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  posted on 8/30/2009 at 05:52 PM
If so what kind of distance ,how many times a week, times Min. per mile running shoes you like etc etc good snacks diet.. I am a noob just been hard at it for about 6 months i am running 4 to 7 miles 5 times a week anywhere between 8:30 and 11:00 per mile and i am gonna run my first 5 K in a week and a half any tips?

 

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  posted on 8/30/2009 at 06:04 PM
Calling dancingrhonda and Sandman ...! Congrats and best wishes on tackling doing your 1st 5K, Mike!

 

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  posted on 8/30/2009 at 11:00 PM
running bump...

 

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  posted on 8/31/2009 at 03:53 AM
you go mikey!!! i wish i had the watever to run but i dont,,,,,,,,,i admire anybody wat do,,,,,,,,,,,me & steve is fixin to start walkin though,,,,,,,we both put on some poundage since he been here and its all his fault!!! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,good luck wit the 5k my friend ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

 

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  posted on 8/31/2009 at 06:22 AM
I run three miles five times a week to help keep the fat off (not that the beer helps). I actually quit drinking for a while and am finding it a lot easier to run. Go figure I also weight train upper body only to help burn more calories. Light repetition is the way to go.

 

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  posted on 8/31/2009 at 06:24 AM
I get out at least three times a week. There's a gym at my office so I mostly run at lunch. Our distance ranges anywhere from 3 to 7 miles. It's a great way to break up he day plus you get your workout out of the way. On Saturdays, Strat Jr. and I jog stroll up to Starbucks. It's only about a mile each way.

Running is the best. I love it.

 

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  posted on 8/31/2009 at 06:32 AM
Yes. Lots. 4-6 3x week. 12-20 1x week. Generally average 2 marathons, 3 50K, and 1 50-miler per year. STILL have the 100-miler on my radar, just need to find someone to do it with me.

 

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  posted on 8/31/2009 at 06:44 AM
I'm starting to ramp up my schedule. Usually get out 5-6 times a week. Right now running two miles/run. Increasing the runs 1 mile every two weeks.

Rhonda, have you read 'Born To Run'? It has some great stories about ultras.

 

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Yes. Lots. 4-6 3x week. 12-20 1x week. Generally average 2 marathons, 3 50K, and 1 50-miler per year. STILL have the 100-miler on my radar, just need to find someone to do it with me.


You're hardcore DR! A fifty miler!! Dang. The most I've ever run in one stretch was 15 miles and that was back in high school.

Here's one for ya! I'll even be on your support team!
http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/08/12/california.badwater.ultramar athon/

 

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  posted on 8/31/2009 at 07:12 AM
I run 7-9 mi 5-6 times a week. Contemplating running a marathon next spring. I've ran a couple 1/2s and don't know if I wanna torture myself.

 

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  posted on 8/31/2009 at 06:59 PM
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I'm starting to ramp up my schedule. Usually get out 5-6 times a week. Right now running two miles/run. Increasing the runs 1 mile every two weeks.

Rhonda, have you read 'Born To Run'? It has some great stories about ultras.


Christopher McDougall, author of 'Born To Run', was on 'The Daily Show'

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-august-18-2009/christopher-mcdougall

 

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  posted on 8/31/2009 at 07:18 PM
Used to be fairly addicted in the early - mid 90's.
2003 Boulder Backroads marathon was my last long race, although I didn't even crack 4 hrs. Signed up back in April with a good buddy for St George (Utah) Marathon in 35 days. Yes, I'm counting. Feels like I'm taking a college final exam and just got the book. As a matter of fact, I'm procrastinating right now. 8 is the plan for today. I am so out of shape and slow it's really pathetic.
Our motto: Start slow and taper off.
Supposed to do 18 near Boulder on Sunday after Red Rocks ABB then go to the CU-CSU football game. We'll see.....

The Badwater DVD is pretty amazing. Dean K's running book is humbling.

My buddy rode (not ran) the Leadville 100 a couple of weekends ago. Hardest thing he's ever done and he's is great shape. Full on hallunications at night on an exposed ridge line. Turns out he was dehydrated.

 

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  posted on 8/31/2009 at 08:12 PM
Wow some great stories here and good to see more people running i think i am getting addicted lol,gonna increase to 8 miles this weekthis week i ran 34 miles i hope to get to 40 and then keep it there and increase my time but crappola i am 59 and watching these guys run marathons is humbling to say the least.. but the pounds are coming off and i too have quit drinking beer... every micro brew puts a fat bump on ya no matter how good it tastes.. but i still have my one rum and coke at night.. tomorrow is a rest day i ran my 5 k for speed today and shaved almost a min off last weeks time but i am still slow right at 9 min miles.. i have to learn to pace myself better.. cool more stories keep em coming thanks snacks/ your favs.. meals before a race?

 

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  posted on 8/31/2009 at 09:03 PM
A word of advice about increasing mileage... do it slowly and carefully.
If you increase two weeks in a row, be sure to back off the third week and allow your body to recover.

As for racing...I have raced many 5000 and 10000 meter races and the best thing I can say is don't go out over your head. The worst feeling in the world is trying to trudge the last half mile home in complete lactic acid body lock because you went anaerobic too fast.

I can't really relate to all of the spiritual running type stuff that many people seem to find inspiring. I run simply to beat people and to push myself to the limit.

