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Akbar Rabbitowitz

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Good thread. Just returned from 6 mile jog. Old shoes worn out so bought new ones. I avoid flimsy, lightweight shoes such as Nike, chose New Balance instead, more substantial and the only company that makes running shoes in wide sizes.

Especially enjoy the hit of green I have post-exercise. It's a stack on top of endorphins and oxytocin. =D
 

Birc0014

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10K trail race at 16F…now that was cold for the first mile or so
I broke the female master course record with a time of 49:13 A minute short of my goal time but earned another title

male and female masters (40+) winners
you dont look a day over 35 i would totally do you....also the old dude with you, ask him if hes interested in joining my cult
 

Maya

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Im gonna sign up in a few days for my first ever run. Forgot if it's 10k or so but i have been training hardcore so that i wnt be the last between me and my 4 coworkers lol. My manager is the one who has been running marathons and she encouraged our dept. to run for fun. It's March 14 two days before my bday. Yep gonnna feel super sexy after haha!!
 

Perpetual Indulgence

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10K trail race in snow and ice yesterday. At 1:07 I still placed 3rd female overall which is a complete fucking surprise. I walked at least 2 miles. I hold the female master course record and so happy the conditions were shitty enough for me not to lose it.

Almost finished!


I am finally fuckin finished
 
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Perpetual Indulgence

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10 mile trail race on 48F. Rain, mud, and slippery conditions.
Mile 2 before the rain


Finished 3rd female overall and 17th of 92 1:24:06.47
Slower than last year and still moved up in the ranking for my race series
 

Perpetual Indulgence

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6.4 mile trail race last weekend


female masters and still hold the masters course record




Blue Ridge Marathon this Saturday. I picked a good first 26.2 miles to run.
 
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Perpetual Indulgence

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10 miler again
this year 1st in AG last year top 3 female
I am slower. I am trying to be okay with that as I don't feel like pushing myself
the course had us running that wood on the way back in the last 1/2 mile
 

hydroazuanacaine

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patellar tendonitis has come close to destroying me, as running is a necessary part of my life, but i'm back at it. rowing on days that i do not run is extremely helpful. it must strengthen muscles that are important to maintaining safe running form. core exercises like planks seem to have helped too. it seems that at my age running is not sufficient training for running. and the shit physical therapists have you do just makes injuries worse.

ran a 10k back in october. mostly been treadmill running, as i think it's easier ground and i can run uphill without ever having to run back downhill. hoping by spring i'll be able to run outside four or five times a week, ideally on road but will settle for trail, without my knee acting up. because running outside is so nice.

currently i don't run two days in a row. really want to break that rule. starting today. i'd much rather run than row.
 

Perpetual Indulgence

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Injury recovery is tedious. I feel for you.

I don't like to run more than twice a week and never in a row. I have many friends who do.
I lift weights, practice yoga, pilates and/or barre classes every week. Long run on Saturdays and 3-5 miles Tuesday nights when I lead a group. Hike most Sunday mornings.

I have a 34.5 mile trail race end of April in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 3 10Ks and a 10 miler between March 4th and April 29th. All trail.

I find road makes me hurt in places the trail does not. I did a flat road marathon in SC in December 2016 that hurt for 4 days. Never again. It was for my friend's 40th bday. That is what she wanted to do . Rent a house on the beach and run a marathon so I could not say no to that :) I am good friend.

I did a 30 mile trail in Sept 2016 and biked 20 miles the following day then went to yoga class the next. No problems. Massage on Tuesday felt glorious.

Mountain roads down hill are horrible on my legs but I do it anyway. On flat road my ankles, knees, and hips hurt. I try to stay off the road.

2017 is going to be a year of winning for me. I quit drinking mid Dec for good. Lost an inch around my waist in 30 days. That 10 lbs around my belly slowed me down in 2016. I am down 5 lbs.
 

Ovidio

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Planning on doing a treadmill run tonight at the all hours gym facility here. Will probs be around 11 - 12 km, which is a pretty standard distance for me to do before hitting weights, situps, pullups, etc.

I haven't found any running trails around here yet, but there is a really long beach which I could run along for about 7km before turning around and running back. I have only walked it so far though

This thread is very motivating, so thank you to the person who made it, whomever that may be :)
 

hydroazuanacaine

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that's intense, PI. hope you're still out there still running.

anyone know a good running forum? love bluelight, but i doubt i'm gonna get super specific answers like whether or not it's worth the extra 33% cash to buy this year's iteration of my favorite running shoe. i'm too new to town to know of a place that would let me buy, run in , and return them used if i don't like them better. plus it takes 100 miles to know something minute like that.

after surgery, i'm getting back into running. had been cycling, rowing, and ellipticalling. also doing leg presses, single leg extensions, and core strengthening such as the the pull up bar to rebuild. first day back today i ran two miles, mostly uphill (treadmill), before finishing my workout on the stationary bike. going to continue to work that back up till i'm at my usual. also keeping an eye out for for 5ks. 10ks once i'm back in the game. any further than that is asking to fuck my knee up. i go fast, not far.
 

hydroazuanacaine

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ran outside (versus the treadmill) for the first time in a while today. only four miles, but i felt it. so did my joints. way harder on your body then a treadmill, yet so much more fun. ran on whatever you call the giant concrete theater seating that lines lake michigan. was a perfect day for it.
 

hydroazuanacaine

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downloaded strava. it's motivating. good for running and biking. i currently have the free trial of summit perks. will cancel before it charges me to auto-renew. maybe its analysis and training tools are more useful if you have a heart rate monitor.

was looking at heart rate monitors today. the chest straps seem uncomfortable and the wrist monitors are less accurate. it's not something i need and i'm trying not to buy things. if my forerunner 220 ever breaks, i might get a watch that includes one. hopefully wrist monitors will have caught up by then. took a shower with the 220 on for the first time since getting it at the end of 2014. was nerve wracking. though i'm sure i've run with it in the rain countless times.

if you are a runner but somehow don't have a gps watch yet, get one. will change your life. you need it. food, water, shelter, gps watch. unless you're one of those crazies that can stand to run with their phone.
 
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