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chimera
04-01-2006, 09:19 PM
Hello everyone!

For those new to us, we're a group of people who are planning to participate in walking/running events throughout the year. Some of us are training for the 2006 Disneyland Half and for the 2007 WDW Half/Full marathons. We'll also be posting news/training for various other events throughout the year. We range from non-running beginners to triathletes. Come join us, whether you're training for an event or walking/running for fitness!

Here's the Marathon FAQ, a great place to answer your marathon questions:
Disney Marathon FAQ (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=725285)
And some websites for further running/walking info:
http://www.runnersworld.com
http://www.coolrunning.com
http://www.halhigdon.com
http://www.running4women.com/
http://www.runnergirl.com/index.shtml
http://www.katherineswitzer.com/fitness.html
http://www.irongirl.com
http://www.marathonguide.com
http://www.marathonwalking.com
http://www.beginnertriathlete.com
http://acefitness.com/getfit/freeexercise.aspx
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/
The John Bingham site:
http://www.waddleon.com/
Jeff Galloway's site:
http://www.jeffgalloway.com/

Race Etiquette with Miss Road Manners (http://www.rrca.org/publicat/missrm.htm)

Pacing Calculator (http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/Running%20University/Article%201/mcmillanrunningcalculator.htm)

Good training everyone!

chimera
04-01-2006, 09:36 PM
Screen Name IRL Location

akasleepingbeauty Rhonda TX
aladdinsgirl Krista OH
AmyBeth68 Amy NJ
Andrea718 Andrea NY
andromedaslove Dana FL
Buckalew11 Brenda TN
budbeerlady
Calcio Craig MA
CarolA Carol GA
Cheryl N. WI Cheryl WI
chimera Mel FL
Chropistopy Christy GA
Cingoutload GA
crzy4pooh Lynnda FL
debm IL
DianeL Diane
DisneyGirl Marissa
disnygoof Christiana SC
DJBounce Darcey IA
donac Dona NJ
goingthedistance Paul NM
goofyguy1958 Mike
gradtchr Beth TX
hmgolden Helen NY
Hockeychic Kim CA
hockeygirl Laura NY
Honeibee Judy NY
icunurse_celeste Celeste IL
Jen117 Jen WI
Jodi Jodi CT
jodistar Jodi CT
k_hase Kim NY
karebear1 Karen OR
Kareneast Karen NJ
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KeenHo Howard DE
KeriZ Keri CA
Kim10110 Kim
Kimickey Kim MD
Kristi1357 Kristi NH
lillouisianagal Claire LA
Lisa Loves Pooh Lisa FL
littlegreydonkey Helen NZ
lizdotcom99 Liz IN
magslite Maggie IL
maherae Anne
maryliz maryliz ON
MdmMim
MelRhoads Melissa AR
MickeySP Lisa MA
Minnie Suzy
monte Monica CO
Mouse Skywalker Dave NY
MouseDogMom Jackie NC
msblrobs Sara NY
NYCpa Kathy NY
ohMom OH
Papa Deuce PA
perfectmatch300 Nancy FL
plutosmyfav Sunny MA
princessmomma Colleen NC
RunningLilo Dena FL
sap1227 Christy FL
sara
skfulkers Steve OH
solotraveler Kevin MI
Stenogoddess Lauren GA
stitch lover sith Erin
TammyNC Tammy NC
TEK224 Terri PA
TiffJ Tiffany AL
TigerLily03 Lily OH
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TXBelle Heather TX
Wbgirl Melissa MN
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wfloyd Bill FL
wiskband Renee NY
wtpclc Carrie MI
xterratri Lynne ME

chimera
04-01-2006, 10:12 PM
Hope everyone remembered to set their clocks forward!

I think the aliens had me...I did 5 miles today in 1:04:50 for an overall pace of 12:58. Check out these splits:
mile 1 12:51
2 12:28
3 13:11
4 13:26
5 12:52


Congrats on the Columbus WISH team :woohoo: ! Let's see those race reports :yay: !

Tiff... :grouphug:

Liz...that is too cool! Tell us more about your conversation with the Penguin. So does that mean our shirts are a go?

Jodi...good luck on the 8 miler!

Beth...congrats on a great pace!

Lynne...glad to see you back! How are your classes going?

Dave...congrats on your group run...fabulous pace :woohoo: ! Have fun at the race tomorrow!

SoccerDog...thanks for your post! Care to share who your mom is?

Dena...happy belated birthday! :bday:

Diane...the Dart Frog race sounds really cool! I bet they have a neat Tshirt!

Lynnda...love your math! You're so right...it was very toasty here today!

MelR...can I come live with you? You always seem to have something cool going on :smooth:

Jackie...stubborn is good :teeth:

Nancy...there's a few gators on my route, too. I've been taking a camera with me so that everyone here could meet my 'training buddies', but they only seem to be out when I drive by

Kristi...I don't wear my rings when I run, partly because of the swelling. My hands swell up and I get contact dermatitis under my rings from the sweat. By the time I shower after a run, the swelling's usually mostly gone.

Kevin...ummm...did you say basketball is over? You mean not everyone's watching the Gators in the finals? ;) I was kinda hoping for an all-SEC final, but looks like that's not going to happen this year...sorry Claire.

Krista...I got my certificate this week! I have to admit, I teared up watching the CD :sad:

Carrie...some :wizard: to make those 12-hour work-days go away!

Public Service Announcement...when you're putting on your sunscreen, don't forget your ears :listen: ! My FIL just had a skin cancer removed from his ear and I've seen a couple patients this week with the same thing!

I had a whole bunch of really astute things to discuss as I thought about posting today, but I'm tired and they've all left my head! Painting's done though...maybe it's the fumes that are bothering me :rolleyes: We're off for a daytrip to WDW tomorrow. DD13 has been with her dad for spring break and we always meet at DTD to pick her back up. Since Cam's there, we're going to try to catch up with her for lunch!

jodistar
04-02-2006, 07:40 AM
Morning Everyone,

Jodi...good luck on the 8 miler! Thanks Mel! I think I might need it, I'm feeling a little unmotivated today but I am going to try and work it!

BTW - Good point about the sunscreen on the ears, that is the place that is often forgotten.

Congrats on the Columbus WISH team ! Let's see those race reports ! I'm looking forward to the race reports too!

Thanks Everyone for cheering me on about the 5k :) I hope I can continue to do well with my runs, I hope that the stomach tightness is over.

Claire Did you register for Goofy?

Tiff Sorry for your loss

For those have run the Disney marathon before - In the race packet that you are supposed to get in October/November, what exactly comes in?

Jodi - great job on your 5K time - You will be flying by May!!!Oh I really hope so Lynnde! Did hubby decided between the Mickey or the Goofy?

Well, I hope to get out and start my run soon, I just hope that I can get through today's run......You guys have no idea how much you help though - I always think of things that are said here on the board while I'm running, helps me get through. Thank you all!

Jodi

Kristi1357
04-02-2006, 08:38 AM
Kristi...I don't wear my rings when I run, partly because of the swelling. My hands swell up and I get contact dermatitis under my rings from the sweat. By the time I shower after a run, the swelling's usually mostly gone.

Good idea! In fact, because I have lymphodema in my left arm, I am never supposed to wear my wedding rings, but I do. :blush: I really should take them off for my walk/runs.

(small disclaimer - I have a very mild case of lymphodema and never noticed a difference either way for the year that I didn't wear my rings. I finally got fed up with people thinking I was single, or asking why I didn't wear my rings anymore.)

I am still down for the count today. I am really bummed because I feel like I am just slacking since I am sick. But I do know that going out there now would just set me back that much further. I will try to do a yoga DVD or something else non-cardio today instead.

NYcpa
04-02-2006, 08:49 AM
I started back exercising yesterday. I did 45 min on the bike while watching The Pretender. I also walked the length of the mall twice. Walking is still not allowed and after the mall excursion, I can tell why. I'm not sure the foot is much better. I have to get my achillies stretched out so the ball of my foot doesn't take so much pressure.

Todays plan is to get all the taxes hanging around in the mail and go to the gym and try the arc-trainer. Also plan on another 45 min on the bike. Need to get Season 2 finished so I can start on Season 3.

Everyone, have a great training day.

goofyguy1958
04-02-2006, 09:24 AM
My training plan for today is to tell as many people as I can that I am now officially signed up for the Goofy in 2007. Seriously, I plan on not doing anything.

DisneyGirl
04-02-2006, 10:49 AM
Hi everyone!

Just wanted to stop in and say hi before I head out again-- here's a quick race report! I got home yesterday after the Columbus Distance Classic-- I think it went pretty well! I was slower than I expected, mostly becuase there was quite a bit of wind, and some hills (both of which I am just not used to :-))! I didn't get a chance to run into any other WISHers :-( since I kind of just drove in for the race, and then drove out!

I think the biggest mistake I made was the hotel I picked-- there was some sort of pre-teen cheerleading all-star thing or something going on in Columbus, and the pre-teens in my hotel were up screaming (I mean screaming-- not talking loud, or yelling-- I mean shrieking screams) until about 2:30 AM yesterday morning!!). I'm glad the race started at 9, but I still didn't get a whole lot of sleep!

It was pretty chilly Saturday morning-- I ended up wearing shorts and a long sleeve shirt, which worked out pretty well-- by the second mile, I was no longer cold! John Bingham started the race by saying that the course would be open for four hours so we should all take our time, and chat with people. He said he didn't understand why everyone wanted to finish in 2 hours when we could take 4 :-).

The course was pretty good, and I think the city of Columbus did a really good job of controlling traffic, but still keeping it going-- I thought it was fun to run through Ohio State (even though I'm a Purdue girl!), and it was fun to run around Ohio Stadium. There were aid stations about every mile, which was great. It was pretty windy for the first 4 miles or so, which slowed me down a bit. I think the toughest part was running through German village, where the streets were not paved-- they were brick-- I now see why everyone says it is tough to run through Animal Kingdom!

I was able to keep running up until about mile 10.5, when I started to get tired (physically tired-- I think I need to work a bit on consuming more calories on my runs!), and I started walking. I ate about half of the Gu they were giving out (but I can't stand those!! I need to try those new Jelly Belly Sports Beans). This is where I really started slowing down (so no negative splits for me)! In the last mile we went past the hotel where I stayed while taking the bar exam, and I was able to see the Veteran's memorial where we took the bar exam (that is one place that everyone who ever takes the Ohio bar never wants to see the inside of again!!)

So, my goal for this race was to get in under 3 hours... my chip time was (ready for this??) 2:59:28-- so I beat my goal by 32 seconds! The thing is that I KNOW I could have done so much better if I controlled my nutrition better! That is my next thing to work on!

The other reason for this race was to see just where I was in terms of what I needed to do for the Goofy next January. When I crossed the finish line, I thought I was out of my mind to entertain Goofy thoughts, but after getting some pizza, gatorade, a banana and a bagel, I felt 100% better, and was ready to go again! I am also happy to say that today, although I'm a little stiff, it's nothing horrible, and I know I would be able to run if I tried (I'm taking two days off before I begin training for the Minnie!) So, Goofy is still in the plans!

Next up is Minnie in exactly 5 weeks!!!

Can't wait to read the other race reports!!

SoccerDogWithEars
04-02-2006, 11:36 AM
SoccerDog...thanks for your post! Care to share who your mom is?

Oh yeah, kinda forgot about that. I am the proud daughter of MouseDogMom. So now you know just how weird I am when she talks about me. :teeth:

jodistar
04-02-2006, 12:38 PM
Hi Everyone,

I made it through, at least almost all the way through. I ran/walked 7.97 miles, overall pace was 11:20 - I did the run in a little bit more than an hour in a half - Is that good? I hope so I worked really hard at it!

It was nice outside with the Garmin but oh boy what wind resistance, made it through that's the important part.

Tomorrow, I am definitely taking off from running or anything else.

Have a great rest of your weekend everyone,

Jodi

MouseDogMom
04-02-2006, 02:26 PM
Jodi - I think that's a great pace! And especially since you weren't sure you felt like doing the 8 miles to begin with, that makes it even better. You definitely deserve a day off.

DisneyGirl - Thanks for the report. And way to go beating your goal! Rest up, and get ready for the Minnie.

I'm whining this weekend - have been nursing a migraine since I got up yesterday. Managed to get it under control long enough to get in a 35 minute wog (definitely a wog - would never under any circumstances call it a run) yesterday before lunch, but have spent most of the rest of the weekend being really lazy, which is a real bummer since it's been absolutely gorgeous all weekend. I did go buy a new pair of running shoes yesterday. My left shin still hurts really bad after Thursday's run, and I'm a little concerned about whether I need to take it easy until the pain subsides or just keep going and hope it gets better!

Jackie

solotraveler
04-02-2006, 02:33 PM
Good afternoon everyone!!

I did back to back 5K training runs this weekend. I have to say I FINALLY feeel like I'm back in the training groove.

Saturday: 5K (3.1 miles): 28:33, or 9:13/mile pace
Sunday: 5K (3.1 miles): 28:14, or 9:06/mile pace

I ran both of those at 3/2 intervals except for a little pushing there at the ends. Yippee!! I'm starting on a new 8 week fitness push starting tomorrow. I will incorporate some additional gym workouts and I am going to try and run 4 days a week (Tues/Thurs/Sat/Sun). We'll see how it goes.

Tiff-- First, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts. :grouphug:

Second, you know I would be down there running with you all if it wasn't a women's event. My desire to acquire Disney themed running medals knows no bounds.

Honebee-- No, no cruise this Christmas... that cruise isn't scheduled until December 2007. So I'll probably be tapering for the 2008 full then. :smooth: Your post did, however launch me into several hours of internet searching trying to figure out my race schedule for 2007. Since my 2006 schedule has totally fallen apart on me, I would like to have a better handle on next year.

DisneyGirl-- Wonderful race report...and congrats! :Pinkbounc

Chimera-- I work at a Division II school, so basketball ended a couple of weeks ago (hence the trip to Hot Springs). That said, I did watch the games last night and must admit I was rooting for Mason (at least for the first half) of that game--- I guess my DC roots run deep. I promise to root for the Gators Monday. :teeth: Since I went to school there for a while and grew up 3 miles from campus, I'm actually a big Maryland fan, so I'll be glued to the TV for the Women's Final Four tonight.

Jodi-- In your race packet, you will recieve your legal waiver (to be signed and turned in at the Expo) and a nice booklet with a bunch of race information. The information included isn't too much more that you'll find on the website, but the pictures are cool and it's one more step closer to being there. Your race number will be listed somewhere on your waiver. Also, while the website says packets are mailed in October, most of us did not get them until mid- to late-November.

Also, FANTASTIC run today. I think that's very good indeed. I would certainly take 8 miles at 11:20 pace. Good work!

Kevin (Solotraveler) :earsboy:

littlegreydonkey
04-02-2006, 03:51 PM
Hi Guys- didn't read all of last week, but saw about Liz's phonecall, aww bless Mr Bingham.

Well done DG (and everyone else) on Columbus, good time too.

Kevin: Glad to see I'm not the only person booking holidays months in advance - or already planning their 2007/08 training schedule!!!. I was running on Thursday night thinking 'so, when I'm training for Goofy, shall I run my short long run Friday morning or Friday night...' considering my Goofy training is at least 15 months away from starting this seemed a tad odd.

Yes, Goofy 2007 is 100% no more. I have news.... I definitely won't be anywhere near WDW this Xmas. It's Tim's 40th so he got to decide and we're doing London via Hong Kong (thank you frequent flyer points) so racing next year is definitely off as the flights are booked. It was kind of sad, but I also feel relief that I can now put the 2007 out of my mind (as I'm definitely not up to scratch with distances at the moment) and chill. I'm all gearing up for seeing you all at DL though. Happy training this week - Helen

aladdinsgirl
04-02-2006, 05:05 PM
I took my first ice bath since the marathon last night. It was just as awful as I remembered! I walked 8 miles yesteray, I finished in 1:48 with an average pace of 13:43. I have one more week of walking and then I'm going to try running next Monday. Crossing my fingers!!

There are a lot of people with Labs! Aren't they the best dogs ever?? We had to take Hines to the vet yesterday (by the way, he's up to 61lbs) because he has been coughing since Tuesday. How a dog gets kennel cough when he hasn't been to the kennel since January, I have no idea. He got the bordadella shot in July and this is the 2nd time he's gotten kennel cough. The vet says he's just prone to it.

Helen--I'm sorry you won't be joining us this year. But you'll be thinking about us and sending pixie dust, right??

DisneyGirl--Good job on the Columbus half!! I was thinking about you guys when I was walking yesterday.

GoofyGuy--Yay!! Stephen (my DH who sometimes posts) and I decided are signing up for Disney after the Flying Pig. Stephen is going Goofy and I'm doing the full.

Jodi--Good job on the 8 miles.

Mel--Sounds like an alien evasion to me!! Awesome!!

Melissa--Do you know if you are able to do your 50 miler? Sounds like your eventure was fun.

Tiff--Sorry about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Well, I'll talk you guys later! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Mouse Skywalker
04-02-2006, 05:52 PM
Greetings TEAM!!! So the princesses princess: princess: and I had a great time volunteering for the race this morning. DD8 got up at 6am to make these cute signs "Almost There!" and "Go! Go! Go!" We were assigned to the 2nd water stop. My youngest, DD5 princess:, filled water cup after water cup, and my oldest, DD8 princess:, had a blast passing out water cups. You should have heard them yelling "water!!!" - whew they were loud. DD8 princess: was wearing this red cape/shawl and soooo many people would say, "Oooh, I'll take the water from the young lady in the red cape." She was quite the hit. DD8 even said to me "thanks for volunteering us for this Dad I had the best day ever!" We had planned on going to IHOP or Cracker Barrel for breakfast afterwards, but the kids were having so much fun they asked to stay at the race and have the free food there. DD8 princess: didn't want to leave the finish line until everyone came across. She really wanted to hold her "Almost There" sign up by the finish line because that was where it was true. Oh, and a couple got engaged at the awards ceremony of the race. They announced there was a very special prize at the awards ceremony, and one runner gave an engagement ring to his partner (she also won an age group award too). All and all a really fun day, the girls got really excited about running and doing their own race too.

Kathy/NYcpa - good for you for getting back at it with your training.

Disneygirl - great job on the Columbus race. Thanks for the first report. And good for you for making your goal, and now beginning your training for the Minnie.

Jodi - Awesome run!!! :thumbsup2 8 miles, wow, you rock. Good for you for sticking it out. WTG! Yeah, I'd say you earned your rest day. I just got the e-mail from amazon that my Garmin shipped out today and is supposed to arrive on the 12th. Uuugh, I can't wait.

Jackie/MouseDogMom - good for you for your wog today. Remember not to belittle your accomplishments.

Kevin - your 5k training runs are smoking too. You are going super fast out there. Great pace!

Krista - PD on your knee (and Hines) getting better :wizard: :wizard: :wizard:

goofyguy1958
04-02-2006, 07:17 PM
Jodistar, are you kidding, that is not just good it is great - anytime you can finish, no matter the time, that is a great workout - way to go!

aladdinsgirl, way to go on the flying pig and registering for the full. Does Stephen have any goals for the Goofy or is he just going to go for the finish?

Mouseskywalker, seems like you are developing our future running/walking racing society with your DDs. I can tell you if I were running I would take my drink from the youngest volunteer there; there is nothing like seeing their faces light up when you thank them for all their hard work during the race. :goodvibes Great JOB!!!!!!

goofyguy1958
04-02-2006, 07:23 PM
Hey, I forgot to post my workout for the day. I was planning on doing nothing but ended up doing an hour of yoga and when I was done my DD - 9 and DS - 6 asked me to take them to the highschool track for a workout. Well, DS ran 4 X 400 meters at 2:15 per lap - that's a 9 minute mile :thumbsup2 for a six-year-old - wow, he blew me away with the effort. On top of that between the two of them I ended up doing 1.5 miles of 400 meter repeats and then 6 100 meter dashes ( they ran all of them at 25 seconds each). I think they may have the makings of a couple of runners.

AmyBeth68
04-02-2006, 08:16 PM
Saturday was supposed to be my rest day, but since I rested on Thursday (due to that cold re-emerging), I decided to sneak in a workout :). I did an hour of yoga and a pilates ab workout. Today was my scheduled 3.5 mile run. Unfortunately I had a horrible night of sleep, didn't feel great this morning, and had a few glasses of wine last night. :rolleyes: I know...NOT smart. But I decided that I would get out there. Surprisingly the run felt wonderful. I ran another new course and didn't know the mile markers...still no Garmin so I was just running in my comfort zone. Unfortunately I was slower than what I had been running in recent weeks. I was upset with myself at first but then realized that I enjoyed my run, the weather was beautiful and I felt better afterwards than I did before. So I have to stop worrying about my pace and really concentrate on the joy of running!

GoofyGuy: I wish I could run as fast as your kids LOL! They definitely sound like runners to me :thumbsup2 . And great workout for you today! I've found that yoga compliments my running so well!

Jodi: Awesome job on your run. I'm really impressed...you must be so proud of yourself!

Dave: How wonderful that you are involving your DDs in the races :goodvibes . I think you may have some future runners yourself! And they sound just so sweet princess: . My girls are really looking forward to all the excitement of my upcoming races....they really feel a part of my training process. It's so cool! And WOW....what an awesome run you had with the group. You did sub 10!!! That is really wonderful...you are reallly getting FAST! :cheer2:

Kevin: Again...I'm so impressed with your times! Great job on your runs this weekend! :woohoo:

Krista: 8 Miles ROCKS!! :banana:

Helen: London sounds like a wonderful trip!! :cloud9:

Jackie: Pixie Dust for that awful migraine :guilty: . I sure hope you're feeling better now! :grouphug:

DisneyGirl: Thanks for the report. :goodvibes

:cheer2: :cheer2: Congrats to all who ran the Columbus Distance Classic! Great Job Team!!!! I was thinking about you guys! How cool Lily that you got to meet The Penguin and Coach Jenny. :cloud9:

perfectmatch300
04-02-2006, 10:58 PM
Today was a rest day for me. I was really tired, so even though I had planned to swim, I haven't had a day off in a while and rest was in order. It was the right thing to do. My knees had been feeling a lot better since the injections, but they were really sore today.

