r/running 4h ago

Daily Thread Official Q&A for Friday, December 02, 2022

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With over 2,200,000 subscribers, there are a lot of posts that come in everyday that are often repeats of questions previously asked or covered in the FAQ.

With that in mind, this post can be a place for any questions (especially those that may not deserve their own thread). Hopefully this is successful and helps to lower clutter and repeating posts here.

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r/running Aug 07 '22 Helpful

META New to running or the sub? Click here first! Looking for links to the most recent weekly threads or other mega-threads, this is the spot!

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For you new runners, please check out the info that is in the Wiki.

For the beginners finding the sub, please check out the section in the FAQ for beginners (which can also apply to returning runners) as well as the Common Questions section.

There is a lot of info in the Wiki. Yes, some of it is from old posts. Yes, the layout is not the greatest. It is always a work in progress. If you come across info that needs to be updated (or broken links), let us know. If you see a post that should be in there, let us know. If you see a lack of a helpful topic, let us know.

This also has some good tips. This resource is linked in the sidebar/top menu and may have some info you can use as you get started (or back into) running. Finally, if you are looking for shoes and don't know where to start, check out this section of the wiki.

Take some time to the search the sub and browse the daily Official Q&A thread and you will find plenty of tips for getting started/back.

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r/running 18h ago

Article Kipchoge will be at Boston in 2023.

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r/running 5h ago

Discussion Eating junk before running

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So today I ate a carrot cake muffin before my run. I do not get cramps or any kind of negative side effect other then eating the high amount of 700 calories the cake is worth. Does anyone have more information on the subject and if they have personal experience doing the same… it’s that time of year when cakes and candy are “around the house” 😂


r/running 20h ago

PSA PSA: Berlin lottery results are coming today

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Good luck to everyone who entered!


r/running 4h ago

Daily Thread Achievements for Friday, December 02, 2022

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Hey runners, it's another day and it is time to post your accomplishments you'd like to share - big or small.

Note: No need to preface YOUR accomplishments with something like, "this may not be an accomplishment to most of you...". Be proud of your achievement.


r/running 4h ago

Weekly Thread Race Roll Call

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Good morning, Runnit! Another weekend of races is approaching, so let's take a minute to see if any other Runnitors will be laying down those miles with us!

If you're racing this weekend, put a top-level comment below with the race details to help find other members of the community. See a race mentioned that looks interesting? Ask questions! Running your favorite race of the year? Tell us what makes it so awesome!

This thread is just an easy way to help Runnitors find each other in some sort of organized manner and help cheer each other on!


r/running 1d ago Silver

PSA Third (Annual?) December 5k/Day Challenge for People Who Can't Run Good and Who Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too

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This worked pretty well for me last year, and the year before. So why not?

Feel free to join the Strava Group. Or not, I'm not your mother. But it's been a good group of people the last couple of years and it helps keep me motivated to run through a part of the year where I tend to run the least.

Don't feel like you HAVE to do 5k everyday, like, don't run through pain obviously. But I gotta say it feels pretty satisfying at the end. If you can't run, or can't run fast, try it anyway. I tried a bunch of low heart rate training this summer and I had decent results, and you barely move above a fast walking pace for that.

🏃‍♂️💨


r/running 19h ago

Weekly Thread Weekly Complaints & Confessions Thread

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How’s your week of running going? Got any Complaints? Anything to add as a Confession? How about any Uncomplaints?


r/running 19h ago

Question Best watch display set up for accurate pacing: Average Pace or Current Pace as 'big display' on Garmin for first Half Marathon? Also: metronome etiquette

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Dear team, I've got my first half in two weeks, looking forward to seeing if the training pays off...A question for you on pacing.

I saw a video in which the person recommended, if you are looking to set a 5k PB, to set your watch display so that 'Average Pace' is the most easily visible number on your watch. That way you keep your pace at goal for the length of your 5k. Made a lot of sense, and has helped me get my time down.

