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Cindy, have you tried resetting your Gymboss with the reset button? I've had problems with mine resetting itself in the middle of a run. When I manually reset it, that problem stopped. I think I need to do it again though.

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Good evening, everyone. Well, we have had a dramatic change in the weather. It was 80 yesterday and now it is in the upper 30's with lots of wind and rain. A good day to stay inside.
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I had work men in the house, so couldn't run this morning. This afternoon, I was waiting for a call from the vet. So I decided to do the run on my treadmill. Sure enough, he called not too long after I got started. I would have missed him had I not stayed home.

I really have a hard time with longer runs on the treadmill -- I don't know why I get so bored, but I do. Today was a 6 mile recovery run. I had to do a lot of bargaining with myself, but I managed to stick it out,

I want to get outside for my 10 mile run tomorrow. I hope the wind dies down.
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Monty: Oof, sorry to hear about the fall. Hope the road rash is better and not the 'weepy' kind. Warrior badge, lol.

Cindy: Nice job on getting a closure on the house!

Striver: Way to work on that hill (and upright, too)! Hills are not my friends, at least not yet, but I like going up rather than down.

Steph: Glad to hear you're feeling better, and woo-hoo for the great workout!

Seabreeze: I never thought about negative splits that way--thanks for the tip.

Dee: Pilates is hard, like yoga, but it feels *really* good.

I'm doing okay, still a little stiff about my knee and that's worrisome, but I'll give it a few more days. I'm sure it will clear with time. Hope you all have a great weekend ;-).

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Well I've had a lot of conflict this week. What with closing on the sale of our St. Louis house and puppy issues. In terms of training I have this mild achilles thing going on. and I have a puppy who loves running with me, but she could use some training. She rain perfectly the first week. I'm thinking its because she had just recently had been spade and was still a little insecure about her situation. She did attach quickly to me, and that meant when we were out she stayed right by my side. Well now not so much.

So I've been working on improving her behavior and having success. Except it became clear today you have to decide if the outing is a run for your training or the outing is for training the puppy. They goals conflict at times.

Gymboss reset in the middle of the run, so something is off. I guess I can use my husband's inside my shirt and see what happens. I guess I can try calling Gymboss, but had a very unsatisfactory response last time it was working oddly. Because at times it did work.

Anyway 4 miles today, but an odd run, since I was trying to work with the Sasha at the same time. Won't be doing that anytime soon. Spent quite some time working on trigger points in my calves. I seem to have quite a few, I have not had a massage since early Aug in St. Louis.

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oh dear, i'm beginning to think my klutziness is contagious and it's spreading to this group. Ann & Monty, take care. Monty, my family tries to beat it into my brain that i should look where i'm going. i do try. i don't want to say i'm doing better, though, that would surely jinx me. i have so many places i'm careful at now (because i've already fallen there) that pretty soon, it should cover my whole route.

Cindy, i will definitely remember that technique for the gym boss. and congrats on the closing.

SB — so what intervals are you doing now?

Dee, how's the phone coming.

Steph — yay for a good workout.

afm, this has been a tough week work-wise and i have not managed to manage ST. i did get a late afternoon run in today, before dark but after deadlines —, and went back to the hill i worked on last fall/winter. i was up to 8 repeats on it then, so i'm relatively pleased that i managed 4 today. it's about 0.13 miles, grade of 4% i believe Catherine figured out last year, and i do it straight running — it's somewhere between 90-120 seconds, so the combination of the hill and the no walk makes it hard — which makes me stronger. and now i remember how i was always so surprised last year that i ended up enjoying it so much. i did today too. my hamstrings definitely felt it!


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Jean, I haven't posted them. I'm still thinking about it. What about your race plan caused problems? How will you fix it?

Edit: I put one on my page. Can't access FB at work but may post a few there later.

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STRIVER: Good job on the MM even if it was slower than before.

