What’s the one thing you’d like to know about running? Whether it’s how to get started (or re-started), how to overcome injuries, how to adjust your stride/body movements to run differently, the right apparel to wear, the smartwatch to get, or anything else — what would you like to know?
There are a lot of us here who are at a wide range of experience levels, and I know we have quite a few running coaches here too — so please, if you have knowledge to share, please feel free to chime in! All I ask is that we be helpful, supportive and constructive (as I know all of you are!).
I always look forward to hearing what you have to share, as many of you know way more about running than me! — Terrell
Not sure how to send photos on this forum. But funny story. I changed hotels recently, moved from a Staybridge to a Marriott. It was 40% chance of rain this evening for my daily mountain trail run west of Denver. I hit up the new hotel gym, treadmill out of service. So off to the mountains I drive. 1/2 way into my trail run, it starts raining. 60 Deg F in a t-shirt and shorts. Fastest time ever! We have a saying in the Army. If it ain't rainin' it ain't train'in and if its snowin' we're going.
I’m interested to know when and how to start adding in Intra run fuel. My “long run” days are creeping close to 90 minutes. Is it time to add some carbs of some sort? I say long run in quotes becomes I am working on building aerobic base back up. Currently doing about 10-15 min on the rower, 45 min run/walk on a tread and 15-20 min on the bike. Hoping to maximize aerobic gains while minimizing injury. I’m not the lightest of runners at the moment.
How to not get injured while increasing distance?
I am visiting in jakarta indonesia. I have ran 4 days, slow 5k, 10k runs and some 100 yd sprints, and garmin says I have reached 100% acclimation. That's definitely not right.
What's the best way to to run in 90% humidity with temps from 80 to 95 f. I am hydrating well. Starting my run when the sun comes up, wearing drifit clothes. What else can I do so I don't feel so zapped.
Been doing zone 2 running because it’s said to make me run faster. It didn’t. What else am I missing?
If anyone here has read any of Christopher McDougall's books, you will know about barefoot or minimalist running. I am curious whether anyone here has tried it after running in the typical running shoes and what your experience was/is with this. By minimalist, I mean any running shoe that has less cushioning and/or less heel drop than the average running shoe. It doesn't have to be Xero, Merrell, Vibram, or Luna sandals brand. A brand like Altra is fine too. I want to try, but am a bit hesitant.
Slipped last Sunday trying to avoid a puddle on he Towpath on fractured my shoulder -- have an appointment next week --- hoping I will feel well enough to walk/run a 5K for American Cancer Society on Father's Day. Is 7 weeks possible or will I need longer?
Hey Terrell...thanks for the opportunity for questions man! Much appreciated.
I'm in week two of a 20 wk plan for my first full. Only have ever run a 10K once. Figure I've got 5 months. Give me 5 months and I'll get anything done!
That said, I've got lots of work to do...and a bunch of I don't knows.
I've been trying to keep my cadence up during my long, slow runs, but my HR seem to increase more when I do. Should I forgo the cadence idea on HR training runs, or stick it out and the base will come around eventually?
I've been sidelined for almost three months with acute plantar fasciitis. 'Have been under the care of a podiatrist, too. There is SO much conflicting information concerning treatment. 'Guess I'm wiling to hear what has helped others.
I’m working on pace. For the half, I always seem to start too fast I think and it ruins the end of the race. I don’t know how slow is slow enough but not too slow.
To lower my HM PB, would it be helpful to follow a FM training plan, or stick with a HM plan?
I'm trying to work on my aerobic fitness and learning about zone 2 training, but the slower I run to get my heartrate in the zone, the more impact it has on my knees. Should I just switch to walk/run until I can get my pace up with low heart rate?
I'm curious as to how often runners replace their running shoes (e.g. sneakers, trainers). Mine are over 20 years old. They have thousands of miles on them and have been in more than two dozen states, as many countries and on 4 continents. Currently back out in Colorado...