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- - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-01-11 6:04 AM
5.2 miles for me. It was 49*! :shocker!:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 6:51 AM
good job :cool:
Parent - - By george [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:39 AM
40 degrees here; it felt gloriously warm! I woke up at 5:30 and ran 8.2 miles before working from home. Was pretty nice and peaceful to run alone in the dark although I did catch quite a few people leaving for work.
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-01-11 9:18 AM
It felt very nice. I was glad to have worn lightweight tights though - the wind over the icy lake was pretty brisk.
Parent - - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-01-11 9:21 AM
It's supposed to hit 50° here today, 58° tomorrow, then be like 14° on Sunday.:meh: Mother Nature's off her meds again.

Enjoy the weather while we have it!
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-01-11 4:30 PM
Mother Nature is playing lots of jokes this year.
Parent - By skigirl Date 2018-01-11 3:20 PM
Nice to have a day to work from home!
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 3:54 PM
:cool::cool:
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2018-01-11 10:15 AM
5.5 miles in my neighborhood with my neighbor. We were both over dressed for a run starting in the mid 40's. What a nice change! :happy:
Parent - By skigirl Date 2018-01-11 3:20 PM
Nice run!  Hope you didn't get too sweaty.  :wink:
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 3:54 PM
Right? I was overdressed today and had to take my long sleeve off!

Of course, now it's crazy cold outside.
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2018-01-11 4:29 PM
:laugh: Of course. It got to as high as 63 here and it is still 63. What a difference a week makes. (Ice on koi pond is still melting.)
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 4:50 PM
It started out near 60 and is now 38 and 30 mph winds.
Parent - - By IB Date 2018-01-11 12:31 PM
7.8 miles

61¢ (15 coins)

52º & overcast at 0745

New Balance 890v5 Blue
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 3:53 PM
Nice work! :cool:
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:37 PM
A quarter 2 dimes a nickel and 11 pennies?
Parent - - By IB Date 2018-01-11 9:00 PM
You are correct.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 9:20 PM
:cool:
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-01-11 5:00 PM
Nicely done in nice conditions. :happy: It was a decent 40F here at lunchtime, but still seemed kind of raw. Despite my head cold, I got out for a gentle 3.5 miles along the river at lunchtime. :happy:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:37 PM
40 is as decent as it gets right now.
- - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 6:50 AM
5.1 miles. WHY OH WHY DID I NOT GO THE EXTRA .1? :cry::cry:

We did the 15 hill route. Two of us pulled away and did it quicker than we ever have. I am spent but feel strong.
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-01-11 8:49 AM
Interestingly, the route that I ran has always come out between 5.25 and 5.3 on my Garmin. Today it read 5.16.

Actually wait, that wasn't interesting at all.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 10:44 AM
: pbbt::laugh:
Parent - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2018-01-11 6:00 PM
: pbbt::laugh:
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 10:44 AM
I also did an hour of yoga :hug:
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-01-11 12:16 PM
I did 61 minutes.
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 3:48 PM
of course you did :roll:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:21 PM
:laugh:
Parent - By skigirl Date 2018-01-11 3:21 PM

> Two of us pulled away and did it quicker than we ever have.


:cool::cool::cool:
Parent - By IB Date 2018-01-11 4:21 PM
Nice work to you as well!
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:22 PM
At least you didn't quit at a mere 5.
- - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2018-01-11 9:11 AM
Gym day for me.  Weights were lifted.
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-01-11 9:17 AM
Were they also put down?
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 3:53 PM
:cool:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:21 PM
important work was done.
- - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-01-11 9:19 AM
8 miles with 4.5 at tempo. The tempo miles felt so much harder than last week.:cry: But it was a good run overall. Followed with some arm weights. I'll spin tonight, trying to bank some workouts because I want to take Saturday completely off, have a 5K race on Sunday morning, the first of a 4 race series that Beastiegirl's coach promoted. I hate 5Ks, but they do get me to push myself, so in keeping with that NY resolution to challenge myself more... I'll do it.

