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Topic: Bulldog 25k RR
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: Bulldog 25k RR
Rickshaw's sandbagging it, just like always, I'm sure of it! He's still gonna kick my butt, just like every time.

This is my first marathon cycle where I'm not self-employed, and can't go off ru ...
Topic: my running life in a graph
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:05 pm   Subject: Re: my running life in a graph
Based upon my most recent experience, I'd certainly agree about the 'regaining your prior level of fitness after about 3 - 4 months of training', but you seem to be hitting a ceiling at about 660 PIH ...
Topic: Marin Memorial Day 10K
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 5:26 pm   Subject: Re: Marin Memorial Day 10K
Whoo Hoo! Way to go Rickshaw! Way to hold it together to the very end! Good stream of consciousness race report, too! Let us know how your team did once the results are up.
Topic: I'm teamed up!
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 2:45 pm   Subject: Re: I'm teamed up!
Hey that's pretty cool Rickshaw, and I'm sure it'll be a great way to keep up your motivation and at least make speedwork more of a social event. Good luck on Monday!
Topic: shoe air leak
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 6:54 pm   Subject: Re: shoe air leak
With just 75 miles, I'd suggest taking them back to the store where you bought them and asking for at least partial credit. I've punctured the air cushions in shoes before, but only in Nike's with ex ...
Topic: Wineglass Marathon
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 6:52 pm   Subject: Re: Wineglass Marathon
I ran Wineglass in 2002 and really enjoyed it, but it was my first and I had nothing to compare it to at the time. The pre-race expo is essentially packet pick-up with a few vendor card tables set up ...
Topic: Apple Blossom 10k Race Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 6:37 pm   Subject: Re: Apple Blossom 10k Race Report
Sad thing is, if there'd been another 1/4 mile to the race he would have kicked my butt, long pants or not!
Topic: Wineglass Marathon
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 5:12 pm   Subject: Re: Apple Blossom 10k Race Report
If you change your mind, let us know. It would be fun to get together. Sounds like you've already got an insanely full marathon schedule for the fall, though. Why so many so close together? Just b ...
Topic: Apple Blossom 10k Race Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 1:33 pm   Subject: Re: Apple Blossom 10k Race Report
Thanks mfox! This one's in Williamson, NY outside of Rochester. Upstate NY is big apple growing country for the good apples like Macintosh, Cortlands, and Empires...not like those nasty Washington-s ...
Topic: Apple Blossom 10k Race Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 5:32 pm   Subject: Apple Blossom 10k Race Report
49 degrees, light mist, and wind gusting to about 25mph. Not the best of mornings for a race, but I'd been planning on this one for a while, and consider it a key fitness test going into the Chase Co ...
Topic: virturace.com
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 3:00 pm   Subject: Re: virturace.com
Hey yeah, that's right. So where's our update #2 on your solid gold team workouts? What are your initial thoughts on whether it would be worth the expense if you were to sign on to the program?
Topic: virturace.com
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 6:55 pm   Subject: Re: virturace.com
I think you get the "deleted racer" result when you click on the results for someone who's "claimed" their races. I usually get the same result when clicking on either you or myself in the athlete se ...
Topic: what are your goals?
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 6:46 pm   Subject: Re: what are your goals?
Mfox we must have similar birthdays...I picked up the 3:30:59 BQ threshold myself this year, although I won't actually be 45 until January. And my 1/2 marathon PR is almost identical to yours. But y ...
Topic: energy gels during long runs
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 6:36 pm   Subject: Re: energy gels during long runs
Well, it seems that I've read that (at faster than easy/sub-easy paces) you don't really start to burn fat until you've used up most of your glycogen stores. And that long runs are a means of getting ...
Topic: Red Bull at races
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 3:02 pm   Subject: Re: Red Bull at races
I've read that if you're a regular coffee drinker, the diuretic effect is far less than for someone who doesn't have a cup or two every morning.
Topic: virturace.com
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 6:37 pm   Subject: Re: virturace.com
OK, I give up. I agree that the site has interesting potential, especially if it really can do what you describe, but I'll be damned if I can find any "rivals" feature. Maybe it only pops on if it f ...
Topic: Yet another 5K report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 6:27 pm   Subject: Re: Yet another 5K report
Ohhh, you youngsters! You just don't know when to take a rest, do you? Way to kick it in at the end, though!
Topic: do you run with a local club?
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 6:21 pm   Subject: Re: do you run with a local club?
Well, yeah, I suppose it might be interesting to see what you could accomplish through one marathon training cycle, just to see how much of a difference it made. And certainly a few free workouts wou ...
Topic: do you run with a local club?
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 6:55 pm   Subject: Re: do you run with a local club?
$100 a month! Yikes! And 6:00am workouts that you have to drive to get to, so you're actually waking up at about 4:30 or 5:00?! No, I don't think so. Now, getting my butt kicked by people signific ...
Topic: 10k report from Rustyboy...yeah, only 10k!
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 2:05 pm   Subject: Re: 10k report from Rustyboy...yeah, only 10k!
Great job Rustyboy! That's a hell of a PR breakthrough! If there's vomiting involved in the upcoming 5k, maybe you could record it for all of us, sort of a la Phedippidations?
Topic: Race for the Future 5K Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:09 pm   Subject: Re: Race for the Future 5K Report
Great effort Rickshaw, and a great race report! Rather than faulting your fitness, I'd still chaulk your performance up to post-marathon recovery. It's only been two weeks, and that Boston course re ...
Topic: singlets?
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:53 am   Subject: Re: singlets?
I definitely wear singlets in the summer to maximize cooling, even though I have a very buff physique (sp?) similar to your own, Rickshaw. For one hot race I was very bold and actually wore no shirt ...
Topic: Fairport 5k Race Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:49 am   Subject: Re: Fairport 5k Race Report
Mfox I finished right behind pink trim woman...not sure by how much, but she was still getting the tear-off portion of her bib removed as I came rolling across the finish line. She trounced me square ...
Topic: Fairport 5k Race Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:46 am   Subject: Re: Fairport 5k Race Report
Thanks Rickshaw. Unfortunately, I think that 15 second per mile improvement was the easy part. Since first reading Jack Daniels and becoming familiar with his VDOT tables a few years ago, I've alway ...
Topic: Fairport 5k Race Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:19 pm   Subject: Fairport 5k Race Report
OK, I'll start by sharing with you the super secret, behind the scenes email correspondence between Rickshaw and myself from yesterday:

