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Topic: Quadbreak Hill. Bricks' Boston Marathon Race Report
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:45 am   Subject: Re: Quadbreak Hill. Bricks' Boston Marathon Race Report
Thanks Rickshaw, and of course Congratulations to yourself!

Are you putting together a more offical race report for us to enjoy?

Also, I want to discuss how you're recovering from this race (whe ...
Topic: Taking couple days off
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:43 am   Subject: Re: Taking couple days off
I think your chills in this case were very likely because of your recent ailments, but in the future, especially in longer races, don't freak out if you get the what i call the 'shivers'. After almos ...
Topic: Rickshaw does Boston
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:36 pm   Subject: Re: Rickshaw does Boston
It truly is amazing how the entire community supports and gets excited about the race. It's an amazing atmosphere. I don't know if you called or not, but I actually left my phone charger back home s ...
Topic: Quadbreak Hill. Bricks' Boston Marathon Race Report
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:22 am   Subject: Quadbreak Hill. Bricks' Boston Marathon Race Report
One thing Iíve come to realize about the Boston Marathon is that while so many runners share in their desire to make it to that common destination, they all get there way there in very different ways. ...
Topic: Boston prep
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:14 pm   Subject: Re: dress rehersal
i've always heard that, but the times i've tried it, i dont' feel as poppy on race day (for shorter races usually) but this is a noon start so i bet a lot of the typical 'stay off your feet' stuff app ...
Topic: Boston prep
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:35 am   Subject: Re: dress rehersal
I had the same experince yesterday with my dress rehearsal. i did in the fall too. i just feel sluggish on that run for some reason. it could be that i'm off my typical carb-heavy diet most of the ...
Topic: Boston prep
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:08 pm   Subject: Re: Boston
3:15 was a number I had in mind, but i have to admit, it's pretty random. i suspect i'll wait even longer to finally decide and agree, i don't care about a minute here or there on my time (that nonse ...
Topic: countdown to Boston
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:05 pm   Subject: Re: countdown to Boston
The alerts system is there, but it has it's limitations. Each runner can only enter 3 devices (cell, pager or email). I know in Chicago, anyone can log on and get unlimited alerts for unlimited runn ...
Topic: Boston prep
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:18 pm   Subject: Re: Hanson's marathon training plan
Thanks,

I feel ready, but with some hesitation. You can empathize, to an even greater degree, but this morning I woke up feeling a bit under the weather. I have been pounding the 'airborn' and th ...
Topic: Boston prep
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:39 pm   Subject: Re: Hanson's marathon training plan
Yeah, I did the Shuffle. It's quite a spectacle. 25000 Runners for an 8K. Depending on who you ask, there's differing oppinions on why the Shuffle is in April. Most people say it's becasuse there ...
Topic: Boston: 4 weeks to go
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:57 am   Subject: Re: Boston: 4 weeks to go
this stuff is great. i like the detail of the elevation map you found, but i don't know why those maps can't be more representative of the actual slope of the hills. i know it's an abstraction and i ...
Topic: Karnazes To Attempt 50 Marathons In 50 Days
Bricks


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:48 pm   Subject: Re: Karnazes To Attempt 50 Marathons In 50 Days
i just looked at the website... did he actually find 50 'official' marathons that fall on all of those days? I didn't think that was possible... is there that many weekday marathons?... or is he just ...
Topic: Karnazes To Attempt 50 Marathons In 50 Days
Bricks


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:43 pm   Subject: Re: Karnazes To Attempt 50 Marathons In 50 Days
on a related topic, i heard his paperback of that book is out now and has an epilogue containing details on his diet and nutrition regimen. has anyone seen it yet?
Topic: Karnazes To Attempt 50 Marathons In 50 Days
Bricks


