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    Well I got fired.

    St. Patrick's Day 5k RR

    Trailing that bike sounds fun! Reminds me of the tiny race I ran where I was leading and the bike took a wrong turn and I followed and ended up running a 1.6 mile 5k...
  3. That's pretty amazing all around! Congrats!

    There's always more to come.

    I always wonder how much to blame on just aging. But with your Covid history, that certainly adds something to think about. These long hauler cases are sad and very strange. Keep at it.

    Virtually the Same

    Hey there. It's been over six months since I've felt like I had anything good to write about. But I'm back. Still running. More than ever actually. Last year I ran 1,647 miles which is a 40-year high. That was made possible by the lack of any significant injuries, as well as the lack of tapering or downtime for racing! I spent the summer thinking (foolishly) I was training for a Fall marathon, but when that went away I just kept putting in miles at a slightly lower rate. So it turned out to be a good year despite the lack of races and race road trips (after Atlanta anyway). I did manage t
  6. Nice work! I had my own rust buster yesterday and know what you mean about feeling good to get out there again. No mention of masks or distancing protocol. Was there any? It's a bit shocking to see that picture now with so many so close together.

    not running & being

    My first race was also a 5 miler in 34 and change. 1977. Heavy and sad thoughts. Surely there are other things worth breathing for. Like writing, which certainly seems to be a passion for you. I'm in the watch football and eat ice cream camp. Or maybe cookies or pizza. Been thinking about when I'll stop running. Or if. I imagine even walking a 5K at 95 might still be bliss-inducing. We'll see.


    Root canals are no problem. My three were easy. Good luck and happy new year!
  9. It has been dying for years although there are certainly more readers than writers. Covid definitely hurt because races are the reason for a great many posts. Without races, I find little to write about. Once races return though, I fear we will still only have a handful of people posting. Many writers post elsewhere and the rest of us can certainly set up another location to write on and share that on Loopville for the interested readers. So I vote to kill it. It is depressing to check it (and I still check it almost daily) and find nothing new. Merry Christmas! Ebenezer
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    Not the weekend I had planned.

    I'm in the same boat re running. It seems like all runs feel harder and are slower than they should be. Knocks the joy out of it.
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    Starting up. Slowing down.

    I consider it a productive day if I vacuum for 10 minutes.
  12. 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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    It's been 6 months...

    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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    RR: The 2020 Run Thru Hell

    Sounds fun. If races are small enough, they can be done. Probably impossible where I live because thousands of people would show up.
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    I'm doing a virtual 5k tomorrow. Like you, I just couldn't resist the opportunity to "race". It cost $10 and we can run it any time in a two week period. The course is a segment on Strava, so results will be tabulated from there. I even get a medal. So I'll run. Not sure how hard I'll push, but pretty hard, knowing me. Shoot for last month's virtual 5K time, I guess.
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    exercise in moderation

    Looks like two days well spent!
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    And there went July

    Flyby is only on the PC strava, not the phone app. Well, sometimes I talk to a runner mid-run and then later I find them on strava and give kudos, and then we start following each other etc. I haven't actually met someone "after" stalking them. But sometimes I will give kudos to people who I have only waved or nodded to if I want to acknowledge their accomplishment. Usually it goes nowhere but it doesn't hurt to share kudos to a stranger, right?
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    And there went July

    I get my kudos on Strava now. I also use the flyby feature to stalk any runners who I see on my runs. Actually made a few friends that way.
  19. No races, yet I am breaking all my records for mileage. I'm running more than ever, yet the body is hanging in there just fine - no injuries or even sore spots to speak of. Without race goals, this year is about adjusting to running more and seeing how that goes. Well, it has gone exceedingly well! In January I committed to 4 days a week for the whole year. Ever since age 18, I've always thought I needed rest days. For 30 years I never ran more than 3 days a week - sometimes much less. Then even when I got more serious for the last ten years, I usually ran 3 days a week, with 4 when I wa
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    Five Days a Week

    It's June 1st. Time to check in and let any curious folk know what I'm up to. With no races in the foreseeable future, running is different. I'm used to racing about every month or so and it has now been 3 months since the last one. But I keep training as if there will be a marathon in the Fall. Without the small races I don't have cutback weeks or rest weeks so the training has been consistent and the miles are piling up. My totals for April and May were not HUGE (146 and 173), but were enough to be the highest in 40 years for those particular months. Because I've never done marathon tr
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    Don't Drink and Blog

    Please keep drinking and blogging.
  22. My AG%s were 66.44 on the 10K and 64.32 on the half, so you beat me on both! Pretty impressive weekend, in the rain and wind. I can't believe they are still publishing yellow pages! Haven't seen one here in years. Way to steal their bag. I was sitting home after the half thinking I kinda felt like I earned a medal or something - a vague emptiness. I hope your shamrock medal filled that void for you. Well earned.
  23. Would have been a nice 10K without the injury problem. Not sure about the triple. I may just focus on a hard 5K. My Age graded times were 1:30:45 and 40:12 on RW. Glad I had a birthday recently. But I think Steve M beat us both running a 1:42. How old is he...?
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    Double dog

    It's a start.
  25. Wow, that is impressive. You were certainly ready for a good one. Downhill in Nevada probably a 3:40. Good plan to include walks. And the medal is awesome - great idea!
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