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  1. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    blackpaw We've only been to Loveland, Winter Park, Copper, and ABasin. We have a pass for Breckenridge, Keystone, and ABasin. Overall, I like Loveland the best but I'm sure that will change this yr! Bummer we won't really go there, though. Awesome job on the daily 40-60min runs! vc10um...
  2. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    vc10um Good luck on your race! I'm sure you'll get that PR. blackpaw You work in the ski industry? How fun! I live in CO and we're ready to go! We bought our ski passes so we'll try to go as often as possible. I'm going to use skiing as my xtraining day! As for training plans, I used...
  3. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    Hi runners! jainsley Hello and welcome! Congrats to you for taking on the challenge of running! Couple important tips. Make sure you have adequate running shoes. Get fitted at a running store. They will analyze your gait to ensure you have the proper shoes on your feet. I would also...
  4. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    vc10umI'm running the Colorado Marathon in May. It is all downhill race. Unfortunetly, I learned the hard way that all downhill races aren't that easy. I ran a half over the summer starting at 10,000ft and ended around 8,000ft. OUCH. It is NOT as easy as it sounds. But, I think the...
  5. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    Hi ladies! Apparently I'm subscribed to this thread and even though I haven't posted in forever, I can ALWAYS talk about running! First off, congrats to vc10um for your Army 10 miler PR! I hear that's a fabulous race! I too, like Rock n Roll races but I think they are becoming a little too...
  6. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    I've always read to put your TM between .5 and 1 % incline to simulate outdoor running. I love cold weather running! I've been slacking with my running, but have been making it outside at least 4x/wk for a run. I need to start training mid January, so no excuses for me! Happy running to all!
  7. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    Happy Thanksgiving ladies! Haven CONGRATS on your 5k! And a GREAT time as your first! ImpatientOne WOW! Impressive! Congrats on winning your age group and your PR! Your old PR was around my PR in the 5k, but I haven't run one in yrs. I bet I can't do that anymore! Although, I did run a...
  8. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    I love how this thread is getting bigger and adding more runners! Yay! vc10um-After registering for one of my races, I saw an ad for a wear tester. I just signed up and when a product meets your criteria, they'll send an e-mail! imp Thanks for sharing! That sounds like most training plans...
  9. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    Hey runners! Welcome ysj99! Congrats on your upcoming 10k! I've never raced a 10k myself! Good luck with training for a half in 2011! Imp- You look wonderful! You're speedy too, whew! I've never ran under 8min/miles so I don't think. Do you do scheduled interval training to increase...
  10. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    ImpatientOne-You cut a 1.5 minutes off your 5k time? WOW! Huge accomplishment, congrats! :appl: A minute off of training runs is pretty substantial too. I used to run a 10min/mi; now I comfortably run 9:30min/miles. But, I work on distance, not speed. I think next training series I will...
  11. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    Congrats on the 10 miler Vc10um! Get yourself a proper training schedule and you'll meet your goals for next yr! For me, I got 4.2 miles in yesterday in a little under 40min. It felt good, but I'm not back to 100%, but it's still early. I'm still running at an easy pace. I'm looking...
  12. BeachRunner

    October Healthy Living Thread

    Here are a couple race shots from my DH. He followed me around and got some great shots! Bless his heart; trying to maneuver his way around Denver with all the street closures for 26 miles. Lisa- sorry your anni plans got nixed. boo. We still have to pick a restaurant and make...
  13. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    Hi runners! Well, I'm a marathoner! Woo hoo. The experience was wonderful and I'll likely do another one! Those last 6 miles were extremely difficult, but you just have to get it done! I didn't finish in a time I would have liked, but being my first, my ultimate goal was to finish. I hit...
  14. BeachRunner

    October Healthy Living Thread

    Hey ladies! It’s technically my Monday since I took Monday off of work. So, this weekend was marathon weekend! A little RR: Sunday: Alarm goes off at 5:20a. It was easy for me to get up as I probably slept for oh, 2 hrs! Make coffee, choke down an egg, piece of toast with PB, and some...
  15. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    Thanks Lisa! Congrats on your MARATHON FINISH!! My toenails are already all trimmed up. Both my big toes are already black so the damage is already done. Let's hope I keep my toenails for the whole race! I've read that taking an anti-inflammatory is bad, esp during endurance running...
  16. BeachRunner

