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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #50 on: September 21, 2016, 02:13:24 PM »

I was talking to someone who went to the same high school as me last night.  He started running after he retired at 60. He is now 62 and just qualified for the Boston Marathon with a 3:47. 

         

That's amazing.  I know there are people who do it, but it's the exception.  Like you, I have a hamstring that has to be babied--old climbing injury.

The thing that I've found to be the biggest help has been changing my stride/cadence.  I now run with a shortened stride with high cadence.  It decreases the maximum impact forces and is slightly protective in the case of mis-steps.  I ran a 22:30 5K at age 52 with this approach.

Having a shorter stride with higher cadence has helped me also.

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« Reply #51 on: September 22, 2016, 11:01:45 AM »
Been playing with a old, outdated HR monitor (to use with my old, outdated heart) and I find it useful, so I ordered a Scosche Rhythm Plus. Going to use MapMyRun as the display for real-time HR's, and hoping I don't need to upgrade to the premium MMR to get it to overlay with the run graph. To get it to display the HR "zones" you need to upgrade, but I can do the math pretty quick.  :o
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« Reply #52 on: September 22, 2016, 11:04:50 AM »
Been playing with a old, outdated HR monitor (to use with my old, outdated heart) and I find it useful, so I ordered a Scosche Rhythm Plus. Going to use MapMyRun as the display for real-time HR's, and hoping I don't need to upgrade to the premium MMR to get it to overlay with the run graph. To get it to display the HR "zones" you need to upgrade, but I can do the math pretty quick.  :o

I have Plus, and works just fine.

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« Reply #53 on: October 17, 2016, 02:56:27 PM »
Yesterday, I continued my comeback at 60. I did my first 10K race in 9 years in Charlottetown PEI. My time of 57:08 did not break any records but I was 3/5 in the 60/69 category and 134/337 overall. I was very happy with the results. 

Sue took a picture of me crossing the finish line. 

I may do another 10k race this coming Sunday (Oct 23) if the weather cooperates. 

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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2016, 07:22:49 PM »
Yay! Way to go! A sub 60 10k! That is awesome (and one of my goals). 
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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #55 on: October 17, 2016, 07:28:03 PM »
Question for you guys: I have doing some longer distances, in the 10-13 mile range, and I wanted to bring a little Gatorade or water or something for the half way point. What do you carry it in and how much do you bring?
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« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2016, 06:33:55 AM »
Way to go Acadian!!!!   

   One of these days I'll do an official race.  But for now I'm happy with my neighborhood plods   :P


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   You're getting beyond my realm of distance experience, but from what I've seen other runners carry around here are either the "utility" type belts with small water bottles or these palm held water bottles with a hand strap.

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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #57 on: October 18, 2016, 07:09:43 AM »
Running should only be undertaken when being chased by an apex predator or when making a getaway. In both cases, you only need to be faster than the slowest of the target prey.

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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #58 on: October 18, 2016, 07:51:14 AM »
Question for you guys: I have doing some longer distances, in the 10-13 mile range, and I wanted to bring a little Gatorade or water or something for the half way point. What do you carry it in and how much do you bring?


I have not gone long enough in recent years to hydrate or refuel while running. 

The runners that I see around here run with belts that hold small bottles. 

I used to dilute gatorade with water when I trained for marathons.   

Here's some ideas:

 http://ca.shop.runningroom.com/gear/hydration.html
 

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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #59 on: October 18, 2016, 08:26:08 AM »
Thanks for the ideas!
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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #60 on: October 18, 2016, 09:53:11 AM »
Running should only be undertaken when being chased by an apex predator or when making a getaway. In both cases, you only need to be faster than the slowest of the target prey.

And falling trees.  I dropped the remaining 20couple feet of a huge tree that broke off in the spring.  Base was about 26 - 30" in diameter.  Once the hinge was just right, we gave it a shove and over it went.  I ran nearly 10 steps back at a 45 into my safety zone.  Perfectly acceptable reason to run. 

