So Rozzie, how are you feeling today? Could you get out of bed?
Gail, better temps the rest of this week, but we'll be running between raindrops!
Where's Carrie these days? I know LLL is now at The World.
Lisa -- you recovered from LR Sunday? (Or was that Sat?)
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Well had my first workout today with my Coach. I should have been scared when he said he'd meet us at the local track. Let's just say I got my arse handed to me.
Nono, great job on not taking the OTC cold stuff. I swear it seems everyday they are talking about how all that cold med stuff is bad for us---yet I reach for it time and time again.
Gail, 21? I think you made a very wise decision!
Yes, nono, I actually recovered from the LR on Saturday pretty handily
Then the chest cold/head cold thingy grabbed me and has knocked me down pretty hard. I am considering begging for an antibiotic but I am not convinced yet that I have something treatable with said drug Trying to get any sleep at all is the worst part sorry for the whining, lol!Lisa
Everything you want is right there, just outside your comfort zone.
Lisa, if you have a chest cough, you might want to ask your doc for adult prescription cough medicine. I wish I could remember what Mr Nono and I got (type of cough syrup) a couple years ago at this time, but it was so awesome that we would take our dose in a low ball glass over ice. It was awesome stuff.
Oh, and it helped clear us up too.
Lisa, sorry you have the crapy head cold. I still have little cough left that has been hanging around for over a month now. At least I'm not coughing when I run anymore it starts when I am doing my cool down walk. Hope you are feeling better soon.
nono...it was nice out there today..overcast..but at least a lot warmer. Tomorrow is my rest day and Thursday it looks like a mix of rain/snow. Aren't we lucky!!!
Roz....how are you feeling today?
Oh, and I got my pace down today again to 15:15
Rozzie - Woo hoo on the 5k and the realization that you can't ocmpare yourself to others. That is huge! COngrats to Scott on his 5K too! Oh, and congrats ont eh coach!
Gail - WOo hooo on teh 15:15. that is awesome!!!!
Lisa - WTG on teh 180miler. mine was NOT pretty.
nono - Glad you are feeing better1 Hope you can get tha tknee in control. It'd almost be easier if the problem was running. You can't cut that other stuff out.
SOrry. WOrk has been crazy, but that's a good thing in this economy, right?
It was a wild weekend and we went to my parents to run, btecause they are clsoer to teh ILs adn the ILs have no place to run. After running, though, the party at the ILs was canceled due to weatehr. Ugh. Still we got a foot of snow at home, so it was the best place to run.
The 18-miler was tough, to put it mildly, but it was teh best we've ever felt for one. Not, that is not sayign much, as we have only completed 1 out of 3. It was an 8.5 mile loop adn we decided to run parking lots on teh first loop so we would not have to run extra on teh second loop. The first loop was not too bad. Added a mile by running parking lots pretty easily, so teh second loop would jsut be the regular 8.5 mile loop. However, the whole time I was dreading doing teh loop again. At about mile 6, it got bad. The wind was horrible adn somehow we had not brought anythign for our faces. The weather had been pretty mild this year, ,so we just flaked out on that aspect. At one point, I wanted to crawl into a toy boat in a play area just to get out of the wind. Then, I gave up. Told myself we'd do the other 8.5 miles Sunday indoors. Just no way I could do teh loop again. Teh wind and cold were brutal. It was 18 when we started and 25 about an hour post run. Very cold, but had been ok until the wind hit. The wind was a good 1.5 mile stretch. After that, we got some tree block again. About a half mile before th car (end of loop 1) I remebered I had a hat that's just a cylinder with an elastic bad at teh top. It's so you can open the top and make it a headband, but I decided that around my neck and face would be ok. Scott had a head band and maybe we could be ok. The thought of stopping without even doing 10 hurt, but knowing you had to go the whole loop again was hard. So, by some miracle, when we got back to the truck, we grabbed more supplies, changed out water bottles and headed out again.
Oh, drinking slush when you're frozen is no fun either. The loop starts with teh 1.5 mile area where it's never plowed. Oh, they had abotu 1.5 inches over night too, so the rest wasn't clear either. Anything over 10 miles in yak trax is tough. We really needed tehm, though. Second loop was better than expected. Once we got out of the never plowed area, I though we'd make it. WIth about 4 or 5 miles to go, I was beat, but I knew we'd make it. The wind was not as bad at the windy area and the hat on my neck and face helped lots. Unfortunately, pulling that up fogged my glasses. ALways something.
FInally, we got to the last awful hill. It's over a half mile adn the first part is incredibly steep. (It's so bad that even my parents who may have walked it one, knew what we were talking abotu) Awful. Plus, teh salt had melted some snow at the bottom, but it was so cold, that was freeing. It was half frozen slush over ice. Ugh. One step forward, slide halfway back. FInally made it up the worst part and were almost doen with the less steep area when teh plow came. Ugh, 2.5 miles to go and it comes. Even worse is the fact taht yak tracks without the snow cushion are hard on teh feet. That's ok, lesss than a 5k to go. We were going to finish the dreaded 18-miler. Then, with 1-mile to go, the plow came back. When the plow came, we had to get off the path into the 1-1.5 feet on teh side of teh path. Stopping with 1 mile to go and standing in the cold hurt bad. We oculd nto get our legs loosened up again adn it was one of the longest miles of my life. It hurt. We finished, though. There is just no glory in an 18-miler. 20 at lest sounds sexy. 18? Nada. From what we learned teh first year trianing, though, we put in the effort fro what would have been at least 21.5 under normal conditions. We shoudl be ok. Not looking froward to 20, though. Either drive acorss teh atate to teh 8.5 path from hell (did I mention this si incredibly hilly?) or indorrs rotating btwn TM adn indoor track. Ugh. Sounds liek ATL is not an option this year.
Carrie---I am sooooo incredibly blessed to live where I live. There is no way, no how I could do what ya'll do in that type of weather. I am totally overwhelmed just reading about it--I can't imagine doing it!
Gail, that is rockin' on the pace! You go fast one!
Nono, couldn't help but bust out laughing think of you and H doing cough syrup highballs. Ahh, life at the nono's. It could be a reality TV show.
I was really expecting to need a wheelchair today, but surprised myself with no pain, just feel tight. Today was a 3 mile recovery run. Some soreness, but stretched at the end and feel okay now. Tomorrow I am off, work and running--work the weekend though and somehow going to have to find a way to squeeze in 6 carrying the beeper. My Coach recommended one of those foam rollers for my butt and knee, he said that little thing has carried him through many a marathon training regimen. Does anybody else have one of those?
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nono - BTW. I was in the runnign store after a 5k I did last week adn found the mopst awesome running pants. Hmm....Brooks thermal max. WIsh I had bought them when you tokld us about them. I just could not comprehend their awesomeness adn thought my current stuff was ok. I got tehm for $19, but htey only had XL adn I wish I oculd have gotten L. Teach me not to listen to nono and act right away.
50 min on teh inddor track last night. Did fairly well fro being inside. Hard to go too fast with all teh turns.