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Thanks Cindy, Jean, and Lynn for the support and wise words. I am grateful for every step I can run!


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Good Morning.....

JEAN: Thanks...We are in central IL now visiting my sweet little grand... Sent her off to her preschool this AM and will be heading home back to the burbs of Chicago in a few hours. Always fun to visit and hard to leave! Would love to move out of this broken state we live in, but she's what keeps us here!

SHARON: Good for you on your races! Best wishes in your training! I miss racking up those miles!

MARSHA: We certainly are not getting any younger...so speed does slow down. But you have the right attitude in being grateful to be running at all. Not to mention, 99.9% of folks your age aren't doing a fraction of what you are doing. So hold your head high and keep on trucking. :D

CINDY: Good run! My last round was a 1 min walk and a 20 sec run. Ankle was slightly more stiff and a tiny shred of ache....so not going any further than that until I can do it comfortably. Taking the comeback very slow!

May just walk here in Springfield, IL and rack up some steps and no running just to keep me limber...then do the 1 min walk and 20 sec run again tomorrow. See how it goes..... Also need to get back on my bike and swim schedule. It is now May....and if I have any plans to do the sprint triathlon, the time is now to get back into shape.Three months away.... It'll be just to do the course and have fun and call it a celebration back to health as time will definitely not be of one to brag about. Even for my age group! Ha, ha...

Go out and have FUN!

Lynn

P.S. Blogging my comeback to hopefully inspire myself to keep going and perhaps others as well....If you'd like to follow, here is the link:

oldertriathlete.blogspot.com

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Hi all

Did a 4.5 mile run this morning that felt good Using 1 min run 30 second walk. Yesterday was the broad street run. A 10 mile run in Philly that is a big deal, But it is a lottery run and we have not gotten in the last two years.; Makes the city seem unwelcoming

Marsha, You seem to have a good plan in place And it can be discouraging as things get in the way of our time goals. I guess we need to think of how we feel and how running effects our lives.

Sharon good luck on the half marathon training

Jean, Have a good week and a great time in Seattle

Got to go now, Need to head out to lead field trips. Hopefully it will not rain. I've spent a lot of time lately in the rain.






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Good Morning!

SHARON: It looks like you have some fun races planned. Good for you!!

MARSHA: I hear you on getting slower, but still happy to be running. So glad your feet have healed enough to run. Sounds like you have a good running plan and if I finished a 5K in 32 minutes - I would be elated!!

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Have a great day team!

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Sharon, good to "see" you here again. I haven't posted for a long time either. Sounds like your HM training is going great!!

As for me, it is hard to accept how much slower I am than I was, but I try to stay focused on how delighted I am to be able to run at all. I started back running 9 months ago after a 6 month lay off due to psoriasis outbreak on my feet. Knowing that I could break out again is one reason I have not signed up for a half marathon for 2016. I have decided to try for the Lakeland Runner's Club High 5 medal which requires the completion of 5 races/race series for a total of 11 races this year. I already did 3 Senior Games races in 2016 so that makes a total of 14. I added my eight 5Ks, one 10K, a one mile and a two mile races to the "Upcoming Races" thread.

I'm planning to use :45 second run/:15 second walk for the Mayfaire 5K on May 7th, hoping I can finish in around 32 minutes which is the speed I finished my last 3 5Ks in October and November 2015, and March 2016. However, this race will be hot (87 degrees) and has more hills, up and down and around 2 lakes. So if I take longer, so be it. The longest distance I have straight run recently was 2 miles, but then I started fighting a cold - cough - congestion which is still bothering me, mild lower back pain, and aggravated piriformis muscle on the left. Seems like I just can't get healthy enough for optimal training, but at least I'm still going!


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Good Morning!! Happy Sunday!!

WOW! Do I have some catching up to do. I am not sure how long it has been since I last stopped by.. So much going on and now in training for Half Marathon #2 for 2016..
Yesterday I ran 8 miles week 9/ 14 and chose a coarse with lots of hills. My next two races will be in the North Hills area of Raleigh and yes, lots of Hills..



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Good Morning!

LYNN: I sure hope you can get a handle on these injuries. Your granddaughter is so darn cute!!

BARB: So funny about horseback riding. I would never have thought the same musclues were used. Hurray for HM training.

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I have a busy week this week.
Today.... groceries and bridge tonight
Monday.... hosting a bridge party for some friends
Tuesday.... playing Pinochle with some other friends
Wednesday.... heading to Orlando to see family
Thursday.... packing
Friday....flying to Seattle WA to visit our son and do some sightseeing. We will be near Port Townsend for much of the 10 days.

I will still be running and walking in the mornings. I did get in our unheated pool on Friday. First time for the summer. It was about 78 degrees, cooler than I like, but I was SO HOT after running that it felt so good.

Also... we are changing gyms. Our insurance covers Silver Sneaker memberships, but the YMCA is not accepting that any longer. So, instead of paying for a membership there we are trying a different one. DH has gone once. I probably will not have time until I return from Seattle.

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JEAN: That would be fun (meeting up for a walk on the beach)! Planning on it next spring again...if we have any money. Our son got engaged a couple of weeks ago and they are looking at a May wedding for next year (they better get busy and book something!). We usually go end of March, beginning of April.

As for running pain free....INDEED! I still have stiffness with the achilles after inactivity. Wearing a brace at night helps. Gotta keep moving, is all, right? Happy Trails!!!! Enjoy your new dishwasher....Laughed at hubby's denial. LOL!

Read about the weight lifting deal.... I was doing a weight lifting class with a personal trainer and a few gals which worked out beautifully. But then he switched to CrossFit training which led to re-injuring an old injury....tennis elbow. I can't lift heavy weights and do it fast! Needless to say...I left that class. I have to say it was fun doing CrossFit as it adds an element of competition to it. But it doesn't work for me with all these old injuries. I'm rolling it on a nudged small ball against the wall, which brings relief, but I have a ways to go. Maybe Pilates is the way to go for me on strength. Have done it before.

