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  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
    Aug 3, 2010

    AZ, well done on your 7-miler.  Yes, tailwinds are far more fun.

     

    We will be going to Iowa in the next few days to meet Anneliese Marie for the first time.  Mom and Dad will tell us which day is best.

     

    Did nine miles this morning at a 10:20 pace.  We're at our campsite and the roads and trails have a nice mix of flat and hilly terrain.  Since it's Labor Day weekend, there are lots of people here, so car traffic is far heavier than usual.  My next HM is in two weeks, so I'm planning probably two more long and two more short runs in the next week and then tapering the week before the race, with nothing but walking or a mile or two of easy jogging in the three days before the race.





    --Steve

    Completed in 2012:

    The Qualifier HM, Midland MI, May 2012, 2:58, 80+ degrees

    Dam to Dam 20K, Des Moines, IA, June 2012, 2:17, PR for this race

    Garry Bjorklund HM, Duluth, MN, June 2012, 2:20

    Fox Valley HM, St. Charles, IL, 9/16/12, 2:23

    Des Moines HM, 10/21/12, 2:19

    Tentative plans for 2013:

    Wisconsin (Half) Marathon, Kenosha, WI 5/4/2013 (registered)

    Dam To Dam 20K, Des Moines, 6/2/2013 (registration opens March 20th)

    Grandma's (Half) Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/22/2013 (if I get picked again in the lottery)

    Des Moines HM, 10/20/2013 (registered)

  • mkayc Legend 582 posts since
    Jun 8, 2011

    Phyllis, so glad you checked in!!! You've been on my mind. That's wonderful progress you're making and will be a huge bonus for your race performance and after, when you go to the senior games. Congratulations also on fundraising!! I found that part overwhelming. I've been taking cold soaks regularly now and recommending them to the ladies I run with. Trouble is water isn't very cold in this heat. Any suggestions how to cool it down?

     

    AZ - great job on your runs and feeling strong again! Isn't it the best feeling ever? Well, I'm jumping the gun a little for myself but I'm almost there. I'm close enough that I have to push to find out what's going to hurt, except for the pesky knee injury I had before my gall bladder journey.

     

    Steve, enjoy every minute of your visit! They grow so quickly. When in Sept is your HM?

     

    Yesterday was recovery so had my first training session at the gym. Found I still can't do some moves without pain so Brad focused on legs and arms. Today tried for a long run but was pulling the plow through 100% humidity and 84 degrees. A lot was mental but might have residual strain from yesterday, too. Will try again on Monday and hopefully will be able to get some better weather, like Isaac. Ha!

     

    Run strong and fierce, my friends!!





    Mary Kay

    Running: Started 5/6/2011; Graduated C25k - 7/21/11; Graduated B210k - 11/24/11;

    PRs: 5k - 36:42; 8k - 1:10; 4.15 m - 53.41; 10k - 1:18; HM - 2:56:31

    I may be slow but I'm persistant.

    Goals: 5k under 30 min.; HM under 2 hr.; AG award in the USAF HM! and one full marathon.

    It won't be easy but it will be worth it!

  • Webpro11 Legend 258 posts since
    Feb 27, 2011

    Az1414 Finally a god run!!!!! great News

     

    Steve Enjoy every moment with the new grandbaby. we have been blessed with 11 of them so far.That was a great run you had also.

     

    Phyllis Glad to see your still training. always enjoy reading your post

     

    MKaySLow and easy "Remember" you have been through a lot and your body needs time to adjust.

     

    Marie DiD you get the message I sent you about Disney in your box ?

     

    I had an easy training week. missed one of my 5 mile runs. Beat the heat again this week. Did a slow 10 mile run @ 12mm. ran between 8pm - 10 pm.  Now we are off to a short 5 day cruise. I guess it's time to run on the dreadmill all week.......

     

    Dan good luck on your long run this weekend.





    2012 Races: Tony from Florida

    Jan.7,2012 Walt Disney World Half Marathon Orlando FL 02:09:14 PR

    Oct 7 2012 Chicago Marathon Chicago Illinois 05:17:43

    Feb 10, 2012 Rock N Roll Half Marathon St Petersburg FL


    2011 Races:

    Started running at 58 ( Nov 23rd 2010)

    Half Marathon Results

    Oct 31,2011 Fl Halloween Halfathron 02:18:22

    Sept 4, 2011 Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Virgina Beach Half Marathon 02:28:20

    April 30,2011 Country Music Half Marathon Nashville TN 02:56:02

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
    Aug 3, 2010

    Spoke with our son yesterday and we will be going to Des Moines on Wednesday of this week.  That will be the day after their next pediatrician visit.

     

    Mary Kay:  The HM is Sept. 16th, so two weeks from today.  It's the Fox Valley Marathon in St. Charles, IL.

