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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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normandy_shores
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normandy_shores
Hi all,

I used to run half marathon distance, though was never very fast. Usually around an 11 min/mile time. Had to give up running years ago due to lower leg pain (that shoes, deep muscle acupuncture, massage, chiro and very slow reintro did not fix).

Years later, I've been adding in a 1-1.5 mile jog into my fitness routine. Currently running around a 10-11 min/mile pace and only running 2-3x per week (in addition to cycling, swimming and weights) but for a recruiting process Im in I'd love to bring that down drastically. I've never trained for speed -- anyone mind sharing resources or simple training plans?
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redheadedrebel
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redheadedrebel

I'm training for a half marathon at the beginning of June... training is going great, but I'd like to improve my pace a bit or at least keep it more consistent during my long runs.
Is there a app that will help with this?
I have the free version of mapmyrun already and the Samsung health app, which I'm already beyond their levels from what I can tell.

I'm looking for something that I can input my ideal pace and then have it tell me to hurry up or slow down.

Also, should my weekday runs be the time when I work on running faster?

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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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sprint_sprite
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sprint_sprite
Last week I began running consistently again after 10 weeks off following surgery (not running related). Before surgery I could comfortably run 8-10 miles of hills at a steady 5.5 - 6.5mph pace. I started back up only running 3 miles and building back up to 6 miles (which I did this morning). I had an imaginary race with another runner across the street on the same course (I won). Prior to my surgery, I had been consistently logging 30 miles/week for a year.

My last race was in December, 10k. I'm thinking that maybe instead of training for endurance I should train for speed and keep the mileage low. I'm 31, I am starting to feel the effects of running longer distances on my joints (and running in the california sun is murder on my skin even with all the sunblock), then there's the simple fact that I don't have the time I wish I had to train and run for over an hour every day. (stay at home mom of two toddlers and a husband with many of the same limitations as a toddler). I'm busy, but I need to run in order to preserve my sanity, and I'm trying to be realistic.

So thats my goal: run 5k's instead of 15, and run them really fast.
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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jvmatucha
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jvmatucha
Last weekend I ran on my friend Kiki's long-distance relay team Running C2C at the So Cal Ragnar Relay. It was my 6th ever So Cal Ragnar and my 15th Ragnar Relay.

For those of you not familiar with a Ragnar Relay: The Ragnar Relay is a long-distance relay race a la' Hood to Coast. The average team has 12 runners, and the course is around 200 miles long. Each runner runs three legs of 3 to 9 miles, and the race takes an average of 30 hours to complete. The runners get from exchange to exchange via two passeneger vans. While one van's runners are running, the other van is resting and trying to get some sleep. For more info, check out this link.

I was in van two with my intrepid Captain Kiki, (third time I've been on one of her teams,) and her friends John, (A veterinarian who happens to be the vet for Kiki's pibble Casper,) thee epic Wendi, a stalwart runner who did more than her fair share of running, (And is also a fancy semaphor flag waver,) and Angela, a soon-to-be sailor for thee US Navy! We were missing one runner who had to drop out at the last minute, so we had extra legs to cover. Such is life on the Ragnar trail!

Read the harrowing Ragnar Tale under the LJ cut!Collapse )
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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ashi123
Nike has finally made the long awaited  announcement of  mass production shoe that will feature real-life power laces- the HyperAdapt 1.0. These self lacing shoes will be the first shoe to take advantage of Nike’s adaptive lacing (self-tying) technology.

The HyperAdapt shoes save wearers time, for ex, the shoes will automatically tighten as soon as you step into the shoe.

Tiffany Beers,  the project’s technical lead said during the announcment “Your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten.. then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it’s perfect.”

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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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runwombatrun
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runwombatrun
I asked this years ago but I thought I'd try it again. I am in the 60-64 age group, a Type 2 diabetic, and wear glasses. One of my cardinal rules is no running in the rain. I am too old to take a fall on wet pavement and bounce back, wet feet equal blisters and any foot injury is a huge deal no matter how well I control my blood sugars, and I can't run when I can't see due to wet glasses. I have made it through two short downpours during races. On the other hand, I am starting to up the number of destination races I run and I think I need to get more flexible on the rain issue.

I figure heavy coats of Glide and carrying spare pairs of socks can help with the soaked shoe problem. I can (and have) dropped my pace on wet pavement to minimize slipping. The glasses thing is the biggest problem. I cannot wear contacts and a pair of goggles over the glasses causes excess moisture and steam build-up. Similarly situated runners-- HOW DO YOU DEAL???

Many thanks for any assistance/advice you might offer!
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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runwombatrun
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runwombatrun
Been away for awhile catching up with a lot of work and family stuff.
One of my students ran the Olympic Trials, or at least part of it. Very disheartening to learn that the USTFA treats elites so poorly.
Ran the NOLA Rock 'n Roll Marathon. Completely rolled and sprained my R ankle at 3 trying to break free from the pack, which made the remaining 23.2 really interesting. And it wasn't even my worst finish!
Biggest news? Got into NYC. Five fulls and 5-6 halves planned for this year.
Major question now-- can I do a marathon in all of the lower 48 before I hit 70?
Cheers and congrats to everyone else who got in on the NYC lottery!!!
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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hager
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hager
DSC04200Hey runners,

I joined this community in 2003 when I was considering started to jog/run. I appreciated the advise how to approach the right shoes and other info that was valuable. Then later got good advice from some of you after I hyperextended my ankle.

