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6/25/07 3:14 P

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Very nice job all of you that got in half marathons or longer runs over the weekend, and that's awesome to see some new PBs!

I just started my training up on Saturday for the half and it went amazingly well. I'm running better than even a week ago, and find that group running is exactly like I remembered back in the Army days. You never want to be that person to fall back, so it's that little extra bit of motivation to keep the pace up and don't even think about quitting.

We had around 30 people in my pace group, and around 250+ overall with the Dallas Running Club. This is a free half-marathon training session for those in the club that signed up for the half in November, so there seemed to have been a lot of last minute additions. They even ran out of packets to hand out since they only brought 250 based on the signups the night prior to the training :)

So it's pretty great to meet up with a lot of other local runners, especially those that are also training for a half marathon. Although, I still haven't found a place that comes close to comparing how supportive and informative the Spark forums are!

I'm currently training at a 9:30 pace, and hope to see if I can keep that up on the longer runs. My ideal goal would be to come under the 2:00:00 mark, but for now I'm just working hard to make sure I can get the training in and at least finish the race injury free.

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Wow!! All of you have had some great 1/2's the last week or so. Congrats to all of your wonderful times and even some PRs! Thatís fantastic!

Athena2C: where do you live? Iím in Santa Clara, but am working up in San Francisco for a summer internship. Itís been hard to get my runs in and havenít really started my training, but Sunday July 1 is 15 weeks out from the Ĺ - Iím eager, excited, and scared to ďofficiallyĒ start training. I want to incorporate a bit more cross training than I did for the last one. Has anyone had luck with that? Iíve been going on 1 long bike ride a week w/ my boyfriend and loving it (anywhere from 25-35 miles).

Good luck for a good week of runs Ė how ever long they are.


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Steve - I have had a lot of runs like that. I did 17 on Saturday and from 10 on I was just dying. My pace didn't fall too much but I just, with every fiber of my being, wanted to stop and stop right there and then. I pushed my way through it though and I am happy that I did. I personally will "carb load" a bit the night before a long run. The DH and I will usually get Noodles & company with flat bread and i'll drink some milk. I haven't as of yet, been taking anything during the run other than water. I want to train my body to use itself as efficiently as possible for fuel.

Trish - I have had that happen, especially after a race and it is always a tight hamstring. It feels like I am throwing my leg forward. Not cool. I have found that using "the stick" on it to be very beneficial (www.thestick.com).

 
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Christina -- Congrats on your 1/2 time! That absolutely rocks! Are you still on a high from the accomplishment? I would be! :o)

Trish -- I have had that issue with leg extension and my doctor did say that for me it was a tight hamstring. Trying to run through it resulted in a bow-tight hamstring that hurt incredibly and a lot of hip pain. I am the biggest advocate now of hamstring stretches. I will even stop during a wog or run to stretch it if it starts to "twinge". Good luck!

I am so glad to have found this thread. At age 43 (almost 44) and with a very demanding work schedule, it is important for me to find inspiration whereever I can to continue on this journey. I'd like to know that I'll be doing this 10 years from now, endeavoring for ever improving performance and greater endurance and energy. So, I am really appreciative every day of the people who post advice and encouragement here. Right now, my quest is for my best 1/2 marathon time for the Chicago Distance Classic on 8/12.

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Steven - I've suffered with depression all my life. I've been on drugs and am currently experimenting with some natural things that seem to be helping. If you're interested - PM me rather than bore the masses...lol

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Thanks guys. I have been thinking about things a lot recently and think I may be battling with depression also. I'm trying and pushing, but all the symptoms seem to be there.

I run first thing in the morning. I was out of the house at 6:40 on Sunday. I had planned on leaving an hour earlier, but my kids wouldn't go to sleep until close to 11 the night before and I slept through the alarm.

Food may be an issue, I don't eat anything while I run. I do run with a Camelback full of Gatorade. My breakfast was a quarter of a chicken breast and a snack pack of the orange crackers with Peanut Butter. I honestly don't remember what I ate Saturday and I didn't even log it into Spark so I can't go back and check. I'll just have to keep at it. Maybe one day I'll be decent.

