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      05-01-2008 09:43 AM #106
      Rubbing. What's this body glide gel?
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      05-01-2008 09:48 AM #107
      http://www.drugstore.com/qxp86...k.htm

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      Don't let your active summer get knocked off-track. All natural, non-greasy Bodyglide stops friction and creates a protective barrier on your skin -- preventing chafing, blisters, rash, saddle sores, and skin irritation

      can get it at most sports stores, maybe even drug stores too.

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    3. 05-01-2008 09:50 AM #108
      It helps with chafing, rubbing, etc. It's especially good on long runs. I did 7 miles 2 weeks ago and got a bit of chafing on my junx. It wasn't the best of times. It's pretty much adding a lubricating layer between to things that are touching/rubbing each other.

      http://www.amazon.com/BodyGlid...r=8-1


      EDIT: I type too slow. someone else beat me.


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      05-01-2008 09:52 AM #109
      BTW...

      everyone needs to have all their vortex friends from other forums vote in the poll in my sig.

      send out the PM's!

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      05-01-2008 10:01 AM #110
      Quote, originally posted by jnm1point8t »
      BTW...

      everyone needs to have all their vortex friends from other forums vote in the poll in my sig.

      send out the PM's!

      Just voted. We need 100 votes, right?


      Modified by G-rocco at 10:19 AM 5-1-2008


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      05-01-2008 10:06 AM #111
      Quote, originally posted by jnm1point8t »
      http://www.drugstore.com/qxp86...k.htm

      can get it at most sports stores, maybe even drug stores too.

      I'll have to pick up a stick. Thanks!

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      05-01-2008 10:26 AM #112
      Quote, originally posted by G-rocco »
      Just voted. We need 100 votes, right?

      not sure, but if so we need to get on it!

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      05-02-2008 11:05 AM #113
      I use that body glide in the deodorant stick form. I didnt use it on my first half marathon and I was chafed out like a red-neck. Next race I used that and it was amazing. Cant believe how great I felt during the race.

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      05-02-2008 12:25 PM #114
      Yeah, body glide is good stuff, I use it on and between my toes for long races. Made it out of Boston this year with a single blister that was likely due to spillage at the water stops (might have said that already) and in last years monsoon I was happy to have feet left thanks to it. I wish I had applied it on the upper inner thighs this year and my nipples last year though.

      A good idea as usual is to try this stuff in training so you aren't freaked out by the feeling in the race though.


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      05-02-2008 12:28 PM #115
      between toes? helps with athletes foot? I got athletes foot bad a few months back and I used to floss my toes with a sock to get rid of the itch. The friction burn destroyed the skin in between my toes.
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      05-02-2008 12:33 PM #116
      Yeah the inside of the legs, chest and almost entire feet. I dont think it does anything for athletes feet.

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      05-02-2008 03:26 PM #117
      Heh, interesting mental image with toe flossing there...

      All use of it is to prevent friction; plus the knuckles between my second and third toe on my right foot kinda rub against each other so if I've worn tight shoes or run barefoot in sand I lose flesh there. Sometimes I'll wear two band aids there but for long races that could cause more pain so the lube works well. My current race shoes have a lot of space in the toe area so that worked out this time. Also the socks I wore were super thin, smooth and breathable.


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      05-02-2008 03:32 PM #118
      guy here at work (think mid 40's IT guy) who does local triathalons for fun and did the boston marathon (albeit pretty slowly) like these... any input?

      http://www.wrightsock.com/

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      05-02-2008 09:43 PM #119
      so looks like could be some rain in my first ever race on sunday... i dont mind, i rather like the rain, but ive never really run in it.

      any advice about what to wear? looks to be roughly 47-50* with a 60% chance of rain as of now. im thinking of wearing my warm up pants with shorts underneath, to stay warm right up to race time. for shirts, ive got an under armour shirt thats meant to keep warmth in, plus a standard long sleeve outer shirt.

      course its new england and weather.com, so its just about as likely to be sunny.