GARY: An 11:19 pace - to me, that is very impressive!!!!!

CINDY: I am sure I would survive with broken gadgets, but, I sure do like them and depend of them. Hurray for your house closing!!!! I clip my Gymboss to my bra strap also. I've never had an issue.

DEE: I've gotta go searching to see if you posted your race photos somewhere. BTW: Retirement does NOT sound crazy.

MONTY: Busy guy! How is your body feeling after that fall....?

LYNN: My next race is on 12-1 (Dec 1). LOL I don't think I'll be using a 12:1 interval though.

ANN: Sorry about the fall..... how are your bumps and bruises today?

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Yikes Ann & Monty! Hope you both heal quickly!

Dee - I keep vowing to attend yoga class but have put it off until basketball is over. Pilates would be fun too.

Have a terrific weekend all!

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I've fallen twice in the last 3 years I've become a runner...both times at night, both on a sidewalk! Last night was the second! I worked hard on my posture when I run. Last night was no exception. After 2.5 miles, I slipped on a rock on the sidewalk. Minimal road rash on my arm & shoulder with a nice badge on my knee. I even wore a Brooks light hat..very cool..but I wasn't looking down as it would be bad posture! Such is life!
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Well, I headed for the treadmill at the gym because it was pouring when I got home yesterday. Dusk and rain in my neighborhood is double trouble, so not worth taking a chance. Once I got on the treadmill, I realized I'd forgotten to change into my sports bra. It just wasn't going to work!

So I went to a Pilates class instead. Oh my, seriously whipped my butt. Well, not my butt but my abs. I'm thinking I have to do this more often.

Steph, I'm glad you had a good session. Kudos for getting up and going in spite of a bad night.

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HI everyone,

had a good session in the gym this morning. Though I had been sorely tempted to sleep in, since I had been awake for 2 hours at night. Will probably turn into a monster in the afternoon.... emoticon

Still walking on the treadmill, even though I am a lot better. Still coughing, but much less congested.

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Dee,
I think walking is better than nothing as well & my time for running will come, even though I think I have to stick with shorter distances.

Monty,
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darkness is our permanent "friend" here, making runs in the evening difficult, unless you leave work early. Here, since we are close to the equator, it gets dark around 7pm all year round. It varies about 30 minutes between "winter" (=July) and Summer (December). BUt right now during the rainy season clouds usually gather in late afternoon and it gets dark around 6:30pm. That's why I have always done my long slow run on weekend mornings.



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Yikes, Ann, that reminds me of my misadventures last year. Just about this time of year, too. For me it was acorns! I hope you recover quickly.

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Just a quick step-in: I had a "I've fallen and can't get up" moment this afternoon. Same route I've used a hundred times, only backwards (the trail, not me). Maybe it was the shoes or maybe I just wasn't paying attention--one second I'm up and the next I'm down like a sack of potatoes. There were some wet leaves, caught a tree root and that was it. My hand has an impressive bruise, fortunately my hip was padded a bit (!), but my knee feels pretty creaky. On some Motrin and ice. If it shakes out, will try the route again on Sat or Sun. Hope you all had a good day!

Monty: I'm glad your presentation went well, and it sounds like you had a great day!

Cindy: Yay for the Gymboss working!

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Rocked my presentation till I got a bit misty in the end. I told our Relay Chair/Commissioner to step in if I got to that point. She owed me one since I worked on her campaign and timed it perfectly.
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This morning, it was breakfast & shopping! This afternoon, washing bedspreads, doing my Sparking, a lil strength training to loosen up, then a run and hangin' out with my Dunedin Running Club! It's all about embracing life!
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I'm going to remember your technique, Cindy!

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Dee, I thought some people had problems with moisture when they clipped their gymboss to their bra.

To make the gymboss question more difficult. I tried repositioning the new battery and doing a reset again . Nothing. Then I dropped my Gymboss. It's working again. :)

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Cindy, I don't have to run in cold weather, but I do keep my Gymboss on my bra strap so it's right next to my body. Do you think body warmth would help?