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Steven - sometimes you just have to fake it until you make it. You know you can do the distance. You know your body is strong and fit enough to do it.

I have a witch who lives in my head constantly telling me I can't do things. Some days it just feels so difficult to put one foot in front of the other and she keeps telling me to quit - but I don't. I always manage to finish and I feel better when I do, which proves to me that it's just mental - and you already know that.

Do you listen to music when you run? Maybe you could find a podcast that would keep your mind off the motion and you'd just get it done.

Is there any way you can change the time of day you run? Maybe earlier when it's cooler might work.

If all else fails - this really works for me 20 minutes morning and evening - ommmmmmmm

Trish - I've never seen Cliff blocks around these parts - I'm going to do a bit of research. I like GU, and Walmart sells some gel by PowerBar that isn't bad, but I really don't like the consistency - I'll look for the blocks.

Christina - congrats on the half!! Amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it - knocking all that time off must have you really stoked.

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Holy Oasis, you rocked your half...congrats to you!!! What are you running in Victoria?

Steven, hmmmm, your run sounds like lots I have had. Did you fuel properly the night before? I had vegetarian lasagna (and lots of it), along with salad and toast. The day of I didn't eat breaky, but did have a fruit and vegie bar about 1/2 hour before starting - ran with a camel pack, and ate 6 cliff-shot blocks (loving those) during the run. I think you are fit, it is just finding out the proper pre and during run stuff that you are struggling with.

Hugs,

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Hey Guys,

I found the new thread. Great! My half marathon was today... I'm too tired to go into detail but I'll blog about it in the next few days...

Anyhow... This is going to be very short as I'm tired.

My Half marathon this morning went GREAT (Vancouver Scotiabank 1/2 Marathon)!!! I didn't just beat my time from last year, I completely trounced it.

Last year, I did it in ~2hrs 35 min. This year it was 2hrs and 9min. Amazing what consistency, hard work, and losing 31 Ibs can do for you.

I am also thrilled 'cuz it's 42 min faster than the half I ran right before I started this Sparkpeople Journey.

All in all I'm thrilled. A few muscle twinges that aren't injury but need to be rested and recovered. No running for a few days (gym and dancing instead to keep active). I may try a slow run on Tuesday depending on how I feel.

Okay. I'll blog more about my race when I'm not so tired (I've slept the better part of the afternoon and am about to go back to bed...).



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Great Job Trish. I was trying for 15-16 miles today, but instead finished in 14, not 14.6 like 2 weeks ago, just 14, and I finished in the same time as two weeks ago. There's something about the 2 hour time mark that just completely drains me and I am a total zombie fighting and arguing with myself for each and every step afterwards. At that point I just wanted to die. I'm glad I finished my run, now looking back on it, but during the run everything hurt so much and was so hard taht I wanted to swear off running forever. I know all the little mental tricks and they don't work for me. Does anyone know of a good psychology of the mind type of book that could help me get over my limitation, this is killing me. When I'm not running I know I can do it, but by the 4th mile today I was already doubting myself, it was horrible.

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Hey guys,
I did my 16 mile long run today, and it went pretty well. I wore my old shoes (they have less miles on them than my newer shoes), but they also have this nasty way of giving me blisters on my right instep. They reared their ugly heads at about mile 10...got worse as the run went on, but I made it in.

Hey, has anyone had the feeling when running that your leg will not extent properly? I'm thinking it is from a tight hamstring, or even glut...it felt really odd, but when I stopped to stretch it out, there was no problem for about 1.5 k's. Weird huh? I guess it is me talking, so weird is just kinda inevitable!!

Pam, I've told you before hon, and I will say it again - you ROCK!!!!!

Hey Nicole, nice to see you hanging out on this thread:)

Have a great week all,

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Hi all!
Guess I'll reintroduce myself too. I'm Nicole, 36 y.o., and live in California. I'm training for the Rock & Roll 1/2 Marathon in San Jose on 10/14 (same one Molly's doing).

I took last week off because of my calf. I'm going to try an easy run tomorow morning and hope I'm doing better. I really don't want to lost my training momentum..or injure myself.






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Hey all, I am going to re-introduce myself since we have moved threads. I am Pam, I am from Winnipeg, Canada. I just completed my first half marathon last week. I did it in 2:22 also (way to go Jean!!!).