"Re the race tomorrow, well, I ran this 2 or 3 years ago and ...
Topic: RIP, Runner's World forums
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:09 pm   Subject: Re: RIP, Runner's World forums
Wow! Well, I used to go to the Marathon forum pretty often a year or more ago, but have rarely visited more recently. Well, maybe this WILL result in all kinds of new traffic at your place, Rickshaw ...
Topic: Trying out the new Garmin 205
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:07 pm   Subject: Re: Trying out the new Garmin 205
[quote="mfox"] I also like being able to look at my display and see four measurements at a time (and read them fairly well)

I've wondered how legible those four readouts are, since I don't ever wea ...
Topic: countdown to Boston
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:58 pm   Subject: Re: Phedippidations
Yeah, based on your recommendations mfox I listened to his Boston Marathon report. Ouch, the poor guy! I tried a few of the other segments as well, which I thought were OK but the mailbag responses ...
Topic: USTAF "America's Running Routes"
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:50 pm   Subject: USTAF "America's Running Routes"
Hey, have any of you ever checked this out? "Using cutting edge technology provided by Google Maps, USATF has developed a revolutionary service, America's Running Routes, that allows runners to map ...
Topic: Clint Verran's race report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:55 pm   Subject: Re: Clint Verran's race report
That's pretty cool, thanks for posting it. I loved this: "When you're closing on somebody at 4:51 pace late in a marathon, once you see them, they are yours."
Topic: 26 miles? I don't even like to drive that far!
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:51 pm   Subject: Re: 26 miles? I don't even like to drive that far!
WooHooo! Great race report Rickshaw, and great race too! What do you suppose could have prompted the "Rickshaw sucks"? Apparently you're making enemies at competing running websites!

