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Welcome back Jean!! There is no place like home..
Glad you had a wonderful time..

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Home again.....
Slept in my own bed! So awesome!

Now to get back on track!!!!




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7/19/17 10:38 A

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Hi everyone...

Have not exercised for a couple weeks - yikes! Did walk on the beach yesterday!! Beautiful!!

We have been in Gulf Shores, AL since Saturday and have been with family every day! Sunday was my husband's great-granddaughter and all the people she brought with her. Marley is about 3 months old. Monday we spent part of the day with a different grand-daughter and her boyfriend. Tuesday we went to meet my husband's first great-grandson (6 weeks old). Spent the day holding that new baby. Today my husband's daughter and husband. So much family in this area.....

When I get home - I will be back on task - on track - in my routine - lol!

MARSHA: Good to hear from you......hurray for your Galloway group.

SHARON: Thanks and HI!



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Love your pictures, Jean!

I haven't been around here much, but just wanted you to know I'm still running, still enjoying it, still part of a great Galloway group!




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Jean, I love your pictures!!! Have a Wonderful time..



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*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon 02:21:02
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon 02:25:12
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Hi everyone.....wherever you are - lol

ME: STill sitting in a chair. Not sure what is going on - just worn out I guess. Still need to pack, but did get all laundry done and ironed a couple things - just cuz I dislike wrinkles. Nine hour drive tomorrow - back to the Gulf Shores, AL area....

A couple of photos...

My daughter; Rozie; me on a 2-mile hike - elevation gain 500 feet.


My husband, Rozie, me - waiting for fireworks....


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Good Morning.

I am so out of sync with posting.....
Been enjoying our vacation time, but I am so ready to be back at sea-level again. Traveling home tomorrow all day - 2 days at home - and then leaving again to meet my husband's great-grandson and see the rest of his family. At least they live near sea-level.

LYNN: How is your hand - how long till it is healed? Hurray for a new puppy and family member!

WEATHER: Yesterday we drove to a nearby city to do some hiking - when we got there it was 97 degrees. Yes, we are still in the Rockies. So, instead of hiking we drove another 45 minutes into the mountains to visit Aspen, CO. It has been hot here a lot.

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Thanks for sharing the bonus point link..

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06/03/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Spring 2:12:17
10/07/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/05/17 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon

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*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon 02:21:02
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon 02:25:12
*11/06/16 R


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I just discovered that the Team Bonus points are back here:

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These used to be on the Start page but were removed when they added the Feed.

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JEAN: Where are you with the higher altitude?

YES...I broke my hand jogging in the street. The tar they use to fill cracks in the road was sticking up like a ledge at this one point. Tripped over it and crashed HARD into the pavement. It really is a miracle that nothing worse than the fractured hand occurred. I must have used it to break my fall & then crushed it w/my body weight. Still hurts on and off 10 days later. Go in today for another X ray to make sure it's not "tearing"....if so, I advance to a more restrictive brace. Six week recovery. I hope that's true. Might be able to swim in 3-4 weeks. BUT....it's my left hand, so, JEAN...I'm still ablate shoot. :) I am right handed, so pushing the button is no problem. Yeah....

Also....we adopted an older puppy, Lexi, a border collie / cattle dog mix. SHE MIGHT HAVE A LITTLE HOUND IN HER, TOO. Opps...sorry for caps & any other typos....Typing w/ 1 1/2 hands! Anyway she is 9 mos old, lively, but not as hyper as most herding breeds are. She's really a good dog! We just need to work on her fear of people when they come over!

As for running....I fear the road, so been going to the park's bike trail...taking the pup with and doing more walking than running tartan her and get myself back into shape...She is an excellent walker/runner heeling very well.

Whole30: Lost 10 lbs on this plan in 5 weeks...16 lbs since early May. JEAN....I missed the dairy the most....but also the legumes. I am nowin the reintroduction portion and ate some legumes...no problem. This plan is not focused on losing weight so much as living healthy and ridding you of most if not all, your body health issues. Losing weight is a benefit, for sure.... & most people go on it to do so....But MOST issues resolve with the no sugar, gluten and possible the other stuff as well. Everyone is different. Legumes cause a lot of digestion issues for people & they may not even be aware. Yesterday, I introduced non-gluten grains....oats, corn....so far, so good. As I discover what foods do, don't, or slightly bother me, I can add them occasionally....but stay on the main plan most of the time. Interestingly, they encourage you to indulge more during the holidays w/o totally losing it, and then get involved in their online restart challenge in Jan (free). Not indulging during that time can set you up for disaster...feeling like a failure and going up all together. Reading their book, "Freedom From Food Forever"....We shall see how it goes...Like I said....it's the 20/20 Diet on steroids....stricter, and yet...way more food choices!

No run walk today, much to Lexi's chagrin. Off for cut and color....then later...to doc's office to check on this hand.....

Keep on running' all.....

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Happy Sunday...

Biggest difference between sea level and 7500 feet above in the number of flights of stairs that I do every day!!!

No major hiking yet - took me 3 days to adjust to the altitude....lol

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So, I learned today - you actually have to set your activity level on these new GArmins so it calculates your calories burned correctly.

I had this new one set at 0 and was confused as to why I would average a 15:30 minute mile for an hour and burn 1,250 calories.

LYNN: I saw where you hurt your photography button pushing hand. Not good....

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Packing today - well, eventually I will..

We are flying into Denver - will meet our son for lunch somewhere near where he works - then drive to Edwards, CO which is right next to Beaver Creek (a little past Vail). My daughter and family will arrive in a few days and spend a week. I am sure we will hike some and do some local activity type things.

