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  • BigSlade Amateur 36 posts since
    May 4, 2012
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    3,735. Aug 22, 2012 5:54 AM (in response to ediapercakes)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Another wonderful pre-dawn run, 5.45 miles in 45:44.  My legs were sore from the circuits I did on Monday so I was a bit surprised at my time but I'll take it. 

     

    Debm2011, I know what you mean about it being dark at 5:15.  Do you usually run at that time?  I'm out the door usually no later than 4:50 to get in run in.  Living in the city there are normally plenty of street lights, but sometimes they are not as abundant and it does get dark.  I love the way I feel for the rest of the day when I get a good run in before the rest of the world wakes up.

     

    Webpro11, 24 mile long run is awesome, too bad you have to get up so early to get it in. 

     

    Old Coyote, nice run!

  • EMTTrix Pro 60 posts since
    May 20, 2012
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    3,736. Aug 22, 2012 8:43 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    My long lost running family, I have returned!  I have missed you all!  I feel horrible for not being around the last 4 weeks, but reading through the posts, sounds like lots of miles are being logged and some PRs have been made, Kudos to you all, so proud of everyone!!!

    School has been intense these last 3 weeks, I have trimmed another inch from my waist and hips, and with all the hose pulling and ladder raising I have added 1/2 inch to my biceps, and have really shaped my upper back and shoulders.  Feeling strong people, feeling strong!  It was a huge accomplishment to haul the 200 lb dummy out a second story window and carry it down the ladder in full gear without issue!

    I did the Dirty Girl Mud run this passed Sunday.  It was quite the experience, a fun time fore sure.  I have two 5k races planned for September, and one for October.  Lots of running goals ahead of me =)

    I did get asked to do a trail run with some ladies, but I have never done one, and to be honest I'm a little scared that I would roll an ankle or some how injure myself.  Any trail runners have suggestions for just beginning.  There are some nice trails by my house, Lapham Peak and Lowe Lake Kettle Moraine.  I think adding a trail run here and there to my routine would be good for muscle confusion too, no?  I will wait to read some responses =)

     

    MelodyLea: Girlie how have you been?  I thought of you the other day, I dropped off some puppy supplies at the local humane society =) there is a dirty dog 8k mud run here in October...might have to do that one for the hounds =)

     

    Old Coyote: 6-7 miles per hour, your awesome in my book that's for sure! 

     

    Linus: Sounds like you are totally ready to rock your HM, GO GET IT!!!





    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!

  • NHLA Legend 354 posts since
    Feb 23, 2012
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    3,737. Aug 22, 2012 9:13 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    7.3 miles 54 min. Nice and cool here today.

    emttrix: shorten your stride and slow down a little on trails so if you trip you can run out of it.

  • EMTTrix Pro 60 posts since
    May 20, 2012
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    3,738. Aug 22, 2012 9:21 AM (in response to NHLA)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    NHLA: nice run today! 

    Short strides, makes sense.  The tripping is what worries me, and the rolling an ankle off a root or something lol I can see myself so worried about my feet and looking at them that I will most likely end up running into a tree   What kind of shoes do you suggest?





    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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    3,739. Aug 22, 2012 6:16 PM (in response to EMTTrix)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Had a wonderful 3.5 mile run with my teenage son!! It was a first for me to run with him and SO great to spend that time together. He did very well. I'm a super lucky mom.

     

    linuscatch Big congrats to the DW! Nice job on the long run and on the 5K cancer research run.

     


    BigSlade, Debm2011, ediapercakes, and NHLA, great work!! NHLA, Sandy sounds beautiful and I'm sure he is a great running partner.


    Snerb I hope you snap back soon.

     

    az1414 Get well SOON! Have fun with grandbaby.


    chell730 I'm a morning runner too, just cant seem to get a late meal and happy tummy worked out with afternoon or evening runs.

     


    Webpro11 The knuckle lights sound so cool!!

     


    6xchampsfan "... it's awesome to see that you are still working hard at it and continue to inspire others like only you can. " Awe, you are SO kind. Thank you! 26 mile trail race, wow! Best of luck with that calf.

     


    Old Coyote Thank you, hun!! And count me in on the RW forum. Drop a link? Mmmm, 55 degrees sounds lovely!

     


    EMTTrix Hi hun!! Yippee on the inches down, you go, girl. Thanks for thinking of me and the critters, AND for helping the animals at your local HS! I'm doing a cool fund raise for old abandoned dogs this month. I'm excited about it (hop over to my website for details)!

     






    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

  • Old Coyote Legend 256 posts since
    Apr 9, 2011
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    3,740. Aug 22, 2012 6:37 PM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    MelodyLea, I think here might be a good folder to restart this forum (if needed) http://www.runnersworld.com/community/forums/general-discussion/running-stories . We have a LOT of stories.

