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Hi all I'm quite an avid runner, roughly 50 miles a week with decently fast times, think 15:50 5k. Just a general question for you fellow runners: does anyone have an effective way to build some muscle or tone up without sacrificing running performance? I don't want to give up running at all, but my stomach and arms are flabby even though people say I'm skinny. I'm short too so it would be nice to be able to fill out clothes a bit better in the arms and chest. I'd like to improve my physical appearance but I don't want to give up too much running ability or add a lot of mass. Any specific exercises, I plan to stay away from heavy lifting but it would be nice to tone up for once. I think I need a more structured diet, however that's hard because running requires carbs yet excess carbs make it hard to tone muscle. Thoughts?

post #8057 of 10438
5.3 miles today
post #8058 of 10438
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Hi all I'm quite an avid runner, roughly 50 miles a week with decently fast times, think 15:50 5k. Just a general question for you fellow runners: does anyone have an effective way to build some muscle or tone up without sacrificing running performance? I don't want to give up running at all, but my stomach and arms are flabby even though people say I'm skinny. I'm short too so it would be nice to be able to fill out clothes a bit better in the arms and chest. I'd like to improve my physical appearance but I don't want to give up too much running ability or add a lot of mass. Any specific exercises, I plan to stay away from heavy lifting but it would be nice to tone up for once. I think I need a more structured diet, however that's hard because running requires carbs yet excess carbs make it hard to tone muscle. Thoughts?

In my experience, if you ask 5 runners (of any caliber) you will get 5 different answers. It isn't likely that you will bulk up, so if you have the patience and time go for it in the gym.

8 for me in san fran today, along w 9 miles of tourism walking. Tiring stuff. it was very irritating to run through the urban jungle, so many stop lights!
post #8059 of 10438
There are a few places here where you can run for miles with no lights, Sam. If you're still in town and plan to run again, you can basically run by the water from the ballpark all the way around past the GG Bridge down Ocean Beach to the zoo. If you want specific suggestions, PM me.
post #8060 of 10438
4.5 miles this morning.
post #8061 of 10438
Thanks Sam, I guess I'm over thinking it. Has anyone had PFPS. I have that and a mild bout of ITBS. haven't ran in 4 weeks and its killing me frown.gif going to a physical therapist soon so I'm sure ill be doing strengthening exercises but seems like it will be a while until I'm back training normally
post #8062 of 10438
7.1 miles.
post #8063 of 10438
4 miles.
post #8064 of 10438
4.6 yesterday afternoon. Spent some time under 8m pace for the first time in a while. That was fun!
post #8065 of 10438
13.4 miles today in cold conditions. I feel sick now. I ran the reservoir in Central Park for the first time in a long time, there were definitely some elites out shaking out recovery runs after Millrose.
post #8066 of 10438
3 on Sat and 2 1/4 today - nice to be out in the sun and a pleasure to be running again, albeit a somewhat painful one by the end..
post #8067 of 10438
5.4 windy miles tonite.
post #8068 of 10438

I run 7 miles this morning and keeps me alive the whole day! Love it!

post #8069 of 10438
2 and a bit again for me, starting to get back into the routine of running on a schedule again

Is it me or is the thread a bit quiet at the moment? Maybe the weather is too bad over there in the US?
post #8070 of 10438
weather, psshhhht. 6.5 just not in the pouring rain.

quoth Bill Bowerman, "There is no such thing as bad weather, only soft people."
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