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Title: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 15, 2013, 10:36:31 PM
IT'S THE OFFICIAL DISTANCE RUNNING THREAD Y'ALL!  :excited:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 0.42 on December 15, 2013, 10:38:00 PM
merge with soccer thread
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 15, 2013, 10:38:17 PM
Just started. Sucked at first. Now is kind of fun. Running in super cold weather is terrible.

What gear do you guys have? :excited:

P.S. I am very slow. Very slow.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: bones129 on December 15, 2013, 11:58:50 PM
I have nothing against distance running and believe it is a great thing. Maybe that's because I'm a distance runner. But I have never appeared in the Olympics and never will. Just a distance runner.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on December 16, 2013, 12:08:01 AM
how far is "distance"?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on December 16, 2013, 12:14:58 AM
Running for "fun"  :nono:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Trogdor on December 16, 2013, 12:18:32 AM
merge with soccer thread

*distance running w/ball
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: bones129 on December 16, 2013, 12:21:53 AM
I'm now convinced. A new thread is needed.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on December 16, 2013, 01:01:52 AM
I ran XC in high school.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: waks on December 16, 2013, 04:11:34 AM
What's everyone's fastest mile time? Mine? 5 mins 30 seconds  :gocho:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on December 16, 2013, 05:41:18 AM
I enjoy running when the weather is really nice. I was up to three miles at the end of summer but haven't run in a couple weeks.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on December 16, 2013, 06:46:27 AM
I currently have patellar tendinitis thanks to distance running!   :party:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on December 16, 2013, 07:33:05 AM
Fastest (only) half marathon: 1:41:59 (7:47 splits)
Age: Almost "a man"
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 16, 2013, 07:45:22 AM

What's everyone's fastest mile time? Mine? 5 mins 30 seconds  :gocho:

Probably 13 or 14 minutes? :dunno:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CNS on December 16, 2013, 07:51:50 AM
I totally nailed an 11min mile in my warm up Sat.

rough ridin' nailed it.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: OK_Cat on December 16, 2013, 08:49:25 AM
i try to run, but i get really bored.   :dunno:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: bubbles4ksu on December 16, 2013, 09:02:47 AM
I've run the Peachtree in Atlanta three times. It's a 10k and they always have cool shirts. If you don't get a cool shirt then running is a stupid way to spend time, imo.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CNS on December 16, 2013, 09:11:04 AM
i try to run, but i get really bored.   :dunno:

Same to an extent.  I really only do it as a warm up.  Mile or two and on to other, more interesting stuff.  Also, I will say that if  you get a treadmill that has a tv, and that tv can get old epi's of Castle, and those old epi's of Castle have closed captioning, for some reason, this makes time go by really fast.  I have never even seen an epi of Castle with the sound on, nor have I seen a full epi in closed captioning.  But, running goes faster with it.   :dunno: 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on December 16, 2013, 09:24:23 AM
guy I work with says he listens to a lot of podcasts when he's distance running.  alternating between that and music.
Title: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 16, 2013, 10:17:55 AM
Yeah Podcasts are great. Also the Nike Running app is great. Shuffles tunes and really keeps you on your toes, man. Also tracks tons of stuff, like for instance that your bud SkinnyBenny ran 50 miles last month. :excited:

Also compression socks/leg sleeves are a must for anyone who gets shin splints. Lifesavers.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on December 16, 2013, 10:35:36 AM
I currently have patellar tendinitis thanks to distance running!   :party:

I had that once and just let it go, ended up tearing my patellar tendon and having surgery.  :sdeek:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on December 16, 2013, 10:43:34 AM
I ran a 5:04 mile (1600M) in middle school, my last year running track.   Started playing tennis in the spring through high school... never really competitively ran a mile after that.

I run for fun, now and I think trying really hard I could maybe run a mile in 7 minutes  :frown:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on December 16, 2013, 10:50:25 AM
also recently picked up running recently, SB. always thought i totally hated it, but after teaching myself to just run nice and easy, it's pretty okay.

i use the nike running app too, and put my iphone in an arm band which i place on my right bicep. looks great, feels great. will hit 100 miles on my next run.

ran a 5k (not an actual race, just on my own) in 27:11 a couple weeks ago. longest run so far is 6 miles, at a 9:23 per mile pace.

i will be running the Rock the Parkway half marathon in April. hoping to go under 2 hours. will take some work.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 16, 2013, 11:23:17 AM
Oh man sounds like emawblast and SB are going to own this thread!  :excited:

I put my armband on my left arm. But you know, different arms for different farms. Whatever works. Longest run for me so far has been 7 miles (v. slowly) but I add about a mile or so each week. The best part about starting to run is that there's a crazy fast initial improvement. So like I ran a 5K race about a month and a half ago and barely made it and was dying, then less than a week later it was super easy. I think the thing to make running not miserable is learning how to do measured, slow and easy breathing.


BUT I'M NO CARL LEWIS YOU GUYS, WHAT DO I KNOW?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on December 16, 2013, 11:27:06 AM
hey SB how has your having-to-poop midway through the run been? man there's been some really close calls for me. most annoying thing about running, imo.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: kitten_mittons on December 16, 2013, 11:48:35 AM
I enjoy it.  No music, though.  Also can't do treadmills.  Outdoor running.  Furthest is somewhere around 13 miles in high school cross country.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on December 16, 2013, 11:52:59 AM
No music, though.

any reason? love having tunes on my runs.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: kitten_mittons on December 16, 2013, 11:56:49 AM
I like getting in "a zone" or whatever you want to call it.  Where you hit that perfect pace.  I think hearing your footsteps helps you keep that pace.  When I listen to music, one, it's not comfortable to me to have buds in my ears, and two, the music can kind of dictate your pace, which can mess up your run.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 16, 2013, 12:28:27 PM
hey SB how has your having-to-poop midway through the run been? man there's been some really close calls for me. most annoying thing about running, imo.

I always clean the pipes beforehand. :dunno:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on December 16, 2013, 12:40:53 PM
love going for runs. try going for a run and then being pissed in the 3 or 4 hours after. you cant. it makes you feel so happy. love it.

never pooped mid run though. sounds like you have ibs, 'blast. t's and p's.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SabiNation on December 16, 2013, 12:51:41 PM
Started running a lot more in the last year or so.  I've gotten to the point where I legitimately enjoy it, which is a pretty cool thing.  I'm also slow, and I still don't go on any crazy long treks like 10 miles or anything, but I usually get somewhere between 3-5 miles on most runs. 

I'm currently struggling with running in the cold though.  I don't have the appropriate gear for that sort of thing.  Hoping to acquire it soon (maybe Christmas!  :pray:).  Any tips on the best equipment? 

'blast, one time I had to stop at Union Station because I had to poop mid run.  True story.  It was weird at first but I felt so much better after doing it and guess what? I ran even faster than before!   :eye:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on December 16, 2013, 01:01:45 PM
'blast, one time I had to stop at Union Station because I had to poop mid run.  True story.  It was weird at first but I felt so much better after doing it and guess what? I ran even faster than before!   :eye:

yeah feels much better after! about 80% i'm fine with no issues, and it's rarely an emergency. had one last week tho. let's just say i hope no one decides to take a seat in a certain spot under a big tree in loose park any time soon. :embarrassed:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on December 16, 2013, 01:02:47 PM
never pooped mid run though. sounds like you have ibs, 'blast. t's and p's.

maybe you're just really backed up. try drinking some more water throughout the day or something.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on December 16, 2013, 01:07:39 PM
never pooped mid run though. sounds like you have ibs, 'blast. t's and p's.

maybe you're just really backed up. try drinking some more water throughout the day or something.

don't try and talk to me about poops, mr I poop in public parks where kids play because I have a chronic pooping disorder pants! :don'tcare:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on December 16, 2013, 01:19:48 PM
Started running a lot more in the last year or so.  I've gotten to the point where I legitimately enjoy it, which is a pretty cool thing.  I'm also slow, and I still don't go on any crazy long treks like 10 miles or anything, but I usually get somewhere between 3-5 miles on most runs. 

I'm currently struggling with running in the cold though.  I don't have the appropriate gear for that sort of thing.  Hoping to acquire it soon (maybe Christmas!  :pray:).  Any tips on the best equipment? 

'blast, one time I had to stop at Union Station because I had to poop mid run.  True story.  It was weird at first but I felt so much better after doing it and guess what? I ran even faster than before!   :eye:

You really shouldn't run more than 3-5 miles in a single workout, anyways.  Any more than that is really tough on your body.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SabiNation on December 16, 2013, 01:41:23 PM
Started running a lot more in the last year or so.  I've gotten to the point where I legitimately enjoy it, which is a pretty cool thing.  I'm also slow, and I still don't go on any crazy long treks like 10 miles or anything, but I usually get somewhere between 3-5 miles on most runs. 

I'm currently struggling with running in the cold though.  I don't have the appropriate gear for that sort of thing.  Hoping to acquire it soon (maybe Christmas!  :pray:).  Any tips on the best equipment? 

'blast, one time I had to stop at Union Station because I had to poop mid run.  True story.  It was weird at first but I felt so much better after doing it and guess what? I ran even faster than before!   :eye:

You really shouldn't run more than 3-5 miles in a single workout, anyways.  Any more than that is really tough on your body.

 :D
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CNS on December 16, 2013, 01:57:25 PM
Outdoor runners, what the eff is this bullshit about getting into a zone when I know you have to stop at a bunch of corners and intersections?  This is what I hate about outdoor running.  Used to do it a little in the summers during HS, but had a 2 mile strip where I never had to cross traffic and had very little traffic to worry about. 

you guys mostly trails or something?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on December 16, 2013, 02:20:42 PM
I hit the 'mill pretty much any time I can simply because it keeps me on pace and I can watch TV. also in Kansas its too hot or too cold for running 75% of the time.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: EMAWmeister on December 16, 2013, 02:39:39 PM
Ran a 5k in KC on Thanksgiving, forget the official name of it.  Went through Janssen Place. Really cool area.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: yoga-like_abana on December 16, 2013, 02:53:37 PM
I enjoy a run every once in a while and it does help to clear your head.. running at night is my favorite
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: JohnCurrie is Weird/Gross on December 16, 2013, 02:56:22 PM
I ran the KC marathon 3 years ago without training at all. It was one of the worst days of my life and my toenail fell off. Got a boss medal though.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 16, 2013, 02:57:22 PM
I run a lot. I'm training for my fourth marathon. I use heart rate based training and take it easy most of the time.

Winter clothing... Wicking base layer. Windproof jacket and gloves. I have a couple different running tights depending on how cold it is.

Fastest mile mile was 5:05 long ago. I can run it in 6:30ish today with fresh legs.

3-5 miles is bad for ya? You probably think women shouldn't run because their uterus will be dislodged.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CNS on December 16, 2013, 02:57:48 PM
Ran a 5k in KC on Thanksgiving, forget the official name of it.  Went through Janssen Place. Really cool area.

Confirmed.  Love the old money houses in that part of town.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: yoga-like_abana on December 16, 2013, 02:58:21 PM
I also had no clue emawblast was toby flenderson
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on December 16, 2013, 03:00:22 PM
I run a lot. I'm training for my fourth marathon. I use heart rate based training and take it easy most of the time.

Winter clothing... Wicking base layer. Windproof jacket and gloves. I have a couple different running tights depending on how cold it is.

Fastest mile mile was 5:05 long ago. I can run it in 6:30ish today with fresh legs.

3-5 miles is bad for ya? You probably think women shouldn't run because their uterus will be dislodged.

EWWWWW
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: TownieCat on December 16, 2013, 03:02:12 PM
love going for runs. try going for a run and then being pissed in the 3 or 4 hours after. you cant. it makes you feel so happy. love it.


Knocked out two miles over lunch today. Was very tempted to take a 30 minute power nap instead, but am glad I made myself run. Much more refreshing than a nap.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on December 16, 2013, 03:02:54 PM
Much more refreshing than a nap.

yeah, weird/cool how that works
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 16, 2013, 03:10:07 PM
Much more refreshing than a nap.

yeah, weird/cool how that works
I always feel so much better throughout the day after a great run.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on December 16, 2013, 03:13:10 PM
i have been having a secret fantasy for awhile now about waking up early before work and running a mile or two.

i'm sure it will never be realized.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: kitten_mittons on December 16, 2013, 03:39:58 PM
Outdoor runners, what the eff is this bullshit about getting into a zone when I know you have to stop at a bunch of corners and intersections?  This is what I hate about outdoor running.  Used to do it a little in the summers during HS, but had a 2 mile strip where I never had to cross traffic and had very little traffic to worry about. 

you guys mostly trails or something?
I live right on the edge of the city.  If I head west/north, it's some country road.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 16, 2013, 03:44:50 PM
On October 1st of 2013, I had never run a mile in my life. Never. I have asthma and it held me back when i was younger.

On December 1st of 2013 I have run 2 (2!!!!) miles without stopping to walk, multiple times.

Might not seem like much to some but this is a big deal for me.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 16, 2013, 03:45:22 PM
I'm getting new runnin' shoes from Mom for Christmas.  :Woohoo:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 16, 2013, 04:09:59 PM
You guys should move to cities with enormous awesome parks with palm trees and stuff. You never have to stop and it looks so boss you don't get bored.   :party:


*edit* CF3! It's wild, right?!? :excited:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CNS on December 16, 2013, 04:18:27 PM
You guys should move to cities with enormous awesome parks with palm trees and stuff. You never have to stop and it looks so boss you don't get bored.   :party:

Audobon is pretty boss.  you are lucky if that is the one you are bossing it up in.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 16, 2013, 04:19:16 PM
I run in the country around my house. I mix in some trails at the state park or the sidewalks in the suburbs. I avoid downtown and the stoplights.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CNS on December 16, 2013, 04:20:28 PM
On October 1st of 2013, I had never run a mile in my life. Never. I have asthma and it held me back when i was younger.

On December 1st of 2013 I have run 2 (2!!!!) miles without stopping to walk, multiple times.

Might not seem like much to some but this is a big deal for me.

Nice!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 16, 2013, 04:25:31 PM
On October 1st of 2013, I had never run a mile in my life. Never. I have asthma and it held me back when i was younger.

On December 1st of 2013 I have run 2 (2!!!!) miles without stopping to walk, multiple times.

Might not seem like much to some but this is a big deal for me.
That's a big deal! Good job on the fitness.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on December 16, 2013, 04:26:07 PM
cf3 is svelt AF now
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 16, 2013, 04:27:07 PM
You guys should move to cities with enormous awesome parks with palm trees and stuff. You never have to stop and it looks so boss you don't get bored.   :party:

Audobon is pretty boss.  you are lucky if that is the one you are bossing it up in.

Too small. :gocho:


Guys where do you like to run when in MHK? I was back in October and ran in City Park, old stadium, and Anneberg Park. First two are okay and Anneberg was pretty fun. But what sweet new route should I try next time I'm back? FWIW, running around all the rich people residential areas like Sharing Brook and Greystone and Wyndham Heights is super fun. Lots of hills though, and NOT North Wyndham Heights. :don'tcare:

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on December 16, 2013, 04:42:00 PM
Any of you guys had IT Band trouble?  I started running last spring and was up to 10 miles every Saturday by the end of the year.  First run in January I had to quit and walk home 3 miles in because my knee hurt so bad.  Didn't run for several weeks but could do a little on the elliptical.  Lots of time with the foam roller and other exercises.  I started again this summer but haven't pushed past 6 miles and I'm not running as regularly.  Hopefully this thread gets me motivated again.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 16, 2013, 04:45:36 PM
I haven't dealt with it. I like to think it's because I'm proactive with foam rolling and yoga. I certainly don't want it to happen.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 16, 2013, 04:46:45 PM
Any of you guys had IT Band trouble?  I started running last spring and was up to 10 miles every Saturday by the end of the year.  First run in January I had to quit and walk home 3 miles in because my knee hurt so bad.  Didn't run for several weeks but could do a little on the elliptical.  Lots of time with the foam roller and other exercises.  I started again this summer but haven't pushed past 6 miles and I'm not running as regularly.  Hopefully this thread gets me motivated again.


Yeah IT Band soreness bleauxs but once I got a foam roller and started using it, everything kind of went away and it feels so right. OMG. So right.

Watch this video. Everything about it is great except the way she pronounces foam roller. :love: 


Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: ben ji on December 16, 2013, 04:47:11 PM
I took a 1 hr jogging class at The Kansas State University that was pretty amazing. Met at old stadium every Tue/Thur at 230 and we would basically just go jog around campus in a group. For our final we jogged down to aggieville and drank some beers  :D
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on December 16, 2013, 04:49:43 PM
guys im gonna go hit the 'mill tonight and run probs like 2 miles. go cats.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 16, 2013, 04:50:25 PM
But srsly. Get compression socks, a foam roller, and some $100+ running shoes if you want to start from scratch. I've probably spent about $300 in the last few months on various running stuff. It's not cheap but it is suuuuper fun because I feel all jazzy when I run in these cool clothes and also it encourages me to go do it so I didn't spend all that money in vain. ($70 of that was spent on these fancy ice packs that strap to my legs afterward.)

My previous attempts at starting running were always thwarted by shin splints because I didn't buy anything specifically for running. I mean I was basically running in basketball shoes. WTF.  If you're in MHK go to the Manhattan Running Company next to Ray's Apple Market over where Golf USA used to be. They have fancy machines that videotape your stride on a treadmill and they make recommendos on which shoes will best fit your style.

Then stop off at La Hacienda.



Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SabiNation on December 16, 2013, 04:57:22 PM
My previous attempts at starting running were always thwarted by shin splints because I didn't buy anything specifically for running. I mean I was basically running in basketball shoes. WTF.  If you're in MHK go to the Manhattan Running Company next to Ray's Apple Market over where Golf USA used to be. They have fancy machines that videotape your stride on a treadmill and they make recommendos on which shoes will best fit your style.Then stop off at La Hacienda.

Where can I find one of these gizmos in KC?  Tia
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CNS on December 16, 2013, 05:00:01 PM
My previous attempts at starting running were always thwarted by shin splints because I didn't buy anything specifically for running. I mean I was basically running in basketball shoes. WTF.  If you're in MHK go to the Manhattan Running Company next to Ray's Apple Market over where Golf USA used to be. They have fancy machines that videotape your stride on a treadmill and they make recommendos on which shoes will best fit your style.Then stop off at La Hacienda.

Where can I find one of these gizmos in KC?  Tia

Gary Gribbles does something like that.  Don't think it is with a machine, tho
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 16, 2013, 05:02:02 PM
No idea. I am still very much a running n00b and I barely know Kansas City.  A quick Google search led me to a top result of "Gary Gribble's Running Sports," which is a fantastically LOL name.  I looked at his website and they didn't specifically mention that they have one, which I would guess means they probably don't because it is a very braggable thing to have and if they had one they'd be bragging.

Then I found this:
http://www.therunningwellstore.com/category_s/1827.htm
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 16, 2013, 05:03:32 PM
omg guys go here and check out Sweet JayBird. He's like a real-life (jokey) version of :sdeek:

http://www.therunningwellstore.com/category_s/1670.htm
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on December 16, 2013, 05:06:29 PM
gary gribbles is elite. I used to go there for shoes when I ran XC in high school.

also gary gribble is a weirdo but you already knew that from his name.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 16, 2013, 05:08:38 PM
Fix the shin splints...

http://sock-doc.com/2011/04/shin-splints/
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 16, 2013, 05:14:42 PM
CF3 is an absolutely adorable poster.  A real treasure.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 16, 2013, 05:20:05 PM
CF3 is an absolutely adorable poster.  A real treasure.

Absolutely adorable IRL classmate too. Can confirm.

You guys in MHK should organize a Fatty 5K. Probably wouldn't be that hard to get permits from the city to block off certain areas for like an hour? :dunno:  Also most races get around $20-$30 from each registrant. No idea what the overhead/insurance/whatever costs are or what would come out of that to produce t-shirts for everybody, but it could probably garner a nice chunk of change. Maybe have it the morning of Fattyfest and just have everyone end at Aggieville and begin 'PAKing? Or like if certain posters aren't runners they could buy an entry for their friend who is a runner?

The great part of organized runs, at least here in Party Central USA is that they always have beer tents giving away free booze afterwards. Which, you wouldn't think you'd want to pound beers at 9 in the morning after running 3+ miles but it turns out it's actually pretty great once you catch your breath. Might just be a Louisiana thing though.


Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on December 16, 2013, 05:22:55 PM
Love running....not good at it, usually only 5k at a time...but great way to get out and see the city.  Currently waiting for the suburbanites to flee downtown so I can go on a run w/o being mauled by a Excursion.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 16, 2013, 05:28:09 PM
Have you guys popped over to TMB and seen the running thread they have on there? It's amazing. Some absolute studs there. :love: 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on December 16, 2013, 05:35:13 PM
This was a fantastic sightseeing idea.  52 neighborhoods in 52 weeks.

http://run52cincinnati.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on December 16, 2013, 07:49:23 PM
At first I was like, "Running?  :buh-bye:." But then I kept reading and all these adorable HarrierCats were being adorable, so I stuck around.

I prefer running on treadmills (usually as a warmup before getting swole) because I get totally bored, but recently have kicked around the idea of running longer distances a li'l bit. You know, to keep the ol' ticker working properly.

Any of you HarrierCats ever tried running barefoot or in those weird glove shoe things? I've always been intrigued by it, and think it might help me from getting so bored all the time. I've tried it for a few blocks and went from a heel striker to a toe-first kind of thing immediately. Was weird. Please don't knock it if you haven't tried it--feedback from current or previous barefoot practitioners only, please.

Also: holy cow my IRL friend Dobber (UTpak2013) is fast!  :Wha:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: kstatefan11 on December 16, 2013, 08:37:15 PM
I have some of the vibram glove shoes from Salina Running Company. I really enjoy them, but they take some getting used to and I'm pretty hesitant about doing anything over 3-4 miles in them. Developed some plantar fascitis (sp?) while training with them for the KC half awhile ago. I've had some lower back issues, tight hammies, etc., and these really seem to help with that, love how they make my gait feel.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chunkles on December 16, 2013, 09:48:11 PM
Treadmills. I got your back if you like them over running in stupid nature and cold.  If you have two,  I'll run with you until the end of time.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on December 16, 2013, 09:50:03 PM
Fastest (only) half marathon: 1:41:59 (7:47 splits)
Age: Almost "a man"
WOW dobber :love: !!! That is a really great time for somebody that has only ran one race in their entire adult life! :clap:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 16, 2013, 09:55:50 PM
Thanks to a lady who gave me a free elliptical and houcat putting up every kat game ever, I am proud to say that I beat shin splints.  :billdance:  (At least for now.)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on December 16, 2013, 10:04:24 PM
Thanks to a lady who gave me a free elliptical and houcat putting up every kat game ever, I am proud to say that I beat shin splints.  :billdance:  (At least for now.)
SB, that is great that you have a lady friend that gave you an elloptical, and houcat is great for uploading all of the [email protected] games ever so you could beat shin splints! Did you see my half marathon time?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Headinjun on December 16, 2013, 10:08:27 PM
I have some of the vibram glove shoes from Salina Running Company. I really enjoy them, but they take some getting used to and I'm pretty hesitant about doing anything over 3-4 miles in them. Developed some plantar fascitis (sp?) while training with them for the KC half awhile ago. I've had some lower back issues, tight hammies, etc., and these really seem to help with that, love how they make my gait feel.

I have some too.

The transition period was brutal.  On one of my first runs it felt as if I had tore both my calf muscles up completely as I was barely able to walk. Now my lower leg muscles have never felt stronger.

I don't think ill ever go back to a traditional shoe. 

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on December 16, 2013, 10:10:58 PM
I have some of the vibram glove shoes from Salina Running Company. I really enjoy them, but they take some getting used to and I'm pretty hesitant about doing anything over 3-4 miles in them. Developed some plantar fascitis (sp?) while training with them for the KC half awhile ago. I've had some lower back issues, tight hammies, etc., and these really seem to help with that, love how they make my gait feel.

I have some too.

The transition period was brutal.  On one of my first runs it felt as if I had tore both my calf muscles up completely as I was barely able to walk. Now my lower leg muscles have never felt stronger.

I don't think ill ever go back to a traditional shoe.
Hey statefan11 and headindian, what do you think I could cut my splits down to if I bought some of these awesome shoes? Probably something like 5:45 it sounds like. Probably could run in the next Olympics!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on December 16, 2013, 10:21:54 PM
Distance runners aren't really into bragging about their times, dobber.  This thread may not be for you.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on December 16, 2013, 10:23:29 PM
Distance runners aren't really into bragging about their times, dobber.  This thread may not be for you.
I did say it was the only race I ever ran. :Lurk:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 17, 2013, 12:26:01 AM
HEY DOBBER GET OUTTA HERE, THIS IS FOR GUYS WHO AREN'T INTO BRAGGING ABOUT TIMES. :flush:


(Distance bragging is very braggable, though.)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 17, 2013, 04:37:18 AM
It snowed. Can't decide what to do. Treadmill or slippery sidewalks. I hate treadmills but I hate cracking my head too.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on December 17, 2013, 06:10:52 AM
HEY DOBBER GET OUTTA HERE, THIS IS FOR GUYS WHO AREN'T INTO BRAGGING ABOUT TIMES. :flush:


(Distance bragging is very braggable, though.)
Change the thread title! :buh-bye:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 17, 2013, 07:11:53 AM
Thanks to a lady who gave me a free elliptical and houcat putting up every kat game ever, I am proud to say that I beat shin splints.  :billdance:  (At least for now.)
Cool they healed with the lipty. Are you doing any strength training to prevent them?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 17, 2013, 07:14:15 AM
I have some of the vibram glove shoes from Salina Running Company. I really enjoy them, but they take some getting used to and I'm pretty hesitant about doing anything over 3-4 miles in them. Developed some plantar fascitis (sp?) while training with them for the KC half awhile ago. I've had some lower back issues, tight hammies, etc., and these really seem to help with that, love how they make my gait feel.

I have some too.

The transition period was brutal.  On one of my first runs it felt as if I had tore both my calf muscles up completely as I was barely able to walk. Now my lower leg muscles have never felt stronger.

I don't think ill ever go back to a traditional shoe.
I don't run in Vibram but I do use zero drop shoes. As you experienced, it was a hard transition but stronger than ever now.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Lefty on December 17, 2013, 07:57:28 AM
Truth- Anyone who runs in 5finger shoes or glove shoes are idiots. Proof? You look dumb and you're destroying your shins and ligaments in your feet. Also comes off as bandwagony and desperate for attention.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 17, 2013, 08:05:37 AM
Truth- Anyone who runs in 5finger shoes or glove shoes are idiots. Proof? You look dumb and you're destroying your shins and ligaments in your feet. Also comes off as bandwagony and desperate for attention.

^
elitist since 1994
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 17, 2013, 08:08:09 AM
Truth- Anyone who runs in 5finger shoes or glove shoes are idiots. Proof? You look dumb and you're destroying your shins and ligaments in your feet. Also comes off as bandwagony and desperate for attention.
Link?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Lefty on December 17, 2013, 08:14:02 AM
Truth- Anyone who runs in 5finger shoes or glove shoes are idiots. Proof? You look dumb and you're destroying your shins and ligaments in your feet. Also comes off as bandwagony and desperate for attention.
Link?

http://www.runnersworld.com/barefoot-running-minimalism/study-vibram-fivefingers-lead-to-greater-risk-of-foot-bone-injury

Barely scratching the surface of the injuries these cause. Unless you were born in the woods and reared by wolves, you shouldn't just get rid of shoes to run minimalistic.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 17, 2013, 08:30:57 AM
Truth- Anyone who runs in 5finger shoes or glove shoes are idiots. Proof? You look dumb and you're destroying your shins and ligaments in your feet. Also comes off as bandwagony and desperate for attention.
Link?

http://www.runnersworld.com/barefoot-running-minimalism/study-vibram-fivefingers-lead-to-greater-risk-of-foot-bone-injury

Barely scratching the surface of the injuries these cause. Unless you were born in the woods and reared by wolves, you shouldn't just get rid of shoes to run minimalistic.

Results may vary.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 17, 2013, 08:45:20 AM
Truth- Anyone who runs in 5finger shoes or glove shoes are idiots. Proof? You look dumb and you're destroying your shins and ligaments in your feet. Also comes off as bandwagony and desperate for attention.
Link?

http://www.runnersworld.com/barefoot-running-minimalism/study-vibram-fivefingers-lead-to-greater-risk-of-foot-bone-injury

Barely scratching the surface of the injuries these cause. Unless you were born in the woods and reared by wolves, you shouldn't just get rid of shoes to run minimalistic.
I can trade ya links all day long. :-)

http://naturalrunningcenter.com/2013/05/06/video-the-principles-natural-running/

Perhaps you prefer a podiatrist over a doctor that owns a running store.


http://www.drnicksrunningblog.com/tag/akron-podiatrist/
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: the_ugly_clown on December 17, 2013, 09:09:53 AM
My previous attempts at starting running were always thwarted by shin splints because I didn't buy anything specifically for running. I mean I was basically running in basketball shoes. WTF.  If you're in MHK go to the Manhattan Running Company next to Ray's Apple Market over where Golf USA used to be. They have fancy machines that videotape your stride on a treadmill and they make recommendos on which shoes will best fit your style.Then stop off at La Hacienda.

Where can I find one of these gizmos in KC?  Tia

Gary Gibbles is good also check out Ultramax they use "Gaitology" http://ultramaxtri.com/ (http://ultramaxtri.com/).

BTW I ran two miles yesterday!!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 17, 2013, 09:14:03 AM
I will say that I suffered through all kinds of niggling lower leg injuries until I switched to a low drop minimal support platform. Why did it work for me? I presume it was the strengthening of all the muscles below my knees. Traditional shoes provide so much support that you really can't get all the muscles firing and supporting the foot strike and push off.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 17, 2013, 09:14:23 AM
Here's my deal with distance running.  I'm under the impression that cardiovascular can't be said to have taken place unless your heart rate is above some particular rate for at least 25 to 30 minutes.  That means like at least 3 miles, and that sounds just awful. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CNS on December 17, 2013, 09:48:23 AM
Lift circuit then run
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mr Bread on December 17, 2013, 10:06:55 AM
I do my kegels while I run.  Intense. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on December 17, 2013, 10:14:56 AM
nice 2-miler last evening followed by a lift. great way to get out of the weekend hangover.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 17, 2013, 10:20:36 AM
Here's my deal with distance running.  I'm under the impression that cardiovascular can't be said to have taken place unless your heart rate is above some particular rate for at least 25 to 30 minutes.  That means like at least 3 miles, and that sounds just awful.

No idea if that's true or not. Not a doctor. But 3+ miles is actually great. And you can mix in sprints and stuff (they tell me).
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on December 17, 2013, 11:21:42 AM
GREAT JOB DOBBER YOU OLD COOT!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: michigancat on December 17, 2013, 11:24:40 AM
good grief this thread is boring

:zzz:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: kim carnes on December 17, 2013, 11:32:03 AM
good grief this thread is boring

:zzz:

yeah.  my goodness.  OMG you guys, i ran 3 miles last night you guys. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 17, 2013, 12:19:21 PM
good grief this thread is boring

:zzz:

That's 'cause nobody really told me what kinda gear they have. :frown:


Also post some sweet pics of where you run! :excited:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SEK_EMAW on December 17, 2013, 12:39:26 PM
http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/man-runner-defecates-next-to-my-house/-/9153728/21026900/-/ycwi51z/-/index.html

Pretty sure this is luked 'cause I can't think of any other place where I would have seen this.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Headinjun on December 17, 2013, 01:03:25 PM
Truth- Anyone who runs in 5finger shoes or glove shoes are idiots. Proof? You look dumb and you're destroying your shins and ligaments in your feet. Also comes off as bandwagony and desperate for attention.

False - traditional running shoes, and tennis shoes for that matter, weaken the foot muscles and keep the knees unstable causing meniscus and ACL issues as we age.   
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on December 17, 2013, 01:37:36 PM
Truth- Anyone who runs in 5finger shoes or glove shoes are idiots. Proof? You look dumb and you're destroying your shins and ligaments in your feet. Also comes off as bandwagony and desperate for attention.

False - traditional running shoes, and tennis shoes for that matter, weaken the foot muscles and keep the knees unstable causing meniscus and ACL issues as we age.

I actually used to get terrible shin splints until I switched to some 5finger-like shoes.  Before, i'd been over extending and running too far infront of my weight.  All those heel impacts where giving me shin splints.  The lack of padding forces you to correct your form (or you really feel it) and bad form causes more running related injuries than anything else.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on December 17, 2013, 01:42:14 PM
The running shoe industry is kind of a scam.  Orthotics can be helpful to some, but they start off with the assumption that most people need them.  People in Africa and South America seem to do okay without them.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on December 17, 2013, 02:16:49 PM
It took me about 2 months before I could run comfortably 2 miles.

my starting point was not having had run a full mile in 10+years.

I also asked my doctor for a steroid nose spray and inhaler.

I call them my performance enhancing drugs.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on December 17, 2013, 02:50:30 PM
GREAT JOB DOBBER YOU OLD COOT!
THANKS PUNI! I worked pretty hard to get that time. Thanks for recognizing that!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on December 17, 2013, 03:26:10 PM
GREAT JOB DOBBER YOU OLD COOT!
THANKS PUNI! I worked pretty hard to get that time. Thanks for recognizing that!

See, the thing is, your time was pretty much entirely determined by your level of fitness prior to training.  Given that you follow a training program, your race result isn't going to vary by much at all depending on whether you train at a 70 or 99% effort level.  The level of effort you put into your training likely did not improve your pace by even as "little" as 20 seconds per mile.  So, time really isn't really significant in that way.  Good job on finishing, though!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on December 17, 2013, 03:28:50 PM
maybe time is entirely a product of the music you listen to, times the numbers of fingers on your toe shoes
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 17, 2013, 03:29:41 PM
Formulating an experiment here guys...
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 17, 2013, 04:03:45 PM
good grief this thread is boring

:zzz:

That's 'cause nobody really told me what kinda gear they have. :frown:


Also post some sweet pics of where you run! :excited:
What is your gear question?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CNS on December 17, 2013, 04:04:58 PM
Formulating an experiment here guys...

Get super fit, run marathon.

Get super fat, run marathon.

Post results.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on December 17, 2013, 04:18:59 PM
Brooks shoes, fwiw
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on December 17, 2013, 04:20:28 PM
when it's really cold - top to bottom

stocking cap/beanie whatever
lined nike turtle neck
white tshirt
black nike gloves
long white nike tights
purple nike shorts
socks
brooks running shoes
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 8manpick on December 17, 2013, 04:21:34 PM
CF3 is an absolutely adorable poster.  A real treasure.

Absolutely adorable IRL classmate too. Can confirm.

You guys in MHK should organize a Fatty 5K. Probably wouldn't be that hard to get permits from the city to block off certain areas for like an hour? :dunno:  Also most races get around $20-$30 from each registrant. No idea what the overhead/insurance/whatever costs are or what would come out of that to produce t-shirts for everybody, but it could probably garner a nice chunk of change. Maybe have it the morning of Fattyfest and just have everyone end at Aggieville and begin 'PAKing? Or like if certain posters aren't runners they could buy an entry for their friend who is a runner?

The great part of organized runs, at least here in Party Central USA is that they always have beer tents giving away free booze afterwards. Which, you wouldn't think you'd want to pound beers at 9 in the morning after running 3+ miles but it turns out it's actually pretty great once you catch your breath. Might just be a Louisiana thing though.

This would be awesome.  Pretty sure everyone would want to pound beers too...
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on December 17, 2013, 04:27:34 PM
when it's really cold - top to bottom

stocking cap/beanie whatever
lined nike turtle neck
white tshirt
black nike gloves
long white nike tights
purple nike shorts
socks
brooks running shoes

stuff i wear (head to toe) when its the same temperature as emawblast posted-

nike purple emaw beanie
nike gloves (gloves)
rock hard ab muscle
rock hard ab muscle
rock hard ab muscle
rock hard ab muscle
rock hard ab muscle
rock hard ab muscle
nike running shorts (black) (5" inseam :gocho:)
nike tube socks (white)
nike running shoes (purple)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mr Bread on December 17, 2013, 04:27:49 PM
Formulating an experiment here guys...

Get super fit, run marathon.

Get super fat, run marathon.

Post results.

The control group will do kegels. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on December 17, 2013, 04:29:14 PM
rock hard ab muscle
rock hard ab muscle
rock hard ab muscle
rock hard ab muscle
rock hard ab muscle
rock hard ab muscle

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on December 17, 2013, 04:30:27 PM
do people run for reasons other than just showing off their oiled abs? might be in the wrong thread.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CNS on December 17, 2013, 04:31:00 PM
Formulating an experiment here guys...

Get super fit, run marathon.

Get super fat, run marathon.

Post results.

The control group will do kegels.

Pretty sure the scientific method frowns on altering more than one variable.   :dunno:

I mean, results would be hard to pin down to the kegels vs the weight.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mr Bread on December 17, 2013, 04:46:53 PM
Formulating an experiment here guys...

Get super fit, run marathon.

Get super fat, run marathon.

Post results.

The control group will do kegels.

Pretty sure the scientific method frowns on altering more than one variable.   :dunno:

I mean, results would be hard to pin down to the kegels vs the weight.

Sounds like we're going to have to start from square one on this thing. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CNS on December 17, 2013, 04:48:53 PM
Maybe just make everyone kegel  :dunno:

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on December 17, 2013, 04:49:38 PM
but what equipment do you guys have for kegels?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mr Bread on December 17, 2013, 04:53:33 PM
I kegel as I run.  Very elite exercise combo.  You see I maintain my scrawny shitty pud body with the running (I mean while not fat, I still look like total crap) and then I also have powerful and long lasting sex muscles that are needed thanks to the amaze runner's bod.  You should try it some time and then wonder how the eff you were living before that moment, because guess what friend....you weren't. :gocho: 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on December 17, 2013, 04:54:54 PM
I kegel as I run.  Very elite exercise combo.  You see I maintain my scrawny shitty pud body with the running (I mean while not fat, I still look like total crap) and then I also have powerful and long lasting sex muscles that are needed thanks to the amaze runner's bod.  You should try it some time and then wonder how the eff you were living before that moment, because guess what friend?  You weren't. :gocho:

it's time to talk about where you put your nike+ (progress tracking is mandatory IMO)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mr Bread on December 17, 2013, 04:58:08 PM
Trust me, you're gonna know when you're doing enough kegels and at the proper intensity.  gocho  No app necessary. :cool:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 17, 2013, 05:07:09 PM
Trust me, you're gonna know when you're doing enough kegels and at the proper intensity.  gocho  No app necessary. :cool:

lmao you can't just type gocho
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: sunny_cat on December 17, 2013, 05:07:46 PM
Trust me, you're gonna know when you're doing enough kegels and at the proper intensity.  gocho  No app necessary. :cool:

lmao you can't just type gocho

HE JUST DID :gocho:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mr Bread on December 17, 2013, 05:17:39 PM
Trust me, you're gonna know when you're doing enough kegels and at the proper intensity.  gocho  No app necessary. :cool:

lmao you can't just type gocho

Weird post.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on December 17, 2013, 06:17:29 PM
2 miles this afternoon.  Hadn't run in like 3 weeks.  Was a lot colder than I anticipated and my hands got cold.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 17, 2013, 06:26:31 PM
Trust me, you're gonna know when you're doing enough kegels and at the proper intensity.  gocho  No app necessary. :cool:

lmao you can't just type gocho

HE JUST DID :gocho:

:horrorsurprise:

lmao you can't just type gocho

Weird post.

:don'tcare:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 21, 2013, 06:05:24 PM
New SB personal record for distance. (Stud runners just abbreviate this PR since it happens so often.) Might even be a distance world record, but I can't be sure about that.

(https://d2nh4f9cbhlobh.cloudfront.net/_uploads/galleries/29825/8-mile-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on December 21, 2013, 06:09:43 PM
'grats!  speaking of... which character in the movie is he, @rick daris?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: EMADUB on December 21, 2013, 08:54:35 PM
Grats SB on the pr!!! Running is my sport. 7 years of high school/college XC and now marathon training for OKC.

My favorite places to run in MHK
1. Bike path on linear
2. Linear from Griffith Park to Rays(currently under construction :curse: )
3. Any path that leads me by BSFS at night. Usually pat Fake Statue LHCBS's Nike Cortez for good luck.

Anyone ever run into something/ bit it while running? Got close lined by an electrical cord on Claflin.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 21, 2013, 09:06:46 PM
I took a tumble a few weeks ago on a trail run. I'd been to the top of a pass near Gatlinburg. I was rolling pretty good down the hill when my toe caught a root. Nice somersault down the trail. Fortunately, just a bruise on my shoulder. Trail was full of rocks. I don't know how I avoided them.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on December 21, 2013, 09:21:50 PM
i think trim hit a sign once
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on December 22, 2013, 05:40:38 AM
i think trim hit a sign once
Distance bingeing?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 22, 2013, 12:28:36 PM
Stud runners: thoughts on this guy's breathing techniques? Even though his name is Budd and he looks like he should be in the NASA control room in Apollo 13, wat do u think?   

http://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/running-air-breathing-technique



Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 22, 2013, 02:26:32 PM
Stud runners: thoughts on this guy's breathing techniques? Even though his name is Budd and he looks like he should be in the NASA control room in Apollo 13, wat do u think?   

http://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/running-air-breathing-technique
Interesting technique. Makes sense regarding core stability.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on December 22, 2013, 11:13:22 PM
Current dilemma:  spend nearly the next 16 weeks properly rehabilitating self diagnosed new patellar tendonitis (tendonapathy, more accurately) and forgo spring marathon or say eff it and start officially training in January while doing best to assuage the injury with stretching and strengthening. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on December 22, 2013, 11:34:55 PM
Crucial detail:  I already paid for the race.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 23, 2013, 12:03:12 AM
Knowing nothing about any of this, I say go nuts since you already paid.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on December 27, 2013, 04:31:02 PM
No running.  Not much improvement.  Possible stress fracture of upper tibia.  Appointment with Orthopedist on Monday.  Insufficient time to train for spring marathon once it heals.  This is my first injury, so I feel like I'm earning my stripes!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on December 27, 2013, 09:43:33 PM
Ran 4 miles thus afternoon. Chugging eggnog tonight.  :lick:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 27, 2013, 11:02:50 PM
Chum1, have you consulted with gE BBS blog medical expert Dr. Spaceman? I know from personal experience that he has run 50-40s once upon a time so he may be able to advise you on how to proceed because I don't know what tibia means.


tdaver. How was the eggnog? I have heard a lot of weird runner types say that they love drinking thick chocolate milk after running really far. Why? Is it more awesome than drinking chocolate milk regularly?

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on December 27, 2013, 11:23:55 PM
Never done the thick chocolate milk or any chocolate milk after running.  Seems weird.

Nog is a family Christmas thing.  Running beforehand just allowed me to enjoy it guilt free.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on December 30, 2013, 04:22:56 PM
My initial diagnosis was correct.  (I love the internet!) So, I get to ride the stationary bike until I can run again.  yay
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 30, 2013, 06:23:19 PM
T's and P's. I ran my first half marathon recently. :cool: 

2 hours and 30 minutes. :frown:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on December 30, 2013, 07:34:57 PM
The goal of the first one is to finish.  Nothing more.  Time is wholly inconsequential.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on December 30, 2013, 09:03:53 PM
(http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/assets_c/2011/01/marathonnipsUSE-thumb-425x329.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on December 30, 2013, 09:10:02 PM
band-aids, brother :frown:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on December 30, 2013, 09:15:39 PM
You forgot to pakhead yourself.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: raquetcat on December 30, 2013, 09:52:22 PM
T's and P's. I ran my first half marathon recently. :cool: 

2 hours and 30 minutes. :frown:

great job skin ben!!!! slow runners unite!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: raquetcat on December 30, 2013, 09:56:25 PM
(http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/assets_c/2011/01/marathonnipsUSE-thumb-425x329.jpg)

reminds me of my one and only half marathon, my member started hurting part way through, but I was just, welp it probably hurts because I've never run 13 miles, then after the race I went to pee and the tip was bleeding from bouncing around so much, :sdeek: Anyway let that be a lesson to you to invest in some good runners underwear!!!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on December 30, 2013, 10:13:37 PM
Well, okay then.

(http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/assets_c/2011/01/marathonpoop-thumb-540x342.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on December 30, 2013, 10:15:15 PM
:barf:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on December 30, 2013, 10:23:00 PM
(http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/assets_c/2011/01/marathonnipsUSE-thumb-425x329.jpg)

reminds me of my one and only half marathon, my member started hurting part way through, but I was just, welp it probably hurts because I've never run 13 miles, then after the race I went to pee and the tip was bleeding from bouncing around so much, :sdeek: Anyway let that be a lesson to you to invest in some good runners underwear!!!

 :horrorsurprise:

jesus, really? had no idea of such things.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: raquetcat on December 30, 2013, 10:28:41 PM
(http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/assets_c/2011/01/marathonnipsUSE-thumb-425x329.jpg)

reminds me of my one and only half marathon, my member started hurting part way through, but I was just, welp it probably hurts because I've never run 13 miles, then after the race I went to pee and the tip was bleeding from bouncing around so much, :sdeek: Anyway let that be a lesson to you to invest in some good runners underwear!!!

 :horrorsurprise:

jesus, really? had no idea of such things.

yeah, a couple days later I was good as new though! 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on December 30, 2013, 10:29:54 PM
the last page has kinda made me want to stop reading this thread, sorry guys :frown:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on December 30, 2013, 10:31:11 PM
Tobias is the FP, TC, etc. of the gE running team
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on December 30, 2013, 10:32:01 PM
Tobias is the FP, TC, etc. of the gE running team

i have really bad knees anyways but was enjoying reading :D
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 30, 2013, 11:15:45 PM
Tobias is the FP, TC, etc. of the gE running team

i have really bad knees anyways but was enjoying reading :D

Thought you had a bad back? You have bad back/bad knees combo?????
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on December 30, 2013, 11:16:42 PM
back is sturdy (think nicname broke his sledding recently?)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on December 30, 2013, 11:22:27 PM
I have really bad knees too.  :frown:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 31, 2013, 10:49:07 AM
Band-aids on the nips are fine. I prefer Vaseline, though. Also the Manhattan Running Company store sells Nip Guards.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 12, 2014, 03:10:56 PM
http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/new-orleans

 :Wha:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 12, 2014, 03:34:14 PM
http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/new-orleans

 :Wha:
$130 for a marathon fee? Wow.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 12, 2014, 03:37:03 PM
Yeah. That seems insane, right? It looks like a lot of fun but idk if I'd pay $130 for it. Apparently it's pretty standard for marathon rates to be $100 or a little more. Which is crazy and terrible. Can any pro runner confirm or deny this?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 12, 2014, 08:05:10 PM
Yeah. That seems insane, right? It looks like a lot of fun but idk if I'd pay $130 for it. Apparently it's pretty standard for marathon rates to be $100 or a little more. Which is crazy and terrible. Can any pro runner confirm or deny this?
All the RnR (Competitor Group) races are up there. The local marathons are $75-100. Depends on how close to race day. I prefer the self supported trail runs. Water and fuel management are more of a challenge when you don't have someone handing you stuff every three miles.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 12, 2014, 08:09:30 PM
Yeah. That seems insane, right? It looks like a lot of fun but idk if I'd pay $130 for it. Apparently it's pretty standard for marathon rates to be $100 or a little more. Which is crazy and terrible. Can any pro runner confirm or deny this?
All the RnR (Competitor Group) races are up there. The local marathons are $75-100. Depends on how close to race day. I prefer the self supported trail runs. Water and fuel management are more of a challenge when you don't have someone handing you stuff every three miles.