There was a brief time in my yoot when I enjoyed running.  I recall a season in HI when I was embracing PT.  At my peak, I would go out in the rain and run at some ridiculous pace for several miles purely for entertainment.  I remember being able to recover almost immediately from a full sprint.  I also remember being about 150 lbs and muscular.  We would play ultimate frisbee for hours and thought it was fun.  I miss that body.   :'(
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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #61 on: October 18, 2016, 11:48:26 AM »
It's funny when the first topic is "F'ing Clowns" and the second topic is "Talk to me about running".
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« Reply #62 on: October 18, 2016, 01:24:30 PM »
It's funny when the first topic is "F'ing Clowns" and the second topic is "Talk to me about running".

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And then next is something about 9mm.
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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #63 on: October 18, 2016, 03:14:46 PM »
has the OP been chased by a clown yet?
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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #64 on: October 19, 2016, 10:55:28 AM »
has the OP been chased by a clown yet?

Not yet. Might help me get my 10k under 60 minutes though.  :gerg:
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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #65 on: October 22, 2016, 04:14:41 PM »
Still no joy under 60.
So what is a good weekly distance? I have heard some runners talk about their weekly distances to do longer runs. I am doing 15-20 now, adequate?
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« Reply #66 on: October 29, 2016, 07:26:03 PM »
Working on distance still, and I hit a new PR, ran 13.1 today at 2:26:19. Now my son is trying to talk me into a full marathon in May. Big difference getting over the 20 mile mark from what I have been told. What say the experts? Tips for training for 26 miles?
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« Reply #67 on: October 29, 2016, 08:04:58 PM »
I didn't notice any difference between a 20 mile run and a 26 mile run other than the additional time. A lot of people say that there is a 20 mile "wall" but I never noticed it.

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« Reply #68 on: October 29, 2016, 08:07:36 PM »
Working on distance still, and I hit a new PR, ran 13.1 today at 2:26:19.

Just think- if you could run twice as far in that same amount of time you could win local marathons.
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« Reply #69 on: October 29, 2016, 08:15:19 PM »
Brilliant! Why didn't I think of that?
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« Reply #70 on: October 30, 2016, 11:02:57 AM »
Logged my first 10k (unofficial) this morning. Started running out of gas at the 4 mile mark and was really sucking wind the last mile.

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« Reply #71 on: October 30, 2016, 07:45:52 PM »
Yay! Way to go Ed!

Soon you will be throwing down 10k's like they are nothing.
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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #72 on: November 01, 2016, 04:31:17 PM »
Logged my first 10k (unofficial) this morning. Started running out of gas at the 4 mile mark and was really sucking wind the last mile.


It is normal to feel it when you are increasing distances. 

Your profile tells me that you are in Virginia Beach.  Why not train to participate in one of the races during the next Shamrock Marathon Weekend on (March 18-19, 2017). 

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« Reply #73 on: November 01, 2016, 04:40:44 PM »
Logged my first 10k (unofficial) this morning. Started running out of gas at the 4 mile mark and was really sucking wind the last mile.


It is normal to feel it when you are increasing distances. 

Your profile tells me that you are in Virginia Beach.  Why not train to participate in one of the races during the next Shamrock Marathon Weekend on (March 18-19, 2017). 

 http://www.shamrockmarathon.com/




It's a goal to do one the races down here.  I am in Virginia Beach and work from home, When I'm not on travel.  I'm convinced that my employer is tapped in to the dark forces.   Just when I think the schedule is safe to commit to a run, the phone rings   ....  :-[


I might even do this one in couple weeks.   It's for a good cause for something near and dear for all of us middle-age scooter riders..

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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #74 on: November 01, 2016, 05:32:49 PM »
Working on distance still, and I hit a new PR, ran 13.1 today at 2:26:19. Now my son is trying to talk me into a full marathon in May. Big difference getting over the 20 mile mark from what I have been told. What say the experts? Tips for training for 26 miles?


Everybody says that if Oprah can run a marathon everybody can. Is she still running?  I don’t know. Just asking. Maybe most people can run marathons but it doesn’t mean that you have to do one right away.     

