I've gotten into running pretty seriously this year, so I thought I'd post a thread and see if there are other runners on CAG.
Idea is the thread can serve as motivation with people sharing their run distances/times, discussing training plans for races, training tips, injury questions, shoes and gear advice and so on.
To start it off, I started running in February and then slacked off some over the summer with traveling a lot and the summer heat here in Atlanta. I've been back at it pretty seriously since September with consistently running 3 or 4 times a week. Currently I'm doing a couple 3-4 mile runs a week, and one or two longer miles (5-6 miles, 6.5 is the longest so far).
I have a Garmin Forerunner 405 watch I use to track my runs, and here are a few of my recent longer runs starting with a 5K race I ran a couple weeks ago.
Distance: 3.15 mi
Avg Pace: 8:23 min/mi
Elevation Gain: 235 ft
Calories: 384 C
Watch time was a little faster than official time at it auto stopped when a race volunteer stupidly stopped runners to let some cars through an intersection (was only supposed to do that for the walkers who started behind the runners). Official time was 26:46 which was good for 156 out of 756 runners overall and 20 out of 54 in the 30-34 male age group.
Longest run to date was last Tuesday:
Distance: 6.50 mi
Avg Pace: 9:19 min/mi
Elevation Gain: 216 ft
Calories: 790 C
Saturdays I run with a local running group from Meetup.com and that's usually five miles.
Distance: 5.01 mi
Avg Pace: 9:20 min/mi
Elevation Gain: 197 ft
Calories: 609 C
And this morning I got in a nice 4 miler.
Distance: 4.00 mi
Avg Pace: 8:58 min/mi
Elevation Gain: 94 ft
Calories: 487 C
My next race is a 10k on December 1st. Looking forward to it. I was registered for one in May, but ended up having to miss it for a family reunion.
Anyway, hope there are some other runners on here as its fun to share running experience and tips and I'd rather not add a running forum to my rotation as I already waste to much time on forums!