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I think all the hills probably contributed to the injury - it was an extremely hilly course with lots of very steep hills, which I wasn't used to, so my legs were working overtime to get through those sections. I'm still glad I was able to run across the finish line, but I have a new goal for my next half. The next one I'm signed up for is much flatter, so I definitely think I can do that in under 2:00.
SB - Some days pains just come along and we have to take it easy. Any ideas of what caused it?
Beatle - I had the same issue when going from flat land to hills while on a weekend trip a couple of years back. Caused all sorts of issues but now I am used to hills.
As for me I got in some good weekend runs. I put in a 6 mile effort yesterday which felt good. Going to be a busy week so trying to figure out how much running I can put in. My training schedule really doesn't have me starting until December for a March race.
Congratulations, Beatlegeuse! Sorry that it didn't go as planned, but you'll certainly do better next time.
CP - Ouch! I have not taken a tumble in a which but had hit my toe pretty hard quite a few times.
I got in 4.5 miles last night which felt good. What does everyone use to keep themselves visible in the dark? I have some reflective items but do not know if they really help drivers that much.
Knuckle lights work well for street running. Not bright enough for technical trails. The Princeton Tech Remix is a cheap, light, & very bright headlamp that can be used on trails or street too. If the neighborhood or roads are bright enough, a general road reflection vest is light and works well.
CP- Tough spill. Hope your up and around quickly. I stay off the sidewalks and on the street due that reason, kids toys, and dogs that believe that the sidewalk is part of their yard.
Hi everyone. Just wanted to quickly introduce myself. I've skimmed this thread for a while now and everyone seems quite knowledgeable, hopefully I can get a jump start!
I should start by saying that I've never been a "runner". I wouldn't even say that I'm in half decent shape, although I'm fairly small at 5'10 150lbs (23 years old) so I've got that going for me.
I have started running in the mornings before work. My standard track right now is between 1.2 - 1.5 miles, after which I'm sucking wind pretty good. I live in Miami, FL and at about the .75 mile mark I'm drenched (it's still 80 and relatively humid @ 6am) and start getting that drained feeling.
But that's OK! I don't have unrealistic expectations. Stepping stones. Progress. I have a couple of things that bother me:
- What gadget do you guys use to track distance, stats, etc. I find it very irritating not knowing where I'm at.
- Shoes. Currently using fairly standard Asics athletic shoes. An upgrade to true runners is probably important.
- Do you guys run the same track for your daily routine? Do you run the same way back as on the way out?
Thanks for any responses. I will be updating my progress weekly if not daily.