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  1. #401
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    On Funday I did a 19km run ride pairing with Chris... he found the road crater (which now has 2 safety cones)

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    This morning's run was for the birds. I ran 15k, road and trail combo. Turkey vultures basking in the sun on Duffy's barn. Ironic bridge messages

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    I tried to run yesterday morning but after a few steps, I realized my ankle isn't healed up enough. I thought about continuing for a very short loop but decided that was a bad idea. Fortunately, it is healed enough to bike, got out for a ride Sunday.
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    Funday 23km run. I tested out my new shoes. (I felt fast ) Eureka! Who did I see? My dirtbike hubby at Albion Hills and he gave me an extra water. So grateful... it was a hot one!

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    After a few more days healing, decided I was ready to run yesterday. My son is taking an online fitness class (yes, that does sound odd) this summer and needed to get a 15 minute workout in. He's not a runner, he's a swimmer so that's what he'll mostly do. But he wasn't going to have time to get to the pool so my wife suggested I go run with him. We just went out around the neighborhood, which was probably best for my ankle at this point. He moaned about having to run before we left but he did ok. I did have to tell him "RUN!" a couple of times but he made it up a pretty steep hill where I expected him to stop. We only did 1.66 miles but then we walked a ways and then ran probably another quarter mile back to the house.

    Then today when I got home he "discovered" that he had to do an assessment and turn it in today. It was to run a timed mile. It had rained but I drove us down to the river where there is a flat trail with quarter mile markers. He did a 7:42 mile with me a couple of seconds behind him (damn kids). That's just a few seconds faster than my best 5K race pace but that was a few years ago. But maybe I'll see if we can do some speed workouts together, I've never really done those but I am naturally pretty fast and I've wondered how much I could improve. I suggested he could run a 5K race with me at the end of summer but he didn't seem very interested. But maybe he'll learn to like it. It would be fun if I could get him to join his sister and me in a race.
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    ^ Typically I run alone. My evaluation is that my pace has gotten progressively better so I am getting faster and my distances increasing. (I log every run)

    Recently on a training run, I met a woman who was going the same direction. We chatted along the way. I learned that she runs marathons and half marathons (a couple times per year) and that running is her only exercise. Her pace was a little quicker than mine but I managed to keep up. I enjoyed the challenge of setting a quicker pace. I did notice however she did not like hills and had to walk the steeper ones. When she reached the top, she would start running again. I think my weight training and mtb biking has benefitted.

    There are some local running groups that meet regularly and organize runs based on "pace and distance" etc. It was ok to run with someone for the company and compare notes and share information and tips but I think my preference is solo for now.
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    I also normally run alone. I occasionally will run with my daughter when she's home from school. I'm usually more concerned about distance than speed, though I always try to sprint the finish. During the winter, I get really busy at work and my distance will drop and then I have to build back up. I was doing really good getting it back up this spring until I twisted my ankle. Now I've got a business trip next week, hopefully I can find room to include my running shoes in my carry-on.
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    i did a 22km run Sunday morning. Beautiful day, overcast and cool. Enroute I met 3 familiar riders heading to and from trails. I caught the attention of the train engineer at the crossing. Also found a snake and ladder... great day!

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    11km trail run ... explored some local trails and found a hobo camp

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    On Funday I did a 19km run ride pairing with Chris... he found the road crater (which now has 2 safety cones)

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    Update!

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    Had a good 22km run Sunday morning... followed by a equally good trail ride

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    Nice pics cycleicious!I also run in addition to mountain biking. I am training for a 35k trail race at the end of summer, so I am riding less and running 3 to 4 times per week.

    Right now I am running about 17-22 miles per week and getting about 3k of vertical in on those runs. I am being smart about bumping miles up, and will start adding more vertical as the race gets closer (course has 5k of vert in 2 big climbs)
    I was too drunk and too much in pain to ride. Good times. - TacoBeer

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    My 22km run was a sizzler at 32c. I enjoyed every breeze and bit of shade along the way. I especially loved meeting up with Chris at the halfway point. Thank you for the extra water! Some highlights include seeing buttercups and getting a friendly horn and wave from the 11:30 train.

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    I did 18km after the rain stopped. I encountered a young bird (I think a woodpecker) that fell?, jumped? or was pushed? out of the nest. I got it to move off the road and into some tall grass. When I ran back, I didn't hear or see it. Hope the little guy is ok

    I also met Chris at the halfway point and on the last 2km I met a sweet little pupper

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    Nicely camouflaged bird-

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramount3 View Post
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    It also had a unique chirp. (It was in distress) Once I got it to move to the grass it blended well and was less chirpy.
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    2 good runs over the weekend. Sunday (Canada Day) I did an early morning 20km. It was very hot. 40c+ and humid. I met a little milksnake on the road . I had to shoo it off so it wouldn't get squashed

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    Monday morning 15km a mix of road and trail. It was a little cooler in the forest.

