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I never really got into the groove on this one, but I got the time/miles in and felt OK. It's been a good month or so of training (195 mi in the last 30 days), and this week is shaping up to be good as well.

http://runkeeper.com/user/BudT/activity/522571335
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Interesting. Not the behavior I assumed. I'll investigate in a bit, +Andrej Ricnik​
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John Taylor

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I've been taking it easy too much this week. 
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wow, nice run!
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DeAnte Lang

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25 Questions Tag!: http://youtu.be/SgLgh6G3RLE
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Well here is another interval training, which I did today.  Ran 8x400 meters, with 90 sec rest between each run.  Speed was in steps for every couple of run: 14-15-16-17 k/hr.  Recommend warm up run for 15 min and cool down jogging for 10 min ... and this is practical on a treadmill.
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Derek Oxley

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Saucony Zealot Shoe Review:  The Zealot is the second single released from Saucony with the ISOfit Technology 
Dating back to the days when my mother would buy my kicks off the rack at Woolworth, to when we finally upgraded to shopping off the tables at Models downtown Brooklyn till now-I've had some peculiar peccadilloes when it came...
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Staying motivated: sometimes it helps to change your paramater.

http://www.momshomerun.com/2015/03/motivational-tip-changing-your.html
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Nice run along the river

Kien-Ping Chung is out running. So far he has tracked 5.07 km in 25m:30s.

http://app.endomondo.com/workouts/480834572/7146617
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John Taylor

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6 mile out and back with the goal of negative splitting the second half.
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Homework for your next visit at the gym: life expectancy for the next 10 years.

Formula to calculate:
First find these:
MPHR = 220 - your age
MET = do this exercise at the treadmill: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_protocol#Bruce_Protocol_.28Sub_Maximal_Table.29

Then, do the math here:
Your FIT Treadmill Score: MPHR + (12 x MET) – (4 x your age) + (43 if you’re a women).

You’re aiming for a score that’s greater than 100, which means you have a 98 percent chance of surviving over the next decade. If you’re between 0 and 100, you have a 97 percent chance; between -100 and -1, it’s 89 percent; and less than -100, it’s 62 percent.


Source:
http://www.shape.com/fitness/cardio/can-your-life-expectancy-be-determined-treadmill
 
Time to die?
Johns Hopkins researchers claim a fairly simple stress test can accurately predict your 10-year risk of dying. (Based on the heat rate given by the bikes at my gym, it looks like I've got a good chance of making it another 10 years...)

"The FIT Treadmill Score, calculated as [percentage of maximum predicted heart rate + 12(metabolic equivalents of task) – 4(age) + 43 if female], ranged from −200 to 200 across the cohort, was near normally distributed, and was found to be highly predictive of 10-year survival (Harrell C statistic, 0.811)."

"The median age of the 58,020 participants was 53 years (interquartile range, 45-62 years), and 28,201 (49%) were female. Over a median of 10 years (interquartile range, 8-14 years), 6456 patients (11%) died. After age and sex, peak metabolic equivalents of task and percentage of maximum predicted heart rate achieved were most highly predictive of survival (P<.001). Subsequent addition of baseline blood pressure and heart rate, change in vital signs, double product, and risk factor data did not further improve survival discrimination."

A summary of the paper is at the link below. The paper itself can be found at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(14)01136-7/fulltext
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Honestly, this won't be possible at a gym or fitness center. Most commercial treadmills max out at an incline of 12%.

Having said that, on my last outdoor trail run, I clocked in at 24:17 min/mi on a 24.9% uphill grade, while running with a broken big toe on my left foot, at 8.7 miles into an 11.5 mile run.
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A fun 8 miles in the snow today. God Bless Snow Days!!!!
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Nice ice beard 
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Andrej Ricnik

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Still not feeling well, still sleeping like crap, but can't stop running, eh? :)

Another half-marathon on the way to work, this time in my new KSO Evos .... and I totally LOVE them. They're like a light mesh on your foot, so light you barely notice them. The terrain on this run was just about everything you can imagine; road seal, asphalt, concrete, gravel, grass, rock-hard clay, and wooden board-walks :}


Given the elevation gain I'm happy with the average pace. I'll map the run manually later, we all know that the accuracy of GPS' with altitude is somewhat lacking :}
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Why is it that we need to be constantly reminded to run easy, but we fall into the trap of running too hard over and over again?

It is almost a runner requirement that you sometimes run too fast, but don't worry, your trusty friends at Runners Connect are here to remind you again why it is so important to run easy.

How often do you need this reminder? 

http://runnersconnect.net/running-training-articles/80-easy-makes-you-23-faster/
We dive into the research looking at high vs. low intensity training. This study found that runners who ran 80% of their runs easy, improved 23% more than those who ran 65% of their training easy.
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Marijana T.

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moderate but persistent rain and wind were refreshing.

although i went out for 10, ran only flat 5k of road, groomed trail and uneven grass with mud, thanks to ankles. the longest, grass part of the run, woke them up; wasn't aware of how much sunday acrobatics trashed them. still sticking with that no-need-to-push-it post injury decision. it was interesting that those short road stretches felt easy on the legs...

will see what another rainy day will bring tomorrow.

everybody enjoy your run:)
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I like running in the rain, but only in the summer.

As for the puddles... I like surprises. Especially those which sound like a sponge.

🍺🍺🍺
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A few signs of spring.

For who didn't tried yet, I can tell that the forest is the perfect place to run.
Excellent cushioning and great environment.
While have been 30-40 km/h winds, in the forest the landscape was static.
It is a warm feeling when you know that you are protected from winds. I could see in the top of the trees the fury of the nature.
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Go for it!
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Question for my running peeps.

What's your preference, out and backs or loops
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Loops in the mountain, in the city anyone is good
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Great night for a run. 
6.05 mi • 1:08:38 • 11:21 min/mi • 5.3 mph • 257 ft
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Sara Rabe

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Such a great run!! I felt great and light and not like I was laboring at all. I was also running slower than I have been, but I don't care. That was awesome! :D 
This is not *actually* my best pace and distance because I had five extra minutes of warmup, for complicated reasons that don't bear going into. That was so much fun!! Really!! I ran for 22 minutes straight (the Week 6, Day 3...
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+Parry K​ Thanks! I'm looking at a couple of 5k fun runs this spring. I want to pick an actual proper race for early summer. 😀

+John Rowley​ Hi! This program is amazing! I'm running on a treadmill now because the cold air outside was giving my lungs a lot of grief. (I did the first three weeks outside, but as it got more intense the cold air started giving me asthma attacks.) Once it's nice out, I want to run outside again because that's a lot more fun. 
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