The Distance Running Thread

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  1. OopsPowSurprise

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    I'm running a race in January. I've never run something like this before and I would like advice on how to handle this. Training advice, workout plans, etc

    thanks in advance for the tips
     
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    Carbo load, beer and pizza preferably.
     
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  5. Gaknight

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    How long?
     
  6. OopsPowSurprise

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    a 5K

    tbh I probably haven't run something this long on my own ever, i've been doing a little running lately and lost 20 lbs and I just signed up for this on a whim
     
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  7. broXcore

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    find shoes that are compatible with your feet. also, just work on building up steadily and stretch like a motherfucker.
     
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    i have some air max 360's that i love but they're going to be worn by the end of this

    i went from being pretty sedentary to jogging intermittently for the last 3 months, I'm just trying to run the whole route without stopping
     
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  10. The Banks

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    Excellent topic icon
     
  11. Gaknight

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    I'd go to a Track Shack or Fleet Feet type store if I was beginning running and get new shoes.
     
  12. Zap Branigan

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    stop being fat faggot
     
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  13. OopsPowSurprise

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    ha alright

    kind of the reason why i made this thread
     
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  14. Zap Branigan

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    my work is done here
     
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  15. OopsPowSurprise

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    cool

    saw one in decatur not too far from me. they're one of the places that tests your gait and everything, right? i'll have to check them out soon
     
  16. CaneKnight

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    What's the furthest you can run right now?
     
  17. Franktus and 96 others

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    run as far as you can and then a little further every day... you should notice the distance increasing over time
     
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  18. Gaknight

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    yeah and the people who are the sales people are runners themselves so I am sure they would have advice.

    I started running by picking a distance and running to it and back. I never worried about time, unless I was in a race of course, and would just go farther each week. It worked for me that way, because I dont like to know how long it takes me as it feels so much longer.
     
  19. bro

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  20. ACEDGOD

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    Key theme is gradual. Chances are you would like to improve your overall health and shape for this run, and you aren't going to get there in a day. If you eat fatty foods daily, depending on how much you eat gradually cut out a few a week. All at once and it will be more difficult on yourself and you'll relapse back into your former state. Limit the amount of fatty foods you eat, and instead replace it with delicious grapes and oranges. You don't need to be in top condition to run, just have your objective to get leaner.

    As far as running, don't kill yourself in the beginning because it's only going to discourage you. Stretch before every run, find some good running clothes and shoes, and start running amounts that is a challenge, but you believe you can accomplish. Get your confidence up. After you start getting running for a while, you'll notice a change and you'll be able to be more ambitious.

    Gradually limit the fatty foods you eat, and steadily increase your running amounts in respect to your time constraints and you'll be in shape to run it in no time.
     
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  21. OopsPowSurprise

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    i mean i could probably do the 5K now but i'd stop to walk a bit
     
  22. OopsPowSurprise

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    this made me laugh

    but yeah i've done a lot of this already. i don't eat past 7PM unless its fruit or like almonds, drink a ton of water, drink a lot less alcohol, eat healthier meals, etc. i still have like a cheat day but i usually go the farthest that day (typically was saturday b/c of football)
     
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  23. OopsPowSurprise

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    thanks guys

    appreciate the help so far
     
  24. Daniel Ocean

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    5k? No offense but that is 3 miles. Do you really need help running 3 miles? But this what you do. Step 1 start running. That is it there is no step two.
     
  25. You

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    You can say that again.

    My brother just signed me up for a half-marathon in March:crossedarms:, so I'm in the same boat with ya. I assume you want to lose some more weight as well, so that will make it easier for you. Ran a 5K for the first time last year and had a blood blister form before I was done. Make sure you have proper running shoes and don't be as fat as I was, and you'll be fine.
     
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  26. TheSkeeter

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    I think step two would be stop running after the 3rd mile
     
  27. CaneKnight

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    Well whatever you can run now without stopping run that 5 days out of a week. Then each week increase it a mile. The will be hard, but that 5k will be a breeze once you run it.

    O and start drinking lots of water. Running is so much easier if you you drink nothing but water there is literally no pain unless you're really pushing yourself to your limits.

    Also get some good running shoes.
     
  28. The Banks

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    Then you'd be about .1 miles short
     
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  29. The Banks

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    You gonna be running on concrete or a soft surface like a track?
     
  30. The Banks

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    Make sure you stretch before AND after you run
     
  31. OopsPowSurprise

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    it'd be concrete (i think)
     
  32. keacali

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    put band aids on your nips to prevent chafing

    put tacks in your shoes while training, then on the day of the race run tack-less. You'll run a lot faster without those god damn tacks in your shoes
     
  33. The Banks

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    I'd be wary of shin splints then, one of the best stretches to help prevent/treat them is basically like a reverse calf stretch. Laying down with one leg extended and your toes pointed up, use your other foot to pull your toes toward you, this will help stretch the muscles around the front of your tibia.
     
  34. colonelrascals

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    do not over run. I am dealing with shin splints right now, after running about 15 miles a week. shit fucking sucks
     
  35. Franktus and 96 others

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    ???
     
  36. keacali

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    you're 3/4ths of the way to being a fucking champion. Nigha I'm so proud of you
     
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  37. Franktus and 96 others

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    how do tacks help? decreases traction or something?
     
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  38. Wu

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    oops, i want you to know that i came up with a special strategy customized to conform to your lifestyle

    i've spoilered it so only you can see it

    pretend that the cops are chasing you
     
  39. keacali

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    they put hair on your balls and make you a tough motherfucker. also synthetic testosterone is the fucking shit. I take it they're not doing any drug testing at this pussy little race the op is in
     
  40. keacali

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    op probably doesn't have to pretend
     
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  41. Franktus and 96 others

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    welp I guess that shows how much I know about running
     
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  42. JGator1

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    Like others have said you need to build up the distance gradually. If you haven't really run before it's gonna suck at first but after a few weeks you'll be okay. If you can, run in the street/grass/whatever and try to avoid sidewalks it's a lot better for your feet.
     
  43. TheChatch

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    oops, start off with some trail running(40-60min low-medium pace every day for a week and a half) to keep from getting too sore from your initial workouts. Once, you've gotten your lungs used to the work after 10-12 days do interval training on a track. 200 at 80%....200 at 50% mon/wed/fri - 10 sets of each after long warmup and then long cool down...1hr shag and lots of stretching on the other days. You don't have a ton of time between now and then, but this is a pretty simple beginner's workout to get you into reasonable shape fast.
     
  44. hudson

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    spend a lot of time looking for the best shoe for your gait, strike, etc etc. buy two pairs. find a track or lake trail. start running around it, once you can't make it anymore walk the rest of the way around the trail. each day go a little more until you can make it the entire way around the lake, then go for a second lap. again once you can't make it finish the lap walking. just keep going until you reach your distance. there is a lake near my parents house that has a 7.4 mile trail and I lived about .7 miles away so my loop was 8.8 miles each day at first. took me about 2 months to build to being able to complete that. by the end of the summer I finally reached my goal of half marathon distance. never worried about time, besides blocking out 4 hours to devote to running, stretching, recouping etc.
     
  45. Owsley

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    I run about 30 miles a week and never stretch. I do my "stretching" by walking before and after I run to get my legs ready to go.
     
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  46. The Banks

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    While that's nice, I'd advise someone who is just getting their body moving for the first time in a long time to not neglect stretching. It's beneficial both short term and long term for your body
     
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  47. Boo MFer!

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    The guy can't even run three miles and you think he has the stamina to fuck for an hour?
     
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  48. bags

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    train by carrying TVs while you're running :w2d:
     
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