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Author Topic: MAY 2017 MASTER BAMRs
thenancyrd

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Post Re: MAY 2017 MASTER BAMRs
on: May 7, 2017, 19:21
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Hi everyone!

Erica & Lisa, good luck this weekend with the races! I will think of you as I fly west... and send you speedy healthy thoughts. Enjoy 🙂

Have never been to Ireland, it is on our list as my husband has family there - cousins we have never met... someday 🙂 that will be a great way to celebrate your daughter's graduation 🙂

Ran 6 miles yesterday (Saturday) after taking it easy all week. Felt good. Tomorrow we start the marathon training (gulp!).

Have a good week!

Erica-
Richards

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Post Re: MAY 2017 MASTER BAMRs
on: May 8, 2017, 10:20
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Hi all!
How is it May already?! Took me a few days to figure that out but I think I'm all caught up now.

JC, love all the pictures and race recaps! I haven't been out west is a very long time and it's something we'd like to do within the next couple of years. Your pictures remind me of when I drove cross country with my family and we visited a large number of national parks. So much to see in the US!

Nancy, yippee for starting marathon training! I'm so excited for you!! Don't let your head get ahead of you. Take each week as it comes and enjoy the journey.

Lisa, can't wait for this weekend! Looks like the weather will be perfect for Saturday. Not so great for Sunday but there's still time for it to change for the better. Fingers crossed!

Jana, hope you are well. When is school done for you? Good luck this weekend in Fargo! (I think you said you were running the half, right...or did I imagine that?)

Crazy week last week! Took me a few days to recover from our Disney vacation, lol! Lots of typical kid stuff: soccer, lacrosse, school work, etc. Got my teeth cleaned, super exciting. Spent some time running around getting stuff for my son for his prom. He went Saturday night and had a good time. He's not very social so I was surprised he wanted to go so it was a bit of a scramble to buy him a suit (that he can use again), shoes, shirt, bow tie, etc. Got my hair cut, again, super exciting, lol! Saturday was an early morning lacrosse game for my daughter followed by a soccer game for my son. Sunday, did my last long run (8 miles) and then my husband and I went to Maine to open our cottage for the season. Got the water turned on, vacuumed, made up the beds, and made a list of stuff to bring up this weekend. Didn't take long and then we went out to dinner in Portsmouth on our way home. Had my last chiropractor appointment this morning so hopefully I'll be good for this weekend. Allergies are killing me though!! Focusing this week on getting lots of sleep, good nutrition and hydration, and trying not to freak out about my races. The hay is in the barn.

Oh, almost forgot! My son got the results from his first attempt at SATs and we were all a bit blown away. He got a perfect score on the math section!!!! So happy for him! Hoping that will help him finish the school year strong as he's struggling staying motivated especially in his humanities classes. Not his strong suit. He has 3 AP exams this week. Ugh.

Well, best get to my chores. Happy Monday!

JCtrail

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on: May 8, 2017, 11:53
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Every mom is running a race this weekend........except me and Nancy, LOL!! Sending healthy and positive vibes to each of you this weekend!! 🙂 Did anyone watch Kipchoge come close to running a 2 HR marathon?!? Holy moly!! 32 yrs old, Kenyan. But it wouldn't have counted as a world record because the course uses some unofficial practice of pacers? Anyway, that was exciting......he missed it by 25 seconds!!

Welcome back Erica! You returned w/ both feet running, LOL!! So busy. Great news about DS, WOW!! He's got a super future ahead of him. It's always the quiet ones. Lots of sniffling due to allergies here too, some days are worse than others. So it's weather stalking till the race ........

Nancy: How was the first day of marathon training? Like Erica stated, take it day by day. Remember life happens but you've got mental toughness that will pull you through. I'm planning on running the Monument Valley trail marathon in November, still 6 months away but it will creep up quickly.

Ran 10 miles on Saturday w/ running buddy who visited for the weekend, in state park, it was cool and sunny. My weekly miles: 25.6, yippee!!
Breezy hazy day here today. Close to 50 degrees when I got out the door this morning. Ran to county fairgrounds, gravel/dirt road, finished 8 miles w/ 30 second walk break every 2 miles w/ some stretching and air squats. Really has helped w/ post-run tightness and easier muscle movement during runs. Not sure if I want to renew my gym membership now that all the snow has melted.

thenancyrd

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on: May 8, 2017, 18:13
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Erica, a perfect score on the Math SAT - HOW AWESOME!!!! Loved the photos on FB of your vacation, the prom and your house. Busy, busy as always 🙂 Good luck this weekend with your race. Sorry about the allergies 🙁 do you take anything for them?

Great runs, JC you are doing well. Totally agree about the gym - now is the time to be outside and enjoy it 🙂

Lisa and Jana, I hope all is good with you and good luck with your races!

So Day 1 Week 1 training is done 🙂 today was 3mile run then 4 strides. I am trying hard not to look ahead... like you all said, just take it day by day.

Busy week ahead between work and last minute stuff before vacation. Katie comes home next Tuesday. She has an internship (done via computer/skype etc) so she'll be home and working some hours at Target, her favorite place haha!

If I don't get back here, everyone have a wonderful Mother's Day! Hugs!

thenancyrd

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on: May 11, 2017, 06:14
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Week 1 days 2 & 3 done. Now training is on hold until the 22nd. Though hiking in Utah should count for some cross-training, right 😉

Today had to run 1-2miles warm up (did 1.25) then 1.5 miles tempo then 1-2 miles cool down (did 1.25). Having never paid attention to my pace, other than glancing at the Garmin when it beeped at a mile, this was difficult. My 'tempo' ranged from 10:40 to 11:15 pace. Once the tempo part was done, I couldn't sustain running slower. (splits were 12:11, 11:07, 11:13, 11:12 - I ran faster when I was supposed to be cooling down!)... is this normal?

