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Catherine - I can't remember how long it has been since I was really sick. I bet it is close to two years as well. All of my co-workers and family get sick - but I never seem too. I have always given the credit to my running for keeping me healthy!

The HS track was covered in snow so the decision as to whether or not do speed work was taken out of my hands. I went to my running trail and found a section that just had patches of ice and snow. There were some very slippery sections and I was sure I was going to biff it several times but I was able to stay on my feet. However; I finally threw in the towel after 8.3 miles (I was going for 11). Needless to say I'm disappointed in myself tonight, but there isn't anything I can do about it now!

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12/29/12 2:56 P

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NATPLUMMER:::... sorry your DH is sick....no fun this time of year.

Catherine:::.... emoticon to your DH and emoticon on your 2 year streak! That IS amazing!





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Morning all. I did some runner's yoga and went grocery shopping. DH is sick so I'm not sure if I will run outside or on the treadmill tomorrow.
Have a great weekend!!

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Good morning everyone

I think today will be a lazy day for me. I have been staying up late all week reading (just finished book #121), and it was starting to catch up with me. I haven't been sick for almost two years, and I don't want to break that streak. I slept in really late this morning -- about 10 hours.

Today is DH's birthday. We are joining friends this evening for the Symphony Pops dinner concert. So I will take a rest day and spend the afternoon with DH.

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HI everyone,

went to the gym yesterday and had a good workout, wanted to go swimming today, but the weather was yuk! It rained most of the day (unusual here) and a couple of thunderstorms.
Couldn;t get myself to go to the gym either. So I took another rest day.
Spend most of my day reading & sewing.

Laura,
great to hear from you, I love the way your whole family goes to the track.

SB & June,
thanks for the info.

Catherine & Striver:
since both of you likte the trigger point, I think I give it a try.

Monty:
so you like a the stick and then you got a Hometics what? for chirstmas. (Never heard of that). Sounds like you have a whole torture chamber..... LOL
I have been using a rounders ball (what was available here) and it works ok for me. Just need something bigger as well. The ball is handy enough to take to races and as long as you find a wall somewhere you can do a lot with it.

Striver:
Do the croissants have to be fresh? I buy them fresh and freeze them, then when I want to eat them, defrost the evening before in the fridge and pop in the microwave immediately before I want to eat it (cut it open first otherwise you can't put anything on it). I hated being send to buy pretzels & breadrolls for a nice Sunday breakfast, while others are still in bed.....

I agree with all of you who say BF is a nice guy..... LOL I really miss him. A good friend of ours (who is rich,,,,) gave me his mobile to talk with BGF for a while the other day when we went for a dinner with that friends family, so that I could talk with him without having to think of the cost of the call. How sweet of him! BF was also happy to talk without thinking too much about the money. - of couse we didn't abuse it.

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I've been off track, literally and figuratively. I'm going to get on the treadmill today and scale back to about week 7 of the 5K app and work back up through the 10K. By the time the snow melts, I'll be back in form and ready to hit the road!



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Good Morning::....
I'm off to tackle a few hills today.....working on distance today. emoticon

SEABREEZE63...... funny:::....our garbage disposal has a slow leak too. We finally discovered it when we smelled "something" in the kitchen.... emoticon gotta love surprises...LOL! Now we have a small container catching the drips until after the 1st.



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12/29/12 9:43 A

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Good morning everyone. Well my plans for a nice slow run tanked after 1.25 miles. Legs were doing just fine, it was my blood sugar, I broke out in a cold sweat and started shaking so I had to stop. If we would not have had plans with friends I could have still gotten it in later but ran out of time. I was mad/disappointed but I have today and tomorrow to try again.

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emoticon Good Morning Team!

STRIVER: I had trouble uploading Garmin data yesterday also, but sometime in the middle of the night (I just happened to be up) it worked and I could review my stats.

AFM: All is well. Yesterday's run was very challenging, but I did get a checkmark!

Our garbage disposal starting leaking yesterday like "mad." Probably will not be able to replace it until after the 1st.

Other than that... the only "big" news for me is that if Monday's run goes according to plan I will have over 100 miles for December. That is a 1st for me.

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12/28/12 2:26 P

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Laura - it was great to hear from you! It sounds like you have great things going on and great things planned for 2013!

