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How many miles did you run today?

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5 miles yesterday with my daughter in the stroller. easy pace, 8:50, which felt good as it was cool but sneaky humid, my shirt was soaked when we finished.

i really wanted to do more this weekend as i ended up with only 2 runs and 13 total miles for week. i've been ping-ponging the last few weeks between like 10 miles and 20 miles total (20 is right around where i like to be plus or minus a few). i'd like to keep it more consistent but life has been getting in the way. i've been trying to tell myself that this is temporary and i'll be more consistent once things settle down but i'm sure you guys understand the drive is always there and the feelings of "underachieving" are hard to temper.
 

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8.4 miles Saturday evening due to midday heat. It was flat on the greenways and enjoyable as not many people run during the evening on the weekends. Yesterday was 9 miles on the trails. Temps were in the 90s with due point in the 70s so it was miserable. 60oz of water wasn't enough but I slowed down towards the end realizing this. Felt good for the most part during the run given the conditions. Finished up with an ice cream cone afterward before heading home.

I started taking magnesium over the past year and have to praise its benefits for a second. Given the rough conditions yesterday, cramps were non-existent compared to times before I would take magnesium but still drink electrolyte drinks. This is my first tough summer run while on in but thinking I may have found the cure to cramping for hours after a run.
 

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What a difference a slight temperature drop makes.
Oh, I know. It feels amazing whenever the temperature drops. When I went out for a walk this morning, I was bummed that I was giving my legs a break because it was in the 60s and felt awesome. Even in the afternoon today, the temperature was only in the 70s.

Oh well. At least I got to wear my PBJs today without drowning in sweat.
 

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Our very own Shelby Houlihan tests positive for Nandrolone. Blames some burrito pork she ate… 🧐
Although it seems likely that she's guilty, it doesn't seem unreasonable to have a second lab test the sample before banning someone for four years.
 

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13.2 miles Saturday morning at 7:54/mile overall (my 3rd best half marathon according to Strava) and then 10.1 miles Sunday morning at 7:53/mile. I used the street grid in a particular neighborhood and sprinted the long east/west roads and rested while walking the north/south block between them. The sprint legs gradually got longer since the road I was using as the eastern turnaround point runs on a pretty sharp angle.

It was pretty damn humid Sunday morning but in the afternoon it had gotten considerably more pleasant so I got out for another 6.2 miles at 7:57/mile around dinner time. I ended last week with 81 miles.

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I started this week with my normal 10k on Monday morning. My overall pace was 8:19/mile. I had to slow down at a couple of intersections to navigate around the road that is now torn up for the summer road construction season (I need to figure out a 10k route in the opposite direction for the next couple months). I also had to slow down when I got into our downtown because I saw a bunch of $1 bills blowing down the street so I turned around to chase them down. I ended up making $7 on the run!

I went to the track this morning for a bunch of 100m, 200m, 400m, and 800m intervals with decreasing rest periods between each set. It was brutal near the end. I ended up with about 10 miles on the dot.
 

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8 miles, 7:55/mi, 134bpm -- Barely Z2 jogging with 5x 12s hill sprints

Mid 60's, upper 50's dew point, sunny. Feeling REBORN out there. I can breathe again! Enjoying my recovery week. I think it's more beneficial to me mentally than physically...Although both are already benefitting from the rejuvenation.
 

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Went to the track when it was 94 with feels like 104. Did my mile warmup 7:53. Best 4 lap mile warmup I've done in 8 or 9 months. I haven't been under 8min for awhile. My sprint times afterwards sucked since it was so freaking hot and I was gassed from the warmup.
 

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Our very own Shelby Houlihan tests positive for Nandrolone. Blames some burrito pork she ate… 🧐
You should own your cheating if you get caught. Don't blame everyone else except yourself. Throwing some local food truck under the bus was particularly disgusting, she was basically claiming "it was the immigrants who did it!"
 

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Weights yesterday morning followed by a 20min bike session last night. Was bummed due to blood work results I received yesterday afternoon. Turns out I am now in the prediabetic category likely due to a sweet tooth. Gotta love it when life throws you a wrench.

Goals now other than normal life things is to cut out added sugars as much as possible. When I think about my diet, it is pretty good other than desserts and some peanut butter pretzels I eat during the day. When I think back, I have eaten a ton of candy lately, gummy worms, which are now gone so other candy doesn't sound appealing to me. Will retest again in 6 months to see what's improved. And to think, when people see me they think I am really fit which makes me wonder, how bad are other peoples blood panels. Good grief.
 

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5 flat trail miles. Low to mid 70s with 47% humidity, which is high for here. The forecast high for today is 97.
 
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@Texasmade @FlyingMonkey @sugarbutch - I'm far from an expert on animal transmitted metabolites, but I did have a stint early in my career as a meat procurement leader for a regional grocer of ~2,200 stores. From what I remember, Nandrolone is produced naturally by uncastrated male hogs and is orally bioavailable if you eat the offal cuts of the pig (intestine, liver, etc). But...We have serious livestock regulations here in the states. There's a lot of stuff that's popular in other countries that's flat out illegal here over very minor health concerns. All that to say...castrating hogs is standard practice to prevent 'boar taint' -- it messes up the meat. You'd be extremely hard pressed to source pig meat from an uncastrated hog...Not to say it's impossible.
 

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@Texasmade @FlyingMonkey @sugarbutch - I'm far from an expert on animal transmitted metabolites, but I did have a stint early in my career as a meat procurement leader for a regional grocer of ~2,200 stores. From what I remember, Nandrolone is produced naturally by uncastrated male hogs and is orally bioavailable if you eat the offal cuts of the pig (intestine, liver, etc). But...We have serious livestock regulations here in the states. There's a lot of stuff that's popular in other countries that's flat out illegal here over very minor health concerns. All that to say...castrating hogs is standard practice to prevent 'boar taint' -- it messes up the meat. You'd be extremely hard pressed to source pig meat from an uncastrated hog...Not to say it's impossible.
I'm skeptical of the defense, too. I just think it's reasonable to test again given the penalty. I generally find the puritanism of WADA (and USADA particularly) out of proportion to the harm. I also don't think they are particularly effective at policing the various sports given that most of the people caught have passed many, many tests before.
 

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Agree on all fronts @sugarbutch . I can’t imagine they only performed a single test and issued the ban, right? Don’t they normally do a couple follow-up tests just to rule out a false positive? They do that for preemployment drug screens I just thought it was standard to do so with professional athletes.
 

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