1. Post #121
    GmanIsJoker's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,499 Posts
    "keep up the spirit" means to keep running. you're the douchebag for thinking otherwise of free encouragement
    I know it's meant to be encouraging, but it feels discouraging as hell.

  2. Post #122
    iamlegend's Avatar
    March 2012
    99 Posts
    I personally, am a distance runner, I've got long legs, and whip off a mile in 7 minutes, how about you?
    7 minute mile? I hope you mean thats your time for more than one mile at a time... because we just ran the mile in my fitness and conditioning class at school and I banged it out in 5:24. And i'm sure the chances are good that your legs and stride are a lot longer than mine. 7 minutes for a single mile is pitiful.
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  3. Post #123
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    April 2006
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    I know it's meant to be encouraging, but it feels discouraging as hell.
    Aw hell man, try not to think too much of other words. if you want to run, then run for yourself, for your health, for strength, to prove something to yourself. I find that running long distances makes one mentally tough.

  4. Post #124

    March 2012
    213 Posts
    It pains me to run but it pains me much more to stop.
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  5. Post #125
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    February 2006
    1,234 Posts
    It pains me to run but it pains me much more to stop.
    Exactly. I don't run to get in shape anymore, I run so I won't feel guilty about not running.
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  6. Post #126
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    March 2011
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    After my elliptical broke a couple years ago, I ran for a few months after to stay in shape, but I always had a lot of trouble running outside.

    I can run a treadmill or elliptical for an hour and only suffer from achy legs. When I run outside, be it on a track or through the desert, I get winded incredibly fast. My chest tightens up and I can hardly breathe even if I force myself to breathe harder.

    I don't understand why that happens, and it seemed no matter how long I ran, it got no better. I want to start running again, to get back in shape and for the sake of running for enjoyment, but that's a major obstacle in my way. Any ideas?

  7. Post #127
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    April 2006
    284 Posts
    After my elliptical broke a couple years ago, I ran for a few months after to stay in shape, but I always had a lot of trouble running outside.

    I can run a treadmill or elliptical for an hour and only suffer from achy legs. When I run outside, be it on a track or through the desert, I get winded incredibly fast. My chest tightens up and I can hardly breathe even if I force myself to breathe harder.

    I don't understand why that happens, and it seemed no matter how long I ran, it got no better. I want to start running again, to get back in shape and for the sake of running for enjoyment, but that's a major obstacle in my way. Any ideas?
    It could be anything, maybe you need to gradually build up your running outside so that you wont get winded as easily. Really, I don't think anyone can help you here - the differences between a treadmill and the track are wind factors, outside has varying surfaces, and there is no moving floor to assist you. Personally, I think you're just not used to running outside.

  8. Post #128
    The Worm's Avatar
    December 2011
    2,212 Posts
    Just ran a Parlauf (Relay of 5 people doing 8 x 200) for my schools invitational.

    My calves are dead.

    Edited:

    98 busta you betta watch yo back nig=
    Polish relays, 16 x 200 done by 3 people. Sucks a lot.

    Edited:

    As in each person runs 16 200s

  9. Post #129
    WubWubWompWomp's Avatar
    June 2011
    1,479 Posts
    I want to get 12.1 on the shuttle run/beep test, my current best is around 10.1, recommendations?

  10. Post #130
    lemonlimesodas's Avatar
    March 2010
    75 Posts
    Just earned a medal at a track and field invitational for getting top 6 in the frosh/soph 200m. Even though I got 5th it still feels good.
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  11. Post #131
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    September 2006
    5,895 Posts
    After my elliptical broke a couple years ago, I ran for a few months after to stay in shape, but I always had a lot of trouble running outside.

    I can run a treadmill or elliptical for an hour and only suffer from achy legs. When I run outside, be it on a track or through the desert, I get winded incredibly fast. My chest tightens up and I can hardly breathe even if I force myself to breathe harder.

    I don't understand why that happens, and it seemed no matter how long I ran, it got no better. I want to start running again, to get back in shape and for the sake of running for enjoyment, but that's a major obstacle in my way. Any ideas?
    Running on a treadmill is completely different to running outside. A treadmill, the floor is moving so you raise your legs and move them forward. When you're outside, you're the one that's moving, the floor is stationary, so you have to push forward as well as moving your legs forward so it's more intense.

