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post #8026 of 10210
I have been loathe to read this thread as I am nursing back to health an injured leg. (I did it to myself. NEVER use a leg press machine! Evil!) Fortunately, nothing is wrong or broken at the knee or hip. I am going for therapy 3 times a week for the next month with Clint Verran, a professional marathon runner.

In his clinic, he has an "Alter G Treadmill". I had never heard of such a thing. "The Alter-G also allows competitive runners to enhance their training with additional running volume without the negative effects of full-body impact. This treadmill allows the runner to toggle the percentage of their body weight from 20-100%. It runs up to 5:00/mile pace and 15% incline." Here is the website; the video explains all: http://runguru.com/alter-g-treadmill/ Fascinating. It's going to be awhile before I get to try this, but I will give a report when I do.
post #8027 of 10210
Probably right wingin it. I think the combination of a sub par diet, heavy training, school and work is wearing my immune system thin.
Fortunately for the rest of my season I will have less focus on heavy volume and more focus on specific training.
The diet aspect of my training is really something I need to work on.
post #8028 of 10210
CP, that thing is nutty! Can't wait to hear what you think.
post #8029 of 10210
6.9 miles tonite. Last run of any substance prior to Saturday. Seriously jacked about my first 50K. Single track and bridle trail run with some pretty technical parts. Nothing like some of the bigger longer races, but still a pretty good tough run.
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Probably right wingin it. I think the combination of a sub par diet, heavy training, school and work is wearing my immune system thin.
Fortunately for the rest of my season I will have less focus on heavy volume and more focus on specific training.
The diet aspect of my training is really something I need to work on.

I'd think that with all the mileage you throw down that the diet would be very high in priority for you. Lack of sleep, added stress, and no real break is tough to juggle. I had the stomach flu last week and it really put me down from running (had to be within a dash of a toilet) for about 4-5 days. May have been the best thing to happen to me for rest and giving the body some down time. Ran my best lap last weekend and feel awesome going into Saturday. Hopefully you can grab some rest, relax, and eat better. Spring is coming and race season will be here soon.
post #8030 of 10210
Salazar bought the first 4 alter-g's off the production line for the Oregon Project, so the story goes.

4.3 for me today. Tapering down to PR in the 5k on a hilly course Sunday? we'll see.
post #8031 of 10210
Decided to start running again... 27 years after high school cross country.

Did 4.2 miles today with a running group at my gym. Feeling sore, but happy.
post #8032 of 10210
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

CP, that thing is nutty! Can't wait to hear what you think.


It seems as if it is from outer space, doesn't it? smile.gif

When I go for my leg therapy torture, I can see injured marathon runners using it. I spoke with a guy, age 64, who has run nearly as many marathons in his life, and he says that the machine is helping him recover from a bad knee. It's not a miracle machine, but another tool to use, I suppose.

The torture--er, therapy--appears to be working. My leg has gained much more flexibility and a lot less pain. I can't wait to get out and run. Even in the cold--this a.m., the temp is 8 degrees. Today is another session, and I promise not to cry. Wincing is allowed.
post #8033 of 10210
3 miles tonight
post #8034 of 10210
7.5 miles at sub 7 pace. My running partner was an 800 man in college and we got a little carried away on a "recovery run"
post #8035 of 10210
3.1 miles tonite
post #8036 of 10210

I have been running regularly since last 3 years and started with 2 miles and reached to 7 miles daily. I have increase my mileage with the passage of time. Found running great to increase the strength of my heart and lungs and promotes muscular development. Running improves blood circulation system and increase immunity system.

post #8037 of 10210
fought through a snowy 3.6 shakeout miles. Going to air it out in a 5k tomorrow morning.
post #8038 of 10210
31.05 miles today. Finished my first 50K trail race.
post #8039 of 10210
And 2 very slow recovery miles today.
post #8040 of 10210
4.6. First mileage since half. Lessons learned last week:

Don't schedule all-day, cross-country travel for the morning after a half

If you're a morning runner, no matter what, get to bed on time

Don't have return travel scheduled at the same time a big storm is due to hit. Ended up having to drive from the podunk burg to Newark to get home in time for my son's birthday party on Saturday

In short, it's great to be home! Perfect running weather today, about 50 degrees
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