(100 Mile Stud)
2017-11-06 12:03 PM
7 miles, several walk breaks, temps 15 degrees colder than yesterday, but sunshine!!!
the second hour of 1A on NPR was about how we spend our money.
made for great listening during my run
easy 6.1 miles plus some core and strength work
7 miles with the Lady today on the hilly trails of Birdsboro/HayCreek watershed. It was a pretty lovely day though cloudy. Mild with the last colors of fall blazing yellow and orange in the woods. I was surprised to see anyone in the woods today but saw couple of dog walkers and also a camouflaged gal out for a bow hunt. She even had face paint. The Lady and I were both in glowing orange today since it's still bow season.
Is this the longest run since knee surgery?
2017-11-06 2:51 PM
3.10 with benji this morning. saw 1 bunny and 1 bicyclist - nobody else out walking or running. and I took my phone w/ me strapped to my arm just in case. it annoys me that I need to do that.
have been watching my Nest camera most of the day as they're finally installing kitchen cabinets today and it's fun to see things actually progress.
(I like wool!)
2017-11-06 4:24 PM
Kind of an odd day here, with alternately sunshine and showers but it was pleasant and sunny if humid at lunchtime for 5.5 miles. It felt and smelled springlike and the long-sleeve t I packed was way too much for the conditions but a little extra sweat never hurt anyone.
Yes, sweat is good. Gets rid of the poisons. It was sweat weather today even in short sleeves.
5.25 miles this morning. It was still pretty dark since it was overcast, but there were some trickles of light at the end of my run. Saw another runner way up ahead of me on a long stretch of road who was running literally in the middle of the street.
He/she moved over when a car came by, then moved back into the middle of the street. There was nothing near the curb that was in any way obstructing the side of the street. It was very odd.
10 miles Saturday followed by finishing up the last of the wedding errands!
Now I just have to get my house in order over the next 2 weeks.
Sunday I bailed on going into the city to spectate NYCM
since the friend I was going to cheer for pulled out at the last minute on Saturday afternoon due to injury.
So I watched the local coverage from my couch, and it was actually decent coverage. Bummed I wasn't there live, but watching the race unfold live on TV as it was happening was pretty awesome. I was a sloth and didn't run yesterday though.
I used to run in the middle of the street all the time (neighborhood residential streets, when they were clear of traffic) to avoid having one leg lower than the other due to the camber of the road.
(100 Mile Stud)
2017-11-06 1:08 PM
i was thinking the same thing.
2017-11-06 2:05 PM
I do it just to own the road
That's what I was thinking too...
2017-11-06 6:13 PM
I hadn't thought of the camber as the reason. Good call!
One of my skinny blondes runs in the middle of the street all the time. And since we run in the dark about 70% of the time, I have to scream at her to get over when cars are coming towards us. She gets mad they can't see her, but guess what? She doesn't wear reflective clothing not a light.
2017-11-06 2:52 PM
I don't understand people out walking or running in the dark and not having a light anywhere. Benji and I are lit up like an airport
Yes, like everyone says on roads I wander towards the centerline as much as is practical and possible due the camber.
Ya know another .75 mile would have given you an even 6.
I actually stopped at 5.24
and started my watch back up again to get to 5.25.
I was supposed to stop at 5 but I wasn't quite home yet
10 miles before work.
We are back on our regular Mon / Wed morning schedule for this week and the extra daylight helped a little but there was a ton of fog. It would have been a good morning for Rudolf, but the closest we got was one guy's bright orange shoes.
We got a bit nostalgic when we remembered that a year ago the 3 of us ran the Marshall University Marathon. One guy had some pictures and sent those over and it was fun to look at those again.
Have you been running with the same group for a while now? Is it a formal group or just a bunch of friends? (Not trying to interrogate - just a newbie trying to get to know people
INTERROGATE HIM!! (he will love it.)
