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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

Didn't get a run in yesterday because it was super windy and looked like it could turn into a miserable rainy run.  

Same problem here this morning. I wanted to run but we were having 50+ mph gusts and light rain. I don't mind running in the rain, but not in a driving, stinging rain like that. It's supposed to start calming down now though and I'm hoping to get in a few miles after work.
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I actually like running in the ridiculous weather conditions. I don't think I'd want to do it regularly, but as a child of the midwest, I like to get out into it on the rare occasions of actual weather here in San Francisco.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I actually like running in the ridiculous weather conditions. I don't think I'd want to do it regularly, but as a child of the midwest, I like to get out into it on the rare occasions of actual weather here in San Francisco.

Same thing here... I grew up in San Jose. We just don't get crazy weather often, but I love running in it (cycling, not so much).
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1.5 miles this morning...again.

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Just finished 4... Fastest mile in the 7:25 range. I'm getting faster again!
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Got in 6 miles last night with my new headlamp on the neighborhood streets.  I got the Princeton Remix someone mentioned and it is pretty good for the price.  Felt a lot more secure running on sidewalks and road side where I usually slow down a lot in the shadows.

 

Today is suppose to be beautiful and in the 40s so looking to hit some trails unless my fiancee finds a reason I need to be around the house all day.

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15 in the Baylands. Gorgeous day in NorCal!
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7.5 miles this afternoon in the cold and the wind and the rain. It was miserable weather, but my legs were restless and I needed to get out there.
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I was able to get 9.75 miles in on the trails.  Calves started cramping a little and need to get some body glide....

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Got back into running about six weeks ago. Started back into the swing of things doing 5 miles a day about 6-7 days a week (one day off occasionally for elliptical), moved to 6.21 miles for a couple weeks, and the past week I've been doing about 7 miles a day. It feels really great.

I used to use preplanned fitness apps that capped my runs at around 4 miles, and I'd eventually get bored. Now I'm free-running (but tracking it) and mixing things up via trails, paces, and setting.

I also became serious about stretching and went from about 1 minute of pre- and post-workout stretching to about 5 minutes pre and post. 10 minutes is probably short, but I get bored with stretching although I notice I have much less pain now despite pushing the mileage.

One thing I noticed is I've gained about 6-7 pounds in the process, which seemed counterintuitive to me. In the past, my usual workout regimen was 30-40 minutes on a random cardio machine 7 days a week. The biggest difference putting in more miles has been a feeling of tremendous hunger which lasts almost throughout my entire day. I snack on fruit a lot, which is the only thing that seems to abate it. I guess I need to carb it up more pre or immediately post longer runs.
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The dreaded hunger from increased running.  I assume this is the reason why a lot of people who start running gain some weight.  I use 100 calories burned per mile and while this is not scientific, it is something to use for estimating when your appetite increases.  At least you are snacking on fruit.  

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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

Started back into the swing of things doing 5 miles a day about 6-7 days a week (one day off occasionally for elliptical), moved to 6.21 miles for a couple weeks, and the past week I've been doing about 7 miles a day. It feels really great.

One thing I noticed is I've gained about 6-7 pounds in the process, which seemed counterintuitive to me. In the past, my usual workout regimen was 30-40 minutes on a random cardio machine 7 days a week. The biggest difference putting in more miles has been a feeling of tremendous hunger which lasts almost throughout my entire day. I snack on fruit a lot, which is the only thing that seems to abate it. I guess I need to carb it up more pre or immediately post longer runs.

I'm guessing most of it may be from water weight gain if you are hydrating more than you used to both during and after the run. The extra fruit is most likely water weight as well as plain water. Nothing wrong with that. If you are running 40ish miles per week, you would have to eat one hell of a lot of food or a lot of fat/garbage food (McDonalds every night for example) to gain 6-7 lbs. You are burning off roughly 4000 extra calories per week and ramping up metabolism. Eat breakfast and more often all day, you'll level out.
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Ran 6 miles this even and for the 2nd Sunday in a row a guy on my route has this satellite truck with the satellite raised parked in his driveway.  It is a nicer house and I have not clue who lives there but wonder why on earth you would need a truck like that two weeks in a row.

 

Got in a solid weekend of running with 22 miles from Friday evening through tonight.  Felt really good other than the cramping yesterday towards the end.

 

Also watched the NYC marathon today.  Felt bad for Deba leading all the way to the end before getting passed.  Running first without splits being communicated to you would be rough when the persuer can see the cars and such in from of you.

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12 k last night in 45 minutes. Rainy and windy, so I ran a little faster than I had planned to get the workout over and done with...
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26.2 yesterday through the streets of NYC. Definitely did not go according to plan.

I had both my Garmin and my phone Nike+ app going, and both were initially accurate, but then seemed to have difficulty keeping a steady lock on my pace. At times they differed by more than a minute per mile (about 30s in opposite directions) and it was really difficult to be confident that I was maintaining a good pace. I ultimately started using my heart rate as the arbiter. Running on the lower deck of the Queensboro Bridge was the final straw for my devices. The app went to about .5 mile optimistic and the Garmin to .2 mile pessimistic.

During mile 6, my right knee started to hurt; surprising because I haven't had any knee pain in forever, and certainly not after six miles. It stayed at a minor level, though, and I was able to ignore it. At mile 17, though, my right calf cramped up. I don't think I've ever had this happen in nearly five years of running. This dropped my pace by about a minute, but I kept at it and even felt it subside somewhat around 20 and had hope that I could at least get back on track to finish under 4 hours. That hope lasted about a mile. The cramp was joined by pain in my right foot, and I dropped to around 11 minute miles for 22 and 23. In the 23rd mile, I started to walk some, and then run again, but that soon became just walking. Mile 24 took about 15 minutes, followed by 18 minutes for 25 as my walk became more of a hobble, and then 19+ for the final mile. I couldn't even jog across the finish line. My time ended up about 117% of my target.

I would sum it up in one word: Humbling.

Positives: I finished! I met my fundraising goal for the charity. I got to see some good friends and a friend I hadn't seen since college.

The people of NYC are pretty amazing.

PS: When I crossed the finish line, the Garmin had apparently gotten back on track, and read 26.22 miles. ffffuuuu.gif
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