Congrats to all the Columbus runners! :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

Cam Barry & I enjoyed dinner with you yesterday, and sharing the evening in Epcot. Hope you have made it home safely.

Chimera Wow, think back to the Mayfaire race in Lakeland last June! What an improvement you have made! :banana: :banana: :banana:
I will be rooting for the FL Gators in the NCAA now that my UConn Huskies are out.

Kathy Glad to see you are able to get back to exercising again.

DisneyGirl Thanks for the race report. Sorry you had to deal with a noisy hotel. I've had that experience, although not for a race and I know how frustrating it can be.

Jodi Great pace on your run!

Kevin I have heard that men CAN run the Minnie. I thought it sounded like a women only event, but I am told that someone called and was told men could enter. Do I see another Disney medal in your future?

Dave Great job on the run with your group! I loved the story about your princesses princess: princess: helping at the 15K! What a great day that must have been! Oh, when you plan their :cake: :cake: birthday trip around the Marathon weekend, be sure you stop at Guest Services and get them birthday buttons!

GoofyGuy Some rest day you had! :earseek: Loved the story adout your DS and DD running! They will have you ready for the Goofy :goofy: in no time!

TEK224
04-02-2006, 11:12 PM
I had a good wog today. It's been awhile since I've done any sort of distnace (Been mostly xt). I did a 4 mile wog in 54:51 (about a 13:40 pace). Anything under 14 minutes, at this point, I'm happy with.

Still haven't received my certificates yet. Hope they come this week.

Tiff - so sorry for your loss.

DisneyGirl - Congrats on beating your goal.

Jodi - Great job with the 8 -miler.

Helen - We'll miss you at WDW. Who's gonna help me make it around World Showcase? :confused3

For those of you not going to the Minnie, if you're still looking for a race that weekend, check out the Blue Cross Broad Street Run in Philly (yes this is a shameless plug for our race :teeth: ). It's a 10-miler on May 7th, from one end of the city to the other. It's a straight, fast, mostly downhill course with only one turn (going around City Hall). The Governor comes out to cheer on the runners at about the 5 1/2 mile mark.
I work this event, which is why I can't do the Minnie of the Flying Pig (one of these days, though!).
If you want info, check out the website at www.broadstreetrun.com or pm me.

Terri

goofyguy1958
04-03-2006, 06:30 AM
Hey Terri, I actually created a thread about the Broad Street run a couple of weeks back. This is a great event - this year will be my 8 th - and I look forward to it every year. Where will you be working during the event? I will have to make a point to say hello and thank you for your efforts.

jodistar
04-03-2006, 06:49 AM
Morning Everyone,

I don't have a lot of time to post (I'm just about to start work). Just wanted to check in and read how everyone is doing :goodvibes .

I'm amazed I'm not sore from the run yesterday but I am still a little sore from the personal trainer session that I had on Saturday......I guess we worked it harder than I thought we did.

Time is fast approaching for the 5k - although, I still have time I just can't believe how much time has already passed, I feel like it was just yesterday that I signed up for both the 5k and the 5 mile walk (5 mile walk fundraiser I didn't do so hot at - everyone chose to give to the 5k for Breast Cancer). Now the MS Walk is at the end of this month and the 5k is next month. I hope to improve on my time a little bit for the 5k.

Well, I have to run. Boy - did that 3 day weekend go by fast!

Jodi

wtpclc
04-03-2006, 07:33 AM
Morning everyone! You may want to take this opportunity to mak a pit stop or refill your coffee, as this willtake me a while to catch up with everyone since Friday.

Ready? here it goes!

Claire - Good for you fo rgoing to the cleanup! That's such a grteat thing to do. I'll be thinking about your friend and her ds too. I know there's a reason fro child services, but when it makes a hard situation worse for good people, that stinks!

Tiff - Soo sorry about your grandfather. :grouphug: Glad your son's taking it well. Kids are amazing!

Kristi - :wizard: Hope you're feeling better sooon!

Jen - WTG on the 3-miler! Great pace!

Sunny - ROTFL. Yeah, you might still bea runner. Nice pace!

Lynnda - Just finishing under those conditions is a victory! You should be proud of yourself. Sorry it felt like a stonker!

Diane - You know you shouldn't be worrying about pace too much right now and that it will come. Hang in there!!!

MDM's daughter - Nice to meet you. Glad you think we're doing nice things for your mom. We really are a team here and teh feeling's mutual! :) SO nice of you to stop in. Can we talk you into running in January?

MDM - Sorry about the migraine! Hope you're doing better today. BTW, you must have done a great job raising your daughter. How sweet of her to thank us!

Lynne - Thanks for popping in! I think your triathalon training is likely a bit more importatnt. I'm sure you'll do fine on the Minnie!

Mel - Wo hoo for th great run! can you believe how far we've come in a year? Hope that means that the foot is feeling better!

Kathy - Take it easy young lady!!! None of tha tpushing yourself too hard! Now I see wher Lynne gets it! ;)

GoofyGuy - Love your training program! let us know if you notify someone more remote than the guy in line at the post office. I think that's the best I did when training for the marathon! ;) BTW, when you signing up your child prodigy?? ;)

DisneyGirl - WTG on beating your goal! SOrry about the rough night in the hotel!

jodi - AWESOME pace on the 8-miler!!! You rock!

Solo - Woo hoo for getting in those training runs!!! Tried to talk my dh into a newfie this weekend, but he's partial to St. Bernards.

Liz - Woo hoo! A call from the man himself. That's so awesome!

Krista - Good luck with the switch to running. Are you ging cold turkey or will you start with intervals?

Helen - We'll miss you next year, but sounds like a cool trip. We'll be counting on you in 08, though!

Dave - Your work at the race with your dd's is awesome! That would have made my day to see them too!!!! Thansk for the work on the socks! I can't wait 'til we can order!

Amy - If you enjoyed your run, that's all that matters! WTG!

Terri - Great job on the wog!!!

MelR - Sounds liek a great time with your parents! Isn't it great when they're still active like that!

Cam - I miss you!! Hope you had a wonderful time!

Congrats to the Columbus WISH team!!!!

I did a 4-miler on Saturday. I made myself keep a 10:30, because of the short distance. Well, all but the last mile where I did a 9:55. ;) I guess my time off did not hurt as much as I thought!!

We got our certs and cd Friday! Too cool! FYI - The 14-mile marker is wrong. My pic of the sign is green and leafy. Anyone have a pic where you can read the saying?

I think anyone who finished this has completed their cross-training for the day!

msblrobs
04-03-2006, 07:49 AM
Second, you know I would be down there running with you all if it wasn't a women's event. My desire to acquire Disney themed running medals knows no bounds.
Kevin (Solotraveler) :earsboy:
No excuses!! My DH is running the Minnie with me :love:

Tiff :grouphug: So very sorry for your loss.

Terri: I am running the Minnie but I'm still looking for an excuse to get to Philly. Please continue to post about race opportunities in your area.

7 miles for me yesterday for my Minnie training. Struggling bad today with depression that I need to kick before we leave for a 7 day cruise on Saturday. I thought exercise was supposed to alleviate depression!! UGH :confused3

aladdinsgirl
04-03-2006, 08:21 AM
Good morning, everyone!! :sunny: Yesterday was my rest day, although I should make Monday's my rest days, since I NEVER feel like doing anything Monday night. I think I'm going to walk 3 miles, hopefully outside, if the weather cooperates.

Sunny--Awesome job on your run!! Are you feeling better? How is work going? Were you able to convince the powers that be that there may not be a solution to the problem?

Kathy-- :wizard: on your foot! I hope you are feeling better soon. Don't push yourself too hard. Tell Erin we said hi. :wave2: Where is she working? I'll look for her when we go in May (a victory trip after the Pig. :teeth: )

Dave--Your daughters sound adorable!! How awesome that they are getting interested in exercising at such a young age. Although, I would have definitely blown off race food for Cracker Barrel!! :cloud9:

Carrie--Are you thinking of taking up a 2nd career as an author?? :teeth: I'm not sure what my intervals are going to be for the Pig. I ran the Disney half r4/w1, before my knee situation, I was doing r5/w1 and my goal for the Pig was r6/w1. I think I'm going to have to the Pig r2/w2 or maybe r3/w1--something like that just because I don't think I can get back to running what I was running in such a short period of time. Plus I plan on babying my knee a little bit. I'm walking 9 miles this weekend and then I start running next Monday, I think I'll do w3/r2 for 3 miles and go from there. I just keep telling myself that the Flying Pig isn't my ultimate goal, it's just something to do so I stay motivated to train. I'm glad you didn't have any problems running 4 this weekend. That's great that you were able to bounce back so nicely, that's a testament of how great of shape you must have been in before.

Melissa--Are you still a single Mom this week?

Lynne--Good to hear from you! I don't think you'll have any problems with Minnie with how hard you are training for your tri. How's school going?

Goofy Guy--Stephen's goal for the Goofy is just to finish. The Disney marathon was his first marathon and he finished in 4:44. It sounds like your son is a natural! Maybe a junior Pre??

I would love to talk some more, but I do need to get some work done. Don't they understand that work is getting in the way of my training and Dis-ing?? ;)

wtpclc
04-03-2006, 09:39 AM
Krista - Good plan to transistion slowly! You do not want to aggrevate that knee! You're right, Flying Pig is not your a=ultimate goal, so you don't want to overdo just for that.

Which reminds me, must make hotel ressies for my May race.

TEK224
04-03-2006, 09:46 AM
GoofyGuy: - I'm the Expo Director for race weekend. When you come in to pick up your packet and T-shirt, just stop by the information table and ask for me. If I'm not around the table, whoever is will know how to find me.
The Expo is in a new location this year. It's at Lincoln Financial Field (Home the Eagles) on the East Club Level. Very nice.

I'll be waiting to meet you. :)

Terri

Honeibee
04-03-2006, 09:54 AM
Greetings all! :sunny:

I have much to tell but first, Mel, I'm hijacking your thread for a minute....

If you are doing Disney in '07, sign in here please..... http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=12142803#post12142803

And everyone, while we have Mel's attention for a minute....Let's all give her a round of applause for all she does every week to keep us all connected. :thumbsup2 Her weekly thread is inspirational, motivational, and educational for so many of us. Mel, we really appreciate what you do here! :goodvibes

Well, a couple of things happened this weekend...First off, I packed for our trip next week. Now, you may ask, what does that have to do with training? Well, I'll tell you. I had to try on two bathing suits and various other summer clothes. This made me realize how FAT I am!!! :faint: OMG! Where's the porker smilie??? I have GOT to lose some weight. How can I possibly be even considering an endurance event at this weight? :furious: I am now MAJORLY motivated to get rid of this excess baggage I'm carrying around. This is probably most of the reason why I have such trouble with my knee. It will be a challenge to stay on WW next week while we are on the cruise, but I've got to.

And the second thing that happened was this....We went to the high school track yesterday morning. Yes, I actually ventured out! This was good and it was not so good. It was good because I walked full speed (OK, I screwed up my Garmin so I don't know my pace.) for an hour (but at least I managed to get the timer to work). I felt really good about having the endurance to go full steam ahead for 60 minutes. Especially after I realized that TM work does not equally translate into real life walking. Not for me anyway. It was HARD to walk outside. Much much different than the TM. So I really got a workout, and it felt gooooood!

It was not so good though that today my "old" knee is killing me! I think part of the reason is (besides that I am a cow) I need new shoes. So as soon as we get back I am going running shoe shopping.

One other issue I had with walking at the track. I thought on a early Sunday morning that the track would be quiet. I was wrong. There was a lacrosse practice in the middle and some of the track team practicing their long jumps. Now, I don't have a problem with that, but I was shocked at how rude everyone was! The lacrosse team left their gym bags all over the track. Some of them were off to the side, but some were right ON the track! It's not like there wasn't room to put them by the benches or in the grass or by the fence. Was this necessary?? Then the parents that were standing there watching the kids were just standing there - on the track. Couldn't they sit on the benches or stand on the sidelines? They have to stand in the middle of the track? Then they looked at me as if I was doing something wrong! I wanted to say "Hey, OUR taxes paid for this brand new track too you know." Then when one team was leaving and the other was coming on, the kids all walked, yup you guessed it, on the track. They walked four or five across and did not move! I had to go around them! I watched some runners on the track do the same thing. I just thought that was so rude. The kids could see we were running/walking there. They just looked at us. I was shocked. I don't know, maybe I am too old school. Maybe etiquette is old fashioned. But if I was just talking to someone or leaving the field, I'd move out of the way of people who were exercising.

OK track vent over. :headache:

Let me pretend to work now. :surfweb:


Judy

Mouse Skywalker
04-03-2006, 10:27 AM
Originally posted by msblrobs: Struggling bad today with depression that I need to kick before we leave for a 7 day cruise on Saturday. I thought exercise was supposed to alleviate depression!! UGH Sara - I just wanted to send out some good feelings for you dealing with your depression :goodvibes :wizard: :goodvibes. I have also struggled with depression and low self-esteem issues a lot in my life and it is a major reason I became a neuroscience researcher in a psychiatry department. Hang in there... get yourself to your cruise and I'm sure you'll feel better. Yes, exercise is supposed to alleviate stress and depression so just think how you would feel if you weren't exercising! Take care of yourself! :wizard: :wizard: :wizard:

msblrobs
04-03-2006, 10:35 AM
Sara - I just wanted to send out some good feelings for you dealing with your depression :goodvibes :wizard: :goodvibes. I have also struggled with depression and low self-esteem issues a lot in my life and it is a major reason I became a neuroscience researcher in a psychiatry department. Hang in there... get yourself to your cruise and I'm sure you'll feel better. Yes, exercise is supposed to alleviate stress and depression so just think how you would feel if you weren't exercising! Take care of yourself! :wizard: :wizard: :wizard:
Thanks so very much for your kind words Dave. Normally, I don't struggle with it too frequently, which is why I'm surprised that it is hard for me just to put one foot in front of the other today. This too shall pass, I'm sure. Nothing a good run can't cure. :confused3

MelRhoads
04-03-2006, 10:57 AM
Sara - sorry that you are struggling w/ depression. I'm impressed that you got out there and ran anyway! You are tough stuff!

Krista - Phil and I (and the boy) arrived back home from our respective places yesterday. Phil does not have clinic hours tomorrow so I'll finally feel like i have a day off. I'm really looking forward to it!!! You are really doing good keeping up your training. You inspired me today to do some walking instead of running!!!

Tiff - I'm so sorry about your loss.

I didn't get to continue any of my adventures over the weekend. my mom was off work for the weekend and she is not given to physical outings!! I was really sore saturday anyway. I think kayaking so far up river hurt my back! Yesterday, after we all got home I went on a 4 mile run. I struggled to keep my pace at 11:00 min/miles. The run was excessively hilly, but i wasn't able to make up any time on the down hills. My legs hurt more than they did in the last few miles of the marathon!!! Today I did a 30 minute workout on the TM alternating the incline from the middle setting to the maximum. I also alternated a slow jog and a fast walk. I did about 2.4 mile in 30minutes. I seem to be recovering more slowly from last weekend's race than i wanted to!! Oh well.....

Phil and I are doing field navigation tomorrow. Hopefully we will cover several miles tomorrow too (I figure around 6, but I'll check the gps after we are done to see for sure)

Honeibee
04-03-2006, 11:01 AM
:hug: Sorry for what you are going thru. Perhaps the cruise will help. We are leaving on Sunday. What ship are you going on? We will be on the Carnival Liberty. Alas....it is not a Disney ship. Perhaps next year. Do you run on the ship? DH and I love to get up really early and hit the top deck for a couple of laps. You can't beat the view!

I hope today is better for you. :flower3:

Judy

gradtchr
04-03-2006, 11:23 AM
Sara-My thoughts are with you right now. WTG on running though and I hope you have a blast on your cruise! :grouphug:

plutosmyfav
04-03-2006, 11:29 AM
Sunny--Awesome job on your run!! Are you feeling better? How is work going? Were you able to convince the powers that be that there may not be a solution to the problem?



Thanks for asking Krista. My unmanageable task has been broken down into a two step deliverable and now I have a team of 6 people to help me! I'm still a nervous wreck working on it, though. Its almost definite I will have to go to Oklahoma April 18th, which means leaving the 17th which means probably missing my 5 mile race in Lexington :sad2: If I can get a flight late enough I'll still race. I suppose I really should leave enough time for showering before getting on a crowded plane :blush:

plutosmyfav
04-03-2006, 11:33 AM
Tiff-- :grouphug: I'm sorry for your loss.

Sara-- :grouphug: :sunny: :sunny: :sunny: :cloud9: Get Happy!

Dave-- you must share what you've learned about depression. I'm all ears :listen:

Carrie-- Wow! that was an amazing reply post. Was it a PB :lmao: :rotfl2: How do you remember everything?

OK, back to work. :badpc:

chimera
04-03-2006, 11:41 AM
And everyone, while we have Mel's attention for a minute....Let's all give her a round of applause for all she does every week to keep us all connected. :thumbsup2 Her weekly thread is inspirational, motivational, and educational for so many of us. Mel, we really appreciate what you do here! :goodvibes

Judy... :hug: thanks. All I do is spin the threads...y'all provide the fabulous content. It's definitely a team effort :grouphug:

Sara... :hug: We're absolutely here for you, but if you can't shake this, please make an appointment with your healthcare provider.

I'm home sick today with some kind of entertaining intestinal thing. We got to meet up with Cam at DTD yesterday. Hope she's feeling okay...we ate the same thing for lunch.

Can't believe it's April already. The Minnie's only 5 short weeks away :scared1: . I'm planning for some time off to heal my foot after the Minnie, then getting back to it to prepare for WDW.

wtpclc
04-03-2006, 11:51 AM
Carrie-- Wow! that was an amazing reply post. Was it a PB :lmao: :rotfl2: How do you remember everything?

lol! Yes, I believe that was a pb! Eat your heart out Mel! ;) I have no memory. I took copious notes. 3 sticky note sheets worht as a matter of fact! glad you at least have a team now! Hope you can figure out a way to make your race!

Mel - It still takes effort to spin the threads and you are very much appreciated! Hope you're feeling better soon and I hope Cam is ok! Yuck!

Judy - I believe you got missed in my epic poost. :( :grouphug: Forgive me? Thanks for your thread! It's nice to have just the facts in one thread, because sorting through these threads for participants oculd be a nightmare!

Sara - :grouphug: I've never had the problem myself, but I know that just being able to recognize that you are depressed and will get through it is a good start.

chimera
04-03-2006, 12:06 PM
lol! Yes, I believe that was a pb! Eat your heart out Mel! ;) I have no memory. I took copious notes. 3 sticky note sheets worht as a matter of fact!

:lmao:

:worship: You're in the lead for now, but be careful...I've got the rest of the day at home to work on it ;) Maybe I'll torture all of you with another poem :scratchin

Minnie
04-03-2006, 01:22 PM
Hi everyone!!!!!!!!!

Sara - :hug:

Judy - :wizard: for the knee. Have a wonderful cruise :goodvibes

I feel like if I am not totally back on track I am at least making my way towards it. I have been eating better for nearly 1 1/2 weeks now and have dusted off the old treadmill for some light walks. I am starting slow and will hopefully be able to build myself up to running once again :)

The Minnie of many questions is back in force so I'll start with these two :lmao:

1 - Has anyone tried the Asics Kayanos? A friend that is a PT recommended them for me to help decrease the shock on my back. I haven't purchased them yet but are seriously considering them.

2 - My MP3 player was stolen at the gym a while back and I really need to replace it. Any ideas of a good one? Should I go for an iPod or is the regular ones just as good???

Happy training everyone!!!!!!!!!

::MinnieMo (Suzy)

gradtchr
04-03-2006, 01:24 PM
:lmao:

:worship: You're in the lead for now, but be careful...I've got the rest of the day at home to work on it ;) Maybe I'll torture all of you with another poem :scratchin


I'd love to read some poetry right about now. :sunny:

AmyBeth68
04-03-2006, 02:33 PM
Hi everyone!!!!!!!!!


The Minnie of many questions is back in force so I'll start with these two :lmao:

1 - Has anyone tried the Asics Kayanos? A friend that is a PT recommended them for me to help decrease the shock on my back. I haven't purchased them yet but are seriously considering them.

2 - My MP3 player was stolen at the gym a while back and I really need to replace it. Any ideas of a good one? Should I go for an iPod or is the regular ones just as good???

Happy training everyone!!!!!!!!!

::MinnieMo (Suzy)

Hey Suzy....I have the Asics Kayanos and LOVE LOVE LOVE them! I got the XIIs and they are wonderful. Very stable shoes....GREAT shock absorbancy....the gels make road running a dream.

Also...my sweet DH just bought me an iPod recently and it is wonderful. He got me the new Nano that was $150 I think. I'm really happy with it! :thumbsup2

crzy4pooh
04-03-2006, 02:39 PM
Hey everyone!!! Happy Monday! :sunny:

Yesterday I did a bike/run brick with a few friends. They changed the plans on me a bit - we ended up biking 12 miles on a little shady road on a barrier island right next to the river - it was BEAUTIFUL!!!! We saw ducks, geese, chickens, peacocks/peahens, and a goat along the road - too cool!!! That took right at an hour, which included stopping for the draw bridge both directions (nice rest break :thumbsup2 ), then we ran 2 miles. The run was truly painful - I don't think I will ever get used to the feeling of running right off the bike - ouch!!! But it was still awesome! ;) Next weekend, we are going to try to do swim/bike/run at one of the parks on the other side of town. Tonight I have DS's swim lesson, then will try to get a light run in. My legs need a bit of a break after this weekend!

DH (wfloyd) is doing awesome - he signed up for GOOFY :goofy: 2007!!!! Woo-Hooo!!!!

Lynne - Thanks for the encouragement about Minnie training. There is no way I could miss a Disney Inaugural Women's Race!!!! :goodvibes But I have been planning on the Danskin for over a year - have to do both!!! Good luck on all your Florida races! We were trying to figure out if we could get over to see some of the half ironman - still working out the details. It sounds like you are doing great on your training!

Mel - I love those aliens!!! Your 5 mile pace was great!!! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Jodi - Great job on the 8 miles!!!! That is a great pace!!!

Kristi - How are you feeling today? My cold was fairly short-lived, I think due to lots of Airborne - love that stuff!

Kathy - Great job on the bike and the walk! Pretender was such an awesome show!!! Are you into season 3, yet?

GoofyGuy - That is great that your kids enjoy running! It sounds like DS is going to be a track star!! :cool1:

Disneygirl - Thanks for the race report - you did GREAT!!! And congrats for finishing under your goal!!! :woohoo:

MouseDogMom - Hope your migraine is better! Good job wogging, though!!!

Kevin - Awesome job on the back-to-back 5Ks!!! Those times are amazing!

Helen - So sorry you won't be at the marathon, but we'll see you at DL! :thumbsup2

Krista - Good luck on the running next week!!! How do you feel today?

Dave - Volunteering with your DDs sounds so neat!!! I'm glad they had a great time!!!

Amy - Yea for doing your run! It's so great when things kind of click when you didn't think they were going to! Good job!!

Nancy - great job listening to your body - hope you enjoyed your rest day!!! How are you feeling today?

Terri - Yea for your wog! And I hope your certificates come soon!!!

Carrie - WOO-HOO for your last mile time!!!! :banana: I will look through our pics and see if we got a good one of the 14 mile marker.

Sara - Lots of hugs!!! :grouphug: Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing time on your cruise!!

Judy - Yea for getting out on the track! Great job!!! As for doing an endurance event with excess baggage - it can and has been done! :blush: Less weight is always easier on your knees, but I don't want anyone to get discouraged from doing events due to their weight. I've done a 1/2 at my goal weight, and a full not even close to my goal weight. Have a wonderful time on your cruise - enjoy it, and make sensible decisions - you will be great!!! Plus most ships have amazing gyms - and walking the deck at sunset is so romantic! ;)

Melissa - Hope your legs feel better soon! Have fun on the field navigation!!!

Sunny - I hope things go well for you on your trip! And I really hope you get to do your race - don't worry about the plane and not showering - you'll never see these people again anyway... :rotfl2:

Minnie - I can't answer any of your questions, but it is great to hear from you! Congrats on getting back on track!!!

I'll check in with you all later - I don't think my laundry is doing itself... :rolleyes1

--Lynnda :wave2:

crzy4pooh
04-03-2006, 02:59 PM
Carrie - I think you asked about a mile marker. Is this it?

Here is the quote from Mile 14 (green sign with Baloo):

Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from an indomitable will. --Mahatma Ghandi


Love this one!!! Maybe we should have a mile marker quote each week! ;)

--Lynnda

Mouse Skywalker
04-03-2006, 03:01 PM
Hey TEAM: I just got the 2nd version of our sock design sent to us. Let me know what you think.

This is what the sales rep from SockGuy said:
"We suggest this design out of the ones you sent in. It will be the best constructed sock. Some of the other would be hard to make. If this design works for you I can show it to you in lime green."

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f135/dparfitt1/WISHsock2.jpg

Kristi1357
04-03-2006, 03:18 PM
Kristi - How are you feeling today? My cold was fairly short-lived, I think due to lots of Airborne - love that stuff!

Lynnda - thanks for thinking of me! I am still sick, but I think I am heading in the right direction. I did go to work this morning, but left after the morning news shows. Came home and went right to bed. I just got up at 3:30!

I think I have a bit harder time with anything invloving the chest & lungs since I have asthma. I have been sleeping with my rescue inhaler in my hand some nights.

I am getting really nervous now about the Minnie. Before this cold, I was getting really confident that I could finish & not be swept. Now, since I haven't exercised since Thurs. according to my training plan, I am falling behind. I know I can't exercise with my lungs in the shape they are in now - but I am so scared of not being prepared for the Minnie! I am hoping to be in good enough shape to attempt walking my miles tomorrow, even if I go over 15 min./miles.

Thanks for listening to my vent, guys. I love reading your posts - very inspirational! One of these days I will get you all straight and be able to respond more! :blush:

Oh, and I hope to sign DH up for the Goofy this week. I am trying to use our eBay account for his races and I should have the funds soon from auctions that ended last night! He is getting nervous since we almost didn't make the cut-off for DL. He also got his 2006 Goofy certificate in the mail today - very cool!

Dave - LOVE the socks!

wtpclc
04-03-2006, 03:20 PM
Carrie - I think you asked about a mile marker. Is this it?

Here is the quote from Mile 14 (green sign with Baloo):

Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from an indomitable will. --Mahatma Ghandi


Love this one!!! Maybe we should have a mile marker quote each week! ;)

--Lynnda
That sounds right! Thanks Lynnda! I love your sign of the week idea! I wa sgoing to say to wait until 26 weeks out from the marathon, but then that might take away from seeimg them at the marathon. SO, now sounds goo dto me! ;)

Dave - LOVE the socks!!!!!

gradtchr
04-03-2006, 03:20 PM
Dave-those are so cute!! I love them and would definitely get a pair or two or three LOL!

Suzy-what kind of mp3 player did you have before? I am blanking on the name of mine right now I love it thought! It is small, lightweight, and easy to use. I'll check tonight and let you know what it is. I haven't had an IPod so I don't know anything about them.

wtpclc
04-03-2006, 03:24 PM
Kristi - Take care of your cold first. You'll be fine. I missed about a weekand a half end of last October because of some hip issues. I was scared to death that I had missed too much. I felt great when I gave my body a little rest and let it heal. You'l be ok! :wizard: That you're up to running soon though!

TEK224
04-03-2006, 04:22 PM
Dave - the socks look great! Count me in for a pair or two.

I got my certificate today! :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc But only for the 1/2. I don't know if I'll get one for the full or Goofy. I think my chip time was about 4 minutes over the 7 hour limit. So I don't know if they'll send out a cert for that. :sad2: But I know I finished the distance and I've got my medals to prove it!

Terri

DianeL
04-03-2006, 05:10 PM
Hi :wave2:

Krista! I am looking forward to your Flying Pig review, it sounds like it's a blast and on my list of future races.

Carrie: Thanks for the reminder about the pace. Susan says that all the time but I found out with all this that I'm very competitive when it comes to myself and the clock LOL That and I start to pick up pace if someone is coming up behind me ready to pass. Actually it's more a case of me trying to speed up to either be out of their way or in anycase not close them down but its the same result I've picked up the pace and Susan's threatening to yank my ponytail out LOL In races she keeps muttering about borrowing her sister's horseblinds so I don't get carried away with the crowd. I'm by no means fast but it's hard not to get pulled along :teeth:

Judy: that would have drove me batty at the track! I was almost run over by a bike that lost control coming down a hill this past week. The girl went flying into the brush. She seemed ok but then again we were distracted by the visions flashing before our eyes of us saying goodbye to Disneyland medals.

I highly recommend early park/trail training :thumbsup2 and I'm not even a morning person! Our earlier morning experiences on the weekends have been very pleasant. We typically follow those up with breakfast out :teeth: They do say you should refuel within the hour, of course I bet they didn't mean with chocolate chip pancakes. :blush:

So far today I'm being lazy so I'll see if in a bit I can drag my tush onto the ellip. machine for a bit. If I do the ellip it's usually for a mile as fast as I can then if I'm not bored and I'm enjoying the music I'll just continue till I'm bored which is around 40 to 60 minutes, I imagine tonight would be closer to 40 LOL I'm lazy tonight, I prefer being outside walking to indoor.

Hope everyone else is finding their will power and if you find mine please send it home ;)

MouseDogMom
04-03-2006, 07:07 PM
I'm very frustrated. I thought I just had sore shins, but DH thinks maybe I've strained a ligament. The outer part of my leg above the ankle really hurts any time I put weight on it. He suggested I try wrapping it, so I decided to wrap it tonight and try to run - maybe not the smartest thing I've ever done. I was maybe 10 minutes from home when the pain was so bad I was almost in tears. I limped back home and have had ice on it intermittently the rest of the night. Just when I was feeling really good about my training, it appears that I'm going to have to take a few days off and let it heal or there won't be any Minnie for me! I was hoping to do a 5k this weekend just for the experience so the Minnie wouldn't be my first, but I don't think that's going to happen now. Now I can really feel for all of you who've been struggling with colds and trying to figure out how to keep training!

Helen - Can I come to London with you?

Kevin - No excuses. DH is doing the Minnie with me.

Carrie - Thanks for the comment on my daughter. I think she's turned out pretty good so far! And great time on your 4 miles!

Krista - I'm with you. How dare work interfere with training and Dis-ing?

Mel - More applause. Thanks for keeping us together.

Judy - High school kids have no manners. We went to a meeting for the parents of the soccer team, and all the girls on the team went in the room first and took all the seats and left the parents to stand. I couldn't believe the coach didn't say anything to them, especially since the meeting was for the parents, not the players!

I'm terribly envious of all of you who get to run on your tracks, though; all our schools lock the tracks when they're not using them so I can't ever get on the track even though the high school is a half mile from our house.

Sara - Hope you feel better soon!

Suzy - I have a Zen Micro MP3 player, and my daughter has the Nano. The Nano is much cooler!

Dave - The socks look great!

Jackie

lilouisianagal
04-03-2006, 08:03 PM
There are inspirational mile marker quotes??? Ohhh wait...they expect me to read and run at the same time??? :duck: :sad2: This could get interesting....

Carrie: You take notes while running a marathon?? wow

Suzy: I had Asics Kayanos X's for a year and they were great. Can't say I used them much during that year (on an indoor track for perhaps a month or so) though I did run the Fun Run in them so I love em for that. I got Asics Kayanos XI's in January. I loved them loved them loved them. They required no adjustment period and were great for running on roads. Good cushioning, good stability. But.....two months later I had completely blown through them. This was after 220 miles, if that. I'm a toe striker and I guess the XI's just weren't build for toe runners as far as durability goes, though I loved how they ran. Trying out Asics Gel 1110's right now, I'll let you know how they last (they dont give quite as much stability or cushioning though).

Anne: I will sign up for Goofy after the CCC. Gotta break these things to the parents gently, ya know?

Dave: Like the socks! :cool:

Kristi: I'm feeling for you on the asthma. :hug: I have mild asthma, and being in NOLA with all the mold and dust and gunk--ick ick! You could try biking or swimming or something that doesnt require your lungs quite as much to transition.

Diane: :rotfl: I am so the same way if you put me on a track! I'm a bit better now out on the roads with very few people (who are all going the other direction, really slow, or really fast) and the Garmin helps b/c it incessantly chirps at me if I start getting into *ahem* race mode. Choc chip pancakes?? *drools* does it come with chocolate syrup by any chance?? pooh: And as for your runaway will power...have you checked in the fridge?? thats where mine likes to hide hehehehe

Jackie: Ouch! Let those poor legs get some rest. Maybe a lil swimming or other crosstraining would work for prep while your legs heal. And if you get to go to London then I wanna go too. :Pinkbounc

Though lacking a bit in modivation, when I do get my bum out the door my runs have been rather good. Friday I did my long run, 3:2 interval for 12 miles, 13.1 miles total. Sadly, I forgot to set the interval to my guestimated 33 repetitions (darn I wish it had an indefinite or a distance goal setting with intervals), and the defalt is two reps. I went out for a nice two reps then I was wondering why it switched to telling me how fast I was going rather than the zone I was in. Took me almost five minutes of jogging before I figured it out. So I had to walk and program it. Worked okay but I dont have a precise time b/c of it. Oh well. I ended up with a pace just under 14 mpm including warm up/cool down.

Saturday I went with a group to NOLA and helped out there. I ended up pulling out nails from a house. Lots and lots of squating and arm muscles hehe. It was a good day. Lets not talk about what I ate during the basketball party though :blush:

Sunday I had THE greatest workout! :cool1: Went 3/1 interval for 48 min for workout, 4.8 miles in 53 min total. Thats an 11 mpm pace !!!! :goodvibes :) 5.4 mph :smooth: I'm happy happy.

Today I went on a leisure bike ride for about 30 min. It was nice to kick back for a day.

wtpclc
04-03-2006, 09:04 PM
lol Claire! I takes notes of posts on the boards. While I'm runnign I just take lots and lots of pix! I took teh Penguin's advice literally. Then again, I didn;t stop to take many of the pix, so only dh and I have any clue of what they are. :rotfl:

MDM- Hope you're feeling better soon!!!!

Oh, for those of you who have bonde Garmin moments, son't worry. After a few of these frustrating mistakes, you will NOT do it again. ;) Not hat I know from experience or anything. :blush:

jodistar
04-03-2006, 09:11 PM
Just popping in here for a few minutes....

Dave - love the socks, like the others I would probably get a few pairs also :thumbsup2.

Good thing today was the rest day - I must have done something to my ankle yesterday it is feeling a little funky today, if I don't feel 100% tomorrow......I will probably take the day off too! Just kind of bummed about it, I was hoping to do some crosstraining tonight!

Have a good night everyone!

Jodi

MelRhoads
04-03-2006, 09:26 PM
Went on a mountain bike ride tonight. It was my best ride ever. We were in a hurry to get done b/4 sunset when they close the park gates.

Dave - i love the socks!!!!

Claire - I'm embarassed to say that I ran both the 1/2 and the full and never realized that there were inspirational quotes on the mile markers. I didn't even know it until people posted that they were on the race recap cd (which i didn't know was in the packet until someone posted about it either :teeth: )

Jodi - sorry about your ankle.

MDM - I hope your shins feel better soon.

lilouisianagal
04-03-2006, 09:39 PM
Okie three things I forgot to mention/ask:
1. Stupid Spring forward.....I was sooo adjusted to waking up at 5:30 and having sun in my room. Now its all dark. Talk about a modivation killer.

2. I tried using granola bars during my long run. That soo aint gonna work. Too much sugar and not enough salt. I ended up feeling kinda sick. Tried licking sweat from around my mouth--and I dont wanna hear anything from the snot rocket/farmers blow section about how gross that sounds--I was desparate okay?? I picked up some Gatorade at the store...now I gotta figure out how to carry it (fuelbelt i know i know).

3. Yikes I was looking at my arms (and hips and thighs) and noticed stretch marks? Light colored lines on my skin. I guess I should see it as a mark of losing weight blah blah blah but will these suckers go away???

perfectmatch300
04-03-2006, 11:49 PM
After a huge amount of deliberation, I have FINALLY made my decision about the Minnie! I am signing up for the 5K, and DH is going to do it with me! Cam has already sent me the registration forms, I have printed them out, and they will go in the mail tomorrow so they beat the deadling for the AP/DVC discount. Hopefully they won't have sweepers because I may have a problem staying ahead of them, but than again, who knows how much motivation they will provide me. Besides, I really do think I am capable of going a lot faster than I do. I was determined to be an active participant in the Minnie weekend one way or another despite what my knees may think.

Today was a pool day for me. Swam 1000 meters. I have decided I hate leaky goggles! They are worse than no goggles at all. I need to get some new ones that fit my eye sockets a little better, then do a better job of keeping my hair out from under them. That alone would go a long way....

Hey, Chimera, how 'bout them Florida Gators! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

jodistar
04-04-2006, 05:00 AM
Hi Everyone,

I decided that it might be a good idea to take an easy for a little bit - this week I will be resting my ankle. I think if I do anything it will just be Pilates.

My ankle is feeling a little bit better today but not 100% I have a feeling I know when the ankle thing happened; darn uneven sidewalks (a place where you are kind of forced to go on the sidewalk).

I will check in on all of you throughout the week. Have a great day everyone!

Jodi

AmyBeth68
04-04-2006, 09:04 AM
Jodi: Definitely take it easy and give yourself time to heal. (As I keep trying to follow my own advice).

Claire: Wow...your workouts are amazing girl! Just wait until I get my Garmin LOL...I'm a bit spacey when it comes to electronics to begin with...just imagine trying to figure that thing out! :teeth:

Nancy: :cheer2: Congrats on your decision to run the Minnie 5K. I soooo wish I could be there too. I'm sure you'll have a blast :).

Mel: Your trail ride sounds like fun. You guys must have been cruisin'!

Jackie: Sorry to hear about your injury :(. Give it some rest and lots of ice. Hopefully it will clear up. I had a similar pain about a month ago and I was able to heal pretty quickly. It sounds very similar to what you're experiencing.

Dave: LOVE the socks. I'm definitely in for buying a few pairs. Not sure how that will work?! I wonder if there is some way to set up a paypal account or something? Thanks for taking the time to have them designed for us :goodvibes .

Diane: I'm just like you...I care a little too much about my pace. I'm trying to just enjoy my runs more and not compete with myself all the time. But it's the competitor in me :blush: ....I'm learning though LOL. I ran slower than normal on Sunday but had a great run...felt great, had fun....really that is what's important right?! :)

Carrie: WTG on your run!! :woohoo:

Well guys...I sound like a broken record but I'm still fighting this cough, sinus, yucky stuff. I have continued to exercise through it this time and while I know that isn't smart I actually feel better during and after exercise than I do before so I just keep doing it. I have a doctor appointment tomorrow and I'm sure I'll get more antibiotics :(....and hopefully some good meds to clear up this cough. It's very frustrating!

Yesterday I did KBX class...it was so awesome I was drenched with sweat and we kicked the bags like crazy. Unfortunately the rest of my day stunk :(. I won't go in to much detail but I was verbally attacked AND threatened by some woman in a store because I politely asked her to give the poor sales lady a break. Long story short she was swearing at and being aggressive towards a little old lady who was working the fitting room in a clothing store. I asked her nicely to please try to be respectful. Well....let's just say I was called a few colorful names and told I was going to be "KNOCKED OUT". LOL...I know that wouldn't happen (remember KBX) but I was composed, remained polite and told her she was embarassing herself and that she needs to learn self control :rotfl: . Oh well....at least she stopped yelling at the elderly woman supplementing her S.S. by working in the store :(. How sad. I can't stand seeing people being abused....I always end up saying something and getting the brunt of their anger. But I know it's the right thing to do...bullies should not be left unchecked IMHO.

Hopefully today is better :sunny: . I think running is out of the question though for today. Maybe yoga will do the trick?! :confused3

Honeibee
04-04-2006, 09:16 AM
Good morning. Today wasn't a rest day but I traded it for tomorrow. I was just too tired this morning. Trying to get everything done before we go away is wearing me out. Thanks to everyone who signed up at my WDW '07 thread. I'll get over there and update in a few minutes. It's so cool to know who else is going to be there. I can't wait to meet you guys! :yay:

Lynnda - Thank you for your encouraging words. :blush: I will try my best to stay on WW on the cruise, but man oh man, it's so tempting..... DH and I plan to hit the track every morning. I love getting up there at sunrise! As for the romantic sunset strolls...well, we are taking DH's four kids, so I don't know how romantic it will be. More like chaotic! :crazy:

Dave - I love the socks. I'd get a couple of pairs! :thumbsup2

Diane - Yeah, I don't know about doing the track thing. Maybe I'll find some nice quiet road instead. :goodvibes

Jackie - Yes, sad but true, guess manners are not so important anymore... :sad2: Oh i feel sorry for you with the leg thing. Sounds very painful! Maybe you should have a doctor look at it.

Claire - You're so funny! "Read and run at the same time"! :lmao:

Nancy - You go girl! How exciting! :cheer2: I want to the Minnie next year.


Ugh. I'm so not in the mood for work today. :surfweb:

Judy

Kristi1357
04-04-2006, 09:25 AM
Carrie & Claire - thanks for the encouragement! I am starting to feel better, although the lungs are still not great. My back is sore, which is always a sign for me that my asthma is not doing so good.

I am probably going to attempt my 4 mile Leslie Sansone DVD today. I did want to do my 4 miles I am scheduled outside, but it's raining and I'm a wimp! So, it's a DVD or the treadmill. I figure it's also probably a pretty good idea to stay inside near my inhaler and a chair if needed! ;)

Minnie
04-04-2006, 10:35 AM
AmyBeth – Thank you for the info on the shoes. I am thinking of ordering them online but was worried about not liking them and not being able to take them back. They are a little on the expensive side but worth it if it helps my back.

Dave – Love the socks!!!!

Beth – I had a RIO that had a SD slot for expansion. I loved it as it had an arm strap and was easy to use.

Claire – I had he Asics Gel GT2100s and I liked them okay but they weren’t as comfortable as some of my previous shoes.

Question time - Which would you do?????

I am debating on whether to purchase a more expensive Ipod or go with a less expensive player and get the Garmin 201.

Happy training everyone!!!!!!!

plutosmyfav
04-04-2006, 10:56 AM
1 - Has anyone tried the Asics Kayanos? A friend that is a PT recommended them for me to help decrease the shock on my back. I haven't purchased them yet but are seriously considering them.

2 - My MP3 player was stolen at the gym a while back and I really need to replace it. Any ideas of a good one? Should I go for an iPod or is the regular ones just as good???

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1) Yep, absolutely swear by them. I used to be strictly an Asics Cumulus gal but as the mileage started piling up last training season I made the switch and will probably never look back. Of course they are the most expensive shoe Asics makes :rolleyes:

I went with a Creative Zen Micro. Its 6GB and works with Napster To Go service. The Napster service costs $14.95 per month for unlimited downloads. The catch is, your music won't play once you cancel your subscription. But for $14.95 per month I can sample anything and everything I want. I have had techno troubles and had to call tech support a couple of times, though.

plutosmyfav
04-04-2006, 10:59 AM
:lmao:

Maybe I'll torture all of you with another poem :scratchin

Oh yes, please do!!!!!! I'm ready for a poem.

Do you remember my Robert Frost poem? I found a b-day card for my sister that said "A Poem by Robert Frosting" on the front and then read "who's cake this is...." etc. We got a good laugh out of it.

plutosmyfav
04-04-2006, 11:02 AM
H
Sunny - I hope things go well for you on your trip! And I really hope you get to do your race - don't worry about the plane and not showering - you'll never see these people again anyway... :rotfl2:


--Lynnda :wave2:

Thanks, Lynnda. Looks like you've joined the competition for PB reply posts :rotfl2:

plutosmyfav
04-04-2006, 11:06 AM
Claire - I'm embarassed to say that I ran both the 1/2 and the full and never realized that there were inspirational quotes on the mile markers. I didn't even know it until people posted that they were on the race recap cd (which i didn't know was in the packet until someone posted about it either :teeth: )


I missed them, too. I almost threw away my certificate thinking it was junk mail :rolleyes: I haven't opened the cd yet, but now I'm excited to see what those markers said. Maybe I would have been a bit more cheery by mile 24 if I had read the quotes!

plutosmyfav
04-04-2006, 11:08 AM
Tried licking sweat from around my mouth--and I dont wanna hear anything from the snot rocket/farmers blow section about how gross that sounds--I was desparate okay??
:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

I've had many posts of discovering there was yet another level of insanity in this sport.... I hadn't reached that one yet. If I'm seen licking my arms on the bike path its gonna be your fault :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

plutosmyfav
04-04-2006, 11:13 AM
Can you tell work has let up a bit? :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Sorry, I know I'm obnixious. Everyone else is careful to get their replies all in one post. I took the lazy approach.

