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  • jmstegg Rookie 2 posts since
    Mar 13, 2011
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    480. May 25, 2011 8:54 PM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    This morning! It started off kind of rocky with some weird pain in my shin area (not shin splints, just in that general area), so I paused to do some strength training for awhile since I was at the gym. Then I got back on and ran for 30 minutes at 6.4mph which was good since I usually hold 6.3mph. Slowly getting faster!!!! But I'm a triathlete also and as much as I love having three sports to train in, it's also really hard to balance all three and work at all three at the same time! I was just happy to have a good run today since it seems like it could really go either way every day and you never know!

  • pamburrus Pro 136 posts since
    May 14, 2008
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    481. May 26, 2011 4:07 AM (in response to Rick Stiles)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    Hey Rick -

    Sorry for butting in... but I've just been on a shoe research binge lately so just wanted to share my suggestions.

    If you liked the nike frees - I'd try Saucony Kinvaras or New Balance minimus.  Both of them are more minimalistic flat shoes.  Newtons are actually built 'up' more with more cushioning all around - however all 3 only have about a 3% incline in the shoe itself (which is great to prevent heel striking)

     

    I actually LOVED the way the Kinvaras felt and know a lot of people that have them and love them (one of my 5-6mile/min buddies wears them on all his runs).  My ONLY reason for not keeping them is because the sides where they are cut out for the ankles was just a little too high - but  have very sensitive ankle bones haha. Other than that they felt amazing!!  And literally half the price of Newtons.

     

    The New Balance Minimus were just ok to me - but I have a friend that just bought them and LOVED them. Again - very flat and flexible sole.  They felt a little wider at the toe box and again hit my ankle - but they are the newest contender in the minimalist running shoe.

     

    Newtons are my personal favorite.  Great for mid/fore foot strikers or those who want to get to that point. They do have more cushioning all around than something like a minimalist shoe (they say they are a 'natural form' shoe - not a 'minimalist' shoe).  If you try on one and try on something like the kinvara or NB minimus you will notice that the Newtons sit higher on the ground.  They have like a bazillion components that make up the shoe (really I think its like 79 or something) and I just love them.  They are cut low at the ankles (woo hoo for me) and I love the meshy toe box.

     

    Personally - I think if you are going from Nike Frees you may find you feel like the Minimus or Kinvaras are more of a lateral move - but you should definitely try on the Newtons just for comparison!!ll

     

    Read this article here: http://momsrunthistown.blogspot.com/2011/05/disecting-shoes-more-on-heel-problem.html

    It gives a list of shoes and their interior gradient. You will see Nike Frees have a 5% so I definitely wouldn't pick a shoe with more than that!!

     

    Again -sorry for butting in





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    My PR's (post kid haha)

    Beat the Street for Little Feet 5k: 26:34

    Big Peach Sizzler 10K: 52:21

    Downhill at Dawn Half Marathon: 1:55:02 (first and only other than one that I ran with a friend to pace her)

    Soldier Marathon: 4:09:16 (first and only so far...)

    Check our our nation-wide running group for moms!

    www.momsrunthistown.com or https://www.facebook.com/momsrunthistown

    Moms RUN This Town (MRTT) is a 'moms only' running club started by moms.... for moms... to support moms in their running endeavors.

    Our goal is to help to keep you motivated no matter where you are in your running - whether starting the c25k program or training for a marathon.

  • Katie21784 Pro 128 posts since
    Apr 5, 2011
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    482. May 26, 2011 10:27 AM (in response to Rick Stiles)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    Thanks for jumping in Pam!  Rick, I'm newer to running so I went to the Newton's from Mizuno Wave Rider 13, which I liked because they were more of a minimalist shoe, because like you I have more of a midfoot strike.  I did a 1.25 mi run the other night and a 3.5 mile run in the Newton's yesterday.  I really like them so far, but I'm not sure how they would compare to the Nike Free's.  Pam has definitely done more research on the subject than I have, so she definitely offered much better advice than I can!  Sorry I'm not of more help!





    Follow me on Twitter: @KatieRUNning

    Race Results

    6/4/11 - Salvation Army Dash From Disaster 2 Mile Run - 18:55.5

    6/25/11 - Tomato Festival 5K - 28:15

    7/4/11 - The Great Commission 4 Miler - 37:30 (2nd place in my age group)

    7/9/11 - Swinging Bridge 5K - 31:12

    7/16/11 - Hit The Bricks 5K - 28:36

    8/6/11 - Run For The Son 5K

    Find me and follow my training on www.mapmyfitness.com by searching for katie21784@gmail.com

  • Joseph Tree Legend 378 posts since
    Oct 22, 2010
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    483. May 26, 2011 10:51 AM (in response to jmwolffparr)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    jmwolfparr, No, I live by Valley Forge, but have an SO living just above Allentown (in the suburbs of New Tripoli) and we socialize in Bethlehem a lot.