My view is that you should wait until you have some experience running shorter races such as 10k races to gain some experience. As you gain more experience, your times will come down and you’ll learn what your body can and cannot do. Getting those times down by participating in shorter races will also motivate you to continue.   

I don’t know exactly how old you are and what body type you have but I know you are over 50 based on previous posts. 

When I started running in Sep 1982 I was only 26 and I waited two full years (Sept 1984) before running my first marathon.

Other than your age, another issue for you may be the weather. What kind of winters do you have where you live? If they are anything like what we get in my neck of the woods, it will be difficult for you to do the required long training runs. That’s why I never ran a spring marathon. For me it was always building up for the fall season, relaxing during the winter and start the cycle again the following year.

There are people and Miles may be one that can go like the wind forever but I am not one of them. I can’t talk for you but I would caution you to respect the distance.   

Here’s a link to the Canadian Running Magazine and Runner’s World where you can find some training tips.  I warn you that there are annoying pop ups with the  Runner’s World’s site.   

http://runningmagazine.ca/

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« Reply #75 on: November 05, 2016, 08:31:02 PM »
Thanks for the links. I definitely respect the distance. Working my way up there, at least while the weather cooperates.
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« Reply #76 on: November 06, 2016, 06:25:24 PM »
It was the NYC Marathon today.  Someone I know who is over 60 ran a 3:58:54.  He must be pretty excited about that time. 

If you train for the next one it would give you 364 days and 14 hours and 25 minutes to train.   :bigsmile:  Maybe Chicago would make more sense for you. 

I can tell you from experience that there is nothing like running a big city marathon with thousands of other runners.   

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« Reply #77 on: December 10, 2016, 11:24:09 AM »
Looks like lots of good advice given here so I will put my 2 cents in.  Eat healthy, stay away from processed foods, stick to the famous pyramid.  Go to a running specialty store and take the shoes you run in the most so they can analyze how you run.  If the store is worthwhile they will have a treadmill with a camera so they can analyze your running style and fit you into the best shoe for you.  Don't be afraid to pay a little more for the shoes, think of them as helmets for your feet.
      When it comes to training at our age patience and persistence is the key.  Take it slow and easy don't run too much on hard surfaces and give yourself at least one rest day a week and always stretch before and after running.
      I have run lots of 5K's, 10K's, the Indy Mini-Marathon 4 or 5 times, ran 5 full marathons and nearly got under 3 hours many years ago.  I still run in short runs and enjoy the bigger events for the fun and fellowship more than the competition anymore.  Have fun!

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« Reply #78 on: January 01, 2017, 06:39:06 PM »
Now that 2016 is over I thought that I would post my numbers for the year. 

Until July I was doing single runs of 3.2 miles.  Starting in July I picked up after my Ireland trip and MC trip. 

Here are the numbers: 

Miles: 610
Runs: 162
Miles per run: 3.77
Longest single run: 7 miles

During the year I dropped about 20lbs and I hope to drop another 10 this year.  If I can do that I'll probably try a half marathon in the fall. 

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« Reply #79 on: January 02, 2017, 07:27:21 AM »
I don't know what my total mileage was but my normal was in the 3.1 mile range with my longest at just over 6 miles.  At one point this summer I was down 35 lbs on the year, but 10 of that has crept back with the colder weather.  Still I'm starting out 2017 in far better shape than I did 2016.

This still best describes my running  :P

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« Reply #80 on: January 26, 2017, 12:43:46 PM »
In an apparent effort to spark winter motivation, a certain friend of mine started a "Step Challenge" in the MapMyRun app.

But it appears that neither of our activity trackers synch daily step totals to the MMR database.  This is going to one boring challenge   :P

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« Reply #81 on: January 26, 2017, 12:48:11 PM »
In an apparent effort to spark winter motivation, a certain friend of mine started a "Step Challenge" in the MapMyRun app.

