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Achievements for Friday, February 23, 2018 by AutoModerator in running

[–]QuietCalamity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just PR'd my 5k at 27:40!!! Also my first run ever with an average pace under 9 minutes! I've recently started trail running & holy hell has it improved my road running too.

Achievements for Saturday, February 10, 2018 by AutoModerator in running

[–]QuietCalamity 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I hit the trails for my second time this morning, 6.2 miles and 593 feet! Felt so carefree to just WEEEE down the mountain as fast as I could. I watched the sky go from orange & pink to blue before my eyes and snapped some pretty pics It was runderful!

Super Moronic Monday -- Your Tuesday Weekly Stupid Question Thread by AutoModerator in running

[–]QuietCalamity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was shocked that on my 3.8 mile, 500ft last weekend my watch estimated I burned over 200 more calories than I usually would in that distance. It was hard work! I've been strength training like crazy to be ready but still didn't quite realize how much more challenging it'd be.

Super Moronic Monday -- Your Tuesday Weekly Stupid Question Thread by AutoModerator in running

[–]QuietCalamity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Going to reiterate go to running store & add a suggestion to try to find one with liberal return policy. It took me 4/5 pairs to find the right ones. Luckily my store has a 90 day return policy where I could really test them out.

Super Moronic Monday -- Your Tuesday Weekly Stupid Question Thread by AutoModerator in running

[–]QuietCalamity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Elevation or Milage? I just ran my first half marathon last month & am now embarking on trail running. I've noticed on trails my pace is about double my road pace due to my local mountain being extremely rocky & hike only in some areas. On weekends I can budget about 2 hours for a long run and I'm having trouble accepting that I can only run 6 miles in the time I used to spend running 12.

Am I crazy to think like this? Will I lose my distance endurance though I'm gaining elevation strength?

2017- The year I became a resolution runner on accident by QuietCalamity in running

[–]QuietCalamity[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also, if you're a newish runner-up don't increase distance more than 10% at a time. Your cardiovascular system gets stronger faster than your body so you'll feel like you can go farther but injure yourself. It feels like it takes forever progressing that slowly but worth it.

2017- The year I became a resolution runner on accident by QuietCalamity in running

[–]QuietCalamity[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They still pop up every now & then if I over do it but for the most part they're gone. First off, just rest when they come up. Trying to run through them only makes it worse. Ice! Also watch your form, I adopted almost a Chi running type form where I lean forward and really engage my core. Lastly, make sure you're wearing the right shoes. This can be challenging, try to find a running store with good return policy as you'll probably have to try a few.

For me, my shin splints we're due to severe overpronation and even stability shoes weren't enough help. I finally went to a podiatrist for custom orthotics & am in much better shape now.

Good luck!

Achievements for Sunday, January 28, 2018 by AutoModerator in running

[–]QuietCalamity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sounds like you'll be in great shape for your half, good luck!

[Question] Buying new shoes or replacing insoles? by SexistJello in running

[–]QuietCalamity 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I second this advice! Even as an American with shit healthcare seeing the podiatrist for custom orthotics was so worth it. They cost me $300 out of pocket but I'm wearing my shoes less & feel so much better.

For us older runners... by vermilionweirdo in running

[–]QuietCalamity 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Me too. I didn't even attempt any kind of fitness until I turned 30 and only got into running seriously at 36. I feel more fit & strong than I've ever been.

If it weren't for the extra skin pooch from carrying 2 babies, I'd look better too.

Achievements for Thursday, January 25, 2018 by AutoModerator in running

[–]QuietCalamity 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Today is my runversary!!! Exactly one year ago I got serious enough about running to track my progress. In one year I've:

  • Ran 427.91 miles
  • Finished my first half marathon
  • Shaved about 2 min of my average pace
  • Found a healthy means of stress relief

Thanks runnit community for being there for me to this past year, I've had so many questions and you all have been great !

Are you running towards or away to/from something? by [deleted] in running

[–]QuietCalamity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Today I ran away. Today was not a run day but it became one. I usually don't run back to back days because I'm so injury prone but today stress was just too much and I couldn't focus.

I've been wanting to add another run day per week anyway so went out and did 3 miles on my lunch break. I felt significantly better afterwards. Mentally I was clear and physically I held up ok, I think I'm getting stronger.

What Are You Wearing Wednesday - Weekly Gear Thread by aewillia in running

[–]QuietCalamity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I scored some 40% off right before Christmas! I love the reflective dots mine have. I prefer Lululemon speed shorts but Oiselle is a close 2nd.

A kid gave me a high-five during my run. This random act of kindness totally made my day. by cooleyandy in running

[–]QuietCalamity 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Today, just 45 min after I read this & responded some construction workers greeted me with "Go girl! Get that money!" . I thought of you & became bummed when I realized no money would magically appear after my run 🤷

Achievements for Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by AutoModerator in running

[–]QuietCalamity 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I ran two days in a row & don't hurt!!! Tomorrow marks my 1 year runversary & I've always needed a day off between to recover but today I just HAD to run off some stress so headed out. I feel so much better mentally & felt good body wise too. Excited to see where this new ability takes me!

What Are You Wearing Wednesday - Weekly Gear Thread by aewillia in running

[–]QuietCalamity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yup! I've actually started scouring eBay for New with Tags gear. Snagged a pair of Rose quartz Speed Shorts for $25!!!

What Are You Wearing Wednesday - Weekly Gear Thread by aewillia in running

[–]QuietCalamity 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Men have no idea the struggle of getting those boob jails on & off. I must try it. Damn Lulu taking all my money.

Official Q&A for Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by AutoModerator in running

[–]QuietCalamity 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is good advice. I can easily see myself being the frustrated one. I need to go into the experience just looking for a friend & see where she is with goals.

Official Q&A for Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by AutoModerator in running

[–]QuietCalamity 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Anything I should know about running with a partner?

I've always ran alone but found a co-worker almost my exact size & pace as me (I'm taking her word) I'm excited for a potential running partner but also oddly nervous about running with someone. Any tips?

What Are You Wearing Wednesday - Weekly Gear Thread by aewillia in running

[–]QuietCalamity 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I have a thing against shorts, I don't like my knees being seen. I don't like seeing my thighs jiggle. I know it's dumb & after a year of running in Arizona, I've realized I need to just get over it.

Luckily, I've found the shorts to help me to so! Lululemon Speed Shorts are amazing!!! They aren't too puffy looking like most running shorts I've found and super comfy. I love them!

Achievements for Tuesday, January 23, 2018 by AutoModerator in running

[–]QuietCalamity 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I tried to PR my 5k today and was 16 seconds short. It's still a full minute a mile faster than my last run so I'll take it!

Official Q&A for Monday, January 22, 2018 by AutoModerator in running

[–]QuietCalamity 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Any advice for a beginning trailrunner? Last time I tried I was a very new runner and it was too much for me, ended up spraining my MCL. Now that I have a half under my belt, & I've doing doing a lot of glute/leg strength exercises I'm feeling closer to prepared, anything I should know in advance?

Strava Best Efforts Question by izzieraine in running

[–]QuietCalamity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No Strava pro but the 8:21 only looks like 2 feet. Guessing that's why.