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:43 pm   Subject: Re: Karnazes To Attempt 50 Marathons In 50 Days
yeah, i think this isn't even going to be in the top 5 hardest things he's done. he does marathons for breakfast. i suspect once he gets in a groove and adapts his already ridiculous daily routine t ...
Topic: Boston: 4 weeks to go
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:34 am   Subject: Re: Boston: 4 weeks to go
I'll be heading there the Friday before the race (April 14th) and will be leaving the following Tuesday evening, the day after the race. I haven't gotten around to planning the day by day schedule, b ...
Topic: Boston: 4 weeks to go
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:03 am   Subject: Re: Boston: 4 weeks to go
Bib #4594 for me, thanks for the link!... I got the email explaining the wave start too... I can't wait to get my stuff in the mail. Have you gotten yours yet?

I did 21 as well, and had a pretty s ...
Topic: Shamrock'n Half-Marathon Report
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:54 am   Subject: Re: Shamrock'n Half-Marathon Report
i have followed the group's plan when we meet, but i have been following pfitz loosely the whole time on other workouts. But I have gravitated more closely to it for weeks 7 to 0. I am shaving off a ...
Topic: Boston: Hopkinton drop-off, or take the bus?
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:49 am   Subject: Re: Boston: Hopkinton drop-off, or take the bus?
yep, that's pretty much my Exact take on the whole thing. I also plan to spend a little more time at an expo for once. Normally I rush through it so as not to spend the proverbial 'too much time on ...
Topic: Boston: Hopkinton drop-off, or take the bus?
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:12 pm   Subject: Re: Boston: Hopkinton drop-off, or take the bus?
I keep hearing this dilema is somewhat unavoidable and the number one negative about the Boston Marathon. I'm stayig with a friend downtown and am just planning to use the early shuttle bus i guess. ...
Topic: Runnin' of the Green 5-Mile Race Report
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:08 pm   Subject: Re: Runnin' of the Green 5-Mile Race Report
Oldman,

Was this your first bout with burnout in your running life? Did you see it coming? New to running, I haven't had to deal with this yet and am a little scared of it. Rickshaw I think you h ...
Topic: Shamrock'n Half-Marathon Report
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:01 pm   Subject: Re: Shamrock'n Half-Marathon Report
i think you showed pretty good discipline all things considered. i know i can never keep myself honest when i use a race for a pace or tempo workout. there was no 1/2's around here for me to do that ...
Topic: Runner's World Article
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:23 am   Subject: Re: Runner's World Article
Thanks guys... admittedly itís an odd sensation, being in a national magazine like that. I havenít quite figured out where it ranks as an accomplishment. I still contend the weight-loss itself is a ...
Topic: Pfitzinger plan and last week tapering
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:19 pm   Subject: Re: Pfitzinger plan and last week tapering
The first one i did was Higdon Novice, then I did Higdon Advanced. Right now, getting ready for Boston, I started doing one from that my running group handed out, simply because I didn't want to trai ...
Topic: Runner's World Article
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:14 pm   Subject: Re: Runner's World Article
I can't find it on their website yet... I think it lags behind the printed version a bit (although I don't think they put every article from the magazine on line).
Topic: Runner's World Article
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:53 pm   Subject: Runner's World Article
Shameless plug time...

My 15 minutes have arrived I guess. Forgive the self promotion, but check me out in the table of contents (p.11) and the article (p.84-86) of the April 2006 Runner's World ( ...
Topic: Pfitzinger plan and last week tapering
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:50 pm   Subject: Re: Pfitzinger plan and last week tapering
This is the exact plan I followed last summer/fall and this method of taper was the NUMBER ONE thing I liked about this plan versus more traditional plans. In my previous traning plans that followed ...
Topic: running watch recommendations
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:21 am   Subject: Re: running watch recommendations
I wear Timex Ironman's Performance Monitor that works with a GPS reciever for speed and Distance as well as a Heart Rate monitor. I, personally, think it's the best all around thing out there, price ...
Topic: Wrap up your 2005!
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:59 am   Subject: Re: Wrap up your 2005!
how did you run that many miles..!? i felt like 1862 was a ton, though i guess i though the same about 1000 last year...