DEE: Sorry to hear about your fall! I knew from fb that Nancy was running it. Was happy to see her back in her running game as she had a love affair with CrossFit and running was taking a back seat for a while. Not that there's a thing wrong with that! Just missed the running posts for my own selfish reasons. LOL Hope your knee is totally pain free soon! And your elbow!

BARB: Best wishes in your half marathon training. LOVE HM training, but it's been a year since my last HM due to injury. Hoping to return, if the heel heals completely.

Weather has been rotten around here with rain, cold, and dampness. Hard to get out and do anything! Traveling to central IL to see my son and his family and Saturday's forecast is 100% chance of thunderstorms all day and more rain on Sunday! What are we going to do all weekend?!?!??! Bummer! At least my almost 4 yr old granddaughter will keep us entertained. She's a funny one!



Here's a shot of her practicing her coloring. I say practicing b/c she liked her mother's coloring one day...and her mom said she'll color this good one day once she gets the hang of coloring in the lines. So now she practices staying in the lines (she'll be 4 in six weeks). She's a hoot!

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emoticon Morning everyone!

Dee: Will be thinking about ya--hope the icing works and you're back on the pavement/trail/TM this weekend!

Jean: Awesome news about pain-free running!! (And the dishwasher, too, hee.)

Just starting my half training this week, so a 3-miler scheduled for Sunday. Have been edging up my 30:30s to 40:20s and it funny how that extra 10 secs of running plays with my mind. Other than that, I learned a valuable lesson last night, don't run before horseback riding. The muscles used are kind of the same! Have a great weekend.

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Hi team!

CINDY: I cannot manage a vegetable garden in FL.... too many insects, bugs, and critters that spoil it. I have some flower/plant areas that grow wildly and keep needing assistance so they do not take over the yard.

DEE: Have fun this weekend.... be careful!

LYNN: Next time you visit the island.... let's meet! I can always use some therapeutic time!!

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Nice walk this morning. Carried my camera, but no outstanding photo opportunities presented themselves.

I can not tell you how happy I am that I am able to run again without pain. It just makes me feel so darn good.

Purchased a dishwasher yesterday. Ours has been struggling for a long, long time, but my husband was in denial. LOL!






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Good Morning Peeps....

Wow! So good to see some familiar faces as well as some newbies! Welcome back Cindy and Jean! I am encouraged by your return here b/c I know you both suffered from injuries and thought maybe your running days were over. I am trying to work my way back in after a long, long, long battle with an achilles injury. I haven't really ran a full "run" (run/walk/run) since last July....But I have dabbled in it of late b/c it finally feels like I'm more healed than not. Taking it very slow, however, as I sure do not want to re-injure it. I am SO out of shape. I let discouragement get to the best of me and gained about 15 lbs... If I can get back on track, I may do a sprint triathlon in Aug. It won't be pretty....but I have to have some kind of goal to get me out there. The run in a 5K, but I can even walk that if I can't run and to heck with my time.

Welcome to new folks who are on here. I look forward to catching up with everyone!

It's a gloomy day here....but hope to squeeze in a walk with bouts of running...That is what I have been doing lately with no consequences to my achilles. :)

JEAN....I accredit my sudden healing trend to the beaches of Anna Maria Island. I was there the first week of April and spent every day walking on the beach, mostly bare footed. It was amazingly THERAPEUTIC! My foot has not been the same since!!!!!!

Have a great day, everyone, and I hope to be back on here on a more regular basis to be inspired (and maybe inspire as well) by all of you amazing folks!

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Guess one can't avoid a pop-up thunderstorm, but I would have been scared. Glad it was short.

I have been resting, and icing. Will continue to do the same so that perhaps by Saturday I can resume running or at least walking at a quick pace, which is another option my running group offers.

Then a 5k on Sunday, that I also have the option of walking.

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Had cancer to 5k training in the pouring rain yesterday. There was thunder too, I'm not a big fan of running in that. But no hail or real wind. We got rewarded with a beautiful double rainbow when it stopped. It was one of those quick pop up thunderstorms

I've been working on my garden in most of my spare time. Weeds sure grow vigorously here.

Jean, hope you enjoyed your laid back day

Dee, Let that knee heal. The R in R.I.C.E. is rest Good Luck

Marsha, Coughs are not fun, just be wise and keep things in perspective and I'd say place enjoying yourself first










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Mornin' runners!

BARB: I love running on trails. The race sounds great. Congratulations on 6th!

DEE: Breakfast with running friends. It cannot get much better than that!!

Hi CINDY!!

MARSHA: All those race events will be a lot of fun throughout the summer. Just very warm!! Hope that cough feels much better.

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Nice run this morning. About an hour. Felt very good. Used 26:39s. [2:3 ratio]

Not much happening today.... just the usual.... reading... playing.... a couple small chores.

Enjoy your day everyone...






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That's quite a list of races! I'm sure the cough won't slow you down too much.

AFM, dancing last night was painful, so more icing. I'm not quite ready for prime time yet.

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Glad to read you are ready to run again, Dee. Hope it feels as glorious to you as getting back to running after hiatus was for me!!


Won't be surprised if my 5K on May 7th is my slowest ever. I was trying to train but once again something is in my way. This time it is a bad cough. Oh, well. I'll do what I can. Perhaps I'll do better than I fear. I'm working toward a High 5 Medal offered by Lakeland Runners Club. There are 11 races to finish: eight 5Ks, one 10K, a 1 mile and a 2 mile race this year. There is a four 5K series over 3 months this summer (2 June, 1 July and 1 August) and then there is a 4 race-series in 24 hours in September for 5 total events.


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Dee: emoticon Awesome news about knee--hope you can run really soon!

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Sutures out, and I'm icing the knee again. Maybe by the weekend I'll be running again.

