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Old 05-01-2011, 07:40 PM
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GrandFather! You rocked the place! Woooooooooweee! 8:45 pace! To have mile 22 be your fastest mile is insanely awesome!

Now I have to google Alpacca.

All of your hard work....biking to work, steps, running...really came together. And, I have a feeling, you're only at the beginning. You have an awesome journey in front of you, should you choose it.

I can't do Gu. They upset my stomach. Gu blocs are a little better. Honey stinger blocs are my bloc of choice at the moment.

What an awesome day was had by our KA peeps. Felt like I needed to break this into three pieces, as I didn't want to lose what I had written and I really wanted to respond. Thanks everyone for taking us along!
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:51 PM
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Damn, MGF

That's one heck of a run. One h*ll of a long day !?!

Congrats on a sweet race, dude.


Just wondering; ?? (for all you runners )..... is there some generally preferred way to eat before such a long race. Like what ?, and how long before the race ?

Just got back from a 22 mi. quick fun ride. Had a little "task" to handle , so broke out the headlight on the Fugi.
Bike trails the whole way. Glad to be familiar with'm; .....because it's a different animal in the dark !?
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:57 PM
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Coffee,
It's exciting to hear talk of a BQ !

Have a feeling this is going to be a good (uh, ....GREAT !?! ) season for ya'
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:00 PM
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Lots of people eat differently before they run. Before a marathon it could be a banana and/or a bagle. Some people get up a couple hours early just to eat.

Personally, it's a bagle/coffee/water as I'm getting ready.

I think everyone is different?

You be careful out there in the dark, Top! Have fun, but be careful!

And thanks, Top...it could be a good season. Let's see how mentally tough I am. I intend to keep watching GrandFather....he's a good role model!

Glad all the reports are in. Night, Friends!
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:37 AM
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Foot good to go...moved old fridge into garage by myself...now have twinge in back...grrrrrrrrrrrr...

Maybe later today or tomorrow will be good to go..?

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Old 05-02-2011, 06:48 AM
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Happy Monday everyone!
Tom, what an awesome ride good for you! love the pictures! I don't think there are any (certainly not many) men in TX in their 50s and 60s fit enough to do a ride like that but they are definetly 'fit enough' to party at the end of it...

Frances-congrats on the run! at 61 days I was still stuffing my face with chocolate and hibernating (course I was doing that at 6 months too...) I'm impressed

MG: Wow! great run good for you!

IMBO? BQ? GU? I have no idea but I do know what an alpaca is!

I had a good workout yesterday morning 45min/4.3 miles eliptical followed by about 30-40 min weights then 30 min treadmill --- course then I went home and became a junk food eating couch potato for the rest of the day as it was a cold and rainy day..
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:39 AM
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Acronym Definition (per Google)

IMBO In My Biased Opinion
IMBO Intel Management By Objectives
IMBO I Might Be Objective



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Just a 4 mile kind of animated fast walk for me this morning. Great day everyone
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I know what an alpaca is!!!! They have very soft fur and people like to make stuff out of it.

A lot going on here...thanks to tdc for the pics.

Finally got some stuff done in my yard. Plan on hitting the gym this afternoon.

LF: Don't you LOVE that sore (not soar) feeling? I forgot to say, I also loved the "payne in the asphalt" remark!
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So TomD, you are one of those guys on the bikes on the 79 that are always getting in my way when I am doing 80 out to the golf course in Borrego Springs??

I was driving out there on weekend at night, and I saw 20 guys riding in the dark. That is a beautiful stretch, but dangerous as hell! I'll wave next time I fly by!
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happy Monday evening all! Back to the daily commute, got rained on a bit this am and then was humid on the way back. DC spring lasts about a week.

Legs feel better than expected, it's really weird I don't have the usual soreness.

Now you all got me thinking about harnessing mental energy...I fought with myself from mile 19 on "gonna stop, gonna stop, but when?" A whole mental game. So whatever strength that keeps me going on SR...wow I need to channel that. And let my workouts help me to better appreciate the other journey...to be a better me.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Supercrew View Post
So TomD, you are one of those guys on the bikes on the 79 that are always getting in my way when I am doing 80 out to the golf course in Borrego Springs??
No, not me...Safety comes first in my book. I am the guy who is always in the far right of the shoulder stopping at all the red light and stop signs.