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    Short fast runs in the evening (when it's cooler) and continue my long Sunday morning runs (when it's cooler). 30 to 45 km /week. I still manage to squeeze in 2 to 3 rides /week. It's been a good summer so far

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    Funday morning run. (18km... 40C with humidity) Met up with Chris on his way to the trails. Later we did a nice local mtb ride. Great weekend

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    This little monach would not stay still... I'm lucky this pic turned out!
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    Ooooo a Canadian Pacific train. Someone here knows just what I like. LOL
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    When I time my run right, I can catch the 11:30 train as it passes

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    This is handy

    Age grading: how masters runners level the playing field

    If you’re a masters runner who can’t shake a creeping sense of disappointment with your running performance as you age, take heart: the science of age grading allows you to see your results corrected for your age and gender, as if you were still in your prime running years.

    Seeing that 3:40 marathon suddenly turn into a 3:10 will definitely put a spring in your step. So how does it work, exactly?

    USATF and World Masters Athletics (WMA) produce tables based on their calculations of the relationship between top international performances at different distances by athletes of different ages. The far left column is the athlete’s age, and the distances are across the top.

    The table will give you a number (your age-grading factor) by which to multiply your actual time at any distance, based on your age and gender, to get your age-graded time. This is how fast you would have run, minus the natural slowing effect of age.

    So, for example, according to the latest tables created in 2015, a 56-year-old woman would multiply her marathon time by 0.8136 to get her age-graded time. If she ran a 3:53 marathon, that makes her age-graded time 3:10. (Sounds much better, as I’m sure you’ll agree.)

    Age grading also gives running clubs and other organizations a handy tool for letting athletes of different ages compare their results as if they were the same age. It levels the playing field, so to speak. (Keeps the young ‘uns in their place.) It is also sometimes used by track clubs to equalize young women’s performances with young men’s.

    There are a variety of calculators available online that do the math for you, but the most reliable way to find your age-graded result is to consult the tables for the correct age factor for your age, gender and distance, and do the math. (Don’t forget that seconds are not tenths of a minute, so you should convert a 5K time into total seconds, or a marathon time into total minutes, before doing the calculation. Then you can convert the decimals back into minutes or seconds afterwards, by multiplying by 60.)

    Age grading also gives us a way to appreciate just how good the extraordinary performances by seniors like the late Ed Whitlock really were. Whitlock set age-group records in his 70s and 80s. But not only did his time of 3:56 in his final marathon (the 2016 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon) break the 85+ world record by almost 40 minutes, his age-graded time is a blistering 2:08:57, only 30 seconds off Philemon Rono’s winning time.

    You can download the 2015 Masters Road Age Graded tables HERE .


    My 10 km run yesterday (it was fast but not my race pace); I did it in 1:05. With the conversion for my age my time should be 51.3 minutes OMG that's awesome!




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    5 Reasons Long-Distance Runners Should Race Short Distances Too

    The phrase ‘5 Kilometers’ for most marathoners and ultra marathoners is commonly used to describe how far they have left in a race. Rarely does it describe the entirety of the event they plan to race. But you should consider the big benefits you can reap from racing short distance races, even if your ambitions have you going long this fall.

    Aerobic Capacity
    Training for short distance races has big benefits for your aerobic capacity. Most endurance athletes are rockstars at low to moderate intensity exercise. However when you tap into high end work you can see big results in a relatively short amount of time. Consider that training for a 5km-10km race will require you to do structured speed work, and in the process, develop your body to utilize more oxygen (aerobic capacity). The more oxygen that can be consumed, the more physical work you’ll be able to do.

    Density is everything
    Short distance running and the training it requires can improve the flow of oxygenated blood to muscle tissue, and in turn can improve mitochondrial density. Mitochondria are muscle cells that help produce Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), which is the actual fuel that supplies muscle contractions. If you improve a muscle’s ability to use oxygen for shorter distances – you can see big benefits for a long race. Think of this as a major physiological benefit of short distance training for long distance runners.

    Endurance won’t just disappear
    Long distance runners fear that if they exchange some long slow running for a few short days – they’ll lose the ability to be strong over time. You might consider that athletes who train for a mix of events tend to have better running economy, and ultimately have the ability to change gears and tackle technical sections in longer races. Integrating speed work into your training cycle and preparing for a 5K or 10k race increases your efficiency, and can increase your baseline aerobic running pace.

    Leg speed and efficiency are boosted
    It’s good to change speed and increase turn over. Using high aerobic workouts will increase your leg speed and help you become a more efficient runner. Turn over at your top end brings big benefits to your easy aerobic running pace. The same applies for lactate mitigation. By putting your body in a high lactate state, and allowing it to recover teaches your body to mitigate larger amounts of lactate over time. This ultimately helps your baseline easy running to help your body more efficiently handle the smaller amount of lactate produced at low to moderate aerobic intensities.

