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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Don't Stop, Get It Get It

Spare some energy sir?

Let's get straight to business. Last night was Pint Night at Fleet Feet. Hanson Plan called for 8 easy miles.  I left at 5:40pm and took a long way to Fleet Feet in Lincoln Square, 5.5 ish miles in about 43 minutes. I got to meet Eric (This Hobbit Runs), I Heart Pikermis and her boyfriend, Jake...from State Farm.  The Wurst Running Club ever grew in size and we had a group photo + 1 random person running near us that jumped in for the photo:


The first half of our fun run, ~1.5 miles was done at a group jog, and the return trip Pete and I threw caution into the wind and decided to start booking in.  Here was our little progression:
Note: Lincoln Square is not the ideal area to sprint

I knew I was burning fuel that I would need for my strength run, but I felt I had some to spare. My stomach had started acting up all evening, so I went light on the food.

Note on status of my leg: No hard pain to start, but my problem area felt a bit fatigued/weak with some occasional aches.

Got home around 9pm and went to bed to sleep around 10:15pm.

Alarm time: 3:40.snooze...3:50 okay okay I'm going...

Hanson Plan for Tuesday: 3 x 2 mile repeats at 10 seconds below marathon pace. I should be hitting about 13:46 splits.

I was tired this morning and my stomach was a mess. I was going to be flirting with danger this morning.  Not even having 9 hours rest since my last run finished, my energy was questionable. I popped some stomach medicine and crossed my fingers.

The highlight of the run was to get in part of my warm up miles with Erin.

The run was one of those runs you just want to get out of the way. The wind at first wasn't too bad, but once I hit Belmont, the wind out of the south felt like something fierce. I was determined to not let any of splits fall due to wind. Dig deeper, don't stop, get that ****.

My stomach started to get mad and the bathroom alarms started to go off. My breathing was a little off as I tried to keep my head turned to keep my breathing normalized. I thought for sure my pace dropped, but I got it.

On the turn around, I was hoping to feel that wind at my back...but the wind felt like nothing at all, blah. At least the effort was much easier.  More bio flares were going off and I just wanted to get to the restroom, I wasn't sure I'd hit my time...dig deeper, got it.

Restroom reached! Let's finish this run off.

My 2 mile split times: 13:35, 13:44, 13;42. Add a +/- few second margin of error for the GPS and  I still hit my goal time or ran it even faster.

My stomach still isn't very happy and I'm exhausted. Gotta muster a little more energy for my lunch time gym visit for core and weights.

I'll update this blog if any more photos surface from last night.

Have a great day!



21 comments:

  1. Yes, that was a lovely "jog" last night. I can't believe you guys got down to a sub 5:00 pace! DAMN! That's some speedy sausage.

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  2. What is with the wind? Was it there all summer and we are only noticing it now that is it colder? LOL. I noticed it yesterday and today too.

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  3. That is not much rest between runs at all, we'll done on the windy pace. No mention of the Pint Night Pint of the Night though...inquiring minds wish to know!

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  4. Kelsey @ Fueling StrongSeptember 17, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    That wind was brutal this morning,and totally agree with not being able to feel it on the way back. I thought I would literally fly home, but nope... couldn't even feel it.

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  5. I did Pint Night at at the OT Fleet Feet

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  6. The wind out of the south was crazy. I ran north and didn't even notice the extra lift I was getting and then when I turned around... BOOM. Full on crazy wind. Nice job with the strength run considering you ran last night! Way to hit those splits even with the wind!

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  7. Pete B lakefronttrail.blogspotSeptember 17, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    I like that our group membership is growing in size. The most incredible thing about this post is that you were able to wake up at 3:40 am after Pint Night then book out your Hanson strength run! I still had another 3.5 hours of sleep after you woke up, so I am not half as motivated as you! Anyway, we probably pissed off more than a couple of avenue walkers as we booked down Lincoln Ave. at 4:03/mile pace!

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  8. We're aiming for a sub 4 next time! A good sausage is done before you know it

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  9. I'd say it is just fall and summer fighting for space!

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  10. Hahh my stomach was too weak to handle much, I just had a salad and a cider beer! All stories and jokes are still being censored for public consumption

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  11. Pete B lakefronttrail.blogspotSeptember 17, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Either that or maybe you can catch some zzzs at the Oktoberfest 5k as you wait for us to finish.

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  12. Finally I was able to meet up with you guys! Now I just need to get better at the sausage jokes. Glad I didn't try and keep up with you and Pete at the end... I might of done ok for a block or 2, but then you guys would of left me in the dust. Instead me and Jake from State Farm talked about the good old days at MSU.

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  13. Those Fleet Feet Pint nights sound like a blast! I still can't believe you get up at those hours in the mornings to run (PLUS do core and weights at lunch). Do you ever get a full night's sleep!?!?!? Sorry to hear about the stomach issues. =(

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  14. Sausage jokes are the wurst! Glad you were able to make it! sorry we were all late lol

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  15. what is a full night's sleep? if I get 6, i'm happy lol

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  16. Glad I wasn't imaging how strong it was! So annoying! Glad you fought through it! when are we gonna high five again?

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  17. I hope you represented! Was there a good crowd?

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  18. BOOM! for sure. What is worse, gnat clouds or wind lol

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  19. We have the wurst growth potential. We need to start having initiation events to prove your sausage ability.
    I'm sure I'll crash today or tomorrow.. ALL THE COFFEE.

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  20. Good lord. See, I like my runs like I like my sausage - the longer, the better :) But if anyone could do it, it's probably you two!

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  21. Kelsey @ Fueling StrongDecember 6, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    That's a wonderful question my friend. We will make our paths cross sooner or later:)

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