Anyway, I made it to the Y last night (TG). I did 800 meter swim, 50 minutes weights (upto 560 lb leg presses). 60 minute upright stat. bike (21 miles) and 20 minutes rower. I also maxed out the back extension machine just for fun. I shouldn't have. I will probably pay for it, my back wasn't ready for 215 lbs. But its just too cool to do it :teeth:

Ok swim people: how bad is 9:00 for 400 meters? (21:10 for the 800) I wasn't pushing, but that is the distance my tri will cover (400). Will I be the last one out of the pool?

There's a bike rental place (actually two) right on the bike path, so pretty soon I'm going to brave the bike. I only have one month until my tri and I haven't started training yet!

How much will the stat. bike prepare me for really riding? The Y is offering a "ride to race" class next session. I'll try to take it. I ended up not attending my swim class due to the work load.


Sunny

plutosmyfav
04-04-2006, 11:25 AM
Oh, one more thing :teeth:

Lynn, I may need you as an eye witness. I got a letter from Boston RtR stating they didn't receive my chip and I owe them $35!!!!! I replied via email that I did indeed return my chip. I'll see if I get a response.

PS, glad to hear from you and see you are training vigorously as usual :sunny:

plutosmyfav
04-04-2006, 11:27 AM
Just one more, I promise this time!

Christa and Colleen where are you? Hope all is well. Drop a line when you can :grouphug:

Sunny

OK, back to work for real this time.

lilouisianagal
04-04-2006, 11:40 AM
Oh yes, please do!!!!!! I'm ready for a poem.

Do you remember my Robert Frost poem? I found a b-day card for my sister that said "A Poem by Robert Frosting" on the front and then read "who's cake this is...." etc. We got a good laugh out of it.

Oooo I wanna hear that one! :love: :cake:

Thanks, Lynnda. Looks like you've joined the competition for PB reply posts

PB? personal best just doesnt fit ...hmm??

I missed them, too. I almost threw away my certificate thinking it was junk mail I haven't opened the cd yet, but now I'm excited to see what those markers said. Maybe I would have been a bit more cheery by mile 24 if I had read the quotes!

You thought something from Disney was *gasp* junk mail??? :sad2:


I've had many posts of discovering there was yet another level of insanity in this sport.... I hadn't reached that one yet. If I'm seen licking my arms on the bike path its gonna be your fault

mwahahahahaha!!!! :teeth: :p Somehow I felt like :stitch: when he is licking up toward his nose in the movie LOL .... Its amazing what just a few hours of running will do to your mind :hippie:

And you have my admiration for staying in the pool and swimming for 21 min, no matter how fast you went....I tend to get bored in the pool... :rolleyes:

....yeah work...writing paper = pulling teeth...i think i need a little more disney

k_hase
04-04-2006, 11:46 AM
Hi guys, I've been out of town and haven't been able to check in. The wheels fell off over the last 5 days or so. I had a kick *** track workout last thursday, but on friday my achilles tendonitis flared up, probably due to a too hard workout. I didn't run all weekend. Missed the Shamrock Shuffle in Chicago and my 20 miler before Boston. Its less than 2 weeks now and I've got a long run of 17.5 in and two 16s. Terrible.

I've got an ART appt tomorrow, and hopefully with a few more days off I'll get some miles in before Boston. Thank God its taper time!

Sunny-9 minutes for 400 isn't awful. You certainly won't be last, at least not based on the swimmers at my pool. Keep in mind the number of runners who are not very good swimmers!! Some guys I swim with do a 500 in under 8:30 regularly, I usually do my 500 repeats on 9:30 or 10, so I would think you'll be in the middle of the pack.

And I can't remember who posted about ipod vs garmin 201. Garmin 201 wins hands down!! Get the ipod shuffle instead of the regular ipod. It holds enough for a workout and you'll never know what song is next, it will be a nice surprise!

Kim

Mouse Skywalker
04-04-2006, 12:18 PM
Hi TEAM! I need to run to a 1:30p meeting, but here's what the socks could look like in all green. What do you all think?

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f135/dparfitt1/53e5bac0.jpg

wtpclc
04-04-2006, 12:22 PM
Minnie - You're asking this group Garmin or no Garmin? Do you expect to get answers that vary? :rotfl2: Yup, definitely lesser mp3 and Garmin!

Sunny - So :goodvibes good to have you back!!!

kimwim8
04-04-2006, 12:44 PM
Hi guys, mind if I join in?

I'm training for a 5K (my first) in August. I'm following John Galloway's training plan. It's going well so far, I'm up to 1.5 miles doing 3 min run/1 min walk.

Just thought I'd stop in to see how you guys do your thing, and to say hi! :wave:

solotraveler
04-04-2006, 02:51 PM
Good afternoon all!

Sara-- :grouphug:

Chimera-- Ooh, a poem, yes a poem.

Dave-- Those socks look great!

Minnie-- Oh go for the Garmin for sure!!

Kim-- :welcome:

Sunny-- I think 9:00 for 400 meters is just fine. Since you are taking lessons (I seem to remember), that should help a lot too. It's amazing what little changes in your form can to for your speed. I will refrain for posting my 400 meter swim time.... :teeth:

To all you Minnie Marathoners: Wait, what? The men are allowed too?? :confused: If I could I would, but upon further inspection of my calendar I see that we are hosting the National Championship in Women's Golf that weekend and thus I can not get away. I will be there in spirit, though.

Yesterday I had a great workout in the gym-- 10 minutes on the bike, 45 minutes of lifting (legs) and 30 minutes on the Stepmill. It was a good thing, too, as it was (of course) snowing and raining outside.

Today I was supposed to get up and run, but I am taking it as a rest day instead. I haven't been sleeping well, so I just decided to flip today and tomorrow's workouts.

My phone keeps ringing, so I should dash...
Happy training!
Kevin (Solotraveler) :earsboy:

AmyBeth68
04-04-2006, 03:00 PM
I just bought a pair of NB All Terrain 890 trail shoes. They are hybrid and can be worn on the road as well. I LOVE my asics Kayano XIIs...but I don't want to wear them for trail running. Just curious if anyone can review the NBs for me? Hope I made a wise choice :).

crzy4pooh
04-04-2006, 03:44 PM
Hey all! I did a short, relaxed run last night - it felt good! DH did 4 miles at a 10:23 pace - yea! Tonight is a short bike with a 1 mile run (just working on that transition...) For tomorrow, I'm really excited because the pool is hosting a tri seminar in the morning with a local tri coach. It starts at 7:30 :coffee: and I will try to do some longer sets afterward if I can. (My dad has offered to babysit for as long as I need him... :teeth: )

Dave - I love the socks!!!! I'm either way on the color - I think I like the white better, but both are too cute!

Kristi - I'm glad things are looking up for you! I can't imagine what you are dealing with as far as asthma/lung issues, but lots of :wizard: for continued healing! Honestly they haven't posted sweeper points (that I have seen) like they do for the marathon and 1/2 marathon... maybe they will be a bit more lenient on the time. I don't think Disney wants a bunch of angry women roaming the parks... :lmao:

Carrie - Glad that was the right quote! Let me know if you have problems with the pictures!

Terri - I really hope you get the other certificates - but you are right - you know you did it, and you have the medals to prove it!!! :woohoo:

Diane - Choc Chip pancakes sound heavenly!!!! :love: How did the elliptical go last night?

Jackie - I'm so sorry about your injury!!! I know you want to do the 5K, but just imagine how awesome it would be to have Disney as your first race!!! :thumbsup2 It doesn't get any better than at the World!!!!

Claire - I was sooooooo thankful for those quotes along the course - and they had these really cheesy signs by sharpie... but they distracted me and kept my mind from going "Why am I doing this????" :blush: Awesome workout on Sunday, and good job on the bike!

Jodi - I hope your ankle is better soon!!! Good idea to rest it a bit - you'll be back running in no time! :thumbsup2

Melissa - Glad you enjoyed your bike ride!

Nancy - YEA for doing Minnie!!!! :cheer2: And I'm with you on the goggles - I think I finally got mine fitted right because I haven't had a problem the last couple of weeks. Yea!

Amy - I hope your dr appt goes well - and they find some meds to help you feel better! Good for you for standing up to that lady!!! I'm sure the older woman appreciated you, as well! :goodvibes

Judy - Ah! Our last cruise was before DS... I imagine four kids would not make for a romantic stroll! :rotfl2: I hope you are able to get all packed and ready for your trip! I can't wait to hear about it!!! :sunny:

Minnie - I can't really answer about the ipod - I would rather run in silence, but I don't know how I survived before I got my garmin... I vote for the garmin! ;)

Sunny - I don't know about a PB on the posts, but this is my relaxing time. ;) I can't really nap (or do anything else) when DS naps because we are currently potty-training, and I keep hearing, "Mommy, I ...." (you get the picture!) So, this is easy to start and stop, and start and stop... :rotfl2: Great job on your workout, by the way!!

Kim (k hase)- Good to hear from you, but so sorry about your tendonitis! I hope you are up and about soon!!!

Kim (kimwim8) - Welcome!!! :welcome: Glad you are here!!! You are doing awesome on your training! Please keep us updated on your progress!!!

Kevin - Grest job on the workout! It was snowing there??????? I'm sure the northerners have NO sympathy for me, but it has been sweltering here - can I trade just for one day??? :rotfl:


Well, I'm off to cook dinner. Hope everyone has a great afternoon!

--Lynnda :teeth:

wtpclc
04-04-2006, 03:50 PM
Welcome Kim!!!!!

Solo - We'll be expecting to hear that you ran tomorrow. ;)

Amy - No info on the shoes, but I hope you're feeling better soon. Oh, I wish I could have seen you take the lady in the store out. Does that mean I have anger issues too?

Lynnda - Meant to send you a pm, pics came out great. You must have one heck of a camera! Thanks! BTW - I get to trade a 20 , windy adn icy fo ryour too hot day, but you know what? We'd both still be miserable. :guilty:

DAve Socks look great to me!

Kim_h - That tendonitits is a killer! take it easy.

louisianagal - That's a new one, but desperate times call for desparate measure. :rotfl2:

Isn't Cam back yet???

plutosmyfav
04-04-2006, 04:43 PM
Sunny-- I think 9:00 for 400 meters is just fine. Since you are taking lessons (I seem to remember), that should help a lot too. It's amazing what little changes in your form can to for your speed. I will refrain for posting my 400 meter swim time.... :teeth:

Kevin (Solotraveler) :earsboy:

Ah c'mon, Speedy, don't be shy! I wanna know!!!!! Actually the lessons turned out to be a bust. I missed the first due to stupidity, went to the second and then missed 3rd & 4th due to work and felt like it would be rude to show up for 5 & 6 at that point. Maybe I'll try again.

Lynda-- you brought up an exellent point newbies should heed: Force yourself to take a short easy run for the pure joy of it. Especially as training kicks into high gear, its so easy to get obsessed over improving speed and distance that all the fun is drained. I did a few (not enough) easy runs with NO GARMIN, no exact knowledge of time or distance and they were pure joy. Keep it in mind :thumbsup2

So I'm looking at the map to figure out where in the world Stillwater, OK is and I discover-- no where! (Sorry, MelR, but you're out in the boonies!!!) If my trip was a little longer (instead of ~48 hours) and on the East side of Tulsa not the West... well I'd be hiking it over to say hi. (Actually, I'd be :moped: my rental over to say hi).

I'm still at work but I'm starting to surface. Yeah me! I feel like a bear coming out of hybernation between the Spring weather and being able to breath (a little) again.

OK, so now I'm being pesty on the board again, so where's Cam, where's Heather, where are my socks, where are my underwear, what's in it for me... If someone can place that last part to a song I'll be more than amazed!!!!!!! I know my sister could :p

Sunny

WDWFAN9
04-04-2006, 05:14 PM
Hi TEAM! I need to run to a 1:30p meeting, but here's what the socks could look like in all green. What do you all think?

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f135/dparfitt1/53e5bac0.jpg

I love 'em. You can never have too much lime green!!

TiffJ
04-04-2006, 06:35 PM
Hi everyone! I have made it back to civilization. It was a whirl wind trip and I am so glad to be back. There is no direct route to Greenwood, SC. It only took 6 1/2 hrs to get there but it felt like 12. Needless to say I didnt have any time for training. I am getting right back into the schedule tomorrow.

Thanks everyone for you thoughts & prayers. It means alot to me to be a part of such a wonderful gorup. It was a sad weekend, but he has been so bad off for so long I really feel he is in a better place now. And of course you dont feel pain when you are there so he is better off. It was hard for me to see my dad so upset. He held it together pretty well except when we saw him for the last time before they closed the casket & started the service. And then there were the 400 million questions about death,burial, funerals, caskets, etc we had to answer from DS5....... what their little minds come up with :confused3

Well got to go get things ready for the rest of the week.

Glad to "see" everyone again!

MouseDogMom
04-04-2006, 06:45 PM
Nancy - Congrats on signing up for the Minnie! DH and I will see you at the 5k!

Diane & Amy - I suffer from the same pace problem. I'm too new at this to be as obsessed with pace as I am, but I'm always trying to do a better time than the run before. I should leave the watch at home and run and enjoy it.

Amy - Yea for standing up to the bully. Too many people are just rude.

Kimwim8 - Welcome! This group will give you lots of inspiration.

Dave - Green is good, white is better...

Jodi - Guess we can sit around and do nothing together for a few days. Hope your ankle feels better soon.

I kept the calf wrapped all day today and have ice on it again tonight. It feels better today than yesterday, so I'm hoping that this is a good sign.
Going to fix dinner now...

Jackie

jodistar
04-04-2006, 07:23 PM
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Jodi - Guess we can sit around and do nothing together for a few days. Hope your ankle feels better soon.

I kept the calf wrapped all day today and have ice on it again tonight. It feels better today than yesterday, so I'm hoping that this is a good sign.
Going to fix dinner now...

Jackie

I guess so - although, I really do want to get out :) Spring Fever I guess.

Today by the end of the day my ankle started to feel better but I didn't want to push it......hopefully starting Friday I can get back to some sort of running - I don't think it was anything too serious. I didn't have any swelling but I definitely wanted to listen to my body.

Hope your calf is feeling better soon! Isn't it the worst just sitting around - I think I'm driving my husband crazy.......I'm playing too much Disney stuff ::MickeyMo

Jen117
04-04-2006, 08:25 PM
HI everyone. I have been working late the last two nights and getting very crabby. I did leave work today and went to Y (came back to work afterwards). I did 20 minutes of elliptical and 20 minutes on the treadmill. I haven't done anything since my 3 miles on Saturday.

I also have a 3 year old that will not go to bed at night. She is giving me a headache from you know where. It's constant crying and screaming and running around. It's like her world is ending because it's bed time. I need a vacation from her!

Jodi - I hope the ankle feels better soon!!! :love:

Amy - I am so glad to hear that someone else will stand up to the bullies!! WAY TO GO!!! :woohoo:

Minnie - I really want an MP3 player. Hubby just told me that although ipod is very popular, it is not the best one out there. He said they just had a great marketing campaign that got lots of sales. He is looking into a Sony one for me. I have no clue on the price, but he said it will also pick up radio, which is nice at the Y because you can listen to TV on radio stations.

kimwim8 - I am doing my first 5K in May. Nice to have another beginner in the ranks!!! :wave2:

OK gotta run, I have a headache to nurse.

wtpclc
04-04-2006, 09:02 PM
Tiff - I had to drive my 6 YO niece and 5 and 2 YO nephews home from ehir other grandfathers funeral while the others went ot teh cvemetery. That was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I was unusually close to my SIL's father, so their questions killed me and it was a short drive. :grouphug: Hope things get better ofr you soon!

Sunny - Have I mentioned how good it is to have you back? ;) I think you should take lessons from Kevin. Then I could ocme see you too!

Jenn - I SO understand. Hope it lests up soon!

Jodi - Hope the ankle gets better soon.

MDM - Glad teh calf feels better. Keep taking it easy, though.

Dave - What Pat said!! :teeth:

OK, I did my 30 minutes today. FIrst half was head on into the wind. As soon as I turned around, I was HOT! Oh, I did notice a big DST byproduct. I left my house and realized I actually need my sunglassess again. Still nto worht the loss of sleep, though. ;) And here I am. Up way past my bedtime again. :rolleyes:

DH had a headache, so it was kind of nice to get out the MP3 and be on my own for a bit. (Not too often, though, as my butt would never make it off the couch!) I heard this song again adn realized that we have not had any poetry or inspiration in a while. So, it's a repeat for teh od timers, but it was such an inspiration to me last year that I want to share again.

I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefined
Im just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you can not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you can not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
But the rest is still unwritten

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten
Apologies to those of you who hoped we were doen with Ice Princess songs. It's all Cam's fault. ;)

DianeL
04-04-2006, 11:08 PM
Ok I believe it's Carrie that recently had the PB or PR on the most replies in a thread or something. So Carrie I am not. Someday maybe I'll work my way up to getting everyone but WOW! I'll have to stick with a few and short replies till I get a stack of post-its ;)


K hase, Kristi, Jody and Jackie - Hope your all feeling better soon!!!

Clair & Lynnda: Chocolate chip pancakes are tasty :) My Mom used to make them when I was little so I grew up having them and found my local Coney place has them on the menu. Thankfully most times after a park visit I do behave and go with an omlet or if it's later in the day with regular food. I'm way to bad with sugary things, my downfall. :rolleyes:

Quote from Sunny " Lynda-- you brought up an exellent point newbies should heed: Force yourself to take a short easy run for the pure joy of it. Especially as training kicks into high gear, its so easy to get obsessed over improving speed and distance that all the fun is drained." ..... Extremely true.... My name is DianeL and I'm Pace Obsessed.

Sunny? Have you watched the CD yet? I thought it was pretty kewl. :)

Clair: I didn't know the Garmin's would chirp at you if you were under or over pace. How kewl! I looked a bit again at them tonight. Maybe I'll put that on my Christmas list ;)

Clair, Amy and Jackie? I'd say perhaps there is a support group for those obsessed with their pace but I think we found it LOL

Tonight Susan and I managed to get in 6 miles walking at what I figured was a *shudder* 20 minute pace. Ok. It was a 34* windchill. It was snowing (ok, flurries but snowing sounds worse and therefore makes the pace better LOL). Actually, we had an enjoyable walk and both felt great afterwards if not frozen. Susan's foot started out doing good but somewhere along the path it started hurting again. I can't wait till her Doc's appt but that isn't until the week of Easter.

If the weather allows we'll probably try for another 6 miles on Thursday. Hopefully I can talk DH into a walk Wednesday, he can walk the dog and then I can try a spot of running. Our park has markers 400' apart so I was doing 400' run / 400' walk when I was warmed up before the Half but haven't done much more then an occasional run with the cold since. I felt like running a bit early on in our run this afternoon but held back. Which is stupid because one of the great things about Susan is she totally understands if one of us wants to run ahead a bit it's totally fine. She's finished 5Ks before me and I've done some ahead of her. We're usually close in our time though but are both ok with the other pulling ahead if they feel the urge and up to it. So perhaps if it's warmer on Thursday I'll start adding in more running.

Oh and the park report: If there were 20 other people in the park this evening I'd be surprised. We had huge lengths of the path to ourselves. A couple of dogs which are always a great diversion. We haven't come across a bad one yet, they've all been so friendly and entertaining :)

Oh and I didn't do the ellip. machine on Monday night. :rolleyes:

Happy Training!!!

TEK224
04-04-2006, 11:32 PM
Hi Everyone!

Just checking in before going to bed. Got no workout in today and am feeling crappy about it. :guilty: Had a project at work that had some glitches and spent most of the day into the evening getting it fixed. By the time I got home I was mentally drained.

Did anyone get the photomosaic poster from the WDW marathon? I did and there are a bunch of Wish-ers in the poster. The bright shirts make it easy to pick you guys out. My pic was taken during the 1/2, when I had a sweatshirt on, so my shirt doesn't show up. Just wish I knew which of you are in the pics.

A question for those who wear fuel belts. Can you put liquid into the little squeeze bottles? Or just gels? I don't like the waistbelts where the water bottle sits in the holder-type pocket. I have yet to find one that doesn't bounce. I also get tired of carrying the bottle (s) when I run. I though I might be able to wear a fuel belt if I could put Gatorade or water into it. I just don't want it to leak out all over me.
Any suggestions?

Terri

Mouse Skywalker
04-05-2006, 05:27 AM
Good Morning Everyone: :surfweb:

I had a great run yesterday! Yay! I had not run since Saturday - so I had 2 rest days: Sunday volunteering at the race with the princesses princess: princess: a and full rest day Monday. My shins were a little sore, but my breathing felt very relaxed. I did ~3 miles (I don't know for sure I need to drive it with my car) in 32 min. It was cold out, but the sun was shining and felt great.

Thanks for the replies about the socks. It sounds like the white ones are the favorites, and I think with the green on the cuff there will be plenty of green for those who want it. I may try to post a poll or something to see how many we need to order.

jodistar
04-05-2006, 06:27 AM
Morning Everyone,

Wow - this week is really flying. I've been super busy at work with no signs of it letting up.

My ankle is feeling much, much better but I want to give it until Friday and then I will hopefully get to go outside running (really trying to stay away from the threadmill).

Tonight I will probably to some Pilates, I was going to do them the past couple of nights but I got into starting to put together my scrapbook of our last disney trip. I still have to get some photos printed (got to love getting prints done at Target - really cheap, good quality).

Well, hopefully tonight I will be able to catch on posts of today......I won't get to do any reading at work :rolleyes: . Have a great day everyone :banana:

Jodi

goofyguy1958
04-05-2006, 07:06 AM
Good morning all, I thought I posted my report yesterday but didn't due to having to get DS 6 to doc - he is running a 102 fever with lots of coughing. Sorry for the downer start so I will get on with it.