I have been a slug since Christmas! Zero exercise and a lot of food. Interestingly I can see weight gain in my neck! I was looking in the mirror this morning and my neck looks really wide! Yuck, yuck, yuck! Time to get back in control!

Tomorrow will be my first run since Monday morning. There is a lot of snow out there, the sun is trying really hard to peak out but I don't think it is going to be enough to melt the snow off of the trails. So I'm still trying to decide - long run in the snow or 800s at the track. I will have to see if the track is clear and if it is even open during the holidays.

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Hi JG Runners! emoticon

...::::I am always inspired just reading through this thread. Thank you leaders for the splendid info & personal tips for runners. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Guess what? ...:::I am maintaining through the holidays....hard to believe? ..:::but possible.
I found that just tracking my nutrition/fitness here at SP and keeping my emoticon ...routine no matter the weather really DOES work!....:::so thankful for my gym!

On Christmas eve in the afternoon, my entire family walked to our local turf track and ran! LOL! It was wonderful. I actually raced a few with short sprints...surprised myself how fast I can be with a short distance! ...::::so much FUN! ...just motivates me to push my running further. Already my HR is moderate when I run...I can run longer and I always take hills now.....:::if nothing else, it burns more calories...LOL.

My goals for 2013 are to be more adventurous with running....I'm not sure if that means faster or longer....but I am sure I will find out. It also depends on my circumstances. Most of my running is on a treadmill...while I wish more of it could be outdoors.

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June, the extra pounding, either from duration (long run) or intensity (hill sprints) is stimulating your GI tract. Your body should adapt with time, but I always have to be careful with runs at certain times of day.

Catherine

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i did hill repeats today too ... 8 of the usual for 2 miles (8 uphills and 7 downhills), and a total of 6.11 miles, roughly (garmin doesn't want to give me any info today ... apparently there's a problem besides the problem i had with resetting and besides they've been doing maintenance all afternoon). i did note that the uphill is about 90 seconds. 2/3 of the downhill was running also. then the rest of the run was 60/30. good run. it misted the whole time. not precisely rain but nowhere near dry. wet glasses.
glad everyone seems to be doing well. my vacation part of the holidays is over ...have been working since yesterday. my desk is neat, and my financial records through the end of Nov practically done. (usually takes me till early april, so this is really major progress).
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tgif Commuting to work is a cruise as so many are on holidays, students and their infrastructure (teachers, school maintenance, etc) non-essential services and small business owners, I bet all the trades and professionals take 2 weeks off for Christmas, so the roads have a lot less traffic.

I did hill repeats yesterday (4x at stairs and hill) and ran into an awkward problem, bowels wanting to move part way through the work out. I have that with runs longer than 2 hours as well, but the hill repeats workout is only about 1 hour with warm up and cool down and a short run included. For the long runs I drink 3 cups of warm non-caffeinated tea about two and a half hours before the run, so I am hydrated, and it usually moves my bowels as well. Long runs are once every 3 weeks, so no big deal. I am enjoying the hill repeats, my body is really responding to the physical challenge, but it will be a drag if I have to plan these weekly workouts like a long run, meaning knowing more precisely what time I am going to run instead doing the workout when I feel like it during the day

It is rainy and overcast, I am hoping for a few clear days to do some snow shoeing.

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Good morning everyone,

It has been awhile since I've posted here! I had a great Christmas vacation. I'm back to work today.

Yesterday I did my long run of 10.5 miles, and it went really well. Of course it's cold outside when I first start, but then I warm up and am fine. I think those running tights are really helping. I have noticed when I go jogging outside I have to wait until later in the day after it gets a little warmer outside.

Hope everyone has a great Friday!!! :)

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Good morning all!
I'm a little sore from my sports massage yesterday...he worked on my core...boy, was it tight!! I'm standing straighter today :-) Looking forward to some ST and gonowhere biking this afternoon and a run on Sunday.

If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham


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Hello team we have had a lovely Christmas at home with family then a gathering of friends on 26th but too much to eat and drink so I'm having a day of fruit and water today! Off work for the weekend so should get my run in!

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Good Morning! emoticon

Looking forward to another longer treadmill run tonight, thinking perhaps 4 or 4.5! Who knows may even do another 5 if I don't get to bored.

