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7/30/14 3:14 P

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This morning was speed work, it was really hard. I think I'm still tired from the weekend. I was supposed to run 4 sets of 800, 400 and 200. I made it through 3 sets and my coach had me stop. My legs were just so heavy.

Not going to stress over it, though. There's no bad work out, except the one we don't do, right??

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Savannah Rock n Roll 1/2 -11/8
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
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7/30/14 11:44 A

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At gym this morning, ran 3 miles and lifted weights and worked my core and glutes.

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


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Lewill, that sounds like a lot of fun!

Ail, welcome back. I miss spinning

6 miles for me this AM

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7/29/14 11:21 A

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Spinning this morning!

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


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7/29/14 9:41 A

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I'm still here! I took a RUNcation with about 30 other members of my Running Club. Went up to Boone, NC and got to practice some mountain running; both hills and rocky paths, man was that tough! I ran 33 hilly miles over 4 days. It was a blast and the cooler temperatures were a nice treat.

Took a much needed rest day yesterday, we got back Sunday night. I got up and ran 5 miles this morning.

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Savannah Rock n Roll 1/2 -11/8
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
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7/28/14 2:52 P

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Back in California, went to gym, lifted weights and ran 3 miles... back to my routine. Have a great running week everyone!


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7/27/14 10:55 A

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Awww, thanks Jen.

I took Saturday as a rest day and then ran 8 this AM, finished off with a dip in the ocean... HEAVEN!

John, WTG on the long run!

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I ran18miles~30k last night after work with my group. It was the toughest run felt like it was never going to end…. emoticon

still having issues with gels emoticon



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Sharon,

You amaze me...You always have the strength to carry on. I wish I had your determination...

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Safe travels, Ail!

Another 5 for me this AM. I don't know what's up, I have NO energy this week. I almost called it at 4 milse, but gutted out the last mile. Very disappointing.

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7/24/14 5:28 P

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Sharon, I have found out that starting regular running in a new timezone helps with jet lag, and I can manage regular work day after a good run.
Today was my last beautiful,muggy run around Imperial gardens, I went out at 4:30 am and it was still hot. There was a thunderstorm last night, but it did not really cool the air at all. Have a great day everyone, I'm going to the office for couple of hours and then fly back to home!

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Ail, while I hate travel, you sure do get to run in some neat places! I get jet lagged with even a one time zone change, so kudos to you for running despite a big TZ difference.

5 miles this AM. It was pouring when I woke up, so I waited it out at bit and then hit the road. It was kind of windy and then it started drizzling. My glasses got all spotty with rain drops even though I had a visor on and it was BEYOND annoying, so just 5 miles for me this AM.

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7/23/14 7:04 P

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Good morning from Tokyo! I'm here this week and got in both mornings so far extremely humid and hot (over 80 for sure!) runs around the Imperial gardens. One more run tomorrow morning before I return home.


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I ran almost 4 last night. It was too hot and my time was not great! but I did it...Can't wait for the cool months of September...

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7/22/14 11:18 A

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Ugh, another sucky 5 miler. Better than nothing though

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

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7/22/14 8:59 A

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6 miles this morning, didn't feel AS humid, almost pleasant, haha

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Savannah Rock n Roll 1/2 -11/8
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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7/21/14 2:07 P

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Congrats, Teal!

So, had a busy Saturday, didn't run. Got home really late because there were multiple accidents and it took me over 2 hours to get home! Slept late on Sunday and went for a VERY steamy run on Sunday afternoon. 8 miles at 3:30 in Florida in July! YEAH!

Managed to get in a slow 5 miles at 6AM, - it was 80*F and 85% humidity already!

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7/21/14 1:23 P

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Ran 12 miles Friday night with my group

Took it easy on Saturday -ran 2 miles easy recovery out on the beach

Swam yesterday

6 miles of bridge repeats this morning

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Savannah Rock n Roll 1/2 -11/8
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
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ran another 12K today.

Teal Congrats on another race emoticon

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Teal I think that could be it. A runner I know Karen said my face gets pale, and she thinks I get low blood sugar. I've been having a hard time with gels, whenever I take one it makes me gag, but I know I need it. I'm going to try a different product the Vega one, hope that will do the trick.

also going to try different electrolyte drinks. They don't sell the Scaps here. I'll have to buy some at PA marathon in Sept


Have you moved yet?


Have a great weekend everyone

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John, I've had that problem in a few races. I haven't pinpointed the cause but I'm sure it has something to do with my electrolytes getting out of wack. I had the problem on Saturday night's race at about mile 5. In that race, I think it was because I drank some Heed before the start of the race. Fortunately, they had Gatorade at the other aid stations so I did better with that. I also had the problem at ET, which I attributed to the altitude and hear but now I'm thinking it could have been Heed there too. I recommend trying different gels or other electrolytes. You may even want to experiment with S-caps.

Edited by: INDYCHX at: 7/22/2014 (10:32)
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Tupelo Marathon - 31 Aug
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7/18/14 9:29 A

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John, nope, never happened to me. Sometimes I feel nauseated after a long run if it's hot, but never during a run.

My alarm didn't go off but I still got in 5 miles at a fast (for me) pace.

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7/18/14 8:25 A

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Lewill, 4:30AM track workout emoticon

I posted on Facebook I ran 30K last night my longest run since Chicago marathon!

(I guess Im back in the game lol)


Question; Has anyone on this team experienced gaging during a long run? It's weird lately if I'm on a long run I feel like stopping somewhere to vomit. I think it has something to do with gels. I hate them but need them after 1hr of running.

Any advice would be appreciated

Thanks

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Lewill, 4:30AM track workout... you are a beast! A few years ago, I trained for the Seattle RnR marathon, which was at the end of June. Well, April, May and June in south florida are a steambath. I did most of my long runs at 4:30 AM. Ugh. But a peaceful ugh.

Ail, hope you are feeling better soon.

Jen, LOL at the rock comment. I HATE swimming. I once made a new year's resolution to do a tri but couldn't bring myself to train for it, so I volunteered at one instead!

Unscheduled rest day for me today. Last night got bad news that a good friend had a heart attack and is having double bypass tomorrow. I was upset and tossed and turned all night, so I slept in this AM. Anyway, just visited him and his wife at the hospital and he's doing well and has a good prognosis (he is 51 and in great shape, doesn't smoke, doesn't have diabetes, no risk factors) so I am feeling much better.

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Ailuli- How frustrating to have a sinus infection..Hope it gets better soon.

I've ran in the heat the last two days...2 miles on Tuesday and 3 miles last night. It's hard, but I am going to keep doing it.

I found a triathlon near where I live. I know I won't be able to get ready by 8/2 due to the fact I swim like a rock, but it will give me something to work for next year. And it will give me an excuse to get in the water to cool off!!!

I have taken the advice to not worry about the clock or how fast I am running, just keep on doing it...Every day so I can stay strong.

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Weights and running at the gym... blah morning and crazy day. Worst is that I think I have another sinus infection... GRRR.

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7 miles this morning, again on a low heartrate (140 bpm).

Carine

CURRENT PR's:
10k: 0:56:05
15k: 1:26:45
HM: 2:04:52

UPCOMING RACES:
Dam to dam 16k race - 21 September
Amsterdam marathon -19 October
Seven hills 15k run - 16 November


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7/17/14 8:35 A

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5 miles this morning with a friend who's a little faster than me. Loved chasing my rabbit!

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Savannah Rock n Roll 1/2 -11/8
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
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7/16/14 10:42 A

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4:30 am track work out this morning - went mostly well, had a round of 800's that I must have "fallen asleep" on. haha.

1 mile @ 7:42
1200m @5:35
2x800 @ 3:45, 3:57 (that's the one I must have zoned out for)
3x400 @ 1:45, 1:42, 1:39

with 1 mile warm up and 1 mile cool down

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Savannah Rock n Roll 1/2 -11/8
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
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7/16/14 10:07 A

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7 miles this AM.... John, I went to the eye doc on Monday... have steriod drops for my eyes. They are going to be HUGE! LOL!

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7/16/14 7:20 A

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Teal ~ good point. I had a hell heat run, when the temps dropped I felt more fit. I ran 5X Hills last night… don't know how I'm making myself do all this. Thurs night I have 29K run on schedule. longest I've run since Chicago marathon… off to work now

Sharon ~ get that eye checked emoticon

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Did 11.4k this morning, again on a low heartrate (average 145 bpm).
Will mix things up a bit later this week, do some intervals to speed things up a bit.

Carine

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15k: 1:26:45
HM: 2:04:52

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Amsterdam marathon -19 October
Seven hills 15k run - 16 November


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7/15/14 11:39 A

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I have an eye infection so I had to run with my glasses this AM. It was.... interesting. And a bit slower as I was worried about tripping. 6 miles. A relatively "cool" 78*F!

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7/15/14 11:09 A

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Spinning class this morning - I think I'm going to get back to twice a week spinning, seems like my hips need that workout!

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7/14/14 3:42 P

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Sharon, good job in hot running! I'm not very good at that either, and I know I slow down a lot when it's hot. I carry a belt with water bottles (water and Nuun) when I run longer than an hour.

Carine, that's very interesting, I wear my heart rate monitor only at spinning class now a days, I know I should use it more, I just got lazy.

This morning was weights and 2 mile run.


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6 miles this AM. It was 82*F at 6AM!


