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  1. I’ve been putting off writing anything about Chicago because I feel ungrateful and a bit guilty about the race. I ran a decent time but it was pretty far off where I thought my fitness was but in hindsight I think I was over trained and the weather did no favors. Going in to the race I had had a good training cycle, never felt great throughout and definitely bombed a tune up but I had been hitting MP in some pretty humid weather and figured after a taper I’d be in a good position to run a big PR. However as the race got closer my legs never got any pop back and
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  2. I have some very exciting news to share. I wasn’t going to say anything about it for a while, but I really need to hear different perspectives on this. Veterans Expeditions (VetEx) is an organization that offers adventure opportunities to veterans at little to no cost, and much more. They do everything from: mountain biking in Moab, climbing 14ers, caving, ice climbing, AND hiking Mt. Denali in Alaska. Speaking of Mt. Denali… This peak (formerly known as Mt. McKinley which Trump is actually trying to change it back…ugh) is the highest point in North America. It is located in Alaska a
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  3. It's perfectly okay to be disappointed in a race result. We all have been, regardless of how fast we have gone. Heck, I've PR'd and been disappointed. I must say though, race pic #2 is wicked awesome. Can someone give me a "OH MY QUADS"???
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  4. On Sunday, for the first time in three years, I ran a race longer than 5K. This hiatus was caused by a series of bizarre non-running injuries. The worst was two summers ago, when I pulled a groin muscle while trying to pick a hard-to-reach squash. More recently, I tore an intercostal muscle when I fell to the floor while sleeping. Waking at 5:00am to begin race prep, I was greeted with this local weather alert: Fortunately, I always try to keep a low profile. As I started to leave for the race, something felt amiss in the shoe department. Glancing down, I utt
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  5. Hello again Loopsters! This is my first bloop in the loop reborn. It doesn’t look like I’ll manage to increase my writing on the new loop. But I’ll try…and try to be more interesting. (But this bloop doesn’t really accomplish that. More of a stream of consciousness about my recent training, and minor issues I’ve had) I am getting into the main part of training for St. Jude Memphis marathon. I’d love to go sub 4:30. That’s been my goal for how long now? It’s been more than a year since I completed a marathon. I’m feeling good but there’s been a couple set backs. A little mo
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  6. Man, I don't even remember the last time I blooped. For the last 6 months or so I haven't been able to get onto the loop anymore so I'm super excited about this new platform. I know I've been quiet on Loopville, too, but that doesn't mean I haven't been running. This year has been all about picking up speed for me. After my first ever age group win at a 5k in February (27:38min) and DH finally starting to run again more regularly, I had the idea to improve my 5k time this year to sub 25min. What followed were many track and hill sessions with some of the other more ambitious runners from
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  7. Congrats, though they should have at least given you a bottle of awesome sauce as a prize.
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  8. Not what you hoped for, but still solid. You could have blown up much more than that. It seems a break is in order and you have a good plan before starting Boston training.
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  9. No doubt the heat and humidity was a major factor for you race. Rest up and recover.
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  10. Way to go SR! Wind is one of my least favorite things to run in...that and non-matching shoes.
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  11. Many of us do the "yea but..." thing when complimented, me included. Probably comes with the drive to improve ourselves. Anyways, congrats on the sub-3!
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  12. I think you are on the right path with getting some rest before the next training cycle. However, I don't have experience with that kind of mileage.
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  13. An amazing opportunity, but not to be taken lightly. It sounds like the organization will prepare you well and give you the chance to make the correct decision
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  14. All up and running. I also use an Ipad air 2 for stuff. My machine at the office is even more powerful and i run (3) 24" monitors. Do a lot of 3D graphics.
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  15. Congrats on the impressive racing. Hoping the ITB behaves
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  16. Lots of miles there. Faster, too. And a warm, humid race day. I've seen this movie. Don't beat yourself up, but make sure you learn the lessons your body's trying to teach.
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  17. The bananas I ate in Ecuador in 2014 were like nothing I had tasted in a banana! It ruined me for bananas. I rarely eat them now because they taste terrible compared to those in Ecuador.
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  18. I'm not really qualified to speak on your program (and I'm much slower than you) but I ran my 2 marathon's last year on similar mileage to you - though I usually do it over ~16 week cycles which is more than enough for me (10 weeks of peak). Even at my age I didn't feel over trained and your only relatively young. It looks like you've jumped about 30% in your mileage? So many factors involved though & it's different for everyone.
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  19. I added a comment on FB so I won't repeat other than - yep I'd be excited & definitely look into it...but do your homework, especially on the group organizing your training/trip. Get lot's of experienced advice from different sources.
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  20. Nice Bling! Speed is all relative. My non-running friends think I'm some sort of elite athlete (or a machine). Of course now that I've had enforced time off & it's taking a long time to get my speed/fitness back, even my few running friends think I'm not that fast!
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  21. Haha with the dull colours Hoka (and many others) are putting out now it's not hard to get them mixed up! Congrats on the AG!
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  22. It's just one mile, 100 times. No, you don't have to show me out, I know my way to the door.
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  23. Congrats on the age group win! Good to see you in the new Loop!
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  24. We would be outstanding running buddies at this point. My pace is your pace. Think of the amazing horticultural discussions we could have for nearly 3 hours in a half marathon!
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  25. that is really exciting - you should absolutely totally make every effort to do this thing.. The training sessions look sensible to me, good prep. As you say on Mt Logan you'll find out if you have altitude problems, on an easier mountain, which is a very sensible thing to do.. I was in Alaska for two weeks once and never saw Denali, only the clouds around him ;-) Done some winter camping and lower mountains but never attempted ice climbing. Best thing I ever found for cold camping is Smartwool or Icebreaker wool undergarments, stay warm and non-smelly way longer than the synthetics. Bu
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  26. I've worked outside for months and years on end and gotten frostbite on all 10 fingers two different years. I'm very impressed by the adventure that you may be going on but it's definitely not something I'd ever do. Mostly because the circulation in my hands is now ruined and anything below 50F has me needing gloves on. My fingers are cold typing this and it's 70F in my hotel room. Be careful.... you get to live the rest of your life with the good, the bad, and the ugly that could come from your adventure. I hope it's all GOOD STUFF though!
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  27. Interesting enough. We can't all be atombuddy every day.
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  28. Scary about the asthma, hope you figure out the trigger. And Webex... I'm sorry you have to deal with that too.
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  29. if you carry your phone with you on your run, strava works as a gps recording device as well.
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  30. oh yes.. the mountain climbers and the backcountry skiers and the whitewater canoeists all know this, trust the hairs on the back of your head.. if they are stirring it's time to quit and go to the coffee shop instead. I'm so sorry for your experience, no fun at all. This is the stuff I used to paddle for fun, Skull rapid in Utah. My wife never likes the rapids with scary names. We paddled Widowmaker rapid on the Arkansas together once, after which she wanted to know why there wasn't a Widower-maker.. clear case of sexism..
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