I am not sure which race is next for marathons, I am doing a 10k on Canada day (July 1), after that I have to decide between two races either one in July or August. I am going to do one in Feburary for sure and then April, in hopes to do my first full in June next year. That is the long-term plan, so I am really hoping to stick to this as long as I am feeling good and still loving to run :)



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Woo hooooooo Jean - you rocked it:)

Trish

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Hi Everybody,
Already posted this on the main thread, but am reposting here for all you marathoners!

Well today's 1/2 marathon was a go, rain and all! Yes, it did rain the entire time I was running, but it actually felt pretty good to run in. No overheating today! I managed to complete the race in 2:22:31. Unfortunately that did include 2 potty breaks, but other than those I did not have to walk at all. I definately should NOT have eaten at T.G.I. Friday's last night and I am still paying for it (I'll leave it at that!) I did run at a pretty fast pace for me...Ipod said about 9 min/ml but the "official report" says 10 due to the stops. I can't wait to run another 1/2 so I can set a new PR. I know I can definately beat my time if I can manage to run without needing to visit the porta potty! More on my blog if interested...Have a great day everyone!

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Lybbe - nice run!

I run 2 long run weeks then a week with a shorter run - and this is that week. I feel like I want to run long anyway, but I will do as the schedule says. Earlier this week I was supposed to run a short easy run, but I felt like pushing it and ran longer too. I paid for it. My right leg ached for a few days and still feels like it needs more healing. Old body!!

I like mixing up the marathoners with the half marathoners. I love the learning.

I too have started getting up at 4:30 am to beat the heat. It is a magical time of the day besides.
Have a great run!
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Wow, nice work Lybbe! :)

I'll be trying to do a quick 2 mile run today, I'm thinking about hitting the track so I can calibrate my Nike+ kit. I think that's the discrepancy in my time when I run on my own and on race day, I'm pretty sure my iPod is making me run longer than I'm supposed to :)
(I'm sure the adrenaline on race day helps too.. heh)

Tomorrow I start my first group run for my HM training, getting more and more excited as I get closer to it.

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Hey everyone,

Lybbe, way to go on your accidental run!!! Isn't it fun when it just kinda happens?

Thanks for your advice on strengthening hamstrings. Actually Steven, I was having a particularly tough hill climb on my bike, and when that happens, I have to concentrate on something else...what I did was to make sure that I had resistance through the entire circumference of the pedal. What that did was to make my hamstrings work as well as my quads. The result...ouch, that's how I found out how weak the hammy's were.

Gotta fly,

Trish

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Lybbe -- Congrats on your awesome distance this morning. It is so gorgeous here that I am envious of anyone not stuck in an office. I appreciate the reminder about the hamstring stretches. I hadn't thought of the curl with the exercise ball but that is one I'll have to try. It may even help the hip issue I am having right now.

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At the risk of sounding like a clone of Trish - I 'accidentally' ran 12.07 miles this morning. It was such a beautiful morning - with no humidity and very little wind, I just kept on going.

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Kelly: Welcome to the thread :)
I've run the Great Aloha Run many times over the years, although the last time I ran it was in '99 when I was still stationed on Oahu .. hah

Does the Hana Relay go all the way through the road to Hana? That seems like it would be a great run if that's the case, too bad I never got a chance to do that while I was there.

Good luck on the half marathon training, I wish I was still in Hawaii to train for my half since the weather is so much nicer than the hot and humid days we typically see here in North Texas.

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Do you have shoe clips on your bike pedals? Without them you should only be using your quads anyway.

I've read that lunges are good for stenghtening hamstrings. I prefer to do deadlifts and good mornings though. I will do hamstring curls from time to time, but be careful with these and don't try to do too heavy of a weight. Your hamstring probably is a lot weaker than your quad and you don't want to pull anything.

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Welcome Shelpen - you're gonna love this group for motivation and inspiration.

