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post #7081 of 9775
3 this afternoon before a workout.
post #7082 of 9775
Im not a runner, and I dont' really walk terribly much, but I went 18.27km today, or 11.4mi. average pace was 9.01 minutes per km, or 14.4 minutes per mi. mostly walking, but a little bit of run. Went from my house in New Westminster, BC along the boardwalk and pier park by the Fraser River, up Columbia street, along the Central Valley Greenway and the south shore of Burnaby lake and up to Sperling Skytrain for the ride home.

I am looking at some of the per mile times listed above and it looks terribly slow. eep! (yes, I'm vastly out of shape and need to start doing something about it - bought a stability ball and kettlebells this week as well)

I heard of this mapmyrun.com website where after my run (and my nap), I traced my run on my computer and published to facebook.

For those of you that run regularly, what is your setup?

1. keys: my keys are clanging around sometimes quite loudly in my pocket and people tend to stare at me as I pass - what do you guys do with your keys while running? I have a fob in addition to my key to get into my building, and usually carry a second key with me as well. (they clang with my buss pass).

2. iPhone: My iphone is too big and wobbly to keep in my pocket. I don't really want a case for it - expense and fit, do you guys run with your iphones? I also have an ipod nano. had thought of that, but enjoyed being able to take pictures sometimes and check in on facebook at various places, etc

3. Tracking - I understand there is a way you can track your route through GPS and post it to the maymyrun website where it analyzes everything for you automatically... I think this requires the iPHone as well though. The ipod Nano has nike+.. has anyone had experience with that?

4. Nutrition - I hadn't eaten anything all day before the run, and wolfed down 2 bananas and at least 1.5 liters of water upon getting home, then crashed and napped for an hour.


5 - any other hints and tips would be greatly appreciated!!

thank you!!
post #7083 of 9775
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Originally Posted by mcpaul View Post

Im not a runner, and I dont' really walk terribly much, but I went 18.27km today, or 11.4mi. average pace was 9.01 minutes per km, or 14.4 minutes per mi. mostly walking, but a little bit of run. Went from my house in New Westminster, BC along the boardwalk and pier park by the Fraser River, up Columbia street, along the Central Valley Greenway and the south shore of Burnaby lake and up to Sperling Skytrain for the ride home.
I am looking at some of the per mile times listed above and it looks terribly slow. eep! (yes, I'm vastly out of shape and need to start doing something about it - bought a stability ball and kettlebells this week as well)
I heard of this mapmyrun.com website where after my run (and my nap), I traced my run on my computer and published to facebook.
For those of you that run regularly, what is your setup?
1. keys: my keys are clanging around sometimes quite loudly in my pocket and people tend to stare at me as I pass - what do you guys do with your keys while running? I have a fob in addition to my key to get into my building, and usually carry a second key with me as well. (they clang with my buss pass).
2. iPhone: My iphone is too big and wobbly to keep in my pocket. I don't really want a case for it - expense and fit, do you guys run with your iphones? I also have an ipod nano. had thought of that, but enjoyed being able to take pictures sometimes and check in on facebook at various places, etc
3. Tracking - I understand there is a way you can track your route through GPS and post it to the maymyrun website where it analyzes everything for you automatically... I think this requires the iPHone as well though. The ipod Nano has nike+.. has anyone had experience with that?
4. Nutrition - I hadn't eaten anything all day before the run, and wolfed down 2 bananas and at least 1.5 liters of water upon getting home, then crashed and napped for an hour.
5 - any other hints and tips would be greatly appreciated!!
thank you!!

1. Who cares what people think about you...don't worry about your keys. If they bother you to run in cause they're heavy, have an extra house key made for it specifically, and just carry that.

2. I like having a phone with me just in case. Its big and clunky, but it fits and stays in my pocket.

3. I use the mapmyrun ap in the iphone. Its free, but sometimes gets screwey with the distances. Once on a fairly regular run, it had me at the mile mark after one minute and thirty seconds...and didn't congratulate me on the awesome new world record...so if its a new route, i'll generally double check my route online when I get home.

4. EEkk...I'll have a small carb an hour or so before I run (grapefruit and oatmeal in the AM or sun butter in the PM) and I'll make a protein shake as soon as I get home.

Baby steps my man, walk run for a bit until your up and running all the way. Don't worry about time, do what feels good.

