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KSH2010-05-02 10:51:09 +0000 #1
OK ladies! It's a new year!

I nursed a hangover on the 1st, and today (2nd), I got on the treadmill for 3 miles. I figured I needed to sweat out all the vanilla vodka I drank.

I was orginally going to go 2 miles, but felt good and added on another mile. The treadmill running is getting easier and I was able to hold a 10 minute mile without killing myself.
Tri Girl2010-05-02 10:56:20 +0000 #2
Good job on your 3 miles, KSH! See, you're coming along VERY nicely with the running! And just last year you thought running was over with for good. The new year brings new promise of running pain free again!

Today I ran 4 miles on the trail. It was hilly and muddy (fell a few times), but it was fun. I'm in marathon mode again, so it's back to a regular running routine... March 18th is just around the corner!

Have fun out there ladies!
KSH2010-05-02 11:02:45 +0000 #3
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Today I ran 4 miles on the trail. It was hilly and muddy (fell a few times), but it was fun. I'm in marathon mode again, so it's back to a regular running routine... March 18th is just around the corner!

YEP! New year and hopefully a lot more running! HA!

4 miles in mud with hills?

Yea, no thanks! Gosh I even go around puddles as to not get my shoes dirty.

March is only 3 months away! Very close. Let us know how the marathon training goes.
yellow2010-05-02 11:26:54 +0000 #4
KSH...I think those treadmill pace calculators are way off. I'll bet your effort is better than a 10 mm! I have pretty much given up the treadmill for running. Most of the time I'm able to run outdoors and the temps have been in the 20s and 30s, so now when I run on the TM I get so hot and feel like I'm going to blow up and vanish in a cloud of sparks and smoke. Since I don't have a cabana boy there to fan me and mist me down the whole time, the new TM strategy is to put it on the highest incline it has and to walk for 30 mins. I figure it's good cross training.

I haven't run in several days (I skied Fri-Sa-Sun-Mon), so I decided a run was in order today. I too did a trail run, but I went early, so the trail was icy and solid (and still some snow on it even...it was 23F); the traction was superb. I did one of my usual loops, 6.4 miles. But slower than usual as I did have to walk a few of the especially treacherous spots and I did walk a couple of the very steep hills (which I normally walk).

I can't wait for the days to get longer so I can get trail runs in on non workdays!
SadieKate2010-05-02 11:38:17 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by yellow

Since I don't have a cabana boy there to fan me and mist me down the whole time . . .

Maybe we can get Susan to carry these on TE.
Bikingmomof32010-05-02 11:25:30 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by SadieKate

Maybe we can get Susan to carry these on TE.

Yes, definitely.
KSH2010-05-02 13:03:09 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by yellow

KSH...I think those treadmill pace calculators are way off. I'll bet your effort is better than a 10 mm! I have pretty much given up the treadmill for running. Most of the time I'm able to run outdoors and the temps have been in the 20s and 30s, so now when I run on the TM I get so hot and feel like I'm going to blow up and vanish in a cloud of sparks and smoke. Since I don't have a cabana boy there to fan me and mist me down the whole time, the new TM strategy is to put it on the highest incline it has and to walk for 30 mins. I figure it's good cross training.

I haven't run in several days (I skied Fri-Sa-Sun-Mon), so I decided a run was in order today. I too did a trail run, but I went early, so the trail was icy and solid (and still some snow on it even...it was 23F); the traction was superb. I did one of my usual loops, 6.4 miles. But slower than usual as I did have to walk a few of the especially treacherous spots and I did walk a couple of the very steep hills (which I normally walk).

I can't wait for the days to get longer so I can get trail runs in on non workdays!

You are way more HARDCORE than I am lady!

Seriously. I opted for the treadmill because it was 45F degrees outside. Yea, I knind of hate it, but I wanted to tortured by the treadmill over the weather.

Snow? Trail Run? 6.4 miles? You are amazing! Great job!
Deborajen2010-05-02 11:49:26 +0000 #8
My long run was Sunday. I was planning on running 5 miles but ended up coming home at 3 1/2 or so. It was snowing - which was waaay cool - but it was also a little windy so running into the wind meant getting pelted in the face by wet snow. That part I didn't care for, so I tried getting off the running path and onto some of the lightly traveled neighborhood streets but there were lots of unavoidable puddles and I ended up with wet feet in 30-degree weather, so I headed home.

I should have dressed better, but all in all it was an exhilirating run. I had the paths almost completely to myself, there was hardly any traffic on the streets, and the snowy landscape was peaceful and relaxing. Great for the mindset. I'll worry about mileage and pace next time.

Happy New Year everyone, and have fun!

Deb

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