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Head Band Bill Legend 789 posts since
Dec 14, 2007
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Dec 26, 2007 11:37 PM

Wed. Dec. 5 Boomer Sproiks

We had a cold front come through yesterday and this morning was perfect.  56 degrees and the sproink was back bigtime.  9 miles at 8:30 min/mile pace - better than MP.  Even had a few slow tempo miles in there toward the end.

The sliver of the moon right next to Venus was a beautiful sight to behold. No clouds, clear skies, stars and constellations everywhere. Beautiful.

Bill

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  • hopeful4ever Legend 995 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    1. Dec 5, 2007 6:32 AM (in response to Head Band Bill)
    Re: Wed. Dec. 5 Boomer Sproiks

    Nice sproinky run Breger!

    My temp was a bit cooler than that - 18 degrees with light winds out of the North/Northeast making the temps cooler yet. Light snow fell overnight leaving a beautiful blanket for me to run on. There is something magical about being the first one to make foot prints in the fresh snow . . . other than the little animal tracks. It's like being one with nature and there is not a better way to start the day.

    4.75 slow miles - still icy under the snow. !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!

    Cheers!

    ~Mary

  • perchcreek Legend 821 posts since
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    2. Dec 5, 2007 6:47 AM (in response to Head Band Bill)
    Re: Wed. Dec. 5 Boomer Sproiks

    Morning... nice spoink breeg!
    No snow here but 30's. Total 7.2 miles that just got better and better. Took Tory for 2.2 mi then did 5 GA miles which progressed from stiffness to poetry in motion. One of those runs where I was sad that it ended.
    7 mi
    1:00:34
    8:24... last mile was 7:58 and it felt the best.
    Have gret runs
    Steve

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  • Peter NC Legend 323 posts since
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    3. Dec 5, 2007 6:55 AM (in response to Head Band Bill)
    Re: Wed. Dec. 5 Boomer Sproiks

    Good morning all,

    No running...out to work early this morning.

    Taper madness for me...I'm nervous that I'll lose my fitness if I don't run. I'm anxious to get to the starting line as it looks like the weather is going to be perfect for starting time on Saturday...upper 30's going to the 50's and sunny WooHoo!
    Shorts & tee shirt weather!

    What a break from last year's 18 degree starting temps that never got out of the 30's...

    Good runs to all today

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  • anachrotech031 Pro 144 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    4. Dec 5, 2007 6:57 AM (in response to Head Band Bill)
    Re: Wed. Dec. 5 Boomer Sproiks

    60 deg in my basement with an intermittent warm breeze from overhead.  !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|border=0!

    A sproinky 3 miles in 34.

    Good runs all.

  • predawnrunner Legend 297 posts since
    Oct 17, 2007
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    5. Dec 5, 2007 7:00 AM (in response to Head Band Bill)
    Re: Wed. Dec. 5 Boomer Sproiks

    Some people have snow, some have sproink, some have both, some have neither. 

    Here the snow started up after my run, and I was sans sproink. Again.

    5 miles at 9:52 pace.

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  • jeanne1046 Expert 63 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    6. Dec 5, 2007 7:24 AM (in response to Head Band Bill)
    Re: Wed. Dec. 5 Boomer Sproiks

    Cross training day for me today. 4.5 miles on the eliptical trainer in 35 minutes with some ab and leg work for another 20. The December Runners World magazine has their top 10 list of marathons for 2008. Some are very familiar to the Boomer world! Good Wednesday runs, all.

  • mrwhite039 Legend 250 posts since
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    7. Dec 5, 2007 7:25 AM (in response to Head Band Bill)
    Re: Wed. Dec. 5 Boomer Sproiks

    Good morning,

    I bagged running today also, so that I could put the finishing touches on a resume and get it out. Hoping of course that this would be, as Steve said, a course that God is leading me to.

    Holding my breath

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  • Spareribs823 Legend 2,040 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    8. Dec 5, 2007 7:28 AM (in response to Head Band Bill)
    Re: Wed. Dec. 5 Boomer Sproiks

    No weather worries for me at the fitness center.  Went down there and all the machines in use.  Oh well.  Might as well work.

    I'm training a group of sales trainers, all women, all gorgeous. Young kids. Yesterday at lunch we were talking about their backgrounds, families etc. They're all in their 40's! Here I'm thinking late 20's, early 30's. We had a good laugh over that and I'm sure they were flattered. I was reminded of that line from Sting:

    "Just like the
    old man in
    the book by Nabakov"

    Breger, hopeful, you had the juice this morning I see. PDR, there is always tomorrow's run. Good luck Saturday Peter.

    I'm home tonight.  Spareribs

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    9. Dec 5, 2007 8:05 AM (in response to Head Band Bill)
    Re: Wed. Dec. 5 Boomer Sproiks

    10 miles at zero dark fifteen (5:15 AM) with 2 running pals---12F, calm with a great crescent of a moon and lots of stars. First 5 miles at 9 minute pace and then 3 at 7:55 pace, final 2 at 9 minute pace. I was a bit stiff (probably from gripping the steering wheel so hard driving through lake effect snow yesterday) but the legs felt good and we each took a turn leading the tempo miles, so the work was shared.

