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Hi All!

Marsha, Amazing attitude! I think you may really enjoy this HM with family and not going out for a PR! You are an inspiration!

AFM... I signed up to run a 5K run in my neighborhood sponsored by the Rotary to honor veterans and then a 5K in December..the jingle bell run which is my favorite... Everyone dresses up in Christmas/Santa outfits... Started tracking my calories yesterday... Who knew that one little starburst was 20 calories?

Have a great day... Probably won't post until Monday... Off to a CPA conference tomorrow and then to the Lake for the weekend to close up our place for the winter.

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Dee, So excited for you! Sounds like you've got it all together.

Ann, Your new goals sound great. You wrote of running some shorter distances - some 5Ks and 10Ks? or HM?? I like all those distances.

I ran 5 miles yesterday on treadmill. Still battling the cough and not 100%. Still haven't gotten second opinion on CT scan, despite calling and being assured they are working on it.

Just 17 days until my HM. May have to walk quite a bit of it since my training has been affected by illness and injury, but I will make it. Think I'll start with my nephew. It's his first HM. He's 29 years old, has lost 71 pounds, but still has about 30 to go. I suspect right now he'll be faster than I am, and if so, that's fine. My niece will be running it, too, but she'll definitely be faster. She just ran 10 miles just over 10 min per mile pace. My best HM was over 11 min per mile and I'm not pushing this one. Hope to be totally ready for my HM on December 6th in Orlando. We'll see.

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Ann, a let-down is normal. And you've done the right thing, you already have some new goals!

SB, I'm not staying close at all. I'm staying midtown. I will catch the Staten Island Ferry at 8 am, then get on a bus at the other end to take me to the start. There I will wait, with all the throngs of people. The logistics of getting 50,000 runners to the start is mind-boggling.

And at the end, I will have to find my way back to my hotel. I'll worry about that later.

Dee
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New York City Marathon 11/2/14
Race for a Better Life 5K - 11/8/14
Space Coast Marathon - 11/30/14
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ANN, I have heard of this happening to a lot of people after that first marathon. So much build up, expectations, and adrenaline coursing through your body. You should be very proud of yourself. You are a marathoner. Something that lasts a lifetime.

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Hi All!

The let down has now happened! All the excitement of the first marathon and the kids being home....sort of sad now.... BUT... I have learned that I am definitely a goal driven person... so one of my new goals is to lose some weight. I lost 1-3 pounds (seriously that is all!) during the marathon training process. I probably need to lose 15 pounds so that is my new goal. And then next year I will try to train for something else. I think being lighter will help my running goals. Meanwhile I think I will work on shorter run distances and try to work on speed which hopefully will help with the weight loss goals.

Everyone have a great day.

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DEE: 10:55 START TIME, well that will alter the morning ritual of getting up and getting going. How close are you staying to the start line?

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4.7 miles this morning close to my HM PR pace. Only another 8.5 miles to go (on another day).

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CONGRATULATIONS, ANN! That's an awesome pace for a marathon. WTG!


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Yes, counting down the days, and trying to figure out the logistics. I'm running this one alone, meaning no significant other to provide any support. I've done that before, but not in New York. My start time isn't until 10:55, which feels very strange.

Dee
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Space Coast Marathon - 11/30/14
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Way to go Ann, a consistent pace and a well run 1st
Marathon!!

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A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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Woo Hoo Ann!

Congratulations on completing your First Full Marathon!

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Edited by: SUNSHINEYOURWAY at: 10/20/2014 (15:00)
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SHARON: You need to GET BETTER soon!

DEE: Only 2 more weeks. It doesn't seem that long ago that you said you were running NY. So fantastic!

JUNEPA: I didn't remember that your DH was also a runner. If I were a race organizer I'd be really stressed if the chips were not working. All that planning and then such a mess.

CATHERINE: Those are very difficult decisions as one gets older - for some people more than others. What to keep? My MIL was in a continuing care retirement community and it was great until she was not able to live on her own. Then the downsizing began. She had a very nice 1 bedroom apt. (independent living). Then to a very small 1 bedroom apt in a apt building.... then to a room in a nursing home then to a shared nursing home room. By the time she got to the last place she had no personal memory items left. It was very hard on her. But on the brighter side - she lived in the independent living apartment for about 10-12 years before having to downsize.

ANN: emoticon Congratulations!

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Weather continues to be beautiful!!

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Congratulations, Ann. What an accomplishment!!

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Way to go, Ann! emoticon

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Space Coast Marathon - 11/30/14
Texas 10 Conroe 12/7/14
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Ann, emoticon sounds like you ran a really solid marathon emoticon

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Ann, what a super race!
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10/19/14 5:04 P

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I finished the Columbus Marathon in five hours 28 minutes and was consistent at 12 minutes 30 seconds pace throughout it was an awesome experience thanks all of you for your support

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Good morning, everyone. I hope you are all having a great weekend.

