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There are quite a few running threads dotted about but I thought it would be cool to consolidate all running chat into one thread.<br><br><br>
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?<br><br>
Basically this thread is for anyone who runs, no matter how far or fast.<br><br>
Thanks to influences from a few people (plus getting nikeplus back), I just got enthusiastic about running again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> 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.<br><br>
Just got back from a nice 10k in the park, pounded my joints sprinting (er...well...it was a sprint for me anyway <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">) the last 600m downhill but I don't care, cos it felt fricking awesome.
 

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I've recently gotten back into running and so far it's going well. I haven't gotten my speed back yet (not that I was ever super fast) but can do 5miles comfortably now. I signed up for a half marathon in September as something to train for!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AddieB</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2899505"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I've recently gotten back into running and so far it's going well. I haven't gotten my speed back yet (not that I was ever super fast) but can do 5miles comfortably now. I signed up for a half marathon in September as something to train for!</div>
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<br><span style="color:#008000;">Good luck, Dana! I did one on May 1 and it kicked my butt. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br>
Glad you're enjoying it again, yally! And good luck to you too in your half.<br><br>
I'm doing a 5k with my stepbrother in June, but haven't got any other races scheduled as of now.</span>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AddieB</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2899505"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I've recently gotten back into running and so far it's going well. I haven't gotten my speed back yet (not that I was ever super fast) but can do 5miles comfortably now. I signed up for a half marathon in September as something to train for!</div>
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It's great to have something to train for <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Brandon</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2899529"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><span style="color:#008000;">Good luck, Dana! I did one on May 1 and it kicked my butt. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br>
Glad you're enjoying it again, yally! And good luck to you too in your half.<br><br>
I'm doing a 5k with my stepbrother in June, but haven't got any other races scheduled as of now.</span></div>
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Congrats on the half!<br><br>
Am currently trying to decide between a nap or a run...nap or run...well, I'll do both, but in what order? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
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.
 

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Mmmmm....smoothie...<br><br>
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.
 

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Days off are definitely a must! I have to remind myself of that often <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br>
And Brandon, congratulations on finishing a half-marathon!
 

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Hmmm....just discovered a thing called a kilomathon...it's 26.2km, might be a good step up from half. Eh I guess it isn't that much further, but it's still that bit closer to a full marathon.
 

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I don't race, but I've been running (ok, really jogging!) for over 25 years. I try to run 3-4 miles 3-4 times a week, with elliptical or treadmill runs when the weather is bad. I've been subbing for our spay/neuter clinic's office manager this week and so I haven't had a workout or run since Saturday. It feels so weird! I've also found that I'm snacking on stupid food things. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/veryangry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":grr:"> I really really really hope to run on Saturday morning. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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Woke up silly early this morning and I'm itching to run. Silly idea, especially considering I blew off ballet to give my joints a break last night, I won't be able to run at all if my knees go. Guess I'll go for a walk and swim, see how I feel tomorrow. BUT I WANT TO RUN NOW. Wah.
 

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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.
 

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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.</div>
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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! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I'm a huge fan of Nike plus. Especially the GPS on my phone, feels like it's more accurate now (and I'm running a lot slower than I thought!).<br><br>
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)...
 

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I find smoking nearly impossible when I'm running regularly, my body just refuses to smoke, it's great <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Google pedometer is an easy way to measure distance.</div>
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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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>yally</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2900500"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I find smoking nearly impossible when I'm running regularly, my body just refuses to smoke, it's great <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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I can't wait to get to that point cause all my body wants to do is smoke.
 

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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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("></div>
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Try mapmyrun?
 

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I did and it pissed me off lol<br>
I'm not technology savey and evidently the second day of quitting is my worst >.<
 

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Ha ha well that's no good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
Getting a GPS measurey thing then, they're very satisfying, especially since they draw the map for you when you upload it, watching a little circle representing you running around on the map is very satisfying <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Does anyone use energy drinks on long runs? I don't really take anything to drink with me, but a friend of mine was saying she tried one before a run and didn't get so dehydrated (though she wasn't entirely sure if it was placebo or not). I am thinking about trying it.
 

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energy drinks are caffeinated so they would dehydrate you faster. Also they are full of empty calories/sugar/colouring (a big no-no when you're trying to lose weight)
 

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I'm not trying to lose weight, I actually struggle to consume enough calories when I'm running regularly <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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