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Dee, Hope your knee feels better soon. Hope you enjoyed breakfast with your running group

Barb, Great job on the trail 5k

Jean, the way the practice works one sherpa (volunteer) runs with a survivor. The person I ran with did okay with the 2 min run/ 1 min walk. Glad you had a good spring run



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April 7, 2013 Go St. Louis Half Marathon 2:05:55
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Not back to running yet since the fall. I thought I would yesterday, but my running group started an hour early without telling me, so I got there in time for breakfast.
Looks like the Universe thought it was too soon.
Today the elbow sutures come out. Now if only the knee would feel better.

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emoticon Jean and Cindy: Thanks for the reminder--I had totally forgotten about the acceleration gliders and cadence drills and was focusing on trying to sprint some (and not being very successful) between my training miles. And I do have his book--I need to pull it out again!

--Did a trail 5K under beautiful weather this morning. Started out with my 30:30s, but my running spaced out to 1:30s because trail conditions were really nice and I had a flow going. Best thing is that the proceeds went to a nature preserve to enable more educational programs. Nothing to brag about but I was surprised to find I was 6th in my AG out of 18. Cool.

Have a great start to your week!

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Hi everyone....

BARB: I have read many places that speed work can be risky. Given that almost all training plans for time goals include some type of speed work. Jeff's plans includes 800s in his half marathon timed goal training plans. For more casual speed work that can be done year round, I agree with Trillium, you can include Accelerated Gliders and Cadence Drills almost as much as you want. Do you have the Galloway: HM, You Can Do It book? Lots of training plans in their for a great variety of timed goals.

CINDY: That sounds like a good undertaking. Big jump to 2:1. How did everyone do?

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Such a gorgeous spring this year.....in Florida. Morning runs are "nearly" luxurious!!!
90 minutes run today. It was supposed to be a 2 hour run, but I misread my summer running plan!

Hope all is well in everyone's world today!



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Just lost a long post

Anyway I'm volunteering with a cancer to 5k training group. We meet twice a week. They have said they are using the galloway method. But the goal is to run straight. We spent a month using 15 sec run 45 sec walks. We have pretty much only gone downhill with the run walk and then walked uphill. Its 1.75 miles long as a consistent downhill one way A week ago the most we'd done was 1.25 mile downhill with 15/45 or some people did 20/40 . Anyway now suddenly we are doing 2 min run 1 min walk for the entire 1.75 downhill distance.

Barb the easiest start to speed play is acceleration gliders and cadence drills Google them with Jeff Galloway if you don't have a book. Since I haven't hung around here is awhile I don't know what your running experience of plan is.

Jean Did you feel good on the slightly faster run









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acceleration gliders during a regular run when I feel like it. Cadence drills.
Not usually planned, but at a whim.

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I rarely plan as such but enjoy fartlek. eg. Go flat out to the next tree or speed up to the next hedge. That works for me.

Up coming races:

Pembroke Coastal Path 10K

Sprint Triathlon in July 2016

Birmingham Canal Canter marathon September 2016

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I did some interval work but at a faster pace than my usual 'jog' at an attempt to do a little speedwork. Is there any 'right' way to do it? Does anyone here have a plan they use?

Thanks and hope y'all have a good evening!

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Keep up the good work, SB!

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Just some comparative stats (remember, I love statistics).

Today:
45:45 interval

Tuesday:
24:36 interval

Today: 13 seconds faster per mile than Tuesday. (from 14:05 to 13:52)
Today: Average HR : 4 beats per minute faster than Tuesday.


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SB, 12 people for a regular team, 6 if they are ultra runners! And the logistics are horrendous, so I would never organize one myself!

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Dee: Sooooo glad the water stayed down. DH and I were looking at some of the flooded houses on line and they looked awful. We used to live in SA and hated it when there was a lot of soaking-type of rain because of the flooding. Glad you are okay from the 'speed bump', too. Doing a Ragnar sounds awesome, but I don't think I know that many people to form a team--is that how it works?

P.S. Someone was looking at intervals (on the thread)--I did 30:30s yesterday and they worked really well for the hotter and more humid day.

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BA5454: HI BARB!!!

SHARON: Run by color???

KAREN: It is a constant work in progress.... this running. Good job on completing the 10 miles.

CATHERINE: Love that Buddha quote at the bottom of your posts. Glad you got home safely.

DEE: Congratulations on the Ragnar relay!! Sounds like fun, except for the fall and the stitches.

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Heading to Siesta Key today for a vacationy day. Stopping on the way at a fan shop to order a new ceiling fan for our family room.

Ran yesterday...used a 24:36 interval again and was just under a 14 min average. Very happy with that.

Have been re-reading Jeff's 5K/10K book. Such different interval suggestions used for races compared to longer distance running.

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My subdivision fares well in these deluges, even though we're at the intersection of two bayous. Water halfway up the driveway, but the house was dry and I worked from home on Monday.

You and I traded places, Catherine. I was in Austin Saturday evening, having just finished Ragnar Austin, the relay from Fredericksburg to Austin. We lucked out and had a little rain on Saturday, but otherwise no problems. Except for me: I had a disagreement with a speed bump at 10:30pm as I was finishing my leg, and have road rash on knees and elbows, and three stitches in my elbow. Yup, quick visit to the emergency clinic in San Marcos Saturday at 1 am.

In spite of the fall, and not being able to run my last leg, I had a great time. We had three teams running together, so I always had two people running with me. The teams were organized by "Coach Nancy", with input from "San Diego John", for those of you who remember them. What fun!




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Dee, it's good to hear from you. How did you fare in the Houston floods yesterday?

