SparkPeople Master Runners; 40 and over Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14917 For runners of all levels who have hit the infamous 'master' level (age 40 and older) and who would like to share their experience as an 'older' runner. SparkPeople Master Runners; 40 and over Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14917 OFFWERUN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x60004475 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi OFFWERUN <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:22:00 EST ANGIEMOM5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x59962414 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi ANGIEMOM5 <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Sun, 7 Dec 2014 18:33:02 EST PDXBRIAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x59824414 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi PDXBRIAN <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:30:43 EST SHEPMOM50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x59812917 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi SHEPMOM50 <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:26:22 EST NY2KS1974 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x59812761 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi NY2KS1974 <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:10:41 EST BEHKHEKKHUN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x59681007 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi BEHKHEKKHUN (aka Tim) <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Thu, 6 Nov 2014 09:18:07 EST BONNIEK123 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x59619121 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi BONNIEK123 <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:36:22 EST Hormones + Running =Slower times? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x59596457 I went on a bc pill about 3 weeks ago and my running times are going uphill at an embarrassing pace. Haven't changed anything else and with the cooler weather my times should be dropping, not rising. Help! Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:11:11 EST KKP4673 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x59499724 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi KKP4673 (aka Kate) <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:54:13 EST KIMBERLYKJONES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x59433758 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi KIMBERLYKJONES <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> and.... congrats on completing your first half marathon :-) <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:04:45 EST from Runner’s World, their quote of the day…. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x59334227 from Runner’s World, their quote of the day…. <BR> <BR> If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run. – John Bingham Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:37:50 EST CALVING42 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x59225190 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi CALVING42 <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:02:11 EST RUNSWITHDEER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x59167452 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi RUNSWITHDEER (aka Chas) <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:53:29 EST 10 tips for new marathoners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x59081932 hi everyone <BR> i saw this article online at runners world and thought it was with posting here <BR> (see link below) <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> <BR> http://www.runnersworld.com/race-trainin<BR>g/10-tips-for-beginning-marathoners?ci<BR>d=NL_Beginners_1823154_09032014_10Tips<BR>forNewMarathoners Mon, 8 Sep 2014 13:29:40 EST ARTISTSBRUSH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x59048475 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi ARTISTSBRUSH (aka Megan) <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 06:48:04 EST changes to SparkTeam and Message Board pages http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x58912960 hi everyone <BR> i got a message about changes that are coming next week - some of you might like to know.... <BR> have a great day, <BR> pdq <BR> <BR> _________________ <BR> Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> A few weeks ago we asked you to complete a survey about the widened/redesigned SparkTeam and Message Board pages. Based on your feedback, we have made changes that will be launching early next week. We’ve created a short video so that you can see what the pages will look like ahead of time (d... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:37:58 EST What's your mantra? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x58889462 My running mantras come out of my subconscious when I am really pushing myself. Today I was doing speed work (fartleks) and what came to me was "Make it count." <em>198</em> So I kept repeating it. I don't have a regular mantra... different ones just pop into my head and I think that makes it fun. <em>30</em> What are some of you running mantras? <em>67</em> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:23:36 EST VERNEJORDAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x58845695 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi VERNEJORDAN <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:48:02 EST Hiking and running? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x58728315 Looking to see if any of you runners are also hikers? I am training for a couple of long races, including my first marathon and I am wondering and looking for any tips on how hiking can fit in. I sometimes have to choose between my hiking friends and my LSD and I wonder if I have to. We do some pretty good mileage when we hike. <BR> Next week they are doing a hike that I really want to do but I have my last and longest LSD on Saturday of 15.5 miles before my 18.12 Challenge. I know the run m... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 10:03:32 EST changes to spark pages... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x58559069 hi everyone: i got the following message from coach jen and thought you might like to know about these changes to spark pages... <BR> hope you're having a great day <BR> peter <BR> <BR> __________________ <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We'll be making a small change on the Start page tomorrow, and I just wanted to give you a heads up. Some of you asked about the wheel disappearing this week from the left side of the page. We are going to move the link to spin the wheel as well as the to... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:32:53 EST No race, no refund http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x58507204 Just got this as an 'alert' from a local running club. Apparently there was a 'Mud" race in Iowa that was cancelled and no refunds given and they are commenting on it: <BR> <BR> "Folks be aware - according to some industry sources this is happening more and more often - races cancelled after you pay and no refund!! Google the race and the promoter - this one was a company called Hard Charge!" <BR> <BR> Have not had this happen to me yet, knock on wood ;-). <BR> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:29:37 EST KARLA1842 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x58474897 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi KARLA1842 (aka Karla) <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 04:13:57 EST SEOUL72 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x58371425 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi SEOUL72 <BR> <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:36:24 EST SIdewalk/trail etiquette http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x58346402 Warning: possibly a ranty post. Was running today down my usual trail and saw 2 healthy, young ladies walking side by side coming my way. The trail is wide enough for two, not three, with a grassy ditch on either side. No problem, I thought...one of them will step behind the other so I can pass. Yeah, no. Is there a law somewhere stating the runner has to forfeit the right of way and fall halfway into the ditch? It just burns me. *end rant* Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:52:23 EST BA5454 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x58269658 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi BA5454 <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:19:10 EST AMYEVANGELINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x58127319 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi AMYEVANGELINE (aka Amy) <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 07:47:47 EST IRUNTHINGS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x58005578 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi IRUNTHINGS <BR> and <em>235</em> to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Mon, 26 May 2014 16:50:41 EST Inspiring stories about Masters Runners! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x57942220 <link>www.runnersworld.com/elite-runners/p<BR>aula-radcliffe-plans-one-more-marathon<BR>-in-london-in-2015 </link> <BR> <BR> Paula Radcliffe story! <em>67</em> Tue, 20 May 2014 19:18:37 EST NANLEYKW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x57935068 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi NANLEYKW <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Tue, 20 May 2014 07:22:22 EST Training plan for beyond the finish line????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x57867079 I can't help but feel a little disappointed that most of the traditional training plans leave you at the finish line. <BR> <BR> The next week or two recovery weeks are forgotten..... any ideas out there? Wed, 14 May 2014 06:49:23 EST COYOTEDAVE23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x57675082 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi COYOTEDAVE23 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:55:49 EST KIMP123 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x57629046 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi KIMP123 (aka Kim) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:27:00 EST DDB0416 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x57602071 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi DDB0416 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:22:15 EST JJREEBOK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x57567797 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi JJREEBOK <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:34:05 EST HERMIEME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x57327443 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi HERMIEME (aka Emmy) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:50:47 EST SHERRYLHBB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x57293098 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi SHERRYLHBB <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:16:13 EST 1SPORTSNUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x57103058 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi 1SPORTSNUT <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:15:14 EST Moleskin? New Skin? Other options? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x56958553 Does anyone have experience with these products? <BR> <BR> I want to protect my arch that was irritated by my orthotic where the covering had worn off. They’ve been recovered but until they are thoroughly broken in, I want some extra protection. <BR> <BR> Short runs seem OK, but I don’t want a setback. 