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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1290 on: September 14, 2017, 05:26:47 PM »
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Many of you have been following along with the Eagle Creek fire that is currently burning thousands of acres of trails in the Columbia River Gorge.  It is with heavy hearts that we announce we will not be able to hold the 2018 Gorge Waterfalls 50K or 100K next spring. 

After a conversation with our ranger at the forest service, she informed us that they would not even begin to start repairing the trails until next spring.  We are hopeful that we will be able to hold the race again in the future and we will certainly keep you all posted as soon as we have any more information.

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Sucks, but their hands are tied at this point.

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1291 on: September 14, 2017, 08:41:20 PM »
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Many of you have been following along with the Eagle Creek fire that is currently burning thousands of acres of trails in the Columbia River Gorge.  It is with heavy hearts that we announce we will not be able to hold the 2018 Gorge Waterfalls 50K or 100K next spring. 

After a conversation with our ranger at the forest service, she informed us that they would not even begin to start repairing the trails until next spring.  We are hopeful that we will be able to hold the race again in the future and we will certainly keep you all posted as soon as we have any more information.

 :|

Sucks, but their hands are tied at this point.

Ugh.  That bites.  But the good news is that they are slowly getting it under control and the forest will be back.  We are finally having clear days again here in town.  The other did news is that there are a ton of other epic races out here in the PNW, maybe there's another that will take up the slack (and pique your interest).

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1292 on: October 29, 2017, 12:47:47 PM »
After years of being pretty much just a treadmill runner going for a half hour at a clip a few times a week, we finally got a dog.  So I've started spending my weekends running with my dog going 8 or 9 miles each day.  The downside is apparently my second toe sticks out further than my big toe and it's taking a beating.  Blistered, black and blue, and extremely tender.  Anyone else encounter this and is there anything I can do about it?  It's only on one foot, oddly enough, but it's been about 6 months, which is basically when I started running longer distances.

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1293 on: October 30, 2017, 10:47:39 AM »
After years of being pretty much just a treadmill runner going for a half hour at a clip a few times a week, we finally got a dog.  So I've started spending my weekends running with my dog going 8 or 9 miles each day.  The downside is apparently my second toe sticks out further than my big toe and it's taking a beating.  Blistered, black and blue, and extremely tender.  Anyone else encounter this and is there anything I can do about it?  It's only on one foot, oddly enough, but it's been about 6 months, which is basically when I started running longer distances.

No personal experience with this, but there's this:

http://shoosed.com/shoes/orthopedic/mortons-toe/

Might be time to change shoes.

Also, big ups on getting out there for the longer distances. I used to run when I was in my late 20's, but then quit, but a couple years ago started up again, and have done five 1/2's in the last year, but this summer I re-injured my back (herniated discs) in an unrelated event, and couldn't even walk for awhile, then had to use a cane, then finally got back to walking, then finally getting back into the gym the last couple weeks, and yesterday finally got a run in outside...covered 8 miles at a 11 min pace, but I've never been fast or anything, just trudge along, so I don't care about that really, but man, it just felt really good to be out there running again....

so yeah man, maybe consider changing shoes to one of those off that list...
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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1294 on: October 30, 2017, 11:06:40 AM »
Nice work, guys!

Blisters and black toenails are part of distance running, unfortunately.
I ran 16 in the pouring rain yesterday and all I got was this stupid blood blister.

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« Reply #1295 on: October 30, 2017, 12:27:10 PM »
Yeah, I'm finding there's always going to be something going on that you're dealing with...I was trying to get ready for full in March, but by Jan, I'd worked my way up to 18 miles, but my right knee was killing me and I was doing ice packs and ibuprofen every day. I just had to come to terms with it wasn't going to happen. I'm hoping to start pushing again for one in the spring tho, building a base right now.
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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1296 on: October 30, 2017, 01:59:04 PM »
Nice! Was it general “Runner’s Knee” symptoms or was it worse?
You can generally run through RK pain without worsening your symptoms.
I’ll get knee pain whenever I slack on my supplement stack (Turmeric, Fish Oil & Glucosamine) for joint issues, and they’re generally resolved within 5 days when I start taking them again. 
Plenty of great marathons to focus on in the Spring!

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1297 on: October 30, 2017, 03:24:09 PM »
... but this summer I re-injured my back (herniated discs) in an unrelated event, and couldn't even walk for awhile, then had to use a cane, then finally got back to walking, then finally getting back into the gym the last couple weeks, and yesterday finally got a run in outside...covered 8 miles at a 11 min pace, but I've never been fast or anything, just trudge along, so I don't care about that really, but man, it just felt really good to be out there running again....

so yeah man, maybe consider changing shoes to one of those off that list...

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1298 on: October 30, 2017, 06:43:17 PM »
That pic of Aug's toe is gonna haunt me for years.

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1299 on: October 31, 2017, 01:09:50 AM »
That pic of Aug's toe is gonna haunt me for years.

I should’ve got some vid of me slicing it...

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1300 on: October 31, 2017, 07:43:55 AM »

Blisters and black toenails are part of distance running, unfortunately.

i.e. Man up, ya bunch of Nancies.

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1301 on: October 31, 2017, 10:01:44 AM »
... but this summer I re-injured my back (herniated discs) in an unrelated event, and couldn't even walk for awhile, then had to use a cane, then finally got back to walking, then finally getting back into the gym the last couple weeks, and yesterday finally got a run in outside...covered 8 miles at a 11 min pace, but I've never been fast or anything, just trudge along, so I don't care about that really, but man, it just felt really good to be out there running again....

so yeah man, maybe consider changing shoes to one of those off that list...

We're gonna need a story for this.

weekend trip to fells point baltimore + dope airbnb + lady friend + me being an old man and not as flexible as I once was....you can figure it out.  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

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« Reply #1302 on: October 31, 2017, 10:36:31 AM »
Bless you, you sexy old man, you!
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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1303 on: October 31, 2017, 10:59:34 AM »
Bless you, you sexy old man, you!

agreed.

and khalpin, agree on shoe comments.  you may need to go up 1/2 size. my running shoes typically are about 1/2 size larger than shoes
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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1304 on: November 03, 2017, 08:38:31 AM »
Was running really well end of summer, then popped a hamstring mid September. took a few weeks off, have been going slow. Did my first run this AM in preparation for the Feaster (Thanksgiving) - it was ugly. It will be an off year
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