yeah, i love reading about this trail running scene too via rustyboy's ac ...
Topic: So many running shoes, so little closet space...
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:35 am   Subject: Re: So many running shoes, so little closet space...
yeah, i don't know which is worse; the cost of them or the space they take up. i recently moved and found myself throwing away a lot of stuff, but i just couldn't bring myself to toss out, for exampl ...
Topic: Wrap up your 2005!
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:04 am   Subject: Re: Wrap up your 2005!
Wooh, what a year 2005 was. I thought I'd have a tough year improving on my 2004 which was my first year of serious running, but i actually blew it out of the water:

2005 Highlights:

-32nd over ...
Topic: Stairs
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:16 am   Subject: Stairs
So, a coworker of mine asked me to participate with him and some others in a team to do one of the local high-rise stair climbs. It's an 80 floor climb, and more of a sprint than anything. I guess i ...
Topic: racing and "guts"
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:24 am   Subject: Re: racing and "guts"
"value of the return on my investment"

i think this is very often the way i look at training and racing. in training i often push trough pain, telling myself 'if you can't finish this workout, how ...
Topic: Google Turkey Trot 5K report
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:11 am   Subject: Re: Google Turkey Trot 5K report
that's awesome, i'd love my company to put something like that together.... we've got some runners, but probably not enough to make it worth it... but what is it about 5K? I'm sure you're in better s ...
Topic: slave to the training log
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:06 pm   Subject: Re: slave to the training log
For a short time I was using 4 on-line logs to try them out. Last year I sarted using Training Peaks (then Training Bible) and continued with that into this year, when I tried Nike Running's, Cool R ...
Topic: slave to the training log
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:12 am   Subject: slave to the training log
so does anyone else find themselves wanting to reach 'milestones' on thier training logs, for the week, month, year...? I remeber last year that I really wanted to get to 1000 miles and did, on Decem ...
Topic: Dumb Mistakes
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:54 am   Subject: Re: Dumb Mistakes
Mfox, i had always heard that those chips only work if they're on your shoe, close to the mats, so i might have made the same mistake someday. i also heard that the reason elite runners wear two is t ...
Topic: Marathon Coach Leads Runners To Cheat
Bricks


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:19 pm   Subject: Re: Marathon Coach Leads Runners To Cheat
This honestly makes me sick, for so many reasons

"This is an Olympic sport and people lose sight of that. It's not a touchy-feely, we're all going to feel good, Kumbaya," he said.
"You play by the ...
Topic: Marathon Coach Leads Runners To Cheat
Bricks


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:48 am   Subject: Marathon Coach Leads Runners To Cheat
Organizers of the Marine Corps Marathon are considering banning a Toronto coaching group next year, after discovering that the head coach had helped some of her slower runners take a [url=http://www.t ...
Topic: Standard Awards Policy
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:32 am   Subject: Re: Standard Awards Policy
thanks guys, that clears things up a lot. i wanted to make sure i shouldn't feel guilty for getting the 'wrong' medal or something. that is great information and it makes a lot of sense. i think it ...
Topic: Standard Awards Policy
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:51 pm   Subject: Standard Awards Policy
So I got my medal in the mail yesterday for my 3rd Place Division finish. But when I turned over the medal it said "1st Place Male 25-29". My only guess as to why this happened is that the 1 and 2 r ...
Topic: Spectator Support
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:19 am   Subject: Re: Spectator Support
I've done 1 small marathon and 3 giant ones (NYC and 2 Chicago). I for one like the million spectators more than the 100 that watched the small race. In all three of my big ones, I had eperiences wh ...
Topic: Good Luck MFOX!
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:36 pm   Subject: Re: Good Luck MFOX!
I was there, watching and can tell you for a fact that the weather was awful for a marathon. i got to my viewing spot in brooklyn between miles 6 and 7 at 9:30 and it was borderline hot, but the fog ...
Topic: Good Luck MFOX!
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:45 pm   Subject: Good Luck MFOX!
Mfox,