2 weeks until my HM. <BR> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 07:40:03 EST PUPPIESPONIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56894293 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi PUPPIESPONIES <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:25:11 EST TRIXIE888 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56870448 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi TRIXIE888 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 09:43:17 EST USER890 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56870415 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi USER890 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 09:41:34 EST LAKEPERSON56 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56844792 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi LAKEPERSON56 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:46:32 EST SEAKATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56723232 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi SEAKATE <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:31:51 EST JULIABELANGER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56681081 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi JULIABELANGER (aka Julia) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Fri, 7 Feb 2014 08:33:40 EST PINGADING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56681064 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi PINGADING <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Fri, 7 Feb 2014 08:32:24 EST OONAOWL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56588098 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi OONAOWL <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:58:24 EST KONRAD695 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56578760 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi KONRAD695 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:21:03 EST Runner's World http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x56574153 i get two daily emails from Runners World. one is their "RW Quote of the Day". well today's is from Sarah Condor (runner and author) and it really caught me and thought i'd share here…. <BR> <BR> "Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running." <BR> <BR> well ain't that the truth! <BR> cheers, <BR> pdq Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:58:26 EST Running with an iPhone (Question) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x56529595 Hello Team, <BR> <BR> OK here is my Question: <BR> I have a iPhone with Spark People APP to Track exercise using the GPS Workout. Does anyone have any insight or suggestions on how to hold an iPhone to run? <BR> <BR> I keep seeing folks with bands around their arms running but I imagine that most are heart monitors. Is there some kind of a band or a special way to carry an iPhone and run? <BR> <BR> BTW I really like the Spark People APP on my iPhone. <BR> <BR> <em>295</em> <BR> Jan... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 01:06:59 EST HOBBESIS49 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56522112 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi HOBBESIS49 (aka Jane) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 13:20:32 EST JAN155 (aka Jan) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56417875 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi JAN155 (aka Jan) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:19:23 EST SLIMBOT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56405118 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi SLIMBOT <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:11:30 EST Hooray for plodders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x56402442 Entirely unsurprising article from the NY Times containing such nuggets as this one: "Ultra-runners past age 40 whose training pace was more plodding were far less likely to be sidelined with injuries." <BR> <BR> <link>well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/wh<BR>at-ultra-marathons-do-to-our-bodies/?s<BR>mid=fb-share </link> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:49:12 EST What heart rate monitor do you recommend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x56364264 I just purchased a Polar FT7 heart rate monitor and sent it back because I had the hardest time reading the darn thing. Even with the backlight I had great difficulties reading the tiny characters on the dark background of the watch face. <BR> <BR> Anyone have something they love and want to share what you are using? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Don in Chesapeake Beach, MD Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:34:01 EST CROSSEDFLAGS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56342348 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi CROSSEDFLAGS (aka Don) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> cheers, pdq <BR> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 09:16:15 EST BEAUNOZE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56289240 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi BEAUNOZE <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 9 Jan 2014 12:24:38 EST ANNWOGGER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56274657 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi ANNWOGGER (aka Ann) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Wed, 8 Jan 2014 12:52:31 EST SHARON7464 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56225235 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi SHARON7464 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:36:48 EST NINETOZE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56225145 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi NINETOZE <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:32:00 EST Fuel for running http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x56209120 Hi all: I'm training to finish a half-marathon in April. While my miles are still pretty low, I'm beginning to wonder about fuel during the race. I know it's an individual thing, but does anyone have any preferences for stuff? I mean, do you go for liquid fuel or candy or gels or something else? And how do you carry it, if you use it? <BR> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 08:54:20 EST MISSYSANS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56135411 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi MISSYSANS <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 08:35:29 EST TERESAD1968 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56135388 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi TERESAD1968 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 08:33:59 EST Hello from Cape Cod http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x56126915 I am 60+ yr old returning female runner after a few years off due to illness. Last race was 1/2 marathon which I finished (not last!). I've run 5Ks, 10Ks, and the Falmouth MA Road Race twice. Looking to get back to my fitness level and lose 25 lbs in 2014. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:48:52 EST See you in Bethlehem ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x55820993 Years ago I read an article somewhere about how various runners celebrate the holidays. One runner said that she ran the distance from Nazareth to Bethlehem over the 12 days of Christmas. It is approximately 75 miles and works out to about 10k/day for 12 days starting Christmas day and ending January 6th. I have done this ever since I read that article (although, I break up the mileage differently than 10k/day). It's a real kick start into the New Year and good way to burn off some stubborn h... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 03:25:26 EST RACINGTODOIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x55803243 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi RACINGTODOIT (aka Karen) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:16:11 EST Calf strain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x55753787 A calf strain kept me from being able to do the Des Moines marathon last month. <em>234</em> <BR> As I did research on this injury I discovered it is more common in masters runners. Here is an article about it. <BR> <link>runnersconnect.net/running-injury-pr<BR>evention/age-and-calf-injuries/ </link> <BR> As a masters runner what are you doing to prevent injury? <BR> <em>273</em> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 18:02:41 EST What is your favorite winter gear? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x55753736 Well the temps here in IL are dropping so I have been needing to get out my winter gear. The temp with the wind chill for my long run yesterday was 9 degrees. I made a rookie mistake and did not wear a warm enough hat and my ears were freezing! <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Some of my favorite winter gear: <BR> -my saucony USB charged light up reflective vest! <BR> -my petzl headlamp <BR> -wool long length ski socks <BR> <BR> What is your essential winter gear? <em>425</em> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 17:55:52 EST OLDEROWL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x55753272 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi OLDEROWL <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 16:58:25 EST LUTRAP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x55753253 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi LUTRAP <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 16:55:18 EST changes on the nutrition page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x55728428 hi everyone: <BR> in the spirit of letting you know…. <BR> <BR> this info was posted about the changes on the nutrition page: <BR> <BR> This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail: <BR> 1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our homepage and Start page. <BR> 2) As part of the redesign, we moved a few things around the pa... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:26:29 EST GETTINGFIT4HIM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x55666328 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi GETTINGFIT4HIM (aka Judy) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 10:32:49 EST WUNDAYATATYME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x55586926 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi WUNDAYATATYME <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 17:02:29 EST JUSTJAC2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x55549442 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi JUSTJAC2 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 7 Nov 2013 09:42:40 EST Running when sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x55495915 Just curious--a recent head cold brought up the question. Running when you're ill--are there any 'rules' to this? Like with a fever, you shouldn't run? Or is it a 'run if it feels good type of thing'? I think I remember that while running is excellent, it may lower the immune system a bit for a short time? Sun, 3 Nov 2013 06:58:09 EST Thanks for the warm welcome ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x55458881 Did a 10mile long run this weekend (first double-digit run after a 18 month hiatus) and decided to celebrate by joining running sparkteams . I'm training for NOLA in February and a 57k in March (my 57th bday). Looking forward to "running" and talking" with you all ! <em>134</em> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 06:18:48 EST KATTURTLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x55428295 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi KATTURTLE <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:57:39 EST MARINEMAMA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x55410074 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi MARINEMAMA <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 09:39:41 EST MBMCNEESE84 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x55399727 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi MBMCNEESE84 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:52:21 EST KCFEMME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x55356034 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi KCFEMME <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:25:58 EST RUNTRACKMIND http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x55331886 <BR> hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi RUNTRACKMIND <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 17:53:45 EST DGARNER211 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x55179483 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi DGARNER211 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 7 Oct 2013 19:49:35 EST SMITTY4RL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x55125241 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi SMITTY4RL (aka Ann) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 3 Oct 2013 09:58:59 EST MBTEPP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x55110343 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi MBTEPP <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Wed, 2 Oct 2013 08:24:39 EST MAMA_FOG79 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x54750480 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi MAMA_FOG79 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 2 Sep 2013 10:11:06 EST IRONMOM39 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x54692381 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi IRONMOM39 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:01:44 EST BETONME2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x54654599 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi BETONME2 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq Sun, 25 Aug 2013 14:20:16 EST Join Us & Set Your Own Running Streak Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x54606338 I was inspired by Grandma 12542, who has just committed to a 30-day / 1 mile per day running streak for herself. <BR> <BR> I have tweaked this for myself, and am committing to 5-day / 2 mile per day "increments" which I hope to renew every 5 days, but will adjust for myself as needed. This I think will work for me as I want to set attainable, reasonable goals that work with my crazy schedule. <BR> <BR> If you'd like to join, with your own "Running Streak" goal, please feel free to step (or ... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:04:11 EST A Mile A Day Streak for 30 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16354x14917x54564225 I'm going to challenge myself and my husband to do 1 mile a day walking or running and on rainy days we can use a Leslie sansone video. If anyone else is interested please join along. I get lazy at times in-between run days and this will help and not be overdoing it. on rest days you can even break it up. Sun, 18 Aug 2013 06:36:09 EST Tips for Masters Runners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x54550118 Here is a link to some tips for masters runners. -Maybe a good discussion starter! Hope everyone is having a good end of the summer! <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>running.competitor.com/2013/03/train<BR>ing/dos-and-donts-for-masters-runners_<BR>45682 </link> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:42:25 EST GRANDMA12542 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x54497130 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi GRANDMA12542 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:18:55 EST PORGY_58 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x54455283 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi PORGY_58 (aka The Duck) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Fri, 9 Aug 2013 07:48:03 EST FLOSS16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x54436914 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi FLOSS16 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Wed, 7 Aug 2013 19:02:14 EST Interesting video on long distance running http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x54358059 I thought this was an interesting TED talk on the effects of extreme endurance exercise. It always come down to balance and moderation. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6U728AZn<BR>V0 Thu, 1 Aug 2013 18:29:07 EST JNOLIN2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x54332487 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi JNOLIN2 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:54:55 EST Q on training for Half at same time as 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x54251603 Hi everyone. I have a question that I hope will make sense. <BR> <BR> I just started running -- literally -- about 6 weeks ago, when I started a Couch to 5K program. Well, I LOVE IT!!! Anyway, I'm starting slow -- only 3 days a week. <BR> <BR> Now at the same time (almost) that I started the C25K, I also started WALKING, training for the Half-Marathon that my city does in October. In this program, there is no running - just walking, to build the endurance in your feet and legs (I guess.) T... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:25:44 EST TURMERIC123 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x54237059 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi TURMERIC123 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:01:40 EST CONNIEKANDOIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x54173155 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi CONNIEKANDOIT <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 08:13:33 EST My Intro to the Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x54148190 Good Morning. I am a new member to the Master Runners group. I am 56 years old and enjoy running for recreation/fitness. I have run four marathons (Cincinnatti, Richmond, Baltimore and Philadelphia) plus multiple other 1/2 marathons, 10 and 5Ks. Love running the Annapolis 10 miler in August but won't be able to make it this year <em>46</em> My next scheduled race is the Richmond 1/2 marathon in November 2013. I run with my daughter Andrea about once a week and really enjoy spending ti... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:09:16 EST DAVIDTHEHARP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x54085055 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi DAVIDTHEHARP (aka, David) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:20:47 EST optional changes to Calorie & Fitness traking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x54071774 below is a cut & paste i read - while these changes are optional (as opposed to the ones last week) - do know that if you select to go with the changes, there's no going back <BR> cheers, peter <BR> __________ <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We wanted to let you know about some changes that are coming tomorrow to calorie and fitness tracking. A few things to keep in mind: <BR> <BR> 1. These changes are TOTALLY optional to current members. So if you like the way things work now, you don't have t... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:11:18 EST AMANDARAQS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x54071703 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi AMANDARAQS <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:07:19 EST GRANDMA12542 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x54037828 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi GRANDMA12542 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sun, 7 Jul 2013 18:33:35 EST new spark interface http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x53971512 just wondering how everyone's doing with the new spark interface? <BR> <BR> while most of us don't care for change, the fact is things do change! <BR> i find i'm getting use to it now and still discovering stuff <BR> <BR> in case you missed it, cut & pasted below is the blog that was posted the other day by staff: <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> <BR> ________________________________________<BR>____________________ <BR> Good morning, SparkPeople! <BR> Our team has been hard at work on several... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 09:01:48 EST TIAGAYEPFA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x53925658 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi TIAGAYEPFA (aka Tia) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:42:41 EST Surgery Recovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x53855716 Hello All: <BR> I am recovering from a non running related surgery. <em>273</em> I can not run for a month! <em>46</em> I would like to hear any tips of how any of you have managed your weight or weight loss when "grounded" from exercise. <em>192</em> I want to be as lean as possible for my fall marathon especially since I will be missing 1 month of training. Any thoughts, comments, or encouragement appreciated! <em>67</em> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 13:48:11 EST MCSCRAPM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x53762424 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi MCSCRAPM <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 09:30:28 EST 2BACOWGIRL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x53725928 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi 2BACOWGIRL <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:55:33 EST MRMIKEJG http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x53642832 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi MRMIKEJG (aka Mike) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Fri, 7 Jun 2013 08:49:04 EST MARGARITTM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x53592383 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi MARGARITTM <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 3 Jun 2013 18:02:43 EST 2014 Senior Olympics, Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x53581068 Anyone her training for the 2013 Senior Olympics in Ohio this July?? Sun, 2 Jun 2013 23:10:36 EST Training gear: orthotics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x53537702 Not sure I would list orthotics as training gear, but here goes. I use hard orthotics (for flat feet) in a neutral show and have for many years now. But I was wondering--can I just get a motion controlled shoe and not use them? Thu, 30 May 2013 16:05:10 EST TCAVNC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x53534183 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi TCAVNC <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 30 May 2013 10:19:21 EST Owl_20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x53456055 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm 51, started to run again after a couple years hiatus (retirement, etc.) last October. Now doing a few 5Ks with a 10K in September. Have my eye on a half marathon next year. Run, jog, wog, whatever, I'm on board. Here on SP to drop a few pounds as well, <em>211</em> . Hope everyone is doing great! <BR> <BR> Barb Thu, 23 May 2013 21:20:30 EST Shoe recommendations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x53341026 Hello! I have wide feet and am an UNDER pronator, meaning I turn my ankles outwards, wearing the outsides of my shoes. I have never spent real money on a pair of shoes in my life, but now I guess I'd better! I have hurt the distal portion of my right fibula and the proximal portion of my right 5th metatarsal - both of which suggest I need more support on the outside edges of my shoes and can't just buy whatever is on sale anymore. I've noticed many runner's shoes are made for neutral runn... Tue, 14 May 2013 10:19:38 EST SHIRAZSOLLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x53340377 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi ELASTI-GIRL (aka Sheryl) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Tue, 14 May 2013 09:33:09 EST KELLYOLOGY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x53340332 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi KELLYOLOGY <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Tue, 14 May 2013 09:29:57 EST MWWENSIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x53238133 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi MWWENSIN <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 6 May 2013 08:10:52 EST Menopause, Running, and Pain - Need Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x53233402 I'm pretty sure I am 5-6 months into menopause. For the past 2-3 months, no matter what length of a run I do, or how easy or hard, on hills or the flats, I always have a LOT of pain and tightness in my hips, knees and ankles for days afterward. <BR> <BR> I have a desk job where I sit for 2-3 hours at a time (this place is a bit restrictive with its employees), and when I get up, I hobble for the first few steps. I'm also really sore getting up in the morning. After I get moving I can walk... Sun, 5 May 2013 20:57:46 EST PSUALUM93 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x53152762 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi PSUALUM93 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:38:16 EST STARBRIGHT1206 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x53120291 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi STARBRIGHT1206 <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:38:21 EST GSPOTWIFE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x53021245 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi GSPOTWIFE <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:31:52 EST boston.... a link some of you might like to have http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x53021227 here are two links from runner's world <BR> its a link that i think some of you might like to have <BR> pdq <BR> _____________ <BR> <BR> http://www.runnersworld.com/general-inte<BR>rest/how-help-or-show-support-boston?c<BR>m_mmc=NL-SpecialCoverage-_-04182013-_-<BR>How-to-Help-and-Show-Your-Support <BR> <BR> http://www.runnersworld.com/boston-marat<BR>hon?cm_mmc=NL-SpecialCoverage-_-041820<BR>13-_-More-on-the-tragedy-%26ndash%3B-a<BR>nd-the-race Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:29:31 EST BEARDK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x53014815 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi BEARDK <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 09:24:27 EST boston... .everyone safe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x52987804 wanted to check-in and ask about the boston marathon.... <BR> <BR> is everyone safe? <BR> <BR> couldn't believe the news! <BR> thought of the people running and those watching <BR> <BR> hope everyone here is okay and that everyone you know is safe? Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:21:25 EST NEWSWEETBREEZES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x52962357 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi NEWSWEETBREEZES <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 11:55:58 EST rules of success: trust the taper http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x52949040 rules of success* <BR> 10. Trust the taper <BR> In the final three weeks before race day, drop your weekly mileage by 25 to 50 percent, but maintain the intensity of race-pace runs and speedwork. Many runners fret that they'll lose fitness. But a 2010 study by researchers at Ball State University found that runners who maintained speedwork but dropped their weekly mileage by 25 percent three weeks before race day lost no cardiovascular fitness, gained muscle strength, and improved race times.... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 09:49:33 EST ALTHATJAZVA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x52895454 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi ALTHATJAZVA <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Tue, 9 Apr 2013 11:04:15 EST rules of success: run at race pace http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x52863507 rules of success* <BR> <BR> 9. Run at race pace <BR> Spend time practicing your goal speed during training and it will feel like your body's natural rhythm come race day. Mentally, logging dozens of miles at race pace will help you feel more confident when the starting gun goes off. <BR> ____________ <BR> *Amby Burfoot (from Runner’s World) suggests following these bedrock principles to achieve your goals <BR> Sun, 7 Apr 2013 08:22:27 EST ELASTI-GIRL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x52824245 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi ELASTI-GIRL (aka Sheryl) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 09:47:48 EST rules of success: turn it up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x52753220 rules of success* <BR> <BR> 8. Turn it up <BR> Even marathoners looking simply to finish should do speedwork. Running fast builds cardiovascular strength by forcing your heart to work harder to deliver oxygen to your leg muscles, which, in turn, get stronger and more efficient at extracting oxygen from your blood. Speed sessions raise your metabolism, increasing calorie burn even after your workout. Turning your legs over at a quicker rate also sheds sloppiness in your stride - you'll run mo... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:00:19 EST RIMRANCH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x52713931 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi RIMRANCH <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:14:22 EST rules of success: measure your success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x52657666 rules of success* <BR> 7. Measure your effort <BR> Go too hard on easy days and you won't have the energy for speed sessions and long runs. Go too slow during hard workouts and you won't push your fitness to the next level. Use pace, heart rate, or the talk test to ensure you're working out at the right intensity and reaping the intended benefit of every run. <BR> ____________ <BR> *Amby Burfoot (from Runner’s World) suggests following these bedrock principles to achieve your goals <BR> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 09:46:00 EST TULULAHFRANKIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x52570407 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi TULULAHFRANKIE <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq Sun, 17 Mar 2013 09:23:53 EST rules of success: remember to cross-train http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x52557466 rules of success* <BR> 6. Remember to cross-train <BR> When you run, your muscles, joints, and connective tissues absorb a lot of shock. Cross-training gives your body a break from the pounding while maintaining your cardiovascular fitness. Yoga, Pilates, and strength training promote recovery, build muscle, and develop a strong upper body. Swimming, cycling, elliptical training, and rowing improve your aerobic fitness. <BR> ____________ <BR> *Amby Burfoot (from Runner’s World) suggests follo... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 09:29:28 EST CONNIESUIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x52485531 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi CONNIESUIT (aka Connie) <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:07:35 EST rules of success: alternate hard and easy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x52454269 rules of success* <BR> <BR> 5. Alternate hard and easy <BR> <BR> If you don't push yourself, you'll never develop the ability to run farther or faster. But if you don't rest enough, you'll burn out or get injured. Follow speed sessions or long runs with an easy run or rest day, and every few weeks cut back your mileage by 20 percent. These recovery periods allow your body to repair and rebuild damaged muscle tissue, thereby helping you get stronger and more resistant to fatigue at faster pa... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 09:09:51 EST Getting faster......am I expecting too much? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x52373348 I want to run faster. I run a lot, but don't seem to be getting that much faster (to me). I currently However, I looked back, and in two years (almost) I have taken 28 min off my half marathon time. Am I just expecting too much out of myself? Sun, 3 Mar 2013 20:19:24 EST rules of success: hit the hills http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x52351535 rules of success* <BR> 4. Hit the hills <BR> Once a week during the first half of your training, run the hilliest route you can find. Hill work builds leg strength, aerobic capacity, and running economy (how efficiently your body uses oxygen), which gives you the strength and stamina to run faster later in the program. <BR> ____________ <BR> *Amby Burfoot (from Runner’s World) suggests following these bedrock principles to achieve your goals <BR> Sat, 2 Mar 2013 09:12:31 EST rules of success: go easy MOST of the time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x52248042 rules of success* <BR> 3. Go easy MOST of the time <BR> Complete about 80 percent of your runs at a pace that's about 60 to 90 seconds slower than your goal race pace. It should feel comfortable: if you're huffing and puffing, you're going too fast. Your heart and lungs adapt more quickly than muscles, tendons, and bones when you increase mileage. Frequent running at an easy pace gives your musculoskeletal system a chance to get stronger and catch up with your cardiovascular gains. <BR> _____... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 11:02:29 EST TXPATRIOT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x52205160 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi TXPATRIOT <BR> and welcome to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:05:59 EST rules of success: start slow . . . build gradually http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x52147581 rules of success* <BR> <BR> 2. Start slow . . . build gradually <BR> Coaches say the best way to avoid injury is to follow the 10-percent rule: Increase your weekly mileage and the length of your long run by no more than 10 percent each week. Your muscles and joints need time to adapt to the workload. <BR> ____________ <BR> *Amby Burfoot (from Runner’s World) suggests following these bedrock principles to achieve your goals <BR> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:01:38 EST rules of success: warm up and cool down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x52049112 rules of success* <BR> 1. Warm Up and Cool Down <BR> It's tempting to jump right into your run, but don't. A five (5) to ten (10) minute warm up raises your heart and breathing rates and gets blood flowing to muscles. Insert a few strides to wake up your nervous system and get fast-twitch muscle fibers firing. In general, the faster or farther you intend to go, the more you should warm up. Cool down after a hard run so your heart rate gradually falls. Stop abruptly and blood can pool in your ... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 09:48:45 EST HEALTHIERKEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x51995079 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming back a former member.... <BR> <BR> Hi HEALTHIERKEN (aka Ken) <BR> and welcome back to our team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 18:32:35 EST LESSJAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x51941093 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi LESSJAY <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sat, 2 Feb 2013 09:13:03 EST SCCUDDLERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x51913867 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi SCCUDDLERS <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:40:28 EST Less injuries with MORE running??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x51761007 I need to check with the group to see if anyone else has experienced this. For the last 2-3 years I have been using the FIRST (Furman Institute) 3 day a week running program. I originally switched to this program because of some lower back issues I was having. I am now working with a coach and he has added a 4th day of running and if I tolerate that well we will add a 5th day. So here is the strange thing...the more mileage he is adding the better my body feels! My back has less pain, my hips... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:36:57 EST RUNGURL1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x51759864 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi RUNGURL1 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:19:58 EST PRINCESSFIONA41 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x51754740 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi PRINCESSFIONA41 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:32:31 EST Chicago Women's Half http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x51586071 I was thinking of choosing this half as my first on June 23. Last year was the inaugural event and I was wondering if anyone ran it? If so, thoughts on course, crowd, etc? <BR> <BR> I've done a couple of Chicago 5Ks and a few were poorly organized with way too many people on the course while others were amazing. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:54:09 EST GREASE31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x51577170 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi GREASE31 (aka Melanie) <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:20:07 EST running tips: this and that #10 (last one) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x51466860 10. Feel the magic . . . &#8232;"For me, running is a lifestyle and an art. I'm far more interested in the magic of it than the mechanics." - Lorraine Moller&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ___________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Fri, 4 Jan 2013 09:32:20 EST LUCYRUNS46 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x51466833 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi LUCYRUNS46 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Fri, 4 Jan 2013 09:30:43 EST SPARKPERSON100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x51431302 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi SPARKPERSON100 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 10:32:21 EST LEEKOS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x51431273 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi LEEKOS <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 10:31:07 EST STEPHINAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x51350308 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi STEPHINAL <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:36:11 EST running tips: this and that #9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x51294837 9. Do what you must do…&#8232;"If one can stick to training throughout many long years, then willpower is no longer a problem. It's raining? That doesn't matter. I'm tired? That's beside the point. It's simply that I have to run." - Emil Zatopek <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 09:10:14 EST 5k or HM to support Sandy Hook Elementary families http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x51265586 I saw this today and thought I'd share it with the team. I can't possibly go to Tampa to run this race on January 31, but thought I would pay the registration fee to support the cause (it goes to help the families of the tragedy) and do a virtual 5 k race that day at home in honor of those. I thought maybe some others might want to do the same thing. Here's the link <BR> <BR> <link>www.active.com/half-marathon/tampa-f<BR>l/sandy-hook-elementary-memorial-half-<BR>marathon-and-5k-2013 </l... