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post #8416 of 12849
6.1 miles tonite
post #8417 of 12849
7.15 at lunchtime. Had to cut it short as I was feeling depleted ( probably from donating plasma yesterday)...
post #8418 of 12849
Apparently today is National Running Day: http://www.runningday.org/

Oops.
post #8419 of 12849
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Apparently today is National Running Day: http://www.runningday.org/

Oops.

I didn't know about national running day until late yesterday and even though I wasn't scheduled for a run as part of the marathon training plan I am following, around 9:00 p.m. I decided to get out there anyway. I enjoy running in the evening but rarely get the chance and I didn't want this made-up holiday to pass me by. I ended up putting in just under 6 miles at a smoking fast (for me) 7 minute 33 second pace. I attribute the added speed to the two large homemade burritos I had for dinner. I was very motivated to get home about a quarter of the way through the run, if you know what I mean.

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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post

Over the weekend, a new running store opened in what we call the "midtown" section of Detroit. On a whim, I visited the place. It is in one of the few booming areas of the city. Later, this week, a Whole Foods is opening nearby. Here is the website for RUNdetroit: http://www.run-detroit.com/about/

The owner of the store moved to Detroit from Seattle. (That's gotta be a first!) And, so far, he's loved every minute of his new home. He is also restoring a grand house in the city.

Justin, the owner, is an accomplished runner and, what peeked my interest, has a background in orthopedic sports medicine. I had specially made orthotics and a heel lift to compensate for hip problems and pain. In a short period of time, the pain in hip is mostly gone. But, due to the thickness of the orthotic, I was not able fit into my shoe properly. I was not able to run.

Justin spent a good part of an hour analyzing my gait, offering frank advice, and asking the right questions. We ended up with a shoe wasn't too cushy: Saucony Progrid Ride 5. It's a good fit for me, right now, and in spite of recurring stiffness in the hip, I want to run. I was very much impressed with his genuine concern and knowledge. Uncommon service!

I'm writing all this because there is so much bad news from Detroit. Did you hear? We might be selling the art work from the Detroit Institute of Arts to pay the city's debt! In spite of all the bad stuff, there are pockets of good such as this new running store, RUNdetroit, and it's dedicated owner. There are running stores everywhere, but few, in my opinion, match the quality of this place. And, to think that it is Detroit, of all places!

I hope all runners who live in the Detroit metro area will have the chance to visit this store. (It is right next door to the Traffic Jam restaurant.)

Thanks for the info on RUNdetroit. I am down in Midtown all the time, we usually take our out-of-town guests to Traffic Jam or Motor City Brewing Works, a friend of mine owns a little boutique right there on Canfield, another friend from high school is renovating a space for his interior design and architecture firm to move into right around the corner, and yet another friend just opened a yoga studio on Forest. I went to grad school at WSU and spent many an afternoon enjoying $2 Ghettoblasters and $1 Black Labels at the Cass Cafe and I still bowl a few blocks from there on a weekly league through the fall and winter. Midtown is definitely a hoppin' and happening neighborhood (my Facebook feed was overwhelmed yesterday with photos of friends at the Whole Foods grand opening).

While I am not in the market for any new shoes right now, I am always looking for socks, shorts, and GU and I see that they do group runs on Saturday mornings. I will have to try and get down there one of the group runs and to take a look around.
post #8420 of 12849
9.3. I intended to do about 8, but took an unfamiliar path through Golden Gate Park.
post #8421 of 12849
3 miles earlier this week in Virginia.
Edited by JayJay - 6/7/13 at 8:58pm
post #8422 of 12849
3 miles today in gorgeous Wyoming. Beautiful place. It's good to be back here.
post #8423 of 12849
13 glorious miles starting at Zero Dark Thirty... It was a nice morning along the Bay!
post #8424 of 12849
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

I didn't know about national running day until late yesterday and even though I wasn't scheduled for a run as part of the marathon training plan I am following, around 9:00 p.m. I decided to get out there anyway. I enjoy running in the evening but rarely get the chance and I didn't want this made-up holiday to pass me by. I ended up putting in just under 6 miles at a smoking fast (for me) 7 minute 33 second pace. I attribute the added speed to the two large homemade burritos I had for dinner. I was very motivated to get home about a quarter of the way through the run, if you know what I mean.

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Thanks for the info on RUNdetroit. I am down in Midtown all the time, we usually take our out-of-town guests to Traffic Jam or Motor City Brewing Works, a friend of mine owns a little boutique right there on Canfield, another friend from high school is renovating a space for his interior design and architecture firm to move into right around the corner, and yet another friend just opened a yoga studio on Forest. I went to grad school at WSU and spent many an afternoon enjoying $2 Ghettoblasters and $1 Black Labels at the Cass Cafe and I still bowl a few blocks from there on a weekly league through the fall and winter. Midtown is definitely a hoppin' and happening neighborhood (my Facebook feed was overwhelmed yesterday with photos of friends at the Whole Foods grand opening).

While I am not in the market for any new shoes right now, I am always looking for socks, shorts, and GU and I see that they do group runs on Saturday mornings. I will have to try and get down there one of the group runs and to take a look around.

Check out their socks. They carry Swiftwick socks--a brand unknown to me. I bought a pair and really liked them. www.swiftwick.com Justin, from RUNdetroit, says that the owner of Traffic Jam is a runner.

I visited the new midtown Whole Foods on the day after the grand opening. The place was packed. Throughout the store, all the made in Michigan products are specially labeled. In the salad/hot food bar, there are some soul food entries.
Edited by clarinetplayer - 6/9/13 at 3:54am
post #8425 of 12849
13.36 on Saturday in a small town (my former hometown) Half. This half is a bit long as it adds close to another qtr mile on. Not just tangents, but they want to end at the park, so it makes it a bit longer.
Beat my previous best ave mile pace by 11 seconds and set a new PR for overall time even with the added distance. 2nd in 10 yr AG and a great run for me.
Next up is the 50K Dances w/ dirt trail run in July.
post #8426 of 12849
Nice job, wingin' it.
post #8427 of 12849
Hello, everyone - - it has been a while since I contributed.

Went out for my run this morning - it was chilly and overcast so I went back in and put on an extra layer. I've been training recently for a half marathon (it will be my fifth). I ran an eleven miler a couple of days ago. It is time to start tapering down the miles as part of the training program. My legs were still tired from the eleven mile training run.

Two miles into the run a cold wind picked up. Running with my running partner so I was obligated to keep up the pace. I started getting hot; sweating even before the hills. I realized I was in hell.

On one hand I was hemetically sealed in my running gear against the chill, on the other hand I was internally melting down. If I took off a layer the chill wind would cut through me.

I think all of you have had many similar experiences. Needless to say, I was very relieved when the run was over. It took more mental strength than anything else. Isn't exercise grand?
post #8428 of 12849

I rum 3 miles daily.

post #8429 of 12849
Got in some solid miles this weekend...

24.25 in 4:22:48 along The Long Path Saturday AM
Ran the Brooklyn Navy Yards Crit 5k race in 17:42 Saturday Night
12.57 miles in Central Park on Sunday in 1:30:18
post #8430 of 12849
That myle-age is insane...

See what I did there?mwink[1].gif
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