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  • ksrunr Legend 1,292 posts since
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    75. Aug 18, 2008 7:39 AM (in response to fred-urie)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - August

     

    Euphoric - Nice long ride.  Hally says you shelled her off the back.

     

     

    Ribs - are you tempted to job a 100 yds during your walks?   I'd have to try it and see what happens.  My bad.

     

     

    5.75 m progression run this morning.  9:10 mile warm up down to sub 7 pace for last .75 mile.   Hot and humid and absolutely no breeze but felt pretty good.  Ran 6.5 last night and legs felt pretty good.  Maybe I'm turning the corner.  Got a 14 miler Wed. and 21 Sat.   Will be a good test as marathon is only about 7 weeks out now.

     

     

    Enjoyed the womens marathon.  I hoped the the winner would hold off the field.  The commentators that I heard weren't too confident in her.   What happened to all the u.s. womens sprinters and mens middle distance runners.  

     

     

    Have good day all.

     

     

  • Spareribs823 Legend 2,040 posts since
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    76. Aug 18, 2008 8:44 AM (in response to ksrunr)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - August

    I know you meant to type "jog" and yes, yesterday I was very tempted, but I wouldn't have done it in a million years.  The issue is the knitting of the sternum, so I won't do anything that would jar it.  That is the one thing both the surgeon and the cardiologist impressed upon me.  The chest bones have to heal first.  My next goal is the ability to walk 5 miles at 15 minutes a mile.  I will hit that goal very soon, but no running until October first, at least.   Spareribs

  • euphoric Legend 940 posts since
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    77. Aug 18, 2008 4:26 PM (in response to Spareribs823)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - August

     

    Ribs, this is a one time PR.  The only clock is your own.  Try to enjoy this personal marathon as a very unique experience, a one time event.  How about working in the water?

     

     

     

     

     

    Ks, there are many perspectives to the ride.  We ended up, through no fault of anyone, being paired by 2s, sort of like the Ark.  I drew the short straw  (natural selection)and rode with a guy, not my husband, who kept asking me if I was "riding a rocking chair".  He sang while my heart was about to depart my chest.  All I did was chase and have an awareness of what was before me, a sort of contrail, hoping he'd get stopped at an intersection.  Imagine how I felt at mile 57, reaching for my water bottle, to find an empty cage.  I lost the bottle, but not the battle, while fighting a fall with the actual holes on one of the covered bridges.        

     

     

  • Spareribs823 Legend 2,040 posts since
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    78. Aug 19, 2008 9:12 AM (in response to fred-urie)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - August

    Big breakthrough day for me:  5 miles on the Y indoor track @ 14:46 per mile.  Felt super.  Must have been my new "Corpus Christi Road Runners" singlet I wore for the first time that inspired me.   Spareribs

  • ksrunr Legend 1,292 posts since
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    80. Aug 19, 2008 10:05 AM (in response to fred-urie)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - August

     

    Euphoric - I liked your reference (planned or not ) your reference to the Ark and then to natural selection.  It's always good to train with someone a bit faster.  Never any fun to train with someone too strong for us, especially when they know it.

     

     

    6.25 mile run this morning.  A slight spritzing of rain the first two miles and just a hint of coolness the next four.   Pace was just 39 seconds over marathon pace in the hills and felt pretty good.  Maybe turning the corner on this mileage.

     

     

    Go Ribs.  A pic of that magical singlet might be good at KR

     

     

  • euphoric Legend 940 posts since
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    82. Aug 20, 2008 12:09 PM (in response to fred-urie)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - August

    This was taken about 5 miles before the finish. I must be smiling because I've finally caught, and am about to pass, the guy in yellow.

     

    http://www.digiproofs.com/ecom/product_select.pl?select=15928928&p=793yl20

     

    Edited to add proof that I passed him. I can't get the other picture to paste, but if you click twice on "next" you should be able to see it.  If there is a double of the link, please ignore it.  I couldn't erase it on the last edit.

