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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread - kballa6
I’m sure in a real race setting I wouldn’t have mentally given up as early as I did. The few people I had to meet me along the route and run were encouraging and helped keep my spirits up. Taking the kids in the stroller for the last mile was nice as well. If I do it again I’ll commit to sleepin...
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread - kballa6
Yup. Didn’t do anything different from other training runs. Are the same breakfast-lunch-dinner the day before. Same breakfast this morning but it just didn’t sit well. I’m also really feeling some discomfort in my right ankle. Not sure what I did but it’s a new pain and I’m not enjoying it. ...
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread - kballa6
Virtual marathon recap: Everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. My mindset going in wasn’t to have a PB. I wanted to focus on consistent splits around 10:00 and keep the HR down. Started out ok, a little slow but at 4:20 am it was what I had. Then it started. Had a stomach blowout at mi...
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread - kballa6
Very possible. Wearing both, I feel the foam is softer in the speed but that could just be me. ...
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread - kballa6
Yes, my general thought is that I wish the pro had more cushion. I enjoy a softer landing and the speed seems to have more foam. I wish the Pro had the extra foam that the speed have. They aren’t a Vaporfly replacement, I’m not sure anything is but I like my Fuel Cell TC better than the Pro. ...
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread - kballa6
I am a member of the high school before 5 am track club. That's about the only time outside of 8pm at night that you can access it without someone questioning you and making you feel like you've stepped on the Holy Land. Note that our local high school has no rule against outsiders running, walk...
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re: The Avengers is the most triple A game of all time - kballa6
Finished the campaign last night. I was shocked at how quickly it ended and wanted a little more. They set up a sequel pretty well which I will of course be suckered into buying. On a side note, spend time in the HARM room with Captain America before the final mission. I had him at a Level 7 and...
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re: Official Big Brother 22 Thread- (Spoilers) - kballa6
Don't wish that evil on us. Very plausible though....
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re: Tobey Maguire/Andrew Garfield confirmed for Spiderman 3 - kballa6
Ok, I'll be that guy. Not sure how I feel about this direction. I know Marvel has a lot of pull with the story, but this sounds like Sony screwing with the model that works. Outside of Tobey Maguire's SM 1 and 2, the rest are trash and haven't held up over time at all, especially The Amazing Spider ...
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re: Chopped is damn the most addictive show that I watch - kballa6
We prefer GGG in our house, but still enjoy Chopped. Our favorite was always Cutthroat Kitchen until they canceled it. ...
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread - kballa6
Try the Endorphine Speed. I've picked those more than my ZF3 in the last month that I've had them. ...
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread - kballa6
[quote]3 up 3x5k 3 down 4 min. jog between sets @ or around marathon tempo.[/quote] This sounds fun to try but at more normal human paces. I'm thinking: 3 WU 3x5k @ 10K or HM (8:00-8:30) Pace w/ walk/jog rest between 3 CD...
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread - kballa6
I have the fenix 5S with sapphire screen and really like it. I use maybe 1/3 of the potential of it but I like the smaller footprint compared to the regular 5....
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread - kballa6
I treat my longest run of a training block like a dress rehearsal for the race. I wear my race day clothes from my hat, shirt, shorts, socks, and shoes. Same goes for my planned nutrition and hydration. ...
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread - kballa6
Took Sunday off, just didn't feel like waking up and then stuff with the kids just never allowed enough time. Will probably rest again today. Tapering until next Sunday for a virtual full. ...
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re: Official Big Brother 22 Thread- (Spoilers) - kballa6
[quote]Nicole won HOH[/quote] After seeing what comp it was, I'm not completely shocked. I thought Christmas had a better chance though. If Nicole wants to legitimize her claim to win this, she needs to evict Memphis or Cody. Getting Christmas out does nothing for her....
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re: Official Big Brother 22 Thread- (Spoilers) - kballa6
We're destined for a Cody-Memphis-Enzo final 3, with a Cody/Memphis-Enzo finale, aren't we?...
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re: Official Big Brother 22 Thread- (Spoilers) - kballa6
[quote]Cody is hands down the winner of this season.[/quote] Is there anyone that is smart enough to get him out next? Maybe Memphis? Memphis wins HoH, nominates Christmas and Nicole with a Cody as a replacement? If he can get through next week and win HoH again, he needs to take Memphis out. ...
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread - kballa6
I consider myself a very average runner and I'm usually in the 160-165 range for easy or long slow days. On tempo days I can get up to ~175-180. ...
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re: Fried Turkey in Houston? - kballa6
We got ours from BB's last year. Actually thought it turned out very well. ...
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