    Barefoot / Minimalist Runner

    ...not maintaining this these days..

    07/29/2012 Marsh Creek Raptor Run 10 Mile Trail Race

    07/15/2012 Quadzilla 15K Trail Run, Trexlertown, PA 1:37 (2011, 1:49)

    04/29/2012 Lehigh Valley / St. Luke's HM, 1:43:15 (2011, 1:54:20 )

    03/19/2012 Kutztown Fool's Run 10 Miler, 1:18:15 (2011, 1:30:20)

    02/26/2012 Ugly Mudder 7.2 Mile Trail Run, Reading, PA 1:20

    11/27/2011 Dirty Bird 15K Trail Run, Birdsboro, PA 1:40

    10/08/2011 Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run (6.38 miles), 59:20 (10/07/2012)

    Started running (again) May 5, 2010

  • Rick Stiles Amateur 37 posts since
    Aug 18, 2010
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    484. May 26, 2011 6:14 PM (in response to pamburrus)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    Hi Pam and Katie!

    Thanks for all the good advice! Feels good to find a group that freely shares useful information! And, Pam, you're not butting in. I'll try all those shoes if I can find them. Thanks again!





    First Race - Santa Clarita 5K (November 2010) - 28:44 (3rd in age group)

    Disneyland Half Marathon (September 4, 2011) - 2:17:32

    Santa Clarita 5K (November 2011) - 27:07 (2nd in age group, PR)

  • ALatteCrazy Pro 105 posts since
    Feb 6, 2011
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    485. May 26, 2011 8:50 PM (in response to protometal)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    That's awesome! My last actual run was my 10 mile jaunt on my treadmill because I was training for a half on the 4th - but now it's going to be a 5K instead because the half was full! I am bummed out because even after the 10 miles I probably could've kept going long after I mentally figured I'd be done. My legs still felt fine etc. I use the treadmill to pace myself though, running outside may be a different story, I'm always more tired after running outside because I run faster. The 10 was the most I've ever run probably, my longest prior run was about 8 miles. Good luck on the half in Oct! I'm going to try and see if I can find an inexpensive local half to run sometime after the 5K in June and before the Napa Ragnar in Sept. I just want to run one to say I've done it lol. I'm not questioning whether I can or not, I think I'll even enjoy it while I'm running. A lot of runners say they only enjoy it after they cross the line at the end





    ALatteCrazy


    Ontario Mills 10K Jan 21st 2012 - 49:32 3rd place women (PR)

    ARMC 5K March 10th 2012 - 23:02 1st place AG women (PR)

    SoCal Ragnar April 19-20 2012 Huntington Beach to Coronado Island - 24.5 miles total, 8:30 avg

    RoC Race Del Mar May 19th 2012 38:28 8th for div

    Fontana Days Half Marathon - June 2nd 2012 - 1:37 PR!!!! (1:48 in 2011)

    Wasastchback Ragnar June 15-16th 2012 Logan to Park City UT - TBA!

    Mojave Narrows Half - June 30th 2012 - TBA!

    Rockin the Desert Mud run - August 25th 2012 - TBA!

    Red Rock Relay - Sept 7-8th 2012 - Brian's Head to Zion UT - TBA!

    St George Marathon - Oct 6th 2012

    Las Vegas Ragnar - Nov 9-10th 2012


  • Rick Stiles Amateur 37 posts since
    Aug 18, 2010
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    486. May 27, 2011 12:18 PM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    I gotta brag - I ran 13.1 miles for the first time ever this morning! My feet hurt, and I've got blisters on my toes, but I'm happy! There had been real doubt in my mind as to whether I could do it. I'm running in the Disneyland Half Marathon in September, and now I know (barring injury) that I can do it. I would have been glad just to finish the race, and if I ran it in a time of 2:30 that would be fine, but I ran it this morning in just under 2:18! My oh-you'll-never-be-able-to-make-that-dream-time was 2:15. Now even that seems doable. P.S., I'm 63, and have been running for only about a year.