After I finish this awe-inspiring cup of coffee, I'll head out to the dogs.
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-01-11 9:26 AM
Hey, he's your coach too! : pbbt: See you Sunday when the weather turns to shit again...
Parent - - By Ed [us] Date 2018-01-11 12:20 PM
when the weather turns to regular winter weather again...   Fixed that for ya! :wink:
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-01-11 4:01 PM
:laugh: Same thing.
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-01-11 4:21 PM
I love Michael, but I don't think the short intervals work well for me as speedwork. A 5K is a short interval for longer races.:laugh:
Parent - - By skigirl Date 2018-01-11 3:22 PM
"Banking workouts."  Interesting idea!
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-01-11 4:18 PM
Overall weekly mileage is worth something too, though I think it's more important to be consistent throughout the week.
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 3:53 PM
:cool: nice run!

How many dogs today?
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-01-11 4:21 PM
It was a light day, only seven (plus my own three:laugh:).
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:20 PM
Good luck stocking up on workouts. Enjoy your rest day!
Parent - By ironjen Date 2018-01-12 12:13 PM
I have a 5K race as well, that is also a part of a series (once a month for 4 months). This is the second. I also hate 5k's .But I needed something to get some speed back or see how I was progressing in getting it back.
- - By skigirl Date 2018-01-11 9:31 AM
Just back from a 30-ish minute run.  I was tired when I woke up this morning, and it's still cold here (-28C/-18F), and I was briefly tempted to skip the run, and then I thought of a mantra that flyingkiwi (forumite on Women's) posted once: "Don't think, just do."  So I got up, got all my layers on, went out for my run, allowed myself to shuffle at first when I wasn't feeling springy enough for actual running, and kept repeating "Don't think just do don't think just do don't think just do..."  That got it done. 

Yesterday my phone froze up during my run despite my precaution of tucking it into a layer close to my body, so today I tried a new experiment: I pulled out a small (maybe 3" x 3") buckwheat bag we have - one of those thingies that you microwave if you want a hot pack for a sore muscle.  Microwaved it for a minute, and stuck it in my pocket along with my phone, so that the phone could ride along in its own little world of warmth.  : pbbt:  Seemed to work 'cause it was still alive at the end of my run when I stopped to take a frosty-whiskered photo of myself and the dog.  : pbbt::laugh:
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2018-01-11 10:38 AM
Good for you for getting out there! OK, that is COLD.

Laughing at the phone snuggled in its own little warm world...
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 3:52 PM
You did it! :cool::cool:

Ha! Glad your phone made it. :grin:
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-01-11 4:04 PM
That is serious cold! When I ran the Winter Beast Ultra in 2014, I used those hand warmers tucked in my inner pocket with my phone to keep it warm, worked fairly well. Nowadays I just run on the treadmill.:laugh:
Parent - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2018-01-11 6:01 PM
You are awesome!! way to go! excellent mantra :cool:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:19 PM
Who'd have ever thought we'd all be running with phones?  Obviously someone needs to work on a way to increase the operational temperatures for our devices.
- - By Arimathea [us] Date 2018-01-11 10:37 AM
3 this morning. I wok up, dozed off again, then RN texted to ask if I was running. Got up, stumbled through my routine, and headed out, caught up with her after she made her turnaround and was coming back and ran back with her. So 3 because I didn't quite make the 3.2 turnaround. She was pleased to get the 4. Mind you, she realized halfway through her run that her prep was faster than usual because she forgot to take out her mouthguard and brush her teeth.

Aiming for the gym today since I didn't make it yesterday. We had a 1:30 PM webinar on women's issues in the company, broadcast into the boardroom. I figured since it was a women's resource group thing that I could bring my knitting to work on during the call since it's a pink hat. Now a number of colleagues want a pink hat!
Parent - By skigirl Date 2018-01-11 3:23 PM
:laugh:  Are you going to make hats for all of them?
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 3:51 PM
Sounds like you're making some hats! :hug:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:17 PM
That's a good use of multi-tasking (and there aren't very many).
- - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-01-11 10:58 AM
Instead of running first thing, I had to deal with a work thing for someone by 8:00. Since they are in ET and I am in CT, that meant 7:00 am for me. ANYHOO, I didn't head out for my 9 miles until 7:30 and went to the office late.  Will go to boxing class after work.

