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How many miles did you run today?

sugarbutch

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I have well and truly fallen off the wagon. I think I've ridden twice in the last two weeks, and one of those rides was very casual. I guess I'm saying it out loud here to try to motivate myself to get back in gear.
 

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been busy but still running. did track last wednesday and felt good. did a hard work of deconstructed thousands, 4 x 600 / 300 / 100, 600s at 2:30, 300s at 1:05ish, 100s at :17-:16. 100 walk / jog between each segment, and 400 recovery after each set.

had to take a few days off because of second dose effects and crap weather but salvaged the week with a 7.5 stroller run sunday, longest i've done in a while and a lot harder now that daugther is 6 and a half ha.

my legs were feeling it yesterday so 5.75 mile recovery run at 9 minute pace.

catching up here:

@Michigan Planner - the knee soreness was probably from your shoes. i've done impromptu workouts in my dailies and never feel good the day after. i don't remember the gel nimbus being a particularly flexible shoe so maybe it was just a bit of extra strain when trying to crank it? hope things have gotten better over the past few days

@jbarwick - basically all the running gear i own is tracksmith. the van cortland stuff is nice, but as MP said, if you sweat a lot it can get really uncomfortable really quickly. i had to donate my van courtland shorts and singlet because i couldn't wear them in the summer. i love the session shorts, i have like 5 pairs. i find the twilight tanks and tees much more comfortable than the van courtland stuff, but again, they handle a super sweaty guy much better. TS makes a lot of stuff i find unnecessary or would never buy unless i received like a gift card or something, but there are a few things that i think are really exceptional and worth the extra money. session shorts, turnover tights (and the half tights), twilight tees and tanks.

@FlyingMonkey - i'm super happy that you ran so well but also super bummed it also came with some additional hamstring problems, so congrats and also sorry.
 

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@Michigan Planner - the knee soreness was probably from your shoes. i've done impromptu workouts in my dailies and never feel good the day after. i don't remember the gel nimbus being a particularly flexible shoe so maybe it was just a bit of extra strain when trying to crank it? hope things have gotten better over the past few days
Yeah, my knees and legs definitely felt better the next day or so - not enough pain to keep me from getting back out there.

Today was another track day but it was absolutely pouring rain outside so I put on the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus Shield since they are moderately waterproof - I'm using the 36 now and they're pretty good, but not quite as waterproof as the 35 which were awesome! Anyway... these are better for the track than my Gel Nimbus but still not as good as the Skechers I like to wear. I decided to just put on my gear and roll out without any of the stretching or weights I normally do before running in the morning and it definitely took me a bit longer to get moving and warmed up but once I got to the track (about a mile+ from my house) I was feeling pretty good.

I did 10 x 800 meters and averaged about 7:00/mile pace for those segments. A little slower than my typical Yasso workout and the shoes may have made a difference but really, by the time I arrived my shell was probably weighing an extra 2 pounds from all the water on it and I could feel it dragging me down. After a few segments, the rain subsided a bit so I took the shell off. I should have taken my shirt off too since after another lap or so it was weighing me down too. Oh well, it was still fun being out there in the first warm rain of the spring.

Weather related: There was no lightning or anything but at one point around 5:30 a.m. I could see a couple massive flashes of light off behind the trees a few blocks away that lit up the sky like crazy. Then a few minutes after that I could hear a bunch of sirens. The only thing I could imagine was that there was a transformer (or two) that exploded somewhere in the neighboring neighborhood. It reminded me of one time my dad and I were at DQ one evening when I was about 12 and out of nowhere a series of transformers across the street exploded for no discernable reason. If you've never seen a transformer explode, they are crazy bright - like a white phosphorous grenade going off.
 

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I got in a quick 30min on the Peloton last night then this morning headed to the gym after dropping off the kids to get back into some weight training. What I learned from this is that I need to write down a program...sheesh that was like I was a kid in a candy store and left without doing like 6 things that were on my list.
 

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6.5 miles last night with the club, 3 at 8:05 pace, 3.5 at 7:30 pace.

wanted to do a recovery bike ride this morning but there were scattered showers already and i'm frankly not serious enough to do rain rides yet. maybe later when if it dries out some.
 

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4.5 miles on the road after lunch. I managed to get the run in between thunderstorms. Temps in the mid 50s.
 

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22 miles of mixed terrain (8.25 on the road and the rest on trails or dirt roads) cycling on the Rock Lobster with 885’ of climbing. Temps around 70, so absolutely perfect.
 
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6.7 miles tonight with the club and the stroller! We start earlier enough on Thursday’s now where I can take my daughter for a run and make it home by 8 for bed. 9 minute average pace as I wasn’t interested in pushing it tonight.
 

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