Re the Adid ...
Topic: Taking couple days off
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:47 pm   Subject: Re: Taking couple days off
Congratulations on a race well run. No, breaking out into cold sweats and chills isn't at all normal...it's often a sign of overheating, so be careful. Heat can be dangerous. Where do you run, and ...
Topic: Taking couple days off
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:25 pm   Subject: Re: Taking couple days off
I agree with mfox. 5 days off will definitely slow down your performance and I wouldn't be looking for PR's if I were you, but if it's just a question of whether or not you should race...if you feel ...
Topic: Quadbreak Hill. Bricks' Boston Marathon Race Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:19 pm   Subject: Re: Quadbreak Hill. Bricks' Boston Marathon Race Report
Way to go Bricks. I was following you and Rickshaw on race day, and saw that you'd finished well. Congratulations on your hard-won Boston experience!
Topic: new Road Runner Sports store
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:09 am   Subject: Re: new Road Runner Sports store
You are too lucky! Don't spend your mortgage payments on new shoes, though. It may prove addictive having a great running store so close to you!
Topic: countdown to Boston
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:42 pm   Subject: Re: countdown to Boston
"Man, I really need to take a leak, but there don't seem to be any trees around. Wish I hadn't drunk so much before the start. OK, passing mile 2.02 now..."
Topic: Easy / Long Pace Runs Question
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:51 am   Subject: Re: Easy / Long Pace Runs Question
I feel your confusion, Rickshaw. If I run my VDOT-indicated easy pace of 9:17, my heart rate tends to average about 151 over 5 miles or so. My theoretical maximum heart rate is 176, so that's 86% of ...
Topic: the sad demise of Trail Runner
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:52 am   Subject: Re: the sad demise of Trail Runner
I wonder if the demise of good running related magazines is related to the rise of running blogs. I've started keeping tabs on a couple written by ~2:30 marathoners who are extremely literate an inte ...
Topic: Sub 4:00: Alan Webb and the Quest for the Fastest Mile
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:46 am   Subject: Re: Sub 4:00: Alan Webb and the Quest for the Fastest Mile
The US Track and Field web site credits him with running a 3:48.92 mile in 2005. Obviously he's been busy! Ranked only #2 in the US by US Track and Field, though, with a smattering of international ...
Topic: Half-Marathons Surge In Popularity
OldManRunner


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:27 pm   Subject: Re: Half-Marathons Surge In Popularity
I think it's great that half-marathons have become so popular, and I agree that they're a really enjoyable distance...especially for someone like me who is perhaps better endowed with endurance than w ...
Topic: Susan Alves 10K Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:18 pm   Subject: Re: Susan Alves 10K Report
Ouch, I don't think I've ever run a race before where the 10k and 5k runners were intermingled. It's got to be a bit like half-marathoners mixed in with those running the full distance. You can't te ...
Topic: Hot Flashes / Little Blue Pill 5k Race Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:12 pm   Subject: Re: Hot Flashes / Little Blue Pill 5k Race Report
Oops! I meant that I lined up in FRONT of anyone wearing sweats! Boy were some people overdressed today! No jeans or floppy hats, though.
Topic: Easy / Long Pace Runs Question
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:28 pm   Subject: Easy / Long Pace Runs Question
In my training over the past few years I've generally relied on the VDOT tables from Daniels' Running Formula to set my training paces for me, frequently using them as pacing guidance to use within Pf ...
Topic: Sub 4:00: Alan Webb and the Quest for the Fastest Mile
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:13 pm   Subject: Sub 4:00: Alan Webb and the Quest for the Fastest Mile
Anybody else familiar with this book from Chris Lear, the author of Running with the Buffaloes? I ran across it in the bookstore the other day, but had never heard of it before. Running with the Buf ...
Topic: Hot Flashes / Little Blue Pill 5k Race Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:35 am   Subject: Hot Flashes / Little Blue Pill 5k Race Report
In case you can't tell from the name of the race, this is a 40 and over only event! I wanted to run this race today in order to see if I'd improved at all in terms of VDOT level since my 5-miler back ...
Topic: Karnazes To Attempt 50 Marathons In 50 Days
OldManRunner


