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  • jmsab23 Legend 243 posts since
    Aug 19, 2011
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    3,270. Jun 27, 2012 1:23 PM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Linus..... I'm truly saddened by the news of Avery's passing. May what you told us all about her strength be an inspiration for all of us in some form when we encounter a challenge in our lives. Her spirit will live on as we push ourselves to be fearless in our battles. Prayers to you and her family.

     

     

     

    Alf... I was just about ready to add some more praise for your 4.6 mile run time!!! Oh, heck, I'll say great run, anyway!! You earned it with your honesty.

    MKay.... I hate hills, and I am still trying to figure out my pacing. One trick I've had success with:  If you can measure your race course ahead of time, mark your 1/2 mile distance and check your time there during the race, before you get to the usual mile marker. I find it's a lot better to know at the half mile that I'm pushing too fast than to go a full mile and find out I'm going to be hurting near the end of the race. Figure out your desired pace and try to hit it early on (1/2 mile) and you'll most likely have a better chance of making the entire run.

    EMTTrix.... For a better training plan, check out any of the many Couch To 5k programs (free apps aplenty on the web).

    Oshcat... You are 1/3 done your training program!!! Congrats and keep up the good work.

  • justrundan Legend 202 posts since
    Jul 22, 2011
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    3,271. Jun 27, 2012 7:28 PM (in response to jmsab23)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Trying to post last night, the site kept blocking me the the warning, in red no less, that "restricted content found"!  I read and re-read the post, as did my reading specialist wife, and could find nothing that was offensive or needed restricting.  Anyone else ever had that happen?

     

    I had a great Tuesday 5AM run, 4.5 miles in 48 degrees, saw a pair of sandhill cranes walk across the road with little chicks scampering in front of them!  priceless.  I had to run past them, but they were totally cool and didn't even make any of their warning cries as they sometimes do.  Tomorrow morning won't be so pretty, low of 75 tonight! 

     

    Run safe but fearless!





    Dan-started running 1/29/2011 at age 57

    notable 2012 runs:

    Crazylegs Classic-Madison-8K--4/28/2012--00:52:14

    Roxbury Rural Run--5K--5/5/2012-- 29:32-PR

    Haslanger Classic--10K--8/4/2012--1:06:19 PR

    WO-ZHA-WA Run--HM--9/15/2012--2:37:45

    Honky Tonk Marathon- Wisconsin Dells- 10/21/2012-5:39:09

    2013 runs:

    Fleet Feet New Year's Day Dash-8K-1/1/2013--54:23

    Door County HM- 5/4/2013

    Fox Cities HM- 9/22/2013 (60thBD!)

  • EMTTrix Pro 60 posts since
    May 20, 2012
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    3,272. Jun 28, 2012 5:07 AM (in response to AlfNiner)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    AlfNiner: I still send praise your way!  your 4.6 miles is faster than my 3.1! so either way....YOU ROCK!

     

    Jmsab23: I have looked at the couch to 5k programs...but I already run 5k races.  They just seem slow going.  Maybe if I start on week 3?  I'll have to do some more reading =) Thank you for the suggestion.

     

     

    Didn't get a run in last night.  Between my 10 hour day at work, and my 3 hour class lecture, there was just no time.  It irritates me.  I know I can be a better runner, but work + school is kicking my butt!  I have practical tonight too from 6 to 10 pm on the fire grounds.  Its supposed to be 104 degrees today.  I will be wearing heavy turn out gear and a SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus) equaling about 60-70 pounds.  Needless to say I will be hydrating all day in preparation.  Sucks that yet again I will have no time to get a run in   Friday I am shooting for at least a 3 mile run, fingers crossed nothing will ruin my plans!





    Weight Loss 32 lbs loss to date (since 01/2012)

    5k Races 2011

    Chicago Monster Dash 10/29/2011 - 53:10

    5k Races 2012

    Chicago Polar Dash 1/21/2012 - 49:00

    Hartland Healthy Life 5/19/2012 - 43:08

    Summerfest Rock 'n Sole 6/23/2012 - 39:56 PR

    Run with Wolfes 9/16/2012 -

    Susan G. Komen 9/23/2012 -

    Chicago Monster Dash 10/21/2012 -

    7k-10k Races 2012

    Chicago Get Lucky 3/18/2012 - 1:01:36

    Obstacles/Mud Runs 2012

    Dirty Girl Mud Run (WI) - 8/19/2012

    Keep on keepin' on!

