August 2018 Running Challenge

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  • RunnerGrl1982
    RunnerGrl1982 Posts: 412 Member
    Orphia wrote: »
    @KeepRunningFatboy You have that bike race coming up soon.... you ready?

    @LaDispute57 the key to that race is how many donuts one can eat, and the find the bonus donuts at the last stop.

    @KeepRunningFatboy has run his final mile, and that was his last stop in here.

    I gather from his family's posts on Facebook he passed away suddenly on Friday.

    He was inspirational in so many ways.

    He'd run a marathon in more than half of the states in the USA.

    I will always remember him as the person who inspired me to quit drinking, in February, by posting about being kind to "Tomorrow You".

    Thank you, dear friend.


    So tragic. Terribly sorry to hear such news. I did not know him, but my thoughts are with his family. Very sad indeed.

  • Avidkeo
    Avidkeo Posts: 3,157 Member
    edited August 2018
    @Avidkeo there's actually some people who disagree with the idea that you need to use stability/motion control shoes "against" pronation. And I once read about a study (which I can't find again right now) where they had some overpronators run with motion control shoes and some with minimalist shoes and found no difference in the number of injuries. Although if I remember the test group wasn't very large.

    From personal experience, I know that I was diagnosed as a "strong overpronator" when I started running and went to a specialist store with video gait analysis. The diagnosis was repeated the next two times I did an analysis, and I always bought stability shoes with 12mm drop. I was pretty much fine with that - had a bit of shin splints every now and then, but nothing too bad. Until one day (due to a bit of confusion at the store when the shoes I was looking for were sold out and the store employe obviously mixed up his recommendations) I bought the Brooks PureFlow 3, which were neutral shoes with 4mm drop. I couldn't exchange them right away after I noticed, so I tried them out and didn't have any problems. Actually, even the shin splints went away and didn't come back, but I don't know if that was due to shoes or coincidence. So since 2014 I've switched to neutral shoes with 4-6mm drop.
    (not the PureFlow anymore, I really loved the 3s, but when I bought the 5 I found Brooks had changed them and they seemed too narrow in the toe box anymore).

    I did have some trouble with my left knee last year, but I blame that on a combination of ramping up distance too aggressive during marathon training, and the Saucony Kinvaras that started breaking down already around 300/400km (and I kept running in them too long since I didn't want to believe it, I usually put twice that distance on a pair of running shoes before retiring them).

    I'm not saying shoes with less flex aren't going to help you, but you don't have assume that less stable shoes are automatically worse. And maybe you could look into some strength training that would help with weaknesses or imbalances in the hips or glutes, sometimes shoes are not the only think to blame if you feel pain while running.

    ETA: I didn't find the study I was looking for, but discovered this meta-analysis (=a summary of the literature by grouping studies together) instead, which is also interesting: http://www.jospt.org/doi/abs/10.2519/jospt.2014.5342?url_ver=Z39.88-2003

    Interesting. Ill see if I can find the article and have a proper read when I get to work.I know that even since I was a teenager I've looked for good arch suppein shoes or I would have pains in my ankles similar to what I'm getting now. I remember wearing really bad shoes about 10 years ago and being unable to walk because of this. When I started exercising 18 months ago I was getting pain in my knees, my physiotherapist took one look and said I overpronate and need more supportive shoes. Switched to a pair and the pains immediately went away.

    I know this is all anecdotes and that does not make evidence, but I feel for me I need the support. I'm not in any pain after yesterday's test run in my old shoes SO I think it's probably that other extrememly flexibile shoe is not right for me. Add in too much, too fast, too soon and of course I got an injury. I was never happy with those shoes. And my other running shoes are definitely not as supportive. I can feel every step stretching that tendon now.

    So I agree that stability shoe is probably not totally necessary, for me, i need something that's going to support my arch. Probably cognitive bias lol. ETA I do a lot id strength training for this reason.
  • Avidkeo
    Avidkeo Posts: 3,157 Member
    So sad to hear the news about keeprunningfatboy. He was such a supporter on strava and had an awesome sense of humour. I won't be running for the next 2 days but will dedicate my next to him. I knew him such a short time, 1.5 months but he left a lasting impression
  • workaholic_nurse
    workaholic_nurse Posts: 727 Member
    @Teresa502 Glad to hear there were no people or animals lost, had to respond to a barn fire a number of years back in early winter where the poor gentleman lost about 20 head of cattle and sundry other animals. :(
  • polskagirl01
    polskagirl01 Posts: 1,720 Member
    AlphaHowls wrote: »
    8/1 15.31 miles
    8/2 15.67 miles
    8/3 15.35 miles
    8/4 15.33 miles
    8/5 15.34 miles
    8/6 16.39 miles
    8/7 17.64 miles
    8/8 18.02 miles
    8/9 15.21 miles
    8/10 22.42 miles
    8/11 27.33 miles
    8/12 15.13 miles
    8/13 16.39 miles
    8/14 18.12 miles
    8/15 17.38 miles

    107 days running streak, 261.03 miles to date for August

    How many days has your running streak been half-marathon distance or longer?
  • rheddmobile
    rheddmobile Posts: 6,841 Member
    Oh gosh, so sorry to hear about @KeepRunningFatboy - he was an inspirational person to me, as a former fat chick who needs to keep running.
  • LaDispute57
    LaDispute57 Posts: 371 Member
    August goal: 180 miles

    Date................Miles............Total/Remaining
    8/1...................Rest.............. 000.00/180.00
    8/2...................Rest.............. 000.00/180.00
    8/3...................Rest.............. 000.00/180.00
    8/4...................20.00............... 20.00/160.00
    8/5.....................5.00............... 25.00/155.00
    8/6...................Rest................. 25.00/155.00
    8/7.....................9.00............... 34.00/146.00
    8/8.....................5.50............... 39.50/140.50
    8/9.....................5.00............... 44.50/135.50
    8/10.................Rest................. 44.50/135.50
    8/11..................24.00............... 68.50/111.50
    8/12.................Rest.................. 68.50/111.50
    8/13.................Rest.................. 68.50/111.50
    8/14..................10.00............... 78.50/101.50
    8/15.................. 5.75................ 84.25/ 95.75
    8/16.................. 7.00................ 91.25/ 88.75

    Upcoming Races:
    August 25, 2018 Bubble Run 5K (Pittsburgh, PA)
    October 20, 2018 Sinnemahone Ultra Marathon Trail Run 50K (Emporium, PA)
  • kevaasen
    kevaasen Posts: 173 Member
    edited August 2018
    Elise4270 wrote: »
    If anyone is interested in playing stalker or just showing support for dennis' family, he has a family member, Steve Ley. Dennis was Steve's only strava follower.

    I followed, he followed me back. Figure itd be a nice gesture if a bazillion of us picked up Steve. I found him on dennis' last run, 8.9.18

    I too have been bummed about Dennis's passing even though we had never met, the common bond of being the same age, finding joy and a passion in running and his @KeepRunningFatboy name was so very clever it just made him relatable and inspirational. I saw Steve's comment on his last run earlier today but was at a loss of words to share my sadness at that time. A very nice gesture on your part to connect with him
  • Scott6255
    Scott6255 Posts: 1,748 Member
    Great race @MobyCarp!
    @Teresa502 sorry to see the barn burning. That is tragic.
  • ContraryMaryMary
    ContraryMaryMary Posts: 1,570 Member
    Orphia wrote: »
    @KeepRunningFatboy has run his final mile

    So sad. Life is too fragile. I enjoyed his posts.