Author Topic: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread  (Read 52063 times)

Epor

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 187
  • One day at the time
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #550 on: November 01, 2019, 08:25:00 AM »

Progress tracking:

Run (Goal: jog 25 min daily)
Failed! I missed a few days, the cold weather is making it hard for me. (It has been 20F in the mornings). I have been trying to run at the Y on my lunch break, and it works most week days, but sometimes I'm stuck on a meeting etc. I have to set up a new routine.  I did increase my jog time by 3 minutes recently to 28 min. New goal: jog 5 days/week, 28 min each.

W: (Goal 77kg/170lbs).
Check! 75.5kg/166.5lbs. Next month goal: Under 75kg.

use2betrix

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2017
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #551 on: November 12, 2019, 06:29:01 PM »
This week I should hit 1000 miles since I started running last July! I technically started a few weeks earlier, but only been tracking on my board since I bought my first pair of dedicated running shoes.

ysette9

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6512
  • Location: Bay Area, CA
    • The Best Is Yet To Come
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #552 on: November 13, 2019, 11:51:44 AM »
Hitting 1000 miles is cool! I was so proud of my first 100 I printed out the Nike+ poster and had it hung up at work. :)

mm1970

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 7715
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #553 on: November 13, 2019, 03:43:22 PM »
This week I should hit 1000 miles since I started running last July! I technically started a few weeks earlier, but only been tracking on my board since I bought my first pair of dedicated running shoes.

That's really cool.  Last year I hit 500 miles (barely).  I was at 497 after my accident and decided I needed to hit it.

This year I'm at 427, barring any accidents or injuries, I should also hit 500 (barely).
2016: 114 miles
2017: 390
2018: 502

marty998

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6860
  • Location: Sydney, Oz
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #554 on: November 16, 2019, 12:39:53 AM »
Does anyone have insight into what I might have done to my foot? About a month ago on a 7-mile run I stepped on a ~1.5" rock right in the space between the ball of the foot and the outside of the foot -- like right in the middle of the forefoot, if that makes sense. It hurt badly and I finished the run by staying on the grass the rest of the way. The pain went away but if I am barefoot it feels like there is a protrusion on the bottom of my foot, and my foot pops a bit if I go up to tip toes. Other than that running seems to be going fine and have no pain and no limitation in movement. But if I'm barefoot I favor the uninjured foot.

I've had this once or twice before. It basically hurt/felt like a bruise?

This week I should hit 1000 miles since I started running last July! I technically started a few weeks earlier, but only been tracking on my board since I bought my first pair of dedicated running shoes.

That's really cool.  Last year I hit 500 miles (barely).  I was at 497 after my accident and decided I needed to hit it.

This year I'm at 427, barring any accidents or injuries, I should also hit 500 (barely).
2016: 114 miles
2017: 390
2018: 502

Not sure I'll quite get to 1000 miles this year.... I'm at 1490km with a HM tomorrow to take me to 1500km.

Better Change

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 172
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #555 on: November 17, 2019, 06:24:48 AM »
I crossed 2,000 miles for the year last week!  I should finish around 2,200, since I plan to take all of Thanksgiving week off before marathon training begins in earnest just after Christmas.  I feel physically ready to tackle training, but my head isn't really in it.  Hopefully some down time will help me reset.

dblaace

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 102
  • Location: Texas
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #556 on: November 17, 2019, 06:35:55 PM »
This has been my lowest year since I started almost.

2019                   479.2 mi    
2018                   1746.6 mi    
2017                   1953.6 mi    
2016                   1648.0 mi    
2015                   2054.7 mi    
2014                   1159.1 mi    
2013                   909.8 mi    
2012                   195.5 mi    

zygote

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 316
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #557 on: November 20, 2019, 02:56:33 PM »
Hahahahaha whoops. I should not be allowed on a computer while watching coverage of the NYC marathon, because I entered the lottery for the NYC half on a whim and my credit card just got charged. Guess I'm running 13.1 in March??

