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3741 Views 40 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2007 10:50 PM by fatozzig1 Go to original post 1 2 3 Previous Next
  • Kitrin Rookie 38 posts since
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    15. Nov 12, 2007 12:17 AM (in response to fatozzig1)
    Re: NTR ET (NEO's Nov. Thread)

    Hi everyone and welcome to Kelly!

    I had a great time in NY. I really do miss living there. I took your advice runNY and went to Greenlakes with my husband, but we walked around the lake instead of running it. He came down sick almost as soon as he got off the plane and neither of us wanted to tempt fate by pushing ourselves. What a BEAUTIFUL lake, though. Halfway around, I mentioned to my DH that I was glad we walked so that we had more time to admire the scenery.

    Laying low kept us away from the Fingerlakes and the old Erie Canal, but we were together and that was the best part. Getting back on a plane to CA and leaving him in NY was one of the hardest (stupidest?) things I have ever done. Sigh.

    I ran a slow mile around a High School track the other day in the rain and I hope to go out on a trail in the morning. I am fighting some serious ups and downs emotionally and that makes it difficult for me to focus. I KNOW that I will not regret any time that I spend running, especially on the trails, but motivation is low. I will report again tomorrow if I actually get my rear in gear.

    Greg, I am not sure I can consider myself a runner yet, so I do not know about responding to your question. Thanks for asking it. I really enjoy the responses.

    Kitrin

  • runNYtrails Rookie 121 posts since
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    16. Nov 13, 2007 11:56 AM (in response to fatozzig1)
    Re: NTR ET (NEO's Nov. Thread)

    Kitrin

    -  Glad you enjoyed your time in NYS and had the opportunity to visit Green Lakes St. Pk but  sorry to hear that You had to leave
    yer heart behind to return to CA. Hopefully some easy running or walking will cheer You up and make the time pass more quickly. Just getting outdoors usually does it for me. When I am feeling uninspired I give it the
    "10 minute test run" ...  I go out and get started ... walking or running, whatever ... and if i am still feeling poopy or have not managed to gain some motivation after 10 minits then I  allow myself to  quit !  That usually works for me ... and i dont think i have ever really had to quit, excercise seems to always boost my spirits. 

    Hope to hear from the racer chicks soon ... how did You do last weekend??

  • kellywilson Rookie 51 posts since
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    18. Nov 13, 2007 3:33 PM (in response to fatozzig1)
    Re: NTR ET (NEO's Nov. Thread)

    Good job Ziggy on the half!  I survived the Stone Cat 50m on Saturday.  I finished in 9:17 which was only 17 min slower than the VT50.  The course wasn't as hilly as VT so there wasn't much to walk or big down hills to rest on.  I got off course last year so the big goal was to stay on.  I finished 5th for the women and 21st out of 80 something finishers.

    I'm ready to call it a season but our running club needed one more woman to make a full team to compete in the XC championships this weekend-looks like I'm going to Boston to run with a bunch of college girls who are half my age, twice as fast and half dressed! I'll be having a good day if I don't finish dead last!

    Gotta go!

    Kelly

  • runNYtrails Rookie 121 posts since
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    20. Nov 14, 2007 1:10 PM (in response to fatozzig1)
    Re: NTR ET (NEO's Nov. Thread)

    Great races

    Fatozzig & Kelywil !!

    Congrats to You both !

    I mananged to start running a little this week  !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!
    Nothing too serious but it sure made me feel better.
    I picked an easy trail, flat and non technical to keep it simple.
    A mix of walking and slow running for about 6miles each time.
    There were lots of turkeys out there both days and I encouraged
    them to run too . . . run and hide !!

    So what's everyone's Turkey Trot plans? Anyone doing a special
    celebratory Thanksgivin' run ??

  • kellywilson Rookie 51 posts since
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    21. Nov 14, 2007 10:30 PM (in response to fatozzig1)
    Re: NTR ET (NEO's Nov. Thread)

    We are going to Connecticut to visit with Jack's mom where there are a couple of huge 5Ks but we haven't registered for anything so we'll see.  After spending 5 hours in the car with my two boys I'll need to do something!  To make it more interesting I'll sign them up too-run or no dinner!  I'm soooo mean-making my kids exercise!  !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|border=0!

    But on the flip side I'm ready to put my feet up. Between the 50 last Saturday, with my job I teach a couple strength conditioning classes, a mat pilates class and half hour core class this week and a 6K XC race this Sunday-the idea of short, fast race on Thursday is not appealing. A nice and easy trail run (walking some hills of course) away from the shopping crowds of CT sounds better.

    I am psyched how my recovery is going from the 50. I did a run/walk for a couple miles Sunday morning which was a little painful, nothing on Monday, 4 miles on Tuesday which felt much better, I felt the lunges in my Tuesday class, I ran 6 miles this morning and felt fine and class was fine too. I'll try for another 4 miles tomorrow, maybe 10 for my long run on Friday, 2-4 on Sat and race on Sun.

    Glad to hear you''re getting back out there runNY. Nothing wrong with easy and simple. Are you getting any snow yet? They're predicting it here this week and a few ski areas are going to open this weekend already.

    Ziggy I hope you're feeling better.

    Kitrin, Greg and Lorrie-where are you hiding? !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!

    Time to say goodnight!

    Kelly

  • lorriegray Rookie 25 posts since
    Oct 30, 2007
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    23. Nov 15, 2007 11:43 PM (in response to fatozzig1)
    Re: NTR ET (NEO's Nov. Thread)

    Hey everyone!