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This is my second gymboss, each less than a year old that has acted up in the cold. The last one use to reset or turn off and came back after it warmed up. Or on warmer days. Until finally it just stopped working.

This one acted up both of the two sub 32 days and did not come back.

My first one was ok. Can't tell you if I was doing anything differently with the first. I if know at some point I went from using the beep to vibrate. I wondered if vibrating at cold temps was an issue. Also with vibrate I held it in my hand. Maybe I had it closer to my body and warmer when I used the beep.

I don't mind if the gymboss doesn't last forever, but I want some cold weather use .



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Lynn, I have heard of that and will try it. My phone is in a battery case and that protects it to some extent, but I also suspect that moisture got into the case, so both will take up residence in some rice this evening, while I run at dusk with Sophie.
This is the most difficult time of year for running for me, as it's already getting dark when I get home at 5:30. Switching to morning running is not easy as I like to get to work very early.

I know this sounds crazy, but I'm looking forward to retiring some day because I'll be able to do what I want when I want to do it. Of course being able to afford to eat is an issue. emoticon

Yes, one week to Thanksgiving, which for me one week until I get on a plane to Israel for 10 days. I'm definitely not ready for that. It will be a busy weekend.

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Good morning all! I'm back at it today after a case of 24 hour stomach flu. Ick!!

I will be testing out my Gymboss in sub freezing conditions this weekend. Training plan calls for 15 miles and the forecast is 26 degrees for the high on Sunday. No snow yet, thankfully! Planning a trail run - part paved, part limestone, most sheltered by trees. 4 weeks left until Galveston!!

As a tech person, I can tell you that rice can work for a wet phone or computer. What kills most of them right after a spill is that people immediately power them on to see if they are going to work. Big no-no!



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GOOD MORNING:

JEAN: What do you mean by 12-1 is your race day plan? I'm fairly certain it doesn't mean 12 min run / 1 min walk...but not sure.

DEE: Supposedly (and I have co workers who swear to this as it has happened to them), you can put your iPhone in a bag of rice in a warm, dry place and it sucks the water out of your phone...or, at least it dries it out. I think you do this for 24 hours. Google it. I recently had my phone in a saturated gym bag from a leaky water bottle (dumb of me to have had the phone near a water bottle!). Fortunately, no harm done. Have an expensive case and pricey plastic cover on the front and I think that helped.

MONTY: It is nice to see you and your sister are getting closer. What a great way to honor your mom's memory...and she'd be so proud...! Best wishes on your speaking engagement too.

CATHERINE: It is amazing the HUGE difference shoes and assistive products like inserts and all can do for people! I especially have to be careful with what running shoe I run in. I'm borderline stability - neutral. I've been running in neutral and a sales guy talked me into the stability. Tried it and it really messed up my feet for several weeks after just running in them a couple of weeks. I had taken them back and returned to the neutral...But even between different brands of neutral, I have had issues. I hate it when I find something I like and then they quit making them!

CINDY: So....You are saying your GYMBOSS died in freezing weather? Was it just the battery or the whole thing? I might not be able to wear my GYMBOSS the entire winter (Most of winter here is 20s - 30s with occasional 40s)??? YIKES.... That is going to be a BUMMER! My Garmin does have a run / walk option on it. So I could use that, but it's not as loud and the vibration confuses me with the 1 mile lap notice so I still prefer the GYMBOSS for the intervals.

Hoping to get a run in after work today. It's supposed to rain. I try to avoid the treadmill at all costs! #1 HATE it... #2 Like the running shoes with my feet...surface seems to matter to my legs and hips and running on a treadmill has caused me some issues...but not always. Strange thing!

Happy Thursday! Yikes....One more week to Thanksgiving! LOVE the holiday...just can't believe it's here already!