We need to eat a huge meal tonight for dinner in order to eat everything in the refrigerator.
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Happy DAy....

Used my new Garmin 235 today.
I have had Garmins for 10 years maybe....

This new one - it is like learning a new language - so much has changed.

I am SLOW - LOL - and my feet bothered me today. D a r n - whenever I write Darn together - it doesn't look like darn.....

Installed a new light fixture today in the laundry room. Happily - neither of us was electrocuted. This one has no bulbs - it is called an integrated light - when it fails in 10 years - you must replace the fixture again.

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Jean,
I had my laundry room light go out and had it replaced with an LED bulb! The old lights are no longer "code!"
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LOL Monty....

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Been on the go this week.....
Today is supposed to be a dance and ST day. I am not feeling the motivation at the moment. LOL

This afternoon - shopping for a new light fixture for the laundry room - as the balast inside the current fixture no longer is working. I know all of you really wanted to know that...:)

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Good Morning, All!
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Thnx for all the input. I know I'll have more as my runs get longer! Hit my morning run and now getting ready to go out sleeve shopping! (Did I mention I'm a marathon shopper?)
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Good MOrning.....

BALEGA: I love my balega socks!!!

LYNN: That diet - I would miss legumes the most!!!! I eat lots of beans!! BTW, now I look 20 pounds heavier and 7 or 8 years older..... YIKES...lol

MONTY: I always loved the slow long runs.....maybe I will do them again one of these days.

CALF SLEEVES: I have Zensah....mint green. I have not worn them for a long time, but remember thinking they helped when I did wear them.

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Pickle Ball yesterday - 2 hours
Walking with a little running thrown in today - 1 hour

I am "hoping" this focus on heath which includes weight loss continues. So far so good - a whole week!!!!



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Hey Lynn!
Good to know. Thanks for your input. I just picked up my new ASICS Nimbus 19s in "Diva Blue!" (seriously) I also picked up another pair of Balega Hidden Comfort Socks. I've been training in these thin light socks. As my mileage grows, I'll be able to make a better decision if these are the ones. I'm looking for compression calf sleeves as they might be more valuable to me. Yeah, it makes more sense for a comfy ride.
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Jean! Great to hear you're on the run. I'm learning so much in my 26.2 training. My fave is slow training miles are good training miles!
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P.S. (After reading further) Jean....congrats on the new grandchild! Beautiful! Also...your photos from just a few short years ago are lovely! Don't know what you look like now....I'm guessing it's not that far from those photos....you look fantastic for your age!!!! On Texas Roadhouse....We just ate there. I did notice the calorie counts. I remember at Weight Watchers them telling us to be careful about restaurant salads. Way too many of them load it up and they aren't that much less than a lot of other items. B/C I'm on the Whole30....I ordered a steak, plain sweet potato, plain side salad (even that they load up...so had to ask for no cheese, no croutons), and requested the mushrooms be grilled in oil VS butter. Brought my own Ghee (clarified butter that had milk solids removed....hubby actually likes it better than reg butter). So although a little higher in fat than I would normally eat (allowed on this diet to a limited degree b/c the sugar industry paid off scientists in the '60s and '70s to alter their research that FAT is the culprit of weight gain and NOT sugar.....This uncovering came out last year but had been suspected for years!). Still, too much fat will cause weight gain. But the sugar, which is in almost everything...another conspiracy with the sugar industry as it's very addictive, packs on the pounds even worse. 600,000 food products are sold in the U.S. and 80% of them have sugar in it!

OK....OFF MY SOAP BOX ABOUT THE SUGAR! FOR NOW. LOL It's just so annoying!





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MONTY.... I used to wear them, but haven't recently. I've read a few times that studies have shown they really don't do much. However, some swear by them. So....if it feels better to run in them, go for it !!!!

JEAN.... I'm so excited to hear that you can do some running again! That's great! I've been such a slacker lately. We've still been in this whirlwind since the May 6 wedding going out of town, having out of town guests, it's totally got me off any kind of workout schedule. Had my 5 year old granddaughter with us this whole past week. Now here parents are here (they live about 3 hours away) for Father's Day weekend. I need to get back into a routine after they leave. Things should die down a bit. Great weather coming up too.

My shoulder continues to heal and seemed to have a jump in the healing after I completely gave up the sugar. I'm on day 17 with this Whole30 (for 30 days...even stricter than Paleo..but very much Paleo) of no sugar, grains, dairy, legumes, alcohol. Some go on a second or third round....but I will probably go ahead with re-introduction of some of those foods (dairy, non-gluten grains) and see how I feel. I LOVE dairy products....but I have a feeling it messes me up with the IBS. Smallest amount of sugar possible. Sugar if very inflammatory. I don't miss it as much as I thought I would. Not even the grains. But the dairy...(I'm a good milk drinker)....that I do miss! For the shoulder.....it's gotten so much better...but there is still a neck issue with the shoulder that is being stubborn. Have been in PT for two months....now she is moving me to this guy named Ben at her practice who is trained in dry needling. I will have four sessions with him and his lovely needles. LOL

Happy Father's Day weekend, all!





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Saw Wonder Woman yesterday - very good - I think my husband liked it a bit more than I did - lol

Update on my Big Project - Organizing all files - saved e-mails - photos - etc.
Yesterday I updated my Fitness Files.... I must have had 30 or so different training plans saved.
Also looked at my fitness log - where I have tracked mileage, pace, etc since 2008. I noticed in 2015 I didn't track at all for a couple of months - no data anywhere. It was feet frustration. Then I did buy my FitBit and some tracking started again...., but steps per day and some estimated mileage is just not the same as deliberate exercising mileage.

