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    Thread: The 'official' running thread.

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      09-01-2010 03:59 PM #2101
      Quote Originally Posted by OttaCee View Post
      Well I went for a run in my older New Balance's and I didn't get that burning feeling. Noticed that the Adidas are tighter around my ankles, so maybe it cutting off circulation? Going to loosen the laces and see how that plays out.
      When you are tightening the laces, if you aren't already, lift your foot off the ground so that you can tighten the shoe naturally around the contours of your foot. For a while I just leaned down while standing up to tie my shoes and it seemed like my laces would untie all the time.. It may seem crazy, but I feel like it has also reduced blisters and general foot discomfort.

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      09-01-2010 05:31 PM #2102
      Quote Originally Posted by JeffIsLax View Post
      When you are tightening the laces, if you aren't already, lift your foot off the ground so that you can tighten the shoe naturally around the contours of your foot. For a while I just leaned down while standing up to tie my shoes and it seemed like my laces would untie all the time.. It may seem crazy, but I feel like it has also reduced blisters and general foot discomfort.
      Great advise!

      Quote Originally Posted by mk2eurogirl
      do any of you track your BPM?
      All the time! Count the pulse for 15seconds then times by 4. Nothing better than doing math in your head while running
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      09-01-2010 11:31 PM #2103
      Quote Originally Posted by TurboJewUrS4 View Post
      Make sure you're well hydrated and reasonably well fed, first of all

      Assuming that part is OK, try slowing down and seeing how long it takes the cramp to pass. Find a running pace where the tempo of your breathing can be detached from your stride and sustain a relaxed running pace like that for 20 minutes and see how you feel; build up from there and have fun
      I've heard all kinds or ways to deal with those cramps or side stitches. One thing I'd read in the past is that it could be caused by falling into a pattern where you're always breathing in while landing on the same foot and that decoupling as you say helps. It actually did kind of seem like it made a difference to me, but still, I wasn't sure if I really bought into that as a reason. Other than that, I'd heard of 'belly breathing' (not sure if that's a technical term ), however you want to try that. Or just slowing down, like you said.

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      09-02-2010 07:56 AM #2104
      I've heard that side stitches are mostly a breathing thing. Tricks I've used that worked are breathing out through pursed lips, (to try and slow down your reathing) and this sounds really silly, but it's worked too - put your hands on the back of your head - yes, while you're running - this 'lifts' the ribcage higher so you can get more air in your lungs.

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      09-02-2010 09:05 AM #2105
      I was all set to run until I left me office at 5:30 and it was still 95f outside. Maybe this evening.

    6. 09-02-2010 02:32 PM #2106
      ^^ sounds like me yesterday. i stepped out of the office and immediately said, "nope. not today."

      hoping to get a later evening run into tonight.....if it cools down enough....and i'm not stuffed w/ indian food from my dad's bday dinner

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      09-02-2010 02:42 PM #2107
      Quote Originally Posted by Burnoutx View Post
      ^^ sounds like me yesterday. i stepped out of the office and immediately said, "nope. not today."

      hoping to get a later evening run into tonight.....if it cools down enough....and i'm not stuffed w/ indian food from my dad's bday dinner
      It's supposed to cool down in the NE, so I'm looking forward to this weekend.

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      09-04-2010 09:46 AM #2108
      Quote Originally Posted by yzfwv View Post
      It's supposed to cool down in the NE, so I'm looking forward to this weekend.
      nice and cool 5 miler this morning in S. Jersey.....bring on the fall.

    9. 09-06-2010 12:00 AM #2109
      After running full marathons, I raced my first 1/2 today. 1:22:49. Not quite what i wanted but I'll take it.

      Read more about it here:
      http://www.dailymile.com/people/mlofton/entries/3179715

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      09-06-2010 04:10 AM #2110
      Quote Originally Posted by 602crew View Post
      After running full marathons, I raced my first 1/2 today. 1:22:49. Not quite what i wanted but I'll take it.

      Read more about it here:
      http://www.dailymile.com/people/mlofton/entries/3179715
      Halves are my favorite races. Just a hair bit faster than a marathon, and not nearrrllyyy as long.

      Faster than my best though, congrats
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      09-06-2010 01:05 PM #2111
      Best way to get rid of the pain from a belly cramp/side stitches is to put both your hands behind your head (hold your arms chicken wing style) and breathe deeply. Those are diaphragm cramps.

      Just discovered this thread, looks like a great resource.

      Now I finally have a place I can announce that with my shiny new GPS watch Im finally getting some accurate times and realized that I am almost breaking a 5 minute mile, which is a huge milestone for me. Heck yeah!

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      09-06-2010 05:48 PM #2112
      Quote Originally Posted by 602crew View Post
      After running full marathons, I raced my first 1/2 today. 1:22:49. Not quite what i wanted but I'll take it.

      Read more about it here:
      http://www.dailymile.com/people/mlofton/entries/3179715
      Dang. Nice splits too.

      With a time like that I'm almost embarased to post up my time after my first half next weekend! But hey, as long as I finish I'm considering it a win.

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      09-06-2010 06:31 PM #2113
      Was at my cousin's on vacation this weekend. Took a morning run Saturday and found a park with a bunch of hiking trails. This was my first time trail running, and I'm really looking forward to trying it again.
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      09-07-2010 12:01 PM #2114
      Been trying to up my barefoot distance. Putting in at least a mile or two a day now without shoes on the track. So far I'm loving it! I'll be picking up some Vibrams when I'm back in the states next month so trying to make sure my feet are ready
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      09-07-2010 12:14 PM #2115
      2 miles on Friday. Made it about 8/10 of a mile before I had to stop. Going out today before darts...and drinking.

