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12 minutes ago, Ocram said:

I worry more about the tip of my dong than the tips of my fingers. 

I'm working on a patent for a battery powered, heated codpiece.

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1 hour ago, pbm107 said:

Good luck with the weight loss, are you planning on ramping up the training volume while trying to loss weight? I was reviewing my training logs from when I was trying to cut some weight during base-building in the summer of 2017, and it was difficult.  Looking back at it now I think I would have cut the weight first and then increased the mileage.

Yeah, I am, at least initially.  I've done it before with this approach, back in February of last year.  But I didn't stick with it long enough, got loose with my eating, and never quite got down to my goal weight last year (was 182-184 instead of 175).  Based on past results if I'm diligent I'd anticipate that I'll lose the first 12-15 pounds relatively quickly, as that seems to be the case when I've put the weight on quickly.  Hell, I'm probably carrying 3-4 pounds of bloat from eating and drinking on the road the last 2 days then capping it off with Thai food with the lady last night.  Then it'll slow down for the next 12-15 pounds.  My volume is only 4-5 hours a week at best right now, so ramping up to 8-9 over the next month or two while cutting weight shouldn't be too tough.

Where I did find it tough was back in 2017 when I was still trying to lose while peaking for Western States.  I ended up letting myself be satisfied with getting under 180 instead of worrying about those last couple of pounds, as I thought the added recovery coming from fueling adequately was more important.  But I put myself in that position by not eating better earlier in the year.  So I'll be flexible about it if I need to be, and if I'm a few pounds heavier than goal but it's supporting my training I'll let it go.  After all, the race results are more important than the number on the scale, even if I know the two are correlated.  I'll have another big race later in the year, so I can always dangle that carrot to get me to jump right back on the clean eating wagon.  The reality is that 170 is probably a better weight for me for a mountainous 100 miler, but having never been close to that since high school that just seems so far off.  But if when I get down to 175 and stay there for a bit, another 5 pounds should start to seem realistic.

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1 hour ago, gianmarco said:

I logged into Athlinks and I just noticed that my race from back in September is still only listed as a "pending" result.    When you hover it states that the race organizer hasn't finalized with their system.  It also reminded me that I never received the medal I won (1st in AG) for that race.

I don't even care about the medal and don't do anything with them, but overall that seems weird.  Should I bother to reach out to the race coordinator and ask them to finalize results and find out what's going on?  I have no idea what coordinating a race even entails and what that involves on their end.  But, because of that, it doesn't even show up as a result on my Athlinks page.

There have been a few smaller races I've run that have taken months.   Regardless, though, I don't see any harm in emailing the coordinator.  Other people are probably waiting too.

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2 hours ago, Ocram said:

I worry more about the tip of my dong than the tips of my fingers. 

Maybe we just table this discussion until we're sitting around @gianmarco's house in June with him and the mrs.  I'm sure she would understand that it's perfectly normal running-guy talk.

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10 minutes ago, tri-man 47 said:

Maybe we just table this discussion until we're sitting around @gianmarco's house in June with him and the mrs.  I'm sure she would understand that it's perfectly normal running-guy talk.

I’m more worried about gianmarco understanding the running talk.

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Cocoa Classic 5K 

(jeez - this guy must really like hot chocolate)

Not much backstory to me choosing this race aside from I wanted redemption from not running a good race this fall; I was hurting around T'Giving and this race fell on a free weekend; and the race is only 20 minutes away.  Coming into the race with limited mileage the past 2-3 weeks, but my fitness is still decent (for me) from November miles. 

Pre-race  - had to be good boy at birthday party last night.  Host bought IPAs just for me.  That was tough.  This morning everything went great.  up at 720 ahead of the alarm.  Coffee. BM. Throw lots of winter gear in car and out the door.  Supposed to take 20-25 minutes, but I was there in 10 with benefit of green lights.   I forgot that I used to listen to Back in Black by AC/DC pre-race in high school.  Hell's Bells at full volume in the car got me going and Let Me Put My Love Into You assisted my warm-up. 

This is the first time this event is being run and I was expecting small crowd, but it seemed about 400 runners.  Good size. 