Welcome KIM!!!

Anyway my report for yesterday: went outside at lunch for my run and ran strait into a headwind of 20to 30 MPH. I almost turned aroubnd and went back in the gym for a treadmill run but figured what the heck the wind will be at my back on the return trip. Pounded myself into the ground again - when will I learn to relax - and covered my 4.3 mile course in 31:20. Hey that is right on the 7:30 pace I need for Broad Street. OK, I am not as bone headed as I thought.

DianeL
04-05-2006, 07:27 AM
Terri... I use amphipod. You snap in the water flasks, you slightly squeeze the flaskes to release them from their cradles. They have fairly wide mouths to make filling and cleaning easy. No problem filling them with either water or a sports drink. They have smaller versions for gel. The flasks have spouts so once pushed down the water doesn't come out. I've only had 1 problem so far with water getting out and that was because I didn't push the spout closed completely. They also have a pouch which is nice for keys, I've also bought the larger pouch for a bit more room for my phone too, it fit in the small pouch but I worried it would fall out. I'm a worrier :) They have a website and there is another brand similar but I've only seen them on people and already had mine so didn't ask.

Jody.... I love Target's photo service! Very convenient :thumbsup2

Goofyguy... Excellent pace/time!!! :cheer2:

Mouse Skywalker
04-05-2006, 08:13 AM
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Hi Everyone: Well I discovered I do not know how to post a poll for the socks. :confused3 I've sent a PM to Liz asking how to do it. I've decided on the design above. It seemed to get the most positive responses. For the poll I just want to know what size and how many people want. There are 2 sizes; small/medium (fits sizes 6-10) and large/x-large (fits sizes 9-13). I don't yet know the exact price, but depending on how many total we order they will be about $5-7/pair.

TEK224
04-05-2006, 09:41 AM
Dave - I'll take 2 pair in the L/XL size.

Terri

wtpclc
04-05-2006, 10:28 AM
So Carrie I am not. :rotfl2:
9 times out of 10, that woudl eb a good thing! ;) Oh, I second the amphipod info.

Dave - To post a poll, just create a new thread. Near teh bottom tehre will be a "post a poll" option. FIll in yourt post, hit teh poll option adn select number of options wanted, hit submit and teh poll info will come up for you to complete.

solotraveler
04-05-2006, 11:30 AM
Good afternoon!!

I have almost completely lost my voice from yelling at the television during last night's women's basketball championship game, so please improvise your own gravely sounding voice to my post.....

Sunny-- OK, you asked: My best time for a long-course 400m freestyle was 4:58. For a short-course 500yd it was a 4:46. Generally I swam sprints, though, so I didn't swim these distances often.

Carrie-- I had JUST gotten "Unwritten" out of my head and then I read your post. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! :rolleyes2 :teeth: They used that song for our WBB highlight video so it's been in my head for three days.

I just checked out that Amphipod thing and i have a question: with respect to the little pouches, would those be large enough for, say, sunglasses or are they pretty much gel-sized?? I'm looking to get away from the belt pack I used during last year's race to something a little smaller.

Planned run tonight is 3 miles. It's beautiful outside, if a little chilly, so it should be good!

Kevin (Solotraveler) :earsboy:

wtpclc
04-05-2006, 11:56 AM
Sorry Kevin. I had never heard it on teh radio, tehn I heard it on my sacrapbooking weekend and it brought back fond memories. Then after hearing it last night.... Hey, at least you guys won so it's happy memories. Want to replace teh song? I just listened to Stupid Girls and, though I like what it has to say, I don't think I'll ever get it out of my head!

Amphipod. Sunglasses would be close. I'll try to remember to check tomorrow. Might be close for mine, but I'm thinking not for a guy's pair. I used mine for my camera. It's pretty small, though. What about one of those little clips like you use on your car visor? Could you clip that on your belt?

Advantage of running in pairs, dh had the water and Powerade, I had the fanny pack of other stuff.

Minnie
04-05-2006, 01:35 PM
Hi everyone!

I couldn’t wait to tell you all what happened last night. Remember the stolen MP3 planer? My gym called last night and said it was found :cool1: . It’s not an Ipod but it has all the features that I need on it. So Garmin Forerunner it is. Now all I need to do is decide which model to purchase :rolleyes:

Carrie – Okay I have to admit that was a dumb blond moment (I’m really blond so I can say that :lmao: . I should have realized the responses I would get to that one :rotfl2:

Last night I mucked horse stalls (I think that counts as stinky cross-training) :teeth:

It is beautiful here in my little corner of the world (62 degrees and sunny) so I will be walking outside for the first time since my injury. No new shoes yet but the old ones are going to have to do. I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!! :sunny:

BTW – I got the go ahead on my WDW trip in May but now the airline tickets have doubled so if anyone sees a Ding rate or other from St. Louis or Chicago to MCO please let me know!!!!

Happy training everyone!!!!!!!!

xterratri
04-05-2006, 02:06 PM
Sunny-- OK, you asked: My best time for a long-course 400m freestyle was 4:58. For a short-course 500yd it was a 4:46. Generally I swam sprints, though, so I didn't swim these distances often.

Kevin (Solotraveler) :earsboy:

Geez Kevin. I knew girls that swam those times. :teeth: But since you were a sprinter you probably have some totally kicking 50 or 100 times. It used to be funny watching the sprinters swim the 1000 or 1650 when the coach made them. Can you tell I have one speed- slow :)

I was never very fast anyway but it still amazes me/bothers me greatly how much speed I've lost in the water by basically stopping swimming for a while. Stroke mechanics have pretty well recovered from the layoff but it's going to take lots of time to rebuild the muscle. The problem/dilemma is whether it's even worth it to try. That 5 minutes it may be possible to gain on a swim is a small piece of what can be gained by improving the bike or the run when you're talking an Ironman length day.
Sunny, this is relevant even at the sprint tri distance. There tends to be a whole lot more to be gained on the bike or run than is lost on the swim. The biggest way of insuring that happens though is being able to run off the bike.

Okay the triathlete is going back into lurk mode.

You know it's triathlon season when...
you get wet on all your workouts. Ran outside in the rain yesterday on purpose, got caught riding outside in the rain today.

KeriZ
04-05-2006, 02:24 PM
Hi Everybody,

I have been bad about posting again but I kind of got off track with my training.
I was wondering what everyone thought of running for 10 minutes and walking for 1 minute. I spoke with a girl that has run several marathons and she said maybe for the first 15km run(the Minnie) I might want to try that.
I have been running with two friends once a week(our long run) and the last couple haven't gone that well. I seem to be laggin behind quite a bit.

We are up to 11km on our long runs and I seem to be doing quite a bit of walking.

My runs on the treadmill are around the 4-5 mile mark and I'm running about a 12.5 minute/mile.

I'm also getting concerned about how bad the humidity is going to be in May in Florida.
I live in Canada (Calgary Alberta to be exact) and our high temperature this last couple of weeks has been about 5 degrees or so.

Any thoughts????

Keri Z

wtpclc
04-05-2006, 03:15 PM
Keri - I think Bree and Christa run 9/1 intervals, so that's close. CAn't help you on teh humidity. Welcome back to the training world!!!

littlegreydonkey
04-05-2006, 03:41 PM
Hi guys - note to self, don't take four days off reading again!!! Okay week for me trainingwise, running buddy is on the big week for her marathon, so I joined her for 60 of her 90 minutes Monday, raced 5k last night (I'm getting slower!) and will do 60 with RB tonight - then got 8k race Sunday which should be fun. RB will be doing 37km that day - I remember 'big week', I still dont know how quite how I managed to fit it in as it co-incided with my birthday, Tim's birthday and a friend's 40th!!!

Noteswise

Sara: nice to see you back, hope you're feeling better.

Dave: You don't do any work with ampakines/eugeroics do you -trying to find a nice neuroscience expert to speak to!!

Kevin: you don't need a fuel belt, you need ****s! I run with my sunglasses tucked down my gym top, used to run with inhaler down there too until a nasty mispositioning incident!!!

Terri: yes you can get fluids in the bottles - and the fuel belt ones are also slightly angled so you can shoot the contents into your mouth as you run. Much easier than tipping your head back with a normal bottle. oh, and you'll get round world showcase just fine this time - and at least you won't have some jabbering english woman breathing cider fumes all over you!

Sunny: Thought of you as I waddled out of the gym with very sore legs on Sunday. Did my first set of deadlifts in about eight months, I didn't quite get to jelloised but I don't think I've used those muscles for a while!

Oh and while we're on the subject of the motivational quotes, the one that made me laugh out loud was something about 'where are we going - and why are we in this handbasket'. Anyone got the exact wording? Helen

lilouisianagal
04-05-2006, 03:52 PM
:goofy: :goofy: :goofy:

I signed up for GOOFY!!!!!!!!!! lalala lala la hehehehe

:jumping1: party: :dancer:

I also got a 4 bottle, 1 pouch amphipod woo.

Did I mention that I signed up for GOOFY???!!!!

:car: :jumping3: ::MickeyMo :donald: :hyper: ::yes:: :wave2: :yay: :bounce: :Pinkbounc :banana:

hmm I think I'm gonna go bike to use up some excitement ..... :moped: :woohoo: :banana: :teeth: :goodvibes

DianeL
04-05-2006, 03:58 PM
Hi Kevin. I agree with Carrie on men's glasses. I use the large one so I have my phone, keys, a powergel. All of this fit in the smaller one but I preferred the bigger size so I didn't worry about the velcro bursting :) It's not a huge difference, mostly a little deeper so the front pocket held the phone better. Both sizes actually have 2 sections in the pouches. Makes it easier to reach into, especially since I usually have it in the back. :)

Carrie LOL over the running in pairs. I carry water for DH in the warmer temps and usually offer to carry an extra for Susan as a joke. She goes thru her water/gator faster than me.

DH should be home soon and I'm hoping to get in 3 miles too. It's sunny out now but in the 40's can't recall the windchill but I'd prefer it over the damp icky weather we had on Sunday even though it was in the low 50's. I'd rather go out in the snow flurries as long as the trail is clear which is funny because I'm always complaining I'm freezing now I go out in tights and 2 layers of extremely thin shirts LOL Cracks me up.

Editting to say WOOHOOOO CLAIR!!!!! both on the amphipod and THE GOOFY!!! How exciting!!!!


and LOL to Helen over her secret storage :lmao:



Happy Training!

MelRhoads
04-05-2006, 04:57 PM
Claire - Congrats!

So yesterday phil and i did some more orienteering. We covered about 3.5 miles. After we picked up the boy from school, we went kayaking down a river that is about 45 minutes away. It was very fun and the boy seems to enjoy it.

Today was bible study/mocha day, so no workout for me.

All my workout partners are racing this weekend, so I'm not sure if i'll taper w/ them or try to get a longer run in tomorrow. We'll see.

jodistar
04-05-2006, 06:50 PM
Jody.... I love Target's photo service! Very convenient :thumbsup2
Yeah - I love Target, they are literally a block away from where I live.

jodistar
04-05-2006, 06:53 PM
:goofy: :goofy: :goofy:

I signed up for GOOFY!!!!!!!!!! lalala lala la hehehehe




Congratulations Claire! :cheer2: :woohoo: :cheer2: :woohoo:

kimwim8
04-05-2006, 07:43 PM
Hey all!

Just wanted to share some good news about my run today! I was planning on run/walking 20 minutes today, but actually went around the block (yes, we have big blocks!) I ran 25 minutes....and drove it with my car tonight - 2.2 miles!!! :yay: I still can't believe I made it that far!!

I did 3/1 run/walk with a couple of 2 minute walks towards the end.

Today's run made the 5K so much more attainable for me. Thinking about running for a constant 3.1 miles is still amazing to me (the fact that I could do that) BUT, I am more confident that I can actually do it by the time August is here!

goofyguy1958
04-05-2006, 07:49 PM
Welcome to the club lilouisianagal - there are more goofy people around here than you can count.


kimwim8, great effort. The 5k should be no problem for you now.

My report for today: ran around 5.5 tonight with the running club I belong to. Everyone is talking about going for a nice easy run and half of them are on the tapper for Boston. Well, the best laid plans... Ended up running the 5.5 - with about 1.5 miles on trails - at 40:06. So much for an easy effort, but it did feel good to get in a group run tonight.

gradtchr
04-05-2006, 07:53 PM
My hubby and I tried our first street run tonight and it didn't go to well and ended up being a nice LONG walk. I think I have the start of shin splints so I need to focus on stretching more. I'm not going to let it keep me down for long though. :)

Dave-I still love the socks

Claire-congratulations!

Kim-I don't know if I said welcome or not but if I didn't Welcome!!

Goofyguy-great job on the run.

DianeL
04-05-2006, 08:51 PM
Woohooo Kim!!! :) It's so great when you do something like that and then rest and go Whoooa, I just did that? LOL Way to go!!!

Sounds like you had a fun time tonight Goofyguy!!! Nice temps?

Beth, OUCH on the shins!

Tonight we did get out. DH and I took the dog (we have a Corgi) out for roughly 3 miles. I'm being good. I have no idea when I started tonight nor am I going to figure it out on the online pedometer. I will be strong and not worry about my pace tonight :rotfl:

I did manage to get more running in tonight. We have emergency markers thru our park and they are 400 ft apart. I ran 2 of them separately then ran up a incline which I figure was another 100ft plus some other areas I ran, so I figure I got in a total of 1000 ft worth running. I can't wait as I get back into training, to run 400 walk 400 repeat. Before the Half we were walking almost to the turn point in our course before starting the running so we were warmed up and itching to run and then we would run 400 walk 400 and repeat as we much as felt we were up to. So getting in a couple of markers tonight felt really good. I did a bit the other day too so I'm feeling all positive about training which leads to getting out more :thumbsup2

Hope everyone else had a good training day, or a restful day off and those that are healing hope your feeling much improved :goodvibes

gradtchr
04-05-2006, 09:56 PM
Diane do you have pictures of your corgi? That has been the type of dog I have wanted for several years but we aren't in a permanent place so we don't want to get one yet. I :love: corgi's!!

crzy4pooh
04-05-2006, 10:01 PM
Hey everyone! Today has been a crazy day, but wanted to check in with you all before my brain goes to sleep... ;) Last night I biked hard for 35 minutes, then ran 1 mile. It was by far my best run off the bike, so yea! This morning I met the tri coach for a swim session/seminar - I am still sore!!!!! Oy!!!! We are going to meet with him every Wednesday until the tri - we'll see if I can survive! :blush: Tomorrow is my regular swim lesson - mostly working on different strokes and flip turns - good cross training (and very relaxing). Tomorrow night will be a run. Yippee!!!

Diane - great job on your run/walk!!! :thumbsup2

goofyguy - awesome time on the 5 miles!!! Wow!!!

Kim (kimwim) - You are doing great on your training!!! Congrats on your run!

Claire - YEA for goofy!!! :woohoo:

Helen - Good luck on this weekend's race - you'll be great!!!

Keri - Welcome back!!! I think 10/1 is great!!! That is what I would like to work up to for the fall. As far as weather... it is really hot and really humid already... this weekend we are supposed to be pushing 90 degrees. The mornings are usually the best, though, so it hopefully won't be too bad for the Minnie. Is there a sauna where you can go and run in place? :lmao:

Lynne - Thanks for the tips on the tri! Please don't go back in lurk mode - we miss you around here! :goodvibes

Well, I think I will have to write more tomorrow. I'm falling asleep on the keyboard. :blush:

Have a great Thursday!!!

--Lynnda

perfectmatch300
04-06-2006, 12:39 AM
I should know better than to stay away from here for 2 days! I think I was feeling guilty because I have not been working out! Smart thing to do right after I finally sign up for the Minnie! I'll get back on track tomorrow (well, actually later today!) because I have a lot of walking on the schedule and I have taken care of the distractions that have gotten in the way.

pixiedust: to those who are sick or injured

congrats to Claire for signing up for Goofy :goofy:

Helen, good luck on your race this weekend :moped:

Sorry I am not getting to everyone but I really need to go sleep! I really do not do enough of that!

Kristi1357
04-06-2006, 04:26 AM
I finally got back to my training schedule yesterday! I was supposed to do 40 mins. crosstraining, but I did 60 mins. (4 mile Leslie Sansone DVD) instead and felt fine. I was pleasantly surprised my breathing was fine.

I am beat this morning though. Not sure if it's sleep deprivation (I am always sleep deprieved) or this lingering cold. I might try to get out of here early today... :rolleyes1

Mouse Skywalker
04-06-2006, 05:23 AM
Good Morning Everyone: Thanks for all the nice comments everyone has made about the socks. Don't forget to let me know what size and how many socks you want on the poll below. It would be easiest for me to have all the order information in one place.
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1077088&page=1
I had another good run yesterday in some blustery/snowy conditions here. I ran approximately 3 miles in 33:25 min. My shins are still a little sore. I've been stretching and icing down reguarly after my runs and I have a rest day today so that's good.

OK here's my big news - please sing this to the tune of Y.M.C.A...
G. A. R. MIN
I just received my brand new
G. A. R. MIN!!!
Oh yeah, :cool1: I'm excited for my new toy. Plus, since I was ordering from amazon.com, I also picked up a copy of Marathoning for Mortals. I charged up my GARMIN, and it's outside locating satellites for me right now. I can't wait to give it a try.

TiffJ
04-06-2006, 06:43 AM
Well I'm back to my training mode! I did 3.8 yesterday & my pace was 14:02. Not as fast as I had been doing, but since I had taken a 5 day leave I'll take it! Today is XT.

Dave-that is great you got your Garmin. I know you will love it!

Nancy-get some sleep! Cant wait to see you in May! You're coming to EOS right?

Lynnda-you are kicking bootie with your tri training! WTG! :cool1: I wish I could stay & watch the Dasnkin tri.

Carrie-I love that song. Very motivational. They are playing it alot here now.

Keri- we have been to WDW several times at the beginning of May. And I hate to give you the bad news but it is going to be very hot/humid. The race is starting early so that will help. I'm from the south & it is still much worse down there for me. Keep hydrated even several days before the race, stop at every water/ade stop, eat bananas, they help with electrolytes.

Clair- :thumbsup2

Has Cam made it back from WDW yet? Wow she was there last weekend & gets to go back in 4 weeks! :lovestruc

Have a great day everyone.

jodistar
04-06-2006, 06:58 AM
Morning Everyone,

Quick question - Do all of you follow a training plan? The reason that I ask is because I have been following week by wekk the Non-Runner's guide but at times I don't feel like it works for me.

The week is like this:
3 miles|Rest Day|5 miles|Rest Day|3miles|Rest Day|10 miles

Now the ten miles at the end of the week wouldn't be a problem because I would very likely do that on a Saturday but the 5 miles mid-week is really hard to do......with work getting in the way and all :teeth: - I wouldn't get out there until at least 7 at night. Any suggestions......by the way this is next weeks plan for me :teeth: This weekend I plan to get back into running.....hopefully 3 miles either Friday or Saturday, or if I feel up to it tonight after the Weight Watchers meeting (although, then it would have to be on the threadmill).

Gotta go.....Time to start work - have a great day everyone!

Jodi

DisneyGirl
04-06-2006, 07:04 AM
Wow! I *really* need to keep up with this thread better!! We are a talkative group here!!

Well, I got my spinning class in yesterday, and today was a 45 min. run/walk, but I was just too tired, so I swapped a rest day out for yesterday. I went to the doctor this week, who took an EKG (I think), and found something "weird" with my EKG (something about my heart beats different from everyone else's), so now I have to go to a cardiologist-- she said I could still run (but only because I've been doing it for so long, and never got light headed or passed out) until I see the cardiologist. The other negative thing is that I have to eliminate caffeine-- which is so hard because I am *extremely addicted* to caffeine-- it's my only vice!!!! So, I have now officially made it 24 hours without it, and I am tired, have a headache, nauseous (sp?), and irritable-- that and it's still so cold out I have to wear a winter coat :-(... makes for a great start to the day!

I'm just afraid now that I'm going to be told to stop running/riding rollercoasters/ doing fun stuff by the cardiologist!!

aladdinsgirl
04-06-2006, 07:59 AM
Good morning everyone!!! Let's see, this time 3 months ago I was sitting on a plane flying to WDW for the 2006 Half marathon. Wow!! The whole weekend was just an incredible experience, I can't wait to do it all over again. 9 months and 1 day til the full!!!!!! party: Last night Hines and I did 4 miles, I wasn't intending on taking him, but he heard Stephen and I outside (Stephen was leaving to do 6 miles) and he stood at the gate and cried and barked, so I thought what the heck and took him with me. I was a little a concerned that he wouldn't be able to walk 4 miles or we would end up doing 20:00 miles, but he was great. We did the 4 miles in 56:something and averaged 14:10 miles and that was even with stopping every little bit for him to pee. I think I may have found a new training buddy!! :dog: And the best part was Hines was so tired that he laid around the rest of the night. :teeth:

Jodi--I use the Marathon for Mortals training plan and I like it because the tempo runs are done in minutes and the long runs are actual miles. For example the 10 mile week it would be 50 minutes, cross train, 50 minutes, 50 minutes, rest, 10 miles. I used this for the Disney half and I didn't have any problems at all. I plan on using this plan for the full and I think the longest tempo run is 60 minutes, so it works out nicely for people who work until 5:00 or 6:00.

Lynnda--I am so impressed with your training, you are really kicking some booty!! Thanks for asking about my knee, it feels great. I'm itching to start running, but I'm still going to wait until Monday or Tuesday (depending if I walk 9 miles on Saturday or Sunday) and walk/run 2-3 miles.

Kimwim-- :yay: good job on the 2.2 miles!! When is your 5K?

Minnie--So glad that your mp3 player was found and not stolen. So, have you ordered your Garmin yet?

Helen and Carrie--This is for you both, I was skimming the earlier posts and saw that Carrie posted and Helen was right below, but for some reason when I was reading Helen's post, I thought it was still Carrie's. So I'm reading about Helen's (thinking Carrie) friend and training with her and the race this weekend and then Tim's birthday, I thought wait a second, who the heck is Tim? I thought her husband's name was Scott! Duh!!! :rolleyes: So, no more skimming posts for me or I'll have people with the wrong partner and the kids--could be a giant mess!! Good luck on your race this weekend, Helen and tell YOUR boyfriend Tim happy birthday!

