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3/31/15 9:47 A

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Early calls with Europe this morning and late calls with Asia this evening. Today is going to be 13+ hrs work. NO time for running...

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3/31/15 8:02 A

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Great job on the race, Aimless!!

5 miles yesterday and 5 today. I am so tired... looooooong days at work. :-(

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3/30/15 9:38 P

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I did 6.8 miles this morning, celebrating Seward's Day on a gorgeous Alaska morning. I also mailed my wedding invitations! BIG DAY!

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3/30/15 11:32 A

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Congratulations on your race Aimless! Great time!
I lifted weights and ran 2 miles on treadmill, hip is still sore, but feels better than last week.

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3/28/15 10:47 P

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Took it easy for 13.1 today. Chilly at the start but turned out to be a beautiful day. Lots of redwing blackbirds, eagles and turkey buzzards on the route.

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Thank you so much, AILULI. I hope San Jose is recovering today.

I ran the race and killed it. I finished in 53:41, which is a sub 9 min/mi and is a full eight minutes faster than my time in the same race last year. So proud!

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3/28/15 10:52 A

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Ail, how terrible... glad you are OK, so sorry about the loss of the officer. There is a bank in the ground floor of my office building and it gets held up about once a year....

Aimless, glad your toe is feeling better, hope you could run the 10k today

6 miles for me this AM... 27 total for the week.

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3/27/15 11:32 A

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Aimless - thank you so much for your service, putting your life in jeopardy every day for us is incredible. .
I ran almost 3 miles this morning and realized that my hip is still too sore, I guess I will have to take few more days off and do cross training instead.

Have a great week-end everyone.

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3/25/15 6:01 P

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I heard about the loss of the officer at SJPD, AILULI. So sad. I work in law enforcement and the loss of an officer really hits our community hard. I hope that your scene is cleared out soon and you can all get back to your scheduled day.

The good news is that my toe isn't broken. I think it's just sprained. I haven't run since Saturday and it's feeling better every day. I've been cross training and still have my eye on running a 10k on Saturday.

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I have not been running for 2 days, yesterday we had 7 am conf. call and last night I was not allowed to go home. There was a shooting and a SJPD officer was shot, right in front of our complex. The area is still at this moment a crime scene, so I'm still with my sister in law and my husband is stuck at home.

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3/25/15 7:23 A

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Aimless, sorry to hear about your foot. I never had a stress fracture, so I'm not sure what it feels like, but.... ice, ice baby! I do feel ice really helps.

Ail, I don't know how you do it, with all of your traveling and that time on your feet!

6 miles yesterday and 5 today. Oh,and I also did a bunch of manual labor at my rental properties on Saturday and a ton of landscaping at my house on Sunday.

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3/23/15 11:28 A

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Sharon, that's just crazy, I have gone through couple of acquisitions and it never feels good. Specially if people do not feel appreciated, I hope it gets easier and you can reach your goals.

I did weights and ran 2 miles on the mill. Standing on the concrete floor all week last week did a number on my hips, need to ease back on regular running.

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3/21/15 7:50 P

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Disastrous run today. 10 miles, but with a potential (gasp) stress fracture? In my foot? Like on the ball near my big toe? Anyone had a stress fracture that can tell me what it feels like? I'm very worried.

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3/21/15 9:10 A

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Aims, great job on a successful running week!

I love biking but at least once a year, someone dies after being hit by a car while biking... just not worth it to me. I am thinking about purchasing a spin bike for myself.. not the same as being outside with the wind in your hair, but at least it's good cross training.

Ran 4 days this week, total of 21 miles.. today's was the worst, I didn't eat enough yesterday, so my blood sugar was really low... only made it 5 miles.

This week at work was horrible... looooong story short, my company was bought last year and they laid off a bunch of people, so the rest of us have been working our butts off. Come bonus time, the new company dragged their feet and then finally paid significantly less. So... needless to say, many, many people resigned, including my boss and someone I rely on quite a bit. Honestly, I am going to resign as soon as I finish refinancing my mortgage, but in the meantime, it's total chaos at the office. UGH!

