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Old 10-20-2013, 03:57 AM
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Siam, hi! Fricken Thailand, dude - how come? Massive congratulations on your month Sweating sweat is way better than sweating booze.

Well, it's not dawn yet and I've finished a work out, waiting for a bit of light so I can go run. Which Ghost has already told me is lame and he could've beat me hands down if he wanted to. It's not even dawn!! I told you I'm working on the handstands!
Hope the run went well and isn't great to workout and watch the sun rise.

To answer your question - why Thailand? It will be Laos in a few months and I move around SE Asia. Chiang Mai, Th is a great place for bikers, runners, and hikers. Probably , biased opinion, the best in the world. Lots of top cyclists pass through to train in the mountains. Also, a fun place to party but not for me because it revolves around drinking.

You seem to be a exercise nut like me. Good luck with the training.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:54 AM
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Hey Ctrl...looking forward to a race update. I watched the elites online with my kids today. It looks as though the conditions were great. Hope it went well for you and your wife also!
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:56 PM
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Well, been struggling to get in my workouts on my trip. The gym at the motel where I was staying seemed to have no AC, it was like 90 degrees when I went in there and I walked right back out. Outside it was rainy and cold the last few days. But today has been nicer and I made it out for a nice hike in the woods.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:58 AM
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Hey Ctrl...looking forward to a race update. I watched the elites online with my kids today. It looks as though the conditions were great. Hope it went well for you and your wife also!
My wife and I ran it side by side. She did great...battled through the pain better than I thought she would. 3:52...not a BQ for her but great time nonetheless.

Conditions were perfect.

No celebratory beer...but French fries were involved.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:50 AM
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My wife and I ran it side by side. She did great...battled through the pain better than I thought she would. 3:52...not a BQ for her but great time nonetheless. Conditions were perfect. No celebratory beer...but French fries were involved.
That's great to hear Ctrl!! Must be a cool experience to run with your wife or anyone close for that matter. I have basically run alone in every race I've entered since I took up running more seriously 4yrs ago. Definitely need to try that sometime but not likely to happen with my wife who admittedly would have trouble with 5km at the moment. Maybe one day. Congrats on the race and glad it was perfect conditions.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:48 PM
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Hi all.....just got done reading about 10 pages of posts to get caught up! Really great posts and workouts everyone.....so cool to see so many new folks jumping on!
I have been riding my bike albeit nothing tough on calendar and that tends to take pressure off and not motivate me to stay consistent and train hard. Looking at perhaps tour de tucson or ride for charity in Phoenix next month.
Over the next couple months will work in some strength training as well as days get shorter.
Nice to see so many familiar faces still posting and motivating here!
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:52 AM
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Good to see you here Santiago! Hi to all the new folks as well.

Haven't ridden the bike in a while, and had to drop the car off at the shop before work, so rode from the shop to work. Only a few miles, but nice for that to be an option today.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:52 AM
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Taking it easy this week. Just some walking, maybe a bike ride or two, we'll see. Still a little sore from Sunday's race.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:10 AM
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Taking it easy this week. Just some walking, maybe a bike ride or two, we'll see. Still a little sore from Sunday's race.
Really nice run ctrl. Congrats to you and your wife.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:01 PM
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4 weeks sober and I'm starting to get my legs back--lungs are working better too.
45 miles, 900ft, 16.5 mph
longest ride this year prior to 9/26 was 18 miles.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:24 PM
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Hey everyone. Did upper body strength class yesterday. Masters swim class tonight. 2400yards done. Felt great...surprisingly. Still resting the foot..still think it might be plantar faciaiitis.. I iced it gat work today...underneath my desk...no one knew..

Rest day tomorrow.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:48 AM
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Just a nice morning walk with the dog today. Probably another tonight.

Must...not....run.

I always want to get back into running much sooner than I should after a race.

Maybe I'll swim a little tomorrow.
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Way to go everyone! Lots going on here.
I've got a 10k on Sunday that I'm doing with my dad and his wife. Looking forward to it! I really want to start doing longer distances more regularly.
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I was bit by a dog on Monday and they said I can't run until its healed NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Been tough getting in workouts while on the road, but managed a 1.5 mile hike yesterday. Guess I better get my butt out the door in a minute for a bit of a walk this evening before it gets too cold out.
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Yikes..a dog bite...where on your body??..That stinks..

Cold front coming through Florida....hi tomorrow only 80 degrees! 58 tonight for the low....sounds good to me after months of heat!
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I ran some trails today that hold up pretty good in the winter. They get lots of sun and stay clear for most of the winter. I have't run them because they are not that interesting, but even if I can get there once a week it will help. Such a long winter here. Did the main loop, 6.5 miles and about 1,000 feet of climbing. Pretty tough. Most of the climb is in a 1 mile section with grades between 15 and 20 percent.

Good work everyone staying busy and Phase, sorry about the dog bite. That is a drag. I hope it heals fast for you.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:04 PM
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5 weeks sober and back in the fitness routine. Its awesome! Luv to kick asphalt
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Good grief ! You guys are awesome ........how inspiring ;-)
Scuse me as I get back to my coffee n cake!

Seriously what an inspiration and a credit to your sobriety .

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Old 10-24-2013, 08:09 AM
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Back to the pool today. Multiple walks, too. I can't sit around forever, marathon recovery or not.

Don't worry...I won't run. Yet.
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