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I am signed up for a marathon in May and a half next month. I have been running 35-mile + weeks.

 

My calf is all sorts of fucked, though. I did a 14 mile run last week and ended up with those insane muscle spasms where it looks like something is moving around under your skin.

 

I won't be putting up time that will qualify me for Boston, but I still expect to finish under 4.

 

Great weather, though. Hard not to run. Hoping to get some runs in while on the road the next couple of weeks.

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Managed 15 miles in just over 2 hours. Half of those were with the dogs, so that involves some stops. 

 

Still, I'm behind the game as the marathon is less than two weeks away. I should be getting some 20+ mile runs in and tapering down. 

 

I might just say fuck it and run the half. :( 

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how often do you have soreness in either your leg muscles or feet/ankles/knees, harcourt?

I find that lately my feet hurt a lot at night and when I first wake up, even if i only ran 3 miles that day. meanwhile my leg muscles are almost never sore unless I truly pushed myself to my limit (typically only happens in an organized race) or if i do squats after a few weeks of not doing them cause leg days suck.

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If your feet are hurting that could be a shoe / form issue. Is it just a dull pain or those toe curl cramps? Those are awful.

 

I really can't say enough good things about Brooks running shoes. Fuckers should pay me.

 

I scaled back my running quite a bit last year because of calf issues. Don't think it had to do with running. I think I fucked it up doing some winter mountaineering without decent rigid boots. Now I just say fuck it and run through it and hope I don't wake up in the middle of the night with monster calf cramps.

 

My ankles and knees are fine, amazingly. I played a lot of soccer and basketball and was always injuring them. Running has been fine for my joints. But if I play 20 minutes of basketball these days my knees are just worthless. Go figure.

 

I'm pushing 40, so I am sure a lot of what ails me is just normal aging bullshit.

 

All that said, I only get muscle soreness if I push myself. My run today was the longest run since I did a marathon 4+ years ago. I'll probably be sore tomorrow. But my usual 10-mile runs don't leave me with any soreness. I didn't run much this winter and I was incredibly sore after a measly 5K. 

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I was going to run yesterday but then Daydreaming was released and I spent the time I set aside freaking out on here. I blame you all for the continued existence of my fat ass.

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On May 7, 2016 at 5:33 PM, Crestone said:

If your feet are hurting that could be a shoe / form issue. Is it just a dull pain or those toe curl cramps? Those are awful.

 

 

Just dull pain when I wake up in the middle of the forefoot area. Toe curls are terrible, but I've only had those randomly in like charley horse type situations.

 

i don't think it's my gait. People I've spoken with at the gym have told me I look pretty normal running. Also dont think it's my shoes, which are new asics with gel support (kayano model... Last year I had the saucony version of the same thing). I make sure to replace my running shoes once a year.

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Don't overthink it. Go easy. I feel like a lot of people overdo it to start and give up. Sometimes a mile jog can make your legs and lungs scream "no"!

 

Find comfortable shoes and run a little bit at a time. It's not a lot of fun at first. But once you can get to the point where you run 5 miles a couple times a week you'll have increased your fitness level significantly. 

 

Ran a marathon yesterday. I wish I would have had another two weeks to train. :oops: 

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On Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 5:29 PM, mnemos said:

aye guys

 

i'm gonna start running. i never have before. i'm thinking it will be good for getting back in shape and maybe stress relief. gimme some basic pointers?

listen to music while you run

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ughhh, i really wanted to but my phone was too heavy and was bouncing all around my pockets. i might get some kind of carrier if i feel like investing more money in this

 

i went for my first run yesterday and i felt like i was going to die afterwards. it was only around the neighborhood for like fifteen minutes and i needed to lay down for an hour afterwards :lolsad: definitely motivated me to get in better shape tho

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It's never fun at first. But it's awesome and wonderful. 

 

Next time you run for 15, you'll feel a lot better. 

 

You should find one of those small iPods for cheap at a pawn shop and secure it with an elastic band. 

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22 hours ago, mnemos said:

ughhh, i really wanted to but my phone was too heavy and was bouncing all around my pockets. i might get some kind of carrier if i feel like investing more money in this

 

i went for my first run yesterday and i felt like i was going to die afterwards. it was only around the neighborhood for like fifteen minutes and i needed to lay down for an hour afterwards :lolsad: definitely motivated me to get in better shape tho

 

yeah i just use a little ipod shuffle and hold it when i run or put it on the treadmill

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Ran my first half today :)

 

I wanted to finish in under 2 hours, but in the end I didn't come close (2:24). I had a few bad weeks of training when I should have been gearing up for 9-10 mile long runs, but instead I barely ran at all. Also fighting a cold currently but I'm not sure how much of a difference that makes. 

 

I was tracking to that time up until about mile 8, and then hit a wall. After that I died, and was fighting cramp for the last 2 or 3 miles. 

 

Next one should be better though!

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