A couple days ago, I ordered a Garmin 235. My old Garmin's GPS had just stopped working sometime in 2015. I had been averaging more than a 1000 miles a year and now probably half as much (if that). I feel so upbeat about setting mileage goals again.... hope this "focus" continues.

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Hi Monty - Hi Catherine

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I am just happy I can run my meager seconds 3 times a week.
It makes me FEEL SO GOOD!

I have been using 30:90 interval since the beginning of June after NOT running for a year or so. I don't even know how long for sure. I am up to 27 times.... I am happy!!!

My feet seem to be able to handle this [which is the biggest limiting factor].... we will see what the future brings.....Maybe a 30:75 interval is in my future - lol - lol

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Thanks for the reminder on compression calve sleeves, Catherine! I'm not crazy about compression socks but the sleeves hit the mark for support on the 26.2 and recovery! Excellent!
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I always wear compression leggings (not sure what to call them) but not compression socks. I.e. there are no feet in them; they just cover calves (end above the ankle and below the knee).

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Here's a question. Do you wear compression socks in your Marathon? I wear slight compression more to the thin side in my Halfs. I've never had a problem. But I've never done 26.2 so I'm looking to you experienced Marathoners for advice.

I've already embraced Body Glide in my Triathlons. My Teammate, who is also an experienced Marathoner told me to cover in it. Any other 26.2 hacks are more than welcome.

Like I've stated, I feel exactly like I did when I did my first Half except only in the unknowns. I know I will finish this. Thanks for any guidance.
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Today...
Dancing!
"Spring" cleaning the rest of the kitchen - as I did some of it a week or so ago.

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SHARON: Congratulations on maintaining a healthy weight!! I am so angry with myself that I let weight creep back after I had mainitained for some time. And, what an aggresive running plan for next year. How many of those 4 races do you actually race - or do you use some as just slow training runs? And..... hurray for your son visiting!

My son lives near Denver and my daughter's family live in Montana. So far away... My husband's family along with the two new great-grandchildren live near Mobile, Alabama (not so far -, but still not easy either.

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Heading outside soon to walk (with some running thrown in....
Playing Pinochle this afternoon...
Maybe a shower in between...

Our pool is 80 degrees right now and feels so refreshing after I walk and run in the morning. With all the rain we have had, it is not heating up very quickly this summer.

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Good Morning!!

Jean, have a Wonderful Time Today!!

Saturday I went for a 8.25 mile go easy recovery run and when I got home the back of my right calf was very tight. 2nd time wearing new running shoes.. Hope it was not the shoes. Feeling better today after doing a lot of rolling and Yoga.. This week I plan just 4 miles Tuesday and Thursday with 7 on the weekend.. I am trying out a plan to see if I can handle running another half within 3 weeks.. Already planning out 2018 and thinking of a HM March, April, May and June. Did not sign up for Rock N Roll in April yet but will if I can do this. I want to do a running series and Rock N Roll is not in it but if I do 4 HM in 4 months, I believe I can moon up with Half Fanatics..

I have been doing very good keeping my weight within my Happy Range. I did go 1 lb. over during the holiday's and it took forever to get back down. Will be celebrating 3 years maintenance 10/19. This is the first time in my Life I have kept the weight off. It sure is not easy..

I am getting very excited... My son will be here visiting Thursday from California. He moved there a year ago but still has friends in FL. He and his roommate are going to be moving to Colorado within the next month.. I guess a little closer to home..

Got to go.. Indoor workouts planned this morning and then a lot of cleaning and getting ready!!

Wishing all a Happy Week!!

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Co-leader: Raleigh Team

04/02/17 Raleigh Rock N Roll Half Marathon 2:09:08
06/03/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Spring 2:12:17
10/07/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/05/17 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon

Completed 2016 Races:

*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon 02:21:02
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon 02:25:12
*11/06/16 R


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Heading to Pickleball soon....
Playing bridge this afternoon....
May need a shower in between the two :)

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Thanks!

Today - heading out for a walk with a little running thrown in.

Weight - I guess I need to track again. This week, I have been trying to just eat when I am hungry. I am rarely hungry - so not sure what is happening there.




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Congratulations Jean..

Beautiful Grandchild..

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06/03/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Spring 2:12:17
10/07/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/05/17 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon

Completed 2016 Races:

*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon 02:21:02
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon 02:25:12
*11/06/16 R


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Newest great-grandchild born on the 5th....



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Project: I have been going through years of digital photos. I used to keep them so organized. But with all the cloud type back-ups, I have so many copies of the same photo. And in the last few years, I have not labeled photos as well as I should. But it has been fun. The last couple days I went through 2009 and 2010 - that was when I was actually at my "best" weight. I am about 15 pounds heavier now.





I have a better outlook the last few days. So hopefully I can look a bit like this again even if I am 7 or 8 years older.

Only on Spark can I post photos of myself and not feel guilty for being a little self-absorbed.

Tuesday - walked for an hour - including 20 - 30:90 run-walk intervals.
Wednesday - danced for 30 minutes - including some weights
Thursday - same as Tuesday
Friday - pickleball!!

We went to Texas Roadhouse last night for dinner. I had never noticed before, but they have calories for everything listed on their menu. I was so surprised how many calories were in the salads.

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JEAN: Glad you had fun in Vegas! I hear you about heat and hiking. The last day in AZ was to hit 105. We went to our mountain where every other day we hike this trail to the top. One last hike up and it would be the hottest day we were there. So we went EARLY at 8 AM. Even at 8 AM, it was 91 degrees already! Hoping for the best b/c "It's not the heat, but the humidity" thing, I had trouble! I don't do well in high heat with or without humidity. Had to stop several times where normally, I make it without any rest! Drank up a storm! Feared I'd have to go potty where there is no potties or even a bush to hide in (LOL), but it all evaporated out of me! One positive I guess!