For context, my workouts mostly consist of the elliptical and walking a lot. I only really run when I'm on vacation without access to a gym, and a long run for me is 1.5-2 miles. I can run a mile in under 10 minutes at max effort, but 12-ish minute mile pace is more comfortable for anything longer than that. According to my Nike Run Club app, I've run 110 miles total since November 2017.

Can I do this without injuring myself as long as I take it seriously and train? I've always wanted to try a half marathon for the experience and to say I did it, but I don't really know where to start. So far my plan is to follow the Nike Run Club half marathon training schedule and hope for the best.

I don't have any time goals. I just want to mostly not walk and cross the finish line in one piece.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2019, 02:59:45 PM by zygote »

mm1970

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 7715
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #558 on: November 20, 2019, 04:49:07 PM »
Hahahahaha whoops. I should not be allowed on a computer while watching coverage of the NYC marathon, because I entered the lottery for the NYC half on a whim and my credit card just got charged. Guess I'm running 13.1 in March??

For context, my workouts mostly consist of the elliptical and walking a lot. I only really run when I'm on vacation without access to a gym, and a long run for me is 1.5-2 miles. I can run a mile in under 10 minutes at max effort, but 12-ish minute mile pace is more comfortable for anything longer than that. According to my Nike Run Club app, I've run 110 miles total since November 2017.

Can I do this without injuring myself as long as I take it seriously and train? I've always wanted to try a half marathon for the experience and to say I did it, but I don't really know where to start. So far my plan is to follow the Nike Run Club half marathon training schedule and hope for the best.

I don't have any time goals. I just want to mostly not walk and cross the finish line in one piece.
You most certainly can.  You have plenty of time.

My favorite training programs:
https://www.halhigdon.com/training-programs/half-marathon-training/half-marathon-3/
(I like this one because it's 3 days a week, and many others are 4-5 days a week)

http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/half-marathon-training/
(especially when getting back from injury, or getting back into running, I LOVE the run/walk method.)
I also have his half marathon book.  He states the goal is to cross the finish line upright, in one piece, with a smile, and wanting to do it again.

This is a good book: The Complete Book of Running for Women by Claire Kowalchik https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0031OQ0W4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

There was another running plan...somewhere...that I used to run my second half marathon.  Can't find it but have a screen shot at home somewhere.  What I liked about that one was that they gave you goal paces for your track workouts.

There are many many online training plans - they probably all work.  Some will work better for you than others because everyone is different.

zygote

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 316
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #559 on: November 21, 2019, 08:07:58 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement and the info, @mm1970 !

I like the walk/run concept, and also 3 days a week is more realistic for my schedule. I'l try a mash up of these and the Nike schedule and see what feels the best over the next few weeks as I get started.

Epor

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 187
  • One day at the time
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #560 on: December 02, 2019, 07:50:52 AM »

Progress tracking:

Run (Goal: jog 5 days/week, 28 min)
Failed! I missed all last week, but I am back today. The days I jogged, I did 28 min. The week prior to that I increased it to 30 min. I did not change my pace, still 12.45. December goal: Jog 5days/week 28-30 min.

W: (Goal Under 75 kg).
Failed! 76.5kg. Next month goal: Under 76kg.

use2betrix

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2017
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #561 on: December 03, 2019, 05:15:21 PM »
I have my first half marathon this weekend. My goal is definitely under 1:45 but hopefully around 1:43. Being my first one - my aim is more to get a feel for it, a plan, etc. so I can really go all out for my late January half.

I spent last week overseas and only got a 14 mile run Sunday, 6 mile last Friday, then 6 mile this Sunday. Today was 5 miles (3 at half marathon pace) then 4 Thursday. Before last week I was up to running a little over 30 miles per week.

Iím very excited for this.

