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  1. This was supposed to be the summer I took on my first 1/2 Iron Tri -- swim 1.2, bike 56, run 13.1, but like everything else it was canceled due to Covid. I've been riding with a great group of people for the past 3 months. Many of them are veterans of the Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. They asked me to join their fundraising bike team for the Foster 100. The Foster 100 raises money for service dogs for veterans. The Covid rules for the event were to accumulate 100 miles in the week of Septemeber 7 - 13. Since my tri was cancelled I signed up. In the meanwhile a local RD sa
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  2. Not much running going on over here. I've decided this knee thing is tendonitis. Of course I'm no doctor, but I've seen this before. I suspect that my efforts to keep the mileage up after I tweaked the quad last month led to me favoring the left leg and putting more stress on the right. This knee actually has a tendinosis (longer term injury) from an old basketball injury. In the past, more mileage has been good for it, but not this time I guess. Did a test run a week ago and failed. Jogged about a half mile and it was nasty. So nothing since, and it's finally feeling better. I'll probably giv
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  3. And it has been almost 6 months…Back then the pandemic was just beginning, and I think we all thought, surely this will be over by fall…nope. Probably not soon either. If we’re lucky things will look better by spring. From mid-March to mid-June I worked entirely from home, and since then I’ve been in the office 2 days a week (except this past week when I finally used some vacation days, though I did not travel). I was initially very worried about my general employment since my typical work cannot be done from home, and also depends on other similar academic/botanical research institutions bein
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  4. Since I don't expect to have many/any race recaps this season, I thought I'd recap some of the time trials I do. Next time I'll have a better name - my running group is doing two "Pick Your Poison" track time trials in September. My coach put a 5k time trial on my training schedule for August 21. I think she mainly wanted to see where I was at and get my max heart rate. I knew I wasn't in top shape so it didn't feel like a big deal, but at the same time I treated it like an actual race. Even though I wasn't in PR form, I still wanted to get the best out of myself that morning. I drank
    3 points
  5. I first heard about the Run Thru Hell sometime in the 90's. At the time I wasn't running enough to think I should do such a crazy thing as ten hilly miles in the middle of August in Michigan. Granted, it's not Florida or Arizona, but average morning conditions include both temps and dew points in the 70s. Icky, soupy stuff for running. Anyway, I finally got up the mileage and the courage to go to Hell in 2011, the summer I was training for marathon #5 (Philly). Finished that day in what I think was a comfortable 1:26. In 2013 I ran 1:23 and then last year a 1:33 (started OK but really cra
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  6. I’m fortunate to have a really great, supportive LRG based at the YMCA in my town. Group runs are scheduled at various times every day of the week and there’s usually always someone ready to jump in on whatever workout shows up on my training schedule. Still I don’t think I truly appreciated the benefit of a solid LRG until everything shut down last March and all running races cancelled or went virtual. Several sub-groups of our LRG popped up to train for and run virtual Fall races together. The Mohawk-Hudson Marathon was on my calendar for October and promptly cancelled, as expect
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  7. Well, there's crazy and then there's crazy. Hope you wished those guys a nice day when you chicked them.
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  8. August 2020 in review! Total mileage for the month: 294.6 July 27-August 2: 64.0 August 3-9: 60.1 August 10-16: 69.7 August 17-23: 64.1 August 24-30: 64.2 #augustangst - we think we are funny! Races: None yet, but I did two time trials, a 2 mile in 12:13 and a 5k+ in 18:35. Workouts: August 4: 10 x 300 m with 100 m jog/1:00 total recoveries (2:00 recovery after rep 5) in 57, 59, 57, 58, 57, 57, 58, 57, 59,
    2 points
  9. This painting stuff sounds exhausting.
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  10. Little projects lead to bigger projects.
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  11. Unfortunately being a little bit hurt when we are older is alot different than being a little bit hurt when we were younger.
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  12. I consider it a productive day if I vacuum for 10 minutes.
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  13. Congrats! 26 miles alone is not something I would do, but having a few friends makes a big difference. My LRGs are still not meeting for runs. It is a sad lonely year.
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  14. Great RR, John! Looks like you all had a great day! I dropped my muffin on a long bike ride this summer. I was devastated! I can only imagine the Sports Bean. Caffeinated Sports Bean. 😣
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  15. Great RR, John. I promise not to turn you in for banditing.
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  17. Haha, I love finding those perfect phone setting spots. Most of mine are taken with my phone in a little nook where you put your hand to open the hatch back of my car.
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  18. Kudos on completing the Masters. I remember how tough you felt the coursework was. Since you got a 4.0, I guess it wasn't as hard as you thought. That, or you just worked your butt off (probably that). Good luck with the job search.
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  19. Inspired by you! (The outside windowsill of my living room window turns out to be the perfect height to set my phone too)
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  20. Congrats on the Masters! And thanks for the update. Nice to have a race to point for - something I am sorely lacking at the moment. Funny how much difference it makes to have a goal.
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  21. Great jumping pic! 🙂
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  22. I am reading books 2-13 in that series in September!
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  23. Haven't any pictures of this adventure yet. One reason is that the scenery has been much less interesting than you might expect, due to the California wild fires. That's just crazy. But I big high pressure centered over Nevada/Utah has all the smoke swirling north and then east and it's all around us here, just west of the Tetons. Nasty stuff. Combine that with the altitude (4700 ft) and the issues I've got with both legs the last couple of weeks, this hasn't been a great stretch of training or sight-seeing. I'll go ahead with the documentation though. Feel free to go to sleep. The p
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  24. Just Lemony Snicket in common this month. I'm really slacking lately.
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  25. Well done! The Leawood Labor Day 5K is happening, although can't tell if it's certified by the race website.
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  26. Great improvement! I always nice to when you get that feeling of running stronger and easier.
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  27. I’d call it a solid effort. Following it with 5 x 400 is quasi-masochistic. Good luck finding a race.
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  29. Congratulations on being Army Ranger Strong! According to my new issue of Reader's Digest, running 5 miles under 40 minutes is one of the requirements for becoming an Army Ranger.
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  30. Sounds fun. In a hellish kind of way.
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