    Balance in integration
    Adding in high aerobic workouts in preparation for a short distance race should be integrated with caution, and with a goal of building your time at a high heart rate over time. Keep to the 10% rule for new runners who are integrating this into their training regimen. If you did 12:00 of high intensity continuous work in week 2, you should complete 13.5 up to 15 minutes of work in the following week.

    High aerobic work requires a significant amount of energy to complete so if you’re looking to keep a mileage number you might want to pad your work with warm up and cool down miles or utilize a second run on the day of a focused session at a very low heart rate to help flush out any waste produced from your high aerobic session.

    Give it a try
    Training for and racing 5km and 10km races and taking time to integrate the training into your build up for a long distance race will absolutely provide a benefit. It will help you not only increase your baseline running pace, but will help direct the rest of your long distance racing for your season. These types of events can fit anywhere in your training if there is a goal and intent to the training or race. You may find a big benefit in doing this work early and using these races as building blocks early on, or even using them to test your fitness acumen in later stages of sharpening for a half, full, or ultra.

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    I love running, it goes pretty well with cycling.


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    I run, turned 50 yesterday! This is from this morning! 3:08:36 which is a 25:37 PR. The race is trail, slight downhill, 2.5 mile pitch black tunnel, amazing temps! So who also runs?-bq.jpg

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    Happy belated birthday and congrats Smithe on your success!

    I did a 22km run on Sunday. Mainly road (the deerflies in the forest are hostile right now)

    I crossed paths with Chris who was on his way to do some trailwork. I rescued a toad from getting squished and I met some friendly roadies. Excellent morning

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    Thank you cyclelicious!

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    10km run in Timmins ... mainly trails

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    Looks nice out there, I need more trails in my running!

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    Does running fast make you smarter? Many of North America's best runners have also been recipients of major academic awards. What's the link between top athletics and academics?

    NCAA 10,000m champion, Ben Flanagan, was recently awarded the NCAA Outdoor Division I’s Scholar Athlete of the Year award for men’s outdoor track and field. Flanagan is pursuing a degree in Interpersonal Practice/Mental Health MSW and achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.90.


    The award is based on a combination of success in the classroom and success on the track. Academically, a successful candidate will have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. Athletically, they will have either finished in the top 96 in the national indoor rankings, or competed in any round at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships.

    Previous men’s recipients of the award are Galen Rupp and Edward Cheserek. Rupp is an Olympic silver medalist and Cheserek ran a blazing 3:49 mile this past winter, which is the second fastest indoor mile in world history.

    On the women’s side, many of North America’s greatest runners appear on the list. For example, Jenny Simpson (nee Barringer), Colleen Quigley and Courtney Frerichs. Simpson is a world champion, Frerichs is the American record holder in the steeplechase, and Quigley was a 2016 Olympic finalist.

    There’s plenty of research on the benefits of exercise on cognition, but the benefits of sport don’t stop there. What’s highlighted by both experts cited below, are the habits and mindset that are developed through athletic performance, that transfer to academic performance.

    Stephen Baddeley, director of sport at the University of Bath, brings attention to the fact that academic success is partly a product of good habits. It’s much more than just being ‘smart’. As he told the Guardian regarding the academic success of top athletes, “Their weeks are very pressurized, so top sportspeople are extremely organised, disciplined and efficient with their time, which are useful skills in the academic side of their lives.”

    University of Toronto Track Club coach Ethan Davenport has seen both sides of the coin. He was a varsity athlete at an academically rigorous university, and now coaches some of the strongest high school runners in the country.

    He says,”There’s no question that sport, and especially track in my opinion, is a vehicle for success in so many other areas of your life. The students I work with have a particular mindset that contributes to their achievements on the track and in the classroom. I think it’s this mindset that really distinguishes an athlete, not so much talent, success or hard work.”

    Davenport suggests that it’s the athlete’s mindset that distinguishes them as a runner, and it’s that particular mindset that is easily transferable to academics. “It’s not hard to find the parallels: emphasis on the small details, a deep respect and importance on task or workout completion and ultimately, a strong desire to see their potential through whatever challenge may lie before them.”

    “None of this is new. There is a link between physical and mental health, and more specifically there’s a link between higher education and competitive sport. I studied cell biology and human physiology and ran for five years as a student-athlete at U of T, I know it from the research, but more importantly from experience.”
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    I had a good run this morning. 22km. It was overcast which helped. I met Chris at the 9 km point. He was heading out on his KTM for some offroading. Every run is a new adventure. Today I spotted lots of Monach butterflies, a guy rollin with his dog, and a random roll of t.p. for the bridge vandals .

