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to patrickt, yeah better fight another day. haha. Usually this is what I think of when my joints are bad. I don't want to blow it out.
to juan, good luck. tell us how it went.
Just to liven up the conversation: Who is your favorite runner? What is your motivation, how do you motivate yourself?
My running hero of all time would have to be
Terry Fox, he's one of Canada's national heroes.
I remember TERRY FOX from the late 1970`s or early 80`s. He was an inspiration for sure. I saw the movie about him on the big screen when it first came out.
and Team Hoyt
Motivation: I want to prove to myself that I can be everything I want to be as long as I work hard and never give up no matter how far and impossible it seems.
How: 1.)I ask my self everyday why I run.
2.) I join running forums that is full of wonderful individuals that encourages beginners to elite runners. Everything is positive. No insults and personal attacks there.
3.) Read about it. And my magazine subscription is my fave amongst 7 magazines I subscribe.
4.) And when moments come up that I want to stop, I will again ask myself if that's REALLY what I want.
On the Detroit deaths, they probably have an underlying medical condition that lead to AMI.
people with disabilities yet who can finish the race are definitely an inspiration. we have a member from our team in dragon boat who is an amputee (cancer survivor) too. he competes during regattas.
i ran earlier (adidas kotr). that kenyan runner is fast!!!!
guys, i have a question. every time I ran a 10k, i always feels knee pain. it hurtss so bad, that I find it difficult to climb or walk down the stairs. pain level is guess is 8/10. any suggestions on how I can get away with that terrible knee pains after run? I'm 180-185lbs at 5'8", I believe losing weight is one option. however, during the time I was obese (220+), I frequent running 5K but I do not feel any such pains that time.
Does anyone of you know the secret of the Kenyans' superhuman running skills??
^yeah it's called Powerthirst.
to running kat, I actually saw Team Hoyt in2004 Ironman in my hometown, Kona. I've been volunteering in the race usually at the begginning of the marathon in Ali'i Drive since 1997. In 04, I did as well but I supported with the Hawai'i Army National Guard we tanked up all the water, I'm pretty sure I've seen them on the bike going down Kawaihae, on their way to Hawi (where the bike turns around).
If you want something to motivate you,
and this one I remember for sure
these are real made of Iron.
to draex, knee pain is usually because of the way you run. usually you probably put alot of you body weight in each step, which stress your knees take up. the solution is proper running efficiency, the proper running form that your body should be (eg longer strides, the time that foot stays on the ground, upper body motion--which actually matters a lot). you can research proper running techniques, but really the best advice would be to keep running, your body adopts to your running which in turn makes you movements more efficient.
also like you said losing body weight, not so much 'weight' but body fat. according to research per percent of body fat lost, the better time in each race. Just keep running but also don't be shy to cross train--other cardios, because eventually your body will get so used to running that the amount energy you use will be plateaued.
as for now, remember to take care of your joints. look up knee exercises to strengthen knees and lower body muscles, make sure you rest it properly (the army medicine acronym RICE, rest, ice, compress, elevate...i give this advice almost every week if not day)...if it still hurts, drink some Ibuprofen by your size take at least 800mg with water and food. Run every other day, if it still hurts, stop, make sure you stretch, then run again the next. don't over exert it.
Yeah i saw the video of TEAM HOYT on youtube, i`m at a loss of words (like most people i suppose).
Whenever i hear Kenyan runners, i remember seeing some videos of ABEBE BIKILA back in high school and college. and my hair stands.
Another one of my idols is the great EMIL ZATOPEK!!
^well traditionally yeah Kenyans hold the seat as cradle of champs, but recently it is continually being held by Ethiopians.
Draex, in my experience, pain, like runners knee and shins splits, is a sign that you are probably wearing the wrong kind of shoes. It is also advisable you change shoes every 300 to 350 miles, so it is good to log miles. After a long run, ice your knees and ankles. Sometimes knee pain is brought about by heavy heel strike, try doing a midfoot stirke instead. The best advise I read is to run that feels natural for you. There is this book by Danny Dreyer, ChiRunning. The author differentiates Power Running from ChiRunning, it might interest you.
When you feel pain, it is best to stop. Your body is telling you that there is something wrong. Some runners push themselves too much that they ended up not running ever again.
FA, I usually watch those youtube clips about Team Hoyt. It is very uplifting. I wish I have the chance to watch them compete before they decide to "retire". Thank you for the link. I have pure admiration and respect for people like Julie Moss. What a spirit.
Last edited by running_kat; Oct 27, 2009 at 01:31 PM.
running_kat and FA, thanks for those advice.
the running shoe that I wear is almost 2 yrs old. I have other running shoes but I don't wear them during fun runs (just inside the gym), since I'm more comfortable with it. it might as well try using those shoes for long distance running so as to avoid injuries.... i might as well have to check my form again.
Running in snow covered world today during lunch lol. Pray that I don't trip!
here's a quote to motivate my fellow runners today:
"The harder you train, the harder it is to quit." 'The' Vince Lombardi
Guys, who will join Men's Health Urbanathlon 5/10K on November 22, 2009 at McKinley Hills?
I read that there will be skyscraper vertical run, and scrambling through obstacles. Geezzz.. mukhang mahirap.
"The harder you train, the harder it is to quit"
Allow me to interpret that from my experience.
As a jumper in highschool i got a near fatal accident to my head during practice and was rushed to the hospital, so my parents gave me an ultimatum that another accident meant i had to quit Track OR ELSE! I got another near fatal accident to my head during practice in college (also rushed to hospital), so i was forced to quit!
For months on i got REALLY depressed (bordering on suicidal), good news is i ended up in a far safer sport (Powerlifting) and found myself again.
Lesson i learned: Train hard, yes, but NEVER to the point of sacrificing your sanity for LOVE of sport! It took me decades to appreciate that there IS life beyond training and competing (my wife and kids ) !
Wow my reply is gone, but anyway another motivational for you runner folks:
"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired. When you were younger the mind could make you dance all night, and the body was never tired...You've always got to make the mind take over and keep going."
George S. Patton, U.S. Army General and 1912 Olympian
Run you goddamn hearts out, see you out there! My legs are aching from karate and running but oh if feels so good.
Yeah what happened to your reply, kinda weird.. i had a chance to read it though.