20F at start.  Sunny and no wind.  Tights are on.

Let's go. 

Mile 1 - 6:13

Given the race size and knowing that the start was through a parking lot with plenty of elbow room, I wasn't worried about being upfront.  This worked out fine and I passed a lot of people that first mile.  Once again, this weaving and jockeying had my pace higher than I probably wanted, but I realized this early and settled into a good pace.  Probably 5:50 pace for 1st half and 6:30 for 2nd half.   A little miffed that I was that fast, but too late to worry.

Mile 2  - 6:43

Race switches from road to a paved trail. Small hills that don't affect me too much and I'm still picking off a handful of people while keeping an eye on my watch to be around 6:45 to 6:50.  Hadn't heard "Shake A Leg'" in forever.  nice.   I realized around this point that I overdressed my torso - compression base, t-shirt and light active fleece was too much for race day.  I would have been fine with just compression base and t-shirt

Mile 3 - 6:31

Start of Mile 3 was the only time I felt in a groove.  When I Get Back by Handsome Furs and Time On My Side by Future Islands were new additions to my race playlist and will stay there.  Even though I had my watch with distance lapsed, there were 2 places where the race route seemed to be farther/harder than I could see in front of me.  So I'd be moving nicely thinking we were almost done and then have a hill or cut away to a hairpin.  I was thinking that I had a small shot at sub 20, but I came through 3 miles and my strava reported 19:20 in my earbuds. Oh well. 

Finish - 20:13 chip time

Was able to have a good kick even though no one was close by.   Through my earbuds I heard my name announced , which usually doesn't happen.  Pretty cool I guess. 

This event had results posted on the web in near real time and also had a  tent set up with medals if you qualified.  I was out of there with my medal, hot chocolate and chocolate pretzel while people were still finishing.  No need to hang around when it's 20 outside.  Well run race aside from lack of salt on icy spots.

results: 10th of 685.  1st of 20 in AG. 

So I was pretty happy with this result.  2nd best 5K time in last 5 years and it felt good doing so even with the tights.   I've also been going through a lot of mental gymnastics with job situation the past week and it was good to blow off a little steam.  Plus Juxt wasn't in the race to rob my AG medal. ;-) 

Now back to ortho on Monday and hopefully another steroid shot to give me 4 or 5 months of good running again.   

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33 minutes ago, Brony said:

Cocoa Classic 5K 

(jeez - this guy must really like hot chocolate)

Not much backstory to me choosing this race aside from I wanted redemption from not running a good race this fall; I was hurting around T'Giving and this race fell on a free weekend; and the race is only 20 minutes away.  Coming into the race with limited mileage the past 2-3 weeks, but my fitness is still decent (for me) from November miles. 

Pre-race  - had to be good boy at birthday party last night.  Host bought IPAs just for me.  That was tough.  This morning everything went great.  up at 720 ahead of the alarm.  Coffee. BM. Throw lots of winter gear in car and out the door.  Supposed to take 20-25 minutes, but I was there in 10 with benefit of green lights.   I forgot that I used to listen to Back in Black by AC/DC pre-race in high school.  Hell's Bells at full volume in the car got me going and Let Me Put My Love Into You assisted my warm-up. 

This is the first time this event is being run and I was expecting small crowd, but it seemed about 400 runners.  Good size. 

20F at start.  Sunny and no wind.  Tights are on.

Let's go. 

Mile 1 - 6:13

Given the race size and knowing that the start was through a parking lot with plenty of elbow room, I wasn't worried about being upfront.  This worked out fine and I passed a lot of people that first mile.  Once again, this weaving and jockeying had my pace higher than I probably wanted, but I realized this early and settled into a good pace.  Probably 5:50 pace for 1st half and 6:30 for 2nd half.   A little miffed that I was that fast, but too late to worry.