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

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JENSHAY - Like LEWILL said in her post - I can't stress enough that you can't focus on time. Run by perceived exertion. No matter how fit you are your pace will drop during the heat. The good thing it is will pay off when the temps drop. Also make sure you keep up on your electrolyte replacements and fluid.
It is easy to lose confidence running in the heat but it pays off in the long run. Have faith in your ability.

Upcoming Races:
Eugene Marathon - 27 Jul
Blister in the Sun Marathon - 3 Aug
Tupelo Marathon - 31 Aug
Beat the Blerch Marathon - 21 Sep
3 Bridges Marathon - 27 Dec
Texas Marathon - 1 Jan


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Thanks LEWILL1982...

I forget that I can try some other options and that I should be doing some cross training. Those are some good suggestions. Swimming sounds really good right now in this heat! I'm not a good swimmer, but now is a good time to improve in that area.

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I ran 6 miles this morning, with 4 miles at tempo. Very hot and humid, and my legs were so tired from the long run and then the ride yesterday. Pushed through it though, average pace was 8:54...

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Savannah Rock n Roll 1/2 -11/8
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
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Hey Jen,
It's so hard right now, all you can do is just try your best. I've read several articles on Runners World and Active.com that suggest, forgetting your watch, don't even look at your time and just run by your perceived effort. If you have enough time, plan to drop some water along your routes so you can have water stops along the way. Can you change up and try some different cross training routines if you aren't able to get your runs in? Maybe try a spin class or swimming laps at your gym. If you like being outside, try cycling. Also, you might try a varied work out, think triathlon type. Maybe ride your bike 10 miles, then try a 2-3 mile run right after; in this way, you could cut back on your mileage but still get an intense work out.

I'm running in the mornings a lot, the humidity is up around 100%, the only good thing about that is that the sun isn't beating down. Hope some of this helps!

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Savannah Rock n Roll 1/2 -11/8
Thanksgiving 1/2 -Thanksgiving
Jacksonville Bank 1/2 -12/28
Surf City Marathon -2/1
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Hi Ailuli,

I am training for a marathon in October based on a schedule from a sports fysiologist specialised in running. The idea is that you train your body to run on your energy efficient fat reserves. In order to do that you need to run at least half of your training runs at lower heartrates (around 142bpm for me as I have a maximum heartrate of 177).
So that is why I now wear a heartrate monitor. I used to run on my breathing rythm alone, but it helps to find out what heartrate goes with what kind of breathing.
It seems to be going well with following the schedule so far (have switched to this training two weeks ago).

Carine

CURRENT PR's:
10k: 0:56:05
15k: 1:26:45
HM: 2:04:52

UPCOMING RACES:
Dam to dam 16k race - 21 September
Amsterdam marathon -19 October
Seven hills 15k run - 16 November


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Any good suggestions for running in the heat? I feel sick to my stomach when it's hot. I like the cool weather for running so much better. I'm not a morning runner and I don't want to run at 9:30 at night...

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Hello, just came back from a week in San Francisco - unfortunately work took over and I was able to manage only one run while there. This morning nice and muggy 5 miles. I love when the ocean layer lingers in the morning before the sun breaks it.
Jen, congratulations for your age group win! That feels so good!
Carine, tell me more about your low hr runs, why do you need to keep it low?

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7 miles this morning at a heartrate of 140 bpm. Happy with that!

Carine

CURRENT PR's:
10k: 0:56:05
15k: 1:26:45
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Amsterdam marathon -19 October
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18 humidity soaked miles this morning, went through 3 shirts. Avg 9:30 pace; longest run to date!

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Savannah Rock n Roll 1/2 -11/8
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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7/11/14 10:44 A

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SPEEEEEEDY 4 miler this AM!

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

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7/11/14 7:42 A

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I met up with 2 runners I know after work at 5:30pm and we ran a half marathon


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7/10/14 1:32 P

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I ran 4 miles this morning, it was very humid weather so it was a slow one.
On the other hand, I need to work on my low heartrate pace, so that was fine.

Carine

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15k: 1:26:45
HM: 2:04:52

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Dam to dam 16k race - 21 September
Amsterdam marathon -19 October
Seven hills 15k run - 16 November


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Ugh, soooooo busy now. managed to squeeze in 4 pretty speedy miles this AM

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

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7/9/14 9:47 A

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YAY, Jen! That's AWESOME!!!

Lewill, yes could definitely be your shoes. Try icing your shins or massaging with icy hot or ben gay

8 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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Ran an easy 5 miles last night.
6x800's this morning. The first 3 were great, then I rested too long and couldn't get my momentum back. Struggling with IT Band a little bit too....

Upcoming races:
Sprint Tri -8/9
MS 150 -9/20
Marine Corps 1/2 in Jacksonville -10/4
Savannah Rock n Roll 1/2 -11/8
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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