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      09-08-2010 08:38 AM #2116
      Quote Originally Posted by Navydub View Post
      Been trying to up my barefoot distance. Putting in at least a mile or two a day now without shoes on the track. So far I'm loving it! I'll be picking up some Vibrams when I'm back in the states next month so trying to make sure my feet are ready
      Whoa. Do you expect to progress to running barefoot off the track in the future?

      I'd be so worried about stepping on something. I can't walk to my mailbox without feeling like i'm getting stabbed by little rocks

    17. 09-08-2010 08:56 AM #2117
      Quote Originally Posted by yzfwv View Post
      2 miles on Friday. Made it about 8/10 of a mile before I had to stop. Going out today before darts...and drinking.
      that's called carb-loading i believe


      Quote Originally Posted by BMW Killa View Post
      I can't walk to my mailbox without feeling like i'm getting stabbed by little rocks
      I'm part of that camp too. i do not have "tough" feet. pretty soft and walking barefoot on rocks or small pebbles is just not fun....


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      i've recently been dealing w/ issues in my left leg. thought it was shin splints(which would be odd as i run regularly). came to find out(with the help of friend who is a sports trainer/therapist) that i am dealing w/ workout induced compartment syndrome....fun
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      09-08-2010 12:01 PM #2118
      Quote Originally Posted by BMW Killa View Post
      Whoa. Do you expect to progress to running barefoot off the track in the future?

      I'd be so worried about stepping on something. I can't walk to my mailbox without feeling like i'm getting stabbed by little rocks

      I'd like to. I like challenging myself in weird ways...I think a barefoot(or near barefoot wearing vibrams) marathon would be a cool way to do just that. It's a goal I'd like to work towards, we'll see though
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      09-11-2010 08:24 PM #2119
      Quote Originally Posted by 602crew View Post
      After running full marathons, I raced my first 1/2 today. 1:22:49. Not quite what i wanted but I'll take it.

      Read more about it here:
      http://www.dailymile.com/people/mlofton/entries/3179715
      Wow, nice race and good comments on daily mile. Any chance you'll post up the video?

      I did my longest run today since the SF marathon 1st half. 10 miles in 1:30 and a few seconds, I tell myself that long runs are supposed to be slow but earlier in the week I tried for a fast 10k and ended up at 48:30 which is at the pace I'd like to be able to run a marathon. I'm 18 weeks from my scheduled marathon and a little behind the ball to say the least. On the plus side I'm injury free and feel fresh now about two hours after my long run. I haven't done any speed work in months so I have to come up with target paces for my intervals. I'll probably start sets at 7 minute mile pace and try to speed up on the shorter intervals as time goes on. I'm feeling motivated so I need to proceed with caution for once as my ambitions are frequently a little on the high side, (I still haven't broken the 20 minute 5k goal I had at the start of the year although the sub 2 hour 1/2 marathon was easy for my build,age and health).

      Navydub, how is the barefoot going? I had two miles of packed sand, (barefoot), at the end of a race earlier in the year and it felt amazing and ended up being a really good surface/footware combination to run fast on.

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      09-11-2010 09:19 PM #2120
      Thursday I ran 1 mile, walked 1/4 and then ran the other 3/4.

      Getting there.

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      09-12-2010 11:45 AM #2121
      Woke up this morning for my first half marathon and it was pouring rain. The good part is it stopped raining about 20 min before the start. The bad news is I pulled into the parking lot with a flat tire. Ran the half in 2hrs36 min, just under a 12 min mile pace which felt pretty good. Now to go deal with the tire...

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      09-12-2010 11:55 AM #2122
      Did my longest run today. 9.1mi in 71minutes. Could have dropped a few minutes for sure but my left foot went numb at 2.5mi for some reason... And was on pins and needles the rest of the run. Not sure why this happened to me but I pushed through it.

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      09-12-2010 12:55 PM #2123
      Quote Originally Posted by superslowGTI86 View Post
      Did my longest run today. 9.1mi in 71minutes. Could have dropped a few minutes for sure but my left foot went numb at 2.5mi for some reason... And was on pins and needles the rest of the run. Not sure why this happened to me but I pushed through it.
      Nice! Congrats!

      I made a big mistake on Friday....there was a 10 mile fundraiser I was running, all on the local track. So since I was on a controlled surface I decided to do all 10 miles barefoot. 6 miles into it my feet were getting sore so I decided to put my shoes on and finished up the last 4 miles in shoes. Well afterwards, i got my shoes off and checked my feet and sure enough...basically the whole pad of each foot was a blister. Looked like I had 3rd degree burns on the bottoms of my feet haha. Couldn't really walk yesterday as a result, but I'm feeling better today and plan to be back to running tomorrow. Lesson learned Vibram Five Fingers on the way
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      09-12-2010 07:26 PM #2124
      Ouch! I can't imagine the pain of full width blisters on the soles of my
      feet!

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      09-12-2010 07:56 PM #2125
      Quote Originally Posted by yzfwv View Post
      Thursday I ran 1 mile, walked 1/4 and then ran the other 3/4.

      Getting there.
      Hang in there and keep on pushing through. Do you have any goals?

      I was at that level last year end of October and now im down to a 6:30 mile.

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