    First Race - Santa Clarita 5K (November 2010) - 28:44 (3rd in age group)

    Disneyland Half Marathon (September 4, 2011) - 2:17:32

    Santa Clarita 5K (November 2011) - 27:07 (2nd in age group, PR)

  • 4Brad Amateur 10 posts since
    May 15, 2010
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    487. May 27, 2011 12:49 PM (in response to Rick Stiles)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    CONGRATULATIONS Rick,,,that is awesome!!!! You had a great time and it is for sure something to be proud of!!!! Wow and you have lots of time before your race!!!! Your hard work has paid off, and think of how much faster you will be with additional training.  Your time will improve for sure!!!!  Keep up the good work! Now put your feet up and relax!!!  





    Sporting Life Toronto 10K May 3, 2009 1:11:15

    Sporting Life Toronto 10K May 2, 2010 1:08:16

    Toronto Half Marathon Oct 17,2010 2:23:08

    Toronto Half Marathon May 15,2011 2.08.59 PB

    Ottawa Army Run HM Sept 18,2011 2:09:35

    Upcoming Toronto HM May 6,2012

  • NRDgirl Pro 194 posts since
    Nov 30, 2007
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    488. May 27, 2011 12:58 PM (in response to Rick Stiles)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    Way to go, Rick! That's so awesome. Considering you still have several months to train, your time will probably come down even more. Great job.





    PR's

    Atlanta's Finest 5k: August 3, 2013 (26:06; 5K PR)

    Big Peach Sizzler 10k (51:04; 10K PR)

    13.1 Atlanta (My 1st half!): October 2, 2011 (1:46:44)

    Atlanta Marathon Relay (4th leg, 7.2 miles): October 30, 2011 (Team time: 3:44)

    Chicago Marathon (my 1st full!): Oct 7, 2012: 4:19:19

    2013 Highlights/Upcoming:

    Bermuda Triangle Challenge: Jan 18-20, 2013

    Marine Corps Marathon: Oct 27, 2013

    Anthem Richmond Marathon: November 16, 2013


  • NRDgirl Pro 194 posts since
    Nov 30, 2007
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    489. May 27, 2011 12:59 PM (in response to ALatteCrazy)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    I'm the same way: only want to do a half to say I did it. lol Great job on your 10 miles.





    PR's

    Atlanta's Finest 5k: August 3, 2013 (26:06; 5K PR)

    Big Peach Sizzler 10k (51:04; 10K PR)

    13.1 Atlanta (My 1st half!): October 2, 2011 (1:46:44)

    Atlanta Marathon Relay (4th leg, 7.2 miles): October 30, 2011 (Team time: 3:44)

    Chicago Marathon (my 1st full!): Oct 7, 2012: 4:19:19

    2013 Highlights/Upcoming:

    Bermuda Triangle Challenge: Jan 18-20, 2013

    Marine Corps Marathon: Oct 27, 2013

    Anthem Richmond Marathon: November 16, 2013


  • surfcam Rookie 6 posts since
    Jan 17, 2011
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    490. May 27, 2011 1:14 PM (in response to Rick Stiles)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    Rick, congrats on the run. Sounds like you'll be set for your race in September for sure.

     

    NRDgirl, I thought the same thing when I did my first half. Just finish and say you did it. I finished and felt so good about it (mentally, I was really tired!) all I could think of soon after was when the next one was and if I could improve my time. I did the Rock n Roll Half in Dallas a few months after and took 9 minutes off my time. Now, I'm looking at some races in the Fall after the heat of summer is over. There aren't too many people that run these distances and to say you are is a cool thing!

     

    Keep on running everyone!

     

    I'm off to the pool while my calf heals up. Can't wait to get back on the road, even in the heat!





    Rock n Roll Half Marathon Dallas 3/2011 - 2:11:25 PR

    Cupid Chase 5k 2/2011 - 00:27:28 PR

    Portlad Kiwanis 10k 4/2011 - 1:00:56 PR

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    Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

  • DSJ80 Amateur 24 posts since
    Oct 5, 2010
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    491. May 27, 2011 2:02 PM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    Just got back in from running a 6 miles route. I think the heat got to me today, it's about 87 & humid out. A few weeks ago I ran the Ben Franklin Bridge for the first time with some running buddies and feel in love. So I've been running it once a week every since. The Bridge it self is about 1.5 miles one way with a nice 1/2 mile or better incline on each side. Running to the bridge was fine I keep my pacing around 9 minutes and just like every other time I've run this route once I started ascending the bridge it felt dreadful. However, unlike every other time it never got easier or should I say, I never got stronger as I got closer to the top. Because I knew I wasn't running the bridge as well as I have in the past I decided to forgo my 30 second break once I got to Jersey & instead turned around and headed back to the Philly side. The run back to the office is what really upset me. I like to run nonstop when possible, sometimes traffic doesn't allow it and that's fine. I know I can run a minimum of 10 miles nonstop when running a comfortable pace like today. Running back from the bridge I had to walk twice, even stopped for a Gatorade. My legs felt like logs, almost like they did around mile 9 of the half Sunday. I know I've run on hotter days & even less hydrated. It could be that I'm running faster, last summer I was running a 10:30 - 11 min pace. Or it's that I've never run hills like the bridge has in these temps. Whatever the case may be I wasn't thrilled with my run today. I'll get'em tomorrow. On the upside I only have 6 miles to go until I reach my goal of 75 miles run this month with 4 days to go. Yay Me!!! LOL





