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  1. A little late here but Hydroflask is where it's at. You will still have ice the next morning. Only way I drink my water.
  2. First off here is a running form guide I wrote you can check yourself against. https://missionstuffs.blogspot.com/2018/01/heel-strike-its-not-just-for-discipline.html Next thing I would do is go to a running store for a basic gait/pronation analysis. New running shoes can help or hurt depending if they are proper for your pronation. Next, are you exercising? Running needs strength training. You will hurt yourself if you don't. No, you are NOT too heavy! I ran the 2017 Kentucky Derby Marathon at 96kg Start with that stuff
  3. Missing a 3rd poll answer. "Someone who really really likes milk"
  4. See if this helps. I wrote it several years ago.... https://missionstuffs.blogspot.com/2018/01/heel-strike-its-not-just-for-discipline.html
  5. Very popular method. He speaks the truth. Google "Fartlek"
  6. Pain on the outside of the knee, that occurs during runs partway in, is more often than not IT Band Syndrome (Iliotibial band). That's the direction I would look, and by what you've said I'd guess it's rather minor at this point. BTW Yes, I had it. Took me out of 2016 Marathon training. The below website is how I cured it and made a season comeback and ran the mini. A couple things about ITBS: You can't foam roll the IT Band(You can, but it won't do anything). It's a fallacy. It's connective tissue. It's hard and tough and is designed to be tight. You can't, and wouldn't want to loosen it. Foam rolling is very important. Just doesn't cure ITBS. Rest does not heal ITBS, It may let the inflammation lower a bit so you can go run but it does nothing towards healing the issue. Active, targeted exercise heals it My recommendation, as is ALWAYS my recommendation, for running injuries ( and the prevention of ) is Jason from Strength Running.... https://strengthrunning.com/2014/12/curing-it-band-pain-exercises-to-treat-illiotibial-band-syndrome/
  7. Does he collect race swag? Most runners LOVE race participation medals. Wall racks for them are epic!! https://www.amazon.com/s?k=running+medal+rack&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
  8. My opinions... Best way for weight loss is diet. Cardio is for fitness and a healthy heart. Do the cardio you enjoy. Lose that weight with a fork. Also, interestingly, I've read lifting burns more calories than cardio. In addition it builds more muscle which burns more calories when at rest. Food = Control weight Lift = Makes you strong and antifragile Cardio= Makes a healthy heart.
  9. I'm going to share my battle. Due to Epilepsy, Brain surgery, and recovery for my wife I fell off the wagon for 2 years!! Gained over 45 pounds. Lost my anti-fragility and my muscle mass. I started be climb back up 2 months ago with diet(and lost 20 lb back). 2 weeks ago I started running. Yesterday I Lifted and then went for a mile run where I think I almost died. In 2017 I ran a Marathon. 26.2 miles, and yesterday I almost passed out from a mile. Yet I don't feel down..... Several years ago, Steve Immortalized me in his blog. He made me a superhero. I'm not very superhero feeling right now but I've learned some things as I headed through the medical battle we have just finished. Actually, I've learned 2 things. 1) Rock bottom may suck but it's really solid ground to be on. There is only one direction you can go from there and it's up 2) Every time a superhero get's knocked down and wounded, they stand back up to continue the fight. Injured, defeated, but willing to do the battle again because their will to do what they do is infallible. Fast forward to yesterday. I ran a damn mile. And I CELEBRATED IT!!! I know the recipe to get back to where I was. The difference is this time. I don't even have to take a leap of faith after Steve and Staci. I already know exactly how to do it, AND I know, AS A FACT, IT WORKS!! Been there, done that(and can do it again). This superhero wants his cape back. It's right there hanging in the closet. It's just waiting for me to take it back out. And I intend to. I suspect your cape is still in your closet waiting for you. It's a patient cape. It's OK to reach for it!! Final note: My running a mile when I used to run 26 is rather anticlimactic but remember this. Your car has a really big windshield and a really small rear view mirror. That's because you need to spend most of your time looking forward. Things behind you already changed. You can no longer affect them. Don't spend so much time looking behind you that you take your energy away from what's ahead of you. The windshield is where it's at. Maybe in another week I'll be back to a mile and a half. It's not the 26.2mi in the rear view mirror but when I look out the windshield it's further ahead of me than I'm at right now. It's a good day to be alive. I think I'll be alive again tomorrow but a tiny bit better than the Mike of today.
  10. No damage done. It never hurts to be encouraging to someone
  11. Hey guys, You're all being very nice to her (which is awesome) but this post is 2 years old an she made one post and never again. I don't think she's her to see your replies
  12. First off, Welcome to NF. Sorry to disagree with you right out of the chute but I feel I must and can likely help you.. A longer stride is not a good thing in running. Your legs should always land directly beneath you. In fact, a longer side means your feet spend more time in the air doing nothing, and less time on the ground pushing off with their hip drive. If you check out my blog post I linked right above your post, it will explain basic running dynamics and visually show you how to run more efficiently, safely for your knees, and will actually help you become a naturally faster runner by increasing your turnover. It's just more efficiently and safely done with increasing stride frequency not length. Check it out. Lemme know what you think.
  13. I would not think it an ideal path. At least not as a slowed marathon program. These programs are a set length because people tend to burn out. My mother passed 4 days before my marathon. Obviously, I did not run. I immediately did another training season. I ran the marathon but I was just destroyed. Emotionally and physically. How about break the goal up. Run a 5k program (unless of course you're already there), then 10k, half, then train for a full. Would take you a year, with some wins and fun in the form of races along the path. Shin splints prevention = Strength train and proper form.
