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    I like the swept roofline on that car, it looks sick, then again, so do the markets...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
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    Hydrogen and a fuel cell stack. More specifically it emits only water vapors. Just about everyone is working on these.
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    Not much of a change in the herd's allocation. Looks like a few have sold the rally. Slightly over 39% in G/F right now. In line with sentiment. I don't see any overhead resistance for a while, though the seasonality around Presidents' Day is bad. I'm looking for a reason to sell, but I think we might be ready to build a wall of worry.

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    I'm convalescing today after running the Okinawa Marathon yesterday. It was my second go at it. Last year I completed it in 4h28m, so a reasonable goal for improvement this year would have been about 4h15m. My ultimate goal, though, was to someday run a marathon in under 4 hours. Yesterday, I acheived my goal. 3h59m!

    Now to start training for triathlon season...

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    That's a great improvement in time. Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    I'm convalescing today after running the Okinawa Marathon yesterday. It was my second go at it. Last year I completed it in 4h28m, so a reasonable goal for improvement this year would have been about 4h15m. My ultimate goal, though, was to someday run a marathon in under 4 hours. Yesterday, I acheived my goal. 3h59m!

    Now to start training for triathlon season...
    Congrats, that's an awesome achievement! I've always wanted to do a marathon while I still had some good knees, I just haven't dedicated myself to putting in the work. Perhaps when I'm retired and no longer need to focus on the USAF PT test.

    Your sub-4 is damm respectable!

    How much training did you put in for this one?
    How were the conditions?
    Did you do anything different this time?
    Did you hit the wall?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JTH View Post
    Congrats, that's an awesome achievement! I've always wanted to do a marathon while I still had some good knees, I just haven't dedicated myself to putting in the work. Perhaps when I'm retired and no longer need to focus on the USAF PT test.

    Your sub-4 is damm respectable!

    How much training did you put in for this one?
    How were the conditions?
    Did you do anything different this time?
    Did you hit the wall?
    Hi JTH - If running a marathon is something you'd like to do, I would definitely encourage it. I too was worried about my knees when I started out, and I used to take glucosamine preventatively. Then I read an article about how running is actually beneficial to your knees (provided you're doing it regularly and with good form), so I stopped the glucosamine and haven't had a single problem. Running has done so much more for me than weight training in terms of feeling more energized, and - maybe it sounds strange - but I've only caught one cold in the last year and a half since I started running. Improved immune system? IDK.

    Anyway, to answer your questions...
    I basically never stopped training after last year's marathon, though I swam and biked over the summer months. From September til now I've been running exclusively, and the biggest change since last year was adding interval training to my routine. Basically, last year I just logged miles in preparation for the race. Shortly afterwards, though, I wanted to increase my speed and I read up on interval training. So for much of the last year, I've been running the track twice a week, doing 5 sets of 800m (2 laps) at high intensity, with 400m (1 lap) of low intensity between each set. I vary the distance and number of sets, but that's the standard workout. It's helped me get better results without adding to the amount of time I'm working out.

    Then I do a longer run on the weekend. My longest leading up to the marathon was 30km (19mi). Coincidentally, that is about where I hit "the wall" in yesterday's race. I managed to keep putting one foot in front of the other until the 36km mark, then my hamstring cramped up and I had to pull over and stretch. I got through it, but I literally was almost crying by the last 2km.

    This year, there was a little more cloud cover than last year, and I hydrated better throughout the race. I think just the experience of having run it (and a few half-marathons now) before gave me an advantage over last year. The first time, I let myself get too caught up in competing with other racers - trying to pass and not get passed. Now I know to just run my own race and don't worry about the other runners.

    I hope that wasn't TMI. Thanks for asking! Good luck with the PT.

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    Dang, I looked away from the tracker for a few days, and people mass evacuated equities. As of yesterday, 50.16% in G and F funds. Did a premium go to a sell or something? I'll check back in a bit when today's stats are updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    Dang, I looked away from the tracker for a few days, and people mass evacuated equities. As of yesterday, 50.16% in G and F funds. Did a premium go to a sell or something? I'll check back in a bit when today's stats are updated.
    Folks definately seem to be running to safety, which probably means a pullback is still a ways off...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    Hi JTH - If running a marathon is something you'd like to do, I would definitely encourage it.
    Thanks for the answers, I use to run often, but a couple of years ago I sprained my ankle pretty bad and just fell out of it. I've done a 10-miler once and a few 8s around the base, but nothing official, I'm really just a turtle, no speed, but decent built-in longevity. There is a half-marathon comming up here on base and I plan on entering it, I'd like to work my way up to doing ultras but for now my focus has been staying injury free and getting through the USAF PT test with maximum results & minimal effort. I'm really passionate about trail running and would love to explore this side of the sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTH View Post
    ...I'd like to work my way up to doing ultras but for now my focus has been staying injury free and getting through the USAF PT test with maximum results & minimal effort. I'm really passionate about trail running and would love to explore this side of the sport
    An ultra marathon?! Wow! They've got one here in Okinawa on one of the smaller islands (Miyakojima). It's 100km and covers the whole circumference of the island. I don't think I'll be trying it any time soon. I thought I wanted to eventually work my way up to an ironman triathlon, but I can't imagine running a full marathon after swimming and biking for several hours. I think I'll stick to sprint tris and hopefully work up to an Olympic distance triathlon. Trail running sounds cool. I'd be afraid of snakes though...

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    I just received an email from Sharebuilder by Capitol One:


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