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Any other runners in here? What are you training for? What kind of training plans are you following?

 

Right now I'm signed up for a 10 mile trail race this Saturday, and next Monday evening I have a 5K. This will be the first time in over a year I've entered races with a solid training base, and I'm curious to see where my fitness level is at post-injury. But my goal is to run the Arizona Marathon next January, and right now I'm more or less building a base to start training for that race in September.

 

I plan on using a plan that maxes at 50 miles a week. I'm a bit concerned about my plantar faciitis and if I can handle that level of training, but I think as long as I stay on top of my stretching/icing I can get through it.

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My husband really wants me to do the Couch to 5K program. He's one of those guys that just can't keep still, so one day in February, he got up and decided to go running. That weekend, he ran a 24 minute 5K. He's been hooked ever since. His goal is to do the Arizona Half Marathon, and right now he's doing the Arizona Summer Series (it kicks your ass running 5Ks in 100+ degree heat!).

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Oh wow, how does he train in the heat? I'm up in Illinois, and the summers can take it out of me when I go on runs, even at 6:30 in the AM.

You should give C25K, but for a newbie runner I would wait until fall, because at least you won't have to worry about the weather along with the training!

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Oh wow, how does he train in the heat? I'm up in Illinois, and the summers can take it out of me when I go on runs, even at 6:30 in the AM.

You should give C25K, but for a newbie runner I would wait until fall, because at least you won't have to worry about the weather along with the training!

We run at like 9 and 10 at night. It would be better if we got up early in the am, but it just never happens because we are terrible at getting up in the am.

Also "we" barely includes me, because I flake on running a lot. But my husband is training for a full marathon and my son is training for his first half.

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We run at like 9 and 10 at night. It would be better if we got up early in the am, but it just never happens because we are terrible at getting up in the am.

Also "we" barely includes me, because I flake on running a lot. But my husband is training for a full marathon and my son is training for his first half.

I used to be a night runner, but I made the switch to the AM a few years ago. For me my chances of getting it done in the PM after a long day of work are less than getting it over with before work :)

I remember your DH does the St. Jude's marathon right? What half is your son training for?

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I used to be a night runner, but I made the switch to the AM a few years ago. For me my chances of getting it done in the PM after a long day of work are less than getting it over with before work :)

I remember your DH does the St. Jude's marathon right? What half is your son training for?

Same one.

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I'm starting back to running. Took nearly a years break so lost all stamina I had built up. Last time I did the C25K this time I'm using the Zombie5K app (I would recommend the C25K over the zombie but I paid the money for zombie one on this phone so I'm sticking with it).

I am signing up for a color up run in October. I have been running at 5:30-6:30 ish in the morning as its the coolest time in the Texas weather normally.

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Anyone else doing the c25k now? I've done the program before but had to stop running last summer when I had a bad bout of plantar fasciitis. I'm hoping to avoid that this time as I actually went to the local running store and got properly fitted with a good shoe instead of just running in my old workout shoes.

I'm running at night around 8:30-9 pm. Temps have dropped a bit in the northeast after the heat wave we've had last week. This my first time trying not running on a treadmill at the gym and its much more enjoyable.

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I'm training for a 1/2 marathon.

I'm giggling about the conversation about temperature. We have a midnight sun run every year and 2012 was MISERABLY hot in the high 70s. I don't know how people can stand running in the heat.

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Got a question for y'all:

For probably the last couple months, I've just had a lot of shitty runs. Even my shorter weekly runs are rough, even with nicer weather. My long runs have just generally sucked...I think I've maxed out at 12 really rough miles with several stops. It just feels like my legs are out of gas. Like I don't feel low on energy otherwise, it's just like my legs feel sluggish and they are out of glycogen.

One thought I had is I'm currently on Weight Watchers. Last year after I got injured I had to quit running for several months. I was still swimming/lifting weights, but I didn't adjust my eating so I put on some weight. So I'm thinking that I'm just not feeling very fueled due to the dieting? Good news is I'm super close to my goal, so I won't have to trudge along in weight loss mode much longer but still...my running morale is at a all time low. I would think that running with almost 10 less lbs on my body would make up for some of the energy issues.

The other thing going on is my IBS has been active lately, and it's resulted in me having the trots quite often. I'm wondering if part of the problem is also I'm not getting enough vitamins and I should be taking some supplements.

IF anyone has any ideas I would appreciate your input!

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Peas n carrots, are you eating before you run? And yes, what and when? Maybe it helps if you eat some energy-bars / bananas / nuts one hour before you start? The best time for me is appr. 1 hour, it might be different with you.

