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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:03 pm 
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melly wrote:
I can't wait to get over this cold so that I can get back on track. I'm training for a 10k and I'm very bummed that I haven't been able to run in over a week. I feel my mileage slipping away.


that's no fun that you have a cold, melly. but you'll be surprised - sometimes a little break in the middle of training is a good thing. lets your body rest and repair and you can come back and run your booty off like never before. i hope you're back to 100% super soon, and good luck with the 10K training - that rocks!


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:12 am 
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I've been getting back into running. Last I went for a quick jog and it wound up turning into a 5.5 run. I love running at night this time of year.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:15 am 
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I've been getting back into running. Last I went for a quick jog and it wound up turning into a 5.5 run. I love running at night this time of year.

I agree. Autumn evening runs are the best!

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:41 pm 
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I was out this morning. It was pretty cold but a nice run.


I loved running when it was 75 and 80 in the summer mornings. I'm too nervous to run when it is below 60 degrees, so I've switched my morning runs to afternoon/evening runs when it is about 70 outside. I guess I feel like my body would get too cold.
However, soon enough it will be winter. What are you wearing when you run?

Does anyone have tips for running outside when there is snow on the ground or when it is in the 20s and 30s?


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:45 pm 
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That's exactly what I'm doing. I'm scared that if I don't have some goal in the distance, I'll give up once it gets cold!


I'm really nervous about running outside when it is cold and/or snowy. I'm not sure how I'm going to get out of my warm bed on a snowy morning!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:49 pm 
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I've GOT to start running again, but I have no idea what shoes would be best. Until then, I'll settle for walking my dogs twice a day. =/

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:51 pm 
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a few months ago i picked up a pair of the vibram 5 finger shoe thingies and i must say i love them the most. the farthest i've run with them is an 8 miler and they make my feet (and hips) sooo much happier (even though i think they look pretty ridiculous)! does anyone else run in these things?



I've run in vibram 5 finger shoes for the last year. They were the shoe that I did the couch to 5k and a 5k race this spring. I took about a month off of running and got back into it about 4 weeks ago. Now, I alternate between my Nikes and my Vibrams. I think the vibrams taught me how to run mid-foot (not heel-to-toe), which I think is better. My only complaint about them is that they make a lot of my foot muscles sore and my calves are usually on fire at the end of a 3 mile run.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:17 pm 
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Am I the only one who can't run in the morning. I just take too long to wake up. I like running in the evening or night time the best, preferably when it's dark out...


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:13 pm 
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Dane wrote:
Am I the only one who can't run in the morning. I just take too long to wake up. I like running in the evening or night time the best, preferably when it's dark out...


I definitely prefer late afternoon or evening runs. I tried waking up before work a few times and was out the door before 5:30a.m. The first few times I felt really excited and invigorated as I started the run, but then my energy crashed. I need time to wake up and eat a full meal (and then wait a few hours) before running.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:18 pm 
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kdsaj wrote:
seitanicverses wrote:
I was out this morning. It was pretty cold but a nice run.


I loved running when it was 75 and 80 in the summer mornings. I'm too nervous to run when it is below 60 degrees, so I've switched my morning runs to afternoon/evening runs when it is about 70 outside. I guess I feel like my body would get too cold.
However, soon enough it will be winter. What are you wearing when you run?

Does anyone have tips for running outside when there is snow on the ground or when it is in the 20s and 30s?

Well, in the winter, I should say I live in Toronto and my cut off temperature is if it's -10 degrees Celsius or lower, I won't run outside. Sometimes, if it's -5 degrees or lower, I still can't bear to run outside but -10 C seems to be my absolute threshhold.

In the winter, I wear: long running pants and socks and either a t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt under a windbreaker and on really cold days, windbreaker with a hood for extra protection against the cold. Always a knitted cap or toque in the winter, hood or no, and light gloves and if it's really cold, sometimes a scarf around my neck or zip my hoodie up all the way to keep the chill from coming in around the neck area. I find once I start moving I warm up within the first few minutes from the exertion, but my bones are often cold afterward and I like to take a nice, hot bath when I get back home. I find my bones don't really warm up after a cold run until I've had a hot bath. In December, January February and sometimes into March (depending on weather conditions) I'll run on the treadmill in my building's fitness room, but really, I'd much rather run outside whenever possible, it just feels like much more of an experience. But some days, I just can't bear to think of the cold and go to the treadmill anyway.

I try to run on cleared areas--areas where I know the sidewalks and roads are cleared as much as possible. If you join up with some running groups, as I plan to do this winter (my sister is the manager of a Running Room store now, so I plan to join her group on some evenings) but anyway, they tend to know where the clear areas are where it's good to run.

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:26 pm 
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seitanicverses wrote:
kdsaj wrote:
seitanicverses wrote:
I was out this morning. It was pretty cold but a nice run.


I loved running when it was 75 and 80 in the summer mornings. I'm too nervous to run when it is below 60 degrees, so I've switched my morning runs to afternoon/evening runs when it is about 70 outside. I guess I feel like my body would get too cold.
However, soon enough it will be winter. What are you wearing when you run?

Does anyone have tips for running outside when there is snow on the ground or when it is in the 20s and 30s?

In the winter, I wear: long running pants and socks and either a t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt under a windbreaker and on really cold days, windbreaker with a hood for extra protection against the cold. Always a knitted cap or toque in the winter, hood or no, and light gloves and if it's really cold, sometimes a scarf around my neck or zip my hoodie up all the way to keep the chill from coming in around the neck area.

