Ran a 5K today

mudbunny wrote:

The first is to get Body Glide. It comes in the form of an applicator similar to that of underarm deodorant. Rub it liberally on your nipples, and your problem should disappear.

If only. I now resort to taping.

ColdForged wrote:
mudbunny wrote:

The first is to get Body Glide. It comes in the form of an applicator similar to that of underarm deodorant. Rub it liberally on your nipples, and your problem should disappear.

If only. I now resort to taping.

Taping would result, for me at least, in far too much nipple-hair removal.

The cold turned into full blown man-flu. Have skipped a week because I'm still weak as a kitten. Will try and head out gently tomorrow morning and see what happens.

Man, running on the beach is awesome. Even on cold October mornings!

mudbunny wrote:
ColdForged wrote:
mudbunny wrote:

The first is to get Body Glide. It comes in the form of an applicator similar to that of underarm deodorant. Rub it liberally on your nipples, and your problem should disappear.

If only. I now resort to taping.

Taping would result, for me at least, in far too much nipple-hair removal.

Actually, it doesn't. I'm a hairy guy, and after a year+ of taping my nipples with surgical tape for any run longer than 5 miles, I might have lost one hair during tape removal. Take it off in your post-run shower, and do it slowly, and you'll be fine.

Miashara - You're welcome. I think...

Body Glide sounds like it might help. I'll pick some of that up.

Taping --- too much hair around my nipples. I'll also pick that up to see if it works for me though. Edit... just read Jonman's post. Good idea.

Running on beach. I do that at times. But most of the time I stay above on the cliffs. Getting up and down the cliffs is pretty steep.

goman wrote:

Body Glide sounds like it might help. I'll pick some of that up.

Check the pricing for the women's vs the mens. At the Running Room up here, the women's gives you twice as much for about $1 more in price. As best I can tell, the only difference between them is the pink colour on the plastic.

Taping --- too much hair around my nipples. I'll also pick that up to see if it works for me though. Edit... just read Jonman's post. Good idea.

I will have to try that as well. Thanks Jonman!

mudbunny wrote:
Taping --- too much hair around my nipples. I'll also pick that up to see if it works for me though. Edit... just read Jonman's post. Good idea.

I will have to try that as well. Thanks Jonman!

Additional bonus - you get to feel like a pretty stripper as you're putting X's of tape over your moobs!

I've yet to try surgical tape, but I'm tempted. I use round band-aids on runs longer than 6 or 7 miles. They do the trick perfectly, no chaffing and they come off nicely in the shower. The band-aids aren't expensive, but I'll bet it is cheaper to buy by the roll rather than in individually wrapped packets.

Oso wrote:

I've yet to try surgical tape, but I'm tempted. I use round band-aids on runs longer than 6 or 7 miles. They do the trick perfectly, no chaffing and they come off nicely in the shower. The band-aids aren't expensive, but I'll bet it is cheaper to buy by the roll rather than in individually wrapped packets.

I tried band-aids, but I found that I'm hairy enough that they didn't stay in place. YMMV, of course

I'm as hairy as they come. For taping the nips, don't do giant Xs that cover half your moob. It's only the actual nipple not the areola that gets chafed. I put a piece roughly 3/8" square on the nipple. Don't have to worry too much about hair.

ColdForged wrote:

I'm as hairy as they come. For taping the nips, don't do giant Xs that cover half your moob. It's only the actual nipple not the areola that gets chafed. I put a piece roughly 3/8" square on the nipple. Don't have to worry too much about hair.

*wookie-5*

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Jonman wrote:
ColdForged wrote:

I'm as hairy as they come. For taping the nips, don't do giant Xs that cover half your moob. It's only the actual nipple not the areola that gets chafed. I put a piece roughly 3/8" square on the nipple. Don't have to worry too much about hair.

*wookie-5*

I'm imaginging more of all you running a 5K is like a group of Geico cavemen running as a team

I've actually been training for a marathon myself. It's a 5-person relay with my leg being 4.4 miles.

I'm not a huge runner and it's been hell trying to get myself to run any type of distance without just keeling over. I can consistently get to 3 miles outside, but after that it's just a matter of time before the body says enough is enough. How do you get yourself to push for that extra distance? I realize that it's probably just running consistently, but I'm wondering how hard I should be pushing past my normal routine in order to improve? Should I just add .1 to the run for a specific time, then add another .1?

