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- - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-12-04 5:41 AM
I don’t always run on Mondays but I was up early to take my dad to the airport so I was able to get one in. 5.2 miles for me.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-12-04 8:02 AM
Yeah for getting the week off to a good start with a run!
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2017-12-04 9:12 AM
Beard, hope you had a good time at the game. It seems the pundits did not think either team played well, but yet it was pretty much the only competitive game this weekend, or at least the only that had any excitement in the 4th quarter.
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-12-04 9:54 AM
We had a great time despite the loss (I was expecting OSU to win).

It was much more fun than last year when UW blew a 28-7 lead. It almost ended up being a reverse of that. UW had ample opportunity to come back and win but just aren't a team, or more precisely Hornibrook isn't a quarterback, that can move the ball quickly in pressure situations.

Neither team played all that well in my opinion. Neither looked like playoff contenders.
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2017-12-04 1:13 PM
LOL, I was sort of thinking towards the end there that hey, if the Buckeyes lose at least we know we don't have to face Clemson again but pushed that out of my head. I'm sure the players don't feel that way in one bit, but I think that drove the playoff committee decision. Still a good result for OSU, play the old rival USC except in the sterile jerry world stadium instead of the traditional Rose Bowl. Good luck in the Orange Bowl!
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-12-04 1:23 PM
I have two nephews and a niece who are Buckeyes.  I hope at least one of them comes for the game and stays with us as I enjoy all three....even if they are Buckeyes!
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-12-04 4:38 PM
Congrats to the Buckeyes, and while I'm sorry for the conference that they didn't get in the playoff, they probably didn't deserve to for the same reasons PSU didn't last year. At least Wisconsin, OSU and PSU all got good bowls...we're probably heading to Arizona in the holidays maybe with our kid and his gf...we put in for game tickets yesterday and are checking out the (expensive) flights. To be honest, we probably would have gone to Miami but not Dallas if PSU went either place, but that's still a great matchup in the Cotton on several levels.
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2017-12-05 1:36 PM
Yes, I feel your pain from last year. Only PSU won the Rose Bowl prize last year which to me is the tradition of the Big10/Pac10. Nothing like sitting down the afternoon on New Year's day and watching your team play on that stage. I still miss that as the big end of season goal. Now it's all jumbled up though I guess there are bigger stakes. Have fun in Arizona.. that should be a nice winter break.
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2017-12-04 1:03 PM
Managed to sneak out to the trails at lunch, so 5 miles for me and the Lady on the more rugged side of the lake. Surprised to see 2 horsey back folk midweek, but there they were, along with a surprising number of startled blue jays later on during the run.
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-12-04 1:27 PM
Good job Trailrunner.
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-12-04 1:27 PM
Productive Monday! :cool:
Parent - By george [us] Date 2017-12-04 2:09 PM
easy 10 with a coworker plus some push-ups and pull-ups
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-12-04 4:41 PM
5 miles for me in chilly sunshine along the river at lunchtime. :happy:

Sorry about the Badgers, but like I said above to XT they got a good bowl. Maybe see you in Indy next year. :wink:
Parent - - By IB [us] Date 2017-12-04 11:12 PM
8.8 miles - Monday night run home from work.

12¢ (12 coins)

57º & 20mph winds at 1930

Salomon X-Scream 3D
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-12-05 9:03 AM
TWELVE PENNIES
- - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-12-04 5:54 AM
I rarely run on Mondays, but that's mostly because the voices tell me I can't, etc...
7.2 before that break of dawn. 

high winds will move in today,
and low temps will follow on Wednesday.

I guess, meteorologically speaking, it's winter
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-12-04 8:02 AM
:laugh:
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2017-12-04 1:25 PM
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-12-05 8:46 AM
That's a new one for me :happy:
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2017-12-04 1:28 PM
Don't listen!
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-12-05 8:45 AM
:laugh:
- - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-12-04 6:55 AM
Posting so I'll do it.
I'm going to yoga.
I'm always nervous doing something new even though I've been to this studio before. :roll:
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-12-04 8:03 AM
Don't be nervous. We'll be here for you later.:hug:: pbbt:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-12-04 10:58 AM
:hug:
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-12-04 10:12 AM
Looking forward to the yoga report!
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-12-04 10:59 AM
I did it! It was great!
I always feel so good after class, now just to keep it going for a month and see how I feel!