Having someone hand me water to sip and splash on my face in dramatic fashion every 3 miles is actually very important to me. Very important.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 12, 2014, 08:11:33 PM
Once you try trails, it's hard to go back to the crowded street races. I'm hooked.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: j-dub on January 12, 2014, 08:25:39 PM
guys, i'm trying to get back into running a little bit.

i ran xc for 2 years in hs. 10 miles was the farthest we ever went in practice. i was dece, ran the first mile in 5:07 in my 2nd fastest race. not sure how fast in my best race, cuz they didn't have a guy at the 1 mile mark telling us our times  :frown:

i ran a little back in the spring of 04, ran a 5k and stuff, but didn't even think about running for the past decade really until this fall. i wanna run at least 3 times a week going forward. i'm gonna need some accountability here guys  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 12, 2014, 08:30:16 PM
J-dub I will stand outside of your window with a boombox over my head like John Cusack in your avatar, except I will just be playing 80s training montage music. Maybe the Rocky music or something.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 18, 2014, 05:19:54 PM
Ran 22 miles this morning. Was insane. (https://nashuafibrosupport.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/exhausted-tired-weary-exhausted-smiley-emoticon-000757-huge.png)

Then I got a pizza and watched the qats. Haven't left the couch for five hours. This hurts, guys.  HURTS SO GOOD!!!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on January 18, 2014, 05:27:04 PM
gag
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 18, 2014, 05:40:55 PM
Ran 22 miles this morning. Was insane. (https://nashuafibrosupport.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/exhausted-tired-weary-exhausted-smiley-emoticon-000757-huge.png)

Then I got a pizza and watched the qats. Haven't left the couch for five hours. This hurts, guys.  HURTS SO GOOD!!!
So jealous! I have a pinched nerve in lower back. So no spring marathon training. :(
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: joda on January 18, 2014, 05:57:03 PM
Any good recommendations on dealing with shin splints? Pretty similar situation here to what j-dub described but every time I try to run I get horrible shin splints. Like its hurts to walk for several days bad. This happened back in October and so I stopped and went to elliptical for "running" until last week and they came back just as bad the first time I ran.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 18, 2014, 05:58:48 PM
gag

It was great for about the first 17 or so. Weather was just :love: and I got to do a bunch of new territory which kept it from being boring. Big old nice houses and a sweet lakefront. Was boss. ...Then I started to tire out pretty badly, my phone battery went dead around the 19 mile mark and the rest of the run was in a park I've been in 40 times already and there was no music and I was bored. :don'tcare:

Going on hour 5 1/2 of barely getting off the couch. Now SB is set to watch Top Gun. :cool:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 18, 2014, 06:18:32 PM
Any good recommendations on dealing with shin splints? Pretty similar situation here to what j-dub described but every time I try to run I get horrible shin splints. Like its hurts to walk for several days bad. This happened back in October and so I stopped and went to elliptical for "running" until last week and they came back just as bad the first time I ran.
http://sock-doc.com/2011/04/shin-splints/

Follow the links in the article for details about possible causes and fixes.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: yoga-like_abana on January 18, 2014, 06:24:35 PM
why in the world would you want to run that far?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 18, 2014, 06:30:04 PM
why in the world would you want to run that far?

get babes and see stuff :dunno:

Any good recommendations on dealing with shin splints? Pretty similar situation here to what j-dub described but every time I try to run I get horrible shin splints. Like its hurts to walk for several days bad. This happened back in October and so I stopped and went to elliptical for "running" until last week and they came back just as bad the first time I ran.

Pretty much every piece of gear or whatever that I mentioned in this post was to help with shin splints. Give it a read and get some of this stuff.
http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=30393.msg993014#msg993014

DEFINITELY get some good running shoes and spend $40 on a pair of compression socks or compression calf sleeves. Go to a running store and have them measure your calf to make sure you get the right size. It's expensive as crap to beat shin splints but it feels really good to finally pwn them.

Also I don't know what the sock doc would say about this but this article was posted in Benja's physical fitness thread a year or two ago. http://gizmodo.com/5902699/banish-shin-splints-forever-with-one-magical-exercise
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: EMADUB on January 19, 2014, 02:10:45 AM
Dang, nice job SB!!! Is this your last long run before you taper? Or you just straight up being a boss with running? I got 10 tomorrow and not looking forward to it. This has provided some extra motivation.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: nicname on January 19, 2014, 02:15:42 AM
Guys, just got some of these bad boys, let me know of some trails around MHK!!


(http://www.gore-tex.com/resources/goretex/static/en_US/images/products/134009f.jpg)

http://www.rei.com/product/856684/saucony-xodus-40-gtx-trail-running-shoes-mens,-black/green/citron?preferredSku=8566840006&cm_mmc=cse_PLA-_-pla-_-product-_-8566840006&mr:trackingCode=5068979C-821D-E311-A755-BC305BF82162&mr:referralID=NA&mr:device=c&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=20834221840&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=39033302680&msid=B2DWXDxh_dc|pcrid|20834221840|&{copy:s_kwcid}
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: EMADUB on January 19, 2014, 02:26:18 AM
Guys, just got some of these bad boys, let me know of some trails around MHK!!


(http://www.gore-tex.com/resources/goretex/static/en_US/images/products/134009f.jpg)

http://www.rei.com/product/856684/saucony-xodus-40-gtx-trail-running-shoes-mens,-black/green/citron?preferredSku=8566840006&cm_mmc=cse_PLA-_-pla-_-product-_-8566840006&mr:trackingCode=5068979C-821D-E311-A755-BC305BF82162&mr:referralID=NA&mr:device=c&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=20834221840&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=39033302680&msid=B2DWXDxh_dc|pcrid|20834221840|&{copy:s_kwcid}

 :love: great choice nicname!!

Linear trail is great. Especially the limestone part. Entrances are behind Manhattan Running Company, behind Griffith Park,  and off Casement Road! Plus there is a legit sauce bike trail off of it. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 19, 2014, 08:28:26 AM
Dang, nice job SB!!! Is this your last long run before you taper?

Yup. P.S. Tapering. How do you do it?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on January 19, 2014, 08:41:18 AM
That's tremendous, SB.  To taper, just be disciplined about following a training program.  Remember that they are developed based on physiology and if you veer too far from them, you'll likely have problems of one kind or another.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on January 19, 2014, 09:02:26 AM
I used Brooks for a couple years.  Switched to the popular Mizuno Wave Rider last fall and loved them.  Totally streamlined and no-nonsense.  I will be loyal to them for a while provided I don't get injured again, in which case I'll go back to Brooks.

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/img11/shoes/a_plus_detail/c26-B005FWDW6C-1-s.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: I_have_purplewood on January 19, 2014, 09:13:54 AM
I used Brooks for a couple years.  Switched to the popular Mizuno Wave Rider last fall and loved them.  Totally streamlined and no-nonsense.  I will be loyal to them for a while provided I don't get injured again, in which case I'll go back to Brooks.

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/img11/shoes/a_plus_detail/c26-B005FWDW6C-1-s.jpg)

I've been pro-Brooks for years but this last pair just hasn't felt right.  I used Saucony before the Brooks because I do like a lighter shoe.  These compare well with the Brooks eh?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on January 19, 2014, 09:28:11 AM
I used Brooks for a couple years.  Switched to the popular Mizuno Wave Rider last fall and loved them.  Totally streamlined and no-nonsense.  I will be loyal to them for a while provided I don't get injured again, in which case I'll go back to Brooks.

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/img11/shoes/a_plus_detail/c26-B005FWDW6C-1-s.jpg)

I've been pro-Brooks for years but this last pair just hasn't felt right.  I used Saucony before the Brooks because I do like a lighter shoe.  These compare well with the Brooks eh?

Yeah, they're just a bit different.  Lighter than Brooks.  The cushion feels more firm and they feel more rigid overall, which I found that I liked.  The heel to toe angle is greater, which makes me want to run faster.  The overall quality seems about the same.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on January 25, 2014, 11:14:32 AM
bad news, bros. on wednesday when i was running i stepped on an acorn and rolled my ankle. i didn't think it was anything at the time but i have a high ankle sprain. i just ran four miles and it hurt  :frown:. i'm icing it now.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 25, 2014, 11:44:15 AM
bad news, bros. on wednesday when i was running i stepped on an acorn and rolled my ankle. i didn't think it was anything at the time but i have a high ankle sprain. i just ran four miles and it hurt  :frown:. i'm icing it now.

Where can we find the acorn that did this to you???
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 25, 2014, 11:44:56 AM
bad news, bros. on wednesday when i was running i stepped on an acorn and rolled my ankle. i didn't think it was anything at the time but i have a high ankle sprain. i just ran four miles and it hurt  :frown:. i'm icing it now.
Man that sucks.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 25, 2014, 11:45:56 AM
After two hours on the spin bike, I went for a two mile run on the treadmill. Hopefully, I'll be able to shift to more running and less spinning. Back is feeling better.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on January 25, 2014, 12:14:53 PM
Anybody doing Groundhog run tomorrow?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on January 25, 2014, 01:25:27 PM
Ran 5 miles this morning.  Nearly 500 ft elevation gain the first 2 was killer.  Will take me awhile to get used to that.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 25, 2014, 02:32:55 PM
Anybody doing Groundhog run tomorrow?

What is the Groundhog Run? :D
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on January 25, 2014, 03:27:53 PM
Inside the caves by Worlds of Fun

http://www.childrenstlc.org/Events_GroundhogRun.html
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 25, 2014, 03:45:01 PM
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeaaaaaah. I think I read about that on TMB once.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on January 26, 2014, 12:17:36 AM
Pre race binge level 7. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: the_ugly_clown on January 26, 2014, 10:47:14 AM
 :Chirp:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 26, 2014, 01:15:26 PM
About to go on my last decent run before the marathon one week from today. :cool:  Since I'm supposed to be tapering or whatever I think I'll probably keep it to about 7 miles max. Right? Or is even that too much?

Also IPA, what do I need to do fitness wise between now and next Sunday? Should I not run at all but ride my bike to work a few times? Do I run smaller ones on an elliptical a few more times?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 26, 2014, 02:35:44 PM
About to go on my last decent run before the marathon one week from today. :cool:  Since I'm supposed to be tapering or whatever I think I'll probably keep it to about 7 miles max. Right? Or is even that too much?

Also IPA, what do I need to do fitness wise between now and next Sunday? Should I not run at all but ride my bike to work a few times? Do I run smaller ones on an elliptical a few more times?
That's a good number for today.  3-5 mile run with pickups (fartlek) every other day would be good. Nothing two days out. Do your warm up routine day before marathon. You don't want to completely curtail your running this week. Your mind and body body will revolt.

Good luck with your race. Which one is it?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: yoga-like_abana on January 26, 2014, 02:36:38 PM
made it from the couch to the fridge a couple of times.. this is really hard
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 26, 2014, 03:07:09 PM
http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/new-orleans

Planning on doing it like this for 26.2 miles:  :billdance:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 26, 2014, 03:26:29 PM
http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/new-orleans

Planning on doing it like this for 26.2 miles:  :billdance:
Kill it.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 26, 2014, 11:18:22 PM
I do wonder if it would be physically possible to do that dance for an entire marathon.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on January 28, 2014, 06:30:23 PM
bad news, bros. on wednesday when i was running i stepped on an acorn and rolled my ankle. i didn't think it was anything at the time but i have a high ankle sprain. i just ran four miles and it hurt  :frown:. i'm icing it now.

Where can we find the acorn that did this to you???

i stared it right in its fat face as i ran by it tonight. felt much better today after two days rest.  :dance:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 02, 2014, 03:03:23 PM
(http://www.the-mainboard.com/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/getmoneyfuckbitches.gif)  (http://www.the-mainboard.com/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/getmoneyfuckbitches.gif) (http://www.the-mainboard.com/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/getmoneyfuckbitches.gif)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: EMADUB on February 02, 2014, 03:06:23 PM
How was it SB?! Did it feel like 26.2?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 02, 2014, 03:54:26 PM
Felt like 260.2
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 02, 2014, 03:54:40 PM
Congratulations!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 02, 2014, 03:55:29 PM
T-y! I'll type more later on tonight or tomorrow. I'm gonna go slam a whole stuffed crust and sleep through the Super Bowl.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 15, 2014, 06:59:24 AM
T-y! I'll type more later on tonight or tomorrow. I'm gonna go slam a whole stuffed crust and sleep through the Super Bowl.
Where's the race report?!?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 15, 2014, 07:06:23 AM
oops, sry. Will get to it hopefully today.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SabiNation on February 15, 2014, 08:06:43 AM
Hey congratulations SB that's pretty awesome stuff.  Go cats
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on February 15, 2014, 09:08:02 AM
missed this before but great job SB.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on February 15, 2014, 01:55:00 PM
just crushed 7 miles. felt surprisingly good.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 8manpick on February 15, 2014, 02:04:27 PM
Ran 4ish mixed with a bunch of sprints and hills and plyometric work thrown in. Wanted to die. Feel better now.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 15, 2014, 04:07:35 PM
Nice job guys. I'm finally over the hump of sciatica. I'm running again but just once a week for now. Spent 2:50 on the spin bike this morning. I'd certainly much rather be running. Soon enough though!  :emawkid:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on February 15, 2014, 04:50:32 PM
I was out for six weeks.  Couldn't even do stationary bike.  Went to physical therapy once a week plus their recommended stretching and strengthening daily.  It was extremely helpful.  Been on treadmill for past two weeks and have gradually progressed to 3.5 miles currently.  Feels so great.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on February 22, 2014, 12:07:01 PM
8 miles CHECK  :billdance:

left nipple is bleeding  :sdeek:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 22, 2014, 12:13:40 PM
8 miles CHECK  :billdance:

left nipple is bleeding  :sdeek:
That's the worst man! Good job, btw. Time to start putting tape over those bad boys.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on February 22, 2014, 12:21:04 PM
yeah, protect those nips fellas
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on February 22, 2014, 12:23:13 PM
was wondering when it would happen. evidently the 8th mile is what does it for me.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 22, 2014, 12:33:05 PM
I'm a man so I have chest hair and therefore don't use tape or bandaids. Keep a small thing of vaseline in your "running tub" (plastic tub thing where SB keeps all his running stuff). Lube up before going out. They'll never bleed or chafe.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on February 22, 2014, 12:35:33 PM
i have chest hair too  :frown:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 22, 2014, 06:41:01 PM
Doesn't stain shirts like Vaseline.

http://www.bodyglide.com/
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on February 24, 2014, 09:29:59 AM
I need it to warm up.  I haven't gone running in forever.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on February 24, 2014, 09:31:21 AM
Did 2 miles on Saturday!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 24, 2014, 10:38:35 AM
Did 2 miles on Saturday!


 :ksu:   :cheese:  <--dobber


I haven't gone running since the 'thon. Want to let everything recover for certain because I still have a kind of achy IT Band. Probably gonna ease back in with an elliptical for like a week or so. Sucks. Elliptical is way boringville. IPA, how long did you wait after your first to start back up again?

Met a guy at a party who has run 8 marathons. :eek:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on February 24, 2014, 10:41:01 AM
Did 2 miles on Saturday!


 :ksu:   :cheese:  <--dobber


I haven't gone running since the 'thon. Want to let everything recover for certain because I still have a kind of achy IT Band. Probably gonna ease back in with an elliptical for like a week or so. Sucks. Elliptical is way boringville. IPA, how long did you wait after your first to start back up again?

Met a guy at a party who has run 8 marathons. :eek:
SB, I really laid off for a while after my first 1/2 marathon. I think I have been running about 10 times since then. That was in 2009. I think I am fully recovered and ready to get back into it. Maybe a FattyFest 10K/5K/1 Mile Fun Run is in the works?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 8manpick on February 24, 2014, 11:35:50 AM
Did 2 miles on Saturday!


 :ksu:   :cheese:  <--dobber


I haven't gone running since the 'thon. Want to let everything recover for certain because I still have a kind of achy IT Band. Probably gonna ease back in with an elliptical for like a week or so. Sucks. Elliptical is way boringville. IPA, how long did you wait after your first to start back up again?

Met a guy at a party who has run 8 marathons. :eek:
SB, I really laid off for a while after my first 1/2 marathon. I think I have been running about 10 times since then. That was in 2009. I think I am fully recovered and ready to get back into it. Maybe a FattyFest 10K/5K/1 Mile Fun Run is in the works?

It's gonna have to be at like 6am to leave time for all the bingeing.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 24, 2014, 12:49:22 PM
Two weeks is a good time for me to recover. Ease in with some spinning or elliptical. After my second marathon, I had to wait four months. Jacked up some lower legs muscles. Sucked. I stop running now if it hurts.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on March 01, 2014, 03:25:44 PM
What do you guys use for hydration when on longer runs?  I don't worry about it when running 5ish miles, but have always looped back to my house in the middle of 10ish mile runs.  I want to start trail running this spring and will need to carry something with me.  Taking suggestions... packs, belts, bottles? 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 01, 2014, 04:22:42 PM
I advise learning to run without fluids for anything under two hours. If you are drinking throughout the day, your body has plenty of water stored.

With that said, I prefer a large handheld over a hydration backpack or belt. You can do a four hour run with 500 mL.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on March 01, 2014, 04:55:11 PM
I advise learning to run without fluids for anything under two hours. If you are drinking throughout the day, your body has plenty of water stored.

With that said, I prefer a large handheld over a hydration backpack or belt. You can do a four hour run with 500 mL.
I am not an expert, but I never drank any water in training for the half that I ran (in 1 hr, 41 min, and 59 seconds), but I tried to sip from the cups they handed out while actually running the half. It was awkward and then the water actually made my stomach hurt a bit for a mile or two.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on March 01, 2014, 08:27:42 PM
Hmm.  That's what I used to do until a couple guys that run a lot more then me recommended getting something every 3-5 miles.  I've never felt like I really needed it, guess I won't worry about it.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on March 01, 2014, 09:14:37 PM
i underestimated the cold/wind this morning and didn't dress properly. it was miserable.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 02, 2014, 07:17:20 AM
Hmm.  That's what I used to do until a couple guys that run a lot more then me recommended getting something every 3-5 miles.  I've never felt like I really needed it, guess I won't worry about it.
Here's a good article discussing why you don't need to worry too much about hydration on the short runs. http://ultra168.com/2014/02/17/the-hydration-debate/

Definitely don't need to worry about it for most training runs. If you want to dive deeper into hydration and nutrition, Timothy Noakes has some great studies. Fantastic interview of him here: http://www.enduranceplanet.com/eps-most-popular-show-of-2013-dr-timothy-noakes-on-nutrition-central-governor-theory-and-more/
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 02, 2014, 08:59:39 AM
Yeah, I never hydrated that much on short runs, never felt like I needed to. Probably because I crush water 24/7 out of big-ass stadium sports cups. But the runs that are two hours or more I definitely start to feel it. I haven't really found a solution to that yet. I thought once about like having a tiny bit of water in a small bottle but I hate the extra cargo so I ditched that like immediately. When doing an organized run where they have water stations, I made it a rule to always take the water cups. Always, Jerry. Since they're typically set up about 2-3 miles apart, it's a nice luxury. I typically take one sip (or 2-3 max) to wet my whistle and pour the rest on my head and down my back. The cool water is a nice shock to the system that I've always thought helps my body feel like it hit "reset," at least for a little bit, because it is mad refreshing on hot days and therefore helps me temporarily forget about how miserable I am. But of course when you're half 'thonning or 'thonning, you gotta strike the perfect balance between drinking enough water to keep your whistle wet but not drinking so much that you have to stop and pee.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 02, 2014, 12:32:59 PM
T-y! I'll type more later on tonight or tomorrow. I'm gonna go slam a whole stuffed crust and sleep through the Super Bowl.
Where's the race report?!?

Okay. It has been exactly four weeks so I guess I should finally get around to typing up the report of my first marathon. Warning: prolly gonna be long and elicit a Martavious DNR or two. But really it's more for my own posterity than for any of your enjoyment. Read or skim or skip if you want. Whatevs.

So it was my first marathon. It was the Rock and Roll marathon (half and full) in New Orleans, so that was fun. My previous long run was 22 miles, so I was confident I could probably do the full without stopping but I was still feeling like I was in a bit of a gray area going into the race. Race day weather was kinda perfect. Maybe 55 or 60 degrees and hazy. It was threatening to rain all day, which would've sucked ass, but the most we got was sprinkles. So got pretty lucky on the weather.

Pre-race buzz: way fun. Maybe about 10,000 people? I would say that probably about 75% of them were just doing the half. Beforehand there's all this music pumping and everyone's there at like 6:30 am and hopping around and stretching and full of anticipation and whatnot. Fun. (Actually the fun anticipation started the day before at packet pickup, which was this rough ridin' giant expo at the Convention Center where I got to play runner Plink-O, sample chocolate milk, and watch a guy ride a giant mechanical bull except instead of a bull it was a running shoe.)  Anyway, everyone's all abuzz before the race Sunday morning and it's not even 7 am. Some runners are in costume but not that many.

Race starts. Goes through the CBD (elite NOLA reference) for about a mile and then up St. Charles. Immediately there are tons of spectators sitting in lawn chairs with signs, drinking Bloody Marys and cheering on runners and having a great time. I can't stress enough how important this was. When you're running for over five hours straight it gets boring as crap and it's nice to have something entertaining and constantly changing to look at. One girl had a sign making fun of us all for being slower than the Kenyans, one guy had a sign that said "run like u just farted," one guy had a sign that said "In this race there's no time for Walken" with a picture of Christopher Walken's face crossed out. Oh and one gaggle of super hot Pure Barre instructors had a bunch of signs that were funny, one of which said "Don't Poop (out)!" So that's something to look at that keeps it entertaining.

The first 10 miles or so wasn't all that noteworthy since I'd done 10 mile runs a number of times. So no reason to spend much time on that, other than to say that some of the booths were giving away things I'd never seen before. In addition to water and gatorade, there were booths where people were giving away tongue depressors covered in Vaseline (for the nips), and there was a booth giving away little salt packets. Apparently sodium helps you somehow. I took it and put some on my tongue. Might've helped, no idea.

Around mile 11 my IT band started to flare up near the knee, which was worrisome because it had been bothering me earlier. But I took my mind off it quickly when I saw this guy who had to have been about 75 years old. He was wearing a tanktop that said "1200 Marathons Larry" and was just carrying on conversations with people at nearly the half marathon mark like it wasn't no thang. So I guess that was some inspirado.

After the halfway point things got a lot worse and a shitton more boring. Up until the fork at the end of the half that divides the half marathon and the whole, there are spectators, and signs, and other runners in costume, and all kinds of fun crap to look at. After the halfway point it's basically just you and a handful of people who are way rough ridin' faster than you. Barely any spectators at all. And your body is starting to revolt so it basically just becomes a test of willpower at that point. Luckily my Nike Running App has a music shuffle feature that kept me entertained. It literally went from an aria from some Verdi opera straight into Baja Men "Who Let The Dogs Out."  Problem was my iPhone brightness was set to autobrightness accidentally, and my battery died after about 4 and a half hours, so I ran the last...4 miles? of the marathon just alone with my pain and terrible thoughts. It got so goddamn boring.

Oh and to make the last half harder, the route went out by the lakefront and there were a lot of hills thrown in. They weren't huge but at that point any incline sucks balls, not only because you have to run over it, but because you have to run over it AGAIN when the course does the hairpin turn around mile 18 or whatever and retraces the ground. :curse:  Oh also it was at this point that the water stations started giving out other things, too. Like pretzels, animal crackers, saltines, bananas, Gu packets (which I tried and it was gu-ross), and of course normal water and gatorade, which was good because these pretzels are making me thirsty. Oh and there was some insane old woman out there around mile 22, which was basically not near any home or business, who came out in the middle of the road holding a bar waitress tray with tiny shot glasses full of martinis. HEY LADY. NO ONE WANTS THOSE RIGHT NOW, GTFO. Also there were occasional neighborhood folks set up in a front yard or side of the highway tailgating setup, with one guy karaokeing inspirational songs like "Don't Stop Believin'" and then another house that was just blaring the theme from Rocky on repeat. Stuff like that kept SB at least somewhat entertained during a long-ass and very often boring run.

I knew future Mrs. SB & friends were going to be set up to cheer me on somewhere around mile 25, so honestly that was incredible motivation to keep going once I started having doubts and srs pain around mile 19 or 20. They were out in full force and made signs and it was great. Also them setting up at mile 25 was great because it meant that I was motivated to keep running until I got to them, and once I did, I was in excruciating pain pretty much everywhere but I was so close to the finish that there's no way I was gonna stop after that. But that last mile was rough ridin' awful. I was confident I wouldn't quit but it WAS NOT FUN. Even when I had like .3 miles left in the whole thing I was asking people on the side, "HOLY CRAP AM I ALMOST THERE THIS IS AWFUL". Anyway, take this marathon protip from your pal SB: have a good group of people to cheer you on and have them set up around mile 25, if possible. Can't stress that enough. Was srs motivation.

When I crossed the finish line it was a very very great feeling. I was weirdly not really out of breath, I think because by that point I was running insanely slow. Just so slow, guys. So slow. I got a sweet participation medal, though. And a lot of free gatorade and chocolate milk. And right afterwards I saw a pallet full of bags of ice and just plopped my sore hammies right down on those badboys. Felt so good.

Walking afterward was slow and painful. Downed a Mich Ultra during the post-race party, which had pretty much cleared out by the time I crossed the finish line lmao rofl. There was almost no one there and the Mich Ultra truck was packing up. BUT SB WAS STILL PAK'ING UP, AMIRITE? Went down so smooth.

Then I went home. Someone else drove, which is another protip. You will not be able to safely operate car pedals if you are a pud runner like me. I went home and took a heavenly warm bath. Turns out the Pizza Hut that I was to order my stuffed crust victory pizza from doesn't deliver (lolwat), so I was gonna order some second-rate non stuffed crust crap from a different place but a pizza angel surprised me with a Pizza Hut stuffed crust jalapeno and bacon large. I downed it all and pretty much didn't get off the couch after that because it was very very very painful to do anything. I honestly should've taken the next day of work off but I am a stud so I didn't.

But I didn't stop once and I didn't poop (out), so those were really my two goals. Oh, ready to lmao? I finished in just under 5 hours and 45 minutes. So comically slow but idgaf. Of all the people who ran the full, I got 2443rd out of 2759th. Pretty bad. Would potentially run again though. Maybe.

Signing off,
1 Marathons SB
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on March 02, 2014, 12:48:19 PM
thanks, SB! enjoyed reading that. not sure that i'll ever want to do a full, we'll see how i feel after doing a half in april.

your iphone dying sounds like one of the worst parts. music helps a lot.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 02, 2014, 02:13:41 PM
After you do your first half you will most definitely want to do your first full. It's weird. But it's very, very braggable, so there's that.
Title: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 02, 2014, 02:16:25 PM
After you do your first half you will most definitely want to do your first full. It's weird. But it's very, very braggable, so there's that.

And then right after your first full you will swear you're good and will never do another one. And then a month will pass and you'll be all, "holy crap I was slow, can't wait to try to beat it."

It's a terrible cycle. :feelsbadman: But it's very braggable, so there's that.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 02, 2014, 03:13:58 PM
Great write up, SB. Welcome to the super elite 1% club.

I can totally relate to the downs and ups of running. "Eff this marathon I'm never doing another. Oh wait. I can do better. Let's marathon." I'm a pretty decent half'er but terribly slow full'er. If I ever get over this back injury, I'll head build up for another one. It's a disease but I know that I can break the four hour barrier. Gotta do it. Ultimately, I want a crack at 50 miles but health first. Don't want to be a cripple from running injured.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 02, 2014, 04:28:01 PM
4 hours is an unreachable foolish goal for SB.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 02, 2014, 05:17:51 PM
Do marathon runners ever contemplate the irony that they're engaging in a race, the distance of which killed the person involved in the original event?  Serious responses only, please.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 02, 2014, 07:12:28 PM
Often discussed. Not planning to run that hard.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 02, 2014, 07:13:06 PM
4 hours is an unreachable foolish goal for SB.
What's your half time?
Title: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 02, 2014, 08:21:31 PM
Do marathon runners ever contemplate the irony that they're engaging in a race, the distance of which killed the person involved in the original event?  Serious responses only, please.

Lol @ trying to run fast during a marathon

Lol @ the original guy trying to do it without salt packets and vaseline on his nips and gatorade and animal crackers and Gu packets

Lol @ this pud loser not having a mile 25 cheering section

Lol @ this pud loser being a guy from like probably 7000 years ago, I mean yeah, maybe we should put a hoops star from 7000 years ago up against Shaq and see how he does

Lol @ you believing what is probably an old wive's (wives'?) tale

Lol @ this dax-style beatdown you're currently recieving, friend
Title: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 02, 2014, 08:23:47 PM
but jk we are still IRL friends :cheers:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 02, 2014, 10:14:16 PM
 :cheers:
Just lookin' out for ya, SB.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on March 02, 2014, 10:20:42 PM
greek dude definitely had Vaseline on his nips
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 02, 2014, 10:26:26 PM
greek dude definitely had Vaseline on his nips


  :surprised: :surprised: :surprised: :surprised:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on March 02, 2014, 10:40:54 PM
greek dude definitely had Vaseline on his nips


  :surprised: :surprised: :surprised: :surprised:

If not from massive blood loss through the N's, then how did he die then?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on March 03, 2014, 01:39:54 AM
Great read, SB.  Can't wait till the weather thaws out up here.  Time for Dlew to get his feet on the street and shed off some of this winter weight.

Getting new shoes this week!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 03, 2014, 03:17:23 AM

greek dude definitely had Vaseline on his nips


  :surprised: :surprised: :surprised: :surprised:

If not from massive blood loss through the N's, then how did he die then?

Oh man. I saw a guy at the thon who obviously decided not to lube up and by mile 19 his nips were sooo bloody you guys. Felt bad for him because he had two blood trails running all the way down his CU Buffs tank top, which looked painful. But mainly I felt bad for him because he was a good-looking CU elite who was momentarily less good-looking.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on March 14, 2014, 03:34:48 PM
Big 12 5k tomorrow AM!!!!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on March 14, 2014, 03:52:11 PM
Big 12 5k tomorrow AM!!!!

I am ready (not really) but still going to give it my best. I ran 1.5 miles yesterday and finished while cursing the entire idea of running in general, but 5 mins later I couldn't wait to do it again.

I got these recently and they are great to run in. If you see a guy wearing them in the way back of the group it is probably mocat.

(http://images.eastbay.com/is/79958004/large_wide/nike-free-4.0-v3-mens/)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on March 14, 2014, 04:00:11 PM
I'll be super hungover.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on March 14, 2014, 04:04:31 PM
 :sdeek:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on March 14, 2014, 04:23:04 PM
I'm going to hope that LCD Soundsystem can pull me through this thing  :pray:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 14, 2014, 07:46:36 PM
Oh man mocat those shoes are :love:

Ran last night for the first time since the marathon about 6 weeks ago. Took 'er easy. Went a cool 1.2 miles in like 14 minutes. :lol:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on March 14, 2014, 11:35:25 PM
these...I couldn't decide on a color so I got all the colors:
(http://www.mmicupue.com/images/ms/662293/xlt245n204.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: bones129 on March 14, 2014, 11:43:48 PM
these...I couldn't decide on a color so I got all the colors:
(http://www.mmicupue.com/images/ms/662293/xlt245n204.jpg)

Good for night runs, obviously.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on March 15, 2014, 11:57:33 AM
33:30! Zomg
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: ChiCat on March 15, 2014, 01:26:58 PM
these...I couldn't decide on a color so I got all the colors:
(http://www.mmicupue.com/images/ms/662293/xlt245n204.jpg)

There is too much going on there for my mind to even be able to form an opinion them
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on March 15, 2014, 03:10:26 PM

We were like real close. Hungover run fun. That crossroads Hill is gross.
33:30! Zomg
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: wetwillie on March 15, 2014, 04:58:03 PM
I walked 6.5 miles today at 3 mph per google.  I'd like to go 20 miles eventually.  Should I take several months and build up to it?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on March 15, 2014, 05:40:26 PM

We were like real close. Hungover run fun. That crossroads Hill is gross.
33:30! Zomg

:D that hill, wyandotte between like 18th and 16th is the only time I walked
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 16, 2014, 12:44:53 AM
Look at all us studs. Look at us.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on March 21, 2014, 11:22:45 AM
I want to run my first half next month.  Just decided like a week ago.  If I add one mile a week to my weekend run I will be at 11 miles the week before.  Will continue with mixed strength, cardio, light run during the week that I normally do.

Will this work or should I find a different run a month or so later to allow more time?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on March 21, 2014, 11:35:26 AM
I ran 1.25 miles on the treadmill (elevation 0) really fast the other morning and I had to wait awhile before showering so I wouldn't still be sweating when I got out. annoying.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 21, 2014, 11:53:38 AM
I want to run my first half next month.  Just decided like a week ago.  If I add one mile a week to my weekend run I will be at 11 miles the week before.  Will continue with mixed strength, cardio, light run during the week that I normally do.

Will this work or should I find a different run a month or so later to allow more time?
With no base, you'd want an extra month or two to build. If you're already rocking six miles, you should be OK. Don't go eleven the last weekend. Drop back to eight. You'll want to taper the long run. Save it for race day.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on March 21, 2014, 11:55:15 AM
guys I can run 1+ miles no big deal now. it still hurts like crazy all over, but mentally i'm not begging myself to quit the entire time anymore.  :D
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on March 21, 2014, 11:59:01 AM

guys I can run 1+ miles no big deal now. it still hurts like crazy all over, but mentally i'm not begging myself to quit the entire time anymore.  :D

I still hate it. I don't think I will ever not.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on March 21, 2014, 12:02:08 PM
running outside is like 10000000000 x better than running on a treadmill. try that steve
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: ydarg2012 on March 21, 2014, 12:07:48 PM
I walked 6.5 miles today at 3 mph per google.  I'd like to go 20 miles eventually.  Should I take several months and build up to it?

Do you use an app for this?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on March 21, 2014, 12:21:38 PM
running outside is like 10000000000 x better than running on a treadmill. try that steve

will when it's warm enough. probably is now.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: wetwillie on March 21, 2014, 12:49:23 PM
I walked 6.5 miles today at 3 mph per google.  I'd like to go 20 miles eventually.  Should I take several months and build up to it?

Do you use an app for this?

Yes it is called " My Tracks"  shows real time on a map where you are, current speed, average speed, total distance.  Several other metrics too.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on March 21, 2014, 02:36:40 PM
With no base, you'd want an extra month or two to build. If you're already rocking six miles, you should be OK. Don't go eleven the last weekend. Drop back to eight. You'll want to taper the long run. Save it for race day.

Thanks IPA, been doing 5ish on the reg so will give it a shot.  May wait a couple weeks to register just in case.

running outside is like 10000000000 x better than running on a treadmill. try that steve

Yes, especially when you can run here :gocho:
(http://i61.tinypic.com/263eyo9.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on March 23, 2014, 08:27:45 PM
So I decided today I was gonna quit being a FP and go for a run. I ran almost a mile without puking  :excited: I used to run 5-6 a day when I was still playing sports but that was 2 knee surgeries ago. Knees didn't hurt either which is really good
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 23, 2014, 09:19:27 PM
Go job TBT. Rehab those knees and get back to running.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 26, 2014, 11:34:05 PM
I want to run my first half next month.  Just decided like a week ago.  If I add one mile a week to my weekend run I will be at 11 miles the week before.  Will continue with mixed strength, cardio, light run during the week that I normally do.

Will this work or should I find a different run a month or so later to allow more time?
With no base, you'd want an extra month or two to build. If you're already rocking six miles, you should be OK. Don't go eleven the last weekend. Drop back to eight. You'll want to taper the long run. Save it for race day.

I would say you'll be able to do it without stopping. Don't try to go for speed or anything when you run the half. Someone (this thread?) told me that your time is wholly irrelevant in your first half and that is correct. The only thing that matters is finishing. I second the advice to taper back and not do 11 the week before. Do, maybe, 7 or 8? Then pace yourself at the half and you'll be fine. I jumped from 8 to 13 and it wasn't a big deal. Once you've done 10 you can do 13, I think. It's mainly a mental block to hurdle at that point and running in an actual race will probably be so fun that you'll hurdle it no problemo.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 27, 2014, 06:32:48 AM
My back has been feeling better of late. I ran for thirty minutes on Tuesday. Tightened up again on Wednesday. Sigh. Some day this nonsense will end.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: AST on March 31, 2014, 06:35:48 PM
just cranked out 9 miles.  pretty pleased as it was only my 4th run this year.  those other 3 hill runs really paid off.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on March 31, 2014, 07:20:13 PM
I just put in 3 and it felt like 30....I tallied up excuses as I went....in order: 1) I think I'm sick  2) Didn't eat enough at lunch 3) Man this wind sucks 4) stupid downtown hills 5) SUN IN FACE 6) not the normal amount of runners on my route to keep me going 7) upcoming birthday, getting older 8) Loser, you are just out of shape.

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 31, 2014, 09:39:06 PM
Ran 6.3 tonight. First real long run since the 'thon which was now nearly two months ago. Feels good 2B back.  :gocho:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 31, 2014, 10:08:14 PM
Play Ultimate every monday, kept my running app on and tracked the mileage: 3.8  :gocho:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 01, 2014, 03:53:07 PM
I play Ultimate...Fakebook. When I run. Every Monday. :gocho:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on April 01, 2014, 04:10:04 PM
Excellent source of cardio?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on April 01, 2014, 08:27:03 PM
Ran a 1.01 miles today in 9:15. Look out, Jim Ryun, here comes WonderMeal.

 :gocho:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 01, 2014, 09:40:45 PM
Ran a 1.01 miles today in 9:15. Look out, Jim Ryun, here comes WonderMeal.

 :gocho:


:cheers: 

Sometime when I'm home in Kansas we can go for a jog 2gether
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Headinjun on April 01, 2014, 10:25:38 PM
STOP IT BENNY!!!

Walk away from excess running, study says

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/31/4030986/walk-away-from-excess-running.html#storylink=cpy

Keep up the fitness, just don't Jim Fix yourself.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on April 02, 2014, 04:43:15 PM
Hey guys.  First run of spring (~2 miles) was hard as hell and I went pretty slow.

 :gocho:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 02, 2014, 05:23:31 PM
STOP IT BENNY!!!

Walk away from excess running, study says

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/31/4030986/walk-away-from-excess-running.html#storylink=cpy

Keep up the fitness, just don't Jim Fix yourself.

Oh don't worry. This is all a fad for your pal SB. Gonna get married soon and then totally let myself go. :gocho:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on April 02, 2014, 06:42:21 PM
I mostly run late at night and was stopped by the police once. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on April 03, 2014, 10:53:33 AM
Hey guys.  First run of spring (~2 miles) was hard as hell and I went pretty slow.

 :gocho:
Oh mama.  Am i ever hurting today.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 03, 2014, 12:26:59 PM
My back has been feeling better of late. I ran for thirty minutes on Tuesday. Tightened up again on Wednesday. Sigh. Some day this nonsense will end.
I ran again. No pain the next day. This is a great thing.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 03, 2014, 12:40:23 PM
Ran "for speed" last night for the first time ever. Did two miles in just under 18 minutes lol so slow
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on April 03, 2014, 01:33:13 PM
Ran "for speed" last night for the first time ever. Did two miles in just under 18 minutes lol so slow

that's not that bad
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on April 03, 2014, 01:41:41 PM
how tall are you skin ben?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: the_ugly_clown on April 03, 2014, 02:41:40 PM
2 miles yesterday. Might go 2 more tonight.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 03, 2014, 02:43:33 PM
If you're sore the day after a run, you either ran too far for your fitness or too fast.

Usually it's the latter.

Run often, mostly slow, sometimes fast.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on April 03, 2014, 02:44:57 PM
Ran "for speed" last night for the first time ever. Did two miles in just under 18 minutes lol so slow

that's not that bad

yeah, what a humblebrag
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on April 03, 2014, 02:46:02 PM
I ran a mile in 10 minutes this morning and I could feel the wind whipping by my face I was going so fast. And I was in my basement on my treadmill watching the news in closed captions.

EDIT: incline 0
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 03, 2014, 03:13:53 PM
If I had gone even .25 miles more it would've added 11 minutes to that total. no humblebrag. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on April 13, 2014, 10:57:22 AM
Ran two miles today.  Ran pretty well and didn't have to stop and walk not even once.  I even ran extra fast the last 100 yards just to show the world that it was no big whoop.

I might run 2 and a half miles next time.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: kim carnes on April 13, 2014, 12:15:56 PM
most of these posts should go in the shame yourself thread
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 14, 2014, 10:14:04 AM
Another successful run. Woot! Looking forward to some trails once the spring rains ease a bit.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: EMAWmeister on April 14, 2014, 12:35:38 PM
I'm gonna start running, guys.  :emawkid:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 14, 2014, 03:01:08 PM
I'm gonna start running, guys.  :emawkid:

Get real running shoes. Spend like $110 and get a gait analysis and all that. That way you A) won't hurt yourself, and B) will actually be encouraged to do it a lot since you spent so much on shoes. P.S. 'grats.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on April 14, 2014, 04:09:47 PM
I'm gonna start running, guys.  :emawkid:

Get real running shoes. Spend like $110 and get a gait analysis and all that. That way you A) won't hurt yourself, and B) will actually be encouraged to do it a lot since you spent so much on shoes. P.S. 'grats.
Getting gait analysis is not necessarily something everyone needs, but if you have a bad gait, its a bad place to be.  You won't know you have a bad gait and you can really hurt yourself with it.  I had high school coaches not diagnose my bad gait and even recommend shoes that made it worse and it killed me for running for years.   I'd get terrible shin splints, terrible stitches in my side, it made running no fun.  It was only a few years ago that I started running again because I finally figured out what I was doing wrong.    Haven't had any issues since!

My buddy in the airforce can get people on base for an examination, but i'm not certain who normally offers this service, commercially.

An option, and its not for everyone, is just get those barefoot running shoes (e.g Vibram 5 fingers) and learn to run on the balls of your feet... if you wear those and have bad form, you'll figure it out in a hurry.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: EMADUB on April 18, 2014, 10:55:44 PM
First off, this video is chilling. #WeWillRun
http://youtu.be/TXSOSSGJYO0

Secondly , A week from Resurection Sunday I am attempting my first marathon in OKC. I am super nervous. Ran two 20 milers in training and hit a wall at 17 both times. After listening to some podcasts/ reading stuff I see I need to re-fuel around 16-18.

SB and all other  marathoners
What works the best? Those funny looking jelly beans? Unleavened bread? Power bars? Pizza?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 18, 2014, 11:23:21 PM
So you haven't used any fuel in training. Oof. That stinks. Race day is a bad day to learn that gels turn your stomach.

Caloric needs and what you consume are very individualized. Personally, I like to eat half of a Clif Bar every hour. Rarely will I consume gels. However others love them. I have friends that like pb&j.

You need food intake hourly. If you wait until sixteen miles, your body won't be able to process it fast enough to get it to your muscles. My running coach started me at sixty calories per hour.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CNS on April 18, 2014, 11:59:07 PM
60/hr? I burn twice that while sleeping according to the body bug thing I bought last year.   In absolute rest,  I burn btwn 1.9 & 2/ min.   When jogging,  in the low to mid teens per min.

My burn is high because of my size and weight,  but 1/min during such high need seems crazy low to me.   
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 19, 2014, 12:05:53 AM
Our bodies have a large storage capacity. The 60 cal/hr intake keeps you from bonking before you finish. You aren't trying to consume the same as you are burning.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on April 19, 2014, 12:39:49 AM
So, anytime you exercise, your body burns sugar (i.e blood sugar) to meet the sudden need for excess energy.  Any diabetic will tell you having too much blood sugar is a bad thing, so you only have so much blood sugar in your system (say a few miles worth of running) at any one time. Now, your body, not wanting to waste energy reserves converts sugars into fats when your blood sugar is at a normal level, which, in periods in which you're beginning to expend your blood sugar it begins to cash in.  However the process that breaks down fat into energy is much slower than the process that converts sugar into energy.  As a result, if your energy demand is high (marathon) your body simply can't break down fats into energy fast enough to keep up.  Eventually you will run out of blood sugar and be physically incapable of maintaining your pace by burning only fat.  A quick shot of simple carbs/sugars allows your body to bridge the gap between the energy its getting from fat reserves and how much energy you're needing.

Thats why you only need 60 cal/hour, whereas you're burning 1000+/hour.  It supplements your existing sugar/fat reserves to create a sustainable pace of energy consumption.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Lynchmobrules on April 19, 2014, 11:49:56 AM
Ran a 5k this morning. Didn't really train for it. Finished in 28 minutes. Enjoyed it quite a bit. Will continue as long as my knees can hold up.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on April 19, 2014, 12:12:16 PM
Had about the easiest two and a half mile run I've had in the last year or so.  I found out that taking allergy medicine (Nasocort!) before you run makes it way easier.  Gonna start steadily increasing my distance. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on April 19, 2014, 04:04:09 PM
I want to run my first half next month.  Just decided like a week ago.  If I add one mile a week to my weekend run I will be at 11 miles the week before.  Will continue with mixed strength, cardio, light run during the week that I normally do.

Will this work or should I find a different run a month or so later to allow more time?
With no base, you'd want an extra month or two to build. If you're already rocking six miles, you should be OK. Don't go eleven the last weekend. Drop back to eight. You'll want to taper the long run. Save it for race day.

I would say you'll be able to do it without stopping. Don't try to go for speed or anything when you run the half. Someone (this thread?) told me that your time is wholly irrelevant in your first half and that is correct. The only thing that matters is finishing. I second the advice to taper back and not do 11 the week before. Do, maybe, 7 or 8? Then pace yourself at the half and you'll be fine. I jumped from 8 to 13 and it wasn't a big deal. Once you've done 10 you can do 13, I think. It's mainly a mental block to hurdle at that point and running in an actual race will probably be so fun that you'll hurdle it no problemo.

Thanks the for the advice guys.  I successfully completed the half this morning.  I did drop back to 8 miles last weekend and then took it really easy this week.  I was pumped up and full adrenaline so started at a faster pace than I have been training.  I was feeling good and I'm too damn competitive to slow down until I really have to.  Finished in 1:46, almost a minute and a half per mile faster than my average training pace.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 19, 2014, 04:10:34 PM
Sweet race!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 21, 2014, 12:54:22 PM
I want to run my first half next month.  Just decided like a week ago.  If I add one mile a week to my weekend run I will be at 11 miles the week before.  Will continue with mixed strength, cardio, light run during the week that I normally do.

Will this work or should I find a different run a month or so later to allow more time?
With no base, you'd want an extra month or two to build. If you're already rocking six miles, you should be OK. Don't go eleven the last weekend. Drop back to eight. You'll want to taper the long run. Save it for race day.

I would say you'll be able to do it without stopping. Don't try to go for speed or anything when you run the half. Someone (this thread?) told me that your time is wholly irrelevant in your first half and that is correct. The only thing that matters is finishing. I second the advice to taper back and not do 11 the week before. Do, maybe, 7 or 8? Then pace yourself at the half and you'll be fine. I jumped from 8 to 13 and it wasn't a big deal. Once you've done 10 you can do 13, I think. It's mainly a mental block to hurdle at that point and running in an actual race will probably be so fun that you'll hurdle it no problemo.

Thanks the for the advice guys.  I successfully completed the half this morning.  I did drop back to 8 miles last weekend and then took it really easy this week.  I was pumped up and full adrenaline so started at a faster pace than I have been training.  I was feeling good and I'm too damn competitive to slow down until I really have to.  Finished in 1:46, almost a minute and a half per mile faster than my average training pace.

Holy crap tdaver! Increds work.

Guys! I get to do a little distance running in Hawaii this week. Can't wait. :cool:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on April 21, 2014, 05:51:44 PM
http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/sc/web/show/3393860/perfect-runner-the
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on April 26, 2014, 11:58:48 PM
Did my first half marathon today. The rain kicked my ass, holy rough ridin' cold. Still managed to get under 2:30 tho
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 27, 2014, 06:27:40 AM
Did my first half marathon today. The rain kicked my ass, holy rough ridin' cold. Still managed to get under 2:30 tho
Well done! I had several friends running yesterday in that crappy rain.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 30, 2014, 09:20:53 AM
Did my first half marathon today. The rain kicked my ass, holy rough ridin' cold. Still managed to get under 2:30 tho

AbeFroman, 'grats. How was the need to poop situation?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on May 04, 2014, 05:38:21 PM
Half today.  Previously injured knee hurts.  Ooooouch.  I can still say that in every distance race I've run, at some point I've thought, "Why am I doing this? I don't think I'm going to do this any more."  Of course, I always do it again.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 05, 2014, 10:08:55 AM
Yep. I ran 10 miles over the weekend and it was ruff stuff. Ruff stuff. Considering I did a full less than three months ago, that's pretty sad. Of course I had basically put running on hiatus and eaten like pure crud for a few months, but still. It's ridiculous how quickly you can, like, lose it.  :sadpeek:


Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on May 05, 2014, 11:08:18 AM
I did a 2 mile trail run in the Appalachian Mtns on Sunday morning. I think I might start back up for reals.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 8manpick on May 05, 2014, 12:55:01 PM
Operation stop being fat and get in shape for fall rugby starts today :party:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: joda on May 05, 2014, 08:00:57 PM
Hey goEMAW runners. Back in January I asked for recommendations for dealing with shin splints. Took the advice and got some good compression socks and some new shoes. Didn't help and seemed they got worse. Finally went to the doctor and found I had a stress fracture in both shins. Tomorrow I get to attempt to run for the first time since. I'm only allowed to actually run for a mile, but really, really, really hoping for pain free.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on May 05, 2014, 09:31:21 PM
Hey goEMAW runners. Back in January I asked for recommendations for dealing with shin splints. Took the advice and got some good compression socks and some new shoes. Didn't help and seemed they got worse. Finally went to the doctor and found I had a stress fracture in both shins. Tomorrow I get to attempt to run for the first time since. I'm only allowed to actually run for a mile, but really, really, really hoping for pain free.