    I haven't worded it the best way but you get the gist. I can run for hours on a treadmill at relatively high speeds and not get tired or winded at all, but my God when I try running outside, I get my ass handed to me.

    Also, guys, a question: I've started jogging and I got a good pair of jogging shoes, but the problem is I'm so self-conscious about jogging. I'm really out of shape so I get tired quickly and I get embarrassed jogging in front of other people.

    Are there any tips or hints to get over this? I man up most of the time and just get the fuck out there and jog, but I can't help but feel self conscious. I live in the city as well so I can only really jog in parks (which are usually quite busy).

    Also, any tips in general for a guy who has just started jogging? (I'm 19).

  12. Post #132
    Quitting drugs and running
    Jeremyc428's Avatar
    September 2007
    499 Posts
    Hey guys, Just wanna drop this in here.. http://facepunch.com/threads/1175372

    Please check the thread out and help me, I figure i'll post it in here because it involves me running!

  13. Post #133
    lunarwalrus's Avatar
    January 2011
    2,286 Posts
    Running on a treadmill is completely different to running outside. A treadmill, the floor is moving so you raise your legs and move them forward. When you're outside, you're the one that's moving, the floor is stationary, so you have to push forward as well as moving your legs forward so it's more intense.

    I haven't worded it the best way but you get the gist. I can run for hours on a treadmill at relatively high speeds and not get tired or winded at all, but my God when I try running outside, I get my ass handed to me.

    Also, guys, a question: I've started jogging and I got a good pair of jogging shoes, but the problem is I'm so self-conscious about jogging. I'm really out of shape so I get tired quickly and I get embarrassed jogging in front of other people.

    Are there any tips or hints to get over this? I man up most of the time and just get the fuck out there and jog, but I can't help but feel self conscious. I live in the city as well so I can only really jog in parks (which are usually quite busy).

    Also, any tips in general for a guy who has just started jogging? (I'm 19).
    All I can think of is just to get better, once you're better you won't be as self concious.
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  14. Post #134
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    July 2010
    684 Posts
    I can do a Mile in 8mins and 2 miles in 20mins but I run up Hill... for some strange reason.

  15. Post #135
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    September 2006
    5,895 Posts
    I can do a Mile in 8mins and 2 miles in 20mins but I run up Hill... for some strange reason.
    Because you're awesome.
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  16. Post #136
    johnkane46's Avatar
    July 2010
    684 Posts
    Because you're awesome.
    Have my babies?

  17. Post #137
    The Worm's Avatar
    December 2011
    2,212 Posts
    First track meet of the year, sucky mile (5:36:32)

  18. Post #138

    December 2009
    795 Posts
    Look at me running at the Stanford Invitational, doing an event for the first time and almost dying just to pass the finish line.
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  19. Post #139
    Elements's Avatar
    December 2008
    1,072 Posts
    How long should I be waiting after eating to go for a run?

    Also, how do you cut down on cramps? I usually get them in the abdominal regions.

  20. Post #140
    GmanIsJoker's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,499 Posts
    Yay, finally got around to running. Jogging 4.4 kilometers around the park every day, feels good man.
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  21. Post #141

    December 2009
    795 Posts
    Just ran an open 100m at a track and field invitational and almost broke the meet record (11.47), but was off by .07 seconds. Also set a new personal best of 41.55 in the 300m hurdles, which is my primary event.

  22. Post #142
    shatteredwindow's Avatar
    March 2010
    7,896 Posts
    Any of you guys try tough mudder? I think I'm gonna sign up for the Twin Cities one on may 20th. Gonna go in my man thong and try and win least clothing award.

  23. Post #143
    lemonlimesodas's Avatar
    March 2010
    75 Posts
    Oh snap I think that's me at the 10 sec mark in the yellow jersey and compression shorts. dat booty

  24. Post #144
    shatteredwindow's Avatar
    March 2010
    7,896 Posts
    Finally running again after a month of being lazy. Yesterday, I was only gonna go 3 miles, but I missed and turn, and I never turn around, so I fucked it and went 5 miles instead.
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  25. Post #145
    Barlow's Avatar
    August 2010
    368 Posts
    Got some new shoes 'Adidas Climacool Rides', Cant wait to run these :D

  26. Post #146
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    Devfrost's Avatar
    April 2006
    284 Posts
    Just ran an open 100m at a track and field invitational and almost broke the meet record (11.47), but was off by .07 seconds. Also set a new personal best of 41.55 in the 300m hurdles, which is my primary event.