It's heated in there to 96 degrees so my skin feels awesome and I feel like since I sweat so much, I actually did something. : pbbt:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-12-04 12:18 PM
Yay! :cool:

I feel like since I sweat so much, I actually did something. :laugh::laugh:
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-12-04 1:23 PM
I love that kind of yoga, but haven't done it in years.
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2017-12-04 1:25 PM
Haha... guilt posting. I do that sometimes.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-12-04 4:24 PM
:laugh:
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-12-04 1:41 PM
Good for you.  I have yet to yoga...
- - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-12-04 7:10 AM
It was 66 out and I really, really wanted to run as the mornings will be cold later this week, but, I ran two days in a row this weekend. And since I want to make sure I don't go backwards in my healing process, I am not running more than two days in a row for at least another week. Instead, I did 46:25 on the elliptical. Will go to boxing class tonight. Season 3, Episode 3 of Scandal kept me occupied.
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-12-04 10:12 AM
Glad you are being smart with your recovery! :hug:
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-12-04 1:24 PM
Let's see if I can stay smart.  I don't have a track record of that!
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2017-12-04 1:26 PM
Good luck staying smart. I went 3 days in a row, but I am taking a day off tomorrow for sure.
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-12-04 1:29 PM
Your kids obviously got their intelligence from you. :grin:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-12-04 4:24 PM
:grin::cool:
- - By Ed [us] Date 2017-12-04 8:32 AM
Taught indoor cycling class this morning, did hip & shoulder exercises and walked a mile. 

The township's yard waste recycling contractor had already made the rounds before I got home from the gym & picked up the 3 trash barrels + 18 paper "lawn & leaf bags full of leaves & grass clippings!

It was 32 when I left the house this morning & I had to scrape frost off the windshield : pbbt:
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-12-04 1:24 PM
Ugh.....hate the frost.
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2017-12-04 1:30 PM
So did you tell your class you have a new hip so there is no reason for THEM to slack?
Parent - By Ed [us] Date 2017-12-04 2:44 PM
Sure, I've had these class slots for 5 years so 90% of the riders rode with me before the replacement and know why I was out.  I was slacking less today than last week!  Feeling stronger every day!
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-12-04 4:24 PM
Apparently winter is coming to us tomorrow! :cool:
- - By nooner [us] Date 2017-12-04 9:46 AM
8 miles before work.

Monday's are usually a double digit run, but with our marathon this Saturday we dropped down to 8 which was just over an hour of running. We changed up our route and went down to the riverfront rather than running through the neighborhood just outside of downtown that we normally run through. There was a little fog coming up from the canal which made for some interesting views as we were running and rehashing the weekend.
Parent - By skigirl Date 2017-12-04 10:54 AM
Smart to cut down the mileage.  Sounds like a pretty run.
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-12-04 1:25 PM
I am excited for your race!
Parent - By nooner [us] Date 2017-12-04 4:23 PM
Don't get too excited. :laugh: We have a couple of guys who we are trying to get under 4 hours. I haven't been under 4 myself in a while so will be pleased to accomplish that.
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2017-12-04 1:31 PM
It seems like you have had good training since Omaha.
Parent - By nooner [us] Date 2017-12-04 4:20 PM
Training has been consistent since Omaha, but I was hoping to try and do some tempo / speed work. I could feel that I was right on the edge of injury so decided to play it safe and get to the starting line as healthy as I can be.
- - By rob26.2 Date 2017-12-04 9:58 AM
10 miles this morning; 3 with the dog. Bogey let me sleep in so we did not head out until about 7. :happy: The temp was 61 with steady 30 mph wind and gusts up to 40.  Four or five times during my run my left foot clipped my right when a big crosswind gust hit me. :shocker!:  Bogey ran well since he thought every blowing leaf or other debris was a potential rabbit. :roll:  I got in 60 miles last week so I was in my happy place. :happy:

Over the weekend, I signed up for my last marathon of the year in Springfield MO on December 30th.  The course is a loop of 3.275 miles so there are 8 loops.  I have had trouble counting in the past so I may run longer than 26.2. :meh: :laugh: :blush:
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-12-04 10:01 AM
Maybe the friends who accompany you to this race won't pass out drunk like your friends did at El Scorcho! #whome?
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-12-04 1:32 PM
Yes, I took the snoring as cheering. :roll:
Parent - By nooner [us] Date 2017-12-04 10:02 AM
You and loop courses are not a good match. You need to ask them for a lap counter.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-12-04 10:14 AM
That must have been some wind! :shocker!:

Good luck with the lap counting :laugh:
Parent - - By skigirl Date 2017-12-04 10:54 AM
Eight loops!  Sounds like a lot of mental discipline.
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2017-12-04 1:33 PM
Oh, I'm mental all right...
Parent - By skigirl Date 2017-12-04 4:06 PM
:laugh:
Parent - - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-12-04 12:55 PM
Eight laps? Not as bad as Back On My Feet in Indianapolis (12 laps) but still that's quite a bit of "round and round again". Wow on the wind gusts.
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2017-12-04 1:35 PM
The last time I ran a race with double-digit laps, I ran a 55k. :blush:
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-12-04 9:48 PM
11 5k loops? Wow.
- - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-12-04 10:01 AM
Rest day here. I ran the Rehoboth Beach Half Marathon on Saturday and finished in 1:56:17 for a 7:16 PR! :cool: My previous PR was set back in April, so that shows me how far I've come this year. Mini race report below.