We were in Houston Saturday evening for the opera (Siegfried) and left for Austin around 11:00 am on Sunday, just ahead of the storms. I can't believe the pictures I saw last night, especially one at I10 and the belt (our route out of town). When we drove through Bastrop (Hwy 71) it was clear that they had already had a lot of rain -- saw some accidents and actually skidded once on some unexpected water in the road. As we drove into our garage, the storms were just starting in Austin. We were extremely fortunate. Also in that the worst of the weather was to the east of us. We only got around 2.5 inches in our rain gauge.

DH heard on Monday morning that parts of Hwy 71 in Bastrop were closed because of flooding.

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KARENBROWN6, you might try much shorter intervals. 1/1 might work for you. Or even 30/30 seconds.

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Good morning everyone
Jean - my goal has been to run a HM faster than 3 hours and have got it down to 3:15. I am hoping this run walking will get me closer although I am averaging just over 14 min/miles with it at the moment.

Tried 5mins running + 2 minutes walking on Sunday for 10 miles. By mile 8 I was struggling and I was glad to stop at the end of 10, so not a raving success. My fastest and easiest session was 2mins running + 1 min walking. Thought I'd try one more version before I settle. It will be 3mins run + 1.5 mins walking.

After that I will probably do what you have all been advising from the start which is 2:1!

Trip to the mother-in-law's this weekend so will be logging a rest and refuelling session.

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Jean, My son loves going to those horse races in Oldsmar... He and his friend since kindergarten.. Enjoy the Y.. We use to go to the one in Clearwater and Lansbrook when living in FL. I hope to sign up here soon. Right now I have only been using hand weights but I see it has been very effective. I am trying to do three times a week.

Cindy, happy to see you back.

BA5454, Yeah for 3 mile run.

Karen, wishing you the best on your training.

Catherine, wishing you the best on your training. I had to stop the Full Marathons since moving to NC. Like you said, who knows about the future. I would love to get back to it but right now Half Marathons are working great for me. My next one is June 4th. I planned 4 this year spaced out much better than last year.

I ran 4 miles Saturday and felt great. Tomorrow will be 4 miles. I am trying to run by color and not look at my Garmin. I have really been so amazed how well I am doing with that..

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Jean, I hear you about strength training. I even have some weights at the house, but it doesn't make it any easier for some reason.

--Ran 3 miles yesterday--GORGEOUS weather, so went for a jog today in the water. Pretty boring, but I find it can be a great workout.

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HORSE RACES: Went yesterday to Tampa Bay Downs. It was such a gorgeous day. Those horses are so beautiful. Nearing the end of the running season in Florida. Gets too hot for horses to run hard.

STRENGTH TRAINING: One day I just stopped. I cannot bring myself to sit on a machine and do those exercises even though I KNOW they are good for this body. My Aetna Advantage plan pays for my YMCA membership, so I have to go to maintain my membership. I have been walking on the treadmill.

TODAY: Nice walk in the neighborhood - will probably carry my camera just in case I see a good shot. Heading to the grocery store. And expecting a furniture repair person this afternoon. Will also play games and read!!!

Have a very good day everyone!

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Mornin' all....

CINDY: No convenient rowing groups in Philly? I like the idea of replacing the Ben & Jerry's rather than trying to be good. emoticon

KAREN: I know 24:36s is 24 seconds running 36 seconds walking. My husband uses 25:35s, but that is TOO HARD for me. LOL LOL LOL My average pace using the 24:36s is about a 14 minute mile.... which, for me, is okay for now.

Background.... I started running some in 2008.... started Galloway in 2010... was plagued by arch issues beginning in maybe 2012 or 2013... tried everything to fix it except NOT RUNNING for a long while. Finally, I just stopped running in July of 2015 and started back up in September of 2015... but very slowly. I biked a lot and rarely walked and distances. It took many weeks before I had no arch pain at all. But completely gone was GOOD!

Then, I just walked at first until I could walk 3 miles or so watching my arch making sure there was no pain or irritation.
Then started with a 10:60 interval for only one mile and walked the rest.
I have slowly built back up so that I did a 10K not long ago using mostly a 25:35 interval.

Now, I have been doing a few Magic Miles just to see where I am so that I use appropriate paces for my runs (which means - not too fast - slow is okay).

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My current goal is just to keep running (till I'm 100).
I have no time goals... well, I say that... but if I am able to cover the HM distance again without any arch issues... it would be nice to be under 3 hours. But, maybe just being able to cover the distance would be enough.

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Fruit smoothie for breakfast today!!!

Have a great day everyone!


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I was trying to work out the 24:36 too. I thought it was 24secs running and 36secs walking! I think my watch would have a melt down if I programmed that in!

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Karen, Not sure I've done the Rocky picture.. It sure is funny all the people who run up the Art Museum stairs. There aren't many options for running paths, so I may have passed your daughter on running along Kelly drive. It would depend if she was an early morning runner.

Catherine, Keeping up those longer distance can be hard. I have not run more than 13 miles since I moved to Philly, Other than the Wineglass marathon that I did with the training I'd finished before the move. Somehow I can't put the pieces together here. Oh an my son graduated from high school last month. He's at Drexel in Philadelphia studying Computer Engineering

Jean 24:36 I just had to chuckle at that one. But I guess its a 2/3 ratio with a total of 1 minute for the interval, so not totally arbitary.

Not running two days in a row, and I was leading a field trip out at a local arboretum, so I thought I'd do a spin class at 5:30 in the evening. But I came home and started to garden and then walked the dog so it did not happen. My husband is out of town for 6 days, so its kind of quite. Need to make dinner for one and avoid eating a pint of Ben and Jerry's. I like having Ben and Jerry's for our ice cream because you can tell if someone is eating it. But with him being out of town I could easily replace it.



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Thank you for the advice.
I'll give longer intervals a go, just to put the idea to rest, then hopefully settle on what felt easier.
Cindy - my daughter has moved to Philly too and used to run with her dog. You probably run passed each other without knowing! Have you got the compulsory photo with Rocky? We didn't get to see the bell but made sure we ran up the Rocky steps.
Next time we're visiting perhaps we can run up the steps together?

