ran 6 miles flat.

First marathon in 19 days. I decided to sign up for our Pumpkin Run 10 miler this upcoming weekend - on Sunday. Thought I could practice pacing about 15-20 seconds faster than my marathon goal pace.

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
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Weights finally! Then 2 miles on the mill.

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Thanks Jen, hills are tough - but then everything else feels so much easier! I ran 3 miles on the mill this morning.

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12 miles on the hills is great! I used to hate the hills but now I can't wait to run them again. Good luck on your half :)

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4.95 miles today. Was a good day for it.

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I just hate how work gets in the way of what's important! like being lazy sometimes!

Ran 12 miles on the hills today, it warmed up quite a bit and I finished slower than I wanted, but it was still very good run. Two weeks to HM...

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Jen -Friday is my rest day. 12 miles tomorrow morning. Sunday is a day to do whatever. I try to make it an active rest day, a slow run, maybe a bike ride....

Ailuli - can't be too lazy -had to work today :-)

Edited by: LEWILL1982 at: 10/17/2014 (13:44)
Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
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I don't have time to feel lazy on my rest day - I usually run all the errands that day, and then cook and entertain most of the time so it feels like I need a rest day from a rest day!

This morning was nice and cool (long sleeve shirt, but shorts) 5 mile run before sun came up, it was 52 degrees...

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Lewill - I would be dead for the rest of the day if I ran 12 miles in the morning. Which day is your rest day. It looks like you have been pretty active so you have a right to feel lazy on "rest day" :) Enjoy your taper and good luck on your 5K tomorrow night.

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LEWILL1982's Photo LEWILL1982 Posts: 123
10/17/14 11:15 A

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Anybody feel lazy on rest day? I do, I know I shouldn't....running 12 miles in the morning and a 5k tomorrow night. Was hoping for a cool weather PR, but I don't think I should anticipate that happening after running 12 miles in the morning. Last "semi" long run before Savannah -the taper has started!

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
...and a few 5k's for good measure I'm sure!


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Sharon, haha...I know, I always have a salt scrub on my face after my runs. I totally get it. But this cooler weather is great! I really need to pick up my efforts while the weather is so good. I've been missing a few runs each week and I can feel it. I feel so puffy when I don't run-today I am miserable, so I've got to get my 3 miles in tonight for sure.

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MBSHAZZER's Photo MBSHAZZER Posts: 18,442
10/17/14 10:07 A

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LeWill, totally agree with you there... the slight difference in temp (it was 71*F this AM, BRR!) made me run faster, for sure! I guess it's because I've been running in 80+ degree weather for the past 6 months or so!

Jen, my parents live in AZ and it's so dry there! When I return from running, I am caked with salt! Crazy!

7 miles this AM...if not for work, I would have run all morning!

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

2012 Running Mileage: 2,065


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10/16/14 3:29 P

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Sharon - 72 sounds great, we were about 58 this morning.

Jen - in Florida we have more hot days than cold days. I get nauseous in heat sometimes, but you have to slow down and go by your perceived effort. It's also something you have to get used too. Or, we have to run early in the morning before the sun comes up. Still very humid, but at least the sun isn't beating down on us, too. I ran 15 seconds per mile faster today than the same distance on Tuesday and no more effort exerted, just because of the temperature difference. I cut 3 minutes off my time this morning from Tuesday.

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Pumpkin Run 10 miler -10/26 (maybe)
Savannah Rock n Roll marathon (my first!) -11/8 4:20:33
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
...and a few 5k's for good measure I'm sure!


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10/16/14 11:22 A

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Really? 72*F Frosty?? LOL...I enjoy running when it is below 50*F. I hope someday I will enjoy running in the warmer weather, but it's the cool weather that motivates me to get out and run. Don't you get nauseous in the heat? I do...

I think when the air gets dryer, it is harder on our skin. I have more skin problems in the winter, but the climate is dry in Utah. Not as dry as Arizona, but definately dryer than along the coast.

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10/16/14 11:01 A

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Why would someone cheat?? Either run the race or don't. No one knows or cares but you, unless, of course, you CHEAT!

It was downright frosty this AM - 72*F! I was filled with vim and vigor, but my hands and ears were icicles!

4 miles and strength training


"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

2012 Running Mileage: 2,065


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