My plan for the rest of the year is unstructured but will include running when I feel like it, yoga, cross training, and some badly needed core and strength training. My next race is a 5k on New Years' Day, and my next marathon is in April. So I am going to enjoy these next few weeks before training ramps up again.

Race report: Rehoboth Beach marathon and half marathon were extremely well organized. Great small town races with great volunteers and logistics. New husband and I stayed a block from the race start. He and my brother ran the full, and I ran the half. We got up at 6am for a 7am race start :shocker!::cool: and headed to the start line around 6:45am. The weather was perfect: 38* and no wind at race time. There were about 1650 half marathoners and 950 full marathoners. We started off down the streets of Rehoboth Beach and I kept it slow the first 2 miles before settling into race pace. I was aiming for 8:45s. At mile 3, the half marathoners split off from the full marathoners, and we headed back towards town and the packed dirt trail that several miles of the race was run on. Miles 1-4 were 9:44, 9:16, 8:53, and 8:46. Once we hit the trail, it was was pretty narrow, and there were still some runners that were running 3-4 across even though there was 2-way traffic on the trail with the leaders already coming back towards us. :meh: Several times I sped up to get past gluts of people just so I could have some clear real estate ahead of me. The trail turnaround was at mile 9. Heading out to the turnaround, I passed a guy in a dark blue jacket with neon green accents. He noticed my passing him, so he sped up and got back in front of me. We went back and forth for a few minutes, then he just took off ahead of me to the turnaround. Miles 5-9 were 8:51, 8:42, 8:48, 8:50, and 8:52. At the turnaround I knew there were only 4 miles left, and I wanted to keep up my pace, so I was looking for similar-paced people to run with. By this time I had caught back up with blue and green jacket guy, so I pulled up next to him and just ran his exact same pace. We picked up another guy behind us, loud breather guy, and the three of us worked together for a few miles. Jacket guy started to fall back and loud breather guy encouraged him, but when we emerged from the trail with ~1.5 miles left to go, I was out ahead and I wasn't sure how far back jacket guy and breather guy were. Jacket guy came back up beside me and started pulling away in the last half mile. I stayed just off his shoulder and finished a few seconds behind him. I'm not sure where loud breather finished, but it was behind us somewhere. Miles 10-finish were 8:54, 8:37, 8:19; 8:21 and 1:29 for the final 0.2 for 7:57 finishing pace. :cool: 1:56:17 chip time, and I am thrilled. I finally ran the race I knew I was capable of running this year. Since there was no formal bag drop, I jogged (at almost race pace, WTF) a half mile back to the hotel to grab all of our gear before attempting to jog back to the finish to see the marathoners at mile 18 and then the finish. I was so spent I couldn't jog back, but I did make it back in time to see new husband and brother pass mile 18. New husband had an ok race coming in right at 4 hours for his 3rd marathon in 8 weeks, and brother turned in a 4:47 for his second marathon in 6 weeks. A good race weekend for everyone! :happy: I highly recommend this race, just be aware that ~6 miles of it is on a narrow packed dirt trail which isn't optimal and might cost you a few second here and there with traffic build up. I think it also contributed to some odd soreness in my feet since I'm used to running on asphalt. Thanks for reading! :happy:
Parent - By Ed [us] Date 2017-12-04 10:46 AM
Congrats on the PR!  Be smart with your training and the sub 4:00 will come in April!
Parent - By skigirl Date 2017-12-04 10:52 AM

> I finally ran the race I knew I was capable of running this year.