We are enjoying the visit with my mother. She and I talk on the phone every week, but it has been several years since I have seen her in person. My brother and his wife lived with her until last July, when they returned to Bulgaria (SIL is Bulgarian), so she has been alone here since then. I wish she were closer, but a move to Austin would be too disruptive for her. She has a full complement of doctors, friends, activities here and her health is still good. We have discussed ways to make sure someone would know if something happened to her. A fall is her biggest fear.

We are helping her with a variety of maintenance activities that require ladders or more strength than she has. She does pay someone to do outside maintenance jobs like mowing, although he is not totally reliable and when he doesn't show up, she does the mowing, despite my chiding. So DH is mowing and pruning today, plus we have been changing light bulbs in the ceiling, repairing screens, washing her car, etc..

My mother is quite practical and realistic about her future. She has put down a deposit on an apartment in a retirement facility that is about to be built close to her. It won't be ready for two to three years, but she has already started going through her belongings to begin the process of down sizing. She wants me to help her with some of the decisions. It's tough. Her home is full of her art and memories.

Most of my friends have the opposite problem with parents that don't want to plan for the future. I'm the one who finds myself advising her not to be in too big a rush to get rid of things. Just decide at this point on what she will keep when the time comes to move.

Edited by: LIVE2RUN4LIFE at: 10/19/2014 (12:23)
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A day without running is not a good day.
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Wow Dee, you have 2 marathons coming up in November, you go girl. Hope yesterday was just yesterday and you are feeling okay again today.

Marsha, so awesome how your nephew and niece have improved their fitness and you are part of the good influence for their change. Cool you all get a training medal, the training is a bigger part of your time toward better fitness than the race, the race is the proof of the training and also the final touch.

Sharon, hope you are back outside again soon. Good for you to keep up the cardio and ST indoors in the meantime.

Seabreeze, rats, the bid whist was a kindle app. I want to try and practice some before the actual game. Yay for continuing no-problem running.

Catherine, so awesome your mother is independent and doing well.

My 5k yesterday went well, we had good weather, cloudy and cool (57 degrees and no wind) is the best weather for racing. There were a few glitches in this race, it is a small and local one, the distance was a bit longer and the timing chip system recorded only for about 1/3 the runners. The organizers were very distressed, (so was DH, who was hoping for a personal best) but I was fine with it, I got my numbers from my garmin, pace- 9:41, time- 30:08, and I was happy with that.

Thank you everyone who stopped by my page with well-wishes for the race. This always buoys me, so great to have that support.

Edited by: JUNEPA at: 10/19/2014 (12:11)
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- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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Ann, let us know! emoticon

AFM, my 12 mile repeats were interrupted after 10 by nausea and vomiting. Food poisoning is my best guess: some seaweed salad a bit past its prime.

Two weeks to go until New York......

Dee
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Space Coast Marathon - 11/30/14
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I came mostly to read about Ann. Hoping it was a wonderful experience. Will check back.

Sharon, hope you recover to enjoy your run, too. I'm with you. Getting better.

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Happy Sunday!

Cheering all on who have Run in Races yesterday and today!


ANNWOGGER, Thinking of you and Cheering you on for your First Full Marathon. emoticon emoticon

Catherine, Enjoy your stay in Oklahoma! Sounds like your mother is really keeping active with her gardening and activities.

Marsha, Happy to hear you are starting to feel a bit better.

Jean, I miss living in Paradise. I heard you all have been enjoying wonderful temps down there in FL. It's always fun to try new things out in Running..

The temps here in NC this morning dropped to the 40's. When living in FL, 53 degrees was freezing to me. I am still recuperating from this sinus cold infection and have not been running. I am doing Cardio indoors with weight training and keeping up with those lunges. I hope by this next weekend I can get out and start running again. If I can do a 7-9 miler, I am going to go ahead and sign up for the City of Oaks Half Marathon and Run it in the name of Brooklyn. No matter what happens, I do plan on running November 2nd, in the name of Brooklyn.

Wishing all a Wonderful Day!

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Happy Sunday team!

JUNEPA: Bid whist was a Kindle app.

ANNWOGGER: Will be thinking about you this morning. Can't wait to hear.

CATHERINE: Enjoy Oklahoma!!!

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All is well in my world. It was so beautiful yesterday morning for a run. Only 63 degrees and 85% humidity at the start. I've been trying a 1:1 interval instead of a 30:30. Fun to try new things out.

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Hope you enjoy your Oklahoma visit with your mom, Catherine. My mom is 87 and lives alone in Tucson, AZ, although my sister lives a block away.

