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  2. ocrunnergirl

    I tried a Tri

    Either that or just a bit insane
  3. ocrunnergirl

    I tried a Tri

    It was a lot of fun
  4. Last week
  5. skinnyLLegs

    I tried a Tri

    I swear, I don't know how you do all this! Must be an Olympic level mental game! 😊
  6. DaveDec

    I tried a Tri

    Awesome job! You inspire me to keep a sprint-tri on my bucket list.
  7. Dave

    I tried a Tri

    Holy smokes. You can be on my relay team any time.
  8. ocrunnergirl

    I tried a Tri

    I had signed up for 2 triathlons in 2020 .... hence I am now signed up for 2 triathlons in 2021. The first one is on 8/7 and is an olympic distance - swim 1 mile, bike 22 miles and run 10k. The other one is a half Ironman - swim 1.2, bike 55, run 13.1. My training has been ALL over the place with the one constant being CrossFit. 😅 Running has been pretty much shut down since Jim Thorpe in May due to a calf strain. I've slowly started adding in a very few miles. Swimming has been pretty good. I'm not the best swimmer but I'm also not the worst. It is pretty darn relaxing! I did my 1st
  9. Dave

    Coming.

    Again. Been several days without that little pull in the hamstring, so I'm planning another try on Monday. Suppose I could have waited until after I actually tried to run before I posted about it, but I'm a little antsy. Other than that, not much happening here. Latest books: The Dark Tower (VII - last one). Stephen King. Sort of just wanted this one to be over. Hated the ending. King wrote that he added it after the first publication because everyone wanted a "real" ending. I think he should have left it where it was. The Rembrandt Affair. Daniel Silva. Israeli su
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  11. SIbbetson

    Would you rather...

    No one DESERVES to be injured, but strength work really does make a world of difference (IMO, more difference than time off, stretching, yoga, ice, meds, etc. - for most, but not all, injuries).
  12. Nice job. I think the hardest part of those relays is all the riding in the car - so the camping option sounds like a positive twist. The electric shoe dryer is a plus too.
  13. Run2BFit

    Would you rather...

    Love the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Done three backpacking trips there. Here are couple of a pictures of the tree on the rock formation (I think your first Pictured Rocks picture) taking behind the formation on land from a 2010 trip.
  14. I ran the first Michigan Ragnar Trail relay at the Hanson's Recreation Area near Grayling, MI back in 2019 with a group of friends from our running group and had a great time. We signed up again for 2020 but it was canceled due to COVID and rescheduled for June 25-26, 2021. The Ragnar trail relay is a little different from the road relay where you have 8 member teams and all teams camp out in the same place where the start and finish for all the runs are from the same location. The relay consisted of 3 different trail runs of 2.8, 5.6, and 7.6 miles with each team member running each
  15. ocrunnergirl

    Would you rather...

    Thanks for taking me on your trip ... through pictures! Looks like a great vacation. I'm with Sara re: strength training. Definitely think your calves and hamstrings need some specific strength work. Weighted calf raises off stairs, Romanian deadlifts, regular deadlifts, swiss ball hamstring curls, hamstring slides with val slides, etc.
  16. CompulsiveRunner

    Would you rather...

    Looks like a fun getaway. I'm sorry Sammy won't play nice. It's maddening.
  17. Dave

    Would you rather...

    Well of course not, and of course you're absolutely right that I should. 😋 Try as I might over the years, I've never been able to wrap my head around ST for more than a couple of weeks. Which of course means I'm right where I deserve to be - injured.
  18. SIbbetson

    Would you rather...

    Bad news/wonderful vacation! I know this is frustrating. I'm sure you're sick of people asking if you've tried certain things, but I'm going to anyway because strength training has helped me SO much. Have you tried strength training, and specifically having a strength program developed for you to address these things? I want to see you running and of course marathoning! Hugs!
  19. amarie2009

    Would you rather...

    Looks like and nice trip. Love the lighthouses. Sorry about the new issue. Hopefully the hamstring settles down and nothing else decides to join the "party"...
  20. Dave

    Would you rather...

    ...die in a fire-y car crash or fall from a plane at 30,000 feet without a parachute? ...lose an arm or a leg? ...go blind or deaf? ...have a strained Achilles or a strained hamstring? After several slow weeks, trying to nurse this hamstring through its current issues no doubt related to the Achilles from earlier in the spring, I decided to call it what it is. I'm injured. I'd hoped that the four day weekend Mrs. Dave and I spent out of town would be enough rest, but I guess not. Yesterday wasn't great and today was even worse. Not even the ten minute mile pace I
  21. Crystal

    Warning - treadmill related

    You can do it!
  22. Cliff

    Re-beginners

    Welcome. Most people seem to post in the blog section named Bloopers.
  23. Congratulations on the mile PR! good luck on the job hunt and training for a fall marathon!!!
  24. Crystal

    Re-beginners

    Hi people! I think I can tell the same story as a lot of you can tell right now. Maybe. You'll see that I don't talk to a lot of runners these days. Running has been a part of my identity since I was in high school, although I have always struggled with my relationship with running. Sometimes it was just running. Sometimes I was happy to go out for a routine run and felt that I needed it more than I felt obligated to it. There have been times that sticking to my running expectations created inner turmoil and feelings of insufficiency. I've ignored injuries, I've nursed depress
  25. Hello Crystal, Welcome to The Loop. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Crystal joined on the 07/10/2021. View Member
  26. So many races! Making up for lost time. And doing all the races where I've always gone "well maybe sometime..." Sometime is now.
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