Sure we're still here. It's a fun place to be. I learn a lot from these guys.
Had the catheter procedure yesterday and they found an artery that is almost blocked, so the dr. wants me to come back for another similar procedure next week where they will open it up. He says that will probably relieve the symptoms I am having and may even delay the need for the valve replacement. But still no walking or running this weekend. More fun watching you guys anyway! Spareribs
I enjoy reading Fred and Raiders comments too. Danged they were/are fast. 15 miles for me this morning partly on the beach. Beach was worst condition to run on I've ever seen. Very slow. Even slower than the 1.5 - 2.0 mins slower per mile than marathon pace for the first 5. Ran those with the lovely and gracious mrs ccrunr.
Ribs I left you a message on the kr page.
I'm off to the scale now as I've eaten pretty good last 2-3 days. When I get down to 155 I'm going to challenge Raider and Fred to a race.
KS, I wasn't fast. One guy I trained with ran 51 for 10 miles, and another guy I ran with once and awhile was sub 4
at the mile. They could both drop me in a workout.
The guy I would fear the most would be a guy who trained at my race pace like Bill.
One more story. I was running on the indoor track at the University in the outside lane. A guy goes by me
at 5:30 pace warming up for a workout. I didn't want to get lapped by some guy I had never seen
before so I had to pick it up. That guy turned out to be a 2:11 marathoner and he ran the Olympics
in Atlanta. I was told that he would do 12 miles @ 5 minute pace for a workout on the treadmill.
Rich in NH wrote:
Fun reading Fred & Raider...
6 miles easy. I dropped 3 pounds during today's run and 6 pounds last week running a 14 miler. I'm still a little under the weather, but that seems excessive. It's a little humid, but not that hot.
I'm pretty sure that you aren't hydrating enough. Any actual weight you lose would be more gradual. When you lose that much during a single run it is almost all water. Not taking enough liquids can definitely slow your recovery and even cause leg cramps.
It's been a while since I've posted. I've had a tough stretch of running, starting with a knee going. That set me back a bit and I'm only now feeling ready to up things. Today was a Club race, a very warm 4-miler that went badly, fully 1:15 slower than a couple of months back on the same course. But it's a reflection of a complete lack of speed.
But the objective remains NY on Nov. 2 so my focus is on getting my mileage up.
Hey Jim, I drink a lot of water, so no dark urine here. I know the weight I lose during a run is all water, I gain it right back. 3 pounds seemed excessive to me after just 6 easy miles though and why I mentioned it.
I dunno, maybe it's just our recent weather, in high humidity I suppose we'd sweat more. At any rate, I'll keep an eye on it and be sure to pour myself plenty of water.
Joe, I wondered how your knee was doing. No Reach the Beach relay this year, eh? Good luck with training for NY...
Spareribs, continued good luck to you. What are your thoughts about waiting to do the valve replacement? It's not something that'll get better with time, correct?
Enjoy life, this ain't a rehearsal...
No Rich, it won't get better with time, but its deterioration can be arrested probably with cholesterol medication and high blood pressure meds. Tomorrow I will speak with the doctor and learn more about my next procedure to deal with this artery. This sitting around for the entire weekend is very boring!
Joe, hope that knee improves. If you just raced, i would say it must have. So now it's rebuilding time for you huh?
KS, you know I will be in England when you are racing in Ft. Worth, otherwise I'd come out and cheer for you. I'll get down to CC one day and we'll go out, probably next year. Spareribs
Ribs, it sounds like you are already better than you were a week ago.
70 miles on the bike starting with a climb part way up the base of North Mountain. We then rode across the Cumberland Valley to South Mountain and did that climb. I used a CamelBak (Sorry JP and Roch), but didn't love it. It was heavy and hot. There aren't many places to stop for drinks and I was afraid to run out of water today, 94 degrees. I got a 2 mile run in yesterday and everything felt okay, during and after.
Hope you are all off to a terrific week. Take care of all those body parts.
I ran 2 whole miles yesterday.
Ribs, I'm sorry to hear of your artery problems. It is good that you know what the problem is and that you're getting some interim treatment. Don't be too cavalier about getting the problem corrected.
I've been rehabilitating following a achiles tendon tear at the end of January - 6 weeks of rest followed, then 1.5 mile jogs 3 times a week, gradually increasing distance and pace. It's not completely healed yet and sometimes I have to take a week off when it gets tender.
During the past month I've been running 5-6 mile fartlek a couple times a week.
Wednesday I tried 800's and the heel twinged on the 3rd one - 6 miles total. Thursday 6 miles of cross country very easy. Friday I rested the heel. Saturday 3 miles very easy. Sunday 8 miles in the hills.
Well the knee was a problem for a couple of weeks. Then I had an uncomfortable week trying to get into form again. I was going at a good clip but felt out of sync. I solved that by just doing a longish run on a track so that I could try to get my form back. It worked. I'm beginning to build up again, although today I ended up stopping early because I was just too hot.
As to Reach-the-Beach, it really is a team effort. While I'm pleased with how our team performed, there were some cracks in the unified vision of the race, i.e., while no one was treating it as a lark, some were not taking it as seriously as I was. I see that the run up the Kanc appears to have been a one-time thing and that the course is being redirected to the north. I'll always view my run up that hill as one of my better efforts. I wasn't going to to RTB anyway because I am concentrating on New York.
Many man years ago I used to particpate in relays of this kind but if the team was not synced to go all out, I didn't run. I would bow out. I trained way to hard not to run a serious effort.
I got caught a couple of times but later on I was able to figure out whether the team I was invited to run on was serious. Anyone can have a bad race or bad leg of a relay. That was different than not taking it seriously.
Raider - you are forgiven too.
PT - 800's, fartlek, and CC race on a tender Achilles? What was the adivce you just gave Ribs? 15 months ago my vet said either I wear the boot for 3 months or go ahead and tear my achilles which would allow him to schedule my surgery. I chose the boot but still have twinges from time to time. Probably always will but I didn't ramp up to the hard/speed work nearly as soon as you are. Just sayin.........
JP - glad to see you're back and on the mend. I did my first relay this spring w/ 8 other runners of various caliber. Each of us were to run about 5 legs each. One runner had to be convinced/strong armed to run his 4th leg and I had to run 6 to make up for his last leg he refused to run. Sometimes you never know what you're going to get till you get it!
Euphoric - nice tough ride you put in.
3 more weeks till the games begin.