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  • 10 miles
  • 01:14 time
  • 07:14 pace
  • 1311 calories
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    • Currently 3/5 Effort.
    effort 3/5
good Ninja Running 10.25 mi 01:14 07:14 pace

Decked out in dark clothes today, including arm sleeves and, for the first time, calf compression sleeves (but with reflective vest and headlamp, of course). Calves felt great, but they may well have without the compressive sleeves. Wanted to run for 1:15 and came in close enough. Didn't specifically time the cadence today but still counted for rhythm, and pace was again steady, 7:16 at the half.
Chilly morning, glad I hadn't stored away the arm sleeves and gloves just yet. And may like the Lunarfly 3's better than the 2's.

  • Dirtdawg50k
    Dirtdawg50k

    Speedy Ninja!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Penrhyn David Y
    Penrhyn David Y

    Nice run Greg. Nice Ninjiosity!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Tim M.

    This is a good looking run Greg! Pace is coming along nicely (and quickly too!) I love running in calf sleeves, I'm addicted now.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Nils A.
    Nils A.

    Just an awesome run Greg. Nice pace

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Brodie W.

    Sounds like you were on a ninja mission. Well done getting out there with great miles. Another good one today.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Jessica S.
    Jessica S.

    Way to go Greg!!!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Patrick P.
    Patrick P.

    I like my calf sleeves too, especially when the muscles are tight from a previous hard run. Another strong run for you!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Chaz H.
    Chaz H.

    Dude. Constructive criticism. This is too much too soon. You've had a protracted injury layoff. You appear to be healthy. Jumping into double digit runs so soon, while tempting, is probably not wise. I'd focus on just rebuilding a base and getting back into the groove.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Steve T.
    Steve T.

    The smiley face says it all.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Christian H.
    Christian H.

    Nice double digit ninja run. It's cold this morning here as well andI had to pull out the hat and gloves this morning.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Daisy G.
    Daisy G.

    Nice run. And yeah, it was chilly. And weirdly light...

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Bill R.
    Bill R.

    Excellent run! I'm becoming a huge fan of the compression. Really happy that you're back at it.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Stu A.

    Greg, Chaz is dialed in; go back to building base while making sure you don't re-injure yourself.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Mike G.
    Mike G.

    Pretty sweet ninja run Greg! Take care of yourself!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Mike
    Mike

    Looking good Greg. I'm glad Nike is improving the fly rather than turning it into a different shoe. One of my favorite shoes was the Pegasus -- in the early 80"s. Pissed me off how they kept changing it.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Jim

    Running stronger all the time ... I presume this was a test run of sorts re: the distance and not the start of a streak of continually longer runs. I enjoy using the calf shelves on some runs (and as a bonus on my trail runs I don't seem to to get ticks as I have on occasion at the top of my shorter socks) ...

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Deanna
    Deanna

    Stealth bomber is more like it!! Excellente!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Chris S.
    Chris S.

    Good running speedster! You crushed me today!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Jenny W.
    Jenny W.

    Ninjas were often assumed to have superhuman powers... You are no exception. Impressed to see a double digit run at that pace so soon after dealing with an injury. I read a few other comments warning you this is too much too soon. I am not worried about you at all. You are a big boy and you know what you are doing. I have always admired your thoughtful approach to training and I know you will be the first person to scale back if you think it's necessary. Nice running this morning!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • B0b
    B0b

    Ninja? Naah. Superman is more like it. Just stay away from that Kryptonite.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Jill F.
    Jill F.

    Nice run! I just got calf sleeves last week. Deciding on how much to wear them between actual running vs. recovery.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Tony L.
    Tony L.

    I can imagine your get-up...part miner part marathoner. But, then again, if you don't want to fall on some pavement anomaly one does need light, doesn't one...Seriously, good to see you on a decent clip and feeling no pain. Excellent!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Greg S.
    Greg S.

    Thanks everyone - @Chaz, @Stu, @Jim, your thoughts are helpful and welcome. My plan is to get to 40ish miles per week with one or two 10 milers/week included and stay there for 4-5 weeks, then up to 50ish miles/week for 4 weeks while increasing the long run up to 15 miles by the end, then doing a 12 week training plan for the Towpath.

    over 2 years ago Like3 people

  • Lynn G.
    Lynn G.

    Awesome! I love my calf sleeves. Bet you looked BADASS!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Lisa K.
    Lisa K.

    Wow Greg, that was some run !!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Sarah G.
    Sarah G.

    Back to double digits already! You're coming back as strong as ever, Greg!!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Mike S.
    Mike S.

    Great double digit run!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Rob R.
    Rob R.

    Beautiful run Greg!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Maryjo Powrozek R.
    Maryjo Powrozek R.

    Very nice. I don't think that Ninja's wear reflective clothing, though. I'll consult with my son to be sure.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Chaz H.
    Chaz H.

