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Post  Chris Coleman on Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:01 pm

You're all mad. You know you're worrying about reducing the mileage impacting on your marathons. Anyone can see that this can be avoided completely by leaving the taper until after the race.
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Post  Nick Morris on Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:16 pm

@Nick Morris wrote:
@Mark B wrote:
@Nick Morris wrote:
@Julie wrote:I think madness is setting in, Nick.
Naa...I am just playing along with audience at home.
Just keep telling yourself that, Nick... cyclops cyclops cyclops 
OK, this whole "sick people around me" thing has me a little on edge...
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Post  Julie on Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:42 pm

Did someone just cough? Have you touched any door handles without a paper towel?
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Post  ounce on Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:12 pm

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Post  Jerry on Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:22 pm

Oh crap, all these years, I thought I lived in America. I only lived in Texas?
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Post  Nick Morris on Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:36 pm

@Jerry wrote:Oh crap, all these years, I thought I lived in America. I only lived in Texas?
Yes Jerry, there is Texas and then there is America...
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Post  ounce on Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:07 pm

@Nick Morris wrote:
@Jerry wrote:Oh crap, all these years, I thought I lived in America. I only lived in Texas?
Yes Jerry, there is Texas and then there is America...
In that order of Texas, first.

Amazing clarity for someone from Madison, Wise Cousin.Wink 

But Jerry, don't ever get sucked in to the idea that Texas could secede from the United States.  It can't happen.
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Post  Nick Morris on Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:14 pm

@ounce wrote:
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@Jerry wrote:Oh crap, all these years, I thought I lived in America. I only lived in Texas?
Yes Jerry, there is Texas and then there is America...
In that order of Texas, first.

Amazing clarity for someone from Madison, Wise Cousin.Wink 

But Jerry, don't ever get sucked in to the idea that Texas could secede from the United States.  It can't happen.
I have family in Texas, so I have been well informed Smile
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Post  Mark B on Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:08 pm

@Julie wrote:Did someone just cough? Have you touched any door handles without a paper towel?
Never fear! We have Nick's answer right here!

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Slip it on, fill it up, and you'll be golden. Approval
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Post  Jerry on Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:11 pm

@Nick Morris wrote:
@ounce wrote:
@Nick Morris wrote:
@Jerry wrote:Oh crap, all these years, I thought I lived in America. I only lived in Texas?
Yes Jerry, there is Texas and then there is America...
In that order of Texas, first.

Amazing clarity for someone from Madison, Wise Cousin.Wink 

But Jerry, don't ever get sucked in to the idea that Texas could secede from the United States.  It can't happen.
I have family in Texas, so I have been well informed Smile
Lets not secede, or I will have to pay international registration fee for Boston.
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Post  Julie on Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:27 pm

@Mark B wrote:
@Julie wrote:Did someone just cough? Have you touched any door handles without a paper towel?
Never fear! We have Nick's answer right here!

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still need mask for face. Very Happy  I'm having way too much fun here.
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Post  Nick Morris on Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:31 pm

@Mark B wrote:
@Julie wrote:Did someone just cough? Have you touched any door handles without a paper towel?
Never fear! We have Nick's answer right here!

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I like it!!!
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Post  ounce on Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:32 pm

@Mark B wrote:
@Julie wrote:Did someone just cough? Have you touched any door handles without a paper towel?
Never fear! We have Nick's answer right here!

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Slip it on, fill it up, and you'll be golden. Approval
That's really cool.  Houston's best race is the Bayou City Classic 10K in March, where there's a costume division.  That would fit so well.
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Post  Julie on Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:41 pm

OK how would one breathe and run a 10K with that on?
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Post  Mark B on Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:11 pm

@Julie wrote:OK how would one breathe and run a 10K with that on?
Easy! Just flip the cap up. Smile
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Post  Julie on Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:45 pm

@Mark B wrote:
@Julie wrote:OK how would one breathe and run a 10K with that on?
Easy! Just flip the cap up. Smile
duh. Sleep
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Post  nkrichards on Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:47 pm

That was a fun read.  No taper madness here...I'm to busy.  But I did notice on my short, easy run today that I had some unusual aches and pains that I haven't had during training.  I could have sworn for a minute that I had appendicitis...the pain felt just like they described on the news this morning.

Good thing taper madness isn't an issue for me. Smile
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Post  ounce on Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:54 pm

@nkrichards wrote:That was a fun read.  No taper madness here...I'm to busy.  But I did notice on my short, easy run today that I had some unusual aches and pains that I haven't had during training.  I could have sworn for a minute that I had appendicitis...the pain felt just like they described on the news this morning.

Good thing taper madness isn't an issue for me. Smile
If you don't watch the news, you can't get appendicitis.  Idea
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Post  Nick Morris on Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:18 pm

@Mark B wrote:
@Julie wrote:OK how would one breathe and run a 10K with that on?
Easy! Just flip the cap up. Smile
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Post  Nick Morris on Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:19 pm

@nkrichards wrote:
Good thing taper madness isn't an issue for me. Smile
You keep telling yourself that Wink
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Post  Mark B on Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:03 pm

@nkrichards wrote:That was a fun read.  No taper madness here...I'm to busy.  But I did notice on my short, easy run today that I had some unusual aches and pains that I haven't had during training.  I could have sworn for a minute that I had appendicitis...the pain felt just like they described on the news this morning.

Good thing taper madness isn't an issue for me. Smile
No, no problem at all! affraid 
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Post  Nick Morris on Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:34 am

Good news is that the preliminary test came back on the GF and the initial strep test came back negative.  Either way, I have added another ingredient to my stay healthy cocktail.  I am now on a healthy diet of Zicam, Airborne, and Cough/Cold Medicine.  Keeping my fingers crossed...
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Post  Michael Enright on Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:11 am

Ah, taper, my old nemesis. I love you and I hate you!

The family illnesses seem to have subsided, which is certainly good news. I think I've dodged that bullet (he said, knocking on wood - really!).

I have injury anxiety - the latest is a new pain in my lower left thigh. Not sure where that came from. Good news is I only feel it when I am not walking around. I have a short run tonight - we'll see if it acts up. Nice to have something to worry about...

Otherwise, mostly right now it's about packing anxiety. Making sure I bring everything I need. I was thinking about packing this morning, and that I should do it tomorrow night, so I have an extra night to think of things I need to bring with me.

So, a pretty mild case so far, but the madness is definitely lurking there.

It probably has helped that one of my fleet of aging family jalopies finally bit the bullet. The timing belt went on the '97 Accord, reducing it to scrap value. Time to work out a replacement. That has been a distraction. Logistics.
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Post  Mark B on Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:01 am

@Michael Enright wrote:Ah, taper, my old nemesis. I love you and I hate you!

The family illnesses seem to have subsided, which is certainly good news. I think I've dodged that bullet (he said, knocking on wood - really!).

I have injury anxiety - the latest is a new pain in my lower left thigh. Not sure where that came from. Good news is I only feel it when I am not walking around. I have a short run tonight - we'll see if it acts up. Nice to have something to worry about...

Otherwise, mostly right now it's about packing anxiety. Making sure I bring everything I need. I was thinking about packing this morning, and that I should do it tomorrow night, so I have an extra night to think of things I need to bring with me.

So, a pretty mild case so far, but the madness is definitely lurking there.

It probably has helped that one of my fleet of aging family jalopies finally bit the bullet. The timing belt went on the '97 Accord, reducing it to scrap value. Time to work out a replacement. That has been a distraction. Logistics.
Ah, we've heard from the germaphobes already. Nice to see some good old taperitis! (Your thigh is fine. Your head, however, is messed up.)
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