Blazergirl heads back to school tomorrow, so we are going out to dinner tonight at some new Ramen place.....a ton of them have been popping up around here lately.
Parent - - By nooner [us] Date 2018-01-11 1:27 PM
Ramen - you must be easing her back into her college diet. :laugh:
Parent - By skigirl Date 2018-01-11 3:23 PM
:laugh:
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-01-11 3:44 PM
It is FANCY ramen, not the crap you buy for 15 cents!
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-01-11 4:14 PM
Kids today!:laugh: My son also loves those ramen places- and they are pretty good!
Parent - - By skigirl Date 2018-01-11 3:24 PM
Was it nice to do your run a little later than usual?
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-01-11 3:45 PM
It was nice to run a bit later as it was daylight!
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 3:48 PM
What do you think about this wind now? I was so thankful it wasn't terrible earlier.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:16 PM
Glad work didn't mean scrapping the run.
- - By PuddleThumper Date 2018-01-11 11:55 AM
aha! i missed the forum coming back. thanks and yay!  :hug:

of course i have not run since saturday.  :meh::mutmad: Did the next 2 mile race of the series saturday morning. we'd had a lot of rain so the road course was much more XC than usual with some sections very mucky and/or with water running over the path. all my runs that week had been slow and slower which was odd but i chalked it up the more moderate to tempo-y miles of the 8 mile trail race the weekend before. Between mucky course and dead feeling legs i just could not run and was slower than the first race. I was pretty annoyed with this. 

And then i came down with a cough and fever saturday night and have been sick ever since. :shocker!: Flu. I don't think i've had a flu this bad before except when i was a kid. i'm still running a temp, coughing a ton and just generally disgusting. : pbbt: Fortunately Dh has also gotten it. :roll::shocker!::sad: We are a dynamic duo right now! :laugh:

i've not been into work all week and urgent care and current flu guidelines suggest not returning to work until 24 hours fever free, that's not going to happen this week. i've been working on line a couple hours each day (6 yesterday :roll:) and have been scrambling to cover some stuff while i'm out. ugh no fun.

a few bright notes this week: none of our elderly parents seem to have got it. i can see why a bad flu can be deadly. :shocker!: and it's been awful weather here all week with torrential rain. So a great week not to be running. :laugh::cry:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-01-11 12:05 PM
Oh boy! Hope you're both feeling better soon.
Parent - By nooner [us] Date 2018-01-11 1:28 PM
Yuck on the flu!! Get better soon!
Parent - By skigirl Date 2018-01-11 3:24 PM
Sorry to hear you're so sick!  And that you had to work 6 hours on a sick day.  :cry:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 3:50 PM
Wow, I hope y'all feel better soon! That sounds pretty miserable. :cry::hug:
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-01-11 4:16 PM
Ugh on the flu! I hope you feel better fast!:hug:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-01-11 4:23 PM
Feel better! :hug:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:14 PM
I hope you get to feeling better and get to run.
- - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-01-11 12:06 PM
11.5 last night. 8ish tonight I hope.
Parent - By skigirl Date 2018-01-11 3:24 PM
Nice!
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 3:50 PM
Nice run!!! and good luck tonight! :grin:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:13 PM
Some decent mileage. That looks like my peak weekend mileage. Good job!
- - By Ed [us] Date 2018-01-11 12:29 PM
I'll get my workout for today by teaching indoor cycling class tonight.  Playlist on Spotify if anyone's interested.  This is my first crack at have any post-Jan 1 "resolutioners" in my evening class since it was cancelled last week when the gym closed early due to snow.  While recording my attendance numbers yesterday morning I noticed the Tues. night class had 20 riders so perhaps that's an omen?

