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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Thu August 10, 2017 8:41 pm 
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EZ run today with the sketch ankle and new shoes.

The Merrells felt pretty solid.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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I was taunting this thread about humidity a while back but my god it sucked today. Joke's on me.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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Nice run on treadmill this morning.

A fast dude on the TM next to me kept me honest, otherwise I would have slacked more than I did.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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I've been pinging back and forth between 5k and 10k runs for the last three weeks or so trying to figure out what to do with my running life.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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run2death wrote:
Nice run on treadmill this morning.

A fast dude on the TM next to me kept me honest, otherwise I would have slacked more than I did.


I'm like this in hotels. I always think someone will walk by and think I'm a slob so I make sure my form is good and I'm busting it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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I can't believe I'm saying this but those sky blue Nike Zoom Flys are looking pretty enticing. Might try them on at least.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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Today's run was a brutal reminder that truly minimal shoes are a bad idea on a technical trails.

My feet are a bruised and bloody mess. I'll spare you guys the photos this time.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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How minimal are we talking about

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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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run2death wrote:
Today's run was a brutal reminder that truly minimal shoes are a bad idea on a technical trails.

My feet are a bruised and bloody mess. I'll spare you guys the photos this time.



Your mile pace said it all


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verb_to_trust wrote:
I can't believe I'm saying this but those sky blue Nike Zoom Flys are looking pretty enticing. Might try them on at least.


Are those the Nikes that have a ~90 return of energy?

I'm fairly tempted to buy those for half marathon training.


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I ran with my phone tucked in this today and it made a huge difference in my mental game. The phone fits snug, I'm not tempting to look at it, and I can barely feel it on my hip.

Not my best run on the track, but I'm finally getting back to some old numbers from when I was younger and sprier.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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theplatypus wrote:
How minimal are we talking about


Merrell Vapor Glove 2.

They essentially just have a Vibram sole. They're fine for my typical canal run.

And they'd be OK for some trails, but the desert trails around here are generally rocky and technical AF.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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Help me out here, because on my rides to and from work I see a lot of runners: Why are they flapping their arms? Or swiping their arms from side to side? Is it a stride thing? or form? It just looks odd. When I run I look like I'm dying but my arms are doing a back and forth/front to back motion, not side to side or some weird x-form like wolverine.

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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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They just have shitty form. Arm motion should be front to back.

In general, if your stride/form is side to side or "hippy" you're wasting a lot of energy.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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OK. I thought maybe I was doing it wrong seeing so many people do it that way.

I mean, one person looks like she's being followed by a swarm of gnats or something her arms fly so wide.

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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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Taking a couple of days off. My feet are still a swollen mess. Cankles!

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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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Jesus! That's just from running, not a twist or sprain?


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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No.

I bashed my ankle on a rock a few days ago, then chewed up my feet even more wearing super-thin shoes on a rocky, technical trail.

Basically, I'm a dumbass.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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The last time my foot looked like that I had stepped in a gopher hole wearing Keen sandals and turned it sideways. Can't imagine running on it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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The two weeks leading up to my two consecutive rest days at the end of last week were the best running of my life. The 3 runs since then have felt like complete shit. Lesson learned, I'm never resting for more than a day again.


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