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    1. 04-28-2008 04:30 PM #71
      Quote, originally posted by jnm1point8t »
      howd you feel after the 10k? so long as you werent in excruciating pain id say it's not a big no-no. i mean, ive never run one so i cant speak from personal experience, but unless you finished the other race feeling like you could go do it again at the same speed id say just slow your pace a bit and see how it goes. you can always old-lady jog it or even walk if it gets to be too much.

      I honestly felt like I could keep going, but who knows.. it's like like lifting weights. The first 6 reps are easy but the last two get exponentially more difficult. I'm assuming running is the same?


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      04-28-2008 04:30 PM #72
      by the way, never did the whole 'intro' thing everyone else seems to be doing... 6' 2" 180 28yo, new to running, always despised running through high school, but started running for fitness and am catching the bug...

      1st 5k this weekend, 2nd one planned for June 21 with a training schedule in between. going to gauge the effectiveness of the training and based on my progress may decide to up the ante.

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      04-28-2008 04:32 PM #73
      Quote, originally posted by Cameronstein »
      I honestly felt like I could keep going, but who knows.. it's like like lifting weights. The first 6 reps are easy but the last two get exponentially more difficult. I'm assuming running is the same?

      ask slugman about that, but i imagine it is. a lot seems to be mental too, you start thinking about not making it and you wont. but i think if you reduced your pace a bit you'd manage it... but is your toe broken? thatd be a bad idea if it is.

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      04-28-2008 04:39 PM #74
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      Be careful with that stress fracture, was it actually diagnosed as one? I've thought I was getting one last year and the other month; last year turned out to be a part of an old shoe rubbing against a foot with a bunch of massage and stretching.

      I haven't seen the doc yet but my self diagnosis concluded that it probably is one. There's no sign of my rubbing or anything on my skin, no bruising, and it hurts to the touch, right on my freaking navicular bone too.


    5. 04-29-2008 11:06 AM #75
      just bought some new Mizuno wave inspire 3's for the summer 5k season!!!!!

      i'm so excited to run with them..i've been using these cheap adidas for hte last 6 months and they are worn to bits...my feet will thank me

      after leaving mizuno to adidas...now back to mizuno...i will never go back, these shoes are amazing


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      04-29-2008 12:01 PM #76
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      04-29-2008 12:12 PM #77
      I ran on a treadmill yesterday due to the rain. I did a 12 minute mile jogging/light running the straights (on the diagram of course) and brisk walking the corners. 12 minutes may not seem like much, but to my fat overweight smoker ass, it's pretty amazing imo. I'll be happy to get it down to 8 minutes within a couple of months.


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      04-29-2008 12:42 PM #78
      hey this is pretty cool... i run right past this statue on the weekends and its the main pic on the coolrunning.com resource page... well for now at least.

      http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/4/index.shtml

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      04-29-2008 01:00 PM #79
      The half marathon is one of my favorite distances, though I tend to do them as part of marathon training. As such I'm not racing them all out, just a bit faster than marathon pace. At that pace for me running a 1:25 like I did on one the other month, I'm fine right afterwards and have no problem going for another run later in the day. Hoping to actually race one as a half at a better pace to make myself feel some pain
      I'm pretty much a believer that almost any run (let's say any run under 2.5 hours?) is doable for a motivated, healthy and unimpaired person as long as you are realistic with your pacing and the course. The trick then is to figure out what pace to start out at and when to adjust it if things aren't going well.

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      04-29-2008 01:20 PM #80
      Pacing...easier said than done. I seriously find it hard to go at a moderate pace. I walk or I run. My body sucks.
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      04-29-2008 01:43 PM #81
      You ran a 1:25 half marathon?

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      04-29-2008 02:05 PM #82
      he ran the boston marathon in 2:58.
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      04-29-2008 02:07 PM #83
      Not too shabby. My goal this year is to get a sub 1:20 on my half. Still yet to run a full. Just too freaking long for me. Dont have the attention span to run that long.

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      04-29-2008 06:05 PM #84
      That's why you do Boston, there's plenty of distractions on the course with the nearly unbroken lines of people watching. I actually ran a 1:21 on a tough course back in high school for the half. That was coming off indoor track training when I was doing events down to 200m and jumps, which has me thinking I definitely need to work on speed instead of basically ignoring it in recent years. I'll have to see on that 5k this weekend in Needham, my brother and his fiancee are going to be up so might be entertaining them. He used to run too, but haven't been able to convince him to race with me besides the Manchester road race lately.

      That stress fracture thing, bit of an odd place to have one if that's the bone I'm thinking it is, but without a bone scan you won't really know if it's a fracture. Best thing (besides obviously going to a doctor, though chances are they wouldn't be able do much of anything for it anyways) would be to just take it easy a bit and see how it reacts to rest.


