So er...let's talk running! How was your last run? Where will you go for your next one? Are you training for something? What gear do you use? What do you listen to? How about nutrition?
Basically this thread is for anyone who runs, no matter how far or fast.
Thanks to influences from a few people (plus getting nikeplus back), I just got enthusiastic about running again I've gone from barely being able to run 2 miles a few weeks ago, to doing 10 again. It feels really great to build it up again so quickly. Looking back on old threads, I was so out of shape 18 months ago, but this time around it's just coming right back. I've signed up for another half marathon in the autumn, I was going to do a full, but I just don't feel ready yet so I'll just have to make it a really good half.
Just got back from a nice 10k in the park, pounded my joints sprinting (er...well...it was a sprint for me anyway ) the last 600m downhill but I don't care, cos it felt fricking awesome.
Good luck, Dana! I did one on May 1 and it kicked my butt.
Glad you're enjoying it again, yally! And good luck to you too in your half.
I'm doing a 5k with my stepbrother in June, but haven't got any other races scheduled as of now.
It's great to have something to train for
I'll never be fast, I just wanna cover ground.
Congrats on the half!
Am currently trying to decide between a nap or a run...nap or run...well, I'll do both, but in what order?
I've been running the streets for my 5ks and even though I map my runs, I hadn't noticed two little parks right where I've been running, one has a gorgeous little woody bit along a river, something I only usually get on my long runs (when I go further afield and get properly lost in the woods). So it's really nice to have found that.
Just did 4 miles, it was good, but my knees are ****ed. Seems I've done 90km in the last 17 days, which ok, is only the equivalent of 5k a day, but I've gone from months of no running right back to what I was doing before. Got too excited about the fact that I could suddenly run far again, didn't really think about whether I should. Gonna take a couple of days off and slow down a bit.
I need a thinger that measures how far I'm running it as well as times my run. I'm guessing I did a mile in just over seven minutes today but who knows. I haven't run in a long time (pretty much since high school) and now that I'm quitting smoking I decided to start running again. Exercise really helps whenever I get a craving.
Google pedometer is an easy way to measure distance. Then, with a timer on your watch or phone, you can time yourself to find your speed. I use a heart rate monitor when I run. It doesn't measure distance or speed, but calories - which are what I'm trying to burn!
Or garmin is good I'm told, but expensive. If you don't want to carry a gadget around with you, mapmyrun is a good website (it's probably similar to the google pedometer Poppy mentioned)...
I tried that but I run through parks/alleys that aren't on the map and google wont let me set my route through parks
I can't wait to get to that point cause all my body wants to do is smoke.
If I can manage 4 miles tomorrow, I'll have run 30 miles this week. Just hope my knees hold out.
"Be strong, get beyond all superstitions, and be free." ~Swami Vivekananda
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." ~MLK jr.
"It takes more distress and poison to kill someone who has peace of mind and loves life." ~ Bernie...
Why? Because I have "always" hated running except as a very small child.
Also, Yally inspired me.
I have a plan to do this slowly, which I will share.
I've had a really miserable day and really didn't feel like running all that much. I really wanted a smoothie though, so I decided to allow myself one if I ran. Oh my gosh, awesome, started out with awesome song to set me on speed
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4 miles of what is almost a sprint for me Feel fantastic.
Smoothie is especially awesome too!