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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2016, 11:57:04 AM »
I following this thread.  I've been running the neighborhood this year.  Needed drop some weight off the GSA.

Most runs are in the 2-3 mile range a couple three times a week. I might try an official 5K this fall.

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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2016, 12:53:08 PM »
I following this thread.  I've been running the neighborhood this year.  Needed drop some weight off the GSA.

Most runs are in the 2-3 mile range a couple three times a week. I might try an official 5K this fall.

You should have no trouble if you're getting through a 3-mile without wanting to die.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2016, 01:17:04 PM »
I following this thread.  I've been running the neighborhood this year.  Needed drop some weight off the GSA.

Most runs are in the 2-3 mile range a couple three times a week. I might try an official 5K this fall.

Dropping weight is a bonus for me, I'm earning alcohol calories.
My son said I could probably run a 10k today, so I tried.  I did @ 1:09:29. Probably won't try that again for a while, but it was a big confidence boost to know I can. I am using the MapMyRun+  app, and it really helps with pace and distances.
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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2016, 03:47:02 PM »

Dropping weight is a bonus for me, I'm earning alcohol calories.
My son said I could probably run a 10k today, so I tried.  I did @ 1:09:29. Probably won't try that again for a while, but it was a big confidence boost to know I can. I am using the MapMyRun+  app, and it really helps with pace and distances.

I use that app for dog walks and it's been great for plotting routes. When I exercise for myself, though, I'm more interested in my heart rate than my pace, so I use the app that came with my heart rate monitor.

You might want to check into using a heart rate monitor and shooting for a certain amount of time in a designated training range rather than guessing what you're doing to your body by using distance and pace. Different approach, but it's working for me. And I use it for all types of exercise (except swimming) so I get a sense of how I'm doing aerobically whether I'm running, doing a weight circuit, or anything else.
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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2016, 06:15:31 PM »
I've got mapmyrun too. We starting an STO challenge? Lol

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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2016, 05:15:44 PM »
Running sucks when you have big boobs! ( o )( ° )

It's not sexy and glamorous, no matter what this .gif might lead you to believe.

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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2016, 06:12:46 PM »
You just have to do it in slo-mo. That's your problem right there.
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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2016, 06:16:54 PM »

Dropping weight is a bonus for me, I'm earning alcohol calories.
My son said I could probably run a 10k today, so I tried.  I did @ 1:09:29. Probably won't try that again for a while, but it was a big confidence boost to know I can. I am using the MapMyRun+  app, and it really helps with pace and distances.

I use that app for dog walks and it's been great for plotting routes. When I exercise for myself, though, I'm more interested in my heart rate than my pace, so I use the app that came with my heart rate monitor.

You might want to check into using a heart rate monitor and shooting for a certain amount of time in a designated training range rather than guessing what you're doing to your body by using distance and pace. Different approach, but it's working for me. And I use it for all types of exercise (except swimming) so I get a sense of how I'm doing aerobically whether I'm running, doing a weight circuit, or anything else.

I thought about a Fitbit HR, but after that little heart attack thingy, I'm not sure I want to know. I would focus on it too much.

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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2016, 08:29:43 PM »
I did a 5K this spring with my son, and started running more after that.  I was doing around 6 miles a week.  Not much, but I HATED every second of it.  I ended up quitting sometime early summer.

Since then, my wife and I have started biking.  I like that WAY better.  Now I know.

To me ya just need to figure out what is the least painful (or most enjoyable) for you- and go with it.  Exercise is good.

That said, she had major foot surgery last Monday and is down for ~6 months.  She had an extra bone in her foot and exercise was getting increasingly painful, so we finally opted to get it done.  It will be worth it to have her pain free!
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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2016, 08:35:24 PM »
I like biking a lot too. Mrs. Wedge and I have done some 50 mile trips, and it's two wheels, so, ya know.
I think I get the best workout in the shortest time by running.

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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2016, 09:46:25 AM »
Running sucks when you have big boobs! ( o )( ° )

It's not sexy and glamorous, no matter what this .gif might lead you to believe.

 :rolf:

It's funny because it's true.

I prefer biking.  Every now and again I think about doing a triathlon, but then I realize it involves both running and swimming, neither of which I enjoy.
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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2016, 10:33:56 AM »
I following this thread.  I've been running the neighborhood this year.  Needed drop some weight off the GSA.

Most runs are in the 2-3 mile range a couple three times a week. I might try an official 5K this fall.

Dropping weight is a bonus for me, I'm earning alcohol calories.
My son said I could probably run a 10k today, so I tried.  I did @ 1:09:29. Probably won't try that again for a while, but it was a big confidence boost to know I can. I am using the MapMyRun+  app, and it really helps with pace and distances.

Is it bad that I track it all in Strava; running when I do, dreadmill on the road, the occasional bicycle I get in. Ties to my HRM so I can see what that looks like.

(Actually, these days I've gotten gadget-focused enough that it mostly all goes to Garmin Connect and then that exports to Strava. The wrist watch/HRM/GPS is my new toy for that)

I love the tracking apps; I find them really good both for motivation and for seeing how I am progressing (forward or backwards!)
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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2016, 10:38:03 AM »


I love the tracking apps; I find them really good both for motivation and for seeing how I am progressing (forward or backwards!)

That they are. It really jump started my interest.
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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2016, 09:45:55 PM »
2nd official 5k, about 500 people ran. I did a 30:44, 5th overall for 50-59 year olds. Mrs. Wedge ran this one as her first for her birthday. She ran in a birthday tiara.
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Re: Talk to me about running
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2016, 10:11:13 PM »
Nicely done. :bigok:  I'd feel pretty good about a 30 minute 5k.

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