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  2. Keep Running Girl

    I don't even know what I'm doing anymore

    haha!
  3. Yesterday
  4. atombuddy

    I don't even know what I'm doing anymore

    Well, at least nobody can accuse you of playing it safe and boring.
  5. Stephen

    Post Achilles Surgery Week ? – I Don’t Care Anymore :)

    Congrats on the comeback, be careful not to overdo it in the excitement initially.
  6. Stephen

    Four Lap Harmony

    Great post and awesome time, 5:48 is legit!
  7. Dave

    I've missed you all

    Me, too, because Loopcrush. But this is better. My books are mostly historical at the moment, although I'm also doing The Good Earth trilogy (didn't even know it was a trilogy!).
  8. Last week
  9. RunEatRalph

    I've missed you all

    Since I already follow you on Wordpress...hi.
  10. NCAthlete

    I've missed you all

    Hey all! I haven't posted here since December (gasp!) but I've been blogging. I like the changes that seem to have been made on the site! I thought that I could just post on my WordPress blog and be fine, but I miss comments and feedback from you all! I've been up to a lot and in case you don't follow Loopville on FB, here's gist of what's happened since December: My first and second trainings for the Denali team were a success and I made the team! Woohoo! I ran the North Face Endurance Challenge D.C. 50K with Abby! If you haven't read that blog, you HAVE to! I got some great pictures out of it too. I've joined a new gym and have been going consistently now for a couple weeks. Gotta get strong! The next Denali team training is Mt. Baker, in Washington by Mt. Rainier, the week of July 4th! We'd planned to climb Rainier but didn't get approved for a permit in time. Bummer. I'm running the Colfax Half Marathon on Sunday with My Team Triumph - Rocky Mtn Chapter I've been reading a ton of running and adventure books lately! Scott Jurek's book, North, was outstanding! Denali's Howl - horrific but a good read Into Thin Air - also horrific but well written Denali's West Buttress - great tips on the route we plan to take Currently reading Charlie Engle's book, Running Man - I couldn't put it down last night I've ordered: Dean Karnazes's new book, The Road to Sparta The New Alpinism (plus training log) A Woman's Place Is at the Top Do you have any running/adventure book suggestions? That's about it for now. I promise I start posting here again. Have a great weekend and good luck if you're racing! Chris
  11. Dave

    Post Achilles Surgery Week ? – I Don’t Care Anymore :)

    You've been a model patient. Well-deserved comeback.
  12. Keep Running Girl

    I don't even know what I'm doing anymore

    That may or may not be an idea I'm tossing around and I may or may not have my eye on a 50 that's on roads so the specificity of training may or may not work. Wait no, it would work. Marsha! Marsha! Marsha!
  13. Keep Running Girl

    I don't even know what I'm doing anymore

    It is exhausting!
  14. Running Nutz

    Post Achilles Surgery Week ? – I Don’t Care Anymore :)

    YAY!!!!!! HAPPY CELEBRATION RACE!!
  15. RunEatRalph

    Post Achilles Surgery Week ? – I Don’t Care Anymore :)

    Haha. Not yet. Richmond is always a possibility. Rehoboth seems to be a very popular choice. I have my eyes on something different this year and might run the Grand Slam at the Runner's World Festival.
  16. mattw

    Post Achilles Surgery Week ? – I Don’t Care Anymore :)

    Have you picked a fall marathon yet?
  17. eliz83

    Post Achilles Surgery Week ? – I Don’t Care Anymore :)

    YASSSSSSSSSS!
  18. mattw

    Four Lap Harmony

    I'm often running at 5:48 in the morning. Does that mean we would be good training partners? Congrats on the mile!
  19. CompulsiveRunner

    Post Achilles Surgery Week ? – I Don’t Care Anymore :)

    Nice to put all that stuff in the rear view mirror. Happy racing!
  20. Gonzo Runner

    Post Achilles Surgery Week ? – I Don’t Care Anymore :)

    Not going all out in a race is tough for us competitive folk. But sure it'll feel like a win regardless.
  21. RunEatRalph

    Three weeks out

    1. No. Never. It is not music. 2. I would focus on being "not worst" and sweet talk my way into as many alliances as possible. 3. I ran the Virginia 10 miler twice as part of a 20 mile training run. The 2nd lap was during the race. I did not do well haha. Also, I hope you beat neon shirt guy in chip time too.
  22. RunEatRalph

    Nike Vaporfly 4% Review

    I'm really curious and might just give them a try when my current rotation of shoes finally starts to wear out. Running Shoes Guru made a good point that many of us scoff at the $250 price tag while spending much more than that on race entries, hotels and travel costs. If I think they'll help me PR and BQ, aren't they worth the $$$?
  23. RunEatRalph

    Four Lap Harmony

    5:48 is BAD. ASS. I love your description of your thoughts and the physical struggle of the race. We have a track series here during the summer and I need to get involved.
  24. Hello! Today should be my “Friday” Thursday but now it’s just a regular Thursday since I’ll be working tomorrow. That’s ok. The office is quiet and I can get things done. I’ve decided that there’s no longer a need to keep rambling on about my formerly torn but now almost good as new Achilles. Running is feeling more and more natural to me. PT is mostly about strengthening and is basically a workout now, although I still deal with the painful process of breaking up scar tissue (OUCH). I’m not officially cleared yet (there’s going to be a party when I am), but I’m pretty comfortable. I’m still limited in my total mileage, but I’d be limiting myself anyway just to be safe. I’m really pretty pleased about where I am right now. I’ve been mixing it up with some slower runs and some faster ones. I did run my first sub 7 minute mile this week. The warm weather is an added challenge, but since I didn’t run all winter it’s been a smoother transition. I’m still a sweaty mess (as usual). I was happy that I was able to keep my HR out of Zone 5. I’m starting to monitor heart rate more, since it’s a good indication of my fitness and level of effort. NERD. My watch says 6:57, but the bubble says 6:55. Believe whoever you want. I have my first race this Saturday at the D-Day Memorial in Bedford! I have promised that I won’t go “all out” quite yet, but I can run it hard. I’m a competitive guy, but I’m going to be smart about this one. I won’t be leading the pack this time and I might not medal, but I’m going to LOVE it. I ran back to back days this week for the first time since the injury. Everything felt great! I can run 4 miles on Saturday (I’ll add on after the race) and then I start my last week of structured running on Monday. After that, I should be officially cleared and can do WHATEVER I WANT. I don’t miss these days one bit. Thanks again to everyone that’s ever read, liked or commented on my weekly updates related to this injury. I’m looking forward to posting about better things. For those of you dealing with problems of your own, stay positive. There are people out there (even some you might never meet) that will support you and encourage you, and you never know who you might be helping by setting an example and giving them hope.
  25. mattw

    I don't even know what I'm doing anymore

    Run the fulls as supported training runs for the 50? I think there was a Brady Bunch episode where Marsha signed up for every club at school.
  26. Gonzo Runner

    Four Lap Harmony

    Better than the opposite, which I've come close to seeing on some redeyes...
  27. NavEng

    Three weeks out

    So you ran the cotangents? Actually, that's the reciprocal and maybe not opposite. Anyways, nice 10 miler!
  28. DrWhiskers

    Four Lap Harmony

    I saw a guy on my flight once who looked like he was just wearing all of his clothes LOL
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