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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Wed December 20, 2017 7:27 pm 
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Need motivation to run again. Also, need upper body workouts that I can do around the house. I shed all this weight and lowered my heart rate for the wedding and want to keep it up but it's the dang holidays now. The bike ain't cutting it.


I have a very basic at-home bodyweight routine that I follow: 50 push-ups, 50 crunches, and 5 minutes of various planks and stretches before bed every night. Takes about 10 minutes total, usually while watching TV. I also keep a resistance band in the bathroom and do a couple dozen curls and flies before I shower. It's not gonna get me ripped or anything but my core feels pretty solid.

Weren't you doing couch to 5K at one point? Maybe sign up for a race and try that again?

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Signing up for a race is a great idea. Several coming up in January and February. Not sure I need to regress to couch to 5k routine. I remember the first couple of weeks being very, very slow. I do need that structure again, though.

Do you use weights at all? I'm thinking of investing in those little 3 and 5 pounders you saw in everyone's living room in the 80's.


I don't do anything with weights. I just have a mental block or something when it comes to any kind of weightlifting. I don't even like walking through that area of the gym. :haha: I've thought about getting one of those "power tower" things for the garage or basement so I can do pullups, dips, etc.

I distinguish between weights and WEIGHTS.

These are weights.

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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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Need motivation to run again. Also, need upper body workouts that I can do around the house. I shed all this weight and lowered my heart rate for the wedding and want to keep it up but it's the dang holidays now. The bike ain't cutting it.


I have a very basic at-home bodyweight routine that I follow: 50 push-ups, 50 crunches, and 5 minutes of various planks and stretches before bed every night. Takes about 10 minutes total, usually while watching TV. I also keep a resistance band in the bathroom and do a couple dozen curls and flies before I shower. It's not gonna get me ripped or anything but my core feels pretty solid.

Weren't you doing couch to 5K at one point? Maybe sign up for a race and try that again?

:thumbsup:

Signing up for a race is a great idea. Several coming up in January and February. Not sure I need to regress to couch to 5k routine. I remember the first couple of weeks being very, very slow. I do need that structure again, though.

Do you use weights at all? I'm thinking of investing in those little 3 and 5 pounders you saw in everyone's living room in the 80's.


I don't do anything with weights. I just have a mental block or something when it comes to any kind of weightlifting. I don't even like walking through that area of the gym. :haha: I've thought about getting one of those "power tower" things for the garage or basement so I can do pullups, dips, etc.

I distinguish between weights and WEIGHTS.

These are weights.

THESE are for meatheads.


:haha:

Personally I'd go with a nice set of resistance bands. I'd just end up stubbing my toes on those things.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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I'll look into it. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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Really hoping I didn't fracture my kneecap tonight


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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Oh shit. Hoping for the best, verb.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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I was running in a state park after dark tonight that is basically abandoned this time of year. I've been running without corrected vision since I went to glasses a few months back due to an eye irritation. It's not big deal at all but it can be a little tricky in the dark. Anyway, I ran head on into a barricade that was set up on a road that loops through the camp grounds. It felt like I was hit by a truck. Shoulder, hip, quad and hand all got banged up but the worst was my left knee cap. It must have hit the pavement square. I got back to my car at a 7:40 pace but it's swollen up pretty bad right now.


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Shit! That sucks. Might want to consider using a headlamp if you don't already. I bought one after almost skewering my eyeball on a tree branch.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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My future wife told me the same thing about the head lamp. Only with derogatory adjectives.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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if your visibility is that bad you just straight up shouldnt be running in those conditions. jesus, verb.

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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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I hate this time of year. Its dark by 4:30. I know the path well and there was literally not a soul in the park but me. I even knew the barricades would be up soon, if not already. I thought I had passed them already and just didn't spot them. Hopefully it's not a big deal and I'm back after taking the holidays off.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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Registering for the Rodeo Run 10k in February. I ran a half marathon six years ago and I've run the 5k version of this race a couple of times. Never done a 10k. I'm pretty sure I can couch to this in two months. Maybe keep the momentum going for another half or even full by the end of 2018?


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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If you get a headlamp, make sure you get a nice one. You really wanna spend at least $50 on it. I'd go with Black Diamond, Petzl or Nathan.

I'd also suggest a "mixed beam" one. I was running in the dark a lot last year and would get really bad "tunnel vision" from the cheap one I had, to the point where I'd get sick to my stomach.

This is the one I have now: https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/ ... d-headlamp

It's awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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Still planning on running a marathon at the end of February, but my motivation is horseshit right now. I can't see myself getting up at 4:30 consistently for the next couple of months to put the work in that I'll need for a 2:50 marathon, so I may BQ the February marathon, then shoot for 2:50 in a late Spring/early Summer mary.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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Got x rays done. Negative. Guess it's just a bruise. I will probably take at least the next two weeks off though I'm still swollen up pretty bad. Any ideas on maintaining some level of fitness while I am down?


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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Still planning on running a marathon at the end of February, but my motivation is horseshit right now. I can't see myself getting up at 4:30 consistently for the next couple of months to put the work in that I'll need for a 2:50 marathon, so I may BQ the February marathon, then shoot for 2:50 in a late Spring/early Summer mary.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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re: headlamps. I see a lot of runners recommending the "Sprinter" model, but I've been happy with the Black Diamond Cosmo. Quite a bit cheaper than the Sprinter, too.


https://www.amazon.com/Black-Diamond-Cosmo-Headlamp-Aluminum/dp/B06WP4QBYB/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1513959511&sr=8-2&keywords=black+diamond+cosmo+headlamp+2017


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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Thanks for the headlamp tips.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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Feeling pretty good about my running. Always forget how much easier it is to run in the cold.


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 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
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tmcs wrote:
re: headlamps. I see a lot of runners recommending the "Sprinter" model, but I've been happy with the Black Diamond Cosmo. Quite a bit cheaper than the Sprinter, too.


https://www.amazon.com/Black-Diamond-Cosmo-Headlamp-Aluminum/dp/B06WP4QBYB/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1513959511&sr=8-2&keywords=black+diamond+cosmo+headlamp+2017


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I went for a run stoned last night and my form was just so much better.

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