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A2K Running Club

 
 
littlek
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 06:34 pm
@George,
heehee
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 06:41 pm
@littlek,
Now that my right eye is in ship shape again and my balance better, I need to get out there and start up with the walking (dare I say jogging, well, maybe) again. So freeing, I canna' tell ya. It'll be street walks in this neighborhood to start. Will report.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 08:48 pm
@George,
George wrote:

OmSigDAVID wrote:
. . .
I have 3 speeds: stroll, mosey and loiter.

Ha! I like that!
A guy I used to run with was fond of saying:
"I start slow . . . then taper off."
That 's good too.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 06:34 am
Re: layers
I have finally (after having to stop in several runs and races to strip off something.) figured out that I need to be cold at the start of a run. Not comfortable. Cold.

It's fun at the start of race to just be wearing shorts and a long sleeved shirt when the temps are in the low 40's. You get into the crowd of runners, everybody pretty well packed together by the time they start singing the National Anthem, the body heat of thousands warms me muchly.

Joe(Excuse me, may I join your group hug?)Nation
George
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 10:22 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
. . . The rule is to walk just fast enough so you can talk but not sing.

That's a good rule for jogging as well.
As a matter of fact, at that level of intensity I find it easier to jog than to walk.
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George
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 10:25 am
@Joe Nation,
Joe Nation wrote:

Re: layers
I have finally (after having to stop in several runs and races to strip off something.) figured out that I need to be cold at the start of a run. Not comfortable. Cold.

It's fun at the start of race to just be wearing shorts and a long sleeved shirt when the temps are in the low 40's. You get into the crowd of runners, everybody pretty well packed together by the time they start singing the National Anthem, the body heat of thousands warms me muchly.

Joe(Excuse me, may I join your group hug?)Nation

Depends how many layers you intend to strip off, big guy.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 11:08 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
The rule is to walk just fast enough so you can talk but not sing.


works for me with swimming and dance class as well. If I can sing, I need to step up the intensity of the workout.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 11:11 am
@George,
George wrote:

Joe Nation wrote:

Re: layers
I have finally (after having to stop in several runs and races to strip off something.) figured out that I need to be cold at the start of a run. Not comfortable. Cold.

It's fun at the start of race to just be wearing shorts and a long sleeved shirt when the temps are in the low 40's. You get into the crowd of runners, everybody pretty well packed together by the time they start singing the National Anthem, the body heat of thousands warms me muchly.

Joe(Excuse me, may I join your group hug?)Nation

Depends how many layers you intend to strip off, big guy.
MY jogging outfit is colored YELLOW and has a motor in front of the driver.





David
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 11:28 am
See: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/09/ma/Dec13_Marath_set1.shtml
#4174. I had my second-best time of the year, despite being overly warm.

This was 6th 5K this year. Next year I want to do at least 8.
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George
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 02:43 pm
I ground out 5 miles at lunch today. The weather was reasonable (40F) and I
was feeling pretty good. At one point I could hear steps and knew someone was
gaining on me. I took it up a notch and kept ahead of him until I turned right on
Boston Rd. and he turned left. I picked up the pace a few more times on the way
back to the Widget Factory.

Turns out I'd run an average pace of 8:46. Doesn't sound like much to a real
runner, but that's the fastest I've run in two months.
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 06:00 pm
@George,
Holy cow.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 07:12 pm
George describes one of the most fun things about running so well.

I always try to catch people who have passed me so I can tell them "Thanks for the lift."

Joe(many smiles...)Nation
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Thomas
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2009 07:34 pm
@jespah,
Turns out, I wasn't running. I had signed for a Jingle Bell run in Indiana.
jespah
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 06:21 am
@Thomas,
Somewhere in Indiana, there are A2Kers ....
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2009 08:23 am
Indiana. That's would be a long Jingle Bell Run.

Joe(bring extra energy gels)Nation
jespah
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 04:23 pm
@Joe Nation,
Winter Running Tips.
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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 23 Dec, 2009 06:12 am
New Charles River Run:
http://www.newcharlesriverrun.com
Sunday, June 28th, 2010.
Starts/ends in Cambridge, but goes around by Artesani Park in Brighton. You can do either a 5K or a 7.5 mile run.
http://www.newcharlesriverrun.com/images/Map_small.gif
$23 in advance, $25 on the day of.
Multi-colored tee shirt and finisher medal awarded to all!
http://www.newcharlesriverrun.com/images/medal.jpg

Don't know about the other races I put on the first page, but this one I really want to do. Any other takers?
Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 23 Dec, 2009 06:46 am
@jespah,
I have to think about it. It's just not a real Artesani Park run when the program doesn't offer "bad jokes by the race director".

Which one of the two races are you planning to run? All those 5ks have to get kind of boring for you, no? Razz
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Wed 23 Dec, 2009 10:41 am





So. Thus far, running up the miles on this vacation.
Fri about 5
Sat about 6
Sun about 6
Monday about 4
Tues about 9 (3 separate runs of 1.5, 6.0 and 2.5m)

Running on the sand is harder than running on an actual flattish surface and until today there have been strong winds to contend with (at least in one direction on a run. You can only run North or South)
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maporsche
 
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Reply Wed 23 Dec, 2009 10:43 am
I want to join the running club.

I'm currently not able to run due to hernia surgery 5 days ago, but I'll be starting again on 1/1.

First race of 2010 is a half marathon in Washington at Whidby Island.

I am going to try to train for that by running nothing but 8 minute miles; no slow running for me.
 

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