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#181 mtxbass1

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:44 PM

Went out for a run Monday. It was 22 with a wind chill of 5. Promptly turned back around and went inside and did some cardio there.

The weather out here in the midwest has been wacky lately. It's usually in the 30's this time of year. It was 62 the other day. 48 hours later, 22...



#182 dmaul1114

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

Got my first long run of the year in today.

Distance: 10.01 mi
Time: 1:35:13
Avg Pace: 9:31 min/mi
Elevation Gain: 284 ft
Calories: 1,217 C

#183 neocisco

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

OK, I'm curious what everyone's height and weight are. Post if you want and I'll go first. I'm 6'0" and 168 lbs. I'm surprised I've stayed under 170 with the holidays and so much rain here the last couple of months. I'd like to get down to 165 this spring and hold there. It will be interesting to see how that works out since I'm trying to solidify with a little more muscle mass while trimming off the remaining fat around my stomach, the final frontier. Thanks a lot, genetic heritage.

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#184 dmaul1114

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

I'm 5'9" 153 lbs currently.

#185 irideabike

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

I'm 5'9" 153 lbs currently.

My mental pic of you has been blown lol. I always thought of you as a bigger guy (6' / 6'1 for some reason)

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#186 blindinglights

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:53 PM

Did 3 miles today, took just under 26 minutes.

I'm 6'4" 200 lbs. Gained some weight over the fall/winter, but my waist has stayed the same so hopefully it's mostly lean.
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#187 mtxbass1

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

My mental pic of you has been blown lol. I always thought of you as a bigger guy (6' / 6'1 for some reason)


haha, as did I for some reason. And Latin/Hispanic...



#188 dmaul1114

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

Lol.

Nope, average height, skinny white guy. :D

#189 dmaul1114

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

Ran a 5K this morning.

Edit: Results up on web now, guessing those are the official ones. 25:40. 193rd out of 1,476 overall, 24th out of 70 in the male 30-34 age group.

Pretty happy with that as I knocked 1:06 off my last 5K race time. Was kind of hoping to get it under 25 minutes, but couldn't hold that pace the third mile after a couple of hills.

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#190 usickenme

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:34 AM

Ran my goal half marathon yesterday. I am happy to say I totally rocked it.

I ran 1:20:20 (6:08 pace). This was a 1 min 53 second PR and way faster than I thought I could do. Even though I wasn't completely sure I could run like that, I still let myself believe so when I felt good, I went for it.

also... I am 5'-8" , 145lbs

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#191 blindinglights

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:37 AM

You are built for speed. I can only run in the 6's if it's 2 miles or less.

4.6 miles today, something like 40:12, I believe.

#192 dmaul1114

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

Great job! I'm not sure i could even do a mile in the 6's much less 13.1.

#193 dmaul1114

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

Got a nice run in a bit ago.

Distance: 6.00 mi
Time: 53:40
Avg Pace: 8:56 min/mi
Elevation Gain: 153 ft
Calories: 726 C

#194 parKer

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

My Garmin seems to be on its way out. Wouldn't even turn on this morning. What watches do you guys use?
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#195 dmaul1114

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:25 PM

I have the Garmin Forerunner 405. Main reason I went with it was for the wireless automatic data transfer. Came with a USB stick you plug in the computer, and it automatically uploads the data from runs when the computer is on and the watch is within a few feet.

The Nike watches are better looking and have more features though. I was torn, but the wireless transfer (vs. having to hook up via USB cable) sold me as I like looking at my run data right away, posting it on here etc.

If you just want to upload your run data once a week or something, then not much of a hassle to have to plug it in though.

#196 Javery

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

Ran my goal half marathon yesterday. I am happy to say I totally rocked it.

I ran 1:20:20 (6:08 pace). This was a 1 min 53 second PR and way faster than I thought I could do. Even though I wasn't completely sure I could run like that, I still let myself believe so when I felt good, I went for it.

also... I am 5'-8" , 145lbs


Damn dude that's awesome. No way I could touch that. I could probably run 2-3 miles under 7 minute pace but then I'd drop dead.

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#197 parKer

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

I have the Garmin Forerunner 405. Main reason I went with it was for the wireless automatic data transfer. Came with a USB stick you plug in the computer, and it automatically uploads the data from runs when the computer is on and the watch is within a few feet.

The Nike watches are better looking and have more features though. I was torn, but the wireless transfer (vs. having to hook up via USB cable) sold me as I like looking at my run data right away, posting it on here etc.

If you just want to upload your run data once a week or something, then not much of a hassle to have to plug it in though.



