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Today's run was the Flower City Half. Official time 1:30:58.05 is a half marathon PR for me, in near-perfect running weather.

Looking toward Buffalo Marathon on May 24 now. I'm thinking that I won't push hard for my first marathon; just line up with the 3:30 pace group, and don't run ahead of them for at least the first 13 miles. 18 might be wiser.

A buddy reminded me this morning that at my age, 3:30 at Buffalo is good enough to punch my ticket to Boston 2016.


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Oh Aimless, I hope you did not suffer after your run... I ran 5 beautiful miles this morning, I am so grateful for this beautiful California - and the mostly wonderful weather we have here.

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Got my last easy 4 in yesterday evening. Today was a non-running day, tomorrow is a half. Normally, the non-running day drives me nuts. Today, it was a chance to breathe and recover from being over-scheduled for the past three months. It helped that it was great walking weather, and nice weather to change the oil in the snowblower and lawnmower, put the snowblower away, and mow the lawn. Not my favorite seasonal maintenance chore, but at least it didn't take time away from running.

Tomorrow morning, I'll run.


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I know I'm not supposed to run, but it was so beautiful out today and I was on one of my favorite trails with the little dog and we just had to go faster! It felt great. I'm so happy in sunshine and warm weather! They never, ever stick around here, so I have to enjoy it while I can!

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4/24/15 11:36 A

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Moby, I love "running" errands!

Ail, glad you got to squeeze in bootcamp... I feel like it's a double whammy when work is what is making you miss exercise.

An hour of jump rope / weight lifting this AM.

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Mobycarp, good luck with your half, I hope your cold will forget you during your run!
Sharon, you are getting fast!
Aimless, I wish you a speedy recovery and I hope rest will work!
I had a really busy week and did not have time to run except on Monday and Tuesday. Today, I had boot camp and I feel good.
Happy weekend everyone!

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Had the car in for its 60K maintenance today, which eliminated running minor errands for most of the day. Solved the scheduling problem by using the trip back to get my car as my easy 4 mile run of the day.

Flower City Half is Sunday. Even with a head cold confusing the issue a bit, the taper feels like I'm not running enough. But I know that this is the way to be a coiled spring at gun time. Just hope I'm past the cold by Sunday.


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5 miles this AM in under 45 minutes!

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4/22/15 9:54 A

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Aimless, hoping that rest does the trick... at least you now have a diagnosis.

Ail, it was hard... then it took me several days to get back on a regular sleep schedule. Finally feeling more normal.

I love running in unusual weather (NOT wind and driving rain though!)... On a few occasions when I had an early flight, I would run at 4AM. If there is a full moon, it is amazing! One time, the moon was reflecting off of the clouds and a cruise ship passed by as I ran near the channel from the port to the ocean.... it was surreal!

3 miles and strength training today. Something was off with my Garmin and it says I ran 7.4 miles in 27:40, bwahahah!!!

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Two long days driving to get home, and I got an easy 4 miles in yesterday evening. There had been wind all day, and I dressed for it; but it had died down considerably by the time I hit the road to run at 8 PM.


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6.7 miles this morning in the fog, which is my absolute favorite weather condition. I love feeling like I'm the only person in the world. I was hoping it would break and be sunny, so I wore a spring dress in an abundance of optimism. No such luck! Rain and cold continues.

I went to the doctor and it looks like I tore the ligament that connects my quad to my kneecap. We're trying the dreaded rest period to see if it heals up on its own. If that doesn't work, then PT. If that doesn't work, then surgery. Please, please let rest do the trick. :(

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Wow, Sharon - I have never done that! I don't think I could - I need to sleep at least a little to be able to think!

I went to dentist yesterday, no run - today short 2 miles on treadmill and core+glutes workout. Hopefully tomorrow is better and longer running day!

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Moby, if you are running events close to each other, it's alwasy a good idea to pick one as your main event. Sounds like it will be the half, and with 4 weeks between, it will give you enough time to recover a bit and then have one more LSD run before tapering for your full. As long as you treat the full as just a long training run, you should be fine.

5 miles Monday, 5 miles this AM

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MBSHAZZER,

I'll be running the Buffalo Marahon on May 24, 4 weeks after the Flower City Half next Sunday. I scheduled Flower City first, as part of the 4 Seasons Challenge (4 half marthons, one in each season, Flower CIty being spring). Then I kind of audited my way through long runs associated with marathon training till the more experienced guys told me I was ready for Buffalo. (Okay, they rather persistently urged me to register.)

Some runners here use Flower City as a tune up for Buffalo. As a first time marathon runner, I'm not sure how I ought to handle this; so I'm faking it. I'll run Flower City as a race, because 4 Seasons is a major commitment for me. I'll try to hit 1:30, but won't be surprised if I don't make it. Last year I ran 1:32:25. I'm not yet sure exactly what time I will target for Buffalo, except that it will be something faster than 3:40.