Or is there some other method for improving distance?

Jonman wrote:
CptDomano wrote:

I'm not a huge runner and it's been hell trying to get myself to run any type of distance without just keeling over. I can consistently get to 3 miles outside, but after that it's just a matter of time before the body says enough is enough. How do you get yourself to push for that extra distance? I realize that it's probably just running consistently, but I'm wondering how hard I should be pushing past my normal routine in order to improve? Should I just add .1 to the run for a specific time, then add another .1?

Or is there some other method for improving distance?

Bing-to-the-MF'ing-Go!

Consistency is king with running. Run 3-5 times a week, with one of those being your "long run", and the rest being around half that distance. Increase your total mileage run each week by ~ 10% (but no more!), and your long-run distance by ~ 10% each week.

And run slower. You should not be bonked at the end of your training runs.

Run slower than you think you can.

CptDomano wrote:

I'm not a huge runner and it's been hell trying to get myself to run any type of distance without just keeling over. I can consistently get to 3 miles outside, but after that it's just a matter of time before the body says enough is enough. How do you get yourself to push for that extra distance? I realize that it's probably just running consistently, but I'm wondering how hard I should be pushing past my normal routine in order to improve? Should I just add .1 to the run for a specific time, then add another .1?

Or is there some other method for improving distance?

Bing-to-the-MF'ing-Go!

Consistency is king with running. Run 3-5 times a week, with one of those being your "long run", and the rest being around half that distance. Increase your total mileage run each week by ~ 10% (but no more!), and your long-run distance by ~ 10% each week.

If you want to get fancy, you can mix up the shorter runs with some intervals or fartleks.

Jonman wrote:
Oso wrote:

I've yet to try surgical tape, but I'm tempted. I use round band-aids on runs longer than 6 or 7 miles. They do the trick perfectly, no chaffing and they come off nicely in the shower. The band-aids aren't expensive, but I'll bet it is cheaper to buy by the roll rather than in individually wrapped packets.

I tried band-aids, but I found that I'm hairy enough that they didn't stay in place. YMMV, of course :)

Maybe I have big nips, but these:

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Plus some creative combing when I put them on, didn't extend too far past the nipple and I'm moderately-to-fully furred.

Jonman wrote:

Bing-to-the-MF'ing-Go!

Consistency is king with running. Run 3-5 times a week, with one of those being your "long run", and the rest being around half that distance. Increase your total mileage run each week by ~ 10% (but no more!), and your long-run distance by ~ 10% each week.

If you want to get fancy, you can mix up the shorter runs with some intervals or fartleks.

Okay yeah, that's basically what I thought and is pretty much how I'm handling it right now. I run around 5 times and one of those times is the longer, more difficult runs (i.e. more hills/rougher terrain). Cool, so I basically just need to keep doing what I'm doing.

Probably should've started the training a bit sooner than now though.

Thanks for the advice guys!

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I want this feature on my quick books.

OK, back on the horse after a week off with a bad cold. Wish me luck.

Maq wrote:

OK, back on the horse after a week off with a bad cold. Wish me luck.

Way to go! Be sure not to get discouraged if you need to take it easy for a little while.

I took it at a really easy pace and didn't struggle at all. It was amazing. I feel like I'm ready to ramp it up. I feel like I'm within reach of being able to keep up that admittedly slow pace for 5k.

The pushups, though, fuggedabahdit. did 10 + 12 + 7 then my arms gave out and I collapsed weeping. Clearly my lungs recovered before my muscles did.

Maq wrote:

The pushups, though, fuggedabahdit. did 10 + 12 + 7 then my arms gave out and I collapsed weeping. Clearly my lungs recovered before my muscles did.

I had a day like that last week. It happens. Come back at it strong the next time.

CptDomano wrote:

I'm not a huge runner and it's been hell trying to get myself to run any type of distance without just keeling over. I can consistently get to 3 miles outside, but after that it's just a matter of time before the body says enough is enough. How do you get yourself to push for that extra distance? I realize that it's probably just running consistently, but I'm wondering how hard I should be pushing past my normal routine in order to improve? Should I just add .1 to the run for a specific time, then add another .1?