Happy Mother's Day - have awesome races!

JCtrail

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on: May 11, 2017, 10:32
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Drove to state park later in afternoon. It took me all day to decide 'where' to run! LOL!!
Decided to run the paved trail closer to lake. It's much more breezy and more chilly than I expected, BRRRR! Should have known that, duh.
Decided to run a mile and back ( 2 miles), and drive to different part of trail away from cold wind off the lake. I know my sweat will give me the shivers afterwards and I didn't bring a dry top. Glad I brought my light wind-breaker.
After going to different trailhead, I ran about 2 miles till I reached the X-country dirt/grassy trails, my feet do not like the paved trail. So took off onto the dirt/grassy X-country trails, up/down short hills for about 2.5 miles. Then ran back on paved trail for last 2 miles = total 8.5 miles. The last 1.5 miles, I increased my pace for a 'tempo' run, glanced at pace, it's around 10:15/mile. WHEW!! Glanced and it say 8.56 miles, then pressed garmin to 'save' but it just erased my run!! WTH!! It does that now and then, so irritating! It was fully charged the night before. So I found that if I let this Garmin's battery totally go out, it tends to work better and last longer. I'm doing it now so it can record my long run on Saturday. Just another thing to do. <<<sigh>>>

Nancy: My 2 cents here: from my experience, it happens due to your muscles being more loose and moves easier, but as tough as it can be, it's best to really slow down when you're in 'cool' phase. But when it happens to me, I just 'jog' another 1/2 mile or a whole mile, then do about 15 minutes post-run stretches, drive home, then more stretching and foam-rolling. This runner is very flexible and wouldn't it be just nice to have a mat waiting for you after your run at a park? LOL!! The stretch around 2:34 is a great stretch, I hold it for about 10 seconds. The one around 3:49 is awesome for piriformis!! I hold it for about 10 seconds, and do it 2-4 times in between other stretches. Make sure you're not feeling it in the knees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgu6poYC-lk
Yes, the more intense/hilly hiking you do, you should not lose any fitness!! Jealous here!! Do you have trekking poles? Will make it easier to hike upright and not compromise your running form, and quads/hamstrings/knees will thank you.
Have fun and stay safe!!

Great Mother's Day gift to yourself!!

JCtrail

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Post Re: MAY 2017 MASTER BAMRs
on: May 13, 2017, 13:07
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Good luck to everyone who is running a race this weekend!!
Hope to read up on your RR soon ..........maybe w/ photos?

JCtrail

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on: May 13, 2017, 13:18
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About 15 min pre-run dynamic stretching at home then drove to state park yesterday. Another 10 min dynamic stretching. Ran about 1/2 mile on paved trail before getting on dirt/grassy hiking/X-country trails. No one around, very quiet. Mostly sunny, but a slight cool breeze and nice under shade of trees. Took 30 second walk breaks about every 2-3 miles. Trails have occasional short steep/gradual hills which helps me to concentrate on form, using my glutes. Only carried 8 oz collapsible bottle filled w/ Heed. Training my body to be more efficient and not overdo on hydration. Worked well but I know it will change once high temps and high humidity set in. Easy but steady running. All by myself, NICE!! Finished 12.1 miles!! WOOHOO!! Injury area felt good. Then about 20 min post-run stretching before driving home. Did another 15 min of yoga stretching and foam rolling. I'm trying to be more consistent about these. I've had less soreness/discomfort after long runs. Not that I didn't know it or do them but I need to do them more often and longer.

Today: legs feel good, no soreness. Might go for a short run later ........

JCtrail

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on: May 14, 2017, 18:51
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Saturday: didn't go for the short run .......rested and stretched, foam rolled.

Sunday (today): After DH returned from grocery shopping, I left for the 'maze.' Much later than I wanted to, oh well.
It's around 68 degrees, mostly sunny, slight breeze. There are about 6 other vehicles, and most have empty bike racks.
Plan to run 8 miles on mountain bike trail. I wear 2 long sleeve tech shirts, capri, and cap. Left water bottle in car, I can hydrate after each loop. Around this time, I start to train my body to cool efficiently on its own, and thus the 2 shirts. Read an article about it and it actually works, for me the last 3 summers! So on race days, I can wear short sleeves/short/skorts and body doesn't overheat as much. That's the theory.
Only 1 other runner on the trails, yay!! and 5 mtn bikers. Other than that, it was quiet and a reflective run. Took 30 second walk/stretch break after every 2 miles. It was a great run!! About 74 degrees when I finished.
Made it home and DH had made dinner, yummy!! DD texted me "happy mother's day!" She's working. DS called, he's at in-laws.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

Jana

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Post Re: MAY 2017 MASTER BAMRs
on: May 16, 2017, 13:01
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Just a quick note -

Lisa and Erica, I hope your races went well. I am looking forward to hearing about them.

JC, great race recap. Such great pictures!

Nancy, I hope marathon training is treating you well.

My race is this coming Saturday. The training cycle has gone well but I suspect that I will be slower than last year which is kind of a disappointment. At this point I am not sure what to do to pick up the pace. I am in weather stalking mode. The forecast has improved significantly since it entered the long range forecast. The temperature and humidity should be reasonably low but there is a chance of showers.

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