For a half marathon, however, I'm wondering if reverting to the more common 'Current Pace' would be more appropriate? I ask because I've tried to run 3-4 miles at goal pace, and the Average display isn't responsive enough for me to find the pace accurately, so my mile times were coming in too high and too low (not by much, but it's all going to count on the day).Any words of wisdom? I appreciate that the more experience I get, the more I will be able to judge my pace by feel alone, but until that happy day...

Addendum question:I have been using a little clip on metronome set to 180bpm for the majority of my training runs, to keep my cadence up, stride length down and injury risk down. Works well. I always put it on the quietest beep setting, and people in the park don't care if I beep past them for a few seconds, but will I become unpopular if I try and use it in an official race, with, presumably, poeple whose pace I will match for quite long periods? I am assuming 'Yes', but again, your thoughts and wisdom are very welcome!

Many thanks.

EDIT: I am grateful for the thoughtful input around pacing options. For those who considered the metronome question in good faith, thank you. For those who didn't... you know... hope it makes you happy.


r/running 14h ago

Discussion Didn’t get in Berlin by lottery - tour operator suggestions?

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Super bummed out that I didn’t get into Berlin. It was going to be my first marathon and I was really psyched about it. Please no judgement, but I still really want to take part - anyone here has experience on entry through tour operators? Like which one is the cheapest or best hotels etc. Or if anyone can share their overall experience.

The fundraising option is too expensive since I won’t have time to raise the $5k that most require.

I started running start of this year and have been base building for the past few months to be on track for a marathon training program in the spring/summer.


r/running 17h ago

Question CIM in the cold and wet weather

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First full marathon this Sunday in Sacramento. I have been reading older posts on running in the rain.

CIM looks to be pretty wet. Reading the older posts i figure 60 degrees and raining is probably different from CIM's projected 45 degrees and raining. I am still on the fence about trying to get a light rain shell. Whenever i run in a jacket i usually end up carrying it unless its in the 30s.

Otherwise Ill likely get a visor. Goint to spray shield my shoes and wear balega socks. Clothes are all non cotton. I am a little worried about the knee braces i wear getting heavy but its not the time to go run without them. Gonna glide head to toe I am still 50/50 on wearing my glasses.


r/running 18h ago

Training Good running plans, including cross training? TrainingPeaks? TheRunExperience? Garmin? Other? Help!

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Hi!

I've gotten into running lately, bought myself a Garmin watch and completed their 5K coached plan. I liked the way it worked, but it doesn't include any other exercises other than running. I'd like to have a plan with other body exercises as well (and maybe yoga, stretching etc?). I've signed up to a half marathon this spring so I think these other exercises will be even more important :)

So, I instead signed up to TheRunExperience since I like their YT channel and they seem to focus more on other exercises, mobility etc. Now, I can't say I like their app and stuff that much. It's a bit messy and quite hard to follow. Also, I don't think I can sync the workouts to my Garmin watch?

Then I started looking at TrainingPeaks instead. I see they have a lot of plans you can buy and they seem to sync to Garmin as well.

I guess I could do the 1/2 Marathon coach in Garmin Connect as well and try to schedule other workouts myself... But it would be nice to have it included in a plan.

Are there other options?
What do you use?
Other thoughts?


r/running 1d ago

Monthly Thread November Monthly Updates & Check In Thread

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Let everyone know how your month turned out! Feel free to discuss your racing, training, and any other stats that you may or may not be pleased with, as well as any goals you have planned for the next months.

Here are a few discussion point ideas:

  • Miles this month/mileage goal for the year?

  • Goals for the year?

  • Set any PR's or PB's?

  • Dealing with any injuries?

  • Learn anything this month regarding your training/running?

  • Got any plans for a race, time trial, or FKT?

  • What was your favorite run this month?


r/running 18h ago

Question Started running off my butt / hips finally - I'm all sore?!

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Hey there

I'm constantly working on my form and got told that everything is pretty good except I heavily hip drop on both sides ie do not engage butt / hips when running. I've been getting terrible shin splints and my calves were all sore.

I have very strong core and glutes, so started doing butt activation exercises pre run and focus on running off my butt / engage my hips. Not sure if I do it correctly (I try to squeeze my buttocks with every running step and drive from hips), but my shin splints disappeared immediately. Calves started feeling fresh etc.