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Hello, everyone. Hope it's a great day. Wednesday is my rest day and I'm trying to do as little as possible, except read.
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One of the big reasons that the Orthaheel shoes work so well for me is that they have a heel cup that keeps the heel / ankle in neutral position. I have a tendency to suppinate and walk on the outside edge of my foot. I don't do that when I wear these shoes. They don't have an elevated heel, but I don't seem to need that (no Achilles issues, knock on wood). I am really surprised at how quickly my pain and irritation cleared up once I switched shoes. Just goes to show how important it is to think about what you are doing 24 hours a day when rehabbing (or preventing, for that matter) injuries. When I have lower back problems, it's almost always because of what I'm doing when I'm not running. I need to think foam roll, even when I haven't run that day.

I did have some mild Achilles irritation about a month ago. A massage took care of that problem for me because the source was tight muscles / attachments putting strain on the tendon. If it had gone on for some time, the tendon itself might have sustained an injury. But fortunately once the muscle problems were dealt with, the tendon stopped bothering me.

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what Dee said, Jean!
oh Cindy, things are really not going so great, huh? you can replace the wristband — i ran with my garmin in my hand for 5 months, and finally replaced the wristband two weeks before my race (you know, when i lost the garmin and had to replace the whole thing). i went and looked at the app immediately, but apparently it's not a good idea for people like me, who use their phone for music. anyway, wishing you better luck with things.
Dee, hope your phone survives.
Monty, hope your sister also comes for a few visits to heaven.
back to work.

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Great run, Jean!

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Good Morning, Team!
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I already scored my plane ticket back to DC on Dec 2 so I can be with my sis on her Birthday Dec 3. I'll also be there for the Memorial Mass my Mom's church is having for her as well as a special tribute some friends are having for "Miss Lili" locally. I'll be visiting my sister a lot more in the future. I will also run more races up there. I hope to get my sister back into running & training for a 5K. I'll enjoy pacing her.
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Last night, I did my practice run at Run Club with a friend I had actually ran with during a race in May. I did a PR at that race which also told me I could run a faster pace. It was the beginning of getting down to my present PR. Last night's run resulted in a great pace with ease.
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I'm attending a Team Rally Party for the Dunedin Relay for Life tonight. I was called yesterday and asked to speak on achieving goals. I was never told why they wanted me but it gives me confirmation I'm doing something right!
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Cindy, I see you've joined me in the "challenged running gear" fun. Besides the Garmin and Gymboss snafus, that marathon almost cost me my phone - still may. Since I had to run under misters at every chance, I tried to cover my belt even though it's supposed to be water resistant. I've had challenges with my iPhone since Sunday so I guess the belt is not that water resistant. I'm hoping the phone will dry out and be OK.

No physical problems from Sunday's fun run (not!) except for a sunburn. Yes, my back is quite crispy. First sunburn in years. BTW, the race pictures tell the story: I look miserable. So does everyone else.

It looks like everyone's training is going well. Striver, I'm in awe that you can run as fast as you do after a broken kneecap. Remember, it is quite a recent event. Applaud yourself for the way in which you've bounced back.

Cats! Catherine, I have trouble dealing with just one. She's furious with me for making her into an indoor cat but she's probably 14-15 and got herself in trouble in a cat fight. As for Crocks, I still remember the pain in my legs from spending a day painting walls while wearing Crocks.

Steph, get over your cold and in the meantime, enjoy the walking and gym. There's time for running when you are well.

Gary, you are making progress! I'm finding it impossible to run for an hour in the evenings at this time of year. I hate the thought of heading for the treadmill, so I'm going to have to figure something out.

Lynn, you are the energizer bunny!

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Had a decent run. I am fairly certain that I have chosen my plan for race day (12-1). I'll still wait and see what the forecast is, but probably no adjustment for weather will be needed.