We are getting a little more snow today and the temps are staying in the 20's so the snow isn't going away very fast. I have decided that once it has melted enough that the ice is gone I may attempt a chilly outside run just to see how I do.

Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!

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Catherine, excellent distance comparison. I might get a foam roller just to see the difference in effect. We also just got a Hometics heated foot massage machine for Christmas. I've tried it already and it really circulates the blood as well as relaxing the foot.

Jean, thanks for sharng the article. I've been 10K distance training as I'm doing one Feb 2.
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emoticon Hi team!

JUNEPA: I think I have 6 or 7 of Jeff's books. Almost all of the books say the same things, but I wanted access to a variety of training plans. It has taken awhile to collect the one's I have.

SUNNYSIDEUPMARY: emoticon emoticon

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AFM: Will run this morning, but I am waiting for it to warm up a bit. About 40 right now. Today's plan is:
1 mile easy
2 miles at 10K race pace
1/2 mile easy
2 miles at 10K race pace
1 mile easy

The 10K race pace gets my heart rate close to a threshold rate (about 85% of my max running heart rate). Here is an article that talks about this type of tempo run...

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I completed my goal of doing 2012 exercise miles in 2012!

I deliberately saved the last 1.29 miles for today when I was scheduled to run. I've racked up the miles by hiking, run/walking, walking and riding the recumbent bike. After the warm up and first 400 got me to the year goal, I went on the complete the workout of 14x400!

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Hello again,

I did manage to get my 60 minute run in today, squeezed in between strength training and a long meeting down town. It is still chilly here, although most of you will probably laugh when I say it was around 40 when I started my run. And humid. I was cold only for about 2 minutes. I started with several layers on top -- sleeveless singlet, long sleeve technical shirt, light weight wind breaker -- and my usual shorts, plus gloves and a hat. By 38 minutes into the run, I had shed both the jacket and the long sleeved top. I probably looked a little strange running along in my shorts, sleeveless top -- and gloves. But my hands were the only thing that was cold.

Monty, I also have the stick, but it doesn't do as much for me as my foam rollers do. It doesn't get deep enough. I tend to use it to warm up the muscle surface before starting to foam roll. Perhaps the difference results are that of a marathon runner vs a 5K runner.

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i too have a trigger point. though i'm thinking of a stick too.
DH comes from a Spanish, not Italian family. they make cannellonis in spain too (related to the kingdom of naples & sicily, centuries ago). and is sufficiently rigid in his eating patterns to only have croissants for breakfast ... so we only have them on a day when someone goes for them before breakfast ... which usually means me, on a holiday, when they are sleeping in. but my run is not super long.doesn't happen all that often. which is good. and they are a special treat when i do/can/.
tonight was our 26th anniversary and we went out to a newish resto a nice mile walk, about... a woman chef whose first resto we took DD too before she was a year old ... was very nice...

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Hmmm, I use The Stick! It has always come through for me & DSSECRETS after races, getting out cramps, and basic massage. If you're interested, Google it. You can also shop for the best price depending on the size you want. I also got the foot wheel, excellent for foot cramps.
Needless to say, my Christmas was most excellent and I can't wait to get out and run in my new wheels!
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Kim, it is the time of the year for sweets and you (and I) are responsible for some of them ;-)
Striver, that's a great present...I'm sure it was happily received. Yay for a great run!
Corrine, a few days of to heal your heel is probably wise. I don't know which workout you should do.
Hi, Monty!
Catherine, it's very nice of you to accompany your husband to the gym. That is odd about the allergies.
June, have fun with your hill repeats!
Steph, I do have that orange trigger point roller and like it a lot...it's nice and firm. I haven't tried the rumble roller. It sounds like you are doing great exercise wise :-) You do have a fabulous BF!!
SB, Chinese places tend to be open for the Jews ;-) Grizzley's Den does sound like fun. Sorry about the sluggish run...sometimes they just are. Sounds like you got some good running resources. Have fun with bridge.

I ran 2.9 miles on the treadmill (well...ran 2.35 and warmup/cool down). Then did some lower body ST. Sports massage this afternoon.


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Good morning, everyone.