In addition to this (from when I ran in Halifax and the wind was awful) I have this darth-vader-look-alike mask that I wear. It is made for running and has a space for your eyes and a meshy space for your mouth/nose. Keeps my neck, head and face warm, and the air doesn't seem so cold when you're breathing it in through meshy fabric. Of course, I only use the darth vader piece under the most extreme of circumstances.

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:09 am 
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I just went for a lovely 5k run that was meant to be 3, but was so lovely I just kept going. It's amazing to be in a place where I can go for a run after a couple weeks off and bang out 5k easily. Used to be I could barely run 3 minutes without stopping.

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:08 pm 
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About to sign up for my first half marathon! The longest race I've ever run was 5 miles. My girlfriend is going to do it too, although she has a pretty major back injury. She plans to walk and jog it, but she's in!


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:26 pm 
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erawka wrote:
About to sign up for my first half marathon! The longest race I've ever run was 5 miles. My girlfriend is going to do it too, although she has a pretty major back injury. She plans to walk and jog it, but she's in!

Wow, good luck to you and her! They say that the best thing you can do for a back injury is to keep active, but make sure that neither of you push it too hard.
(Though what am I talking about? I'm in the same boat as you!)


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:01 am 
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Thanks! That's her rationale for getting back into it. She hasn't really run since before the injury, not regularly.

For my own part, I'm worried about my food bill. I already eat a ton because I bike exclusively (see bike thread) - which often ends up being upwards of 150 miles a week. Running on top of that is a lot. I can't think of a better problem to have, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:30 am 
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ha the food thing is insane isnt it! Food is especially expensive here so i definitely feel it.

I just got back from the gym where I ran just over 5km. Did some intervals throughout but didnt push it too hard.

I often find the worst thing about running long distance is how much time it takes up. When I exercise lots it can take a hell of a lot of time out of my day, which i dont mind but it usually ends up with me not socialising at all during the week.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:56 am 
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Hi!! I'm doing my first full in November!! I've done a few halfs and other things, but am so pumped to step it up to a full!

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:04 pm 
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Planning to start running again this week or next. Last year I picked up running at the end of May and ran a half marathon in October - I trained mostly with a marathon clinic group, though I never did any of their crazy long (20k+) training runs. Then I crapped out over the winter because I hate the cold, then was pregnant and too fat n sassy to do anything other than amble the dog all summer. I'm determined to take it back up again and maybe run a spring Half marathon. Mr Sneakers is an avid runner (did his 4th marathon yesterday actually) so it helps that I'll have some support over the winter. I sure as heck would not even contemplate it if it was just me!

Good luck to everyone that's in training! Nothing is quite as awesome as running with a group of 20000 people!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:28 pm 
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Fellow runner, although I'm having a hard time pushing myself out of bed at 6am lately. I usually run around 4 miles, and I'd love to increase but I have a bad history with achilles tendonitis and overtraining. My goal this winter is to run through the cold. I've run in sub-zero temperatures before and I know I can do it again!

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:27 pm 
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I just ran the Victoria marathon Oct 10th and is was a great run. Today was my first day running in the snow. We had snow overnight. Although it feels much too early for snow, the air was nice and cool and fresh.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:58 am 
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kecapcrazy, did you run the full marathon? Sorry about the snow but I'm sure you are used to that in Edmonton.

Speaking of snow, for those of you who run outside all winter in the snow and ice, what do you wear on your feet?

I have used both yaktraks and screw shoes (http://www.skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm) and both have their advantages. I feel more secure with the screw shoes, though, especially when I have to run early in the morning in the dark.

alice1derland, I get up at 5:30 a.m. to run so I sympathize. When it is cold I wear my running clothes to bed, at least the base layer, because taking off lovely bed-warmed clothes to put on freezing clothes is not fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:07 pm 
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Hi Arisaig, Yes, I ran the full marathon. The victoria marathon is a beautiful course. I took 2 weeks off from running since (had been travelling the Gulf Islands and Okanagan after the marathon) and so my first runs were yesterday and today. I wasn't stiff or sore after the marathon, but now, after 2 weeks off, my runs are terrible! Stiff, sore, miserable (also the weather, too). Hopefully the running will feel better in a week or so.

I don't mind running with hard packed snow....don't find it difficult, but it's the ice that's tricky. I don't like the yaktracs--I think they are good in snow, but not ice (I think they turn running shoes into skates). I've used due north traction aids (basically like the screw shoes).

http://www.duenorthproducts.com/product ... =89&prod=6

Ugh, not feeling mentally ready for winter running.....


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:59 pm 
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Arisaig wrote:

alice1derland, I get up at 5:30 a.m. to run so I sympathize. When it is cold I wear my running clothes to bed, at least the base layer, because taking off lovely bed-warmed clothes to put on freezing clothes is not fun.

Part of my mentality is not wanting to get up because I live in NYC. And running when it's dark out by the water in the wee hours? I get a little nervous.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:33 pm 
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Kelvia wrote:
I'm doing shorter runs (5K) during the week and 5 on either Saturday or Sunday.



This is about what I do as well, and I'm enjoying this schedule alot!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:01 pm 
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reading this thread to get jazzed up for a midday run!

Question for y'all: I have dry skin most of the time (no matter how much or little I drink) and this tends to result in chafing where my shorts meet my thighs and my shirt (unless it's a particular super-soft technical shirt) meets my shoulder blades. Does anyone else easily chafe? What do you do about it? And is Body Glide vegan?


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