Funny you mentioned Borrego cause I had lunch with a couple of people who live there today. Not many people live there full-time these days.
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Now you all got me thinking about harnessing mental energy...I fought with myself from mile 19 on "gonna stop, gonna stop, but when?" A whole mental game. So whatever strength that keeps me going on SR...wow I need to channel that.
My biggest obstacle is my own self. I am training my mind as well as my body to do what I do. It is so easy to get off on mental tangents of "I can't, I shouldn't, if only if". I have to slap myself in the face every now and then. If I gotten this far, I am sure I can go on and finish. Keep moving forward.

Congrats on the marathon run MyG. I could never have done that. (OK, may I could have...but my knees would not).
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:50 PM
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I am so proud of you all!

Tom - Awesome job man! You are an inspiration and an amazing person. Congrats on kickin on that ride, and more importantly on the sobriety.

Grand - Freakin awesome dude! You too, are an inspiration. Wow. What a run.

Top - Nice 22 mile ride. Night can be so relaxin.

Frances - Congrats on the sober time, and awesome job with the half.

Nice work out Judy!

Coffee - We'll be here to help talk you into your run in August.

Everyone else - Nice job with the activity and support!

I got to the gym today. Lots of different things including various squats and jumping pull ups. Worked out for over an hour. Tired, soar and in payne (Tom, this spelling was on purpose)! In a good way.

Hope everyone is well!
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Murray: Be careful, for heavens sake!

Judy: Tom hit most of it! Except IMBO=In My Bossy Opinion (ghostly seems to think I'm a little bossy....don't tell him he's right

DB: Did you get the gym in?

Grandfather: I've been reading a lot of books about mental toughness in running. I KNOW, I've talked myself out of a BQ. If that's the case, I'll talk myself into one! Let me know if you want the list of books I"ve been reading.

Tom: Looks like that mental toughness extends to biking....but you know, we quit drinking, talk about mental toughness! I we can do that, for heavens sake, the sky is the limit!

Ghostly: Thanks! Glad you got that hour work out, too. Just makes you feel better to feel the burn.

18 miles for me after work. I didn't talk myself out of it, which is good! I had cantalope and pretzels at mile 10. I MUST find a Gu alternative.

Have a GREAT evening, all!
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^ 18 miles?!?!?!?!?! For just a normal, what the hell it's just another day, type run? Wow. That is incredible. Coffee - You ran more today than I prob have my whole life.
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Dang, Coffee
That's some serious roadwork you're kickin' !!

Bet you'll sleep like a baby tonight !?!

Just wanted to check in (on this rest day) and say thanks for everyone here.
Realized lately, .. just how many little things I incorporate into my fitness program directly related to this thread.

Hoping everyone has a great Tuesday.
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[QUOTE=Ghostly;2955738]^ 18 miles?!?!?!?!?! For just a normal, what the hell it's just another day, type run? Wow. That is incredible. QUOTE]


LOL, Ghostly, that is exactly what I was thinkin' !?!

In bed dreaming , I couldn't run that far !!!!


My goal is to do a century by the early Fall.
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My goal is to do a century by the early Fall.
No doubt you'll be able to then.
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Funny you mentioned Borrego cause I had lunch with a couple of people who live there today. Not many people live there full-time these days.

My parents own a home out there, and I usually go out 3 or 4 times a year to relax, hike and play golf. I love going out in the middle of the summer when the town is vacant and the temps are 115 degrees. It's just an awesome place to be alone. Of course I used to drink out there alot as well. But recently I have been able to enjoy it sober.
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You guys crack me up! I tend to run when I think the wind will be the kindest, thus a Monday rather than a weekend. Also, have a marathon lined up early June. I'm running it only as a prep for August...in other words, just for fun, but I do need some quality miles in there.

Top: You can do a century! Lots of bike peeps in here for good ideas. And really, it does come back to that mental toughness. Yep, those things you do all day long are incorporated into this thread. And really, incorporated into life.

Ghostly: I could never do the work outs you do. I just sit in awe when I read them. I need to....I just can't!

Super: Part of the sobriety dance is enjoying those places sober, that you used to not remember drunk. You place sounds sweet.

Okay. Off to work. Play nice!
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Top,

If you are riding 20+ milers right now, I am sure you can do a century. I always tell people that if they ride regularly, more than just from here to the corner and back, they can do ANY distance as long as they are not going out trying to break speed records.

If you stay within yourself, pace yourself and don't blow out at the beginning of the ride (like many kids do), you can do it. Just got to put in your time on the saddle for a couple of months and learn to eat on the ride.
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Back on the saddle for me. Easy 20 miler. I left just after 6:00AM in daylight. Love it.
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