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Running • Page 69

Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by Henry, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. marsupial jones

    it's almost Reese's Egg season

    I’ve been slacking lately and will use the cliche “busy with work” but went for a nice 5 mile run this morning in 30 degree weather and it was super brisk and refreshing
     
  2. Supernova

    Prayers/Triangles Prestigious

    My foot still isn't healed from my sprain on Oct 4th. It's some lingering tendonitis in the foot/brevis tendon area. I've been biking a lot more in place of running. I did a bit of running a couple weeks ago and the runs felt great, just my foot afterward was a bit more tender. Saw a PT last week and working on some stuff to get myself healed, hopefully, faster. Its highly unfortunate because we have had perfect weather recently and I should be doing some longer trail/mountain runs right now.
     
  3. marsupial jones

    it's almost Reese's Egg season

    Now that I’ve gone through an entire spring and summer of running (along with the other months, over 16+ months of consistent running) I can safely say that sunny 30-35 degree weather is my favorite for running. I warm up quick enough that I don’t feel cold at all while still wearing shorts but a shirt sleeve bottom layer and long sleeve top light layer is just about the perfect outfit to boot.
     
  4. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    get in here losers, we're posting our strava end of year stats! (ignore my elevation, my watch is trash)

    [​IMG]
     
  5. marsupial jones

    it's almost Reese's Egg season

    How can you post now bro?????? There’s 13 days left in 2020!

    (I don’t have / use Strava. I wonder if Map My Run has an end of year thing I’ll get or have access to with the free version)
     
  6. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    Close enough lol
     
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  7. marsupial jones

    it's almost Reese's Egg season

    Anyone have any goals for 2021?

    I’d like to consistently run 6 days a week, or just start a running streak and do at least a mile a day. And also be consistent with strength training as I always forget about that. And proper stretching on a consistent basis.

    also would like to complete 2-3 out of state marathons
     
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  8. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    diet. my quarantine diet has been absolute dog shit. speedwork. my pace has really taken a dive during the past few months. cracking a few ribs hasn't helped. i just wanna be able to consistently run at sub 6:30 like i used to.
     
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  9. Went to the sports medicine doctor after 3-4 months of knee pain. Said I had jumper's knee, probably from running too many hills. Gave me an injection and says should be good to go in another month or so. Really hope I can get back to it. Gained 10ish lbs I'd like to disappear.
     
  10. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    i run 6 days a week about 4-5 ish each run and i'm still gaining weight. diet is absolute shit.
     
  11. Supernova

    Prayers/Triangles Prestigious

    Oof. I've had 2 bouts of that, but luckily it only lasted about a month each instance. Along with some specific strength exersises and rolling, I try to make at least 50% or more of my weekly runs NOT pavement, and take some proper rest days each week.

    I find some joy in eating simply. I would say my diet is 60-70% whole foods and only plants. I tend to keep the same weight within a few pounds.

    I'm back up to 20-25 miles a week and will be increasing every so slightly with volume and intensity. Fortunately my ankle sprain has healed.

    Oh and I signed up for a 100 ultramarathon in November.
     
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  12. marsupial jones

    it's almost Reese's Egg season

    Looking at my first ultra (just a 50K but gotta start somewhere) in Tennessee in May.
     
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  13. Garrett

    just looking for a little hope Moderator

    What part of Tennessee?
     
  14. marsupial jones

    it's almost Reese's Egg season

    I believe it’s in Spencer, TN. Almost dead center between Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga based on Google Maps.
     
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  15. Supernova

    Prayers/Triangles Prestigious

    Fall Creek Falls? That's the one I'm looking at doing!:rock:
     
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  16. marsupial jones

    it's almost Reese's Egg season

    haha that’s the one! I’m digging the $55 entry fee. Haven’t looked at hotels / air BNB’s yet but even if those are pricy that’s not bad. I just hope to find something close to the starting line. The logistics always worry me for these things lol
     
  17. Garrett

    just looking for a little hope Moderator

    Fall Creek Falls is beautiful. Really nice camping facilities on site (well, in 2008 when I went). Cell service sucked though.

    I live in Knoxville and I’m running a marathon in Nashville in April.
     
  18. marsupial jones

    it's almost Reese's Egg season

    That’s always a slight concern is that my phone / app won’t be able to properly calculate the time/distance correct and/or get disconnected and weird out on me. Oh well lol it’s bound to happen at some point unless I only run in major cities.

    this is your first marathon right @Garrett? You were gonna do a half (or maybe a full) last year but covid cancelled it if I’m remembering correctly?
     
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  19. Garrett

    just looking for a little hope Moderator

    Correct! It was my half that I turned into a full when it got pushed to November and my October full got canceled. Then it also got canceled the Tuesday before the race.

    And now I’m having some wicked lower calf/Achilles pain really throwing off my training. So who knows if I can do it.
     
  20. marsupial jones

    it's almost Reese's Egg season

    This may be strange, but I LOVE the way my body feels and what my head space is after a long run. Usually anything at or above ten miles and I’m so tired and broken down and exhausted and drained, but it’s so... relaxing? Like, I have no energy to get riled up over anything. I like that a lot.

    There’s also the sense of accomplishment too. Did a ten mile run today and it was cloudy, cold and super windy but enjoyable and now I’m just zoning out on Netflix with my old man heating pad and enjoying the pleasant afternoon.
     
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  21. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    damn might have to fuck around and do a 10 tomorrow. been hovering around 4.5 - 5 every day.
     
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  22. marsupial jones

    it's almost Reese's Egg season

    Do it! (If you have time and the health of course)


    for awhile the first 2-3 miles of each run were “ok” and then I’d really feel like I was comfortable and in a groove once mile 5-6 was reached. I think that was back in November or so. Not sure why that feeling left lol but today was kind of similar to that, once mile 4-5 hit then it was like a different headspace / loss of feeling for awhile. But man, the after-running feelings of long runs are sooooo good (for me).
     
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  23. Garrett

    just looking for a little hope Moderator

    Conversely, I just had the worse ten mile run of my life today (but only because of miles 8-10).

    I was coasting, having a great time, and the run felt great. Then it started snowing. Then it changed to sleet. The final mile back to my house is entirely uphill and my muscles all seized up and I had a panic attack. An hour and a half later I’m still so nauseous I can’t move.
     
  24. marsupial jones

    it's almost Reese's Egg season

    Oof, that sounds awful. Whenever I’m in a moment or an extremely long period of suckage in a run - whether it’s physical injury, head space, weather, etc. - I always remember that eventually it will end. I won’t be cold / miserable / in pain forever. That usually helps. Also for me, knowing how many millions of people AREN’T in the misery I’m in somehow helps. Hard to explain, but I usually try to tell myself “all I’m doing is running. That’s it. This is nothing” and even if I’m running a 35 minute mile or something, I’m still moving, still getting to the “end” and it’s just running.

    I’m sure none of this is new or insightful, but I think every run is a learning moment, even if all a bad run gets you is appreciation for the better ones down the road or in the past.
     
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  25. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter