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SirTophamHat

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Full marathons suck, I started training for a late may one in November and got injured in march, gave up

I still want to do a full one someday as endurance is my strength

Got a sub 60 bpm heart rate with no cardio in years and I'm skinny

No where near my best 5km shape of 16:30s for trail 5k but I could probably run a 23 now

Disregard my drunk hubris please I am drunkish
 

Jabberwocky

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is sub-60bpm considered good? I'm mid 60's in the mornings (in bed), and have gotten readings as high as low 90's (*not* while training)
 

SirTophamHat

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Some endurance athletes (elites) have around 40 BPM, even 50 is considered low, and average resting heart rate is over 70 I believe. I like 60 as a benchmark as it is one beat per second. Though just because someone has a hr of 45 BPM, doesn't necessarily mean they are in better shape than someone with a 55bpm rhr. It is an indicator of fitness but not an absolute determinator. I never had under 50 even when I was way fitter than I am now. Its a fun semi meaningless statistic is all.

Edit: I was wrong. Apparently average is anywhere between 60-80. My bad.
 
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THECATINTHEHAT

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Sub 60 is good, heading in the right direction. Some elite endurance athletes get down to under 30, although that's less common now there's more control of EPO.

Anyway, here's a selection of my old mans current vintage bikes (he co-owns most) that may interest some on here (and two of his modern bikes):













 

Jabberwocky

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Can you have a cigarette after a run/jog for putting in hard work?
One can't be that bad can it?
you can do whatever you want but nicotine goes great w/ training. Use dip, patches, gum, vaporizor, whatever (i use all of these lol) They're at least as good as caffeine as training aids. as far as having an actual cigarette after training, do it if you want it's not gonna be much difference than having it at any other time.. worst way you can consume nicotine :\
 

hydroazuanacaine

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what up people. i've been taking steps to get my life on track, and running is a recent addition. i've had stints before, and i'm really trying to not let this be another. been getting out 4-5 days a week for the last 7 weeks. the goal is five days a week, and i almost always hit it. right now i'm just short of four miles. working up to six, for 30 miles a week. i read somewhere that's the place to be at, and it sounds reasonable to me.

i just run on a road with a big shoulder. it's actually not really close to my house, and i could just step out my front door and run. so i gotta fix that, but sitting on google maps or some app and finding a new route is never as easy as just getting in my car, getting to my place, and getting it over with for the day. right after work. right after i wake up on the weekends. wish i could run before work, but it's dark out this time of year.

i saw some talk of weather on the previous page. fall is such a nice time to run. too bad it means winter is coming, and i'm not looking forward to that. cold burns my lungs. i'm more worried about the road being covered in snow and ice. i guess that's only a few days in the season. whatever it's like, i'm not taking any steps backward so i'll be running this winter.

are many of you social runners? people have been seeing me on the road and saying we should start running together. i don't know about that. my run has quickly become extremely important to me, i don't enjoy the actual act at all, and i'm really about just getting it done. and it's specific. i'm going a certain speed, i'm working to increase that speed, and i'm not waiting. yesterday was the first day i ran with someone -- my pops -- and he couldn't quite keep my pace. so i left his ass and waited at the end to do the cool down walk with him. it's not something i'm doing for fun, and i need it to hurt. so i feel bad about ignoring these people, but it's my run. i figure sometimes on the weekend i can give in and do social runs. especially if it's in addition to my five a week. though right now i just ignore the texts and do my thing.
 

Perpetual Indulgence

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I like trail running with others for motivation. I honestly feel that the energy of others makes me a better runner. I organize and lead group (with a proposed pace and known mileage) runs 3-6 times a month. It keeps me accountable all year long. My heart rate during runs/races ranges from 79-89 but I don't care about that.

trail half marathon this month (on day 3 of antibiotics for bronchitis so I blame this on finishing this in 2:07)
1st female master 4th female overall
around mile 9 (2352 ft elevation gain)



4 mile night trail run second female overall (again) 5 days later. 24 seconds slower than last year. I missed the female masters record by a minute and 20 seconds. Last year I missed it by 30 seconds!
PRE RACE


DURING


POST RACE
 
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Jabberwocky

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If i was at your skill level, i'd love to run with you. I don't think my aversion has anything to do disliking the idea of it, it's just that I don't know anybody who i'd want to do it with. Certainly imagine I would very much like running with the right people i've just never met them :\
Had my 1st race ever this past weekend (bike race) and placed 4th (out of a small turnout..) It was an 'alleycat' style race, and the crowd there was f'ing great. Met lots of great people, unfortunately the best of those I met had basically come as far as I had to that race- from the opposite direction. So group-riding won't be practical, though we're in contact to meet up for another race :)
 

Perpetual Indulgence

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I am at my skill level due to others. I run with ultra marathoners, marathoners, 10Kers and novices. I have been trail running for 3+ years and racing for 2+. I lead runs twice a month with a no runner left behind motto. I stop at every mile or at trail intersections to regroup. I found my local trail running group on Facebook and quickly became an admin and leader 'cause that's who I am ;)

I have been thinking about mountain biking as there is a solid community/race scene here but I have the fear and love of speed on the trails.

I run with an attitude of gratitude on many levels.
 
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