I'd love to chat some more, but I should do some work. Work is way overrated!!

kimwim8
04-06-2006, 08:06 AM
Kimwim-- :yay: good job on the 2.2 miles!! When is your 5K?


Thanks! My 5K is on August 12th. I might (pretty unsure right now) try out a 4 mile run on July 4th as a test...but I don't know yet. I have to find out when registration is for that one to see when I have to commit! :teeth:

Thanks for all of the support, guys! :wave:

msblrobs
04-06-2006, 08:17 AM
Just checking in quickly, as I know I won't be able to again before I'm out of here for vacation Satuday. You know how it is when you have to "clean up" a lot of stuff at work before you go away. Also, this is the first time in over two years that I haven't taken my laptop with me and done at least some of my own work while I'm on vacation...

Thanks for all the words of encouragement regarding my struggle on Monday. I felt much better by that evening. I have to attribute it to pre-vacation stress meltdown. :confused3

Best of luck to everyone on their LR/LW's this weekend. I hope everyone's training continues to go well. Welcome to any newcomers.

Dave - Love the green socks. I did post on the poll.

Nancy - Congrats on making a decision on the Minnie.

TiffJ - Glad to see you back.

Dave - Have lots of fun with the Garmin. I want to bring mine on the cruise :love:

Claire - You go Goofy girl!!

I'll officially be sans computer for nearly 10 days, so I won't be around for a few weeks. Then I promise to come out of lurker mode, as I'll be knee-deep in Minnie training by then. I can't wait to see WISH'ers in May!! :cool1:

k_hase
04-06-2006, 09:12 AM
Had and ART appt last night for the achilles thing, have another today. I don't think its going to stop me for Boston, but I might not run again until then just to be sure. Only 11 days to go!! If I'm not ready now, I guess 10 days of pool running won't matter!

I have been deep water running my workouts instead, so here's hoping I don't lose much fitness.

I've considered Goofy, but I think I'm out. I have a couple of trips planned and honestly, my body needs some time with no mararthon training. By Memorial Day I'll have done 4 in a year and I think I need a year off of marathon training. Last time I waited that long I had a 24 minute PR.

DAVE: love the socks, but don't want any and what with blustery and cold? Where were you and what time? I'm trying to remember when it was blustery and cold yesterday!!!

KEVIN (and others with sunglasses): Why don't you just put them on the top of your head? I've never even considered carrying them anywhere else and was surprised that people put them in other places.

KERI: the run walk sounds great, its Galloway's method, so it probably works! Its going to be humid, be sure to drink plenty of replacement fluid and have some pretzels/chips the day before or even during the race. The salt will help.

JODI: can you run in the AM to get those 5 mile in? Soon it will be light enough to go at 7PM if you don't mind going late. Or maybe on your lunch? Sometime I run at work instead of waiting til I get home, it seems to make the transition to running faster. If I go home first I tend to dilly dally!

andromedaslove
04-06-2006, 09:52 AM
Well, I just wanted to check in and see how everyone was doing. I also wanted to update everyone on the things that have been going on with me and my family. Well, the baby has an appt iwth a specialist on May 2nd, then he will have his hernia surgery 4-6 weeks after that. I have been able to quit smoking yet, however I have cut down from 1 1/2 packs a day to 1/2 pack a day, and I WILL get there eventually. I am still not completely over this cold, but.... I am getting better. I am hoping that by Monday I will be feeling better and finally be able to get back to training. I am gonna have to make sure I take the time and start back slowly. Once I get back to runnin 30 minutes straight I plan on starting this plan, and I wanted to get you guys opinion on it... will some of you take a look at it and let me know what you think? :magnify: please?! Anywho, I am gonna stop rambling now, and I promise to check back in later.

Take Care,
Dana

Jen117
04-06-2006, 10:21 AM
HI everyone. I don't have time for personals, but wanted to post how I am doing. Last night it was gorgeous outside (for Wisconsin) and I went for a wog before dinner. Hubby was in charge of cooking. I did 2 miles with my dog in 27 minutes. I did walk a little of it. I have to keep this up so I am ready for my 5K in May!

keenercam
04-06-2006, 10:27 AM
OMG – I am NEVER going to catch up! Let me just send pixiedust: to everyone who has been suffering pain or injury or athsma or loss. I am thinking of each of you, even if I don’t say so individually. And kudos to everyone who has been so disciplined about training. I think this month’s Runners World has an article on finding your mojo – how to get motivated. I may have to go read it – when I can find some energy, of course! :teeth:

I have been overwhelmed at work since my return very late Sunday night. I finally took the time to do a quick trip report on my first day of my trip, and it is here:

Trip Report -- Day One (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1077835)

WOW– I had such an awesome, awesome time. Thank you so much to Nancy and Barry for sharing my very first Moroccan dinner with me Saturday night at Restaurant Marakkesh (and not laughing when I showed you my surprise for Howard – shhhh! Our little secret!). And thank you, Mel and Jeff and Kaley and Lenna, so much for sharing your very precious family time with me at DTD for lunch. BTW, Mel, I also got violently ill with some intestinal thing in the middle of the night Sunday. If work weren’t going to be so insane, I would have had to call out Monday. Instead I just suffered through the day with much time away from my desk. UGH!

I was so excited to share phone time during my trip with Liz (thanks for sharing my wog with me and for “sharing breakfast” with me, Liz!) It was really exciting to get voicemails from Judy and Rhonda, too, but, alas, I had so little battery life on my phone (have to check the warranty) that I didn’t get to make personal calls to anyone but home and Jenn.

Let’s see – so much fabulous news to share – Jenn got into Univ. of Delaware. I hope she never knows how shocked (though thrilled) I was. I still don’t think it is the best choice for her and am worried sick that the competitive academic atmosphere and the enormous campus will overwhelm her, but I have to leave the decision to her, and she is absolutely positive it is where she wants to go.

Andrew’s show opens tomorrow night and he has been fabulous at rehearsals. Those kids (and adults) have been working like crazy since January and we are all so excited to see it come together. His “girlfriend” from performing arts camp last summer is traveling this weekend to stay with us and go to see the show – perhaps both Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, though we are still working on the details.

Howard is busily seeking a new job, but in the meantime, is making our lives so much easier by dealing with absolutely everything that needs to be done outside the craziness of my job, and frees up my mind to deal with work. His full marathon is about 6 ½ weeks away. I hope he is making time to train, especially since it sounds like he will be doing it alone because of medical issues his friend has.

Oh, one more thing – I did almost 3 miles both Friday and Saturday mornings, around the jogging trail at OKW and then the nature trail over to Saratoga Springs. My shuffle wasn’t working Saturday morning, so I really took the time to look around and enjoy the sights and sounds on the nature trail. My hip hurt terribly Friday morning, but I did a lot of hamstring stretching on Saturday before I went out and I think it helped a lot. So, now I am convinced I pulled the hamstring all the way at the top (is that physiologically correct?) and have been aggravating it. I am going to work on stretching it a lot more before each outing.

Dave – Congrats on the Garmin. Enjoy MfM – I think it is awesome! Oh, and I have to check out your sock thread. I definitely want a pair or 2 for when I am not wogging!

Thanks to everyone who missed me. I have really missed you guys! Gonna get back to training. I don’t want to be too much of a drag on Rhonda. :love:

Sunny – so glad to hear work is getting under control. WISH I could say the same!

Mouse Skywalker
04-06-2006, 11:47 AM
DAVE: love the socks, but don't want any and what with blustery and cold? Where were you and what time? I'm trying to remember when it was blustery and cold yesterday!!! Kim - I was running in the Mt Hope Cemetery at 4:00p, it was windy with blowing snow in my face for the entire 3 mile run. Where were you? - because if it was sunny and nice where you were I want to go there. I'm trying to remember if it was still snowing at 5pm when I picked my daughter up. I'm thinking it might have stopped by then.

TnTsParty
04-06-2006, 12:43 PM
Started reading from the beginning yesterday morning (and made notes) but didn't get all the way through all the posts and then got busy before I replied so I haven't read all the messages but I wanted to update and send my well wishes. First I want to say congrats to all those who did the Columbus - you all did great. Must have been neat having so many Wisher's in one place!!

For me my first 5K is this Saturday. So I figured I would push myself this past Sat and I did 3 miles in 32:26. I pushed myself too hard the 1st mile (9:05) so I had to walk a bunch of the 2nd mile (12:53) and got a little better on the 3rd mile (10:25) So I know what I won't do on Saturday - LOL. I am happy with my time (since that is a first for me - well I have never had an official time) I also am happy that with that time I will be under Disney's time limit (that has been the main focus of my training - since I am a total newbie and wasn't sure if I could do a mile in under 15 mins.)

Mel - great job on your 5 miles over the weekend. You had some nice splits. Hope you had fun on your day trip to Disney. Sorry you weren't feeling well after.

DisneyGirl - too bad about the hotel with the screaming cheerleaders - we had an experience like that @ CBR in Feb - but it was mainly on the bus (R-O-M-E-O - was all we could hear on that bus ride. I guess they thought it was their personal bus.)

Jodi - I think 11 min miles is good especially considering the distance you did. Hope that ankle feels better soon.

Krista - Wow Hines sounds like a big boy!! Hope he is feeling better. That is great that you walked 8 miles. I am dying with run/walking 3 miles!!

Dave - your girls sound like real cuties!! Glad they had fun at the race.

Judy - Have fun on your cruise.

Kristi - Hope you are feeling better soon.

Jackie - Take it easy on your leg so that you don't hurt yourself worse. Sorry that you are not being able to do the 5k this weekend but you want to be fresh for the Minnie!!

Clair - Great job on your long run Friday and how nice of you to help out in NOLA. Trust me I am still not liking this time change. I was used to getting up @ 6AM and running by 6:30 and now I am dragging to get up by 6:45 - and I tried running after work but its just to darn hot!! I did make progress this AM and got up right at 6:45 and made it out the door for my run this morning - so much cooler!!

Dana - wishing the baby well with his surgery. I will be praying for him. Good for you that you have been able to cut back on the cigs. Slow and steady and you will have it kicked!!

Oh I just wanted to add on more bit of EXCITING news - I am booked at Wilderness Lodge for our trip in May (couldn't find anything the weekend of the Minnie so we are going the weekend after - really the 12th through the 14th since DH's SAP ends on the 15th.) I can finally get started on my overcompulsive planning!! YEAH

xterratri
04-06-2006, 01:21 PM
Cam- one thing I noticed when running on the OKW and SSR trails last time we were there in March is that the surfaces are predominantly concrete. Ummm- that's the worst possible surface to run on according to the article in Runner's World. I ended up w/ the bad knee being swollen from the increased pounding. Now, the amazing thing is that I did 30 miles on those same trails in December and then another 15 on this past trip and it wasn't until the second run of 6 miles that I paid attention to the surface and had my aha moment about the surface. Anyway, the point is that it may have contributed to your hip hurting. I know the swelling in my knee went away when I returned to running on asphalt.

keenercam
04-06-2006, 01:36 PM
Cam- one thing I noticed when running on the OKW and SSR trails last time we were there in March is that the surfaces are predominantly concrete. Ummm- that's the worst possible surface to run on according to the article in Runner's World. I ended up w/ the bad knee being swollen from the increased pounding. Now, the amazing thing is that I did 30 miles on those same trails in December and then another 15 on this past trip and it wasn't until the second run of 6 miles that I paid attention to the surface and had my aha moment about the surface. Anyway, the point is that it may have contributed to your hip hurting. I know the swelling in my knee went away when I returned to running on asphalt.

Thanks for the idea, Lynne. The interesting thing is that the paths I was on were paved -- it really helped distinguish them from other roads, so you'd know what to follow. I did notice that the paths along the golf course had yard markers (small metal triangles) sticking up in the middle of the path, so that golfers could determine the length of their drives. I was thinking how dangerous those would be to joggers who might be distracted. I actually thought my hip would hurt worse walking around the parks all day, but I think once the hamstring gets stretched a bit, it gets better. I definitely need to work on this before the Minnie. :cool1:

Minnie
04-06-2006, 01:54 PM
Oh I just wanted to add on more bit of EXCITING news - I am booked at Wilderness Lodge for our trip in May (couldn't find anything the weekend of the Minnie so we are going the weekend after - really the 12th through the 14th since DH's SAP ends on the 15th.) I can finally get started on my overcompulsive planning!! YEAH

I think we are going to be there then too :cool1: Our date are 5/13-5/15. We too checked on the Minnie weekend but room are basically gone for that.
We still do not know where we are staying yet. When we go in July we are doing a BC/WL split stay. I'm sure you will :love: the WL!!! It is our favorite :thumbsup2

aladdinsgirl
04-06-2006, 01:55 PM
Mel--December 3, baby!!! HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!!!!!! :cheer2:

Tiger Lily 03
04-06-2006, 02:35 PM
Hi WISH Team!

Eek! I don't believe that the week is almost over and I am just posting on this thread. It can't be true.

I've managed to read, but as has already been said by many b4 me. I cannot possibly respond to all.

I'm in "recovery" mode this week. I am enjoying that all too much--not doing a durn thing.
:teeth:
It is a nice day here sunny and 50's so I might stroll after work, might.

Oh, I can't pass up the opportunity though to respond to anyone about Garmin vs MP3. Garmin baby all the way! Congrats to all the new owners.

Enjoy your work out everyone. You can do it!

AmyBeth68
04-06-2006, 02:52 PM
Hi guys!

Wow...I've been away too long. Sorry I can't get to everyone.

Cam.....Yeah :cheer2: for your DD that she got in U of D. My alma mater :teeth: . Glad you had a good time at WDW!!!

Kim....A belated welcome :wave: . I'm so glad you have joined us here on the thread. You really are doing great girl! :cheer2: Can't wait to run the 5K with you in August :grouphug: .

Dana....PD for your baby's operation! And congrats on working on the smoking. I know it's tough...especially now. But good for you!!!

Everyone else...soooo sorry if I missed you. My life has been crazy busy this week and I've been sick (still). But I'm back on meds for this nasty sinus infection. Haven't trained in.....THREE DAYS....it's killing me!!! I want to get out there so badly...I feel like a lazy bum :rolleyes: . I feel like I've lost so much in these three days. I know that isn't true...but I'll only run one day this week :(. Bummer.

littlegreydonkey
04-06-2006, 03:58 PM
Kim - aha, now you'd think that would be the most logical sunglass storage place now wouldn't you, so did I - until a particularly interesting point about 8 miles into a half where I tried to pull them down over my eyes only to find that the last 90 mins of running had caused about 20 hairs to wrap themselves in tiny, tiny circles around the nosebuddy bits - and would not untangle. I squinted my way through the next 5 miles, then spent about 10 minutes with running buddy pulling my hair to get them off. Heaven knows what the marathon would have done so down the sports bra they go. Helen

MelRhoads
04-06-2006, 07:46 PM
ICK - I had the most discouraging run!!! I still don't know if I'm going to sign up for the 50miler. I have to make a decision by monday. Anyway, I've basically done 2 marathons and one ultra (50k) to train. I have been training a lot for the adventure races as well, so i've done a lot of mountain biking and just basically being out in the woods w/ a map and compass, but I have not had many opportunities to do any single track trail running. I have done lots of gravel road. Anyway, today i had a little time, so i tried to get some in. I covered about 4.5 miles at around a 13.17mpm pace. To finish the 50miler, i have to maintain a pace of 15:37. I just don't know if i can do it. Granted, i will have tapered and i went into todays adventure totally sore from tromping around in the woods and kayaking on tuesday. I'm feeling pretty discouraged about it. I guess i could just sign up (if it works out) and just be happy I get a nice coolmax t-shirt and say i tried. Any ideas????????

Judy - i was thinking aobut you on the trails today (they are multi use trails and someone had been there b/4 me on their horse) I thought, I wish judy were here to keep me company, i'll bet she'd like riding these. Then i thought, i wouldn't want to run behind the horse!!!

k_hase
04-06-2006, 08:16 PM
Kim - aha, now you'd think that would be the most logical sunglass storage place now wouldn't you, so did I - until a particularly interesting point about 8 miles into a half where I tried to pull them down over my eyes only to find that the last 90 mins of running had caused about 20 hairs to wrap themselves in tiny, tiny circles around the nosebuddy bits - and would not untangle. I squinted my way through the next 5 miles, then spent about 10 minutes with running buddy pulling my hair to get them off. Heaven knows what the marathon would have done so down the sports bra they go. Helen

Well, if nothing else you've got a good story to tell! My sunglasses don't have those nose parts, just a rubber piece embedded in the plastic. It doesn't stick up enough to get my hair in it. I know exactly what you mean though, and I won't buy sunglasses with those nose things because I can't store them on top of my head! Its not perfect place, they do fog up while up there, but usually they clear up. I'll have to reconsider my sports bra storage options. :cool1:

solotraveler
04-06-2006, 09:46 PM
Good evening all!!

Helen-- With your storage idea, I could run the Minnie with no funny looks!! ;)

Lynne-- My best 100 SCY fly time was 47.43... so hopefully that redeems me in your eyes. ;) I totally hear you about how disconcerting it is to loose all that speed so quickly.

Krista-- I can vouch that Tim and Scott are two different people. At least, I think they were in the same room at the same time..... :confused3

Kim-- Re my sunglass storage needs, it's partically personal preference and partially necessity. First, they drive me BONKERS if up there for too long. Secondly, in Michigan in the late fall/winter a hat is a necessity for an early morning run, so they tend to fall off my head then. Or maybe that's just me... :teeth:

Cam-- Good for you for keeping up your training during your trip!! That's great!! I am loving your trip report too!!

I did 5K in about 28 flat today. The weather turned out beautiful so it was a nice break from my day. I need to come up with a plan for this weekend to make sure I get some quality runs in. Maybe 4 miles Saturday, 5 miles Sunday??

OK, I'm off to bed-
Kevin (Solotraveler) :earsboy:

TEK224
04-06-2006, 11:47 PM
Warning: this is a vent!

I am conflicted right now! I am registered for the DL 1/2 on Sept. 17th and have been excited to do it. I planned to just go out for the race (leave Fri. morning, take red-eye flight home Sunday night). Can't stay longer because I'm leaving for DW on Oct. 1st.

So what happens: the NFL releases the schedule and the home opener for the Eagles is on Sept. 17th (I have season tix). Plus, they're playing the NY Giants! I HATE to miss a home opener. They are so much fun!

The 2nd home game is a Monday night game against Green Bay and I'll be in Orlando. At least I can go watch that game at ESPN Zone!

So now I don't know if I'm going to go to DL. I keep having arguments with myself, making a case for going or not-going.

Sorry to ramble. I know this probably is no big deal if you're not a football fan, but I bleed Eagle green! Maybe Krista will understand (being a PA football fan, even if it is from the other side of the state :teeth: ).

Ugh! I just don't know what to do!

Terri

littlegreydonkey
04-07-2006, 12:01 AM
Terri, I'm looking at this way. There will always be another home game, there will never be another first ever DL half marathon. Nuff said?

Kristi1357
04-07-2006, 06:53 AM
I was finally able to get out and do my 3 miles yesterday. I finished in 39:38 and was quite happy with that!

Thanks to you guys, I did tie my shoes looser and my feet were much better - barely tingling. I also make a conscious effort to run/walk with my hands at heart-level to avoid the bad swelling. It did help some, but by the second mile, both hands were pretty swollen, the right hand worse than left. I will have to learn to live with it, I suppose. As long as it's just annoying & uncomfortable and not causing any damage or harm. The good thing is that it goes right down as soon as I am done.

Never thought I'd say this, but I can't wait to get out tomorrow morning for my first 6 miler! :yay: Today is my rest day & I am going to do plenty of that in preparation for tomorrow.

Terri - I also vote for the DL 1/2. This will be the one & only inaugural race! (but then again, I am not a big sports fan)

goofyguy1958
04-07-2006, 06:53 AM
Terri, As a fellow Philly fan, DO THE DISNEYLAND HALF!!!! With what little improvements Banner et al have done to the team, I do not think you will be missing out on a Super season. I fear the E-A-G-L-E-S are not going to be flying very far this year and an inaugural event has the potential for much more memories.

goofyguy1958
04-07-2006, 06:55 AM
OH, by the way, I took part of a bonus I got this year and treated myself to a Garmin yesterday :cool1: . Can't wait to get out for a nice long run and see just how far the trails are.

wtpclc
04-07-2006, 07:26 AM
OK, work has blown up once agin. I should not behere, but was afraid to miss many more days. Here's what I caught from my skim. Please note, really only had time to skim and I know that's dangerous, Just ask Krista. ;)

Krista - Think you're confused. neither Helen nor I have kids. ;) ;) ;) Oh, and just to clarify, I was not the buddy who untangled her hair.

Dave - Thansk for giving my brain the song of the day. ;) I'm afraid we may be rubbing off on you with our goofy little songs. Congrats on the Garmin!

Cam - Welcome back!!!! We missed you!!! Need to read the report later. Work's busy and my head's throbing, so forgive me for skimming.

jodi - Yes those aare extremem workout. To add a little more to what someone else said - During our 20-week trainign fo rthe full marathon, we do 2 or 3 runs during the week. They range from 30 to 60 minutes. Never more than a 60 minut run durign the week. Then the LR on Saturday. Yikes, 5 miles does sounda bit extreme durign teh week.

Claire - :goofy: :thumbsup2

Hope to check back later and read a little more thoroughly. If I don't get a chance, have a great weekend!!!!

Oh, I did XT Wed. and 30 last night with under 10:30 miles. OK, someone tell me how I did 40 miles in 40 minutes last year on a weekday run. 10:30s feel like I'm really pushing now. SHouldn't I be in better shape than last summer?

keenercam
04-07-2006, 07:51 AM
Hi, everyone! Just popping in to say that I STILL have not worked out at all since last Saturday morning's 3 mile stroll to SS. Well, that's if you don't include my 10.5 hours of walking at EPCOT last Saturday and my fast-walking from the exit of Expedition Everest back to the single rider & fast pass lines on Sunday. UGH! I really do think my life will get back to normal after Andy's play this weekend. BTW, have I mentioned that I am an absolute nervous wreck? Let's see, between the sweaty palms & racing heart and the speed-cleaning that I'll have to do at my house today before the crowds descend, there has to be SOME aerobic benefit in there. :teeth:

I miss you guys desperately. And I OBVIOUSLY need you all to give me a quick kick in the bottom to get back on track. Right now, I am LOVING being the Mom and giving everything I have to my kids (besides the chaos and outrageous commitment that is work right now, during an expedited proceedings case on a huge corporate deal for the next week or so.) Okay, that was such a long run-on sentence. And I am definitely NOT getting paid by the word.

