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The Running Thread

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We have a few indoor tracks around here, similar to yours in that they take many, many laps to make a mile.  I opted for the treadmill in the garage with Netflix, mostly because of the time it saves me not driving to a gym.  The gym on post is free for me, too, but it's in the opposite direction from my house, and would add about 30 minutes total to my daily driving.  

I should just get some yak tracks and go running out in the real world, and get used to the cold before everything turns to slush and mud next month and sends me indoors for a few more weeks.  Generally it's been above zero after work here lately.

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6 hours ago, Road Guy said:

yesterday I went and ran, I didn't even use a normal watch or bring music. I wonder if that still even counts as running anymore?

Yes! This is my preferred way to run. I have even stopped using Charity Miles temporarily until I figure out how to make it work on my Android phone without having it live on my homescreen at all times. So, that means no phone! The track workout was an exception, and for working on my speed, a watch would be very useful.

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Haven't used it in a while but http://www.mapmyrun.com was always pretty good for mapping runs either for pre-planning or seeing how far you went after the fact.

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I use mapmyrun. I like it for mapping runs and keeping track of times.  I've also started using Motion-X gps for when I'm in the woods and don't have a cell signal (somehow my phone still gets gps??).  You can export the tracks as kmz files and map them out.

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Got a good 10.6 mile run in on Saturday! Thus, I see myself as prepared for my half marathon this Sunday. Legs are a feeling it a little, but I walked all over the city yesterday (to the tune of 6+ miles), which I think helped them to feel not so terrible today.

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Even though @knight1fox3 says I should stop running so much and get to where I want to be in my studies... I ran my half marathon yesterday and set a new PR! 8:15 pace. I surprised myself! It was not a super challenging course, but was challenging enough (including a bitch of a hill at mile 8). I was able to effectively utilize my technique for running up steeper inclines, which is to forestrike more than normal (I already run in minimalist shoes with a, I think, 4mm drop) which helps me not to lose speed and instead spring myself forward and upward. It worked well!

Also, the course was beautiful. I was unexpectedly running through vineyards!

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On 3/15/2017 at 3:15 PM, Dleg said:

We have a few indoor tracks around here, similar to yours in that they take many, many laps to make a mile.  I opted for the treadmill in the garage with Netflix, mostly because of the time it saves me not driving to a gym.  The gym on post is free for me, too, but it's in the opposite direction from my house, and would add about 30 minutes total to my daily driving.  

I should just get some yak tracks and go running out in the real world, and get used to the cold before everything turns to slush and mud next month and sends me indoors for a few more weeks.  Generally it's been above zero after work here lately.

someone said the West Valley HS track was cleared of snow.  The Beat Beethoven 5k is April 15th, are you going to run it @Dleg?

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Yes @akwooly I will be running that one!  

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1 hour ago, Dleg said:

Yes @akwooly I will be running that one!  

Ya mon! me too! well i am going to attempt to run/jog.

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That might be my first run off the treadmill since September.  I'll probably fall on my face.

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5 minutes ago, Dleg said:

That might be my first run off the treadmill since September.  I'll probably fall on my face.

I vote that you'll take-off

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Well played.

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The outlook for my planned 6.7 mile run tonight is not looking so hot... Ugh, work!

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1 hour ago, leggo said:

The outlook for my planned 6.7 mile run tonight is not looking so hot... Ugh, work!

Your knees will thank you, so that's a win. :thumbs: 

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25 minutes ago, knight1fox3 said:

Your knees will thank you, so that's a win. :thumbs: 

No, my knees need it! Got a trail relay race at 8000' coming up in just about a month. :)

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1 hour ago, leggo said:

No, my knees need it! Got a trail relay race at 8000' coming up in just about a month. :)

Sure thing. In about 5 or 10 yrs, don't be surprised at your new method of transportation.

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I doubt it'll be the running that does me in. I think I'll probably have kiddos that prevent me from working out as regularly as I tend to before I end up in a wheel chair! But I think there's another thread for that...

 

EDIT: Unless I fall and seriously injure myself, which I will not say is out of the question. Heck, I could fall on any run I go on, for no apparent reason. But if I were afraid of that, I wouldn't bike because I was afraid of getting hit by a car. I wouldn't do yoga for fear of straining muscles. As long as I have good form, run in shoes that are good for my stride, take my rest days, cross train, and don't burn myself out, I think I'm good! :)

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1 minute ago, leggo said:

I doubt it'll be the running that does me in. 

Statistics don't lie. Just sayin'. :thumbs:

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1 minute ago, knight1fox3 said:

Statistics don't lie. Just sayin'. :thumbs:

See my edit. :)

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4 minutes ago, leggo said:

See my edit. :)

True dat. But in general, it's the prolonged impact that usually becomes a chronic health issue.

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Those orthopedic centers are opening everywhere you know. 

If you play your cards right you might just be the new $6 million dollar woman and you could run faster than those Olympians.

... or not.

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34 minutes ago, kevo_55 said:

If you play your cards right you might just be the new $6 million dollar woman and you could run faster than those Olympians.

... or not.

That'd be playing my cards really right! Haha. But I don't think I'm quite as fast as Jordan Hasay, unfortunately.

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Bay to Breakers is this weekend! :)

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Bay to Breakers was so much fun this year! Love the weird race that it is. 

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the daughter and I plan to bandit run a 10K on memorial day, I aint paying to run on public roads!!!

We used to do that at the Peachtree in Atlanta back in the day, was a blast and I don't need any more t-shirts :D

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