The solution is not to run. Pump iron. Squat and dead lift. Build stud beef bones and not shattered hollow bird bones.

Then run. If you still want to.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: joda on May 05, 2014, 10:29:13 PM
Hey goEMAW runners. Back in January I asked for recommendations for dealing with shin splints. Took the advice and got some good compression socks and some new shoes. Didn't help and seemed they got worse. Finally went to the doctor and found I had a stress fracture in both shins. Tomorrow I get to attempt to run for the first time since. I'm only allowed to actually run for a mile, but really, really, really hoping for pain free.

The solution is not to run. Pump iron. Squat and dead lift. Build stud beef bones and not shattered hollow bird bones.

Then run. If you still want to.

I've been lifting pretty heavy since I've been out. I still want to run though. I love the way I feel after a good run. Not really long distance running but a good 5-10k.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on May 06, 2014, 06:02:02 AM
Steve Dave you should really run on at least a two.  0 will wear the tread out faster. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on May 06, 2014, 06:14:56 AM

Steve Dave you should really run on at least a two.  0 will wear the tread out faster.

the tread of what? shoes? treadmill?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: joda on May 06, 2014, 10:06:13 PM
Great news! Did my mile "run" today pain free. Now to start building up distance again :Woot:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 06, 2014, 10:41:52 PM
We should have like a gE hundreds club where all us stud runners keep track of our distance on an app and then get free premium when we get a hundred total miles under our belt.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on May 07, 2014, 07:07:11 AM
We should have like a gE hundreds club where all us stud runners keep track of our distance on an app and then get free premium when we get a hundred total miles under our belt.

that would take like 100 days  :dubious:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on May 07, 2014, 07:08:50 AM
ran outside this morning. my treadmill has a nice cushion'y bounce but the concrete is hard and the outside of my feet feel bad about it. 

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: the_ugly_clown on May 07, 2014, 07:11:40 AM
Operation stop being fat and get in shape for fall rugby starts today :party:

3.25miles yesterday!!! ps i LOVE watching rugby, spent a month in New Zealand and got hooked. It's like their NFL, MLB, NHL all wrapped into one sport.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mr Bread on May 07, 2014, 03:41:37 PM
ran outside this morning. my treadmill has a nice cushion'y bounce but the concrete is hard and the outside of my feet feel bad about it. 

(http://goEMAW.com/forum/Themes/chemical_light/images/post/thumbdown.gif)

Even with the Mizunos?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on May 07, 2014, 03:57:38 PM
have you ever been to Omaha? it's all concrete with control joints every 10 feet or whatever. no asphalt.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mr Bread on May 07, 2014, 04:17:09 PM
No I have not.  I also just learned that the on purpose lines carved in sidewalks are called control joints.  I also learned about expansion joints. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Pete on May 07, 2014, 04:52:12 PM
I have been getting back into to it for the past couple months.  I run outside.  Started at about 1.5 miles per run, and doing about 3 miles per run now, but it really sucks after I hit the 2 mile mark.  It's weird.  Like I am perfectly fine at 2 miles and then it hits me hard.  Though, I have only been doing 3 miles a run for a little over a week.  I try and do it 3-6 times per week, but we'll see what happens when it gets hot outside, I may puss out.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on May 07, 2014, 06:38:19 PM
I have been getting back into to it for the past couple months.  I run outside.  Started at about 1.5 miles per run, and doing about 3 miles per run now, but it really sucks after I hit the 2 mile mark.  It's weird.  Like I am perfectly fine at 2 miles and then it hits me hard.  Though, I have only been doing 3 miles a run for a little over a week.  I try and do it 3-6 times per week, but we'll see what happens when it gets hot outside, I may puss out.
3-4 times per week is plenty. Stretch one run a little further than the other two/three.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on May 07, 2014, 08:01:53 PM
ran outside this morning. my treadmill has a nice cushion'y bounce but the concrete is hard and the outside of my feet feel bad about it. 

(http://goEMAW.com/forum/Themes/chemical_light/images/post/thumbdown.gif)

Even with the Mizunos?

new ones aren't here yet. though I have a strong feeling that they won't help given I suck ass at running.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 07, 2014, 09:23:35 PM

I have been getting back into to it for the past couple months.  I run outside.  Started at about 1.5 miles per run, and doing about 3 miles per run now, but it really sucks after I hit the 2 mile mark.  It's weird.  Like I am perfectly fine at 2 miles and then it hits me hard.  Though, I have only been doing 3 miles a run for a little over a week.  I try and do it 3-6 times per week, but we'll see what happens when it gets hot outside, I may puss out.

6 times per week is way too many imo. Your muscles need time to recover. What goes wrong after 2 miles? Muscles or breathing?

I do 3 runs per week, or try to. Two smallies with this big ol' running group thingy in NOLA and one on Saturdays that's considerably longer.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SwiftCat on May 09, 2014, 02:27:39 PM
Just ran 2 miles in just under 11 minutes and I want to brag about it.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Gooch on May 09, 2014, 02:32:41 PM
Guys i just drove 2 blocks to the gas station to get drink.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 09, 2014, 02:36:28 PM
Just ran 2 miles in just under 11 minutes and I want to brag about it.

 :eek:  Swift!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on May 09, 2014, 03:00:27 PM
I was chastised for bragging itt, but that is pretty fast. Congrats.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on May 09, 2014, 03:22:46 PM
Just ran 2 miles in just under 11 minutes and I want to brag about it.

 :sdeek:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SwiftCat on May 09, 2014, 03:31:17 PM
I didn't even know I could run that fast!

 I haven't really ever run distance before. I started running maybe 4 weeks ago, going running once or twice a week, and I wanted to get an idea of where I was so I really pushed myself.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CNS on May 09, 2014, 03:36:16 PM
If you run a 5:30 split and have never run before, well, that is just unbelievable.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SwiftCat on May 09, 2014, 03:40:04 PM
I ran track in high school, but did sprints and hurdles.

Without trying to hard previously, I was able to run 7:15 pace for 4 miles. I expected to be something like 12:30 for two miles.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SwiftCat on May 09, 2014, 03:41:37 PM
Maybe this weekend I'll try and prove it and post my route/map whatever.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CNS on May 09, 2014, 03:42:34 PM
I didn't mean to imply that you lied.  Just that it is an unbelievably fast run for low experience or anyone that isn't competing. 

Evidently you missed a calling.

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SwiftCat on May 09, 2014, 03:48:21 PM
Haha yeah sorry. I think I reacted defensively because I'm skeptical myself.

This does make me want to compete this summer. Maybe I'll do a 5k
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: hemmy on May 09, 2014, 03:51:27 PM
I ran to the mailbox yesterday and only took 1 break to catch my breath.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on May 09, 2014, 04:16:41 PM
There's a 5K pace distribution chart on this page:

http://www.pace-calculator.com/5k-pace-comparison.php
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on May 09, 2014, 10:45:01 PM
I ran between terminals at MSP today. As I ran to the end of F, I was thankful that I'd been running and biking through the winter and spring. Made the flight. Barely. :Woot:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 09, 2014, 10:53:23 PM
Termy 2 makes me sad.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Spracne on May 09, 2014, 10:56:38 PM
Jesus Christ. You should change your name to SwiftCat :sdeek:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Pete on May 09, 2014, 11:16:27 PM


I have been getting back into to it for the past couple months.  I run outside.  Started at about 1.5 miles per run, and doing about 3 miles per run now, but it really sucks after I hit the 2 mile mark.  It's weird.  Like I am perfectly fine at 2 miles and then it hits me hard.  Though, I have only been doing 3 miles a run for a little over a week.  I try and do it 3-6 times per week, but we'll see what happens when it gets hot outside, I may puss out.

6 times per week is way too many imo. Your muscles need time to recover. What goes wrong after 2 miles? Muscles or breathing?

I do 3 runs per week, or try to. Two smallies with this big ol' running group thingy in NOLA and one on Saturdays that's considerably longer.

My muscles usually die before my lungs, but if it's humid my lungs seem to go first.

If I wait a couple days, my next run is easy as crap.  However, I am running to shed pounds, not because I care about how far I run.

I think I will start getting  back into lifting, and do running every other day between lifts.


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on May 09, 2014, 11:19:21 PM
I hate running guys. it's so dumb.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Pete on May 09, 2014, 11:40:20 PM

I hate running guys. it's so dumb.

Ya, but burns loads of calories.  Means to and end.


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on May 09, 2014, 11:42:12 PM

I hate running guys. it's so dumb.

Ya, but burns loads of calories.  Means to and end.


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SUCKS!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 13, 2014, 12:57:06 PM
8 miles on the KATY trail in Dallas this morning.  Great trail if you are ever visiting the uptown area.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 8manpick on May 13, 2014, 03:46:52 PM
Just ran 2 miles in just under 11 minutes and I want to brag about it.
those were kilometers
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on May 13, 2014, 05:34:53 PM

I hate running guys. it's so dumb.

Ya, but burns loads of calories.  Means to and end.


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SUCKS!

Great way to see a city when traveling.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 13, 2014, 08:04:08 PM
I usually stare at the sidewalk. I have terrible form. :frown:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on May 13, 2014, 08:27:22 PM

I hate running guys. it's so dumb.

Ya, but burns loads of calories.  Means to and end.


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SUCKS!

Great way to see a city when traveling.

Ya this. Took me a long time to figure this out. Like, the San Antonio river walk is actually pretty great
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on May 24, 2014, 09:25:00 AM
Finally back to hour long run this morning. Sure feels good to be running again. Been hitting The Parklands of Beckley Creek. Nice mix of crushed gravel trails and sidewalk.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on June 02, 2014, 06:13:36 PM
Wednesday is National Running Day.  I will celebrate by taking my regularly scheduled day off of running.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 02, 2014, 08:49:57 PM
Went to my twice weekly run group tonight and when I finished my run, which begins and ends at a local running store, the store had ordered ten pizzas for all us studs!! :excited:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 02, 2014, 08:51:12 PM
(And of course they had the usual Gatorade and oranges and citrus and blaring funk music. Very elite.)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on June 13, 2014, 05:08:27 PM
Spending the weekend in the mountains. Fantastic trail running around Gatlinburg.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 13, 2014, 05:25:44 PM
I've never been a trail run man. Mainly because I'm tall and lots of branches hit me in the face. :frown: And I can't do hills because I only run on flat surfaces. :frown: :frown: But that sounds amazing.

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on June 14, 2014, 07:00:25 AM
It's a nice change from the usual asphalt and concrete paths. If I lived closer to good trails, I'd run more of them. At 5-10, I don't have to duck many limbs.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on July 06, 2014, 09:27:43 AM
Went on a site seeing run through Bentonville this morning. Lot of changes to this little town since I was here in mid 80s.

11.3 miles. Two hours. Healing run recalling some youthful memories with my family.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 06, 2014, 06:02:41 PM
That's what it's all about IPA4Me
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on July 06, 2014, 10:02:06 PM
 :Wha: I ran around Bentonville Friday. We also used to live there, back in the early 00s. I ran to the new art museum. Beautiful town, and much more pedestrian friendly nowadays.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on July 07, 2014, 05:08:29 AM
:Wha: I ran around Bentonville Friday. We also used to live there, back in the early 00s. I ran to the new art museum. Beautiful town, and much more pedestrian friendly nowadays.
Nice. I ran from our hotel in Rogers along the path and looped through Crystal Bridges and downtown. Very pedestrian friendly.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on July 19, 2014, 05:47:24 AM
How's the summer running, SB? I'm  running 1.5-2 hours on the weekends. Feeling fantastic. Marathon in November. So, mileage build starts next week!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 8manpick on July 19, 2014, 08:01:59 AM
I'm in a hotel, and was trying to go long distance running on the treadmill but these two older ladies thought it was a good place to go for an hour long walk. :curse:
Title: Re: The Distance Running ThreadI
Post by: chum1 on July 19, 2014, 08:57:51 AM
I do a 1.6 mile loop around my neighborhood.  I did it 3 times the other night.  It was like 64 degrees and relatively low humidity and I felt like I was cruising along pretty fast.  I wanted fo know my time, didn't have my watch, so I checked my mp3 player.  28:30.  For 4.8 miles.  Yeah, that did not happen.  It might as well have said 10 minutes.  So, then, I start to wonder if I really did three laps and got all paranoid that I somehow totally lost track and only did two laps.  But I am absolutely certain that I remember three laps.  That, plus the fact that when I arrived back home, I'm all but certain that the clock indicated that I was gone cor 45-50 minutes, has me thoroughly convinced that I did three laps.  But then why was my mp3 player so wrong? And what was my actual time!? These mysteries will haunt me for the rest of my life.,
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on July 19, 2014, 09:55:55 AM
wormhole
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on July 19, 2014, 10:03:26 AM
I'm in a hotel, and was trying to go long distance running on the treadmill but these two older ladies thought it was a good place to go for an hour long walk. :curse:
What side of Louisville are you? I can point you in the right direction for a good running area.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 8manpick on July 19, 2014, 10:48:33 AM
I'm in a hotel, and was trying to go long distance running on the treadmill but these two older ladies thought it was a good place to go for an hour long walk. :curse:
What side of Louisville are you? I can point you in the right direction for a good running area.
Already had two bloodies. Won't be doing any more running today. Airportish though
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on July 19, 2014, 10:53:01 AM
If you want to run tomorrow, UL campus just north of you. Can go all the way downtown on 3rd or 4th St. Also, Bardstown Rd and Eastern Parkway area is runner friendly.

Enjoy the stay. See you at the PGA Championship.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on July 19, 2014, 11:51:50 AM
I thought I saw people playing soccer at Old Stadium so I decided to go join them for the first time in 3 years, but they were just finishing up.  So instead, I did a light 50m jog then did 5 110% stair runs at old stadium. 

Then I was exhausted so I headed back to the car and then I had to pull over on the way home and puke.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 8manpick on July 19, 2014, 12:02:36 PM
Glad you gave it 110%
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on July 19, 2014, 12:07:39 PM
I hate running but want to get into better shape.  How do I get started?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on July 19, 2014, 12:15:21 PM
I hate running but want to get into better shape.  How do I get started?
I really like Hal Higdon. He has many great training plans available. Here's his guide for beginning runners.


http://www.halhigdon.com/training/51233/Beginning-Runner-Training-Guide



Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on July 19, 2014, 12:25:33 PM
Glad you gave it 110%

I am not.

New Plan:  Couch to 5K app on my phone.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: OK_Cat on July 19, 2014, 12:30:18 PM

Glad you gave it 110%

I am not.

New Plan:  Couch to 5K app on my phone.

I am doing the couch to 5k app. Running is stupid. But it's a good plan for people who hate running.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 19, 2014, 12:38:17 PM
I thought I saw people playing soccer at Old Stadium so I decided to go join them for the first time in 3 years, but they were just finishing up.  So instead, I did a light 50m jog then did 5 110% stair runs at old stadium. 

Then I was exhausted so I headed back to the car and then I had to pull over on the way home and puke.

I almost always puke after stair runs. I'm not sure if the I puke because I do them so infrequently, or if I do them so infrequently because I puke.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on July 19, 2014, 12:41:52 PM
I thought I saw people playing soccer at Old Stadium so I decided to go join them for the first time in 3 years, but they were just finishing up.  So instead, I did a light 50m jog then did 5 110% stair runs at old stadium. 

Then I was exhausted so I headed back to the car and then I had to pull over on the way home and puke.
Anytime you want to play soccer, holler at a playa. SdK and SdK BIL are always down on the weekends. Also you should join our 6v6 team next summer.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on July 19, 2014, 12:57:03 PM
ok, yes to all this.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 19, 2014, 01:36:14 PM
I hate running but want to get into better shape.  How do I get started?

Sundance Kid if I were there with you right now I would tenderly put my hand on your shoulder and whisper, "You just did. You just did."
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on July 19, 2014, 01:44:17 PM
I hate running but want to get into better shape.  How do I get started?

Sundance Kid if I were there with you right now I would tenderly put my hand on your shoulder and whisper, "You just did. You just did."
Hahahahaha fantastic! :D
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 19, 2014, 02:31:11 PM
No but for real here are some pieces of advice that worked for me.


Do whatever it takes to not hate it the first 5-10 times.
That means don't overdo it by trying to run too far or too many times a week at first. Run distances that are long enough to make you feel good about yourself but that leave you room for immediate growth. Also running too much at first puts you at serious risk for injury. 3 times a week is good, with at least one day or two in between.

Also, since it's balls hot right now, definitely run in the morning or evenings. If you run when it's way too hot you will get sunburns and you will sweat and it will suck and you'll get discouraged and never do it again. Plus, running in the morning is a great way to feel really elite, like you're better than other people because they're all lazy and you're out there. I almost never run in the mornings.
 


Download a running app.
It will track your progress in a visible way, and it will play tunes while you run. Or you can listen to podcasts to pass the time, too. But it will record your times and distances and everything like that, and most have other bells and whistles that are p. sweet. I've only ever used the free Nike+ Running app. It's pretty good but I'm sure there are others that are good too.



If you really want to get into running long-term, budget about $200-$250 or so for the initial investment.
Seems like a lot, but it's worth it imo. Spending this money on various things has helped me avoid injury and made it way more fun.

The main chunk of that is gonna come from the shoes. You should DEFINITELY get running shoes, and good ones. Don't just go to CostCo and buy the $20 white Fila shoes. Go to a bonafide running store with gait analysis. Don't know where you live but any decent-sized city should have at least one place that does this. (Manhattan Running Company on Anderson on the west side of town is where I got mine.) They set up a video camera and have you run on a treadmill and videotape it, then they tell you which shoes will best help you avoid injury. I tried many running stints in college/after, and it always came to a halt after about two weeks because I was just running in tennis shoes and ended up getting horrific shin splints. It wasn't until I bought running shoes last October that it really caught on for me. Aim to spend somewhere around $125. Most are good for about 400 miles, I think.

Another thing I would recommend buying is compression socks or compression calf sleeve thingies. Available online, but again I would recommend getting one pair in a running store that can measure your calves perfectly. Also pricey, like $40-$50 for one really good pair, which is really all you need. Running shoes and compression socks have been a running lifesaver for me.

The other stuff is just like things that make it way more fun (or even just tolerable). Stuff like $7 wraparound headphones, $15 or so for an armband for your phone so you can listen to music, etc. etc. I keep all my running stuff together in a tub thingy, but a shoebox would work too. Oh, and $3 for Vaseline, which you should always put on before a run unless you enjoy raw nips. Oh, and I rough ridin' love my foam roller (http://www.amazon.com/Black-High-Density-Foam-Rollers/dp/B0040NJOA0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405797296&sr=8-1&keywords=foam+roller). Once you run enough to know that it is going to stick and you're going to do it long-term, definitely get that to feel amazing after a long run. Bookmark this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAuh5Pg8uYU) YouTube video and use it as your guide the first few times 'til you figure it out.


Read a few pages of this thread whenever you need motivation:
http://www.the-mainboard.com/index.php?threads/the-distance-running-thread.117755/

They seem to have a pretty good thing going on over there.  Haven't read the entire thread but it seems to have a wide variety of people. Fair warning: TMB is sometimes NSFW, so keep that in mind.



Add a little bit to your distance every day.
I would say try to add around .25 miles each time. If you can't do that much at first, that's okay. Just try to get a little further every time. It's important to be able to see progress to stay motivated. Oh and there's a lot of really quick growth in the beginning for most people, which is great so enjoy that.


Figure out what style of breathing works best for you
Just doing the thing where you wheeze right off the bat at the beginning of a run will make you miserable. Think about it as you're doing it, and be measured. There are a bunch of different methods of breathing and I've never been properly trained or whatever, but here's what works for me. I like to start out taking deep breaths that coincide with my footsteps. So I'll slowly inhale for 4 steps and then slowly exhale for 4 steps. As my run goes on and my lung capacity decreases, I'll shorten it to 3 steps inhale, 4 steps exhale. Then 3x3, then 3x2, then 2x2. If you find yourself super short of breath at any time then just slow down for a bit until it comes back to you.




When you start to feel it click, register for a race.
Doesn't even matter if it's just like a 2 mile'r or whatever. 5K is a good goal if you have a month or two to prepare. Races are really fun and definitely preferable to running alone because there's a fun energy around them. And they usually give you timer gadgets and bibs and things and usually you get a shirt. Here in Louisiana, most races have free food and beer and stuff at the end. Occasionally peep the Running in the USA website to find one in your area. Oh, and if it's a decent sized race and you are a poor you can just sneak into the race without paying. No one will know. Can't recommend this though because I enjoy free shirts. :excited:

http://www.runningintheusa.com/Race/Default.aspx


When starting out, do not worry about your speed. At all.
Worry instead about just finishing, even if it takes you a long-ass time.


Try your best to not be publicly annoying.
Seriously, nobody on facebook gives a crap. And talk about it a little bit with people but not too much because it can get really tiresome if that other person isn't a runner stud like you.


Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on July 19, 2014, 03:32:47 PM
I thought I saw people playing soccer at Old Stadium so I decided to go join them for the first time in 3 years, but they were just finishing up.  So instead, I did a light 50m jog then did 5 110% stair runs at old stadium. 

Then I was exhausted so I headed back to the car and then I had to pull over on the way home and puke.

I bet we'd still be unstoppable* on the court.

against bad opponents and very stoppable against good opponents.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on July 19, 2014, 05:01:09 PM
Thank you a bunch Ski    Be   . I work at 230 in the morning and get up around midnight during the week. Seems a perfect time for a run. I did a triathlon a few summers ago, I trained with a friend so it was easier to stay motivated. I'll check back with progress.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 19, 2014, 05:14:06 PM
Thank you a bunch Ski    Be   . I work at 230 in the morning and get up around midnight during the week. Seems a perfect time for a run.

Make sure you have reflectors and junk.

Quote
I did a triathlon a few summers ago
Well what on Earth are you asking me for, then? :confused:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on July 19, 2014, 05:15:53 PM
Thank you a bunch Ski    Be   . I work at 230 in the morning and get up around midnight during the week. Seems a perfect time for a run.

Make sure you have reflectors and junk.

Quote
I did a triathlon a few summers ago
Well what on Earth are you asking me for, then? :confused:
I will.


Because I still don't know a lot about running and stuff. Just did the running because I had to. And I use goEMAW as a learning tool
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 19, 2014, 05:18:35 PM
Ski    Be   .

not sure why but this always makes me :D
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on July 19, 2014, 05:24:28 PM
Ski    Be   .

not sure why but this always makes me :D
I'm not sure why I initially eliminated the nny but still left space for them initially, but I'm glad to hear it. :D
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 23, 2014, 01:15:32 AM
Hey look, MHK is getting one of those nnn-tss-nnn-tss-nnn-tss rave runs.

http://thecolorrun.com/manhattan/
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on July 23, 2014, 04:05:36 AM
Oh boy.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Fldermaus on July 23, 2014, 06:46:37 AM
Hey look, MHK is getting one of those nnn-tss-nnn-tss-nnn-tss rave runs.

http://thecolorrun.com/manhattan/

These are fun, for non-serious runners.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on July 23, 2014, 06:57:32 AM
that doesn't look fun and I'm as non-serious as they come

(http://www.zastavki.com/pictures/640x480/2013/Animals___Cats_Grumpy_cat__043849_29.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on July 23, 2014, 06:58:36 AM
I did the map my run app on my normal route this morning. I figured it was about 15 miles but it was only 2 miles. sucks.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: the_ugly_clown on July 23, 2014, 07:23:47 AM
I hate running but want to get into better shape.  How do I get started?

Read this. Easy program to follow and the mileage adds up quickly.

http://forum.slowtwitch.com/gforum.cgi?post=2548394;search_string=barryp%20part%201;
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Fldermaus on July 23, 2014, 09:04:14 AM
If you are going to
I hate running but want to get into better shape.  How do I get started?

If you don't want to do the serious training crap, this tries to make running more fun:
https://www.zombiesrungame.com/ (https://www.zombiesrungame.com/)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on July 27, 2014, 10:05:51 PM
Ran 3 miles tonight using gE running savant Ski    Be   's next-level breathing techniques. Ran at an embarrassingly slow pace, but it's only the second time I've gone running in the past 12 weeks according to Ellie Goulding and Nike+.

FELT OK AFTERWARD.
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 :emawkid:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 27, 2014, 10:52:20 PM
Great job, Won   Me   .  3 miles is p. good. How did the breathing technique work for you? It works for me but I have no idea if a real runner pro guy would approve or w/e.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on July 28, 2014, 05:51:31 AM
Ran 3 miles tonight using gE running savant Ski    Be   's next-level breathing techniques. Ran at an embarrassingly slow pace, but it's only the second time I've gone running in the past 12 weeks according to Ellie Goulding and Nike+.

FELT OK AFTERWARD.
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 :emawkid:

Great job, Won   Me   .  3 miles is p. good. How did the breathing technique work for you? It works for me but I have no idea if a real runner pro guy would approve or w/e.
:love:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on August 06, 2014, 08:03:35 AM
Do you guys use this Nike app?
http://jezebel.com/female-runner-who-uses-nike-to-draw-dicks-is-an-americ-1616462580?utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on August 06, 2014, 08:15:17 AM
I use runkeeper. I usually just draw rectangles and squares.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on August 06, 2014, 08:19:31 AM
MapMyRun
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 06, 2014, 02:17:40 PM
i draw pakheads
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on August 06, 2014, 02:24:27 PM
using social media to brag about your run is about the loseriest thing you could possibly do. congratulations on the internal feeling of satisfaction you got from this run, idiot.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on August 06, 2014, 02:25:59 PM
I use it to tell me how sucky I need to make myself feel to break my previous best pace. I hate it. but I need it or I'd run 12 minute miles.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 06, 2014, 06:39:04 PM
using social media to brag about your run is about the loseriest thing you could possibly do. congratulations on the internal feeling of satisfaction you got from this run, idiot.

ya it's pretty bad. I don't do it.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on August 11, 2014, 06:38:14 PM
Anyone like out of town running? The comments here have helped me find some amazingly scenic routes: http://www.usatf.org/routes/

Running along the Mississippi and by the arch was pretty memorable. My favorite thus far was along Lake Michigan on a road like 75 feet up from the beaches below. Stunning.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on August 11, 2014, 07:30:14 PM
Favorite run of all time was a 7 miler along the Rhone.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on August 12, 2014, 05:08:59 AM
Yep. I run all the time when I travel. Great way to see some new areas. A couple favorites are the trails above Gatlinburg and the pathway through St Paul MN along the river (so many bald eagles). Cleveland actually has some fantastic scenery in their metro parks - Rocky River and Bedford Reserves are my faves.

All time favorite run has to be Lory State Park near Ft Collins.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on September 03, 2014, 07:34:41 PM
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/you-perform-better-when-youre-competing-against-a-rival/
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: michigancat on September 03, 2014, 09:04:42 PM
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/you-perform-better-when-youre-competing-against-a-rival/

interesting
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Stat_Cat on September 03, 2014, 09:07:42 PM
I'm running my first 5k next weekend, I've been training in the gym on a treadmill so the whole outside other people thing has me a little freaked out...  Any tips on zoning everything out?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on September 03, 2014, 09:32:06 PM
I'm running my first 5k next weekend, I've been training in the gym on a treadmill so the whole outside other people thing has me a little freaked out...  Any tips on zoning everything out?

first thing you need to address, most dont until its too late

http://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/how-prevent-nipple-chafing
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on September 03, 2014, 09:35:34 PM
I'm running my first 5k next weekend, I've been training in the gym on a treadmill so the whole outside other people thing has me a little freaked out...  Any tips on zoning everything out?

You'll love it.  Running with others helps keep you motivated....start at the back of your wave so you get the joy of passing people that overestimated their skills.   Much more fun to be annoyed by slow people you have to pass vs. being blown by faster dudes/chicks/kids.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on September 03, 2014, 10:24:16 PM
I'm running my first 5k next weekend, I've been training in the gym on a treadmill so the whole outside other people thing has me a little freaked out...  Any tips on zoning everything out?

Try to run outside before the race. It's a little different than the treadmill.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on September 04, 2014, 01:40:13 PM
:embarrassed:

i lost it all. i was in pretty good shape early this year but then hurt my foot in a non-running incident and just got totally out of shape. running two miles hurts now. i had to stop for a break after one mile today.

time to to get back in it guys.  :cheese:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Stat_Cat on September 04, 2014, 08:08:16 PM
I'm running my first 5k next weekend, I've been training in the gym on a treadmill so the whole outside other people thing has me a little freaked out...  Any tips on zoning everything out?

Try to run outside before the race. It's a little different than the treadmill.

The week before I plan on outside, I was running outside, then it got so hot out that it wasn't possible!  I went out one night at ten and it was still like 97 so I decided I either needed to join a gym, or give it up.

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Stat_Cat on September 04, 2014, 08:11:54 PM
Wow!  Never would of thought of nip guards!

The other tips are great, I'll feel even better about myself when I pass people instead of getting left with the slow kids!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 04, 2014, 09:31:09 PM
Running a 5K with a bunch of other people is way better than running on a treadmill. Way more fun. But watch out for that race adrenaline, thug! Lots of people who aren't elite pacers like myself overexert themselves at the beginning because the music is pumping and there are people clapping and junk.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on September 04, 2014, 10:17:20 PM
Wow!  Never would of thought of nip guards!

The other tips are great, I'll feel even better about myself when I pass people instead of getting left with the slow kids!

nip guards arent necessary for a 5k IMO and I've been known to get an irritated nipple.  just wear cotton.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 04, 2014, 10:33:03 PM
Also can just put a li'l Vaseline on those guys beforehand.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on September 04, 2014, 10:54:58 PM
I do treadmill training about half the time. If your treadmill allows for incline, push that up to 2.5, 3 percent. It will simulate running outside much more closely than doing it at 0.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on September 05, 2014, 02:08:50 AM
My nips are like iron. In training for and running a half marathon I never wore nip guards or vaseline.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on September 13, 2014, 11:32:58 AM
Little hungover downtown run checking out all the streetcar construction...great way to kick off a college football Saturday
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on November 15, 2014, 01:26:39 PM
How's the running this Fall? Love me some cold weather running. Darkness sucks though. I'm maintaining 15-20 miles a week and lifting twice a week. Mileage ramp starts Dec 1 for April marathon. KDF Marathon in Louisville.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on November 24, 2014, 08:27:26 PM
Anyone signed up for a Turkey day race?  I'm running a 5k... just enough to feel like I burned a few calories before gorging myself.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on November 25, 2014, 04:58:25 AM
Nothing official for me @tdaver. I'll be making my usual six mile park loop.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on December 29, 2014, 01:50:55 PM
Getting back on the horse today....anybody doing the Groundhog Run?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on December 29, 2014, 02:49:43 PM
Getting back on the horse today....anybody doing the Groundhog Run?
I might be, am getting ready to train for rock the parkway.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 29, 2014, 05:23:24 PM
Just ran the 2nd annual Copper Bowl 21st anniversary/BWW 2nd annual SkinnyBenny half-marathon. Ran around GreenLake in Seattle. Amazing.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on December 29, 2014, 06:17:09 PM
I ran a half marathon in October and spent the past two months getting fat and out of shape. Trying to run 4-5 times per week again now and it's pretty rough going.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on December 29, 2014, 06:48:58 PM
Got these bad boys from mrstdaver for Christmas.  Can't wait to try them out.

(http://sevenhillsrunningshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Lone-Peak-2.0-M-11.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on December 29, 2014, 07:11:21 PM
i like those, tdaver, and i HATE running!  ha!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 29, 2014, 07:16:50 PM
Got these bad boys from mrstdaver for Christmas.  Can't wait to try them out.

(http://sevenhillsrunningshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Lone-Peak-2.0-M-11.jpg)
I love Altra shoes. Rotating three pair right now for marathon training.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 29, 2014, 07:17:08 PM
I ran a half marathon in October and spent the past two months getting fat and out of shape. Trying to run 4-5 times per week again now and it's pretty rough going.
Making a comeback for The Pig?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: AST on December 29, 2014, 07:34:50 PM
started running again about a month ago after pretty much a year of inactivity.  Pacing 10.5 min/mile on the 9 mile runs i've done every monday since then.  Feels like hell but happy with the results.  Now if I can only stay running this time.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: AST on December 29, 2014, 07:35:33 PM
and those are some sweet kicks tdaver!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on December 29, 2014, 08:18:49 PM
I ran a half marathon in October and spent the past two months getting fat and out of shape. Trying to run 4-5 times per week again now and it's pretty rough going.
Making a comeback for The Pig?

I'm thinking so. I think we're 18 weeks from the first week of May now. Any spring races for you?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 29, 2014, 08:21:31 PM
I ran a half marathon in October and spent the past two months getting fat and out of shape. Trying to run 4-5 times per week again now and it's pretty rough going.
Making a comeback for The Pig?

I'm thinking so. I think we're 18 weeks from the first week of May now. Any spring races for you?
Derby Festival marathon. April 25. I started adding mileage mid November.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on December 29, 2014, 08:49:52 PM
I love Altra shoes. Rotating three pair right now for marathon training.
This is my first pair.  Very popular here.  Love the big toe box.  If these work out, I will probably switch my roadies to Altra as well after current Brooks wear out.  What are you running in?  I tried on a pair of Instincts a few days back that felt pretty nice.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 29, 2014, 08:52:40 PM
I love Altra shoes. Rotating three pair right now for marathon training.
This is my first pair.  Very popular here.  Love the big toe box.  If these work out, I will probably switch my roadies to Altra as well after current Brooks wear out.  What are you running in?  I tried on a pair of Instincts a few days back that felt pretty nice.
Provision, Instinct 1.5, and Instinct 1.0. My next pair will be the Instinct 2.0. I agree on the toebox. So much room.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on December 29, 2014, 09:58:53 PM
I ran a half marathon in October and spent the past two months getting fat and out of shape. Trying to run 4-5 times per week again now and it's pretty rough going.
I ran a half in November and did about the same. Didn't run again for almost three weeks. Back at it now. It was rough to get started, but it feels good again.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 01, 2015, 01:58:56 PM
Who got out this morning? Seven miles to start the year for me.  Looking good for a marathon PR in April.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on January 01, 2015, 04:24:16 PM
Did a 6 miler while watching Baylor blow the game. Rejuvenated on so many levels.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on January 01, 2015, 04:31:42 PM
I saw a ton of new year resolutioners out. I feel guilty, so I'll probably hit the treadmill later.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on January 01, 2015, 06:35:04 PM
Ran 5 miles in my new shoes this afternoon.  Liked the roomy fit.  Hard to judge cushioning/support in snow with microspikes but felt fine. 

Also, I think I have found the perfect recovery drink...  Eggnog!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 12, 2015, 09:28:50 AM
Registered for my second marathon. It's in two weeks. Haven't really been training all that much. :frown:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on January 12, 2015, 10:10:58 AM
Registered for my second marathon. It's in two weeks. Haven't really been training all that much. :frown:

uh, why
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on January 12, 2015, 03:17:04 PM
That doesn't sound like a good idea.

I had an easy 7 miles last night. Getting back into shape and feeling good.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 12, 2015, 03:56:43 PM
I'm JK Kidding guys. I did a half a couple weeks ago and it was fine.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on January 12, 2015, 09:13:26 PM
Any of you HarrierCats know why my left shoulder blade/shoulder/trapezius are sore later in the day after running a few miles? Bad form? Possible shoulder blade hernia?

Please fix. TIA.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 16, 2015, 09:53:56 AM
Is the opposite side calf muscle tight?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on January 16, 2015, 12:02:27 PM
Just found this thread.
You guys are awesome! Very motivating.
Mrs CatsNShocks and I took up running last October, and we signed up for our first have on New Years Eve. The race is in May.
We run very slow, but have a good time doing it.

We typically run 3 miles, with the longest so far of 4 miles and are gradually increasing distance for the Half.
Any advice on the mental aspect of running 6/7/8 miles? It's hard for me to imagine those distances.

Oh, we started (twice) with the Couch to 5k app. Like 30 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking. We were sucking wind big time!
We now joke about being "runners".

Thanks all for the motivation and the advice.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on January 16, 2015, 12:09:01 PM
Is the opposite side calf muscle tight?

Not really.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 16, 2015, 12:23:13 PM
Chain of muscles calf, hamstring, glute, lower back, diagonal to opposite shoulder. I suck at the names of the muscles. I just find the trigger points with my foam roller and lacrosse ball. I start with the bottom of my foot and keep going up.

A really good book is Trigger Point Therapy Workbook by Davies and Davies.

Not saying you don't have bad form or a muscle weakness causing bad form. However the massage will help with the healing.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Fldermaus on January 16, 2015, 12:45:03 PM
The shoulder is often a site of referred pain that actually originates from the diaphragm, lungs, pleura, etc.  If the pain comes with exertion, and then doesn't persist after or occur when doing other activities, then it is most likely not from the shoulder or musculoskeletal chain. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on January 16, 2015, 01:54:08 PM
Just found this thread.
You guys are awesome! Very motivating.
Mrs CatsNShocks and I took up running last October, and we signed up for our first have on New Years Eve. The race is in May.
We run very slow, but have a good time doing it.

We typically run 3 miles, with the longest so far of 4 miles and are gradually increasing distance for the Half.
Any advice on the mental aspect of running 6/7/8 miles? It's hard for me to imagine those distances.

Oh, we started (twice) with the Couch to 5k app. Like 30 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking. We were sucking wind big time!
We now joke about being "runners".

Thanks all for the motivation and the advice.
When I run long distances I listen to stand-up comedy that I have on my mp3.  The distraction of the humor makes the running far easier for me. When I did the Las Vegas Rock 'n Roll in November I downloaded several hours of comedy so I had that distraction. Was a cool way to run.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 16, 2015, 02:48:34 PM
Also you could prolly use a spiky acupressure mat to make your back/shoulder/everything feel good. Those things. wow, just wow.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on January 16, 2015, 04:24:07 PM
Just found this thread.
You guys are awesome! Very motivating.
Mrs CatsNShocks and I took up running last October, and we signed up for our first have on New Years Eve. The race is in May.
We run very slow, but have a good time doing it.

We typically run 3 miles, with the longest so far of 4 miles and are gradually increasing distance for the Half.
Any advice on the mental aspect of running 6/7/8 miles? It's hard for me to imagine those distances.

Oh, we started (twice) with the Couch to 5k app. Like 30 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking. We were sucking wind big time!
We now joke about being "runners".

Thanks all for the motivation and the advice.
When I run long distances I listen to stand-up comedy that I have on my mp3.  The distraction of the humor makes the running far easier for me. When I did the Las Vegas Rock 'n Roll in November I downloaded several hours of comedy so I had that distraction. Was a cool way to run.

I don't think the Mrs. would go for that. I usually hold my phone in my hand and let the music play out loud for both of us to here, also so we can still talk. I would like the podcasts, though. My older bro listens to Royals games, which would be cool too.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: EMADUB on January 16, 2015, 05:35:37 PM

Any advice on the mental aspect of running 6/7/8 miles? It's hard for me to imagine those distances.


Hi CatsNShocks, glad you have found a passion for running. If at all possible, find a loop where you can run long distances without repeating the same path. Nothing worse than going out 4 miles  knowing you have to go back the same 4 miles. Reward your self for making it half way.. Stop for water.. Eat something.. Shed a layer..play your favorite jam. I always back sure either the fountain in Kstate Gardens or Bill's statue is around the half way point. Good luck with your training!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on January 19, 2015, 09:52:52 AM

Any advice on the mental aspect of running 6/7/8 miles? It's hard for me to imagine those distances.


Hi CatsNShocks, glad you have found a passion for running. If at all possible, find a loop where you can run long distances without repeating the same path. Nothing worse than going out 4 miles  knowing you have to go back the same 4 miles. Reward your self for making it half way.. Stop for water.. Eat something.. Shed a layer..play your favorite jam. I always back sure either the fountain in Kstate Gardens or Bill's statue is around the half way point. Good luck with your training!

Good advice. Thank you.
We ran 3 miles on Saturday and 4 yesterday. Yes, backtracking seems to be the worst. I would much rather make a loop than an out-and-back. Completed 17 miles last week.

Does anyone have suggestions for trails around Manhattan/Tuttle Creek?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: j rake on January 19, 2015, 10:41:13 AM
When I run long distances I listen to stand-up comedy that I have on my mp3.  The distraction of the humor makes the running far easier for me. When I did the Las Vegas Rock 'n Roll in November I downloaded several hours of comedy so I had that distraction. Was a cool way to run.

i do the same thing, only replace comedy with talk shows, and i also mix in some music. if you're running a long distance (particularly a marathon), listening to 3-minute song after 3-minute song after 3-minute song...and being consciously aware that 3 minutes or so has passed each time one ends...can be mentally exhausting, especially if you do the math and say, "well, only 75 more songs and I'm finished."

i do the same for driving long distances.

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on January 19, 2015, 08:12:15 PM

Hi CatsNShocks, glad you have found a passion for running... Good luck with your training!

Very glad EMADUB is posting in this thread. Also should have known this American hero would be both delightfully supportive and insanely physically fit.

Bought these today. Excited to take them for a spin tomorrow:

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRk2rUywCRBHEClZ3M3TPlJJA4DMqPPkeZ1mlFKq9ulbqiwDQZhCw)
(http://www.triathlonfieber.de/WebRoot/Store20/Shops/78138579/54B5/4EE3/1A9D/FF0E/B52E/C0A8/2BB9/C835/BROOKS_Purecadence_4_110182_1D_039_1.jpg)


No surprise, I also agree with known gE stud j rake.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on January 22, 2015, 12:56:48 PM
I've had at least half of these:

http://www.runnersworld.com/fun/8-running-injuries-no-one-ever-talks-about

Quote
How do I treat it? Your eyeballs should loosen up on their own within a few hours. If they don't, have some waffles. Because if you're going to suffer from lock-eye, might as well have some waffles.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on January 22, 2015, 05:33:50 PM
Any New Orleans 10k/half/full runners this weekend?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 22, 2015, 07:54:49 PM
Any New Orleans 10k/half/full runners this weekend?

PHIL TITOLA I AM DOING THE ROCK N ROLL MARATHON IN NEW ORLEANS YES ARE YOU AND WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A POST RACE 'PAK AT THE FINISH LINE WITH SOME FREE MICHELOB ULTRAS
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on January 22, 2015, 08:06:44 PM
Any New Orleans 10k/half/full runners this weekend?

PHIL TITOLA I AM DOING THE ROCK N ROLL MARATHON IN NEW ORLEANS YES ARE YOU AND WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A POST RACE 'PAK AT THE FINISH LINE WITH SOME FREE MICHELOB ULTRAS

I'll be observing.  Sounds like i have to pay for my a MICHELOB ULTRAS!  Best of luck.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on January 22, 2015, 09:05:52 PM
Let me know how the New Orleans Rock n Roll is. I have been to Vegas for theirs the past six or seven years. I would like to do the event in another city next year.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 22, 2015, 09:19:36 PM
phil t do you live in nola?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on January 22, 2015, 09:20:34 PM
one thing is for sure, he doesnt live in a cube
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on January 22, 2015, 09:52:22 PM
phil t do you live in nola?

KC.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on January 22, 2015, 11:23:32 PM
http://www.billsnyderhighwayhalf.com

Luked?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 23, 2015, 06:07:51 AM
That would be a fun half marathon.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on January 23, 2015, 06:37:26 AM
Would take!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on January 23, 2015, 07:15:43 AM
also fun: billsnyderhighwayhaf.com
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 23, 2015, 08:13:00 AM
http://www.billsnyderhighwayhalf.com

Luked?


Would do. :love:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 8manpick on January 23, 2015, 10:23:03 AM
http://www.billsnyderhighwayhalf.com

Luked?


Would do. :love:
Just make me realize how God damn far a half marathon is
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 23, 2015, 01:06:04 PM
http://www.billsnyderhighwayhalf.com

Luked?


Would do. :love:
Just make me realize how God damn far a half marathon is

I bet a half marathon through the rolling hills of The Setting would be harder than the largely flat full I'm doing this weekend.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on January 23, 2015, 08:05:33 PM
That's a great course.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on January 23, 2015, 11:54:19 PM
 :love: I may need to plan a trip back for this
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 24, 2015, 06:24:10 AM
:love: I may need to plan a trip back for this
I'm already traveling for Idiots Running Skunk Run. I'll be in Manhattan next year.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 25, 2015, 05:13:02 PM
How was the New Orleans RnR? Race reports!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 25, 2015, 06:24:48 PM
How was the New Orleans RnR? Race reports!

(http://images.zaazu.com/img/Tired-tired-weary-exhausted-smiley-emoticon-000749-huge.png)     (http://images.zaazu.com/img/Tired-tired-weary-exhausted-smiley-emoticon-000749-huge.png)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 26, 2015, 04:55:53 AM
Oh please. It was just a marathon. :) Hope it went well for you. I'm three months away from my fourth marathon start.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on January 26, 2015, 08:56:23 AM
My friend broke 5 hours so she was pumped for her first marathon. It's hard work watching a marathon tho. Whew.

The course seemed pretty boring the parts I saw and not a lot of spectators
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on January 26, 2015, 11:09:41 AM
Had my longest run since HS soccer on Sunday...5 miles. It took the Mrs. and I 1 hour (yeah, we're very slow) but it was so satisfying.
Continue to ramp up for our first ever 10k in April and 13.1 in May.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 26, 2015, 12:05:22 PM
Oh please. It was just a marathon. :) Hope it went well for you. I'm three months away from my fourth marathon start.

This one was v. hard. Admittedly I didn't train nearly as well for this one as I did for my first one a year ago (ate five candy bars on Friday afternoon in a weird wtf candy binge). I ended up finishing 30 minutes slower than my first one, which was kind of surprising because I didn't feel like I was going any slower this time around. Didn't stop once though, and didn't soil myself, which again was the goal. It was absolutely horrible from like miles 17-23, though. I hit like 2-3 walls in that time period but somehow still managed to not stop, thank God. Drank a shitload of water/gatorade in the second half of the marathon, which is the worst part because there are like no runners anymore (most just do the half), barely any spectators, and it's also on this part of the course that is up by Lake Pontchartrain where there are no trees and the sun just beats down on you. So the second half of the race really really sucked, is what I'm saying. I got a sunburn. :frown:

Before the race, when the music was pumping and there were thousands of people jumping up and down with excitement, I thought to myself, "Hey, maybe I'll become one of those 50 stater people who runs one in every state!" Then around mile 18 I decided never again. Prolly will next year, though. It was miserable but I'm glad I did a second one.

Phil Titola. I saw a guy in a qat hat on St. Charles Ave. early on in the race. It was one of those gray batqat hats with the KS. Was that you? I yelled "PHIL TITOLA!!!" as I ran by but didn't see the person respond. I also saw a female spectator near those big steps facing Jackson Square wearing a gray K-State hoodie. Was that you?



Hey guys I won!
http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/news/ben-oscar-wins-rock-n-roll-new-orleans-marathon_94644
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on January 26, 2015, 05:59:09 PM
Oh please. It was just a marathon. :) Hope it went well for you. I'm three months away from my fourth marathon start.

Phil Titola. I saw a guy in a qat hat on St. Charles Ave. early on in the race. It was one of those gray batqat hats with the KS. Was that you? I yelled "PHIL TITOLA!!!" as I ran by but didn't see the person respond. I also saw a female spectator near those big steps facing Jackson Square wearing a gray K-State hoodie. Was that you?[/s]


I was in a Royals hat.  I don't think anybody I know was the female spectator either. We were on the other side (closer to 10) of Jackson Square for a bit...then cabbed up to around the half/full split and walked through the park to 16 then back to 24.5 then ended up having to walk the entire route from there due to no other way to get under the highway.  We hung out at the Mich Ultra stand for a while then decided it was insane to pay $5 for 14oz of Mich Ultra while hanging around what looked like a triage center from a war/hurricane with all the people just sprawled out....so shuttled back to the Quarter.  Got pretty pak'd pretty early on the quarter but made it out till about midnight.

this was my first spectating of a marathon other than KC which I've just seen by accident....I expected many more spectators but like you said, that 13-26 course seemed pretty desolate so I could see why nobody would spectate that part.  It was brutal.....had to be hard to stay motivated through those miles.  When I run races I don't usually care about the crowd but having nobody around would be noticeable.

Congrats on the finish.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on January 26, 2015, 09:50:16 PM
Oh please. It was just a marathon. :) Hope it went well for you. I'm three months away from my fourth marathon start.

