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So after following the Body transformation thread for quite some time, I decided it was time to get off my ass last fall and start running again.  For the last 10 years or so, I would take it up again, drop it for various reasons (laziness being the main one).  My weight ballooned up due to my affinity for alcohol and food with no significant exercise. 

So anyways, been running for about 4 months now.  My goal for the new year is to log 1000 miles.  I'm currently averaging between 20-25 miles a week going 5 days a week.  Would like to get into shape to run a 10 mile race in April.  Figured I would start a thread to provide encouragement and motivation for any runners out there and to discuss any topics related to running.  Anyone else have any goals for the year?

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Lose ten pounds, give or take, and keep it off.

I jog on the beach. It's better for the joints, I think. 

Thinking of working in sprints in addition to jogging, or switching to sprints entirely. But not entirely sure how to pull that off.

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7 hours ago, Bevo in VA said:

So after following the Body transformation thread for quite some time, I decided it was time to get off my ass last fall and start running again.  For the last 10 years or so, I would take it up again, drop it for various reasons (laziness being the main one).  My weight ballooned up due to my affinity for alcohol and food with no significant exercise. 

So anyways, been running for about 4 months now.  My goal for the new year is to log 1000 miles.  I'm currently averaging between 20-25 miles a week going 5 days a week.  Would like to get into shape to run a 10 mile race in April.  Figured I would start a thread to provide encouragement and motivation for any runners out there and to discuss any topics related to running.  Anyone else have any goals for the year?

have you ever done a marathon?  that might be a goal to consider.  a half marathon would be very similar to the 10-mile race you're looking for. 

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Lose 15 lbs and beat my PR for the 5k (goal is to go sub-20:00). I plan to do a marathon at some point, this year. It probably won't be an actual race, just run loops from my house to hit the distance.

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8 hours ago, Rimbo said:

Lose ten pounds, give or take, and keep it off.

I jog on the beach. It's better for the joints, I think. 

Thinking of working in sprints in addition to jogging, or switching to sprints entirely. But not entirely sure how to pull that off.

Check out Hal Higdon's programs if you haven't already.  Great for race prep, but also nice if you just want some variety in your routine while maintaining a consistent program.  I'm not training for anything in particular right now (which is why I need to lose about 15 lbs and I'm slower than I've been in 10 years), but I still mix in tempo runs, hill work and intervals.  I've found that the variety helps a ton mentally and keeps me at a respectable pace even though I'm only running 3-4 times/week.

https://www.halhigdon.com

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I am preparing for the Cowtown Half in FW, with the ultimate goal of running the Pikes Peak Ascent this August. Of course, I have zero hills or altitude to train in. 

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I tried to start back on limited running. Knee hurt after the third day. Diagnosed with chondromalacia patella. Any hints for recovery/exercises/etc.?

  

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14 hours ago, Bevo in VA said:

So after following the Body transformation thread for quite some time, I decided it was time to get off my ass last fall and start running again.  For the last 10 years or so, I would take it up again, drop it for various reasons (laziness being the main one).  My weight ballooned up due to my affinity for alcohol and food with no significant exercise. 

So anyways, been running for about 4 months now.  My goal for the new year is to log 1000 miles.  I'm currently averaging between 20-25 miles a week going 5 days a week.  Would like to get into shape to run a 10 mile race in April.  Figured I would start a thread to provide encouragement and motivation for any runners out there and to discuss any topics related to running.  Anyone else have any goals for the year?

I was in pretty much the same boat. Last September my bathroom scale spoke to me and said "Damn, boy you're a fat-ass".   Started walking then running.   I completely second the  recommendation on the Hal Higdon (free) training programs.  I did two marathons using those a decade and a half ago, and am using one now for my training

Goals: Austin Half Marathon   (Feb 17th),    Paris Half Marathon (Mar 10th) 

 

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10 hours ago, thrillhammer said:

have you ever done a marathon?  that might be a goal to consider.  a half marathon would be very similar to the 10-mile race you're looking for. 