  • Old Coyote Legend 256 posts since
    Apr 9, 2011
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    3,273. Jun 28, 2012 5:49 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    linuscatch - Jesus said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me." She always belonged to Him. And as a parent, i would be devastated, even knowing that. Waterton Canyon , Saturday, 6 am, I'm doing that canyon for Avery.

     

    EMTTrix - stay cool. 106 and Wisconsin humidity? No thanks. Here in Denver it's been 105 and 5% humidity. A little easier. There are a lot of training plans out there. I picked up a book called Road Racing for Serious Runners at a used book sale. You might just search Stevensbook.com for running books.

     

    For those struggling with hills, I was advised to walk the first 2/3 of the uphill, then run the last 1/3. This gives you physical and psychological momentum as you top out. And we know that runners need all the psych help we can get!

     

    1.25 mile warmup, 8x100 striders, 2.8 mile cooldown. I ran to the Oval Torture Chamber (high school track), did my speedwork, and then took the long way home. 5:00 am, only 63 degrees!

     

    We have over 100,000 acres burning withing 50 miles of here. The entire town of Last Chance, out on the prairie, burned Tuesday. All the buildings were pretty much abandoned. What hurts is 45,000 acres of grass gone in less than 12 hours.. There's nothing to feed the cattle now. Hundreds of homes are destroyed in the foothills. And it's supposed to be hot and dry for a while yet. Pray for rain.

     

    Run free, and fearless!










  • NRDgirl Pro 194 posts since
    Nov 30, 2007
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    3,274. Jun 28, 2012 7:36 AM (in response to Old Coyote)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Hey guys! It's been a while. Just wanted to check in. I'm still running strong, currently in week 4 of Hal Higdon's Novice 2 training for my first marathon, Chicago. Got in 3 miles at 6 this morning in order to beat the expected temps of 100 today. No way I could have run in that heat. Hope everyone is doing well. Happy running guys!





    PR's

    Atlanta's Finest 5k: August 3, 2013 (26:06; 5K PR)

    Big Peach Sizzler 10k (51:04; 10K PR)

    13.1 Atlanta (My 1st half!): October 2, 2011 (1:46:44)

    Atlanta Marathon Relay (4th leg, 7.2 miles): October 30, 2011 (Team time: 3:44)

    Chicago Marathon (my 1st full!): Oct 7, 2012: 4:19:19

    2013 Highlights/Upcoming:

    Bermuda Triangle Challenge: Jan 18-20, 2013

    Marine Corps Marathon: Oct 27, 2013

    Anthem Richmond Marathon: November 16, 2013


  • linuscatch Pro 143 posts since
    Sep 18, 2011
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    3,275. Jun 28, 2012 8:05 AM (in response to NRDgirl)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Thanks to all of you for your thoughtful and hearfelt responses about Avery and her family.  I have passed some of them onto John so he could know just how broad an impact his 11 year old baby girl had.  I told him what a great group you all were and how supportive you have been to their fight, even though many of us have never met.  "Fearless" will be Avery's legacy and she will never be forgotten.

    Coyote: I will let John know of your run for Avery.  I know he will be touched by that.

    Am in Austin on business and was unsure where to run.  Found a "hiking" trail about 1 mile from the hotel so ran downhill to the trail head and plunged into the woods, with absolutely no idea where I was going or what I was in for.  It was awesome!  I am not a trail runner so this was almost completely new to me.  I quickly learned that I needed to let me legs and feet go where they needed to go on the undulating, uneven terrain, and instead focused on keeping my core stable and quiet.

    Although I "attacked" the trail too hard to start, I settled into a nice rhtyhm and cadence and made sure not to look at my Garmin as my pace was substantially slower than on pavement.  I started to feel muscles and stabiizers engaging that I don't normally use on pavement and got totally in touch with how my body was reacting to this new experience.  Saw lots of people along the way so stopped to say hi or pet their dog.  Had to run under and over fallen trees, across dry creeks beds and flowing streams.  Had to climb up and then back down man made stairs in trail at different points.

