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post #16 of 10211
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Originally Posted by constant struggle View Post
so lets say you are running in the morning and you see a black bear
what do you do

and i'm not joking, i might start running outside but i don't want to run into any bears

no sudden movements, stand your ground but slowly back off, dont try and run it will outrun you, dont try and swim away it will out swim you, and dont try and climb up a tree it will out climb you
and if u are running with someone else, all you hafta do is out run them
post #17 of 10211
this above is a serious issue for those into camping and hiking:

there was a true story of a couple who had a confrontation with a black bear in the woods, the couple did back away and try to slowly run away, but the bear had a sense and followed them. eventually it started chasing after them, caught up to the woman and killed her and then caught up to the man and killed him.


there should be some good information on how to avoid this type of issue. please let us know.
post #18 of 10211
http://www.knbc.com/news/13525190/detail.html

If you have a surprise encounter with a black bear in the Adirondacks remain calm. The bear is usually just as surprised and will normally run the other way.

If a bear does not run from you immediately, it may be temporarily distracted, unaware of your presence or unable to identify you.

Stand where you are or back away slowly.
Speaking to the bear in a calm voice and waving your arms may help it identify you.
The bear may stand up on its hind legs for a better look or to catch your scent before leaving the area.
Never run from a bear and don't try to climb a tree to escape! Bears may have a tendency to chase you when they would not otherwise and they climb trees very quickly and much better than you. Both situations will put you at a disadvantage.
If the bear does not leave, remain calm. Stand you ground if the bear begins to approach.
Black bears are generally timid and shouting or clapping will generally be enough to deter an approach.
If a bear approaches you, your tent, or your camping area, make noise to alert it to your presence and encourage it to leave.
If it persists or follows you, aggressively defend yourself. Raising your arms may help you appear larger to the bear.
Do not throw a pack or any food to a bear as a distraction. This will only encourage a bear to approach other people for food or packs. If possible, quickly gather any food left out and store it securely in a canister or back away with it. Leaving food for the bears will only encourage them to repeat the cycle.
If a bear does get into your food do not attempt to drive it away. Bears can aggressively defend their food sources. Back away, warn others in the area and report the incident to a ranger as soon as possible.
post #19 of 10211
I read somewhere that you run downhill. It seems that bears can't run downhill very well - weight distribution issues or some such, although I've never tested that and am slightly skeptical without further confirmation.
post #20 of 10211
I've encountered bears twice in the wild

Once I ran downhill into someone elses house, the bear did not follow, it was three of us running... from about 20 feet away from the bear, then an additional 200 yards or so

The second time I was inbetween a mother and it's cub, while walking in the woods with a large group of people, we huddled together and moved through


Both times the bears did not follow, thankfully

But I've become quite afraid of what COULD happen, and it may be preventing me from running in the morning outside
post #21 of 10211
I run 6 days a week, usually anywhere from 2 to 6 miles. On lower mile days I do upper body weights. Today I chose not to run because my knee was not feeling it (may be time for new shoes), so I did 10 minutes on the stairmaster and 45 minutes of weights.
post #22 of 10211
8 miles, 4 days a week
post #23 of 10211
for those who run 6+ miles per day.

are you of lean build? for those who are trying to add muscle, does running 5- more miles a day make it difficult to add muscle/bulk to your overall frame? thanks
post #24 of 10211
my routine is to do full-body weight lifting every other day, and to run 3 miles in 30 minutes on the days that i don't weight train.

does anybody know if this amount of cardio would negatively affect muscle building? i used to go really light on the cardio but 3 miles every other day is more substantial...
post #25 of 10211
1 mile. My feet cramp so bad I have to stop half way.
I'm guessing it's because I'm running on a gravel path?
I ran about a year ago, on an indoor track that was pretty much cement, didn't cramp, but got shinsplints.
I have orthotics, and just ordered a good pair of running shoes.
I have Nike Shox, but I think they are too skinny for my feet, even with orthotics.
Plus I am 245lbs (about 5lbs overweight), so I'm guessing it will take a few weeks to get used to running again.
post #26 of 10211
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for those who run 6+ miles per day.

are you of lean build? for those who are trying to add muscle, does running 5- more miles a day make it difficult to add muscle/bulk to your overall frame? thanks

The conventional wisdom is that too much cardio will prevent anabolic processes from building muscle mass. IMO there is some truth to it but it really depends on your body. If you google Dean Karnazes who is a crazy endurance runner (he tried running across the US but gave up halfway because he missed his family), he's got a lot of muscle mass and is in no way skinny.

Me, I vacillate because while I dislike my lack of 6 pack abs, when I kick up my mileage to 30+ miles a week I feel like I get so skinny I look like 98 lb weakling. But when I drop the mileage, add carbs and calories, lift more weight, I just get fatter.
post #27 of 10211
I usually run 4-8 miles per run, depending on how i feel. Today, I think it should be a 6 miler. Lets see. Go to runnersworld.com for some helpful info. I am a member there.
post #28 of 10211
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Originally Posted by warlok1965 View Post
The conventional wisdom is that too much cardio will prevent anabolic processes from building muscle mass. IMO there is some truth to it but it really depends on your body. If you google Dean Kamen who is a crazy endurance runner (he tried running across the US but gave up halfway because he missed his family), he's got a lot of muscle mass and is in no way skinny.

Me, I vacillate because while I dislike my lack of 6 pack abs, when I kick up my mileage to 30+ miles a week I feel like I get so skinny I look like 98 lb weakling. But when I drop the mileage, add carbs and calories, lift more weight, I just get fatter.

hmm. this is good to know. thank you.
post #29 of 10211
curious, does anyone run with their dog?
i think im going to try it this afternoon
post #30 of 10211
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Originally Posted by constant struggle View Post
curious, does anyone run with their dog?
i think im going to try it this afternoon

If I had a dog, I would never run without him. When I visit my family, I take my sister's dog running.
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