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TigeRoots
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Got in a medium effort 10K this afternoon @ 45:21. Hot damn this “cooler” weather is welcome right about now. “Only” 85 feels like. Crazy how much overcast and a 10 degree drop in temp/humidity makes, as opposed to direct sunlight and ball bustin’ humidity/dewpoint. My HR was less than it has been lately at a minute + slower pace.

Gonna go hit up the Mid City Run Club group run tomorrow at 6:00 for a few miles. Dare I say I actually may be enjoying these group runs.


3nOut
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
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Dare I say I actually may be enjoying these group runs


Told you.

Group running helps push your further and faster. I’m pretty sure the Kenyans exclusively group run.


Fe_Mike
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Brewery in my office is starting up a run club. I'm just getting back in to running, but I'd like to join it. They're offering 1 mile, 5 k, and 5 mile varieties.

Which leads me to my question (didn't want to start a thread, thought I could get some good knowledge here). What's the best strategy/training plan to get back into running? I'm sure I could google and find 50 different "best methods".

I used to run track in high school (12 years ago), 1600 and 3200m. Mile times were sub 6 min. Haven't run since, minus recreational sports. Tore my ACL about 8 months ago so also on the back end of that recovery. Started back up actually jogging before workouts last week and can go a full mile without stopping, ~9:50's time. Eat my dust.

Am I at the point where it doesn't matter what I do, just run? Is it bad to jog every day? Should I be varying my distance? Simple things like that are what I'm interested in. I have no intentions of running a marathon or anything, would ideally just like to get my mile times sub 8 minute for a full 5k.

TIA


BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
It's okay to jog every day but try to rest at least one day a week especially if you cross train. Pay attention to minutes on your feet not miles at first. 15-20 minutes per day is a good starting point and use the 10 percent rule in increasing time/miles. Get a decent new pair of shoes that you dedicate to running and nothing else. Concentrate on good form and mechanics at first, then speed once you have built a good base. If you start to get sloppy on your form during a run, stop or walk it out because poor form leads to injuries and bad habits. Enjoy being outside and good luck!


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1999
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
i used the run/walk method when i first started. would increase the running every week until i was doing it the whole time.


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Black n Gold
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
In my opinion, look to start low (mileage), slow, and consistent. I've seen it play out many times among running buddies where they come in hot, heavy, and looking to crush records, only to take off another 6-12 months after the first little setback. Based on your post, I assume you are 30 years or older. Understand that your body, as well as your mind, is much different than it was 12 years ago.


Rsande63
LSU Fan
Spring,TX
Member since Jan 2016
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Fe_Mike,

I'm the newest & and slowest runner here. I studied this entire thread , track Strava, follow the shoe thread and just make a daily effort. It sounds trite but it's just a battle vs last weeks' miles. Ask strong questions here and you will get strong advice. I'm 35 and was an above average athlete 18 years ago....but 18 years is a damn lifetime hahah.




On a side note, every single mile since it got over 90 degrees here feels like a damn fight , almost like the last mile of a half. Breaking me physically but mentally it feels good to grind it out and fight that desire to run back inside my cold house.


quail man
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New York, NY
Member since May 2010
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Running a 10K this morning shortly. Current status of have to shite. Wish me luck.

ETA: 47:15. Had too much left in the tank at the end. Slow start because of a narrow first mile. Still pleased. Wanted sub 48 and I got it.
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3nOut
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Congrats! Sub 48 aint paltry.


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3nOut
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Started at 5:40 this morning for a trail run and was sweating good but also feeling good till the sun came out. Problem with trails is it’s really hard to park in a way that’s “on the way” for water and I really hate carrying water. I crashed pretty hard mile 8 and really was heaving at the end. Need to plan better with the heat.

Fortunately my mate had brought a case of iced topo for Father’s Day that hit the spot.
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BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Congratulations QM! Good stuff especially for the time of year it is. Wouldn't want to race in this weather, woof.


quail man
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Thanks, y’all


3nOut
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Signed up for a 25k in September today.

Rocks, hills and 90 degrees. I’m pumped.


hogbody
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Fayetteville
Member since Oct 2008
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Got my weekly run in.

Need to get re-motivated soon


Tornado Alley
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Anyone know of any half or whole marathons around NOLA in October or November of this year?


TigeRoots
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Oct 2008
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Jazz Half in N.O. 10/26
Northshore Half in Mandeville 10/27

I’ll be doing one of these. I start 18 week plan this Sunday.


quail man
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Jazz Half in late October


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BMoney
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
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Northshore Half in Mandeville 10/27


Registered for this one too. So I just ensured that the LSU-Auburn game will be played at night.


Black n Gold
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Member since Feb 2009
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Roots and I are running the NS as well. He's acting like he's wavering between this and the Jazz, but he can't resist the competition. Grab an extra beer for when I cross the finish line will ya?


BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Maybe I should come down for that one. Get a chance to see those mythical Mandeville mountains according to some of those cats on Strava.


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