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post #10006 of 12856
4.1 miles this morning. I wanted to get out for about 10 miles but totally overslept. Oh well. I still got out there.
post #10007 of 12856
4.5 in 8:51 pace. Anything under 9:00 at that distance for me is really good. 7 miles on tap for Sunday, if I could do that at around a 9:15 pace I'd be satisfied.
post #10008 of 12856
6.5 miles at an 8:20 pace. I've been cutting for the summer and have lost about 6-7 pounds and already feel the difference (140 to 133).
post #10009 of 12856
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

6.5 miles at an 8:20 pace. I've been cutting for the summer and have lost about 6-7 pounds and already feel the difference (140 to 133).

 

I think I was 130-140 in middle school...if I were to cut any weight it would be to 175lbs but I am quite happy with my fluctuation between 180-185.  

 

As for today, I got in 3 laps on the trails of 4.6x miles equating to roughly 14 miles.  I hit even splits and beat my goal of 10min/mile pace by 8sec/mile.  Overall gain for the run was 2250' or 750' a lap which is the reason for the slow down.  In flat Ohio it was easy to maintain a 7min/mile pace.

post #10010 of 12856
5 miles yesterday in the Brooks Pure, and no better. I returned them this morning, and tried several shoes, including the Brooks another half-size up. Ended up with the Kinvara 5, which also happens to be $30 cheaper. Just did 12 miles in those, and no problems on the downhills. They have a different feel than the Pure, but not necessarily a bad thing.
post #10011 of 12856
7 miles this morning. This same distance took nearly 70 minutes last week, but I finished in less than 65 today. Got an earlier start so it wasn't nearly as hot out, that temperature change made a huge difference in my energy and stamina levels, so it felt much easier today.

I also have a feeling I'm probably the biggest guy in this thread...I think I also weighed about 140 lbs in middle school. I'm around 202 right now, but I think my ideal weight is around 195, so hopefully I can get back down to that range soon. I'm also 6'4", so a lot of that weight is due to my height.
post #10012 of 12856
I'm only 5'6" so 133 is par for the course. I'm thinking 130 is a good running weight for my size.

That said all this cutting has made me weaker. Yesterday I felt great today 5.5 miles at an 8.5 pace was murderous. Dead legs, just awfully fatigued whole time.
post #10013 of 12856
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

5 miles yesterday in the Brooks Pure, and no better. I returned them this morning, and tried several shoes, including the Brooks another half-size up. Ended up with the Kinvara 5, which also happens to be $30 cheaper. Just did 12 miles in those, and no problems on the downhills. They have a different feel than the Pure, but not necessarily a bad thing.

 

I have a pair of Kinvara 2's thinking I would switch to a 4mm drop but the sweet spot for me is an 8mm drop.  I want to try out some ZOOT shoes but most running stores around Nashville do not let you test out shoes and return them.  Had a store in Ohio that let me do it and I loved it.

post #10014 of 12856
16 muddy trail miles Saturday.
In regards to the height / weight discussion: I lost quite a few pounds from running over the years. 6 ft, 154 lbs. now.
Edited by wingin' it - 6/16/14 at 8:31pm
post #10015 of 12856

Got in 7.3 miles on the trails this morning.  When I woke up at 4:50am the sun hadn't come up and I was worried about visibility.  Sure enough by my 5:20am start time it was light enough to not trip.

 

Downside to morning runs...the lack of energy.  Last week I have some Coke before a run and that helped.  I need some sort of caffeine and simple sugar before I can function.

post #10016 of 12856
7.2 miles this morning. My plan was the first 5 to be nice and slow (9:30/mile and slower) and then intervals for the final mile plus but I had to speed it up when I got passed by a girl in the skimpiest shorts and sports bra I had ever seen. The creep factor was high but I was determined to not let her get too far ahead of me. Eventually she slowed down for a rest and I passed her up and headed off into another neighborhood, only to cross paths with her again when I came back to the main street. Then I saw her again as I was emerging from a trail into a park... then one last time about a mile later as I was just about back home! By then I wasn't even trying to keep an eye on her so I was feeling even more creepy having crossed her path about 4 times. mwink[1].gif

Last night after dinner I still hadn't gotten my run in and my daughter wanted to go to the library. My wife and I drove her up there and I hung around a bit before running home. It's a nice area and I've run through the neighborhoods between my house and the library quite often (it's wooded, a bit hilly, and the roads are dirt so it's a great place to run) but this was the first time I ever did it from Point A to Point B instead of a loop and found it was exactly 5k. That was a pleasant surprise.
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

Downside to morning runs...the lack of energy.  Last week I have some Coke before a run and that helped.  I need some sort of caffeine and simple sugar before I can function.

I have the same problem with lack of energy in the morning. I enjoy how peaceful and quiet it is and early morning really is the most convenient time for me but it always takes me about 20 minutes to really get going. Most days, I'll walk for a few blocks to help limber up and wake up before I start my run. I agree about needing some sort of sugar before I run that early too. Luckily, we always have donuts at our house so I usually half a half (or 4) of them before heading out along with a small glass of fruit juice.
post #10017 of 12856
5 yesterday, and 8 this morning.

At some point, I'll get a new job and have to be in the office at a typical hour, but for the time being, I have the flexibility to start most of my runs at 8:30 or so. I usually don't need anything except some water beforehand unless I'm going for a longer run, and then I try to get a bowl of cereal or something.
post #10018 of 12856
5 miles today.
post #10019 of 12856
4.3 miles this morning just as the storms finally moved out into the distance.
post #10020 of 12856
4 easy miles this morning
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