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  • #6174

    Double
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    I headed out with the idea of this being a training type run.  The day before, the doc told me my thyroid levels were still high after radiation treatment, but I feel much better.  I've had a few decent runs the past couple weeks and my average heart rate has been 15-20 beats lower.

    I ran with friends feeling okay to about 9 when I started talking to a guy and we pulled away.  At the top of the tower I counted 43 people ahead of me.  Craig and I ran the trail back until the path and I had the urge to stretch it out a bit.  Craig told me we were just over 16 and had averaged 8:31 a mile.  I live in Waukesha and run this path considerably, so I know where the mystery mile markers are.  I started hitting 7:40s and got down to 7:20s by the end.  I was just going mile to mile and I never crashed.  This is extremely good news because the past couple years I've been crashing as early as 6 miles.  I ended up 16th with a 3:34:49 and was happy.  I had little soreness or any pain and expect to go for a run today of about an hour.

    If I can keep it together the next month I'll expect a decent run at the Ice Age 50.

    Cameron, thanks for taking my stuff and congrats on a great effort!  All that rain running we did had a purpose.

  • #22760

    Ryan
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    Double, good job. It's good to hear that it sounds like things are turning around for you.

  • #22761

    Woody
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    After talking with you on the phone Friday -I had no thoughts of you even breaking 4 hours !  That is awesome news-

    More for the future than anything! 

    Good Work Sid The Kid!

  • #22762

    r-at-work
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    I headed out with the idea of this being a training type run….  I was just going mile to mile and I never crashed. I ended up 16th with a 3:34:49 and was happy.  I had little soreness or any pain  I'll expect a decent run at the Ice Age 50…

    what a GREAT outcome for a 'training type run'… sounds like all the running gods were smiling on you… can't wait for the report from the IA50…
    -Rita

  • #22763

    Zeke
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    Hey Double,

    Nice job.  I was wondering if you were doing the Madison 100K, but then I saw your Feb mileage and figured you weren't.  Will you be there to watch?

    Good luck at Ice Age.

  • #22764

    snowski12000
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    Nice job. Keep up the good work, it sounds like things are really going well for you. Best to ya. Ski

  • #22765

    Double
    Member

    Thanks everyone.

    Zeke, I'll be crewing for a guy who should be one of the top finishers.

  • #22766

    Zeke
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    Double (and others), this link might interest you; http://downthebackstretch.blogspot.com/2007/04/russell-running-is-running-is-running.html

    I hope to posting an interview of Patrick, on this site, http://runningminnesota.blogspot.com/ right after the 100K.

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