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Cindy, it is so great to hear from you! I've been thinking about you a lot lately. You must have gotten the vibes.
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PF is tough and so is starting over in a new community. Has your son graduated from HS?

I'm not sure how many more marathons are in me, if any. I have a deferred registration for California in December, so I may do that one. If I do, it will probably be the last one for a while. Shorter distances are just more appealing to me at the moment. And not necessarily races, either. But who knows!

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SHARON: Congratulations on your race!!!

KAREN: Finding what works for you is very good idea. I still struggle with this as my goals and ability have changed over the years.

Hi Catherine!! Good advice!

CINDY: So good to hear from you. Being lonely a lot is no fun... wish I could help. Glad to hear your PF is mostly gone.

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AFM...
Ran and walked about an hour today. I used 24:36 intervals. For now... that seems good for me.

Have an awesome day everyone....



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Hi guys. Still trying to sort out life in Philly and my running. Don't have any running goals that I'll admit out loud. Seems like I'd come here and try to get back in the gear of running and things would just fall apart again. Really finding life in Philly lonely.

I seem to have been free of Plantar Fasciitis pain for three months. But this injury seems to flare up really easily. So I'm taking it really easy and slow. Don't know if I'll ever be able to run distances again and saying that makes me sad.

Did 4.5 miles with a 1 min run 30 second walk this morning

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Hello Everyone, hope your week is going well.

Karen, it is not unusual to be faster (especially over a longer distance) with shorter run/walk intervals. The most common reason is that walking more frequently (not necessarily more) delays the buildup of fatigue in the legs. It is always better to delay fatigue by walking sooner rather than rely on recovering from it in the walk. Once fatigue is present, it comes back quicker and quicker, even with recovery intervals. Better to delay it as long as possible by walking while your legs are still fresh.

It is not uncommon for the shorter run intervals to feel disruptive if your brain isn't used to that pattern. I know they were for me at first. Now the transition from run to walk to run feels natural and I barely notice it. It really is a brain thing. What you are used to.

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Weather is a little mixed here too but not as extreme.

Sunday did 10 miles using 2 mins run + 1 min walk.
I was 3 minutes faster than the 5mins run + 2.5 mins walk but that may be due to getting a little better anyway.
The 2 mins run was quite disruptive so I am going to try another version next week which has a slightly longer run section. Maybe 5 mins run + 2 mins walk. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
I like having 'permission' to walk instead of feeling it is somehow a fail and yet I am finishing faster and stronger than when I run myself into the ground! One of life's mysteries.


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Good Morning!!

I am recovering from Raleigh Rock N Roll Half Marathon 4/10. It was so cold, temps in the 20's. First Half for 2016, First Race as a Half Fanatic and First Running in extreme Cold Temps. I was so worried when the week before temps reached 80 degrees and then we were slammed with this cold front. I did not PR, but not far off. I am proud of how I did and now looking forward to the next in June. Spring 13.1. I just received the Pictures last night so will go through to see which ones I want. This is a well run race and the Charity is for The V Foundation Cancer, Jim Valvano, the fast-talking, wisecracking New York-bred basketball coach who led North Carolina State to its Cinderella 1983 national championship, died ...at a young age of cancer..

After all this training, I now have so much to catch up to.. Hopefully today finish taxes.. I have been working on my Landscaping Projects, Organic Gardening and hope to work my way indoors.

Wishing all a Great Day!

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Good Morning....

Out walking and running for about 2 hours this morning. It is a beautiful day in Bradenton. It was the high 50s at the start of my run.....

Have an awesome day everyone!!!

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Happy Saturday to y'all!!

CATHERINE: Glad to hear you are feeling better and walking a lot. Allergies are no fun!

KAREN: I love that saying "It is a hill - get over it!" Good luck on your run tomorrow!

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AFM....

Company tonight.....(bridge players)
YMCA this afternoon....

Have a great day!

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I'll try 2 mins run & 1 min walk on Sunday and see how it feels.
I ran a 5k last Saturday and averaged a mile pace that was faster than my magic mile so I need to revisit that sometime.
The sun is shining but the rain and gales are on their way so I may have to run between the drops.

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Birmingham Canal Canter marathon September 2016

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Hello everyone. I hope you are all having a great week.

I am gradually feeling better. I have had more problems than usual with allergies this year. They have caused some atypical (for me) issues that I didn't connect at first with the source. In particular, I have more post nasal drip than usual, even though my head is not particularly stopped up (the antihistamines are doing their job there.) This led to extra acid production in the stomach and related over stimulation of the GI tract in general. Since I have had IBS issues in the past, I was blaming that at first, but the steps that I normally take to deal with that weren't working particularly well. Once I recognized that I was really dealing with acid indigestion as the trigger and started taking a Pepsid in the afternoon, things improved considerably. I am so ready for those trees to stop blooming. My outside porch is currently covered with a layer of green pollen.

I have gotten back in the daily exercise habit, although it is still mostly walking. But I have been going out for at least an hour, usually more, every day. Once my GI tract is fully back to normal, I'll start transitioning to running. Too bad I will have missed a lot of our cooler weather.
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Yesterday did my 2nd 1 mile timed trial (a Magic Mile). I was much faster than last Thursday... by a couple minutes (but last week was more just to get a feel for the process again). I am fairly certain I can cut another 30 seconds off my mile time. Remember when I was trying so hard to break the 10 minute mile. This time around I just want to be where I really should be...not over-extending, but a good hard effort.

Went for a nice walk this morning.... trying to get those steps in at least 5 days a week.
Took some photos along the way.

This afternoon my husband and I are going to a Shark's Tooth Festival - not that we want to buy any shark's teeth, but it is something to do. We will probably stop somewhere for dinner later.

Have an awesome day!!!

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Hi DEE..... emoticon

Dentist today...
YMCA today...
Ironing today....

