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  1. After missing last year’s race I returned to the Gold Coast ready to get back to my 2016 form which saw a 3:31 here (and later that year my 3:29 PB at a very windy Melbourne event). This was my longest base build due to surgery 12 months ago and the ensuing forced down time (both on doctor’s orders and well…it flattened me a lot more than I expected). So back half of 2017 was spent running 2-4 days a week getting my strength back and finding time to do other stuff in life I’d been neglecting. By Christmas I was hitting 21k as my LR & feeling ready to plan my next race. I caught up with my
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  2. Today was the day I was going to write up all about my first 3 mile run and how great it was and that I'm back in business with my running and I'm ready to start planning out some mileage increases and target a loose schedule for the next marathon, which could be as early as this winter since after all I've only done one southern state so far. As usual I was up early on Saturday. I consider this one of the best things about nearing my 60s. I can lay in bed and feel all, "It's so nice to wake up slowly and have as much time as I want to doze some more or get up - my choice," and after doin
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  3. Do I know what I’m getting myself into? Probably not, but that’s the excitement and challenge of it all. Last month at the corporate challenge race, which is more like a party with a little running/exercise mixed in, I ran into a guy I met at last year’s Finger Lakes 50’s. We’ve been getting together a few times since then to talk about running. He’s still the only person outside the Loop I talk about anything running. On this occasion after discussing this year’s race plans, we both kind of mentioned that it would be neat to run a 100 miler someday, and he seemed like he’d want to train
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  4. That quote takes my breath away. Thanks for sharing this incredible journey.
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  5. Everything else may be in a downward spiral, but your race photos continue to be top of the line!
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  6. Holy crap. I can hardly read this without having an anxiety attack. So proud of you!
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  7. Apparently they crunch the GPS data differently. Garmin does it on the device itself whereas Strava looks at the data as an independent file. If there are missing data points or gaps, it removes them from the data set. Which is why if you stop for a period of time with Garmin (even without auto pause on), you'll just show a slower pace. But Strava will remove those pauses and show a faster pace. Obviously this doesn't come up too much in road running because you don't (shouldn't?) be stopping long enough to remove gaps, but crazy in ultras where you might be at an aid station for 5 minutes....
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  8. Your doctors week sounds a bit like mine. I forgot to add in my other post my skin result was good. No BCC's this time, just a couple of sun spots on my nose that she freeze burnt off.
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  9. Haha thanks that's an awesome summary! Now about the matrix...🤔
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  10. There was some movie Mandy Moore was in where her character was getting ready to bungee jump and she was clearly scared to death over it. Her romantic interest asked her why she was doing it if she was so scared and her response was, "Because the things you are most scared of are usually the most worthwhile." Go forth and be scared. Sounds like you are doing excellent preparation for this and have a solid badass lady gang surrounding you!
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  11. It was Friday when I wrote this and Monday when I posted it here. Totally different vibes. Good morning and Happy Friday! Something is seriously wrong with me. My family is out of town and I don’t have work today, yet I woke up just before 5am, felt pretty rested and couldn’t go back to sleep. Bleh. The title of this week’s post is from one of my favorite movies and is also a solid mantra. Happy learned how to putt. If I can’t sleep, I might as well write and listen to some bluegrass covers. I found a Spotify station of Bluegrass songs that many of you would actually know, like curr
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  12. "For a while" - That's a term I often use. I'm careful not to put a certain amount of time on it, since that could stop me from buying shoes that I want.
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  13. An empty house, sounds bittersweet. Thank you for fostering. That's one less year of her life she risks spending in chaos.
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