2017-11-06 2:22 PM
It just me and a couple of friends who I have been running with for a number of years.
Scott is a fellow Marathon Maniac and has plans to do all 50 states (which is what I am working on). We started running together sometime around 2011.
Rich ran his first marathon last year at Marshall, but I've been running with him since about 2008.
We are all training for the Kiawah Island Marathon near Charleston, SC in December. It will be the 15th anniversary of my first marathon (which was also Kiawah Island).
Did all 3 of you catch the football at the Marshall Univ. Marathon?
Yes, but Rich almost fumbled his - he was on fumes the last few miles.
The runners this year get to keep the football!! I was so bummed that they didn't do that a year ago. That's a cool souvenir!
Terrible pass and I dropped mine. I need to go run that one again and make the catch.
6/10 mi walk in the hood + one set hip exercises. Also went to the supermarket with DW & pushed the cart so a bit more walking distance from that
Set 2 later + maybe another walk if the rain holds off.
30ish years ago when my son was 11 he hung around with two brothers, Rich & Ryan, who lived down the street. In recent years I've run into Rich & Ryan at races, Tris and even in my indoor cycling classes but it was still cool tracking both of them in the NYC Marathon yesterday.
Always fun to track folks in a marathon.
What is your distance PR with the new hip?
For one run...oops! I mean walk
it's .9 mi. For a daily total it's 1.9 miles. Probably ahead of the curve for 2 weeks post op.
I also convinced DW to let me drive today
We (I drove, she came along) did a 7ish mile round trip to the post office where the running club PO Box is so I could retrieve mail from it for the 1st time in 2 weeks. I passed DW's "test" so I'll be ok for a similar distance to attend the running club meeting on Wed night & pizza but not beer for me
with the guys on Thursday night. This also means if rainy/stormy weather keeps me from walks outside I can drive to the gym & walk around the track on the fitness floor! Disclaimer: my surgeon's driving permission is "when I feel my leg is strong enough to control the gas & brake pedals & I'm not on narcotic meds". My leg feels strong enough, certainly for local hops and I didn't even fill the scripts for the narc meds.
I was waiting for someone else to post dailies - as a newbie I didn't feel I could do it myself.
Etiquette question: are we supposed to "post" or "reply" when we report our daily?
Anyway, I've not been posting for the last few days as I was out of town on work travel and didn't have much time for either posting or running. I eked out a 35-minute shuffle of 3 mins run/2 mins walk on Saturday - it felt pretty uninspiring as I had done so little running in the couple of weeks prior to that plus I was really tired. Then Saturday evening I flew home and discovered winter had happened while I was away.
So, Sunday morning my daughter, husband and I went out cross-country skiing, which, as you may gather from my forum handle, is a favourite activity of mine. My daughter cranked out 13 km without much effort - she's 16 and is a competitive skier and biathlete, so really fit and well-trained - while my husband and I were less graceful and covered much less territory, but we all had a lot of fun and it was fantastic to be out in the bright sunshine.
It was about -15C or 0-ish degrees F, and it is forecast to stay below freezing for the foreseeable future so the snow should hang around, which makes me happy.
(100 Mile Stud)
2017-11-06 1:10 PM
Post or reply, whichever you like. Mut prefers that we post though...
And, feel free to start the dailies any time you like.
I had the same question about POST & REPLY, so thanks for asking!
I always find it difficult to get workouts in when I travel for work and I really don't know why. It just seems harder.
I was going to say crap on returning home to winter but in your case it sounds like a good thing!
I love winter, and love snow, so yes, a good thing as far as I'm concerned.
2017-11-06 6:13 PM
I enjoy reading about your frosty adventures. It reminds me that I shouldn't be so grumpy about winter.
Where do you live? It is a bit early in most places for XC skiing.
Western Canada. It's earlier than usual here, but not by a wide margin.
I'm a newbie and I posted Friday's daily, so next time just go for it!
