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post #10096 of 12856
14 lousy trail miles today. Was aiming for 19 but decided to cut it short because my legs weren't cooperating.
post #10097 of 12856
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Originally Posted by wingin' it View Post

9 miles w speed work.
Interested in hearing about those altra's. Feel and flexibility on single track.
I have a pair of the new Inov8 ultras to try this weekend.

If you want more feel and flexibility, the lone peak may be the shoe for you. They're really great, and for runs under 20 miles, my favorite shoe.

I'm trying out the Olympus because I want a bit more protection on longer runs (50k / 50m). So far I'm enjoying the Olympus with the biggest drawback being less "feel" of the trail. Rather than picking out good lines, I just plow through the rocky sections without a care in the world (jury is still out on whether this is a good or bad strategy). The shoes are also quite heavy which is taking some getting used to.

Fwiw, running warehouse has the lone peak 1.5 on clearance right now (I picked up a backup pair just in case the Olympus don't work out)
post #10098 of 12856
What's the velcro tab on the heel of the shoe for?
post #10099 of 12856
To secure your gaiters (I don't use gaiters so no idea how well they work)
post #10100 of 12856
Oh. Alright then.
post #10101 of 12856

your metabolic rate makes slower transitions, particularly as your activity level falls off. Morning runs elevate your metabolic rate which stays somewhat elevated for a number of hours post-run - provided you don't gorge yourself afterwards.

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post #10102 of 12856
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Originally Posted by offincohere View Post

your metabolic rate makes slower transitions, particularly as your activity level falls off. Morning runs elevate your metabolic rate which stays somewhat elevated for a number of hours post-run - provided you don't gorge yourself afterwards.
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Interesting introduction to the thread...
post #10103 of 12856
I did 13.5 yesterday morning and 3.2 today. Both runs were extremely muggy. I was supposed to do an evening 5k yesterday but it was so muggy, and I was having too much fun hanging out with my daughter so I sat it out and stayed home instead. Tomorrow morning is looking to be another muggy run but then some relief is in the forecast.

I was hoping to get 200 miles again this month but that doesn't look like it's in the cards. I'd need to put in a 20 miler after work tonight.
post #10104 of 12856
Still some great mileage, MP. I got in just under 130 miles this month, which has gone a long way toward to getting me back on track to get my 1200 miles this year.

5 for me this morning. Took forever to get my breathing right. Eventually, I tried singing a song to see if I could enforce some discipline, and it seemed to work.
post #10105 of 12856
4.3 mile easy run today. Shortened about a mile due to illness,90 degrees, and humidity. For an easy run, I was working my ass off at a pretty slow pace. Figured pushing wasn't getting me good training.

Thanks for the update on the Altra's Blahspam. I see quite a few Lone Peaks at races. May give them a shot. Haven't done much w/ zero drop so would be interesting to try. I'm pretty sold on the NF Hayasa's (also on clearance) for rocky technical long run races and Inov8's for most everything else. The Asics Gel Fuji racers (if the last fits you) are a very fast light shoe w/ some padding. For a tame trail 50 mile or less, they are really nice and light.

Some gaiters have the Velcro on the inside of them, some do not. The Velcro works well to keep the back side secured if you don't have a loop going under the shoe. I wear a pair of them on every trail run.

6 month end point = 935.4 miles YTD.

Just signed up for the Dances w/ Dirt 50K to pace a friend on his first ultra on July 12. Pikes Peak in August. A bit of rest and who knows what for the fall. Probably try to find one more in the Northwood's area of MN/WI/MI.
post #10106 of 12856
8.5 miles this morning at an 8:10 pace which is much faster than I normally run before 6:00 a.m. Fresh month fresh legs?

I'm chalking it up to the fact that I went for a short walk last night about 20 minutes before bed so I woke up a bit more loosened up than usual
post #10107 of 12856

"Slept" in today as I had a crappy nights sleep.  I may suck it up and run this evening.

post #10108 of 12856
Anyone else here use voodoo floss? I've been wrapping my ankles and calves before running and it does a great job of loosening me up and preventing that ankle burn for the first few kms.

Did 13km in 1:15 last night - about 5:45/km average. Pace dropped near the end, but it felt good to keep it sub 6 for so long.
post #10109 of 12856
I did 7 miles for the Cup (USMNT) today. Felt good to push the distance a bit.
post #10110 of 12856
9 this morning with the middle 7 around half-marathon race pace. Actually a bit too fast, to be honest, but I'm kinda at the mercy of my GPS, and its estimation of my pace can be so variable over the course of a run. Same thing happens with both my Garmin and the Nike+ app on my iPhone. In fact, a couple of times recently, the two devices have disagreed by as much as 1'50"! What am I supposed to do with that? confused.gif
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