Good luck on Sunday at the New York Marathon. GO GET BOSTON! I'll be there, at least in Brooklyn cheering you and every other runner on. Have a great race and have fun! I can't wait to ch ...
Topic: 1st age award race report.
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:21 am   Subject: Re: 1st age award race report.
Thanks guys,

Rickshaw, I think next will be something that's bothered me since that high school xc team. I want to break 20 in a 5K. I haven't really tried yet, and I've got to think I can, but i ...
Topic: 1st age award race report.
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:26 am   Subject: 1st age award race report.
So, my girlfriend and I decided to do a race, post marathon and post recovery for fun to get back into the running scene. We wanted to do a race that would be nice and relaxed and that we could enjoy ...
Topic: new website - looking to qualify for boston or oly trials?
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:56 am   Subject: Re: new website - looking to qualify for boston or oly trial
i'm interested to see how this website develops... thanks for the link. It already answered a question I had (if i read it right). I qualified in October, so needless to say it is good for this comi ...
Topic: ING New York City Marathon
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:27 pm   Subject: Re: ING New York City Marathon
I'm not running, but I'll be there to watch, primarily in Brooklyn. I was pretty sure I'd feel jealous I wasn't running when runners started going past, but after hearing your account of the start, I ...
Topic: how much sleep do you get?
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:17 am   Subject: Re: how much sleep do you get?
it seems like i get a different amount of sleep every night. i aim for at least seven, sometimes get 5-6, sometimes 8-9. one thing that i find helps me is sticking to a good waking schedule. in oth ...
Topic: New Hampshire Marathon report
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:49 pm   Subject: Re: New Hampshire Marathon report
Great report! AND Amazing finishing place. 13th has got to feel great, even if there's only 15 runners, that's so cool! I am shocked you could run those fast miles at the end. I don't care if you ...
Topic: On my way to Boston...
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:43 pm   Subject: Re: On my way to Boston...
Make that TWO!!!!! I'll see you there rickshaw! 1 more to go mfox, after reading your nhmarathon report, i'm confident you'll make your goal.

This is to notify you that your entry into the 110th ...
Topic: On my way to Boston...
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:29 am   Subject: Re: On my way to Boston...
congratulations....

i'm waiting for that same email. i excitedley applied last week. how long did they take to 'review' your results and send the follow up confirmation? didn't you use your resu ...
Topic: It's been a while since I've posted...
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:10 pm   Subject: Re: It's been a while since I've posted...
yes, let's definitely hook up in some fashion!

ok cool, some guys at the office were jokingly telling me to stop bragging right around when i read that, so i didn't know if i was coming off like i ...
Topic: It's been a while since I've posted...
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:07 pm   Subject: Re: It's been a while since I've posted...
mfox,

i did quite a number of things. sufficed to say i was extremely unhealthy before so a lot of little things made a huge difference. running was central, needless to say. i ran 4-5 times a w ...
Topic: It's been a while since I've posted...
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:17 am   Subject: Re: It's been a while since I've posted...
Thanks guys!

yeah, mfox, it's crazy what a couple pounds difference feels like out there. i will be out there cheering you on in november, you'll have to put "mfox" on your shirt or something thou ...
Topic: running in the dark
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:08 am   Subject: Re: running in the dark
I run at night in the winter and it's dark. i avoid car traffic as much as possible and am extra cautios about following street signals, etc. when i am in traffic. i run mostly in a sporatically lit ...
Topic: Getting back to running after a long time off
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:03 am   Subject: Re: Getting back to running after a long time off
Glad to hear you're back in the swing of things. I liked that article, also germane the point about months off and having to spend a lot of time getting back to where you were in the first place. It ...
Topic: It's been a while since I've posted...
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:26 am   Subject: Re: It's been a while since I've posted...
Thanks guys! I am indeed on cloud nine right now. I still can't believe I did it.

