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MichaelV last won the day on November 26 2018

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  1. MichaelV

    The Park

    Great post. I loved reading it.
  2. MichaelV

    Super Bowl LIII. Snowbuster?

    I agree with you on the game. A good, low scoring defensive contest can be exciting. Most people just want to see points, I guess. I thought the commercials were the worst crop yet and the halftime show was boring/lame, etc. I think the best non-game part for me was the singing of "America the Beautiful". That sister duo could really sing.
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    The honeymoon is over, I guess.

    I've kind of been a wimp lately about the weather. I ran 18 miles a little over a week ago on a Sunday where the feels like temp was 28 and there was a little misting rain at times. When I finished, I was so cold that I huddled under an electric blanket for over an hour and the thumb and first finger on each hand were numb for almost that whole time as well. I didn't think the weather was that cold, so maybe I under dressed, but since then I've done every run on the treadmill except one. That's 35 miles of treadmill running in 8 days. I honestly don't think it's that bad. Mentally I can handle it - especially if I watch a movie or some TV programs which is something I don't get to do when I run outside. I could probably do a 20 miler mentally. I think it presents some physical challenges, though. I don't think there's enough variation - uneven terrain, varying paces, going around turns or curves, etc. that repetitive injuries are a concern. You can vary the speed and incline, but that only goes so far. It's also typically humid in the gym - especially when it's crowded - and that leads to me sweating enough that if I go much above 10 miles, the treadmill is kind of a wet mess. On days when nobody is there, it's significantly better. Anyway, not really trying to talk you out of it like you asked. I think it has its place. We're getting a bit warmer today, so I'll probably back inside.
  4. MichaelV

    And so it Begins...

    I know people who have done and are doing both of those races. They all love them both so you should have a lot of fun. Both are kind of close to where I am - especially the Derby race - and I'll likely do one or both someday.
  5. MichaelV

    2018 Reflections and 2019 Goals

    Sounds like some really ambitious goals!
  6. MichaelV

    It was Fun, 2018. 2019, Let’s See What You’ve Got

    Really happy you were able to bounce back from that injury so well. I hope you have a great 2019!
  7. MichaelV

    2018 Running Highlights

    Excellent summary. I can't even imagine 3,000 miles. It's inspirational.
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    Here's hoping that 2019 treats you better and your health and running get on an upward trend.
  9. MichaelV

    2018 Wrap

    Well that doesn't sound promising.
  10. MichaelV

    2018 Wrap

    Great wrap. Congrats on the miles and BQ! Have you done any work strengthening your quads to help with your knee? My knees have had the symptoms you described for most of my life. Every time they get particularly achy, a few weeks of quad strengthening a couple times per week make them feel noticeably better. Leg extensions and leg presses usually do the trick.
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    Great report. I'm always jealous of the people who partake in all those shenanigans in DE.
  12. MichaelV

    RR: Rehoboth Seashore Pikermi

    Very impressive with the year you've had and the training you were able to do because of it.
  13. MichaelV

    CIM 2018 RR

    Excellent report! Looks like you ran a perfect race and pace for you. I've gotten that Low Battery warning exactly twice. The first time, like you, I didn't know if I could scroll past it so I had no clue what it said. The second time I cleared it out and it went back to the normal screens. Both times it lasted 2-3 miles.
  14. MichaelV

    Shamrock Marathon Training: Week 3 - Time for Rehoboth!

    Smart that you're recognizing you're going too fast on some of your runs. I think most people - me included, for sure - struggle with that. It's hard to come to grips that most of your running should be done at a pace about 2 minutes or more slower than your 5K pace. And that's not just for injury prevention, but also for optimal training. Good luck with Rehoboth. I wish I was going to be there.
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    Marshall University Marathon 2018 Race Report - My First Marathon.

    Thanks! Wish I could have met you there. I really enjoyed Marshall and would definitely consider doing it again. Wishing you the best on your return to running.