It's that sister's kids who run with me. My niece ran a 5K last eve in 28:31 and took first place in the 20-29 female category in a small race. She has brought her time down from 35 minutes in 6 months. My nephew is doing well, too. His weight loss is 71.5 pounds. We'll all be completing the Lakeland Red Ribbon HM on November 8. At this point I am planning to run:walk 1:1, unless I start feeling a whole lot better. I'm still on a lot of meds. Today I ran treadmill although the weather was great because I felt a bit dizzy. Hope it is the meds. Still don't have a final reading of the CT and understand it has been sent to another doctor for interpretation.

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Good evening, everyone. We are in Oklahoma until Monday to visit (and help) my mother, who is 85 and still living on her own. She says she's got some chores for DH. We drove down today, about a 7.5 hour drive. Now it's time for dinner after a tour of her gardens. I'll check back in later. Have a great weekend.

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Good Luck, ANN!!!!!! Can't wait to here how your marathon went!

And...Congratulations to your daughter! Prayers for her to carry this one all the way through.

Not much new here...Will eo 10 X half mile repeats this weekend sometime. Like Ann, Have completed all the LSD runs....missed 2 or 3 mid weeks runs due to a cold and rainy weather.

Three more weeks and 2 days. I think I miscalculated somewhere and am one weekend behind! I need to compromise on mileage and repeats ending where I should be. Seriously doubt one week off will make that much of a difference....but you know how it is. :D

Enjoy the weekend!

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TGIF

This morning ran my last 2 mile before marathon on Sunday - Yee Haw! I officially logged 499.2 miles since May in prep for the marathon...completed all the LSR..did miss a couple midweek runs but feel ready!

Busy weekend ahead. College son coming home today bringing an international student friend with him. Colorado daughter flies in tonight; we pick her up at the airport at 10:00. Tomorrow the two daughters and me are going wedding dress shopping while the boys will probably watch Ohio State Football. Then Sunday is the race....

Won't post again until Monday but everyone have a great weekend and enjoy the fall foliage if you live in one of those areas and/or the cooler temps.

Again...thanks for all your support.

Ann

And PS... The Colorado daughter (Lisa) just told me two days ago that she is pregnant! She is the one that had two previous miscarriages so hopefully this is not too soon after the last one...but the doctor has immediately put her on progesterone suppositories to help keep her hormone levels where they should be. Will be really nice to give her a hug...never got to with the last pregnancies!

Edited by: ANNWOGGER at: 10/17/2014 (10:15)
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Seabreeze so awesome the taping is working well, be careful not to overdo it. I am going for my first whist get-together on Oct 25. I just found out they play a form of bid whist, not the basic whist. Did you find a link to play bid whist online? I found the basic whist but not bid whist.

Today I am catching up on home chores and doing a ST workout.

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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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Hi Runners....

LYNN: Great long run and woohoo for a minus 13 pounds. I, too, am often surprised by how much I can put on my plate when I choose healthy.

JASMINELOU: Very good to "see" you again. Have an awesome race. It seems very advantageous to have a Galloway group to train with.

ANN: Have a fantastic experience!

SHARON: Feel better soon...

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AFM....

Not too much to report.
Taped my own foot this morning and ran for 60 minutes using 1:1 intervals. Foot felt okay.

Orthodics will be in, in 3 weeks.

Have a very good day team!



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Hi All!

I am so excited for you all that are Running this weekend!

And Ann, there is really something special about that 1st Marathon!
Sounds like you will have perfect conditions for that race.
Keep Catherine's voice in your head and pace yourself!

I am recovering from sinus/ cold infection taking a little time off from running but still doing Cardio Workouts and Weight Training. I hope by Sunday I an get out and maybe do a 6-7 miler.

Wishing all a Great Day!

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Hi All!

THANKS for all the Spark Messages on my wall about my first marathon on Sunday. Ran a 3 miler last night and am to walk or run a 2 miler today or Friday. Have developed a sore scratchy throat that I am attributing to nerves but did start taking Zicam which works well for me. Weather for the marathon is predicted perfect! 40's to start; high of 55 no rain, mostly sunny. Now that my legs feel great and the temps are cool, I will struggle to keep from going out too fast...and yes I can hear Catherine in my head....keep within training pace..respect the distance! But boy is it tempting....

Everyone else have a great day!

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Hi everyone, it's been a LONG time since I've been on here but, thought I would check in. I kind of fell of the running wagon but in April got back into the swing of things. I found out at that time that our local running group was going to have an "official" Galloway training group so I joined it! I have been training for my FIRST 1/2 Marathon that is this Sunday. Best of all................our group gets to do a personal meet and greet with Mr. Galloway and we get the chance to do a short/slow run with him Saturday! Our group has been training together since May and I am so glad I joined. Way back when I was active on-line with you all I got great training tips, advice, support etc. but to finally have a Galloway Group to train with has been amazing! Anxious about Sunday but, I know I've trained right, had my longest run ever of 14 miles and I will do this! Sorry I haven't kept up with the group here but I will be back!

