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Dave

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Not feeling fast or particularly good, but I'm grinding along, putting in the time. 6-7 miles a day, mostly moderate paces. 40 miles each of the last two weeks and 50-ish this. Pretty much on schedule for an early April marathon if it comes to that. Of course, now Mrs. Dave is asking about something in March.

Although, I decided the legs were ready for a tempo run and did 5 pushing it during Monday's 7. Between a potty stop at the gas station and traffic lights it was almost more an interval workout than a tempo, but I'm calling it anyway. There was a little stretch in Sammy the Hammy, but wasn't too bad. 8:16, 8:19, 7:59, 8:24, 7:55. Works out to 8:11 average, which is actually about where I want to be, although keep in mind that was only 5 miles.

Saturday's long run was a dreadmill torture session. I broke it up into 3-4 sections because it was just too awful. Watched a couple of weird movies on Prime. The first one was called Scorched Earth. Post-apocalyptic bounty hunter thing with guns, explosions and stuff. Then there was Dark Valley, an English-dubbed Swiss film. It was basically a western set in the Alps. Horses, guns, a Clint Eastwood character out for revenge on the bad guys who terrorized the small town. Obviously, I had finished The Man in the High Castle earlier in the week.

This week's weather has been much better. Cold, but the sun is out and the roads are clear, so I've been outside every day.

T-Rex is obsessed with the Masked Singer. It's completely ridiculous, but I am interested in who they have on. And I wonder how in the world the audience votes off Chaka Khan before Gronkowski.

This list started going around facebook this week.

* Favorite pie? apple (duh)
* How old are you? 61
* How many tattoos: 0
* Ever hit a deer? two - once in Provo Canyon, once somewhere in Wyoming
* Rode in an ambulance? does life flight helicopter count? (funny story)
* Ice skated: yes
* Rode a motorcycle: yes
* Stayed in hospital: a few times
* Last cell phone call: Mrs. Dave
* Last text from: Mrs. Dave
* Watched someone die: no
* Pepsi or Coke: if I had to choose, Pepsi
* Favorite season: Fall - best running weather
* Broken bones: ankle, thumb, finger
* Favorite color: green
* Sunrise or Sunset: Sunrise
* Ocean or Mountains: Mountains

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Good job getting all those miles in, including enduring the treadmill for a long run. 

Have you watched the science fiction series The Expanse on Prime about the settlement of Mars and the asteroid belt?  I really enjoyed it.

* Favorite pie? Michigan Berry
* How old are you? 62
* How many tattoos: 0
* Ever hit a deer? no
* Rode in an ambulance? no
* Ice skated: yes
* Rode a motorcycle: no
* Stayed in hospital: yes a couple of times, but none in the last 40 years
* Last cell phone call: my wife
* Last text from: Ryan with Bernie 2020
* Watched someone die: yes, my father in the Hospital ICU.
* Pepsi or Coke: Coke
* Favorite season: Fall - Summer, so many fun things to do outside
* Broken bones: maybe a toe
* Favorite color: green
* Sunrise or Sunset: Sunset
* Ocean or Mountains: Mountains

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1 hour ago, Run2BFit said:

Good job getting all those miles in, including enduring the treadmill for a long run. 

Have you watched the science fiction series The Expanse on Prime about the settlement of Mars and the asteroid belt?  I really enjoyed it.

Love The Expanse.

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Finished High Castle. Season 4 definitely got better. Liked the finish except for the last 5 minutes - what the hell was that?

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On 2/22/2020 at 12:23 PM, BANGLE said:

Finished High Castle. Season 4 definitely got better. Liked the finish except for the last 5 minutes - what the hell was that?

Right. It seemed like they were just trying to wrap it up and were running out of time and money.

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You could always split up TM miles with a few rounds up and down the stairs. 

* Favorite pie? pizza pie
* How old are you? 36
* How many tattoos: 1
* Ever hit a deer? all those years in rural Iowa and not once (not even as a passenger)
* Rode in an ambulance? nope
* Ice skated: yes
* Rode a motorcycle: yes
* Stayed in hospital: overnight in surgery center
* Last cell phone call: to my parents
* Last text from: my intern
* Watched someone die: yes
* Pepsi or Coke: whoever produces Canada Dry Ginger Ale or Bubly
* Favorite season: Spring
* Broken bones: none!
* Favorite color: blue
* Sunrise or Sunset: Sunrise
* Ocean or Mountains: Mountains

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