But it appears that neither of our activity trackers synch daily step totals to the MMR database.  This is going to one boring challenge   :P

Actually it wasn't meant to spark anything, it was an open app/sweaty hands/buttons pushed when retrieving out of pocket "challenge" I couldn't back out of it.  :lol:

How about where it says 'steps', we swap them for Martitni's, because it can't track that, and I might be able to win. I'm at 4.
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« Reply #82 on: January 26, 2017, 12:51:31 PM »
HaaaHAAAA too funny!!     ;D ;D

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« Reply #83 on: January 26, 2017, 12:52:28 PM »
Note to self: Close app as soon as you get off the treadmill.
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« Reply #84 on: March 14, 2017, 06:01:22 PM »
We just lost a great runner. RIP Ed. 

Ed Whitlock has a pile of Masters records starting with the 1 mile record up to the marathon. Perhaps his best was running a 2:54:49 when he was 73. 

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« Reply #85 on: March 15, 2017, 05:40:50 AM »
We just lost a great runner. RIP Ed. 

Ed Whitlock has a pile of Masters records starting with the 1 mile record up to the marathon. Perhaps his best was running a 2:54:49 when he was 73. 

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« Reply #86 on: March 21, 2017, 01:09:38 PM »
Well,

  Despite all my grand plans to keep running through the winter...yea that didn't happen  :(.     So here come's spring and it's time to start over.  During the warm up we had a few weeks I laced up the old running shoes and got in a few neighborhood runs.   I tried to keep it easy, but probably pushed the distances a little to far too quick and ended up with a good case of shin splints.

  Then it got colder again, so I had a good excuse to let the shin splints heal up.  I also hit up the local running store and scored a new pair kicks on deep discount as they were last years left-overs.  I've had pretty good luck going that route as it seems for some reason they never sell out on their size 15's.

  I was able to get out last night with the new shoes.  Kept it easy and short and so far the shins don't feel too bad.

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« Reply #87 on: March 21, 2017, 04:55:57 PM »
I've had pretty good luck going that route as it seems for some reason they never sell out on their size 15's.

Size 15!!!  :eek: You must be a giant. 

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« Reply #88 on: March 21, 2017, 05:26:26 PM »
I've had pretty good luck going that route as it seems for some reason they never sell out on their size 15's.

Size 15!!!  :eek: You must be a giant.


That's what she said!   :chili: :chili:


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« Reply #89 on: May 03, 2017, 01:46:52 PM »
Getting very discouraged. Have a half-marathon coming up in three weeks, but have not been able to get my distance back since taking high blood pressure medication. The nature of the medication is such that it makes it very hard to be/stay hydrated. I kept up with 15-20 miles a week through the winter, but trying to get 7 or 8 in one run feels harder than when I ran 15. I'm dying at seven, so i got some special hydration stuff as a last ditch attempt to get back where I was. If i can't get it back in the next week, I may have to pull myself out of the running.
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« Reply #90 on: May 03, 2017, 03:09:43 PM »
It's early in the season.  You'll pick it up.   I know I'm paying the price for taking the winter off.

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« Reply #91 on: August 13, 2017, 12:42:52 PM »
I ran my 1st race since 2008 in August just past.  It was a 5k race that I did in 29:36 which was good for 5/12 in the 60-69 category.  The top guy in that category did it in 20:21.  I'll never get close to him but I think that I can improve a little bit on my time.  I am slowly getting back to my ideal running weight with another 20 lbs to go.   

Well, I did lose 20 lbs since that race and I revisited it yesterday. The temperature was ideal for the time of the year under cloudy skies. I was just hoping to improve on my time of last year and I shattered it. My official time was 26:39 at 61 yrs old. I don't think I can improve on that very much but I still have room to lose a bit more weight. Who knows, maybe I can shave some seconds off that time.

Next planned race is the Rock'n Roll Marathon in Montréal on Sept 24 where I plan to run the half marathon. I haven't done a big city run in years and years. The last time I ran a half marathon was in 1992. I am not up to the 13.1 mile distance yet but getting close. I did a 10 mile run on Monday. 

Next planned race after that is a 10 km in Charlottetown PEI in October. I ran it in 57:08 last year and based on yesterday's race, I can improve on that easily.     

