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post #10471 of 12841

Got in something like 6.5 miles today followed by washing/waxing our cars.  Tomorrow will be a hike in the morning since I have the day off :)

post #10472 of 12841
6 miles this morning. I finally found a hill near my place, which is just an overpass over a road on the trail I've been running, but it is pretty steep. I ran over that a few times during my run, and it was tough since I'm not used to hills, but I'm excited to start doing it more to build up my endurance.
post #10473 of 12841
8.2 imiles n Moncton, NB and 6.2 miles in Halifax, NS this am. Halifax is a really nice city.
post #10474 of 12841
18.2 yesterday
post #10475 of 12841
13.2 miles yesterday in a half marathon (thankfully they didn't charge me more for that tenth of a mile) in 1:42:54. I missed a PR by 2.5 minutes, but I'm very happy with my time considering I ran an awful marathon the previous weekend and had a bad cold all week leading up to the half. The course also had some horrendous hills along the second half of the route but I kept my pace from falling. I just now looked at my splits and realized that I also ran miles 2 through 5 below 6:40/minutes. I don't know when the last time I kept that pace up for that long was.
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Originally Posted by wingin' it View Post

8.2 imiles in Moncton, NB and 6.2 miles in Halifax, NS this am. Halifax is a really nice city.

I believe Halifax is near the top of the list of "bars per capita" in large cities. A friend and I keep trying to make it out there for the Halifax Pop Explosion and 2015 looks like the year it might finally happen. The brother of another friend goes to college out there and has no desire to move back to the U.S. afterwards. I've heard a lot of great things about that city.
post #10476 of 12841

Got in a 2.5 mile hike this morning....loved the slow pace.  Legs feeling good for this weekend though yesterday's effort was only 1/5th the distance and had some slight soreness yesterday.  Finishing isn't an issue...it's my goal that may go down.

post #10477 of 12841
Got in 6.8 this morning before dropping my boys off at school. New wheels: Adidas Supernova Glide 6. After Saturday's pounding, I decided to get some more cushioning for my long runs. They felt great this morning. I've never run in Adidas before, but these felt better than the Asics and Brooks in the same style.
post #10478 of 12841
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13.2 miles yesterday in a half marathon (thankfully they didn't charge me more for that tenth of a mile) in 1:42:54. I missed a PR by 2.5 minutes, but I'm very happy with my time considering I ran an awful marathon the previous weekend and had a bad cold all week leading up to the half. The course also had some horrendous hills along the second half of the route but I kept my pace from falling. I just now looked at my splits and realized that I also ran miles 2 through 5 below 6:40/minutes. I don't know when the last time I kept that pace up for that long was.

Got to say that I'm very surprised to find that I'm quite a bit faster than you over this distance given the intimidatingly large number of miles you put in...
post #10479 of 12841
Sheeeit. I'd give my left nut to run 4 miles at 6:40, let alone as part of a half.
post #10480 of 12841
5.2 miles in a steady mist this morning. It wasn't unpleasant.
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Got to say that I'm very surprised to find that I'm quite a bit faster than you over this distance given the intimidatingly large number of miles you put in...

I am not built for speed. I am short and have stubby German sausage legs. Even when I was in the Marines, had just gotten out of boot camp, was 30 pounds and 18 years lighter, the best I could get my 3 mile time down to was about 20 minutes (I might actually be able to break down below 19 now). Sometimes I worry that my wife will want to take up running. She's tall(er than me anyway) and thin and has long legs and I'm quite confident that she would smoke me in a 5k pretty easily with little to no training.

Plus, I eat A LOT of junk food. I think my blood type is probably "Frappuccino" by now.
post #10481 of 12841
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5.2 miles in a steady mist this morning. It wasn't unpleasant.
I am not built for speed. I am short and have stubby German sausage legs. Even when I was in the Marines, had just gotten out of boot camp, was 30 pounds and 18 years lighter, the best I could get my 3 mile time down to was about 20 minutes (I might actually be able to break down below 19 now). Sometimes I worry that my wife will want to take up running. She's tall(er than me anyway) and thin and has long legs and I'm quite confident that she would smoke me in a 5k pretty easily with little to no training.

Plus, I eat A LOT of junk food. I think my blood type is probably "Frappuccino" by now.

 

I'm pretty damn short too (5' 5"), but it's my upper body that's proportionally shorter, so I guess I have the slight advantage in terms of speed there. It's going uphill where I do particularly well, mountains especially, but unfortunately I live in Ontario where there are barely any hills let alone any mountains. My wife is almost ideologically opposed to sport so no chance of her taking up running!

post #10482 of 12841
3.5 yesterday after work. I was set to get up early and go before work like I usually do, but it looked like a monsoon outside so I decided to wait. I went after work and it was super hot and humid, and my run definitely suffered. It reminded me why I always to to get up and go as early as possible.
post #10483 of 12841
7.7 miles in some very thick fog early this morning - in some points it was thick enough that I couldn't see the curb on the opposite side of the street from me. Things can get a bit eerie when you're running through hilly wooded areas before 5:30 a.m. in fog like that. Sounds really bounce around the fog and change quite a bit and keep you guessing.
post #10484 of 12841
5.5 miles in St. George NB earlier this week and 8 miles yesterday back at home, done w/ vacation. Was able to get about 30 miles in while on va. Made up for the several lbs of lobster.
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I believe Halifax is near the top of the list of "bars per capita" in large cities. A friend and I keep trying to make it out there for the Halifax Pop Explosion and 2015 looks like the year it might finally happen. The brother of another friend goes to college out there and has no desire to move back to the U.S. afterwards. I've heard a lot of great things about that city.

A really nice city to visit and the food scene is awesome. Very nice restaurants and pubs. Stayed at Radisson downtown by shorefront and was right in the middle of a lot of things to do and places to go. A few things that surprised me about Halifax: Quite a few Irish pubs, almost no accent, very little bourbon or whiskey in taverns/restaurants but a lot of scotch and rum (some very good hard to find rum), an extremely friendly city, and the amount of good food in close proximity to each other for a small city. I'd go back again and will probably fly straight there.

FWIW, if you plan to run, the shorefront is a nice run and you can make it to a park to add more miles. Otherwise, you will run hills in the city. No way around them. BIG hills. Some short and steep, others long and steep, but hills everywhere. If you trained and lived there, you could run anywhere w/ the exception of altitude.
post #10485 of 12841

31 miles in 5:45.  My first 50K went well though the last 10 miles were rough due to my lack of training.  I was tracking miles on my watch and watching overall time and it looked like I was not going to hit even my slow goal time.  When we hit the last aid station there were only 4.1 miles left with enough time to hit my initial goal...my watch did not pick up a couple of miles at some point.  It tough and fun and I am debating on doing another.  I will give it a rest and see.

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