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      04-29-2008 06:11 PM #85
      I use to run 5k 3x a week ~27min when I was 230 about 1.5yrs ago. I can still run ~8:30 mi but it hurts, not in the good way..possibly too heavy for running?...FWIW, treadmill slips like crazy when I try to one on it now
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      04-29-2008 06:31 PM #86
      treadmill needs adjusting and probably some deck wax.
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      04-29-2008 07:41 PM #87
      just got back from a 2 mile run and im very happy with the results... for me they are good and give me hope. ran the first mile in 7:15 and the second in 7:10 for a total 2 mile time of 14:25. and this with my dog deciding to take a dump at the 1 mile mark which threw my pacing off right when i was booking it and feeling great.

      while i couldnt keep it up for another 1.1 miles today, i also couldnt keep that pace for more than 1 mile just a few weeks ago. that pace would get me roughly a 22:20 5k.

      im confident i can manage in the 23's this weekend... especially if slugman decides to show and i have someone to chase

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      04-29-2008 11:39 PM #88
      One Mile at 11.30 today for me. Walked another half for a total 1.5 mile time of 20 minutes. I'm slowly getting better.
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    19. 04-30-2008 09:41 AM #89
      I just found this thread.

      I'm running my first 10k in 4 years this Saturday. The goal is a sub 47min. I ran the course by myself 2 weekends ago and did it under 50min.
      I'm also going to register for the Marine Corp Marathon today. I figured..."why not. I'm not getting any younger."



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      04-30-2008 10:05 AM #90
      Anybody know anyways to improve leg circulation and easy leg fatigue? Or is it just a thing that more running cures?

      Most people who do less than decent running claim problems with breathing, but I never get winded; my legs get tired and sore and slow down my pace.

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      04-30-2008 10:21 AM #91
      Quote, originally posted by 95GTIVR6Speed »
      Anybody know anyways to improve leg circulation and easy leg fatigue? Or is it just a thing that more running cures?

      id ask your dr. but it could be PVD

      http://www.footsmart.com/Healt...d=106

      if it is, this site basically says stop smoking, watch what you eat, and start exercising. if you sit at work a lot id go for a 5 minute walk every hour just to keep things flowing.

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      04-30-2008 10:31 AM #92
      Quote, originally posted by jnm1point8t »

      id ask your dr. but it could be PVD

      http://www.footsmart.com/Healt...d=106

      if it is, this site basically says stop smoking, watch what you eat, and start exercising. if you sit at work a lot id go for a 5 minute walk every hour just to keep things flowing.

      Damn. I was hoping chugging a bottle of red wine a day would help me.

      Thanks for that info.

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      04-30-2008 10:43 AM #93
      np

      btw all... go vote! http://forums.vwvortex.com/zer...id=23 (running forum)

      i added it to my sig.

      as good as this thread has been, its tough to discuss all things running in one thread.

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      04-30-2008 10:44 AM #94
      voted.
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      04-30-2008 10:45 AM #95
      Quote, originally posted by 602crew »
      I just found this thread.

      I'm running my first 10k in 4 years this Saturday. The goal is a sub 47min. I ran the course by myself 2 weekends ago and did it under 50min.
      I'm also going to register for the Marine Corp Marathon today. I figured..."why not. I'm not getting any younger."

      nice! welcome. once you register and pay the money you will make it happen.

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    26. 04-30-2008 11:29 AM #96
      voted.

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      04-30-2008 12:06 PM #97
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    28. 04-30-2008 12:34 PM #98
      anyone know a good running store in the tri-state area? i want to get a gait analysis when i get my next pair of running shoes. my asics gt 2110 are ok but i need something better since i have bad knees from fb and lacrosse.

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      04-30-2008 12:36 PM #99
      Quote, originally posted by 95GTIVR6Speed »
      One Mile at 11.30 today for me. Walked another half for a total 1.5 mile time of 20 minutes. I'm slowly getting better.

      Hey, your doing about the same as me so don't feel bad.

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      04-30-2008 03:07 PM #100
      Where in CT are you? There's a great store in Rocky Hill I used to go to through high school or when I'm in the area on the Silas Deane called The Run In. Haven't been back lately and recently heard that one of the owners died suddenly. They'll check you out well and I've spent hours there back in the day. Currently I tend to get mine from the local Marathon Sports stores, a bonus being that my health insurance company gets 15% off shoes.

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      04-30-2008 08:01 PM #101
      n00b gains ftw!

      new 5k PR of 23:30. thought i was going to lose my pace but i somehow managed to keep it... guess this stuff is actually paying off!

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      04-30-2008 11:43 PM #102
      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....

    33. 05-01-2008 09:37 AM #103
      keep running, you'll lose it and then you'll know.

      My goals (before I start training for my marathon)

      -get back to my HS 1 mile best at 5:36
      -run a sub 20 min 5k.


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      05-01-2008 09:52 AM #104
      You guys get rashes on your legs from running? If so, how do you get rid of it?
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      05-01-2008 10:43 AM #105
      no.. but whats it from, rubbing or sweat?

      if its rubbing you can use some body glide gel, if its sweat try some strong anti-perspirant before and/or gold bond powder after.

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