Played football in school and have always enjoyed running and lifting weights. I just ran a half marathon in San Diego on June 1st and I m now preparing to run my first full marathon at the PF Chang's in January.
I need some advice... I am scheduled to run my first half-marathon on October 11th. On Sunday I had a fantastic long run (12.25 miles), and I felt great afterwards! I am starting to taper this week and felt totally on track...
This is the opening statement that is on the website that Pearl Izumi has put out there. Their advertising is in my mind awesome. My challenge to you all is that you 1) do not get offended at the statement below, 2) you challenge yourself to always be a runner (to me that is make it a lifestyle and not a hobby), and 3) if all you can do is speed walk that you do that because it is far better then a sedentary life.
As some of you may recall, I had posted a response about not running pending a cardiologist appointment. That happened 2 Thursdays ago, and last Tuesday I went in for a cardiac catheterization, where the cardiologists inserts a catheter into your femoral artery, injects some dye and gets a better picture of your arteries and heart. Needless to say from the title of the post, news wasn't good.
...WE WEAR SHORT SHORTS!!! But why? I always give the cleche (sp) anwers of "aero-dynmacicity (word?), keeps you cooler, better range of motion, its part of the culture, and hey I look good in them!" Are these really the answers??? Why do we do it?
I am totally struggling with staying motivated to do the MCM. The longest run I did (2 weeks ago) was 16 miles and I felt great and like I could go forever. NOW I'm struggling to get out of bed to do my daily runs and I completely gave up today for my 10 miler (only did 5).
I am wondering what I should eat for dinner the night before the MCM? After reading on this message board about waking up in the middle of the night to eat pancakes before a long run, I tried it and I am a believer. It worked.
I have a road race sunday morning, a simple 5k. i was thinking about having a bowl of cereal combined with a bagel and orange juice. should i alter this in any way? i was told pancakes are carbs-heaven.
I am doing my third sprint tri in July and I will be about 10 weeks pregnant. I have already received the OK from my doctor. I am looking for info from anyone who has raced pregnant - any advice, how did the race go, would you do it again?
Lately my shins have been hurting during the first couple of miles of my runs. I don't stop, it ****** me off that they hurt, so I just run through the pain and they eventually stop hurting after 2-3 miles, they're not sored afterwards or anything. Why do you guys think this is?
"I know many on this forum have answered this before. Most of us in many different ways. I just find that if I can go out and enjoy a run under someone else's reasons then I am motivated for at least that run for that person. "
I have my first ever 5k in 2 weeks. I am VERY new to running. Friends had volunteered me for a relay leg in a marathon. I trained for about a month and finished my 5.2 mile leg in 53 minutes. That was yesterday and now I'm hooked.
This August I ran 159.1 miles! Phew. Would have been 160 but my 5K messed that up a little. Otherwise I ran all the miles my program called for. I'm pretty psyched because this is, by far, my highest mileage month ever.
Hi, everyone! I'm a first timer, and I find all the comments here in the community extremely helpful! Unfortunately, I haven't seen anyone make comment on what to do immediately after you complete a marathon.
I'm just starting out in the world of Triathlon and I'm wondering what book(s) are the best to get and read? I've heard perhaps the TriathletesTraining Bible by Joe Friel but I'm not to sure. I want to most up to date training information and triathlon information possible.