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:35 pm   Subject: Re: Karnazes To Attempt 50 Marathons In 50 Days
When's the NOVA series supposed to begin airing? Not until close to Boston '07? And I agree with you about a series that would follow the training of top endurance athletes. They've got FIT TV now ...
Topic: Across The Bay 12K Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:57 am   Subject: Re: Across The Bay 12K Report
"Zen and the Art of Road Racing." I like it. Great race Rickshaw! So given that, what're you daring to project for your Boston time? Think you'll be able to re-qualify? How are you feeling relati ...
Topic: Los Angeles Marathon
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:52 am   Subject: Re: Los Angeles Marathon
Great job Rustyboy! And I wouldn't feel at all bad about leaving Eric after 22 miles - you'd done your job by that point, you could drive home for a better finish, and then loop back and run the fina ...
Topic: Los Angeles Marathon
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:38 am   Subject: Re: Los Angeles Marathon
Best of luck to you Rustyboy, and enjoy yourself! As you said, it's looking like the weather couldn't be any better.
Topic: Runner's World Article
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:38 pm   Subject: Re: Runner's World Article
Hey Bricks, that's very exciting, and some well-deserved recognition for two tremendous accomplishments: the weight loss and change in lifestyle; and the sub 3:10 BQ! Very cool!
Topic: Red Bull at races
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:44 pm   Subject: Re: Red Bull at races
There was an article in Runners World at some point over the past 6 months comparing the various attributes of the so-called energy drinks. Basically just a bunch of calories and caffiene, with littl ...
Topic: Runnin' of the Green 5-Mile Race Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:42 pm   Subject: Re: Runnin' of the Green 5-Mile Race Report
Bricks -

I think I can point to a couple of danger signs: 1) not wanting to bother running a race unless you think you can PR (or at least come close), and 2) not looking forward to the majority o ...
Topic: Shamrock'n Half-Marathon Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:38 pm   Subject: Re: Shamrock'n Half-Marathon Report
Great race Rickshaw, and a good observation about perceived effort when ducking in behind another runner. I'll have to remember that so I don't just get annoyed and jump back out on my own. How clos ...
Topic: Runnin' of the Green 5-Mile Race Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:32 am   Subject: Re: Runnin' of the Green 5-Mile Race Report
Thanks Rustyboy. Tri's sound like they could be a lot of fun, but I'm only a passable swimmer (tired after just a couple of lengths of the pool!), and I find it hard enough to find time to train in o ...
Topic: shoe weight
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:26 am   Subject: Re: shoe weight
There's nothing worse than really fast-looking shoes on the feet of someone who's going really, really slow.

Too funny, and too true!
Topic: Runnin' of the Green 5-Mile Race Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:31 am   Subject: Runnin' of the Green 5-Mile Race Report
My brother's giving me grief, telling me I should post my race report here...so here you go!

