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  • I think this describes me as well. HM is definitely a harder pace, but I just run my marathons at my happy pace (which will be faster on race day than the beginning of training due to being trained and tapered), but for my easy runs, I purposefully slow them down about 30ish seconds slower than that happy pace.
  • Ditto here. Mine quit syncing at 3:38pm CST yesterday (well, that was the last time it would let me sync, 1.5 hours later when I tried again, it wouldn't). I thought I'd messed something up, but seems as though I'm not alone.
  • I follow Hanson's and run 6 days a week, so my rest day from running is Wednesday (long runs are on Sunday), so right in the middle. It's actually between speed work Tuesdays and tempo run Thursdays.
  • I followed a traditional beginner marathon training plan for my first. I was running roughly 5 days a week, with 50% of my mileage on my Sunday long run. It was a build-up each Sunday for 3 weeks then a cut back week. My longest was 20 miles. I think I needed that for my confidence and for the mental "ok, I've done 20,…
  • I'm midway training for marathon #3 right now and have lost 16 pounds in that time (well, some was in the month before training started, but still losing on average 1 lb/week). However, I gained about 13 pounds per marathon training for my last 2 marathons (total 26 pounds gained from June 2013 to February 2014). It's easy…
  • I'm a Hansons runner, which is lots of easy miles. It's a rotation of easy/hard. Tues/Thurs/Sun are hard or SOS in Hansons speak which is Something of Substance (speedwork, tempo runs, and long runs), Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat are easy (easy runs with 1 of those as a rest day).
  • I've been logging the calorie count per my Garmin 610 (that I wear with the chest strap when I run), but then the vivofit had been adding an adjustment to it for the day. Well today, it added the entire amount for some reason to it's adjustment (so ran 5 miles, I entered a 5 mile run and 475 calories, with a vivofit adj…
  • Exactly what I quoted and said, unless you have a dr verified reason (aka - podiatrist-verified jacked up feet), no need.
  • +1 If you get the right shoes, there's no need for inserts.
  • If it's less than 5 miles, I don't eat. But 5 or more and I eat half a Clif bar (and the second half after the run) or a piece of peanut butter toast or even a half sheet of graham crackers or half a banana. I just feel better running if I do. I'm apparently an anomaly as I can eat any of that and run 5 mins later no…
  • I always listen to running podcasts while running. The ones I listen to the most are (and have listened to all episodes from 1 forward): - Marathon Training Academy - Another Mother Runner - Runner Academy - Everyday Runners - Dirt Dawg's Running Diatribe - The Midpack Podcast - Running with the Pack - but it ended awhile…
  • 1. Go to a running specialty store and get fitted fro shoes. 2. Don't do stretches on cold muscles. Do dynamic warm-ups to loosen the muscles if you need to such as just walking or running slower than your normal pace. I never warm-up before I run, I just take the first mile slow to ease into it.
  • I subscribe to the easy/hard/easy/hard rotation of days with speed work, tempo/pace work, and long runs all being hard days and rest days and easy runs being easy days. For my first marathon training cycle, I followed a plan that would have rest days both the day before and after the long run. Which means lots of miles…
  • Get up earlier and get it done while she's sleeping. I'm usually running by 5am every day (treadmill in the basement if my husband is out of town), and do dvd's as well. If I don't get it done before getting them up, I get it done at home as soon as I get them home from work/school. If I wait until after they're in bed,…
  • Ahh, thanks for this! My TDEE according to mfp is 1,670, and with my vivofit on rest days, it's around 1735 give or take. So I imagine I'll get an extra 50-100 calories added back to mfp by vivofit each day to allow for this, correct? I think I apparently just really like to play with numbers. I have mfp set to a daily net…
  • I synced mine last night after completing my food log for the day. I'd also ran yesterday while wearing my vivofit/hrm but had already logged my calories burned manually into mfp. It seemed to work perfectly! I got an extra 100ish calorie "bump" from the vivofit, but whatever, just difference in BMR calc's between the two…
  • Agree 100%. I'm pretty sure when Carson says something, it's never wrong. If someone is running 11:30 miles in a race, they don't need speed work, they need more time on their feet. Especially when they're running 15mpw. The mpw and the pace and the time as a runner probably generally all coincide. I don't know many…
  • I fuel much more than the people here, I'm trying to teach myself to run on less in this current training cycle. I've generally taken in a gu every 4-5 miles starting with long runs of about 10 miles. I had to experiment with them over the years during long runs and races to find something that worked. I used gu comps for…
  • Or, you didn't PR because you got wasted on Bourbon Street on Friday night and couldn't keep down liquids or solids on Saturday but ran on Sunday anyway!;) True story. I really love that race though!! Totally flat, beautiful scenery, and what's not to love about being in New Orleans for a long weekend! So many delicious…
  • When I started running a decade or so ago, I basically was doing my own version of C25k, but knew nothing of that program. I'd just get on the treadmill and run, and run a little further each time until eventually I was running 3 miles. As others have said, be careful about not increasing more than about 10% per week. I…
  • #1 is always the shoes. Have you been to a running specialty store and properly fitted for shoes? That's likely the issue.
  • Glad I could help!
  • If you've only just started running, there's nothing more you need to do other than keep running. You'll have improvements the first year or so by just running more miles. And it's generally not recommended to introduce speed work until you've been running at least a year, as it takes that long to strengthen the…
  • Yes, they are for me. I ran 5 miles this morning and according to my HRM I burned 470 calories. If I use MFP's calc, it would give me 610, a difference of 140 calories. That would really add up over a week, especially on my longer runs. I highly suggest a HRM if you can afford it.
  • Keep in mind both the Polar and the Garmin are calculations for your caloric burn and neither is perfect, they're both good guesses. Either guess is probably just as good as the other. Also something to keep in mind is that app's on your cell phone to track your distance/pace are not as accurate as the gps in a gps watch…
  • Wow, let's start with some small goals before we reach for the marathon. I ran my first marathon after running 30+ miles/week consistently for 3 YEARS and it was still the toughest thing I've ever done. And I'd been running 3 miles here and there a few times a week for 10 years. A marathon seems to be a bucket list item…
  • So, a mile with 115 calories sounds just about right to me. As far as the ankles, the very first recommendation is to make sure you've gone to your local running specialty store (not a sporting goods store like Academy, etc.) and get fitted for running shoes (they'll evaluate your gait, figure out which type of shoes you…
  • How many miles did you run/walk total? IN GENERAL, you'll burn around 100 calories per mile (regardless if you run it in 6 mins or 16 mins). If you're heavier, you'll burn a little more, if you're lighter, you'll burn a little less. I also burn a little less on the treadmill (around 90 calories per mile) and a little more…
  • I think the question is why do you care what your average heart rate was? Are you trying to train in a certain range? Or is it to calculate calories burned?
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