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Re: Running

Post by nanski » Thu Jan 28, 2010 09:00

yubo wrote:oh no! that must really hurt. when is your race, nan?
early march. i'm going to stop being a sissy and try to go for a run next week. we'll see how it goes. the doctor told me not to do anything about the nails... just let them grow out. we'll see.
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Re: Running

Post by nanski » Thu Jan 28, 2010 09:03

yubo wrote:I'm getting faster! Not as fast as you, though!
But I was pretty slow before. I didn't start getting faster until I added hill repeats to my runs. Those really work you out. Before I would just run leisurely and add mileage, but now I'm "training" and that made a difference. I just finished another proper race on Sunday and shaved FOUR MINUTES off my run time (13.1 miles @ 2:06:24 !!). Still finished in the ~55% of my age/gender category though. And I felt like I was hit by a truck for the rest of the day. I don't know how people run hard for that distance and still go about their day. My goal is to finish in sub-2 hours by the end of the year and not be useless for the rest of the day!
wow! that's really impressive. I've really got to try adding hills...

the last race i ran, i had to stand for 3 hours afterward doing science demonstrations for little kids. It took me about a week to recover.

and Sam: a sub50 10k is great! i still can't get it under an hour. not even close :(
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Re: Running

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Jan 28, 2010 09:08

It was only under 50 minutes by about seven seconds! This time last year I was running it in 46 minutes quite easily.

I blame Gordon Brown.

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Re: Running

Post by yubo » Thu Jan 28, 2010 19:17

are you running as often as you did last year?
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Re: Running

Post by yubo » Thu Jan 28, 2010 19:24

nanski wrote: I've really got to try adding hills...
it's really hard, but it definitely helps.

the first time I tried to run the loop around Central Park, I couldn't make it up that big hill on the north end, but this last race was going to be two loops around, so I started practicing. The hill repeats have also helped with the knee. Luckily.
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Re: Running

Post by DefenderOfPants » Thu Jan 28, 2010 20:43

a layer of chips wrote:You've just bamboozled me with all that Dof. You're a PROFESSIONAL.
nah, i just wasn't very clear. i meant to say that my muscle type was better for sprinting and jumping when i first started running; although i was in pretty decent shape i couldn't seem run anything more than two miles.

i suspect that my muscle type interfered with my ability to run longer distances. i think the reason i am getting better, as i get older, is because i am losing the muscles that were more suited for sprinting.

i could be wrong, though.

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Re: Running

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Jan 28, 2010 20:45

I see. That makes sense. Years ago (about 20, or more) I was a good sprinter, but couldn't handle longer distances. Now it's completely different. I managed just over 12 seconds for the 100 metres as a 13 year old, but I don't reckon I could do it under 20 seconds nowadays...

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Re: Running

Post by nanski » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:09

you will be happy to hear (unless, of course, you don't give a shit, and i certainly wouldn't blame you) that I ran today and my toenails are still intact and I didn't die of pain or anything. I may yet be able to do the hilly race on March 7.
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Re: Running

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:11

Well done, nan.

I've stopped running and started on the cross trainer instead. I was getting a bit bored of the treadmill.

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Re: Running

Post by yubo » Mon Feb 08, 2010 16:05

oh yay for your toenails, nan!
Run outside, Sam. It's 500x more interesting. I can't last 10 min on a treadmill.
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Re: Running

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Feb 08, 2010 16:54

But it's too cold. And dark. And I refuse to wear day-glo shorts.

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Re: Running

Post by nanski » Tue Feb 09, 2010 08:23

hahaha. i realized in the park last night that all my clothes were too dark. it's not a problem really, but i hate when i can't see other people until i'm right on top of them, so i should extend them the same courtesy....

thanks, yubo :)
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Re: Running

Post by indiansummer » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:26

a layer of chips wrote:But it's too cold. And dark. And I refuse to wear day-glo shorts.
This is pretty much my reasoning for going to the gym instead of jogging outside.

Also, paying for it makes me feel like i have to get my money's worth.

I'm ok as long as i get that feeling of walking out of the gym all red-faced and sweaty after a pathetic amount of exercise, seeing a rather weightier person than myself get into their car and self-indulgently thinking 'tsk! lazy!'

It's unfounded smugness that i go to the gym for. Nothing to do with a gut formed by years of beer, shite food and sitting on my arse.

I do quite like jogger camaraderie in the park though. Joggers all seem to say hello or nod appreciatively at each other. You certainly don't get that on a line of treadmills watching Sky Sport News, Come Dine With Me or The Weakest Link. Although Ann Robinson keeps winking at me.
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Re: Running

Post by yubo » Tue Feb 09, 2010 14:47

indiansummer wrote: I do quite like jogger camaraderie in the park though. Joggers all seem to say hello or nod appreciatively at each other. You certainly don't get that on a line of treadmills watching Sky Sport News, Come Dine With Me or The Weakest Link. Although Ann Robinson keeps winking at me.
actually, there was this whole article in one of these running magazines about greetings. Apparently it's half and half, runners that like to be acknowledged and others that don't. Some really don't. I've seen that too. I pass this one old guy all the time, who reminds me a bit of my dad and he jogs right by as if I'm not there.

I don't run in the evenings because of the dark, but I don't mind the cold. It makes me run faster.
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Re: Running

Post by nanski » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:46

there aren't many great things about Okinawa, but being able to run at night in an almost deserted park is brilliant.

anyway... i did proper hills today... slowly, but my usual distance, so i'm feeling quite happy. my toenails didn't like downhill, but they're not falling off any further than they already were, so all is daijobu!
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Re: Running

Post by yubo » Fri Feb 12, 2010 19:40

is it really that safe there?!
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Re: Running

Post by nanski » Sat Feb 20, 2010 02:53

yubo wrote:is it really that safe there?!
i think so. there is one little dark corner of the park where i usually chicken out and take a slightly different route.
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Re: Running

Post by nanski » Mon Mar 01, 2010 06:26

ugh. my race is next weekend. how did that happen?

i might wimp out of this one. I'm way too busy, and haven't been training enough.
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Re: Running

Post by yubo » Wed Mar 03, 2010 17:49

nanski wrote:ugh. my race is next weekend. how did that happen?

i might wimp out of this one. I'm way too busy, and haven't been training enough.
aw. don't. Give it a go. You can run:walk it! There's no shame in that.
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Re: Running

Post by nanski » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:16

yubo wrote:
nanski wrote:ugh. my race is next weekend. how did that happen?

i might wimp out of this one. I'm way too busy, and haven't been training enough.
aw. don't. Give it a go. You can run:walk it! There's no shame in that.
hmmm... i'm just so damned busy. too many things are happening at work at once. but it may do me some good to get some exercise.... we'll see. i've already found someone who wants my number.
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