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How many miles did you run today?

Piobaire

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Am I the only one that laughs at those idiots that rotate their hands in/elbows out to make their triceps pop as much as possible? It's a pretty useless way to hold the bars but I notice a fair number of guys like to do this.
 

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I don't think I've ever noticed this. Is there a chance that you are over-interpreting this behavior?
 

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6.8 miles this morning. My motivation was a number on the scale I did not want to see. I didn't really pay attention to what I ate last week and Friday - Sunday were pretty food heavy. Shouldn't be too hard to get back down, just more focus and staying away from the gummie bears.

Am I the only one that laughs at those idiots that rotate their hands in/elbows out to make their triceps pop as much as possible? It's a pretty useless way to hold the bars but I notice a fair number of guys like to do this.
Like when they stand or while working out? I am and will always be a weights n00b so could be doing this without knowing it.
 

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I am and will always be a weights n00b so could be doing this without knowing it.
Me too. I don't even know which exercise he's referring to. I only started doing light weightlifting in my late 30s.

Yesterday, I tried to keep it light by running my weekday route and not an extended weekend run, as my second to last and third to last runs were not great. 8.71 miles in 1:05. My watch indicated lap 5 was at 6:29, but I'm a bit dubious on that as it didn't feel that quick. If true though it would be a personal record for a mile.
 

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Me too. I don't even know which exercise he's referring to. I only started doing light weightlifting in my late 30s.

Yesterday, I tried to keep it light by running my weekday route and not an extended weekend run, as my second to last and third to last runs were not great. 8.71 miles in 1:05. My watch indicated lap 5 was at 6:29, but I'm a bit dubious on that as it didn't feel that quick. If true though it would be a personal record for a mile.
Based on what you post in this thread, I'm sure you could get a 6:29/mi flat out if not quicker since your long runs are 10+ and in the 8s for a mile. Now, throwing a 6:29 mid-run is another story :)
 

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I don't think I've ever noticed this. Is there a chance that you are over-interpreting this behavior?
Yesterday I tried holding my bars that way. No, I think I'm correct.

To be clear, this isn't a weight lifting motion, but how some cyclists are holding their handlebars. It sort of resembles a bulldog's stance for it's front legs.
 

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Based on what you post in this thread, I'm sure you could get a 6:29/mi flat out if not quicker since your long runs are 10+ and in the 8s for a mile. Now, throwing a 6:29 mid-run is another story :)
6:29 for a mile flat out Is totally reasonable. That’s my fastest in the past ten years, not that I’ve tried to go all out for one.
 

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6.3 miles this morning and the 6.3 miles at lunch along the same route, but in reverse. I managed the exact same pace for both runs: 7:57/mile. Consistency!
 

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Yesterday I tried holding my bars that way. No, I think I'm correct.

To be clear, this isn't a weight lifting motion, but how some cyclists are holding their handlebars. It sort of resembles a bulldog's stance for it's front legs.
I got nothin', man. The only time I see people in a position even remotely like what you're describing is when they're getting after it in the drops. Maybe there's something in the water out your way? :)
 

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Yesterday I tried holding my bars that way. No, I think I'm correct.

To be clear, this isn't a weight lifting motion, but how some cyclists are holding their handlebars. It sort of resembles a bulldog's stance for it's front legs.
I've never ridden on a bike with drops before so not really that familiar, but seems like either way it would be more aero to hold your elbows and arms closer to your body.
 

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If you go low enough, your elbows can only go out... :)

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