    Phyllis:  I'm very glad to read that your training is going well and that you feel confident in finishing your half marathon.  That will make it far easier on your nerves.

    Tony:  Enjoy your cruise.





    --Steve

    Completed in 2012:

    The Qualifier HM, Midland MI, May 2012, 2:58, 80+ degrees

    Dam to Dam 20K, Des Moines, IA, June 2012, 2:17, PR for this race

    Garry Bjorklund HM, Duluth, MN, June 2012, 2:20

    Fox Valley HM, St. Charles, IL, 9/16/12, 2:23

    Des Moines HM, 10/21/12, 2:19

    Tentative plans for 2013:

    Wisconsin (Half) Marathon, Kenosha, WI 5/4/2013 (registered)

    Dam To Dam 20K, Des Moines, 6/2/2013 (registration opens March 20th)

    Grandma's (Half) Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/22/2013 (if I get picked again in the lottery)

    Des Moines HM, 10/20/2013 (registered)

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009

    Steve, so exciting getting to see that new grand daughter soon. I'm sure she is as pretty as her name.....love it!

    Tony, tks for the msg. I hadn't noticed it, but have emailed her and hope she gets back w/ me. update....the email was undeliverable. I tried it w/ _ and w/ no space between the 26.2 to see if that was the prob. Enjoy the cruise!

    Phyllis, always good to hear from you. You are such an inspiration!! Keep up the great work!

    Mary Kay....keep plowing. Seriously, don't overdo. Your body has had a lot of challenges lately, so remember this is more about the long haul than just today or this week.

     

    Yesterday was a horrible run for me. The first mile my calves cramped, so walked a bunch of it. Then stopped off for a potty break, and felt better. I think part of the prob was i  had eaten some sunchips w/ lots of salt. My hands were swollen from the time I got out of bed. I really need to get serious about eatting better. I finished up the 6 miles (plan only called for a 5 miler) but it was SLOW!!!

    In honor of Labor Day, I ran 5 this morning in the rain. Used a 3:1 run:walk interval and it felt great. Interesting to look back at my recent midweek runs, that irregardless of whether I run continuously, 1:1, 30:30, 3:1 or whatever intervals, my pace is consistantly between 10:25-10:45. 

     

    Hope everyone has a bless and safe Labor Day! Enjoy the traditional end of summer.





    Marie from Tennessee

    Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!

    61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!

    Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59

    Bear Hunt 5K 9/24/11 28:28 pb

    Trojan Trek Trail 5K 8/6/11 31:45

    Expo 10K 5/28/11 1:01:28,

    Expo 10K 5/26/12 1:05:39

    Eastman 10K 9/8/2012 1:01:11 pb

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1


  • justrundan Legend 202 posts since
    Jul 22, 2011

    Tony-enjoy the cruise!  Maybe running around the deck when it's quiet would be an alternative to the dreadmill.

     

    Marie-isn't it interesting that our pace seems the same no matter how we run the training runs?  Might as well take it easy on our bodies by using the walk breaks.

     

    I did the long run Saturday at Devil's Lake, which was fortuitous: since it was formed by last glacial period, it fit my glacial running pace just fine!  lol.  The amount of walking to keep the heart rate down was frustrating, but I finished 21 miles, so I'm happy for that.  I cannot remember when I've slept as hard as I did the last 2 nights!  Exhaustion will do that to you!  Easy 5 miles this morning, but didn't get out as early as usual since I didn't have to go to work.

     

    I'll try to run regularly this week, then take it easy the next week before the HM on the 15th.

     

    Run strong and safe this week friends!





    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!)

  • mkayc Legend 582 posts since
    Jun 8, 2011

    Big congratulations, Dan on your 21 miles!! So you and Steve are racing the same weekend, in two weeks? How exciting!! You guys will kill them!

    Marie, would love to have a pace that started with 10. The weather here was probably like yours, rain or really muggy. It was now or never time for me so I went to my easy LSR place and finished 10m, *ran* 9 and walked one. Around mile 8 a wave of fatigue/self-pity/grief hit and kept me tied up for a little so that was the walking. I used a 1:1 and pushed to finish the last mile with runs. Overall pace was 15 and most runs were around 11. That's an improvement for me and gives me hope that maybe the gall bladder was keeping me from being able to get faster. Still with all the hills on this trail on 9/29, I'm still in the weeds but I have more faith in my ability to run this race than in my Phillies playing in the WS this year. :-/

     

    Stay strong and fearless out there!





    Mary Kay

    Running: Started 5/6/2011; Graduated C25k - 7/21/11; Graduated B210k - 11/24/11;

    PRs: 5k - 36:42; 8k - 1:10; 4.15 m - 53.41; 10k - 1:18; HM - 2:56:31

    I may be slow but I'm persistant.