Should also do hip exercises.

We had a pretty good turnout at our running club meeting last night.  A much higher % of women than usual, likely since our guest speaker discussed a book she wrote about women who do triathlons. 

It's 55F here right now!
Parent - By skigirl Date 2018-01-11 3:25 PM
Hope you get a good turnout!
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 3:49 PM
Hope you have a great class!
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:12 PM
I hope your class goes well.
- - By nooner [us] Date 2018-01-11 1:23 PM
5 miles at noon.

The weather forecast was calling for rain throughout the day so my co-worker ran first thing this morning to get it out of the way. I brought Treadmill stuff just in case, but the radar looked pretty clear and I was able to get in most of the run without any rain. There was just a little drizzle in the last half mile, but with temps in the mid-60’s, that felt pretty good at that point. My stride was really feeling “off” recently, so I focused on things during the run today to try and even it out a bit and it seemed to work. I have a half marathon on Saturday so will need to see how it holds up through the longer distance.
Parent - - By skigirl Date 2018-01-11 3:26 PM
Nice run!  Do you have a time goal for your half-marathon?
Parent - By nooner [us] Date 2018-01-11 5:10 PM
Not really. A friend is coming in from out of town to run the marathon so my goal is to try and keep up with her for the 9 miles that the courses share. : pbbt:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-11 3:49 PM
Best of luck on your half! :grin:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:11 PM
I hope you get the stride figured out.
- - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2018-01-11 4:12 PM
nice, just strenuous enough yoga practice, then 2.7 miles on the trail. Meant to do 4, but due to melting snow and slick leaves, I had a big wipeout and called it a day. Still felt great to be out there. 55*!!! :shocker!:
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-01-11 4:27 PM
:shocker!: Hope the fall wasn't too bad! 55* is nuts!
Parent - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2018-01-11 6:02 PM
I didn't get scratched up anywhere visible but I am going to have a monster of a bruise on my upper thigh!
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:10 PM
It's all fun and games until you take a spill.:sad:
- - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-01-11 4:27 PM
0 yesterday and 0 today, but with long-ish dog walks. Work has been crazy this week, needing to be in early and ending up staying late too. :cry: Since marathon training doesn't officially start till Monday I am not being as disciplined as I should be. :roll:
Parent - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2018-01-11 6:02 PM
Sounds like you can take til Monday off!
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:09 PM
You will so ready come Monday! I'm sure of it!:cool:
- By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:09 PM
Last night I ran 4 with the group. It felt good to squeeze in a run before the weather went to heck again.

I had an SDO planned today, but took it to a new level by sleeping in until 7:45a. :shocker!: I'm wondering if I subconsciously hit the wrong button on the alarm. It seemed a very long night even for January and then I happened to glance at the clock. I must admit it felt great even though I never got to shower or fix my rumpled appearance. One of the days that between the weather and the sleeping in, I really appreciated the remote work place.:laugh:
- - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:14 PM
3.25 miles on the TM.  I did a hill workout.  1 mile at 1%, 1.7 miles at 3-3.5%, and .3 miles at 6% at a steady pace.  I need to work up to 2 miles at 6% to be ready for Big Sur.  Course at big sur I need to run 10 miles (that aren't flat) do the hill workout and then run another 14 miles (that aren't flat)
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-01-11 7:38 PM
You have to start somewhere.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-01-12 7:54 AM
Nice workout! :cool: I'm running Big Sur too! But I'm doing it "for fun" and not for time, so no structured hill work for me. I ran Sugarloaf last year on no hill work, and that's a stupid hilly course too, so I'm hoping the same will work for me for Big Sur.
- By SRoo Date 2018-01-12 1:40 PM
Old habit die hard:  I replied instead of posted.  So if you are reading this before I had time to delete, you may think my workout was so amazing that I posted it twice. 

Alas, no.  I lifted some heavy stuff, then did some intervals on the treadmill.  The dog was especially helpful challenging my balance on planks.
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