5.75 miles for me yesterday. Bookended by 50 pullups, and at the midway point did 100 pushups and 250 crunches...as per my usual
post #7084 of 9775
Howdy Folks -
NYRR is right - baby steps.
When I first started running I just did it in manageable chunks. By not stressing myself out about goals or time at first I started to enjoy running before making it a chore or something like that. I think that has allowed me to continue to enjoy it.
Saturday: 13.5 w/ a 10min/5min/4min/3min/2min/1min fartlek
Sunday: 8 easy miles
Weekly total - 75 miles (down from 80 last week)
This week will be closer to 60 because I am racing saturday.
post #7085 of 9775
5 mile recovery run for me in the drizzle and wind...
post #7086 of 9775
11, nice and easy.

mcpaul: I carry my iPhone in my hand and use the Nike+ app.
post #7087 of 9775
I use the Adidas MiCoach app; it has a good interface and fun training plans.

Today was a quick jaunt for me, 3.5 miles. 8-min miles though, so faster than normal for my slow ass.
post #7088 of 9775
3 miles this afternoon. Hot and humid, again. 22 minutes. That's hustling for me!
post #7089 of 9775
6 miles tonight, 9:21 average pace
post #7090 of 9775
5.25 miles recovery run today.
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Originally Posted by mcpaul View Post

For those of you that run regularly, what is your setup?
1. keys: my keys are clanging around sometimes quite loudly in my pocket and people tend to stare at me as I pass - what do you guys do with your keys while running? I have a fob in addition to my key to get into my building, and usually carry a second key with me as well. (they clang with my buss pass).
2. iPhone: My iphone is too big and wobbly to keep in my pocket. I don't really want a case for it - expense and fit, do you guys run with your iphones? I also have an ipod nano. had thought of that, but enjoyed being able to take pictures sometimes and check in on facebook at various places, etc
3. Tracking - I understand there is a way you can track your route through GPS and post it to the maymyrun website where it analyzes everything for you automatically... I think this requires the iPHone as well though. The ipod Nano has nike+.. has anyone had experience with that?
4. Nutrition - I hadn't eaten anything all day before the run, and wolfed down 2 bananas and at least 1.5 liters of water upon getting home, then crashed and napped for an hour.
5 - any other hints and tips would be greatly appreciated!!
thank you!!

1&2: If those bother you or are cumbersome, look at the running belts that are available. Running Warehouse, Amazon, and other running sites will have a variety to choose from.
3. No info on that one. I wear a Garmin 610.
5. Other thoughts: As far as your time and speed. When I started running, I made it 0.7 miles and got back to the house ready to collapse. It just takes time. I would also try a few different styles of shoes to see what works well for you. Running warehouse allows you to return them if you don't like your local sporting goods store selection. For me, getting running socks made a huge improvement rather than sweat socks. Feet staying dry makes a big difference. I'd suggest reading about ramping up mileage and some recommendations on how to do it safely.
post #7091 of 9775
4@just over 8'/mi
post #7092 of 9775
Running Socks - SO IMPORTANT
also bodyglide if you are prone to chafing.

8.2 or so for me tonight. (I also use a garmin 610)
Wingin it - have you heard of strava.com?
Its pretty cool if you have a gps watch.
post #7093 of 9775
This a.m. before the sunrise, 4 miles in about 35 minutes.
post #7094 of 9775
8 tempo ish miles for me in a nice nearly Autumnal evening here
post #7095 of 9775
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Originally Posted by samblackbones View Post

8.2 or so for me tonight. (I also use a garmin 610)
Wingin it - have you heard of strava.com?
Its pretty cool if you have a gps watch.

No, never heard of it. I usually download to My Garmin when I remember about every couple months. Will check it out. Thanks for the link.

Off day today. Tried out the Inov-8 Road 233's last night. Very comfortable sock-like feel and wrap around foot. May be most comfortable shoe I own. Problem is not much padding underneath and the hard sticky rubber pads are not very forgiving and for some reason don't seem very light for a 8.8 oz road shoe. Wouldn't race in them and think I'll wear them for days of 1 hour or less.

Still looking for any other fueling suggestions that have been successful for any of you. Heard from Sam, but no one else. I know about the gels and shot blocks, but wondering if anyone else has a different plan or carry's perpetuem, sustained energy, or other mix.
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