Mile 2  - 6:43

Race switches from road to a paved trail. Small hills that don't affect me too much and I'm still picking off a handful of people while keeping an eye on my watch to be around 6:45 to 6:50.  Hadn't heard "Shake A Leg'" in forever.  nice.   I realized around this point that I overdressed my torso - compression base, t-shirt and light active fleece was too much for race day.  I would have been fine with just compression base and t-shirt

Mile 3 - 6:31

Start of Mile 3 was the only time I felt in a groove.  When I Get Back by Handsome Furs and Time On My Side by Future Islands were new additions to my race playlist and will stay there.  Even though I had my watch with distance lapsed, there were 2 places where the race route seemed to be farther/harder than I could see in front of me.  So I'd be moving nicely thinking we were almost done and then have a hill or cut away to a hairpin.  I was thinking that I had a small shot at sub 20, but I came through 3 miles and my strava reported 19:20 in my earbuds. Oh well. 

Finish - 20:13 chip time

Was able to have a good kick even though no one was close by.   Through my earbuds I heard my name announced , which usually doesn't happen.  Pretty cool I guess. 

This event had results posted on the web in near real time and also had a  tent set up with medals if you qualified.  I was out of there with my medal, hot chocolate and chocolate pretzel while people were still finishing.  No need to hang around when it's 20 outside.  Well run race aside from lack of salt on icy spots.

results: 10th of 685.  1st of 20 in AG. 

So I was pretty happy with this result.  2nd best 5K time in last 5 years and it felt good doing so even with the tights.   I've also been going through a lot of mental gymnastics with job situation the past week and it was good to blow off a little steam.  Plus Juxt wasn't in the race to rob my AG medal. ;-) 

Now back to ortho on Monday and hopefully another steroid shot to give me 4 or 5 months of good running again.   

Awesome, congrats! Impressive given your current training. 

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2 hours ago, Brony said:

Cocoa Classic 5K 

results: 10th of 685.  1st of 20 in AG. 

So I was pretty happy with this result.  2nd best 5K time in last 5 years and it felt good doing so even with the tights.   I've also been going through a lot of mental gymnastics with job situation the past week and it was good to blow off a little steam.  Plus Juxt wasn't in the race to rob my AG medal. ;-) 

Now back to ortho on Monday and hopefully another steroid shot to give me 4 or 5 months of good running again.   

Good stuff man, congrats!  Here's to some continued ortho magic to keep you going.

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On 12/4/2018 at 2:52 PM, gianmarco said:

Not that there is likely to be anything exciting happening time-wise, but, if interested in tracking my 15K this Sunday, here you go

As of right now, looking at 26 degrees at race start and about 10mph winds.  Similar to last year.  Should be interesting.  My main goal is to try and negative split this race.  Time-wise, I have no idea what's going to happen.

They changed the route a bit this year.  More hilly--ugh.

I also realized this will be my first repeat race

Bib #52047.

Going to be 21 degrees at race start (13 with wind chill).  Suck Index of 36.  That's good, right? :loco:

Actually looking forward to having fun tomorrow....

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39 minutes ago, gianmarco said:

Bib #52047.

Going to be 21 degrees at race start (13 with wind chill).  Suck Index of 36.  That's good, right? :loco:

Actually looking forward to having fun tomorrow....

Good luck!  Got get 'em!

 

@Brony - great pace!  Congrats on the AG win!

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@Brony - la-di-da I will just roll out of bed with limited training lately and get every green light on the way to the first ever race of this kind and stroll up and take first place in my age group and grab a medal and hot chocalate and be home before the other 600 peons cross the finish line.....

Jesus.....:headbang:

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55 minutes ago, Ocram said:

@Brony - la-di-da I will just roll out of bed with limited training lately and get every green light on the way to the first ever race of this kind and stroll up and take first place in my age group and grab a medal and hot chocalate and be home before the other 600 peons cross the finish line.....

Jesus.....:headbang:

Well... yeah.  duh! 

:lmao:

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Hot Chocolate 15K Race Report

Coming into this, as I already mentioned, I've been feeling good health-wise as my achilles hasn't given me any problems and I was able to run 30 miles last week comfortably.  While my fitness still isn't anywhere near where it was, I felt it was good enough to try and give a good effort here.  My goals were to negative split this race (force myself to start slower) and see if I could at least beat my time for this race from last year since this was my first repeat race.  Last year, I had a good start and then struggled mightily from miles 5-9.  I remember how awful that felt for the entire 2nd half of the race.  My official time to beat was 1:17:28 (8:19 mile).