How's the dancing and stair climbing going? Hope you are able to keep it up...or....continue to find new ways to keep on moving....Glad to hear your feet seem to be doing better.


TRACE: Good for you on concentrating on nutrition. I just started my first ever round of Whole30. It's not for everyone, but it's like my 20/20 diet on steroids! Totally ZERO sugar, grains, dairy, legumes, alcohol for 30 days and possibly beyond. You reintroduce these foods slowly for the next 10 days after and see which ones may be causing you issues. You continue to follow the basics, but you may add those foods that don't bother you so much....but in limited quantity as they are still considered problematic foods to some degree in just about everyone. Anyway....whatever your plan is, I wish you success!

SHARON: WTG on your race!!! 2nd place....awesome!!! CONGRATULATIONS, girl!

Taking a walk/run this AM but excusing myself if it's more walk than run. I am getting into the zone of this eating plan where I may be crashing on energy due to zero sugar. It happened last year when I was on the 20/20 plan. Thought I wouldn't make it home, it was that bad. So far, I'm amazed at the energy I DO have sometimes... I am not missing the sugar at all! Or the grains!!! VERY SHOCKED! What I AM missing most.....DAIRY! I love fat free milk, yogurt, and cheese! I have some digestive disorders, however, and I have a feeling, dairy may be one of the food groups that has been fueling these issues! We shall see! Right now my IBS is all over the place (one of several of digestive issues I have). It's normal as my colon is shocked I'm eating all these veggies! It settles down and then literally takes a vacation as long as I continue to eat right.

Hitting a Disney Store later to buy a gift for my soon-to-be 5 year old granddaughter....Big birthday weekend and then we get to bring her home with us for a week of fun! So exciting for us!





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Good Morning!! Happy Monday!

Thank You Jean.. I may have to start training on that coarse.. It is so close to home, just the traffic is so bad on non race days. I will figure something out..

It is raining here too.. I heard FL really needs the rain.. Enjoy!!

Happy Running Everyone!!

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04/02/17 Raleigh Rock N Roll Half Marathon 2:09:08
06/03/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Spring 2:12:17
10/07/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/05/17 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon

Completed 2016 Races:

*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon 02:21:02
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon 02:25:12
*11/06/16 R


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Jean - I dodged rainstorms this morning...a bit of drizzle is nice. Driving rain and thunder though are not. Be safe!

Today's run was a little slow, running through soup is a summer norm in FL. But it felt great to have done it.

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Heading to Pickleball in about an hour. Supposed to rain, but as long as no thunder - will see what happens.

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SHARON - Congratulations!! What a great race and great photo of you. You look so healthy!!! Those hills at the end of the race are just NOT fair. :)

Hi Trace!!

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Went out and about this morning for about an hour. Used a 30:90 interval 20 times while out. It makes my psyche feel good to run, even this little amount.

Yesterday, I worked on cleaning and re-organizing kitchen cupboards and drawers. Hopefully, will finish that project up today.

Bridge tonight.....


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Woohoo!! Way to go Sharon! emoticon

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Hi!!! Raleigh Race 13.1 Done... Official time better than Garmin Time.. 2:12:17.86.. Mile 11 - 13.1 were all hills!!! Starting temps 63 degrees 83% humidity.
Came in 2nd in my age group... Yes, I am a Half Fanatic!!! Great meet up this morning!!
13.08 mi Distance
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Mile 1 10:11 Mile 2 9:28.0 Mile 3 9:37.6 Mile 4 9:50.5 Mile 5 9:51.8 Mile 6 9:38.8 Mile 7 9:52.2 Mile 8 9:56.5 Mile 9 10:18 Mile 10 10:05 Mile 11 10:16 Mile 12 11:40 Mile 13 10:59 Mile 13.08 0:40.9





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04/02/17 Raleigh Rock N Roll Half Marathon 2:09:08
06/03/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Spring 2:12:17
10/07/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/05/17 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon

Completed 2016 Races:

*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon 02:21:02
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon 02:25:12
*11/06/16 R


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Sharon - How was the race? Awesome?

Trace: Hurray for biking and running!

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AFM....
Rest from exercise day...
although I might dance this afternoon...
Household chores today..... a variety.....



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Sharon - Best of luck today, Have a great race!

Jean - Dancing and pickle ball? Sounds fun and amazing. emoticon

Patrick - Have to love it when a store owner puts their feet where their money is. That's a really small race! Very cool that everyone finished.

AFM - I delayed my running for a day due to a cut on the bottom of my foot. The foot pain wasn't bothering me but it was making me walk oddly which created this ominous twinge in my left calf, which has had issues before. I biked yesterday instead in the theory that fitness is good and it wouldn't hurt the foot, and then felt a lot better this morning so I ran.

A lot of this summer is going to be more nutrition focused, and I'm making the runs all pretty short but it was really fun to be up when no one else was in the neighborhood today.

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Thank You All!! So excited about my morning Race 13.1...

Wishing all happy Running , Racing and Weekend!

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06/03/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Spring 2:12:17
10/07/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/05/17 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon

Completed 2016 Races:

*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon 02:21:02
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon 02:25:12
*11/06/16 R


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Patrick - that is a small race. If I can I always want to stay and see all the presentations of awards.... amazing how much talent at all the ages.

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Pickleball today....
Yesterday - actually tried running a little - used a run 30 second walk 1 min 50 second interval - did that 20 times during my walk. My feet were okay :)

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Good luck on Saturday, Sharon!

