Re: Runners... Where Did You Run Today?

Postby Malcy on Sun 21/Jul/13 8:37am

slidecontrol wrote:http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running


Wow, I lolled, I reflected, I ...




Yeah, that was pretty rad.
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Re: Runners... Where Did You Run Today?

Postby happybaboon on Sun 21/Jul/13 9:16am

"They say you should treat your body like a temple. I treat mine like a fast moving dumpster"
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Runners... Where Did You Run Today?

Postby CrashTestDummy on Mon 22/Jul/13 9:48pm

Malcy wrote:
CrashTestDummy wrote:I'm 93Kg, realised/found out 6 weeks before that was going to get in, so 6 weeks training, sick for about 10 days and did under 9 hours.

So you should have no problem!! :thumbsup:

Problem is, apart from the weight, got no such excuse this year. :blush:


I was there, but now a little less, about 88. Glad to read that fella. Don't suppose you're in Wellington?

I am looking forward to the event, but in a sick twist, am mostly looking forward to the training and such. :-)


No in Dunners. Best thing I did was got a programme done. I just had to follow it.....
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Re: Runners... Where Did You Run Today?

Postby Malcy on Tue 23/Jul/13 10:48pm

CrashTestDummy wrote:
Malcy wrote:
CrashTestDummy wrote:I'm 93Kg, realised/found out 6 weeks before that was going to get in, so 6 weeks training, sick for about 10 days and did under 9 hours.

So you should have no problem!! :thumbsup:

Problem is, apart from the weight, got no such excuse this year. :blush:


I was there, but now a little less, about 88. Glad to read that fella. Don't suppose you're in Wellington?

I am looking forward to the event, but in a sick twist, am mostly looking forward to the training and such. :-)


No in Dunners. Best thing I did was got a programme done. I just had to follow it.....


Well, it had to happen. Ditched it HARD on my bike today. X-rays done, so no breaks (shoulder/elbow) but damn there's a bit of damage done. Still, what's 2-3 weeks rest huh? :huh:
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Re: Runners... Where Did You Run Today?

Postby Malcy on Tue 30/Jul/13 9:39pm

4km waterfront run today.

AND fingers did the running on the keys to book flights and accom for Kepler.

Shit just got real, and frikkin scary! :o
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Re: Runners... Where Did You Run Today?

Postby Tugboat on Tue 30/Jul/13 10:16pm

Nice.

I just plugged the roads of J'Ville and Khandallah today for a 7km lunch time run. Have the Taupo half-marathon coming up on Sunday which will be my third half in about 6 weeks! :crazy:
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Re: Runners... Where Did You Run Today?

Postby Malcy on Wed 31/Jul/13 4:18pm

Good stuff fella.

I have physio today, ends up a buggered bursas in left shoulder, and a little nerve twinge in neck from last weeks crash.

BUT yesterday's run didn't niggle at it so that is good.

Tomorrow will hit Mt Vic for some off road miles
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Re: Runners... Where Did You Run Today?

Postby CrashTestDummy on Wed 31/Jul/13 8:04pm

Good work Malcy. 4 months and 1 week to go and I'm in the gym and doing technique exercises that make me look like I'm a trainee Olympic spinter :eh:
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Re: Runners... Where Did You Run Today?

Postby happybaboon on Wed 31/Jul/13 8:47pm

Without making too greater reference to you other gentlemen's occasional piecart patronage........

How'd you manage to get running again? It's ALWAYS hell on my joints - even when I am "light" (90-95kg)

My muscles, heart and lungs can happily run for hours... But I start with smaller efforts, then work my way up... I got to the point where I could jog at a good clip for 90 mins, but after a few weeks my hips and ankles were fucked and I had to stop :( Good shoes and all.
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Re: Runners... Where Did You Run Today?

Postby slidecontrol on Wed 31/Jul/13 9:13pm

technique matters, joint pain is often [ but not always ] related to overstriding. don' t ditch the shoes but try the barefoot style of running.

shorter steps and a midfoot landing helps reduce the jarring.
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Re: Runners... Where Did You Run Today?

Postby Tugboat on Wed 31/Jul/13 9:49pm

As someone who singlehandedly propped up the piecart industry of New Zealand for the last few years, I was quite worried about overdoing it to start with, but haven't really had any issues (touch wood). Considering at the start of February I was the wrong side of 130kg I initially walked everyday (3 - 5km at a time), up to twice a day. Then, after about 6 weeks, walking just wasn't cutting the mustard and I got the urge to run. From there I started running 2 - 3 times a week being careful to alternate running days with walking and the odd mountain bike ride thrown in.

I did set some lofty goals - the Wellington Xterra series, the Wellington half marathon, the Taupo 63.3 series (3 half marathons in July, August and September) and then the Goat up on Ruapehu in December. I find that having an event to focus on keeps me a lot more motivated to head out in shitty weather mid-week.

It's only in the last couple of months that I've been able to run on back to back days, and even then I'm still only running 2 - 4 times a week. Typically around 7km at lunch times and maybe up to 12 or 13km if I go for a weekend run (most likely a trail run at the weekends). My technique is undoubtedly shit and I only really have one pace... but i'm not really looking to get any quicker. The aim is just to lose weight (and I've dropped over 25kg in 5 months) and enjoy the events that i've been entering. The speed improvements I've seen are definitely due to the drop in weight and an overall increase in fitness. I'm doing a lot more road riding to still get an aerobic workout but also to rest the running muscles and joints for a day or two in between runs.

Seems to be working ok for me at the moment.
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Re: Runners... Where Did You Run Today?

Postby Malcy on Wed 31/Jul/13 10:47pm

happybaboon wrote:Without making too greater reference to you other gentlemen's occasional piecart patronage........


I hear you buddy, I hear you.

Like Tugboat I started with lofty goals. Rotorua Half IM (the first time I did that I couldn't swim at time of entry), then two years ago I entered Kepler, not having run a half marathon, let alone a full one. So 60km? Sheesh....

And I also did the Xterra series, something fun that used trails I know to get me running around. It was good fun.

I think that the baby steps thing is the best way to begin. I am doing 5- 10km at a go currently, but it was only a few weeks back, restarting the running, that 2-3 km left me limping the next day. Ha! A certain part of me thinks that there must be a similarity to smoking. It's awful on that first drag, but after a while, it just becomes a habit? Then you need it? (ok, shit comparison, but it's late, i'm updating all my servers and I am zonked)

One other thing that helps me is that I am a hoarder by nature. The more kms I do in a week the better. And I kinda compete with myself week in and week out.

And I train with an ever increasing circles method too. As in, this weekend I'll aim for a 12 km run. Following 10km, next, 14km, then 12, then... with increasing increases. It seemed to work for me last time I trained for this beastie.

An above all else, all this exercise justifies the pies! :thumbsup:

What a lot of babbly tosh that was, but there you go. :D
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Re: Runners... Where Did You Run Today?

Postby happybaboon on Wed 31/Jul/13 11:32pm

Ah, I understand. If I start smoking I will become a good runner. Thanks Malcy :thumbsup:
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Re: Runners... Where Did You Run Today?

Postby Malcy on Thu 1/Aug/13 10:30am

happybaboon wrote:Ah, I understand. If I start smoking I will become a good runner. Thanks Malcy :thumbsup:


Yeah, that's about it.

Christ I must've been tired last night.

Take small runs, then build. Easy. And yup, you'll be sore, but if you ease into it, it's easy as pie.





Pie. nom nom nom
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Re: Runners... Where Did You Run Today?

Postby Malcy on Thu 1/Aug/13 10:31am

Should add, not a smoker at all. :-)

Ewww, smoke.
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