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Sub 1hr at the Labor Day Saguaro run. Stay healthy to PR the Tucson Marathon. Then... OP50 in March'15

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  • 20 miles
  • 02:49 time
  • 1961 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    alright Recovery 6 mi 00:51 08:31 pace

    Probably should have taken a day off after yesterday's race, but I figured- hey, it was only 8 miles.  So, went out for an easy run today... mostly for Ben, as he didn't get to run yester... read more

  2. Shared Photo

    I had this pleasurable few minutes where I thought I won my age group, until I found out that the actual winner won the grand master category- so he was pulled out of the age group standings. No le... read more

  3. RUN
    great Saguaro Labor Day Race 8.1 mi 00:56 06:54 pace

    Saguaro Labor Day Race: (long race report- sorry)
    Felt pretty well recovered after an easy week. Did a good warm-up, and soaked my shirt with cold water to add as much cooling as possible. Was i... read more

  4. RUN
    good warmup and cooldown 6.3 mi 01:02 09:50 pace

    A 2.3 mile warmup and a 4mi easy run after the Labor Day race. Not gonna' say too much about these. Just some easy jogging and some pickups to check pace. Everything feeling pretty good today.

  5. RUN
    good Recovery Shake Out 3.6 mi 00:32 08:50 pace

    Legs have been kinda' feeling weak and sluggish all week- and really no better today.  But- since I have a small running addiction, I convinced myself it would be better to do a short easy &#x... read more

  6. RUN
    alright Heat Test 6 mi 00:52 08:35 pace

    heat test.  so- this morning I ran around the same time/temp/solar loading as the race will be on monday. Test results:  With the direct hot sun, it seems better to have a white shirt on, although ... read more

    • Petite

      You passed with flying colors I see.

      3 days ago Like

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    • Scott J.
      Scott J. Good Luck
      Good Luck:

      Excellent run and nice testing. Race smart with that heat. Good luck and have fun!

      2 days ago

    • Scott L.
      Scott L.

      I think you were wise to run it... now you know where you can push the limits and be okay. You'll be ready and you'll do great!

      2 days ago Like

  7. #dailymission Come on, you have to have a special "trick of the trade" do share! At 4:45am when it's time to wake up and run... don't have a conversation in your head about how ... read more

    • Ben K.

      I dunno....I can make a pretty convincing argument. But you are right, just getting up and moving makes it easier.

      4 days ago Like

  8. RUN
    alright Rinconado Pond 6.1 mi 00:52 08:26 pace

    Started off with my pre-run squat matrix. Then-mostly easy but added 6 x 100 pickups. Even tho' I took yesterday off and have had a low mileage week, legs still felt heavy. Especially on th... read more

    • Ben K.

      Do you use the matrix to solve for unknown variables? I think that's what we used to use them for in high school math....hope the legs feel better soon, thou you still seemed to put in a pretty good run today. What's the labor day race distance? Good luck! Hope you get that hail you asked for the geezers in front of you.

      4 days ago Like2 people

    • Morey B.
      Morey B.

      Nope. Eigenvectors! As for Labor day, it's just 8 miles. But, a hilly 8 with steep sections, in warm temps, with 1500 runners- that I like using to predict my HM pace... which I then use to predict my Full pace. So- it's kinda' a key race on my schedule, and a Tucson classic.

      4 days ago Like1 person

    • Scott J.
      Scott J.

      Great run, especially considering the leg issues.

      3 days ago Like

    • Isaac M.
      Isaac M.

      I am sure you legs will be rearing to go on Monday... they always seem to respond and perform at races!!! Have a great 8!!!

      3 days ago Like

  9. <<=== New Photo time. Bike has been collecting dust; So, rather silly to have a cycling photo. It's freaky when people change their avatars here. It's like my old DM friend has d... read more

  10. #dailymission What is your perfect race day weather? Lighting storm that selectively takes out guys in my age group who are in front of me. Well-targeted baseball-sized hail would also work.

  11. RUN
    good Reddington Again 8.1 mi 01:08 08:24 pace

    Nice morning jog with my best dog. Even though he got two swims at the base of Reddington, Ben was dragging today because of the warmth. Me- I was feeling fine. Balancing between wanting to run ... read more

  12. #dailymission What do your DM friends know about you that your other friends don't? Exactly where I was at 5:30am every morning.

  13. RUN
    good Sweaty Run 7 mi 01:00 08:34 pace

    Mid 70's with 80% humidity- so, a sweaty run. No water flowing over the road at the base of Reddington any more, but there still are some flowing puddles down below the road that Ben was able... read more

  14. Shared Photo

    The magnificent AZ Trail. Today's joy.

    • Kerri C.
      Kerri C.

      Looks like you all had a great time! I need to get out on one of those group runs :)

      9 days ago Like1 person

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    • Morey B.
      Morey B.

      Yes- Ben (the dog) took this shot. That's why he wasn't in it. It's hard for him to hold the camera in his paws- but if I set it up for him, he can press the button.

      8 days ago Like2 people

    • Ben K. I'm not sure. Is that true? If so, then it speaks to how good a trainer you are, how smart your dog is, and how cool things named Ben are! (I'd probably use a tripod btw, but I don't have a dog)

      8 days ago Like1 person

  15. RUN
    AZ Trail 20 20.3 mi 03:40 10:50 pace

    Great showing of about 15 of us to check out a portion of the CV 50/50 Ultra course. The recent rains have greened everything out and the trail is magnificent. Yeah- rocky in places- but that'... read more

  16. RUN
    good Water Still Running 7.3 mi 01:00 08:13 pace

    Feeling slightly more recovered than yesterday. Still a little heavy legged, but I threw in a lot of MP and pounded the downhills again. Nice that the water is still running at the base of Reddin... read more

  17. swim
    good HR while Swimming! 1750 yd 00:34 34:11 pace

    It works! I haven't swam in a while. But- what motivated me to do this swim was to try out a new feature added to my Suunto Ambit 2 (nothing like a new toy). The ability to pick up HR from ... read more

    • Ben K.

      Now here I thought I was your motivation to swim today. I had no idea you were a gadget guy Morey - haha. I hear that water pressure keeps your heart rate low. I'm sure I could learn more about the pressure effect, but you do know that, right? Great job putting in some serious yardage.

      12 days ago Like

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    • Leah

      New toy - new data = a happy Morey !!

      10 days ago Like

    • Isaac M.
      Isaac M.

      nice to see you swimming again!!! and a new toy that works in the pool!

      8 days ago Like

  18. RUN
    alright payback 7.4 mi 01:02 08:25 pace

    Had a great run yesterday. Today is payback time. Felt pretty sluggish. so did Ben.

    • Scott J.
      Scott J.

      Great job getting it done Morey. Yeah, it all seems to balance out in the end. Nice work.

      12 days ago Like

    • Ann H.
      Ann H.

      embrace the payback.

      12 days ago Like

    • Isaac M.
      Isaac M.

      Well still looks like a great run even with the sluggish legs. Ben is probably enjoying a nice nap now!

      12 days ago Like

    • Shawna B.
      Shawna B.

      The not so great ones let us appreciate the good ones.

      12 days ago Like

  19. #dailymission What's the worst mistake you've made during a race? Letting that old geezer in my age group pass me without tripping him!

  20. RUN
    good Water Still Flowing 9.3 mi 01:12 07:45 pace

    Felt good today- not sure why. It seemed a bit cooler out, put on my faster running shoes (Mizuno Elixers), and went out a bit harder. No real plan, but slowly picked up the pace until I was doin... read more