Oh, and on topic - ended up running 5.1 miles today in a light rain. Much of it was on grass or a crushed stone trail, which was a welcome relief after yesterday's 15 miles of mostly concrete.

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I have one new pair of shoes, and 2 more new ones in the box. I love new shoes!!

Moby, when is your marathon?

Aims, good luck at the doctor... hope you get an answer and some relief!

Ail, glad to hear your hips are feeling better.

Didn't run at all after Tuesday... work was nuts this week, on Thursday I arrived at 8AM and didn't leave until 10PM on FRIDAY!!!! I literally stayed at the office for 38 hours straight!!!

They are realizing just how much I do and panicking a little at my impending departure. I have to admit, I let them convince me to stay on an extra 2 weeks, so my last day is May 8. I'm such a softie!

Anyway, I spent the weekend catching up on sleep. Just finished an hour long jump rope and weight workout and tomorrow it's back to running!

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I like running in new places, that is the best way to get to know a new area! This morning another easy 5 miles near my home. My hips are not bothering me any longer, but I think it's time to get new shoes...

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On the road currently. Managed 6 miles Thursday evening in an unfamiliar town, and yesterday morning my sister found me a running group for my 15. Today I'll go out and run 4 to 6 solo, then I'll be limiting myself to easy 4's till Flower City Half a week from today.


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7.2 miles this morning, with a 13 mile bike ride this afternoon. I'm being honored at a community bike safety event, and I have to make a speech! Eek!

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I hope the doctor can help you Aimless! I had great spinning class yesterday and boot camp (athletic conditioning as he calls it) today. I cut the boot camp short, did only 45 min. as I had a 7:30 am conference call. I'm so glad it's Friday! I wish you all great week-end and hopefully your long runs will be pleasant!

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I did 7.6 miles last night and felt ok. This knee problem is so deceptive because it'll hurt like crazy for a mile or so and then go away for several miles and then come back, so I convince myself to go a little farther and a little farther. Then I pay for it. Doctor's appointment on Tuesday, thankfully.

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Moby, good luck with your training... I'm also registered for a marathon, but it's in December, so I'm still in "pre-marathon-training"-training...

Did 4 miles on the treadmills this morning.

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Now that I'm actually registered for a marathon, I'm beginning to think like everything is marathon training. 6.3 miles of hills this evening, followed by a small party to celebrate locals who will be running Boston:


The gentleman in the blue hat and black Boston Marathon shirt (with the unicorn) was in my pace group this training cycle. We ran the first 2.5 miles this evening together, before he went his way for an easy 4 and I went mine to run more hills.


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Wow, great energy Sharon! I did weights and another 2 miles on the mill this morning... it's going to be a long day.

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Woke up before the alarm this AM so I was able to get in some extra mileage... 6 miles today, longest run in a while, LOL!

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Aimless, that is awesome that your fiancee is a runner too! I love the idea of a wedding day 5k!

Welcome, Panda... have not done either Akron or Marine Corps, but MCM is definitely on my bucket list!

Thanks for the boost, Ail. I keep thinking I am going to regret resigning, but so far, nope!

rest day yesterday (worked on my taxes) and 5 miles this am

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Congratulations on your PR, skinnypanda! Not every race can be a PR, but it's oh so nice when they are. :)

I did a painful 5.5 miles on a perfectly lovely morning. It's really a shame that I wasted a beautiful morning on such a garbage run. My poor sad knee.

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Welcome SkinnyPanda! Congratulations on your PR! I don't know if anyone here has run Akron, but it's very possible.

I ran 2 miles on the mill this morning and did core workout. Feeling a little tired. I hope tomorrow will be better.



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Hello Sparky Marathoners! I just did a HM this morning and got a post-baby PR :)

I am running the Akron Marathon this September...I ran the Marine Corps Marathon in 2011 but since then have been trying to get back in shape post-baby.

Anyone else running Akron this yes? Or run it before?




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Sharon, that's a GREAT NEWS!! I admire you to be able to deal with the problem the right way! I agree, the plateaus are broken only by really changing your routines... that's tough for me and I'm so happy the gym organized this boot camp now!
I ran 5.5 miles this morning - my hips were sore for first few miles and then everything felt much better. I am so happy.



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Thanks for the encouragement everyone! My fiance proposed to me on the top of the highest hill of my 13.9 mile leg of the Klondike Road Relay, so running is a pretty big part of our relationship. We're even have a wedding day family 5k! I'm so excited.

Congratulations on your big life change, MB! Best of luck in moving forward!

I did a very painful 7.1 miles this morning. Really, really excited for my doctor's appointment next week. I know I should stop pushing myself so hard hard but I struggle with rest days.

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Aimless, sounds like a great wedding you have planned!

I find the best way to break up a plateau is to do something different. Speedwork (ugh, but it works), hills, jump roping, cycling, taking the stairs everywhere, fidgeting, go for a walk after dinner, etc, etc.

