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8/3/11 12:12 A

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I understand how you feel Vanessa about keeping track of laps while swimming. I now just swim for an amount of time.

RE: track or small loop running: I don't think I could run that long continually in a circle. I have a huge lakefront park system that provides tons of different trails to give me many options for my runs. 13.1 miles/72 laps..... I don't know if you are crazy or if I should congratulate you!

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8/2/11 11:15 A

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Nice work! Didn't you feel like a hamster on a wheel though? :) Since getting back in the pool again recently I am finally remembering one of the reasons I didn't like swim practice growing up - keeping track/remembering what lap I was on. I tried to do sets of 400 yards last Thursday and basically had to "talk" to myself the entire hour I was in the pool to keep the numbers in my head so I didn't forget what lap I was on, how many I had to go in that set and how many sets I had completed. I would say it makes me feel old, but I remember having that problem as a child too, so maybe my brain just isn't equipped for that kind of information. ;)

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8/2/11 11:07 A

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I have done some of my recent long runs on the indoor track at the gym. It's 5.5 laps per mile and just last Friday I ran 13.1 miles... That's 72 laps! Talk about loopy! Around mile 7 it started getting harder to remember what lap I was on. Thank goodness for split timing on my watch!
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8/2/11 10:23 A

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I was told the Kiawah Island, SC Marathon might not be the best idea for a first-time marathon because it's a 2 x 13.1 mile loop. I can't even imagine running a 1 mile loop for 6-12 hours! That's enough to drive a person loopy... lol

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8/2/11 12:53 A

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Good Training for a half, full, or ultra!

www.desertskyadventures.com/Tule/

"The 1.16 mile course loop around the park will provide a flat, fast course combined with wildlife, lush vegetation, lakes, views of the Sheep and Spring Mountains and Peacocks!!

How many miles can you do in 6 hours? In 12 hours?

Go as many times around as you can or want! :) "

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