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  • Hi all. I'm still playing too, and in the interest of helping along with the newest special research, here's my trainer code: 9015 2862 8291
  • If it's the thing newly legal in my state too, it helps me too, and my insomnia is recurrent and intractable. I have also used supplements that use some of the components, but not others, and those products also help and are legal in more places. It also helps a lot with management of pain from neck arthritis. I take…
  • I really enjoy it. The basic functionality is there for free but to activate random zombie chases you have to subscribe. Even without the chases, the ongoing story is engaging and keeps me motivated to keep going. The chases are pretty fun though and it's surprising how much speed you can manage to break out even if you…
  • We've been hot too but it's been cooling down a bit. It really threw me off too as mornings can be difficult due to my chronic insomnia. I'm feeling bogged down too. I haven't run as much the past few weeks because things have been busy, and then the move to dirt is being difficult. I'm going again tonight and trying the…
  • I've been listening to podcasts, and they seem to keep me more distracted than music. I've been listening to Lore and Mysterious Radio (but no alien stuff - aliens bore me). I've been trying Welcome to the Night Vale and it is not suitable for running to, IMO. Too monotonous. Tonight I'm going to try out Zombies, Run, as…
  • Run last night was crappy. I am still having trouble breathing, and I'm achy all over. My legs are sore today again, which is just weird based on my conditioning level (I hadn't been sore in weeks until last week!). I did two miles, stopping a lot but still at a decent pace overall. I changed routes (so I'm not near…
  • I did a 5K race in week 8 after only getting to 4.5, so you're definitely capable of it, especially with race day excitement. Things have been a little rough. I've been having asthma issues for the past few weeks and then on Monday I got mosquito bites. I've had increasing reactions to them and I had a very severe reaction…
  • I've only run twice this week, and once was for just a couple of miles. The week before that, nothing. But I'm up and about to head out to train on our 10K route.
  • I wasn't feeling it last night so I went on one of the dirt trails. It was really tough compared to my straight runs. I only did about 2 miles (about 1.5 on the dirt), slowly for me, and I am actually sore today -- quads and abs. Since my 10K is a trail, albeit paved, I realize that I need to do more trail training if I'm…
  • I woke up this morning and my body said heck no and I went back to bed. So I'm going to run up and down the hill by my house in the later evening.
  • After more than a week off, I did my 5K yesterday. My legs got very tired in the last third so I walked a couple of times (I gave myself a minute each time). I still PR'd by about 30 seconds, which I think was part of my problem. I felt so decent when I started that I ran too fast. After the run, I ran up a hill as far as…
  • I guess this was a rest week for me. I'm planning to do 5K on Saturday as sort of a reset and then I'll get back to 10K training on Monday. Weight and appetite are pretty stable now that the thyroid issue is resolved. I'm also sleeping again, which is nice. So I don't feel too behind. Looking forward to getting back to it…
  • Oof. 80F and super humid tonight. I'm not running.
  • I've had as much as a week off and usually after the first run I'm back on track. It might be a bit harder, but I think that's mostly psychological. You don't lose progress that fast. Do one run that you let yourself be kind of eh on and then go back to where you left off. I feel you on weight. I've been hovering around…
  • I'm pretty much giving up on this week because of the kid's tech week. I did run early on Friday - 5 x 7min/2min (how's that for shorthand I just made up?). However, I got cornered by the costuming director and she needs some help this week so I'll be working extra shifts for alterations. I'd rather run, but success in…
  • Haha, after I said that, I started the bridge program after all. It was supposed to be 5x8 min/1 min, but that was too hard (44 minutes!) so I did 5x7 min/ 2 min instead. That was still 44 minutes and challenging, but doable. I did 3.91 miles at 11:14 min/mile, and I'm good with that considering that some was walking. I'll…
  • I've heard that you can set your treadmill at a slight incline to make it more like running outside. But your time is good and will only get better. I'm still pretty envious of proximity to a park run. I've been sticking with 5Ks and have been at around 32:40 this week. I've knocked 3 minutes off my race time in May, but…
  • Nope. I'm just running 5Ks consistently and working on time. I'm going for sub-30 too. Yesterday I did 32:41. I'm also doing hill runs roughly weekly and I think that's been helping a lot. Just running up and down steep hills for an hour or so, resting and walking when I need to. It's been pretty hot here. I'm trying to…
  • I finished C25K awhile ago and now I'm training for a trail 10K in September. I'm in California and it's hot here too so I tend to run when I can. I generally do one day a week for hill training and a couple of days of longer running (usually about 5K). I'll be trying to add more distance over the next couple of months.
  • Tried to do a 5K yesterday and it was looking like a PR and then I had to pee. :'( 2.4 miles in 25 minutes. I'm going to go again today because the weather is being a little milder than usual and I can't go tomorrow. I'll pee first though. I was going to go to a boot camp class, but it seems like a shame to waste decent…
  • North county of San Diego.
  • Nope, we don't have any at all. We (a local fitness group I'm in) looked into starting an official one, but they cost money to put on, and the organization wants the local organizers to raise at least half of the money, which none of us have time or funds to do. So we've been discussing having unofficial gatherings on a…
  • Did my 5K this morning at 5:30ish. It was so nice and cool and I'm doing much better with my breathing. I can see a lot of improvement in the effort required, probably due to the hill runs and strength training. I did it in 34 minutes, exactly. Last PR was 35:39. I signed up for another road 5K in October, a week after my…
  • I didn't run this morning because I was really feeling the class last night. It was a tabata class last week but this week the regular instructor was back and it was a boot camp set up. I'm sore. The good news is that my running partner is actually available tomorrow morning, and I generally struggle to get activity in on…
  • Race mojo. You are no doubt capable of running faster and I imagine the energy of the parkrun will help with that. I wish we had them here. They seem like a lot of fun and I'll bet they are super motivating. Good job getting to the goal. So I've gotten up and done my hill training at 5:30am the past three Tuesdays, so I'm…
  • I do either depending on mood. I like podcasts for longer runs to keep me distracted. I run on a track around a lake, so there's no street traffic and I use a single earbud, so I can hear what's going on with my surroundings. I've been listening to Lore and Mysterious Radio. I like unsolved mystery/supernatural stuff…
  • Mine was nine weeks too - RunDouble. I went running last night but was only able to go 20 minutes. It was in the 80s (F) and there was no breeze at all. I had been hot all day and was feeling kind of sick and dizzy generally. I really need to get back into a pattern, so I am now planning to just go to the gym every day…
  • I started on C25K in March and was eating at a deficit. Last month I discovered that my thyroid was trashed. I was euthyroid a year ago with pretty ideal for me thyroid levels. Last month -- in the basement. After doing a little digging, I discovered that it's somewhat common among training runners (and as a new runner,…
  • OK, did my 5K. I told myself I could quit at 30 minutes but at 30 minutes I was less than half a mile from done (as I knew I would be) so I just said screw it. 35:38, which is the same as my race time (35:41). And now I'm going to rest for a day or two. I'm getting really sore from the class now, so I will probably plan on…
  • Yeah that's what I understand about the daith too. My migraines are mostly in control at the moment, but I thought it couldn't hurt, and I don't have any med stuff planned that will require it coming out before it heals. That said, I like the aesthetics of the regular cartilage piercing better. I mean, I could just do…
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