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Good Morning ....

It's been a chaotic couple of weeks so I've been slacking on keeping up with posts!

DEE: Congrats on your HM finish and how fun to do it with your daughter!

JEAN: Sounds like your doc is helping you. I think I've mentioned before that I've taped my feet when I had PF (in both feet) and ran successfully that way. It took me almost two years to totally get rid of that PF, which was a moderate case. But at least I could run! I'd wonder if running delayed the healing, but I had a co-worker who also had it in both feet and for longer than me and she didn't do any kind of exercise. So who knows. Glad you are back on there road!

My biopsies from the endo and colonoscopy came back negative...other than one small polyp that was in the "pre-cancerous" range (and of those, only 10-20% actually would have turned into cancer). So 5 more years for another colonoscopy. The endoscopy showed slight inflammation in my esophagus most likely due to mild GERD. So I'm continuing on the medication for now while also being on a low acid diet. They seemed quite confident that if I adhere to the diet and loose a little weight, it will disappear. So far, I've lost 4 1/2 lbs since that procedure (I was using the procedure date as my "reset" point). In all, I've lost the 13 pounds I've gained since spraining my ankle last December. Yeah! Still need to lose more and so far, it's not hard to stay on the plan when even a sliver of something I shouldn't eat causes symptoms that are unpleasant!

I can tell you this about eating healthy foods.... It is actually TOUGH to get all my minimum calories in! You really can eat quite a bit of food if you stick to the healthy stuff. Of course, I've known that from before....but you like to forget about that sometimes. I'm not used to telling myself, "What else can I eat...I need more calories!"

Last run was last Friday, my LSD of 14.5 miles. Did it between a 12-13 pace on the 30/30. Had to run on Friday b/c we were babysitting my granddaughter who lives 2 1/2 hrs to the south of us. Didn't want to take 3 1/2 hours out of my "Charlotte" time. Then the monsoons came and I've yet to get back out there. Heavy rains from Sunday through parts of today! Must be one of those hurricane remnants form the Pacific!

Half Marathon is about 3 weeks+ away. 10 half mile repeats this weekend. Hoping to get a 3 miler in this afternoon and on Fri...and run the longer one on Sunday.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday, Runners!

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MIRAGE: Happy 4th spark-anniversary!!! You've come a long way baby!!!

DEE: How awesome to run with your daughter. Glad she did so well!

ANN: I am so excited for you. Looking forward to your report.

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No pain at all on my 60 min or my 120 min runs this week. Seeing the doc again today. Taking all my running shoes. Will see what he suggests.

BTW: He could not believe I didn't bring my running shoes to the first appointment. But, who knew he would actually "care." LOL



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Monty, it is interesting that running looks like the most minimal of sports in terms of equipment and skill requirements, and yet it has a whole range of challenges, problems to solve, strategies, equipment, technique can get very complex and engaging. I also ran 5ks for years and now run a variety, in part because my running buddy in one phase was increasing her race distances, but also because I followed Catherine's training and when I was running 3x and 30min a week just to get into running shape, I noticed the the run-to-finish marathon training of Jeff's is not much different, except the long run added some miles every 2nd or 3rd week, and it suddenly looked very doable instead of something I would never be able to do.

Floydstime, good plan, you are going to rock your goals.

Ann, kayaking is fun, also interesting how much it engages legs and core and not just arms.
Enjoy your taper, anticipation is sweet.

Dee, great race for you and your DD. Hope recovery is going well

Seabreeze, awesome 60min run with no issues after the doctor taped your feet!! I am waiting to hear what he tells you tomorrow.

Catherine, it is nice to have cooler weather so you don't have to get up so early to get a good long run in. You are edging up into longer distances now it must feel great.

I ran yesterday in the cold rain, back to more usual west coast weather for this time of year. It is nice to finish at the gym with a short swim and a warm shower and then go home clean and dry. My Tuesday morning hiking group are mostly saying no to a hike in the rain this morning. I am going for sure, and Frida is waiting to go, one of her highlights of the week is this hike. I had a low point a couple of weeks ago struggling with fitness and running like a slug. Things are improving lately, I am feeling lighter and stronger.

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Faced new interesting conditions in my latest Tri. This race report might be a bit more techie than most!
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Doing recovery runs from my Oct 5th half-marathon. Ran 4.63 last Wed, 10K Fri, 5.45 Sat (with some tempo at the conclusion), and 10K this morning. I will be extending my Saturday miles to 15 miles through December prior to joining my training club for another half-marathon in March (Shamrock). Then comes the serious training for the California International Marathon (CIM) in December 2015.

Glad to see everyone in the zone and focused.

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Ann, you're going to have a great race!

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Hello All!

