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Re: The "In Between"

Post  ounce on Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:49 pm

Nick Morris wrote:I am heading out to Denver tomorrow morning (weather permitting) for one of our Sales Meetings...ugh!!  It also looks like it is supposed to be bitterly cold in Denver while I am there.  So, I think that I will be sticking to my hotel gym to get my workouts in.  Which is a total bummer...

Take that speed concoction with you.  I hear it melts snow and ice.
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  nkrichards on Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:39 pm

Sounds like you've had some interesting times since the marathon.  Glad to hear that you were well enough to enjoy your vacation.  Take care of yourself...rest and recover...stay safe in the snow.  Looking forward to your training as you prepare for your next goal.
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  Nick Morris on Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:11 pm

Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:No worries, Nick.  Just take it easy and take a few more days off to let your body get better.  You might feel better, but I bet you can use the rest.  I made the mistake of not taking any real time off when I had a staph infection and I paid for it in a race.

Thanks Michele...I am starting to feel my energy level come back and am hoping that everything is mostly behind me.
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  Nick Morris on Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:14 pm

nkrichards wrote:Sounds like you've had some interesting times since the marathon.  Glad to hear that you were well enough to enjoy your vacation.  Take care of yourself...rest and recover...stay safe in the snow.  Looking forward to your training as you prepare for your next goal.

Thanks Nancy!! I hope everything is well with you!!
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  Nick Morris on Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:24 pm

Pretty decent run this morning. I got in a little over 8 miles, which is the most that I have ran at one time in the last 4 weeks. Energy level seems to be there, so I think that I am pretty much over this thing. Also, I was able to step up the pace a bit as the footing was better. We ended up running at an 8:11 pace.

Funny thing about my flight from Denver last evening. Denver Broncos running back, and former Wisconsin Badger, Monte Ball was on my flight.
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  JohnP on Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:56 pm

It's good to see you are doing much better now, it's never fun to be ill like that.
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  Nick Morris on Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:06 am

JohnP wrote:It's good to see you are doing much better now, it's never fun to be ill like that.

Thanks John...hoping to have another good run tomorrow...
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:49 pm

Hope you had another good run and that you didn't get the snow we are getting.
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  Nick Morris on Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:29 pm

Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:Hope you had another good run and that you didn't get the snow we are getting.

Thanks L...I was able to get out for a four mile run. It was cold, but it wasn't snowing Smile
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  Nick Morris on Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:34 pm

A recap of the last week of running. After 4 miles on Sunday, I got in another 3 on Monday and Wednesday at the gym. Still taking it easy from a pace standpoint, but was able to get it under 8 minute miles on Wednesday. Yesterday I got in a good 6.8 miles outside at an easy 8:25 pace. The footing was pretty decent, but then we got a dusting of snow last night. Just enough to make everything white. That made the footing a little slippery, but not too bad for the 6.25 that I got in at an 8:31 pace.
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  Nick Morris on Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:38 pm

The week ahead sees me heading to Austin, TX tomorrow for work. That is if I am able to get out of here. We are supposed to get 2-4 inches of snow tomorrow morning, with my flight leaving Madison at 9am. To make matters worse, I have a connection in Chicago...ugh. I will probably be in the airport all day tomorrow. Once I get to the Lone Star State, I will get to run in some middle to upper 70s weather. Yay!!
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  Mark B on Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:30 pm

Good luck getting out of the Frost Belt, Nick. Those warm Texas temps are going to feel pretty nice. Hope you get the chance to take advantage of them. Glad also that you're recovering well from that bug.
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  Nick Morris on Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:05 pm

Mark B wrote:Good luck getting out of the Frost Belt, Nick. Those warm Texas temps are going to feel pretty nice. Hope you get the chance to take advantage of them. Glad also that you're recovering well from that bug.

Thanks Mark...I am still trying to take it easy.
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Post  Nick Morris on Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:48 pm

So, after my monday flight was cancelled Sunday night, I was able to get booked on a 6:00 flight that got me to O'hare early. Then my connection left at 8:30, before the snow to get to Austin early. Which was nice, because the weather was in the 80s. In fact, the weather has been in the 80s all week here. LOVE IT!!!!
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  Nick Morris on Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:53 pm

This morning I was able to get in a good 4 mile run along the Colorado River. The best part is that I was in shorts and a sleeveless tech shirt and wasn't in a gym Smile It was a bit humid this morning and 65 degrees, but it was all gorgeous to me. It has been a while since I had ran in humidity. Also, it was nice to have good footing and be able to wear less clothing. I also found out that I still have a good fitness level, as I was easily able to maintain a 7:30 pace for the run. I didn't want to push the pace, so just kept it comfortable. After I was done the flood gates started from the humidity and I sweat and sweat some more. It was fun Smile

Now I get to try to fly back tomorrow, when another potential snow/ice storm is scheduled to bear down on the midwest. I have a feeling I may be stuck in Denver (where my connection is).
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  ounce on Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:01 am

Depending on your perspective, you're leaving at the right time, as the cold front rolls through this morning.

Y'all come back now, ya hear?
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  Nick Morris on Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:09 pm

ounce wrote:

Y'all come back now, ya hear?

I will...Hopefully sooner than later...
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  Nick Morris on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:09 pm

I ended up making back to Wisconsin on Thursday without an issue. All of the snow stayed north and we just got a lot of rain here in Madison. Of course, it got cold again for the weekend Sad
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  Nick Morris on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:12 pm

I got in a decent weekend of running. I got in 8.08 miles yesterday at an 8:30 pace. Then turned around and got in 6.26 at an 8:27 pace. Energy levels still feel good. I am thinking that next weekend I will try to go a little farther than 8 miles...maybe 10...baby steps
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  fostever on Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:19 pm

Looks like you've been gett'n around. Glad you're back to health and running again, Nick.
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  Nick Morris on Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:24 pm

fostever wrote:Looks like you've been gett'n around. Glad you're back to health and running again, Nick.

Thanks Steve!
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Post  Nick Morris on Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:40 am

I had a decent weekend, as I was able to push my distance to 10 miles with no energy issues following it. Going to push it to 6 on Saturday and 14 on Sunday this coming weekend.
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Post  Nick Morris on Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:43 pm

I got in a quick 3 last night at the gym. Things are looking good for this weekend (6 on saturday and 14 on sunday). If all goes well, I will be back on my way to putting the mileage back on.
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Re: The "In Between"

Post  Mark B on Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:47 pm

Good job, Nick! I know it's going to drive you crazy to do it, but the slow build-up is definitely the way to go now.
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Post  Nick Morris on Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:08 pm

Mark B wrote:Good job, Nick! I know it's going to drive you crazy to do it, but the slow build-up is definitely the way to go now.

It is...my goal over the winter was to put in a quasi marathon training cycle. it was supposed to include quite a few 20s to set me up for the spring and summer. Oh well, such is life...I will hopefully get a couple 20 milers in before the end of April...
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