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  1. I tend to deep dive into subjects that interest or affect me, which also explains why most of the books I read are running related.
  2. Hoping that your jaw heals soon and that your work situation improves.
  3. I have been fortunate this past year; being able to run most of the year (1100+ running miles) and averaging around 24 miles a week now running 4x/week. Most of my runs have been easy runs with some pickups incorporated to give me a sense of speed, but no actual speed work. My oldest daughter that is staying with us got a golded retriever puppy this past summer. This has involved alot of training for the puppy and us, but has brought us alot of laughs and joy! Hopefully one day she will be joining me on some of my runs. I mentioned a while back that I was planning o
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    Just because I promised.

    Hang in there Dave, things are going to get better..............eventually.
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    The Shoes!

    Sounds like a good decision to return those shoes. This past year I had my first black toenail and had increase my running shoe size by half a size. Back in high school iI wore a size 9 1/2 and now I am a size 11 1/2 or 12 for my running shoes.
  6. Happy New Year! Yes, and pie makes any day better.
  7. Hoping you feel better soon, now that you are back in Michigan with the fall weather.
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    Odd October

    Injuries stink! I Hope you and Christian heal well and recover fast. Wishing you well as a new masters runner.
  9. This past Sunday, Oct 25th I ran the Blarney Stone & Screaming Banshee Mashup Half Marathon which was a reschedule of the Blarney Stone Half Marathon that was cancelled in the Spring and combining it with the Screaming Banshee Half Marathon scheduled for Oct 25th. 3 friends and I from our running group had originally signed up for the spring Blarney Stone Half. The race had 3 start windows; 9-9:40am, 9:40-10:20am for the Half Marathon/10K/5K and an additional start window of 10:20-11am for the 10K and 5K. We had go online and enter our name on one of the start window tabs
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    A Year in Review

    Congratulations on child #2. I think that we all need to challenge ourselves and focus on learning and improving and not on where we were (maybe a little easier for me to say since I am older and getting slower). To just keep moving forward and it sounds like that's exactly what you're doing. Kudo's.
  11. Congratulations on your anniversary, and becoming a member of a parent of a teenager club 🙂.
  12. A 5am 20K TT to start your day, amazing.
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    Hey, look. I'm running.

    Glad to hear you're back running. I know strength/cross training is no fun, but I figure if it helps keep me running it is worth it.
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    Starting up. Slowing down.

    Unfortunately being a little bit hurt when we are older is alot different than being a little bit hurt when we were younger.
  15. Your run savvy and experience shows (not to mention craziness); great self pacing for both the 50K and 5K.
  16. Great improvement! I always nice to when you get that feeling of running stronger and easier.
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    RR: The 2020 Run Thru Hell

    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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    RR: The 2020 Run Thru Hell

    Smart, run by feel race, especially after not racing for a while. It also sounds like you're ready to ramp up your training for that fall Marathon.
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    Good for you. It's good to get out and run some place different after running the same routes all the time, with our races being cancelled. From your past race summaries I believe this race has a pretty hilly course. Good luck and enjoy the change in scenery.
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    exercise in moderation

    Pretty cool to be able just drive up to a trail head/spot and to backpack into a remote lake and fish.
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    And there went July

    I really miss the social interaction of my group runs, although my group has re-started group runs I am not comfortable participating yet. I have tried more focus on being mindful during my runs and focusing on the moment, enjoying the run, and being thankful that I am able to run. I am currently re-reading Mackenzie L. Harvey's book Mindful Running to better focus on my breathing, and environment during the run and not think about other things.
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    Running in Grand Haven

    I have slowlyyyyyyyyyyyy started back running after recovering from my hip injury. I have been running 4 days a week for the last couple of weeks for 15 miles total each week, with my long now 5 miles. I running slow and easy to build up my strength averaging about 10 minute miles with my heart rate getting closer to my easy effort rate. The week of July 19th I was on vacation with my wife and 2 daughters, and we went to Grand Haven, MI to a place we have renting every summer for the last 15 years or so. This is one of my favorite places to go on vacation, as it has all the a
  23. Sounds like your training is going great, maybe eliminating the speed work was key to being able to run more days a week. Good luck at the St. George Marathon and a BQ.
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    I love Colorado.

    My family has done a couple of escape rooms; one in Chicago, and one in Ferndale and enjoyed them. It is great that they both had way of getting you audio hints when you get stuck. I found that you really have to pay close attention to what the clues say when solving them.
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    In a pandemic time warp

    My goal, and what I find some comfort in is to follow a consistent daily morning routine. When I get up in the morning I do a combination of stretching, mild strength, balance, and breathing exercises that takes me about 30 minutes, which I do mostly for injury prevention for plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinitis which I have had problems with multiple times . I guess that completing this routine daily adds something that is consistent in my life and that things will be alright today during these crazy times.
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