Dee - Congrats on HM! Negative splits yay!

SB - A podiatrist that "gets it" is a "keeper"!

Jenepa - I tried my first kayak on Saturday.. Our friend bought one that was featured on Shark Tank...a fold up 12 ft but he also had an 8 ft ocean kayak that you sit on top...that is what I used. We were at Lake Erie and it was fairly windy so only used it near the coast and for about 1/2 hour but it was a blast. I would love to have one...need to check prices and maybe Craig's List.

Marsha - you are an inspiration! Way to hang in there!

AFM... It is Marathon Race Week... Am loving the taper! 3 miles today. 3 miles Wed and 2 miles Thurs...and 26.2 on Sunday!. Have been practicing pacing on all runs lately. Catherine, it was helpful to know that I can regulate the overall pace by lengthening or inserting more walk portions vs slowing down the run sections.

Ann

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Challenges? Yes, now and again!

Ran the Go St. Louis Half Marathon with DD#1 and she did great! It was about 54 degrees at the start, with rain then mist, and then a real downpour about mile 9-12. I'll have to check my Garmin when I get home, but I think we accomplished negative splits! She was smiling and still energetic at the end, in stark contrast to last year.

I guess we had more hills on this route than last year: I'm feeling my hamstrings this morning.

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Good Morning, Team!
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It's obvious that we've all been going through various challenges over the last few months. I've had to remember that facing adversity with positive resolution will determine the full potential of our inner strength.

I also know that the teammates I see here have withstood the tests of time!You have all been here longer than me and you will never quit! Truly, if we look at our demographic, our generation is crushing it! We get it!
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I've got the best support group I could ask for here in Florida. But, if it weren't for you all, I would have never realized them and become who I am today! I know You all inspired me to longer run distances.
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Good Morning Team...

Hope all of you have a fantastic day!

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Hello, everyone. Hope the weekend is going well for all. I did my 14 mile run this morning, but not with the group after all. We went to a great concert last night and so were home a little late. The group run started at 6:00 am, but the forecast for today was for temps in the 60s all morning, so I decided to get up at 7:00 rather than 4:30 and run on my own. The weather cooperated; in fact, it is still 69 at 3:30. I kept the pace to a slow training pace since I ran yesterday.
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Afternoon everyone!!!

MARSHA: So glad you could were able to run and had an enjoyable time! Very frustrating when the body just isn't working quite right.

JUNEPA: Good luck with that challenge. The kayaking trip sounds very good!

CATHERINE: We had our AC off for 2 days - then back on. I think it will cool off here pretty soon and stay cooler for awhile.

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Seabreeze, so good to be acknowledged and this doctor sounds like he has understood the problem and has a workable solution.

Sharon, hope you can identify if and what the allergies are and feel better soon and you are having a good visit with your DS.

Marsha, you have an awesome fighting spirit, best wishes on your healing journey.

Best wishes to all the racers this weekend!!

I had a fun and active week walking, hiking, camping, kayaking, skipped a run and 2 STs with everything else that was going on. The kayak was great, we saw a lot of wildlife, porpoises, seals, sea birds of many kinds, a few eagles, no orcas this time. Next week back to 3 STs and 2 runs plus a 5k race on Saturday.
Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend, I have a lot to be thankful for. And I hope to be moderate, my worst weight gain windows are Thanksgiving, Hallowe'en and Christmas season. I am doing an 8-week 5% challenge that goes from Sept 20 to Nov 15, this will help support me through 2 of those potential weight gains.

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Jean, That does sound really hopeful. A podiatrist who seems to have identified the issue and come up with a solution. That is great!

Well, I haven't heard from the 2nd CT scan reading, but decided I did want to run today. I planned a walking warm up outside, but it felt so good, I ran-walk-ran 3.5 miles before going in to the treadmill. I chose a level paved path and did not feel dizzy, although my head just feels dull. Then I ran-walk-ran nearly 10 miles on the treadmill. At then end I was holding on. Now I feel really, really tired. Will rest.

Was so glad that running felt good today. First time it felt good since my fall 2 weeks ago.

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SB, that's awesome! And what a small world it can be. I stopped by the offices of the Chamber Music Center last week and the director of marketing was wearing a "boot." She said she was having issues with her posterior tendon.

Thanks for the suggestion about the Borax. When we added on to the house, they treated the foundation with boric acid and we have some tablets, but they have warnings about keeping them away from pets. I'm going to check at the pet store for carpet treatments or maybe talk to the vet. Cats can be bad about licking things.

It is much cooler here today, our front having come through over night. Mid 60s and currently raining.

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Hi everyone.

Sorry I have missed a few days. Just busy.

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FLEAS: When we had a dog my MIL told me that she always sprinkled Borax on the carpet. We did that and for 15 years never had a flea issue and our dog would go outside. I don't really know if this is what helped, but it seemed to be the answer. We "sprinkled" "20 mule team" after ever vacuum.