    EMTTrix, welcome back and congratulations on hauling the dummy! I never had to carry one down a ladder, just 25 yards on flat ground for Red Cross certification. As far as shoes for your first trail run, you should be fine in a road pair that you don't mind getting muddy, but I am a big fan of minimalist shoes on trails. You don't have to lift them so high.

    NHLA, I'm having trouble making my overall mileage for the week because of other things happening. I hit 34 miles, then 22 the next week, then 35, and 20. Frustrating, but my fitness is still improving, so I can deal.

     

    Been a wild couple of days, planning on 12 tomorrow morning at 3:45. Just checking in.

     

    Run free!










  • CKLindsay Expert 49 posts since
    Mar 3, 2011
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    3,741. Aug 22, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Done absolutely nothing in the way of running or anything else this week. I've got a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning to check out the chest pain problem. Thank you all for your words of concern. I have walked the dog for five minutes everyday this week except today as I just got home from NYC. Got to see 2 shows: "Book of Mormon" and "Nice Work if You Can Get It" both great, but the latter would have been better if Matthew Broderick hadn't been on vacation... he's deamy.

     

    Can't wait to hear what the doctor says I'm itching to run again.

     

    Keep running, ya'll!





    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

  • Snerb Pro 140 posts since
    Jan 27, 2011
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    3,742. Aug 23, 2012 6:00 AM (in response to az2mn)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    AZ1414 - They're both locally here in Central Wisconsin.

     

    September 15th, Big Eau Pleine Park Trail Run

    http://revelsports.com/Races/Events.htm

     

    October 6th, WRUT'n Run at Rib Mountain Ski Hill

    http://www.wausaurotary.org/events.htm





    PR's

    5k - 24:26

    5k Trail - 24:57

    5 Mile - 39:52

    10k - 51:19

    10k Trail - 53:15

  • Old Coyote Legend 256 posts since
    Apr 9, 2011
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    3,743. Aug 23, 2012 6:03 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    CKLindsay, hopefully a round of antibiotics will take care of that chest pain. Good luck! re: "Book of Mormon" - Parker and Stone are Colorado boys; and both South Park and Casa Bonita are real places.

     

    Out the door at 4:15 for a 12 miler in the dark. No moon, but some clouds reflecting the city lights back, so it wasn't pitch black. Nice pace, 1:02 out and :58 back. Webpro, I'm glad I don't have to get up quite as early as you for my Saturday long runs. Stay loose, all!










  • EMTTrix Pro 60 posts since
    May 20, 2012
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    3,744. Aug 23, 2012 6:40 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    Squeezed in 2 miles in the pm between work and class...felt extra tired after mile one even though I was right on pace (13:10/mile).  Dont know what that was all about, might be what I fueled the tank with that day wasn't the cleanest of eating.  I am hoping to sneak a little one miler in tonight, class starts a little earlier tonight so dont have enough time to do much more. 

     

    Old Coyote: Sounds like your AM run was pleasant!  I was sound asleep, and grateful for no rescue calls last night during my watch.  We also had to do the dummy drag, but they added the 35' ladder rescue to the mix.  Fun times!  Thanks for the shoe tip, I will retire my road shoes to the trail and get new road shoes I just want new shoes lol

     

    MelodyLea: I think its pretty cool that you have running as something you can share with your teen!  And of course I will support your cause, old timers are so sweet and rarely get adopted.  Looking forward to hear how it goes.

     

    CKLindsay: Hope all goes well with the doc appt, and that its nothing serious.  And I pray you are back to running soon! 





    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!

  • chell730 Expert 40 posts since
    Aug 11, 2012
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    3,745. Aug 23, 2012 6:48 AM (in response to EMTTrix)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    I had a completely rough mental run today!  Ugh I hate those mornings but I powered through a 3 miler in 36:44. I took it easy this morning because tomorrow I am running with my former personal trainer and I know he will push me a bunch. 

     

    It just seemed like I made every excuse to stop, heart rate too high, stomach hurting, side stitches, hip hurting.  I did more walking than normal (which I don't count in my time but not sure if I should to get a better mental picture of how well I really am doing? thoughts?)  But I got it done.  I just keep reminding myself "done is better than pefect". I know as I start adding miles on my long runs here soon, 3 miles will seem like nothing and I'll be able to run straight through them. 

     

    Now I am off to see my personal trainer for a core workout today. Then it's off to reading, laundry, and dishes. 

     

    Hope everyone has wonderful runs today!!