Phil Titola. I saw a guy in a qat hat on St. Charles Ave. early on in the race. It was one of those gray batqat hats with the KS. Was that you? I yelled "PHIL TITOLA!!!" as I ran by but didn't see the person respond. I also saw a female spectator near those big steps facing Jackson Square wearing a gray K-State hoodie. Was that you?[/s]


I was in a Royals hat.  I don't think anybody I know was the female spectator either. We were on the other side (closer to 10) of Jackson Square for a bit...then cabbed up to around the half/full split and walked through the park to 16 then back to 24.5 then ended up having to walk the entire route from there due to no other way to get under the highway.  We hung out at the Mich Ultra stand for a while then decided it was insane to pay $5 for 14oz of Mich Ultra while hanging around what looked like a triage center from a war/hurricane with all the people just sprawled out....so shuttled back to the Quarter.  Got pretty pak'd pretty early on the quarter but made it out till about midnight.

this was my first spectating of a marathon other than KC which I've just seen by accident....I expected many more spectators but like you said, that 13-26 course seemed pretty desolate so I could see why nobody would spectate that part.  It was brutal.....had to be hard to stay motivated through those miles.  When I run races I don't usually care about the crowd but having nobody around would be noticeable.

Congrats on the finish.
That's why the Las Vegas Rock n Roll is a lot of fun. The run is down the Strip, so there are tons of spectators for most of the run. I don't usually pay much attention to the crowd either, but they add something at that race.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on January 26, 2015, 09:52:16 PM
Had my longest run since HS soccer on Sunday...5 miles. It took the Mrs. and I 1 hour (yeah, we're very slow) but it was so satisfying.
Continue to ramp up for our first ever 10k in April and 13.1 in May.
Congrats on that run. Don't worry about how long it takes. I quit running for competition a long time ago, and now I don't care too much what pace I go. Sometimes at a good clip and sometimes just leisurely. Just enjoy the journey. I call it the spirit of the run.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 28, 2015, 12:11:40 PM
Oh please. It was just a marathon. :) Hope it went well for you. I'm three months away from my fourth marathon start.

This one was v. hard. Admittedly I didn't train nearly as well for this one as I did for my first one a year ago (ate five candy bars on Friday afternoon in a weird wtf candy binge). I ended up finishing 30 minutes slower than my first one, which was kind of surprising because I didn't feel like I was going any slower this time around. Didn't stop once though, and didn't soil myself, which again was the goal. It was absolutely horrible from like miles 17-23, though. I hit like 2-3 walls in that time period but somehow still managed to not stop, thank God. Drank a shitload of water/gatorade in the second half of the marathon, which is the worst part because there are like no runners anymore (most just do the half), barely any spectators, and it's also on this part of the course that is up by Lake Pontchartrain where there are no trees and the sun just beats down on you. So the second half of the race really really sucked, is what I'm saying. I got a sunburn. :frown:

Before the race, when the music was pumping and there were thousands of people jumping up and down with excitement, I thought to myself, "Hey, maybe I'll become one of those 50 stater people who runs one in every state!" Then around mile 18 I decided never again. Prolly will next year, though. It was miserable but I'm glad I did a second one.

Phil Titola. I saw a guy in a qat hat on St. Charles Ave. early on in the race. It was one of those gray batqat hats with the KS. Was that you? I yelled "PHIL TITOLA!!!" as I ran by but didn't see the person respond. I also saw a female spectator near those big steps facing Jackson Square wearing a gray K-State hoodie. Was that you?



Hey guys I won!
http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/news/ben-oscar-wins-rock-n-roll-new-orleans-marathon_94644
Good job. It's never easy but it's easier if you train a bit more. :)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 28, 2015, 03:55:03 PM
Good job. It's never easy but it's easier if you train a bit more. :)

Yeah, I admittedly hotdogged the preparation this time around. Still glad I did it, though.

Know what I learned about myself with this marathon? I'm really not into "middle-aged woman wine humor." So many ladies in their 40s standing off to the side, just holding up signs encouraging other ladies in their 40s to be happy because there's wine at the end. "Run faster, wine awaits!"  "Chafe now, wine later!!!" So many lady runners wore shirts about wine, too. I mean, whatever floats your boat, I guess, but...woof.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 01, 2015, 09:04:42 AM
Damn calf injury. I hate working through these things. I especially dislike using the elliptical and spin bike vice running.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 02, 2015, 06:25:14 AM
Great site for helping with injuries. If you run, you'll get some nigglies eventually.


http://www.athletestreatingathletes.com/ata-blog/2013/05/peroneal-tendonitis/
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 02, 2015, 07:51:23 AM
Gonna start working on my speed game. Any suggestos?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 02, 2015, 08:04:18 AM
Gonna start working on my speed game. Any suggestos?
fartleks, because it's a fun word to say, if for any other reason
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 02, 2015, 10:17:41 AM
Gonna start working on my speed game. Any suggestos?
Base
Fartkek
Base.
Base.
Fartlek.
Base.
Base
Base.

As much as people like to yap about not getting fast unless you run fast, nothing is better than low intensity long run with some fartleks in the mix. As you approach your race, you can have a tempo phase and a speed phase. Yet you still want to keep it in the same mix range.

If you're healthy, 20-30% of your workouts can be at a higher intensity. That's total time for the week.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on February 02, 2015, 03:50:26 PM
you guys, i ran that 5k last year and i haven't run more than 1.5 miles at a time since then, but i am going to do that 5k again this year  :lol:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on February 02, 2015, 03:54:43 PM
you guys, i ran that 5k last year and i haven't run more than 1.5 miles at a time since then, but i am going to do that 5k again this year  :lol:

which 5k mocat?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on February 02, 2015, 04:10:10 PM
b12
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on February 02, 2015, 04:21:12 PM
b12

we have talked about this before. @SabiNation and i are running this year. if youre somewhere in the 25-29 minute range keep those eyes peeled for these two speed merchants.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on February 02, 2015, 04:22:13 PM
i was like 31 or 32 last year iirc
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on February 02, 2015, 04:35:37 PM
i was like 31 or 32 last year iirc

my earlier time is pretty ambitious.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on February 02, 2015, 08:49:08 PM
b12

IN!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: AST on February 07, 2015, 12:50:31 PM
happy with my 1:33 in the 15k this morning.  awesome surprise when some dudes were passing out bourbon shots to runners from there yard aroumd mile 7.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 8manpick on February 07, 2015, 04:09:54 PM
How many miles in a 15k? 18.6?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: AST on February 07, 2015, 05:36:58 PM
 :Wha:
How many miles in a 15k? 18.6?

close, 63.17
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on February 07, 2015, 07:24:06 PM
(http://new4.fjcdn.com/comments/Knowing+the+difference+between+your+and+you+re+suddenly+become+some+_1dba9464c73285e46d875b9e850c692d.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: AST on February 07, 2015, 07:36:35 PM
 :ROFL:  i love you TBT no homo
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on February 10, 2015, 08:57:33 AM
9.3 ish

#TheWesIsTheFuture

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 14, 2015, 11:23:50 AM
Started working with a sports doc this week. Trying to get the calf healed and correct a gluteus medeus imbalance. I love running and really hope i can get this resolved.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on February 16, 2015, 08:25:21 AM
:Wha:
How many miles in a 15k? 18.6?

close, 63.17

can co
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: AST on February 28, 2015, 01:33:20 PM
tried to force myself to run last night in the treadmill and could only get 1.5 miles in before I wanted to kill everyone within a mile radius.  So I braved the freezing rain this morning and got 9 miles in.  Was my best run of the year, even with the slow downs to walk the snowy and icy patches. 

When I was done my beard looked like a glacier which was definitely a bonus.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on February 28, 2015, 01:56:32 PM
 :thumbsup:  would like to see a pic of that beard
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: AST on February 28, 2015, 03:07:21 PM
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h27/poimen/Mobile%20Uploads/20150228_120218_zpsci9k2j8y.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on February 28, 2015, 06:03:51 PM
Ha ha.  That's nice
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on February 28, 2015, 09:54:27 PM
That's awesome, AST. Had a pretty similar experience last week with the 'stache. Not nearly as big of a deal, comparatively speaking, lol.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 01, 2015, 12:18:40 AM
I can't grow facial hair. I also can't run very fast. :frown:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on March 05, 2015, 02:00:01 PM
How do you guys deal with hydrating on long runs?
Just carry a bottle of water? Handheld thingy? Some type of belt?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: AST on March 05, 2015, 03:05:18 PM
The water fountains were all shut down on the 9 mile running/biking loop I ran today so I just carried a 1 ltr bottle of ozarka like a football, switching sides occasionally.  finished the bottle right as my 9 miles were done.  I have tried the belts but I consume so much water that they don't work well for me.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on March 05, 2015, 07:38:10 PM
How do you guys deal with hydrating on long runs?
Just carry a bottle of water? Handheld thingy? Some type of belt?

At these temps, you really shouldn't need much.  On runs up to 10 miles I won't take anything when 60 degrees or less, a bottle in hand from 60-75 degrees, and maybe a hydration pack at >75 degrees.

For longer long runs, I will stash bottles ahead of time, or figure out some 5-7 mile loops and put an ice chest and bottles in the car.

I've done belts, but the bottles are usually small, and I've lost my fair share of them (ejection).

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 08, 2015, 02:51:40 PM
I'm on team loops and cooler. I suffer from noassatall disease. The belts don't ride well on me. The Louisville Loop has plenty of fountains. So I'll go to the park for longer runs.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on March 08, 2015, 03:41:42 PM
I'm on team loops and cooler. I suffer from noassatall disease. The belts don't ride well on me. The Louisville Loop has plenty of fountains. So I'll go to the park for longer runs.
There is a golf course cooler halfway through one of my six mile routes that has served me well.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on March 08, 2015, 08:40:52 PM
Anybody doing the Big 12 5k/12k?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 08, 2015, 09:11:22 PM
Starting to move a little faster. Fartleking.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 09, 2015, 05:25:26 AM
Calf is healed. Back on marathon plan. Hope I haven't lost too much fitness. Six weeks until marathon.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 09, 2015, 07:53:38 AM
Calf is healed. Back on marathon plan. Hope I haven't lost too much fitness. Six weeks until marathon.

What's your goal? Because you should try to make it 30 minutes slower than your last time. That's a fun realization.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on March 09, 2015, 10:12:36 AM
Anybody doing the Big 12 5k/12k?

@sabination, @mocat and i are.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on March 09, 2015, 02:17:08 PM
Anybody doing the Big 12 5k/12k?

When/where?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on March 09, 2015, 04:05:56 PM
Anybody doing the Big 12 5k/12k?

When/where?

Saturday...kc...part of the big 12 tournament festivities
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 09, 2015, 05:58:09 PM
Calf is healed. Back on marathon plan. Hope I haven't lost too much fitness. Six weeks until marathon.

What's your goal? Because you should try to make it 30 minutes slower than your last time. That's a fun realization.
Lol. No thanks. I'm going for a 4:15. Probably fall to a 4:30-4:35 because of injury. Will still be a personal best.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Muldoon on March 09, 2015, 07:05:53 PM
Guys,  I think I have something called metatarsalgia in my right foot. Have been hitting the treadmill hard lately since the roads are iced over and walking after the run hurts like a bitch. Anybody had anything like this before?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 8manpick on March 09, 2015, 07:21:40 PM
Sounds like what I have, never checked it out though.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on March 14, 2015, 09:46:42 AM
Not even wearing a bib number for this run
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 15, 2015, 07:47:15 AM
Not even wearing a bib number for this run

Canadian friend of mine also is not wearing a bib today for this 8K St. Patty's day thingy bcuz he didn't exactly "register". But he will try to run real fast anyway.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on March 15, 2015, 11:53:19 AM
Met a ISU fan at the rest stop Friday night. Told them they would beat the Hawks. He was heading the Manhattan for a long distance run.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 15, 2015, 10:14:04 PM
Met a ISU fan at the rest stop Friday night. Told them they would beat the Hawks. He was heading the Manhattan for a long distance run.

I saw an ISU guy at the race today and told him 'grats.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on March 15, 2015, 10:19:02 PM
Met a ISU fan at the rest stop Friday night. Told them they would beat the Hawks. He was heading the Manhattan for a long distance run.

I saw an ISU guy at the race today and told him 'grats.
Probably same guy?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on March 15, 2015, 10:19:18 PM
Met a ISU fan at the rest stop Friday night. Told them they would beat the Hawks. He was heading the Manhattan for a long distance run.

I saw an ISU guy at the race today and told him 'grats.
Probably same guy?
:D
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on March 22, 2015, 11:20:54 AM
16 miles. Hurting. This is all so stupid.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: PoetWarrior on March 23, 2015, 12:59:38 PM
Are people unaware that running for over ~45 minutes at a time is bad for them or do they simply not care? If they're aware, what leads to their continuing? Pride? Stickers?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 23, 2015, 02:39:19 PM
Are people unaware that running for over ~45 minutes at a time is bad for them or do they simply not care? If they're aware, what leads to their continuing? Pride? Stickers?
It sucks that everyone is so dumb and you're so smart, huh PW?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on March 23, 2015, 02:45:09 PM
Are people unaware that running for over ~45 minutes at a time is bad for them or do they simply not care? If they're aware, what leads to their continuing? Pride? Stickers?

Just to make sure I don't accidentally run more than 45 minutes, I don't run at all.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on April 08, 2015, 10:52:07 PM
Any other distance cats running Rock the Parkway Saturday?  I am using someone else's bib. Haven't run 10 miles in six months. This could be interesting.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 09, 2015, 08:24:10 AM
Any other distance cats running Rock the Parkway Saturday?  I am using someone else's bib. Haven't run 10 miles in six months. This could be interesting.

Side note: You know what's enjoyable after running 10 miles?  Drinking, like, 3 beers.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 09, 2015, 09:02:12 AM
Any other distance cats running Rock the Parkway Saturday?  I am using someone else's bib. Haven't run 10 miles in six months. This could be interesting.

Side note: You know what's enjoyable after running 10 miles?  Drinking, like, 3 beers.



It's bonkers. Never knew that would be one of the perks. After my first race like a year and a half ago there were all these free beer tents and after I stopped being a panting cat I was like, "maybe I'll try this. Seems ill-advised." And then I took down 4 before getting a ride home to watch the KSU Wild Wild Cats take on the Texas Tech Red Red Raiders for an 11 am kickoff. Went to the store nearby and got a sixer and pounded it during the first half. Got pak'd by like 11:30 am to reward myself for running a few miles to lose weight. Whoops.

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on April 09, 2015, 09:04:58 AM
i ran about a mile on tuesday down by the river and another half mile last night. wow, feels great guys.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on April 09, 2015, 09:08:29 AM
How many miles do you guys get out of your shoes before you have to replace them? I've been getting back into running the past 6 months or so. I got a new pair last November. I've put maybe 300-350 miles on them, and my legs are starting to hurt so I went ahead and ordered a new pair.

I'm sure it doesn't help that I started at about 210 and am still just a shade under 200, but the past few weeks I've gradually built up to 5-6 miles 3 or 4 nights per week. It shouldn't just be the distance because I've been gradually building to that point and my legs should be strong enough.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 09, 2015, 09:27:23 AM
i ran about a mile on tuesday down by the river and another half mile last night. wow, feels great guys.

It's crazy how much better you sleep after a good churn session, amirite?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on April 09, 2015, 09:28:55 AM
i am running a lot more and it feels super good, you guys.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 09, 2015, 09:31:33 AM
i am running a lot more and it feels super good, you guys.

It's just bonkers how much better you sleep after you churn some out, right guy?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on April 09, 2015, 09:48:45 AM
i am running a lot more and it feels super good, you guys.

It's just bonkers how much better you sleep after you churn some out, right guy?

yes, totally bonkers.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 09, 2015, 09:57:10 AM
How many miles do you guys get out of your shoes before you have to replace them? I've been getting back into running the past 6 months or so. I got a new pair last November. I've put maybe 300-350 miles on them, and my legs are starting to hurt so I went ahead and ordered a new pair.

I'm sure it doesn't help that I started at about 210 and am still just a shade under 200, but the past few weeks I've gradually built up to 5-6 miles 3 or 4 nights per week. It shouldn't just be the distance because I've been gradually building to that point and my legs should be strong enough.

Depends on the shoe, the running, the weight . . .etc.  Generally, if you notice more joint pain, all else equal, consider changing.  My shoes generally get to 450 miles +/ 50.

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on April 09, 2015, 10:32:45 AM
i am running a lot more and it feels super good, you guys.

It's just bonkers how much better you sleep after you churn some out, right guy?

yeah i am firing on all cylinders right now
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 09, 2015, 01:28:55 PM
Hey gang, quick question: thoughts on getting better sleep after spending a little time in the churn zone?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 09, 2015, 02:22:58 PM
Hey gang, quick question: thoughts on getting better sleep after spending a little time in the churn zone?

One word - bonkers
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: BringBackEcoKat on April 09, 2015, 02:25:59 PM
The only time that I run is when I'm running to the liquor store.. but that's a solid mile so it counts as long distance right?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 09, 2015, 06:51:25 PM
The only time that I run is when I'm running to the liquor store.. but that's a solid mile so it counts as long distance right?

If you sleep better afterwards then it does officially count as long distance, at least according to the bonkers churning rulebook.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 12, 2015, 10:25:04 PM
Ran a 10K in Austin this morning after pak'n at a wedding the night before until about 2:30 am. Was LOL slow but who cares. That combined with my tiredness from the run means I'm about to get some crazy bonkers sleep right about now.


P.S. Update! Who's doin' this? I don't think I can make it. https://register.chronotrack.com/r/12305
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on April 16, 2015, 08:14:30 AM
Gearing up for my (and the mrs.) first official 10k in Wichita this Saturday. Great Plains 10k. It's gonna be bonkers.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: yoga-like_abana on April 16, 2015, 10:11:09 AM
I still don't understand paying to run? Unless you're doing something with obstacles or its for a charity
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on April 16, 2015, 10:33:01 AM
As far as I know most pay-for-runs have some sort of charity. Even if they don't, they're training motivation. Plus, they're fun!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 16, 2015, 04:48:32 PM
I still don't understand paying to run? Unless you're doing something with obstacles or its for a charity

Yeah, nearly everyone I've ever seen is. Also afterward, at least in Louisiana, you get to get pak'd for free.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2015, 03:51:16 PM
http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/2015/04/16/st-louis-marathon-winner-never-ran-the-race/25919909/
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 17, 2015, 08:45:50 PM


P.S. Update! Who's doin' this? I don't think I can make it. https://register.chronotrack.com/r/12305

Inaugural LHC Bill Snyder Highway Half?

I'm in.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Lynchmobrules on April 18, 2015, 07:33:17 AM
Getting ready to go run a 5k right now. Hoping for a time around 27:00.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Muldoon on April 18, 2015, 07:58:25 PM
Can anybody recommend a good running shoe company in the KC area that does gait analysis? The closer to Legends the better but not a show stopper.  Thanks.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on April 18, 2015, 08:14:51 PM
Anyone doing and Rock n Roll marathons/half marathons this year?  I'm going back to Vegas in November unless someone can recommend a better place for this race.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on April 18, 2015, 08:59:06 PM
Still in recovery mode from shoulder surgery last month. Really sucks to stand on the sidelines and watch the gf do all these 5k's and trail runs. Can't wait to be able to hit the trails again.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 19, 2015, 03:45:37 AM
Anyone doing and Rock n Roll marathons/half marathons this year?  I'm going back to Vegas in November unless someone can recommend a better place for this race.
Far better than an RnR you'll find.

http://www.runthebluegrass.org/
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on April 19, 2015, 08:10:35 AM
http://www.runthebluegrass.org/

Looks like a good one. I'd be hating the last three miles.

(https://somewhatlikeable.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/run-the-bluegrass-elev-chart_close-up.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on April 19, 2015, 09:53:12 AM
Thanks.  I will consider this one. I'm not competitive when I run any more, but enjoy one or two races a year for the fun of it.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on April 19, 2015, 09:16:54 PM
i applaud you guys that do races, TBT did enough running for a lifetime during my playing career
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 20, 2015, 06:59:16 AM
Still in recovery mode from shoulder surgery last month. Really sucks to stand on the sidelines and watch the gf do all these 5k's and trail runs. Can't wait to be able to hit the trails again.

Umm, if you're running on your shoulders you're doing it wrong.  :dunno:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on April 20, 2015, 08:20:13 PM
Still in recovery mode from shoulder surgery last month. Really sucks to stand on the sidelines and watch the gf do all these 5k's and trail runs. Can't wait to be able to hit the trails again.

Umm, if you're running on your shoulders you're doing it wrong.  :dunno:

Hur hurrr! :dubious:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on April 20, 2015, 08:23:03 PM
how much mileage do you guys think copperbowl has on their face?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 21, 2015, 06:53:49 AM
how much mileage do you guys think copperbowl has on their face?

 :bang:

Wait, it's the distance running thread, so lots I hope.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 21, 2015, 08:21:06 AM
Hey guys. Just checking in to say I've got a really good churn coming up after work and then probably some bonkers sleep 2nyte. :excited:
Title: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 25, 2015, 11:13:08 AM
Need a ruling from the Churn/Bonkers Czar.

Ran 13.1 high-churnin' miles this morning and a nap full of bonkers is in my future.

However, can I double down and also get a full night of bonkers tonight?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on April 25, 2015, 05:22:13 PM
Trolley run tomorrow?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: jtlindahl7415 on April 25, 2015, 10:05:45 PM
My fastest mile is 4:20
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on April 25, 2015, 10:17:15 PM
That's pretty fast jtlindahl7415. Welcome to gE!  :emawkid:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 26, 2015, 06:07:48 AM
Still in recovery mode from shoulder surgery last month. Really sucks to stand on the sidelines and watch the gf do all these 5k's and trail runs. Can't wait to be able to hit the trails again.
Had a meeting in Parkersburg last week. As I drove on 64 and 77, I was imaging all the great trail running in the area. Must be some outstanding routes.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on April 26, 2015, 02:02:38 PM
Still in recovery mode from shoulder surgery last month. Really sucks to stand on the sidelines and watch the gf do all these 5k's and trail runs. Can't wait to be able to hit the trails again.
Had a meeting in Parkersburg last week. As I drove on 64 and 77, I was imaging all the great trail running in the area. Must be some outstanding routes.

Man, I can't imagine that meeting was any fun. Haha. You're right though, the trails here are great. We run in the Barboursville area, closer to Huntington. I can run different routes every day of the week and not cross the same path. It's wonderful.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 26, 2015, 03:03:09 PM
Still in recovery mode from shoulder surgery last month. Really sucks to stand on the sidelines and watch the gf do all these 5k's and trail runs. Can't wait to be able to hit the trails again.
Had a meeting in Parkersburg last week. As I drove on 64 and 77, I was imaging all the great trail running in the area. Must be some outstanding routes.

Man, I can't imagine that meeting was any fun. Haha. You're right though, the trails here are great. We run in the Barboursville area, closer to Huntington. I can run different routes every day of the week and not cross the same path. It's wonderful.
Some hillbilly tried to burn their house. I got to investigate on behalf of big HVAC. ;)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 26, 2015, 06:50:27 PM
Need a ruling from the Churn/Bonkers Czar.

Ran 13.1 high-churnin' miles this morning and a nap full of bonkers is in my future.

However, can I double down and also get a full night of bonkers tonight?

Sorry, just getting to this because I TOO WAS IN WEST VIRGINIA YESTERDAY AND WAS REMARKING ON ALL THE PROBABLY GREAT TRAILS. Charles Town/Harpers Ferry area. How bonkers was the sleep?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on April 26, 2015, 11:01:16 PM
Need a ruling from the Churn/Bonkers Czar.

Ran 13.1 high-churnin' miles this morning and a nap full of bonkers is in my future.

However, can I double down and also get a full night of bonkers tonight?

Sorry, just getting to this because I TOO WAS IN WEST VIRGINIA YESTERDAY AND WAS REMARKING ON ALL THE PROBABLY GREAT TRAILS. Charles Town/Harpers Ferry area. How bonkers was the sleep?

I sleep like a baby, son. Take that as you will. :dunno:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 27, 2015, 07:16:17 AM
Need a ruling from the Churn/Bonkers Czar.

Ran 13.1 high-churnin' miles this morning and a nap full of bonkers is in my future.

However, can I double down and also get a full night of bonkers tonight?

Sorry, just getting to this because I TOO WAS IN WEST VIRGINIA YESTERDAY AND WAS REMARKING ON ALL THE PROBABLY GREAT TRAILS. Charles Town/Harpers Ferry area. How bonkers was the sleep?

Man, SB.  I think we need to develop some kind of bonkers rating system.  I'm thinking levels like "completely" and "utterly" on the lower end, but am struggling with the upper end levels.

It was definitely at the upper end of bonkers, though. Bought a growler from the local liquor store, which may be considered performance-enhancing by the bonkers governing bodies.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on May 03, 2015, 11:02:42 AM
Been really getting after it lately, guys.  Don't know what this bonkers/churn stuff is, but I'm on board. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on May 05, 2015, 04:41:42 PM
Finished my first ever half marathon on Sunday. Man, it feels good.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: AST on May 05, 2015, 10:05:06 PM
came so close to breaking 9min/mile average pace on my 8.3 miler today.  will just keep on trying.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 05, 2015, 10:36:43 PM
Finished my first ever half marathon on Sunday. Man, it feels good.

Nice Shocks.  What's the immediate post-race response?  Another, full, never again?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on May 05, 2015, 10:38:41 PM
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u576/teamcatlab/Mobile%20Uploads/5ad2c845-0b11-4ec2-a30c-9fad8350a5e5_zpsvde0ir4c.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: AST on May 06, 2015, 08:06:29 AM
i try not to run into bullets when i run but you do you chum1
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 06, 2015, 08:08:26 AM
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u576/teamcatlab/Mobile%20Uploads/5ad2c845-0b11-4ec2-a30c-9fad8350a5e5_zpsvde0ir4c.jpg)
chum1, did you trip over a root on one of those beautiful West Virginia trails discussed in prior posts?

Like, "oh my gosh, this is soooo beautiful" and then WHAM, tree root?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 06, 2015, 10:12:50 AM
I saw this on my run yesterday by the river. Probably the size of a 50 cent piece.  :love:

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on May 06, 2015, 10:30:38 AM
Finished my first ever half marathon on Sunday. Man, it feels good.

Nice Shocks.  What's the immediate post-race response?  Another, full, never again?

Thank you. The Mrs. and myself will do other halfs. Possibly the LHC Bill Snyder, but I think 13.1 is as far as I'll go.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on May 06, 2015, 11:20:10 AM
chum is wheeling on beefier gams than i anticipated from a distance running enthusiast. Good looking blood. Very human color and solid clotting response.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mr Bread on May 06, 2015, 12:05:39 PM
chum is wheeling on beefier gams than i anticipated from a distance running enthusiast. Good looking blood. Very human color and solid clotting response.

he posts like he has fat legs. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on May 06, 2015, 12:59:39 PM
Yes. Let's talk about my fat legs. I've put on 15 pounds since last fall. Seriously, WTF? Should I be worried? Do I have some disease? Whatever it is, my legs are definitely looking fatter lately and I hate it. Then, I just got these new running shoes and they're bright white and really unflattering in my opinion and, of course, they just make my legs look EVEN FATTER! It's like I'm floating around on two blimps. You guys have no idea.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on May 06, 2015, 01:44:48 PM
 In the swoliecat thread you could be bragging about gainsing 15 lbs.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on May 06, 2015, 03:40:17 PM
i wanted to take a day off from running today, but i woke up at 6:05 and could get back to sleep, so you guessed it, I was out the door by 6:15.  definitely a day off tomorrow though.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on May 06, 2015, 04:22:54 PM
chum, when you are ready to take a break from cyberbullying yourself, can you tell us how you bumped your knee?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on May 06, 2015, 04:29:24 PM
Ran a 5k at a monastery last weekend. Several monks posted very fast times. That vow of celibacy must improve sports performance by a goo 15 to 20 percent.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on May 06, 2015, 05:32:48 PM
 :Chirp:
chum, when you are ready to take a break from cyberbullying yourself, can you tell us how you bumped your knee?

Sure. Turned ankle on the side of a road with no curb, stumbled, and lost balance. That part's happened a bunch of times in the past when I was able to recover, as I'm sure everyone has experienced. This time, I couldn't get my other foot underneath my body fast enough to support it, so down I crashed on my knee and hands.

When I began running four years ago, I remember reading about people falling and thinking, "Jeez, I'm so slow that I couldn't possibly fall. If I ever run at a fast enough pace that I do fall, it will be an accomplishment." That day has come!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on May 06, 2015, 05:51:35 PM
i wanted to take a day off from running today, but i woke up at 6:05 and could get back to sleep, so you guessed it, I was out the door by 6:15.  definitely a day off tomorrow though.

you are a psychopath
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on May 07, 2015, 06:36:28 AM
i wanted to take a day off from running today, but i woke up at 6:05 and could get back to sleep, so you guessed it, I was out the door by 6:15.  definitely a day off tomorrow though.
psyche!  think i might be getting hooked on the churns.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 07, 2015, 08:43:27 AM
i wanted to take a day off from running today, but i woke up at 6:05 and could get back to sleep, so you guessed it, I was out the door by 6:15.  definitely a day off tomorrow though.
psyche!  think i might be getting hooked on the churns.

A churn addiction is fine, as long as you're getting bonkers sleep.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 07, 2015, 08:47:37 AM
http://qz.com/397984/after-dave-goldbergs-tragic-death-its-worth-a-reminder-treadmills-are-dangerous/

Among other nuggets, did you guys know treadmills were originally designed to reform inmates . . . and get this . . . actually MILL grain?  Hence the name?

"In 1824, prison guard James Hardie credited the device with taming New York’s more defiant inmates. He wrote that it was the treadmill’s “monotonous steadiness, and not its severity, which constitutes its terror."

#TMYN
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on May 07, 2015, 03:16:25 PM
He looked like the Animal.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 07, 2015, 04:13:01 PM
Anyone using a GPS watch? Which one?  What features do you like? 

Have always used mapmyrun, but just upgraded to i6 and its to big for pockets and I don't want to carry it. Don't like armband things either.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on May 07, 2015, 06:02:15 PM
I've used the Garmin 305 and 405. I like the size of the 405 but dislike that can't remember satellite location when hibernating. It must stay on the charger between runs. The 305 is huge but never lost satellites.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on May 07, 2015, 06:41:41 PM
i wanted to take a day off from running today, but i woke up at 6:05 and could get back to sleep, so you guessed it, I was out the door by 6:15.  definitely a day off tomorrow though.
psyche!  think i might be getting hooked on the churns.

A churn addiction is fine, as long as you're getting bonkers sleep.
~5 hours or so lately.  gonna bonk out tonight tho.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on May 07, 2015, 06:51:07 PM
"Bonk" means something else in distance running parlance.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 07, 2015, 08:00:46 PM
I'm coming to Manhattan to run the LHC LHC Bill Snyder HM.

Who's with me?

A net downhill P2P run through the Flint Hills and the most beautiful campus on earth, finishing at the Parthenon of sports??

And a Powercat finishers medal that you can proudly wear around your neck??

How can you NOT be part of this?



Unless you don't like to run.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 08, 2015, 07:28:00 AM
"Bonk" means something else in distance running parlance.

You mean that thing that a lot people claim to have experienced, but few actually have?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on May 08, 2015, 10:51:25 AM
yeah i read about that yesterday.  seems weird.

When/how did you guys start increasing your distance?  Right now, i run about 2.5 miles every day and when i finish i am DONE.  Those 2.5 miles are torture.  I can't imagine running another block, let alone another 4 miles.  Obviously rome wasn't built in a day, but can you guys remember how you gradually started increasing your distance?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 08, 2015, 11:25:06 AM
I'm coming to Manhattan to run the LHC LHC Bill Snyder HM.

Who's with me?

A net downhill P2P run through the Flint Hills and the most beautiful campus on earth, finishing at the Parthenon of sports??

And a Powercat finishers medal that you can proudly wear around your neck??

How can you NOT be part of this?



Unless you don't like to run.

BCuz I can't get off work and fly up. :frown:  Super wish I could be there tho.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 08, 2015, 11:35:06 AM
yeah i read about that yesterday.  seems weird.

When/how did you guys start increasing your distance?  Right now, i run about 2.5 miles every day and when i finish i am DONE.  Those 2.5 miles are torture.  I can't imagine running another block, let alone another 4 miles.  Obviously rome wasn't built in a day, but can you guys remember how you gradually started increasing your distance?

Random thoughts below:

Not unlike building up your drinking tolerance . . . gradual is the key, or you'll brown/black out.

There's a stupidly arbitrary rule that says something like "no more than 10% increase" each week.  But it's also reasonable.

If you're done at 2.5 miles, slow down.  Slow running (aka "jogging"), where you could have a conversation about the demise of KSU basketball, is key.

I remember my first 5 mile run . . . laps around City Park.  I thought it was the most miserable experience ever.  Now I don't run fewer than 6 miles.  It's really weird how the body can adapt over time.

Frequency helps ... like running >4-5 times per week.

Rest/recover/chocolate milk/beer
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 08, 2015, 12:58:06 PM
If you're running every day that's probably too much. And yeah, slow way down, at least one run per week. Once you start increasing you should shoot to extend your long by a mile per week. Seems hard now but once you get going it will be easy and you will look back on that post and irl lol at yourself.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on May 08, 2015, 01:39:57 PM
Great stuff guys.
Quick Q: what is a 10% increase from 0 miles per week?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 08, 2015, 01:41:29 PM
I'm with SkiBe on this one.  Every day is overkill.  2-3 shorter runs and 1 long run each week is a good target.  Go to the gym and do some strength work on the off days if you want to stay active every day.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on May 08, 2015, 01:55:05 PM
I'm coming to Manhattan to run the LHC LHC Bill Snyder HM.

Who's with me?

A net downhill P2P run through the Flint Hills and the most beautiful campus on earth, finishing at the Parthenon of sports??

And a Powercat finishers medal that you can proudly wear around your neck??

How can you NOT be part of this?



Unless you don't like to run.

Me and the Mrs. are doing it. Did the Prairie Fire in Wichita last Sunday. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on May 08, 2015, 04:35:54 PM
TY friends
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 08, 2015, 09:13:18 PM

Great stuff guys.
Quick Q: what is a 10% increase from 0 miles per week?

Putting that potato chip back in the bag.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on May 11, 2015, 11:55:44 PM
Walked a 5K on Saturday. Not a good idea. Still not healed up enough apparently. PT guy says no more for a while.  :frown:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on May 12, 2015, 05:00:50 AM
Walked a 5K on Saturday. Not a good idea. Still not healed up enough apparently. PT guy says no more for a while.  :frown:
Bummer. I had no idea swinging your arm while walking would be that rough after shoulder surgery.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 12, 2015, 06:54:06 AM
 :cry:

I'm starting to feel really bad for GE pal @cDubya
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on May 12, 2015, 07:24:29 AM
Walked a 5K on Saturday. Not a good idea. Still not healed up enough apparently. PT guy says no more for a while.  :frown:
Bummer. I had no idea swinging your arm while walking would be that rough after shoulder surgery.

Yeah, me either. I had a Labral repair, and part of the bicep tendon goes right next to your labrum. Apparently the swinging back and forth, even in my sling, for 3 miles was too much at this point. No biggie, just sucks I can't do any big runs/walks for a while longer.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on May 12, 2015, 07:56:44 AM
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 12, 2015, 09:09:00 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11214259_1659026884317593_5887972481451305686_n.jpg?oh=5648bfd201e8fa1fa1f8a4234b671f67&oe=55BFBA6D)

 :love: :love: :love:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on May 12, 2015, 09:24:21 AM
LOL. Of course, it's a powercat medal. OF COURSE, it is.

Can they use Snyder's name for the event without permission because it's also the name of the highway? If so, that's pretty slick.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on May 12, 2015, 10:23:17 AM
i imagine they can
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 12, 2015, 10:33:57 AM
LOL. Of course, it's a powercat medal. OF COURSE, it is.

Can they use Snyder's name for the event without permission because it's also the name of the highway? If so, that's pretty slick.

Apparently he's involved, at least to a degree, as he directed which charity the race is to support.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on May 14, 2015, 08:50:11 AM
from the usual method of learning, a facebook video share, I have come to be aware of "heel lock lacing" of tenni' shoes. Is this a commonly known thing? Is this the actual purpose of the topmost shoe lace holes that never get used? or is this a hack?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 14, 2015, 09:52:27 AM
from the usual method of learning, a facebook video share, I have come to be aware of "heel lock lacing" of tenni' shoes. Is this a commonly known thing? Is this the actual purpose of the topmost shoe lace holes that never get used? or is this a hack?

Yep, it's a real thing.  Commonly known? Well, I didn't know about it.  Is it the actual purpose?  Not sure . . . I mean, does it make the top of the shoe tighter?  Sure, but so would regular lacing through those extra holes.

This 2007 article from Runners World describe it, along with a few other methods.  The salient point being that not every runner should use this method.

http://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/custom-tie-your-running-shoes?page=single
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on May 14, 2015, 11:30:43 AM
I've been using it for years. I was surprised at all the shares and joyous  revelation.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Poster formerly known as jthutch on May 14, 2015, 11:44:42 AM
Any Goemawer going to do the Konquer the Konza 25k in September?  I've been thinking of signing up for it anyone done it before?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on May 14, 2015, 01:00:44 PM
I've been using it for years. I was surprised at all the shares and joyous  revelation.

is it the true purpose of the 2nd pair of holes?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on May 14, 2015, 01:02:13 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 14, 2015, 04:30:34 PM
OMFG I will be in town and now know about Konquering the Konza. I will def. do it. T-y.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 15, 2015, 07:11:03 AM
Had a religious experience last night - let me tell you about it.  Some facts:

1. Have been a Brooks guy all my running life . . . first Adrenalines, then Ghosts (last 2 years).
2. Have just never been happy with the Ghosts.
3. Went trail running last week and very mild strain in calf.
4. Took a couple of days off, felt fine, ran 4 miles.
5. The next day I feel a sharp pain in my opposite hip (from the calf) and know that the IT Band has started to play its pain symphony.
6. Freak the freak out because I'm doing the LHC LHC LHC Bill Snyder half marathon next Saturday.
7. Based on the general reviews from the running community, I spring for Hoka One One (Cliftons), to be delivered next day by Zappos (VIP member).
8. Go out for a run just to see how they feel.



:horrorsurprise:   :love: :love: :love: :pbj: :pbj: :pbj: :woot: :woot: :woot:




Based on the pain I felt two days ago, there's no way in hell I should have been able to run a mile, let alone 6.  The difference was amazeballs.

Just wanted to share . . . seems I've joined the maximalist cult.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on May 15, 2015, 08:14:00 AM
OMFG I will be in town and now know about Konquering the Konza. I will def. do it. T-y.

looks like its capped at 200 participants and already sold out
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 15, 2015, 09:49:47 AM
Just wanted to share . . . seems I've joined the maximalist cult.

I have moved that direction recently as well, also from the Ghosts.  I already had some Altra trail runners that I liked so stayed with them and got the Torin 2.0 for road.  I tried a pair of Hokas, but I just love the Altra toe box too much.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 23, 2015, 06:56:34 AM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/23/90611c533ec0a51789b29fcc9d602e47.jpg)

Checking in.

Ideal conditions

Hope the adrenaline and ibuprofen masks any pain.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 23, 2015, 02:29:13 PM
Lost the left toenail battle.

Won the PR war.

Bonkers sleep is in my future.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Prince McJunkins on May 23, 2015, 05:57:58 PM
Look who came in 51st :bball:
http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-12305?lc=en (http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-12305?lc=en)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on May 23, 2015, 07:28:14 PM
James Bond won the 5k  :surprised:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 23, 2015, 10:01:09 PM
Way to go Cu!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Hubbs on May 25, 2015, 10:49:42 AM
How many of you guys do soft tissue work on yourselves? Like foam rollers, lacrosse balls, or Orb balls?

Also, this tool will changes your life:

http://www.amazon.com/EDGE-Mobility-System-EDGEility-Tool/dp/B00BIKO6X8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432568679&sr=8-1&keywords=soft+tissue+tool

Use it with cocoa butter or any other lubricating oil. I use it on my achilles tendon pretty regularly.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 25, 2015, 02:27:57 PM
Happy ending afterwards?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on May 25, 2015, 07:24:20 PM
How many of you guys do soft tissue work on yourselves? Like foam rollers, lacrosse balls, or Orb balls?

Also, this tool will changes your life:

http://www.amazon.com/EDGE-Mobility-System-EDGEility-Tool/dp/B00BIKO6X8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432568679&sr=8-1&keywords=soft+tissue+tool

Use it with cocoa butter or any other lubricating oil. I use it on my achilles tendon pretty regularly.
Foam roller and trigger point ball. It's a must have combo for me. Also, yoga for flexibility and core strength.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 25, 2015, 10:07:11 PM
Foam roller regularly but mostly just for IT band
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on May 26, 2015, 09:31:25 AM
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/trhodes13/IMG_2174.jpg)
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h227/trhodes13/IMG_2176.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 26, 2015, 09:34:35 AM


How'd you do? 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on May 26, 2015, 09:46:40 AM
Let's just say I finished!
Ran the Prairie Fire Half in Wichita 3 weeks ago and did much better in that one.
This was my second ever Half, and I didn't run at all in between the two races. Foolish.
I will say that the Bill Half was waaaaaay more difficult than the Prairie Fire, IMO.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 26, 2015, 11:26:17 AM
Let's just say I finished! earned the coolest medal ever
Ran the Prairie Fire Half in Wichita 3 weeks ago and did much better in that one.
This was my second ever Half, and I didn't run at all in between the two races. Foolish.
I will say that the Bill Half was waaaaaay more difficult than the Prairie Fire, IMO.

FYP
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on May 26, 2015, 11:44:26 AM
TY.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 26, 2015, 02:20:13 PM
Those pics look great. SB is wishing hardcore right now that he had done it. :frown:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mr Bread on May 26, 2015, 02:24:21 PM
yes very white and midwesterny.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 26, 2015, 03:23:49 PM
Hey have you guys heard about this Go Ruck thing where you walk/jog/run for distance while carrying a "ruck sack" full of weight? I have a couple of friends who are into it...what do you think about it?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mr Bread on May 26, 2015, 03:38:41 PM
sounds like a pretty mediocre way to get fit while also looking like a complete rough ridin' idiot. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 26, 2015, 03:40:01 PM
sounds like a pretty mediocre way to get fit while also looking like a complete rough ridin' idiot.

It's like in a backpack, not a man purse or anything...but you still might be right.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mr Bread on May 26, 2015, 03:50:49 PM
yeah, they run around in groups with army backpacks looking like total dipshits.  much more effective less fuckfacey ways to get fit available.  some people love to do culty things though, so there's that. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 27, 2015, 07:19:59 AM
It's like Bread had rain on his wedding day yesterday.

Cheers, bud  :cheers:

And Mrs. Gooch, if you want to Go Ruck yourself then more power to ya. While not a rucksack, I use a 2L hydration vest on long runs, and can feel I'm putting out slightly more effort . . . a 10-50lb rucksack would be considerably tougher.

Their claim that X miles rucking (or hiking) is > than X miles running is generally true, at least in my experience.  For that matter, walking X miles without a pack is tougher than running X miles.  In theory you're burning the same calories, but walking just takes a lot longer and requires more steps.

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on May 27, 2015, 09:17:15 AM
Hey have you guys heard about this Go Ruck thing where you walk/jog/run for distance while carrying a "ruck sack" full of weight? I have a couple of friends who are into it...what do you think about it?

i think your friends should enlist is the us army or maybe they already have?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 27, 2015, 01:41:00 PM
Hey have you guys heard about this Go Ruck thing where you walk/jog/run for distance while carrying a "ruck sack" full of weight? I have a couple of friends who are into it...what do you think about it?

i think your friends should enlist is the us army or maybe they already have?

I think they are too old, but one has a daughter in some military branch and I think he got into it with her.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: AST on May 27, 2015, 04:19:21 PM
ran the hilliest 5mi of my life today in rural oklahoma.  gonna be so sore tomorrow as not only was it hilly a.f. but a lot of it was on the steep grassy shoulder as it was along a one lane highway with no paved shoulder.  how i didn't roll an ankle i'll never know.
Title: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on June 07, 2015, 07:19:33 AM
Hoka One One :love:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on June 08, 2015, 06:47:36 PM
I'll be doing my first trail race next month. 11 miler. Pretty excited about doing something a little different. I read that the people who do them tend to be very chill, not so focused on time/splits/PR type stuff, and very well might strike up a conversation with you while running.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on June 08, 2015, 08:25:26 PM
Where's the race chum?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on June 08, 2015, 08:58:25 PM
Where's the race chum?

East of Cincinnati. East Fork State Park.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on June 08, 2015, 11:06:03 PM
I'll be doing my first trail race next month. 11 miler. Pretty excited about doing something a little different. I read that the people who do them tend to be very chill, not so focused on time/splits/PR type stuff, and very well might strike up a conversation with you while running.

Ive run a bunch of trail runs, even some night ones, and your Intel seems about dead on. While you will always have those gung-ho runners trying for trail records and all that, the runs can be really fun and entertaining.

If you can ever do a night trail run I would strongly suggest trying it at least once. Gotta be careful, obviously, but man they are a good time.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on June 08, 2015, 11:11:50 PM
Just ran my first ever 10k. I expected it to be harder than a 5k, but it was a lot harder than expected.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 09, 2015, 10:45:23 AM
 :Take the Bait:it's all gravy from here on out, tho.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on June 09, 2015, 07:24:01 PM
Gatlinburg trail running in three weeks. I love running through the mountains. Wish I lived closer.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on June 25, 2015, 08:41:27 AM
Random thoughts:

Converted to morning running earlier this month and am loving it.  NEVER thought I would say that.
Discovered Tailwind Nutrition and have tried it out with positive results - may be the long run fuel of choice
Ever have a random leg cramp at work post run?  You get some really funny looks.
Put a marathon out there (St. Jude-Memphis)  :dunno:
Hoka's are allowing me to do things I never thought possible, like training through soreness.
Early morning churning means early bonkers sleeping . . . my bedtime is like, noon or something
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on June 25, 2015, 08:59:55 AM
Gatlinburg trail running in three weeks. I love running through the mountains. Wish I lived closer.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk

Also, which trail(s)???  :excited:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 25, 2015, 10:32:51 AM
Random thoughts:

Converted to morning running earlier this month and am loving it.  NEVER thought I would say that.
Discovered Tailwind Nutrition and have tried it out with positive results - may be the long run fuel of choice
Ever have a random leg cramp at work post run?  You get some really funny looks.
Put a marathon out there (St. Jude-Memphis)  :dunno:
Hoka's are allowing me to do things I never thought possible, like training through soreness.
Early morning churning means early bonkers sleeping . . . my bedtime is like, noon or something

I have almost no knowledge of any of those things you mentioned, especially the morning running. :eek:

...but dat sleep! :love:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on June 25, 2015, 11:04:28 AM


Gatlinburg trail running in three weeks. I love running through the mountains. Wish I lived closer.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk

Also, which trail(s)???  :excited:

Great uphill to Rainbow Falls. Easily done in the hours round trip. Really nice waterfall. Need to be in good shape but i took the kids up last year. You can continue beyond the falls to Mt Leconte for a great day hike.

Rainbow Falls Trail

http://goo.gl/maps/ehZfv

Bit flatter. Nice hike to Grotto Falls. Will definitely do this one with the family this trip on Saturday.

Trillium Gap Trail Trailhead

http://goo.gl/maps/BVuEk

Easy breezy hike on a paved path. Great for small kids.

Laurel Falls Trailhead

http://maps.google.com/?cid=10935690974027133723&hl=en&gl=us

I also enjoy running from Sugarlands Visitor Center to Cherokee Orchard.

Shared route
From Bull Head Trail to Old Sugarlands Trail via Old Sugarlands Trail.

1 hr 8 min (3.8 mi)

1. Head west on Bull Head Trail
2. Continue onto Old Sugarlands Trail
3. Turn left to stay on Old Sugarlands Trail
4. Arrive at location: Old Sugarlands Trail

To see this route visit http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Bull%20Head%20Trail&daddr=Old%20Sugarlands%20Trail&geocode=FepdIAIdWRQG-w%3D%3D%3BFY2MIAIdNlwF-w%3D%3D&dirflg=w

There are obviously many more trails but these are close to Gatlinburg and easily accessible. We are staying in Pigeon Forge. So accessibility is important. I don't want to drive all morning.

