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  1. Ok this is my own running tip from my own personal limited experience and novice physical fitness knowledge. If you lend any credability to me, you're gambling. <G> I found at the start that I was struggling. I'd look at my fitbit ( its a watch too ) and check the time constantly. OMG OMG OMG just 2 more minutes and I can walk again. My body knew it was about to get a rest and it fought me hard to convince me it was out of gas. It's not!! Your body will sabotage you every single time it can. You're brain is lazy. You must fool it!!! Stop looking at the time. Run until you're told to walk. Your body doesn't know when it's going to rest and can't poop you out in advance. Just a nice comfortable pace and get lost in the music. It really really works for me. I think you should try it and tell me your fidnings. Keep your body guessing.
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    The Panda Chronicles

    Yes Jeshi I use Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey protein after I lift and in place of a mid morning snack. I also use Swiftwick Pursuit socks in the winter. Merino wool(Which they are made with) is the warmest running gear!!! Also, don't fall into the I'm not losing weight because I'm gaining muscle thing. When building muscle you will not go up in weight from it until you've lost all the bodyfat. The weight gained from muscle (Even though it weighs more than fat) is a lot less than what's lost. Also, don't fall into the get rid of diabetes by cutting fat and eating whole grains.,I did it for 7 years and it kept me diabetic. When i cut grain and processed sugar from my diet (I went mostly Paleo), my diabetes was gone in 4 months. The nutritionists are WRONG!!
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    Halfway there and Haven't Quit Yet!

    I preplan my runs each week for that purpose. I know what I'm going to run and make sure I stick to the plan within reason.
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    Calf pain 8 months later

    I'm going to have to due to it being a non running related injury this is one for a doctor or physical therapist to comment on. It's more serious in nature. I'd have no clue myself
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    Halfway there and Haven't Quit Yet!

    I took a bit of time to just run before I made any decisions. I trained for 10k myself over 9 or 10 months. I was in no hurry. Ran many 5k races and very gradually eased my distance up until I saw a 10K I wanted to run and by that time I was up to 6 miles.
  6. Good stuff... I recently saw something on a site that side a 12 minute mile is just as far as a 6 minute mile!
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    Halfway there and Haven't Quit Yet!

    Just want to see that in print again <G> Watch the addiciton take you MUHAHAHAHAHA
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    When do u start seeing results

    It depends what results you are looking for. I suspect 3 weeks ago you couldn't do week 3 day 2 so there's some big results. If you are looking for weight loss, it's 90% diet. Running helps a bit but you can't outrun your fork. Eating a proper diet will lose the weight. Running will make you better at running. The two together make you a goal achieving winner!! But as for results, you had some successful results the day you stepped out the door, started the app and began to level up your life!
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    Halfway there and Haven't Quit Yet!

    And that's fine. For me, I'm always checking my cadence, pace and distance. I don't always plan my routes. I go until my watch shows half the distance I intend to run then turn around
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    The Panda Chronicles

    Jeshi, Basing weight loss or fitness on the scale is really hard. Especially when you mix in strength training as muscle has weight. What many of us do is measure ourselves weekly. I measure my shoulders, neck, chest, waist, biceps, hips and thighs. Go by what the tape measure says more so than the scale. If you go this route, consider buying a MyoTape. They are less than 10 dollars and are way easier to use than a standard measuring tape for this purpose.
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    Halfway there and Haven't Quit Yet!

    Congrats Ruthie!! I never doubted you would finish!! All those apps are great but maybe if you keep running, you might want a watch one day. So awesome to hit the start button on your wrist and be able to check your pace and distance without digging out your phone
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    Scared to start

    How about you do just 2 of the 1 minute (I think) running intervals. If you want to quit for the day after that, do it!! Until you get out there and try, you won't know if you want to do it I apply that rule to days I don't want to run. The rule is run a mile. if you still want to quit, quit. I've not stopped after a mile yet
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    Scared to start

    You're signing up for races. I think you do like running more than you may realize I'm just saying running is not the only way to meet fitness goals. Hiking, Climbing, Dancing, Cycling, Lifting, Volleyball, Rollerblading, Skiing, Swimming, Rowing, Martial Arts, Basketball. There's a bajillion things you can do for fitness. Running gives you nothing special in the fitness world over any other sport. Run because you want to run. Nobody has to run, unless they are being chased by velociraptors.
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    Reviewing a session