ANNWOGGER: So very much looking forward to your race report!!!! Can't wait!!!

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I went to the podiatrist on Thursday and I am still hopeful. He actually addressed my issues along with my desire to continue to run HMs. He took X-rays (which the 1st podiatrist did not). He (I think) correctly identified my issues and I will probably end up with orthodics. The 1st Podiatrist told me there was nothing wrong with my feet - that I had tight calves. Well.... that is not the issue.

According to the doc, my posterior tendon has weakened and stretched (on both feet) and just cannot hold up my arches as intended. On long runs (which is my big issue) they just get even more tired and pain is the result. He said this is much more common in women then men - something to do with the hormones produced during childbearing years (which were quite awhile ago) that stimulate the body's ability to stretch.

He taped my problem foot and I ran today - 60 minutes. No issues at all. I am supposed to run a longer run (a couple hours) before I see him on Wednesday. He wants me to bring in ALL my running shoes.

I feel both acknowledged and, as I said, very hopeful, I can resume running as I once did.






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Hi Catherine!

It is good to hear from you! I am beginning to wonder if I have Fall Allergies too? I have been sick for over a week now. I think I will try to use your strategy. Doctor appointment next week hopefully will confirm. Since I moved to NC, I have been getting sick with sinus/ cold/ infection every year in the fall.

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Good morning, everyone. Haven't heard from many of you lately. I hope that's because you are busy running!

Fall allergy season is in high gear here in Austin. Ragweed, grasses, and mold counts are all high. Fortunately, I prepared well for this year's season by using a nasal steroid spray in advance to desensitze my sinuses and starting antihistamines early as well. So I'm not having many problems. Ragweed is one of my worst allergies most years. I am sleeping a little more than usual, so there is obviously still a little drain on my system.

The weather has also been warm again, 90s during the day, mid to high 70s over night and high humidity. So I've been mostly running in the gym. A front is on its way to drop temps a little, so next week should be better running weather. The group run on Sunday is 14 miles and it is supposed to be 66. Still high humidity, unfortunately. The following weekend we will be in Oklahoma to visit and help out my mother. She has a chore list for DH.
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I am still fighting fleas here. Most of the ones I'm getting with the flea comb are pretty small now, so I'm obviously on to the next generation. Hopefully I will get them off before they can become parents. With the exception of one cat, I'm only finding a few at a time. It's fairly obvious which one has had them the longest.

Have a great weekend and enjoy your races, if you are racing.

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Ann, I agree with Catherine. Perhaps you are running your magic miles conservatively and will be really strong at 20 miles. If that's true you can speed up and finish really strong. I will admit that I lean towards a strategy where you are less likely to end up in that death march state where you end up saying you are one and done

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Good Morning Everyone!

Sunday I ran almost 13 miles in 40 degree temps. I certainly layered up and wore gloves. I have been in NC for 4 years now and I am still not use to the cold. You would never guess I grew up in Upstate NY. Florida living spoiled me for over 20 years. I had to take a rest this week since now I have a sinus /cold. I hope this weekend I will feel better and get out and do a 10 mile run. I have not signed up for the Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon, Nov. 2nd yet, but I will if I start feeling better. I don't want to push it, last year I was sick for over 3 months and my running ended up in hibernation.
I love my Garmin!! I have used it a few times now and it is so easy. It was my reward for placing in my Half Marathon in my age group.

I have some catching up to do on reading everyone's daily check in. I hope you all are doing great and for those running this weekend, wishing you all the best!

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Ann, I do think that running that close to race pace will get you in trouble. I have been training for over five years now, done lots of speed work, run literally dozens of long runs over 20 miles and 19 marathons and still haven't been able to maintain race pace for an entire marathon. I can run predicted race pace for the Half Marathon and shorter distances, but the marathon is a different beast. I stick to my recommendation to not go faster than one minute under training pace. The key to doing this is not to slow the run segment but rather to walk more. When you see your average pace getting too fast, just skip the next run segment and do an extra walk. Do this as often as you need to to keep your average pace in the right range. This approach allows you to run whatever pace feels comfortable in the run segments.

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Catherine & Cindy: Thanks so much for your comments! Last night I did a magic mile - 9:32 which gave me a race pace of 12:23 and a training pace of 14:23. I looked at my past two months of long training runs of over 12 miles and I averaged just slightly under 13. I had one at 13:88 that was in August in the heat and the recent 20 miler at 13:05 w/ 4 bathroom stops! My plan was to run the marathon at an average pace of 13 min miles so the magic mile seems to validate that pace for me. And you're right, my legs finally felt great last night and I was just running easily at a pace of about 11:20 per mile... it was very hard to slow down...so I thought I would use a pacer for the race but the slowest one they have is for a finish of 5:30 or about a 12:35 pace. That seems a little fast for me but doable. I am not confident in my ability to pace but thought as long as I stayed behind that group it might work. Do you still think that would get me in trouble in the end? The remaining runs I have before the race, I am going to try to only focus at staying at 13 min miles.