And I just recently figured out the difference between post and reply
so I'm glad you asked.
Enjoy the snow!
We are all sick at our house now. Even the cat is sick. No workout today as I'm sick and I had to work through lunch because I have to leave early to take the cat to the vet. Pls send thoughts and vibes for Leonard Leonardo!
It sucks when everyone is sick and you are as well. Make sure you take care of yourself as well as the family and cat!
Hope everyone gets well soon.
Poor kitty and family!
My recovering, but still not 100% leg was bothering me yesterday and into this morning. It was a completely different soreness than I have been having, so I figured it was in my head. Even so, I dragged myself out for an hour of pool running instead of doing the elliptical at home as I figured that would stress my leg less. I felt very loose after the pool running and then head to PT. The PT worked on it (lower back of the leg....the section below the calf muscle) and then had me do 3.2 miles on the Altra-G treadmill. Overall, I feel good, albeit a tiny bit sore. I will workout my upper body at boxing class after work.
Yesterday, I volunteered at an ultra trail race which was SW of Fort Worth. There was a 100 miler, 100K, 50K and half marathon. And it was HOTT! When I got there for my shift at 7:00 am, it was already in the 70's, was 80 by mid-morning and 90 by lunchtime. I was dying just sitting/standing out there. I was stationed a tricky point in the course making sure people headed up a hill in the woods, instead of running on a flat section. The runners were super bad-ass in the heat, though a few went down.
Thanks for volunteering! I always have fun volunteering at ultras but I haven't done so in awhile. Maybe MMT again next year. I like to photograph the runners at the aid stations. You can get some awesome shots.
Since I am currently on the shelf, I figured I should get my volunteering in.....this is my second race in a month. When I said I would do it, I had no idea it was 2.5 hours from my house!
Volunteer Blazer: "Sorry no flat running for you, git up that hill!"
I'm sure you gave some awesome encouragement to the runners to get them up that hill!
That's cool about the Alter-G treadmill. It's a step forward in the recovery process.
The PT says when I can run at 80% o my weight without pain, then I am good to go!
Was it the Dinosaur Valley?
Yes....Glen Rose is a LONG way from Allen!
My buddy got second overall female on her half. She said it’s the toughest race she’s ever done.
Good on you for volunteering! Did you get evil pleasure in telling the runners they had to run up the hill instead of the flat part?
8 miles the first 3 with the dog. Taper this week until my marathon on Sunday.
So I got up, got dressed and was stretching before my run and I realized it was 5:05.
I really did not need to get up that early but my body clock ignored the time change.
I forget, where are you running this weekend?
Local race; Gobbler Grind. It doesn't seem like a real marathon since I'm not traveling anywhere.
Is your goal to win the marathon?
Ahh, no. I only have a shot at those really small races.
Crossfit strength day
Olive walk - 2 miles
2017-11-06 6:17 PM
At first I was trying to imagine what a crossfit "Olive walk" might be. Then I figured Olive might be some type of mammal that you accompany on walks and transport her excrement around the neighborhood in a little bag. Another option for an "Olive walk" might involve martinis.
Lots of electrolytes in an olive. Good recovery food.
2017-11-06 7:59 PM
Yep, she's my third baby (liver colored Boston Terrier)
2017-11-06 7:56 PM
Bostons have a lot of personality!
ETA: or maybe they have a lot of canine-ality?
that they do
(The Vampire Lestat)
2017-11-06 4:38 PM
3.1 mile run for me.
2017-11-06 5:29 PM
Lifted. Squats, shoulder presses, deadlifts. Yesterday I attempted some sort of online exercise class. Bleh. Now I remember why I don't like exercise classes!
Dog observed the exercise class with interest, but fell asleep during my lift. Tomorrow we are going to our very first agility class (for dog, not me). The comic possibilities are quite good.
What kind of dog?
2017-11-06 7:47 PM
2.5 year old goldendoodle.
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