    Goals: 5k under 30 min.; HM under 2 hr.; AG award in the USAF HM! and one full marathon.

    It won't be easy but it will be worth it!

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
    Aug 3, 2010

    Marie:  Very humid here too this morning, even at 6AM.  After two miles I was wringing wet, so I cut the run short and did only four instead of the 6-7 I had planned.  We are due for cooler and less humid this weekend, so that should improve things.

     

    At least your Phillies are doing better than the Cubs.





    --Steve

    Completed in 2012:

    The Qualifier HM, Midland MI, May 2012, 2:58, 80+ degrees

    Dam to Dam 20K, Des Moines, IA, June 2012, 2:17, PR for this race

    Garry Bjorklund HM, Duluth, MN, June 2012, 2:20

    Fox Valley HM, St. Charles, IL, 9/16/12, 2:23

    Des Moines HM, 10/21/12, 2:19

    Tentative plans for 2013:

    Wisconsin (Half) Marathon, Kenosha, WI 5/4/2013 (registered)

    Dam To Dam 20K, Des Moines, 6/2/2013 (registration opens March 20th)

    Grandma's (Half) Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/22/2013 (if I get picked again in the lottery)

    Des Moines HM, 10/20/2013 (registered)

  • oldohioron Pro 113 posts since
    Jun 11, 2011

    Hello all,

     

    I competed in my first 5 mile run o the first. This was a big race wih over 400 running the 5 mile. I started fast, too fast as it turned out. I had done the first 3 miles in 22:30 and then it caught up to me with a 9:30 4th mile. I then recovered a little to finish in 40:30. Not bad but I would have liked to have run smarter. I had run 38:30 twice in practice and if I had not stared quite so fast maybe I could have on saturday. The ovrall winner finished in about 24 minutes. Thats fast. O well maybe better next time. I still finished 2nd in AG and in the top third overall.

     

    Ron





    Age 65

    Started C25K June 6, 2011

    Completed C25K August 6, 2011

    Lions Club 5K August 13, 2011........................... 25:54

    Sole to Soul 5k March 31, 2012.......................... 23:52

    Home Run for the Homeless April 28, 2012 ..........24:15

    May in Bay May 26, 2012................................... 22:43 1st in AG

    Fat Little 5k June 16, 2012.................................. 22:39.6

    Lions Club 5k August 11, 2012............................ 21:51 1st in AG PR

    North Coast Challenge Sept 1, 2012.................... 40:30 PR

  • rcuriel Pro 178 posts since
    Mar 2, 2011

    Ron, also ran my first 5 miler this weekend (yesterday).  Mine turned out to be slightly less and a much smaller venue.  But, it also included a half-marathon and everyone starting together.  Wouldn't have been so bad except it was on a bike trail that was only about 8 feet wide.  A little crowded for the start and no attempt at getting people sorted.  Although we were chipped, no sensors at the start.  Started in the back with my wife and it took us a good 25 seconds to get to the start.  Oh, well - things are rarely perfect.  Official time was 37:15 (7:45 pace), but watch had 36:50 for 4.8 miles.  Finished 13th of 78 (there were 200 hundred half marathoners) and 2nd in AG.  Wasn't perfect, but it was fun and didn't get chicked at the end either ;-)

     

    Run strong!

     

    Ray

  • oldohioron Pro 113 posts since
    Jun 11, 2011

    Good job Ray!

     

    Ron





    Age 65

    Started C25K June 6, 2011

    Completed C25K August 6, 2011

    Lions Club 5K August 13, 2011........................... 25:54

    Sole to Soul 5k March 31, 2012.......................... 23:52

    Home Run for the Homeless April 28, 2012 ..........24:15

    May in Bay May 26, 2012................................... 22:43 1st in AG

    Fat Little 5k June 16, 2012.................................. 22:39.6

    Lions Club 5k August 11, 2012............................ 21:51 1st in AG PR

    North Coast Challenge Sept 1, 2012.................... 40:30 PR

  • mkayc Legend 582 posts since
    Jun 8, 2011

    Ray and Ron, Congratulations to both of you on your awesome 5 mi. race times!! They are amazing! Had to stop and think for a minute about what "chicked" was.tsk tsk tsk.

     

    So, guess who got too excited about her 10 mi. run and pulled her hamstring tring to do too much too fast? You got it. I'm on rest for a week and maybe more. I may be the most stubborn person ever but I'm seeing this as a creative challenge and not giving up on the 9/29 race yet. I'm cleared to do anything that doesn't strain my hamstrings so I'm thinking of maybe hiking local trails, spending much more time standing at work, and working out on machines at the gym. Any suggestions?

     

    Run strong and fierce!





