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Finally happened after months of waiting.  So many came close, but lightning did strike twice at IM Lousville (Kentucky).

Nick did a 9:39 and Marty did a 9:56.   The pros usually are in the 8 hour range, so their times are incredibly good for age groupers.   Good luck in Kona, guys!

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Here is the story from the Sitka Sentinel:

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I wonder. I bought a pair (CEP brand) at the San Diego Rock & Roll expo recently, and had not thought of testing it out despite the numerous opportunities. Was just thinking about running SFM after Vineman one week apart. I’m going to a multi-day thing in Lake Tahoe in September. If these things hasten recovery, then I’m using it for Tahoe!

Today, I did a slow 21 miler. The lack of the usual pummeling makes me question the idea of testing it now. But right after I put it on, I didn’t mind the feeling of compression over my entire lower leg. Feels nice. I even wore it outside, getting some remarks from a young college-age kid who is more used to seeing grandmoms wear them.

I’ll keep it on the rest of the night. Tomorrow, I get to do a bike ride and run at Fiesta Island. These things are usually 1.5 hour affairs that will make you feel your legs if you have been working them the day before. I guess the test tomorrow is to see if my legs feel any different going into another hard workout in the same weekend. We’ll see.

First use of CEP compression socks!

First use of CEP compression socks!

Follow-up:  the areas that had compression was fresh for the run the next day.  Unfortunately, the upper legs were still recovering and had some soreness.  So I decided to slow down in the run.  Yeah, compression socks work!  But compression tights are better.

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Someone in the KR board just passed this along.  Read all about Matt Hoover’s quest for Kona 2009 here.

I wish him good luck!  He will do well.  I know he’ll enjoy it as much as I did.

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Coach Luke took this photo.  Don’t think he’d mind if I show it to you.

Wednesday Core Class at Studio Michelle, La Jolla, CA

Wednesday Core Class at Studio Michelle, La Jolla, CA

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This photo gives me the heebie-jeebies!  The water looks so thick and deep!  Oy!

Swimmer in Sitka, Alaska

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Track workout tonight

I didn’t have energy and I was having some sinus blockage. That basically sums it up. Yeah, excuses excuses. Anyway, it’s in the record books. 8 X800s, Z3.

  • 6:22 minute mile
  • 6:27
  • 6:49
  • 6:54 (hmmm, I wonder if my throat was really bothering me at this point)
  • 6:45
  • 6:47
  • 6:44
  • 7:00 (includes a 15 second stop to clear my throat and sinuses)

That’s about a 6:43 average. I’m happy I got two sub-6:30s. My young teammate Chris was doing sub-5:30s today. He had a younger guy to run with who kept the pace high. Chris needs that kind of work to improve. We had fun talking about Worlds, especially about his idol U. Bolt of Jamaica who just smashed two world records.

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