Steph, Be sure to get a dense cell foam roller (black or blue), rather than an open cell one (white). The latter work fine, but don't last as long. The dense ones last for ever. Personally, I have the Grid roller from Trigger Point Technology and like it very much. It is made here in Austin!

More later. I'm off to ST.

Catherine

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A day without running is not a good day.
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Steph, the foam roller I got is a 36 inch from a sporting goods store. It must have a name brand, but I don't remember what it is and it is not on the foam roller. I like the 36 inch ones better than the smaller ones as it is for me easier to roll the large muscles with it. Quiet peaceful days are nice.

Seabreeze, how many of Jeff's books do you have? I just got the Galloway Book on Running for Christmas from my DD, I am sure I asked her for the Year Round Training Plan, she must have just seen Galloway and ordered it. Can't look a gift horse in the mouth, but I still plan to get the Year Round book at some date and I have the Running Until You're 100 as well. Your new book, Anatomy for Runners sounds interesting. Have a nice day at bridge !!

Catherine, 120 books, wow. That is fun to do for one year and interesting that made you aware of longer books you wanted to read and shelved for the moment until the 120 were done. The mountain juniper in pollination mode sounds harsh.

Striver, the home made cannelloni sound divine. Is your husband Italian?

Nat, yay for an outside run and Corrine, yay for a few days off. Although runners do chafe at days off, it will be good for you.

Jasmine, tis the season of sweets everywhere.





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emoticon Good Morning!

NATALIE: The only place we found open was a Chinese place and a motorcycle hangout called Grizzley's Den. We opted for the Chinese.... although I think we will stop at the other one day.

STRIVER: That cannelloni sounds like an awesome gift. I think I might try a mile using an interval rather than the "traditional" way one time and just see how I do. The MM is such a struggle for me.

CORRINE: Enjoy your couple of days off.

STEPH: I just have a regular foam roller. Mine cost about $15.00 U.S. I have the 18 inch and a white one (less dense). It seems to do the trick. If I were to do it again I would get a denser one and the 36 inch. I don't think I would get the lumpy and bumpy ones, but they might be just what you need. You BF is great!

Hi to everyone else!

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Yesterday's run was a bit sluggish even though it was "only" 5 easier miles I felt it were much further and much harder. Used a 45:50 interval.

Today.....
grocery shopping this morning
bridge this afternoon

Received ANATOMY for RUNNERS by Jay Dicharry in the mail a few days ago. Have not had time to start it yet. I am looking forward to reading it. It certainly looks very comprehensive.

Also received Jeff's 5K/10K book. Another good resource to have.







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HI everyone,

here it has been raining. but mainly at night, during the days wodnerful sunshine and clear skies. thuinderstorms around 5pm.
So I have managed to one day run one day swim for the last 4 days. Today I decided to take a break.
Have been doing fine foodwise, since I have not been partying much. Have been mainly at home reading & sewing.

Question to you guys:
What kind fo foam rollers do you use? BF is flying to the states soon, so I want to order from
Amazon and have send to him, then he can bring it.

Are you using ordinary foam rollers? I came across this special one and am wondering whether I should give it a try:
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I also want to use the chance and order some new running shoes. BF has promised to bring it all. Luckily he always travels light.

Have a wonderful post christmas day

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I just had a post zap into the ether, last time that happened, I couldn't find it, but the next day, it was on the thread, see if that happens again this time. If not, I will write another one tomorrow.

I am going to make Thursday the day for hill repeats, so tomorrow I will do 4 at the two sites. I did notice my calves were tight and a bit sore after the last hill repeats, I rarely have sore calves, they are massive and tough (sore quads yes, sore calves almost never), so this will be interesting to see if they can be challenged to improve along with encouraging better hill running posture and resulting in less sore feet.

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Good evening, everyone.

It's been cold today (for us) with a high of around 40. But the wind is mostly gone and it was sunny. A beautiful day for running, but DH wanted to go to the gym, so I went with him and did my run on the track.

It will be back in the mid 50's tomorrow, really my favorite conditions for running. DH has only one allergy -- to the mountain juniper which is pollinating right now (aka "Cedar Fever"), so he's staying inside as much as he can until February. He will be resting tomorrow while I am out running.
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Ironically, I -- who have lots of allergies -- do not have this one. That puts me in a distinct minority in Austin. There are lots of miserable people this time of year threatening to cut down every "cedar" tree they see. An impossible task, of course, since they are all over the hill country.