SwissMiss

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 56
  • Location: Switzerland
    • keeponrunning.net
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #562 on: December 03, 2019, 07:26:02 PM »
Good luck! Please tell us how it went!
Your training looks good. You might be faster than you predict - races are so energizing that you suddenly have wings.

mm1970

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 7715
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #563 on: December 04, 2019, 02:16:13 PM »
Good luck!  I hope you have an awesome race.  What I've learned from half marathons (8 of them), is training can get you there...but sometimes shit happens.

I've had some races that were doozies with weather or just illness, and it was a slog to finish with a personal worst.

I've had some races where I've felt amazingly great!  And cruised along to finish 5 minutes faster than my goal.

You are for sure ready.

mm1970

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 7715
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #564 on: December 04, 2019, 02:24:56 PM »
Current status:
I've got an 8.2 mile race scheduled for mid-Jan. 
I am considering a Jan 1 "resolution run".  I have a tendency to register for 10k's, because I "get my money's worth", so to speak.  The 10k and 5k are both $35, so why not go longer?  OTOH, I haven't run a 5k for time in years, so it would be kinda nice to run something and be done in approx 30 minutes.  There's also the "both" option, which is $40, but I don't really want to do 15k/ 9+ miles so close to the race I've actually registered for.

My long runs are hitting 7-8 miles.  I've been having some calf/ achilles  issues, so have had to cut back a bit.  My coach stopped sending me workouts.  I'd bug her, but since she's never actually billed me for her services, I decided to just let it go and wing it.  I have a few running books with various training plans, and will be using those along with listening to the various aches and pains.  Unless she bills me and starts sending me workouts again.

I had a goal this year to hit <1 hour 10k.  Last year my best 10k was 1:01:38.  Then I got injured.  I've been really struggling to get my speed back...as I ramp my workouts, I've been getting nagging injuries (hip, achilles).  My fastest recent 10k was more like 1:06.  And that was in July, before the hip issue and the achilles issue.

It's a bummer, but I try to remind myself that speed goals are GREAT, but this is supposed to be fun, after all.

SwissMiss

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 56
  • Location: Switzerland
    • keeponrunning.net
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #565 on: December 04, 2019, 03:11:48 PM »
I am paranoid about the Achilles tendon. I got problems in September 2018, then spent ten months in 2019 injured. I have only started running again in October this year.
Honestly, with Achilles ongoing issues, no matter how small, I would go for a super relaxed fun 5k and then focus on the 8.2 mile race.
What really helped me and what I am still doing now, is foam rolling the calves with a mini roll and stretch every day (lower heel downwards while standing on a step).
But Iím sure youíre doing that already.
Enjoy the races and please report back!

use2betrix

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2017
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #566 on: December 08, 2019, 11:36:46 AM »
Did my first half this weekend and crushed my goal - finished at just over 1:41. At miles 11/12 I had the worst cramp/pulled muscle in my calf and limped those miles about 80% on my strong leg, stopped and stretched 3 times, and slammed a ton of Gatorade from my camelback. The last mile it subsided a little and I still finished strong. I was very very close to a DNF due to that.

Anyways, all a good learning experience. Will make an effort to hydrate more in the next race. Iím pretty diligent about hydrating the day before. I also have a big glass of 50/50 Gatorade/pedialyte the night before the race and the morning of. I also had a banana about 30 mins before start time.

Loved the race but always dread taper week and cutting back on my lifting the week or two before. Have a few solid dayís of rest ahead then back at it. My calf is still in a lot of pain so hopefully that gets better soon.

SwissMiss

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 56
  • Location: Switzerland
    • keeponrunning.net
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #567 on: December 08, 2019, 01:55:07 PM »
Wow!!! Congrats!! What a great time, considering your cramps in your calf with 1-2 miles to go!

Iím not a medical specialist or anything but whenever Iíve had cramps it was usually due to a lack of magnesium. I now take it as a supplement and the cramps have vanished.

