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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 1:42 pm 
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Can I join in? I am a total beginner and I mean total, I am working up to C25K because I have been out of commission for a while and could definitely do with some encouragement. I say I am going to take up running at the beginning of every year and then I never do it, so this will hopefully be the beginning of something fun for me!


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 3:47 pm 
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The more the merrier! I only started running relatively recently & posting in the exercise thread really helped me keep going & set new targets! Good luck with being the runner you want to be...


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:54 pm 
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OK, I need to share a small but significant personal victory: I've just come out of a very long sedentary streak. Yesterday, I ran for 20 minutes straight. Never before in my life have I ever run 20 minutes straight.

Tonight I'm gonna go back to the gym and do it again!

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:56 pm 
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Actually, I might wait till tomorrow... I'm doing my resistance work today, and if I over-do it on the treadmill I'll surely injur myself.

Anyways, HORRAY FOR ME!

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 6:06 pm 
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Chickpea wrote:
The more the merrier! I only started running relatively recently & posting in the exercise thread really helped me keep going & set new targets! Good luck with being the runner you want to be...


Thanks! I have started a programme that is very similar to C25K, but just a little bit easier. So, I am "running" 3x a week, strength training 1x and on my rest days I have been just going through some routines on my yoga DVD. It feels good to be moving again and getting myself back into a workout routine. I am finding that I want to be out and about walking and generally being active again.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:43 am 
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Ahhh, yesterday I went running with a friend who is way more trained than I am, so after a while trying to keep up with him I left him go on alone and I continued at my slower pace. Overall I did three rounds which in total make about 50 minutes, although with walking breaks.
For the third run of the year, not bad!

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:21 am 
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The drawing for the NYC Marathon starts in a couple of hours. C'mon <5% chance!

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
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No NYC for me. Sad face. I'll still pony up my $11 for the lottery next year.

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:48 am 
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Oh my god! I swear two weeks ago when I logged in to NYRR I had a notification that I wasn't accepted into the NYC Marathon, which I was surprised to see due to it being early notice. But then I just looked again and it appears I've been accepted! shiitake guys, I guess I'm running the NYC Marathon this year! Better start getting serious about training.

Monkeytoes, I bet it will be easier to get in next year without so many returning runners from the Sandy cancellation. I'm sorry!


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:43 am 
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Oh my god! I swear two weeks ago when I logged in to NYRR I had a notification that I wasn't accepted into the NYC Marathon, which I was surprised to see due to it being early notice. But then I just looked again and it appears I've been accepted! shiitake guys, I guess I'm running the NYC Marathon this year! Better start getting serious about training.

Monkeytoes, I bet it will be easier to get in next year without so many returning runners from the Sandy cancellation. I'm sorry!

Yay for you!! Enjoy the hell out of it for me.

I know my lottery chances will be better next year, but the race has gotten so massively popular, and marathon has gotten so much more popular in general so that there are a lot of qualifiers, that an out-of-state non-qualifier just doesn't have much chance.

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 12:25 am 
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I think I'm gonna have to buy a sweat band. Lately I've been sweating so much when running that it gets into my eyes and it burns... Not nice. I can't believe how much sweat my body can produce, I'm like a forking human Niagara Falls.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 3:37 am 
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Exciting, alice!

I sweat like a mo-fo and am always amazed that i seem to be the only runner carrying a sweat band or rag. I don't understand it. My husband says he just lets the sweat burn his eyes! Crazy.

Can we talk about race entry fees? I thought race prices seemed to be getting kind of high around here (europe) but i was just browsing a running magazine and noticed some of the entry fees for US races are a few hundred dollars! I know there's a big difference in the amount of swag and pageantry in american races compared to the bare-bones of european races but the most i've ever paid was 55euro. And that was the vienna marathon which is a huge race with over 40,000 runners. For comparison's sake, my 55euro didn't get me a t-shirt or gels on the course or post-race food which i believe most US races have. What do you guys think about all this? Would you rather have just the race for a low price or a bigger event for a higher price? I sometimes feel a little jealous when i see all the fun stuff at big races but i'm also happy to not spend $ on stuff i don't want, like non-vegan food.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:16 am 
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I feel like races are expensive and they're $50-60 here often and sometimes $100. Ick. They do provide post race food some of which is edible but most of which is not vegan friendly. I think I'd prefer the barebones, although the t-shirt I got from my half is a really nice non-cotton wicking shirt that I'm extremely happy to have. So there is that.