    You are correct, it is new or um, at least not an old feature KellyAnn. I downloaded it and checked it out. That was not a feature when I purchased it back in December. Back then the pro version just was a support the designers type purchase if I recall.
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    Scared to start

    I've had a hard time with deciding what to say on this one becuse of your first words. "I hate running". Personally I love running and I want the world to run but if you truly don't like it I would say don't do it. There are many other ways to lose weight. In fact, weight lifting in the gym is more efficient at it than running. Also, weight loss is 90% diet. Exercise is just how we become healthier. With that being said. If you want to give running a try, you just may find that you like it. Your fears are warranted because it's something new but guess what? You can't fail!! The minute you step out the door and try, you've won. This is regardless of if you're able to complete day 1 or not. I hope you decide to give it a try. You may find out you like it!
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    Halfway there and Haven't Quit Yet!

    Yes segments aere what you think. If they don't exist, your running will make them
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    Finished week 12

    Great job Rob!!
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    Halfway there and Haven't Quit Yet!

    Endomundo is nice but I sitll maintain you shoudl try Strava. All the different awards you get rule
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    W2D1

    You got out and you run. We all have bad days. The good news is they are usually followed by a good one. You'll nail it on the redo.
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    Halfway there and Haven't Quit Yet!

    Ruthie., I'm a huge fan of Strava. It has a lot of really cool features(like showing you records for certian roads or hills you didn't know had names and rankings) and Strava groups are really fun. I haven't used it to record runs because I have a GPS watch but I have my data set to automatically sync with Strava so I can view it there and participate with my running friends. Runkeeper and Endomundo are decent programs too. MMR I have always been a bit weary about in accuracy. Can't hurt to check out the others and see what you like best. They are all free.
  21. The Back Story So on July 28th I underwent knee surgery. Before you get scared, it was NOT a running injury(So don't think running = knee surgery). We thought I had a rock imbedded in my knee from a motrocycle accident many years ago that was causing pain post run. Turns out I had a small Glomus toumor(benign, YAY!). This caused me to limp for several weeks. The limping caused a tightness in my right hip flexors, quads and piriformis. When I began running again, the muscle imbalance caused me to contract Patellofemorol Pain Syndrome(AKA Runners Knee) in my non surgery knee. The Cure: I spent months in physical therapy working on this. Normally you need to stop running but my PT felt that it important for my mental game to keep me running so he put many restrictions on me. No hills, no running with others, no pacing by a watch. Run easy and by feel. He also knew he needed to keep me training because I was running the Fall Runathon (Pure Tap 5K, Great Pumpkin 10k, Urban Bourbon Half Marathon) Well, I got through them all but the knee has never completely healed. My knee aches every night after I run and with a big spring race schedule, if I don't heal up, I'm in trouble. With nothing official on my schedule until spring training starts Jan 9th, I figure this is as good a time as any. After this mornings 9 miler (which I may cut to 6 if the knee is bugging me), I will be taking a short hiatus from all knee bending and ground pounding activities until Friday mornings breakfast fun run where I'll re-evaluate it. I'll still do core workouts, uppser body lifting/strength training, and possibl the elliptical machien if it doesn't bug the knee.
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    Getting hurt is part of the game

    I just don't see myself using 2 dollars worth of handwarmers every run LOL. I ordered some Merino Wool glove liners to wear inside my Ulti Mitts. Hoping that does it
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    W2D1

    No worries. You haven't lost a thing in under a week. Just go do it when you can!!
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    Getting hurt is part of the game

    I was wearing Saucony Ulti Mitts but my hands are very cold sensitive and all running gloves are rather thin. They warm up after a few miles but it's lame until then. I've run down to 18 but this year I intend to run in any temp. I'm doing the Lousivlle Distance Project Marathon/Half Marathon training program in a month. We run (3 days a week with class and once on our own)unless there's lightning or ice.
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    Getting hurt is part of the game

    8 miles this morning with no discomfort(other than numb fingers in 28 degrees). I think we are getting there. I'll be ready for spring training in a month.
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