By the time the pollinating is over, all of our decks/porches and everything on them with be covered with a thick orange powder. It is pretty impressive just how much pollen those trees produces and how widely the wind distributes it.

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Hope everyone is safe and sound and had a wonderful Christmas!
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Welcome to winter in Salt Lake City! It looks like I have been grounded indoors for the next couple of days. We are supposed to have snow for two days straight. I hate missing a run day but maybe 4 days off from running will give my heel a chance to "heal".

Saturday would be a long run - but since I missed my 800s workout I can't decide whether to go ahead with the long run - or do the 800s.

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hi. glad everyone's christmas and exercise seems to be going so well. i spent all day xmas on DH's present -- his grandmother's cannelloni. it was tiring, but delicious. and there's at least tonight's dinner and several lunches for him still, plus 5 single serving packages (for him -- a joint DD&me serving) for him in the freezer. 3 kilos of spinach to wash, pasta to make and pre boil, chicken&ham&veggie filling, béchamel ... exhausting. but i think appreciated.
good 6 mile run today, including a magic mile, at 10:05, same as the last one. i did it at 90/30 and succeeded in not looking at the garmin much, so that was pretty good. and did cadence drills and acceleration gliders before and after.
hi and thanks to all of you ... i'm very happy to be on this team with you guys.

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Treadmill run tonight for me, think I may have eaten way to many sweets over the holidays so I hope the run isn't too sluggish! emoticon

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Sounds like everybody had a nice holiday.
SB, did you end up finding a place for dinner? Good luck with the new Garmin!!
I did a run outside yesterday....luckily we got back before it started pouring.

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Hi Team! Happy Wednesday to all!

JUNEPA: Nice having family around. Your hill repeats sound like a great workout!!!

CATHERINE: You've sent your windy days across the gulf as they have arrived at my door. Very windy today.

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DH and I had a nice day yesterday. We went to the "dollar" theater yesterday and saw "The Odd Life of Timothy Green."

Today plan is an easy 5 miles. I spent part of yesterday and early this morning setting up the new Garmin 410. It has a different HR monitor that does not seem to be adjustable at all. How strange. Hopefully the band will not stretch out too much. The part with the battery in it snaps on and off the band. It is supposed to be removed when not in use to save battery life.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!

I didn't get out ahead of the weather today, but still ran for my hour on the treadmill this afternoon. The winds are dying down a bit now, but it is getting very cold (for us!) A hard freeze tonight, looks like. Tomorrow should be beautiful and I am looking forward to running on the trail.

We had a quiet, peaceful day.

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Merry Christmas team !!

We are enjoying these days with all of us at home, the older kids are on college break. My home group has been shifting, out of the three kids, we haven't had none at home for a semester or summer, but who is home changes around. DS has been gone the most at university in Victoria, but is home the next 4 months because his degree-required coop job is in IT and he can work from home. Oldest DD has been mostly going to the local college but she did two semesters in Europe so was away then and now she is not at home because she is studying at a bigger university in Vancouver. Youngest DD has been mostly home except for a semester at a bigger university in Halifax. Now she is studying at the local college and working at home, she is the most interested in the farm. I love having the kids at home, for the last few years they all could have been gone, but so far I have usually had 1-2 at home. I am thankful for a healthy, happy and industrious family. They are always doing something interesting, whether work or school.

Yesterday I did a meander run and tried out two different places to do hill repeats. It was a total of 100 minutes, but with some stopping, 6.06 miles with a pace of 17:03. When I did run, the intervals were 90s-30s with a pace of about 13:00. The first hill repeat tryout was on a set of outdoor ( a short cut from 2nd Ave to 3rd Ave in town) stairs, there are 8 sections with 14 steps each and then a landing, my plan was to do 30s up and 90s down and walk break. I got up 5 flights in 30seconds, that means I have room to add more on to the workout to get to the whole 8 sections as I improve. Then I went to the park and tried a hill, same intervals and 30 seconds up get me half way up the hill, again room to grow. I am not altogether sure how to do these right. I really like that the hill and stairs are very close to my regular park run route that finishes at the pool. Yesterday I did 3 repeats at each site and about a 8 minute run-walk-run between sites and it felt great.

