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Trace Your Route
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - Written by Kev500 [profile]
Please fix it!!!

mistressk says:

Can we get the interactive weight graph fixed as well? Nothing is showing up..

joec says:

Still not working?

Kev500 says:

still not working

plodder79 says:

Just tried to log today, not working!

Kev500 says:

Who is in charge of this site? Can you please let us know what is going on? I've been a member for years and use the route application often. But I am getting very discouraged. Does anyone care?

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Hydrate even in the cold
Sunday, 29 January 2017 - Written by Kev500 [profile]
I had a miserable 12 mile run today. The last few miles were very difficult. When I got home, I told my wife, "I'm not doing well." Then I spent the next few hours in bed. Once my right leg started cramping awhile later, I knew what the problem was. I had a couple of large glasses of water with some Nuun electrolyte tablets and a couple ibuprofens. A few hours later I got out of bed. Bottom line, I was very dehydrated when I began and did not hydrate during the run. That's an easy mistake to make when it's only 40 degrees outside.
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Running in the Snow
Thursday, 08 December 2016 - Written by Kev500 [profile]
Here in the Pacific Northwest I only get a chance to run in the snow a couple times each year. But nothing is more invigorating than a few miles in fresh snow. My old dog, Patches, and I had a blast playing in the snow for 5 1/2 miles tonight. I couldn't have done it without my YakTrax!

ycmrun says:

I love running on the fresh snow too. We get that few times in New Jersey. I was at Bear mountain last weekend running in the trails. There was lot of fresh snow and covered leaves on those rocky technical trails. There were places where it had completely frozen with black ice. It was interesting how slow and mindful I was with my each step :) . Goal was to survive the run without breaking the ankles.
It was freezing cold and windy. My friend had brought his tiny dog who had no trouble sprinting ahead of us and even running through streams as though it was summer !!
I'm thinking of doing a 50k race in spring in these trails. 11 mile start was a kick in the butt as I had not run trails in over a year.

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Running vs. Jogging
Saturday, 21 May 2016 - Written by Kev500 [profile]
I came across a discussion on another site about the difference between jogging and running. I have my own thoughts, but would love to hear what all of you think.

BTW, I finally got completely over the plantar fasciitis (I hope) and am back training regularly. I ran my first 5K in well over a year this morning. I was not real happy with my time, but, given the months I missed or was just "jogging," I am not too bummed.

ycmrun says:

Good to hear you are recovered from PF. Stay healthy and good luck with your training and racing season.

I'm a slowpoke in general so I wouldn't worry much if people call my attempt run or jog. But I really get a laugh whenever my friends gets pissed at someone calling them a "jogger" or a "trail hiker" .
Their shock is hilarious to watch.. "How can some one call me a hiker.. I'm a frigging ultra runner"...

Kev500 says:

Doesn't everyone hike in a pair of Nikes and a singlet?

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Hello
Saturday, 20 February 2016 - Written by Kev500 [profile]
Anybody have something to share. For me, I've had a long bout with plantar fasciitis that included having to take 2 months off of running and a very slow healing/conditioning process after that. I've gotten my volume up to a very slow 30-35 miles per week and think I can get back to racing in another couple months.

strutton1313 says:

Glad to hear you are recovering! The process is always slow, but it's important to take it easy and listen to our bodies. Hope you continue to get better! Good health and happy running!

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Playing in the Snow
Sunday, 03 January 2016 - Written by Kev500 [profile]
Patches, my 12 1/2 year-old*, four-legged running partner (black lab) and I went running in the first snowfall of this winter. I took her to a school yard and let her off the leash. We then chased each other and I threw snowballs at her. What a great time for both of us. It's great too be able to just have fun running (and I still got a good 5K workout), especially after missing several weeks entirely during the fall from plantar fasciitis. I think it is good for one's mental health for an old guy to play like a kid once in awhile and for an old dog to play like a puppy.

*She is getting older and has slowed down and is less agile (a bit like me), but she still loves to run and is a fierce competitor when there are other runners and dogs around. We ran a 7 mile hilly run yesterday with my running club; she pulled me to exhaustion in order to try staying with the leaders including my 19 yo son (collegiate runner).

strutton1313 says:

That is awesome! I often think about how cool it would be to have a dog running partner. My three boxers are all love to go on walks but have to stop at every tree, bush, leaf or anything else they want to sniff at. Makes running hard.

chowitt says:

Fun and exercise at the same time...way to switch it up and make the most of the new snow. I find new snow reminds me of being a kid every time.

Kev500 says:

When she and I are running, Patches occasionally stops to smell a tree and always tries to chase squirrels. But when we are running with anyone else, her head is in the game. Other than a poop break, she won't stop.

chowitt says:

She has a more relaxing run when it's just the two of you!

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Bad Medicine Lake Loop
Thursday, 18 June 2015 - Written by Kev500 [profile]
Sometimes its good to set a goal that means something to you, but is irrelevant to the rest of the world (AKA the running community). Yesterday, I achieved such a goal, running the perimeter of Bad Medicine Lake in north central Minnesota. At 15.6 miles, it was my longest run since Boston and I felt pretty good considering my lingering hamstring problem and plantar fasciitis on my left foot have forced me to keep the training mileage low.

For the last several years my family has visited the lake for 1-2 weeks each summer. During these vacations, I've been able to get in many miles of trail running, usually with only minor annoyance from flies and mosquitos.

But I was never able to run around the lake because I could not find a trail acrosss the south end. My choices were to stay on the county roads, putting the run well over 20 mi., or cut across farmers' fields and risk buckshot to my rump.

Finally, just before leaving last year, I found the route by chance. I started o...

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ycmrun says:

Nice job on the long run . Hope you recover from PF issues asap.

Rest of world = running community.. Ha ha.. Love it

adigerati says:

I love making challenges like this for myself. Glad you accomplished it, now you got to do it in the reverse direction. :)

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