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:27:04 EST MAD*DREAMER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x51240738 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi MAD*DREAMER <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:56:13 EST running tips: this and that #8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x51217385 running tips: this and that #8 <BR> <BR> . . . . train with SOMEONE . . . &#8232;"It may seem odd to hear a coach say this, but I think a really great training partner is more important than a coach." - Joan Nesbit, coach and world-class runner&#8232;&#8232; <BR> . . . . ANYONE . . .&#8232;"Never underestimate the value of a good training partner, even if it's your dog. Training allies will get you out the door on those days when exercise might otherwise be reduced to a finger on the remote ... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 09:24:28 EST RVKRALOVETZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x51217354 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi RVKRALOVETZ <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 09:21:36 EST PLMITCH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x51195732 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi PLMITCH <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:07:35 EST running tips: this and that #7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x51132690 7. Muster your mental might&#8232; <BR> "Keep working on mental attitude. You have to fight that supposedly rational voice that says: 'I'm 50 years old, and I don't have to be doing this anymore.'" - Ken Sparks, Ph.D.&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Sat, 8 Dec 2012 10:14:01 EST Suggested top reads... houghts? Add to the list http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x51115694 Runner's world had a list of suggested reading material, of which I think would be great gifts for readers and runners. The 4 they listed were: <BR> <BR> 1. Tread Lightly <BR> 2. The Little Read Book of Running <BR> 3. Superbodies <BR> 4. Cardio or Weights <BR> <BR> Here is the link to the article: <BR> <link>www.runnersworld.com/advice/sweat-sc<BR>ience-holiday-book-list?cm_mmc=NL-Wome<BR>ns-_-1127122-_-12052012-_-Recommended-<BR>Reads-for-Runners </link> <BR> <BR> My additions: ... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 21:58:44 EST running tips: this and that #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x51081402 6. Take baby steps&#8232; <BR> "You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your goal too high and don't fulfill it, your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it." - Emil Zatopek, four-time Olympic gold medalist from Czechoslovakia&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 10:07:10 EST running tips: this and that #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x51052436 5. Don't overthink it <BR> &#8232;"In running I go by the axiom that my coach Jumbo Elliott of Villanova used: KISS … Keep It Simple, Stupid." - Marty Liquori&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Sun, 2 Dec 2012 09:28:17 EST interesting article on us older athletes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x51014542 I feel there is some merit to the article, just how you apply it to my training is going to be the challenge, not so much in the training, but racing. I love to run as fast as I can. <BR> <link>online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127<BR>887323330604578145462264024472.html?mo<BR>d=googlenews_wsj </link> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:36:16 EST running tips: this and that #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x51014286 4. Be a copy cat&#8232; <BR> "Visualizing perfect running form will help you stay relaxed. Visualize before the race. Then, once you're in the race, pick out someone who's looking good and running relaxed. This will help you do the same." - Gayle Barron, 1978 Boston Marathon champion&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:10:50 EST Older Runners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x51006550 Interesting WSJ article about how older runners may want to slow down and reduce their mileage. <BR> <BR> <link>online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127<BR>887323330604578145462264024472.html?fb<BR>_action_ids=4606060642173&fb_action_ty<BR>pes=og.recommends&fb_source=aggregatio<BR>n&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582 </link> <BR> <BR> Let me know your thoughts. <BR> <BR> Gary Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:18:00 EST BOYSJR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50902791 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi BOYSJR <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:16:17 EST running tips: this and that #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x50873932 3. Find a cheerleader&#8232; <BR> "The primary reason to have a coach is to have someone who says: 'Hey, you're looking good today!'" - Jack Daniels, Ph.D.&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq Sun, 18 Nov 2012 08:56:15 EST RUNFOR3POINT1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50873900 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi RUNFOR3POINT1 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 08:53:11 EST Master in Memphis! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50827032 I just wanted to write a quick hello to introduce myself. I'm relatively new to running (started in July/August), but have quickly fallen in love with it. I've run two 5k races so far, getting ready for the local Turkey Trot next Thursday and have one last 5k fun run in December scheduled (UGLY SWEATER! YEAH!) before I start my training program for my first half-marathon on January 8 (race is on St. Patrick's Day). <BR> <BR> I've lived in Memphis for a little over a year and I LOVE it. I... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:14:39 EST MADSCRIBBLER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50808225 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi MADSCRIBBLER <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:16:47 EST Hi everyone - introduction- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50782019 Happy Sunday everyone! I just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself - my name is Maria, and I'll be running my first marathon, at age 49, on April 15, 2013 (Boston). Since I'll be training through a Boston winter, I'm open to any advice regarding cold weather gear, as well as long runs, etc. I walked the route in September for The Jimmy Fund, and that inspired me to train to run it in April. I'll be running for The Red Sox Foundation Charity Team. <BR> <BR> Have a great day!! Sun, 11 Nov 2012 11:26:48 EST running tips: this and that #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x50780209 2. Be a little shady&#8232; <BR> "Squinting intently requires more energy than you can spare over 26.2 miles. So if it's sunny or you're allergic to dust or pollen, wear sunglasses." - Kim Jones, world-class masters marathoner&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq Sun, 11 Nov 2012 09:16:07 EST running tips: this and that #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x50741440 1. Find a reason why&#8232; <BR> "We run to undo the damage we've done to body and spirit. We run to find some part of ourselves yet undiscovered." - John "The Penguin" Bingham&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Thu, 8 Nov 2012 09:02:13 EST running tips: marathoning #14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x50718778 14. Forget about it!&#8232; <BR> "You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming." - Frank Shorter Finish Lines (Miscellaneous)&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Tue, 6 Nov 2012 17:16:28 EST CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50699271 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 (aka Crystle) <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 5 Nov 2012 10:38:33 EST TAFODIL24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50699234 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi TAFODIL24 (aka Taffi) <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 5 Nov 2012 10:36:15 EST PENNYLOU7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50683873 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi PENNYLOU7 (aka Penny) <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sun, 4 Nov 2012 10:09:52 EST WYO135 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50640707 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi WYO135 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq Thu, 1 Nov 2012 08:52:12 EST recent research on carb loading for marathons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x50624410 http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/31/h<BR>ow-to-carbo-load-for-a-marathon/ Wed, 31 Oct 2012 04:43:57 EST running tips: marathoning #13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x50558246 13. Save up.... &#8232;"To be effective over the last 6 miles of a marathon, one must harbor some sort of emotional as well as physical reserves." - Kenny Moore, writer and two-time U.S. Olympic marathoner&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:04:33 EST Strength Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x50528635 Do you find that your ability to run faster and longer increased as a result of strength training? I would like to add strength training but I don't want to lose progress. I want to add strength to prevent muscle loss and I like the look of a well toned body. <BR> <BR> I'm already running slow compared to others in my running group. <em>41</em> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:04:11 EST Hiatus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x50500021 OK. It's official. It's now too cold here for me to appreciate outdoor runs even vaguely and I HATE TREADMILL RUNNING. It's time to change from runner/would-be runner to Nordic Walker. Nordic Walking (adding upper body work to the walking routine) has been my fall/spring outdoor cardio for a number of years. So, good-bye Master Runners SparkTeam, hello Nordic Walkers till it's time for running re-training in 5 or 6 months. It's been swell on this team, and it'll be swell again next yea... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:13:56 EST Inspiration for Masters Runners-Success Stories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x50437236 Having just set a marathon PR at age 47 of 4:14 (ran my first marathon 12 years ago) with plans to lower it further I am always in search of inspiring Masters runners stories. Below is a link to some! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/endurance-t<BR>raining-for-master-athletes-766 </link> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 21:40:51 EST KCHARL5037 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50410872 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi KCHARL5037 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq Tue, 16 Oct 2012 07:32:52 EST Colon cancer @ age 37-celebrated @50 w/first 'thon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50395744 Thanks for the messages I received to inspire intro. I appreciate connecting with this group! <BR> <BR> Can you believe that stage 3 cancer would be an inspiration to run a marathon? Haha! <BR> <BR> I have never routinely trained for races, I just do them and have sometimes won - how wild is that? :-) Here's my weakness: love running with newbies and anyone. Also, task/goal oriented. <BR> <BR> If someone sets me up with a task, I do it. Does that inspire you to connect with me and send ... