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0600 57f, 20+mph gusts, rain
11.5mi w/2x880 (90s rest), 1mi (2:30r), 2x880 (90r)
2:58, 3:05.5, 5:52.6, 3:01.9, 3:02.9
only four of us running intervals in the bad weather. it was fun, totally soaked, muddy. footing wasn't great on the slick bike path, and gained about 5 lbs running upwind into the rain. i sure hope everyone else in our group enjoyed a nice cozy snooze this morning... cause i'm gonna kick their butts on race day.
go peter go!
Bill - you were motoring this morning ...nice run!
Nice hilly 10.2 mi ... 1:37:07 ... 9:34 pace ... 143 hr. Nice coffee and chatter after the run.
Great running everyone! Go Peter!
Good Morning Boomers! Peter good luck on your marathon today. I can certainly understand perception of temps. In vegas the highs were mid 50's, most of the folks were wearing jackets and sweaters, while Kay and I was running around in short sleave shirts. Right on mcsolar...kick some butt!
I am not going to do alot of running for the next week or so. I don't want a burnout like last year. Time to step back re- evaluate reasonable goals for this year. Some things that I would like to do is to continue to build to a higher base, run 2 marathons easy, and try to improve my 10k times while running some real 10k's as opposed to a couple of time trials this year. I also don't want any chronic injuries that would interfere with my running. Is running injury free an unreasonable goal?
Good Runs All, Larry
"If you see a man running up a mountain trail in Montana with a fly pole attached to his back, you are probably lost. LDD
This morning was a trip to the gym with an upper body workout and some time on the elliptical.
I've been around but mostly lurking. I enjoyed the race reports, especially those from Seattle. I don't reply much because I fall far below the average wittiness of the group, but on some thread I think we were all given permission to go ahead and just answer when/how we want to. !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!
I've going through more injuries this year than I have in all my years of running and coach potatoing. Most have come from non-running activities. But I have been getting in 2-3 runs of 3-5 miles a week and am determined to turn things around.
Like Larry, I'm in easy mode after a marathon last weekend (did I mention that I qualified? !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!). ~6 miles on an indoor track with my running buddies (most of them went farther), with pace varying from 8:35-9:10. In the last mile, my legs started reminding me about last weekend's adventure.
Peter, fly, fly, fly. Is this your first? I hope you generate some terrific memories. Good luck to all the other racers too.
a volleyballer with a running problem
Thinking about the racers. I hope the pre-race festivities in Dallas were fun. And tasty. !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!
GrayDave -- nice to see you posting. Though it may seem so, I haven't forgotten RW/runango and the great people I met there. It's nice to see you here. I don't want to move again, either.
Lynden -- you too. I like seeing you post more.
Holly -- good DD gift idea with the tix. I'll take DD to see the Nutcracker again (Pacific Northwest Ballet puts on a wonderful production) but she's not into ballet herself. Prefers hip hop. Okay, I admit it. The Nutcracker mom-daughter event is really for me. I'm racking my brain this year for the kids and long for the days when trucks and dolls were all they wanted. This year DS wants an ipod Nano and DD wants a cell phone. Oh, and another guinea pig.
Been sick for the last 3 days but today plan to try a few miles and see how it goes. Tonight will bundle up and do a walk around Green Lake with the kids and friends -- the city lights up the 3-mile route for one night with luminarias and there is singing, etc. In all the years I've lived here, I've never done this holiday walk.
Good running or cross training this weekend, everyone.
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Good luck Peter. I'm looking forward to reading your report.
8.5 miles for me today in 1:27:48. It was absolutely beautiful out today. I felt so good during my run, I threw in an extra half mile just because I could.
Good luck to all the other racers this weekend.
rest up, Soundie!
Here's an interesting (to me at least) graph of crowding at the Seattle half marathon. In my 10-minute time slot, over 1000 people crossed the finish line (or 100 people per minute). In Soundie's 10 minute time slot, 600 people crossed the finish line. I want to be fast like Soundie and outrun the masses!
ETA: thanks to Mustang Sally for IT assistance. !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!
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Go Peter! I can't wait to see your report. I ran this same marathon last year and it was fabulous
-great course and great foks all. <br /><br />The results are already up and it looks like Peter ran a great race I don't know what he was going for, but it looks rock steady awesome to me. The course is full of rolling hills and no cake walk. The winning male time was a 2:39 or something and the 2nd overall finisher was a 25 yr. old woman at 2:45.<br /><br />I hope you are relaxing now Peter and relishing the accomplishment-Congratulations!!!
15 miles for me today at 9 AM
-34F, sunny, steady pace LSD in 2:04 flat course that skirts a park where they run a 5k and 10k winter series (alternating weekends) This was 10k weekend and my running buddy and I saw the race leaders go into their final mile--nice view of some men in tights. We picked it up and then laughed as we realized that we did so to look at the view for as long as possible.
Happy Saturday to all and good luck to all the racers this weekend.
Go Peter go!! enjoy your marathon to it's fullest.
Mcsolar, great interval run this morning even with such a strong wind and rain. I ran yesterday on a 17mph wind with a slow pace and I thought that was hard. You are so ready to
kick their butts on race day.
Enjoy the seconds, minutes and hours of your day
Good running Booms!
Peter, you're probably finished by now, but good luck and I hope you enjoyed the experience to the fullest. Looking forward to reading the RR.
6 nice easy miles @10:32 pace this morning. About 31 degrees and misty. Nothing frozen yet, but when I was finished and stretching, I did notice a thin layer of ice on some handrails.
Really nice morning, though....don't we live in a beautiful world? Even with all the "other" stuff happening in some places, I'm thankful for the peaceful time spent running this morning.
Good Saturday to all! Ran 6 somewhat subdued miles late this morning at the park in 56 minutes. Legs felt kinda leaden, not sproingy at all... lotsa miles this week for me, so maybe I'm starting to feel the toll. No running again until Monday, so that's good.
Good luck to the racers and enjoy the day! !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!
I'm back.....feel fantastic I am going to a PCA Christmas party at 5:00 PM tonight so I'll post a RR sometime tomorrow...
Lots of stories to tell but for right now the short story
4:08:05 on a very hilly course.
They don't have all the results yet but I was the 400 person to come in so far that's all I know
Thanks for all the support from everybody..I'm planning my next one soon... !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/wink.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/wink.gif|border=0!
How nice to read through the thread and get to the end and see Peter's posting of a successful marathon! Way to go!
5 degree windchill temp
8 carpy miles
My friend and I decided to do 4 loops around the lake near my house. It was a nice social time but not a very good run; we both felt tired and tight so at least we were on the same page. The Special Olympics people were setting up for a polar bear plunge fundraiser but we were done running before they jumped in. Brrrrr!!
ETA: also 30 min yoga