I had the 405 for 15 days and absolutely hated it because I got one with the infamous bezel problem. It's my 305 that's acting up now. I think the 205/305 was the last wired generation - thank goodness.

I looked into the Nike watch and I've found it has less features vs. the GPS Garmins? I don't like that the data is stored on the Nike+ site and isn't (easily) transferable. I like Garmin's system of being able to upload/download and use 3rd party software. Also, I use an HRM, which I don't think Nike has.
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#198 usickenme

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

good week post race... finish with 6 miles today at around 8 min/ mile

#199 Strell

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:31 PM

First time out since December...22nd or so, whenever I last posted. Felt like I was finally over the flu and the cough to brave the course. 4.2 in 37:22, which is pretty slow, but I've been really gun shy over the whole thing. Nice to know I didn't honestly lose all that much.


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#200 usickenme

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:03 AM

easy week is over. 8.5 miles with 2 X 2mile @ 11:42. Got a 5 mile goal race in April

#201 Strell

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

Anyone have any experience with a FitBit if used purely during runs? I asked about GPS watches a bit ago but still find them a tab higher than I'm willing to pay (which could change this year).


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#202 dmaul1114

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

I had the 405 for 15 days and absolutely hated it because I got one with the infamous bezel problem.


Yeah, the bezel sucks if you're one who changes things while running etc. since it doesn't work if you're fingers are wet from sweat.

I never use anything but the start/stop button so I actually keep the bezel locked when in use so that's a moot issue for me. But definitely a valid flaw for people who do more than just stop and start it (switch between workouts etc.).

Maybe look into the Forerunner 10? It's cheap and only has buttons--no touch bezel or screen. Main drawback that I see is that the screen only displays 2 things at at time so you can't have time elapsed, distance and current pace all displayed at once like on most watches--but have to pick 2 of those 3.


I've been taking a few days off from running. Between the 5k and six miler last week I mildly injured something in the top of my right foot (feels like maybe some tendinitis in the tendon that runs up from the big two). Starting to loosen up and hurt less, so I'll probably run again on Wednesday if it keeps improving.

#203 usickenme

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

6.5 miles today. Seemed like the wind was in my face every direction...booo

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:35 AM

Yeah, the bezel sucks if you're one who changes things while running etc. since it doesn't work if you're fingers are wet from sweat.

I never use anything but the start/stop button so I actually keep the bezel locked when in use so that's a moot issue for me. But definitely a valid flaw for people who do more than just stop and start it (switch between workouts etc.).

Maybe look into the Forerunner 10? It's cheap and only has buttons--no touch bezel or screen. Main drawback that I see is that the screen only displays 2 things at at time so you can't have time elapsed, distance and current pace all displayed at once like on most watches--but have to pick 2 of those 3.


I've been taking a few days off from running. Between the 5k and six miler last week I mildly injured something in the top of my right foot (feels like maybe some tendinitis in the tendon that runs up from the big two). Starting to loosen up and hurt less, so I'll probably run again on Wednesday if it keeps improving.



Wish I had your luck with the 405. Exchanged mine 2 times and gave up, but luckily, I found a deal on the 305 at Best Buy. And, I agree with you that wireless transfer is killer. Plugging in is not so bad, but once you've used ANT+, it's hard to go back to a USB dock lol.

I looked into the FR10, and sadly, no HRM support. Looks like I'll have to check out the 210 or 410. I did a soft reset last night on my 305 and it did the trick for now with no hiccups on my run this morning.
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#205 dmaul1114

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

Ah, yeah I forgot you mentioned that. I never use the HR monitor as I don't really care and don't want to run with the chest strap on.

#206 dmaul1114

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

Finally got in a run this morning. Had been taking some time off for the foot to heal up, and then weather and work wasn't cooperating.

Distance: 5.00 mi
Time: 46:06
Avg Pace: 9:13 min/mi
Elevation Gain: 134 ft
Calories: 613 C

#207 Strell

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:04 AM

42:48 for 5 miles today.

Then I got into a car wreck going home. Hooray!


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:48 AM

My heart rate hits around 170 bpm when I'm on the treadmill. Does that seem a bit high?



#209 mtxbass1

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:38 AM

Speaking of fitness devices. Does anyone use Nike+? I'm considering picking one up.



#210 parKer

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:13 AM

42:48 for 5 miles today.

Then I got into a car wreck going home. Hooray!



Hope you're OK. By the way, your local Best Buy might have a good deal on the Fibit Ultra. It's being clearanced out here.


My heart rate hits around 170 bpm when I'm on the treadmill. Does that seem a bit high?



Hard to say what's high for you. I would do a rough estimate of your max HR = 220 - your age and get your estimated activity range from there.
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