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CATHERINE / CINDY: I actually had a podiatrist tell me that shoes with heels (within reason...no stilettos of course! LOL) are the best thing to wear. I had plantar fasciitis at the time. But he was the same with believing you should raise your heel... Best wishes to both of you with your feet!

JEAN: Computraining is where you bring YOUR bike and hook it up to a computrainer that spins your real wheel. That trainer is connected to a computer that has your personal information in it. What your current threshold is, weight, gender, etc.... A coach writes up a program and you cycle at different power, speed, cadence, etc. The purpose is to get you stronger and train yourself for maximum output and minimal effort since in triathlons, you have a run after the bike. So energy conservation while still pumping out a good bike time is the goal. Can be grueling!

Did 2300 yards in the pool. Off this afternoon, but will probably run tomorrow.

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Broke my glasses yesterday. Just a screw in the frame and my son fixed them for me when he got home. I can't see small things with my contacts . Meant little computer yesterday.

My gymboss is broken. I may be giving up on it in the cold weather. It died on both the below 32 days and did not come back the second time . I'll try the gymboss app.

So my gymboss died on my last run before my half and so did the wrist strap to my Garmin. I've been using duck tape to keep it on .

Today we have all our paperwork for our house sale. Should be final tomorrow

Yes I'm wearing Birkenstocks. They don't feel too bad and do feel better than my old running shoes or barefoot. I tried to find drop info on them and couldn't. I have thought of buying orthaheels.

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Catherine, always impressed with your running capabilities and your ability to determine how to heal your ailments. Sounds like crocks may not be the best things to wear.
SB, hope your 60 minute run goes well.
Stirver, sounds like a good base to from for your MM.

AFM, set a other short run PR for this life's season at an 11:19 pace. Tried doing more running at a :40/:30 interval. My HR went up to 173 but it didn't feel like it was all that bad. I didn't watch my pace today but did glance at it a couple of times and got below 9:00. Wish I had more than my 30 minutes of run time in the morning. That's one reason I stated running our cloverleaf in the evening. I can get up to an hour of run time.

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Cindy, good luck with the achilles tendon.
and Catherine, with your heel. and the cats.
Monty, thank you for your last post. i need to try to remember that.
Steph, good to have you back.
Dee, yay for a cool run!
and hi to Ann, Lynn, Stacie & SB.

afm, i succeeded a —very slow — MM. but it's a starting point. i followed everyone's advice — did 90/30 trying not to be fast … twice, and then decided 60/30 was probably better (had the gym boss at 30/30, as Cindy suggests, so i could change easily on the fly). 12:10 — 2 minutes slower than my last one, the day after Christmas last year — and a month before breaking my knee cap. and it was hard. but i think i will try it weekly for a while, as suggested. and also will try 800s on sundays, which should help me with it as well. otoh, it's clearly slower than i should be capable of, given that my pace at Amsterdam was 13.24 — and that of my first 5 miles there, the first 2 were (very barely) under 12 and the next 3 within 10 seconds of that magic mile. and i don't think i could or would run a LSR at 17.5. Sunday's 14:05 for 13.1 did not feel hard, though i wouldn't call it precisely an easy run either — but not far from.
anyway, i don't want to be a miler, but a half-marathoner (marathoner after retirement, if i ever can afford to retire). but i feel better having done it. and expect it should improve. hills on friday.
and back to work now. it's piling up. which is good. also not so good, but i'll try to stay positive.

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LYNN: How does that computraining work. Is every bike somehow connected to a computer? What is the goal? What a great run!

MONTY: emoticon taking ownership of one's own life..... very true

STACIE: You have such a busy schedule. Good for you to maintain your running schedule!!!

ANN: Hope you like the new shoes!! It is nice when stores let you try them out for a couple weeks to see how they feel. Not all stores do this though.

CATHERINE: Sounds like an interesting training plan.

STEPH: emoticon Hope you are feeling better every day.