    October Healthy Living Thread

    Just dropped by to say GOOD LUCK to Lisa!! I can't wait to hear all about your big day! Enjoy the experience, and enjoy your after party lobster boil! YUM! :bigsmile:
  17. BeachRunner

    October Healthy Living Thread

    Hey everyone! Our office had an "out of office day". It was OK; the training activities we did were kind of lame, but it was nice to not be in the office. I got home and did 4 miles; had veggie burger for dinner. I don't have much for today. :wink2: Lisa- $1400!? That's so awesome! I'm...
  18. BeachRunner

    October Healthy Living Thread

    Happy Monday ladies! :wavey: Last week just dragged on by and where did my weekend go? We have friends coming in on Friday, so I’m sure this week will crawl by as well. My weekend was busy but uneventful, really. Friday I relaxed and watch a movie with salmon and broccoli for dinner...
  19. BeachRunner

    September Healthy Living Thread

    Hey ladies! I feel like Lisa; YAY TAPER! I finished my 20 miles on Saturday and felt great! I was actually surprised with how much energy I had left, and was a huge confidence booster! I got in 8miles this morning and made stir-fry for eats. SS- It's nice to see you back! Glad you are...
  20. BeachRunner

    September Healthy Living Thread

    Hello ladies! I worked from home today, so I did 10 miles this morning, which was a good thing because it rained most of the afternoon. Boo. I also got new running shoes today; can't wait to test them out tomorrow (they are the same ones I have now, so not terribly exciting). I had some brown...
  21. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    I'm so glad to see the running thread hoppin! vc- Good luck with those Vibrams. I've read little about bf running, but I do know that you have to "relearn" to run. Good luck, and please report back! ImpatientOne- Congrats! Huge accomplishment! You look awesome too! I can't wait to wear...
  22. BeachRunner

    September Healthy Living Thread

    Hello! It's been soo long! I've been so busy, and then lazy. I've been lurking and attempting to keep up! I saw Lisa looking for me in the runner's thread so I thought I'd pop in! I hope everyone is doing well!! As for me, this is my last week of training before my taper! Oh, I'm so...
  23. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    I just wanted to pop in and wish Erica best of luck on her half marathon tomorrow! You'll rock it! As for me, I'm finally feeling confident that I can complete my marathon. I had a LR of 16miles last weekend, and I completed 18 miles this morning. To my surprise, I felt like I still had more...
  24. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    You'll be fine! That's why you trained, right? Enjoy the race, people, and experience as a whole. You'll have a blast!
  25. BeachRunner

    The Running Thread

    Hello Blackpaw! Congrats on your upcoming race! How exciting! I've never run a 10k; I guess I skipped that distance. Anyways, I recommend reading over http://www.halhigdon.com/10ktraining/10kintro.htm that website. Hal Higdon has great advice and should get you to your race goal without...
  26. BeachRunner

    Three dresses, please give your honest input! :)

    Dress 3!! It hugs all your curves and you just look fantastic in it!
  27. BeachRunner

    August 2010 Healthy Lifestyle

    Hey all! long time no post. I've been super busy lately with the house and our trip to Telluride. I've been semi-lurking trying to "keep in touch", but Telluride had poor cell/internet service all around, which is no surprise! Anyways, I'll have time tomorrow to catch up. I just wanted to...
  28. BeachRunner

    medical alert bracelets

    I work for the govt. where I authorize these systems through Long Term Care Medicaid. Phillips Lifeline is an agency I work with frequently. I know Phillips is a nationwide company. I have a list of providers that supply emergency medical equipment, but it's my area specific. I would look in...
  29. BeachRunner

    Boob Size

    Call me crazy, but through all of my late teen yrs I was a 36C, and I wanted smaller boobs! Now that I added a lot of cardio to my workouts, I'm now a 36B. I love em! A D is not small, and who cares if it is. Enjoy what you have!
  30. BeachRunner

    August 2010 Healthy Lifestyle

    Hey ladies! I got 9m in this am; it felt good. We leave for Telluride, CO on Sunday so I'll run tomorrow (4m) and Saturday (LR-as many as I can, not to exceed 16). It's a busy next couple of days. I am going to get my car serviced tomorrow after work before our long road trip. We have...
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