    Thankfully, it was almost completely shaded as it was 80 degrees and about the same humidity.  I left the music at home and got lost in my thoughts.  Thoughts about my wife and kids, Avery and her family, Caleb and his fight, all of you and what I would say about this run, and hoped that you all were having as much fun as I was at that point.

    Sadly, it ended as I had to return to the hotel.  And the big climb back out from the trail head nearly dropped me.  But I told myself that this hill would not stop me and I looked at my "Fearless" bracelet and plodded to the top.  Got lost on way back but ended up with 6.1 miles in about 73 minutes.  I am beat.

    Sorry if that bored you real trail runners out there but as a newbie trail guy, I think I might be hooked.

    As coyote said, we are in dire straits in CO with the forrest fires.  I am truly scared that we have not seen the worst of it yet. So I echo his request to please pray for rain.  And please pray for Caleb.

    Stay strong, run free and be fearless.

  • EMTTrix Pro 60 posts since
    May 20, 2012
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    3,276. Jun 28, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to linuscatch)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Linus: sounds like you had quite the spiritual experience this morning on that trail.  Sounds like a perfect run to cleanse the mind and soul.  Maybe a God send that you found that random trail...

     

    Coyote: Yes it is humid and already 90 degrees at 10:30 am! Training will be tough tonight, but nothing like what the CO firefighters are going through right now!  Praying for my brothers out there that they stay healthy and safe! 

     

    Praying for a lot these days...Its amazing the power of prayer, even if it is from strangers for other corners of the country.  I pray for My mother (Julie) who was just diagnoised with cancer yet again =( (5th type of cancer she has had), Caleb and his family and friends, healing of Avery's friends and family, to the firefighters of Silver Creek FD who lost one unexpectantly (Asst. Chief Tim Marquardt) on July 27th 2012, the communities devistated by the wild fires in CO, CA, and AZ, the firefighters fighting the blazes, their families who are praying they come home, and so much more. 

     

    I will also give thanks, for my health, for my friends, for my family, and for the support and inspiration I find in all of you.

    God bless everyone of you!

    ok, ok now get out there and run!





    Weight Loss 32 lbs loss to date (since 01/2012)

    5k Races 2011

    Chicago Monster Dash 10/29/2011 - 53:10

    5k Races 2012

    Chicago Polar Dash 1/21/2012 - 49:00

    Hartland Healthy Life 5/19/2012 - 43:08

    Summerfest Rock 'n Sole 6/23/2012 - 39:56 PR

    Run with Wolfes 9/16/2012 -

    Susan G. Komen 9/23/2012 -

    Chicago Monster Dash 10/21/2012 -

    7k-10k Races 2012

    Chicago Get Lucky 3/18/2012 - 1:01:36

    Obstacles/Mud Runs 2012

    Dirty Girl Mud Run (WI) - 8/19/2012

    Keep on keepin' on!

  • MelodyLea Legend 329 posts since
    Oct 4, 2011
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    3,277. Jun 28, 2012 12:05 PM (in response to EMTTrix)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    No run for me yesterday and Chiropractor today. I felt like I needed a rest (feeling fatigued for some reason, plus a sinus headache)...so I'm listening. I did do some major Kettlebell swings yesterday though! 

     

    jmsab23 Nice miles. Your 5k route should be fun and fast! That's good advice you gave Mary Kay about pacing yourself. Smart!

     

    linuscatch Thanks, Re: the diet-slow-carb-Paleo thing. I do like this slow carb diet because it seems really healthy and my ultimate goal is to turn any extra fat into muscle. Supposedly our bodies "learn" to burn fat for slow burning fuel instead of fast burning carbs. Tell me about your 1/2 training plan. I've combined Jeff Galloway with Hal Higdon so that I'm running many small runs through the week (3 days), one speed run and then one long run on Sundays. My 1/2 is Sept. 30th.  My long runs are at 7 miles right now. I am not aiming for speed on this 1/2 though, I just want to finish feeling strong. The last marathon I ran was over 30 years ago, so...

     

    AlfNiner That's so cute about running your little Lhasa apso. Bet those little feet were flying! *High Fives* for feeling so strong and fast.