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and before I forget it:

Thanks for all your sweet comments on my different Blogs and all the encouragement. Am doing well with exercise so far. Have to force myself to stay away from the scale until next week....

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HI everyone,

I can see lots going on in everybody's life.

Had a good session in the gym again. So far am managing to keep myself from running on the treadmill, am just walking 20 min. Cold also slowly resolving. Just wish someone could wave a magic wand & make it go away.... LOL

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Good evening, everyone. Another busy day -- not sure where the time goes sometimes!

Stacie, Amelia is 18 1/2, which according to the chart on the vet's wall is equivalent to 90 in people years.

This morning was my ST session, followed by a speed workout -- 5 x 1200 meters. I'm still maintaining the same pace in the 1200's that I ran in the 400's -- a little faster than 5K race pace. I'm surprised. I assumed I'd slow down a bit as the intervals got longer. But then, I don't have much experience with these sorts of shorter speed repeats, so I didn't really know what to expect. I'd call today's effort "comfortably hard." My heart rate was elevated but my breathing was controlled. Next week's speed work is a "ladder" -- 400-800-1200-1600-1200-800-400

My foot is doing better and better now that I'm back in my Orthaheel sandals. It didn't bother me during today's run, although there is still a little tightness in the side of the heel. Hopefully it will be completely gone tomorrow.

I was talking to my trainer about this today and he asked, "Were you wearing Crocks?" Well, as a matter of fact, I was, although I had added running insoles to them, thinking that would provide support. He told me that Crocks slope from forefoot to heel (i.e. the front of the shoe is higher), which shifts your weight back onto your heel. No wonder I wasn't healing and was even getting worse during what I thought were my rest days.

Cindy, if you are dealing with Achilles tendonitis, I hope you aren't wearing your Birkenstocks for the same reason that I shouldn't be wearing those Crocks. You need to elevate your heel to take the pressure of the Achilles or at least keep it in neutral position while it is healing.
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DEE: Anytime you want to help me out in the complaining business, feel free. I give you carte blanch! Ha, ha... Thankfully, today was a much calmer day!

SMITTY... I only work 30 hrs a week (which in school time for support staff is unofficially "full time" in that I do qualify for benefits. The 30 hours doesn't include lunch so I"m really there 32.5...so still....low hours. I feel like it's 40 though! Enjoy your new shoes. :)

I got in a run after school in spite of the fact that I had computraining tonight.

Mile One: warm up to 10K pace ~ 11:20
Mile Two: 10K-5K pace 10:20
Mile Three: 5K pace 9:54
Cool Down

Great run...No breaks (working on a no break 5K for a race next week)... For no breaks, it wasn't too bad (now that I'm not running right now....but that last mile was a bit tough).

Computraining was a great workout. On and off 80-90% of threshold with some rest intervals in between.

Swimming tomorrow AM.... Busy times!

May we all sleep well tonight!

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Stacie: Reading thru the threads, I think I saw you have your first grandchild? Congratulations!

Lynn: Retiring to exercise sounds lovely! But I can't complain, I only work part time now.

Dee: Glad you were able to take a recovery run, how do you feel overall? I know that much heat can drain a person.

Steph: Hi and hope you feel better soon!

Got to the shoe store today and they took a few measurements, then brought me a few different pairs of shoes and sent me jogging. Ended up with New Balance 860v4. They're a bit stiffer than my old ones (Asics 2170) but I think they'll be okay. Short run tomorrow to try them out ;-).

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Lynn, I know you weren't complaining, I was doing it for you! emoticon Commiserating that taking care of others prevented you from getting your run.

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Snakes, bad weather, bus accidents, injuries and still we move on and we run!!

Dee - I certainly hope it is a bit cooler in Texas for our half next month!! Your resilience is inspiring!

Trill - a friend's husband ran the full Philly marathon and got 2nd in his age group. I was thinking about all those who were running. I had such a great time there 4 years ago.