    Full day now of calls and reports to write.
    Good day to all
    CNYrunner

  • hally Legend 1,194 posts since
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    10. Dec 5, 2007 8:06 AM (in response to Head Band Bill)
    Re: Wed. Dec. 5 Boomer Sproiks

    3.2 miles for me, 29 degrees feels like 20. I love it cold like this.

    Good day to all.

    Barb

  • vista129 Legend 800 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    11. Dec 5, 2007 8:22 AM (in response to Head Band Bill)
    Re: Wed. Dec. 5 Boomer Sproiks

    Hopeful4ever

    inches ever closer to her goal of 1,000 miles. Good for you. I trust your skin treatment goes well and I would have made that same choice. I am watching you because I am on the chase of my personal goal of 1,000 miles for the year although I have quite a few more miles to put in during December to get there.

    Choovie's

    story yesterday of discovering her panties mysteriously showed up on a doorknob combined with this being the Holiday season reminded me of what happened to me several years ago when I was married.

    Unlike most men, I do enjoy shopping. However, there is an exception. During the Christmas season I always tried to buy my wife some lingerie and would find myself each year needing to go into Victoria's Secret to make a purchase. This trip always left me feeling that the employees, the customers and anyone seeing me come or go from the store would think I had a perversion problem of some sort. I am usually a confident person but this annual trip was always a challenge.

    On this particular occasion, I was wandering through a variety of racks and displays and felt that several female customers were indeed looking at me strangely. They would look at me as I passed by and have this little knowing smile. After making the rounds of the whole store, I finally had a couple of items in my hand and moved towards the cash register. Being the Christmas season, there was a long line waiting to check out and I stood waiting my turn. This line was right in the middle of the store where incoming customers all would see as they passed by. I again noted what I thought was the amused smiles of the various ladies and was determined that it was all in my head.

    Finally arriving at the cash register and putting my articles on the counter, the cashier waited and then when I made no more moves said, "Sir, did you intend to buy that or were you just looking at it?" and pointed.

    I was wearing a light beige suede winter coat that had a fake belt. Here neatly placed and securely looped through one of the belt loops was a hanger that held a two piece set. This outfit included a black fur string thong and the matching sheer cover. HOW that got there can be the cause for much speculation, however my explanation of innocence that day was met by amused and questioning smiles. I left ASAP to the sounds of chuckles. I was sure their only two thoughts were......"Is he a pervert?.....or a shop lifter?"

    Happy running everyone.

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  • Tramps031 Legend 735 posts since
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    12. Dec 26, 2007 11:37 PM (in response to Head Band Bill)
    Re: Wed. Dec. 5 Boomer Sproiks

    Peter--trust your training.  Trite but true.  You'll do great.

    5 miles @ 8:40; felt very easy this morning. Love this cool weather; 25F with a little snow forecast for later.

    The cat's stationed under her lamp; I guess it's time for me to work.

    ETA: Isn't it interesting that choovie and Vista have the same problem? Neither can keep track of their underwear.

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  • rochrunner Legend 974 posts since
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    13. Dec 26, 2007 11:37 PM (in response to Head Band Bill)
    Re: Wed. Dec. 5 Boomer Sproiks

    A bit slippery and sloppy outside, so I stayed inside today. Ran 2 miles on the track, then switched locations and did 2.1 more on the treadmill. The TM is actually the better choice since the room it's in is kept cooler and with fans blowing.

    Mary: When is your day off? That's the only way I'm going to beat you in the morning.    And good to hear you had your procedure successfully. I wonder why the "no cardio" restrictions for #2. Sounds like something that I might ignore.

    Bill: 56 would be a heat wave in these parts.

    Good run, perch, and better luck tomorrow, PDR.

    CNY: Great run in the bitter cold. You must know how to dress for it since that's pretty normal for your area.

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  • SueT48 Legend 319 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    14. Dec 5, 2007 8:32 AM (in response to Head Band Bill)
    Re: Wed. Dec. 5 Boomer Sproiks

    Good Morning, Boomers!

    Bill - your cold front would be our warm front about now ;-).

    Twocat - nice long run in the cold dark last night!

    Steve - good deal with the job offer!

    Peter NC - good luck with the marathon - don't be worrying about losing fitness at this point. I'm envious of the shorts and T-shirt weather!

    mrwhite - I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Best of luck on the job hunt!

    I encountered a flock of wild turkeys on the trail this past weekend. I actually heard them rustling through the leaves long before I saw them. They are definitely not quiet birds.

    6 miles on the treadmill this morning. It was beautiful outside, and I was sorely tempted, but I opted to wimp out at the gym.

    My husband just sent me the link to the song, "I Farted on Santas Lap" - grrrrr - that tune will be going through my head the rest of the day.......

    Good runs to all!


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