Thanks again!

To the rest of the team, Have great runs!

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Ann, I agree with Cindy. A Magic Mile will give you good data but you need to focus on the recommended training pace, not race pace, for your first marathon. Running an MM now should help with the nerves because, with the training you have done, you can certainly handle training pace. Plus, as I mentioned in an earlier post, it is usually safe to target up to one minute faster per mile than training pace (but no faster) if you wanted be a little ambitious in a controlled way.

The problem with running that first marathon "by feel" is that you will almost certainly start out way too fast for the distance, and there is no way to recover from that. You will feel very good at the beginning of the race because of the taper and your training. Your brain and body has no experience yet with that full distance. You will start out too fast. Been there; done that. Please trust me on this one. The best strategy is a conservative pace, no matter how good you feel at the beginning.

I remember my first marathon very well in this regard. I was very, very lucky to be paced by an experienced member of my Galloway group. He held me back, even though I really wanted to go faster and felt a little frustrated. At mile 20, he turned me loose and I increased my pace -- for maybe a quarter of a mile. In that short distance, my legs went from feeling great to tired. I slowed down and rejoined him but never got the freshness back. I hung on to finish at my goal but the end would have been even easier if I hadn't burned my legs with that faster pace. I think I would have had an even better time if I had stuck to my original pace throughout (which was one minute faster than training pace.) But I am thankful for my pacer who kept me at a realistic pace for my fitness.

Trust your MM and your training, set realistic goals, and you will do fine.

(I hope DH isn't still making you doubt yourself.)

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Ann, another magic mile won't hurt. It at least is a way to direct your extra energy. However keep in mind that it predicts the fastest pace for the marathon. It assumes great weather on the day of the run, that you did all the training runs including speedwork for one of the training plans for a time goal. On the other hand it also allows you to recalculate your training pace for the marathon distance. So you have a safe pace as well as a fastest pace.

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Hi All!

I just wrote this really great post and accidentally deleted it before posting...Drats!

Anyway so just a quick post now... hope everyone is healing quick, gets answers quick and great treatment plans.

AFM... 11 days to my first full marathon and I am NERVOUS! Officially taper time. Still trying to decide on proper pace and not let my ego get in the way. Should I try one more magic mile? There is a part of me that just wants to go out and leave the watch at home and just run/walk the whole thing at a pace that I can talk easily talk in sentences and see where I end up...(hopefully at the finish line!)

Ann

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MARSHA: Best wishes for you to get good and speedy results with a good treatment plan, if one will even be needed. Hoping for the best! I know the wait is difficult... You are a very positive person.

DEE: Sounds like you had a great run. That's great after 26 miles!

JEAN: Hang in there.... When is your doc visit? Coming up soon, if I recall.

CATHERINE: FLEAS! We've dealt with that about 3X. Persistence is the key word. Three areas of treatment. Yard, House, Animal.... Unless you think they got the fleas from some other source, they may be living in your yard and somehow leaped into your home and onto one of your cats. Tricky devils! And you probably know... a second treatment needed for when the eggs they laid hatch and didn't get killed with the first round.... Good luck with your kitties....

JUNE: I can almost smell those fresh clothes! And....that invite sure sounds fun!!! ENJOY!

CINDY: Glad to hear you are making some progress on the PF. I so feel your pain having had issues with this about 4 or 5 times in my adult life. Slow and aggravating!!!! I hope you are on the mend in no time.

FLOYDS: Good luck on your race!!!

Busy day tomorrow .... I'd love to take photos of the blood moon in the wee hours of the morning. Have to go swimming in the AM though at 5 AM and run after work. Something's gotta give.... So I think I'll set my camera up for to take photos IF I happen to wake up...otherwise...I will be sleeping through it with two more chances next year (captured it last winter in the freezing cold!).

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Trillium,

The Shamrock I will be running is in Sacramento, CA. Nice and flat with a few inclines (some say hills) to make it interesting. Could be about 5,000 turning out. Looking forward to breaking the two hour barrier.

Going for the half-marathon...if there is a road, run it. If there is a hill, run up it. If there is a finish line, cross it. Train...run...finish.


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Cindy, I asked the vet about that. He said that cats have two lobes in their thyroid and usually only one is affected. We will be having a consult with the radiologist before proceeding, however. The procedure is done in a special facility and the cat must stay there about five days until the radioactivity drops. They do "pee it out."