  14. I wont comment on rowing because the only thing I know about it is that it makes boats move Running. Now there, I can assist, but I want to warn you about "just" running. Running without strength training can be called injury training as you are destined to get one. So step one, do some sort of strength training in addition to running. Rowing may even serve that purpose. Maybe a rower can confirm this. As for running, I have several suggestions. If you want to start, Couch to 5K is a fantastic way to start(Easy program and I started with it myself) but I personally recommend avoiding C25K By Zen labs fitness. They are very picky that you learn from them and only them. They shun links on their forums to ANY WEBSITE with any running info (Not even Runnersworld) and they will ban you for sharing info and knowledge that didn't come from them. Pay the 2 bucks for the Active Networks app or do zombies run. Those Zen folks are against you learning knowledge outside of what they want to teach you which is very little. Start with proper form so you don't develop bad habits. It's not that hard when you do it right from the get go. I'm going to blow my own horn and plug a blog post I wrote long ago that breaks down form and misconceptions about the dreaded 'heel strike' in simple moronspeak(Which is an easy format to write when said author is a simple moron <grin>). http://missionstuffs.blogspot.com/2018/01/heel-strike-its-not-just-for-discipline.html Final Note: I recently talked a treadmill runner into trying an outdoor run. She did it one time, and thanked me. I'll make the same suggestion to you. Give it a shot. Running outdoors is awesome(not saying don't get a treadmill. Just saying don't pigeonhole yourself into indoor running). You'll miss out on a lot of fun.if you don't Good luck
  15. I wrote this about a year and a half ago. I think you might find it of value. Follow what you read and your cadence will come naturally. http://missionstuffs.blogspot.com/2018/01/heel-strike-its-not-just-for-discipline.html
  16. Forgive my ignorance but are these special shorts or just like, tight shorts or something? They are tight shorts specifically designed for riding. They have a big pad in the crotch area called a chamois. Makes a pretty significant difference in riding comfort. You can get them pretty cheap too. Here's a link to a cheap pair by a brand I've used in the past. They display them inside out so you can see the pad BTW... https://www.amazon.com/Baleaf-Cycling-Underwear-Breathable-Compression/dp/B07P625F7Z/ref=sr_1_15?crid=3DVSWDG20BAWV&keywords=womens+cycling+shorts&qid=1558434066&s=gateway&sprefix=womens+cycling+%2Caps%2C183&sr=8-15
  17. Cycling shorts will reduce the discomfort, if you aren't already wearing them.
  18. Don't undersell the distance either. 10k is a sweet race length!!!
  19. Tapering is all about race performance. It isn't necessary for those just participating to run. I don't taper myself for anything under 10 miles then it's just a day or two off. I will follow the plans taper for half and full marathons though because my legs are exhausted by the end of training. " For example, if I do some dumbbell exercise, will the energy that my arms use up detract from the process of recovering and storing energy in my leg muscles?" I highly doubt it and as long as you aren't fiercely competing and trying to medal, I wouldn't even consider if this would impact your performance. Looking for that PR or trying to medal, then this guy is for you!! https://strengthrunning.com/2011/08/how-to-taper-for-a-race/
  20. I say if you do Couch to 5K, use Couch to 5K by Active Networks or Zombies Run. IMO C25K by Zenlabs is crap because of the company. I was banned from their forums for sharing links to runners world to help some runners on the forums with issues. I was told via PM that I am not allowed to post a single non Zenlabs link on their forums regardless of if the link is a not for profit running advice. I said, even for helping other runners learn? I was told YES. And then banned. Their app is free but they want to get you trapped into heir own ecosystem. Pay the 2 bucks to use someone else's app
  21. Good deal. Make sure and also do calf stretches and soleus stretches (Look it up) and bridges.
  22. When I was learning push-ups and transitioned to full, I always did negatives after I stalled. Like I did 4 reps and then started at the-top and slowly lowered myself down (as slow as possible) for as many more reps as i could. 3 sets of that(you'll feel the burn). Over time I got more pus-ups and less negatives.
  23. With all due respect, this guy does not know what he's talking about. Rolling the IT band is ridiculous. Saying the IT Band is to tight is moronic. The IT Band is connective tissue. It's got the consistency of a truck tire and is designed to be tight to provide stability during dynamic movement. Foam rolling is for muscles to knead them and help improve the blood flow through them. I'm not going to say his theories are incorrect because runners knee (Patellofemorol Paint Syndrome) has not been entirely defined. The leading theory is it's a misalignment of the knee tracking in the patellar joint. The exercises he provides (save for the IT band crap) are good things to do. Clamshells are awesome for you.. Just don't buy into the IT Band foam rolling crap. it's a painful waste of time.
  24. I'll touch on a couple of things... Yes running surface will affect you but isn't much of a deal at the mileage you're running. Dirt is the softest, followed by gravel, pavement, concrete. If you later find yourself marathoning and laying in 40+ miles a week, running surface will be a factor in your plan. At 15 miles a week, Run where is most convenient. As for running form, I'm always happy to plug the blog I wrote on that very subject http://missionstuffs.blogspot.com/2018/01/heel-strike-its-not-just-for-discipline.html
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