Or is there some other method for improving distance?

The way to get better at running is to continue running. My first training wall hit me at 5km. No matter how much I jogged, I could not get past 5 kms. Finally, I decided that I would slow down my pace (from about 6min/km to somewhere around 6:45 min/km), and not worry as much about the time it took me. That night, I think I did about 8 km without any problems.

Now, once I realized that, I slowed down my adding of distances and stuck to adding about 3 kms every 2 weeks. Of course, I wasn't able to get in more than 3 jogs a week, so I did *all* of my jogs at a long distance.

Ghostship wrote:

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Maq wrote:

I took it at a really easy pace and didn't struggle at all. It was amazing. I feel like I'm ready to ramp it up. I feel like I'm within reach of being able to keep up that admittedly slow pace for 5k.

The pushups, though, fuggedabahdit. did 10 + 12 + 7 then my arms gave out and I collapsed weeping. Clearly my lungs recovered before my muscles did.

Congrats on running progress. Just keep training the push-ups, they'll come in time.

So my ankle held out for my Navy PFA but I clocked 1.5 miles at 12:13, which is almost two minutes slower than my time in June. Every time I tried to increase my pace, I felt my ankle start to give me warning signs to back off. I decided that discretion was the better part of valour, and that it was better to finish with an acceptable time than to try to get a great time and injure myself again.

Stupid ankle.

Got another pair of minimus zeros that showed up today.

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Gonna use these as casual shoes for the most part until they get beat up. Unfortunately, it seems rainy season began today, and these shoes will not work on the rain. Anyone have any good suggestions for minimal wet weather road runners? I might try the minimus zero trails, but they look like they'll take on water pretty quickly if you accidentally hit a puddle.

Also, anyone have a light running rain jacket that they like? I'm gonna need to get something eventually.

Edit: It looks like the Merrel Sonic Glove might be the ticket for wet weather running. Anyone use these?

Injured..... I have achilles tendinitis on my left leg. I tried running a measly 4 miles yesterday. I had to stop at 2.5 miles. I could have pushed through but I was already close to home and decided not to hurt it more. Iced it and wore a compression sock last night.

I was already injured last week but a friend wanted to start a exercise regime with me. I did okay then we went for a sprint and that just killed it.

Then yesterday I was feeling a bit better and wanted to go for a run. Part of my run was a hill under a bridge. Again I really felt the soreness going up that hill.

More ice, rest, calf stretches and less running for a while. This sucks because running is my favorite form of exercise. I like being outside and I don't feel I get as hard of a workout biking or swimming.

Sweet Jebus did I have an amazing run yesterday. Completed my final 20 mile training run before my marathon on 11/4. I was dreading it, I admit it. But, not only didn't I bonk, not only did I not walk at all even to eat my Bonk Breaker, not only did I do it at or below my targeted pace of MP+15 (averaged MP+13), but I wasn't dying at the end. That's a Goddamned miracle.

To make matters even better, I didn't chafe my thighs to hell! I took a calculated risk and wore a new pair of shorts I'd purchased 12 hours prior to my run. I figured that the worst that would happen was I'd be as bad off as I usually am after a long run, which is bad. Nuh-uh. I had the most minor, maybe 1/2" chafed areas in the old groinal region that's already better today. The shorts, for those similarly afflicted, are these. Relatively long with built-in "compression" shorts which aren't really compression but fit reasonably snuggly. Yeah, I know, I've tried compression shorts in the past and still had problems. What's the difference between these and other ones I've tried? They sewed the seams inside-out so that the excess material isn't destroying your crotch/ass! What imbecile thought having the seams against your skin is a plan? So the fabric actually in contact with you is as smooth as it's possible for seamed material to be. These things are a revelation for me. 20 miles and negligible chafing? F*ck yes, please.

So, maybe I'm going to survive 11/4 after all. And then? That's the last run over 13.1 miles I ever have to do. Admittedly, I don't have to even do this one. But I'm retiring from the marathon distance. I don't enjoy the training very much, whereas half marathons I can still dig. That and maybe the more "adventurous" events like Tough Mudders. Just one more "long run"!

So, just started using the couch to 5k app on my Iphone today to get my body up to being able to do a 5k. Not sure I'll ever actually run one, other than on the treadmill or outside.