If you haven't been, Ogle Place is a nice stroll around an old homestead. Usually see deer and turkey in the area.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on June 25, 2015, 11:06:22 AM
Random thoughts:

Converted to morning running earlier this month and am loving it.  NEVER thought I would say that.
Discovered Tailwind Nutrition and have tried it out with positive results - may be the long run fuel of choice
Ever have a random leg cramp at work post run?  You get some really funny looks.
Put a marathon out there (St. Jude-Memphis)  :dunno:
Hoka's are allowing me to do things I never thought possible, like training through soreness.
Early morning churning means early bonkers sleeping . . . my bedtime is like, noon or something
Better decide now on St Jude. It will fill soon.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on June 25, 2015, 11:28:03 AM
Random thoughts:

Converted to morning running earlier this month and am loving it.  NEVER thought I would say that.
Discovered Tailwind Nutrition and have tried it out with positive results - may be the long run fuel of choice
Ever have a random leg cramp at work post run?  You get some really funny looks.
Put a marathon out there (St. Jude-Memphis)  :dunno:
Hoka's are allowing me to do things I never thought possible, like training through soreness.
Early morning churning means early bonkers sleeping . . . my bedtime is like, noon or something
Better decide now on St Jude. It will fill soon.

Oh, by "put" I mean I registered and paid $95 to run 26.2 miles  :facepalm:

#firstworldproblems
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on June 25, 2015, 11:43:29 AM
Random thoughts:

Converted to morning running earlier this month and am loving it.  NEVER thought I would say that.
Discovered Tailwind Nutrition and have tried it out with positive results - may be the long run fuel of choice
Ever have a random leg cramp at work post run?  You get some really funny looks.
Put a marathon out there (St. Jude-Memphis)  :dunno:
Hoka's are allowing me to do things I never thought possible, like training through soreness.
Early morning churning means early bonkers sleeping . . . my bedtime is like, noon or something
Better decide now on St Jude. It will fill soon.

Oh, by "put" I mean I registered and paid $95 to run 26.2 miles  :facepalm:

#firstworldproblems
Excellent
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 25, 2015, 04:07:01 PM
Random thoughts:

Converted to morning running earlier this month and am loving it.  NEVER thought I would say that.
Discovered Tailwind Nutrition and have tried it out with positive results - may be the long run fuel of choice
Ever have a random leg cramp at work post run?  You get some really funny looks.
Put a marathon out there (St. Jude-Memphis)  :dunno:
Hoka's are allowing me to do things I never thought possible, like training through soreness.
Early morning churning means early bonkers sleeping . . . my bedtime is like, noon or something
Better decide now on St Jude. It will fill soon.

Oh, by "put" I mean I registered and paid $95 to run 26.2 miles  :facepalm:

#firstworldproblems

:thumbs: first one?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on June 25, 2015, 04:09:05 PM

Random thoughts:

Converted to morning running earlier this month and am loving it.  NEVER thought I would say that.
Discovered Tailwind Nutrition and have tried it out with positive results - may be the long run fuel of choice
Ever have a random leg cramp at work post run?  You get some really funny looks.
Put a marathon out there (St. Jude-Memphis)  :dunno:
Hoka's are allowing me to do things I never thought possible, like training through soreness.
Early morning churning means early bonkers sleeping . . . my bedtime is like, noon or something
Better decide now on St Jude. It will fill soon.

Oh, by "put" I mean I registered and paid $95 to run 26.2 miles  :facepalm:

#firstworldproblems

:thumbs: first one?

#4, but still :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on June 25, 2015, 05:31:26 PM
mrs mocat signed me up for a neon 5k run or something AND IT'S ON A GD SATURDAY NIGHT  :curse:

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 8manpick on June 25, 2015, 08:47:05 PM

mrs mocat signed me up for a neon 5k run or something AND IT'S ON A GD SATURDAY NIGHT  :curse:
5ks are pre-binge approved
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on June 25, 2015, 09:08:52 PM
mrs mocat signed me up for a neon 5k run or something AND IT'S ON A GD SATURDAY NIGHT  :curse:

I was contemplating this.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on June 27, 2015, 05:08:35 PM

mrs mocat signed me up for a neon 5k run or something AND IT'S ON A GD SATURDAY NIGHT  :curse:
5ks are pre-binge approved
I ran my fastest 5 miles ever after 2 Boulevards during the Brew to Brew run a few years back
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on June 28, 2015, 01:10:21 PM
Ran a little over a mile Friday night in a thunderstorm. I'm not supposed to be running yet, and I see why. Not fun. This sucks, guys...  :shakesfist:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on June 28, 2015, 04:14:18 PM
Ran a little over a mile Friday night in a thunderstorm. I'm not supposed to be running yet, and I see why. Not fun. This sucks, guys...  :shakesfist:
Rest up. Running will be there when you are healed.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on June 28, 2015, 05:09:38 PM
my hips are sore from the 5k last night. what in the world is that all about?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on June 28, 2015, 05:16:03 PM
too much papa john's
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on June 28, 2015, 05:22:41 PM
i feel like an old german shepherd
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on June 28, 2015, 05:55:42 PM
what does an old German Shepard feel like?  have you had a conversation with one before?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on June 28, 2015, 06:05:20 PM
have you had a conversation with one before?

ruff ruff yes
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on June 28, 2015, 11:58:28 PM
Suunto movescount app has a pretty cool gps movie feature.  Upload run from a suunto watch or I think you can just use the app like mapmyrun.  You can also take pics along the way and add them to the movie. This one's from my run this morning.

https://vimeo.com/132043006
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: AST on June 29, 2015, 07:45:23 AM
that's pretty neat
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on June 29, 2015, 08:28:05 AM
Awesome tdaver.

Where is that?

(Unless it's from, like, your front door. In which case, answer at your own risk. )
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on June 29, 2015, 10:45:23 AM
Guardsman Pass between SLC and Park City.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on July 10, 2015, 06:58:15 AM
Bump - need a @SkinnyBenny churning run / bonkers sleep update

I've been churning so much that I can't stay up past 9:30 most nights because of the looming bonkers sleep.  But today is my day off, so I stayed up to 11pm last night.  :Woohoo:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on July 12, 2015, 12:26:31 PM
Suunto movescount app has a pretty cool gps movie feature.  Upload run from a suunto watch or I think you can just use the app like mapmyrun.  You can also take pics along the way and add them to the movie. This one's from my run this morning.

https://vimeo.com/132043006

This app is great, thanks for the heads up!

Wanted to upload my trail run from this morning, but it's not working.


Edit: just took a while to upload is all. Pretty sweet...

http://vimeo.com/133279028
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 12, 2015, 12:58:05 PM
Haven't churned all that much lately BUT I'm in Austin and I'm about to go to churn at Hamilton Pond!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on July 16, 2015, 06:57:19 AM
Trying to get back in a running groove. I like the stress release and healthy brain vibes. Not sure my ankle is going to make it though.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on July 16, 2015, 08:02:35 AM
cdub  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 18, 2015, 11:23:38 PM
Guys whenever I run in Texas hill country type places (or really any hilly area), my left knee hurts a little bit but it goes away after five days. Sup?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on July 18, 2015, 11:36:15 PM
Tight knee
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 18, 2015, 11:37:09 PM
knee dentata
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on July 19, 2015, 12:16:44 PM
First trail race done. I enjoyed the race, not the overabundance of mud. I wasn't able to run when it was too muddy/puddley/slippery, which kinda sucked because that's what I was there to do. Others were good at it, but I have no desire to get good at it. So, I'm looking forward to doing another under dry conditions.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 19, 2015, 06:31:14 PM
My first trail run was really disappointing too, chum. It was at night in this weird small town and I got lost a bunch and stuff. Plus the B&B that me and Mrs. SB stayed in was kinda old and dusty. :frown:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on July 19, 2015, 07:47:20 PM
Guys whenever I run in Texas hill country type places (or really any hilly area), my left knee hurts a little bit but it goes away after five days. Sup?

Knees are weird.


I ran six miles on Saturday, which is the longest I have run in a long time. It was hard, and I didn't like it. Thinking about a half marathon in October, though.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on July 19, 2015, 08:36:25 PM
Wonder, do the half.  It is a great race.  Just the right distance to challenge someone without the body stress of a full marathon.
I usually run the Rock n Roll in Las Vegas each winter.  My brother-in-law talked me into just doing the 10k this year.  That is a great venue for a run.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 19, 2015, 08:53:46 PM
Guys whenever I run in Texas hill country type places (or really any hilly area), my left knee hurts a little bit but it goes away after five days. Sup?

Knees are weird.


I ran six miles on Saturday, which is the longest I have run in a long time. It was hard, and I didn't like it. Thinking about a half marathon in October, though.

There's a half in New Orleans coming up in a few montha that I might do. (If you feel like traveling for yours you can come run it with me and you can stay with me and Mrs. SB.) I'll You'll definitely be able to do a half by then. Just increase your mileage by like 0.5-1 miles per week.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on July 19, 2015, 09:17:15 PM
Put in about 12 miles this week.  Really slow though
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on July 19, 2015, 09:26:06 PM
Put in about 12 miles this week.  Really slow though
I'm old enough that I don't care how fast I run, just training and finishing a run is my goal.  I've never been fast, but now I truly run for e exercise and the love of running.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on July 19, 2015, 09:28:31 PM
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on July 19, 2015, 09:33:23 PM
That is a great clip. Thanks.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on July 20, 2015, 07:30:29 PM
Stupid gps cut out but I did about 3.5 this morning
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on September 09, 2015, 03:54:36 PM
Anyone doing the Color Run in Manhattan Saturday?
I'm going, then the Plaza 10k in KC on Sunday.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on September 09, 2015, 06:01:15 PM
Prior to the last few weeks, I hadn't run 3 miles at a time since high school.  I've been banging 3 milers out like its my job, and at a pretty decent pace to boot.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 09, 2015, 08:34:17 PM
CatsNShocks, sounds like you're living a dream weekend. :love:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Pete on September 09, 2015, 08:44:08 PM

Anyone doing the Color Run in Manhattan Saturday?
I'm going, then the Plaza 10k in KC on Sunday.

It's probably too late to register for the Plaza 10K, right?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on September 11, 2015, 09:31:17 AM

Anyone doing the Color Run in Manhattan Saturday?
I'm going, then the Plaza 10k in KC on Sunday.

It's probably too late to register for the Plaza 10K, right?

nope

https://runsignup.com/plaza10k (https://runsignup.com/plaza10k)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on September 11, 2015, 09:32:02 AM
i'm also doing the plaza 10k on sunday. will be very slow.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on September 13, 2015, 09:46:49 AM
great race. perfect morning, felt good even if it was slow.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on September 13, 2015, 11:07:11 AM
Training for a half m in October. Ran a little over 8 miles this morning - the farthest since high school. My goal is to finish under 2 hours and I think I might be able to do it! Ran the 8 today at 8.5 minute mile pace.

Also regarding knees, I was experiencing some pain in my left knee and got online to research knee braces. All the running sites said I don't need a brace - I need to fix something with my shoes or stride. So this morning I was running and the pain popped up. I started thinking about my stride. My iphone was in my right pocket because I hate the arm bands. I thought, could that really be it? I pulled the iphone out of my pocket and carried it the rest of the way. The pain was gone a mile later.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on September 13, 2015, 11:22:36 AM
Also a question: do you guys wear headphones during races? I've never done that before, but I'm worried the length of the half m is just going to be unbearable without music.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on September 13, 2015, 11:28:46 AM
Also a question: do you guys wear headphones during races? I've never done that before, but I'm worried the length of the half m is just going to be unbearable without music.

i always wear headphones when i'm by myself. but, today ms. blast had her phone and played music on the phone speaker right next to me. i kind of liked not having to deal with head phones and my phone. but you're right, 13 miles would be a long way to go with no music.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on September 13, 2015, 11:43:51 AM
Also a question: do you guys wear headphones during races? I've never done that before, but I'm worried the length of the half m is just going to be unbearable without music.
I am headed to Las Vegas for the Rock n Roll in November.  I go every year.  Last year instead of music, because I usually run alone, I listened to stand up comedy.  It made the 1/2 very bearable and entertaining.  I would recommend it. 
The RnR always has live music along the Vegas strip, so some great music is available at differn t spots along the route.
Good luck with your run.  I am headed out for a short run now.  Do you use a training calendar, or just run on your own plan?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on September 13, 2015, 11:53:54 AM
I'm on a training schedule a friend gave me. It only has one progressively longer run, plus a short run, on the weekend. During the week, I only run three shorter runs. So it's not too bad. And I've built up to over 8 miles at decent pace without hurting myself, so I guess it works.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on September 13, 2015, 11:56:49 AM
I'm on a training schedule a friend gave me. It only has one progressively longer run, plus a short run, on the weekend. During the week, I only run three shorter runs. So it's not too bad. And I've built up to over 8 miles at decent pace without hurting myself, so I guess it works.
The friend who got me started doing the longer races told me that if you can do eight or nine miles comfortably, then the half is really manageable.  And by comfortably I don't mean it doesn't wear you out, just that you can complete it running continuously.
I think you'll be fine.  I'm no expert, but I have done several runs.  I no longer race, just run my pace and finish the run.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on September 13, 2015, 02:57:13 PM
Also regarding knees, I was experiencing some pain in my left knee and got online to research knee braces. All the running sites said I don't need a brace - I need to fix something with my shoes or stride. So this morning I was running and the pain popped up. I started thinking about my stride. My iphone was in my right pocket because I hate the arm bands. I thought, could that really be it? I pulled the iphone out of my pocket and carried it the rest of the way. The pain was gone a mile later.

What kind of knee pain?  Shoes are very important with increased mileage so it is certainly worth the time and $ to get the right fit.  Also a shorter, faster stride has been shown to reduce chronic running injuries.  Target 175-180 steps per minute.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on September 13, 2015, 03:35:12 PM
For me, I almost always have some knee pain after about six or eight miles.  When I do the half I always wear a brace at my ankle until I need to pull it up for support. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on September 13, 2015, 04:06:32 PM
Also regarding knees, I was experiencing some pain in my left knee and got online to research knee braces. All the running sites said I don't need a brace - I need to fix something with my shoes or stride. So this morning I was running and the pain popped up. I started thinking about my stride. My iphone was in my right pocket because I hate the arm bands. I thought, could that really be it? I pulled the iphone out of my pocket and carried it the rest of the way. The pain was gone a mile later.

What kind of knee pain?  Shoes are very important with increased mileage so it is certainly worth the time and $ to get the right fit.  Also a shorter, faster stride has been shown to reduce chronic running injuries.  Target 175-180 steps per minute.

Below the kneecap, across the front. I'm wearing Saucony Hurricanes, which is the model recommended to me years ago for pronation. I should go back to a running specialist shop and see if it's still a good fit.

I'm taking ibuprofen before each run for swelling, but I should probably get a brace for long runs.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on September 15, 2015, 04:03:52 PM
Runner's knee. You're increasing mileage too fast. Need to build the supporting muscles. Are you lifting weights or doing body weight exercises?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on September 15, 2015, 04:10:03 PM
Runner's knee. You're increasing mileage too fast. Need to build the supporting muscles. Are you lifting weights or doing body weight exercises?

I'm not doing anything other than running and some situps, pushups, etc. No weight training. I went to the running store today and they looked at my stride. Mild pronation but nothing seriously out of whack. They recommended the Saucony Hurricane or Brooks Adrenaline. The Hurricanes are what I already wear. My current pair is about 5 months old but I've only been using them for about 3 months. I went ahead and bought a new pair of Hurricanes that I'll start using just a few runs before the race. I want them nice and cushy for the race.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on September 15, 2015, 04:17:39 PM
Nice write up on runner's knee.

http://www.runnersworld.com/tag/runners-knee

Kinesiology tape will help relieve the pain while you continue to exercise.

https://youtu.be/v2xYUxXrjxk

Ditch the antiinflammatory meds. Definitely not good to take before each run.

http://runnersconnect.net/running-injury-prevention/ibuprofen-and-running/
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on September 15, 2015, 10:54:03 PM
Nice write up on runner's knee.

http://www.runnersworld.com/tag/runners-knee

Kinesiology tape will help relieve the pain while you continue to exercise.

https://youtu.be/v2xYUxXrjxk

Ditch the antiinflammatory meds. Definitely not good to take before each run.

http://runnersconnect.net/running-injury-prevention/ibuprofen-and-running/

Damn. I thought I was helping myself with the Ibuprofen, but that article makes sense. This week I'm reducing my mileage anyway pursuant to the training schedule. I ran 4 miles tonight, and I wore knee bands. The bands seem to help and they didn't slip as much as I thought they would. I'm not sure if I actually have runner's knee. I was told as early as my high school x-country days that I have Osgood-Schlatter "disease" so I wonder if it's a byproduct or continuation of that.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on September 16, 2015, 07:26:49 AM
Since your are beyond adolescence, O-S shouldn't be a concern. Probably just runner's knee. Most of us go through it when building mileage the first time.  I use  kt or rocktape when I get a niggly like that. Pretty amazing stuff.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on September 16, 2015, 08:46:02 AM
CatsNShocks, sounds like you're living a dream weekend. :love:

Yeah, great weekend. Color run was just a fun run. Ran with family, stopped to take pics, etc. Plaza 10k, like was mentioned, was a great race! Perfect weather, great morning, awesome route. Will definitely be doing that one again. Finishing up the Heartland 30k this Sunday with the Broadway Bridge 10k.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on September 26, 2015, 07:51:05 AM
Headed out for a trail race this morning. Was supposed to be 5 1/2 miles but they cut it down to 4.6. We'll see how it goes. First actual "race" since surgery, and I'll be running with cDub-gf who has an ailing IT band.

This is already looking fun.  :D
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on September 26, 2015, 08:25:24 AM
Get it done, cdubs!  :driving:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on September 26, 2015, 03:52:59 PM
Go Eers!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on September 26, 2015, 03:57:59 PM
Headed out for a trail race this morning. Was supposed to be 5 1/2 miles but they cut it down to 4.6. We'll see how it goes. First actual "race" since surgery, and I'll be running with cDub-gf who has an ailing IT band.

This is already looking fun.  :D
How was it?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on September 26, 2015, 04:11:45 PM
cDub, how did it go?  I just finished a short run. It always feels great after the initial exhaustion. I recommend jogging and running to anyone who can. Even a mile is a great bit of exercise.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on September 26, 2015, 07:23:55 PM
It was nice weather,  gorgeous scenery, but the gf got a mile and a half in and couldn't do much running at all. She was in some pretty serious pain, so most of it was a brisk walk through some serious trails.

I felt pretty good for my first time doing much distance after surgery, we'll see how I feel tomorrow. We have a 5K in the morning, lol.

Good exercise and good time spent with her though. And free kettle corn after!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on September 26, 2015, 07:32:00 PM
It was nice weather,  gorgeous scenery, but the gf got a mile and a half in and couldn't do much running at all. She was in some pretty serious pain, so most of it was a brisk walk through some serious trails.

I felt pretty good for my first time doing much distance after surgery, we'll see how I feel tomorrow. We have a 5K in the morning, lol.

Good exercise and good time spent with her though. And free kettle corn after!
Sounds like a good day anyway.  I'm glad you did that.  I'd like to find a running/jogging partner for some short runs, but haven't had much luck.  I think I'm too slow for most. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on September 26, 2015, 08:02:06 PM
A day in the woods is always good.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on September 27, 2015, 06:06:20 PM
Followed up yesterday's trail run with a Charity 5K this afternoon. 28:06, pretty happy with my first "try" at this distance in over 7 months.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on September 27, 2015, 06:09:47 PM
Congrats.  That is a great time.  I no longer run for time. I just run my own pace and work to finish each run.  Good luck with your next one.  My next run is the rock n roll in Las Vegas in November. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on October 09, 2015, 11:40:59 AM
Headed out for a trail race this morning. Was supposed to be 5 1/2 miles but they cut it down to 4.6. We'll see how it goes. First actual "race" since surgery, and I'll be running with cDub-gf who has an ailing IT band.

This is already looking fun.  :D
How was it?

I'm liking trail running more and more. Ran the Riley Fall Festival 5k last weekend. It included a few obstacles which was cool. Going to do the Purple PAWS 5k tomorrow morning.
Question: Should I consider different shoes for trail running? I'm not a fast runner at all, so I don't know if it would make much difference.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on October 09, 2015, 11:54:21 AM
Unless you're running technical trails with big rocks or a lot of mud, don't sweat it. Trail shoes accommodate those conditions with a rock plate for protection and deeper treads.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on October 09, 2015, 11:56:25 AM
I am trying to get ready for the Rock n Roll in Vegas in late November.  I just can't get my running schedule to work with my work/event schedule.  This may be the slowest and most painful race I have ever done.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: _33 on October 09, 2015, 12:12:30 PM
The other day I sprinted about 100 yards to try to beat my daughter down a hill (she was on a bike) and later that night my hamstrings felt like they were going to explode.  Can't imagine what a 5K would do to me.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on October 09, 2015, 04:12:07 PM
Question: Should I consider different shoes for trail running? I'm not a fast runner at all, so I don't know if it would make much difference.

As I live in a state that varies just a bit from yours, I finally decided it would benefit my body to invest in some actual trail shoes. I picked these up just a few days ago and have only run a few miles of trail in them so far, but it's a world of difference when you have to deal with serious slopes, mud, rocks, tree roots, etc.

I agree with IPA4Me, unless you're tackling some more serious "terrain" then stick with your more all purpose shoes. You certainly don't want to be running miles on the road in a trail shoe.

(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/mt1210g2_nb_14_i_zpszkn8qiwu.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/mt1210g2_nb_14_i_zpszkn8qiwu.jpg.html)

(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/mt1210g2_nb_16_i_zpssdhuenfy.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/mt1210g2_nb_16_i_zpssdhuenfy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on October 09, 2015, 04:22:16 PM
I like those cdubs, replace that green with ksu cats purple and they are golden
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on October 09, 2015, 04:53:27 PM
I am trying to get ready for the Rock n Roll in Vegas in late November.  I just can't get my running schedule to work with my work/event schedule.  This may be the slowest and most painful race I have ever done.

If it is a fairly flat course, you may surprise yourself. I hadn't run a half in 18 months last April until I happened upon a free entry to Rock The Parkway. Even after very limited training, I got a 1:58 time. Soreness hung around for about 10 days though.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on October 09, 2015, 10:01:03 PM
I am trying to get ready for the Rock n Roll in Vegas in late November.  I just can't get my running schedule to work with my work/event schedule.  This may be the slowest and most painful race I have ever done.

If it is a fairly flat course, you may surprise yourself. I hadn't run a half in 18 months last April until I happened upon a free entry to Rock The Parkway. Even after very limited training, I got a 1:58 time. Soreness hung around for about 10 days though.
It's completely flat.  Straight down the Vegas Strip. Great run: I go almost every year.  Always a great time with 40,000+ out running.  Lots of spectators line the strip as well. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on October 10, 2015, 07:19:31 AM
Thanks for the info guys.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on October 11, 2015, 01:12:40 PM
Well I did it. Finished my first half marathon. I guess I can put one of those douchey 13.1 oval stickers on my car now.

Finished under 1:55! The last 2 miles SUCKED.

I did get beat by a 12 year old girl. But based on time/pound, I totally kicked her ass.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on October 11, 2015, 02:47:50 PM
I like those cdubs, replace that green with ksu cats purple and they are golden

i agree  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2015, 05:48:48 PM
congrats, kazzudubs.  nice running (per capita)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on October 11, 2015, 06:09:08 PM
Well I did it. Finished my first half marathon. I guess I can put one of those douchey 13.1 oval stickers on my car now.

Finished under 1:55! The last 2 miles SUCKED.

I did get beat by a 12 year old girl. But based on time/pound, I totally kicked her ass.
Congrats. The next one will be easier.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on October 11, 2015, 08:13:06 PM
congrats, kazzudubs.  nice running (per capita)

Speaking of which, I was looking at all the people who finished ahead of me, and I probably would have placed much higher on a time/pound basis. This is an under appreciated stat in the running world. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to move my 200 pounds 13.1 miles in under 2 hours.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: wetwillie on October 11, 2015, 10:20:06 PM
congrats, kazzudubs.  nice running (per capita)

Speaking of which, I was looking at all the people who finished ahead of me, and I probably would have placed much higher on a time/pound basis. This is an under appreciated stat in the running world. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to move my 200 pounds 13.1 miles in under 2 hours.

You actually use relatively little energy running that far, our bodies are extremely efficient at moving.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on October 11, 2015, 10:50:48 PM
congrats, kazzudubs.  nice running (per capita)

Speaking of which, I was looking at all the people who finished ahead of me, and I probably would have placed much higher on a time/pound basis. This is an under appreciated stat in the running world. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to move my 200 pounds 13.1 miles in under 2 hours.

You actually use relatively little energy running that far, our bodies are extremely efficient at moving.

In the vacuum of space, yes. Here on earth, no. My running app says I burned over 2000 calories running the race. And my body felt it. Despite eating a light breakfast just 3 hours earlier, I felt famished after finishing. And it's weird because exercise usually works as an appetite suppressant for me, but it's like my stomached was telling me "hey mr runner - you need to fuel up. Like now."
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on October 11, 2015, 11:05:01 PM
 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on October 12, 2015, 12:41:57 PM
Well I did it. Finished my first half marathon. I guess I can put one of those douchey 13.1 oval stickers on my car now.

Finished under 1:55! The last 2 miles SUCKED.

I did get beat by a 12 year old girl. But based on time/pound, I totally kicked her ass.

I always thought those stickers were douchey too. But the Mrs. and I bought stickers at the packet pickup at our first half last spring. You're damn right I stuck them on our vehicles the day after our half. I have a much better appreciation for those stickers now that I've earned one.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on October 12, 2015, 02:16:19 PM
Stickers are horrible from a prepper standpoint. You are letting your enemies know exactly how far you are capable of running.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on October 12, 2015, 07:30:44 PM
Well I did it. Finished my first half marathon. I guess I can put one of those douchey 13.1 oval stickers on my car now.

Finished under 1:55! The last 2 miles SUCKED.

I did get beat by a 12 year old girl. But based on time/pound, I totally kicked her ass.

Congrats! Who cares where you finished. You finished. Now improve. That's my stance on it.

There's an annual 5K/25K/50K trail race here that I've got my eye on for next year. 25K next year, maybe 50K the year after. Finishing will be enough!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on October 12, 2015, 09:05:20 PM
Well I did it. Finished my first half marathon. I guess I can put one of those douchey 13.1 oval stickers on my car now.

Finished under 1:55! The last 2 miles SUCKED.

I did get beat by a 12 year old girl. But based on time/pound, I totally kicked her ass.

I always thought those stickers were douchey too. But the Mrs. and I bought stickers at the packet pickup at our first half last spring. You're damn right I stuck them on our vehicles the day after our half. I have a much better appreciation for those stickers now that I've earned one.

I don't have a problem with the 26.2 stickers. I just think the 13.1s are a little embarrassing. I mean, the very name "half marathon" sort of acknowledges it's an inferior accomplishment. Hey, congrats on doing something half as hard. And I'm not knocking people who choose halfs over fulls - I'm just not sure it's really worthy of announcing in sticker form. Then again, I guess we're living in an age where every aspect of our lives merits a sticker announcement, from our last names (in gothic letters) to how many times we've procreated.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on October 12, 2015, 09:31:32 PM
 :D
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: BringBackEcoKat on October 13, 2015, 12:22:00 PM
I have a secret to admit.. I'm addicted to running. I love running on campus, but now all of the students are back and the last thing that I need is some foreign kid to run over me with his car. I don't know where to go to get my fix now.  :ohno:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on October 13, 2015, 01:50:10 PM
I have a secret to admit.. I'm addicted to running. I love running on campus, but now all of the students are back and the last thing that I need is some foreign kid to run over me with his car. I don't know where to go to get my fix now.  :ohno:

how about any place in the world except roads and parking lots
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: lopakman on October 13, 2015, 01:53:58 PM
I have a secret to admit.. I'm addicted to running. I love running on campus, but now all of the students are back and the last thing that I need is some foreign kid to run over me with his car. I don't know where to go to get my fix now.  :ohno:

I know right, like just the other day I was telling my wife as I was driving her to the grocery store (because you know, women bad drivers and all) I said "babe, it's a good thing none of those foreign drivers ran me over when I was running through campus because I might have never met you"
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on October 13, 2015, 02:27:44 PM
Something I've always wondered...is it okay to drive somewhere to run?  I can't think of any logical reason it wouldn't be okay, but it does seem weird.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: lopakman on October 13, 2015, 03:36:55 PM
I actually did that once when I drove to a track because I wanted a flat surface (non-treadmill) where I could see how far I could run. 

And guess what?  I ran 6 miles  :D
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on October 13, 2015, 04:48:06 PM
Kinda weird if you drive somewhere just to run on the street.  Not weird if you drive to a track, park, or trail.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on October 13, 2015, 05:33:38 PM
I'll drive to especially hilly areas to run on the street. Once on vacation, I drove to a street to run because the street was along a coastline with a view. Some people drive to meet up with other people and run on the street.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on October 13, 2015, 09:40:05 PM
Kinda weird if you drive somewhere just to run on the street.  Not weird if you drive to a track, park, or trail.

Nah. Way easier to run long distances through a bigass beautiful park than stopping for traffic every five feet. I drive to scenic places to run all the time.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Pete on October 14, 2015, 10:16:04 AM
I bought some $150 Aiscs (sp?) this weekend at Dicks.  They felt awesome in the store.  I ran my regular daily route for the next two day (5K), and they are rough ridin' giving blisters on each foot at a couple differ parts on top of my feet.  Never had an issue with shoes before.  rough ridin' Dicks won't take them back.

I chose them because I wanted the really bouncing cushioning, and I still love that part of them.  I am thinking about getting an exacto knife and carving rough ridin' holes in the shoes in the spots that rub.  This is frustrating because I almost bought the Addidas Ultra Boost...I'd probably be fine right now if I had! 

I guess I should have gone to Gary Gribble or whatever..
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on October 14, 2015, 11:07:41 AM
I bought some $150 Aiscs (sp?) this weekend at Dicks.  They felt awesome in the store.  I ran my regular daily route for the next two day (5K), and they are rough ridin' giving blisters on each foot at a couple differ parts on top of my feet.  Never had an issue with shoes before.  rough ridin' Dicks won't take them back.

I chose them because I wanted the really bouncing cushioning, and I still love that part of them.  I am thinking about getting an exacto knife and carving rough ridin' holes in the shoes in the spots that rub.  This is frustrating because I almost bought the Addidas Ultra Boost...I'd probably be fine right now if I had! 

I guess I should have gone to Gary Gribble or whatever..

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on October 14, 2015, 11:08:50 AM
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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on October 14, 2015, 11:13:37 AM
i'd listen to Mrs. G, Pete.  if anyone knows about foot ailments on this blog, it's her.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on October 14, 2015, 11:17:50 AM
(http://www.rokslide.com/images/Slider/Blisters.png)  :Wha:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on October 14, 2015, 11:23:28 AM
i'd listen to Mrs. G, Pete.  if anyone knows about foot ailments on this blog, it's her.

Also, you can get some of these and just apply them on your foot where the rubbing is happening...before you run.
(http://www.band-aid.com/sites/bandaid_us/files/styles/product_image/public/00062600062222_a1c1_en.png?itok=VXi3SZj3)

Check out this whole page...http://www.band-aid.com/products/active-lifestyles
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on October 14, 2015, 11:23:46 AM
(http://www.rokslide.com/images/Slider/Blisters.png)  :Wha:

did he surgically remove his skin to prevent blistering? is that pretty effective?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on October 14, 2015, 12:00:08 PM
Leukotape is the best blister prevention I've used.  Cut a small strip to cover your problem areas.  Stuff is amazingly sticky and will not rub off while running. Don't put it on existing blisters without a blister pad or something underneath or you will lose a bunch of skin peeling it off.   Just use the tape no pad after things are healed.

But really, if you're getting blisters running a 5k you need to get a different shoe that fits better.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Pete on October 14, 2015, 01:05:46 PM

Leukotape is the best blister prevention I've used.  Cut a small strip to cover your problem areas.  Stuff is amazingly sticky and will not rub off while running. Don't put it on existing blisters without a blister pad or something underneath or you will lose a bunch of skin peeling it off.   Just use the tape no pad after things are healed.

But really, if you're getting blisters running a 5k you need to get a different shoe that fits better.

That's the point, my old shoes don't cause these sore spots but my new ones do!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on October 14, 2015, 01:08:52 PM
I busted a toe in August that killed my running.  Doesn't hurt anymore but the nail hasn't fully come off yet.

Can I run with it?  It looks gross, there's a bunch of dry blood under the nail still.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: BringBackEcoKat on October 14, 2015, 04:27:44 PM
Does anyone know of any parks in Manhattan that have running trails then? And you guys laugh.. But there have been an increasing number of people ran over on campus this year and I would rather not be one of the few.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on October 14, 2015, 04:28:37 PM
Just run around City Park.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on October 14, 2015, 04:29:56 PM
Does anyone know of any parks in Manhattan that have running trails then? And you guys laugh.. But there have been an increasing number of people ran over on campus this year and I would rather not be one of the few.

konza praire trail is the bitb

you will probably have to drive there
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on October 15, 2015, 08:23:35 AM
Does anyone know of any parks in Manhattan that have running trails then? And you guys laugh.. But there have been an increasing number of people ran over on campus this year and I would rather not be one of the few.

konza praire trail is the bitb

you will probably have to drive there
Ride your bike there like a true stud boss. That's what I did one time when I was training for the only triathlon I have ever done.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on October 28, 2015, 05:22:44 PM
Ran 13.1 miles for the first time last weekend.  :D

Pretty sure I have peroneal tendonosis now.  :frown:

https://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/conditions/ailments-of-the-ankle/Pages/Peroneal-Tendonitis.aspx
 (https://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/conditions/ailments-of-the-ankle/Pages/Peroneal-Tendonitis.aspx)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on October 28, 2015, 05:28:31 PM

Does anyone know of any parks in Manhattan that have running trails then? And you guys laugh.. But there have been an increasing number of people ran over on campus this year and I would rather not be one of the few.

Have you ever run at anneburg park?  It's got a trail around the whole thing that is pretty nice
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on November 02, 2015, 07:08:49 AM
Some quick summaries:


1. If you get blisters in a new pair of shoes, you need different shoes.
2. Injinji socks (toed socks) are terrific for preventing toe blisters (from long runs).
3. Running in the Konza prairie is as close to God as you can get in this world, even for atheists.
4. You can run, even thrive, without a toenail.  May want to invest in bigger/wider shoes.
   a. Toenails take FOREVER to heal completely.
   b. Can't have an "a" without a "b".




Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on November 02, 2015, 11:43:32 AM
Ran 13.1 miles for the first time last weekend.  :D

Pretty sure I have peroneal tendonosis now.  :frown:

https://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/conditions/ailments-of-the-ankle/Pages/Peroneal-Tendonitis.aspx
 (https://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/conditions/ailments-of-the-ankle/Pages/Peroneal-Tendonitis.aspx)
Congrats on the run.  The first time i did that distance was a real validation for me. It is hard work.  I think my long distance running days are behind me.  You will heal, and be back on the road again soon.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 04, 2015, 07:36:36 AM
Grats WM, you've earned it!

 :ksu:  :bball: :Woot: :katpak:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on November 04, 2015, 08:31:19 AM
My wife did a half, but she complains about knees/hips all the time.  Is she going to need a walker in ten years?


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on November 04, 2015, 09:54:26 AM
My wife did a half, but she complains about knees/hips all the time.  Is she going to need a walker in ten years?


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What's the REAL reason she's complaining about her hips?  :fatty:

Oh, and she probably needs better shoes.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on November 04, 2015, 10:12:22 AM
My wife did a half, but she complains about knees/hips all the time.  Is she going to need a walker in ten years?


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Mine did some of that the last time. It just took a short time off from running, and I have no problems now. She will be fine. Congrats to her on the run.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on November 04, 2015, 03:05:30 PM
My wife did a half, but she complains about knees/hips all the time.  Is she going to need a walker in ten years?


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What's the REAL reason she's complaining about her hips?  :fatty:

Oh, and she probably needs better shoes.

she did the gribble running place and was fitted etc.  I told her she needs to take a month off but she's addicted.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on November 04, 2015, 10:05:20 PM
i don't know her training regimen but... 1) How quickly did she work up to the half?  Adding distance too fast often causes problems 2) don't run everyday, take a day or two off in between especially after longer runs, do some elliptical or bike on off days if she wants to continue cardio 3) strength training on off days, split squats and lunges and resistance band stuff all good for strengthening those areas separately so power is balanced 4) shorter stride, faster cadence

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on November 05, 2015, 09:35:27 AM
Meh. Run more, mostly slow, sometimes fast. (After healing)

And trails.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: BringBackEcoKat on November 14, 2015, 02:56:05 PM
Just run around City Park.

I can do that during breaks but during school I have to avoid campus and city park
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on November 14, 2015, 03:22:05 PM
I wish downtown KC wasn't so damn hilly. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on November 15, 2015, 09:01:06 PM
Just received this from Canary
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I took this pic after I was done. These folks are just starting. It's windy and rainy and cold. Glad I'm done.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on November 16, 2015, 02:39:58 AM
I ran 4.5 mikes today. Haven't gone that far in a long time. Felt good to be moving. Ankle still not real happy but more of a fatigue issue now.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on November 21, 2015, 05:07:46 AM
Good to hear @IPA4Me

Also guys - this thread needs more love.  It's like, perfect running weather. Cold enough to be cold when you start, but you can get through a short run with nary a drop of sweat.  I'm about to run in the same clothes I ran in yesterday.

Just kidding, they still smell bad.  I'll switch it up.

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 21, 2015, 10:22:30 AM
Guys today I jogged to my polling place and cast a vote in my state's election.  :Woot:

Also it is def perfect weather. And the huge park in New Orleans is covered in awesome lightup Christmas decorations. I should probably stop being so lazy.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on November 21, 2015, 10:38:50 AM
I've gotten totally out of shape. Steady decline since spring to almost no running the past four to six weeks. I ran 1.5-2 miles four times this week, which really sucked. Gonna try for a three mile "long" run tomorrow.  :) 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on November 21, 2015, 11:14:45 AM
Twenty-five minutes on the treadmill after an hour of weight lifting. Planning on some trail miles this week in Gatlinburg. Hope the bears are sleeping. ;)

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on November 21, 2015, 01:22:23 PM
Guys today I jogged to my polling place and cast a vote in my state's election.  :Woot:

Also it is def perfect weather. And the huge park in New Orleans is covered in awesome lightup Christmas decorations. I should probably stop being so lazy.

Man, I do miss jogging through City Park. Those Oaks are gorgeous. Did you see when they had the giant wind chimes?! Those things were like 8 feet long.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on November 21, 2015, 03:03:13 PM
I feel a brotherhood with other distance runners whether it be a two-mile jog or a marathon.  Congrats to everyone who runs in the winter.  I just completed the Las Vegas Rock n Roll last Sunday.  Last year after that race I stopped running until spring.  Not this year.  I'll be back out tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 21, 2015, 03:08:58 PM
I feel a brotherhood with other distance runners whether it be a two-mile jog or a marathon.  Congrats to everyone who runs in the winter.  I just completed the Las Vegas Rock n Roll last Sunday.  Last year after that race I stopped running until spring.  Not this year.  I'll be back out tomorrow.

'grats 'nary, half or full?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on November 21, 2015, 03:53:55 PM
I feel a brotherhood with other distance runners whether it be a two-mile jog or a marathon.  Congrats to everyone who runs in the winter.  I just completed the Las Vegas Rock n Roll last Sunday.  Last year after that race I stopped running until spring.  Not this year.  I'll be back out tomorrow.

'grats 'nary, half or full?
I've never run a full. My best running experiences there have always been the half.  And at this point in life I'm too old to train for 26 miles. But I still enjoy how feel about an hour after I've run.
Thanks. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on November 21, 2015, 04:26:21 PM
Wait, how old is too old so I know when I should stop?

I've got a full capital M ary in 2 weeks. It's why I'm combative with @SteveDave.

I'm also running faster than I ever have. So I can't be close to that age when I stop training for marathons can I?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on November 21, 2015, 06:04:50 PM
You're never too old for the full. Keep rocking.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on November 21, 2015, 06:23:06 PM
I'm not going to stop. I quit running to improve time a long time ago.  Now it's the spirit of the run for me.  As long as I enjoy it I'll keep moving. Thanks. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on November 21, 2015, 09:26:10 PM

Your peak will depend on when you got serious about your pace and distance. Someone that stated working with a running coach in their late 30s might not hit a bq marathon pace until they're 45. Unlike an elite collegian that may bq at 25. Just depends when you start with the real training.

I'm done with the full. Might not even do an organized half again. Time will tell. At this point I don't have the desire to build the base again.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on November 21, 2015, 09:37:08 PM
this is a serious question.  what makes the training worth it?  do you enjoy the training, the race, the finish, just being able to finish?  i did enough running for my whole life during sports, and hated ever second of it.  So i dont understand how it is even remotely enjoyable
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on November 22, 2015, 06:28:02 AM

this is a serious question.  what makes the training worth it?  do you enjoy the training, the race, the finish, just being able to finish?  i did enough running for my whole life during sports, and hated ever second of it.  So i dont understand how it is even remotely enjoyable

Congrats TBT on being a member of the majority of the population.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on November 22, 2015, 10:11:25 AM
this is a serious question.  what makes the training worth it?  do you enjoy the training, the race, the finish, just being able to finish?  i did enough running for my whole life during sports, and hated ever second of it.  So i dont understand how it is even remotely enjoyable
I enjoy the chance to clear my mind when I run.  Once I get in the flow of the run I just let my mind sort out all the crap, and then I feel great physically and mentally.  I also like that because no one has any expectations on me personally, so I have training for and finishing a run fulfilling for myself. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on November 22, 2015, 10:18:58 AM
Yeah I enjoy running because you can really notice improvement.  It's very satisfying to notice that you're not even really tired yet at a certain distance that made you keel over from exhaustion a couple of months prior.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on November 22, 2015, 10:43:35 AM
Yeah I enjoy running because you can really notice improvement.  It's very satisfying to notice that you're not even really tired yet at a certain distance that made you keel over from exhaustion a couple of months prior.
Exactly.  On days that I don't really want to run, once I get the first mile or so out of the way I can go for a long time. It's just getting over that hurdle to get started.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on November 22, 2015, 05:50:48 PM
this is a serious question.  what makes the training worth it?  do you enjoy the training, the race, the finish, just being able to finish?  i did enough running for my whole life during sports, and hated ever second of it.  So i dont understand how it is even remotely enjoyable

Only reason I like the organized races is the group aspect of people getting together for a charity, etc.

Outside of a race, I like running as it's easy to go out and run wherever, whenever...easy way to exercise.  Also like to use it to check out the city or tour another city.  Also it's time to yourself to just think, listen to music, whatever....
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 22, 2015, 06:00:50 PM
this is a serious question.  what makes the training worth it?  do you enjoy the training, the race, the finish, just being able to finish?  i did enough running for my whole life during sports, and hated ever second of it.  So i dont understand how it is even remotely enjoyable


it's pretty much all so we can brag about it in this thread
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on November 22, 2015, 06:05:49 PM
Other reasons for me:

It makes me feel physically healthier and stronger.

Doing a long race is a challenge and gratifying once you've done it. Like climbing a mountain or something.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on November 22, 2015, 06:48:19 PM
well whatever makes you guys happy  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on November 22, 2015, 07:38:10 PM
this is a serious question.  what makes the training worth it?  do you enjoy the training, the race, the finish, just being able to finish?  i did enough running for my whole life during sports, and hated ever second of it.  So i dont understand how it is even remotely enjoyable


it's pretty much all so we can brag about it in this thread
This too! 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on November 26, 2015, 09:31:13 AM
Turkey Trot time!  Who's with me?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on November 26, 2015, 12:05:41 PM
Six mile hike with the youngest. #optoutside

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Pete on November 26, 2015, 02:40:39 PM

Turkey Trot time!  Who's with me?

I did the Sheboygan, WI 10K this morning, in 49:35.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on November 26, 2015, 02:42:02 PM
Pete, I couldn't run that far in ten years. Nice work.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on November 26, 2015, 02:48:08 PM

Turkey Trot time!  Who's with me?

I did the Sheboygan, WI 10K this morning, in 49:35.
Pete, congrats.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: wetwillie on November 26, 2015, 03:12:01 PM
Holy crap Pete can run a 5 minute K
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Pete on November 26, 2015, 03:47:54 PM
My knees are really sore, and I typically don't get too sore.  I think I probably over did it.  I decided that I'd keep up with a couple people half my age.  Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on November 26, 2015, 04:57:06 PM
My knees are really sore, and I typically don't get too sore.  I think I probably over did it.  I decided that I'd keep up with a couple people half my age.  Seemed like a good idea at the time.
I've been down that road. Never again. Congrats, though, on a great run.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 26, 2015, 10:19:39 PM
Pete you might be superhuman, that is absolutely insane
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on November 26, 2015, 10:31:15 PM
WTG Pete!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on November 27, 2015, 06:36:12 AM

My knees are really sore, and I typically don't get too sore.  I think I probably over did it.  I decided that I'd keep up with a couple people half my age.  Seemed like a good idea at the time.

It was a race. There's no such thing as over doing it.

Way to kick ass. How many 12 year old kids passed you?

Or does that just happen to me?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on November 27, 2015, 07:22:29 AM

Turkey Trot time!  Who's with me?

I did the Sheboygan, WI 10K this morning, in 49:35.
Solid work. That's really great time.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on November 27, 2015, 08:52:26 AM
All of these people in here making a big deal about time. I thought it was just about the effort to get out and run. Smdh.


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on November 27, 2015, 08:55:16 AM
You just don't understand slobber
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: slobber on November 27, 2015, 09:03:51 AM
Fastest (only) half marathon: 1:41:59 (7:47 splits)
Age: Almost "a man"
smdh
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on November 27, 2015, 10:43:05 AM
Way to kick ass. How many 12 year old kids passed you?

Or does that just happen to me?

:lol: A 14 yr old girl (#1 female finisher) and her 12 yd old brother finished a little ahead of me in a 5k yesterday.  Their dad was with right with me. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 27, 2015, 12:04:17 PM
I do all these runs and never even consider that they're technically races :frown:
Title: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Pete on November 27, 2015, 12:29:38 PM

My knees are really sore, and I typically don't get too sore.  I think I probably over did it.  I decided that I'd keep up with a couple people half my age.  Seemed like a good idea at the time.

It was a race. There's no such thing as over doing it.

Way to kick ass. How many 12 year old kids passed you?

Or does that just happen to me?

Not too many young kids in the 10K, becAuse of them did 2 mile race instead.  Loads of college girls.  That was the problem for me, I had to show off. :blush:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on November 27, 2015, 12:33:14 PM
I do all these runs and never even consider that they're technically races :frown:
That's been my approach for several years now.  They are run events to me, not really races.  Still love going by people though.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Pete on November 27, 2015, 01:37:51 PM
I am going to stick with 5K's I think.  I like the "event" part and the community of it all, but any more than 5K has diminishing returns for me right now (sore IT bands and hips).  My typical exercise running route is just over 5K, and I try to do that 5 times a week, and am able to avoid soreness that way.  If I have more time I will go for a ride instead of a run. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on November 27, 2015, 03:37:28 PM
I am going to stick with 5K's I think.  I like the "event" part and the community of it all, but any more than 5K has diminishing returns for me right now (sore IT bands and hips).  My typical exercise running route is just over 5K, and I try to do that 5 times a week, and am able to avoid soreness that way.  If I have more time I will go for a ride instead of a run.

Sure, if you like a distance where you know you didn't give it your best if you're not actively puking, or considering it, at the end.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on November 27, 2015, 04:31:47 PM
Hiked up a mountain today with the family. Damn fun day. Legs felt like I'd ran a marathon when we were finished.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on November 27, 2015, 04:38:43 PM
I am going to stick with 5K's I think.  I like the "event" part and the community of it all, but any more than 5K has diminishing returns for me right now (sore IT bands and hips).  My typical exercise running route is just over 5K, and I try to do that 5 times a week, and am able to avoid soreness that way.  If I have more time I will go for a ride instead of a run.

Sure, if you like a distance where you know you didn't give it your best if you're not actively puking, or considering it, at the end.
The last time I was actively puking (as opposed, I guess, from inactively puking) was in high school when a coach was giving it his best... I'm glad I still enjoy running without the necessity to puke to prove it was a good run. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on November 27, 2015, 04:46:31 PM
I am going to stick with 5K's I think.  I like the "event" part and the community of it all, but any more than 5K has diminishing returns for me right now (sore IT bands and hips).  My typical exercise running route is just over 5K, and I try to do that 5 times a week, and am able to avoid soreness that way.  If I have more time I will go for a ride instead of a run.

Sure, if you like a distance where you know you didn't give it your best if you're not actively puking, or considering it, at the end.
The last time I was actively puking (as opposed, I guess, from inactively puking) was in high school when a coach was giving it his best... I'm glad I still enjoy running without the necessity to puke to prove it was a good run.
5K racing puts you on that edge of puking if you are truly racing/pushing yourself.

It's not for everyone. Do what you enjoy.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on November 27, 2015, 07:48:25 PM
Yeah. "5K pace" effectively means the pace at which you'll puke after 3.1 miles.

