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Post  Seth Harrison on Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:58 pm

Hey
folks, I've been absent from the site here for a pretty long time, probably
since late last summer, but I'm hoping to jump back into the discussions, and
perhaps get back to keeping a blog, so I wanted to say hi, and give a brief
update on what I've been up to.
After re-qualifying for Boston (by a mere 14 seconds) in Philly 2011, my knee,
which if anyone remembers, has been operated on three times, went steadily
downhill in the winter of 2012. This, probably more than anything, factored
into me staying away, having little motivation to keep writing about my injury
woes. Having no choice but to forgo a marathon last year, I trained for and competed
in two Sprint tri’s over the summer. These were my first attempts at
triathlons, and along with not drowning, and having a blast, all the cross
training, and less days of running, did wonders for my knee. Building on the
success of that type of training, I decided to base my Boston training on the
FIRST training programs, which if you don’t know, is based on three days a week
of running, with additional intense cross training. I’ll get more into that
when I start a blog, but suffice to say the training has gone very well so far.
My strength and paces are probably further ahead at this point than I figured
they’d be, and the knee has held up surprisingly well. This coming weekend will
be my second of a planned four 20-milers.


I’ve
missed the conversation here, so I’m hoping to catch up with everyone to the
extent possible. I look forward to reading some blogs and seeing what
everyone’s been up to. Thanks for reading!
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:40 pm

Welcome back, Seth. does this mean that I will finally meet you in Boston this April? Millrose is coming up - are you reporting?

it is also funny that you mentioned the FIRST program as I just suggested that Carleen look into it and its three day per week schedule.
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Post  Mark B on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:22 pm

Welcome back, Seth! It's good to see you found something that's helped you work past your injuries. Not drowning is also a good thing.Wink

Looking forward to reading more about your training.
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Post  Seth Harrison on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:55 pm

@Michele "1L" Keane wrote:Welcome back, Seth. does this mean that I will finally meet you in Boston this April? Millrose is coming up - are you reporting?

it is also funny that you mentioned the FIRST program as I just suggested that Carleen look into it and its three day per week schedule.

Hi Michele, the plan is definitely to be in Boston, so I'm also hoping that we'll get to finally meet. If I remember, on my last work trip down to the Atlanta area, you were up at the Chautaqua Institute in upstate NY.

As for the Millrose Games, they're held on Sat. night 2/16. I don't usually work on Saturday's but I may try to switch with another photographer and work that night. I cover track all winter long at the Armory (in fact, my car got broken in to two weeks ago while I was inside covering a HS meet!), so I know that place really well. It's a terrific indoor track and field facility, and they pack it in for the Millrose Games, unlike when it was held at MSG, where it felt totally empty and lacked any energy.

@Mark B wrote:Welcome back, Seth! It's good to see you found something
that's helped you work past your injuries. Not drowning is also a good
thing.Wink

Looking forward to reading more about your training.

Thanks Mark. I'm using the FIRST plan as a rough template, while still working with my coach. So far, so good. The three days of running include a tempo run, a day of speedwork, and a long run. No easy days to be sure.
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Post  Jerry on Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:08 pm

Hi Seth,

Welcome back.

I recall you mentioned you didn't like to do any other sports and am glad you enjoyed your bike and swim adventures.

Btw, you didn't miss much cause Jerry hasn't run another sub 3 marathon.

Jerry
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:10 pm

Of course, I now live in Cleveland, OH - so you've missed quite a bit!
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Post  Nick Morris on Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:29 pm

Hey Seth - Welcome back!!!

Looking forward to hearing about your running Smile
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Post  JohnP on Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:52 pm

Welcome back!
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Post  Julie on Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:23 pm

Hi Seth! Welcome back!
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Post  Seth Harrison on Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:22 pm

Thanks for the welcome back everyone. I'm trying to think of a name for a Boston training blog. Once I do , I'll start posting more about my training. In the meantime, I'll get caught up with everyone else.
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Post  fostever on Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:09 pm

Welcome back, hope your knee fairs well. I've got an idea for a title, how about "Boston Marathon Training blog." Oh wait, that's right, you're a journalist and need to maintain a high standard of creativity! Idea
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Post  Seth Harrison on Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:17 am

@fostever wrote:Welcome back, hope your knee fairs well. I've got an idea for a title, how about "Boston Marathon Training blog." Oh wait, that's right, you're a journalist and need to maintain a high standard of creativity! Idea

Thanks Steve...I came up with a usable, if not terribly creative title, and the new blog is up.
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Post  mountandog on Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:56 pm

welcome back. thought you had drowned.
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Post  Seth Harrison on Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:15 pm

@mountandog wrote:welcome back. thought you had drowned.

I didn't drown, but I certainly didn't distinguish myself in the water in either of the two tri's. It wasn't pretty...
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Post  ssilvert on Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:33 pm

Welcome back, Seth.
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Post  ounce on Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:49 pm

Welcome back, Seth. Just be sure to get current on your friendship payments to all of us. Wink
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Post  Seth Harrison on Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:25 pm

@ounce wrote:Welcome back, Seth. Just be sure to get current on your friendship payments to all of us. Wink

Ounce, you should have received your check by now...go check again.
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Post  carleenp on Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:30 pm

Welcome back!
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Post  Dave P on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:21 pm

Welcome back Seth. I've been here very sporadically, but I'm trying to stay in touch with everyone here when I can.
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Post  Dave-O on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:44 pm

Hi. Good to see you!
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Post  Seth Harrison on Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:32 pm

Carleen, Dave(s)...thanks for the welcome back!
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