My wife has been much more relaxed about racing and arriving early.  It's awesome.  With it being even colder this year, we didn't want to get there too early.  Got up at 5:30, did the business, had some yogurt with jelly and honey as well as some coffee for breakfast.  Temp this morning was even colder than expected at 18 degrees.  Put on my new fleece lined tights over the wind resistant boxers and a pair of shorts (mostly for the pockets).  Thermal base on top, t-shirt, then a running jacket top.  Neck gaiter and hat and the new gloves.  Picked up some slightly thicker saucony socks yesterday at the expo and wore those (the only new thing I hadn't tried) with the new Kinvara 9's.   Ended up dressing perfectly for this thing.  Left the house about 6:40, drove 10 minutes to the park and had a little over one mile hike to the start line.  We jogged the mile and it was a perfect warmup, arriving about 15-20 minutes before race start.  I will say the gloves I linked above were fantastic.  Hands never felt cold the entire race and I truly can't recommend them enough.  Saw our friend, took a couple pre-race pics and then we were ready to go.  I decided to stay near the 8:30 pacer to start.

Mile 1 -- 8:28, HR 153

It's a big race with lots of people but we were placed in Corral A because of our times last year so we are at the front.  This was nice as it wasn't terribly congested.  Nice easy start and this mile ticked away pretty quickly.  I was happy with the easy effort and the pace.  I could see the 8:00 pacer ahead of me and was far enough behind as he kept gaining distance which was perfect for me.  I knew the 8:30 was close behind and I was pleased that I kept it slow enough the first mile.  A decent uphill at the end of this mile but I managed it well.  Good start.

Mile 2 -- 8:13, HR 161

This mile had a steep downhill to start so I let it go and tried to get a little time with it since it was early on.  That was followed by a continuous uphill the rest of the mile.  Still a decent effort but when I saw the pace to finish the 2nd mile, I would have preferred it be a little slower.  I didn't want to fall into the trap of going out to fast too early and had to remind myself that I really wanted to negative split.  While I felt good, I wanted to make sure I kept the effort easy.

Mile 3 -- 8:09, HR 163

This was a relatively flat, net downhill.  I consciously was making sure I was holding it back.  I ran almost the entire race without looking at my watch so I was basing it all on effort.  This was a pretty comfortable mile and I was surprised at the time.  But, it was making me nervous because this was now going to make a negative split more difficult.  And I knew more hills were going to come.

Mile 4 -- 8:34, HR 167

And here was the hill.  And this mile sucked.  I started thinking I was going to get into big trouble again here.  So I backed it off and tried to reset here.  I wasn't going to make the same mistake as I did last year and I kept reminding myself of my primary goal.  In hindsight, I think this was my best mile because of this.  I kept it disciplined.  Also stopped at the water station with a water and short walk with it.  By the end of the mile, I started feeling much better.

Mile 5 -- 8:12, HR 167

I knew at this point if I wanted to negative split, I needed to start to pick it up a little.  Started off with a downhill and then another uphill but this one felt much better.  I was in good shape.  Then, toward the end of this mile, the 8:30 pacer starts running next to me.  WTF?  This didn't make sense to me because I knew I was at a faster pace than that overall.  We crossed the 5 mile marker and he goes "we're right on pace".  I'm looking at my watch and it says 42 minutes.  I asked him and he said his pacing was to account for the extra distance that we'll end up running which made sense.  I'll admit I was initially a little disheartened to see that but I figured I could now use that as a little motivation.  I ran with him for most of the next mile and then knew I'd have to keep picking it up.  I also knew that my next split was unlikely to be faster than my first 5K.  And I thought of this thread and me posting about wanting to negative split.  Time to HTFU.

Mile 6 -- 8:13, HR 166

Another relatively flat mile.  Pretty uneventful.  We hit the turnaround toward the end and I started passing the runners behind us.  I was feeling good.  And I remembered how awful this was for me last year and how much better this was for me this year.  A little over 5K to go and I was in great shape.  I felt like I had enough to keep this up and hopefully push at the end. 