Yes Ricksaw I am going to run this April and Mfox I will be in New York next month (WATCHING!).

Well, I think ...
Topic: It's been a while since I've posted...
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:26 pm   Subject: It's been a while since I've posted...
... but I had to get on and let the Runworks crowd know I put it all together yesterday in Chicago and came away with a BQ. 3:09:44 and I'm ready for a break. It's been a crazy year since my debut m ...
Topic: measuring runs by distance vs duration
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:54 pm   Subject: Re: measuring runs by distance vs duration
yeah, i'm waaaaay to anal to do that, not to mention i rarely run the same time on the way out as the way in, so that would drive me crazy too...
Topic: Qualifying for Boston
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:53 pm   Subject: Re: Qualifying for Boston
wow, just by the hair on your chinny chin chin, huh. that's great. i'm jealous...

i think they'll take quite a number of different proofs of results, i wouldn't sweat it too much...
Topic: Lakeshore "marathon" report
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:48 pm   Subject: Re: Lakeshore "marathon" report
changing it makes it no longer certified.

needless to say, this was the case.
Topic: Lakeshore "marathon" report
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:47 pm   Subject: Re: Lakeshore "marathon" report
thanks! it was quite the experience indeed. i'm just getting back into the swing of things now. i took a solid 7 days off and took it easy last week, less than 30 miles. my leggs are starting to ...
Topic: Lakeshore "marathon" report
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:40 pm   Subject: Lakeshore "marathon" report
So I completed the Lakeshore "Marathon" this Monday. If you haven't heard yet, the unthinkable occured and race "organizers" mismeasured the course and the course was 27.2 miles long:

http://www.c ...
Topic: running, blood pressure, and cholesterol
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 10:54 am   Subject: Re: running, blood pressure, and cholesterol
so, i had a physical last week and they just called me with the cholesterol results. the numbers mean absolutely nothing to me, even after reading this thread (in fact i'm more confused). they gave ...
Topic: The common cold
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 9:28 am   Subject: The common cold
So right now i have pesky cold, not a big deal, but i've noticed recently that my weight is inexplicably down 4-5 pounds. I haven't done anything other than i've done with my diet/training recenltly ...
Topic: instantaneous speed?
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 9:24 am   Subject: Re: instantaneous speed?
i would like to see a graph or something that shows at what point in a given sprint that top speed is reached, how long it took to get there, how long it is maintained, etc.
Topic: Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon race report
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:36 pm   Subject: Re: Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon race report
FANTASTIC job Pretender. Congratulations. And I must say, a very good race report. I read it three times. What a poignant moment that must have been before the race. With the emotion of the momen ...
Topic: yet another race report (Lakefront 10)
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:29 am   Subject: Re: yet another race report (Lakefront 10)
Well, it's all relative. Last year at this time I was getting ready for my first 20 mile WEEK! So for most of my running thus far I've been on that nice steep part of the diminishing return curve. ...
Topic: yet another race report (Lakefront 10)
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 4:46 pm   Subject: yet another race report (Lakefront 10)
so my ponderous april trudged forward another step this morning with the completion of my third race of the month. coming off pr's at 8k to start the month and a 1/2 mary the following week, i stumbl ...
Topic: Muir Woods 25K
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:17 pm   Subject: Re: Muir Woods 25K
while that sounds really hard, it sounds really really cool. i think that's a great way to get back into running and racing, etc. after a layoff... something different like that... perhaps a bit long ...
Topic: Rustyboy's woes continue...
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:35 am   Subject: Re: Rustyboy's woes continue...
OUCH...Jesus Rustyboy. Did you break a mirror recently or is your sick cat black with a propensity to walk across your path on a regualar basis? Silver lining....let's see...this is a tough one..... ...
Topic: Too Much Water May Be Deadly To Athletes
Bricks


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:29 am   Subject: Re: Too Much Water May Be Deadly To Athletes
The bottom line is, if you are consuming just water when during long runs/races you're an idiot.