I did a fairly short recovery run on Monday evening. The legs were still pretty tired from Saturday morning.

I saw the full results from my race were posted today. There were just 56 runners total and it looks like everyone finished. I missed the excitement. The overall men's winner was decided by a three second margin, and the grand masters division was won by a 62 year old finishing in 1h 36min. He owns a local running store, so I guess he's setting a great example for his customers. :)


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Sharon - Good luck on Saturday - May the weather be with you! (LOL)

Trace - Have fun searching for some good races!!

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AFM....
Danced and danced yesterday - developing a way to incorporate some ST into dancing - plus yesterday, I went up and down the stairs in "rhythm" style at the beginning of each song played!
Who knows how long this will last.



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Started summer off right with a sunrise run, and really looking forward to the fall races being posted for my area!

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Good Morning!! I have been enjoying my taper week...

Last Spring Race is Saturday.. Raleigh Race 13.1.. I love this Race since part of the coarse goes through Shelley Lake... This is where my running all began back in 1990 after my son was born... I know it will be a hot one, just hoping the thunder storms hold off until the evening hours as predicted..

Happy Running All!!


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04/02/17 Raleigh Rock N Roll Half Marathon 2:09:08
06/03/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Spring 2:12:17
10/07/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/05/17 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon

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*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon 02:21:02
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon 02:25:12
*11/06/16 R


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Played pickleball this morning. It was very humid.
Trying to organize my thousands of computer files. Why do I let this get so out of hand?

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Good Morning to those who love running!

Hi TRACE!

PATRICK: Congratulations! Great race! You are doing so good!. Having energy at the end of a 13 miles race is amazing.

HITT: I have read so much about high intensity intervals and the benefit they have. Some studies even support HIT to improve endurance. I am still trying to figure out how to include these (someway) without bothering my feet. There is always biking....and treadmills.....etc

LYNN: It was HOT in Las Vegas - the highest temp I saw on the car thermometer was 110. Too hot for me. Saw some of your photos on FB - you looked like you were enjoying the area.

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We had a great week last week - 3 days of sightseeing in the area and 3 or 4 days on the strip. My husband thinks being in LV means walking everywhere - miles and miles and miles.

The timeshare had shuttle service, so we didn't have to try and find parking. Went to Fremont street one day - now that was an experience. Clothing was "nearly" optional.

Tried to hike in a national park and a nearby state park - but it was TOO HOT for us. The state park had warning signs posted of the danger of hiking in the heat. Still, driving through was beautiful.






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CONGRATS Patrick! You have a time I could only dream of! :D Glad it all worked out for you.

JEAN: Hoping you are enjoying your time in Vegas. I've only stopped there on a flight and could see the strip from an angle in the airport.

We were in AZ all of last week. It was HOT HOT HOT the last few days we were there. By the time we left, it was 105....Then we landed at Chicago O'Hare from that temp, to 57 degrees! Personally, I'll take 57 over 105 (with or without humidity), but I sure did miss the sun! It was gloomy and spritzing rain. But yesterday, we were back to beautiful weather with sun and 78 for a high (my perfect place).

I've been running, but just barely, and need to take it up a notch. Going slow and easy here and there. Having a hard time getting motivated!!!!

Hoping to be inspired by all of you.... Image: Waterfalls from Fossil Creek, AZ....At least we did do a lot of hiking while in AZ, and the hike to these falls was especially challenging:







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I ran my 2nd half-marathon race this morning. My goal was 2:10:00 because it seemed like an achievable nice round number for me. :) I finished in 2:05:51, knocking over 13 minutes off my first HM time from last October.

This race was a very different experience. My first HM was a big race with a couple thousand people doing the HM and several thousand more doing other distances at different start times. There were crowds lining the road in some spots and block parties too. This race, by contrast, only had about 50 runners. Timing was done by hand and it wasn't a closed course. There just wasn't much traffic for most of the race because we started at 7:30am on a Saturday. With so few runners, I was running alone most of the time.

My pace worked pretty well for me. I was able to keep it up and that allowed me to pass a few people around 8 to 10 miles in. My 13th mile was actually my fastest one, but I don't think I could have gone much faster overall... maybe a couple minutes. It's nice to have a little left in the tank for an end of the race surge.

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Next time around I should finally start doing some speed intervals with my training. I've resisted thus far. Who really likes speed work anyway? I know, I know... someone will jump up and say they love it!

Bonus: Interval training may be even better for our health than previously thought. A study came out in March looking at the impact of different exercise regimens on a mitochondrial cell measurement that declines with age. One group did high intensity interval training (cycling in 4 minute high intensity bursts with 3 minutes rest in between), another group did weight training, and a 3rd did a combo of moderately paced cycling and easier weightlifting. The interval training delivered far and way the biggest improvement in mitochondria.

It was a small study. The usual caveats apply. I thought it was interesting though. :) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/w
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Catherine,
I'm doing a bit of a taper. I looked at one of Galloway's HM training schedules for some input. As such, this past Saturday's run was just an easy 5 miler instead of the longer weekend efforts. Yesterday was a 45 minute run, easy to moderate effort, and tomorrow I'm planning to just do an easy 3 miles or so at most. I thought of skipping it entirely but I think a short, easy effort may do me some good. Then the HM is early in the morning on Saturday.


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Oof... that new was still somewhat there this morning but with 75 and muggy temps at 5am it was a hard one!

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Trace- Getting out there before sunrise - very smart!!!



Arrived in Las Vegas about 9 am. Drove to a place called Bonnie Springs Ranch - an old town with gun fights and short skits going on. Had lunch and then drove to our timeshare.

Will probably make it to the strip today.

We were both very tired last night - had been up about 21 hours.

