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  • Imgellin Legend 498 posts since
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    180. Apr 15, 2009 6:41 PM (in response to ksrunr)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - April

     

    Oh. Dang, K.S. I forgot you are down in C.C. I visited Houston once and was foolish enough to leave my shirt unbuttoned one day outside at work. I had a strip of second degree burns 3" wide. Fleet Feet, huh? I think I've heard of them. Do you run at night? It must be nice.

     

     

                                                                                    Paul

     

     

  • ksrunr Legend 1,292 posts since
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    181. Apr 16, 2009 5:17 AM (in response to fred-urie)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - April

     

    Morning running friends.   5.75 ez this morning.   oa pace 7:40 after a slow warmup mile.  More tonight with some good leg turnover.

     

     

    May or may not get to run tomorrow depending on time restraints and weather.

     

     

  • Imgellin Legend 498 posts since
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    185. Apr 16, 2009 9:35 AM (in response to fred-urie)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - April

     

    I ran my 1-mile recovery run today, and it sure felt good to "blow out the pipes" after yesterday's long run. I feel much better now! Thanks for getting me going on those, S.R.

     

     

                            Paul

     

     

  • Spareribs823 Legend 2,040 posts since
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    186. Apr 16, 2009 9:35 AM (in response to fred-urie)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - April

     

    Paul, I didn't understand your post:

     

     

     

     

     

    So it is basically 9-9-9-6-6-12-13 saturday to friday. I'd have to cancel my track work days and recovery run days. Also, I do not want to do two long runs per week right now, anyway, especially on consecutive days.

     

     

    Paul

     

     

    Fred would not have given you back-to-back long runs like that.  Go back and see his post.

     

     

     

     

     

    Fred, when I ran in NY during those hot summer months I experimented with a white mesh "baseball cap" type of hat in which I had sewn in a pocket to contain ice.  After much trial and error I concluded running with no hat was better than running with a hat that has ice in it.  I'm with you.

     

     

     

     

     

    3+ recovery miles with a friend who just got back from S. Africa.  She did the 56K Two Oceans in 5:22, a pretty good time over that hilly terrain.  Spareribs

     

     

  • Imgellin Legend 498 posts since
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    187. Apr 16, 2009 9:52 AM (in response to Spareribs823)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - April

     

    Sunday - 9 miles

     

     

    Tuesday - 6 miles

     

     

    Thursday - 12 miles

     

     

    Saturday - 9 miles

     

     

    Monday - 9 miles

     

     

    Wednesday - 6 miles

     

     

    Friday - 13 miles

     

     

    Tell me what you see after thursday and friday.

     

     

                                                                                    Paul

     

     

  • euphoric Legend 940 posts since
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    188. Apr 16, 2009 3:07 PM (in response to Imgellin)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - April

     

    Paul, hope you are enjoying the new bike.  As for heart rate, long hard climbs always get my rate up.  Stopping isn't an option in the middle of a climb.   

     

     

    5 good miles this morning with aborted plans to ride tonight.  I feel exhausted and think I'd have been a road danger had I gone out as planned.  Thinking about  a September half marathon as the Army Ten-Miler is already closed.

     

     

    Ks, I wish you the best in Boston!  Do we know your number? 

     

     

  • Imgellin Legend 498 posts since
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    189. Apr 16, 2009 3:15 PM (in response to euphoric)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - April

     

    Thanks, Euphoric. Good to hear from you. I won't have this bike completed until the fall, though, so I am thinking of first rides scheduled for next spring. My Raleigh Technium is in prime condition, though. (Not bad for a 20 year old frame).

     

     

                                                                                    Paul

     

     

  • SierraLauren Pro 148 posts since
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    190. Apr 16, 2009 5:32 PM (in response to Imgellin)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - April

    A three mile slow warm up and then wave run for two miles for 5 today on the track. It was 10 to 10:10 minute miles on the warmup, and 8:55 and 9:00 on the uptick of three 400 meters, and a cool down. My achilles was feeling tender on the run on Wednesday so I didn't want to push it any harder than that. I didn't feel the tendon today.

     

    Paul, the other day when I said I was tired, what I meant was that my legs were fatigued. I had a sense I'd feel that way before I started running. It was, I think, from the two long previous Sunday runs following the shorter mileage week when I had the flu. My heart and mind were all for it (on Wednesday's run); it was my legs that objected. Still, it turned into a progression run so I felt good about that.

     

     

     

     

     

    You have definitely escaped your wife's cold or flu, KS. Keeping my finger's crossed. Positive thoughts.

  • ksrunr Legend 1,292 posts since
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    191. Apr 16, 2009 6:55 PM (in response to fred-urie)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - April

    Euphoric - thanks for asking.  My bib is 4061.  I suppose they will have updates after the race starts if you want to check.  Will finish packing tonight for tomorrow nights departure.

  • mwevans58 Amateur 10 posts since
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    192. Apr 16, 2009 7:17 PM (in response to fred-urie)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - April

    Good luck, K.S.!  Have a great time.

  • Imgellin Legend 498 posts since
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    193. Apr 17, 2009 2:05 PM (in response to mwevans58)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - April

    I ran a slightly different route today, one which measured out to be 9.48 miles. That is a little bit longer than my normal route, but I am going to run this one, or one like it, on fridays, to get some steeper hills in. I completed my run in 1:18:40. Not bad, and the 60-degree temperature definitely helped warm my muscles and probably gave me a psychological "spring" boost. It's amazing, though: The "steep" hill which I have been planning to doing and looking forward to all winter was not difficult at all, because of the improvement in fitness I have experienced in these nine months I have been running. I could have run it harder, and next time I will. (I ran it just about as slowly as I could). A non-compliant red light forced me onto the concrete sidewalks of Main Street on the way home, after the steepish hill, but with any luck I will get the green light and be able to stay on asphalt back-roads all the way home next time.

     

    I felt strong today and could have run faster had I needed to. The only down side of today's run was that the bezel to my watch abraded a hole in the back of my hand , so I had to turn it around (the watch, that is). A garbage truck turned in and caught me flat-footed so I had to stop and that cost me 20 seconds.

     

    I need to find some longer, steeper hills.

     

    Paul

  • Imgellin Legend 498 posts since
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    194. Apr 17, 2009 11:42 AM (in response to ksrunr)
    Re: 50 Plus Training and Racing - April

     

    Departure? I thought you were already in Bostown, K.S.

     

     

                                                                                    Paul

     

     

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