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Re: Speed (running & exercise)

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:52 pm
by Raccoon
Actually, sub-20:30 was my goal for this year, so that's done. I do plan on running one of those jingle bells 5Ks in December, though, so you never know.

Two 10Ks in November. Aiming for sub-43:00. That's the remaining goal.

Re: Speed (running & exercise)

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:40 pm
by top1214
Here's a new diet you guys might want to try. It's not for me, but I'm not a runner.

Re: Speed (running & exercise)

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:29 am
by Raccoon
top1214 wrote:Here's a new diet you guys might want to try. It's not for me, but I'm not a runner.
I have been getting a bit light lately . . . . :roll:

Re: Speed (running & exercise)

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:18 pm
by BC_Goldman
So i'm signed up for my first official 5k. Doing the Color Vibe in Vineland. Hoping we get a freak warm spell as I ran today when it was 38* and didn't particularly enjoy it. Today's time was 27:27 so that didn't make me feel any better. I think my PB is 25:31.

Re: Speed (running & exercise)

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:30 pm
by NardoLoopa
Okay, so I've been whittling it down. At NYC in Nov, I ran 3:04 against a 15mph headwind (for 20miles). Had a really good race: https://www.runningahead.com/logs/39b9f ... 878a6f44d5.

Yesterday, I ran the Tobacco Road Marathon for 2:59, which includes taking a poop in the middle of the race.https://www.runningahead.com/forums/pos ... 08bc#focus. 1st Age group. #37 of 1,100 people.

I've got the Boston Marathon in a few weeks, but I'll probably just jog it -- I'm too hold to do these things back to back.

Hope you guys are still running!

Re: Speed (running & exercise)

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:36 am
by Raccoon
NardoLoopa wrote:Okay, so I've been whittling it down. At NYC in Nov, I ran 3:04 against a 15mph headwind (for 20miles). Had a really good race: https://www.runningahead.com/logs/39b9f ... 878a6f44d5.

Yesterday, I ran the Tobacco Road Marathon for 2:59, which includes taking a poop in the middle of the race.https://www.runningahead.com/forums/pos ... 08bc#focus. 1st Age group. #37 of 1,100 people.

I've got the Boston Marathon in a few weeks, but I'll probably just jog it -- I'm too hold to do these things back to back.

Hope you guys are still running!
Wow, congrats, Nardo!

I had to deal with Achilles tendonitis in BOTH ankles at the beginning of the year. The right side was worse and seemed to have been injured during a 1 mile/5K dual race at the beginning of the year (1 mile at 8:30 am, and 5K at 9 am). I'm a bit undertrained right now as a result, so my most recent 5K was 21:29, a little than a minute off my best, but not bad all things considered.

Re: Speed (running & exercise)

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:01 am
by lotsofphil
Way to go Nardo. Sub-3:00 is an awesome round number!
NardoLoopa wrote: Hope you guys are still running!
Doing my best. In better shape than this time last year, but feeling plateau-ed. Even have tickling ideas of doing another race some day.

Re: Speed (running & exercise)

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:03 pm
by big_mara
Badass. I actually checked out your log a few weeks ago and saw you had some marys coming up. Way to break the barrier on a sub-par day. I can't wait to see what you do with some mojo in your system, Nardo! And kudos on the world-class speed pooping.

As for me, I'm still running. I upped my mileage from 50s to 80s over the off season. Although I'm battling some calf issues right now, I'm training for a mary in May. Goal is sub-2:40 right now. I've had a very bumpy transition in mileage, although this is the only real injury I've faced. I've done mostly short races since last September. I did pace a friend during the last 40 miles of his 100-mile race at Rocky Raccoon in February. That was an interesting experience. Ultra runners are strange. I've yet to have a good race since a 15k I ran in October. I'm hoping that starts to turn around as my body adjusts. Doing pace work around 6:00 flat is not working as well as I'd like so far.