Maybe you lost a few muscels in your legs do to the weight loss, try to train them with lots of walking the stairs, maybe cycling.....

And if you are tired during the runs, try to have a pattern like 5 min running, 2 min walking (fast). Good luck!

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Got a question for y'all:

For probably the last couple months, I've just had a lot of shitty runs. Even my shorter weekly runs are rough, even with nicer weather. My long runs have just generally sucked...I think I've maxed out at 12 really rough miles with several stops. It just feels like my legs are out of gas. Like I don't feel low on energy otherwise, it's just like my legs feel sluggish and they are out of glycogen.

One thought I had is I'm currently on Weight Watchers. Last year after I got injured I had to quit running for several months. I was still swimming/lifting weights, but I didn't adjust my eating so I put on some weight. So I'm thinking that I'm just not feeling very fueled due to the dieting? Good news is I'm super close to my goal, so I won't have to trudge along in weight loss mode much longer but still...my running morale is at a all time low. I would think that running with almost 10 less lbs on my body would make up for some of the energy issues.

The other thing going on is my IBS has been active lately, and it's resulted in me having the trots quite often. I'm wondering if part of the problem is also I'm not getting enough vitamins and I should be taking some supplements.

IF anyone has any ideas I would appreciate your input!

How is your hydration? Do you take a multi-vitamin? if you are have IBS attacks, you could be dehydrated as well.

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How is your hydration? Do you take a multi-vitamin? if you are have IBS attacks, you could be dehydrated as well.

I just recently started back on vitamins, and I've been eating more and since I posted I've been doing a lot better - I've had some fantastic runs in fact.

I'm pretty sure it was about nutrition. I think Weight Watchers is a good program, but there definitely is not a lot of information from them on how to manage losing weight while training for endurance activities. The leaders generally don't really know what to say either. OH well, at least I hit my WW goal yesterday, so now I can legitimately eat more 8-)

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Did you fuel during the run? I've done a few halves and learned to fuel ( energy chews, too,or power bars) at mile six. I never use caffeinated products. Its made a huge difference.

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Did you fuel during the run? I've done a few halves and learned to fuel ( energy chews, too,or power bars) at mile six. I never use caffeinated products. Its made a huge difference.

Answering for husbAnd and teenager. Son uses bloks and always fuel on any run longer than thirty and refuels either at 15-20-30 minutes depending on the run (for instance a 1 hour long he would only fuel once, but for a half or full marathon he goes every 20ish minutes.

Husband uses gu and refuels every 45 minutes.

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Anyone else doing the c25k now? I've done the program before but had to stop running last summer when I had a bad bout of plantar fasciitis. .

I'm in the same boat. I got mostly thru c25k, ran a few races, and then the PF hit hard and I practically had to stop walking, much less running.

I'm just now getting back to it and struggling with getting out in the heat and humidity (Atlanta area) while I'm out of shape. Bah.

But I'm putting in some time on the treadmill and at least trying to up my running vs. walking time and getting outside later in the evenings when I can.

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Does anybody have any good interval work out runs to recommend? I just finished a 10k but still have some weight left to lose. I found that once I got done with couch to 5k and starting training in earnest for my 10k, I stopped losing weight. I've heard running intervals can help, but everything I've found is all over the place in terms of times, speed, and distance at different intervals. 

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The "best" way to lose weight is "fork put-downs." 

It's REALLY hard to out-exercise a bad diet. At first it might seem like just exercise is helping, but eventually it will catch up. 

Also strength training - building more muscle - will help. I'd suggest HIIT programs, like the New Rules of Lifting for Women as a starter. 

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I had read in a few places that distance running isn't ideal for weight loss because it teaches your body to store energy whereas intervals will boost your metabolism post workout as well. I have no idea what the actual deal is though. I also probably did eat more while training, mostly because when I restricted my calories too much I found it more difficult to finish even a 4 mile run. I have heard weight training is good, I'm just reluctant to start because I feel like I'll need to join a gym and I like that now my workouts are mostly outside and away from other people. 

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You could download an app like Endomondo that has a few interval workouts built in. Or you could do tabatas or design your own interval running workouts. Or see if there is a running group/coach who is training in your area. I do a run group and it's fun! we always start with a warm-up where we do drills and strides, then intervals. Like we'll all run to a predetermined marker, then jog or walk to the next one, then run again. Or hill repeats. Divide the hill in thirds and run each third faster than the last, then jog or walk down and repeat a few times.  

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