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(05-22-2014 09:17 PM)Smaug Wrote:  
(05-21-2014 08:50 PM)BucFyre Wrote:  Hey Smaug - do you find using resistance on an elliptical or an incline while on a treadmill helps you prepare better for a 5k?

My next race is next weekend and looks to be fairly flat with at least one giant hill if I remember the course correctly.


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I haven't used an elliptical in a while, but I've got a little bit of an incline on my treadmill and I think it helps.

I can never match my outdoor speed on the treadmill.

Good luck, and tell me how you did.

Knocked off 5 minutes off my previous time last night.

Biggest complaint about this color run was the log jam that kept getting created. There must have been about 200 or more people running in this event. It was also just shy of being a true 5k coming in at 2.99 miles.

My next 5k is in two weeks in what should be a smaller venue. Hoping to shave another minute off my time.


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Shaved off two minutes of my time today at the Dream Dash 5k in Kennesaw, GA. It looks like I'm averaging a 15 minutes per mile right now. My goal by the end of the year is to be able to run the whole thing without stopping to walk.
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Wow. Nice work! The smaller runs are a lot more fun, for me. It's fun to size up guys in my age group, and pick the ones I think I can beat, and the ones I'm going to have to hoof it to compete with.

I'm gearing up for my first half marathon in November.
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Smaug, you should try the Charleston (WV) Distance Run. It's a 15 mile run, and the run up the hill they call Capital Punishment, which starts at mile 2 in the race, sorts out the men from the boys.
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Maybe one day. I'm going to start more locally though.

This is the one I've signed up for. In our house, once the check is mailed, we're committed. 03-lol

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Sticking to the flatlands until you build up your stamina is always a good strategy.
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That's the plan. 03-lol
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You need to talk to a friend of mine in Rhode Island. He runs in all those Iron Man marathons. Darrell could train you up in no time flat.
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I'm in pretty good shape now, and I want no part of any iron man foolishness.
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(06-14-2014 07:39 PM)Smaug Wrote:  I'm in pretty good shape now, and I want no part of any iron man foolishness.
My friend is 55 now, and he's in better shape than a lot of folks in their 20s. I used to be in the same kind of shape not that long ago. But 3 car wrecks and a transplant later and I feel ancient.
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My cardio qualifies for the elite on the opposite end of this scale. I can just eek out a mile in 13 minutes probably. And my feet will KILL me afterwards. I'm trying to correct my duck-like locomotion. I've switched from Asics Gel Kayanos (which were comfy, but just masking my deficiencies) to Reebok Crossfit Nano 3.0's. Nearly flat. Minimal cushioning. Before and after I walk or I'm on my feet for awhile I use a lacrosse ball to loosen up the fascia on the bottom of my foot. I was probably one long walk/jog from having plantar fasciitis in my left foot before I started correcting my motion. I was rotated out a good 30 degrees and moderately heel striking. I'm probably down to 10 degrees when I'm not paying attention and neutral when I am. I heel strike much less too. Biggest differences are: 1) I have noticed I cannot just throw my left foot anywhere when I'm driving ... it will start giving me immediate "this isn't right" feedback. Have to keep it straight up/down. 2) I have, for maybe the first time I can remember, feedback with what I'm walking on. It is like the difference between driving something made by GM and a Mazda/high end Nissan/German/Italian car. With the GM crapbox you have no sense for where the tires are and how they are coping. With the others you know precisely where the tires are and how they are griping through feedback in the steering wheel. It is analog. Same thing with the Crossfit Nanos ... I can feel the grip of the surface I'm on and how supportive it is. It also lets you know just how much we are standing on hard*** surfaces with no give all day. I think the perfect surface to run/walk/stand on must be a well maintained flat lawn. I view golf as a potential much better form of light exercise now. Hours standing/walking in well maintained grass is way better than pounding concrete.
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I can almost walk 13 minute mile. 03-nerner
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(06-16-2014 09:10 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  I can almost walk 13 minute mile. 03-nerner

My cardio shape is pretty deplorable. It isn't that I lack the ability to go much faster, it is that I lack the ability to oxygenate my body sufficiently to go much faster. My personal best mile time is 6 minutes 50 seconds from early high school from when I wasn't nearly so interested in computers and playing 2 sports.
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(06-16-2014 08:54 PM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  
(06-16-2014 09:10 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  I can almost walk 13 minute mile. 03-nerner
My cardio shape is pretty deplorable. It isn't that I lack the ability to go much faster, it is that I lack the ability to oxygenate my body sufficiently to go much faster. My personal best mile time is 6 minutes 50 seconds from early high school from when I wasn't nearly so interested in computers and playing 2 sports.
My cardio isn't great. However my pacemaker keeps my heart beating. It doesn't always work on it's own, due to a family defect. I can relate to heart problems. They run in my family.

My personal best mile time was 4:00.8 as a high school sophomore. I started running cross country as a junior, and didn't run the mile after my sophomore year. Had I stuck with it, I probably could have been a very good distance runner. But after I got drafted, I quit competitive running, and ran only when ordered.