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Jean - Ha! Now that the heat has kicked in I refuse to run after sunrise. It's making for some rather early starts! Have fun in Vegas. I'm sure those casino owners greatly appreciate your donation.

AFM - Slept in this morning after a rough and long week, so moving my long run to tomorrow before sunrise. Going to dust off a workout video I think and do some strength training. Really need to round out the fitness.

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Good Morning Team!

PATRICK: Good luck on your upcoming HM..... Hope you find an interval that works well for you.

WITHOUT: Increasing your pace is awesome! Must be the Florida heat! LOL.

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AFM
Packing today. Heading to Las Vegas early tomorrow. Will be there about 1 week. Will check in here when I can. Will be donating money to the needy casino owners.

Biked yesterday and bought new running/walking shoes.

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I've gotten suddenly faster over this past week. The intervals are the same but I'm covering my 2 miles almost 2 minutes faster than I was a couple of weeks ago. Weird....

Good, (and still slow) but weird.

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Patrick,

For what it's worth, my impression of your training (from the way you describe it) is that you "race to train" rather than "train to race."

That being said, lots of things factor in, including temperature and fatigue levels going into the run (both muscular and otherwise).

Will you be tapering for this race? If you are, how fatigued a training run leaves you isn't entirely an accurate indicator of how you will feel for the race. If you aren't (and with only 10 days to go, you can't really fully taper), then you should treat it as a training run, at least at the beginning of the race. Midway, you can reevaluate.

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I'm finishing up preparations for a HM in ten days. My long run this past weekend was shorter than it should have been because of my poor time management. :p I got 10 miles in and had to go home to get ready for a family gathering. D'oh! I'll make due though. I knew I was short on time when I started and ran it a little faster than I would have run the 13-14 miles I was supposed to do.

I felt off. It was harder than I felt it should have been at the pace I was going. I've noticed my weekend afternoon runs are like that all too often. Maybe my evening runs are just a better time of day for me. I think the warmer weather played a role too. It was 74 and sunny, which isn't super warm, but all spring my runs have been in weather closer to 60 degrees or colder. It's taking some getting used to.

Now I'm debating what interval to use for the HM and what pace to target. I was doing 3 min / 1 min on Saturday. Like I said, the run felt harder than I expected, but it was warmer than it's likely to be at the early morning HM and of course that'll be race day. I should get an adrenaline boost and some benefit from a training taper. :) I may do a little quicker interval. 3:15/1 or 3 min / 45 sec or something.

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Happy Wednesday!

CATHERINE: It is so good to hear from you. I sure hope you solve this intestinal issue soon. This has been going on far too long. This is a crazy idea - but remember when your cats were sick and having a tough time keeping food down. Do you think it might be a similar bug? I am not even sure cats and people can have the same issues.

LYNN: You always sound so good in your posts. Hopefully you will be able to visit Bailey sometimes. I love animals, but we do not have any - we travel way too much.

WITHOUT: I know fires are bad in some areas and that darn smoke spreads. Hopefully, the rainy season will start soon and it will not be so dry.

*****

I have been way too busy..... today I really need to get some "to-do" items completed!!

Sunday - We did spend the day at the Magic Kingdom. I was exhausted by 3 pm. It was fun though and I am glad we saw all 4 parks.
Monday - Played bridge with a bunch of friends in the afternoon.
Tuesday - Played pinochle with a bunch of friends in the afternoon.

Upcoming travels - Saturday we are leaving very early to catch a flight to Las Vegas. Have not been there for years. We will be there a week. Rick is NOT a gambler, but I am :) I will take my small "wad" of cash to give to the casino machines.

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Hi all,

I haven't checked in much over the last week. My town is filled with smoke so I only had one day of running last week and am keeping my fingers crossed for tomorrow!

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JEAN: Have fun!!! Darn....have to go back! LOL

CATHERINE: So nice to hear from you. I'm sorry to hear about the IBS! I have that as well, but doesn't sound as serious as yours. It comes and goes. It was REALLY REALLY bad after I had a hysterectomy. I had all those fun tests to make sure it wasn't something else, which, thankfully, wasn't. Still....it was so annoying and uncomfortable. I finally was put on an anti depressant....not for depression, but for gut issues. Amazingly, your gut is like a second brain operating independently and had neurofibers in it just like your brain. So I was put on the lowest does of Effexor. The thinking was....with the lowest dose, it would absorb in the stomach where it was needed before affecting the brain, as I did not have depression. It would be temporary, until it got me back into a normal rhythm. Eventually, I was so lightheaded from the drug, they had to wean me off of it. Once off, I went into mild depression. I was never depressed a day in my life until then! I will say, that experience has helped me understand what people with depression goes through and I have much more compassion for their struggle! Turns out, that particular medication does have a 25% rate of folks having trouble weaning off that drug and going into a depression. It did straighten me out, however. But the doc did say...no more of that drug and that there was other options should I need it again. Fortunately, so far so good. But my heart goes out to you. I know full well what that is all about. I hope you get to a good place soon!!!!

Hubby and I are so sad tonight. Our beloved dog, Bailey, is with his original master and new bride tonight. He's lived with us for the past five years (almost six, actually) and we've grown so accustom to him. Hubby took him on long walks several times a day. Every morning he greeted me with humbleness and a wagging tail with a doggy kiss. Whenever it would thunder out, he slept right by my side on the floor as though he was guarding me of the terror. I can't see us not getting another dog. Sniff.....we sure miss him already!

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Hi Everyone,

I'm still here, but continue to struggle a bit with my IBS. I'm seeing a gastroenterologist and it's not as bad as it was, but it is still uncomfortable and tends to sap my motivation.