     


    linuscatch God bless little Avery. So much wisdom and courage from such a young girl. Thank you, Avery for empowering us with your courage. Prayers for her family. I loved, loved your trail run description! Thank you for brining us along.

     


    EMTTrix Good for you for getting that boy out of your head and treating yourself like the Goddess you are!! I hope you get that Friday run in and THANK YOU for the beautiful prayers!

     


    mkayc YOU are an inspiration, girl! Funny about the car change scene. Rock on, Mary Kay!

     


    jdcarnes 35:52 is still decent! And you're right, there is always next time.

     


    runslowdan How cool about the cranes! I've never gotten a warning from this site, but I must say...I wish we could all move over to a Ning forum.

     


    Old Coyote Thanks for running for our little Avery-Angel. "Oval Torture Chamber "<~ Funny. OMG, I really feel for all those families in your area! Stay safe.

     


    NRDgirl Wow, haven't seen you in so long! Good luck on your training.





    My Fine Art Website

    Age: 53

    1980 Humboldt Redwoods Marathon

    Best 5K time: 31 minutes

    Best 10K time: 1:12

    First 1/2 Marathon: 2:43

    Raised $4491 for animal charity through running

    For 2013:

    Memorial Day 5/26 10K- I hope to raise $3000 for animal charity in my "Run For The Critters"

    Maine Marathon 9/29- I hope to finish 2:30

  • NHLA Legend 354 posts since
    Feb 23, 2012
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    3,278. Jun 28, 2012 1:05 PM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    7 miles 56 min. Warm but still nice.

  • jmsab23 Legend 243 posts since
    Aug 19, 2011
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    3,279. Jun 28, 2012 9:23 PM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Well, I did my running club workout of the week last night. I have to admit, though, that I walked the 200 recoveries after the first two jogs. I kind of knew if I was going to run 20 400s, I wouldn't be able to run the recoveries. Not yet, anyway.

    But I did manage to get all 20 of the 400s in, with a range of 1:39 to 1:47. Guess when I was running the 1:46 and 1:47 times? My legs were like cement on the final four or five repeats. But, trying to overcome that mental demon that told me I should stop, I pushed on as hard as I could. I finished th efinal one and ran a 1/2 mile cool down that felt like heaven.

    Easy 2.6 mile walk/jog with the dog tonight.   Will try for 10 miles or more Friday.

     

    Runslowdan.... I haven't gotten that particular message, but I do get some funky ones hee once in a while.

    EMTTrix.... best wishes with your SCBA training. I was a volunteer here in ME for 21 years. In heat like this, add another 5-7 pounds to your gear weight due to the sweat-laden clothes you're wearing under your turnout gear.

    Coyote.... I've said before, I hate hills. And there's a 5k in the next town July 7 that draws a lot of people. It starts out with a 3/10 mile uphill climb, then has another steep uphill section at the 2-mile mark. I ran it last year, but walked some of the second hill. I'm debating whether or not to run it this year. I will try your hill advice around here a couple times between now and then, and see if that helps. I've tried lots of other things (some physical, some mental), so one more idea won't hurt.

    NRDgirl .... Running is probably more important than posting, so it's good that you're still accomplishing that. But don't forget to drop in every now and then to let us know how you're doing.

    Linus... I'm still a pavement guy, but was looking at trail shoes at the local sports store the other day. That curiosity together with your descriptive post, who knows?

    Live strong, they say. Run fearless, we're saying. Everyone have good days.

  • Snerb Pro 140 posts since
    Jan 27, 2011
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    3,280. Jun 29, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Linus - It's VERY easy to get hooked on trail/off-road running, as you've witnessed.  I'm running a 5k trail run next weekend in northern Wisconsin.  I ran this event last year and am really looking forward to this years run too.

     

    Melody - I've decided to carry pepper spray when I run those wooded trails on the City/County parks.  It's a shame that I have to carry it at all, but..........

     

    It was a beautiful morning in Central WI when I left the house at 5:05am, 61 degrees with a light breeze and bright sun.  I have many types of music on my running playlist, everything from heavy metal to Gordon Lightfoot.  The first song from my shuffled playlist was 'Wolf and Man' from Metallica's S&M (Symphony & Metallica), the first couple lines in that song are 'Off through the new days mist I run, Out from the new days mist I have come'.  Those two lines put me in the perfect mindset this morning.  Add to that I ran past the track where it all started for me two years ago, took a nice mental jaunt down memory lane and reminded myself how far I've come in two years. 