Mile 7 -- 8:09, HR 167

This was a net uphill but it didn't get to me at all.  I was feeling good.  I was feeling strong.  And I kept a nice steady pace despite the uphill.  When I saw the final lap split I was thrilled.  I was going to make it.

Mile 8 -- 8:38, HR 166

And then mile 8 happened.  Started off with a nice downhill and then another awful uphill.  This was bad.  My level of fitness caught up with me.  My legs felt good but I was working on this hill.  I knew I had to slow down or I was going to blow up.  So i bit the bullet and slowed it down.  Stopped toward the end of the mile at the water station, walked a little bit at the station knowing I had a little over one mile to go.  I wasn't too happy with the split but overall I knew it wasn't the end.  I knew the last mile was going to suck.

Mile 9 -- 7:43, HR 167

Time to make the negative split happen and finish strong.  And thankfully this was a good downhill to make it happen.  I started picking up the pace and told myself I was a BMF.  I made it this far so let's HTFU and give it all I've got left.  So I did.  I knew I was picking up earlier than I probably should but in doing the quick math I figured I had a shot to PR from last year too.  The only bad part was that I couldn't see the finish line for any kind of motivation but I knew it was coming up.  One last little uphill and then time to finish.

Mile 9.3 -- 7:11, HR 169

Screw it, I'm starting the final kick early.  I'm giving everything I have.  I could see the finish and I'm just passing people left and right.  Only one person passed me in the final 1/2 mile.  I was strong.  I'm thinking I might puke but I don't care.  The last 2/10ths were truly a blur.  I crossed the finish line, saw my wife was waiting, and almost passed out. 

Final -- 1:17:16 (8:18 pace), 281/2784 overall, 21/107 in AG

Well, good enough for a 12 second PR from last year's race.  Considering where I'm at just coming back from not running, I'll definitely take it.  And better yet, a negative split.  Goals accomplished.  So, while not the best time in the world and I know I have better in me with more training and ideal fitness, I'm thrilled with the result.  On top of that, I overall felt so much better for the entire race compared to last year.  I feel like I raced it much better and much smarter.  Really didn't have anything left at the end.  Almost fell after crossing the line from being dizzy and needed a couple minutes to get it back.  Feel great now.  Dressed well, new shoes were awesome.  Sidenote, my wife also PR'd from last year by over 30 seconds (8:01 on Strava) and just smoked it.  6th in her AG out of 206.  So proud of her.  She keeps getting faster and faster and she hadn't even run much this last month either overall. 

Time to rest a little and enjoy some football today.  Have a good weekend, fellas.

ETA --- Not sure whose idea it was to put ice in water for the water stations when it's 18 degrees outside but that was awful.  I couldn't really drink the water because of it.  That hurt. 

 

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2 hours ago, gianmarco said:

Hot Chocolate 15K Race Report

Put on my new fleece lined tights over the wind resistant boxers and a pair of shorts (mostly for the pockets).  Thermal base on top, t-shirt, then a running jacket top.  Neck gaiter and hat and the new gloves.  Picked up some slightly thicker saucony socks yesterday at the expo and wore those

then finished building a big igloo out back (should last 'til the guys come in June) and took the sled dogs out for some training.  :P  

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Great job of running your race strategy, and great finish to get the PR you wanted, especially when you weren't as prepared as you would've liked!  :pickle:

 

 

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Great job on the PR! Good of you to have a plan and execute on it. Hope you and the little misses enjoy a deserved celebration tonight. 

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10 minutes ago, Brony said:

Great job on the PR! Good of you to have a plan and execute on it. Hope you and the little misses enjoy a deserved celebration tonight. 

Work tonight.

But tomorrow....:pickle:?

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Awesome @gianmarco, always love to see negative splits and a race ran well.

This weather can #### itself. Its been raining and in the low 40s the last few days after getting up to 70 last weekend.  But at least I've been enjoying the indoor trainer, great purchase. Now I just need to decide whether the ifit membership is worth $12 for a few months. 

You know you're getting old when you go out in the wet and cold, run fairly well, feel pretty darn good about it, then get back to the house, go to drink a cup of water and feel like you pulled your shoulder. 👴 Thankfully it felt better after the shower but that was weird. 