Trish - Hamstring curls are good but I would think all the biking you're doing is giving your hamstrings a pretty good workout. If you have an exercise ball, lie on your belly with the ball between your feet, and lift and curl. Maybe you aren't stretching enough? Try standing with your toes on the edge of a step, and drop your heels until you can feel the whole back of your leg stretch out (when your leg is warm of course.) I have found that stretch to be a godsend for just about everything on my back end...lol

I'm off for my long run now - I'm leaving at 4:30 instead of 5 so hubby doesn't freak out when I show up later than usual. I'm trying for maybe 12 miles today. It's cool and I should be able to do it.

Have a great day!

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Hey Kelly,
Welcome to the group...what training program are you using?

Trish

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Hi everyone, this is my first time at this thread, so I'll introduce myself. I'm running my first half marathon in October. Up until now, I've only run 5Ks, so this will be quite a challenge. But I think I'm up for it :) I found a great training schedule and I'm ready to do this!

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Hey guys, with my huge bike workout this week, I realized that I have really weak hamstrings...what exercises do you guys do to build that area? Man, my quads must be killer to be able to do the distance...hopefully it will be easier when my hams get up to par:)

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scarlett

I have registered for the Disney full this year. I am currently in my base building phase and will be starting my 'official' training the first week of August. I will end the summer with a HM to get a better idea of how I have improved (hopefully) and adjust my training paces.

I have run Disney before, albeit not well and it you are right, it isn't the most scenic. The start time sucks as well and that march to the corrals...just darn mean. HOWEVER, the weather has been good and that is more I can say for some other January FL races. I did the Miami HM back in January and the weather was horrible. Terrible rain, heat and humidity. Coming from training in MN, it was not fun. My DH has also run Tampa and he had similar weather. Here's to cloudy and 45 at the start :)

 
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Well...I've been gone for ages now...I haven't been on the boards since early April when I got diagnosed with Mono. I'm finally back to tip top health (it was a looong road with 2 hospitalizations), but I'm back! Everyone always says that you lose weight when you ahve mono, but I went from a super active life to completely sedentary for 2+ months. I gained about 6 pounds, which was rough, but I'm back on track.

I'm running the San Jose Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 marathon in October. I officially start training on july 1, but I've been picking up miles here and there as I get back into running - it took a while after 2 months off - but I did 5.5 miles yesterday and it felt great!

Happy training everyone! It's good to be back.
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This has been a rough week for me. I was feeling the start of illness come on Sunday when I ran, but wanted to ignore it. It hasn't worked. I left work early on Monday and Tuesday, and didn't even bother to go in on Wednesday. Today I probably should have stayed home again, but I just can't stand being laid up like that. so I'm back at work and 7 miles behind in my training this week. I'm hoping that a good night sleep tonight can get me a short run in tomorrow before my long run of 15 miles on Sunday. I'm already worried about reaching my monthly goal. I hate being sick.

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Welcome, Eileen! I ran my first marathon with Team In Training back in 2000. What an amazing experience! I hope you feel the same after you finish your race. Good luck!

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Hi,
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Eileen and I will be running the Phily Distance Run in September. I have never run a half marathon before. I signed up to do it with Team in Training for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I am nervous about the fund raising and the training. I ran 4 miles today. I will be checking in for your support.

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Hey I found my way over to you guys too.

I'll re-introduce myself as well.

I'm Julie and live in Delaware. I'm registered for the Vegas full marathon on 12/2 and it's how I'm choosing to celebrate my 30th birthday (just 8 days prior to the race). I also hope to run a half sometime in the September/October timeframe. I have my sights set on the Philadelphia Distance Run on 9/16 however we may possibly be moving so I'll have to find another one closer to our new location (I'll know more in a few weeks).

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Hey Scarlett, welcome to the group!! There were a couple of people that ran Disney last year, not sure if they are planning on doing it this year or not.

Steven, welcome to the new thread, how is your training going?

Trish

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I'll re-introduce myself also... I have been hanging around (lurking) RR for a while now, but am just getting around to really comitting myself to a big race. I am running the Disney Marathon next January. I ran it back in 2001 and finished in just under 5 hours. Two kids and 7 years later, I'm hoping to come close to that time. My training program doesn't officially start until the end of August, so until then, I'm working on just getting out to run at least 5 days a week, and slowly increasing my mileage a little. The training program I am doing is aggressive, but I think I can do it.

