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  1. #16
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    GLC--BUMMER! Hope it doesn't keep you down long!

    Emily--Whoo Hoo! And you have always been a runner!

    Race Report (late)
    So Sunday I did a 15k. As you all know my training has be less than optimal. But the Gasparilla Distance Classic is a race I do every year and the 15k is a unique distance. We splurged and stayed in the host hotel. (Race was in Tampa, over the bridge from St. Pete where we live). So nice to not have to get up super early to drive, then park. We just "walked" a few blocks to the race. It was a WARM day. Low 70's at the start and HUMID. This race is out and back along Bayshore Drive...it is how it sounds, along the bay. So there is NO shade. I started a bit fast. It is a HUGE race, so many people so you keep picking your way around folks so I am ALWAYS passing. It is so tempting to keep passing. I knew I was not going to hold but I just couldn't slow. It got hot quick. 80's, sunny, no shade. Half way mark I was on track for a GOOD PR. BY mile 6 I am slowing. I tried to alternate pace each mile. By mile 7 I am trying to not overheat. They had water misters but the wind was blowing the mist away from the road where we were racing...darn it. I did manage a PR 1:38:08. My best time before this was 1:39:XX (probable closer to 1:40). So although I was on track for a 1:36 at half way, I still hung on to PR. The pictures of me look like I am miserable and actually dying! Even though the warmth was a bit much I think I still run better in heat the freezing temperatures!

    I was a bit sore (quads) after race. Went out for 4 miler today. Quads still tight and left hamstring or maybe it is more my perifomis (sp?) since it runs down my leg, too. I plan to foam roll a few times today.

    Bought new shoes (minimalist) at expo....more to come on those!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katluvr View Post
    I did manage a PR 1:38:08. My best time before this was 1:39:XX (probable closer to 1:40). So although I was on track for a 1:36 at half way, I still hung on to PR. The pictures of me look like I am miserable and actually dying! Even though the warmth was a bit much I think I still run better in heat the freezing temperatures!
    Congratulations on your PR!

    I probably run better in the heat than I would in *freezing* temps, but there's a LOT of ground in between that. I think 50s-60s are optimal for running for me, and here we have 70s-80s (and humid). It's hard on the body and slows me way down.
    Emily

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  3. #18
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    Nice job kat and Emily!

    I did 11 yesterday ... really sore from yoga, so I was pretty slow and felt heavy, but I got it done. Family stuff the next couple of days, I'm going to have to put my next long run off until the weekend. Just praying nothing goes wrong the way it ALWAYS does.
    Trying to live every day as though it were my first

  4. #19
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    Good job, Emily and kat! There's a local 15k just added to the calendar, and a guaranteed PR at a new distance is tempting... Don't see many 15ks around here.

    I wasn't sure if I'd be running outside or on the treadmill today, but then I took my dog out for her first pee of the morning. Despite wearing boots, she almost pulled me over when I hit some ice on the sidewalk. So the treadmill... 4 miles, at an 8:30 pace; 2 days off had me feeling turbocharged. I've never run that far at a pace under about 8:40 before. And tomorrow morning it may be warm enough to be running in shorts. That's spring in KY, I guess...

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    Tough run this morning! We had rain off and on for two days, turning the unpaved road into a muddy mess. Some of the puddles extended as ponds across the entire road. Normally I'd just run on the beach, but the tide was also extremely high this morning, and piles of sea grass washed in overnight, so in places where there is no seawall, there was very little beach, and what was there to run on was very soft sand you sink into.

    Neither option -- road nor beach -- was good at all, but I gave them both the old college try. North on the road, going off-road around numerous ponds, then south on the beach, slogging through soft sand and seagrass. It was also hot (upper 70s) and mostly sunny again this morning, which made for more of a struggle than two days ago when we had the nice cold front and overcast skies.

    This is a 4-mile route, but with all the twists and turns I had to take to get around obstacles, I am sure I did slightly over that. Just glad to finish today!
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    5 miles for me. Thought it would be horrible given the wind gusts, but it wasn't too bad. Had a nice tailwind on the second half. I like running.
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  7. #22
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    I feel like this is a good place for me to say woohoo! Started running again in January, decided to train for a 1/2 marathon, and so far, so good. So far, March has seen me run...

    * 6.01 miles on 3/3
    * 3.29 miles on 3/6
    * 2.56 miles today, 3/7 - shorter distance, but more running, with a 2 minute run/1 minute walk

    So..one week in with 10 miles and change, not bad for someone whose 2011 goal was not to run at all.
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    Good job, tangentgirl!
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    A run was not on the agenda today, it should of be strength training. But I didn't even get that in. Yesterday I was hoping my sinus issues and sore throat was just allergies, but it was not....I have a spring cold! Bummer! How can the common cold cause so much havoc! I feel crummy, I am tried, yucky! I hope to get an easy walk in my new barefoot shoe today. Not sure if I can muck out the treadmill tomorrow AM before work or not, guess I'll see how I feel.

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    Great job Kat and Emily! And welcome to the fold, tangentgirl!

    I'm just swinging by to say farewell. It's going to be 4 -6 months before I'm allowed to even try to run again, so I won't be torturing myself by visiting here too much.

    Not only did I break that 4th metatarsal, but I damaged (sprained, torn, fractured, something...) my Lisfranc joint. The doc won't know for sure until he cuts me open. I have surgery next week and a very long road to recovery ahead of me. Some things I've read said that the joint may always be a problem for me, so I may be giving up running for good. We'll see though. For now I just know that I will not be doing much of anything this summer.

    Luckily, I still love to bike and swim...so one day, I'll get to do those again at least!
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    GLC - that REALLY sucks With all you guys have going on too - that's rough

    Hang in there - and I absolutely don't blame you for not torturing yourself
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLC1968 View Post
    Not only did I break that 4th metatarsal, but I damaged (sprained, torn, fractured, something...) my Lisfranc joint. The doc won't know for sure until he cuts me open. I have surgery next week and a very long road to recovery ahead of me. Some things I've read said that the joint may always be a problem for me, so I may be giving up running for good. We'll see though. For now I just know that I will not be doing much of anything this summer.
    Crap, crap, crap! I was so hoping you hadn't done anything serious. I'm so sorry! Injuries s u c k!

    Please keep us posted of your progress -- you can move to the health thread, no need to torture yourself in the running thread. I will be pulling for you!

    Hope the surgery goes well.
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    Oh man (((((GLC))))), that stinks. Best of luck with the surgery and hoping you heal quickly and completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLC1968 View Post
    I'm just swinging by to say farewell. It's going to be 4 -6 months before I'm allowed to even try to run again, so I won't be torturing myself by visiting here too much.
    Bummed to hear that. Will miss your "company" and bummed about the injury. Good luck with surgery. I hope the joint isn't as bad as feared.

    Well, look on the bright side....there are always AquaVelo races!
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    GLC, I am really sorry about your injury.
    But, it seems like you've already put your focus on your recovery. That's a job in itself! Good luck.
    Hey, I keep reading this thread, even though I haven't run since November. I'm just starting to feel it might be OK, but I seriously have to get new shoes. I guess I don't love running that much that it bothers me to read this thread, because my running is very modest compared to most.
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