 

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On 12/4/2018 at 11:04 AM, Ned said:

Last week, @pbm107 alerted me to a study that the University of Delaware is doing on achilles injuries in runners.  I immediately filled out the questionnaire.  If you fit their age/speed criteria (unknown to the survey responder), they'll accept you into the study.  If not, they just delete you and you'll never hear back.

I haven't heard back yet.  :kicksrock: Keeping my fingers crossed - I'd love to participate.

 

I heard back last night that I was chosen for this study.  They sent me a ton of details on what they're going to be doing, but it basically comes down to this:

  • A bunch of questionnaires on my running and injury history
  • 2 testing sessions that will be walking, running, jumping, and calf endurance tests
  • 3 different ultrasounds, measurements, pain palpitations, etc
  • Run at home for 2 weeks and take detailed log (they supply the log and data elements to track).  While running at home, they give you Milestone foot pods to collect whatever data those things collect.

I'm looking forward to this - I'd like to learn more about the achilles.  Ironically, my achilles flared up on me Friday night after playing indoor soccer at my son's bday party.  I don't think it liked all of the sudden sprints (damn kids are getting fast).  It came out of nowhere, but feels fine after a couple days rest.

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@gruecd, hat tip on the single leg RDL.  It's opened my eyes to some weaknesses I didn't know were there before.  It's now a part of every strength workout until further notice.  Need to work out some imbalances and get stronger up the middle.  I was already well aware of the latter, but had no idea of the former until I realized how much more difficult the single leg RDL was on my left leg vs. right.

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So im kinda back from my MIST surgery.  I didnt die.  Lots of nasal bleeding.  Thats certainly interesting.  Its been almost 2 weeks and I still get some good blood redness in my nose blows.  Still lots of sinus headache stuff.

I had my first ride on Sat morning.  Nice and lazy, same as the one this morning.  I will have my first run tomorrow, again nice and lazy.

Other than that, im up about 7lbs of fat, salt, and alcohol.  Im guessing this will take at least a month to get over.  During this time I will also be trying to curb alcohol intake.  I find my alcohol intake correlates to sports team excitement.  The eagles are in the toilet, WVU football is over with a meaningless bowl game in which our Heisman want to be QB is skipping, and WVU basketball is in a rebuilding season.  With sports being rather uninteresting for the next 7 months, I should be in a good spot to bring alcohol way down.

What did I miss?

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On 12/9/2018 at 11:47 AM, gianmarco said:

Hot Chocolate 15K Race Report

Coming into this, as I already mentioned, I've been feeling good health-wise as my achilles hasn't given me any problems and I was able to run 30 miles last week comfortably.  While my fitness still isn't anywhere near where it was, I felt it was good enough to try and give a good effort here.  My goals were to negative split this race (force myself to start slower) and see if I could at least beat my time for this race from last year since this was my first repeat race.  Last year, I had a good start and then struggled mightily from miles 5-9.  I remember how awful that felt for the entire 2nd half of the race.  My official time to beat was 1:17:28 (8:19 mile).

Awesome work!

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2 hours ago, JAA said:

...and WVU basketball is in a rebuilding season.

You guys have a kid from my neck of the woods on your squad...Jordan McCabe.  He won Wisconsin's Mr. Basketball for 2018.

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6 hours ago, Juxtatarot said:

@tri-man 47 When you post the template for the year-end reports, would you consider including an additional question? I was thinking of a question similar to “What lessons did you learn this year?” 

I'll do so.  I'll post the template at the end of this week.

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Thanks, everyone.  

Stupid sore today. Always my quads post race.

Heading to NYC later this week and looking forward to running in Central Park for the first time. 

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17 hours ago, gruecd said:

You guys have a kid from my neck of the woods on your squad...Jordan McCabe.  He won Wisconsin's Mr. Basketball for 2018.

Love McCabe.  Im guessing he will redshirt, but aside from his youtube videos I think he has a good court presence.  His AAU highlights were impressive.