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3/20/15 12:11 P

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That is too bad that you can't bike where you live, MBSHAZZER! I just learned to ride a bike a couple of years ago, because, as a wise 10 year old told me, biking makes you free. (And it totally does. I stink at it, but it makes me feel like a bird!)

Ran a solid 8.3 miles last night to make it a 30 mile week. I haven't run this much in a week since last year before my injury, so I'm feeling pretty good. I know I need to ease up a little in the next couple of months, though. Marathon training season is approaching fast!

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Aimless, wtg on the tri training... i loathe swimming and it's too dangerous to bike where I live, so I stick with running only.

5 miles this AM. Having a tough time with the time change... gets harder and harder every year

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3/16/15 1:13 P

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I managed 5.6 miles this morning. After yesterday's big workout day, it was almost impossible to drag my tail out of bed, but I did, and I'm glad for it. :)

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Congratulations on your finish, Richard! I'm sorry the weather wasn't cooperating. I totally get how much it can impact your run. Living in a rainforest that never tops 60 degrees, I basically refuse to race anywhere with temperatures greater than 70.

I had a big day today. I'm training for a triathlon and today was my first day to follow a swim with a run. I followed a 2450 yard swim with a 6.1 miles run. It felt great! I even ran a 9:10 minute mile, which for me is super fast. I'm really proud of myself, especially after yesterday's successful race!

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Richard, congrats! Was that your first marathon? Sounds like the weather really put a damper on things, unfortunately.

I had a bad week of exercise... only 2 runs... the time change really screwed with me and then I donated blood, which left me feeling "drained", LOL! I am hoping to have a better week, exercise wise, this weeek.

I did take the stairs at work (I work on the 8th floor) every day this week though, and also got off the bus a few stops early

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3/15/15 7:28 A

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Thanks all for the encouragement.

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Richard, you were able to finish, that's good. Sometimes just what you planned does not work the way you wanted. Congratulations for finishing the marathon!

I'm in Shanghai, it's Sunday evening here already. I ran on treadmill for almost 6 miles this morning - and lifted some weights. It's going to be pretty hard week, my hips are already in pain and I have been standing on the convention center floor only half a day for set-up.

I wish you all a nice Sunday and good runs!

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Today's race....

I did the Rock N Roll Marathon DC. It rained almost the whole time, until the end, where instead it began to blow with a chill wind. It was not a terribly fun race. I enjoyed the first half of the course, though I would have liked it more with better weather. The second half was torture. My ankle started to hurt when I ran on it for more than a few minutes, so I started doing intervals, was almost entirely walking by the end. Though I did run for the cameras, at least.

I'd really hoped to do it in 3:40, and would have been happy with anything less than 4 hours...instead, it was about 5 hours. So it wasn't a victory, but I'm still trying to decide whether to train up and try again, or just check it off the bucket list. The other 8 races I have scheduled this year are all obstacle races except for one road relay, so if I do try again, it won't be until next spring.

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3/14/15 4:43 P

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I did a short race ths morning. It was supposed to be five miles, but with slippery road conditions, the adjusted route turned out to be about 4. But I finished with my first sub 9:00 min/mile race! 8:49! I ran my first 5k at a 13:00 min/mile about two years ago, so this is a HUGE difference. So proud!

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Good luck this weekend, Richard!

I did five miles this morning in snow that turned to freezing rain. My poor hands froze into claws and my sainted fiance had to take my running shoes off for me. Thanks, Alaska!

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Good luck Richard on your marathon!

I had a really good spinning class this morning. Ready for the day!

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Continuing to taper, more or less. Last Saturday did the Spartan Race in Bahamas; Sunday, a kick butt series of workouts with the Spartan SGX team and the founder, ran 5.4 miles onboard ship. (Not counting the bear crawls and crab walk).
This week, one two mile run. Trying to conserve energy for the marathon this weekend.