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:36:27 EST HAYBURNER1969 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50375671 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi HAYBURNER1969 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq Sat, 13 Oct 2012 19:25:42 EST SUNPANTHER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50375584 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi SUNPANTHER (aka Jenny) <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq Sat, 13 Oct 2012 19:19:15 EST Nutrition Link for Runners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x50356756 Hey Team, <BR> <BR> One of the most common questions I see on the message boards is how to lose weight safely without sacrificing your performance. This can be very tricky but it doesn't have to be with the right information. Below is a link that I think you may find helpful. <BR> <BR> <link>http://runnersconnect.net/running-nu<BR>trition-articles/running-and-weight-loss/ </link> <BR> <BR> HAPPY SPARK RUNNING! <BR> <BR> Coach Nancy Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:57:58 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50345451 I wanted to say hello to everyone! I'm new to SP and this group. Looking forward to being motivated and motivating others! I started running this year and thoroughly enjoy it. I managed to complete 2 - 5k races and I'm looking forward to adding a 10k in 2013!! Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:54:50 EST JULIABOSTON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50327517 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi JULIABOSTON <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:09:11 EST BROOKLYN_BORN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50327461 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi BROOKLYN_BORN <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:06:21 EST running tips: marathoning #12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x50279205 12. Walk before you crawl&#8232; <BR> "When using the run-walk method to finish a marathon, the most important walk break comes in the first mile. The second most important one comes in the second mile, and so on. The point is, walk before you become fatigued." - Jeff Galloway&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 09:24:38 EST MI_SF_ITCHICK38 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50279189 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi MI_SF_ITCHICK38 (aka Maggie) <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 09:23:26 EST running tips: marathoning #11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x50203634 11. Divide by three&#8232; <BR> "Divide the marathon into thirds. Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart." - Mike Fanelli, runner and coach&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:19:07 EST running tips: marathoning #10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x50128398 10. Don't be in a rush&#8232; <BR> "Thanks to the race-day adrenaline rush, any pace will feel easier than normal. So make a conscious effort to hold back in the early miles." - Lorraine Moller&#8232;&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:57:20 EST PMRUNNER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50100975 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi PMRUNNER <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:30:02 EST JELLIAJAMB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50100933 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi JELLIAJAMB <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:28:05 EST running tips: marathoning #9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x50079487 9. Hone in on the range&#8232; <BR> "Rather than going into a marathon with just one goal, such as finishing in a very specific time, develop a range of goals so that you increase your chances of success." - Jerry Lynch, Ph.D., marathoner and author of The Total Runner&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 07:02:41 EST running tips: marathoning #8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x50051867 8. Wait for the weights&#8232; <BR> "If you strength train, shelve your routine about a month before your marathon, to help you feel fresh on the big day." - Steve Spence, 1991 World Championships Marathon bronze medallist&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:41:36 EST BETHEFLAME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50051829 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi KADOLAKER (aka Kathy) <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:38:48 EST AQUAPOWERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x50036604 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi AQUAPOWERS <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 08:32:57 EST running tips: marathoning #7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x50004866 7. Taper on time&#8232; <BR> "The key step between a great training program and a great race is a great taper. Your last long training run before a marathon should come 3 weeks before the race, not 2." - Pete Pfitzinger, two-time U.S. Olympic marathoner&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:25:36 EST KANDOLAKER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49974508 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi KADOLAKER (aka Kathy) <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:51:11 EST DEEDS2243 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49955961 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi DEEDS2243 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 07:47:40 EST running tips: marathoning #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49943055 6. Know when it's show time&#8232; <BR> "Just remember this: Nobody ever won the olive wreath with an impressive training diary." - Marty Liquori&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 07:28:14 EST MRSMIKEJG http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49943031 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi MRSMIKEJG <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 07:26:26 EST running tips: marathoning #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49911306 5. Pamper your muscles&#8232; <BR> "When I'm training for a marathon, I soak in a hot tub every day, and get a weekly massage." - Anne Marie Lauck, two-time Olympian&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 07:01:34 EST New Runner? Old Runner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x49898598 How many of you have been running since you were younger? Have any of you just started running? <BR> <BR> I am 54 years old and just started "running" last spring. Quite a challenge and something new for me! I've walked quite a few marathons, half marathons etc but ran my first half marathon this past July. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:13:19 EST LWADE1963 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49856112 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi LWADE1963 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 08:25:24 EST DIPPER51 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49856069 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi DIPPER51 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 08:22:22 EST AMARILYNH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x49820344 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi AMARILYNH (aka Marilyn) <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq Fri, 7 Sep 2012 20:46:47 EST PJ51798 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49811393 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi PJ51798 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Fri, 7 Sep 2012 09:15:08 EST NATPLUMMER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49811342 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi NATPLUMMER (aka Natalie) <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Fri, 7 Sep 2012 09:11:19 EST running tips: marathoning #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49811298 4. Be vigilant&#8232; <BR> "During the hard training phase, never be afraid to take a day off. If your legs are feeling unduly stiff and sore, rest. If you're at all sluggish, rest. Whenever you're in doubt, rest." - Bruce Fordyce, nine-time Comrades Marathon champion from South Africa&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Fri, 7 Sep 2012 09:09:14 EST running tips: marathoning #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49779177 3. Don't push it <BR> "In marathon training, 3 hours slow is better than 2 hours fast." - Pete Gavuzzi, coach of four-time Boston Marathon champ Gerard Cote <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 09:23:34 EST FRELEE03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49717798 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi FRELEE03 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 06:33:47 EST running tips: marathoning #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49717791 2. Step back a bit <BR> &#8232;"Build up your mileage in gradual increments, but every third or fourth week, drop back in mileage to recover. This will help you avoid your breaking point." - Lee Fidler, coach and two-time U.S. Olympic Marathon qualifier <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 06:32:17 EST running tips: marathoning #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49689025 1. Go minimalist&#8232; <BR> "Marathon training doesn't have to be a grind. By running for about 30 minutes two times a week, and by gradually increasing the length of a third weekly run - the long run - anyone can finish a marathon." -Jeff Galloway&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 07:28:20 EST DEBBYFROMMT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49688993 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi DEBBYFROMMT (aka Debby) <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 07:26:03 EST Inspiration from someone who started at 48 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x49680228 I had heard about this nun before but never read an article about her. She started running at age 48 and at 80 does a lot of triathalons. If she can do it, we can too! <BR> <BR> <link>www.tonic.com/post/80-year-old-siste<BR>r-madonna-buder-iron-nun-triathlete-ir<BR>onman/ </link> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:56:59 EST advice for beginning master runner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x49676739 I am 65 and weigh 185. I began the c25k program in July and with repeating a couple of weeks just completed wk 5 day 2 where I ran two 8 minute segments separated by a 5 min walk. I went 2.05 miles at an avg pace of 15:50. The next run is scheduled for Friday. This is supposed to be a 5 min warmup, a 20 min run and 5 min cooldown. I have been reading some Jeff Galloway information and am wondering if instead of doing this for my 3rd run of the week, I should run/ walk intervals of 30 se... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:21:34 EST Garmin to release new entry level GPS watch... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49668721 <link>news.runnersworld.com/2012/08/28/gar<BR>min-forerunner-10-gps-watch/?cm_mmc=Fa<BR>cebook-_-RunnersWorld-_-Content-Shoesa<BR>ndGear-_-GarminEntryLevel </link> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 19:47:41 EST running tips: racing #18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49642341 18. Snap out of it <BR> &#8232;"Occasionally pick up speed - for 2 minutes, tops - then settle back into your former pace. Sometimes this is all you need to snap out of a mental and physical funk. Pick a downhill stretch if you can, and really lengthen your stride." - Mark Plaatjes&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 05:27:26 EST AMYCANTTYPE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49642331 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi AMYCANTTYPE (aka Amy) <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 05:24:14 EST Into to Master runners - 40 and over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49619622 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Just a little line to note that I'm just so really happy to have found this Master Runners. Looking forward to getting to know you a little better over time and hope to be actively involved as much as I can. Getting healthy involves a real time commitment, and much of my effort will be concentrated on what goes on in the kitchen, at the dinner table, plus gaining a real sense of balance between rest and outdoor activity. Glad that we have found each other on this journey! ... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:56:36 EST running tips: racing #17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49614565 17. Don't dodge the draft <BR> &#8232;"Slip in behind someone running a similar pace and, yes, draft. It's not illegal. It's not even poor form. On the contrary, it's just plain smart." - Priscilla Welch, former British Olympian and 1987 New York City Marathon champ <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 06:56:41 EST Running to Lose Weight vs. Running to Train http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49604475 I apologize in advance if this has been answered previously. If so I could not find it. At least not here on our Team page. <BR> <BR> Here where I live on Maryland's Eastern Shore, "Racing Season" is primarily focused on two parts of the year, mid-Spring and early Fall. The Fall Season is nearly here so for better or worse, I'm pretty much in the shape I'll be in for whatever slate of races I enter. Once this season ends and before I start training for the Spring 2013 race season, I woul... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 11:36:43 EST KARENJEDELE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49586073 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi KARENJEDELE <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:12:22 EST SHIRE33 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49586060 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi SHIRE33 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:10:21 EST running tips: racing #16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49586027 16. Stay on pace&#8232; <BR> "It's better to run too slow at the start than too fast and get into oxygen debt, which is what 99.9 percent of runners do. You have to learn pace." - Bill Bowerman, renowned University of Oregon coach&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:07:09 EST LIKEAROCKETSHIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49580560 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi LIKEAROCKETSHIP <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:28:48 EST KANSASROSE67 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49580537 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi KANSASROSE67 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:26:44 EST running tips: racing #15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49510744 15. Finish it off <BR> &#8232;"To develop your kick, finish each repetition faster than you begin it. For example, if you're running 6 x 400 meters on the track, start off at a steady, controlled pace, then subtly shift gears in the last 100 or 200 meters." - Robert Vaughan, Ph.D., coach and exercise physiologist&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 06:31:52 EST DAISYBELL6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49505530 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi DAISYBELL6 (aka Nancy) <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> pdq <BR> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:56:07 EST running tips: racing #14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49482293 14. Wear the right pair <BR> &#8232;"Feather-light racing flats might help you run a faster 5-K, but lightweight performance trainers (with better protection and cushioning) are a better choice for most runners, especially in longer races." - Bob Wischnia and Paul Carrozza, Runner's World shoe experts <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq Thu, 16 Aug 2012 07:23:09 EST running tips: racing #13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49450593 13. Warm up, don't wear down&#8232; <BR> "At most, jog easily for 15 minutes before a race. Then stretch your hamstrings, quadriceps, calves, and lower back. With about 15 minutes to go, maybe do a few strides. But no more; you'll warm up plenty in the early going." - Mark Plaatjes, 1993 World Championships marathon winner <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 07:03:03 EST Good Morning from Wisconsin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49450327 Just a quick hello from Wisconsin. I'm 47 years old, married with two adult step-children, and 3 fur-kitty babies. I started running not quite three years ago. I started out running from telephone pole to telephone pole, like everyone else building up my endurance. This coming weekend I'm doing my second half-marathon, something that was beyond my imagination just a few short years ago. I may not be fast but, I'll finish! Tue, 14 Aug 2012 06:22:10 EST oct 7 half possible? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x49442846 I was never athletic until i started running in April 2011 (at the age of 59). i have always had a problem distinguishing hypochrondria, wimpiness, and laziness from pain. <BR> Back in March, when my long runs were up to about 7 miles (at about 12:40 min/mile for long runs), i signed up for the royal parks half marathon – with Lizalot and her daughter – as a charity runner for Oxfam (committing to raise at least 300 £). by June 3, I was up to 10.6 miles (all at slow increases, never more tha... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:54:24 EST what's reasonable to expect from a running coach? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x49420257 if you had a (not so inexpensive at all) running coach and had about 6 sessions, which mostly went well <BR> and you liked her and were also in the process of joining the group program she also worked at AND you developed excruciating pain during one of the group sessions and left early because of it, <BR> and emailed her about it, and she said, ice it, take 2 days off, then try again and let me know <BR> and you did and that was agonizing and you told her so and asked some questions <BR> a... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 07:56:03 EST running tips: racing #12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49419987 12. Observe certain rituals <BR> &#8232;"Once you find a warmup routine that works, repeat it as habitually as possible." - Ted Corbitt&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 07:29:41 EST SKINNYRADLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49419938 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi SKINNYRADLE (aka Rachel) <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 07:25:31 EST running tips: racing #11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49377206 11. Tie the knot <BR> &#8232;"I double-knot my shoe laces. It's a pain untying your shoes afterward—particularly if you get them wet—but so is stopping in the middle of a race to tie them." - Hal Higdon <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Thu, 9 Aug 2012 06:07:38 EST running tips: racing #10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49360767 10. Mix it up <BR> &#8232;"Fartlek training can help you build strength and endurance, learn race pace, and practice race tactics all in a single workout." - Bill Dellinger, former University of Oregon coach and 1964 Olympic 5000 bronze medal winner <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Wed, 8 Aug 2012 04:47:16 EST KZBAKER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49360759 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi KZBAKER (aka Krysia) <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq Wed, 8 Aug 2012 04:44:06 EST running tips: racing #9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49344824 9. Keep your finger on the pulse <BR> &#8232;"If your morning pulse rate is up 10 or more beats above your average, then you haven't recovered from the previous day's training. Take time off or back off until it returns to normal." - Dr. George Sheehan&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Tue, 7 Aug 2012 05:52:37 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49309498 Happy to have so many over 40 runners on my side- this will be great. look forward to our advice and encourage. Working on training for my second half marathon for the year- so I will look forward to reading everyone's advice etc. Sat, 4 Aug 2012 20:19:23 EST running tips: racing #8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49300484 8. Be patient <BR> &#8232;"Expect to put in 6 to 10 successful track workouts before you begin to see some payoff in your races." - Marc Bloom, runner/writer/coach&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Sat, 4 Aug 2012 06:03:33 EST running tips: racing #7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49285685 7. Get over it* <BR> &#8232;"If you have a bad workout or run a bad race, allow yourself exactly 1 hour to stew about it - then move on." - Steve Scott, coach and U.S. record holder in the mile&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> <BR> *this reminds me of a line from Cher gives in moonstruck.... "snap out of it" Fri, 3 Aug 2012 06:13:08 EST JUANABHEALTHY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49276869 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi JUANABHEALTHY (aka Juanita) <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq Thu, 2 Aug 2012 15:31:32 EST running tips: racing #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49269678 6. Make a pass <BR> &#8232;"Passing competitors always gives you a lift. It probably has a physical effect, too, because you get a surge of adrenaline." - Libbie Hickman, world-class marathoner&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq Thu, 2 Aug 2012 07:17:22 EST running tips: racing #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49219067 5. Be flexible (or else) <BR> &#8232;"The idea that you can't lose contact with the leaders has cut more throats than it has saved." - Arthur Lydiard&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 05:27:40 EST running tips: racing #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49204417 4. Stay in control&#8232; <BR> "Run your own race at an even pace. Consider the course, the temperature, the weather, and most importantly, your current level of fitness." - Marty Liquori&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 05:19:39 EST TITHIDUTTAROY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49199216 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi TITHIDUTTAROY <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 18:26:03 EST running tips: racing #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49177604 3. Just ‘Q’ it <BR> &#8232;"Quality counts, if you want to stay fast. Don't do all your workouts in the comfort zone." - Ken Sparks, Ph.D., top masters marathoner&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 06:54:56 EST CAROLC64 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49128004 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi CAROLC64 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq Tue, 24 Jul 2012 06:12:59 EST running tips: racing #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49127963 2. Get up to speed <BR> &#8232;"Three half-mile repeats on the track at 5K race pace with a short recovery jog in between shouldn't scare anyone away; and it will improve your speed." - Frank Shorter&#8232;&#8232; <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 06:06:04 EST running tips: racing #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49095110 1. Make the switch <BR> &#8232;"The difference between a jogger and a runner is a race-entry blank." - Dr. George Sheehan&#8232;&#8232; <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 05:13:15 EST LIVEGOLFTRAVEL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49088164 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi LIVEGOLFTRAVEL <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 15:01:54 EST 1st Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49085564 I'm new to this group and I just signed up to run my 1st full marathon in Jan. I made sure I picked a flat one even thought all my training will be with hills. I have did my 1st half in April but I haven't done much running since. A few 30 min runs, a 5 K, and a couple of 4 to 5 mile runs. So I have to get back on the training regimen now. <BR> I a little different than the average distance runner. I've had gastric bypass and can't carbo load or drink like someone who hasn't had the surg... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 11:11:24 EST running tips: hill running #9 and #10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49083938 9. Save something for the summit . . . <BR> &#8232;"Don't attack a hill from the very bottom—it's bigger than you are!" - Harry Groves, renowned Penn State coach&#8232;&#8232; <BR> <BR> 10. . . . then take off!