SB- I'm not a fan of snakes. Once I was loading wood from an old shed and came across a rather large bull snake. I would turn around and run the other way also.

Catherine - how old is Amelia in people years? I have a 14 year old tortie.

I'm getting my training runs in, but little else as far as exercise. This time of year, I require even more sleep it seems. Having two games a week plus practice makes for long days. I have just enough energy to eat supper when I get home, but that's it. I will say that the girls had me rolling with laughter on the bus ride home last night. All that youthful exuberance!!

Have a wonderful day!!


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I am reminded there are certain life events over which we have no control. We do have control over our response to those events. Staying positive emphasizes ownership of my life and keeps me mentally healthy. We all miss my parents. I can't think of better inspiration and motivation than to honor them daily in the way I live my life. I need to walk the walk, be thankful for what I have, and pay it forward to others. We make life good.
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Oh no...not complaining about calling parents and all...was just a mad house the last hour of the day. I feel for the bus driver. Even the smallest little bump is considered serious when you are transporting children, our most precious commodity! Not even sure what happened, but a police report had to be made and we had to fill in the blanks...who rode the bus...parent's names, addresses, phones, date of birth, etc. So the other secretary and I were scrambling to cram it all in ASAP. Phones ringing off the hook and people in and out of the office with questions we had no answers for. Crazy. Hopefully, today will be calmer. And in the end...I'll take that day over what these poor people in Washington, IL and other tornado ravaged areas are going through. Sure puts things in perspective!

Happy Tuesday! Computraining tonight so still no run. Hoping tomorrow after school allows me to go with it as I have swimming in the AM that day. I need to retire so I can get all my exercise in?
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Sophie and I went out for a recovery 'run' around the block this morning. Since DD woke me up extra early rustling about on her day off (she's nocturnal now that she works night shift), I figured I'd take advantage of it. Yes it's dark, but there are fewer cars. I went out and had to turn back to get a long sleeved shirt. Now why couldn't we have this two days ago?

Re: injury-free, what happened to me is that I pushed it in the beginning. I probably shouldn't have trained for a marathon my first year running, but that's what my training group was doing so I went along. I've since recovered and haven't had anything really serious since then. Keeping my fingers crossed, and trying to listen to my body.

Steph, that's pretty much how it's done at the running stores I frequent. I did have a videotaped treadmill gait analysis done at an expo, and the recommendation was for the same type of shoes I already use based on running up and down the aisles of the shop. emoticon

Lynn, what a nuisance, but those kids need to be taken care of. And parents need to be reassured.

Catherine, hoping Amelia gets over the wheezing quickly.

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Cindy, I have used jelly beans successfully, but was trying to keep the load light. I think I just have to suck it up and carry the heavier pouch during races so I can carry the fuel I need.

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DEE: Glad there are no residual aches and pains...... But still..... another race completed.

MONTY: You often sound "upbeat" even midst very sad times.

CINDY: Maybe time to have a couple of cut back weeks in a row so that Achilles heals.

ANN (SMITTY4RL): Hi! There are 6 poisonous snakes in FL and lots of non-venomous snakes. I am not fond of either!!! What kind of shoes did you end up purchasing? I've gone through a variety of kinds over the years.

CATHERINE: 90, wow, good for Amelia. Good to hear your foot is better. Have fun with the 1200s.

LYNN; Very good that the bus accidents were not serious. Time consuming is annoying but so much better than serious.

STEPH: I've been to shoe stores here that do the same. You run and walk up and down an aisle and the employee watches your feet. Hope that cold vanishes quickly.

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Hi everyone,

had a good session in the gym yesterday. Not training full time yet, because the cold is lingering on.

Trill,
how fun to be able to run with your DH and experiencing it as an easy run. But later that snake would have probably turned me into a sprint champion (I am one of the worst sprinters....)