I wanted to go on a 4 mile run this morning but have been neglecting my yoga and stretching recently so I got outside and I couldn't run. So I spent 15 minutes stretching instead. Maybe I'll be able to run tomorrow!

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:49 am 
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alice1drland wrote:
Oh my god! I swear two weeks ago when I logged in to NYRR I had a notification that I wasn't accepted into the NYC Marathon, which I was surprised to see due to it being early notice. But then I just looked again and it appears I've been accepted! shiitake guys, I guess I'm running the NYC Marathon this year! Better start getting serious about training.

Monkeytoes, I bet it will be easier to get in next year without so many returning runners from the Sandy cancellation. I'm sorry!

WOOHOO!

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 2:56 pm 
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I also sweat like a mofo and curse the times when I forget a hat or visor (both of which have built in sweatbands.) It seems like people here are 50/50 on not wearing anything sweatband-ish. I know a lot of people sweaat far less than me though.

I think I'm just numb to paying bigger race entry fees. Which is probably good since Ironman will set me back about $600. I don't really mind paying for a really well-organized race. And I do like swag like tech shirts and cool finishers medals. I've mostly been pretty lucky with finish line food too.

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 4:20 pm 
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I don't sweat that much from exersice but heat makes me sweat more. I definitely don't need a headband thoudh, so I think it just varies a lot.

I bought a pair of well fitting running shoes yesterday (Nike Zoom Structure 15) and are soon ready to get back into running (recovering from my shin splints). My goal is to run Stockholm half marathon in September, I hope that's not a to big of a goal.

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:07 pm 
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So I did a bit of running! It was interval running and not very much but I feel so good now. I loved it and kind of hated it at the same time. I loved that I was able to do a bit more than I expected and I hated that by the end I felt like I was going to die, but now that I am a little more recovered I just want to do more!

My shins are pretty sore now, but from what I have read that is pretty normal for beginners?


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:58 pm 
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So I did a bit of running! It was interval running and not very much but I feel so good now. I loved it and kind of hated it at the same time. I loved that I was able to do a bit more than I expected and I hated that by the end I felt like I was going to die, but now that I am a little more recovered I just want to do more!

My shins are pretty sore now, but from what I have read that is pretty normal for beginners?

Yay for you. I found the loving it bit gets more & more & the hating it virtually disappears the fitter you get. I couldn't believe it the first time I woke up at 6am & thought I need to go running. Have you had your trainers fitted at a specialist shop? It's a very good investment.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:11 pm 
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I am actually using really old trainers at the minute, but I just cancelled my gym membership so I might save and invest in a good pair if I keep it up!


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
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I went out for a run today for the first time since school, 25 years ago! The sports centre at work started a running club so I plucked up courage and went. We ran for just a bit more than 3 kilometres, I was really pleased and enjoyed it so will go again.

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
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Sarah-Jane wrote:
I am actually using really old trainers at the minute, but I just cancelled my gym membership so I might save and invest in a good pair if I keep it up!

Yeah that is probably your problem. A new pair of well fitted trainers makes all the difference & helps prevent injury which could stop you running.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
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I went out for a run today for the first time since school, 25 years ago! The sports centre at work started a running club so I plucked up courage and went. We ran for just a bit more than 3 kilometres, I was really pleased and enjoyed it so will go again.

Wow, that's good mileage for a run after 25 years. It took me an age to get to that distance.


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It took just over 20 minutes, I don't know if that is good or bad!

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
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I think being able to run for 20 minutes the first time is amazing! I could manage 30 seconds when I first started!


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
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Thanks! I do already do a lot of fast walking, I walk everywhere, and I do some circuit training, and core work, but I have no stamina. That's why it was great to go out with other people (and a leader) because I'd have given up and gone back after 5 minutes if I'd been on my own.

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