When will Boston registration close??

Boston (registration) excitement is in the air in blog land and facebook land.  The consensus (based upon my informal viewing of comments, etc.) seems to be that it will close before during the 10 minute under BQ time registration window.    I'm still holding out hope that those of us that are 16 seconds under …

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Thursday Thoughts – Last Week of Summer Vacation Edition

Random Thursday Thoughts: I like all-out speed workouts better than ones where we try to run a certain controlled pace.  I feel like it's more of a workout, ya know?  This morning's speed (all out, with goal to make second ladder within 4 seconds of 1st ladder set): 1 mile (6:54), 800 (3:11), 400 (1:30), 400 …

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Thursday Thoughts – State Fair edition

Random Thursday Thoughts: Minnesota State Fair starts today.  We're not going until the last day (when we're seeing Maroon 5 and Train!  Yeah!).  BUT, my mouth is already watering for Sweet Martha's cookies and a White Razzie Puppie (new this year: White-chocolate-stuffed Belgian waffle dipped in dark chocolate and drizzled with raspberry sauce).  Yum! Track workout …

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Whee!

Loved today's speed workout.  The emphasis wasn't blazing fast speed, but was instead to work on consistency with several different race paces. The workout was supposed to be  2 x (1 mile at HM pace; 1200m at 10k pace; 800m at 5k pace; 400m all out).  90 seconds rest between intervals; 4 minutes rest between …

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Getting speedier?!?

First day with the new speedy shoes - Muzino Wave Precision 13.  They felt fine.  Much lighter feeling than I'm used to.  But they make a noise when I run - I had noticed it and someone from the group commented on it (she said "your shoes click").  She thought the noise would be from …

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Good news!

Good news!  I'm still alive and kicking after my first group track workout. And the best news of all:  it wasn't as scary as I thought it was to run with a group of strangers.  The runners were nice and normal.  Most of them were super speedy.  A couple were slower than me, but working …

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