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  1. Nice race report, cool to see those stats.
  2. Congrats on a strong race. I cannot imagine wanting to jump during a full!!
  3. nikkipoo16

    Mt. Baker Summit Report

    Wow, congrats on the successful assent! Those alpine starts are killer. Good luck finding the rt boots...
  4. nikkipoo16

    Lessons of the Fall

    Glad you’re ok and thanks for giving me something to read as I sit waiting to get my latest road rash checked out. My fall caught the attention of a driver who didn’t believe “I knee and pride...”. Haha.
  5. Wow, great race and race report. You're absolutely right that there are multiple paths to success. Congrats.
  6. what a boost of confidence from your wife - best of success in your pursuit. NYC is a dream race...all the better for chasing down dreams. and thanks for the inspo to lace up this morning.
  7. nikkipoo16

    To Sub3 Or Not To Sub3

    inspiring stuff, glad the hamstring held out, congrats!
  8. nikkipoo16

    First Snow/New House

    Congrats on the home! And good luck with the steam heat! I read that book 'we got steam heat' to try to understand it better (not sure it worked).
  9. Fun fact...I've had that screen name for 20 yrs an never knew of this!
  10. Good luck with the training. Funny about explaining your run to the non-runner.
  11. I'm glad there is a new loop to be on...i got lost for a while in reading (supposedly) healthy living bloggers and whatever the last RW update was that req'd me to sign in every other click was driving me nuts, but I think its time to come back (even if as a reader most days). Now if only someone can get Remy here? I miss his blog. Also, I'm pretty sure everyone needs a week of zero miles...I'll learn.
  12. Wise words, sounds like you're ready for the full (ha, or not, whatever fits your goals rt now).
  13. Write a race report my hearts not in or navel gaze about race recovery? Door #2? Great. Was feeling like I'm not bouncing back after a recent marathon and I decided to seek some facts from the marathons I have records of my after training for (not going to track down the paper ones, can't track down the ones I wrote on my mirror in college in dry erase marker, and the internet ate some when different platforms changed their programs and didn't store/migrate info...hmm, sound familiar?). Total miles in the 7 days after race Max distance in first 7 days (mi) 2017 6 4 2017 10 6 2015 0 0 2015 8 6 2014 13 6 2013 6 2 2012 10 3 2012 14 6 2011 16 6 2010 12 6 2010 7 4 So there's the data I found. Answer: I should give myself a break, things are pretty normal. This is close to my low (2013), but that was after another race I found killer. Also, por lo visto, I only followed that zero mile week rule 1x. OK, I'll talk a little about my marathon. Part of the toughness came from terrain. The other tough part was that I ran many miles alone, some where I couldn't see anyone in front of me (note: not because I was winning). One of the folks cheering commented that I was like the lone ranger. Tell me about it, lady! By about 1/2 way through I was thinking of Modest Mouse (see title) and passing the miles by thinking about who would have enough to think about to fill up 26 lonely miles. After ~18mi I saw I was going to miss my B goal the thought passed my mind: what are your trying to prove? This had also passed my mind a few weeks before during a hot race I ran with my team. I'll see my note above about giving myself a break. I guess some days I just don't see the point in killing myself. It doesn't mean I won't PR again. Just means it wasn't my day. Anyway, given that I'm feeling a little burnt, I'm gonna try to take a few weeks and regroup then focus on some shorter races with my team to round the year out. Happy running.
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