One year ago I ran this race, went in with expectations which weren't supported by my recent training pe ...
Topic: shoe weight
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:13 am   Subject: Re: shoe weight
I hope the Racer ST's bring you good luck! I've got an oldish pair of Asics DS Trainers that I used to think of as my "racing shoes". I've since bailed on them and tend to race in my training shoes ...
Topic: Stupid Running Tricks
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:24 am   Subject: Re: Stupid Running Tricks
Rickshaw, what kind of bike did you buy? Have you been catching any of the Tour de France? Did you see Zabriskie crash yesterday less than a mile from the finish and lose at least a tie for the lead ...
Topic: 34 year old runner here...who might have had a mini stroke!
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:34 am   Subject: Re: 34 year old runner here...who might have had a mini stro
That's some scary stuff, Rustyboy. I hope the news is nothing but good for you tomorrow!
Topic: 34 year old runner here...who might have had a mini stroke!
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:33 am   Subject: Re: 34 year old runner here...who might have had a mini stro
Rickshaw -

I know that I always tend to get nervous when my blood pressure is being taken, and that my being nervous results in my blood pressure going up. So I always focus on trying to calm mys ...
Topic: Runnin' O' the Green Race Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:22 am   Subject: Re: Runnin' O' the Green Race Report
Thanks Terry. I'm taking some time away from running, at least until it's fun again. I think I've been a bit overfocused on the quest for ever-improving PR's.
Topic: Runnin' O' the Green Race Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:53 pm   Subject: Re: Runnin' O' the Green Race Report
Thanks for the kinds words, mfox. I think unfortunately I went into the race hoping for what might be possible, rather than expecting what all indicators suggested was likely. I hadn't been able to ...
Topic: Runnin' O' the Green Race Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:12 am   Subject: Runnin' O' the Green Race Report
This is a 5-mile run that kicks off the "spring" racing series here in Rochester, NY. About 30 degrees here this morning, and we've still got a foot or more of snow on the ground in most places. Not ...
Topic: Pueblo Chieftain Spring Run-Off
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:38 pm   Subject: Re: Pueblo Chieftain Spring Run-Off
Nice race Terry! I'm looking foward to our season opener around here next Saturday, a St. Paddy's day 5-miler. Weather's supposed to be in the upper teens...hmm, sure makes me want to don some short ...
Topic: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:34 pm   Subject: Re: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
Way to stay with it through the hard parts, and through your marginal health Rickshaw! Sounds a lot like the Wine Glass Marathon in upstate NY that I ran a couple of years ago, with the sun gradually ...
Topic: Midwest Governors Team Up For Marathon
OldManRunner


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:08 pm   Subject: Re: Midwest Governors Team Up For Marathon
ZZ Top?! Hmm, that's a little scary. I agree about the exercise and personal responsibility part, but what's this about good diet habits? No way!
Topic: LA Marathon To Offer Live Video Webcast
OldManRunner


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:05 pm   Subject: Re: LA Marathon To Offer Live Video Webcast
Hey, cool, maybe I'll check it out. Wasn't last year's LA marathon run in 98 degree temps, or something horrible like that? I hope they have better weather this year!
Topic: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 5:34 am   Subject: Re: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
No, no, tell the truth! He was carting around these little scraps of paper with notes regarding every gram of carbohydrates he'd eaten for the last 48 hours, working towards some nausea-inducing dail ...
Topic: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 5:28 pm   Subject: Rickshaw's Napa Valley Marathon
Two days left now until race day, Rickshaw. Are you mego-carbo loading like you did before Des Moines, or taking a more traditional (ie. sane) approach? Hope you're feeling better rested, and psyche ...
Topic: such is life...
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:54 pm   Subject: Re: such is life...
No question about it...I don't get no respect! By the way, my other cat's 18 and, although deaf and a bit senile, is still going strong, so you may have bought more years than just a couple.
Topic: such is life...
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:19 pm   Subject: Re: such is life...
Bummer! One of our cats has had to have both orthopedic surgury to pin a leg back together after having been shot by some mystery person's 22, and a tooth extracted after he broke it in half somehow ...
Topic: Marathon Training discusion
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:20 am   Subject: Re: Marathon Training discusion
I've never run further than 21 in the past during training, but the logic you describe for the B/H approach of running 16 after a hard workout the day before seems hard to argue with. What, specifica ...
Topic: Ankle Discomfort
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:56 am   Subject: Re: Ankle Discomfort
No, what you're describing isn't the same, but I've experienced what you describe a couple of times in the past. It always seems to just go away eventually after causing me all sorts of worry. Proba ...
Topic: Ankle Discomfort
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:24 am   Subject: Re: Ankle Discomfort
Yesterday during my long run I was definitely trying to stick to flatter road surfaces, and even found a little soft dirt (well, mud actually) to run in for a mile or so along the roadside that wasn't ...
Topic: Kenya Bans Top Runner From Competition
OldManRunner