The only issue - my side hip muscles (gluteus medius?) are quite sore. They don't 'hurt', but feel sore and I feel them during running.

Is it normal? Is it because I finally use them and I never used them before? Should I do anything, is this a thing to worry about?


r/running 1d ago

Discussion NYC Half Marathon Drawing today!

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Good luck to everyone out there! I’m going to be anxiously checking to see if I get in 🙏🏻 This will be my first half and I reallllyyy want it to be New York.

Anyone have experience doing a charity spot if they didn’t get the lottery?


r/running 1d ago

Daily Thread Achievements for Thursday, December 01, 2022

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Hey runners, it's another day and it is time to post your accomplishments you'd like to share - big or small.

Note: No need to preface YOUR accomplishments with something like, "this may not be an accomplishment to most of you...". Be proud of your achievement.


r/running 1d ago

Race Report Race Report: Space Coast Marathon (1st Marathon)

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Race Information

  • Name: Space Coast Marathon
  • Date: November 27, 2022
  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Location: Cocoa, FL
  • Time: 5:00:22

Goals

Goal Description Completed?

A - Finish - Yes

B - Sub 5 - No

C - Don't Pass Out - Yes

Splits

10k - 1:10:33

Half - 2:28:53

20 Mile - 3:47:13

Finish - 5:00:22

Training

In 2021, I started building up my long runs enough to think I could do a Half Marathon. Signed up for a race in October of 21. Promptly got COVID in July that wiped me out for two months. 8 weeks of training, 2:25 half marathon was completed and I was addicted.

In January of 2022, I knew I was going to race in Space Coast for a full. Needed to build up my base running, so I started working up past 20 mile weeks to 27 and 28 mile weeks throughout the spring. In April, I ran 100 miles which felt like a huge accomplishment. Maintained 80-95 miles a month over the summer, all easy runs because of the Florida heat.

In August, I started Hal Higon Intermediate 1. Modified it, the Tuesday short run was swapped for an Orange Theory workout. I weight trained on Mondays and Wednesdays. The rest day would land on Friday but sometimes I needed to take it on Thursday due to work. Never missed a long run, sometimes I got them done on Monday rather than Sunday due to work as well.

I nailed everything in October and November although, I was willy nilly on when I hit MP runs. Sometimes the long run ended up being close to MP and sometimes the shorter mid week runs were a minute faster than MP. Even participated in Hell Week at Orangetheory during training as well!

Pre-race

Got the weekend off from work, so I drove over to Cocoa on Saturday. I had been watching the weather all week. The high temp was forecasted at 75 degrees a week ago, and now the high temp for Sunday was sitting at 86. The low Saturday night was 70. I trained in the heat and Humidity for most of the block, but also got to enjoy a big chunk of October and early November with nice weather. Part of my game plan was counting on cooler weather for the race itself to help carry me to achieve the goal I wanted. Not gonna happen I guess, I will start hydrating...

No idea what to expect for this race and I wanted t sub-5 hours more than anything. I figured I could surely finish no matter what and could always slow down if needed. The idea of starting slow around 12min/miles seemed boring and would shoot me out of my goal.

Decided that I didn't work hard for nothing this year, I am going to send it. Start with the 5 hour pacer and figure it out from there.

Race

Hydration on point, nutrition on point. No nagging injuries were haunting me. I felt great that morning. All bathroom breaks in the morning were successful. I was ready to go.

I used the Pacer app during training and also had the Race Joy app to track myself. 5:00 hour Pacer Tim, gets us started.

First half felt great. Tim ran aggressively according to my tracking apps, but I think his timing the actual mile marker splits were more accurate as I would later find out. I stayed behind him for the first 6 miles. Felt fantastic, kept hydrated with plenty of electrolytes. Passed Tim around mile 7 or 8. Not because I was trying to make a move on pace, but more to get away from the big pack that was using the Galloway method. Didn't want to waste energy having to navigate past them every time they started walking.

Saw an inflatable shark. Saw a dolphin close to the shore. Saw a dude dressed up as Elvis.

At the Half, both my gps were telling me I was running close to an 11:00 average which is what I ran for my half race last year. Wow! What felt like a great effort then, was zone 2 running this year!

2 notes to make at this point: my gps was wrong. I ran the first half 3 minutes slower than my race last year. It also told me I reached each mile marker before I got to the physical mile marker on the course.

Got out my headphones for the second half so I could jam out and party. Kept up on hydration, and kept my pace conservative still as it seemed this part of the course was a gradual uphill climb. In my head, I wanted to have some in the tank to push on the way back in. My pace bounced around the mid to high 11 minute markers. One 12 mile minute when I got drenched with the hose at Mile 18.

I was getting hot. That's okay, we will have a downhill once we turn at mile 20. I was still ahead of the 5:00 pace group.

Oh, that ever loving sun from mile 20 to 22. Where was the breeze? Where is the shade? How soon can I get back to that hose at mile 22?

I love the heat. I trained in the heat. You know what I did not try to do in those conditions? Try to PR or run faster than easy pace. In training, I wasn't an idiot - the miles just needed completion at whatever pace necessary. Now, the big idiot is trying to hold a pace that is now crossing the border from easy to challenging in feels like 88 temperatures on the longest run of her life so far. Big Idiot.

Hose at 22, cold towels as well. Orange Juice. We can do this.

Alright, walking sounds nice too. From mile 22.5 to the finish line, I ran walked. The 5:00 guys passed me at some point. I wish I would have tried to hang with them, but I was still trying to hold my running pace. Any downhill that I thought should have been there, I did not feel.

Saw my dad with .7 left and he told me I still had my goal if I kept going. Still walked 4 or 5 sections between him and the finish line. I knew if I pushed, I would wake up looking at someones shoes.

The .2 felt like 2 miles, holy smokes i wanted it to be over. I wanted it to be over at mile 24. So hot. So miserable.

All that misery and barely holding on earned me 22 seconds over my goal. DAMMIT.

So yeah, know any marathons in Alaska? Asking for a friend.

Post-race

After crossing the finish line, I sat on one of the coolers with a chunk of ice in my bra and a cold towel. Water didn't sound good. The expo looked about 20 miles away. I have to walk there? Nahhhh

Limped over to a tree and sat down. Wow, passing out sounds like a good option. Dealing with medical people does not sound fun though. Let's put our head down by our knees.

After 10 minutes of the twilight zone and a chocolate milk later, I was ready to function again.

The foot pain was real. BUT DANG IT I AM A MARATHONER!!!!!!!!

Went to Hollywood Studios the next day and limped around. Already planning many half marathons for the spring and a 2024 Full Marathon.

Until next time....

Made with a new race report generator created by /u/herumph.


r/running 1d ago

Daily Thread Official Q&A for Thursday, December 01, 2022

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With over 2,200,000 subscribers, there are a lot of posts that come in everyday that are often repeats of questions previously asked or covered in the FAQ.

With that in mind, this post can be a place for any questions (especially those that may not deserve their own thread). Hopefully this is successful and helps to lower clutter and repeating posts here.

If you are new to the sub or to running, this Intro post is a good resource.

As always don't forget to check the FAQ.

And please take advantage of the search bar or Google's subreddit limited search.


We're trying to take advantage of one of New Reddit's features, collections. It lets the mods group posts into Collections. We're giving it a try on posts that get good feedback that would be useful for future users. We've setup some common topic Collections and will add new posts to these as they arise as well as start new Collections as needed. Here's the link to the wiki with a list of the current Collections.

https://www.reddit.com/r/running/wiki/faq/collections/

Please note, Collections only works for New Reddit and the Reddit mobile app for iOS.


r/running 1d ago

Question SuperHalfs - Anyone done these?

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So i just noticed the Superhalfs is the half Marathon version of the World Marathon Majors (WMM’s). Has anyone participated in these and can provide info?

I have used running as a way to combine vacay with the family and running for myself, so i figure this would help. i have 3/6 wmm's but as an average runner, i dont think ill be able to get in Boston unless i do the charity route. Superhalfs seems like a good alternative.