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    15. 05-03-2008 06:51 PM #120
      I did my personal best in a 10k today... 47:33

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      05-04-2008 01:16 PM #121
      first ever race... 5k... 23:37 or so (official time will be up later). not bad for me, pretty much what i expected. was very interesting though, went way too fast the first 2 miles cause i found it difficult to gauge my own pacing while running with people for the first time.

      but finished 3rd in my age group (and got a ribbon!).

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      05-04-2008 07:21 PM #122
      Nice. Good job man!
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      05-04-2008 08:01 PM #123
      ty!

      offical time was 23:35

      3rd in age group (3 people, but winner #8 were the others)
      33/70 males
      45/120 overall.

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      05-05-2008 03:51 AM #124
      I guess I'll put this in here, why not.. I've been playing a lot of soccer recently, and it has always been my problem, even back in HS... my first step or my acceleration is just not at a point where I want it to be. I think I have a decent top end.. that can always improve with some sprints. And I looked around the internets a little bit.. I guess it is a question of fast twitch vs slow twitch muscles? They say fast twitch muscles build most effectively when you lift around 70% 1rm.. or do the actual activity (sprinting, burst runs)..

      My question is, what muscles are prominent in getting your initial acceleration? I know this is not the key to being fast. Other things like BF% and natural ability play a role... but does anyone know? or is there a specific way to train, as far as lifting is concerned? Any college athletes in here?


    20. 05-05-2008 09:58 AM #125
      I would just simply work on going from a stand still to a full sprint a few days a week. That way you can try different things such as starting low, high, etc...and see what works the best. Since you'll be practicing that, I'm sure you'll be working on and strengthening those muscles you need.

    21. 05-05-2008 10:47 AM #126
      So I ran today for the first time since I hurt my knee last summer (about one year ago now)

      It sucked. I ran one lap around a track for a warm up. Ran 5 sprints, walked two laps as a cool down and I was down. I think part of the reason I had such a hard time was cuz I had just finished lifting and I did power cleans and front squats which really gassed me. I'm going to start running sprints a few times a week.


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      05-05-2008 10:49 AM #127
      first times always suck, and ya, i imagine it was only made worse by the lifting.

      what did you do to your knee last year? i've banged mine up a bit in the past.

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    23. 05-05-2008 02:41 PM #128
      Quote, originally posted by spoolin215 »
      I'm going to start running sprints a few times a week.

      Don't forget running hills. That's great for speed and endurance. But, make sure you walk down backwards, or at least a gradual zig-zag down to keep the strain off your knees.


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      05-05-2008 03:26 PM #129
      Quote, originally posted by G-rocco »

      Just voted. We need 100 votes, right?


      Modified by G-rocco at 10:19 AM 5-1-2008

      200, but don't hold your breath. The suggestion in my sig hit 200 votes around 18 months ago I think.


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      05-05-2008 05:03 PM #130
      Voted.

      Quote, originally posted by Matt1023 »
      I ran a 5.56 minute mile at school today, my teacher threatened to fail me if I don't do track next year. The thing is, I still got a gut so how would I do if I lost it....
      I believe the general rule is 2 seconds per mile for every 1 pound lost.

      Quote, originally posted by twistere22s »
      after leaving mizuno to adidas...now back to mizuno...i will never go back, these shoes are amazing
      Same here! Although I haven't gone back to Mizuno yet. My adidas Supernova 7 Cushions rip nasty holes in the same toe on each foot during any run over four miles. I went seven miles this morning so it's pretty gory down there. Very disappointed that I didn't go with the Asics Gel Cumulus. I won't go back to Mizuno until the Wave Rider line returns to it's pre 10 & 11 roots.