5 miles yesterday and an hour of weights and jump rope this AM. Wanted to run but was too hungry when I woke up and see above, re: doing something different! It was a great workout.

HUGE news, I resigned from my job yesterday! I feel about 10 pounds lighter (that could be a good plateau buster, too, LOL!). 2 more weeks where they are going to work me to the bone, for sure, and then I am free! I did agree to come back as a contractor if needed, which makes me feel good that I am so important, haha!

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Aimless, I will for sure. I have not been able to get myself down more than 5 lbs. and then gain it right back for about 10 months now (time that I have been menopausal). I have to find a way to break out of this!!
What an exciting wedding you are planning! And your photographer is a runner!!! Wow, you are doing it the right way! I hope you will have an updated blog about your wedding that you can share!! I'm excited for you!

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AILULI, if you find the way out of your plateau, tell me your secret. I've been plateaued for months, and even though I'm getting stronger, I'd really like to hit my weight loss goal so I can stop spending so much energy thinking about it and just get back to training!

I had a great run last night. Everything still hurts, no surprise. But! I'm getting married in about five weeks and I went out with my awesome wedding photographer and ran the trail we're getting married on to talk about shot lists and logistics. Not only was it a great run with a great person, but it made me super excited about my wedding!

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I am all wobbly today, had first boot camp class in years! I hope this will make me stronger and change enough my routine that I can get out of this plateau!

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Sometimes it's too tempting to do back to back runs! FWIW, I generally have a better time if I do two runs in one day, instead of an evening run and then a run the following morning. Not sure why that is...

I have low mileage but great consistency this week.... 5 miles M, T and Th, 3 miles and weights on W.

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Ouch Aimless, I hope you can get help with your knee. I was in the office by 6:30 am yesterday, and did not have time for a run. This morning I did my regular core and weight training and then ran 4 miles, did not have any pain!

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Turned it around and did another 5 miles this morning, which was not a great idea. Of course it was lovely outside and my brain will appreciate it later, but my knee is screaming.

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Gorgeous run in beautiful Haines, Alaska! After a long day in a windowless courtroom, my fast 6 miles were so welcomed.

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4 mile run. Longest I've done since the marathon. Did several weight training runs and some rock climbing, had access to a different gym during the week.

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I did more traditional Easter, no run - just cooking and eating... Full body workout this morning with 2 miles on treadmill... We got a storm from Alaska and it was really cold this morning, only 42 and the whole week will not go higher than mid 60's...

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Fun hilly 7 miles in the Mines of Spain with the local club - perfect weather!! About 50? no wind sunrise. Great way to spend Easter.

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There is nothing better than a run on a sunny day in Alaska. I did 8.3 miles, slow, but only because I felt good at my pace and was enjoying the vitamin D. I'm traveling next week and looking forward to packing my shoes for a change of scenery.

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My body finally picked up on the time change so I've been up at 4:20 the last two mornings, which would be great. Plenty of time for coffee, potty, and an hour run, but the whole point of running in the morning is to exercise my hound, who has been sleeping in, in the bedroom with the sleeping spouse. So up early, but running later in the day. A disappointing 3.86 miles with several stops to make the hound sit. Her training runs are not my training runs.

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I have the HARDEST time with the time change.... every year, it takes me longer and longer to acclimate.

Terribly low mileage lately... Tuesday night I didn't get home from work until midnight and had to be back there at 7am on Wednesday (side note - I take the bus to work and since it was so late, I took Uber home - the company wouldn't reimburse me for it. NICE!). Anyway, no running Wednesday, obv. Then on Wednesday night, I was overtired and couldn't fall asleep!! GAH! So, Thursday was also no running, although I did spend about 3 hours at one of my rental properties cutting down tree limbs and dragging them to the curb.

Finally got in some mileage - 6 miles this afternoon.

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I'm super bummed that the time change took away our morning light. Today I noticed it creeping back. It just means I've been running after work more often, which increases my range, anyway, so that's a plus. I did 7.2 miles last night, feeling pain in my big toe and my knee. I'm also contemplating going to a doctor. Groan.

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Happy Friday! Actually, I think that the treadmill is not as good for my hips as the road, it's too soft. I really should get back outside, but with this time change, it got dark and cold again at 5:30 am... That said, I ran 3.5 miles on the mill (walk/run) and was uncomfortable today - yesterday was spinning - and I was feeling ok. there. I think I will need to go and see my chiropractor again - they usually get these types of hurts healed.

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6 miles last night to bring my March total to 102 miles, even with a week off for injury!

I'm glad you're feeling better, AILULI! Do you find the treadmill feels better on your hips than road running? I hate the treadmill, but I can't help but feel like it would be softer on my knees than pounding the pavement.

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Core workout and treadmill for 4 miles, feeling good - hips are getting better again!

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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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Great job on the race, Aimless!!

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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