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    Thread: The 'official' running thread.

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      08-20-2010 12:16 PM #2051
      Quote Originally Posted by Navydub View Post
      I think I'm the one who originally posted about the 20* degree rule.

      I live and die by it.
      Man, if you did post it, I could kick myself for not seeing/paying attention to it sooner.

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      08-21-2010 11:11 PM #2052
      Just started running last week. Ran 2.0 miles in 15 minutes, and I felt like I could have pushed a little bit more. Next week I'm going to try to improve my time, and then try for 3 miles.

      Is this a good way to improve? Should I focus on running short distances faster, or just accomplishing long distances at all? This is for weight loss/general health. I'm 5'10", 200lbs, athletic build.

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      08-22-2010 12:01 AM #2053
      Quote Originally Posted by Techun View Post
      Just started running last week. Ran 2.0 miles in 15 minutes, and I felt like I could have pushed a little bit more. Next week I'm going to try to improve my time, and then try for 3 miles.

      Is this a good way to improve? Should I focus on running short distances faster, or just accomplishing long distances at all? This is for weight loss/general health. I'm 5'10", 200lbs, athletic build.
      You just started running and you're putting up that kind of time. Wow. Seems like you are jumping up distances really fast, typically that results in injury. That being said most don't run as fast as you starting out so i'll leave this for the experts in this thread.

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      08-22-2010 11:53 PM #2054
      Somewhat of a longshot, but does anybody have a broken Garmin 305?

      My trusty forerunner has been missing for 2-3 months (injuries forced me away from running for most of this year anyway so I haven't missed it that much), but I finally found in hidden away at the bottom of my cycling hydration pack. And it's, well... hydrated. I suspect it's just the screen so I'm looking for a replacement or a faulty 305 I can scavenge.

      At least if nothing else, new 305's are relatively cheap.

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      08-23-2010 10:24 AM #2055
      cool a running thread

      ive started running again finally after a few months...got up to six miles yesterday
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      08-24-2010 07:46 PM #2056
      Ran 4.65mi. today in 36min. The weather was really cool today and it is just soooo much better to run in than the heatwaves I ran through all summer. Running my first organized run this weekend in Ocean City, NJ. It's just a 5K run but it's my first and I'm excited plus it's for a good cause.

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      08-25-2010 09:45 AM #2057
      Quote Originally Posted by vwsteve View Post
      Ran 4.65mi. today in 36min. The weather was really cool today and it is just soooo much better to run in than the heatwaves I ran through all summer. Running my first organized run this weekend in Ocean City, NJ. It's just a 5K run but it's my first and I'm excited plus it's for a good cause.
      Its been cooler here as well. Im hoping it stays because I hate having to either run really early before breakfast/hydration or be stuck with running in the evening.

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      08-25-2010 11:03 AM #2058
      ive enjoyed running in the heat this year...it makes it so much easier to run when it does cool down (therefore i can run much farther)
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    9. 08-25-2010 05:52 PM #2059
      cool weather running is my favorite. yet another reason why i absolutely love to run in the fall.

      not only do you get the colors;h however, you get the wonderful weather. and after a nice run...nothing like chillin out and watching football

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      08-26-2010 07:16 AM #2060
      Quote Originally Posted by Burnoutx View Post
      cool weather running is my favorite. yet another reason why i absolutely love to run in the fall.

      not only do you get the colors;h however, you get the wonderful weather. and after a nice run...nothing like chillin out and watching football
      Yup. Love getting up, going running first thing, then coming home, getting a nice hot shower, putting on some comfy clothes, and vegging the rest of the day.
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      08-26-2010 08:12 AM #2061
      Quote Originally Posted by pdoel View Post
      Yup. Love getting up, going running first thing, then coming home, getting a nice hot shower, putting on some comfy clothes, and vegging the rest of the day.
      hey howd you know how I spend my saturdays?
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    12. 08-26-2010 08:21 AM #2062
      you guys are lucky.

      usually i run, shower, than start doing errands or working on/around the house.(if i'm not working on saturday)

      i know there is a benefit to renting an apartment

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      08-26-2010 04:43 PM #2063
      lately ive been running after work, but yesterday since i knew i couldnt run after work, i ran on my lunch. now its lunch time and my body wants to run. im freaking out.

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      08-27-2010 06:57 PM #2064
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Bionic View Post
      You just started running and you're putting up that kind of time. Wow. Seems like you are jumping up distances really fast, typically that results in injury. That being said most don't run as fast as you starting out so i'll leave this for the experts in this thread.
      I mean I ran off and on, but lately I've been trying to run every other day.