Home (superhalfs.com)

Edited Thanks


r/running 1d ago

Question Carb loading total calories

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Hi all,

Sorry if this has been asked before.

I’m doing my first ever carb load this weekend before a half marathon on Sunday and just wanted to get some input on total calorie consumption.

Most of the research I’ve read for carb loading has indicated an increase of carbs to 8-12g/kg body weight, which for me is ~770g carbs. This is 1.5-2x my usual carb intake, and I’m a little concerned about the huge caloric surplus that would put me in, even with a proportional decrease in protein and fats. Would it be wiser to consume ~80% of my estimated daily calories in carb form instead, to avoid GI distress? Thank you!

E: thank you everyone for the feedback. I’m relatively new to running (I guess that’s obvious!) but shooting for a full marathon next year. Glad to see the effects of carb loading are negligible and I don’t need to stress. Will maybe swap out my usual late night protein snack for something more carby in the couple days prior and eat a banana with honey before the race. Thanks again yall


r/running 1d ago

Question Winter running shoe studs, Nanoospike alternative?

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I'm still new to running a few times a week and I don't yet have an "old pair" to turn into screw shoes. Has anyone tried any of the many knockoff running spikes strap on options? I was looking for nano spikes alternatives since it seems like they may not be super durable. I run on icy sidewalks, shallow snow, and bare pavement sidewalks. About 1/3 of each surface is on my route all winter long. Slipping so far has been very painful.


r/running 1d ago

Question Best/affordable online running coach

7 Upvotes

Looking for someone to create personalized training plans and check in for accountability/questions. Any recommendations is greatly appreciated!


r/running 1d ago

Discussion World Marathon Majors

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Has anyone here run all 6 of the world marathon majors? If so, how long did it take you to run all six? What did you enjoy about each of them? How expensive was it? Did you gain entry by qualifying on time, volunteering or the lottery system?


r/running 2d ago

Discussion How do people maintain run streaks?

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Hi Everyone!

As I sit here recovering from the flu, I find myself returning to a question I often ask myself - how do people maintain run streaks, especially those people who have been running everyday for years straight?!

Do they never get sick, injured, or tired, have gastrointestinal issues, nausea, hangovers or surgery, take long haul flights, have early or late days at work, be in a wedding that goes from dawn till midnight, give birth, have a sick kid or parent, etc?

If you're a run-streaker, how do you do it? If you had a long streak going at one point, what broke it? I'm 25 and I already have a bad hip, so I'm extra careful about overtraining, I don't ever see a streak being for me. Color me impressed if you're on a streak!


r/running 1d ago

Question Did Salomon's quality go way downhill or something recently?

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Context: I broke my first Adv Skin 5's front zipper pocket 2 weeks ago. My fault, didn't take good care of the zipper and it corroded, tore it and some stitching off. That thing probably had 2500 miles on it before that happened. Good quality item. Loved this pack. Fit perfectly; love the cinch system, which is one of my bigger nitpicks.

Got the updated Adv Skin 5 (same size, Medium) last week. Ran 3 long runs of 10-15 miles in it. Water bottle kept dropping deep into the pocket. Found out halfway through today's run that the right flask pocket's stitching totally ripped and it was falling through.

What gives? Is this a one-off or has anyone else noticed their running packs are more junky lately?


r/running 2d ago

Article Texas Monthly story on tiny HS that only has five male students, and three of them made the state cross country meet in Austin.

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Love this part: "The cross-country squad—Garry Webb, son of the mayor, is the fourth member of the group—is the sole sports team that athletic director Brent McWilliams oversees. Cardenas-Ramirez and Ramirez are from a ranching family, and their work responsibilities at home are such that practices are scheduled during the school day’s athletic period, rather than after school. McWilliams has them run on school property, which might seem odd, given the wide-open spaces surrounding the school. His reasoning: “Liability. I don’t want anybody to get hurt off school property, get rattlesnake bit off school property.” After thinking that over for a moment, he added: “We have plenty of rattlesnakes on school property, by the way.”

Link: https://www.texasmonthly.com/arts-entertainment/cross-country-cinderella-story-valentine-high-school/