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SB, you are back! Yay!

Oh, Catherine, so sorry to read your sad news. Too much to deal with at one time.

Just spent 4 days dancing, and one day recuperating. Now back at work, and heading out of town tomorrow. It's sometimes hard to get some running time in.

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Good Morning!!!

Should be a beautiful day in the neighborhood today. Running and walking this morning (I am running 35 - 40% of the time). Hosting Pinochle this afternoon (11 people are coming over plus me is 12 for 3 tables). So, stuff to do before everyone gets here. Junk food it the most important part of a pinochle party. Yikes!

SHARON: Great job on the 6 miler and so excited for your upcoming HM!!

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Discovering the Presence of God...Devotional Nonduality

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One more week for my Rock N Roll Half Marathon!!

Today I ran 6 miles race pace. Ran faster than planned since it was so cold and windy. I did not do Galloway on this speed run. Just testing myself and doing a speed trial..

I wore an arch support. Felt great on the arches but not so on my ankle. Will not use that next week.

Happy Running All!

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*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 2:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon
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Good Morning!!

My 6 mile Race Pace Run got rained out.. I will be out Sunday Morning and I hear the weather will be so perfect!!

I like tie 2:1 ratio.. It works great!!

Wishing all a Great Weekend!!

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*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 2:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon
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Good Morning!!!!

Have an awesome day!!!

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Good Morning.....

KAREN: I remember the first time I used a run walk interval. I was a running beginner (only a few months). I remember being very surprised that my pace was nearly the same using run-walk and I was not exhausted. This was before I had read very much at all about Jeff's method or any other running book.

Just a suggestion.... next time try a 2:1 interval. Run 2 minutes; walk 1 minute. It is the same amount of running.

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AFM....

Had a decent timed trial (Magic Mile yesterday). It was much slower than the timed trials I did 2-3 years ago. But is will be a good place to start.

Today...yoga... budget.... lots on my to do list.

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I had my first go at run walking last Friday. Decided to do 5mins running followed by 2.5mins walking. I covered 10 miles in 2hours 35mins which seems slow but is actually 10mins faster than I did it last month when just trying to run! I also felt a lot fresher afterwards. I still wanted to stop but could have gone on.
I will definitely be sticking with this for the long runs.

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Pembroke Coastal Path 10K

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Birmingham Canal Canter marathon September 2016

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Good Morning....

Arches...... I am not an expert.... just experienced with arch issues. 90 minutes is about the longest I can run and walk without having any issues. Arches are my "weak link". I do use arch supports and do arch exercises. I keep hoping I can run a HM again, but not sure. I am just happy I can make it 90 minutes.

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Today.....
I am going to try an "easy" Magic Mile. First one in a year or so. I would like a new base-line for both MMs and running - as I have changed greatly in my expectations and goals... but still want to be running efficiently and effectively. Thus, the MM.

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Hi!!

What a surprise and so much news.. I am trying to catch up with everyone.

Jean, welcome back.. I missed you on Spark People.
Catherine, I am so sorry to hear about your cat.. So sad...
Debedee, yeah for long 5 mile run.
Dee, I hope your blisters and feet are feeling better. I had no idea you are now a Marathon Fanatic!! Congratulations!
June, Enjoy your swimming.

My Rock N Roll Half Marathon is coming up.. I am getting excited.. I have high arches and the last time I wore my shoes for my 12 mile run my arches started hurting. I put an arch support in that shoe and now no problem.. I got a new pair of running shoes for the race and did a 14 mile run in those. Arches did pretty good without the support but this weekend I will try the support for my 6 miler to see how it feels.






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Upcoming 2016 Races:

*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 2:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon
*11/06/16 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon



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Catherine, what a lot of sad events lately. You had a lot to deal with.

June -- Pacific Time Zone
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.
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AFM....

Ran and walked this morning....

Picking up a new reading chair (Lazy Boy) for me in an hour!!! Now I can sit down and read. LOL LOL LOL I knew there was a reason I was not getting much reading done.

Playing Pinochle this afternoon.

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CATHERINE: So many sad events. I am so sorry about both your brother and your cat. How hard that is. Very big emoticon

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Hi Jean, So great to have you back with us!

And hi to everyone else, too. I'm sorry to have been among the missing for the past few weeks. I've been dealing with some IBS issues, most recently the result of my allergies and the steady drip, drip, drip into my stomach. Pepsid, gasex and my steroid nasal spray have made a big difference and I am feeling much better, but still have to be careful with what and when I eat. I really do need to get back to running consistently. I had no IBS problems for those 5 years I was running consistently. I am back to walking every day and that is helping.

Last week was tough for other reasons. First, my cat that we have been treating for lymphoma for the past 2+ years started going downhill fairly rapidly a week ago. Tests didn't show up any smoking guns, although she did have signs of inhalation pneumonia in a chest xray. She was in the "hospital" getting antibiotics for that on Thursday when I got a call around 10pm from the emergency vet (who cares for them overnight) that she had had a "neurological event" and was nonresponsive. So I gave instructions to have her put down. It sounded like a stroke to me, and when I talked to my regular vet the next day, he agreed and said that her cancer had probably spread to her brain. She was about to turn 14.

In the middle of all that, I got a call about my brother who lived with his wife in Bulgaria. He had a massive heart attack and died almost instantly on Wednesday. It still doesn't seem real to me. He would have been 65 in June (younger than I).

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Good morning......

Heading out for a walk this morning.....

I have been wearing my Fitbit again. Yesterday I worked on a running plan to see me through the heat of the summer. Goal: Just remember to use the darn device for now.

Life is very good!!!

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Yay Jean, so nice to see you back again !!

Happy running, I am in for the long haul too !! Until I'm at least 100
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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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Good afternoon everyone.....

I have rejoined Spark. I, sort of, tried to track everyone on FB, but it just is not the same as chatting regularly.

