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 Post subject: Running!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:08 pm 
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How's it going for all you runners out there?

Right now my goal is to do a full marathon in the spring.

Last week I was in Kyoto and got to run along the river every day. It was so lovely. Now I'm back in Tokyo and discovered that I'd left my running shoes in the hotel, so I won't get them back until tomorrow :(

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:11 pm 
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I haven't been running much lately, but I'm still in it. I cut down to short runs 3 times a week after I over trained my ankle, so I'm still just trying to keep up with those.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:17 pm 
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I'm doing shorter runs (5K) during the week and 5 on either Saturday or Sunday.

It's shocking for me to write that--I only started running in mid-May.

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:33 pm 
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I'm thinking about doing my first half marathon in the spring. Got a lot more endurance to build before then, but I've got plenty of time.

I just started running again at the end of August after a loong break (like 4 years). I'm running about 15 miles a week right now, trying not to bump my mileage too fast.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:37 am 
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I'm doing fartlek/interval training at the moment in my off season (3 times per week). Need to do some slower, longer runs but find that intervals etc really kick my arse and aren't boring.

I really should buy a heart rate monitor as it would make continuous running stuff much more accurate and i could work out how to maximise my workouts.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:11 am 
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I'm training for my first marathon - Walt Disney World on January 9th. I've done a few half marathons, and I'm just gearing up to start training runs longer than that - I can't even fathom what double the distance is going to feel like! (assuming I live though it!)

pistachiorose: what marathon are you considering?


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:23 pm 
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It's cold - just above freezing here and I've started to sleep in my running clothes again. And dark, very dark at 5:45 am.

Good job, you marathon trainers. I'll look forward to race reports.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:15 pm 
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Does anyone have any good training schedules for half marathon training? I'm looking to run a half marathon in March (which gives me a ton of training time), but I'm a novice when it comes to racing and completely clueless on how to start!


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:23 pm 
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AshleyUndone wrote:
Does anyone have any good training schedules for half marathon training? I'm looking to run a half marathon in March (which gives me a ton of training time), but I'm a novice when it comes to racing and completely clueless on how to start!

Yep! http://www.canadarunningseries.com/crs/ ... sicmar.htm

I followed that for prepping for my half-marathon and will probably follow it when I start seriously training for the full one as well.

elsa, I'm not sure yet which marathon I will do - it depends which city I'll be in. I don't have a lot of money so I can't travel for it. More than likely it will be the Vancouver marathon that happens in May.

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:12 pm 
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I'm running between 2 and 3 miles, 3 to 4 times a week. I'm nervous to increase my mileage too much, too fast. Does anyone have any recommendations for this?

I'd love to do a half-marathon, but I'm mentally not ready for it. I totally over-think everything.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:12 pm 
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Can someone please cyber-kick my butt?

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Me too please. I've been sitting on my asparagus and eating too much since September.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:23 am 
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kdsaj - you are already on your way to building a good foundation. If you have one day to spend a little longer, maybe on a weekend, you can turn it into a long run day. You can increase your mileage gradually by a mile a week until you are running double your regular run. The long run should be at a slower pace that feels almost too slow at first. As you get more comfortable, you can increase the rest of your runs slightly, but don't do it all at once. Adding quick short bursts of speed (fartlek) during one of your weekday runs can also help. If you feel good and you don't start to develop any aches or pains, you are probably increasing your workout load perfectly.

3 miles is a 5K! - if you have any interest in signing up for a race or two, this can be a great way to augment your training and you already have the mileage for that under your belt.

If you have any running groups in your area, check them out. They can be a great resource and often you can find someone to run with.
I ran by myself for a couple of years before getting involved in our local running club and it's really a lot of fun!

Best of luck! I bet you'll be getting ready to run that half before you know it!


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:16 am 
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AshleyUndone wrote:
Does anyone have any good training schedules for half marathon training? I'm looking to run a half marathon in March (which gives me a ton of training time), but I'm a novice when it comes to racing and completely clueless on how to start!


Runner's World (online) has a decent plan, as does Hal Higdon. I've used both for marathons and half marathons! Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:19 am 
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kdsaj wrote:
I'm running between 2 and 3 miles, 3 to 4 times a week. I'm nervous to increase my mileage too much, too fast. Does anyone have any recommendations for this?