:cool::cool::cool::cool:  Congratulations!
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-12-04 11:43 AM
Yeah for PRs and the knowledge they are possible!
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-12-04 11:58 AM
Yeah!!! So awesome!
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2017-12-04 12:53 PM
Fantastic! Great pacing :cool:
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-12-04 12:57 PM
Congratulations on the half, the impressive PR, and the sub-2 finish!
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-12-04 1:25 PM
Nice PR!
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2017-12-04 1:28 PM
Great news on cashing in a great year of training for a PR! Congrats. Oh, and a dirt trail too! :cool:
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2017-12-04 1:37 PM
I had no doubt you would PR. :wink:  Congrats!
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-12-04 3:47 PM
I thought of you when we split off from the marathoners at mile 3 and was immensely happy that I was not doing the full! : pbbt:
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-12-04 3:48 PM
:sigh: : pbbt:
Parent - By nooner [us] Date 2017-12-04 4:26 PM
Great job and another great confidence booster!
Parent - By Limoboss Date 2017-12-04 7:40 PM
A 7 minute PR is huge. Congrats on taking a big step towards a sub 4.
Parent - By PTRunner [us] Date 2017-12-04 8:26 PM
Congrats!  Awesome PR.
- - By skigirl Date 2017-12-04 10:51 AM
Day off for me.  I wound up walking and running over 21,000 steps yesterday and my shin and ankle are a bit hurty so I am giving them a rest. 

My daughter and I are having an informal step competition - we both use the Health app on our iPhones which tracks our steps through the day (as long as we're carrying the phone while walking or running or whatever) and at the end of the day we compare counts.  I was confident I had won yesterday, and indeed I had way more steps than her, but she was able to point out that she had done 21 km of cross-country skiing, and therefore had gone further and worked out harder than I had.  Couldn't argue on that point.  : pbbt:
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-12-04 12:32 PM
That's a lot of steps! :shocker!::cool: But yes, I think your daughter wins for yesterday. : pbbt:
Parent - By skigirl Date 2017-12-04 4:05 PM
So annoying.  : pbbt:
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-12-04 1:31 PM
If my daughter and I had a step competition, it wouldn't be "informal".  It would To The Death!
Parent - By skigirl Date 2017-12-04 4:04 PM
:laugh::laugh:
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2017-12-04 1:39 PM
Your daughter should read the "Skiing Exclusion" section of the Rule Book.  You win!
Parent - By skigirl Date 2017-12-04 4:04 PM
:laugh::laugh::evil:
- - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-12-04 12:53 PM
Very busy weekend. Since the city ripped out the sidewalk in front of our driveway to fix the places where the tree roots had pushed up the sidewalk, and the workers kindly took out the brick strip across the driveway that was also broken beyond repair, we decided now was a good time to patch it up so we could drive on the driveway without damaging the cars' undercarriages. Six trips to Lowe's later it was done. We started out with our old 24" pry bar and small sledgehammer, then bought a 10 pound sledge and 42" pry bar and started pulling out pushed-up bits of concrete. DS and DSBF really enjoyed using that 10 pound sledgehammer. Also used a wheelbarrow to mix the concrete. We went through 28 bags (60 lbs each and boy are my arms complaining about that) of concrete mix. It does not look pretty, and we can't drive on it probably until Wednesday night or Thursday morning. But it's done!



On the running front, 6.5 on Friday, 13 on Saturday with RN, 5.5 on Sunday, 3.2 this morning. Saturday's run was fun. We went south of the freeway and managed to find a back way into the open space preserve, ran all along the fire road, then found that the trail really didn't go through but we managed to find a way back to the road. (Trespassing? We prefer the term "trailblazing".)



Very windy, dry, and not too warm this week. I think I'm going to be going out eastbound most days so I can return with the wind behind me!
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-12-04 1:26 PM
I believe No Trespassing signs are for People....not Runners.:wink:
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-12-04 5:24 PM
Why, I do believe you are right. :mischief:
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2017-12-04 1:40 PM
Nice, productive cross-training! :cool:
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-12-04 5:25 PM
Thanks...and it would be even more productive if I could have cut down the tree that's causing the damage. Alas, it is behind the other property owner's fence though right on his property line, and he is an absentee landlord who doesn't want to be bothered with cutting down the tree because it's not damaging his house or sidewalk at all.
Parent - - By skigirl Date 2017-12-04 4:06 PM

> Trespassing? We prefer the term "trailblazing".


:laugh::evil::laugh:
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-12-04 5:25 PM
:grin:
- - By PTRunner [us] Date 2017-12-04 8:29 PM
8 miles with the double stroller. Not a particularly fun run. My daughter took 2 miles in to fall asleep so I couldn't even cut it short!!:laugh:  at some point the front wheel came loose which was odd and I couldn't figure out why the stroller was pulling sharply to one side.  Oh well it's sone!
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-12-04 9:49 PM
That does not sound like fun at all, with something like 50-60 pounds of children in the stroller and a wonky front wheel.
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