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  1. #1
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    C'mon, somebody must be running!

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    Where's everyone been? How's the running going?

    I've decided to run NYC as a fun run. I was so close to burnout after Boston that I just couldn't get excited about actual training, but I didn't really want to defer either, who knows what might happen in a year. So, I'm just building mileage back, and picking up a 5K here and there and calling it speedwork. PR'd last week, actually, which astounded me since it was brutally hot and humid, and I was expecting to run MUCH slower. But it was an evening race, which my body seems to like, as much as my head doesn't. And, I tried pre-cooling for the first time, without planning it - it was just so hot when I started warming up, and they had a snow cone stand in the start-finish area, so I got a cup of shaved ice with just a splash of syrup and ate as much as I could without letting it melt. Something must've worked!

    I also just got a new pair of Altra Torin 1.5 - those shoes and also their One2 are on a new last with a much wider toe box. Unsurprisingly I could still use a scoche more width, but they're about the same in my trouble spots as the 4E Nike Structures I've been running in, and the zero drop is soooooo nice. My chronic Achilles trouble just goes away when I run in those shoes. Yay. I've already ordered a second pair, since these will have too many miles on them before November.

    And, registration for Boston opens in a week and a half. Can't decide if I want to run it again. One thing about taking it easy in New York, is that I'll actually be a little bit better positioned to carry more fitness through to a spring marathon if I choose.


    Your turn!!
    Last edited by OakLeaf; 08-30-2014 at 12:41 PM.
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    I keep tweaking my right knee when I try to run - going back to my unplanned trail 5K (solo) in June... So I am living vicariously through you and the others here. I might eventually need to get it checked out, but that is another story...and it IS improving!

    I can certainly understand your mixed feelings about Boston, but have fun whatever you choose do!

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    I have a duathlon tomorrow...then one 5 days later, a CX race the day after that, then another duathlon 6 days after that. I'm already tired just thinking about it!
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    Zoom-zoom, you should really try to get some exercise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roo4 View Post
    Zoom-zoom, you should really try to get some exercise!
    Ha, I think by this time next week I may have some regrets...biting off more than I can chew. I may skip the CX race and go heckle my friends, depending upon how I feel.
    Kirsten
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    Dang Zoom! Good luck!
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    Jolt is offline Dodging the potholes...
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    I'm training for a half marathon (MDI Half in Bar Harbor) in October...did the week's long run of 8 miles today. I should have done it Saturday, but had such a rough night on call beforehand (read: no sleep) that I was a bum and put it off. So...today it was, in the high humidity and already 80 degree temps this morning. Yuck. But, I got it done and feel good that I did.
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    I'm in training for another half marathon in October. It's a new one for me...the Portland Half. I have friends coming in from out of town to run with me (some doing the full), so it should be a good time. I hope the weather cooperates! I'm also thinking I should sign up for the Holiday Half as well (registration just opened for the Dec race).

    Yesterday was 8 miles - I ended up with 8.4 with a spot-on pace for my plan. Considering how many mid-week runs I've missed this summer, that pace shocked me. Now that I think about it though, I had a lot going for me. I was well fed from an amazing brunch, it was a late afternoon run (I'm always faster in the afternoons) and it was a gorgeous cool day (high of 75!). If only all long runs could go like that one!
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    I ended up having long-postponed shoulder surgery in mid-July, so I didn't do any more events after Bighorn in June. I just started running again a couple of weeks ago (with instructions of "don't fall!!!!"). I wasn't sedentary during the 5+ weeks I took off from running (I walked and hiked and rode the spin bike as much as I could stand to), but it's been tough getting back at it. My motivation kind of took a holiday, and I think it's still jet lagged. That, combined with the pain of restarting, has made for a less than stellar return. I will miss a 50k at the end of Sept that I signed up for but will probably still do a trail half marathon I also signed up for mid-month. I'm still undecided. I can do the distance (I did 15 miles on Saturday--slowly), but I'm not sure I want to. I hope my motivation wakes up soon.

    And I have been busy with my new puppy <3
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    Jolt is offline Dodging the potholes...
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    Cute puppy...congratulations!
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    OMG. Such a cutie!
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    Oooh, puppy! This thread just improved exponentially with the addition of a puppy!

    He/she is adorable! Name?
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    It's a girl, and her name is Bea (say bee). I've taken her on some really short jogs and so far she's done really well. She already heels and figured out pretty quickly that she will have to slow down for me. When off leash, she stays on the trail and doesn't get too far ahead. I think she will be a good running dog when she's grown up. For now it's lots of training and bonding and play time.

  14. #14
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    Awwwwwww!

    Hope you keep healing well. Shoulders are a bear ...
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

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    I was doing a fair amount of running this summer until about 4weeks ago when I broke my toe. Ugh...It is finally starting to feel better so I may try to go for a short one tomorrow.

 

 

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