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My first Runners World run streak.  41 days through the 1st and still counting.  Any other streakers out there?
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Guess I'll start by introducing myself to the community.  I've been running on and off since I started HS XC & Track about 10 years ago.  Currently I'm training to run a sub 3 marathon after having qualified for Boston at this years Marine Corps Marathon.

While I do consider myself a good runner, I don't necessarily consider myself a well informed or educated runner...I just run.  I'm looking forward to sharing tips, tricks, and insights with the rest of the community.
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In anticipation of getting a new phone in a couple weeks I went ahead and ordered a bunch of NFC tags from tagstand. Excited to get my hands on these tags and the new phone and see what kind of stuff I can come up with.
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Pretty good stuff for learning VIM. Very basic at this point (moving the cursor with jkhl and web) but promising and a good tool for helping people learn.
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Stumbled upon what appears to be a small bike jump track on my run today. Place was COVERED in bluebonnets.
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Just finished my first rain run of the season. Something about running in the rain when its warm outside just feels awesome to me.
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My first official 10K race. Not quite what I was expecting but well worth the golden ticket to get into the Marine Corps Marathon in October.
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20 miler tomorrow.  What are everyone's favorite ways to fuel up on long runs?

I started with Gu's and they worked really well until recently.  They seem to make me want to throw up a little bit so I'm curious to see what others use.
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I just get a snickers bar at the gas station every so often. And carry Gatorade or water with me with me. I like the Gatorade for the electrolites, but in cold weather I'll go with water. Other than that, once my glycogen stores are gone, sugar is sugar as far as I can tell, why pay extra money for "sports" sugar.
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Thought I'd share a picture of my pups from  halloween :)
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I've been running (off and on) for a long time. I've never ONCE been excited about the release of a new shoe until now. I started switching over to the Kinvara 2 while training for the Marine Corps Marathon last year and instantly loved them. Can't wait to take the K3 for a spin tomorrow afternoon and see how they've managed to improve on an already amazing shoe.
Explore the brand new Kinvara 3 - the latest minimal running shoe from Saucony.
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Cool, thanks for the advice!
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I saw this article last week and posted it on our whiteboard at work. It immediately grabbed peoples attention and spurred a near 30 minute discussion between colleagues and my manager. I'm one of those people that get in "on time" (read early) and (try to)leave on time.

My manager is one of those that think the job is never done. He, and many others at my workplace, often work until well after 6 and often through lunch. Then there's the typical 10-11PM email responses. Our company recently went through a "lean" process which promoted the idea of "do more with less" without really fleshing out what that means and I've come to realize that management has interpreted this to mean "get more work done in the same amount of time with less people" instead of "improve your process to reduce wasted energy and increase productivity".

My manager is also under the impression that increased work hours are an "industry trend" in which we'll just have to concede and comply with. Personally I think we're just in the calm before the storm. People will put up with this mentality for a year or two before they start to look outside the company for opportunities. Burnout and fatigue are inevitable when you have employees working additional hours on a regular basis, with or without compensation (without in my case).

I'm curious to see how this is within other companies. Do you guys feel perfectly fine leaving at 5 or do you always feel like there's always "one more thing" that can be squeezed in before you leave for the day? Are you finding yourself working normal hours or consistently being pressured to put in a few extra hours a week without compensation?
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg recently set off quite a debate in the tech world when she told an interviewer that she works a 9-to-5 schedule:
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Completely agree - the only situation where it's prudent to work crazy hours for an extended amount of time is in the startup scene. In that kind of situation, you are putting in the extra hours early for a personal pay off when you launch, so you are working toward that goal and the extra work is completely self motivated. In a corporate environment that is trying to get the same amount of work done as a small startup team, there needs to be some sort of compensation that mirrors the benefit of getting a stock payout of a small company. When you work for months / years doing overtime with no extra benefit to you, you get burnt out and jaded, and generally end up being much less productive after the first few sprints than you would have been if you had just worked 9 to 5.
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It's dangerous to go alone...save the kitteh
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