    "Successful racing means courting the pain." ~John Elliot

    2013 Results:

    WDW Marathon 1/13/2013*4:34

    Phillies 5k 3/23/2013*26:31

    Generation Run 8k 4/13/2013*41:00

    Legs Against Arms 5k 4/28/2013*24:40

    Broad Street Run 10 miler 5/5/2013*1:25

    Delaware Marathon 5/12/2013*4:10PR

    Bar Association 5k 5/19/2013*43:10(mentor run)

    Wissahickon Trail Classic 10K 6/8/2013*

    Oddyssey Half Marathon 6/9/2013*1:59

    SJAC 10K 6/25/2013*48:45PR

  • pamburrus Pro 136 posts since
    May 14, 2008
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    492. May 28, 2011 1:24 PM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    Sorry - messed up but reposted.





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    My PR's (post kid haha)

    Beat the Street for Little Feet 5k: 26:34

    Big Peach Sizzler 10K: 52:21

    Downhill at Dawn Half Marathon: 1:55:02 (first and only other than one that I ran with a friend to pace her)

    Soldier Marathon: 4:09:16 (first and only so far...)

    Check our our nation-wide running group for moms!

    www.momsrunthistown.com or https://www.facebook.com/momsrunthistown

    Moms RUN This Town (MRTT) is a 'moms only' running club started by moms.... for moms... to support moms in their running endeavors.

    Our goal is to help to keep you motivated no matter where you are in your running - whether starting the c25k program or training for a marathon.

  • pamburrus Pro 136 posts since
    May 14, 2008
    Currently Being Moderated
    493. May 28, 2011 1:23 PM (in response to pamburrus)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    No runs worth bragging or complaing about lately   Going for a 8mile run tomorrow, but just wanted to share a coupon code...

     

    20% off Fuel Belts:  Enter code "momsrun20" to save 20% off FuelBelts : http://www.fuelbelt.com/ - Anyone can use it - even non-moms

     

    I'll be back tomorrow to let you know how the 8miler goes

    fuel-belt-discount-code.jpg





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    My PR's (post kid haha)

    Beat the Street for Little Feet 5k: 26:34

    Big Peach Sizzler 10K: 52:21

    Downhill at Dawn Half Marathon: 1:55:02 (first and only other than one that I ran with a friend to pace her)

    Soldier Marathon: 4:09:16 (first and only so far...)

    Check our our nation-wide running group for moms!

    www.momsrunthistown.com or https://www.facebook.com/momsrunthistown

    Moms RUN This Town (MRTT) is a 'moms only' running club started by moms.... for moms... to support moms in their running endeavors.

    Our goal is to help to keep you motivated no matter where you are in your running - whether starting the c25k program or training for a marathon.

  • Navre Amateur 33 posts since
    Jan 28, 2011
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    494. May 29, 2011 12:09 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    Ran 6.25 miles up Mont Royal in Montreal on Friday. It was quite a good hill. It was a good run with a 9:49 average mile (Much slower going up, much faster going down)

     

    Saturday, I ran just a few miles in order to bring my total for the week up to where I wanted it.(25.5 miles).  I don;t know if it was the heat or the fact that I was running for the second day in a row (I usually run every other day) but just 4 miles at 9:10 a mile, perfectly flat route, and it was very difficult. I was wiped out.

     

    I'll have to make a point of adding some back to back days.  New plan is to run Mon, Wed, Thurs, with a longer run on Saturday.





    Salem MA  Black Cat 10 Mile  March 6, 2011  1:39:22

    Topsfield MA GAC Run for Breast Cancer May 8, 2011 15 miles, 2:55:00

    Salem MA Miles over the Moon 4 Mile. July 15, 2011  31:32

    Wakefield MA Around the Lake Marathon July 30, 2011  5:29:59

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