    Chell



    "Your story is your power, not your shame." ~Ryan Blair~



    Started 12/19/2011- Nike program

    Nike+ chell622

    Soles for Education 5k- 36:29

    Armed Forces 5k- 36:14

    Christie Clinic Illinois half Marathon 4/27/2013

  • az2mn Legend 402 posts since
    Jan 20, 2010
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    3,746. Aug 23, 2012 12:41 PM (in response to chell730)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    chell730:   Absolutely tremondous in your accomplishments: losing weight and getting the running bug!!  I have to remind myself to listen to my body (and knee) when starting over again after an injury or sickness or some other interferences in my life.  Start slow and easy and throw in a few hill repeats now and then. My base mileage is about 6 miles which I run after a hiatus of less than 2 wks.  I think I did what you did:  running after a rainstorm which dropped the temps down and ended up with an awful cold.  Keep at it!!

     

    NHLA:  Glad to know you're mortal after all!! haha!! Like you, I walked but only about 4 miles with my dog; such a nice day here with cooler temps and signs of autumn ........ wow!!  Hope the thunderstorms stay south for the weekend; have a motorcycle benefit ride on Saturday. 

     

    ediapercakes:  great way to start!!  Glad you're here and hope we hear more of your getting 'into the groove'. 

    6xchampsfan:  glad you're back!!  and impressive with all that biking adventures!!

    webpro:  just awesome in your discipline!!  such a die-hard, getting up so early and running by 3:30 AM!!!  Incredible!!  If I am running at that time in the wee hours of the morning, it's an emergency!! 

     

    Run safe and stay healthy everyone!!  Good luck if you racing this weekend!!





    Trail runner

  • MelodyLea Legend 329 posts since
    Oct 4, 2011
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    3,747. Aug 23, 2012 4:45 PM (in response to az2mn)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    Had a pretty good 4 mile run this morning with a mean uphill in mile 3. Felt fairly strong, not like a powerhouse...but decent.

     

    Old Coyote Thanks. Do you already have a thread started there? Sounds like that run was a good one,...in the dark.

     

     

    CKLindsay Fingers crossed that the Dr.s new is good!

     

    EMTTrix Thanks! Re: my teen and the old dogs. I hope your next run is stronger.

     

    chell730 Hey, you DID "get 'er done" though!





    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

  • justrundan Legend 202 posts since
    Jul 22, 2011
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    3,748. Aug 23, 2012 6:55 PM (in response to Webpro11)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Tony-loved the link re: the origin of the treadmill!  lol

     

    Slow 4 miles Tuesday and this morning.  It really is dark before 5 AM now!!  Really quiet too, and beautiful to watch the sun rise. Due for 18-20 miles this weekend, but the schedule may well change depending on what else is happening.

     

    Good luck to all those racing this weekend.  Run strong and safe!





    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!)

  • jmsab23 Legend 243 posts since
    Aug 19, 2011
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    3,749. Aug 23, 2012 7:50 PM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Got in 2 sets of core/strength work yesterday morning and some speed work last night at the oval torture chamber. Ran out of time to do the whole workout, but had some pretty fast times in the 200s and 400s I was doing. (Had to get back home to cook supper.) 2-mile warmup 16:04; 2 x 200; 2 x 400; 2 x 200. Walk 400, complete recovery, then second set. Made 2 x 200 and 2 x 400. Had to leave. 200s were between 38 and 41 seconds. 400s were between 1:28 and 1:32.

    Tonight I tried to Kill the Hill (my 4-mile route with the 1/2-mile uphill after the 2-mile turnaround). I may have hurt the hill, but I didn't kill it. I had to walk up a little of it. But, I still managed a 31:03 for the 4 miles.

    Sunday is the third 5k in the summer series here. Flat course. I'd like to PR again, but as the PRs get better, they of course get harder to beat.

    Next week we're in Anaheim to see the Red Sox visit the Angels. Don't know what I'll be able to get in for runs, but I'll have my gear ready.

    Lastnight we found out we have "OnDemand" Time-Warner cable TV shows (free) that have running, stretching, and Yoga instructions/tips, among other things. Hhhmmmm. There's more than NESN, ESPN, and Golf Channel on that thing?

     

    Coyote.... Same problem here with inconsistent weekly mileages. The good thing is I haven't felt terribly bad on weeks when I don't run a lot. But then again, I haven't put in a really long run in a while.

    Melody.... I hadn't seen those race tag holders before. Good idea, though. And great new running partner you have!!

    6x... Good to see ya.

    EMTTrix... Didn't have to do all those things as a volunteer, but did the dummy search/rescue/drag a few more times than I'd like to have done.

    JustRunDan.... Agreed. The TM origin story was great.

    Chell. .. I count my walking time for the reason you mentioned...to get a better picture of how I'm doing. Also, if you don't count the time, how do you account for the distance you walked?

     

    Everyone have great days.

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