 

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  posted on 8/31/2009 at 09:21 PM
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Wow some great stories here and good to see more people running i think i am getting addicted lol,gonna increase to 8 miles this weekthis week i ran 34 miles i hope to get to 40 and then keep it there and increase my time but crappola i am 59 and watching these guys run marathons is humbling to say the least.. but the pounds are coming off and i too have quit drinking beer... every micro brew puts a fat bump on ya no matter how good it tastes.. but i still have my one rum and coke at night.. tomorrow is a rest day i ran my 5 k for speed today and shaved almost a min off last weeks time but i am still slow right at 9 min miles.. i have to learn to pace myself better.. cool more stories keep em coming thanks snacks/ your favs.. meals before a race?


Ryde, you're never too old to run, or to even run a marathon. I coach first-time (and experienced) marathoners. As you increase your miles, try to slow down a bit, I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but long runs are to gain endurance not speed.

 

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  posted on 8/31/2009 at 09:31 PM
Both knees are about gone....if a fire broke out in the house the best I could muster would be a brisk mosey to the door.

 

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  posted on 8/31/2009 at 09:43 PM
I think I set a speed record last week running for the bathroom.

 

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  posted on 8/31/2009 at 09:46 PM
run 20 - 25 miles per week
did 4 marathons although last one was in 2004. Still do a few 5 and 10Ks per year with an occasionall 10 miler
I've got a couple 2nds for age in 5Ks

(50 miler - pretty impressive DR)

Just go out and have fun - the important thing is that you're out there
Increase mileage slowly, do speedwork once you have a good foundation.

Like someone else said, don't go out too fast, stay within yourself, especially your 1st race

favorite snack / meal before a race- coffee and an English muffin with Jelly, banannas, or just Gatorade.

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  posted on 8/31/2009 at 10:25 PM
Thanks everyone one more question.. after i stretch out in the morning and i start jogging seems like i am all uncorudinated for the fist mile and a half or so then everything gets smooth and it is clear sailin is this normal? if so in a 5 k race i need to warm up somehow before the race or is will be wastin a mile or so does that make sense? lol

 

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  posted on 8/31/2009 at 10:47 PM
I was challenged by a friend to run in the Peachtree this year and did....well I ran and walked. Did alright but had I trained more could have run the whole way. Anyhow my first 10K in 1 hr 28 minutes. Not great but pretty good for being 55. Going to do a 5K in October...back to training.

Anyhow Jeff Galloway, of Atlanta, is quite an expert on training and proposes a run-walk program especially if you're older. Here's a website for you serious and not so serious guys.

http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/index.html

And one thing I found out....do not run any distance the day before your race!

Oh yeah! Here's a book a friend has and I'm going to get for the 50 and over runner!

http://www.jeffgalloway.com/detail.aspx?ID=24


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  posted on 9/1/2009 at 05:57 AM
Jeff Galloway has a lot of good advice.

Hal Higdon (halhigdon.com) is another good source of online info, help and coaching.

 

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  posted on 9/1/2009 at 06:02 AM
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Wow some great stories here and good to see more people running i think i am getting addicted lol,gonna increase to 8 miles this weekthis week i ran 34 miles i hope to get to 40 and then keep it there and increase my time but crappola i am 59 and watching these guys run marathons is humbling to say the least.. but the pounds are coming off and i too have quit drinking beer... every micro brew puts a fat bump on ya no matter how good it tastes.. but i still have my one rum and coke at night.. tomorrow is a rest day i ran my 5 k for speed today and shaved almost a min off last weeks time but i am still slow right at 9 min miles.. i have to learn to pace myself better.. cool more stories keep em coming thanks snacks/ your favs.. meals before a race?


Don't feel bad about your speed, Mike. 9 minute miles are about the average pace for folks our age (I'm 55).

That being said, 9 minute miles are my pace and I want to run faster.

[Edited on 9/1/2009 by michaelsio]

 

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  posted on 9/1/2009 at 06:21 AM
I learned this trick in boot camp which was designed to help first time runners up and take off in a group and do five miles:

Breathe in and out only on your left foot. It (nearly) prevents that cramp around your liver, which I believe to be your diaphragm sort of being confused. Since your liver takes up most of the space on the right side of your abdomen it is constantly battling with your diaphragm for space, especially while you are placing your body under the type of stress that running truly places on it (at least at first). Left foot breathing gives it adequate room while your body is in the most motion.

Practicing this breathing fluidly will force you in to the most appropriate pace for running (even if it is just a brisk walk to begin).

 

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  posted on 9/1/2009 at 06:23 AM
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A word of advice about increasing mileage... do it slowly and carefully.
If you increase two weeks in a row, be sure to back off the third week and allow your body to recover.

As for racing...I have raced many 5000 and 10000 meter races and the best thing I can say is don't go out over your head. The worst feeling in the world is trying to trudge the last half mile home in complete lactic acid body lock because you went anaerobic too fast.

I can't really relate to all of the spiritual running type stuff that many people seem to find inspiring. I run simply to beat people and to push myself to the limit.


Good points. Rest is just as important as training. I usually run every other day. Give the legs, ankles and knees a rest.

One of the great things about running is you can feel real instant gratification after you're done especially after one that is challenging. Another thing about running is you can eat and drink just about anything you want!

 

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  posted on 9/1/2009 at 07:19 AM
Man, I'm sweatin' just thinkin' about all this energy that I don't have!

Kudos to all of you.....

 

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