    If it were me, and of course it's not, but I would be doing a couple of weeks in the 25-30 mile range. Build a little base, a little rhythm, and make sure nothing is coming unglued... But still just taking it easy. Then assuming that goes okay I'd torque it up to 40+. But jumping in with 40/week you don't really gain anything and risk everything. JMO.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Dan C.
    Dan C.

    Nice run Greg.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Deb R.
    Deb R.

    Awesome job Ninja! Will I be seeing you at the Cleveland marathon by chance? Looks like you're strong & feeling better!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Christine S.

    Love the double digit ninja run! Looking very strong and glad you're feeling so good.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Greg S.
    Greg S.

    @Deb, no, not feeling that strong and that would DEFINITELY be pushing things a bit far (to run it or the half, at least).

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Erin
    Erin

    Sweet ninja run, Greg! :)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Gil
    Gil

    Keeping everything under control:) nice pace on a Thursday Greg. Hope life is not getting to hectic for you! Take care. It feels like déjà vu reading your book and following you on here:)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Stefan
    Stefan

    The plan/base-building sounds really sensible Greg. What 12 week plan you looking at -- the Pfitz 55-70?

    over 2 years ago Like

  • David P.
    David P.

    You must be getting into a pretty good groove looking at your pace. I have a feeling that it will be hard for you to not press 50 miles a week for the next 8 or 9 weeks. I know it would be for me.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Brandon
    Brandon

    Good work Greg. Your plan sounds like a winner to me. You have done what you can to stay strong during your downtime. It's so hard, I know. You are the only one that knows your body and what it can handle, plus you are now even better at being able to sense the cues it gives you. As long as you listen you will be fine my friend. All the best to you as you get back to it!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Steve Shep
    Steve Shep

    Wow, I can't imagine hopping back in as fast as you have. You are quite an athlete Greg. Excellent work man...continued success friend!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Todd E.
    Todd E.

    Glad to hear an advance runner works in Nikes! The Lunarglide 2s were my first pair of running shoes last summer, and I fell in love with them. I've got Lunarfrees now, and they're settling in nice. (I've got about 50 miles on them.)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Tom S.
    Tom S.

    Another strong run, Greg. Just watch where you put the sword on the ninja runs.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Matt
    Matt

    Nice double digit Ninja run Greg. What brand of calf sleeves? I have the Zensah ones and like them pretty well. I've worn them mostly for recovery, but ran my second marathon (back to back days) in them. I'm wondering what people think of the sleeves vs compression socks.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Maddy
    Maddy

    I heart my calf sleeves. You appear to be running the Maddy Hribar "get in shape for a marathon as quickly as possible after an injury plan" I like it.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Greg S.
    Greg S.

    Thanks everyone - @Matt, mine are Zensah too, they are my first pair so I don't have a basis for comparison. My intention is to wear them for just recovery too, but I may play around a little more with them while running. @Todd, I think Nike still makes some fine running shoes, and the Lunar series is an under-appreciated lineup serving a range of different needs.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Todd E.
    Todd E.

    Correction, I'm in LunarSwifts now. I'm way to far into the Clydesdale division for any shoe that has the word "free" in the title! :-)

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • David S.
    David S.

    Greg, good to see that you are getting back to your normal routine. I was thinking about calve sleeves myself. Have no fears for I have no plans on racing in the Ohio area this year!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Fred B.
    Fred B.

    Good to see you getting in some really nice miles! Paces look great!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Andy F.

    Nice run Greg! I can't tell whether calf sleeves do anything or not either, but they feel good at times, especially on chilly mornings.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Brad P.
    Brad P.

    Very nice 10 miler, Greg! When I read the first couple words of your title and description, I thought that maybe you had broken commandment #5 from the Ten Commandments of Predawn Running! ;-)

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Tim H.
    Tim H.

    Looking great, Greg! Good to see.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Frank A.
    Frank A.

    Nice run Greg - I like the ninja look (with appropriate reflective gear) myself!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Beep Beep
    Beep Beep

    He is a fine runner and has ninja skills too...man of many talents...You kept a great pace for all ten miles! Great finish.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Cindy W.
    Cindy W.

    Great to see this long run out of you!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Joe M.

    Best, most uplifting workout I've seen in awhile Greg. So happy to see this!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Marie
    Marie

    Silent, happy running!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Victoria F.
    Victoria F.

    Fantastic run Greg! Looks like it went really well!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Debra S.
    Debra S.

    Do we have a pre-dawn manifesto? If so, doesn't it include light-colored clothes?

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Greg S.
    Greg S.

    @Debra, no, we have the Fifth Commandment of Predawn Running, which says Thou shalt wear thy reflective gear. So I did obey.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Kevan E.
    Kevan E.

    Fast stuff mate.

    over 2 years ago Like