Now that I look over this thread, I was dealing with pretty much the same injury the last time I posted here. I thought I was past that, but calf issues seem to come with built up fatigue so I'm not surprised. I love reading this thread. Keep it up!

Re: Speed (running & exercise)

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:27 pm
by NardoLoopa
Watch out a bit, calf issues can turn into achilles issues because the calf cramps and puts strain on the tendon. I found that the easiest way to up mileage is to first do the bonus mileage in the pool, then gradually bring it to the road.

Also, be sure you're doing your easy runs EASY. World-class Kenyans do their easy runs at 8:30 pace. o_O

Also, 2:40?! Holy mother of Hermes. Damn, that's fast. Which one are you doing in May? Same one as before? I wish you the best of luck on your assault.

Damn, that's fast. :thumbs:

Re: Speed (running & exercise)

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:15 pm
by BC_Goldman
Old thread necro. I've gotten back into running again and will be doing the Jingle Bell 5K in Philadelphia on 12/5. If any clannies are in the area and interested in meeting up for it, kmail me. My goal is to beat my time from the last one I did which was just under 26 minutes.

Re: Speed (running & exercise)

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:41 am
by Raccoon
BC_Goldman wrote:Old thread necro. I've gotten back into running again and will be doing the Jingle Bell 5K in Philadelphia on 12/5. If any clannies are in the area and interested in meeting up for it, kmail me. My goal is to beat my time from the last one I did which was just under 26 minutes.
Good luck!

Re: Speed (running & exercise)

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:18 pm
by BC_Goldman
Well, the run went well! Placed in the top 50 runners out of about 300 on the time sheets. Beat my previous time by 1:41.

Re: Speed (running & exercise)

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:06 pm
by TeKRunneR
Ha, so I come to the AFH forums to look for some ascension tips after West of Loathing made me check back on KoL (and sadly the HCO forums don't exist anymore :( ), and instead I find myself reading about how you guys have been running in this past half-decade (!). Hope you all still do run! At least I can see on his running log that Nardo does. On the off-chance that anyone is interested, here's what I've been doing myself.

I've been increasingly focusing on mountain running, as running on the flat really doesn't excite me much anymore. Although I did make a 3 month exception last year, when I trained for and finally ran my first marathon! Did it in 3:05, which isn't quite the 3:00 I was hoping for, but I can't say I was unhappy with my run. I was sick for 2 whole weeks before the race (really bad cold, and then really bad sinusitis, was fun!), and only started feeling better the very night before the race. I gave it all I had and oh boy was it hard. The final kilometers were so very difficult, I didn't slow down too much but I was in more pain than I've ever been while running. After I was done and I started hobbling back to my car, I realized one of my big toenails hurt like a motherfucker, to the point that I feared I'd broken a bone. The pain was completely gone after a night's sleep though, so I think I must have slightly dislocated something in there. That's how hard I pushed that day.

That whole experience didn't really make me want to come back to road running (though it makes me all the more impressed that big_mara was able to get his time down to 2:40!). On the other hand I've been having a lot of fun in the mountains! Since that first 50k in 2012 (ran in 8:45), I've been running one more or less every year, and while mountain races are often hard to compare, I definitely improved over time. The last one was in June, ran the 50k and 2900m of altitude gain in 7:30, and I still felt pretty good at the end. After that race I finally felt comfortable enough to try and move up to the next level with 50-milers: in less than 3 weeks I'm running an 85k with 4500m of altitude gain! I'm pretty scared by this, but I'm in excellent shape and I think I've prepared as well as I could, so I'm hopeful that it'll go well.

Oh, I'm also on the board of my running club now (which has grown quite a bit, from ~40 to ~90 members). My #1 advice to anyone who wants to run regularly but fears they won't have the motivation to stick to it is still to join a local running group / club! It's a great way to both find the energy to go out when it's dark and rainy outside, and also meet people of all ages and backgrounds!