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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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!
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.
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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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
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.
Ran almost a mile out of 2 on Thursday.
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.
That's awesome will!
See you at EVAC tomorrow?