Scarlett

PS Any other Disney runners this year??? I did the half last year. I don't think they're the most scenic races - unless you're actually IN a park (which is only for a few miles here and there in the entire race), you're running on the service roads that lead into and between the parks. BUT as with all things Disney, the races are pretty high quality.



 
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Hello all. Since it's a new thread, I'll re-introduce myself and my goals. I'm training for a marathon October 21st in Columnbus Ohio. I hope to run a half marathon somewhere between now and then. June 10th I ran 14.6 miles, my longest run ever, and the first time I've been able to cover the whole half marathon distance. I'd like to run my fulll marathon in 5 hours, but so far my training has me averaging 12:30 per mile not 11:30. Last Sunday I ran a 6 mile tempo run and averaged 11:15, without any walking. It's the first timee I've run that far without walking this year.

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Trish, I'd love to but it's the "goal race" for my half clinic. Since I'm instructoring, I'd feel horrible if I missed it. I will be home when you get here in July tho'. You and Cass are still coming, right?

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WHATTTT!!!!! Kelowna half???? PENNYYYYY, I am running the Victoria full that weekend, why don't you switch!! Can't even believe you are gonna be in my home town, and I won't be here!!

Here is Trish joining Lybbe and kicking the ground muttering!!

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Nicole, rest. relax. R-I-C-E. get better soon.

My goal is always to finish. A good finish time is a bonus. A better time than last time, a double bonus. As long as I'm the one dragging my butt across the finish line, I'm happy. :o) So far so good.

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Sorry to hear about the injury, Nicole. Healing vibes coming your way.

My half-marathon training program which I started at the end of May has me running five days a week, with a mid-week medium-distance run, so I put in 6 miles this mroning. It's a lot less humid this week, so it was a fun run.

My program also has step-back weeks, so this week I'm running 26 miles and next week only 15. I like that, because it helps with burnout, though it will be an interesting experiment adjusting my calories for the step-back weeks. I like that running lets me eat more while losing weight. I'll miss the extra calories next week!

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I completely agree with you Lybbe, my main goal is to finish also. However I have to admit that improving my time is an extra of motivation.
Training alone is not a big problem for me if I have the right music to listen to. I could say that it is like a therapy, because running alone makes my thoughts flow and feel great in the end. I guess I like to see the positive side of things.

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I am going to shoot for a sub 2 hour finish when my half rolls around in November. I'm not sure how realistic of a goal that is yet since I haven't run longer than a 5k in years, but it's something for me to shoot for :)

My training for the Nov 4th half in Dallas starts up on Saturday morning. This will be the first time I've run with a group in 8 years, so I'm excited to see how it works out.

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Laurona - I train alone. My goal is to finish - I'm not concerned about time at this point, although I don't want to embarrass myself by being too slow. I'm pretty sure I will be able to get in under 3 hours, anything faster will be a bonus to me. I sometimes think it would be better to have a training partner, but that just isn't possible right now.

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Edited to delete. I think I'm the only confused one...lol *walks away muttering to self*

Edited by: LYBBE1631 at: 6/20/2007 (11:16)
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Found it!

Keyalus-Good luck on your race this weekend!

It's official-I've injured my calf...grr! We have a lower mileage week in my 1/2 marathon training program this week, so I'm going to lay off the running for a few days and see how I am next week. I'm hoping if I take it easy now, I won't be hurting when I need to ramp up my mileage in a couple weeks.

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Hi everyone! I'm planning to officially run a Half Marathon next April 1st in Barcelona, although I hope to run the distance before (around October) even if I run alone, or in a virtual race, so it's time to train hard...

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Hi Y'all!I'm doing a HM on Nov 18 here in Philly. I've done a few races in the past, and am really going to start training this week for the HM. WOO HOOO

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My next HM is October 7th in Kelowna, BC. Are ther any other RRs participating in the OIM?

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I thought I'd say "Hi" now that this thread isn't sooo long!

I'm training for a half on Thanksgiving. I just started running recently (~ 2 months). My first race is a 4 miler this Sat and I am so nervous and excited!

I look forward to getting to know you all and seeing how everyone's journey to the the half turns out.

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I found you all too :) Thanks.

Kris

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Moving all the distance training threads to one forum.

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