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MAC_32 last won the day on November 23 2015

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  1. Victor rips up his knee playing with his kid. Someone remind him hes not 25 and get him in solitary confinement until opening day.
  2. A draft full of Rock Pig Ernie's. I agree, best news. THE BEST!
  3. A lot of moving parts in our lives right now, so I haven't made any racing plans but am keeping in shape so when something fits the schedule I can jump on it. This race is on my radar, but there's a good chance I won't decide until the week of (if it hasn't sold out).
  4. IIRC @Hang 10 is partial to pizza and beer.
  5. I did the Cleveland half last year. The one in which we had snow, then sleet, then hail, then a torrential downpour, capped off by a round of thunder snow (since I didn't run the full thankfully I was gone by the time this hit) - I have never left a race so quickly and by the time we got home (about 10 miles east) we had several inches of snow. By early afternoon it was sunny and in the 50's. My oldest's t ball parade was that afternoon and I did it with just a light jacket. A few years earlier they were pulling people off the course due to the heat. It wasn't to the level of juxt's unfortunate experience at Green Bay, they weren't stopping low 3's 20 miles in, the 4's and 5's though? They were cut off. IIRC they didn't pull the plug until all of the emergency service personnel were disbursed to various issues throughout the course. Cliff notes - there's no telling what sort of weather you may get here mid May. Hell, it's going to be 75 and sunny today then over-night thunderstorms followed by snow tomorrow. So it isn't a mid-May issue, it's everyday life from December until Summer. The actual course though? My primary complaint about it has been corrected this year. It used to finish on an ugly local freeway, but they slid it over to finish in a neighborhood then over one of the bridges into the newly opened public square. The 2nd half is still rather boring though. I love the 1st half, but the 2nd is just an out and back and not well spectated. Once you get to mile 23 the new finish should be nice though. The weather tho...
  6. It keeps me from veering from the pre prepared food until...about now. I am still kind of full from dinner and very dry tired, so while I plan to have some of thes chocolate covered pretzels it isn't going to be many then I'm going to bed. Today may be a 9 hour sleep night. Which brings up another part of my plan, sleep.
  7. Exercise. Meal plan Sunday. Shopping list, minimal veering. Prep the next day's food after the kids go to bed. No cheat food until next day's food prepped. Don't drink my calories (unless it's booze).
  8. In related news, water - still wet.
  9. It depends on Jimmy's price, but if it's anything like what's being tossed around then Tyrod's the only real veteran consideration imho - for the starting job anyway. What's changed since Jimmy was picked at the end of the 2nd round? He played 7 good quarters. Whether right or wrong in the long run, trading a #1 for him now is a sucker play. I think the only known at this point is Garrett should be the pick. Beyond that, depends if Hue wants to commit to Tyrod and there's really no sense digging into those scenarios until a decision is made on Tyrod.
  10. I can tell you now that they will all hurt like hell. They started to go the last mile, which contributed to the late race problems. Been increasingly uncomfortable all day since. I rarely take any drugs but I am preparing to pump myself full of them soon.
  11. Dirty Love 10k 4 years ago I decided to test the trail running waters. It was a particular nasty winter and I trudged my way to a time of 1:02:11 on this course. Failed 2003 marathon aside, by far the most difficult race I've ever done, which only drove me to work harder so I could beat this race. I feel like I did today. Granted, 55 and sunny is different than the snowy 10 degree conditions I'm used to for this race, but it doesn't mean it was easy! The mud was a mess. I almost wiped out twice, watched two others go down, lost my footing countless times, basically having to grind to a halt three different times because I was meandering off course but if I tried to change directions I would assuredly bite it, and I may be taking a few days off due to ankle/knee issues - we'll see how they feel in the morning. Per usual I walked the steep climbs while others passed, then I picked back off again once getting to flat ground, but I feel like I beat the race this time because I felt like you should feel when you reach the last stage of a race. In previous attempts I either went too hard or too easy. This time that wasn't the case. I was spent energy wise, legs, balance, etc but I was still moving along at a sub 7 minute clip and had just enough left for final kick as a competitor got on my heels in the last quarter mile. This is an impossible course to run efficiently, but with the right strategy it can done effectively. You have to pick your spots to attack and when to reset, which is one reason why I love this course. The end result should be relatively even splits though. And for the first time I did that - 7:10/6:57/6:52/6:47/6:58/6:54. Overall time - 43:44. More than 18 minutes faster than my debut in 2014. Age group winner and 9th overall. What's next.
  12. I'm no scientist, but everything is easier when I eat cleaner. I don't have the urge to skip my workout, I'm less stressed, I rest well, and I don't over eat. It's very difficult to overeat when the majority of what you eat is clean. Each of those components impacts the other though. One goes off the rails then it's very easy for all of their buddies to follow suit. Kinda like that first tequila shot.
  13. Carbs are not a bad thing, you just need to eat better foods. Hopefully you can get all the junk you've been consuming flushed out of your system in a few days and see tangible progress in 10 days or so.