Just sayin
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Pete on November 27, 2015, 07:57:56 PM
Let's see how well your knees/backs/hips/feet keep up in 20 years, fellas.  My guess is that something else will trouble before you puke.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on November 27, 2015, 08:54:40 PM
Let's see how well your knees/backs/hips/feet keep up in 20 years, fellas.  My guess is that something else will trouble before you puke.
I don't think you grasp the sheer size of his "5k pace."
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on November 27, 2015, 08:55:38 PM
Let's see how well your knees/backs/hips/feet keep up in 20 years, fellas.  My guess is that something else will trouble before you puke.
I don't think you grasp the sheer size of his "5k pace."
I mean, it causes vomiting....
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on November 27, 2015, 10:05:54 PM
Hiked up a mountain today with the family. Damn fun day. Legs felt like I'd ran a marathon when we were finished.

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Take it to the vision quest thread :shakesfist:

But really, looks great.  How did the kids do?  Mine require a lot of snack breaks to keep up the motivation.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on November 27, 2015, 10:32:14 PM
Hiked up a mountain today with the family. Damn fun day. Legs felt like I'd ran a marathon when we were finished.

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Take it to the vision quest thread :shakesfist:

But really, looks great.  How did the kids do?  Mine require a lot of snack breaks to keep up the motivation.
Troopers. 11 & 15 yo girls. Plenty of breaks along the way for photos and rest. They're pumped now for next summer's Colorado vacation after today's summit in Smoky Mountain National Forest.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on December 06, 2015, 08:48:48 PM
An hour and 8 minute marathon PR.

Says more about the prior record than the new one.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on December 06, 2015, 11:06:48 PM
Damn Copper.  Way to go.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on December 06, 2015, 11:14:13 PM
10.2 trail miles today, but wasn't exactly running the first couple

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on December 07, 2015, 06:05:30 AM
An hour and 8 minute marathon PR.

Says more about the prior record than the new one.
I think the world record for a marathon is just over two hours. But if you did 26 miles in 68 minutes I'm wondering how no one else noticed your pace.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on December 07, 2015, 07:50:14 AM
An hour and 8 minute marathon PR.

Says more about the prior record than the new one.
I think the world record for a marathon is just over two hours. But if you did 26 miles in 68 minutes I'm wondering how no one else noticed your pace.
:dubious:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on December 07, 2015, 09:26:55 AM
Put in 12 miles last week.  Going for 10 miles/week, as long as it's reasonably nice outside.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on December 07, 2015, 11:35:19 AM
With work this week I will not be able to run outside at all until Saturday.  I will need to put in a bunch of make up miles this weekend.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on December 07, 2015, 11:57:50 AM
Had some great outdoor runs last week due to ok temperatures. Enjoyed the plaza lights and Liberty Memorial. My 8.5 year old dog joined in, such a stud.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 14, 2015, 05:32:01 AM
Do you guys run with a heart rate monitor? I do. Couldn't keep heart rate in training zones on Saturday and Sunday. Noticed some odd chest pains. Spent the night in heart and lung center. No heart attack or blockage in my chest but something is amiss. Stress test later this morning plus who knows what else.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on December 14, 2015, 07:20:34 AM
I don't wear any kind of monitor.  I suppose at my age I should.  I run a fairly consistent pace every time I go out. I need to get a few runs in this week. I have slacked.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 14, 2015, 07:21:00 AM
Do you guys run with a heart rate monitor? I do. Couldn't keep heart rate in training zones on Saturday and Sunday. Noticed some odd chest pains. Spent the night in heart and lung center. No heart attack or blockage in my chest but something is amiss. Stress test later this morning plus who knows what else.

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this thread just got real :eek: :eek: :eek:

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on December 14, 2015, 07:21:59 AM
Do you guys run with a heart rate monitor? I do. Couldn't keep heart rate in training zones on Saturday and Sunday. Noticed some odd chest pains. Spent the night in heart and lung center. No heart attack or blockage in my chest but something is amiss. Stress test later this morning plus who knows what else.

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I hope everything comes out okay with the rest results. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 14, 2015, 02:43:48 PM
Be safe. I love running but quite thankful I train with a hrm.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on December 16, 2015, 02:53:35 PM
Be safe. I love running but quite thankful I train with a hrm.

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Wait, this was all we got??? What happened? :confused:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 16, 2015, 04:11:41 PM
Forgot to update.

Had trouble controlling my hr during a short run on Saturday. Had some light chest pain the rest of the day. Attributed it to some heart burn leftovers from earlier in the week.

Short run again on Sunday morning. Had to walk downhill to stay in low zone. I'm usually running fast on these downhill sections.

Went on to church and felt winded walking from the parking lot. Started talking to a friend about his heart attack a few years ago. Decided I need to get checked.

Spent the night in heart and lung center. Nothing detected... Stress test, echo cardiogram, EKG, CAT scan. All blood work perfect.

Decided to send me home around 5pm on Monday. As I was waiting for discharge papers, my hr spiked as I bent down to pickup something and stood up. Nurse came running into the room... Freaked out. Apparently hr spikes are a bad thing.

So now I'm wearing a continuous hr monitor for the next month. I'm supposed to keep doing normal daily activities. It's alerted twice since I left the hospital. Both times were after I'd been sitting for a while. Hopefully, we'll have a solid answer in January. Preliminary diagnosis is PSVT. Usually solved with a pill - calcium blocker or beta blocker.

If I didn't use a hr monitor, I'd never know I had a problem until it was a big problem.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on December 16, 2015, 05:37:06 PM
yikes. best of luck, IPA.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on December 16, 2015, 05:51:53 PM
I got a HRM a few months ago and it seems like just normal effort running produces a higher HR than what most sites consider normal....but it always comes right down to normal and my resting HR is low for my age....I didn't think much of it...now I'm freaked a bit!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on December 16, 2015, 06:10:50 PM
Positive vibes, IPA. I had to wear a Halter (sp) heart monitor in high school. Found out I had some infrequent but severe palpitations. Caused a 3 year delay in my military enlistment!

Hope all is well, buddy.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on December 16, 2015, 09:19:46 PM
Man, hope everything turns out okay.  I got an HRM with my watch but never use it... rethinking that now.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 17, 2015, 05:26:54 AM
Thanks everyone. I've talked to a couple of friends that have the same condition. Should be manageable with drugs. One of them completed three ironman events while on the drug.

If you are interested in heart rate training, here are some links.

Five part series... http://sock-doc.com/aerobic-vs-anaerobic-exercise/

Heart rate zones explained... http://sock-doc.com/anaerobic-endurance-conditioning/

Steve Gangemi is a fantastic resource. Great injury prevention and recovery stuff too.


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: hemmy on December 17, 2015, 01:54:41 PM
My dad has a form of SVT. The bending over thing that you described is a tell-tale sign. Its really not a huge deal but it can be serious if you have a blood clot (which is serious anyway). Could cause the clot to go the brain and cause a stroke.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 17, 2015, 04:21:26 PM
My dad has a form of SVT. The bending over thing that you described is a tell-tale sign. Its really not a huge deal but it can be serious if you have a blood clot (which is serious anyway). Could cause the clot to go the brain and cause a stroke.
Ya. As I learn more, I'm not so worried. It's more of a concern if not addressed. As you noted, it can lead to stroke or heart attack down the road if untreated. Still might be something else happening though. I definitely had some chest pains for a couple of days. We'll see.  I'm thankful I train with the hrm.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on January 13, 2016, 12:59:10 PM
Hey guys that  :love: running and eating whatever you want and sleeping really well,

On Friday I'm doing a VO2Max/Lactate Threshold test at the nearby university.  Say some prayers, as I'm not sure it's wise for anyone my age to max out their heart.  I mean, I'm signing something that says I may die and stuff.

Also, will I puke? Place your bets now.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Dlew12 on January 13, 2016, 04:28:07 PM
agreed on how great running is.  though I certainly don't accrue enough mileage per week to eat whatever I want.

what does that test entail?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on January 13, 2016, 05:49:59 PM
agreed on how great running is.  though I certainly don't accrue enough mileage per week to eat whatever I want.

what does that test entail?
I don't know how much I love running, but I do really like how my body feels after a run.  I've had to miss the last three days at the gym and probably tomorrow as well.  Looking forward to Friday and the weekend to make up for it. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on January 14, 2016, 07:56:11 AM
agreed on how great running is.  though I certainly don't accrue enough mileage per week to eat whatever I want.

what does that test entail?

They stick you on a treadmill with a breathing mask/apparatus to measure O2 intake (think really uncomfortable feeling) and then increase the pace and incline of the treadmill every few minutes until you cry uncle.

It's to determine your max HR and the different HR-based training zones at which you should be training.  Mainly to determine the lactate threshold HR, the HR at which you stop burning fat and start burning sugars. You can do all that with the 220-your age formula, but not if you're really serious about it.

And the eating whatever you want thing is a bit of hyperbole.  But relative to someone that doesn't run, wow.  On a long run day I might have to eat nearly 2 days worth of food to not lose weight. It's a burden really.
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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 14, 2016, 09:12:34 AM
 crossed over 700 total miles since I started running in November 2013 :love:

had some on-again/off-again periods though. probably could be at 1,000 right now if I'd been better :frown:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on January 14, 2016, 12:21:24 PM
On a long run day I might have to eat nearly 2 days worth of food to not lose weight. It's a burden really.

oh eff you



 ;)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on January 14, 2016, 12:33:38 PM
On a long run day I might have to eat nearly 2 days worth of food to not lose weight. It's a burden really.

oh eff you



 ;)
I'm with 'tater on this one.  :-)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on January 19, 2016, 08:37:31 AM
For my fellow runners. I'm starting to average 30 miles a week now and this has been bothering me lately.

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I have an embarrassing question. As I extend my runs in training for the Fifth Third Riverbank Run 25k, I'm having increasing issues with nipple chafing. As a guy, I barely notice them, until I get back from an hour or so of running, and I end up with startling amounts of pain. I thought I had the problem handled when I switched from cotton T-shirts to tech shirts, but I had one of those on on Sunday and ended up with severe chafing. How do I avoid this problem, and how do I treat it when it happens? Thanks! --Jeff
Hi, Jeff.


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I'm glad you asked this question, because I can guarantee you're not the only one with this problem...In fact, it happens so frequently that a business-smart runner created a product just for this issue, rightly called Nip Guards. From what I hear, they work like a charm. In terms of treating the chafing after the damage is done, apply a healing ointment and cover with adhesive bandages for comfort and protection.

Thankfully, this is one area girls don't have to worry about in terms of chafing, which is why I pulled in the ranks of many of my seasoned male running friends (and a few wives) who've survived nipple chafe to talk about it. Here is what they advise:

From one guy to another, use Bodyglide on your nipples. Really slather it on and you should be fine. [Posted by Charlie R.]
My husband and a bunch of my ultra friends use regular Band-Aids for prevention. [Posted by Kristy C.]
My mate uses Super Glue! Seriously, and it comes off without problems. Make sure it's dry before putting on your shirt. Also try a tighter fitted shirt. I switched to this for running and put a bit of lube on. I don't have any problems now. [Posted by Terry G.]
My husband puts about two coats of liquid bandage on his nips before heading out. He says it works pretty good and you don't see it under your shirts like you do the Nip Guards. [Posted by Mary Jo G.]
My husband uses the small round Walgreens Band-Aids. He swears by them and used them for a 40-miler without any problems. [Posted by Cindy D.]
I use Bodyglide in the crease areas and Nip Guards where they were designed for (your nips). I sweat a ton and they are the only thing that has successfully protected my nips. [Posted by Brad M.]
Ordinary unscented deodorant (I use gel). Works great, lasts a long time, it's cheap, and you smell good when you run. [Posted by John B.]
I have the same issue and have tried all kinds of Band-Aids, and some work better than others. I just ordered more Nip Guards even though they are expensive, because they have been the best solution. [Posted by Nonda T.]
Happy Trails...

Coach Jenny- Co-Author, Marathoning for Mortals and Running for Mortals
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on January 19, 2016, 08:38:44 AM
Sounds horrible


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on January 19, 2016, 08:45:31 AM
Sounds horrible


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It's really the worse.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on January 19, 2016, 10:12:16 AM
30 miles a year sounds terrible, can't even imagine a week :sdeek:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on January 19, 2016, 10:30:15 AM
30 miles a year sounds terrible, can't even imagine a week :sdeek:
I get in a groove. It helps that each treadmill has it's own TV and overlooks downtown too. The more that can distract me, the better.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on January 19, 2016, 11:44:42 AM
30 miles a year sounds terrible, can't even imagine a week :sdeek:
I get in a groove. It helps that each treadmill has it's own TV and overlooks downtown too. The more that can distract me, the better.
On long runs I have to have the distraction of tv as well.  But I am at a point where I only run any measureable distance when training for something.  Otherwise I settle in to one to three miles a day for the usual. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on January 19, 2016, 11:52:09 AM
30 miles a year sounds terrible, can't even imagine a week :sdeek:
I get in a groove. It helps that each treadmill has it's own TV and overlooks downtown too. The more that can distract me, the better.
On long runs I have to have the distraction of tv as well.  But I am at a point where I only run any measureable distance when training for something.  Otherwise I settle in to one to three miles a day for the usual.
I'm usually the same way, but I want to shred about 5-10 lbs real quick and then start hitting weights hard.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on January 19, 2016, 03:18:08 PM
Waterproof tape or red shirts
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on January 19, 2016, 04:48:59 PM
Been out of running for a few months, but getting back into it now. Motivation is tough sometimes, especially when it's cold out or trying to run after working all day.
I envy those of you where it comes so easily.

Who's running the MH1K next month?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 19, 2016, 05:17:23 PM
Sounds horrible


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It's really the worse.
Skin tight under layer keeps the loose shirt from rubbing. Bodyglide works too.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 19, 2016, 05:23:35 PM
How about a health update? :)

After wearing the monitor for a month, rapid heart rate only occurred during times of exertion. Never happened while seated. So PSVT ruled out.

Primary Care doc drew blood and tested a whole bunch of things. He also reviewed my hospital stay records. Sent me a message a few hours later. Diagnosis is GERD and B12 deficiency.

Apparently GERD is a leading cause of all my other symptoms. B12 deficiency compounds my fatigue (and rapid heart rate).

Prilosec,  B12 supplement and a low acid diet.  Next four weeks kind of suck with the diet but I'm really happy that I don't have a heart condition.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 19, 2016, 05:25:05 PM
Oh. And I ran at a casual pace with almost normal heart rate for me yesterday. Had to slow it down a bit for a few minutes.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on January 19, 2016, 07:04:41 PM
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on January 19, 2016, 08:27:30 PM
Oh. And I ran at a casual pace with almost normal heart rate for me yesterday. Had to slow it down a bit for a few minutes.
That's the best part of the update.  Glad it's going better for you.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on January 20, 2016, 12:27:53 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 25, 2016, 07:48:38 AM
Three miles today guys! Oh so happy! I'm slower than a retired lineman but I'm moving again.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: AbeFroman on January 25, 2016, 09:46:03 AM
Ran the Groundhog 10k in 50:28 yesterday. I enjoy the underground running, felt nice.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on January 25, 2016, 10:44:51 AM
How about a health update? :)

After wearing the monitor for a month, rapid heart rate only occurred during times of exertion. Never happened while seated. So PSVT ruled out.

Primary Care doc drew blood and tested a whole bunch of things. He also reviewed my hospital stay records. Sent me a message a few hours later. Diagnosis is GERD and B12 deficiency.

Apparently GERD is a leading cause of all my other symptoms. B12 deficiency compounds my fatigue (and rapid heart rate).

Prilosec,  B12 supplement and a low acid diet.  Next four weeks kind of suck with the diet but I'm really happy that I don't have a heart condition.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160119/5c24d1c49e47a0ef9bb08b0b10bb0196.jpg)

Do you smoke?  i know cutting back on smoking/drinking has always cleared up any bout i've had with GERD.   Changing your diet and getting more regular exercise is the best medicine for GERD, but throw that list away, its mostly puritanical BS and not based on science (No mint gum? wtf)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 25, 2016, 10:50:32 AM
How about a health update? :)

After wearing the monitor for a month, rapid heart rate only occurred during times of exertion. Never happened while seated. So PSVT ruled out.

Primary Care doc drew blood and tested a whole bunch of things. He also reviewed my hospital stay records. Sent me a message a few hours later. Diagnosis is GERD and B12 deficiency.

Apparently GERD is a leading cause of all my other symptoms. B12 deficiency compounds my fatigue (and rapid heart rate).

Prilosec,  B12 supplement and a low acid diet.  Next four weeks kind of suck with the diet but I'm really happy that I don't have a heart condition.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160119/5c24d1c49e47a0ef9bb08b0b10bb0196.jpg)

Do you smoke?  i know cutting back on smoking/drinking has always cleared up any bout i've had with GERD.   Changing your diet and getting more regular exercise is the best medicine for GERD, but throw that list away, its mostly puritanical BS and not based on science (No mint gum? wtf)
Lol. I don't know your credentials but I'll stick with Dr. Aviv on this one.

http://www.entandallergy.com/doctor/jonathan-aviv-md
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 25, 2016, 11:02:08 AM
And I don't smoke.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on January 25, 2016, 01:39:35 PM
How about a health update? :)

After wearing the monitor for a month, rapid heart rate only occurred during times of exertion. Never happened while seated. So PSVT ruled out.

Primary Care doc drew blood and tested a whole bunch of things. He also reviewed my hospital stay records. Sent me a message a few hours later. Diagnosis is GERD and B12 deficiency.

Apparently GERD is a leading cause of all my other symptoms. B12 deficiency compounds my fatigue (and rapid heart rate).

Prilosec,  B12 supplement and a low acid diet.  Next four weeks kind of suck with the diet but I'm really happy that I don't have a heart condition.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160119/5c24d1c49e47a0ef9bb08b0b10bb0196.jpg)

Do you smoke?  i know cutting back on smoking/drinking has always cleared up any bout i've had with GERD.   Changing your diet and getting more regular exercise is the best medicine for GERD, but throw that list away, its mostly puritanical BS and not based on science (No mint gum? wtf)
Lol. I don't know your credentials but I'll stick with Dr. Aviv on this one.

http://www.entandallergy.com/doctor/jonathan-aviv-md
That guy's face looks like a strech armstrong doll  :th_twocents:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 25, 2016, 01:42:36 PM
How about a health update? :)

After wearing the monitor for a month, rapid heart rate only occurred during times of exertion. Never happened while seated. So PSVT ruled out.

Primary Care doc drew blood and tested a whole bunch of things. He also reviewed my hospital stay records. Sent me a message a few hours later. Diagnosis is GERD and B12 deficiency.

Apparently GERD is a leading cause of all my other symptoms. B12 deficiency compounds my fatigue (and rapid heart rate).

Prilosec,  B12 supplement and a low acid diet.  Next four weeks kind of suck with the diet but I'm really happy that I don't have a heart condition.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160119/5c24d1c49e47a0ef9bb08b0b10bb0196.jpg)

Do you smoke?  i know cutting back on smoking/drinking has always cleared up any bout i've had with GERD.   Changing your diet and getting more regular exercise is the best medicine for GERD, but throw that list away, its mostly puritanical BS and not based on science (No mint gum? wtf)
Lol. I don't know your credentials but I'll stick with Dr. Aviv on this one.

http://www.entandallergy.com/doctor/jonathan-aviv-md
That guy's face looks like a strech armstrong doll  :th_twocents:
They can't all be blessed with Adonis like looks as you and me.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on January 25, 2016, 02:56:11 PM
Ran the Groundhog 10k in 50:28 yesterday. I enjoy the underground running, felt nice.
Yes, I ran it as well. Interesting. A little like running in a parking garage, but a unique experience for sure.

Hey, do any of you runners use a GPS watch?
I'm starting to look at them and wondering what are the pros/cons. Looking at the Garmin Forerunner 225.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on January 25, 2016, 03:14:39 PM
I used to use an old garmin gps watch. They're great. The only downside is I'd occasionally get OCD about time and distance and not focus on slowing down for the scheduled easier runs in my training. I'm looking at the same model.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on January 25, 2016, 03:43:59 PM
I have Suunto Ambit3.  It's great.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on January 25, 2016, 04:07:13 PM
And check out www.dcrainmaker.com for in depth reviews and comparisons
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on January 25, 2016, 05:07:39 PM
And check out www.dcrainmaker.com for in depth reviews and comparisons
That dude is the authority on sport watches.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 08, 2016, 06:49:23 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160208/c9570dad594eeb4836187d08ed6f8545.jpg)

Should I be freaking out?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on February 08, 2016, 08:48:27 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160208/c9570dad594eeb4836187d08ed6f8545.jpg)

Should I be freaking out?
Sounds like your hearts way of saying "11 miles is good enough"
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 08, 2016, 01:17:59 PM
I have Suunto Ambit3.  It's great.

If I can get a deal on Garmin stuff any reason I should consider the Suunto?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on February 08, 2016, 01:37:53 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160208/c9570dad594eeb4836187d08ed6f8545.jpg)

Should I be freaking out?

you can pinpoint the exact second something went catastrophically wrong with your body. technology is amazing.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on February 08, 2016, 01:40:03 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160119/5c24d1c49e47a0ef9bb08b0b10bb0196.jpg)

I would ask my doc to kevorkian me on the spot if I was faced with this
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 08, 2016, 02:09:45 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160119/5c24d1c49e47a0ef9bb08b0b10bb0196.jpg)

I would ask my doc to kevorkian me on the spot if I was faced with this
Alcohol and caffeine sucks. Rest of it isn't tough.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on February 08, 2016, 02:33:18 PM
I have Suunto Ambit3.  It's great.

If I can get a deal on Garmin stuff any reason I should consider the Suunto?

Probably not, esp if just for running
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 08, 2016, 02:43:33 PM
I have Suunto Ambit3.  It's great.

If I can get a deal on Garmin stuff any reason I should consider the Suunto?

Probably not, esp if just for running

Really, I want:

GPS tracker for accurate distance traveled info
heart rate monitor (on board is better, but would live with band or something since I'd only use that part training)
altimeter
navigation capabilities
battery life good enough to not need a charge for a full week plus
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on February 08, 2016, 03:04:13 PM
Then you are probably looking at Garmin Fenix 3 vs Suunto Ambit 3 Peak or Vertical.  You can get the suunto peak quite a bit cheaper on Amazon right now, so may depend on how big your Garmin discount is.  You won't get a week on either one with the gps active.  Check dcrainmaker for specifics on each.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 08, 2016, 03:08:22 PM
I think the Garmin is ~50% off.  Whatever the employee deal is.  My eff these things are expensive.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on February 08, 2016, 03:16:42 PM
When you go to the models with a barometric altimeter, the price jumps up quite a bit.

That's a good deal on the Garmin.  Go with that.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on February 13, 2016, 02:01:18 PM
I'm registering for some races this summer, and I have the choice of competing by age group or weight group (the "Clydesdale" stuff). What should I do?

I'm right at 6' and 195lbs. As I continue to train, I should be down around 185 this spring. There's a 170-190lb weight group, 190-210, and 210+.

Alternatively, I could just run in the 35-39 age group.

My goal is about 1:45 for a half-M.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 13, 2016, 04:06:58 PM
Clydesdale if that's your pace goal. 35-39 age group will be 1:30ish.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on February 13, 2016, 04:21:40 PM
Sick as a dog, but "ran" the second race of a 3 race series today. It was 18 degrees at race time.  :dubious:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on February 17, 2016, 11:54:30 AM
4 mi at a 9:35 pace last night, which is pretty good for me. haven't felt that good on a 3+ mile run in a long time.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 18, 2016, 08:14:09 AM
Has anyone tried running with kid in stroller?  My eff going up hill can eat a whole bag.  Otherwise fun.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on February 18, 2016, 08:29:58 AM
Horrible.  Mine the handle bars are too low


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on February 18, 2016, 03:02:30 PM
Horrible.  Mine the handle bars are too low


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I have one of these really expensive strollers - a BOB - that for some reason does not have an adjustable handle. The handle was too low to run comfortably with it, so I made a higher handle out of a couple of bends of PVC pipe and strapped it to the existing handle using hose clamps.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on February 18, 2016, 03:08:04 PM
All right, so here's my latest running injury (maybe). Last night my training schedule told me to run 3 miles at "race pace." I ran it at about 7:40 pace. Felt fine. Stretched after, no problems, went to bed feeling great. This morning I woke up with a pain in my ass. Specifically, it's kinda low on my hip towards the back. When I press there, I can feel bone not far below the surface. The pain was bad enough that I was limping slightly, but then I went to the gym to work out over lunch and the pain all but disappeared. It seems to get worse when I've been sitting in my office chair for a while and then I get up to move around.

This isn't the hip flexor issue I had last year. That felt worse with exercise and was in a different spot (higher up and more on the side).

Maybe a nerve issue?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 18, 2016, 07:57:48 PM
Well, was it nerve pain? Or muscle pain? Or deep pelvic stress fracture pain?

Run. If it hurts, stop. See a doc.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 18, 2016, 08:02:49 PM

I'm registering for some races this summer, and I have the choice of competing by age group or weight group (the "Clydesdale" stuff). What should I do?

I'm right at 6' and 195lbs. As I continue to train, I should be down around 185 this spring. There's a 170-190lb weight group, 190-210, and 210+.

Alternatively, I could just run in the 35-39 age group.

My goal is about 1:45 for a half-M.

"Clydesdale" is the stupidest, most first world problem kind of thing in the world.

Age groups are bad enough. Why would you be excited to race against a bunch of overweight dudes?

1:45 is a pretty sweet time. Just race and try to hit it. Forget about identifying the most narrow portion of the population against which you could "place".

Or do whatever you want. I'm pissy.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on February 19, 2016, 03:04:37 PM
Well, was it nerve pain? Or muscle pain? Or deep pelvic stress fracture pain?

Run. If it hurts, stop. See a doc.

No idea, but I skipped my run last night and it no longer hurts today. My wife says it was probably sciatica.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on February 19, 2016, 03:08:29 PM
I go up two flights of stairs every morning and after lunch at my office and I take them two at a time so that's sufficient imo. also my house is a two story and I cannot count the number of times I'm going upstairs in a day. more than 4 times easy.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on February 19, 2016, 03:09:21 PM

I'm registering for some races this summer, and I have the choice of competing by age group or weight group (the "Clydesdale" stuff). What should I do?

I'm right at 6' and 195lbs. As I continue to train, I should be down around 185 this spring. There's a 170-190lb weight group, 190-210, and 210+.

Alternatively, I could just run in the 35-39 age group.

My goal is about 1:45 for a half-M.

"Clydesdale" is the stupidest, most first world problem kind of thing in the world.

Age groups are bad enough. Why would you be excited to race against a bunch of overweight dudes?

1:45 is a pretty sweet time. Just race and try to hit it. Forget about identifying the most narrow portion of the population against which you could "place".

Or do whatever you want. I'm pissy.

Yeah I get it. I think I would probably place a lot higher based on weight, but I'm also kinda thinking that's not much of an accomplishment. I think the point of Clydesdale was for the huge guys, like 6'4". Having a 170-190lb group might be pushing it too far.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 19, 2016, 03:09:48 PM
Should I stretch before, after, or both? Equally important?

I started running again and my knee (the outside of it) is bothering me.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on February 19, 2016, 03:37:43 PM
Using the Hal Higdon plan to gear up for Rock the Parkway in April. Pretty pumped for 8 miles this weekend!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on February 19, 2016, 04:31:53 PM
Using the Hal Higdon plan to gear up for Rock the Parkway in April. Pretty pumped for 8 miles this weekend!

I'm using his "Novice 2" program. I'm surprised that there's only one long run per week. Most days of every week are in the 3-4 mile range.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on February 19, 2016, 08:20:49 PM
Using the Hal Higdon plan to gear up for Rock the Parkway in April. Pretty pumped for 8 miles this weekend!

I'm using his "Novice 2" program. I'm surprised that there's only one long run per week. Most days of every week are in the 3-4 mile range.

For novice through intermediate, he has a more minimal approach to intensity and total miles. The only time I've set PRs are after I've used a Higdon plan.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on February 19, 2016, 08:42:59 PM
Should I stretch before, after, or both? Equally important?

I started running again and my knee (the outside of it) is bothering me.

Only warmup I do is some of the myrtl routine, usually just the standing stuff.  Unless I just got out of bed, then I may do all of it.  I've had IT band trouble in the past (don't know if that's your issue but it is outside knee pain) and these help get hips loosened up. 
http://youtu.be/2GLrKr54yA0
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 20, 2016, 06:35:43 PM

Using the Hal Higdon plan to gear up for Rock the Parkway in April. Pretty pumped for 8 miles this weekend!

I'm using his "Novice 2" program. I'm surprised that there's only one long run per week. Most days of every week are in the 3-4 mile range.

For novice through intermediate, he has a more minimal approach to intensity and total miles. The only time I've set PRs are after I've used a Higdon plan.

Higdon's <Advanced plans are designed to just get you across the finish line. If you've PR'd using one, it wasn't the plan that caused it.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on February 20, 2016, 08:17:13 PM

Using the Hal Higdon plan to gear up for Rock the Parkway in April. Pretty pumped for 8 miles this weekend!

I'm using his "Novice 2" program. I'm surprised that there's only one long run per week. Most days of every week are in the 3-4 mile range.

For novice through intermediate, he has a more minimal approach to intensity and total miles. The only time I've set PRs are after I've used a Higdon plan.

Higdon's <Advanced plans are designed to just get you across the finish line. If you've PR'd using one, it wasn't the plan that caused it.

Interesting angle. Hadn't considered that. I had used custom built training plans that were very aggressive before, and I made a habit of overtraining and getting hurt or sick (sick particularly while training in winter for spring races). Higdon plans, novice and intermediate in my case, seemed to help me run less miles overall while increasing the quality of my miles.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 20, 2016, 08:43:45 PM
Right, so it was more (safe) miles that led to your PR's.

To the extent that a Higdon plan "forced" you to run more within your limits, I guess you could argue cause and effect.

More mileage, of any quality, generally correlates to faster race speeds, over time.

In short, run lots. Mostly slow, sometimes fast.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on February 20, 2016, 08:52:13 PM
That's probably correct. Less intensity, less overall mileage helped the most.

Funny story about pace: me and a buddy were running the trolley trail a couple years back, focused on endurance and an easy pace. As we hit waldo, this old guy with white hair (at least late 60s, probably older) starts yelling at us.
"Pick it up fellas!"
We turned and looked at him, then each other.
"I mean, Jesus, pick up the pace!"
His voice was very distinct, and it seemed like I recognized him as an acquaintance. Read an interview with actor oscar Dern in Runner's World where he talked about distance running, and mentioned he runs in Kansas City when he stays with relatives there.
Turns out my friend and I were getting a hard time from an actor over twice our age who could run us into the ground.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on February 20, 2016, 09:06:50 PM
 :love:  oscar Dern!!!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on February 20, 2016, 09:09:00 PM
Great story. I don't run any long distance unless I'm training. Otherwise two or three or four miles is good for me. I did a quick two-mile run after 9 holes of golf today. Both events felt great in this weather.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on February 20, 2016, 09:09:09 PM
ha, didn't realize that happened for oscar. (B*R*U*C*E) on this blog.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 21, 2016, 07:38:57 AM
But @Canary, how do you ever get to enjoy bonkers sleep if you don't run bonkers distances?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on February 21, 2016, 09:12:41 AM
But @Canary, how do you ever get to enjoy bonkers sleep if you don't run bonkers distances?
You have a great point there. Maybe that would help my sleep pattern. I'll give it a shot after I golf today. I'll make time for a longer run. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 21, 2016, 01:55:51 PM
All right, so here's my latest running injury (maybe). Last night my training schedule told me to run 3 miles at "race pace." I ran it at about 7:40 pace. Felt fine. Stretched after, no problems, went to bed feeling great. This morning I woke up with a pain in my ass. Specifically, it's kinda low on my hip towards the back. When I press there, I can feel bone not far below the surface. The pain was bad enough that I was limping slightly, but then I went to the gym to work out over lunch and the pain all but disappeared. It seems to get worse when I've been sitting in my office chair for a while and then I get up to move around.

This isn't the hip flexor issue I had last year. That felt worse with exercise and was in a different spot (higher up and more on the side).

Maybe a nerve issue?
Grab a copy of Trigger Point Therapy Handbook on Amazon. Radiated pain is often the result of a tweak in a different location.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1608824942/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1456084514&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=trigger+point+therapy+workbook
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on February 21, 2016, 06:57:02 PM
10 miles today.  I sprained my ankle last week and thought that was going to set me back with prep for a half in April.  Feeling good about it again. :billdance:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Whale on February 26, 2016, 02:33:27 PM
Finally caught up on this thread --

I've run a few 5Ks in the past, and 2 10Ks.  Having never run more than 6.2 miles at once, I signed up for Jack Daniels Oak Barrel Half in April.  Supposedly you can buy one of the commemorative bottles and have it engraved with your time after the race, which is on the to-do list.  Following a slightly lengthened marathonrookie 10 week plan to get in shape, I've got a 12 mile run tomorrow.

What do you guys eat during a half - or is it even necessary?  I tried using Gatorade chews the past couple of long runs, and it went ok, but I'm not sure if it helped at all.



Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on February 26, 2016, 04:38:47 PM
the gummys are my favorite. You definitely want to start in on them at least by mile 5 or 6. I always hit a pretty tough wall between 8 and 10 miles, and the gummies and Gatorade help you push that out some and push through. Powerbar made them for a while, not sure if they still do. Lots of races hand out banana quarters, and those are good to balance the sugar from Gatorade and gummy's or gu.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 26, 2016, 07:15:15 PM
I have one Gu at the midpoint for a half. I run a 1:45-1:50. Plenty of energy stores for that distance.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on February 26, 2016, 07:32:56 PM
I am getting my running schedule in sync finally. Feels great after a sporadic effort this winter.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on February 26, 2016, 11:18:41 PM
I like the Honey Stinger waffles
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 29, 2016, 12:49:15 PM
I like the Honey Stinger waffles

I've been wondering about those things.  Are they palatable at a clip of 1 per day for a week?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on February 29, 2016, 12:54:23 PM
All right, so here's my latest running injury (maybe). Last night my training schedule told me to run 3 miles at "race pace." I ran it at about 7:40 pace. Felt fine. Stretched after, no problems, went to bed feeling great. This morning I woke up with a pain in my ass. Specifically, it's kinda low on my hip towards the back. When I press there, I can feel bone not far below the surface. The pain was bad enough that I was limping slightly, but then I went to the gym to work out over lunch and the pain all but disappeared. It seems to get worse when I've been sitting in my office chair for a while and then I get up to move around.

This isn't the hip flexor issue I had last year. That felt worse with exercise and was in a different spot (higher up and more on the side).

Maybe a nerve issue?

that is a hamstring/glut issue.  It tightens up and pulls on your back muscles.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 29, 2016, 01:15:27 PM
I have one Gu at the midpoint for a half. I run a 1:45-1:50. Plenty of energy stores for that distance.

Yup. Needing fuel during a half is kind of the definition of not being adequately trained.  So, if you're on one of those "just get me to the finish line" plans then yeah, you'll need to figure out some kind of fueling options.  The problem is that given the timing and distance, you may not even digest all the calories you're thinking you're digesting by the time the race is over.

IOW, I used to take gu's or similar but now I don't take anything.  And my HM time has decrease by >30 min over that timeframe. Because running more.

I'm trying to figure out a marathon fueling option.  I  :love: :love: :love: Tailwind, but don't know if the convenience and quality is worth the weight of a hydration pack or bottles.  :dunno: Might need to start doing some long runs with Gatorade.  :Yuck:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on February 29, 2016, 02:41:08 PM
I like the Honey Stinger waffles

I've been wondering about those things.  Are they palatable at a clip of 1 per day for a week?

For me, yes, otherwise I would find something else.  Go buy a couple different flavors and decide.  Gingersnap is great.  Downside is that they can be a bit crumbly, so don't just jam them into your pack.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on February 29, 2016, 05:19:08 PM
I have one Gu at the midpoint for a half. I run a 1:45-1:50. Plenty of energy stores for that distance.

Yup. Needing fuel during a half is kind of the definition of not being adequately trained.  So, if you're on one of those "just get me to the finish line" plans then yeah, you'll need to figure out some kind of fueling options.  The problem is that given the timing and distance, you may not even digest all the calories you're thinking you're digesting by the time the race is over.

IOW, I used to take gu's or similar but now I don't take anything.  And my HM time has decrease by >30 min over that timeframe. Because running more.

I'm trying to figure out a marathon fueling option.  I  :love: :love: :love: Tailwind, but don't know if the convenience and quality is worth the weight of a hydration pack or bottles.  :dunno: Might need to start doing some long runs with Gatorade.  :Yuck:

False. Unless you are near Olympic qualifying level, your half time will be well in excess of one hour. One hour is the point at which every distance runner needs some kind of sugar-based fuel.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 29, 2016, 09:42:27 PM

I have one Gu at the midpoint for a half. I run a 1:45-1:50. Plenty of energy stores for that distance.

Yup. Needing fuel during a half is kind of the definition of not being adequately trained.  So, if you're on one of those "just get me to the finish line" plans then yeah, you'll need to figure out some kind of fueling options.  The problem is that given the timing and distance, you may not even digest all the calories you're thinking you're digesting by the time the race is over.

IOW, I used to take gu's or similar but now I don't take anything.  And my HM time has decrease by >30 min over that timeframe. Because running more.

I'm trying to figure out a marathon fueling option.  I  :love: :love: :love: Tailwind, but don't know if the convenience and quality is worth the weight of a hydration pack or bottles.  :dunno: Might need to start doing some long runs with Gatorade.  :Yuck:

False. Unless you are near Olympic qualifying level, your half time will be well in excess of one hour. One hour is the point at which every distance runner needs some kind of sugar-based fuel.

Meh. Run a lot. Train your body to burn fat.

Going N=1 here, but I just did 18 miles on a bowl of oatmeal and 150 calories during the run. Negative splits.

My HM PR came on zero fuel during the run.

Your brain might like some carbs hitting the inside of your mouth during a HM, but the rest of your body don't care.

Caffeine though.

And if you're  a callous idiot who throws your gel packets in middle of the road, shame on you.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on February 29, 2016, 11:07:05 PM
that's impressive. I'd venture to say you are better than most of us. The great thing about running is figuring out what works for you.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 01, 2016, 02:52:37 AM
Slow down and keep your body in fat burning zone for the bulk of your training. Your body (even skinny people) has a tremendous amount of fat stores. It takes a while to get there but certainly worth it if you want to run long without bonking.

I would suggest that copper bowl practice his marathon fueling plan on anything over two hours. Helps your stomach and mind adjust to the food intake. You're going to need it on race day.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on March 01, 2016, 10:18:55 AM
i ran 5 miles on saturday!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 01, 2016, 07:01:22 PM
i ran 5 miles on saturday!
Go Tater!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on March 02, 2016, 01:55:12 PM
ok, stitches. i'm sure it's been discussed in this thread, but any pro tips? kinda popped up recently, never been this bad before.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 02, 2016, 01:58:23 PM
Nipple update: Ran 8 miles on Monday and last night. I plan on running 8 more tonight. I think my nipples have hardened from the initial rawing point and are tougher now. All is good. Also, is it normal to have a drenched shirt after that? I mean, it looks like I jumped into a pool. Fanning's sweat a lot, but it's starting to make my shirts weigh heavy on the run.  :curse:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 02, 2016, 04:01:10 PM
ok, stitches. i'm sure it's been discussed in this thread, but any pro tips? kinda popped up recently, never been this bad before.
You're breathing in stride... Every exhale is on the same side foot strike. Three in two out. Two in three out. It will ease the stitches mid run without having to slow your pace.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on March 02, 2016, 04:10:08 PM
Is stitches some sort of hayseed word for cramps or something?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on March 02, 2016, 04:17:38 PM
Is stitches some sort of hayseed word for cramps or something?

no, idiot

(but yes, diaphragm cramps)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on March 02, 2016, 07:29:13 PM
So "eating" during a halfM is a good thing? The only half I raced was last year and I really crashed around Mile 11. And I was starving after the race. But I am also trying to figure out how to eat and race at the same time, particularly while somewhat delirious, without choking to death. Im afraid if I stop even briefly to walk, it's gonna be super hard to start up again. Suggestions?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on March 02, 2016, 08:17:36 PM
popping some gummies or a gu packet slows down your gait for a moment but it won't cost you anything worthwhile. Walking for a few steps while drinking Gatorade or water at one of the checkpoints has never hurt me. My PR is 1:50, and I'm shooting for 1:45 in April. I had a hard time starting back up running during the one marathon I did several years back, but marathons are a different animal.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 02, 2016, 08:36:19 PM
If you crashed at mile 11, you likely outran your training.

How long was your training plan? What was your longest run? Weekly average?

Most of us enter our first half marathon woefully under trained and the training we did was at a higher than needed pace or effort.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on March 02, 2016, 08:43:09 PM

Nipple update: Ran 8 miles on Monday and last night. I plan on running 8 more tonight. I think my nipples have hardened from the initial rawing point and are tougher now. All is good. Also, is it normal to have a drenched shirt after that? I mean, it looks like I jumped into a pool. Fanning's sweat a lot, but it's starting to make my shirts weigh heavy on the run.  :curse:

Razor sharp nipples? Make sure you warn Mrs Fanning.

Are you treadmill running?

Buy some running singlets that show off your guns.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 02, 2016, 08:46:09 PM
Yeah. Ms. Wacky works for under armor, so that's what I wear, but for some reason I've still had problems. Treadmill due to the weather and the treadmill tv for March basketball. That will change soon. It's amazing how carefree a run can be when there's a game on. I do miss the river walk run tho


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on March 02, 2016, 09:20:01 PM
:impatient:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on March 03, 2016, 05:59:02 AM
Yeah. Ms. Wacky works for under armor, so that's what I wear, but for some reason I've still had problems. Treadmill due to the weather and the treadmill tv for March basketball. That will change soon. It's amazing how carefree a run can be when there's a game on. I do miss the river walk run tho


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So yes, because you create no headwind like you do running outdoors, your sweat rate could easily be measured in buckets. Mine is.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on March 03, 2016, 08:15:12 AM
Yeah. Ms. Wacky works for under armor, so that's what I wear, but for some reason I've still had problems. Treadmill due to the weather and the treadmill tv for March basketball. That will change soon. It's amazing how carefree a run can be when there's a game on. I do miss the river walk run tho


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It's amazing how carefree a run can be when outside enjoying the world. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Whale on March 03, 2016, 09:56:12 AM
If you crashed at mile 11, you likely outran your training.

How long was your training plan? What was your longest run? Weekly average?

Most of us enter our first half marathon woefully under trained and the training we did was at a higher than needed pace or effort.

What's an ideal amount of training mileage for a half?  The plan I'm following will be ~250 miles, over 13 weeks.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 03, 2016, 10:52:45 AM
Yeah. Ms. Wacky works for under armor, so that's what I wear, but for some reason I've still had problems. Treadmill due to the weather and the treadmill tv for March basketball. That will change soon. It's amazing how carefree a run can be when there's a game on. I do miss the river walk run tho


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It's amazing how carefree a run can be when outside enjoying the world.
Very true.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on March 03, 2016, 11:31:22 AM
If you crashed at mile 11, you likely outran your training.

How long was your training plan? What was your longest run? Weekly average?

Most of us enter our first half marathon woefully under trained and the training we did was at a higher than needed pace or effort.

I closely followed the Higdon "Novice I" plan. My training took me all the way up to 12 miles towards the end. I didn't have any difficulty with that distance-wise. My crash during the race wasn't due to distance - it was the pace. No training regimen I'm aware of calls for you to run 10+ miles at race pace.

I'm pretty sure I went out the gate too fast and couldn't sustain it for 13 miles. I'm not sure if starting slower would have netted me a better time or not. I'm curious if re-fueling would help me or if it might do more harm than good.

I also only drank water/Gatorade at maybe 3 of the mile markers because I didn't want to slow down. So I end up sloshing most of it all over myself and the drinking throws off my breathing.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on March 03, 2016, 11:35:11 AM
Also, I've found that treadmill running can be good for losing weight, but totally blows as race conditioning. This winter when it was colder/darker I spent a lot of time on the treadmill. I'd run 4-5 miles at a fast pace. When I started running outside, I felt like I really regressed for the first couple weeks.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on March 03, 2016, 02:55:29 PM
For treadmill running, if you can increase the incline to 3 or 3.5 percent, you are actually much closer to outdoor running conditions. Most treadmill runners at my gym are running at 0 percent, which is a joke that is nothing like running outdoors.

The same thing happened to me hitting the wall during my marathon. I'd never run a distance longer than a 10k before, and the pace group leader at the KC Marathon apparently couldn't hold his adrenaline and decided to increase our 10 minute per mile pace to 8 minutes and change. My buddy and I were hurting by mile 15, and dying by mile 20.

Use something to watch your pace on race day. I have usually begun the first mile or two of a half running much slower than my race goal pace. For instance, when I did a  1:50 half, I started in the 9:30 to 9:45 mile for about a mile, picked it up to under 9 for the next mile, then went pretty close to 8 the rest of the way.  I found I had a ton of energy when I let my body slowly warm up during a race like that.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 03, 2016, 05:59:03 PM
For treadmill running, if you can increase the incline to 3 or 3.5 percent, you are actually much closer to outdoor running conditions. Most treadmill runners at my gym are running at 0 percent, which is a joke that is nothing like running outdoors.
Unless you're running sub 7 m/m, training on a treadmill isn't going to have that much effect on your pace.

Science: http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/biomechanics-expert-debunks-treadmill-running-myths (http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/biomechanics-expert-debunks-treadmill-running-myths)

Running friend of mine does the majority of his training on the treadmill. He's a multiple sub 20 hour 100 mile finisher. Still holds the Missouri 50 mile record.


http://www.ozarkcountytimes.com/news/article_60841b2c-f042-11e0-9008-0019bb30f31a.html

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The same thing happened to me hitting the wall during my marathon. I'd never run a distance longer than a 10k before, and the pace group leader at the KC Marathon apparently couldn't hold his adrenaline and decided to increase our 10 minute per mile pace to 8 minutes and change. My buddy and I were hurting by mile 15, and dying by mile 20.
Unless you personally know the pacer and trust his/her pace, then forego the pace group. Run with your watch and heart rate monitor. That will keep your pace in check.

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Use something to watch your pace on race day. I have usually begun the first mile or two of a half running much slower than my race goal pace. For instance, when I did a  1:50 half, I started in the 9:30 to 9:45 mile for about a mile, picked it up to under 9 for the next mile, then went pretty close to 8 the rest of the way.  I found I had a ton of energy when I let my body slowly warm up during a race like that.
Definitely great advice. I take it easy for the first mile or so and run negative splits. Works for my 1:48 finish.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 03, 2016, 06:19:29 PM
If you crashed at mile 11, you likely outran your training.

How long was your training plan? What was your longest run? Weekly average?

Most of us enter our first half marathon woefully under trained and the training we did was at a higher than needed pace or effort.

I closely followed the Higdon "Novice I" plan. My training took me all the way up to 12 miles towards the end. I didn't have any difficulty with that distance-wise. My crash during the race wasn't due to distance - it was the pace. No training regimen I'm aware of calls for you to run 10+ miles at race pace.

I'm pretty sure I went out the gate too fast and couldn't sustain it for 13 miles. I'm not sure if starting slower would have netted me a better time or not. I'm curious if re-fueling would help me or if it might do more harm than good.

I also only drank water/Gatorade at maybe 3 of the mile markers because I didn't want to slow down. So I end up sloshing most of it all over myself and the drinking throws off my breathing.
Higdon makes great "get you to the finish" plans but you definitely have to learn to pace yourself on race day. I certainly wouldn't blame the mile 11 wall on in-race nutrition. As you build your base mileage over the years, you'll progress to some other training plans that have more tempo runs over greater distance. You are correct regarding race pace at greater than ten miles. However, I'm a firm believer in 14-mile slow runs in prep for the half marathon somewhere around week 9 or 10 of a 14-week build. I also like to drop a 10K and 10-mile race in the training plan.


For fuel, you simply don't need anything for a two-hour pace or less if you've been training aerobically (and you should). Our body stores roughly 2000 calories of glycogen and 10,000+ calories of fat. As long as you are training at low efforts the majority of the time (70-80% of volume), you should be allowing your body to burn fat vice glycogen. On race day, your body is burning 800cal per hour at race pace. Even with no fat burning, you have ample glycogen in your body to sustain a two-hour run.


So, a sip of water every few miles should suffice. I personally like to take a Gu at the turning point just to keep the hunger pangs at bay until I get to the finish line. Yes, I'm hungry when I finish. I promptly throw down some fruit carbs and water. Then a full protein laden meal within the hour.