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Dee, Great job on the 26 mile run. Energy left at the end of the run is a sign you got the pacing down. You will be ready for NYC

June Sea kayaking sounds like so much fun. Especially if you see orcas and eagles. Have fun.

Catherine, good luck with the fleas, getting rid of them is not much fun. In terms of hyperthyroidism, radioactive treatment can lead to hypothyrodism either because they get the dose wrong of because whats left of the thyroid can't react as you change. I had half my thyroid removed way back when I was in my 20's, so I've had experience of the options back then. It was not easy to medically get my thyroid level right with PTU, at that time the choice person antithyroid drug. Good luck deciding. BTW with people there is enough radioactivity that you can't share a toilet for awhile after treatment.

Jean, woo hoo on turning off the AC, we were thinking about when the heat would need to go on. Hang in with the inclined walking.

Martha, Hope that run went okay and that you sort out the medical issues.

Lynn, Glad you are feeling better and got out for a good run.

Floydstime, Congratulation on you half marathon PR, you've got a good amount of time to train for the Shamrock Half, is that the one in Virginia Beach.

AFM Getting our for some runs and using those darn night splints for the plantar fasciitis, I'm sleeping better with the darn things on and limping and hobbling less frequently during the day. So I think that progress.

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Ugh on the fleas, Catherine. I've been lucky of late, since I have an outside cat. All she's been bringing in lately are birds. A month ago the gift was a yellow warbler. Yesterday's gift was a cardinal. Someone please tell me how a geriatric cat can do this!

As for the crystals, my ex-husband had this problem, and it was solved through a regimen of sleeping in a chair for about a month while the crystals settled. Sounds hokey but it worked.

June, enjoy the orcas and eagles. I'd love to see the San Juan Islands. Some day.....

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Catherine, you are so knowledgeable. I wish I had known about the inner ear crystals when my mother was older and feeling dizzy, she didn't have any major ailments, it might have just been this.

Today was a sunny day and I hung a full line of laundry. I love having sun-kissed laundry, especially bed sheets.

I got invited at short notice to go on a sea kayak to see the orcas and eagles near San Juan Island. So I will skip a run and ST this week. Lucky me to have such good friends that do interesting things and invite others to come along.

Floydstime, awesome HM run and PR. Best wishes on your training for your next HM PR !!

Dee, wise 26 mile run, wow, to finish with fuel in the tank !!

Marsha, Lynn and Seabreeze, hope your doctors give you some good news soon.

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Good morning, everyone.

Marsha, I hope you are feeling better. I know how tough it is for us Type A's to be patient! Your primary care doctor is taking nothing for granted, which is a good thing!

Your talk of feeling dizzy reminded me of several friends who have been dealing with this problem, the source of which was crystals in the inner ear getting out of position. One of these friends was a runner who had several bad falls before they figured it out. The doctors looked for more serious problems first, but evidently this problem with the inner ear is not uncommon in older people, especially after a fall. They are all fine now. Here's an article about the condition for those who are curious:

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I have been dealing with some cat issues this week. My second oldest cat (15+) has been diagnosed as hyperthyroid. I wasn't surprised because he has the common symptoms, i.e. losing weight while being constantly hungry and eating a lot. We have the choice of just managing the symptoms with daily medication or effectively curing it with a treatment of radioactive iodine which kills the hyperactive cells. This treatment is more expensive up front but cheaper over time depending on the cat's life span. I have a friend who just went through this with her cat. She originally went with the medication but wasn't happy with the results. So she went with the "cure" and has been very happy with those results.

The other problem we have been dealing with is fleas! Our cats never go outside, so I don't know how / when they got them. But four of the six definitely have them. Fortunately, the oldest cat (19+) doesn't because I would hate to add any stress to her life. One of the kitten's is also clear. He was just at the vet for a teeth cleaning and they always give a flea treatment to any animal who is in the facility for longer than a brief visit. He probably had them before that since all the others do/did. We treated them, of course, and I have been doing a lot of combing with a flea comb, not just to speed things up but to get rid of eggs, etc.

Have a great week!
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Hi Team,

MARSHA: I missed your blog. Will check it out. Patience is sometimes very difficult.

JUNEPA: You are doing so AWESOME!

FLOYDSTIME: Congratulations on a successful HM. WooHoo for a PR!

Lynn: Very difficult to wait for test results. Good job on the 800s after not feeling so great. The cooler weather really helps.

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I am good - still walking on an inclined treadmill sometimes.

Have a beautiful day. We turned our AC off yesterday. First time in about 6 months or so. Opened the windows. How awesome!




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Great race, FLOYDSTIME!

Lynn, keeping my fingers crossed you get answers.

Marsha, same with you. Answers!

Jean, finding a doc who gets it will make all the difference.

AFM, I took that 26 miler so slowly that I had fuel in the tank at the end. We lucked out - 70 at the start and it got cooler as we ran.

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