Catherine

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Howdy......

Monday - Epcot - 21,000 steps
Tuesday - rest day - about 10,000 steps
Wednesday - Seaworld - 17,000 steps

The crazy thing is - we got home Friday. DH asked me how long we have before we must use the last day of our 4 day Disney ticket. I called this morning to find out. We must use it by tomorrow. So, guess what, - heading back to Orlando and the Magic Kingdom tomorrow.

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LYNN: Beautiful photo. I bet the wedding was wonderful. Hope your trip goes very well and your shoulder heals so you can participate in that triathlon.

CATHERINE: I have not heard from here either. To my knowledge she is not on Facebook - so no way to contact her. I think Dee and Trill have her phone number though.

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Anyone hear from Catherine? It's been just over three months since she last posted. Hoping she is OK!





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Greetings, Runners....

Monty...How did the half go. Like Jean, my intervals would be too easy for you. Right now, I'm at 43 run / 20 walk...I added the 3 seconds during the last race to compensate for the slow downs and speed ups between intervals. LOL How's that for justifying something NOT in the book!

JEAN...Hope you are having a good trip! Stay cool. We are leaving for Phoenix, AZ next Tuesday and it'll ONLY be in the upper 80s when we first arrive (will be 85 here in Chicago as well!), but then rapidly soar well into the 90s and into the low hundreds by the time we leave. But...as they say....it's not the heat, but the humidity. To some extent that is true...But 104 is still HOT! The bonus....sweat seems to evaporate VS rolling down in more humid climates.

TRACE....Hope the winds have died down. That is hard to run against but does provide good resistance. :D

Running has been on the back burner more than it should with me. My son was married last weekend and we had a fancy, formal wedding that made us quite busy for a while. We are STILL recovering (below...a photo of the happy couple). I LOVE my new daughter-in-law!

Back to trying to get into running shape as well as cycling....Still have my eye on that August triathlon....But swimming is NOT going well. I have that shoulder impingement issue and even after 3 weeks of P.T., it's still hurting to swim. I may need more sessions. Our deductible is now $2,000 each! So this is really putting a dent in our finances....Between the wedding (which they paid most of being that they are in their mid 30s...but we did help), a shower I threw them, our AZ trip (staying at relatives at least), and the fact that we paid Uncle Sam thousands of dollars, it's going to be a bit of a struggle....But....it is what it is! I will get frozen shoulder if I don't have intervention...it was headed in that direction.

Keep on running or walking or cycling.... :D Here is the wedding photo:








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It's definitely hot in FL (though we got a welcome break for a couple of days) and there were 60mph wind gusts last night which was nuts.

Legs are tired and mind is happy. Another good week's running.

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MONTY - good luck on your HM this weekend. You will do great. I am no longer running HMs, but when I did I was slow and my intervals too easy for you and most other runners.

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Monday - heading to Orlando for a few days (see my brother, plus Seaworld and 1 day at Epcot) then 1 night at Daytona Beach. Supposed to be near 90 most days.

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I'm in race mode with 72 hours till my Half. I'm wondering what ratios you all are using in Halfs and Marathons. I've been training 3:00-.30 and will start out with it.

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Sometimes the desire to train overwhelms good sense. Running is fun...

except when it isn't.

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STAY AWARE and BE WATCHFUL of overtraining.......

Pickleball today .....
Had fun, but all my "pistons" were not firing in sync and I had a difficult time placing the ball.



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Jean: Congrats on getting some running back into your workout. It sounds like you've been dealing with some major challenges, but you're very persistent about doing what you can do and keeping moving. That's great!

I finished out the month with a 7 mile run on Saturday. It wasn't a long run weekend, so I decided to do a pace closer to my hard 10k pace but push the distance a bit. Most of the run was 25 seconds/mile slower than that 10k pace, but I did a fast final mile and ended at 15 sec/mile slower. That was fairly hard, but mostly because of the last mile. I was sore the next day but feel pretty good today. I'm just glad I'm not on one of those running schedules where people run almost every day. :)

My knees and feet and everything are holding up to the increased mileage, so I'll stick with it. I may do a half marathon race near the end of the month. I know, I need to decide for sure soon!



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Hi y'all!

WITHOUT: Good job on the warm run! You are right - summer has arrived in Florida!!

Today, I have a sore abdomen - from crunches and other exercises. Also - during my HIIT walk today, you know, the one where I walk as fast as I can for a minute, then walk regularly for a minute - I ran 5 of the fast walk times. So far, my feet are no worse than normal. I am hoping to build that back up to being able to do 20-30 1:1 intervals using running and walking. I will never be a longer distance runner again.... but HIIT is, from what I have read, an important part of fitness.

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TENISWHIZ - Ouch, therapy isn't supposed to leave you funny colors!

Jean - Hurray for starting the new routine, and stay cool. Summer landed with full force yesterday.

The 4 miler was good! It would have been better with more than 4 hours of sleep, and if it had been 20 degrees cooler (78 at 6am is just wrong) but I was really happy to be out there. Now to keep the weekday runs going.

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Started a new/updated ST routine today!

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PATRICK - That 10:30 pace sounds doable for you even though Galloway suggests even slower. Maybe slowing down that extra 20 seconds per mile will do the trick.

WITHOUT-A-TRACE: I had a cold that turned into some kind of respiratory problem and I coughed for 5-6 weeks. It made exercising more difficult, that is for sure. Good luck on your 4 miles this Saturday.

LYNN: My youngest son is 42 and single. I keep hoping he will find someone to share his life with, but maybe he is happy as he is. Also hoping your shoulder heals completely and quickly.

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Me?
Nothin' to report...
I did redo my exercise plan. Now to see if I can actually follow it.