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3/11/15 1:20 P

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I did 6 miles last night with a head cold. I contemplated calling it for the day and resting, but the sun was shining, which is so rare here that I couldn't pass it up. It wasn't as painful as I expected it to be. I have called off my morning strength training sessions for two days in a row, though. Too sick. Too sleepy.

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3/11/15 11:21 A

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Aimless, I can imagine that! During the week, I drive to my gym for workout (running inside or outside) and at the end the office is closer than home...
Monday and Wednesday workouts so far. Core, glutes, weights both days. I ran 3 miles on Monday and 5 miles today.

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3/9/15 12:19 P

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5.1 before work this morning. Getting out of bed for my run was easier than expected, but staying out of bed afterwards was a challenge.

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3/8/15 4:23 P

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12 miles this morning - it started foggy but sun burned it away before I got home! Feeling good!

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3/7/15 3:04 P

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10.5 miles this morning. I saw earthworms on my run, which means SPRING! I'm starting to feel really anxious to hit the trails.

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5 miles this am... I was tired and hungry :-(

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3/6/15 10:02 P

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Great tip, very useful. Thanks!

5 miles this AM and then strength training and jump rope tonight. Oh, and then 3.5 hours of decluttering and cleaning. I'm exhausted!

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3/6/15 11:29 A

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Hi Aimless,

Thank you for the tip! I did not know the part of the teabag! Some weeks are just horrible, I feel you there!
I ran 5 miles this morning in our Japan town, it was very nice and cold run!


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3/5/15 10:51 P

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6.5 miles after work today. I've really struggled this week - I had the major blister, and bruised by tailbone in yoga, got a huge lingering cramp in the pool last night, I have the total sads, and want to eat everything in sight. But I've gotten 26.5 miles in this week and that has got to count for something.

The ballerina trick is so genius! I really thought everyone knew this, it seems so simple. First, drain the blister, clean it with a dry cloth, and pour peroxide over it. After it's air dried, apply a moist black teabag to the area and hold it there until the stinging subsides. Then leave the wound open so it can dry it. It cleared up my HUGE blister within hours. It's still tender, but leaps and bounds better than it was.

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Me too, but it's not as difficult for me any longer as I usually travel around that time. I'll be in Shanghai on 3/14 so just one week to feel tired.

Do tell the black tea trick from the ballerina - I know I will need it sooner than later!

Had a great spinning class this morning. Can't believe how time flies!

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Jump rope and weight workout yesterday and 6 mile running this AM.

I hate spring forward too, as a morning exerciser.... it's hard enough to get up early as it is!

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3/4/15 12:11 P

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5.2 miles on a really lovely morning. I'm so bummed that we spring forward this weekend because I am getting impatient for morning sunshine. My foot was feeling a little raw in the area of the big bad blister. A ballerina friend of mine taught me the black teabag trick, which helped tremendously, but it's still a little sore. I hope everyone has an awesome day!

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Good morning, ran 5 miles with 4 x 800m repeats (Yasso 800's) with increasing speeds. Feeling strong. I hope everyone has had a great day!

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3/3/15 11:30 A

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I hate splinters, they are the worst! Had a nice endurance spin class this morning. It's nice to do other things than running again!
Sharon, I'm glad it's getting better at work!

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Ugh, Aimless, those are awful.... I once ran in a pair of socks that had a hole in the ankle... had a blister on my achilles tendon for 2 weeks!

6 miles for me this AM. Felt great! Work has been MUCH quieter! Hoping to get in some spa time tonight!

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3/2/15 12:30 P

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4.7 miles this morning. I had to cut it short because I was running on new insoles that gave me a monster blister on my instep. I'm hobbling around wrapped in gauze now. Two bad runs in a row. :(

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3/2/15 11:52 A

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Sharon, that is frustrating! It's like running a marathon for days on end and then get sick for all that effort! I hope you can recover soon.

Gym this morning for me, weights, hip exercises and core work - then I ran 4 miles on the mill. Feeling good.

