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    Thread: The 'official' running thread.

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      04-30-2008 07:01 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 10:43 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....

    3. 05-01-2008 08:37 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 08:52 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 09:43 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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      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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    8. 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 »
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      everyone needs to have all their vortex friends from other forums vote in the poll in my sig.
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      Just voted. We need 100 votes, right?


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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. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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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?
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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.
      I'm just a regular Joe, with a regular job. I'm your average white, suburbanite slob.

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    20. 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!).
      I'm just a regular Joe, with a regular job. I'm your average white, suburbanite slob.

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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?

    25. 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.

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