     

    My calves are still a little tight from my Monday's maiden run in my Trail Gloves, but getting better every day.

     

    Good luck to those running races this weekend, and happy running to the rest of us.

     

    Cheers!!!





    PR's

    5k - 24:26

    5k Trail - 24:57

    5 Mile - 39:52

    10k - 51:19

    10k Trail - 53:15

  • jdcarnes Amateur 28 posts since
    Apr 9, 2012
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    3,281. Jun 29, 2012 7:50 AM (in response to Snerb)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Snerb:  I love that song (Of Wolf and Man) and have it on my playlist as well. The very next line "I hunt, therefore I am" should be "I run, therefore I am!" 

     

     

    Ran 2 miles this morning and set PRs for both 1 mile and 2 mile!! Down to 8:25 for 1 mile and 17:16 for 2 miles. Was about 78 humid degrees this morning when I went out but I felt pretty good overall. Tomorrow will present my biggest challenge yet.....8 miles. Haven't run anywhere near that far yet but I can do it!!! Time to break out the new hydration belt and energy gels!

     

     

    Happy running and good luck to everyone racing this weekend!





    Fastest times:

    1 mile 8:03 (8/14/12)

    2 mile 17:16 (6/29/12)

    5k 31:24

    10k 1:10:37

    8k 1:29:26

    13.1 2:24:58

    2012 races:


    CJ Y.E.P 5K, Carl Junction, MO 04/29/2012 31:52

    Joplin Memorial Half Marathon/5k, Joplin, MO 05/19/2012 31:24 (PR)

    The Cancer Challenge 10k Bentonville, AR 6/23/2012 1:10:37 (PR)

    2012 upcoming races:

    Tulsa Glow Run Tulsa, OK 8/25/2012

    Joplin Mother Road Marathon/Half Marathon/5k, Baxter Springs, KS to Joplin, MO 10/14/2012 (registered)

  • CKLindsay Expert 49 posts since
    Mar 3, 2011
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    3,282. Jun 29, 2012 11:01 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Did a very slow 2.4 miles this morning using 3min run/2 min walk intervals. First half was uphill made some good time going back down though. Trying to listen closely to my pulse monitor. Slowly flattening the line between intervals and staying closer to my target. Much more consistent effort. Of course it was a beautiful morning 75. With just a couple of sprinkles. Ran away from the sunrise to start up past the Menehune pond amongst the cliffs of Kauai. Almost stepped on a geko... He just wouldn't move. Saw a lot of roosters, but was on the look out for pirates and dinosaurs... Sadly Johnny Depp was nowhere to be found.





    2013 Races:

    the 8 Tuff Miles, St. John, USVI Feb 23 1:49:16 (PR)

    Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Edinburgh April

    Rock 'n' Roll Half Philly, PA Sept

    2012 Races:

    The 8 Tuff Miles, St. John, USVI Feb 25: 1:51:45

    Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon, Philly, PA Sept 16 2:46:05 (PR)

    Completed Race:

    2011 The 8 Tuff Miles, St. John, USVI 1:58:25

  • NHLA Legend 354 posts since
    Feb 23, 2012
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    3,283. Jun 29, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    I was moving the sprikler at dusk last night and saw a huge bear and two cubs about 15 yards away. She had to be 400-500 lbs.

    6 miles 64 min. Ran up summersby road the steepest hill in town. Saw another bear crossing the road.

  • Snerb Pro 140 posts since
    Jan 27, 2011
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    3,284. Jun 29, 2012 11:26 AM (in response to NHLA)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    NHLA - As an outdoorsman, one of my biggest fears is a Sow with cubs.  I saw a Sow with 4 cubs one night while I was bowhunting.  Something, not me, spooked two of the cubs and she was right there looking for anything.  I wasn't nervous only because I had one of my trusty sidearms with me, but there's all sort of bad stories involving a Sow with her cubs.

     

    Careful around momma bear....





    PR's

    5k - 24:26

    5k Trail - 24:57

    5 Mile - 39:52

    10k - 51:19

    10k Trail - 53:15

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