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      05-05-2008 06:14 PM #131
      I just started week 9 of my running program:http://www.americanrunning.org/associations/412/files/12-week_walkrun.pdf

      Today was strange, walk one minute, run 30 seconds, repeat a zillion times. It went by quickly, but too many tempo changes to get into the groove.

      Tomorrow will be a test, to run 20 min; last week was ok, doing 15 all at once.
      I know these are just drops in the bucket compared to some other runners in here, but for me these are significant. Feeling better every week though.


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      05-05-2008 06:45 PM #132
      Been sick and have not been out.. going to look for that gel stuff though.. cause, ya know.
      "I don’t want the company to be driven by numbers. I want it to be driven by making better cars and contributing to society. That will turn into profit, which we can use to develop better cars. That should be the cycle, and that will, as a result, build a company with a strong foundation."
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      05-05-2008 07:58 PM #133
      Any of you guys get pain in your spleen during a run? That was my bodies way of telling me to chill the **** out today I guess.
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    29. 05-05-2008 08:02 PM #134
      Werd? You narrowed the pain down to your spleen eh?

      I get pains in my pancreas from time to time.


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      05-05-2008 08:02 PM #135
      So what do you guys do for recovery? Immediately after a training run as well as a race? And then over the next 24 hours or so?

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      05-05-2008 08:09 PM #136
      well how long are your training runs? a few miles, a dozen miles? how about your races, 5k, 10k, half marathons, marathons?
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      05-05-2008 09:14 PM #137
      Just a beginner here. Been running about 2 months now on a track at the local high school.

      At the beginning, could barely run a mile - ran the straights and walked the curve of the track for 4 laps. Now, I can jog 6 laps (or 1 1/2 miles) or run 4 laps (1 mile, at 8:30 - 9 minutes) at a higher pace before having to stop and walk to rest. And then do another 1 1 /2 miles with some running the straights and walking the curves, or jogging a lap before needing to walk 1/2 lap to rest. I do this about 3-4 times a week, with 1 rest day in between.

      Some times I'm too lazy to go to the local high school and just run this loop around my neighborhood. It's about 1 1/2 miles with some inclines and rolling hills. This is tougher than the track and reminds me why I should go and use the track.

      Usually, what I do is after I get home is to shower and then lay on a bed for an hour or so to relax before I go out to surf.


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      05-05-2008 09:47 PM #138
      you should stretch when your done, at least your quads, hamstrings, calves and ideally shins, groin, and back too. 30 seconds each stretch, 3 stretches each muscle group.

      thats all you really need.

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      05-05-2008 10:34 PM #139
      Quote, originally posted by Idleone »
      Just a beginner here. Been running about 2 months now on a track at the local high school.

      At the beginning, could barely run a mile - ran the straights and walked the curve of the track for 4 laps. Now, I can jog 6 laps (or 1 1/2 miles) or run 4 laps (1 mile, at 8:30 - 9 minutes) at a higher pace before having to stop and walk to rest. And then do another 1 1 /2 miles with some running the straights and walking the curves, or jogging a lap before needing to walk 1/2 lap to rest. I do this about 3-4 times a week, with 1 rest day in between.

      Some times I'm too lazy to go to the local high school and just run this loop around my neighborhood. It's about 1 1/2 miles with some inclines and rolling hills. This is tougher than the track and reminds me why I should go and use the track.

      Usually, what I do is after I get home is to shower and then lay on a bed for an hour or so to relax before I go out to surf.

      Hills are WONDERFUL for building your running abilities, and you feel kick ass when you look back and realize you conquered that bitch.


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      05-05-2008 10:49 PM #140
      Quote, originally posted by Idleone »
      So what do you guys do for recovery? Immediately after a training run as well as a race? And then over the next 24 hours or so?

      On long runs I like to have a few pieces of fruit and 20-25 grams of whey protein immediately afterwards. Seems to help, and I read somewhere that that's what many pros do. I also stretch a little and walk until I'd rather sit. The next day I just take it easy.

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