Gotta get back to work. But I just wanted to say to Terri -- PLEASE come to DL! We are going to have such a great time! And it IS an all-weekend event. And it is the INAUGURAL DL 1/2! The castle medal will last a lifetime. The EAGLES opening game experience is just one of many and you won't walk away with JEWELRY!!! We really don't want to party at the Candy Cane Inn pool without you! And just THINK of how happy you could make a friend by giving them your ticket!

plutosmyfav
04-07-2006, 08:04 AM
Sunny-- OK, you asked: My best time for a long-course 400m freestyle was 4:58. For a short-course 500yd it was a 4:46. Generally I swam sprints, though, so I didn't swim these distances often.

Kevin (Solotraveler) :earsboy:

Now I shall call you SpeedyX2!!! Wow!

Lynn-- run off the bike :lmao: :rotfl2: :rotfl: You are joking, right? I don't even own a bike. I'm going to be lucky if I can ride a rental, let alone run off of it :crazy: I think I will aim at coming in dead last for this one. That way I can't be disappointed!!!!

MelR-- Follow your heart on the 50miler. I'm sure you can do it, but you have to do what feels right. :grouphug:

Cam-- :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: work be gone :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard:

Carrie-- I'm skimming, too. I seemed to have caught bits and pieces of discussions of sticking items in odd places... I'm supposed to be getting ready for a telecon in 15 minutes. yikes! Better focus.

All you new Garmin owners-- Congrats! Once you go Garmin, you'll never go back ;) If you got the 201 or higher, its definitelyt worth the added work of downloading the pc software so you can upload your runs and see them on the pc.

Gotta run :moped: (I wish I meant that literally)

Sunny

Minnie
04-07-2006, 08:19 AM
Krista - No I haven't purchased my Garmin yet. I have made a pact with myself that I would not purchase it until I had some road running time in. With the weather and well not quite over my fear of reinjuring my back I just haven't done it yet. It is supposed to be nice this weekend so I may try to get out then.

Which is the easiest surface to run on for joints? I normally walk/run on the side of the road but that contributed to my problems. There is a gravel walk/run trail not too far away would that be better????

Happy training everyone!

wtpclc
04-07-2006, 10:04 AM
Minnie - The gravel trail will be alot easier on teh joint. Watch out if it's not level, though. Plus, if the gravel is loos, it will be like running in quick sand. A lot of effort for little distance. Still, as long as it's level, it should eb easier on teh joints.

chimera
04-07-2006, 10:22 AM
Just a quickie today as I'm packing for a weekend at WDW. DH has a conference next week so we're going up a bit early to stay at the Swan. We have to come home Sunday, but he gets to stay until Wed . I'm planning to go up to the Y and cross-train today, then tomorrow DD13 and I will do our 6 miles around BW and Y&BC (what is the name of that lake?).

Looks like lots of WISHers will be at WDW in May. We're doing an overnight for the Minnie, then our annual week-long trip from May 28-June 2. Anyone else going to be there then?

Cam...it was great seeing you! Sorry you got the bug too...wonder if it was the empanadas or the rellena? Maybe we should avoid Bongos walkup in the future :crazy2: :wizard: for your son's performance!

Terri...I'm with everyone else. There'll never be another 'first' DL half. Besides, you need that first castle to go with your first Goofy. Can we talk you into a first Minnie as well? :teeth:

Krista...I haven't even looked at the Bucs/Dolphins schedules yet. Sounds like a chilly game for the Bucs!

:wizard: to everyone for less work and sickness!

ScoJo15
04-07-2006, 11:04 AM
Just stopping in to say hello and see what everyone is up to!

I officially signed up for my first 5k today. "The Hoya and the Hare" takes place April 15th close to home in Kennesaw, GA. I'm both excited and a little nervous not knowing what to expect. I'm going to drive the course this Sunday so I can see how much elevation change there is (I suck on hills right now). I've been right on plan with my training and cross training and ran my best mile ever (9:11) last Saturday!!

I also purchased some new shoes and ran in them for the first time last night. I got some New Balance 845's and boy do they make a difference!! It was like running on pillows compared to the shoes that I had been running in. Now if they only came with Turbo Boost, I'd be all set! :)

In non-running news, I booked a trip to WDW Sept 17-23 to take advantage of the free dining. Going with my daughter and staying at the Pop Century. I'm not sure how that will work out with training as I will be preparing for the Disney Half but I'll cross that bridge when I get there ;)

Glad to see that everyone is doing good!! Congrats to those who did the Columbus event!

Honeibee
04-07-2006, 11:15 AM
Help! They won't leave me alone at work! All this week everyone has wanted a piece of me, since they know this is my last day before vacation! I can't believe I haven't posted here in TWO days! I LIVE on the Dis! :sad2:

I have been doing my TM routine. I'm looking forward to walking on the ship. I'll talk to you all as soon as I get home. Man, I'll have a mile of posts to read thru by the time I get back.

I'll only be checking my Yahoo mail while on-board so if I miss anything good email me at Honeibee@yahoo.com.

Goodbye everyone! I'll really be missing you guys! I know I'll be jonesing to catch up with you all!

:wave2:

:moped:


Judy

keenercam
04-07-2006, 11:21 AM
Help! They won't leave me alone at work! All this week everyone has wanted a piece of me, since they know this is my last day before vacation! I can't believe I haven't posted here in TWO days! I LIVE on the Dis! :sad2:

I have been doing my TM routine. I'm looking forward to walking on the ship. I'll talk to you all as soon as I get home. Man, I'll have a mile of posts to read thru by the time I get back.

I'll only be checking my Yahoo mail while on-board so if I miss anything good email me at Honeibee@yahoo.com.

Goodbye everyone! I'll really be missing you guys! I know I'll be jonesing to catch up with you all!

:wave2:

:moped:


Judy

Have fun, Judy! We will miss you terribly!

Mouse Skywalker
04-07-2006, 12:34 PM
Have a great cruise Judy!!! :wave:
Bon Yoyage!!! :boat: :sail: pirate: :sail: :boat:
Don't forget to let us know about whether you want WISH team socks or not so we can order them for you while you're gone.
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1077088&page=1
I can't wait to hear all about your trip when you get back.

AmyBeth68
04-07-2006, 01:04 PM
My world has been crazy. We are into full tilt school "Music Man" mode. Last night was the first official performance and it was wonderful! Only three more performances to go. Phew. Please send some pixie dust so my poor kids don't get sick from being up until 11:00 pm each night. :rolleyes: But they are having a ball!

I FINALLY got out there and exercised. Did 3 miles in 30:20 minutes. Had a quick start and ran 9:20, 10:00 and 11:00 splits. I ran in my new trail shoes just to break them in before Arizona. They aren't as wonderful as my Asics but they weren't bad at all.

Also managed to squeaze in a 30 minute yoga session and 7 minute ab routine. I'm heading to pilates tomorrow morning!

Scott: Congrats on making your 5K official. Unfortunately I won't be here when you post your results but I'll definitely be thinking of you on the 15th! :cheer2: I know you'll do great!

Cam: I think we're more nervous than our kids for their play! Tell your son to "break a leg" and have a blast with his performances!! I'll be thinking of him this weekend.

Judy: Have a fabulous cruise! :sunny:

Mel: Have a great WDW weekend!

xterratri
04-07-2006, 01:41 PM
For Sunny, MelR, and any one else doubting themselves-
There is a statement frequently quoted on BeginnerTriathlete.com:
DFL>DNF>>DNS
Translation: dead friggin last beats out did not finish and they both greatly trump did not start. The attitude is that just getting out there and doing your best is some much more than so many other people do.

BTW Sunny- how tall are you and if you are under about 5'5", are you longer legged or torso? I may have a temporary solution to your bike issue but I'll warn you that it will spoil you and then you won't want a more economy priced bike. Roo baby is a good steed that will be going to waste until Erin finds a more permanent place in FL.

Kevin- I was just joshing you before about being slow before because I couldn't swim close to that. Started swimming too old to become good. But you're right that your fly is very impressive. Oh and those fast women, I spent a summer working with Stanford swim camps and Richard Quick would run practices for some of his swimmers- you know Jenny, Gabriella, Summer.

Minnie- yes, the trail surface would be better for you than the canted road.
Scott- congrats on registering for your 5K
Judy- enjoy your cruise
Mel(Chimera)- we'll be there Minnie Weekend and then again from the 18-22 for the FL 70.3 Ironman race
Terri- there will only be one inuagral race but if you'll regret watching McNabb get sacked that much...(The Eagles are the only pro idiotball team that I follow too- I'm a Syracuse grad and worked/lived in Philly for a year)

Congrats to the new Garmin owners. I'll have a 201 for sale within the next couple of months because I can get an absolute rocking price on the 305 through the Army Triathlon Club. I'm really just waiting on Garmin to
release their Mac OS software that they said they are going to this Spring.

Ran 5.46 at 9:36/mi today and swam 3000 this morning. Was the last day of 'recovery' week. Tomorrow will be a 30 mile ride w/ 15 miles of tempo and then a 40 mile ride followed immediately by an 8 mile run on Sunday. First triathlon of the season is 3 weeks from Sunday in St Petersburg. Off to class now.

keenercam
04-07-2006, 01:46 PM
Cam: I think we're more nervous than our kids for their play! Tell your son to "break a leg" and have a blast with his performances!! I'll be thinking of him this weekend.


Thanks, Amy -- "Break a Leg" to yours, as well! I hope you have a great time and that everyone stays healthy. I know Andrew is looking more wiped out than I've ever seen him. I am hoping he will rest this afternoon, but I know he is very excited!

Sorry everyone. Back to your regularly scheduled training thread! :goodvibes :grouphug:

Minnie
04-07-2006, 01:57 PM
Totally :offtopic: but:

My May trip to the Flower/Garden Show was cancelled :sad2:

I know I shouldn't feel bad as we are going in July for a week but I am so bummed because we have talked about doing this for a year :guilty:

I know I am fortunate to be able to go at all but still.......

Thanks for letting my whine :rolleyes1

xterratri
04-07-2006, 02:57 PM
Interesting little PR piece on insidetri.com, the website for Inside Triathlon magazine.


PR: Team Estrogen introduces fitness clothing for larger sizes

by IT Interactive
This report filed April 7, 2006

Hillsboro, Oreg. - The typical local bike shop offers just a small selection of women's cycling clothing. Worse yet, some offer just a few small and medium sized men's shorts for women to wear, figuring that women can just find their "guy size". For the plus size woman looking for a fun family activity or an enjoyable alternative to the gym, well, she's been mostly out of luck. Fortunately, today's plus-size cyclist who struggles to find anything in her size needs to look no further.

Susan Otcenas, co-founder of TeamEstrogen.com in Hillsboro, Oreg., started cycling 15 years ago and was frustrated by the lack of clothing options for women, particularly women over size 12. Susan, who sports a size 14, was motivated to act and founded TeamEstrogen.com in 1998. Since that time, Team Estrogen has outfitted more than 50,000 satisfied women, including 2,000 plus size customers.

Team Estrogen offers a wide range of women's cycling, triathlon and fitness clothing. The site also features built-in "specialty stores" that cater to women with special sizing needs. Specialty stores include petite, tall, plus, even maternity apparel in sizes ranging from extra small to 4X.

Team Estrogen's vision is that by offering this extensive range for all shapes and sizes, more women will reasonably be able to choose cycling as a way to fitness. Fitness suppliers are tuning in to the female marketplace, offering more choices for women in general, but very few are making a conscious effort to support the plus-size segment. Team Estrogen hopes to change that trend. With increasing numbers of women on bikes, Team Estrogen is encouraging suppliers to naturally include a broader range of larger garments in their clothing lines. Team Estrogen also works with its vendors to create an array of cycling pieces specifically for the plus size customer - items she won't find anywhere else. Being a larger size is no reason to sacrifice fashion or function.

When asked to comment about how the marketplace has responded to her efforts, Susan replies, "Almost daily, I speak with women from around the country who are unable to find apparel that fits and flatters their fuller figures. By providing women with appropriate (and comfortable!) cycling and fitness clothing, we are encouraging them to enjoy a healthier lifestyle and motivating them to stick with an exercise routine."

Maherae
04-07-2006, 03:56 PM
:thanks: Lynne, that's a great article. Going to check out the site!! That is an awesome quote! I may put on that on the back of my shirt when we do Minnie, DL and WDW!!
Cam so glad you are back!! 4 weeks to Minnie! I may not be able to meet at EoS on Saturday. I think my niece and nephew are marching in Spectromagic (?) at Magic Kingdom that night. But wait! since we will have our own car and not have to depend on WDW transportation...it may still be doable! :jumping1:
Oh, hereee ya go pixiedust: pixiedust: pixiedust: pixiedust: for yours and AmyBeth's kiddos!
Scott, how exciting to sign up for an official event! :thumbsup2 It should be a beautiful area to run in this time of year.

Pat OK, someone tell me how I did 40 miles in 40 minutes last year on a weekday run. Whoa!!! You were really, really flying!!! :lmao: Tell us...how DID you do that?

Have a geat training weekend everyone, and have FUN!!

plutosmyfav
04-07-2006, 04:03 PM
For Sunny, MelR, and any one else doubting themselves-
There is a statement frequently quoted on BeginnerTriathlete.com:
DFL>DNF>>DNS



Love the quote! I was almost DNS on my April 17th race. But now the trip is bumped to the 20th so I'll be starting, finishing and hopefully nowhere near DFL.

Thanks so much for the offer. I'm 5'7" so I don't think I could squeaze myself onto your bike! There's a bike rental (actually, two) right on the bike path. Its just a matter of getting there and doing it a couple of times. I signed up for my first ever Spinnig class for next Monday. Work better not keep me from it.

I did 5.5 miles today, too. Not so speedy. My avg was 10:20 but my first three splits were ~9:40. I walked quite a bit after I hit 3 miles. It was a beautfiul day. Now its raining. Glad I got out there.

Happy LRing everyone :moped: I might go for 10 tomorrow if weather permits. (Ha, listen to me, when has weather ever had a say in it :rotfl2: I'm telling ya, the IC must be long gone...)

Sunny

plutosmyfav
04-07-2006, 04:06 PM
Forgot to say,

I tried contacting the runtoremember about the chip they say I didn't return and my emails keep bouncing back! I better not get stuck with a bill. This is a first for me.

TEK224
04-07-2006, 09:10 PM
Judy and Mel - Have fun on your trips

Mel - I'd love to do the Minnie. But it's the same weekend as the Blue Cross Broad Street Run here in Philly. I work the event from Thurs. morning until Sunday afternoon. But I told the race director that one of these years I won't be working cause I need my Minnie Medal (boy did I get a major eye roll for that :rolleyes: ).


Goofyguy - C'mon - ya gotta have faith. The Birds never look like they're gonna be terrific, but they just win (well except for last year :rolleyes: ).


I think I have to find a good airfare and book my ticket - then there won't be any wavering on my part. I can always watch the game at ESPN Zone.

Terri

TiffJ
04-08-2006, 05:26 AM
Terri-DL DL DL DL DL DL!!!!!! Of course this is coming from a non football fan but this is an inaugural event!!! Just think about wearing that cool castle medal on the plane ride home :cloud9: And all the fun at Candy Cane we'll be having.......

Sunny-great job on your run. When is the tri you are doing? How far are the distances?

Lynne-love the quote!!!

Cam-its so good to see you back here. Good luck to DS this weekend. I know you are bursting at the seams with pride :goodvibes But dont forget about training~4 weeks to go :cool1:

Judy-have a blast on your cruise! We'll miss you while you're gone.

Scott-Congrats for signing up for the 5k. And for going to WDW with free dining. I so wish we could go but DS's fall break doesnt start until a week after the offer ends. That's cool you live in Kennasaw, I'm from Marrietta.

Mel-I'm so jealous of how often you get to go to WDW & how close you live :lmao: (that's me "green" with envy) Have a great weekend!!!

Well today is DS8 first tri! He is so excited. I hope he got enough sleep last night. We had a really bad weather night & spent alot of the evening in the hall. The boys were freaked out/terrified. There were a lot of wall clouds & tornados in our area. We were lucky, unfortunately TN wasnt so lucky (we are about 10 min from the TN state line) DH woke us up at one point to put us back in our "fort" in the hall. DS's were asleep thru most of that one even when we put their bike helmets on them.

Everyone have a great weekend!!!!

RunningLilo
04-08-2006, 06:08 AM
Morning everyone! :yay:

Can you believe that I just sat here and read every single post from last week's thread and this one?!?! It took me 1hr and 40min. I guess we can just chalk that up as another one of my running related time scores. :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Hit me if I ever think of drinking anything with caffeine in it with dinner again. :badpc: Especially 2 HUGE glasses of tea from Sonny's BBQ! :drinking1 I've been up all freaking night long. But sweet BBQ ribs & tea...Yum! Might have been worth it, especially since I got to catch up with everyone on here. I just haven't had the time to keep up with this flying thread lately. But I do love you all and I'm sooo proud of your accomplishments! :cheer2:

Dave- I love the socks! :laughing: I just had to say that since I think I just read it 8 million times from everyone. But really they're great!

Good luck and pixiedust: to all those running races today and to everyone attempting a long run. I was supposed to do my first 4.5m lr last night, but I just had a weird bad feeling. Kinda like that mommy's intuition thing so we stayed home. I did not want to risk our safety or a possible injury. Anyone run with pepper spray? DH thinks I'm completely wacky for wanting some...

Thanks to whoever (forgive me for not remembering who) suggested that it was IMPORTANT for beginners to do slow fun runs in the middle of training. That is exactly what I needed last week. I had gotten so frustrated by always number crunching while running that I lost the JOY of it. I am trying to remain focused only on completing individual intervals and not always trying to beat my time.

I LOVED :love: LOVED :love: LOVED the DFL>DNF>>DNS thing! I want it on a t-shirt so bad. Maybe I'll put it on the back of my WISH shirt for the 1/2. It makes me sad that I just chickened out of my 10k on 04/22 for fear of being DFL. I did switch it to a 5k instead of canceling it all together so I'm trying to count that as a positive. ::yes::

Did I mention that I hit my 50lb weightloss mini-goal since the last time I posted on the training thread? I made it to a size 16! :teeth: :teeth: :teeth:

I do have a question before I try to "go to bed." I'm in the whole training-to-train part of this and my main goal now is losing weight. Would you experienced know-it-alls (j/k :lmao: ) suggest that I break my runs into 2 sessions per day in order to make them a little longer? Or is it better to build my endurance? My current schedule is:

M R3/W2 for 3 miles
T walk 60mins
W R3/W2 for 2 miles
R walk 45 mins
F R3/W2 4.5 miles
S rest
S rest

TIA!

jodistar
04-08-2006, 06:46 AM
Hi Everyone,

Well I'm back feeling like 100% again :thumbsup2 I've been reading our thread but really didn't have a lot of time to post (sorry).

Teri - I agree with everyone else.....Run DL :teeth:

Dave - Congratulations on the Garmin :woohoo: and thank you again for organizing the WISH socks

Krista It looks like I will have to read Marathoning for Mortals again.....and look at the plans - that sounds a little bit easier to follow or maybe I will just wing it, don't know yet! but you said it helped you with the half? Thank you again for the advice :thumbsup2 I love this group :grouphug:

JODI: can you run in the AM to get those 5 mile in? Soon it will be light enough to go at 7PM if you don't mind going late. Or maybe on your lunch? Sometime I run at work instead of waiting til I get home, it seems to make the transition to running faster. If I go home first I tend to dilly dally! Kim You are so right - that's me exactly I dilly dally also if I go home first.....I don't function well in the a.m. so it will have to be after work :teeth:

Cam Glad to see that you're back! Congratulations to you DD for getting into Univ. of Delaware....Glad you enjoyed your trip - Good job on keeping up with training while at Disney.

TnTsParty Good luck on your 5k today!

Dena Congratulations on the weight loss - that is great :cheer2:

Well, I'm going to take off for now - I will be running again tomorrow.....I plan on doing some Pilates or BOSU today.

BTW -Sorry if I had forgotten anyone in my post, I was trying to get everyone but I know I missed quite a bit!

Jodi

goofyguy1958
04-08-2006, 08:14 AM
Morning everyone, I have been a slacker for three days now d/t sinus infection my DS was kind enough to share with me - he has sinus infection, bi-lateral ear infections and tonsillitis (can't share that because mine are long gone) - and I have just not felt well enough to run. I did buy myself a Garmin 201 on Thursday and can't wait to try it out tomorrow though.

xterratri, the DFL>DNF>>DNS is something I lived when I first started training in 1989. I was told by my doctor after a physical that I would - not that I might - have a heart attack by the time I was 35 (was 29 at the time) if I didn't change my ways. Six weeks later I entered a short-course tri and came in 165th out of 167 finishers - 80 some starters did not finish. I was 50 pounds over my current weight but hey I beat a 69-year-old and a 74-year-old and finished and haven't stopped since.

Terri, the Joe Bs. and Jeffery Ls are testing my faith with their condesending ways, but I will continue to root on all of our poor loser teams here in Philly. It's just heart breaking to get too excited about any of the 4 - see the injury riddled Flyers, the dreadful and I quit 76ers, the hey-just-win-one-please Phillies, and the ever tight fisted E-A-G-L-E-S. Good choice on doing the DL half, that is something you can always look back on and state with pride that you ran the very first one.


Hey RunningLilo, one of those experienced know-it-alls here and I would offer this piece of advise on your training; instead of doing two-a-day workouts why don't you trto increase the length of the running portion of each run by a little bit. Here is what I would suggest: change over the 3/2 ratio to a 3:30/1:30 on each run for two weeks and drop an additional 10 seconds each week until you are up to a 4/1 ratio. Once you get to the 4/1 ratio increase the milage by no more than 10% total every other week - the first week increase from 9.5 to 10 to ease into things and then every other week add on by the 10% rule. Another suggestion would be to break the week up a little bit by having your rest days at seperate times. For example, instead of consecutive days make the rest days on say Tuesday and Saturday. Hope that helps and great job with all of your training.

magslite
04-08-2006, 09:22 AM
Hi TEAM,

I just need to check in so that I don't give up.