So this is/was SeaBreeze (but for some reason that name is taken). Darn....

I hope to catch up with everyone in the next few days and will try to log in regularly.

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Oh, I am currently reading/browsing Running Until You are 100. I am less interested in speeding up any more. I am more interested in using running as part of a healthy way of being. My poor arches (if anyone recalls) are handling the amount of volume I am running without too much complaint...

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You rock Dee !! Great determination and stubbornness :)

June -- Pacific Time Zone
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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Yes, it was pure silliness on my part, but I just wanted to do that. So I managed three marathons in less than 90 days. Being a Marathon Maniac may earn me a discount on a few races, but that's about it. But mostly the satisfaction of having done it, especially on the heels (or soles) of my DNF last October.

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It's a shame I dislike swimming - I know it would be good for me. Look forward to hearing about your team triathlon, Junepa!

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Dee I saw somewhere you recently qualified as a Marathon Maniac, congratulations.

Debedee, way to go with your weekend run!! Are you following a specific Jeff Galloway training schedule ? Or running the Galloway interval run-walk-run method? Or both?

Sharon, you are amazing and on track with your training, kudos.

I am kind of in a non-running spell right now. I want to do the swim leg of a team triathlon so have set up a schedule to swim 3 times a week. I intend to get back to running once the swimming is going well.

June -- Pacific Time Zone
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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I managed a run on Sunday, my first since the Zydeco marathon. I developed such bad blisters I couldn't even wear running shoes for a week.

Today's dancing, so we'll see how the feet are after that.

Running doesn't always help me sleep - I wish it did. emoticon

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Checking in - Yesterday I ran a long 5 miler for my weekend run. And today I was able to sleep in! One reason I like to run is because my sleep is so much sounder. emoticon

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Thanks for the warm welcome!

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Welcome DEBEDEE!

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Welcome DEBEDEE!! So Happy You are here..

I did my 13 mile training run this morning. Just one more long run in a couple of weeks before my Rock N Roll Half Marathon.

Happy Training Everyone!

Sharon

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Upcoming 2016 Races:

*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 2:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon
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A Wellness Walk with my church and a 4 mile run this morning is finished! Yay me! It was a gorgeous morning out there too! emoticon Don't forget to change your clocks forward tonight.

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Hi, I'm new to this team and glad I found it today. I began using Jeff's method back in 2002 while training for the Seattle Marathon. I love his method. I gave up running for a time. Two years ago I ran two half marathons and a sprint triathlon using Jeff's method. I am currently training to run the Grand Canyon Half with my family in May. It's nice to have the camaraderie!

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Yay Monty! emoticon

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Cross Creek Ranch Dusk to Dawn Half Marathon 3/5/16
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Congratulations Monty, for being featured on Spark !!

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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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This week I am adding speed training to my run/ training. I always ran with friends and followed their lead, so this will be interesting for me. I am not sure how to set up my Garmin for this so I guess my 1st time around I will just manually play with it..

I am going to try this tomorrow..

Level 4 Workout: 8 x 1-minute at a hard Red Zone effort level •Walk for 2-3 minutes.
•Run or run-walk for five minutes at an easy Yellow Zone Effort (or continue to walk).
•Repeat 10 times: •Run at a hard Red Zone effort for one minute.
•Walk to recover for one minute (or until you catch your breath)

Do any of you have a good speed run that you do?

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Upcoming 2016 Races:

*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 2:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon
*11/06/16 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon



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Thanks to all for your support and comments.

Dee, I really appreciated your interval comment! I'm kickin' & screaming through it all. But some thing scary happened last night...

I had decided to slow my pace since I started to focus on longevity.

Last night's Club Run was a revelation! The Club Leader is one of our best Race Directors in Tampa Bay. He is also a close friend and mentor to me. I'm Race Director on this Trail Run I'm doing in April.
He caught up to me on the run. I looked at my Garmin and told him to go ahead as his pace was faster than mine. He said he was going to run with me.
We talked about my upcoming Trail Run and asked how it was going. Then we talked about what not to do in bringing the race together. We went out a mile, walked about 50 yards then started running again. At about 1.75 miles we hit a water fountain, turned and came back. About 3 miles in, we walked again, then stepped it up to finish 3.5 miles.

When we finished, I looked at my pace. I discovered I recaptured a pace I didn't think I would ever see again. This was 3 days after I had done my Gasparilla15K, and feeling no pain. I was really happy to see I had taken my Heart Rate into the high range of my Key Target Zone 1 as well. I'm starting to think it was too soon to slow down. So now I'm stressin' again, Dee!
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Marsha, on your slowest day you are faster than I am. You remain an inspiration!

I joined a C25K group at my synagogue last fall to have another group to run with, and can now run a very slow 5k without intervals. But I much prefer running with intervals.

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Thanks, June, for the encouragement. I do enjoy working with the new runners. I thought coaching the couch to 5K would be a good way for me to get back into running when I was so far off working for a PR. It is inspiring, although all that really slow running is not helping me regain speed.

I have been back running (after 6 months off) for over 6 months now. I've started to do some speed work now. My fastest recent mile was 10:15, when I was at 8:45 a year and a half ago. And yesterday I just didn't have speed for some reason. My best mile out of 4 was 11 minutes. I fell asleep after my run; was just tired.

I used to run my 5Ks with no walk breaks and farther races with. I'm trying out :80/:20 for 5Ks now. I have not run over a half mile without walk breaks recently. I hope to beat 32 minutes, but we'll see. Don't expect that to be fast enough to place in Senior Games on March 12th, but I'll be glad to participate realizing that last year I could not even run due to bloody psoriasis feet. I think I have a shot for a medal in the 5K or the 1.5K walks. We'll see.

Finally getting my weight back down to where I want it. Perhaps when I get back to eating for maintenance I'll have more energy for running. We'll see.


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I'm tired just reading this discussion!