Steve Gangemi is one of my favorite doctors that writes about aerobic training: http://sock-doc.com/aerobic-vs-anaerobic-exercise/ (http://sock-doc.com/aerobic-vs-anaerobic-exercise/). Great five part series with links in each blog post to some great information on aerobic training. As you'll read there, it takes time to build a good aerobic base.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 03, 2016, 06:20:39 PM
If you crashed at mile 11, you likely outran your training.

How long was your training plan? What was your longest run? Weekly average?

Most of us enter our first half marathon woefully under trained and the training we did was at a higher than needed pace or effort.

What's an ideal amount of training mileage for a half?  The plan I'm following will be ~250 miles, over 13 weeks.
Is this your first half? Have your raced many 10k distances? Read my two previous posts. It takes time to get the base and learn your race pace. Your plan has plenty of miles in it.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on March 03, 2016, 08:07:24 PM
For treadmill running, if you can increase the incline to 3 or 3.5 percent, you are actually much closer to outdoor running conditions. Most treadmill runners at my gym are running at 0 percent, which is a joke that is nothing like running outdoors.
Unless you're running sub 7 m/m, training on a treadmill isn't going to have that much effect on your pace.

Science: http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/biomechanics-expert-debunks-treadmill-running-myths (http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/biomechanics-expert-debunks-treadmill-running-myths)

Running friend of mine does the majority of his training on the treadmill. He's a multiple sub 20 hour 100 mile finisher. Still holds the Missouri 50 mile record.


http://www.ozarkcountytimes.com/news/article_60841b2c-f042-11e0-9008-0019bb30f31a.html

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The same thing happened to me hitting the wall during my marathon. I'd never run a distance longer than a 10k before, and the pace group leader at the KC Marathon apparently couldn't hold his adrenaline and decided to increase our 10 minute per mile pace to 8 minutes and change. My buddy and I were hurting by mile 15, and dying by mile 20.
Unless you personally know the pacer and trust his/her pace, then forego the pace group. Run with your watch and heart rate monitor. That will keep your pace in check.

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Use something to watch your pace on race day. I have usually begun the first mile or two of a half running much slower than my race goal pace. For instance, when I did a  1:50 half, I started in the 9:30 to 9:45 mile for about a mile, picked it up to under 9 for the next mile, then went pretty close to 8 the rest of the way.  I found I had a ton of energy when I let my body slowly warm up during a race like that.
Definitely great advice. I take it easy for the first mile or so and run negative splits. Works for my 1:48 finish.

Yeah, I don't know about the science but for me personally I improved my times dramatically by increasing the incline. Before that I always felt like I was simply picking my feet up and down.
I have no idea how people can push themselves 100 miles in a single race. My hats off to them.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on March 03, 2016, 08:23:26 PM
seen these?  Very wild:
http://www.nikeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Nike-LunarEpic-Flyknit-2.jpg
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on March 03, 2016, 09:25:50 PM
seen these?  Very wild:
http://www.nikeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Nike-LunarEpic-Flyknit-2.jpg

Nike seems to be on the spatting kick. Athletes, specifically football players, often tape their shoes up past the ankles for support, and Nike has build shoes for all sports to imitate that recently. Football cleats, soccer boots, and these runners that you linked to all look to be the same design, I corporation the spatting ankle support.

I haven't worn a pair, personally, but seems like a good design, in theory.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 04, 2016, 04:35:58 AM
I'm not sure I'd like them. I don't like socks on my ankles. Fairly certain that would annoy me.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on March 04, 2016, 07:33:46 AM
Lots of good runnin' advice going on up in here...

In the end, don't overthink it.  The best way to get faster is to simply run more, mostly slow, sometimes fast - preferably in the general conditions of most races; that is, outside with wind and hills and weather.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: steve dave on March 04, 2016, 08:00:50 AM
I always buy last year's models of mizuno shoes. like I just got these for like $50. the new wave prophecy is like $220. I DOUBT IT'S $170 BETTER THO!

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/8WYAAOSwjVVVzfTL/s-l300.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on March 04, 2016, 08:36:20 AM
Is it a kangaroo?  A road runner? 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Whale on March 04, 2016, 07:13:40 PM
If you crashed at mile 11, you likely outran your training.

How long was your training plan? What was your longest run? Weekly average?

Most of us enter our first half marathon woefully under trained and the training we did was at a higher than needed pace or effort.

What's an ideal amount of training mileage for a half?  The plan I'm following will be ~250 miles, over 13 weeks.
Is this your first half? Have your raced many 10k distances? Read my two previous posts. It takes time to get the base and learn your race pace. Your plan has plenty of miles in it.

First half.  I've run a couple of 10k races, but it's been a couple of years.  Did 13 today  -  slow, but I got the miles in.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 05, 2016, 01:58:31 PM
Who was racing weekend? Any big runs?

I finally made it to a solid hour of running after the health issues. Ready for some big trail runs this spring.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on March 06, 2016, 10:02:14 AM
3 hr run this morning. Some miles were better than others.

But the weather was gorgeous and there's lots of good calories and bonkers sleep ahead of me.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 06, 2016, 10:13:57 AM
I am just waking up from some absolutely batshit insane-o sleep. Yesterday I ran 5 1/2 miles for the first time since....mid-December. :horrorsurprise: I am a huge pud now.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on March 06, 2016, 02:54:33 PM
9 miler this morning. so glad for global warming.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on March 06, 2016, 03:40:26 PM
wacky! my nipples were pretty tender after my 5 miler yesterday. no blood though.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 06, 2016, 07:38:43 PM
Already registered for the marathon next Februrary. :frown: :excited: :frown:

didn't run it this year because i accidentally got fat again, oops
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on March 07, 2016, 09:55:35 AM
6 miles yesterday. 4 against the gale-force winds here in Manhattan.
Rough, but felt good afterwards.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on March 14, 2016, 02:05:18 PM
Ran in the Wichita Brewing Company Marathon Relay yesterday.
First time I've done anything like this. Despite the heavy rain at times it was a great experience.
Next time I foresee a cooler of beer in the chase vehicle  :)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on March 21, 2016, 09:08:08 AM
Great Plains 10k, 1:00:46. started and ended in front of kemper arena. wanted under an hour but didn't make it. oh well, still had fun! even though it was kinda chilly and windy.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on March 21, 2016, 04:37:20 PM
Got a Half-M in early May and my goal is sub 1:45. 9 miles this weekend at 7:50 pace. So far so good.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 21, 2016, 05:04:28 PM
Got a Half-M in early May and my goal is sub 1:45. 9 miles this weekend at 7:50 pace. So far so good.
You're going to kick that half in the ass.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on March 21, 2016, 05:08:37 PM
Got a Half-M in early May and my goal is sub 1:45. 9 miles this weekend at 7:50 pace. So far so good.
You're going to kick that half in the ass.
Good luck. That's a great goal. I'm embarrassed by how little I've run the last four months.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 21, 2016, 05:15:25 PM
30 minutes today at 6 mph. Heart rate stayed in zone 2 with no breaks. It's been months since I could do that. Feels great to get back to it. Hope the progress continues through the summer.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on March 21, 2016, 05:34:34 PM
 :Wha:
30 minutes today at 6 mph. Heart rate stayed in zone 2 with no breaks. It's been months since I could do that. Feels great to get back to it. Hope the progress continues through the summer.
Glad you're back at it. Congrats.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on March 22, 2016, 03:48:50 PM
Ran 2.02 miles in 16:50 (8:31 min/mi avg).  eff running guys.  You all are sadists.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 22, 2016, 05:32:51 PM
Math is harder. Apparently.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on March 22, 2016, 11:18:01 PM
Reaching that point of the training schedule when I'm getting sick of running. A couple more weeks before the race. http://goEMAW.com/forum/Smileys/goEMAW/bsdm2.gif
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 23, 2016, 07:58:21 AM
Reaching that point of the training schedule when I'm getting sick of running. A couple more weeks before the race. http://goEMAW.com/forum/Smileys/goEMAW/bsdm2.gif
Taper time!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on March 23, 2016, 08:58:04 AM
Math is harder. Apparently.

It's the typing.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 26, 2016, 09:30:20 AM
Good running weather in Kentucky this morning. Easy four miles through the countryside. Should make for some bonkers sleep especially after our afternoon hike at Natural Bridge.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 03, 2016, 02:10:10 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160403/dcae417807a6508e428a3f0f4d30ac8e.jpg)

Three weeks ago I felt that familiar pain at that special place where your calf attaches to your heel. Was seriously concerned I'd have to back out of the marathon coming up in 4 weeks.

Two weeks of significantly reduced and slower miles, mostly on the treadmill. And eccentric calf raises several times a day. Did 12 miles with no pain last week, then 18 this morning.

No pain and negative splits. Bonkers sleep tonight after I find a way to consume 5,000 calories.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 03, 2016, 05:24:23 PM
That's some speedy work. Looks like you'll be sub 4 no problem.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on April 09, 2016, 10:45:35 AM
1:56 half time today after spending most of Friday on a tractor and missing a few long runs from being sick. I'll take it
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 09, 2016, 11:44:09 AM
Good stuff!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 10, 2016, 09:14:14 PM
Did 21 miles at 26 sec/mile faster than that 18 miler last week and felt like I could go faster/longer at the end.

Why I'm not asleep I don't

Zzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on April 10, 2016, 09:34:54 PM
Blake Slaughter passed me during Saturday's half wearing k-state practice gear and what looked like high top hoops shoes.

Nice work Copper!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on April 11, 2016, 08:46:52 AM
Lol, that would tear my feet up

And great runs guys  :driving:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on April 15, 2016, 09:39:34 AM
Any pro tips for reminding yourself of things you see, random thoughts you think, etc while you are out running or biking that you can't remember when you get home?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on April 15, 2016, 10:15:31 AM
Ran a mile in 6:59 last weekend.  Been a few years since I've done that.  I know that's not really distance running, but ideally I'd like to make my mile or 2 mile time as low as possible.  Don't care about any distance over that.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on April 15, 2016, 10:43:18 AM
If that's not distance running I should just leave this thread forever.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 15, 2016, 10:44:52 AM
I ran 7 miles on the tred the other day in an hour and 3 minutes. It broke down to about 9:15 a mile. I was juiced that day.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: _33 on April 15, 2016, 11:08:37 AM
Yesterday I raced my daughter down our street (she was on a bike, I was running) I won but my hamstrings tightened up so much right afterward that I had to lay down on the dining room floor for a little while.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 15, 2016, 02:47:14 PM
Any pro tips for reminding yourself of things you see, random thoughts you think, etc while you are out running or biking that you can't remember when you get home?

If you don't remember them when you get home, how do you know you forgot them?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 15, 2016, 05:01:42 PM
Any pro tips for reminding yourself of things you see, random thoughts you think, etc while you are out running or biking that you can't remember when you get home?
I run with my phone. Pop a note in Google Keep.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on April 16, 2016, 10:53:39 AM
12.3 miles this morning at 7:31 pace. Feeling good. Got my half coming up in 2 weeks. I'm contemplating cutting back my long run next weekend to maybe 8 miles. The Hal Higdon training schedule calls for me to run 12. What should I do? Does it matter?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on April 16, 2016, 11:03:51 AM
If you're interested in getting the lowest possible time, I think cutting down the long run the week before will help. If you're super focused on the marathon, then I'd do 12. Nice times!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on April 16, 2016, 11:41:58 AM
Ran a 1:38 half this morning.  Eight minutes faster than my first and only other half two years ago on the same course.  Ready for some bonkers sleep.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on April 16, 2016, 11:43:14 AM
That's a hell of a training pace KSUW  :emawkid:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on April 16, 2016, 12:19:14 PM
I took a wrong turn yesterday and ran 4.5 instead of 4.  Kind of sucked


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on April 16, 2016, 12:19:30 PM
Prefect weather tho


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 16, 2016, 12:41:05 PM
Back into the hour plus Saturday run. Feels good.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on April 16, 2016, 04:43:29 PM
I took the week off running after last week's half. Can't wait to get back to the 7 to 10 mile Saturday routine.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on April 16, 2016, 05:13:44 PM
That's a hell of a training pace KSUW  :emawkid:

Thanks. I'd be very happy with 1:38. That's my goal - under 100 minutes. I think I can do it, but I train early in morning and late at night when it's still dark, and I tend to feel more tired running during day with things to look at. But I figure if I can train at around 7:30 pace I should be able to do it.

I think I'm gonna start scaling back. Give my knees some rest and stick to shorter distance now until the race.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: EMADUB on April 22, 2016, 01:44:34 PM
I enjoy reading this thread and seeing all the miles Goemawers are crushing. OKC marathon on Sunday. Last time I ran, my quads said game over at mile 23 and I hobbled to the finish line. I am running at a lot slower pace this time so hopefully I can prolong bonking for as long as I can. Can't wait to eat my Gu energy blocks, listen to Bill Simmons discuss sports, and eat at Whataburger with my medal on.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on April 22, 2016, 01:54:47 PM
12 miles this week.

Not all at once


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 22, 2016, 02:00:23 PM
Some impressive running up in here. And hopefully impressive bonkers sleep to match.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on April 22, 2016, 02:48:57 PM
I have been very disappointing in my running.  I need some motivation. Running the half in Vegas in November seems too far off to even care right now. I probably need a mid-summer race.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on April 22, 2016, 03:12:13 PM
I have been very disappointing in my running.  I need some motivation. Running the half in Vegas in November seems too far off to even care right now. I probably need a mid-summer race.

I'm the same way. I think I may print out a running schedule and pretend I'm running a half in August. I have to have a goal mileage each day to check off.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on April 22, 2016, 04:09:00 PM
I have been very disappointing in my running.  I need some motivation. Running the half in Vegas in November seems too far off to even care right now. I probably need a mid-summer race.

I'm the same way. I think I may print out a running schedule and pretend I'm running a half in August. I have to have a goal mileage each day to check off.
Great idea.  I think I will copy that idea.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 22, 2016, 04:44:05 PM
I have been very disappointing in my running.  I need some motivation. Running the half in Vegas in November seems too far off to even care right now. I probably need a mid-summer race.

I'm the same way. I think I may print out a running schedule and pretend I'm running a half in August. I have to have a goal mileage each day to check off.
Great idea.  I think I will copy that idea.
That's exactly what I've been doing to get back in shape. Went with a  ten week 15K plan.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 29, 2016, 08:30:22 AM
Two humble brags

Running 26.2 tomorrow.  :crossfingers:

Asked a coworker if she was running the half and she said, "No, but hey I've seen you running at the gym and I just wanted to say you are so pret-"  :blush:

I said, "Wha??"  :confused:

She said, "I just mean, your form looks so great and carefree, like you're just having fun"

 :love:

Oh, and just wait until ~ mile 22 and tell me how awesome my form looks.  :barf:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on April 29, 2016, 08:37:26 AM
Good luck, have fun!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on April 29, 2016, 09:14:52 AM
good luck copperbowl
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on April 29, 2016, 10:52:01 AM
My Half M is Sunday. A couple random observations. I've never run this course before and the map makes it look a lot longer than 13 miles. I did a couple short runs mid-week, but now I'm just "resting" and I'm feeling antsy to get this crap done. I'm also nervous because I've been training faster this time around and I really want to finish under 100 minutes. I think it's gonna be close. Sunday needs to get here.

Good luck tomorrow, Copper.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on May 01, 2016, 07:05:42 PM
Finished the half in 96 minutes. The last couple miles were a struggle and I finished slower than I started, but I didn't have to walk at all and I'm very pleased with the time. Thanks to all for advice!

Oh, and the wind. The rough ridin' wind. It changed directions during the race. Started off running into the wind and I thought "this is gonna be good running back." Nope.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on May 02, 2016, 10:55:02 AM
Finished the half in 96 minutes. The last couple miles were a struggle and I finished slower than I started, but I didn't have to walk at all and I'm very pleased with the time. Thanks to all for advice!

Oh, and the wind. The rough ridin' wind. It changed directions during the race. Started off running into the wind and I thought "this is gonna be good running back." Nope.

You guys are freaking speed deamons. Half in under 100 minutes is amazing.
Where was your half? Was it the Prairie Fire in Wichita? That's what I ran on Sunday and your description of the wind is spot on! How can you run against the wind the entire race? I don't know, but that's sure what it felt like. I had started to train for this but then for several reasons have only ran once or twice in the last month. Was very nervous about this race and decided that whatever happened, happened. Ran my fastest half ever (I've only ran 3, but still)
I have one more half scheduled in the fall, but after that I think I'm done with half marathons. I much prefer 10k's I think.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on May 02, 2016, 12:44:54 PM
Yeah Prairie Fire. Good to know you observed same thing with the wind. I felt pretty speedy the first couple of miles, but I sure didn't the last few. I was jogging at that point. I got passed by 5 or 6 people in the last mile, but didn't care because I knew I was gonna make my goal of under 100. I was worn out.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on May 03, 2016, 01:12:39 PM
Nice job! I want to crack 1:40 later this year. We'll see.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on May 03, 2016, 04:08:20 PM
My new goal for next spring (or this fall of marathon falls through) is 90 minutes. We shall see.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on May 14, 2016, 03:34:53 PM
Ran a 10k training run today in 44. I've got a race coming up in a few weeks and I'm shooting for 42. That would be a big deal for me. After that I start the fall marathon training in earnest!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 14, 2016, 10:08:48 PM
What's your marathon choice for the fall?

And yeah, sub 7 min mile 10K would be sweet. Good luck.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Pete on May 15, 2016, 07:48:03 AM
You guys are badasses.  I am just now working up to a daily 4-5 miles when I am on the road for work.  It's easier for me to bang out longer runs when I am on the road, because my mind is distracted by new places/things to look at.  I am working in downtown D.C. for the foreseeable future and that is amazing sightseeing when running.  I am really fortunate.  However, when I am back home Thursday night through Sunday, it's tough to do more than 3.5 miles on my regular boring old route down Indian Creek trail in Leawood/OP.

I need to make occasions to run in new places here in greater KC.  Just get in the car, and go someplace and run.  Mix it up.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on May 15, 2016, 08:31:39 AM
You guys are badasses.  I am just now working up to a daily 4-5 miles when I am on the road for work.  It's easier for me to bang out longer runs when I am on the road, because my mind is distracted by new places/things to look at.  I am working in downtown D.C. for the foreseeable future and that is amazing sightseeing when running.  I am really fortunate.  However, when I am back home Thursday night through Sunday, it's tough to do more than 3.5 miles on my regular boring old route down Indian Creek trail in Leawood/OP.

I need to make occasions to run in new places here in greater KC.  Just get in the car, and go someplace and run.  Mix it up.

The Mall would be cool, especially early morning or evening. But put me in the woods without distractions for my long runs. Indian Creek Trail would be perfect for me. I do a lot of my runs on an abandoned railroad easement. This summer I'm headed to Colorado and I'm gonna try trail running above 10,000 feet!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on May 15, 2016, 10:47:43 PM
I get sick of my neighborhood, too. Did Central Park this week though, that was fun.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on May 23, 2016, 03:13:30 PM
When you guys do your half marathon training do you do a 12-week or a 16-week schedule?
I've done (tried) 16-weeks schedules each time and I seem to always get burned out towards the end, which results in not being fully prepared come race day.
Is there specific schedules you guys use?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on May 23, 2016, 05:40:48 PM
I like the 12 week ones if I'm in decent enough shape to begin with. Hal Higdon plans have worked well. He reduces total miles, usually.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on May 24, 2016, 07:23:20 AM
Depends - what are your goals for the race? What's your current weekly mileage? How long have you been at that level of volume?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on June 04, 2016, 04:18:31 PM
4 mile trail race this morning. Ran with the gf so it took a good while, didn't push myself at all, and still finished 5th in my age bracket (30-39).

Nice little Saturday. May go to Home Depot later, not sure if we'll have time.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on June 04, 2016, 09:00:16 PM
It was HOT this morning for my 10k. Flamed out about mile 5. I gotta invest in some of those skimpy racing singlets. 46 minutes. Not bad - but not real good, either.

Ran a 2-mile race later that morning with my son. Our first father-son race. He paced himself perfectly and finished the last 200 yards at a sprint. Like a boss. Very proud dad today.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on June 20, 2016, 02:38:03 PM
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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on June 20, 2016, 05:39:30 PM
I went inside to run on a treadmill today after being off for several months.  It's going to take some push to get back in the habit of daily running.  This is the longest I have ever gone without running regularly.  My body feels and looks it.  Sad, really, because I used to be in really great running shape.  I'll need some encouragement along the way.  HELP!   
I am still going to Las Vegas for the rock n roll 1/2 in November.  Not willing to give up that trip and run yet, regardless of how lazy I've become.  Serious training necessary to get a running base before the actual race training.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on June 20, 2016, 06:08:15 PM
Making slow progress with my recovery. Up to ten miles on Saturday. Can't hold a ten minute pace in heart rate zone 2 more than five miles but I'll get there.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on June 20, 2016, 06:32:18 PM
Making slow progress with my recovery. Up to ten miles on Saturday. Can't hold a ten minute pace in heart rate zone 2 more than five miles but I'll get there.
I respect your work to get back at it.  Congrats on the progress.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on June 20, 2016, 07:54:44 PM
Making slow progress with my recovery. Up to ten miles on Saturday. Can't hold a ten minute pace in heart rate zone 2 more than five miles but I'll get there.
I respect your work to get back at it.  Congrats on the progress.
Thank you. It's been a challenge to stay focused. Been using Hal Higdon training plans to keep adding miles. Shooting for a two hour half marathon in August. Long way to go.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on June 21, 2016, 07:47:04 AM
I went inside to run on a treadmill today after being off for several months.  It's going to take some push to get back in the habit of daily running.  This is the longest I have ever gone without running regularly.  My body feels and looks it.  Sad, really, because I used to be in really great running shape.  I'll need some encouragement along the way.  HELP!   
I am still going to Las Vegas for the rock n roll 1/2 in November.  Not willing to give up that trip and run yet, regardless of how lazy I've become.  Serious training necessary to get a running base before the actual race training.

With the Vegas half not till November you've got plenty of time. Take it easy, build slowly, don't focus on speed.

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on June 21, 2016, 08:07:27 AM
I went inside to run on a treadmill today after being off for several months.  It's going to take some push to get back in the habit of daily running.  This is the longest I have ever gone without running regularly.  My body feels and looks it.  Sad, really, because I used to be in really great running shape.  I'll need some encouragement along the way.  HELP!   
I am still going to Las Vegas for the rock n roll 1/2 in November.  Not willing to give up that trip and run yet, regardless of how lazy I've become.  Serious training necessary to get a running base before the actual race training.

With the Vegas half not till November you've got plenty of time. Take it easy, build slowly, don't focus on speed.
Yes, thanks. I have done this run for several years, but have never been off this long.  I am ready to get a real start though. 
As for speed, since I quit running with any kind of competitive spirit I never focus on speed. For me it's the persistence and continuing a healthful habit, as I have some rather unhealthful ones as well. I almost always feel much better physically and mentally after a run of any distance. And that keeps me interested and motivated for the most part.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Canary on June 21, 2016, 05:56:55 PM
Two days in a row...almost felt good to keep going today.  Hope it becomes habit again soon. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on July 09, 2016, 01:57:05 PM
How do you KC runners endure that sewer trough in the Plaza? Good grief that thing stinks. Enjoyed the rest of my five miles. Nice park above the Plaza with a great running surface.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on July 29, 2016, 04:32:45 PM
Had a rattlesnake encounter today while trail running during my lunch break.  In a partially shaded section with roots, rocks, etc. so didn't see it until I heard the rattle and realized it was right at my feet.  Jumped, yelled, and took off up the trail.  Didn't see it on the way back down, but every little noise was freaking me out.    :horrorsurprise:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 29, 2016, 06:01:08 PM
Had a rattlesnake encounter today while trail running during my lunch break.  In a partially shaded section with roots, rocks, etc. so didn't see it until I heard the rattle and realized it was right at my feet.  Jumped, yelled, and took off up the trail.  Didn't see it on the way back down, but every little noise was freaking me out.    :horrorsurprise:

Went running on a trail in Texas Hill Country last weekend and had this very fear. Realized in the middle of my midday run that it was like 200 degrees, there was no one around, and if I get bitten by a rattlesnake I have no idea wtf to do. Also was worried I might see a spooky tarantula.  :sdeek:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on July 30, 2016, 03:38:05 PM
Had a rattlesnake encounter today while trail running during my lunch break.  In a partially shaded section with roots, rocks, etc. so didn't see it until I heard the rattle and realized it was right at my feet.  Jumped, yelled, and took off up the trail.  Didn't see it on the way back down, but every little noise was freaking me out.    :horrorsurprise:
Hello negative splits?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on July 30, 2016, 07:54:51 PM
Had a rattlesnake encounter today while trail running during my lunch break.  In a partially shaded section with roots, rocks, etc. so didn't see it until I heard the rattle and realized it was right at my feet.  Jumped, yelled, and took off up the trail.  Didn't see it on the way back down, but every little noise was freaking me out.    :horrorsurprise:
Hello negative splits?

For sure, but that had more to do with the 1000 ft gain on the way in.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on August 24, 2016, 09:32:20 PM
What's shaking guys?

I ran (well, that's the liberal use of the word) 30 trail miles last Saturday. 

Doing a half on Sunday. I think I may have over-scheduled things.

And found out I lose about 2lbs an hour in 85 degree heat. :horrorsurprise:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on August 24, 2016, 11:32:52 PM
That's a lot of miles, Cu.  Nice work and good luck with the half.

In kind of a funk right now myself.  Haven't been able to get as much trail time as I wanted this summer.  But weather is cooling and new trail shoes are on order, so hopefully can make up with a good fall.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on August 25, 2016, 08:39:11 AM
Have you guys ever done a VO2 max measurement?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on August 25, 2016, 05:24:33 PM
No. I've only done lactate threshold testing using heart rate.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on August 25, 2016, 05:29:00 PM
I was on a good roll until July 7 with some nice twenty and thirty mile weeks. That was the day I fell on Quandary and separated rib cartilage. Had just my third run since then this morning. I finally don't have pain.

Crazy injury. Felt a pop but no pain at the time. Two days later and I could hardly take a deep breath.

Here's to a more active September!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on August 25, 2016, 08:21:53 PM
Inspired by Mo Farah, I tried to set a PR this morning in 10,000% humidity. Didn't make it, felt sore at work all day.

 :frown:

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on August 25, 2016, 11:20:44 PM
I was on a good roll until July 7 with some nice twenty and thirty mile weeks. That was the day I fell on Quandary and separated rib cartilage. Had just my third run since then this morning. I finally don't have pain.

Crazy injury. Felt a pop but no pain at the time. Two days later and I could hardly take a deep breath.

Here's to a more active September!

Goat attack? 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on August 26, 2016, 03:53:36 AM
I was on a good roll until July 7 with some nice twenty and thirty mile weeks. That was the day I fell on Quandary and separated rib cartilage. Had just my third run since then this morning. I finally don't have pain.

Crazy injury. Felt a pop but no pain at the time. Two days later and I could hardly take a deep breath.

Here's to a more active September!

Goat attack?
Vicious but no. Just lost my footing on the talus.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on August 26, 2016, 01:09:45 PM
I was on a good roll until July 7 with some nice twenty and thirty mile weeks. That was the day I fell on Quandary and separated rib cartilage. Had just my third run since then this morning. I finally don't have pain.

Crazy injury. Felt a pop but no pain at the time. Two days later and I could hardly take a deep breath.

Here's to a more active September!

Goat attack?
Vicious but no. Just lost my footing on the talus.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160826/96c7eb5ea3186bc351e156823b3e7cac.jpg)

Some goat loosened a rock before you stepped on it, without a doubt. They are very crafty.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on August 26, 2016, 01:19:23 PM
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on August 26, 2016, 01:23:03 PM
I'm scheduled for a marathon in October. I've got 7 weekends until the race. So that's 5 weekends to reach my max training distance. My training really suffered over the summer with the heat. This last weekend I ran 12. Tomorrow I'm going to try for 14. But I'm really doubting I can work my way up to 20 miles in five weekends.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on August 26, 2016, 01:29:16 PM
NO SELF LIMITATIONS
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on August 26, 2016, 03:11:51 PM
Do doubles. Go big on Saturday and Sunday.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on August 26, 2016, 03:17:48 PM
NOBODY CARES WORK HARDER

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on August 27, 2016, 05:50:59 PM
Two hours, 13.7mi today. Not bad. Gonna have to do 16 next weekend to get back on schedule.  :Ugh:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on August 28, 2016, 03:59:38 PM
Hey, Cat Fans.

I am a casual runner who averages about a 9:30 pace, and have signed up for my first marathon in February. I'm mainly concerned with beating WM Bro's time (which I should do?) and beating Oprah's marathon time of 4:29 (which will be harder). The longest run I've done so far is a half.

Which marathon training program should I use? Right now I'm leaning toward Higdon's Novice 1, but that's mainly because it's the first search result in Google and I haven't seen any others. Any pro-tips on selecting the right training program? Running 3x per week instead of 4x is preferred, but if I have to do four, then I'll get jiggy with it.

 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on August 29, 2016, 07:45:03 PM
I like Higdon plans. Get you across the line without killing yourself in training.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on August 30, 2016, 11:34:33 AM
I like Higdon plans. Get you across the line without killing yourself in training.

But may not get you across the line AND ahead of Oprah's time  :dunno:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on August 30, 2016, 11:36:47 AM
I like Higdon plans. Get you across the line without killing yourself in training.

But may not get you across the line AND ahead of Oprah's time  :dunno:
Depends on the effort put forth by the previous poster. Personally, I'd hire a running coach if I wanted to crush a time goal.


http://krendurance.com/


http://prsfit.com/


Quite a few good running coaches out there.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on September 03, 2016, 04:44:21 PM
15.5 today in 2:15. Maybe I'm doing this October marathon. Maybe. I felt pretty damned tired when I stopped running but now I feel pretty good except a little achy in knees. Still questioning how I'm going to do this for close to 4 hours.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on September 03, 2016, 05:43:23 PM
15.5 today in 2:15. Maybe I'm doing this October marathon. Maybe. I felt pretty damned tired when I stopped running but now I feel pretty good except a little achy in knees. Still questioning how I'm going to do this for close to 4 hours.
How were your splits today? Have you been consistent during the build at 8:45 pace or is it slowing over the distance?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on September 03, 2016, 09:49:25 PM
15.5 today in 2:15. Maybe I'm doing this October marathon. Maybe. I felt pretty damned tired when I stopped running but now I feel pretty good except a little achy in knees. Still questioning how I'm going to do this for close to 4 hours.
How were your splits today? Have you been consistent during the build at 8:45 pace or is it slowing over the distance?

Splits:
- mile 1: 9:09
- mile 2: 8:57
- mile 3: 8:51
- mile 4: 8:48
- mile 5: 8:39
- mile 6: 8:26
- mile 7: 8:24
- mile 8: 8:37
- mile 9: 8:38
- mile 10: 8:43
- mile 11: 8:42
- mile 12: 8:48
- mile 13: 8:41
- mile 14: 8:56 (going uphill most of this)
- mile 15: 8:45

I haven't been totally consistent over the build. I run shorter distances during the week - 3-5 miles - in the low 8s. I think I ran the 10-11 mile range in closer to 8:30.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on September 04, 2016, 05:42:27 AM
Might struggle a bit too crack four hours. You're losing 0:15 every five miles. If you hold 9:00 on your twenty miler, you'll have a chance.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on September 29, 2016, 12:04:50 PM
Guys!

This weather!!

:billdance:


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on October 01, 2016, 08:23:40 AM
15.5 today in 2:15. Maybe I'm doing this October marathon. Maybe. I felt pretty damned tired when I stopped running but now I feel pretty good except a little achy in knees. Still questioning how I'm going to do this for close to 4 hours.
How were your splits today? Have you been consistent during the build at 8:45 pace or is it slowing over the distance?

Splits:
- mile 1: 9:09
- mile 2: 8:57
- mile 3: 8:51
- mile 4: 8:48
- mile 5: 8:39
- mile 6: 8:26
- mile 7: 8:24
- mile 8: 8:37
- mile 9: 8:38
- mile 10: 8:43
- mile 11: 8:42
- mile 12: 8:48
- mile 13: 8:41
- mile 14: 8:56 (going uphill most of this)
- mile 15: 8:45

I haven't been totally consistent over the build. I run shorter distances during the week - 3-5 miles - in the low 8s. I think I ran the 10-11 mile range in closer to 8:30.
How's the progression?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on October 01, 2016, 08:23:56 AM
Guys!

This weather!!

:billdance:


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Yes! It's perfect!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on October 04, 2016, 10:39:42 PM
Days are getting shorter.  Street lights suck in my area. Any recommendations for running lights?  Headlamp or flashlight or knuckle lights or something else?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on October 05, 2016, 08:34:29 AM
Like so you can see or so others can see you?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on October 05, 2016, 08:38:21 AM
running an 8k on saturday. i think i'm going to like that distance for a race.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on October 05, 2016, 10:21:57 AM
running an 8k on saturday. i think i'm going to like that distance for a race.

Good luck!

I'm going to try a 10K in Germany next month when we go for vacation. I need to get my distances up quick before then...
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on October 05, 2016, 02:48:58 PM
Like so you can see or so others can see you?

So I can see.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on October 05, 2016, 03:02:04 PM
Man, I'd think running with a headlamp on would suck, unless it had the over-the-head strap I would bet it'd fall down a lot.  I like my Petzel Tikka+ better than any other headlamps I've had (lightweight, bright, and has red light option and you have to hold down button to turn on <-- no accidentally turning it on and burning out batteries).  But it doesn't have over the head strap.  I think rechargeable would be a good feature for more consistent use like running.

If you're a premium product kind of guy I've heard that ZebraLights are awesome but they've been too spendy for me so far.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: yoga-like_abana on October 05, 2016, 03:11:52 PM
I ran with my dogs yesterday because I hurt my shoulder so I can't lift. My god, running is hard when you don't do it often
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on October 05, 2016, 04:05:18 PM
Ya, my headlamp is cheap and bulky.  Def not running with it.  Black Diamond Sprinter gets good reviews and has the top strap and is rechargeable, so might try that.  There are a few flashlights angled for running, Nathan hand torch is one, but I don't really want to carry anything.  Will check on zebra lights.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on October 05, 2016, 05:09:01 PM
Big fan of knuckle lights. Strong hate for headlamps.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on October 05, 2016, 07:42:37 PM
Are they bright enough to see with or just for being seen?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on October 06, 2016, 04:09:11 AM
Are they bright enough to see with or just for being seen?
See things quite well. I love using them. Great for trail running. You don't have to whip your head around to illuminate things. Just move your hands. Plus no annoying bounce from the headlamp.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on October 06, 2016, 09:16:50 PM
We do a good but of late night races/runs. Both of us use a headlamp with the overy the head strap. As do most people I've run most races with. JusT make sure you get a quality one, and check for the red LED option with it. The red is nice for pre-race light that doesn't blind everyone else.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on October 06, 2016, 09:55:39 PM
it got cold and windy tonight so I took my pet squirtle on a 6.6km (official) jog around lakewood park a few times
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on October 07, 2016, 07:32:37 AM
it got cold and windy tonight so I took my pet squirtle on a 6.6km (official) jog around lakewood park a few times
Yeah, all of my really old friends are still out there pokemoning too.

Sorry, that was mean. Self-exiled from running and accompanying endorphins.


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on October 07, 2016, 07:33:52 AM
they should meet up with me so we can shake down a gym
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on October 07, 2016, 08:21:56 AM
We do a good but of late night races/runs. Both of us use a headlamp with the overy the head strap. As do most people I've run most races with. JusT make sure you get a quality one, and check for the red LED option with it. The red is nice for pre-race light that doesn't blind everyone else.

Just admit it, you're not running races you're treeing coons.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Cire on October 07, 2016, 08:31:28 AM
haven't run since June Too hot, ran a mile the other day and 1.5 yesterday V windy.

my legs are V sore
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on October 07, 2016, 08:34:51 AM
How are the oak mites?  I'm too damn scared of them to run right now.  :runaway:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Poster formerly known as jthutch on October 07, 2016, 08:47:46 AM
How are the oak mites?  I'm too damn scared of them to run right now.  :runaway:
  Dont climb the trees or shake them you should be fine.  It's not like they are looking to attack they just fall from the leaves and land on you. I mow under my tree that has oak mites and have never had a problem with them.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on October 07, 2016, 09:03:00 AM
squirtle and i were glassing a nest in thick brush and received no bites/unwanted critters
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on October 07, 2016, 09:30:08 AM
How are the oak mites?  I'm too damn scared of them to run right now.  :runaway:
  Dont climb the trees or shake them you should be fine.  It's not like they are looking to attack they just fall from the leaves and land on you. I mow under my tree that has oak mites and have never had a problem with them.

I have them all over me just from being in my driveway which isn't under a tree at all, wind blown I'd guess.  I seriously have about 60 bites right now, half of which I'd attribute to being in my driveway.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on October 08, 2016, 11:20:50 AM
Fantastic three miles around our little town. Love fall and winter running. I can breathe!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on October 09, 2016, 10:19:09 AM
Oh man. 44F is my sweet spot. Nice five miles around the neighborhood.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 23, 2016, 10:07:24 AM
Are they bright enough to see with or just for being seen?

What did you decide on running lights?  Buying for my SIL.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on December 23, 2016, 11:36:22 PM
Didn't.  Will probably try the knuckle lights, just haven't got around to it.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 24, 2016, 07:30:12 PM
Registered for Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon today. Eighteen weeks to build. Go!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on January 17, 2017, 01:59:08 PM
Week 1 of training for Rock the Parkway on April 8.

 :cheese:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on January 17, 2017, 04:17:12 PM
Thoughts on mini-tri's?
I'm thinking of signing up for one in May. The only thing is I can't train for the swimming portion. I have no place to do that.
I can bike and run and the swim is only 500 meters anyways. Anybody have any experience with this?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on January 18, 2017, 08:08:43 PM
Mini/sprint tri's are a blast, mainly because you don't really have to be good at anything. Or care.

Like, wear obnoxious swimming trunks, find a beach cruiser bike to ride, and run in a pair of Lebron Soldiers.


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 91.9er on February 04, 2017, 04:54:41 PM
Long run today.

Mile 1 - 8:38
Mile 2 - 8:58
Mile 3 - 9:07
Mile 4 - 9:00
Mile 5 - 9:03
Mile 6 - 9:08
Mile 7 - 9:12 (uphill)
Mile 8 - 8:49 (downhill)
1/2 Mile - 8:52 pace

I'm signed up for Rock the Parkway on April 8th. It's my first half. Elite runner cats: am I reasonable in wanting to break 2:00? Or am I setting myself up for injury and or disappointment? I felt good today, but I know I've got a lot of distance to add still...
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on February 04, 2017, 10:51:59 PM
absolutely reasonable. This is a very well organized run, and RTP eliminates nearly all the hills in Hospital Hill or the KC Marathon route. Have you ever run a half before?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 05, 2017, 06:38:49 AM
You'll easily break two hours.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on February 05, 2017, 09:06:54 AM
also doing Rock the Parkway. did 6 yesterday at a slow 10:45 pace and it felt great. i will probably be in the 2:10 range.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 05, 2017, 11:37:44 AM
Registered for Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon today. Eighteen weeks to build. Go!
My daughter's boyfriend has decided to run this with me. Little rough rider thinks he's going to beat me. He hasn't ran longer than six miles at a time. It's going to be fun watching him suffer. :)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on February 05, 2017, 01:11:48 PM
Registered for Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon today. Eighteen weeks to build. Go!
My daughter's boyfriend has decided to run this with me. Little rough rider thinks he's going to beat me. He hasn't ran longer than six miles at a time. It's going to be fun watching him suffer. :)

Kick his ass, IPA
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on February 07, 2017, 06:42:57 AM
Does old man strength have a cardio equivalent? Don't underestimate that punk whipper snapper's nubile cartilage and barely plaqued arteries.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 07, 2017, 08:34:38 AM
Also if he loses the race he may believe that he loses breeding rights to your daughter.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on February 07, 2017, 03:45:22 PM
Starting a new training regimen this week. Working up to being capable of 10 mile trail races this fall. Pretty pumped.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on February 07, 2017, 04:55:45 PM
Trail running :love:  I would love to stay on trails year round.  Hopefully they will be clear after my half in April.  I'm ready to get off the road.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: puniraptor on February 07, 2017, 04:57:59 PM
Also if he loses the race he may believe that he loses breeding rights to your daughter.

he better sandbag or risk having to up his dowry to get rid of her to the next suitor
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on February 07, 2017, 06:03:50 PM
Trail running :love:  I would love to stay on trails year round.  Hopefully they will be clear after my half in April.  I'm ready to get off the road.

I just cant stand the constant pounding of my feet on the pavement. KILLS my shoulder too (3 surgeries so far). Also doesnt hurt that I could basically run a new trail here every day until I die.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 08, 2017, 01:29:08 PM
Can we turn this thread into one about all the carbs we are all consuming, kind of like what those swolecats have done with their keto crap?

Like man, toast for breakfast is awesome!!

Also, Coca Cola 25 miles into a 50K is like the elixir of life, amirite?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 08, 2017, 01:38:54 PM
Wait, is a 50K a real thing? :horrorsurprise: I just ran my third marathon last weekend and it was my slowest one yet. Probably gonna totally change up everything about how I train. May never do a full again and might just scale it back and concentrate exclusively on getting fast. Or at least not insanely slow. Looked at the pictures from my race and they are LOLOLOL because you can barely tell I'm even running.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 08, 2017, 02:08:00 PM
Wait, is a 50K a real thing? :horrorsurprise: I just ran my third marathon last weekend and it was my slowest one yet. Probably gonna totally change up everything about how I train. May never do a full again and might just scale it back and concentrate exclusively on getting fast. Or at least not insanely slow. Looked at the pictures from my race and they are LOLOLOL because you can barely tell I'm even running.

You probably weren't consuming enough carbs in your training.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on February 08, 2017, 02:12:30 PM
treadmill running. probably been discussed before, but how often do you guys do training runs on a treadmill? i travel for work during the week, and the circumstances just aren't really great to run outside, so i have been doing my midweek runs on the ol' 'mill. it sucks. i put it at a 1% incline and tell myself that makes it more like running outside. luckily i'm able to do my long runs on saturdays outside back home.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 08, 2017, 03:49:58 PM
Fats are the key to going longer distances IMO. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on February 08, 2017, 04:47:26 PM
treadmill running. probably been discussed before, but how often do you guys do training runs on a treadmill? i travel for work during the week, and the circumstances just aren't really great to run outside, so i have been doing my midweek runs on the ol' 'mill. it sucks. i put it at a 1% incline and tell myself that makes it more like running outside. luckily i'm able to do my long runs on saturdays outside back home.

I only run the treadmill when I have to: too cold, too windy, storms, etc.
Maybe it's all in my head but I think the treadmill is so much harder physically than running outside.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on February 08, 2017, 05:11:19 PM
treadmill running. probably been discussed before, but how often do you guys do training runs on a treadmill? i travel for work during the week, and the circumstances just aren't really great to run outside, so i have been doing my midweek runs on the ol' 'mill. it sucks. i put it at a 1% incline and tell myself that makes it more like running outside. luckily i'm able to do my long runs on saturdays outside back home.

1% then sometimes kick it up to 3% for a bit.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on February 08, 2017, 05:11:58 PM
treadmill running. probably been discussed before, but how often do you guys do training runs on a treadmill? i travel for work during the week, and the circumstances just aren't really great to run outside, so i have been doing my midweek runs on the ol' 'mill. it sucks. i put it at a 1% incline and tell myself that makes it more like running outside. luckily i'm able to do my long runs on saturdays outside back home.

I only run the treadmill when I have to: too cold, too windy, storms, etc.
Maybe it's all in my head but I think the treadmill is so much harder physically than running outside.

i agree with this. i think it's the monotony of it.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 08, 2017, 05:39:19 PM
Fats are the key to going longer distances IMO.

Must be why I'm seeing those sticks of butter at the aid stations these days.


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on February 08, 2017, 06:19:52 PM
Wait, is a 50K a real thing? :horrorsurprise: I just ran my third marathon last weekend and it was my slowest one yet. Probably gonna totally change up everything about how I train. May never do a full again and might just scale it back and concentrate exclusively on getting fast. Or at least not insanely slow. Looked at the pictures from my race and they are LOLOLOL because you can barely tell I'm even running.

There is an annual event here that the running club I belong to puts on, it's a 25, 50, or 100K Trail Race (not all three, you pick one). Insane. They bus you to your start point and everyone finishes at the same spot.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 08, 2017, 07:22:06 PM
Fats are the key to going longer distances IMO.

Must be why I'm seeing those sticks of butter at the aid stations these days.


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You follow Cameron Hanes at all?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 08, 2017, 07:29:52 PM
Fats are the key to going longer distances IMO.

Must be why I'm seeing those sticks of butter at the aid stations these days.


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You follow Cameron Hanes at all?

That guy that shoots beautiful animals with a bow? Ewwww

You follow any actual runners at all?


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 08, 2017, 07:35:59 PM
Fats are the key to going longer distances IMO.

Must be why I'm seeing those sticks of butter at the aid stations these days.


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You follow Cameron Hanes at all?

That guy that shoots beautiful animals with a bow? Ewwww

You follow any actual runners at all?


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The guy does 200 milers.  You sign up for one and I'll personally come cheer you on.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 08, 2017, 07:41:29 PM
Fats are the key to going longer distances IMO.

Must be why I'm seeing those sticks of butter at the aid stations these days.


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You follow Cameron Hanes at all?

That guy that shoots beautiful animals with a bow? Ewwww

You follow any actual runners at all?


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The guy does 200 milers.  You sign up for one and I'll personally come cheer you on.

Wait, are you seriously making a sample size of one argument?



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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 08, 2017, 07:42:46 PM
Are you making the argument that the way it is now is the way it shall be forever?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on February 08, 2017, 09:31:36 PM
Can we turn this thread into one about all the carbs we are all consuming, kind of like what those swolecats have done with their keto crap?
Traveling for work today and missed lunch.  But I planned ahead and grabbed an extra slice of mrstdaver's homemade breakfast bread on the way out this morning.  After checking in at HQ this afternoon, I cranked out 8 miles (6:45 pace :gocho:).  Just put down three beers, a huuuge burger, fried pickles, and a cookie.  Should sleep well tonight!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on February 08, 2017, 09:40:29 PM
I hate treadmills and go out of my way to avoid using them.  I plan my workouts so that I have a rest or gym day when weather looks like it won't cooperate.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 09, 2017, 04:55:18 AM
treadmill running. probably been discussed before, but how often do you guys do training runs on a treadmill? i travel for work during the week, and the circumstances just aren't really great to run outside, so i have been doing my midweek runs on the ol' 'mill. it sucks. i put it at a 1% incline and tell myself that makes it more like running outside. luckily i'm able to do my long runs on saturdays outside back home.

I only run the treadmill when I have to: too cold, too windy, storms, etc.
Maybe it's all in my head but I think the treadmill is so much harder physically than running outside.

i agree with this. i think it's the monotony of it.
Bluetooth earbuds and Netflix gets me through the work week treadmill runs.

I have a friend that trains for ultras on the mill. He's a bit nuts but he runs a sub 19 100 milers.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 09, 2017, 04:56:47 AM
Trail running :love:  I would love to stay on trails year round.  Hopefully they will be clear after my half in April.  I'm ready to get off the road.

I just cant stand the constant pounding of my feet on the pavement. KILLS my shoulder too (3 surgeries so far). Also doesnt hurt that I could basically run a new trail here every day until I die.
If I could, I'd stay on them year round. Too damn muddy right now.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 09, 2017, 04:58:30 AM
Does old man strength have a cardio equivalent? Don't underestimate that punk whipper snapper's nubile cartilage and barely plaqued arteries.
Taking him on a 14 miler this weekend. We'll see where he is.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 09, 2017, 07:50:41 AM
Can we turn this thread into one about all the carbs we are all consuming, kind of like what those swolecats have done with their keto crap?
Traveling for work today and missed lunch.  But I planned ahead and grabbed an extra slice of mrstdaver's homemade breakfast bread on the way out this morning.  After checking in at HQ this afternoon, I cranked out 8 miles (6:45 pace :gocho:).  Just put down three beers, a huuuge burger, fried pickles, and a cookie.  Should sleep well tonight!

Don't know whether to be more impressed by the carbs in that bread and beer or that 6:45 pace. WTH, man, are you really that fast??


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 09, 2017, 07:52:07 AM
Are you making the argument that the way it is now is the way it shall be forever?

Kind of, yes.