Smitty,
I am sure you will enjoy the foot measuring. Either it will confirm you have been wearing the right footwear or you will suddenly realize the difference it makes (it was for me). Here we do nto do it quite as high-tech, the sports therapist makes you run up & down the corridor and watches you. But it makes a difference

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CINDY....Hope that achilles issue takes a hike. Hate when those annoying injuries pop up. As "injury free" as Jeff's program claims...they still seem to crop up now and then....

JEAN...Not sure that I can get that fast either...but we both can be happy that we can run whatever time it is in.

The video of the devastation is incredible. Of the 8 people that died in the midwest yesterday, only 1 died in the town of Washington, hardest hit town. So hard to believe anyone can survive a town being leveled. Thank heaven for early warning systems.

Wanted to run after work but ended up having to work late. Two of our buses had a fender bender. And although it was far from serious, they had to file reports on the spot with a cop. So we had to call all the parents, reassure them everyone was fine and help the police get all the addresses of the students for their report. Good Grief!

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Good evening everyone. Another busy day for me. Another trip to the vet, but this time for a routine "senior" wellness check for Amelia. According to the chart on the vet's wall, she is 90! She is doing very well, all things considered. Her IBD was acting up yesterday and this morning, so she got a B12 shot and that has really perked her up. She had been having a lot of sinus congestion / noisy breathing lately, so the vet suggested we start giving her treatments with a nebulizer. We did this once before with one of our old cats, several cats ago. The way it works with cats, since you can't really get them the breathe from the tube (:-) is that you create a little mini sauna for them. We'll see what Amelia thinks of it.

My foot continues to get better. It is still a little tight but no longer painful. I think taking off for two days was the right thing to do. Today's run was an easy 6 miles. I decide not to try to squeeze in the missed runs. Just skip them and move on with the plan. Tomorrow is speedwork -- 5 x 1200 meters.
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Dee: Really sorry to hear (and read) about your run in SA, the heat sounded awful.

SeaBreeze: 14.5 miles is a very long way! Congrats on completing them despite the snake. Good heavens, where do you live? They grow them big there!

Junepa: I love running with my dog, although I keep her to only a few miles. Sounds like a good time.

Monty: Reading thru the thread--so sorry to hear of your loss!

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Monty, Good Luck

Dee, Have you thought about jelly beans, or something where you can spread the fueling over a longer time. You had a terribly hot race, not sure there was anyway to make it a good experience.

SB, A snake, not fun. I'm not sure what I've done. We have hiked around a copperhead before. its the only venomous snake I've seen in MO.

Steph, Hi

June, Enjoy the personal trainer

Lynn, You have to love that midwest weather, although storms that strong this time of year is strange. We did have a tornado hit the St. Louis area on New Years eve not 5 miles from our old house. Seem to me there are a lot more tornadoes lately.

Gary, I don't think you need to work on running longer, but I do think that when you are use to that run/walk switching to a straight run is hard.

Stacy, glad you are enjoying the 800's

AFM, Yes it was a good run, it just wasn't a good race. I did not feel that springy feeling I'm use to at the beginning of a race when I've tapered correctly. Oh well. Being bothered with Achilles tendinitis, I've been managing to stay right on the edge of it getting bad, but its not getting better.

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Thanks to everyone for the support! This was an important experience for me in so many ways.I know it has made me stronger. I also know a new path has been added in my life.I accept and embrace it!
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SB, I would have used the snake as a reason to bolt home, end of story!

Catherine, glad the cats are better. It sounds as though you've solved the foot issue too.

Steph, glad to see you. emoticon

June, good luck with your new ST regimen.

Monty, I'm glad you were able to find the good in this difficult experience. emoticon

AFM, as I ponder my adventures of yesterday, it's clear I need to solve the fuel issue. Accel gels, while better than others, still aren't the solution. I'm going to have to try my homemade goo again. I'm also extremely grateful that I've come through this without any major aches and pains.

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