Well, now I'm almost 44 years old and may not ever run again (due to a bad knee and other health issues), but I can walk on the treadmill for an hour for heart health and other health benefits that may result from that.

Anyway, I got a new pair of Asics Gel Cumulus 17's last night. This is a far different shoe than the New Balance 855 (built for uber stability),but I think it will work just fine for walking. Anyone else have a set of these?

Current Location: United States, Texas. Houston

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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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jvmatucha
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jvmatucha
Last Sunday I ran the LA Marathon. It was my first LA Marathon and my 18th marathon overall.

I planned to run this marathon as a casual fun run. I had attempted a new PR back in December at the CIM, but an unexpected on-course injury derailed that plan. (Basically I developed a shin splint on steroids halfway through the CIM that slowed me down considerably.)

Between CIM and LA I sent most of my time recuperating and doing light runs while I healed up. Even though I had planned to take it easy on this marathon, the longest run I managed to get in between CIM and LA was a fifteen miler three weeks before race day. Light training for sure.

Many of my friends had already run LA. I heard horror stories about ninety degree weather and the infamous monsoon year when it heavily rained the entire time. It didn't help my trepidation when I received a weather alert from the LA Marathon. Turns out they were warning us about possible 80 degree heat late in the race. Meh. Not that scary if you ask me.

And I"m off! so to speak...Collapse )
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danceboy
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danceboy
Boston just had a cold snap, so I had to run in it. But it struck me that for some people, it would have just been a standard winter run. So I was wondering, what's the coldest weather in which anyone's gone out for a run? Also, what all did you wear? And do you have any tips for dealing with cold weather that might help someone new to arctic blasts?

For me, my new record is -6 F (per google just before I went out) with wind of up to about 25/30MPH (I run right along the Neponset river) for a windchill rating of about -32 F per this chart.

As for what I wore to deal with that...Collapse )

I went 10 K, and the only issue was that I had to alternate between my glasses fogging up, and pulling the balaclava off my face and feeling my nose get numb.
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.

Did you guys watch the US Olympic Marathon Trials yesterday? It was broadcast live on NBC.
What an amazing race!
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.

DK,DC: who do you got, Panthers or Broncos?
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.

It's not too late to take part in TRAINING YEAR 2015 poll:
http://runners.livejournal.com/5598768.html

As in the past, the training year thread will be saved in the memories section:
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=runners
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winweiquaker
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winweiquaker
Hi All!

First, thanks for all of the advice about two weeks about about running speed as I gear back up; it was EXTREMELY helpful. Sadly, about two days into it I sprained my mensicus, so I have been staying away from running for the last two weeks.  Instead, I've been walking (about 3.5 mph) and using the ergometer/rowing machine.

Does anyone else have experience with the rowing machine?  I'm finding that my pace for the rowing machine is just about my "competitive" pace for my run (i.e. I can do 5000m a 5k, in just about 24 minutes).  I looked at a competitive rowers page and this looks very, very slow (even for my age group).  However, I feel like I am getting a good workout.

I previously had the flywheel set at 9, but lowered it to '6' to see if I would be any faster (I barely was).  So I think this is my speed.  If anyone has any experience with rowing, will this be sufficient in terms of cardio?  I'm doing about 15 miles worth of "rowing" a week, for the last 2 or so weeks, which was just around my running distance.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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mockduck
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mockduck
Hi everyone,

I have two main hobbies: running, and cartooning. So I sometimes bring the two together and make a cartoon about running.

I thought some of you might enjoy my latest one, which celebrates the constant rain we have in these parts at this time of year - please do have a look if you're interested.

Small taster under the cutCollapse )
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.

It's not too late to take part in TRAINING YEAR 2015 poll:
http://runners.livejournal.com/5598768.html

As in the past, the training year thread will be saved in the memories section:
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=runners
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alexanderr
runners
alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.

It's not too late to take part in TRAINING YEAR 2015 poll:
http://runners.livejournal.com/5598768.html

As in the past, the training year thread will be saved in the memories section:
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=runners
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winweiquaker
runners
winweiquaker
Hi all - need some advice.

So, I was a pretty avid runner (started in 2009, in my early 30s).  From Jan -July 2015, I probably ran about 400 miles, averaging about 15 miles a week. However, I had a lot of shifting in August (I got a new job, had a pretty intense schedule teaching, and also did some classes for my PhD) which radically changed my schedule, so my normal running (which used to occur at 6am) became next to impossible.  I think I logged 30 miles between mid-August and December 15th.

Right after Christmas I tried to start back again and....wow....it's just not happening.  I cannot even do a solid, uninterrupted mile anymore.  I get to about 3 minutes and then mentally...shut down, and start walking.  I've been trying to run at a slower speed (I was doing 7.8 mph on the treadmill, I've dailed it back to 7.1 mph) and with less expectation (just a solid 8 minutes, and I just cannot do it).  It isn't physical - nothing is "hurting", it's just mentally I get overwhlemed, and...can't do it again.

I've had breaks before (that have been dictated by injury), and normally I'm able to recover rather quickly.  Even with an injury break, when I got back, a mile wasn't a problem (nor was 2 miles, for that matter).  This just seems overwhelming.

I'm thinking - should I just try to ease back into it with a C25k?  Are there other recommendations?

Thanks in advance, everyone!
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.

Also, don't forget to take part in TRAINING YEAR 2015 poll:
http://runners.livejournal.com/5598768.html

As in the past, the training year thread will be saved in the memories section:
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=runners
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