Relax and enjoy the post-race feeling!

mm1970

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 7715
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #568 on: December 10, 2019, 04:15:32 PM »
I am paranoid about the Achilles tendon. I got problems in September 2018, then spent ten months in 2019 injured. I have only started running again in October this year.
Honestly, with Achilles ongoing issues, no matter how small, I would go for a super relaxed fun 5k and then focus on the 8.2 mile race.
What really helped me and what I am still doing now, is foam rolling the calves with a mini roll and stretch every day (lower heel downwards while standing on a step).
But Iím sure youíre doing that already.
Enjoy the races and please report back!
I was just thinking that myself on my walk today. My buddy wants to do the 10k but MAN I just want to do the 5k. I've been training long and hard, I want to chill.

@use2betrix  way to go and power on through! Great time.

marty998

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6860
  • Location: Sydney, Oz
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #569 on: December 30, 2019, 05:39:47 AM »
Wow thatís a great time @use2betrix. Great effort, well done!

Should do under 1:40 easy if you go a touch slower in the first 10 miles so as not to cramp up at the end.

use2betrix

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2017
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #570 on: December 30, 2019, 12:45:48 PM »
Wow thatís a great time @use2betrix. Great effort, well done!

Should do under 1:40 easy if you go a touch slower in the first 10 miles so as not to cramp up at the end.

Thanks! Unfortunately, my recovery has been longer than expected. Itís been 3 weeks and Iíve had a few good runs, but also a lot cut short just due to general pain. Iíve now taken about a full week off and will try it again tomorrow. Iím unsure if Iíll get another good half in before summer. May just do some 5kís and 10kís. Will see how the next few months go.. I enjoy good running every week a bit more than a week of taper, a good race, and couple weeks of recovery, if this is going to be the norm lol.

Epor

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 187
  • One day at the time
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #571 on: December 31, 2019, 03:33:59 PM »
Progress tracking:

Run (Goal: jog 5 days/week, 28 min)
Failed! Holidays and much going on at work made it hard. I did jog at least 2-3 times a week 30 min each - pace is 12.30 a little better than 12.45. Next month goal: 5days/week  (30min, 12.15)

W: (Goal Under 75 kg).
Failed! 75.5kg. Next month goal: Under 75kg.

Better Change

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 172
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #572 on: December 31, 2019, 04:13:32 PM »
All of the runs in 2019 are done, and the final total is 2304 miles. 

I got a bit overconfident with the running and lazy with the recovery, though.  Thanks to the hills around here, not enough true rest days, and too much deadlifting, I now have a nasty case of high hamstring tendinopathy.  I'm trying to figure out how to balance recovery with marathon training - it will involve very little speedwork, that's for sure.  What a bummer. 

Just when I think I have it all figured out. 

dblaace

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 102
  • Location: Texas
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #573 on: January 01, 2020, 06:08:31 AM »

ysette9

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6512
  • Location: Bay Area, CA
    • The Best Is Yet To Come
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #574 on: January 01, 2020, 12:13:36 PM »
My FB memories reminded me that several years in the past started out with runs, but not today. Instead Iíll likely get in a long walk wearing my baby for one of his afternoon naps, and I hope to get in a yoga class tonight.

Iím staying active but running has really been tough to squeeze in lately.

mm1970

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 7715
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #575 on: January 02, 2020, 02:25:34 PM »
520.58 miles for the year.

marty998

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6860
  • Location: Sydney, Oz
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #576 on: January 02, 2020, 03:12:47 PM »
I finished at 1529km for the year, plus a few short runs & walks I didnít track.... maybe that gets me up to 1550.

Aiming for 2020km in 2020, and maybe knock my 5km time down to 20:20 too (best 22:10)

SwissMiss

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 56
  • Location: Switzerland
    • keeponrunning.net
Re: On your mark.. get set... 2019 Runners Thread
« Reply #577 on: January 09, 2020, 09:28:44 AM »
Love that goal, Marty 998!
I finished at a miserly 586km, thanks to my Achilles tendonitis. Hoping to get 2'600km for 2020.

Going over to the new thread to hold myself accountable!