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After I ran yesterday, I was still breathing hard 3 hours later.
At noon I went and watched the boxers put on an exhibition
to raise money for Canadian Olympians. Six of them had been or were Canadian champions, 5 of them from the Windsor area.
And six of the boxers ran a 10k along the Detroit River in
Windsor today. First prize was a $1000. Ahmed was in 10th
place, and he asked me to pace him from about 4 miles to
the finish. I declined. Maybe at 30, but not at 59.
5:40 AM 90 minutes easy at 60F and low humidity, at least 5
miles with Bill.
If he asked you to pace him, he knows that you are fast enough. By the sound of it, it would have been easier than your workout.
6 slow ones for me yesterday in late morning, then all-comers meet at 6:45 pm. 11 miles total for the day.
As it turned out, the race directors didn't show, evidently thinking the meets start next week. However, there was a coach there who timed me, 7 of his high school kids and a man in his 50's. I ran the 3200 in 12:19 (6:09, 6:10), most of it solo. Tomorrow I start back on Tinman schedule. Next Saturday will be a mile on the track. Time to get back to training rather than just putting in the miles and and running races.
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Enjoy life, this ain't a rehearsal...
Originally posted by Rich in NH:
Perfect conditions. Back to back workouts = injury.
1st in every AG got $100.
I was surprised that some of the heavy hitters weren't there,
but maybe they are trying to peak for nationals. $1000 for
running a tempo workout is good money.
8 miles, 64 minutes, sunny for the first time in 3 weeks, and of course muggy.
A weird thing happened today. I ran with 3 buddies and we locked right into a nice steady pace, so we could talk and enjoy the run. But a fifth guy was hanging with us, not saying anything, young guy, found out later he is 31.
At 6 miles we begin chatting with him a bit more since he is still there and running fairly easily. Here is his story. Today was only his fourth time running! Applied for the NYC Marathon and got in on the lottery, so he figures he better learn to run. I said to him, "if you can run 8 miles in this weather at 8 minutes a mile, you should be able to do very well in your first marathon." I thought that was very unusual. Spareribs
I went out on my road bike for an hour yesterday afternoon, which I rarely do. So I was a little tired as I headed out for a 13-miler. Going a little too fast, I didn't think I'd make it too far, but then I caught someone going more slowly but fast enough, so I ran with him until I hit 6.5 and I turned and he kept going. Running and talking with someone else and suddenly no problem. Then on the way back, a friend caught me on his bike (I know him from running but he has had numerous injuries) and chatted with him for much of the way home. Made for an easier run.
So I had the following paces: 7:06 (for 2.47 miles), 7:34 (4.08), 6:57 (6.78).
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All is right with the world once again as Mr. Fred has started the 50+ thread for July.
If I may beg permission to post my measly gym workouts while heel is healing as I really like hanging around you fast folks.....fines accepted.
1 mile on the elliptical, then had to quit cause heal would have none of that machine, ouch, ouch, ouch
11 miles to nowhere on the bike, 30 minutes (OMG, is this all I will be able to do till I can get in that pool ??). I will go bonkers if I have to do this much longer. Signing up for pool access tomorrow
Created a nice little ice bath when I got home and forced the foot to stay in it for 10 minutes. Take that!!!
Mr. Ribs, nice story. I could of run 8 miles on my 4th run at 31 if I was inclined to do so at that age, but not now. Not at my age. Hope he sticks with it and does well in the marathon.
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glidegal, good luck this week!
Liz, think of all the other things you can do and learn at this age. I think having patience to heal may be a tough workout. You have to have that heel healed by October.
You all impress the heck out of me.
78 and 94% humidity at 4:45 AM.
So ... a slow slog through 15.15 slimy, steamy, sweaty miles. Even my sweat beads were sweating. 9:59 min/mile pace. I'm glad that one is done. Now onto the real NYC training program which is starting tomorrow.
Ahhh we're back to normal around here, Fred got this thing started again. !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!
Sunday's run - Partly sunny & 60 degrees as we headed down to jog around the beaches of Kennebunk & Kennebunkport and of course Walker's Point. What a beautiful run it was and the security was out in full force for President Bush and President Putin...and of course the normal protestors were there as well. !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/wink.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/wink.gif|border=0!
10.83 miles - 1:34:20 - (8:42)
Avg. HR 121/ Max 136
Here is a link to my run on motionbased -
for those of you who aren't familiar with the area you can see how secluded the Bush estate is out on Walkers Point. It really is absolutely beautiful, actually the whole area down there is.
Hey Ribs & Jim I got your message and will absolutely pose that question to Joan on Thursday, I too would be interested in knowing what she was thinking while running that stretch all alone on her way to the Gold!
Nice solo effort on that 3200 meter race. All comer meets can be a mixed bag. Sometimes they are well attended and competitive and sometimes they are kiddie time. I am within reasonable driving distance of about 4 of these across the state but I know which ones will be competitive.
Meanwhile up here in the Pacific Northwest today was our last time trial before the boys begin running all comer meets.
We decided to do a two miler (Jim: Great minds think alike). I went through the first mile in 5:33 just behind my 2 friends and then we picked it up running the second mile in 5:26. My final time was 10:59. They ran 10:56 and 10:58 respectively. My 10:59 was hard but I felt strong and was able to hang in there.
It was a 6 miles total workout with a two mile warm up and a two mile warm down.
That is it for trial runs until the all comers are over in August.
...and another sharp one for you...woa...all calcuators say 5:08-5:09 mile. It will be interesting to see how the all-comers go for you. Momentum continues to head in the right direction.
There's a guaranteed strong meet almost as close for me, but it's on Thursday night. I can still go, but Saturday is a lot more convenient. Also, I started schedule today, and so far I see only 1 all comers on it, which is the mile next Saturday. Lots of strides on it, btw. I'll do a club 5k on track July 14.
Sunday: 12 miles easy on rolling asphalt.