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:19 am   Subject: Re: Kenya Bans Top Runner From Competition
I wonder if this "ban" could somehow truly prevent her from competing in 2005, or if it only prevents her from representing Kenya? The article makes it sound like a total ban, but I don't know how th ...
Topic: Ankle Discomfort
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:50 am   Subject: Re: Ankle Discomfort
Shoe rotation depends upon the weather in the winter. If it's too nasty I run on the treadmill and then do rotate pairs. If it's acceptable outside then I always wear my one pair of waterproof shoes ...
Topic: Ankle Discomfort
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:28 am   Subject: Re: Ankle Discomfort
Hmmm, maybe I just need some new shoes. I've sort of lost track of how many miles I have on my current shoes, since they're my winter, sloppy weather shoes and don't get worn consistently. Usually d ...
Topic: Ankle Discomfort
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:07 am   Subject: Ankle Discomfort
For about the past week now I've been noticing some slight tenderness/achiness in my left outer ankle and achilles tendon, where I've never experienced any problems in the past. I first noticed the f ...
Topic: weekly woe Feb 21-27
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:01 am   Subject: Re: weekly woe Feb 21-27
Sorry to hear about your poopiness, Rickshaw. Get a lot of sleep, and hope for some nice sunny (but not too warm!) weather for race day to boost your mood.

I'm still gradually building up mileage, ...
Topic: Snowflake 4m race report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:53 am   Subject: Re: Snowflake 4m race report
Hoo, those are some nice splits. Given the abyssmal pace of the four tempo miles I ran earlier this week, I don't think I could even come close. Way to go!
Topic: pet peeves
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:48 am   Subject: Re: pet peeves
Yeah, I think I'd have the same concern as you, Rickshaw. The dog's owner might be even scarier than the dog. "I've had enough of you girlie-men prancing down my road in tights!" Dueling banjo musi ...
Topic: Wipeout #2
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:51 am   Subject: Re: Wipeout #2
Too funny! I fell over on my bike once like that too, and I just had toe cages! Talk about uncoordinated...
Topic: Nipmuck Trail Marathon
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:37 am   Subject: Re: Nipmuck Trail Marathon
I'd love to do more trail running, but unfortunately there aren't many trails within running distance of me, and to be honest I have a hard time getting myself to get in the car and drive somewhere to ...
Topic: weekly workouts Feb 14-20
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:22 am   Subject: Re: weekly workouts Feb 14-20
A pretty good, uneventful week for me.

M 5
T 10
W
T 8
F
S 4
S 15

42

Yesterday's 15 miles went a lot better than the prior week's, but I was still glad that it wasn't anything mo ...
Topic: Boston Qualification 15 Minutes of Fame
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:15 am   Subject: Re: Boston Qualification 15 Minutes of Fame
Ha, I love it! Here's this guy who's accomplishment is thrust in front of everyone he knows, and the best thing his old coach could say was: “He worked hard at it and had pretty good stamina, but he ...
Topic: Ritzenhein, De Reuck Win At USA Cross Country Championships
OldManRunner