Monty, sounds like you are still fighting intervals; it's like you have to justify doing them. LOL
I hear you about pushing the envelope. I don't do back-to-back races, but I will admit to doing marathons I haven't trained for properly.

Sharon, great long run!

June, I have no idea what TRX is, but I imagine you hanging from vines from your description. I'm sure I'm way off.

Latest word on my kitchen is it should be done by next Friday afternoon. I'm not going to hold my breath. But yes, I'm glad I did it.



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Sharon, nice run, and even if the hills slowed you down, they contributed to improving your fitness and running. I like having hills in my running route as an almost passive way of pushing more. You don't have to plan out how to do something more than just run, like repeats or time goals, just include hills in your run route. The inappropriate email, the writer seems to not know English very well. Maybe he was net surfing and tried to see if he could use Spark as way to make romantic contacts. It would weird me out too to receive something like that. Now you can laugh about it :)

I usually run-swim-bike today but decided to do that tomorrow. Today I have to attend to some overdue paperwork. I want to do some track lap speed training, but I don't want to drive to town for that, so I am planning to measure out the distance on the gravel road that is on top of the dike close to my home. I will check back next week with photos if it is successful.

Way to go Monty with your 5k run.

It is so awesome Marsha, how you run, and network out to help and encourage others to run too !!



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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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Got my 11.02 mile training run in today! My pace slowed a little around mile 8..
Still working on these hills here.

Monty, I hope you had a great race!

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June, this is the copy of the e-mail.. This is the e-mail that I got from this person on Spark People.. Coach Jen was great in immediately removing..

Nice to meet you. You are looking very nice and lovely. I am very interested to have a good relationship with you. please, i will like you to send mail in my mailbox: peteramos42@hotmail.com So that i can send you my pictures and more about me.
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*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon
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Good Morning!! Up Bright and Early this Saturday Morning..

I am thinking of many of my FL Running Buds this morning running the Gasparilla Long Distance, in Tampa, FL this weekend. That was my first race ever, running the 15 K back in 1993. So many happy memories while living in the Sunshine State. My heart is still there.. Hopefully one day, we will move back to my happy place in Safety Harbor..

Enjoyed my Coffee and soon will start a warm up. I plan on pushing out the door for my 11 mile training run.. Rock N Roll Raleigh is April 10th. Just around the corner. I am already feeling a little Race Anxiety.

June, In think the person was more of a stalker, lurker, looking for a date. Thinking this was a dating site. The e-mail was very suggestive. I am married and did not appreciate the forwardness..

My weight went down slightly. I just panic a bit when it goes slightly above my center weight. Hopefully it will be back down by Monday's weigh in..

Wishing all a Great Weekend!! Happy Running!!

Sharon


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*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon
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Monty congratulations on your HM - Duo weekend, you rock.
As Gaby1948 says and you do as well," Remember, to do EVERYTHING you do for HEALTH", (how you train, how you eat, how you live) keep away injury and illness hell

Lynn, were you able to do a tunnel walk? I would find that fun.

Sharon, now you have me curious, how was the email inappropriate? I haven't had that happen to me. So much positivity on Spark for the most part, I have had some comments that I didn't agree with, but nothing inappropriate that needed to be reported. Do you think the email was directed personally at you, or was it someone being rude just picking names on the teams and maybe off friends lists ?

Dee, a complete facelift with new features is nice, and, for me anyway, new lighting sounds wonderful. Lighting makes a huge difference, and there are so many possibilities.

I did my super Sunday run and swim today. No biking as I have a flat tire right now. I will have to fix it by next Sunday. I did my usual ladder workout of stairs, one flight up and down, next 2 flights up and down etc to 8 flights total and about 8 minutes. Today a man with a weight vest was working out on the stairs too. He was just going straight up and down the 8 flights for 45 minutes, his goal was to stay in the fat-burning zone. I did a TRX class on Friday, I just started doing TRX last December, I love it. The bands assist me to poses I could not do without them, I can use my body weight to make it easier or harder, I love the assistance and fun workouts the bands provide, like Tarzan with vines haha.



Edited by: JUNEPA at: 2/15/2016 (14:48)
June -- Pacific Time Zone
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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Dang, I'm such a lurker on this team. I read a post and have a self discussion on it but never post.
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I just did a Duathlon this past Sunday after my Half on Saturday. Yeah, I still push envelopes. No way I could have done both unless I did intervals. I've had discussions with my Tri Team and so many are incorporating intervals for recovery purposes from the swim and bike disciplines. I've totally embraced it on longer runs now.
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I also finally get it! Every time, I start to feel leg pain. I need to check my shoes. I dumped my old Brooks Transcends, and started racing in my new ones. Guess what? No pain. Sometimes, I forget the obvi!
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Thanks, girls.

DEE: We went through this kitchen stuff 18 months ago. It's rough while going through that mess, but well worth the time and investment. Very happy with our outcome.

SHARON: Well, now that is plain weird. I never did have have any inappropriate e mails from Spark. I had "liked" their Facebook page and one time, after a Supreme Court decision, there was a post praising that decision which had nothing to do with diet or fitness. People were making all kinds of comments how Spark should stay out of politics and how surprising that was that they made a remark. The post was removed and I have a feeling....so was the poster. LOL People were remarking left and right that they were canceling their Spark membership. So I'm thinking some guy who gets into politics couldn't resist and posted his opinion as that is not who Spark is at all! I thought it was totally inappropriate as well, but thought I'd wait and see how Spark handled it. There was no apology or explanation....just a removed post. Employee stuff happens. Since then...nothing but posts on health and fitness like usual.

Wanting to walk more....but the temps are really cold through the weekend. I need to get out and walk, but can't bear to do it on the treadmill. Going to Milwaukee this weekend and there will be a lot of sitting (it's a conference). I think all these hotels are connected to the convention center, so maybe I can sneak a walk through the tunnels at some point.

Happy Trails....





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