Since my first 5k 3/19, I have been having heel pain as well as some sciatic nerve pain in my butt. So, I cut back on running, did some walking and started rowing. I also found that it helped my heel not to go bare foot at home.

Anyway, pain in the heel improves when I rest completely. The rowing aggrivated the sciatic nerve even more. So, after some research, I realized I need to stick to biking and swimming or water running.

I am kind of bummed. Training for the Chicago half begins in May, and I don't want to miss any of that training. So, I will find an orthopod to dx my troubles. Since at this point, I am self dx. I will stick to water running and biking until may. Maybe I will even try to swim a few laps.

Especially bummed, because my Garmin just arrived this week.

Okay enough of the pity party! I will hit the pool today and keep reading these boards.

Have a great weekend!
Maggie

magslite
04-08-2006, 09:26 AM
Oh, I forgot to ask:

For those of you who walk with no running - do you wear running or walking shoes?

Currently I am wearing new balance running shoes. I just changed the number to a higher one, that has more stability for my major overpronating. Does anyone else wear new balance? Have you been happy. I know this is individual, but sometimes it helps to hear other experiences.

Maggie :sunny:

Tiger Lily 03
04-08-2006, 02:11 PM
Hi WISH Team!
Well I just thought I would share my news here. I am taking advantage of the "down time" from any exercising this week and have completed a task that I've wanted to do for a year. I've made myself a photo book on Imagestation from my first ever Half marathon--the WDW 2005. I've just finished the report I will insert in the book and will place my order this weekend. Whew! Nothing like taking forever to get to things.

Now off I go to compile something from this year's Goofy experience...

Happy training everyone. I've been reading here too.

btw--Lynne I LOVE the quote.

TiffJ
04-08-2006, 04:29 PM
Maggie- I have just started adding some running, but even when I was only walking I wore running shoes. From the research I did that seemed to be what I should use, even though I was walking, it was very fast paced & alot of distance. Walking shoes arent made for marathoning at any speed. :wizard: for the sciatica. I used to have that & I know how painful it can be. The only thing that helped me was my beloved chiropractor. I am wearing Asics Kayanos right now. This is what Fleet Feet recommended for me & they have been working well. NB work great for some & not so great for others. Good luck, a good shoe makes all the difference.

Dena-congrats on the weight loss! that is awesome :cheer2:


DS did his first tri today & did awesome! I was so proud of him it took all I could do not to cry when he finished. He was in the middle of the pack and for the little training he did & the heavy weight of his bike it was a great finish. Very laid back atmosphere, they didnt even have a time clock. Great atmosphere for his first one. No fair he got to do one before me (they did have an adult tri before his, but I wasnt ready for it)

I bet we can find t shirts with that quote from Lynne. That is very cool. (although I would have to explain to everyone what it means. No racers or triathletes in my life except for you guys)

TnTsParty
04-08-2006, 04:40 PM
Just wanted to report in on my results from my very first 5k. I was nervous and thought I was doing worse than I really ended up doing. My official time was 31:30 with 10:10 as my mile splits. I came in 4th in my age group (there were only 5 in my age group but I was SOOOO excited that I got 4th - I hugged my DH) Thankfully he woke up early with me and went with me (I left it up to him if he felt like going or not and he told me "yeah someone had to cheer you on") he was at the finish line which was very close to the start line. He said he was cheering on everyone as they came in and he was there cheering for me as I crossed the line. There was a real strong wind on the last half of the race so I about died but I just kept thinking about DFL>DNF>>DNS and I kept saying to myself at least I am not DFL - LOL.

Tiff - congrats to your DS on his Tri. Sorry about the sciatica - my BIL and my Grandmother have a problem with that and it sounds like its painful.

Lisa loves Pooh
04-08-2006, 06:50 PM
Oh, I forgot to ask:

For those of you who walk with no running - do you wear running or walking shoes?

Currently I am wearing new balance running shoes. I just changed the number to a higher one, that has more stability for my major overpronating. Does anyone else wear new balance? Have you been happy. I know this is individual, but sometimes it helps to hear other experiences.

Maggie :sunny:

If it helps--due to the distances involved for half and full marathon training--if that is what you are pursuing...our coaches as well as the running store recommended to use an actual running shoe.

I wear the saucony hurricane so cannot comment on NB--but since you do have feet issues....I think the running shoe would provide better support in general. I have been using mine for walking (though I am a runner)--and my feet appreciate it. :)



Oh--and just checked my e-mail. DL Inaugural half marathon is officially closed to registration. Charity teams still may have spaces.

Tiger Lily 03
04-08-2006, 06:56 PM
Congrats on your 5k times. That was sailing!

Running shoes for me no matter what. The reason I think is that the heel is lifted a bit more than the walking and I need that for the Achilles tendonitis issues. I also always walk in the house with molded flip flops that give me aome sort of arch support to help relieve the stress in my feet.

DianeL
04-08-2006, 07:42 PM
BETH - I need to take a new picture of her. The only one I have is from a couple of years ago when she was getting to go to "grandma's" while her parents went to Disney. She has her own Princess (kids) bag. I have a digital but indoor pics of her aren't always the best, they turn out too dark. She's a Cardigan (with a tail), mostly black with white socks and a bit of white on the nose/face. I didn't think before I left today or I would have gotten a picture of her with HER running buddies (my race partner's dogs) but I will next time and share it :) I think they are great little dogs. Just the right size for me and playful.

LYNNDA = thanks for the "great job" the other day :)

DAVE & Goofyguy = Congrats on your new Garmins!!!! Goodness, I think I'm going to be the only one here without one soon LMBO Guess I might be sweet talking hubby ;)

KRISTA = LOL about Hines sleeping the evening/night away. The 2nd best part of taking Phoebe, I get to sleep the night thru after she's done 3 mile with us. Although she doesn't have Hine's pace LOL

KIM = Ouch on the achillies but WOW on you doing the Boston!!!! Way kewl!!! :) I hope everything goes well for you and you have an amazing time and an excellent pace :)

DANA = Hope everything goes smoothly for the babies surgery and recovery is fast :) Wooohooo on cutting back on the packs :)

TERRI = I agree with everyone else... There will only be 1 Inaugral Half Marathon at Disneyland. Come join us. It's going to be a party :-D

TNTSPARTY = WOOOOHOOOOO and CONGRATS on your 1st 5K!!! Amazing time! Great job!

Well I've been in hiding since Wednesday. Wednesday I report our 3 mile walk with the dog. Thursday was suppose to be 6 miles with my race partner but she had a horrible headache and sore throat so we skipped. Friday I managed to drag my tush on the ellip. machine and did 58 minutes, I got bored and my heel was bothering me so I only did the 58 :) Today I had a dentist appt so I was rewarded with a short easy day which was we dragged our DHs and dogs along for a 3 miler and let me tell you I don't want to know the pace for today LMBO I never knew one could make 3 miles last that long but the dogs had a really good time and got a lot of sniffs in and even my pooch who stays on the path decided to attempt to jump into a mini lake created over the last couple of months. We were quite a sight today, the other times we've taken the dogs have been much more orderly, today was pure chaos. We started with I think every human wrapped in a dog leash at the same time. I don't think there was one of us not in that mess but thankfully since DH had the leash for our dog I was able to untangle myself quickly from the mess. I about feel on path laughing. What a day. So I guess all things considered I won't worry about today's pace ;) Tomorrow we are planning on 8 miles, walking and hoping that we'll feel energized to run parts of it back :)

I know I missed people, sorry about that! I really need to read daily and not hide when I feel so bad about not training on a day. :rolleyes1

Happy training!!!!

Kristi1357
04-08-2006, 07:54 PM
Minnie - whine all you want to!

Lynne - I LOVE that quote!
"DFL>DNF>>DNS
Translation: dead friggin last beats out did not finish and they both greatly trump did not start. The attitude is that just getting out there and doing your best is some much more than so many other people do."

Dena - Congrats on that awesome weight loss! I have been hovering at about 10 lbs. to my WW goal since last summer. That's why I finally got off my butt and am training to do the Minnie 15k. Just now, the pounds are starting to come off again. I only have about 7 more to WW goal - I am down almost 30 at this point.

Magslite - pixiedust: for your heel & sciatic pain! I had sciatic pain when I was pregnant and it is very painful.

TiffJ - Congrats on your DS' tri! :cheer2:

TnTsParty - Congratulations on your 5k! :banana:

Well, today was my first ever 6 miler. I did my 'mostly walk fast & run some' thing and finished in 1:24. I forget the splits - still not too sure of all the inner workings on DH's Garmin. I was very happy I kept it under 1:30 (15min/mile requirement for the Minnie) since my longest walk/run before this was 4 miles. My biggest fear is being swept. I really don't care about time, I just want to finish and get that Minnie medal.

I also found out why I was having such a hard time with my hands swelling! It was only about 41 degrees when I went out this morning, so I wore Chad's Nike running gloves. I also kept my hands up near my heart. Turns out, they swelled before since they were cold! When I did my 3 miler earlier this week, I kept my hands up, but did not have gloves. That time, my hands were not only swollen really bad, but frozen when I finished. Today, I doubled that mileage, kept the hands up, but added gloves. BINGO! Just some minor swelling that was nothing compared to before. Darn Raynauds Syndrome!

I am seeing how this can be addicting. I mean, after the Minnie, what reason do I have to keep exercising? Knowing the couch potato I am, I will need to sign up for something else, or I will slowly stop exercising altogether.

I am starting to feel really left out about the DL Half. I am going, to watch Chad run it. I didn't sign up since I wasn't sure how I would do with training - I wanted to at least get the Minnie under my belt before spending more $ on another race. And, to be totally honest - we are still on the fence about trying to have another baby. My thinking also was 'knowing my luck, I'd get preggo by then, not be able to race, and lose that registration $.' Oh well - I'll crown myself the official DIS WISH race photographer in CA! I have excellent experience from chasing Chad around, taking pics during the race the past 5 years at WDW. I will start planning my attack.

I am off to sit on the couch and watch something on TiVo. My legs are swelling up (they have done this since 8th grade whenever I exercise alot or stand in place, my kness seem to trap the fluid in the lower leg) - need to prop them up to get the fluid back down. Oh, and eat a big bowl of popcorn!

MouseDogMom
04-08-2006, 08:44 PM
Cam - Yea to Jenn for getting into UD. And don't feel bad about not training. Do the mom thing - your kids will be grown before you know it. When the play is over, run!

Amy pixiedust: for your kids!

Minnie - Whining allowed. Sorry your trip was cancelled. :sad1:

Dena - Congrats on your 50lb mini-goal!

Maggie - I wear only New Balance. And the guys at the New Balance store told me to wear running shoes for walking long before I ever started running. I just bought 857s last weekend.

TiffJ - Congrats to DS on completing his tri!

TnTsParty - Great job on your 5K!

We've decided that my calf pain is actually tendinitis. I've given it a week off, with one night on the bike to keep from feeling like a couch potato. I think I'm going to try a short 1-mile run/walk tomorrow just to see how it feels and then stretch really well. I can't stand that it's 28 days till the Minnie and I'm doing nothing.

I spent the weekend planning the remainder of the Minnie weekend. DD is taking a friend who finally gave us the "yes" answer, so I was able to make dining plans, etc. Obsessive planning mode in progress - non-Disney folks should stay clear!

Jackie

andromedaslove
04-08-2006, 09:19 PM
Just wanted to check in on everyone, and say Hi!! :wave: Also wanted to update everyone on how I am doing.

CRAPPY!!! I feel like such a whiny baby, but I am so sick of being SICK!! This morning DH and I both ended up going to Solantic. For anyone who doesn't know what that is, it's like an ER when you aren't actually sick enough to go to the ER. Well, we both have bronchitis, but luckily after chest xrays they ruled out pneumonia. I have an antibiotic I have to take twice a day, and inhaler I have to use 4 times a day, and a cough medicine with codeine to help me sleep at night. Problem is..... I can't take any other medication within 3 hours of taking my antibiotic, or within 2 hours of taking my codeine laced cough medicine. So I took my antibiotic at 8, and immediately started running a fever of 101.5 and I can't take any tylenol for the fever unless I am gonna sit up until 1am. Guess what?! The codeine will make me forget about the fever!! :rotfl: However, the dr. said we should be feeling better by Monday and if we aren't to call her and she'll get us some more medicine. So hopefully I will be feeling better next week and be able to start training again. That's my hope anyway!! :thumbsup2

Dena - Congrats on the 50lbs... that is amazing!!

Diana - Don't worry about it... I don't have a Garmin either... I am hoping for my birthday that everyone gets me a Gift Certificate to our local running store. Maybe then I can get some new shoes and maybe a Garmin too if I am lucky!!

Ok, well it is now 10:30pm so I am gonna go get a shower and get ready for bed!!

Take Care,
Dana

crzy4pooh
04-08-2006, 09:24 PM
Hey everyone! Wow - I have 4 pages to catch up on!!! :blush: Here's my update... Thursday was a good swim lesson. My coach decided I needed to do more speed drills (this was the second day in a row) so I was pretty wiped out - no run Thursday night. Friday became a rest day - I needed it mentally and physically. This morning I ran 7 miles. Tonight I biked 6 miles/ran 1 mile. (I think I made up for my DOR...) ;)

DH and I got to the running store today and both got new shoes - Yea!!! He actually switched over to Saucony - ever since they put out a new model of his other shoe, he's had problems. We'll see how these do. My Brooks are in a new model, too, but they assured me it was just a color change - no messing with perfection!


Kristi - We can cheer everyone at DL on together! DH is running the half. DS will be 3 when we go, and we certainly can't afford to take a babysitter! :rotfl: So - our compromise was me doing the Minnie, DH is doing DL, and I will do the DL 5K. Do you want to do the 5K with me? :thumbsup2

Diane - LOL at walking with the dogs!!! I used to try to run with DS in the stroller and our golden on the leash... notice I USED to!!! :rotfl2:

TNTs Party - CONGRATS ON YOUR FIRST 5K!!!! That is a great time!!!!! :woohoo:

Tiff - YEA for DS's tri!!!! I know I will be crying when my DS crosses his first finish line!!! ;) And I'm so glad you all are safe after those terrible storms!

Lily - Great job on the photo book! You are still ahead of me - I haven't started DS's baby book from 2003! :blush:

Maggie - Sorry to hear about your pain! I hope you are able to get to the doctor soon!

goofyguy - I hope you and DS are better soon!!! Congrats on the Garmin!!!

Jodi - So glad you are feeling good!!! :wizard: for a great run tomorrow! Let us know how it goes!

Dena - Congrats on the weight loss!!! :banana: You are doing awesome!!! I like the idea of putting that saying on the back of a shirt - I may need to do that for Minnie! ;)

Sunny - Great job on your run today!!! Also, glad you get to do the race before your trip!!!

Maherae - How neat that your niece and nephew are in Spectromagic that night!!! We are also trying to figure out how to get to EoS - hope to see you there! :teeth:

Minnie - So sorry you won't get to go to flower/garden! Feel free to whine anytime!

Lynne - Love that saying! You are definitely my tri-hero - I am constantly amazed by your training!!! Just curious - how long you've been doing tris?

Amy - Good luck to your kids on the performances!!! I did Music Man when I was in HS - good memories! :blush: And great job on getting your run in!!!

Judy - We miss you!!! Hope you are having a wonderful trip!!!

Scott - Congrats on signing up for your first 5K - You will be great! That's really sweet that you are doing a father/daughter trip! There are plenty of great places to run, and don't forget how much walking you will do with just the parks!

Mel - Hope you are enjoying WDW right now!

Cam - I hope Andy's play is going well! :goodvibes Don't worry about the training right now - we can help give you a kick in the right direction after his play is over - just enjoy these moments! ;)

Carrie - :wizard: for everything at work - hope it calms down soon!!! 10:30 miles are pretty great in my book (I'm guessing you did 4 miles in 40 minutes last year ;) ) I know I'm way slower than last year, but that is due to my extra weight... :blush: I know DH is slower since training for the marathon - all the endurance work instead of the speed work. Just a thought...

Terri - DISNEYLAND!!!!! Book your flight asap - you'll never get this chance again. :goodvibes Of course, this is coming from one who has never been to DL and is counting down the minutes until we go... :lmao:


okay, I know I didn't get to everyone, but I'm so sleepy I'm forgetting what I just read... I hope this post made sense... :rotfl2:

Night all! Happy training tomorrow!!!

--Lynnda

PS - I just had to edit because it said I used too many smilies - so consider yourself smilied-at. :lmao:

crzy4pooh
04-08-2006, 09:32 PM
Jackie - I hope your run/walk goes well tomorrow!!! Please let us know how you feel! Tendonitis can be very difficult to deal with - it sounds like you are listening to your body, though. :goodvibes

Dana - I'm so sorry you both are still dealing with this. I'm so glad it isn't pneumonia, but I'm sure it has to be so frustrating for you. Lots of :grouphug: and :wizard: - please keep us updated!



And because I couldn't share smilies in the last post...

:cool1: :banana: :cheer2: :thumbsup2 :teeth: :Pinkbounc :woohoo: :yay: :bounce: :hyper: pixiedust: :rockband: party: :jumping1: :rainbow: :jumping3: :dumbo:

--Lynnda

TEK224
04-08-2006, 11:15 PM
Boy, when it rains, it pours (literally and figuratively).

It rained here most of the day. Went to the gym instaed of wogging outside.
Did some chores this afternoon and when the rain stopped, decided to go to supermarket. Got about 2 blocks from the market, when I get into a car accident! :sad2:

Neither me nor the other driver were hurt (although I have a couple bruises), but the cars are a mess! :crazy: We were heading in opposite directions and the other driver made a turn right across my path. He said he couldn't see me because of some parked cars. By the time I saw him, it was too late.

I don't know what's going to happen. I have front-end damage and his was passenger side front quarter-panel and wheel. He had a 2003 Honda, me a 1992 Plymouth.

I am so bummed right now.

Terri

Maherae
04-08-2006, 11:31 PM
Oh, Terri!!! So sorry this happened to you :sad1: , but so glad that YOU are ok!! There was a police report showing that it was his fault, yes?..so HIS insurance will take care of it!! ::yes::

and glad that you are going to DL!! :cheer2:

RunningLilo
04-09-2006, 01:42 AM
I can't believe there are sooo many WISHers suffering with sickness :sick: or injuries right now. I send you all prayers and lots of pixiedust: pixiedust: pixiedust: May you all feel better soon!!! Do you think it could possibly be due to overtraining? I thought I read that somewhere in MFM. Hmm... :scratchin

Lynnda, Dana, Jackie, Jodi, Tiff, and others-Thanks for all the congrats about my weightloss!! :grouphug: It has really been hard doing it the right way!

I went today and tried on clothes and everything in a size 16 fit! I couldn't even wear this size in high school or when I got married. I am so loving this! I still have a long way to go since 185lbs is still a lot to haul for 13 miles. :snail: But I'm savoring my success so far. For once in my life I am proud of myself.

Goofyguy- thanks so much for the training help! :thanks: I think you're right. I should focus on training up to a 4/1 interval that way if I get tired during the 1/2 I can always fall back into my trusty 3/2 and still finish. I just find it so hard to increase the intervals. :scared: I had made it up to a 3:30/2 but when I realized my runs got slower than my 3/2 I said forget it! It took me 7 months to get from being able to only run 30 seconds at a time to a 3/2. So I guess I shouldn't expect this to happen overnight. I can't believe that I'm already completely anxious about the 1/2! I'm wanting to focus on increasing my long runs because at the beginning of the year I thought if I just added one mile per month I'd be set for 13 in January '07. So do you think I should make my Monday 3 miler the run to primarily focus on increasing my intervals? Then keep my Wednesday 2 miler as my fun run for the week and then just increase my Friday long run a quarter of a mile per week? That would make it to my 1 mile added per month goal. And for now I've got to keep it M-F with the weekend off. I've found that I need the mental break of 2 consecutive days off or I get rebellious. Plus knowing that I can have 2 days off is a great incentive to make me complete my LRs. :cool1:

Lisa- it made me sad to hear that the DL 1/2 is closed. I had secretly wanted to try for it but I didn't have enough confidence. Plus we don't have enough money right now anyways. It was still hard to hear that the 1st one ever will be going on without me. :sad1:

Terri- Sorry about the :car: crash! Aren't they the biggest inconvenience? I hope everything works out for you. At least you are safe! :hug:

Kristi- Wow, 7lbs from your final goal?!? I would be so excited if I were you. I've heard the last few are THE WORST. But I know you can do it. :cheer2: :woohoo: :cheer2:

TnTsParty- what an awesome time for a first 5k! My first was over 45 mins and I was happy! :teeth:

goofyguy1958
04-09-2006, 11:11 AM
RunningLilo, I like your idea of adding 1/4 mile per week to the Friday long run - that keeps you well below the 10% rule and should minimize the chance for injury. Are you going to make Fridays your day for the long run from here on out? That would be a good way to train as then you would have the built in rest days afterward.

Terri, sorry about the accident but glad to hear you are not hurt. Yesterdays weather around here was really a stay in and watch movies and/or the Masters - depending on what you like.

Dana, great job!!!!!

TnTsparty - Awasome effort in the 5k!!! Does your TAG come from being a TnT member? I am an alumni from the 2006 WDW marathon with TnT.

crzy4pooh, thanks for the well wishes - DS is feeling a lot better but I am now fighting the sinus infection that moves into the upper respiratory infection but getting there. I tried out the Garmin this morning on a very hilly 5.3 mile run and was very pleased with it. I think this can be habit forming.

jodistar
04-09-2006, 12:53 PM
Hi Everyone,

I am so very glad to say that I have gone out today with my Garmin - I ran a 5k and did it in 31.57 - A little bit more time off of my last 5k which was 35.04. I'm so happy, I was a little scared that something was going to happen to me again (thank god - it didn't). Ankle felt great and now that I did so well.....I glad to have had the opportunity to rest.

Still have to check on everyone's posts.

Jodi

chimera
04-09-2006, 03:04 PM
Come join us for a new week!

Wk of Apr 9--2007 WISH Walking/Running Club (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=12227106#post12227106)