I can't run any longer. Car wrecks have pretty much destroyed my right hip. If I live long enough, I'll need to get it replaced sometime within the next decade. But I can still walk a fairly good pace, even if it is rather painful. Long legs do come in handy at times.
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(06-16-2014 10:12 PM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(06-16-2014 08:54 PM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  
(06-16-2014 09:10 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  I can almost walk 13 minute mile. 03-nerner
My cardio shape is pretty deplorable. It isn't that I lack the ability to go much faster, it is that I lack the ability to oxygenate my body sufficiently to go much faster. My personal best mile time is 6 minutes 50 seconds from early high school from when I wasn't nearly so interested in computers and playing 2 sports.
My cardio isn't great. However my pacemaker keeps my heart beating. It doesn't always work on it's own, due to a family defect. I can relate to heart problems. They run in my family.

My personal best mile time was 4:00.8 as a high school sophomore. I started running cross country as a junior, and didn't run the mile after my sophomore year. Had I stuck with it, I probably could have been a very good distance runner. But after I got drafted, I quit competitive running, and ran only when ordered.

I can't run any longer. Car wrecks have pretty much destroyed my right hip. If I live long enough, I'll need to get it replaced sometime within the next decade. But I can still walk a fairly good pace, even if it is rather painful. Long legs do come in handy at times.

Long legs must be nice. I'm 5'3 and when I run in these 5ks I feel like I'm the shortest female runner there. Even some of the youth runners are taller than I am. 03-weeping
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(06-17-2014 09:23 AM)BucFyre Wrote:  
(06-16-2014 10:12 PM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(06-16-2014 08:54 PM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  
(06-16-2014 09:10 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  I can almost walk 13 minute mile. 03-nerner
My cardio shape is pretty deplorable. It isn't that I lack the ability to go much faster, it is that I lack the ability to oxygenate my body sufficiently to go much faster. My personal best mile time is 6 minutes 50 seconds from early high school from when I wasn't nearly so interested in computers and playing 2 sports.
My cardio isn't great. However my pacemaker keeps my heart beating. It doesn't always work on it's own, due to a family defect. I can relate to heart problems. They run in my family.

My personal best mile time was 4:00.8 as a high school sophomore. I started running cross country as a junior, and didn't run the mile after my sophomore year. Had I stuck with it, I probably could have been a very good distance runner. But after I got drafted, I quit competitive running, and ran only when ordered.

I can't run any longer. Car wrecks have pretty much destroyed my right hip. If I live long enough, I'll need to get it replaced sometime within the next decade. But I can still walk a fairly good pace, even if it is rather painful. Long legs do come in handy at times.

Long legs must be nice. I'm 5'3 and when I run in these 5ks I feel like I'm the shortest female runner there. Even some of the youth runners are taller than I am. 03-weeping
Poor Buc. Don't feel bad. My wife feels the same way. She'll tell me to walk at a normal pace or something and within a few minutes I'm a good bit ahead of her. It takes like 4 of her strides to match one of mine.
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(06-17-2014 01:30 PM)gdunn Wrote:  
(06-17-2014 09:23 AM)BucFyre Wrote:  
(06-16-2014 10:12 PM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(06-16-2014 08:54 PM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  
(06-16-2014 09:10 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  I can almost walk 13 minute mile. 03-nerner
My cardio shape is pretty deplorable. It isn't that I lack the ability to go much faster, it is that I lack the ability to oxygenate my body sufficiently to go much faster. My personal best mile time is 6 minutes 50 seconds from early high school from when I wasn't nearly so interested in computers and playing 2 sports.
My cardio isn't great. However my pacemaker keeps my heart beating. It doesn't always work on it's own, due to a family defect. I can relate to heart problems. They run in my family.

My personal best mile time was 4:00.8 as a high school sophomore. I started running cross country as a junior, and didn't run the mile after my sophomore year. Had I stuck with it, I probably could have been a very good distance runner. But after I got drafted, I quit competitive running, and ran only when ordered.

I can't run any longer. Car wrecks have pretty much destroyed my right hip. If I live long enough, I'll need to get it replaced sometime within the next decade. But I can still walk a fairly good pace, even if it is rather painful. Long legs do come in handy at times.

Long legs must be nice. I'm 5'3 and when I run in these 5ks I feel like I'm the shortest female runner there. Even some of the youth runners are taller than I am. 03-weeping
Poor Buc. Don't feel bad. My wife feels the same way. She'll tell me to walk at a normal pace or something and within a few minutes I'm a good bit ahead of her. It takes like 4 of her strides to match one of mine.

Ha! I used to say that to my spouse frequently as well. It's hard when my stumpy legs just can't keep up :(
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It could be worse, Buc. I have a niece that's only 4'11".
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(06-17-2014 03:49 PM)bitcruncher Wrote:  It could be worse, Buc. I have a niece that's only 4'11".

I got lucky. My biological mom was only 5'1 and her mom only 4'11. My bio dad was 5'8 so I guess that's where I get my "height" from. 03-banghead
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My niece's mother is 5'7", and her father is 6'4". But she had cancer when she was very young, and the chemo and radiation effected her pituitary gland, stunting her growth.
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