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:45 pm   Subject: Re: Ritzenhein, De Reuck Win At USA Cross Country Championsh
Looking at some of those photos, it's pretty cool to see such a mixed bag of ages all dueling it out, all equally competitive.
Topic: Blood Pressure
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:42 pm   Subject: Re: Blood Pressure
They replace any lost blood products with some kind of liquid volume replacement. Maybe I could ask them to use Gatorade?! I'm sure there's actually some negative impact on performance, but nothing ...
Topic: Blood Pressure
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:44 pm   Subject: Blood Pressure
I donate blood regularly through apheresis. Unlike regular whole-blood donations which remove red blood cells along with plasma, platelets, etc., with apheresis they centrifuge the blood to separate ...
Topic: training tales, Feb 7-13
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 5:14 pm   Subject: Re: training tales, Feb 7-13
M 10
T 4
W 0
T 8 tempo
F 0
S 4
S 15

Total 41

Today's 15-miler was very strange. I felt fine through 11.5 miles, and then just fell apart. My legs got heavy, breathing got h ...
Topic: E Pace for VDOT vs. HR ...
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 5:07 pm   Subject: Re: E Pace for VDOT vs. HR ...
I've had pretty much the same experience as you and Rickshaw. I swear I could get my heart rate up to 64% of max by walking quickly. I've chosen to ignore the heart rate guides, and instead follow t ...
Topic: A True Cross Country Race
OldManRunner


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:05 pm   Subject: Re: A True Cross Country Race
The cross country team from Rochester Institute of Technology here in upstate New York ran across the country this past November to commemorate their school's 100th anniversary. I think it took them ...
Topic: USA Cross Country Championships This Weekend
OldManRunner


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:03 pm   Subject: Re: USA Cross Country Championships This Weekend
This is kind of a tangential comment, but is anyone else out there a big fan of "Running with the Buffaloes"? Whenever I hear mention of one of the characters in that book with relation to a running ...
Topic: Police Investigate Jogger Assault
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:59 pm   Subject: Re: Police Investigate Jogger Assault
I was riding my bike along the Erie Canal towpath one time about 18 years ago when I came across a woman lying on the ground with bloodied knees and elbows. I stopped to help her up and find out what ...
Topic: olympic trials qualifying?
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:19 am   Subject: Re: olympic trials qualifying?
As far as I know, at least for the marathon, you just need to have posted a fast enough time on a certified course in order to be eligible to participate in the US Olympic Trials race. There are A an ...
Topic: Exercise Alone Only Goes So Far
OldManRunner


Forum: Runworks Articles   Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:27 am   Subject: Re: Exercise Alone Only Goes So Far
OK, but even if we assume that the advertisement's take on the study is the correct one, come on... how many physically fit fat people do you know? Isn't a fit fat person an oxymoron? What's their ...
Topic: Training results: 1/31-2/6
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:48 am   Subject: Re: Training results: 1/31-2/6
M 0
T 0
W 8.7
T 0
F 0
S 0
S 9
Total 8.7

And boy am I tired! I took off both Monday and Tuesday to give my bruised ribs a chance to recover, and then proceeded to come down with the wo ...
Topic: pet peeves
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:43 am   Subject: Re: pet peeves
1. Unfenced dogs who are just a little too hungry and try to take a bite out of my thigh.
2. Drivers turning right on red who don't look to their right before going and nearly running me down.
3. ...
Topic: Las Vegas Half Marathon
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 2:21 pm   Subject: Re: Las Vegas Half Marathon
Whoo hoo! Good job! Just being able to run those 13.1 miles, and then being able to walk around under your own power afterwards is a great thing, isn't it? And so much better when you've enjoyed it ...
Topic: Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon Race Report
OldManRunner


Forum: Training and Racing   Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 2:14 pm   Subject: Re: Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon Race Report
Nice race, buddy, and nice race report, too! Way to hang on through the tough parts at the end!
Topic: The Top Runners Make It Look So Easy!
OldManRunner


Forum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 2:07 pm   Subject: Re: The Top Runners Make It Look So Easy!
Yeah, did you see the vein still throbbing in Webb's forehead when they interviewed him and Legat several minutes after the end of the Mile? He was hurting. On the other hand, Legat just cruised acr ...
 
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