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 09, 2017, 08:38:07 AM
My backyard is on ward pkwy, I'll be tossing brews to anyone that gives a  :lynchmob:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on February 09, 2017, 09:19:08 AM
Can we turn this thread into one about all the carbs we are all consuming, kind of like what those swolecats have done with their keto crap?
Traveling for work today and missed lunch.  But I planned ahead and grabbed an extra slice of mrstdaver's homemade breakfast bread on the way out this morning.  After checking in at HQ this afternoon, I cranked out 8 miles (6:45 pace :gocho:).  Just put down three beers, a huuuge burger, fried pickles, and a cookie.  Should sleep well tonight!

Don't know whether to be more impressed by the carbs in that bread and beer or that 6:45 pace. WTH, man, are you really that fast??


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I was pushing myself hard.  Stretch goal is 90 minutes for next half and wanted to get a race pace run in.  But really I was cheating by being 4000 ft lower than home.  Not sure if I could have broke 7 otherwise.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on February 09, 2017, 09:27:04 AM
great way to clear out those years-old pounders :lol:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 09, 2017, 09:47:21 AM
great way to clear out those years-old pounders :lol:

Don't spoil the surprise
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 09, 2017, 10:24:49 AM
Lib mind if I join you?  You toss pounders I'll toss sticks of butter then we see who finishes first.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 09, 2017, 10:28:14 AM
Sounds like a date, bud
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 09, 2017, 10:54:40 AM
Are you making the argument that the way it is now is the way it shall be forever?

Kind of, yes.


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How do you explain this then?

(Boston Marathon winning times over the years.)

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 09, 2017, 01:22:56 PM
Are you making the argument that the way it is now is the way it shall be forever?

Kind of, yes.


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How do you explain this then?

(Boston Marathon winning times over the years.)


You pick:

1. Not enough carbs consumed in the early parts of the last century, those poor bastards.
2. An elliptical curve so nearly perfect as to be represented by a mathematical equation that can predict its future. (See debate over whether sub-2:00 is possible)
3. Evolution is not the change you were advocating with the whole high fat = long distance argument

Also, let me know when the East Africans start adopting a low carb diet.

http://running.competitor.com/2015/07/nutrition/eat-like-a-kenyan-run-like-a-kenyan_132388
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on February 09, 2017, 02:48:21 PM
Thoughts on mini-tri's?
I'm thinking of signing up for one in May. The only thing is I can't train for the swimming portion. I have no place to do that.
I can bike and run and the swim is only 500 meters anyways. Anybody have any experience with this?
Did one 4 years. Did not realize transitions were timed. It was in McPherson and I loved it. Swim was in a pool and that's the only reason I did it. I'm terrified of lakes
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on February 09, 2017, 02:56:24 PM
Are you making the argument that the way it is now is the way it shall be forever?

Kind of, yes.


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How do you explain this then?

(Boston Marathon winning times over the years.)

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on February 21, 2017, 08:07:18 AM
Nice 6 miler last night. Linear trail & NE Community Park.
Longest distance I've gone this year. Felt good. Slow, but good.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on February 21, 2017, 08:09:17 AM
Thoughts on mini-tri's?
I'm thinking of signing up for one in May. The only thing is I can't train for the swimming portion. I have no place to do that.
I can bike and run and the swim is only 500 meters anyways. Anybody have any experience with this?
Did one 4 years. Did not realize transitions were timed. It was in McPherson and I loved it. Swim was in a pool and that's the only reason I did it. I'm terrified of lakes

Had to pass on the mini-tri for now. Have a wedding out of town the night before.
Still looking for another one to consider.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on February 21, 2017, 12:32:34 PM
Thoughts on mini-tri's?
I'm thinking of signing up for one in May. The only thing is I can't train for the swimming portion. I have no place to do that.
I can bike and run and the swim is only 500 meters anyways. Anybody have any experience with this?
Did one 4 years. Did not realize transitions were timed. It was in McPherson and I loved it. Swim was in a pool and that's the only reason I did it. I'm terrified of lakes

Had to pass on the mini-tri for now. Have a wedding out of town the night before.
Still looking for another one to consider.
It's worth and enjoyable. I hope you are able to find one and that you enjoy it.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on February 21, 2017, 12:53:48 PM
Despite CBs championing of carbs, I will say I've noticed some improvement in my running since going keto. Pre-keto I could do 6 miles at around maybe an 8:50 pace but at 6 miles I turned into a pumpkin. Since getting my macros right I've found that my "I could do this all day" pace is around 9:05. Yes, I realize 15 seconds/mile slower isn't nothing, but I can routinely run 7+ and haven't stopped a run because I was tired...I either get bored or sometimes some joint pain if I end up running on pavement rather than gravel trail.

Anyway all that to say I think ketones are a plenty potent energy source for something like distance running. Also recovery seems to be pretty much instantaneous with keto.

Not saying CB is full of poop, just sharing my experience, which does not seem to be atypical.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 22, 2017, 07:25:52 PM
Not saying fats aren't a good fuel source. I love 'em. Avocados, almond butter, bacon. Bring it on.

Glad to hear you're seeing benefits.

I would just say that you can get the same results, or better, by simply running more. And that new runners get their biggest bang for their bucks by doing just that. A whole bunch of slow miles.

I am all for reducing sugar intake, and refined grains, and junk. But oatmeal is good for you and no one will convince me otherwise. :)


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on February 22, 2017, 07:33:20 PM
Also, I have been getting a ton of miles in lately. My Friday through Wednesday went like this:

10
17
15
Rest
14
10

A week after a trail HM, which was a week after that 50K. Keeping nearly all the miles at a conversational pace.

Sleep has been bonkers.


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on February 22, 2017, 07:46:19 PM
:horrorsurprise: 
Dude, that's a lot of miles!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 22, 2017, 08:40:36 PM
Ultra freak. :D
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on February 23, 2017, 09:44:02 AM
Wow.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on February 23, 2017, 03:53:27 PM
Hat tip to the big miles. I wish I had the time. I dislike running before 5a.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: yoga-like_abana on February 23, 2017, 03:59:34 PM
has anyone ever done the rugged maniac obstacle race course?
Its a 5k so its already long as eff but it has a ton of obstacles and sounds awesome.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 04, 2017, 04:58:03 PM
Seventeen miles this morning. Looking forward to some deep bonkers sleep.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on March 04, 2017, 09:03:29 PM
I ran a marathon a little while ago. Didn't go as fast as I would have liked, but I knew I wouldn't meet my goal time if it was hot outside. It was low 70s and full sun on race day, which was no bueno. May post a full Peggy Po/Nancy Neg breakdown at some point if I have time.

Will probably focus on speeding up my 10k time and settle in for a lot of 10Ks and a few half marathons. Don't really have the time or husband/dad capital to run another marathon for a while (maybe ever).

I'd eventually like to tri (get it???) an Olympic-distance triathlon. Any Cat fans out there who have completed triathlons before?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 05, 2017, 04:46:40 PM
I've not attempted a tri. I have done several duathlons. I find them to be a ton of fun.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 05, 2017, 04:50:05 PM
Registered for Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon today. Eighteen weeks to build. Go!
My daughter's boyfriend has decided to run this with me. Little rough rider thinks he's going to beat me. He hasn't ran longer than six miles at a time. It's going to be fun watching him suffer. :)
Young pup can't handle the big miles.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on March 05, 2017, 05:58:21 PM
I just walked 3.5 miles, phew I'm gassed
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Brock Landers on March 06, 2017, 12:56:11 PM
A friend of mine is trying to get me to do the Topeka Tinman triathlon with him.  I'm like lol nah.  I'm not a very strong swimmer.  I told him I might run or bike with him while he's training for it just so he has a "training partner". 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on March 06, 2017, 02:21:11 PM
Registered for Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon today. Eighteen weeks to build. Go!
My daughter's boyfriend has decided to run this with me. Little rough rider thinks he's going to beat me. He hasn't ran longer than six miles at a time. It's going to be fun watching him suffer. :)
Young pup can't handle the big miles.

Did he attempt the 17 with you?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on March 06, 2017, 02:52:19 PM
I ran a marathon a little while ago. Didn't go as fast as I would have liked, but I knew I wouldn't meet my goal time if it was hot outside. It was low 70s and full sun on race day, which was no bueno. May post a full Peggy Po/Nancy Neg breakdown at some point if I have time.

Will probably focus on speeding up my 10k time and settle in for a lot of 10Ks and a few half marathons. Don't really have the time or husband/dad capital to run another marathon for a while (maybe ever).

I'd eventually like to tri (get it???) an Olympic-distance triathlon. Any Cat fans out there who have completed triathlons before?

Triathlons are hella fun - the problem for me was two-fold:

Not a great swimmer
Long bike rides and lower back no bueno  :dubious:

Also, hard to feel like you're really good at any of the three disciplines.

But they are hella fun  :driving:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 06, 2017, 02:54:26 PM
Registered for Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon today. Eighteen weeks to build. Go!
My daughter's boyfriend has decided to run this with me. Little rough rider thinks he's going to beat me. He hasn't ran longer than six miles at a time. It's going to be fun watching him suffer. :)
Young pup can't handle the big miles.

Did he attempt the 17 with you?
He made a six mile loop and seven mile loop on two different days. Couldn't go further. He can run 5:xx min miles on shorter runs but doesn't have the endurance yet. I'll work him up to a half marathon this fall.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on March 18, 2017, 08:38:45 AM
Anyone doing the MHK 10k today?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on March 18, 2017, 11:50:11 AM
Nope. Going to see the lady cats though!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 19, 2017, 02:21:23 PM
Three hours today for 17.6. Looking like I'll break 4:30 this year. Woot.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 09, 2017, 03:43:06 PM
My backyard is on ward pkwy, I'll be tossing brews to anyone that gives a  :lynchmob:

http://www.kctv5.com/story/35103970/runner-dies-at-rock-the-parkway-race-in-kc
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on April 09, 2017, 09:39:43 PM
yep. they carted that guy past me while doing compressions. very sad.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cfbandyman on April 10, 2017, 03:35:16 PM
yep. they carted that guy past me while doing compressions. very sad.

They announced at work who it was. Saw the dude very often down in our gym, guy ran a ton on the treadmill during bad weather times. Very sad, holy crap. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Missouriscribe on April 10, 2017, 06:16:03 PM
yep. they carted that guy past me while doing compressions. very sad.

They announced at work who it was. Saw the dude very often down in our gym, guy ran a ton on the treadmill during bad weather times. Very sad, holy crap.

Yes, I just saw the story about him. He looked fit to me (had his shirt off when they were working on him). I had a friend die a few years ago in the Brew to Brew run, and he was healthy and in his early 30s.  Sometimes it is just your time.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 21, 2017, 03:05:26 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170421/02de275adae923ccec9dd0ec49d73058.jpg)

Cross post with travel thread. West Highland Way.

89 miles in so far. Haven't tried haggis yet.


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 21, 2017, 10:06:32 PM
Sweet trail.

Seven days until KDF marathon. Gonna be a hot bitch.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on April 22, 2017, 11:07:08 AM
That looks like fun, Copper.  EDIT: Wait, did you say 89 miles in?!  Tell us more.

I just ran my half this morning, so I'm ready to start switching to trails.  Finished in 1:31.  Was hoping to get under 1:30 but just didn't have it. Feeling good about progress the last few years.

Goal #4 Improve
2014 1:46
2016 1:38
2017 1:31
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 22, 2017, 01:31:01 PM
@tdaver that is one impressive time.

And I'm doing the West Highland Way, in Scotland. 105 miles in 5 days. Pubs every 10ish miles. Outlandish views. Such as:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170422/a2ccbd316b8cd17b9884e9bd6011018d.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170422/650b44b01992ef11f639e74b77319891.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170422/68a84067c936054ef8a18fe016068d45.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170422/f83c23742fff625833152a8c67434787.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170422/98809268c7fb5acb60e978c33e0cc88b.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 22, 2017, 01:32:04 PM
Cross post with vision quest thread too, I guess


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on April 22, 2017, 04:44:43 PM
Copper  :love:  that looks and sounds amazing!  Definitely worthy of vision quest thread.  And maybe beer connoisseur thread.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on April 23, 2017, 07:19:00 AM
Copper  :love:  that looks and sounds amazing!  Definitely worthy of vision quest thread.  And maybe beer connoisseur thread.

Agree with this on all counts. I need more, Copper!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 23, 2017, 02:23:47 PM
Commence FB vomit.

Scotland Day 1 Update
Facial hair status: peach fuzz
Most Scottish thing I ate/did: Toured Glengoyne Distillery. I mean, it was just half a mile off trail.

Or, ate a scone on top of a Scottish Hill (see photo)

Miles: 22 (was supposed to be 19, so some of Will's "bonus" miles?)

Damon, had those pints on your behalf.
MB, I mean I HAD to sample those wee drams during the tour, right?

Currently cozying up on the banks of Loch Lomond, enjoying some lasagna. Day 2 should be even a bit tougher, so the plan is for an early night.

Scotland Update, Day 2
Facial hair status: fine sandpaper
Most Scottish thing I did/ate: Maybe it was the macaroon bar in the mist along Loch Lomond, or challenging a feral goat to a dual.

23 miles of technical hiking, occasional trail running. The clouds lifted in the early afternoon to reveal some unbelievable views of the loch and the highlands looming above.

Scotland Day 3 update-ish
Facial hair status: coarse sandpaper
Most Scottish thing said/done. Easy, anointing myself with the waters of St. Fillan's holy pool. (Claims to cure insanity. We'll see. )

Not as much in the photo department because so much time was spent dodging muddy pools.

But landed in a gift from heaven, perhaps literally. Currently writing this from a cafe in an old church. Best wifi and americano found so far.

12 miles in, 11 to go. Legs feel the accumulated fatigue, but otherwise fine. Staying at an inn 3 miles from anywhere tonight.

Also, baby lambs (I know that's kind of redundant) are really, really cute.

Legs, feet, and toes in good shape. Heart in even better shape.

Scotland Update, Day 4

Let's break from tradition so I can just set everyone's mind at ease. Yes, I survived being charged by angry Scottish cows.

You see, cows act like prey until they think they, or especially their calves are actually to be prey. So when I clapped my hands to "scoot them along" it seemed to work, that is until a calf suddenly bolted. Then 2 mean momma cows and two mean steer with big horns stopped accepting my dominance and full on charged. As I turned to run (wondering if I could actually out run a cow) I tripped, and fell into the drainage ditch beside the path.

That's not water in that ditch. Yes I smelled like manure for the rest of the day.

4 angry eyes and two snouts were within inches. Thankfully they must have thought I smelled too bad to take any additional risk.

Anywhoo, that was yesterday. Today was glorious. Kind of lamenting that tomorrow is my last day.

And yes, I was audience to a free air show at the end of my day. Nice.

(Birthday)

What a way to celebrate. 16 more miles in the Scottish Highlands. Mother Nature cooperated by allowing his Majesty, Ben Nevis, to show his face. I'll post one final recap, maybe, but it's time to find some coffee. Cheers!


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 29, 2017, 07:38:04 AM
Nothing like 1.5 hour rain delay to start a marathon.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on April 29, 2017, 07:52:38 AM
Nothing like 1.5 hour rain delay to start a marathon.

Oh, geez. That sucks.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 29, 2017, 08:06:33 AM
Finally loading the start corrals. Wheelchair racers are going now.

Yeah. We get to race today!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on April 29, 2017, 07:42:38 PM
How did it go?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on May 01, 2017, 04:21:47 PM
How did it go?
Poorly.

Tl;dnr: DNF.

Long story...

Fatigue and nutrition got me. Mostly fatigue.

I traveled all week with a different hotel each night. Crappy sleep most nights. Home on Thursday and slept ok. Thunderstorms on Saturday morning woke me at 330am. Couldn't get back to sleep.

Ate my breakfast with a 730a start time in mind. Three weather delays pushed it back to 910am. I didn't eat anything during the delays. Didn't even cross my mind.

Off we go finally. I'm just kicking along at any easy pace. 10:35 first mile. Notice heart rate already in zone 2. Hmmm. Shouldn't be there yet. Click along for another mile. 10:10. Zone 4 heart rate. Ugg.

Walk for thirty seconds. Pick back up and finish next mile in 10:20. Heart rate back to zone 4.

Now I'm getting annoyed. No way I've got the stamina for 26.2.

I argue with myself for another couple of miles and slow the pace. Of course this changes my stride and my shins start barking. Screw it. I bag the race at 5.5 miles and start thinking about what went wrong.

It was a good training build that started in December. Nutrition was okay most of the time. I try to live with a 90/10 rule.

The travel killed me though in April. I had to cut short a 20 miler after coming off a week of travel. The week before the race was probably the busiest of the month.

Lesson learned. No full marathon racing in April as long as I have this job. Old balls and don't have the stamina. :)

Already laid out the next training cycle. Half marathon trail race in October. Twenty-one weeks of slow build and step backs with a week break for vacation in July.

Glad the daughter's boyfriend didn't try to train. I would've probably destroyed myself beating him.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on May 06, 2017, 07:41:37 AM
Hello

http://www.billsnyderhighwayhalf.com
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on May 07, 2017, 01:24:00 PM
Finished my Wichita half-m today. Around 1:50. Very slow and some walking at the end. The heat and wind the second hour was BRUTAL.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on May 16, 2017, 06:53:28 PM
First trail run of the season. Felt good to be in the woods. Planning to get at least half my miles on the trail this summer. Working toward a trail half marathon in November.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on May 16, 2017, 08:51:41 PM
I'm crashing the Bill this weekend.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on May 16, 2017, 08:58:36 PM
I know a few that are as well. Good luck out there champ.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CatsNShocks on May 17, 2017, 01:45:54 PM
5 miler at lunch today. I was about half a mile from home and the lightning started. Scared the crap out of me so I ran as fast as I possibly could, which wasn't much faster after 4.5 already.
I thought about what's-his-name's wife (Bennett?). I was only a half mile from home but had no place to go...except get there ASAP.
Be careful out there distance runners!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 17, 2017, 01:58:27 PM
Yikes, shocks!  I got snowed on during my lunch run today.  Crazy spring weather everywhere!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 17, 2017, 02:51:24 PM
First trail run of the season. Felt good to be in the woods. Planning to get at least half my miles on the trail this summer. Working toward a trail half marathon in November.

:thumbsup: 
Trail season is the best season.  Did my first peak run on Saturday.  So much more enjoyable than road, but that vert  :sdeek:   There's a beast of a trail run end of July that I'm thinking about, but I've got a lot of uphill training to do to get ready.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on May 20, 2017, 08:48:40 AM
Well the first 5K is in the books guys.  Didn't get to meet Bill but it was a lot of fun.  I bought new shoes just for this race and I'm glad I did.  Will definitely do another one. :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on May 20, 2017, 08:57:09 AM
Mom did that one today as well. Congrats TBT!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on May 20, 2017, 09:05:01 AM
Mom did that one today as well. Congrats TBT!

:thumbs:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on May 20, 2017, 09:07:50 AM
I was supposed to join. But did not. Next year!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on May 20, 2017, 12:24:59 PM
Cotton shirts.  Gross.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 20, 2017, 01:30:09 PM
They gave cotton shirts for race swag?  That ridiculous.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on May 20, 2017, 01:47:22 PM
Race swag snobs :lol: what a time to be alive
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on May 20, 2017, 01:54:14 PM
Not surprised Emo thinks a 65% Polyester 35% Cotton shirt is all cotton.  Probably ran in a camo spandex suit today too.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on May 20, 2017, 01:56:40 PM
Damn. If I had remembered I could have tried to identify Emo at the finish line, I would have stayed in MHK.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on May 20, 2017, 02:37:39 PM
Not surprised Emo thinks a 65% Polyester 35% Cotton shirt is all cotton.  Probably ran in a camo spandex suit today too.

Not surprised TBT doesn't think a shirt with cotton in it doesn't have cotton in it.

FWIW the elite races, and even this one last year, give 100% poly shirts.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on May 20, 2017, 02:43:28 PM
Not surprised Emo thinks a 65% Polyester 35% Cotton shirt is all cotton.  Probably ran in a camo spandex suit today too.

Not surprised TBT doesn't think a shirt with cotton in it doesn't have cotton in it.

FWIW the elite races, and even this one last year, give 100% poly shirts.

Maybe they should up the entrance fee?  Since this race is all about the rough ridin' swag and not about giving the money to charity.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on May 20, 2017, 03:37:44 PM
Not surprised Emo thinks a 65% Polyester 35% Cotton shirt is all cotton.  Probably ran in a camo spandex suit today too.

Not surprised TBT doesn't think a shirt with cotton in it doesn't have cotton in it.

FWIW the elite races, and even this one last year, give 100% poly shirts.

Maybe they should up the entrance fee?  Since this race is all about the rough ridin' swag and not about giving the money to charity.

I'd rather them give all the money to charity instead of giving a shirt I will use to paint if I'm ever poor enough to stop paying someone to do it for me.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on June 04, 2017, 01:51:29 PM
Face to face with a big bull moose at about 10 yds on my run this morning.  I've seen plenty out here but was surprised by this one.  Lower elevation than usual and it was near the intersection of two heavily used trails.  Luckily he headed off trail into the trees while I was trying to figure out where the best place to get out of his way would be.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on June 04, 2017, 07:09:02 PM
 Velvet!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on June 24, 2017, 12:37:03 PM
A couple pics from my morning run.  Getting more confident about trail race next month.  Cross post to Vision Quest thread.

(http://i68.tinypic.com/wryc0.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/rtj4w6.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on June 24, 2017, 12:37:29 PM
Beautiful place to run.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on June 24, 2017, 01:54:42 PM
Heaven is where the sage and the aspens come together. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on June 24, 2017, 02:48:12 PM
Emo: Is this heaven?
tdaver: It's — it's Utah.
Emo: Utah?
tdaver: Yeah
Emo: I could have sworn it was heaven.
tdaver: Is there a heaven?
Emo: Oh, yeah. It's the place where the sage and the aspens come together.
tdaver: Maybe this is heaven.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Brock Landers on July 08, 2017, 02:44:49 PM
Just got back from a little jog. Glad I did it already since it feels too hot and miserable to start now. Accuweather  claims 89 degrees with only 49% humidity. I call bullshit #fakeweather
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on July 08, 2017, 06:20:05 PM
67F dew point isn't real comfortable when exercising.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on July 09, 2017, 10:38:12 AM
Checked off a bucket list run: Central Park. Beautiful running weather.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170709/a9f936919f47eea0fc1d323b92bbb925.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170709/ef99c9d9cd5a0eaa642cb7b34bca395d.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on July 09, 2017, 03:03:51 PM
Looks nice.  Are there a few standard running routes through the park or just go wherever?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on July 09, 2017, 06:53:00 PM
 4 runs, 41 miles, 7400 ft vert all on trails this week

I'm ready for this beast, I think

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on July 10, 2017, 03:55:14 AM
Looks nice.  Are there a few standard running routes through the park or just go wherever?
There's a bridle trail that encircles the park as well as a paved route. There are a myriad of little paths that cut here and there around the water features and lawns. I stayed mostly on the bridle trail.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on July 10, 2017, 09:05:32 AM
4 runs, 41 miles, 7400 ft vert all on trails this week

I'm ready for this beast, I think


Is this where we check in our vertical gain for the week? 6 runs, 40 miles, 6,700 feet of gain, mostly from just 3 of those runs.

That race looks hella fun - and painful.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on July 10, 2017, 11:34:59 AM
Yes, This Is the Place!  Nice work this week.  Where do you run to get the vert?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on July 10, 2017, 03:03:43 PM
Yes, This Is the Place!  Nice work this week.  Where do you run to get the vert?

Two runs (one with 3,200 (10 miles), one with 2K (6.5 miles)) were in Frozen Head SP in the Cumberland Mtns of TN. The other was a race in South Knoxville.

Take it you're out west?

Oh, and by "runs" I mean slog fests at really slow paces, scrambling over and limboing under downed trees, 100% humidity - more walking than running.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on July 10, 2017, 06:40:32 PM
I'm sweating just at the mention of humidity  :sdeek:

Yep, out west.  Running in the Wasatch Mtns. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on July 12, 2017, 11:33:21 AM
Did a 4 mile trail race last month. 5200 vert. Love me some mountains!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on July 12, 2017, 04:01:39 PM
Gearing up for first marathon this fall. Sticking to the Higdon Novice 1 plan. In reality I'm probably a bit more advanced than that, but the last 10 weeks of Novice 2 just looks like too much wear and tear on my body. I hurt myself trying to ratchet up too fast last year and had to scrub the training.

The running is definitely helping me with my super weightloss challenge. I've dropped from 206 to 193 in 16 days. Goal is to hit 185 by Day 30. In addition to the Higdon runs, which I do early in the morning, I'm also running 20 minutes on the treadmill at a rolling incline most evenings. Gets a nice burn going right before bed.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on July 12, 2017, 10:07:00 PM
 
Did a 4 mile trail race last month. 5200 vert. Love me some mountains!

5200 feet in 4 miles?  That's steep.  I would definitely be power hiking not running that.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on July 19, 2017, 01:29:20 PM
Did a 4 mile trail race last month. 5200 vert. Love me some mountains!

5200 feet in 4 miles?  That's steep.  I would definitely be power hiking not running that.

Yeah, assuming that's both up and down, otherwise we're talking about a 25% grade. But still a bunch of ascent for that distance.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on July 19, 2017, 02:15:40 PM
Gearing up for first marathon this fall. Sticking to the Higdon Novice 1 plan. In reality I'm probably a bit more advanced than that, but the last 10 weeks of Novice 2 just looks like too much wear and tear on my body. I hurt myself trying to ratchet up too fast last year and had to scrub the training.

The running is definitely helping me with my super weightloss challenge. I've dropped from 206 to 193 in 16 days. Goal is to hit 185 by Day 30. In addition to the Higdon runs, which I do early in the morning, I'm also running 20 minutes on the treadmill at a rolling incline most evenings. Gets a nice burn going right before bed.

Good luck - I think both of those plans are lousy - one 20 mile run isn't sufficient.  And it comprises 50% of your weekly mileage  :eek:

That said, they will get to the start line, allow you to experience the dreaded wall like every marathoner should, and hopefully get you to a place to suffer through the last 4-8 miles.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on July 19, 2017, 05:44:01 PM
Did a 4 mile trail race last month. 5200 vert. Love me some mountains!

5200 feet in 4 miles?  That's steep.  I would definitely be power hiking not running that.

Yeah, assuming that's both up and down, otherwise we're talking about a 25% grade. But still a bunch of ascent for that distance.

Nearly the whole first mile was uphill. Rest was up and down the whole time. When I get a photobucket replacement ill post my movescount app screenshots up in here.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on July 19, 2017, 06:54:46 PM
Get Tapatalk.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on July 19, 2017, 07:02:11 PM
Get Tapatalk.

I did. And I'll use it once I can get a mod to help me with an email/pw problem. Lol
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: SdK on July 19, 2017, 07:21:26 PM
Awww good deal.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on July 20, 2017, 03:00:31 PM
Supposed to run 12 this weekend. It is so damned insufferably hot and humid. Doesn't matter that I'm starting at 5am - it'll still be mid-70s. Training in summer for a marathon is just so terrible.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on July 21, 2017, 03:32:13 PM
Supposed to run 12 this weekend. It is so damned insufferably hot and humid. Doesn't matter that I'm starting at 5am - it'll still be mid-70s. Training in summer for a marathon is just so terrible.
Agreed but those splits will drop as the race approaches and the temps cool.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on July 23, 2017, 03:48:13 PM
Here you go guys...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/f1384ecabce2acb1a89dc9cdd180f247.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/0647a9861c8038e157754da0c957d712.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/5478d295e38c7289cc08a7d5e2613ce5.jpg)
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Tobias on July 23, 2017, 04:02:34 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/5478d295e38c7289cc08a7d5e2613ce5.jpg)

E.T.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on July 29, 2017, 05:26:29 PM
 
I'm ready for this beast, I think


I downed 3 cartons of choc milk, 2 cups of electrolytes, a bottle of water,  and my free beer after this  :sdeek:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on July 29, 2017, 05:27:25 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on December 05, 2017, 09:26:25 PM
Early Christmas present to myself arrived today.  Look at the massive lugs on these suckers!  Just got some snow on Monday and now sunny the rest of the week.  Should be a primo mix of snow/ice/mud/slop by the weekend to test these out.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on December 05, 2017, 09:35:19 PM
Niiiiice. Enjoy!

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on December 05, 2017, 11:25:06 PM
I think I'm finally ready to try to improve my speed, rather than just run a million billion miles. Anyone have any good links/plans to improve speed? Will probably run another marathon in January 2019.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on December 07, 2017, 08:16:59 AM
I think I'm finally ready to try to improve my speed, rather than just run a million billion miles. Anyone have any good links/plans to improve speed? Will probably run another marathon in January 2019.

Run more
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on December 07, 2017, 08:22:50 AM
Also try to move your legs just a little bit faster.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 07, 2017, 08:25:10 AM
I think I'm finally ready to try to improve my speed, rather than just run a million billion miles. Anyone have any good links/plans to improve speed? Will probably run another marathon in January 2019.

Run more
That's right. Just mix in some hills and fartleks. You still want 75-80% of your volume to be moderate effort or easier.

If you run four days a week, rotate one run a week between hill repeats and quarter or half mile tempos.

My best 5K times are during the end of a marathon build when I was pushing higher volume tempo runs midweek and long slow weekend runs.
Title: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on December 16, 2017, 08:50:09 PM
Early Christmas present to myself arrived today.  Look at the massive lugs on these suckers!  Just got some snow on Monday and now sunny the rest of the week.  Should be a primo mix of snow/ice/mud/slop by the weekend to test these out.

Got a couple good runs in with the new Altras.  Cross post to Vision Quest thread.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 16, 2017, 08:52:45 PM
That looks like fun.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on December 18, 2017, 01:25:48 PM
 :love: :love: :love:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on December 30, 2017, 09:30:15 AM
Just got a replacement pair of Topo's for Christmas and I'm jealous I don't have all that snow to run in!

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on March 17, 2018, 09:26:19 AM
Any runner cats doing the 40th St Patrick’s Day Aggieville race?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: 'taterblast on March 21, 2018, 08:23:21 AM
Any runner cats doing the 40th St Patrick’s Day Aggieville race?

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: The Big Train on March 21, 2018, 09:50:10 AM
Any runner cats doing the 40th St Patrick’s Day Aggieville race?

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Yeah one of the people I was with that ran in it said they saw him.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: chum1 on March 21, 2018, 10:33:18 AM
Early Christmas present to myself arrived today.  Look at the massive lugs on these suckers!  Just got some snow on Monday and now sunny the rest of the week.  Should be a primo mix of snow/ice/mud/slop by the weekend to test these out.

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Missed this originally. Sexy!!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Poster formerly known as jthutch on April 06, 2018, 03:44:42 PM
Just wanted to brag a little about my 14 yo (8th grade)  son.  He broke the school record in the 3200 this week.  The wind was gusting upto 35 mph but he still ran a 10:38 and lapped the field and all but 2 twice.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: mocat on April 06, 2018, 04:03:16 PM
Copper Bowl you bastard i can't believe you hid those amazing scotland photos in this thread
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 09, 2018, 10:26:50 AM
Copper Bowl you bastard i can't believe you hid those amazing scotland photos in this thread

 :confused: Figured the mods would have done the cross-posting to the Vision Quest thread for me...  What am I actually getting in return for this monthly fee?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on April 09, 2018, 09:09:30 PM
Took my first serious spill on the sidewalk in mile 6 of an 8-mile run this weekend. Skinned my hands and knees, but mainly hurt my pride. A guy driving by in a truck stopped to ask if I was okay.

Got up and kept running the last two miles (negative splits  :cool:) because #5 Be Tough, #7 Great Effort, and #10 Never Give Up.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: ChiCat on April 23, 2018, 07:54:42 AM
First marathon last weekend.  Kicked my ass but I got it done.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: CopperBowl on April 24, 2018, 07:36:07 AM
First marathon last weekend.  Kicked my ass but I got it done.

Nice, when's the next one?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: ChiCat on April 24, 2018, 08:37:42 AM
First marathon last weekend.  Kicked my ass but I got it done.

Nice, when's the next one?

Doing the LHC Bill Snyder Half and might find one to do in the fall
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: bubbles4ksu on April 25, 2018, 09:36:12 AM
First marathon last weekend.  Kicked my ass but I got it done.

Nice, when's the next one?

Doing the LHC Bill Snyder Half and might find one to do in the fall
just registered for bill's half  :billdance:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Phil Titola on April 25, 2018, 09:41:24 AM
Anybody doing trolley run this weekend? Not sure that qualifies to be in the distance running thread.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: bubbles4ksu on May 21, 2018, 12:42:31 PM
had quite a bit more fun than expected with bill's half. encountered chicat and a bunch of other great townies, which was nice. i slept for 14 hours on saturday night.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: ChiCat on May 23, 2018, 08:45:35 AM
had quite a bit more fun than expected with bill's half. encountered chicat and a bunch of other great townies, which was nice. i slept for 14 hours on saturday night.

I went for a personal best even though I knew I wasn't ready for it and started dropping like a rock throughout the race.  Really over extended myself with races in the past couple of months. 

I'll be doing the KC marathon in the fall, St Louis Tough Mudder in August, and might look at the Tinman Triathlon (if I find a place to train on swimming).  Let me know if you're interested in joining me in either of those.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Kat Kid on May 23, 2018, 11:11:04 AM
I ran 2 miles yesterday.


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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: ChiCat on May 23, 2018, 11:23:42 AM
I ran 2 miles yesterday.


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Your wife is whooping your ass.

But good job though.  Getting started sucks.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: _33 on May 23, 2018, 12:20:18 PM
I need to get started too.  I got a horrible side cramp walking up the stairs at Bramlage on Sunday.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on June 04, 2018, 11:02:06 AM
Just signed up for a 50k trail race.  That’s double my longest race so far.   :sdeek:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on September 13, 2018, 06:17:06 PM
Just signed up for a 50k trail race.  That’s double my longest race so far.   :sdeek:
When's your 50K?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on September 15, 2018, 06:56:56 PM
November
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on September 21, 2018, 04:35:00 AM
Added a 25K to the Autumn calendar. Now have 4 miler (Oct 6) Half Marathon (Nov 11), and 25K (Dec 8) races.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on September 21, 2018, 04:39:19 AM
November
Good luck, man! There is an annual 10/25/50K trail race here every year that quite literally almost goes through our yard. One day... One day...

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on September 21, 2018, 04:41:21 AM
Got a link? Me and college bud are hitting some trail races over the next few years. Traveling adjacent states. He's in Knoxville.
November
Good luck, man! There is an annual 10/25/50K trail race here every year that quite literally almost goes through our yard. One day... One day...

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on September 21, 2018, 04:51:10 AM
Got a link? Me and college bud are hitting some trail races over the next few years. Traveling adjacent states. He's in Knoxville.
November
Good luck, man! There is an annual 10/25/50K trail race here every year that quite literally almost goes through our yard. One day... One day...

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No current link as the last one was just Last month, but here is that one...

https://www.wvmtr.org/races/kanawha-trace/

Limit is usually 100 people for the 50K, just fyi. If you make it to that race you better get ahold of me, maybe Ill do the 10 next year and we can grab some local brews after!

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on September 21, 2018, 04:52:57 AM
Got a link? Me and college bud are hitting some trail races over the next few years. Traveling adjacent states. He's in Knoxville.
November
Good luck, man! There is an annual 10/25/50K trail race here every year that quite literally almost goes through our yard. One day... One day...

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No current link as the last one was just Last month, but here is that one...

https://www.wvmtr.org/races/kanawha-trace/

Limit is usually 100 people for the 50K, just fyi. If you make it to that race you better get ahold of me, maybe Ill do the 10 next year and we can grab some local brews after!

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An August 25K. Hmmm. Might just work.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on September 21, 2018, 05:02:20 AM
Got a link? Me and college bud are hitting some trail races over the next few years. Traveling adjacent states. He's in Knoxville.
November
Good luck, man! There is an annual 10/25/50K trail race here every year that quite literally almost goes through our yard. One day... One day...

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No current link as the last one was just Last month, but here is that one...

https://www.wvmtr.org/races/kanawha-trace/

Limit is usually 100 people for the 50K, just fyi. If you make it to that race you better get ahold of me, maybe Ill do the 10 next year and we can grab some local brews after!

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An August 25K. Hmmm. Might just work.
The trails, at least the last 10-15 that Im familiar with on the KT, are amazing. I know a bunch of the folks that do upkeep, and Ill probably help them out with it next year before the race as well. We backpacked the last 10-15 last year, it's an amazing trail. You really should try to make it. It is NOT easy, but you live in the region, so you know how the trails are over here.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on September 23, 2018, 08:55:33 PM
Ran my first marathon this weekend.  Wasn’t a race or anything.  Just a training run, but very memorable.  Timed it perfectly with the aspens turning. Cruising down a trail with golden leaves falling and a cool breeze in your face :love:

See vision quest thread for pics.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on September 23, 2018, 10:02:17 PM
Going to start training for marathon numero dos very soon. Anyone have any links to good intermediate training plans? Planning to run 5-6 days a week and looking to finish faster than marathon numero uno.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on September 24, 2018, 04:34:38 AM
halhigdon.com

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on September 24, 2018, 09:15:11 AM
I did a Higdon plan pretty faithfully for my first marathon and wasn't super happy with the result. (Meaning: a lot of the criticisms of Higdon's plans came to fruition exactly as people said they would.)

I've looked at Higdon's intermediate plans and am looking for something with a little more variation/more speedwork mixed in. Any new plans or pro-tips appreciated.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on September 24, 2018, 01:59:24 PM
Hanson is good. Stick to the beginner plan. Speed work starts a bit later. Advanced plan has pretty high volume right from the start.


https://hansons-running.com/pages/training-plans


Personally, I'd recommend a coach that can guide and teach you. I used one for a year. Also read everything that I could on periodization and heart rate training methods.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Poster formerly known as jthutch on October 09, 2018, 03:37:50 PM
Hey guys my son is running cross country and is a freshman. He ran a 16:23 5K at Rim Rock a couple of weeks ago.  This has been a fun season!!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on November 19, 2018, 08:28:42 AM
Just signed up for a 50k trail race.  That’s double my longest race so far.   :sdeek:

Maybe the most painful thing I’ve ever done.

I want to do another.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on November 19, 2018, 11:39:30 AM
Just signed up for a 50k trail race.  That’s double my longest race so far.   :sdeek:

Maybe the most painful thing I’ve ever done.

I want to do another.
Congrats! I'm hitting a 25K in a few weeks. I'm sure it will hurt a bit but not 50K kind of hurt.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on November 19, 2018, 02:57:40 PM
Have fun!  And most importantly, enjoy the post-race refueling!
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on March 23, 2019, 10:40:45 PM
It’s getting warmer guys, time to start cranking up the mileage. What’s your running goal this year?  Any new races?

Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 24, 2019, 05:08:02 AM
Half marathon next weekend. Then back to back half marathon four weeks later. Road half on Saturday. Trail half on Sunday. Full marathon in November. Will be spending most of the summer in the woods.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: WonderMeal on March 24, 2019, 07:02:26 AM
Running the Prairie Spirit Trail 100 next week. I'm running the 100k, not the 100 miler. First distance longer than a marathon.

http://www.prairiespirit100.com/ (http://www.prairiespirit100.com/)

Any 'Cat fans out there want to join my pacing team for a v v v slow last 50k? Run is from Ottawa to Welda and back. It's going to be beautiful--there are going to be so many silos and morton buildings and stuff.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on March 24, 2019, 11:07:33 AM
Half marathon next weekend. Then back to back half marathon four weeks later. Road half on Saturday. Trail half on Sunday. Full marathon in November. Will be spending most of the summer in the woods.

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How many pairs of shoes do you go through? Also what do you buy?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 24, 2019, 11:17:11 AM
Half marathon next weekend. Then back to back half marathon four weeks later. Road half on Saturday. Trail half on Sunday. Full marathon in November. Will be spending most of the summer in the woods.

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How many pairs of shoes do you go through? Also what do you buy?
I buy a new pair of road shoes every five to six months. Keep three or four in rotation. I only have two pairs of trail shoes. I'm usually only on the trail one day a week except the summer and early autumn. Plus, I don't always need a technical shoe.

I wear Altra brand. Two on the left are for trails - both Lone Peak. Next four are road shoes - Torin, Instinct, Instinct, One. Just bought the Torin yesterday and retired a pair of Instinct.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190324/96f71c081a5ddfd7b485c84117920427.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on March 24, 2019, 11:24:14 AM
Half marathon next weekend. Then back to back half marathon four weeks later. Road half on Saturday. Trail half on Sunday. Full marathon in November. Will be spending most of the summer in the woods.

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How many pairs of shoes do you go through? Also what do you buy?
I buy a new pair of road shoes every five to six months. Keep three or four in rotation. I only have two pairs of trail shoes. I'm usually only on the trail one day a week except the summer and early autumn. Plus, I don't always need a technical shoe.

I wear Altra brand. Two on the left are for trails - both Lone Peak. Next four are road shoes - Torin, Instinct, Instinct, One. Just bought the Torin yesterday and retired a pair of Instinct.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190324/96f71c081a5ddfd7b485c84117920427.jpg)

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:thumbs:

That makes sense keeping a rotation going.  I don’t run much anymore but probably should have done that when I did.  I should probably get some new trail shoes, planning on doing some walking hiking this summer/fall.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 24, 2019, 11:26:11 AM
Half marathon next weekend. Then back to back half marathon four weeks later. Road half on Saturday. Trail half on Sunday. Full marathon in November. Will be spending most of the summer in the woods.

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How many pairs of shoes do you go through? Also what do you buy?
I buy a new pair of road shoes every five to six months. Keep three or four in rotation. I only have two pairs of trail shoes. I'm usually only on the trail one day a week except the summer and early autumn. Plus, I don't always need a technical shoe.

I wear Altra brand. Two on the left are for trails - both Lone Peak. Next four are road shoes - Torin, Instinct, Instinct, One. Just bought the Torin yesterday and retired a pair of Instinct.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190324/96f71c081a5ddfd7b485c84117920427.jpg)

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:thumbs:

That makes sense keeping a rotation going.  I don’t run much anymore but probably should have done that when I did.  I should probably get some new trail shoes, planning on doing some walking hiking this summer/fall.
I like to hike in the Lone Peak. They have a rock plate and are fairly lightweight.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: cDubya on March 24, 2019, 11:34:51 AM
The Altras are quality. I can't wear them, though, as I'm not a fan of THAT much room for splay in the toes. Every Altra I've tried on has been known for that huge toe box, which lots of people love. Just something for those not aware to be informed of.

I'm on my second pair of Topo Terraventures, may be switching to Hydroventures soon, for the waterproof aspect. I spend 90% of my run time on trails, and often muddy/puddle ridden ones.

Just my 2 cents, fwiw.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 24, 2019, 11:45:31 AM
Yep. All in how you like the fit. I love a loose toe box and tight heel. Can't stand a snug fit on my toes.

Topos are on the list of alternate of Altra ever takes a dump. Topo has some wide toe box models.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on March 25, 2019, 08:14:57 AM
I run in Altras as well.  I could never give up the big toe box now after wearing them for years.  I even wear their casual shoes for work. 

For road, I have the Escalante and just picked up a pair Kayenta to replace the OneV3.  For trail, I mostly use Lone Peak but also have the King MT for winter in snow, ice, and sloppy conditions.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on March 25, 2019, 08:19:50 AM
Half marathon next weekend. Then back to back half marathon four weeks later. Road half on Saturday. Trail half on Sunday. Full marathon in November. Will be spending most of the summer in the woods.

Good luck with all those halfs.  Back to back sounds killer.  Trail or road marathon in Nov?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on March 25, 2019, 08:26:27 AM
Running the Prairie Spirit Trail 100 next week. I'm running the 100k, not the 100 miler. First distance longer than a marathon.

http://www.prairiespirit100.com/ (http://www.prairiespirit100.com/)

Any 'Cat fans out there want to join my pacing team for a v v v slow last 50k? Run is from Ottawa to Welda and back. It's going to be beautiful--there are going to be so many silos and morton buildings and stuff.

100k!!! If I lived nearby I would definitely help pace.  Come back and tell us how it goes.

I’ve wanted to take the next step to something longer but have chickened out so far.  Signed up for another trail 50k in the fall.  Still trying to decide on a summer race.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on March 25, 2019, 08:28:37 AM
Half marathon next weekend. Then back to back half marathon four weeks later. Road half on Saturday. Trail half on Sunday. Full marathon in November. Will be spending most of the summer in the woods.

Good luck with all those halfs.  Back to back sounds killer.  Trail or road marathon in Nov?
Will be road marathon. Route 66 in Tulsa.

Half this weekend is being used as a long training run. Too close to my double weekend to press the pace.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 28, 2019, 10:46:49 AM
Back to back half marathons completed. I'm whipped.

Decided about Mile 8 that I'll do it again next year. Really enjoyed the challenge.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on April 28, 2019, 10:48:05 AM
Running the Prairie Spirit Trail 100 next week. I'm running the 100k, not the 100 miler. First distance longer than a marathon.

http://www.prairiespirit100.com/ (http://www.prairiespirit100.com/)

Any 'Cat fans out there want to join my pacing team for a v v v slow last 50k? Run is from Ottawa to Welda and back. It's going to be beautiful--there are going to be so many silos and morton buildings and stuff.
How was the race?

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on April 28, 2019, 09:27:41 PM
Nice work, IPA  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: fatdamon on May 16, 2019, 08:46:58 PM
hey dudes just signed up to do a marathon in 7 weeks

longest run of my entire life is 7.5 miles, but I DID run a 5K in 2015

am i gonna die
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on May 16, 2019, 09:01:27 PM
I agree

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: ChiCat on May 17, 2019, 08:38:55 AM
7 weeks is a steep training curve
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: fatdamon on May 17, 2019, 01:20:02 PM
how much training do i need to do?  when should i start? was going to read this thread for advice but it's like 55 pages long so i think im just gonna wing it and see what happens
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on May 17, 2019, 01:23:07 PM
Eleven weeks ago

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: fatdamon on May 17, 2019, 04:54:31 PM
Lol jk started training this week.  Have been a casual runner for a long time, 3-5 miles per day 4-6 days per week.  Then was sitting on the couch like “I need something else in my life right now because PXIIAD is a long way off.   let’s google marathons ok this looks good ***click***.”

Now that reality has set in, I’m doing the Jerry Seinfeld “I think I may have made a big mistake.”  But I bought a plane ticket and a new pair of shoes so there’s no going back now
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 17, 2019, 05:13:22 PM
Just go for it and have fun.  If you have to walk some, so be it.  If you don’t finish, who cares.  Drink some beers after and get some bonkers sleep. 
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 17, 2019, 05:16:48 PM
Hey guys, Altras are 25% off at REI right now.  Just picked up the Timp 1.5

And pic from my run this morning.  Feet were freezing.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on May 17, 2019, 05:44:52 PM
Run
Smile
Drink water
Don't die

That last one will feel like a real challenge about Mile 22. Keep pushing.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on May 17, 2019, 05:45:13 PM
Hey guys, Altras are 25% off at REI right now.  Just picked up the Timp 1.5

And pic from my run this morning.  Feet were freezing.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190517/a5f9d0a9dc5064f3e19dd294264d3265.jpg)
I like snow running just not in May.

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Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 17, 2019, 10:10:27 PM
Yeah, total slushfest.  Not the cold dry chowder fun.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 26, 2019, 06:21:23 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190526/be57f6cea2ef3f45b0ddfd3333b7127e.jpg)

Ouch.  First big vert day in a long while.  Currently drowning my aches with IPAs.
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Spracne on May 26, 2019, 06:26:39 PM
Is that near Gobbler's Knob?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 26, 2019, 06:34:28 PM
Is that near Gobbler's Knob?

https://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=27622.msg1376471#msg1376471

Gobbler's Knob :Keke:

:nono:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: Spracne on May 26, 2019, 06:43:38 PM
It is though, is it not?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: tdaver on May 26, 2019, 07:14:26 PM
Yeah  :shakesfist:
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: fatdamon on July 07, 2019, 10:37:08 PM
hey dudes just signed up to do a marathon in 7 weeks

longest run of my entire life is 7.5 miles, but I DID run a 5K in 2015

am i gonna die

good news:
finished
didn’t die

THE PXIIAD THREAD LIVES ON
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: ChiCat on July 08, 2019, 08:09:48 AM
hey dudes just signed up to do a marathon in 7 weeks

longest run of my entire life is 7.5 miles, but I DID run a 5K in 2015

am i gonna die

good news:
finished
didn’t die

THE PXIIAD THREAD LIVES ON

Good job
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on July 08, 2019, 08:25:28 AM
Glad you lived. When's the next one?
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: fatdamon on July 08, 2019, 12:16:47 PM
shortly after oregon state wins the cfp
Title: Re: The Distance Running Thread
Post by: IPA4Me on July 08, 2019, 01:06:50 PM
shortly after oregon state wins the cfp
Bookmarked. :D