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16. That was an ass beating after yesterday. Still, PRs for distance and time today, so I got that going for me. smile.gif
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^ nice! 8.5 for me today. I think on Sundays I need to start getting up earlier to run, because once it hits 8am the sun is already really hot. I started at around 7 this morning, so the last 20 minutes of my run was pretty brutal.
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20.7 miles today. Wraps up a long week at 58 and change miles.

While it seemed a tough week, nothing compared to the weekend run in Colorado. A buddy of mine that I train with finished the Leadville 100 this morning in 26:12. On his feet for 2 sunrises. Awesome run.

Here is the course profile.
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That is madness.
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That monster is Hope Pass. It hits you at mile 40-45 and then you get to run it again at mile 52. He said they added 800 ft of elevation to Hope Pass this year on the course.
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I cannot say enough about the CEP compression sleeves. They have made it possible for me to resume running. I'm also a fan of Swiftwick running socks. This morning, I ran 7 miles in our local "Prairies and Ponds" linear trail. Life in "Lake Woebegon' isn't all bad.
Edited by clarinetplayer - 8/20/13 at 3:32am
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CP, can you tell more about the socks? What do they do for you?
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CP, can you tell more about the socks? What do they do for you?

Compression sleeves: Making a long story short--in January I experienced severe pain in my leg/hip. After months of going in circles and several doctor/therapist visits--and NOT running!--the cause of the pain was discovered. Also, I found a fantastic therapist who also is a University teacher and research person. While my hip flexor movement improved, I still encountered some pain in my lower leg--a bruised muscle? I tried different compression socks but felt that they were not firm enough. Some of them were just uncomfortable. I was introduced to the CEP sock my the owner of a new running store in Detroit who, himself, is a marathon runner and a former therapist. He wears them all the time. I tried them, and I was hooked. I have no pain in my leg. And, I feel that the socks encourage me to pick up feet more and land more softly. The material in the sock is quite thin. Wearing them, even on a hot summer day, is no problem. They work for me.

The Swiftwick socks are thin and really do a great job of keeping my feet dry. They also have some compression technology.

Both socks have websites that explain much more.
Edited by clarinetplayer - 8/20/13 at 3:32am
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I put in 8 miles yesterday afternoon at a 7:15/mile pace and wanted to collapse when I got home. I did a competitive 10 miler back in June at a flat 8:00/mile pace and I have another coming up this Saturday and am hoping for about a 7:40/mile pace. We shall see...
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I put in 8 miles yesterday afternoon at a 7:15/mile pace and wanted to collapse when I got home. I did a competitive 10 miler back in June at a flat 8:00/mile pace and I have another coming up this Saturday and am hoping for about a 7:40/mile pace. We shall see...

You ARE a machine! smile.gif
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Got in 10 hill repeats on the Harlem Hill this morning. Each was around 75 seconds. total mileage with warmup and coold down was just under 8 miles.

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Where's NYR/NYI? I haven't seen him in this or the other run-round-the-world thread in ages.
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I put in 8 miles yesterday afternoon at a 7:15/mile pace and wanted to collapse when I got home...

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You ARE a machine! smile.gif

Nice job for 8 miles. Tough pace to hold during training.
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Compression socks: Making a long story short--I tried different compression socks but felt that they were not firm enough. Some of them were just uncomfortable. I was introduced to the CEP sock my the owner of a new running store in Detroit who, himself, is a marathon runner and a former therapist.

The Swiftwick socks are thin and really do a great job of keeping my feet dry. They also have some compression technology.

Both socks have websites that explain much more.

I'm a fan of calf sleeves. I wear the 2XU sleeves and Injini socks on longer training days. For ultra's I wear the calf sleeves and the quad sleeves.
Hear good things about Smithwick though.
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ClarinetPlayer - A couple of us in our office are running the Crim and we have a co-worker who until just recently lived in Flint. He isn't running but he always takes his family out to watch the event and was telling us to run fast to avoid gangs and violence. Then this morning he sent us an email with an article from the Flint Journal with tips for the Crim:Crim running tips for before, during and after the race.

But he added a paragraph at the bottom right before where it says "Other than that, have fun. And finish." His added text:
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A final warning to runners

This year, more than ever, the presence of gang-related activity in the surrounding neighborhoods will be a cause of concern for race participants. Local police have already received tips of potential attacks upon the runners. City of Flint Police Captain, Don McCreadle, has already issued warnings to all his officers to be extra-vigilant in their efforts of preventing shootings and other attacks. He also said that officers in riot gear will be posted every half-mile of the race. Police are recommending that runners carry mace or pepper spray to ward off any attacks. Notices will be posted this year at the starting line reminding all runners of the potential dangers ahead.

He managed to work it into the article flawlessly, and if you didn't click through to the actual article you would think that maybe it's a bit extreme but it still looks legit.

I usually pick up on these jokes right away but had to admit that he had me going, although I just shrugged it off and figured there are enough runners and I'll be with the big herds enough that I would be unharmed (plus I've run and biked through some pretty hairy areas of Detroit and Highland Park... how bad can Flint really be?). However, one of my co-workers who is projecting closer to a 2-hour finish was literally freaking out.

A bit of local running humor I guess.
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