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Checking back in after 2.5 weeks of horrendous work. My co-workers and I literally worked ourselves sick, so when the work wrapped up mid-week last week, I was left with a fever and sore throat, running nose, UGH.

Finally feeling better and headed out for 5 miles this AM. Hopefully will be back on track for a while.

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3/1/15 3:27 P

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Happy Sunday! I ran 12 miles this morning in a cool and sunny weather.

Aimless, I know that feeling - I was thinking about the same thing this morning - Next week I'm going to work on my hips and core muscles more - I know that just running is getting on them again.

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2/28/15 2:46 P

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AILULI, that's amazing! Nice work! And for a good cause too! I'm so impressed.

I did 10.1 this morning. My legs were feeling pretty heavy. Sign number one that I've been pushing it too hard. 95.5 miles for February and 155.5 for the year.

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7.25 miles today, 5 miles of it at better than my goal marathon pace. Last longish run before the next two weeks of races.

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I finished my goal for February! I ran 100 miles even though I couldn't run for over 10 days because of travel. I did it for Wounded warriors! Go Taji100!

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7.1 miles last night, slower than I was on Tuesday, but still a 9:30, which is great for me. I was really struggling with my cold hands though. I have Reynaud's and there are some nights, like last night, when they ache and tingle long after I'm back inside. Ouch.

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The plan is still tapering down towards my races.

This week, ran 5 miles Monday, 7.15 miles Tuesday (tempo run), and 3.2 miles today, all on the treadmill. Only an hour run tomorrow, which no longer sounds like a long run, but should all be at marathon pace. Unfortunately, it'll probably all need to be on the treadmill, too. I don't mind running in a little snow, but black ice is not my friend.

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That's a great feeling, when your legs are taking you to a fast run! I ran anther 8 miles on treadmill this morning... 11 to go to finish 100 miles this month. I think I'll run them all tomorrow.

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6.2 fast miles last night! 9:00 min/mi for the first time in my running history! I don't know whose legs these are, but I like them!

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8 miles on the mill today... still 19 miles to go to finish 100 miles in February. I'm running to catch my husband!

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Cool here as well, just 40 degrees - went to the gym and ran 6 miles... happiness!

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Very NOT perfect weather in IA this morning, -8 with windchills, ugghhck. Did an easy 30 min on the treadmill at lunch and since it's almost 10 now will take the dog out for another easy 3-4 miles tonight.

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Perfect, lovely run this morning. It was 45 degrees and not raining and the sky was lightening as I headed home. Spring is coming!

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Good morning from a cool California! I ran 12 miles early this morning and it was just wonderful!

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Did 8.2 miles with my handsome fiance. He's faster than me and was not managing a wicked hangover like I was, but I still managed a 9:19 min/mile, which is perhaps the fastest pace I've maintained over that kind of distance. Cheers to running buddies who push us!

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Only 4.14 today since my running buddies are racing tomorrow. Will do my long tomorrow then. Maintained a comfortable 8:50 pace.

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Between the allergies and 15 hour work days, this was a horrible week... no running. It was in the 30's here which is cold without the modifer "for florida"!!! Finally made it out for 8 this AM. Allergies are much better.

Aimless, that is terrible about your friend's husband! Motorists here are horrible... there is a causeway to Key Biscayne that is just about the only hill in the area.... lots of people run and bike there because of the hill. There is plenty of room for everyone and most of the elevated bridge has a pedestrian / bike area separated by a concrete wall.... however, once on flat land, the wall stops. At least once a year a cyclist is hit and killed by a drunk driver. Horrible.

Ail, glad you were not hurt with your car run-in

Stay safe out there!