    Several things to fix about your hurdling form: Keep your head looking forward, or atleast a few meters in front of you. Every time you went over the hurdle, your leaned fine but your head bent over too. Keep it looking forward while maintaining that body lean.

    Your lead arm needs to be tight and moving in an up-and-down motion. Right now, it's moving so lateral that your whole body posture isn't straight while you go over the hurdle. By the time you landed, you were completely off balance. See how that lead arm just flings back after you clear the hurdle? That's a massive loss of acceleration.

    Your lead leg must be fixed. Right now, your hurdle approach is a hip-snaps-up method. That means your whole leg is snapping up and then snapping down. This is incorrect thinking and will severely hinder your speed. Look at the top hurdlers in the world, ex. Dayron Robles. His knee comes up first and then the rest of his leg opens up. No need for a powerful thrust from your hip. Your knee generates enough force and your leg just merely opens up.

    Your trail leg must also become tighter. It's not moving parallel to the floor, it's going up-and-down, primarily because you need to improve technique and partly because of fatigue. By the time you got to the last hurdle, your form completely fell into pieces and you could not even pull your trail leg through at the end. As a result, you lost a lot of speed and fell to 17-stepping. To fix this, I would usually do 2 - 4 miles of straight running on the track with random hurdles, focusing on form while tired.

    Though I know the distance hurdles are very much a speed-oriented race than a technique-oriented race, you cannot hurdle with poor form. Before practice or before your workout, go over a few high hurdles various times, focusing on the things you need to work on, one at a time. I stopped doing isolation drills as it didn't really teach me on combining all of the hurdling form. Now, I just focus on going over the hurdle repeatedly, focusing on one aspect of my form.
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  27. Post #147
    Bleach Qeef's Avatar
    June 2007
    1,656 Posts
    This is track and field related so imma post in here.

    Currently a top ranked shot put/ discus thrower. However, if I can throw what I throw in practice I would be ranked 5th in the nation for shot put and in the upper 30's for discus. Just want to vent becuz it's frustrating not being able to throw with a pulled groin.
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  28. Post #148
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    July 2009
    5,690 Posts
    I just came back from a track meet, I got fourth in the 100m dash, and about 3rd or so on shot.


    Another one of my teammates wiped out like bad on the hurdles as well, it's weird too, since another one of my teammates wiped out on the last track meet as well, and I wiped out in last week's track meet as well.

    But anyway, I want to improve my running skills, and have a faster time than 14.58 on the 100m. Any tips?

  29. Post #149
    Bleach Qeef's Avatar
    June 2007
    1,656 Posts
    I just came back from a track meet, I got fourth in the 100m dash, and about 3rd or so on shot.


    Another one of my teammates wiped out like bad on the hurdles as well, it's weird too, since another one of my teammates wiped out on the last track meet as well, and I wiped out in last week's track meet as well.

    But anyway, I want to improve my running skills, and have a faster time than 14.58 on the 100m. Any tips?
    Get swole as fuck.


    ATG Squats, Powercleans, Sprints. Sprinting is all power. The guy who is top 2 or 1 in Illinois is 6'1 and 240lbs.

    http://yourseason.suntimes.com/sport...dominance.html


    My fatass can actually do a 100m or 55 decently, because all I focus on is power. I can run about a 12.5 second 100 @ 270lbs.

  30. Post #150
    Goodthief's Avatar
    December 2009
    5,965 Posts
    wow, I never noticed this thread. I've recently started exercising after not doing any for about half a year, today I did 4.2k in 30 minutes. I was really impressed with that time until I saw why you guys can do, I guess it's time to do more exercise

  31. Post #151
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    April 2006
    284 Posts
    wow, I never noticed this thread. I've recently started exercising after not doing any for about half a year, today I did 4.2k in 30 minutes. I was really impressed with that time until I saw why you guys can do, I guess it's time to do more exercise
    you should always be impressed by the improvements your body can make! tell us of any improvements you make in the future

  32. Post #152
    Goodthief's Avatar
    December 2009
    5,965 Posts
    you should always be impressed by the improvements your body can make! tell us of any improvements you make in the future
    will do i'm trying to improve my fitness, I used to be able to do 8k in 40 minutes but now my body has gone to shit. I need to do more upper body work to balance things out but I have no idea how to work on my upper body so it's just cardio for me now.