Walked yesterday and today and will be adding some (not many) running intervals on Sunday - just to see how my foot handles it.

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It's been a while.... Glad to see you had a great time on vacation, JEAN.... Way to run, Patrick! I've only ran 2 times since that Shamrock Shuffle. Shame on me! We are geared up for the big wedding of my oldest son who JUST had a birthday and turned 36! So, wondered if it was ever going to happen for him. LOVE our future daughter in law. So we are happy for them. He just moved into the apartment and she'll move in after the wedding. They are going to the Dominican Republic for their honeymoon the Monday after the wedding. I'm exhausted just thinking about the whole affair. Still working on the seating chart.

Hoping the weather clears, which it is supposed to, though cool and dreary, just not raining. I will force myself out that door and go for a run. Being treated for that long ongoing shoulder issue and the therapist banged me up pretty good on this left arm with Astym therapy. It's all black and blue! She couldn't believe how easily I bruise! So, since then, she's gone softer on me. Also has been using that cupping thing the olympic swimmers last year used where they had those giant "hickeys" on them. That gave me four days of complete relief!!! I get it done again next Monday. It is definitely getting better and I wished I had done this months ago! Need to get back to swimming!

Have a good week!

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Patrick - I like the long posts!

Jean - Welcome back!

It's been a rough week here. Starting with Saturday's long run I've had to take the week off due to a major chest cold which quite soundly knocked me on my butt. I'm only just back to work and still sleeping 12 hours a day. High hopes for a "welcome back" 4 miler on Saturday though. I want to test out the feeling I had a couple of weeks ago of "3 miles? Ok I can keep going now."



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Anyway, that's interesting that you noticed a wall too, Jean. It's funny how fast it can go from "I feel pretty good on this run" to "Woah... this got hard!" :)

I found an article saying many marathoners feel that way around mile 20 and they just have to gut out the last 6 miles. It was about people transitioning from marathons to 50k ultras. It's "only" 5 more miles, but if you hit a wall around mile 20, doing 6 more miles versus 11 more miles is a big difference.




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Jean: As I've only done a HM and an 11 mile trail run (that was harder than the HM because of the snow! hah) at official races, I'm not completely sure what my 10k race time would be. I know my PR in training (just under 9:00/mile for 10k), but I think I could have pushed a little harder there. But let's say 9:00/mile for 10k on a training run with a hard effort (say 95%+ effort?), I'm still surprised at how hard it gets after just a mile or two further than that at a longer run pace that's over a minute per mile slower and does run/walk instead of almost all running. I can do the 10:00 min pace for 10k and it's a pretty easy pace, but make that just two miles further and it gets hard. That's why I talk about that 8 mile plus wall. Difficulty seems to really ramp up right around that distance for me!

That said... I know my long run pace is faster than Galloway's pace based on a magic mile. I hate the mile runs so have hardly ever done them, but if I followed that I'd be doing 11:45 miles. I did a little research on other training schedules and the beginner marathon training schedule from Cool Runnings bases the long run pace on your 10k times. I like that more than basing it on a 1 mile run time. For their schedule my long runs would be a 10:30 pace. My 13.1 mile run on Sunday was a 10:10 pace. So... I may need to slow down a little more.

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Patrick: My "wall" was always about 10 miles. It seemed 10.1 miles was so much more difficult than 10.0. You have to remember I am/was a very slow runner using 25:40 for most decent pace runs for me. Longer, slower runs were 20:40 or 20:45 - so very different than your much faster pace.

Just wondering the difference in pace from you race pace 10K and your HM long slow run pace.
Is your HM slow run pace 2-3 minutes (at least) slower?

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My posts are too long. hah! Sorry, brevity is not my strong point. :)

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Hi all,
I'm having some challenges with the long runs lately. Two weeks ago I was going to do a 10+ mile long run on the trails at a state park, but mis-gauged my effort on the hillier trails and ended up exhausted too soon, so I cut the run short at 7 miles and just hiked some more. I need to get a better handle on my effort level for trail runs.

On to last weekend... I was thinking 12 miles and I managed 10 before I stopped. I ran on Saturday instead of Sunday like I planned because I realized I wouldn't have time on Sunday, but that made it less than 48 hours after a Thursday evening run where I did 10k at a fairly hard pace. So if my legs wore out a little early, that was understandable.

I planned better for this weekend. My Thursday evening run wasn't as hard, then I had three days before my long run today. I adjusted my run/walk interval from 3:30 / 1 to 2:30 / 0:45 and slowed the pace a bit more. One thing didn't change much from last week though. By about mile 8, I was getting tired again. The pace that was easy around mile 4 was getting hard. This time I wouldn't give up and I got 13.1 miles in. Whew. But it was hard, harder than my training runs probably should be. If I decide to shoot for a marathon this fall though, I'll have to go a lot further.

I'm starting to wonder if I'm not getting the nutrition right for longer runs. I've been making great improvements on runs around the 8k to 10k range. Times are falling, I run almost all of it, having cut out most of the walking intervals, and I finish feeling strong. But there's something about runs over 8 miles or so that's kicking my butt even though I go slower and do run/walk intervals. There's something of a wall right around 8 miles for me where the difficulty spikes, so there's far less improvement there lately compared to the shorter runs.

I'll keep working at it, though I'll wait 2 weeks as recommended before the next really long run. :)

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I know it has been awhile since I logged in...
Vacation last week with family..... we were on the go or entertaining so much. And when we were not - I was exhausted....

I slept 2-3 hours in the car on the way home..... my husband did note that - I must have really been worn out.

It was great fun holding my husband's first great-grandchild!!



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