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2 hours ago, JAA said:

Love McCabe.  Im guessing he will redshirt, but aside from his youtube videos I think he has a good court presence.  His AAU highlights were impressive.

Great passer.  And he's got CRAZY handles.

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16 hours ago, gianmarco said:

Heading to NYC later this week and looking forward to running in Central Park for the first time. 

Enjoy.  The 10K loop around the perimeter is maybe my favorite place to run.

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Long-timers in the thread know that I've jumped in here a couple of times over the years but running (and at times exercise in general) has never really stuck for me.  I don't feel like I have a good build for it, I don't necessarily enjoy grinding out miles and I don't really have a huge desire to log a lot of miles.  Having said that I've been back at it for a few months and do enjoy shorter runs and even some "longer" runs - longer for me being 5-7 miles.  Anyway, this thread is always super motivating as many of you are just BMFs and I'm in awe constantly with the group we have here - so thanks to everyone for that.

Now, I have a question - my right hamstring has been "injured" for about 6 weeks.  I assume it's just a strain but I'm trying to figure out how best to get it back to normal without possibly shutting down for the year.  It feels almost a little swollen and definitely like a pull.  When it first happened I took a few days off (I'm running at most 2-3 days a week) and it would feel better but then I'd get out there and it would almost be like having a flat tire.  I could tell it was off even if it didn't hurt and after 2 miles it would start kind of hurting again.  So I would rest longer - 3-4 days but same thing.  Last time I went almost 7-8 days and thought it felt good (not great) and it happened again.  So I waited almost another week and ran again - that was 2 days ago and I was able to go at a pretty good pace for me.  I stopped short of 2 miles thinking it would be the smart.  Next day hamstring bothered me again.  Note, it's not hurting bad at all - I could go run right now but I think I'd have that "flat tire" effect again.

So, now I don't know what to do.  My thought was to just keep going out 2-3 times a week and deal with the "pain" and wait for really cold weather and then shut it down.  Is that dumb?  Should I just shut it down now and if so, how long?  If it matters, it doesn't hurt any worse than the last 6 weeks - pretty dull pain, almost inflammation.  Just annoying and obviously not helping my performance.

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3 hours ago, AAABatteries said:

Long-timers in the thread know that I've jumped in here a couple of times over the years but running (and at times exercise in general) has never really stuck for me.  I don't feel like I have a good build for it, I don't necessarily enjoy grinding out miles and I don't really have a huge desire to log a lot of miles.  Having said that I've been back at it for a few months and do enjoy shorter runs and even some "longer" runs - longer for me being 5-7 miles.  Anyway, this thread is always super motivating as many of you are just BMFs and I'm in awe constantly with the group we have here - so thanks to everyone for that.

Now, I have a question - my right hamstring has been "injured" for about 6 weeks.  I assume it's just a strain but I'm trying to figure out how best to get it back to normal without possibly shutting down for the year.  It feels almost a little swollen and definitely like a pull.  When it first happened I took a few days off (I'm running at most 2-3 days a week) and it would feel better but then I'd get out there and it would almost be like having a flat tire.  I could tell it was off even if it didn't hurt and after 2 miles it would start kind of hurting again.  So I would rest longer - 3-4 days but same thing.  Last time I went almost 7-8 days and thought it felt good (not great) and it happened again.  So I waited almost another week and ran again - that was 2 days ago and I was able to go at a pretty good pace for me.  I stopped short of 2 miles thinking it would be the smart.  Next day hamstring bothered me again.  Note, it's not hurting bad at all - I could go run right now but I think I'd have that "flat tire" effect again.

So, now I don't know what to do.  My thought was to just keep going out 2-3 times a week and deal with the "pain" and wait for really cold weather and then shut it down.  Is that dumb?  Should I just shut it down now and if so, how long?  If it matters, it doesn't hurt any worse than the last 6 weeks - pretty dull pain, almost inflammation.  Just annoying and obviously not helping my performance.

Tough to say as you’ve already tried a few days rest and then you tried a few days more. Since it still doesn’t feel right and it sounds like you prefer to keep running, a PT should probably take a look and might be able to straighten it out quickly.  Or recommend a stint of rest and/or strengthening moves.  Good luck. 

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