  33. Post #153
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    Kamern's Avatar
    March 2005
    2,331 Posts
    I'm ashamed. It's been 6 months since I've ran and I'm doing 4k in ~27 minutes but it's killing me, I used to be MUCH faster than that. Time to train I guess
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  34. Post #154

    December 2009
    795 Posts
    Whelp, I ended my high school track and field career with a dramatic pulled hamstring during the 100m county finals. Much tears were had. I've been on the edge wondering whether or not I should run during college, but this has encouraged me to keep on going for sure. Definitely can't stop after something like that.

  35. Post #155
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    July 2011
    3,689 Posts
    Hey guys, is this a reasonable run to keep my legs felling good? I haven't been getting a great amount of walking time and it has started to wear my down energy wise.

  36. Post #156
    Flem's Avatar
    September 2011
    868 Posts
    Hey guys looking to build up to running 2.4km (1.5 miles) with ease, never really done running at all but have very legs from cycling. Any advice on building up to it or decent plans to follow?

  37. Post #157
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    May 2007
    2,765 Posts
    3km tomorrow. This summer I'm gonna try to run at least 3 times a week.

    Ran at 13:44, it's an improvement.
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  38. Post #158
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    April 2006
    284 Posts
    Hey guys, is this a reasonable run to keep my legs felling good? I haven't been getting a great amount of walking time and it has started to wear my down energy wise.
    Depends how long it is, how long is that route you have there?

    Edited:

    Hey guys looking to build up to running 2.4km (1.5 miles) with ease, never really done running at all but have very legs from cycling. Any advice on building up to it or decent plans to follow?
    Well, anyone can run 2.4km with ease as long as you run at an appropriate pace that your body can handle. Even if that means a really slow slow jog. But I know what you mean lol
    Start off with a pace that would last you 1-2 miles(1.6 - 3.2 km) where you'll be tired but not exhausted at the end. Usually, people start at a slower-than-capable pace since multiple miles sounds abit intimidating. To fix that, you have to keep running every day, at the same time, so that you'll develop a habit. 1-2 miles is extremely short for runners, but i'm just trying to start you off. Keep running that distance Mon-Fri, it'll only be less than 30 minutes of exercise.

    Then the next week, you build up the mileage to, say, 3-4 miles a day. Mileage is an important aspect for runners. It is believed that higher mileage leads to a larger aerobic capacity(the maximum effort your body can use while consuming oxygen). Larger aerobic capacity means you can run longer, your recovery between workouts is shorter, you get tired less, etc. The general rule for building mileage is about 10% increase a week so that your body can slowly adapt to the increase. If a runner spiked in mileage from like 10 miles a week to, say, 30 miles a week, he'll probably experience injury and might not even finish a workout.

    So yeah, that's a start for you. Seeing that you cycle, 1-2 miles is probably too easy for you so you might want to start out at 3-4 miles a day. Running is slightly more boring than cycling since you move a lot slower but i guarantee the runs are worth it. Sometimes it'll be difficult and some days you won't want to even want to run but as long as you can push yourself out that door, you're good. Good luck! Come back after a week of mileage and tell us how you're holding up.

  39. Post #159
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    December 2005
    4,519 Posts
    I want to be able to do 5 miles in 35 minutes by the end of summer.... so far I can only do 3 and a half miles in 35 minutes :x.

  40. Post #160
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    April 2006
    284 Posts
    I want to be able to do 5 miles in 35 minutes by the end of summer.... so far I can only do 3 and a half miles in 35 minutes :x.
    5 miles in 35 minutes = 7 minute/mile
    3.5 miles in 35 minutes = 10 min/mile

    You have a long way to go but seeing as you say "so far" you're well on your way to reaching that goal! Stay motivated and run smart(don't get injured)!