    I really enjoyed my stint as a volunteer last weekend at the Rockledge Rumble. I was one of the finish line timekeepers, so I got to see the results of some pretty good tumbles. I got out to the trail to run some myself on Sunday, and took a tumble of my own. I was running a bit to fast on a downhill, slipped on some leaves and took a dive. My right forearm and thigh, along with both palms, are scraped and bruised as a result. Some pretty good battle scars, and definitely a conversation starter at work the next day. This weekend I have volunteer duties at Ultra Centric.

    No turkey Trot for me this year. There's a 3 mile and 8 mile event in downtown Dallas. Before the stress fracture, I had planned on doing the 8 miler with a friend, but we'll just have to try again next year. Hubby and I are driving a few hours north to spend Thanksgiving at Grandma's house, then back home to leave next Sunday for a week in Breckenridge., CO. It's supposed to be a ski trip, but so far it doesn't look like they've had much snow. Only one ski run is open. We went the same time last year and they'd had lots of snow already by this time. Oh well, I'll be a nice break even if the skiing isn't great!

    Have a great weekend!

    Lorrie

  • runNYtrails Rookie 121 posts since
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    25. Nov 17, 2007 4:05 PM (in response to fatozzig1)
    Re: NTR ET (NEO's Nov. Thread)

    Sounds like a nice run

    fatozzig

    , looking fwd to seeing some pix and for when You make it to the redwoods.

    I'm still keeping it simple and improving slowly. I've got it back to mostly a slow run now with less walking though tomorrow I am thinking of more of a hike than a run. Some light flurries here today but no real snow of which to speak yet - which is OK with me !

    Next week i am hoping to do the 5th Annual Alterna-turkey-trot. We have a local 8K but a friend and I usual meet up to do our own little event out on the trails ... complete with a post run celebration of our gratitude !

    lorrieg

    - will you be able to do some hiking or trail running instead of
    the skiing you had planned on in CO ??  Hope you enjoy your vacation !

  • kellywilson Rookie 51 posts since
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    26. Nov 18, 2007 5:56 PM (in response to fatozzig1)
    Re: NTR ET (NEO's Nov. Thread)

    Hellooo Everyone,

    Well, I survived my xc race this morning.  I lucked out in that I think with the holiday and the race being later in fall than usual there were hardly any college girls there so I didn't get whooped as badly as I thought I would!  I was chatting with some girl in the port-o-potty line that if she saw me leading it was because everyone else fell in a hole!  It was a 6K and I finished in 29:51-80th place out of 91.  I'll take it and call it a season-maybe I could be persuaded into a turkey trot.  The last time I did this race was 2004 and finished in 33:00.  So I'll enjoy another PR as well.

    Well enough about me. Can't wait to see your pictures Leslie and Lorrie, I'm totally jealous of your vacation. Although I can't complain too loudly, Stowe opened yesterday and we went up on Friday to get our passes so I'll be hitting the slopes soon myself. Run NY glad to hear your getting back out as well. Your own turket trot on the trails sounds nice-what's the post celebration after? Beers and shots on the tail gate or do you go somewhere? !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!

    Have a good week!

    Kelly

  • runNYtrails Rookie 121 posts since
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    27. Nov 20, 2007 10:58 AM (in response to fatozzig1)
    Re: NTR ET (NEO's Nov. Thread)

    Great end-o-the year racing

    kelywil !

    You sure are a speedster !
    I am still plodding along, taking it easy for now with a mix of walking n
    slow running and just Happy to be out there !

    For our Alterna-Turkey-Trot the course and the distance vary from year to year ... mostly depending on how many times we get lost or off trail !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!
    It's always a great run though, and this year looks to be a messy one as we are looking at a mix of rain and snow for the Thanksgiving.

    The post-event celebration is usually consistent ...

    Food n Dringk !


    Slim Jim's and Pizza Flavored Combos, Warm Rum-n-Cider ! Followed by
    my fellow trotters' famous Apple Mini-Pod Pie and maybe a nibble of some exotic chocolates ! MMmmmmm.... !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0! !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!

    Will try n take some pix to share this year !

    Hope you all have a good one too

  • Gregolowe Rookie 324 posts since
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    28. Nov 22, 2007 10:11 AM (in response to fatozzig1)
    Re: NTR ET (NEO's Nov. Thread)

    Hello people. Fattozig, congratulations on your half! I know sickness can put worry and fear into your performance. You did great. And kelywil, great job at Stonecat.  I was going to do that, but my feet just kept hurting and I got sick, so I dropped it.
    Currently, I am a non runner. I've ventured back into the weight room and took some good natured ribbing from my powerlifter buddies about being so skinny and running. The iron  bug pulls on me....I don't know if I can justify devoting as much time as I did to training over the last year. 10 hours a week is too much for a recreational activity for me. Three maybe is a good number for me. I can get away with a total of 1.5 if I had to, 15 minutes of high intensity exercise a day, 6 days a week. I may yet do that for my routine, I don't know. I'm trying to figure a fitness routine that will keep me fit yet allow me time to live the rest of my life, doing what I consider to be more important things, studying and writing that I might keep sharp for the people I need to help in my life (I'm a therapist). Running long distances doesn't seem to fit in with that goal. So, still undecided about what to do. I've gained about 10-15 easy on the waist in the last 7 weeks, eating whatever, no running, and drinking like a fish. Whiskey at night goes straight to my waist. Gotta cut back on that. Anyways, love you guys, willl pop in later. See ya.

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