this pretty well sums it up as far as i'm concerned.
Topic: Too Much Water May Be Deadly To Athletes
Bricks


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:20 am   Subject: Re: Too Much Water May Be Deadly To Athletes
This seems to be all the rage right now. I read article after article about this and every time the advice is over reactionary basically telling everyone to drink less or they'll die from hyponatremi ...
Topic: Bernard Lagat To Run For USA
Bricks


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:05 pm   Subject: Bernard Lagat To Run For USA
Top Kenyan distance runner Bernard Lagat has become a United States citizen, and [url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/4440823.stm]may soon be competing for the US. Kenyan officials were repo ...
Topic: St. Louis Half Marathon Race report and injury update
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:43 pm   Subject: Re: St. Louis Half Marathon Race report and injury update
thanks mfox,

yeah, i've started a lot of the stuff i did on physical therapy already and think it's helping a little bit. i'm going to start it up again on tuesday officially. i feel loose right ...
Topic: St. Louis Half Marathon Race report and injury update
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 7:22 am   Subject: Re: St. Louis Half Marathon Race report and injury update
thanks rickshaw

i think that makes a lot of sense and that's pretty much my plan, basically to get as good a run as possible in, day off, good run, day off, etc.

i did physical therapy for it la ...
Topic: St. Louis Half Marathon Race report and injury update
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:37 am   Subject: St. Louis Half Marathon Race report and injury update
Well, this race couldn't have been more poorly timed with my banged up and worn down body, but I shut a 9m run down at 6 on thursday with my hamstring still feeling like mush and hints of my IT band ...
Topic: A Marathoning Grand Slam?
Bricks


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:19 am   Subject: A Marathoning Grand Slam?
Athletes in the worlds of tennis and golf can capture a Grand Slam by winning all their sport's major competitions, so why not marathoning? [url=http://sport.scotsman.com/athletics.cfm?id=325362005]Ra ...
Topic: Shamrock Shuffle 8K Race Report
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:38 am   Subject: Re: Shamrock Shuffle 8K Race Report
Thanks guys,

Yeah, it's a huge race... largest 8k in the world, they boast. I did get a perferred start this year, but i still had to do a decent amount of bobbing and weaving, especially at the ...
Topic: Shamrock Shuffle 8K Race Report
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:48 pm   Subject: Shamrock Shuffle 8K Race Report
Despite suffering from some Over-Training Syndrome the last couple of weeks and a bad muscle pull in my hamstring I ran a confidence building race this morning.

The plan was to start out slow to wa ...
Topic: Dean Karnazes on David Letterman tonight
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 5:13 pm   Subject: Re: Dean Karnazes on David Letterman tonight
it was good, but letterman didn't seem to know what to say... he treated him more like a stupid human trick than an athlete.

this sunday's 60 minutes has a feature on the badwater race... sounds go ...
Topic: running, blood pressure, and cholesterol
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:02 pm   Subject: Re: running, blood pressure, and cholesterol
NOBODY looks good in those gowns. Yech.

Speak for yourself, I look damn sexy in one of those babies!
Topic: 34 year old runner here...who might have had a mini stroke!
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:32 am   Subject: Re: 34 year old runner here...who might have had a mini stro
man, until this conversation, i was always happy i never had to deal with black toe nails, much less strokes and peeing blood....

another thing to think about.... imagine how much scarier this scar ...
Topic: Dean Karnazes on David Letterman tonight
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:11 pm   Subject: Dean Karnazes on David Letterman tonight
I just heard Dean Karnazes is going to be on Late Night this evening promoting his new book "Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner." He's that rediculous guy that wants to run 300 mil ...
Topic: 34 year old runner here...who might have had a mini stroke!
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:07 pm   Subject: Re: 34 year old runner here...who might have had a mini stro
yikes!

glad to hear you're okay, but definitely take it easy. do you wear a heart rate monitor?

