Mileage reporting 9th week 2014

Discussion in 'Mileage Reporting' started by Bare Lee, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Scratch Barefooters
    1. Pennsylvania

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    3.1 miles yesterday and 4 today. Legs felt really tired yesterday, they were better today but not all there so I kept things short and easy both days. The forecasts here have jumped all over the place, currently it looks like 3-6 to here maybe but the way the predictions have been flying all over the place, we might only see an inch or two or maybe a foot or more, all depending on where the heavy snow band sets up.

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  2. scedastic Barefooters

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    saturday: 4 mi, a couple inches of snow on the ground, moc3s
    weights
    30 min swim
  3. Bare Lee Chapter Presidents
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    I find myself in agreement. No matter what your fitness goals are, running or otherwise, in st, you need to lift heavy and do plyometrics. Most old school weight lifters would agree. You can either do max effort, or dynamic effort, but it makes little sense to do min effort (high reps) in strength training.

    The only blemish was introducing the incoherent 'core' concept: "The core includes the hips to the shoulders, front to back, all the way around"

    So everything but the arms, legs, and head is the core? In that case, 80-90 percent of all free weight exercises are core exercises!

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  4. dutchie53 Barefooters
    1. Canada
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    YOW is right, I feel like hibernating right now. 2 miles in the polar vortex which does not seem to want to leave Winterpeg. 2 miles with a temp of -45C at 5:30 this morning. We're looking at yet another week of polar like temps for next week. Only reason I even went out was to decompress from yesterday as YBC bowling provincials were this weekend and I was coaching a team. Very stressful, but a successful one for the team I was coaching as they wound up winning gold today and go on to Nationals. Only bad thing is that Nationals are first weekend in May and will interfere again with participating in IBRD, good thing is that Nationals are here in Winterpeg and no travel is required.
  5. Larry Barefooters
    1. Australia

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    Finished off the week with 16.2km or a smidge over 10 miles. I'm still pushing out towards 'longest ever', with this one probably my second longest ever. I do recall running a 20km high school 'walkathon' when I was a kid because we were told that we could go home as soon as we finished. Pace-wise, I ran it a bit too fast because the initial plan was to only do 10 or 11km, but I don't seem to have pulled up too sore.

    That's all about to change though - a mate of mine who is a semi-pro level 400m runner wants me to come along and do a training session with him tonight. He's going to kill me.
  6. jldeleon Chapter Presidents
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    1.5 miles of hiking with hubby on a trail. Wore my gigantic rainboots today! Booooo.

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  7. jldeleon Chapter Presidents
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    I tried my Moc3s during the last snow here. Huge fail. The snow was so dry snd powdery, and since Mocs have no deep traction, it was over in two steps. Your snow must be different. :)

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  8. scedastic Barefooters

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    Nope, I actually like no traction. Too much traction and that means thicker sole and no "snow-feel." hah

    Anyways, we have all kinds of snow because we have all kinds of temperature and lots of wetness from the big lake. Slippery powder, icy sleety mess, everything in between. Winters are so fun to drive in here. BLECH

    Lots of times when it's almost pure ice. If I stop the run and take a few walking steps, I fall all over. If I go up a steep hill, I can't get much of a grip, but for the most part, runnign without traction is my parlor trick. I am sure my gait/form aint worth a dime, much less braggin about, so I dunno.

    Now, given several inches of deep, ridged, unplowed, driven-upon snow, well that is the worst and no amount of traction makes that better. The choices there are curse and run or just turn back.

    The most traction I ever run with is in my regular soft stars, but I use those when it's super wet and I don't want soaking feet (but damp is ok), not for grip.
    Or maybe it's because you run a lot on trails? Traction seems more important then.....

    Also, I thought that was a "thing" with minimal running, that you don't need traction anymore? That you magically never slip? Did I make that up?

    OH, no, now it's going to be like when the cartoon character realizes he's still running but off a cliff and can't keep up the magic anymore and physics fails him.
    Thanks, Jen, now I'll be sliding all over the place.
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  9. scedastic Barefooters

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    I feel like frankenstein in boots. Even before going minimal and barefootish, never liked those big giant boot thingies that violate up up up one's ankles and beyond. \

    I've never owned rain boots, but I love the idea in the abstract.
    What color are yours?
    Something about paddington bear. Bet you actually need them a lot on the west coast, eh? Hope yours are FLASHY
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  10. jldeleon Chapter Presidents
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    They are blue and one size bigger than I wear, no arch, 1/4 inch heel. That's as minimalist as I could find. They are super BORING navy blue. Maybe I should put stickers on them!

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  11. Bare Lee Chapter Presidents
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    Well, I do think the Sockwa G4s have noticeably better traction. I just ran in an inch of snow coating mostly icy surfaces without a problem. In snow more than an inch or two, I like the Vivo Neo Trails. In other words, my Moc3s don't get much use anymore, but maybe I'll put them in the car as my store shoe.

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