I'd love to do a half-marathon, but I'm mentally not ready for it. I totally over-think everything.


Increase your mileage by 10% max per week and you'll be fine!! You'll be running your half before you know it. I always think that if you can run 3, you can run 6. Then, once you run 6, you can run 12 (with proper training, right?)-but I guess at some point that stops being correct. Anyway, stick to 10% increases.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:56 am 
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I like the Canadian Running Series and the Hal Higdon and have used both for half marathon training.

kdsaj, slow and easy. A little bit every week and you should avoid injury and find it almost imperceptible - you're wise to be cautious.

How much you run also depends on what result you want. If you want to be healthy and run for the many mental and physical health benefits, then 3 miles four times a week is great. I find there is such a push in magazines and amongst other runners to increase increase increase, and it's not necessary if that's not what you want.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:56 am 
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chickpea35 wrote:
Increase your mileage by 10% max per week and you'll be fine!! You'll be running your half before you know it. I always think that if you can run 3, you can run 6. Then, once you run 6, you can run 12 (with proper training, right?)-but I guess at some point that stops being correct. Anyway, stick to 10% increases.


Maybe I should sign myself up for a half for the spring, so I keep my motivation over the winter. Thanks for the advice!


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:32 am 
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hiya everyone, i run as well and the longest i've run in just over a half marathon (while i was training for a half marathon last year). i have backed off my running in the past few weeks (i've really started to get into yoga now, too!), but i'm excitedfaced to get back into it and i'm inspired by this running thread. superw00t!

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?


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:46 am 
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kdsaj wrote:
Maybe I should sign myself up for a half for the spring, so I keep my motivation over the winter.

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!


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:01 pm 
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happyfaced wrote:
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?


With all the buzz on here about them I am interested. I have run in Adidas Supernova cushions for about seven years but I have trained myself over time to hit mid-foot with as little downward force as possible. I think the vibram's would help.

It's interesting you mention hips, and good to hear that they help with them. I have some trouble with hip pain and sciatica since I had my last son 11 years ago. It comes and goes and I do yoga which helps, but I am looking at long-term running into my golden years (ha!).

I also usually run early in the morning so not as many people to point and laugh. Not that I really care.


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:01 pm 
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I was out this morning. It was pretty cold but a nice run. I always do around 5K.

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:12 pm 
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Hey everyone! I am currently training for my 3rd half marathon (San Antonio Rock 'N' Roll) and really want to do a marathon in the spring!

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:56 pm 
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Arisaig wrote:
happyfaced wrote:
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?


With all the buzz on here about them I am interested. I have run in Adidas Supernova cushions for about seven years but I have trained myself over time to hit mid-foot with as little downward force as possible. I think the vibram's would help.

It's interesting you mention hips, and good to hear that they help with them. I have some trouble with hip pain and sciatica since I had my last son 11 years ago. It comes and goes and I do yoga which helps, but I am looking at long-term running into my golden years (ha!).

I also usually run early in the morning so not as many people to point and laugh. Not that I really care.


you should totally check them out, Arisaig! they will help you with the mid-foot strike a little more (i no longer heel strike. yay!) AND they keep my legs underneath my body more, which really helps because i tend to try and lengthen my stride which gets me into trouble. i was skeptical of them at first, and they do look funny, but i really like them and i won't run in my "regular" running shoes (asics) anymore because the vibrams make me happier. i find that yoga helps me more with my hips as well. mine are messed up because i have knocked knees something awful (i look like a drunken goose when i run) and it's no fun for my hips having my legs, knees and pelvis (and i imagine my pronation as well) be so "off". i do lift weights and i love wearing the vibrams when i squat because i feel more balanced and it doesn't bother my hips there either. i mostly run on roads so i bought the vibram bikilas because they're just 1mm thicker to prevent your feet from getting all fubbed up from junk on the road that you might run over. but try a bunch of the styles on to see which ones you like the most! anyways - so you might wanna give them a try and i hope they help with your hips!


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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:39 pm 
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I've seen those funny Vibrams around, not sure if I would feel silly running in them though. I'm not much a runner, but I do about 9 miles a week mandatory, and maybe an extra 9 a month voluntarily.. The sponsored 5k's are always conflicting with my work though, sucks!

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 Post subject: Re: Running!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:02 pm 
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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.


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