not to rub salt in the wounds, but i can account for the opposite perspective on the genetics fac ...
Topic: Dathan Ritzenhein Poised For An American Distance Revival
Bricks


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:30 am   Subject: Dathan Ritzenhein Poised For An American Distance Revival
Distance runner Dathan Ritzenhein appears ready to do what no American runner in 25 years has done, [url=http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/15/sports/othersports/15runner.html?oref=login&oref=login]co ...
Topic: Shay, Rhines Win USA 15km Titles
Bricks


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:31 am   Subject: Shay, Rhines Win USA 15km Titles
Jen Rhines claimed her second [url=http://www.usatf.org/news/view.aspx?DUID=USATF_2005_03_13_10_50_49]USA 15 km Championship title in Indianapolis on Saturday, while Ryan Shay won his first. Rhines ra ...
Topic: Final Kick?
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:10 am   Subject: Final Kick?
So when you're in a race, do you sprint the last few hundred yards to the finish...whether it's a 5K or a Marathon?

I find that I run the last mile to 1/2 mile or so harder, but only by a few secon ...
Topic: running and the immune system
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:02 am   Subject: Re: running and the immune system
i can vouch for that. the only time i've gotten sick in the last two years was after NY last fall and i wasn't feeling sick leading up to the race like you. go get some drugs and i hope you feel bet ...
Topic: No Bonus For LA Marathon Women's Champion
Bricks


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:34 am   Subject: Re: No Bonus For LA Marathon Women's Champion
i watched this race on the web telecast (thanks runworks) and if they made it unfair for the women, it wasn't by as much as she's making it out to be. the men didn't catch her till the last mile afte ...
Topic: new to intervals
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:29 am   Subject: Re: new to intervals
the track i use downtown is closed in the winter so i just do my intervals on the lakefront path where i do the rest of my runs, which is conveinently marked every 1/2 mile. it actually works out qui ...
Topic: new to intervals
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:46 am   Subject: Re: new to intervals
i see. that's a good point. i never thought of it that way. i'm just so intimidated by speed work still. now that i look at it that way i guess i only did 2.5 miles of hard running with 4-5 of jog ...
Topic: new to intervals
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:24 am   Subject: new to intervals
so i woke up this morning with an odd sensation after an interval workout last night..... no pain???

I had some decent mileage on the weekend, 7 and 14 on fri/sat and was pretty gassed at the end ...
Topic: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:10 pm   Subject: Re: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
and now I'm pretty sick of even thinking about running.

In my opinion this is the only bad thing that came out of the day. It's simply not fair for a runner to work so hard and be left with anythi ...
Topic: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:01 am   Subject: Re: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
mfox,

curious about all the 'new' gatorade products at the expo for chicago last year, i grabbed one of each, but didn't try any of them till after that marathon. i tried the protien shake after f ...
Topic: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:24 am   Subject: Re: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
Have a great race Rickshaw! Hope you feel fresh on race day. Can't wait to hear the race report!

Just curious... have you been tracking your heart rate while you've been ill?
Topic: such is life...
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:32 pm   Subject: Re: such is life...
sorry to hear about that, but glad the pet's okay. on the bright side like you said you can do some local races still, perhaps refocus and parlay this training into a fall marathon...
Topic: Kenya Bans Top Runner From Competition
Bricks


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:30 pm   Subject: Chepkemei Reinstated
http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/gen/wire?messageId=29185501

The ban on star Kenyan distance runner Susan Chepkemei was lifted Wednesday, three days after she failed to report on time to the nation ...
Topic: Running on pillows...
Bricks


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:31 pm   Subject: Re: Running on pillows...
500? yeah, i'd say it was time for a switch. there's nothing like those first few runs in a fresh pair...
Topic: Marathon Training discusion
Bricks


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:29 am   Subject: Re: Marathon Training discusion
That's a great way of looking at it. Needless to say a Paul Tergat responds differently to things than a John Bingham.

I actually experienced pretty darn close to that exact scenario. A freind o ...
 
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