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Lost track of this chain so I haven't posted but I've been getting my 20+ miles in each week. Did 4 miles yesterday with 1 minute race pace sprints - shocked myself with a 8:51 average pace. Did another 4.4 today "slow", felt like I was in mud but had 9:19 average pace. Tomorrow I add mileage - Sat long runs have been 6.5, 6, then 7.5 - tomorrow I'm planning 8.5-9. We've been hovering around zero this week, it only hurts for the first mile then the circulation kicks in emoticon

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Good morning, ran the same 8+ miles this morning again in fog. I love fog, it makes everything so beautiful and quiet.
Aimless - it's a problem here too, I have been hit by a car while running, and I was on a side walk!! It was not too serious at that time, although I was on the hood of the car for a while... until the little lady realized that it was not normal to have a person on the hood of their car while driving... Now I make sure I make eye contact if a car is stopped on a crossing before I go, because chances are, they are not going to see you otherwise.

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Nice distance and in fog, AILULI! My favorite running condition!

I did 6.2 last night on a new loop that has more traffic. A friend's husband was hit by a car while running yesterday, and it was a really good reminder to be vigilant. On my run, an SUV blew through a stop sign when I was crossing and it was a close call. Stay safe out there, runners!

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8.6 miles this foggy morning in Japantown, happy, happy!

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Sharon, that's just horrible! I was finally able to get my allergies in check with Zyrtek and some nose spray, but I know that my sister needed something in addition of those two, cingulair or something similar... I used to really suffer from the allergies, but now it's just sinus infections (like all the time). It's easier to run with sinus problems than allergies.

Aimless, great pace, it's so nice that it's getting lighter, and weather is little warmer and running even gets better.

I ran 5 miles on the mill this morning, had to stop there, because I had 8 am conf. call. I was 10 min. late to it!



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AILULI, I love it when that happens! On yesterday's run, the weather just kept getting nicer and nicer so I started out aiming for five, then increased it to six, then thought I might as well do eight, and then I figured I might as well go for ten, since it was just so nice outside. I also find myself swimming just one (or five or ten) extra laps when my audio books are especially interesting.

Solid 5.5 mile run tonight, at 9:30 min/mile. I'm so pleased to get my pace back.

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5 mile "easy run" yesterday; 5 mile intervals today.

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Ail, that's some good motivation.

Allergies are outrageous! My eyes were swollen shut yesterday, so no run. Today, they were less swollen so I did 5 miles with tears streaming down my face. Do NOT know what's up with this, but it's annoying beyond words.... I am here at work looking like I just spent the morning in an enclosed room with funny cigarettes!

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I went to gym this morning, worked out weights and core and glutes and then I ran for 4 miles on the treadmill. I wanted to stop at 3, but then there was this HGTV program on with people looking for a new home that needs some work and they had not finished with the bathroom renovation at 3 miles, so I ran one more mile to finish that program...

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15 mile long run on Saturday; 5 miles today. Beginning to taper down a bit. Next obstacle race is two weeks from Saturday, first Marathon is the following week.

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5.4 yesterday and 8.2 today... the weather has been beautiful and I feel so much better!

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10.1 miles this morning! First double digits of the new year!

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10 miles for me this afternoon

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Peer pressure is always a good motivator!

45 minute strength training and jump rope workout last night and 5 miles this AM.... it was a frosty 49* this AM....BRRR

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Tough run last night! 7.5 miles in ice cold slush. Slush is far and away my least favorite running condition. I joined another mileage challenge with a local dude on Facebook and my competitive spirit is getting the best of me. I know I need to maintain mileage that's comfortable to me so that my knee is ready for marathon training come summer, but it's hard when you've got some guy goading you to run further and further!

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I'm back! I got home on Monday night and have been working long days, finally got to the gym and spinning class this morning. It was so nice when someone else told me what to do. I would not have been able to do it otherwise! Can't wait for tomorrow afternoon when I'm going to get out of the office and off the clock!

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5 miles Tuesday AM ... SRD on Wednesday and an URD today... woke up this AM around 4, sneezing, itchy eyes, faucet nose... horrendous allergy attach. I want to claw out my eyes and throat right now. I am so miserable.

I don't think my allergies will impact my running (symptoms are above the neck) but I am so wildly overworked and stressed out that I need adequate sleep more than I need exercise.

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5 miles this AM

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