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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1300 on: December 05, 2017, 09:26:25 PM »
Early Christmas present to myself arrived today.  Look at the massive lugs on these suckers!  Just got some snow on Monday and now sunny the rest of the week.  Should be a primo mix of snow/ice/mud/slop by the weekend to test these out.




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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1301 on: December 05, 2017, 09:35:19 PM »
Niiiiice. Enjoy!

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1302 on: December 05, 2017, 11:25:06 PM »
I think I'm finally ready to try to improve my speed, rather than just run a million billion miles. Anyone have any good links/plans to improve speed? Will probably run another marathon in January 2019.

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1303 on: December 07, 2017, 08:16:59 AM »
I think I'm finally ready to try to improve my speed, rather than just run a million billion miles. Anyone have any good links/plans to improve speed? Will probably run another marathon in January 2019.

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1304 on: December 07, 2017, 08:22:50 AM »
Also try to move your legs just a little bit faster.

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1305 on: December 07, 2017, 08:25:10 AM »
I think I'm finally ready to try to improve my speed, rather than just run a million billion miles. Anyone have any good links/plans to improve speed? Will probably run another marathon in January 2019.

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That's right. Just mix in some hills and fartleks. You still want 75-80% of your volume to be moderate effort or easier.

If you run four days a week, rotate one run a week between hill repeats and quarter or half mile tempos.

My best 5K times are during the end of a marathon build when I was pushing higher volume tempo runs midweek and long slow weekend runs.

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The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1306 on: December 16, 2017, 08:50:09 PM »
Early Christmas present to myself arrived today.  Look at the massive lugs on these suckers!  Just got some snow on Monday and now sunny the rest of the week.  Should be a primo mix of snow/ice/mud/slop by the weekend to test these out.

Got a couple good runs in with the new Altras.  Cross post to Vision Quest thread.














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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1307 on: December 16, 2017, 08:52:45 PM »
That looks like fun.

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1308 on: December 18, 2017, 01:25:48 PM »
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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1309 on: December 30, 2017, 09:30:15 AM »
Just got a replacement pair of Topo's for Christmas and I'm jealous I don't have all that snow to run in!

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1310 on: March 17, 2018, 09:26:19 AM »
Any runner cats doing the 40th St Patrick’s Day Aggieville race?

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1311 on: March 21, 2018, 08:23:21 AM »
Any runner cats doing the 40th St Patrick’s Day Aggieville race?


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« Reply #1312 on: March 21, 2018, 09:50:10 AM »
Any runner cats doing the 40th St Patrick’s Day Aggieville race?


Yeah one of the people I was with that ran in it said they saw him.

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1313 on: March 21, 2018, 10:33:18 AM »
Early Christmas present to myself arrived today.  Look at the massive lugs on these suckers!  Just got some snow on Monday and now sunny the rest of the week.  Should be a primo mix of snow/ice/mud/slop by the weekend to test these out.




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Missed this originally. Sexy!!

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1314 on: April 06, 2018, 03:44:42 PM »
Just wanted to brag a little about my 14 yo (8th grade)  son.  He broke the school record in the 3200 this week.  The wind was gusting upto 35 mph but he still ran a 10:38 and lapped the field and all but 2 twice.

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1315 on: April 06, 2018, 04:03:16 PM »
Copper Bowl you bastard i can't believe you hid those amazing scotland photos in this thread

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1316 on: April 09, 2018, 10:26:50 AM »
Copper Bowl you bastard i can't believe you hid those amazing scotland photos in this thread

 :confused: Figured the mods would have done the cross-posting to the Vision Quest thread for me...  What am I actually getting in return for this monthly fee?

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1317 on: April 09, 2018, 09:09:30 PM »
Took my first serious spill on the sidewalk in mile 6 of an 8-mile run this weekend. Skinned my hands and knees, but mainly hurt my pride. A guy driving by in a truck stopped to ask if I was okay.

Got up and kept running the last two miles (negative splits  :cool:) because #5 Be Tough, #7 Great Effort, and #10 Never Give Up.

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1318 on: April 23, 2018, 07:54:42 AM »
First marathon last weekend.  Kicked my ass but I got it done.

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1319 on: April 24, 2018, 07:36:07 AM »
First marathon last weekend.  Kicked my ass but I got it done.

Nice, when's the next one?

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1320 on: April 24, 2018, 08:37:42 AM »
First marathon last weekend.  Kicked my ass but I got it done.

Nice, when's the next one?

Doing the LHC Bill Snyder Half and might find one to do in the fall

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1321 on: April 25, 2018, 09:36:12 AM »
First marathon last weekend.  Kicked my ass but I got it done.

Nice, when's the next one?

Doing the LHC Bill Snyder Half and might find one to do in the fall
just registered for bill's half  :billdance:

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1322 on: April 25, 2018, 09:41:24 AM »
Anybody doing trolley run this weekend? Not sure that qualifies to be in the distance running thread.

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1323 on: May 21, 2018, 12:42:31 PM »
had quite a bit more fun than expected with bill's half. encountered chicat and a bunch of other great townies, which was nice. i slept for 14 hours on saturday night.

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Re: The Distance Running Thread
« Reply #1324 on: May 23, 2018, 08:45:35 AM »
had quite a bit more fun than expected with bill's half. encountered chicat and a bunch of other great townies, which was nice. i slept for 14 hours on saturday night.

I went for a personal best even though I knew I wasn't ready for it and started dropping like a rock throughout the race.  Really over extended myself with races in the past couple of months. 

I'll be doing the KC marathon in the fall, St Louis Tough Mudder in August, and might look at the Tinman Triathlon (if I find a place to train on swimming).  Let me know if you're interested in joining me in either of those.