Got the Runs?

Discussion in 'Wellness' started by megatron, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    As promised, here is a thread for the runners (old, new, fast, slow, near, far) in the coop!

    So run on and tell us where you are at in training (or not training).

    I'll give my limited running background when I don't actually have to get work done :)
     
  2. redredrose

    redredrose Chicken

    Woo hoo runners! Come out of the woodwork, y'all!
     
  3. MrsC

    MrsC Chicken

    Yessssss!! Thanks for starting this!
     
  4. bluevalentine

    bluevalentine Statler or Waldorf

    I'm two months away from my first half marathon and I'm nowhere near ready. I've been sick for the past 6 weeks now, I can't seem to shake it. It's a deep chest cough that seems to get worse from breathing in the cold damp air outside, but I need to run or I'm screwed!

    When I was healthy, it usually took me about an hour and five minutes to run 10K. That was my goal pace for the half, so I'm working back up to that pace and need to build up my endurance by a lot.
     
  5. lrrr

    lrrr Role Model Staff Member

    With that time for a 10k, your predicted time for a half marathon is 2 hr 23 minutes.
     
  6. bluevalentine

    bluevalentine Statler or Waldorf

    Is that bad? :sad:
     
  7. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    I'm trying to run more (once a week on a treadmill) until it gets a little nicer. I ran a lot over the spring/summer with my husband, who runs every day, and I'd love to get back into that.
     
  8. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    My 10k PR is just under 1 hour 10 minutes, so I'd say that's awesome, BV!

    I'm a slower runner though I'm getting faster as I train more. I can't wait to run outside and not on the treadmill anymore! But icy roads just off the highway when it's dark are no joke, so treadmill it is, for now.

    Edit: my Tink half PR was 2:43:34, for reference. And that was the day after I ran that 10k PR.
     
  9. lrrr

    lrrr Role Model Staff Member

    Not at all! Just giving you a goal to shoot for.
     
  10. Scout

    Scout Chicken

    I used to run all the time. Now it's really rare, as living with SO means that I was waking him up every morning when I got up.

    I tried to do it two weeks ago. I tripped and took all the skin off my hands. Serves me right for running in the dark, never running again. [​IMG]
     
  11. bluevalentine

    bluevalentine Statler or Waldorf

    Oh Scout, that looks painful. Get a headlamp and get back on that horse!
     
  12. bluevalentine

    bluevalentine Statler or Waldorf

    Oh man, that's an awesome time for having run a 10K PR the day before. You have much more physical and mental stamina than me!
     
  13. bluevalentine

    bluevalentine Statler or Waldorf

    Thanks lrrr. :)
     
  14. Pickles

    Pickles Chicken

    Ugh I love running. Hopefully in a few weeks here I'll find out what's going on with me and I can start running again! I really want to do the San Antonio rock'n roll 1/2 again.
     
  15. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I surprisingly enjoy running. I HATED it in middle and high school so I'm still a little in shock that I willingly run now. I run once a week right now but I'll probably up that to 2 or 3 times a week in the spring (not that it matters because I run inside). Does anyone have any good recommendations for an insole to put in some Nike's? Nike's don't give me the right support but I can't afford new shoes right now.
     
  16. lrrr

    lrrr Role Model Staff Member

    Custom made orthotics is the way to go. Hopefully your insurance covers it.
     
  17. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I'll have to look into it. How much do those things go for? (if my insurance doesn't cover it)
     
  18. lrrr

    lrrr Role Model Staff Member

    Too much.

    ETA: Didn't mean to be flippant. I believe could run upto $800, which just isn't worth it if insurance doesn't cover it, you know?
     
  19. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    I enjoy running outside. I won't do it in the cold though. 90 degrees and 100% humidity though? Sign me up. I'll restart my training once the weather gets okay again.
     
  20. SassyLlama

    SassyLlama Goose

    I'm getting really bad shin splints again, so my personal trainer (la dee da) recommends I get Brooks running shoes for running/working out. Does anyone else wear these? She says I need to get a foot analysis and find out what the shoe people suggest and then buy them online. I suck at fitness shoe shopping, so I'd other opinions.
     
  21. bluevalentine

    bluevalentine Statler or Waldorf

    I'm the opposite of you nym, 90 degrees F is 32 degrees C... I would die trying to run in that kind of heat. I like it to be about 40 degrees F.
     
  22. lrrr

    lrrr Role Model Staff Member

    I run in Brooks Glycerins on the road. I like them a lot. Just go to a running store - they'll video tape your gait on a tread mill and recommend good shoes for you.
     
  23. SassyLlama

    SassyLlama Goose

    Oh yeah, she told me about them assessing your gait on the treadmill, too. I had forgotten about that. I will go show off my gait, then. I really want to be able to keep up with everyone else and not feeling like a whiny baby.
     
  24. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    I have brooks, which were recommended by one of the sneaker people at a sports store. I know I need new ones (how often are you supposed to replace them?) but I would rather spend $$ on fashion. I know, bad Fitz.
     
  25. SassyLlama

    SassyLlama Goose

    I haven't even priced Brooks yet. Now I'm scared.
     

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