    Mary Kay

    Running: Started 5/6/2011; Graduated C25k - 7/21/11; Graduated B210k - 11/24/11;

    PRs: 5k - 36:42; 8k - 1:10; 4.15 m - 53.41; 10k - 1:18; HM - 2:56:31

    I may be slow but I'm persistant.

    Goals: 5k under 30 min.; HM under 2 hr.; AG award in the USAF HM! and one full marathon.

    It won't be easy but it will be worth it!

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009

    Ray, I'm so glad you didn't get " chicked". I know how you guy's male egos are. Congratualtions on your ag place....awesome!

    Ron, good job on your awesome race and ag award too!!  You guys are FAST!

    Dan, you are going to do great on your HM this month! Hopefully the weather will cool down some and it will be a great race.

    MaryKay.....what are we gonna do with you! Bless your heart! Seems like that little guy named Murphy is following you everywhere. Tell him to take a hike!!  Advsie....take it easy. Are you following the Jeff Galloway plan? If not, pick up one of his books and read on his website....there is a tremendous amount of free info there. Also, ck out TheExtraMilePodCast.com galloway edition or the galloway experiment. Lots and lots of great info. I am convinced that for those of us that are... ghxmm..... more mature..... or injury prone, this is the only way to go.

    It is hard for us to want to do more, but yet we have to decide what is the long term goal and go from there.

    As I write that, I'm telling myself....Marie, follow your own advise! 

    I've got a 10K race this Saturday. You all know that I don't do a lot of races, but this is a big one and daughter and I have been looking forward to it. She wants us to break an hour, but I don't think that is realistic for me. That would require a <9:50 pace and my training runs are =>10:20.  Given the heat factor, and wanting to be conservative to avoid injury (gotta train for Goofy) I just don't think I'll push for it. It is a flat course so that will help speed somewhat, but don't think it would help that much. So, my quandry is, do I insert my walk breaks or run continuous. I'm thinking I will do a 4/1 or 3/1 run/walk interval and lets the chips fall where they may. Like I said, I don't want to hurt myself. I'm already a bit sore from Tuesday night speed work out, where we did barefoot drills and then some down and up hills.

    That was an interesting session, not only was I the only woman there, I was by far the oldest. These guys all had kids the age of my grandkids or younger! So I did my pace and they all let the testosterone flow. But they were all really nice and cheered for me. I think I was somewhat of an inspiration.

    Anyhow, it was fun and I plan to go back as often as I can.

    Happy running!





    Marie from Tennessee

    Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!

    61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!

    Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59

    Bear Hunt 5K 9/24/11 28:28 pb

    Trojan Trek Trail 5K 8/6/11 31:45

    Expo 10K 5/28/11 1:01:28,

    Expo 10K 5/26/12 1:05:39

    Eastman 10K 9/8/2012 1:01:11 pb

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1


  • urun2me Pro 194 posts since
    Jun 7, 2010

    Hello all! I haven't checked in for a few days so I'm going to have to play catch up.

     

    I've had a few months of hum-drum runs to the point of causing real frustration. Two weeks ago I sat down to make plane reservations for the Milwaukee Marathon and when I looked at the calendar and the other trips we would be making around that time in addition to how I was feeling about my running, I decided to scrub the trip. I pulled back on my miles, adjusted my training plan to shoot for the November marathon and picked a training plan with a maximum long run of 22 miles. I'm a much happier camper! My body has recovered from the summer miles and I am mentally energized to face the training ahead. I have had three good runs in a row this week - finally!! I am not injured and I plan on staying that way. I may not PR in November, but I will be a much happier and healthy runner.

     

    Marie, I remember your surprise when I told you about the pace being about the same regardless of the interval used in a run/walk/run program. The body is a remarkable thing and makes adjustments!! I've found my sweet spot right now is 2/1. Relax during your 10K and I bet you'll surprise yourself.

     

    Congratulations to all on your great races and super times! We may not be as young as some of the other runners, but we've got spunk!

  • justrundan Legend 202 posts since
    Jul 22, 2011

    Marie- thanks for the encouragment on the HM.  I'm tentatively planning on starting out @ 3:1 run/walk for first 6 miles, then maybe slowing it down to 2:1 or even 1:1 if I'm not feeling it; hope to finish last 2-3 miles with straight running; we will see.

     

    4 miles before dawn this morning. It was the first time in a month I had not used the HR monitor to keep HR 112-122.  I just ran what felt comfortable and was pleased I hadn't lost any 'speed' from the last time I'd done 4 mi that way.  Felt good too.  Semi-long run tomorrow if it's not raining.  No time this weekend; funeral Saturday morning, then drive 225 mi north to Door County for wedding & reception.  DW and I will need to rest from the weekend!

     

    Good luck to all 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!)

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