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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #92 on: September 04, 2017, 06:42:40 PM »
I did an 8 km race yesterday in a region of the Province where I lived for 8 years and started running 35 years ago.  The main race was a half marathon that I used to run as a preparation for my marathons during my marathon running days. Those days are over but yesterday I used the 8 km race option as a preparation for a half marathon that I am planning to run on Sep 24 in Montréal.     

It was very cold early in the morning but the sun came out just in time for the start of the race.

I ran a 42:12 which translates to a pace of 8:30 miles compared to the 8:36 pace of my 5 km race of three weeks ago.  Overall I was 19 out of 44 participants.  I was very happy with the results. 

   

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« Reply #93 on: October 17, 2017, 05:17:47 PM »
Well! I did run the Half Marathon in Montréal on Sep 24 which is part of the Rock N Roll series of Marathons worldwide.

Leading up to the race, the training went well. I did the half marathon distance two weeks prior to the race in 2hr19 at what was for me a conservative pace. Taking 10 minutes off that time would be easy on race day, so I thought. Little did I know.   

About a week prior to the race I started to look at the long term weather forecasts for Montréal. It did not look good but the weather guessers often get it wrong especially that long in advance. However, as the week went by the forecasts did not change. It was going to be hot and humid.

I was hoping that the organizers would start the race earlier than the planned 9:00AM start and on Thursday (Sep 20), they announced that the full marathon race (42.2K) was cancelled because of the expected heat. Those that were registered for that race could run the half marathon instead or get reimbursed. With regards to the half marathon, the start was going to be one hour earlier with a time limit of three hours. The earlier start made a big difference in my decision to go.

On the day before the race, the forecast was for 30C with a humidex of 39C in the afternoon and no clouds.

Given the forecast, I had resolved that I would do it with a goal of simply finishing under 2hr30 and use extreme caution so as not to get a heat stroke. I would also take in more liquids (water & Gatorade) than I would normally in a race of that distance and I would walk while taking in the liquids. 

I estimated that I could run one hour at an easy pace before the heat slowed me down and that is exactly what happened.  The announced humidex at the time of the start was 29C. I took off at a conservative pace and after about one hour I started to feel the heat. When we were shielded from the sun by trees or tall buildings I could still do a shuffle but when we were directly under the sun I had to take some walk breaks as my head was getting very light. A lot of runners were doing the same walk and run shuffle.

I was quite glad when the finish line came up and that I was under the revised goal of 2hr30. My official time was 2hr28:09. At the finish line I was at times walking like a drunk until I could get some food and liquids in my stomach. 

According to the official results, I was 8,632 out of 18,644 registered and 156 out of 316 in the men 60-64 category. Those numbers are misleading because as far as I can tell, there were only 11,611 finishers. Thousands did not start the race or did not finish it.


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Sunday (Oct 15) I revisited the 10 km run I did last year as a comeback 10 km race. Based on my last track workout two weeks prior, I knew that last year's time of 57:08 would be easily beaten provided the weather cooperated.  Well, I beat it by 3:44 for an official time of 53:24.  I was 2nd out of 7 in my age category (60-69) and 35th out of 242 overall. I was quite happy with those results. For the first time ever I followed a pace bunny. I followed the 55:00 pace bunny to 7 km and then I went for it as I still had a lot of juice left. He really helped me hold back at the start, thus the reason that I was able to do negative splits. 

Here's a picture taken by a professional near the finish line.   

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I am now planning to run another 10 km race this coming Sunday in Moncton. It will be my last race this year. 
 

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« Reply #94 on: October 17, 2017, 07:48:11 PM »
Way to go, Leon!

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« Reply #95 on: October 17, 2017, 09:34:51 PM »
Damn, that rocks. Congrats!
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« Reply #96 on: October 18, 2017, 06:17:05 AM »
That is awesome Leon! Rockin' it!
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« Reply #98 on: October 18, 2017, 09:31:51 AM »
Awesome Job and much respect!   :bigok:

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« Reply #99 on: October 18, 2017, 08:54:57 PM »
N ice work man!
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