Never done a marathon.  For that matter I've never really had the desire to do one (assuming I could even get in shape to run one!).  Could probably do a half marathon if I set my mind to it.

3 hours ago, 0xdeadbeef said:

I was in pretty much the same boat. Last September my bathroom scale spoke to me and said "Damn, boy you're a fat-ass".   Started walking then running.   I completely second the  recommendation on the Hal Higdon (free) training programs.  I did two marathons using those a decade and a half ago, and am using one now for my training

Goals: Austin Half Marathon   (Feb 17th),    Paris Half Marathon (Mar 10th) 

 

I think the Paris half marathon would be pretty cool.  The 10 miler I am training for goes from Mt Vernon (George Washington's house - not small East Texas town) up to Old Town Alexandria along the Potomac.  It slightly downhill for the first two miles then relatively flat for the rest of the race.  One hill with about a mile to go.  Of course I'm not setting any speed records on any of my runs.

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Did 10 miles yesterday, so checking in for the new year.  My goal is to stay injury free and get faster this year, so trying the more volume, less intensity approach.  

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Got my 5 in today just before the snow hit.  Looking at 5-10 inches so my neighborhood trails will be off limits for the next week or so.  Have a treadmill but hate running more than 3 miles on it.  Going to be a long next few days of running inside.

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Bump because this seems like the running thread for this site.

I've been running 2x a week for about 9 years now.  I run the same 6.5 mile loop a lunch every Monday and Wednesday with a group of guys.  Having turned 40 this year, I am thinking about training to "run my age" on a 10k before I turn 41(next April).  We currently run ~7:30 pace on our bi weekly runs, so by my math I need to shave approx 1 min/mile from that time.  Obviously I'm going to have to mix in some tempo runs and track work to do that, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good program and or track work calculator that will tell me what pace I need to be keeping on my track intervals to work toward that goal.

Gracias

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Ran half marathon in Tyler in 2010.  Or should I say completed.  I was doing well until about mile 10, my field of vision narrowed, did run/walk combo to finish. Pretty shade trees over the brick roads.  Now I weigh less than then.  Have run just three times, but am feeling it.  I plan to run at least a 5k.in Austin area the week before Christmas if possible.  My average mile time is only a little more than one minute slower for a 7.8. Mile run here in Alaska than my average time for the half 9 years ago.  I will have to run indoors starting in November,  but that is easy enough.  Run through the school about 100 times.  I want to beat that average mile time.  

 

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I have a Boston finish and marathon PR of 2:51. 10k PR of 36:26, Half Marathon 1:17. The last couple years have mainly been focused on ultramarathon (several 50ks, 3x50-mile, 1x 100k). Love hearing about people getting out and getting healthy. Keep it up, y'all! 

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Checking in. I let myself get about 15 pounds overweight, so decided to start running and dieting in June of this year. Started running 1-2 miles a day at a 9:15 pace. Flash forward, have lost 17 pounds and just finished an 8 mile run at a 7:38 pace. Can’t describe how much better I feel. Going to try to work up to a half marathon at some point, thought it will be hard to stay consistent as it starts getting colder here in NYC.

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That's awesome!  8 miles isnt far from a half marathon at all!  Nice work!

So, years ago I was a pretty active partcipant in this thread, going back to the old site... A couple back surgeries and genreal oldness have slowed me down.  I still run some out of convenience during work travel but at home I focus more on strenghth and classes with the soccer moms to stay in shape.  I get running injuries a lot more often than I used to.

Some of you may remember I used to brag about my running kid in this thread on the old site... He used to get out of the baby jogger at age 3 and kncok out a 1/4 mile sometimes on the trail or a lap around the track.  At 6 he was doing 5k's and hanging with the older kids...  He's got that ability to enjoy suffering.  He runs til it hurts and keeps going,.  Fast forward to a new site, a new username, and a few years... He just finished his first season of real-coached, mileage-building, cross country.  Made varsity as a freshman and knocked over a minute off his 5k time and 30 seconds off his middle school mile time.  Yesterday he won his age group and was 25th overall at the Run For The Water in Austin.  Proud Dad moment!  

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