Edited by: JUNEPA at: 12/25/2012 (17:13)
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emoticon To those that celebrate..... A Happy and Joyful Christmas to you...
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MIRAGE: You needed a jacket to walk on the beach yesterday. It has been chilly in paradise lately.

IRUN: Hi and Happy Holidays to you too!

JASMINE: So glad to hear you are feeling good running. Deciding your weekly mileage and then working toward that goal before adding any intensity is an important key!

CINDY: Smart of you to do an easy run. Glad you are feeling better.

CATHERINE: Enjoy your run and dinner today. Lucky girl!!!

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Yesterday's run went very well. I did 8 miles total. This was suppose to include 11 - 800s, but I counted wrong and only did 10.


Today.....
Will open gifts this morning. Mine is the Garmin 410 I ordered myself. LOL!

Then play with the new gadget. I'm thinking I will miss the larger display on the 305, but at least the enter button will work.

Will call family.

This afternoon we are going to the show and then finding someplace that is open to eat dinner.

Have a merry day!

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Monty - a walk on the beach - how would it be?! All I get is a walk in the snow! At least we are going to have a White Christmas.

I had a lot to do today so I decided to stay in the neighborhood rather than go to the HS track for 800s. I did the Galloway 1:1 podcast. I thought I was running faster and I got a little bit further down the road than usual - but my mileage still came out to 2.8. Ugh! All in all I got in 3.5 miles. About an hour after I got home a blizzard hit! I'm so glad I went running when I did.

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Hello, everyone.

Hope you are all enjoying the holiday season. Today is a rest day for me, at least from running. I did go to strength training this morning. Depending on how well I recover, my plan is to run tomorrow. Christmas morning should be nice -- but a front is blowing in some time in the afternoon with high winds and dropping temps. Once the winds die down mid day Wednesday, it looks like perfect running weather for the rest of the week, with days in the 40's and 50's. Unfortunately, still no rain.

We will have a very quiet holiday. DH is off doing the shopping for dinner tomorrow (I'm so lucky!) He is on vacation for the entire week and his birthday is on Saturday.

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It sounds like everybody is doing great!!
Cindy, I'm glad you're feeling better and can get back to your exercise.


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I got out and ran. I went real easy. I have not run or rowed for 7 full days. This flu had particularly bad muscle soreness apparently Influenza B which we have a lot of is more likely to have severe muscle soreness. Don't know if it was even worse getting it after a hard workout day.

Anyway 4 easy miles in the park done. Cold and windy and overcast. I ran at 7:30. Now it's 11 and still just 30 degrees feels like 21. Real wicked wind on the one ridge in the park.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from snowy Iowa! Did a short treadmill run at home this morning. Did :30/:30 to work on a little faster pace felt good but I don't think I need to concentrate on a faster pace but building my mileage back up. I have really enjoyed my runs lately now that my injuries are behind me!

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Happy Holidays to all my teammates!
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Lots to do today. Going out to breakfast shortly, then last minute grocery shopping for Christmas and some light holiday house cleaning. D & I are doing our traditional Christmas Eve dinner at The Beachcomber in Clearwater Beach and after dinner beach walk! It's a new tradition we established since moving here in 2009. That's how we roll in Paradise!
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emoticon Happy Monday and Merry Christmas Eve Day to everyone!

STRIVER: 90:30s - impressive!!!

CATHERINE: Congratulations on the 120 books completed. emoticon
I'll check my list..... I've managed to complete 22 books, but I didn't have a goal. Most I enjoyed... a couple for the book club I probably would not have chosen.

NATALIE, IONA, STEPH: Hi to all of you!

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AFM....
running this morning (11-800s) once it warms up a little....
hoping my new Garmin arrives in the mail today....
a little more shopping to do...will go out and brave the world...



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Good evening, everyone. Hope your weekend has been a good one and you are ready to celebrate.

I got my 2 hour run in today. Weather wasn't too bad, but I am definitely tired. I think there is some foam rolling in my immediate future.

Oh, and I finished book #120 last night, so I have met that goal for the year.

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