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    When MTB riding blew up in Southern California in the mid 90's I stopped riding all together as I couldn't stand seeing the trails that I had been riding virtually alone (with a few good friends) turn into something that looked like a ski resort. I then started trail running all of the trails that were now cut off to bike riders due to the "new" influx. after 8 years of that I blew out one knee and then broke the other motorcycle riding. No more running for me. I did however, just buy my first bike in 25 years, which lead me here. I climbed and skied Tuckerman's Ravine this year and after that experience, realized I need to get in better shape so I can actually enjoy it next year.

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    As someone who loves running and hates cellphones this story made me grin from ear to ear this morning

    Social media lights up after intern sprints to deliver Manafort verdict

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    Even on a fast-paced day of breaking news, the sprinting intern in the blue dress stood out.

    Photos and video going viral on social media captured NBC News intern Cassie Semyon’s mad dash from a Virginia courthouse to deliver the news of Paul Manafort’s conviction on Tuesday.

    In a tweet punctuated by a “GoBlueDressGo” hashtag, Semyon thanked Associated Press photographer Jacquelyn Martin for capturing the image. NBC News reporter Andrea Mitchell tweeted that she’s “so proud.”

    Runner’s World saluted her sprint under the headline, “Give that woman a job.”

    Electronic devices are prohibited in the federal courthouse where jurors convicted President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager of tax evasion and bank fraud, so Semyon dashed out in her flats, carrying her pen and notebook like batons to break the news.

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    Squeezed in a few good runs this week: some sprints and intervals (at the gym); a long run 21km (yesterday) and a medium run today. It was a good week

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    Super excited to receive my entry confirmation to the Boston Marathon yesterday afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithe68 View Post
    Super excited to receive my entry confirmation to the Boston Marathon yesterday afternoon.
    OMG! that's fantastic!

    I looked at the website and see that there are qualifying times for gender and age group.

    Did you need to submit a qualifying time for just one race?

    https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/enter/qualify
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    OMG! that's fantastic!

    I looked at the website and see that there are qualifying times for gender and age group.

    Did you need to submit a qualifying time for just one race?

    https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/enter/qualify
    Thanks!

    You have to submit a qualifying time from any certified marathon course for the year you want to race.


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    So what race did you use for qualifying and (if you're willing) what time did you run to qualify? I've run only one official marathon, now some 15 years ago, and at the time thought the only reason to run another was if it was Boston. I'm unlikely to get into Boston by being famous or raising lots of donations, so maybe I'll need to revisit the qualifying route...
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    Received an email this morning telling me the fitness center will be closed until sometime in November for renovations. That's going to put a halt to my stop-on-the-way-to-work trail runs in the mornings, as I won't be able to shower. I'll see about some after work runs but we're still very much in summer mode, into the '90s next week, plus I haven't been leaving work until way after dark. But the week after is predicted to cool down into the low/mid 80s as a high and mid 60s at night. I need to just throw my running shorts/shirt in the car so I'll be ready whenever the opportunity arises, I already leave my running shoes in there. And get up early and do a run on the weekend.
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    I started running about 36 years ago. Initially, I did it because there was someone I wanted to get to know who asked me to go for a run with her. 6 months later I was running 6 days a week and a year later I was on my college cross country team ( D III ). I still know her, relationship never panned out (for those who are interested). Since that time I have probably run 40K miles and done races from 800M to the marathon as well as trail runs of marathons + distance. I love the flow of running in the woods and mountain biking allows for that same feeling. These days I generally run 3 to 4 days a week at a variety of paces. Due to a serious injury about 8 years ago I no longer train to compete, just run for fun.

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    ^ inspiring story oldcolonial

    ^^ Hope you can still find some running options chazpat

    I took Friday off this week and went for a nice long morning run. I met a praying mantis on the multiuse path and became a human bridge... it was a little awkward posing for a selfie

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    I did a 22km funday morning run, trying to beat the heat. I've ran 995km since January... I'll be able to pass the 1000km mark this week with my short runs

    Met up with Chris at the halfway point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ptor View Post
    So what race did you use for qualifying and (if you're willing) what time did you run to qualify? I've run only one official marathon, now some 15 years ago, and at the time thought the only reason to run another was if it was Boston. I'm unlikely to get into Boston by being famous or raising lots of donations, so maybe I'll need to revisit the qualifying route...
    Sorry for late reply, I was out of town backpacking with no signal. I ran the Jack & Jill Marathon that is in the Snoqualmie/North Bend are of Washington state. I ran it in 3:08:36. It is a gradual downhill on trail, only pavement was a couple of bridges, and a real quad buster! I have never suffered so much from a run like I did this one, not even a 50k trail run or Ironman triathlon did as much damage to my legs but it was worth it.

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