      Should I try to run farther, or run faster?

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      08-27-2010 08:08 PM #2065
      Anyone get "hot" feet while they run? Was in the middle of 5k and my feet felt like they were feeling the hot asphalt. My Adidas Supernova Sequence 2 shoes are only a few months old with maybe 50 miles on them. It doesn't happen every time I run but its been happening more recently.

      Am I crazy??
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      08-28-2010 10:29 AM #2066
      Ran with the Mojo dog again this morning. Having him heel just behind me worked out. Some dude renovating his condo dropped something as we passed and freaked the dog out. He bumped into the back of my legs. Woot!

      Additionally, I ran for 19 minutes straight. Havent done that in a while.

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      08-28-2010 07:16 PM #2067
      Ran the RNS 5K Celebration Run in OC, NJ this morning. Finished up better than anticipated at 22:16, 16th overall and 2nd in my age group (30-40), I'm 38. The top 5 or so finished up in like 15min., including the one that placed before me in my group. There was about 200 participants with maybe 75% or so running the entire length. That is my best time running a 5K on the road so I'm happy with the outcome of my first organized run. Looking forward to the next!

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      08-29-2010 04:24 PM #2068
      Quote Originally Posted by vwsteve View Post
      Ran the RNS 5K Celebration Run in OC, NJ this morning. Finished up better than anticipated at 22:16, 16th overall and 2nd in my age group (30-40), I'm 38. The top 5 or so finished up in like 15min., including the one that placed before me in my group. There was about 200 participants with maybe 75% or so running the entire length. That is my best time running a 5K on the road so I'm happy with the outcome of my first organized run. Looking forward to the next!
      Nice job, that's fast!

      I learned an important lesson today about fuel for running. I went out to run a longer distance than I've done before (6.6 miles, usually run around 4 miles, longest has been 5.6). I felt ok for about 10 mins, but after that I felt spent, cut off the run at 2.5 miles. I was debating eating breakfast and waiting to go for a run, but I decided to wait on breakfast so I could enjoy it knowing the running was over. Bad choice, probably didn't help i had taco bell for dinner. Oh well, there's always next time.

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      08-29-2010 08:12 PM #2069
      ran a very hill 5.6mi this evening. time was 45minutes. definitely slower than id like to admit to, but i think everyone has days where their legs are made of lead. lol

    20. 08-30-2010 08:59 AM #2070
      5.6 miles in 45 minutes is not exactly slow sir....and if you think it is, just call me a turtle


      the weather here took a break from hot and humid and running has been delightful. training to break 2 hours on my half marathon time goes much easier when its pleasant to run...

      in terms of breakfast -- i am generally not a big fan of eating a significant meal before my runs b/c i feel like i have a rock in my stomach the entire time. my general go to before my long runs has been a pita w/ natural PB on it. gives me the fuel i need w/out that heavy feeling. i couldn't imagine doing a longer run w/out something in the belly(different if you run in the evening)
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      08-30-2010 09:14 AM #2071
      I eat a PB&J before most long runs (8-10 miles) and if I'm going over 10 I take something to eat mid run (gel, powerbar, something)....I get hungry a lot, what can i say
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    22. 08-30-2010 09:26 AM #2072
      the midrun snack -- i've always wondered about that.

      personally, i never have done it, no gels/power beans/leg of lamb while i run

      navy -- so your have a midrun snack on runs over 10 miles? when do you eat? midway thru, after 10 miles? when hungry?

      i have hard enough time drinking while i run, can't imagine eating while i run. then again, i don't get hungry after my runs till about an hour later

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      08-30-2010 11:42 AM #2073
      I Just sort of eat when I'm hungry. Sometimes have someone meet us halfway, sometimes carry something on me...whatever I'm feelin that day. Usually I don't eat WHILE running unless I'm in a race environment or trying to prep for it. I stop at the halfway mark, chow down for a minute or two, and then back to running.
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      08-30-2010 04:48 PM #2074
      Ran almost a mile out of 2 on Thursday.

      What?

      Hey, gotta start somewhere.

      Trying to do 3-5 days a week. Starting with a goal of being able to run 2 miles without having to slow down and catch my breath. I didn't think it was going to be this hard after coming off of being able to bike 20 miles on a rail path in an hour and a half. I sold my Pathfinder for a GLI and don't have a way to transfer the bike anymore.

      I did buy some shoes. Hopefully they'll help out as the converse sneakers suck for running.

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      08-30-2010 04:56 PM #2075
      That's awesome will!
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