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  1. Good! you're fast!!! You're training plan looks good to me now. Sounds like you have plenty of expericence. Good Luck & Have fun!
  2. This sounds better I think. Your legs will like the break after your 30K. But if you start to burn out, don't be afraid to cut back a little more. How long do you think it will take you to finish the marathon?
  3. It looks agressive to me, but I'm very conservative. What has your running been like up until now? I'd be careful not to go all out during the races & switch weeks 3 & 4 I think.
  4. wow I really crashed & burned!!! I think my training paces have been too fast. I jogged a couple miles with the dogs saturday, then swam at the gym for a half hour sunday, but other than that, just took some long walks and caught up on sleep. I relaly needed it. I'm feeling much better today & am going to run 1600s at a sensible pace after work instead of killing myself!
  5. Wednesday I biked for 45 minutes. Yesterday I ran 1M warm up, 1X 1600, 2X 800 with 1 min RI & about half mile cool down. I felt really tired afterwards so I'm taking today off & I'll see how I feel tomorrow
  6. Monday the pool was full so I used the row maching for 15 minutes, boy is that thing boring!!! Especially since I didn't have my ipod with me & the gym plays crappy music. Plus the row machines are in the corner & you can't look around as much as when on the treadmills or bikes. Then I worked my abs, chest, and biceps. Yesterday I had a good run on the 'mill. One mile warm up & 4 tempo.
  7. The chef is never supposed to do the dishes!!! Thats a rule at my house, we take turns cooking & whoever doesn't cook has to clean up after. Since I quit the seafood, the smell kindof grosses me out. I'm fine with faux chicken, turkey, or beef but I think it will be a while before I try fake seafood. What kind of truffles are you enjoying so much? I need to get some!
  8. Saturday I had a really good run: 8 miles outside. I did the first two at a slow pace with my dogs, the next 4 comfortably on roads & a dirt path, then the last 2 I did on the track and really pushed the pace. It felt really good. Then in that afternoon my husband & I went to this wildlife refuge in my town. I've been wanting to check it out since I moved here. We "adopted" a fox, basically paid for his food & care for a year & we will get a photo & certificate in the mail. And in the spring I'm going to sign up to volunteer Yesterday I did weights for my legs & biked 35 minutes. Today I'm going to swim or row and do chest and biceps.
  9. hmmmm Sounds like a big meanie. Write something back. Like, "No I'm not embarrassed. I never claimed to know everything. If my emails waste your time or bother you in any way, feel free to delete them without reading them from now on. Other members of this group were very helpful and didn't seem to think my question was stupid. Maybe you should be embarrassed for giving such a mean response."
  10. Yesterday I biked for 40 minutes and did abs, back, and shoulders. I finally went up on the weights for my shoulders a little so that made me happy. But I weighed myself for the first time in a while & realized my weight crept back up a little. I have been eating a lot of junk lately going to parties & snacking here at the office. I'm going to be better about that. I think weighing myself frequently will make me more accountable. Today is my day off. My legs feel good though. I find it interesting that biking on sore legs tends to make them feel better the next day. I think it helps them recover more than complete rest. I have my work Christmas party tonight. I already know I can get a salad & spaghetti marinara, but I'm going to have a healthy snack before I go to curb my appetite. Tomorrow I may run a 5k or I may do the 8M run that I should have done Wednesday.
  11. Are you sure you weren't on the Runner's World website forum? People are like that on there too.
  12. It's always best to listen to your body when it tells you to back off a bit. You put up some big milage weeks and your legs could probably use a cut back week right now. I'm glad you didn't get hurt when you slipped on the ice!
  13. I like reading your food journal because you eat mostly healthy, but include some treats too. I kindof fell off the wagon lately & ate like crap for a few weeks, lots of processed carbs, but I'm making a comeback. I got a ton of fruits & veggies yesterday. Do you buy your peirogies or make them? I've been having a hard time finding vegan ones.
  14. Tuesday I swam for 30 minutes, 10 minutes warm up then 10 X 100 m with a little over a minute rest. Then chest, biceps, triceps. Yesterday my legs were still tired from Monday, so I only ran a little over three miles at an easy pace at the track. Today I should bike.
  15. I'm starting to really enjoy the treadmill, the only trick is picking out the correct pace! I don't know, I guess I am a weirdo. But my mileage is only at 16 miles per week right now, so that could have something to do with it. 40+ is pretty impressive, I only hit mileage like that when training for a marathon! So yesterday I did 2X800s before realizing they were too fast, then 5X400s, all with 400 RI. Today is my swim day, then chest & biceps, maybe a little more if I'm feeling ambitious.
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