     

     

     

     

     

    http://www.digiproofs.com/ecom/product_select.pl?select=15928928&p=793yl20

  • Active Toby Active.com Staff 1,559 posts since
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    83. Aug 20, 2008 12:13 PM (in response to fred-urie)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - August

    Hey guys, sorry to interrupt but we've had some reports of site connectivity issues. Anything on your end? Thanks





    Social Media Specialist | Endurance Sports

  • Spareribs823 Legend 2,040 posts since
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    84. Aug 20, 2008 1:23 PM (in response to fred-urie)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - August

     

    Euph, I wasn't able to see the pics.

     

     

    Fred, hope that achilles heals up quickly.

     

     

    Off-day for me, feeling kind of tired.  Managed 3 miles slow walking.

     

     

    It's ironic that of all the work the administrators could do to improve this site, like remembering passwords, allowing pw changes and the other complaints we have sent them, that they have the names "Active" in them, as if they're right on all the problems.   Spareribs

     

     

  • ksrunr Legend 1,292 posts since
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    85. Aug 20, 2008 1:50 PM (in response to Spareribs823)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - August

     

    Ribs - momma said there'd be days like these; momma said momma said.

     

     

    I couldn't open the pics either.

     

     

    Activeksrunr

     

     

  • Rich in NH Legend 850 posts since
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    86. Aug 20, 2008 3:44 PM (in response to Spareribs823)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - August

    Ribs, I think the "Active" in their names means they're actively ignoring all suggestions.  I've been tempted to buy some decent forum software to send to Active with a request they scrap what they're using now and start over...   It's a shame...

     

    Euphoric, no pictures here either.  17 mph is pretty impressive on your ride, my nephew just finished 14th overall in a triathlon and 9th fastest on the bike @ 20 mph.  Not bad out of a field of 230 athletes.  And his wasn't a 62 mile ride either.  Take that picture we can't see and add it to your profile, it's easy...

     

    Fred, good luck with your achilles.

     

    Monday and Tuesday were recovery runs for me, 3 and 4 miles respectively.

     

    Wednesday,

     

    8 miles easy...





    Enjoy life, this ain't a rehearsal...

  • euphoric Legend 940 posts since
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    87. Aug 21, 2008 4:13 AM (in response to Rich in NH)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - August

     

    "Take that picture we can't see and add it to your profile, it's easy..."

     

     

     

     

     

    Won't that make my nose look bigger?  Anyway, I did 20 wheeled miles last night.  It felt slow, but averaged 16 mph.  I'm going to try a run on the path today, but will do intervals in the pool if that doesn't work.

     

     

     

     

     

    Rich, the difference between 17 mph and 20 mph is huge.  At least it would be for me.  Also, there were some pretty major downhills and my speed was well over 30 mph on those.  No skill or effort there.

     

     

  • ksrunr Legend 1,292 posts since
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    88. Aug 21, 2008 6:17 AM (in response to euphoric)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - August

     

    Euph - bet your nose looks just fine.   20 mph vs 17 mph.  I was always amazed how must faster the "A" group rides compared to the "B" group in our local rides.  I could hang with the "B" and even lead them when I was in bike shape.  Couldn't hang on to the "A" group.   Think about then trying to hang witht he pros?  It would be like me trying to keep up with Fred and Raider.

     

     

     

     

     

    4.25 real recovery miles this morning with dw.  9:30+ pace.  Will run 6 or 7 tonight.   10 or 11 scheduled Fri and 21 for Sat.

     

     

     

     

     

    Go Ribs

     

     

  • euphoric Legend 940 posts since
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    89. Aug 21, 2008 7:21 AM (in response to ksrunr)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - August

     

    I ran 4 uninspiring miles this morning and just got a call to ride tonight.  The left cheek is starting to hurt after long rides, so I'll make an appointment at the pt clinic for a bike fit evaluation.  I think I'm pedaling with my toe down, so I might need a seat adjustment.

     

     

     

     

     

    Let's try this link.  If it works I'll tell you what pages you might want to look at.  This is the photographer's site and should be available to anyone.   

     

     

     

     

     

    http://www.digiproofs.com/ecom/event_view.pl?Xevent_id=95506

     

     

     

     

     

    Wishing you all healthy workouts today.  And everyday.  Where's Jim?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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