&#8232; <BR> "I've always found it effective in a race to make a move just before the crest of a hill. You get away just a little, and you're gone before they get over the top." - John Treacy, two-time World Cross-Country champion from Ireland Speed Training and Racing&#8232;&#8232;&#8... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 08:57:11 EST JANIED10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x49074398 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi JANIED10 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:13:46 EST running tips: hill running #8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x49018921 8. Lean into it <BR> &#8232;"When going down, I lean with the hill. I know I'm doing it right if I feel like I'm going to fall on my face." - Ed Eyestone, RW columnist, coach, and two-time U.S. Olympic marathoner&#8232;&#8232; <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 05:03:11 EST running tips: hill running #7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48960472 7.Grab hold of the rope <BR> &#8232;"If you're laboring up a steep hill, imagine that a towrope is attached to the center of your chest, pulling you steadily toward the top." - Jeff Galloway&#8232;&#8232; <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 05:25:06 EST Running Book Reviews http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x48956297 Book Review: <BR> <BR> Timeless Running Wisdom by Richard Benyo <BR> <BR> amazon.com gives this overview of this book: <BR> <BR> “In Timeless Running Wisdom, longtime runner and author Rich Benyo takes you on a journey spanning the trends of the sport and the approaches, concepts, and methods that have bred success and satisfaction across generations of runners. Discover how to embrace simplicity; change up routes, distances, and terrains; keep your running in proportion to the rest of you... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:45:35 EST Back of the Pack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48954002 Does anyone know of a good training program, book, web site, or information for Master Runners that are also at the Back of the Pack? Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:49:53 EST Long May You Run-10 Running Tips for Masters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48923488 This a very comprehensive article about masters running. <BR> <BR> <link>www.runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?Ar<BR>ticleID=25970&PageNum=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:49:53 EST &#8232;running tips: hill running #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48911953 6. Avoid the downside&#8232; <BR> "The advantage of running hills on a treadmill is you can go up without pounding down the other side." - Ken Sparks, PhD <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 05:24:10 EST running tips: hill running #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48878460 5. Up the ante <BR> &#8232;"Move into a hill session gradually, running the first few repeats moderately and increasing the effort as you go along." - Frank Shorter, 1972 Olympic Marathon Champion&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Sun, 8 Jul 2012 05:02:11 EST running tips: hill running #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48849886 4. Adapt…or weaken&#8232; <BR> "Running hills breaks up your rhythm and forces your muscles to adapt to new stresses. The result? You become stronger." - Eamonn Coghlan, Irish Olympian and only 40-year-old to break 4 minutes in the mile&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Fri, 6 Jul 2012 05:50:18 EST Need to Refill? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48841118 Hydration is a very important consideration when running in the heat of the summer. <BR> Here is the latest article from Runner's World. <BR> So should we follow a hydration plan, drink when we're thirsty or is there a better idea? <BR> <BR> <link>www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,<BR>s6-242-302--14398-0,00.html?cm_mmc=NL-<BR>Nutrition-_-963268-_-07052012-_-Summer<BR>-Hydration-101 </link> <BR> <BR> Gary Thu, 5 Jul 2012 14:59:09 EST Nutrition Tracking-Weight Loss while training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48829597 I would like to hear more specifics about how people manage their calories when burning a really high number of calories on days with long runs. Is there a way for the nutrition tracker to count this when it gives you your calorie allotment for that day? I have often tried to just eat in my regular calorie range and not include exercise calories thinking this will help with weight loss but when the deficit from exercise gets really high I start to get too hungry. Thoughts anyone? PS I know so... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 20:17:15 EST running tips: hill running #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48819364 3. ‘Chip’ away at it <BR> &#8232;"Think chest/hips/push, or CHP, when it's time for uphill running. Chest up, hips forward, push strongly off each foot." - Jeff Galloway&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Wed, 4 Jul 2012 03:58:29 EST WILSON1926 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x48786489 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi WILSON1926 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Mon, 2 Jul 2012 05:31:49 EST running tips: hill running #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48786464 2. Ramp it up&#8232; <BR> "If you live in the flatlands, you'll have to be creative about hill training. Deserted highway ramps or parking garages are possibilities, though they pose obvious safety problems. You may want to invest in a treadmill." - Bob Glover, runner/author/coach&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Mon, 2 Jul 2012 05:24:28 EST Gallbladder surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x48781870 It appears I need my gallbladder removed. Just wondering what your wait time was for getting back to running if you've had this surgery. I'm looking for real stories here as I know what my doctor advises. Thanks! Sun, 1 Jul 2012 20:43:10 EST running tips: hill running #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48770703 1. Join the resistance <BR> &#8232;"Hills are the only beneficial type of resistance training for a runner." - Arthur Lydiard, Olympic coach from New Zealand&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq Sun, 1 Jul 2012 05:34:39 EST running tips: advanced training #10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48743547 10. Divide and conquer&#8232; <BR> "Pick one thing each year that you need to improve, and work on that. It might be improving your diet, getting more sleep, or increasing your mileage. You can't work on everything at once." - Bob Kennedy&#8232;&#8232;&#8232; <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 06:12:00 EST running tips: advanced training #9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48728575 9. Rest assured&#8232; <BR> "Back off at the first sign of injury. Three to five days off is better than missing a month or two. Take regular rest days." - PattiSue Plumer, two-time US Olympian <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq Thu, 28 Jun 2012 07:10:32 EST COMEBACKCHICK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x48712060 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi COMEBACKCHICK <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 06:34:38 EST running tips: advanced training #8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48711888 8. Don't always watch the watch&#8232; <BR> "I don't wear a watch during my long runs. That way I'm not tempted to compare my time from week to week." - Lynn Jennings, three-time World Cross-Country champion&#8232;&#8232; <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq Wed, 27 Jun 2012 06:07:41 EST running tips: advanced training #7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48695309 7. Work on your growl&#8232; <BR> "The long run puts the tiger in the cat." - Bill Squires, marathon coach&#8232;&#8232; <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 04:50:29 EST running tips: advanced training #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48664250 6. Be a smart camel&#8232; <BR> "Before you do your long run, place containers of sports drink out on your course, even if you have to bury them." - Runner's World editors&#8232;&#8232; <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Sun, 24 Jun 2012 04:37:52 EST running tips: advanced training #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48635601 5. Stay open-minded&#8232; <BR> "When you try a new type of training, think like a beginner. Just because you can run 20 miles every Sunday doesn't mean you can survive 10 x 400 meters on the track at a fast pace." - Jack Daniels*, Ph.D., exercise physiologist, coach, and former world-class pentathlete&#8232;&#8232; <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 05:19:55 EST running tips: advanced training #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48620006 4. Have fun on your hard runs&#8232; <BR> "Do tough workouts that you enjoy. Mile repeats and quarters are more fun for me than fartlek. ["Fartlek" is Swedish for variable-paced, up-tempo running.] I feel better about my running when I do the workouts I enjoy and that I know I benefit from." - Dan Cloeter, two-time Chicago Marathon winner&#8232;&#8232; <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were ... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 05:24:17 EST running tips: advanced training&#8 232;&#8232; #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x48604009 &#8232;&#8232;&#8232;3. Have fun on your easy runs&#8232; <BR> "I make sure I have some really enjoyable training runs, remembering to 'smell the roses' along the way. That way I don't become caught up in the training-is-everything syndrome." - Sue Stricklin, top masters runner from the 1970s&#8232;&#8232; <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> p... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 06:08:55 EST running tips: advanced training #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48572105 &#8232;2. Go with mind over grind&#8232; <BR> "Any idiot can train himself into the ground; the trick is doing the training that makes you gradually stronger." - Keith Brantly, U.S. Olympic marathoner&#8232;&#8232; <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 05:21:19 EST running tips: advanced training #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48559281 &#8232;1. Think globally, act locally&#8232; <BR> "We wrote our workout schedules in 3-week blocks. My coach and I knew what my immediate goal was: what I was trying to accomplish in the next 3 weeks. But in the back of my mind was the ultimate goal: what I wanted to do months away." - Bob Kennedy, U.S. record holder for 5000 meters&#8232;&#8232; <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were publis... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 04:58:01 EST running tips: basic training #17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48547035 17. Don't force the tissue <BR> &#8232;"Overly aggressive stretching can actually increase your injury risk." - Tim Noakes, M.D., author of Lore of Running <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 04:40:22 EST running tips: basic training #16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48533770 16. Ease it back <BR> &#8232;"After a run, don't rush back into life. Take a few minutes to walk, stretch, relax, meditate." - Runner's World editors <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 06:46:26 EST CHEIDE1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x48533755 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi CHEIDE1 <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 06:44:54 EST RUNNINGGOURMET http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x48518332 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi RUNNINGGOURMET <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 06:20:46 EST running tips: basic training #15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48518316 15. Be a ‘cross-eater’ <BR> &#8232;"Like cross-training, 'cross-eating' adds needed variety to your diet, and life. Expand your nutritional repertoire by trying one new food each week." - Liz Applegate, Ph.D. <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 06:17:31 EST running tips: basic training #14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48502376 14. Stay above bored <BR> &#8232;"A 40-minute run punctuated with a half-dozen 30-second pace pickups (not all-out sprints) can really jazz up an otherwise boring training run." - Amby Burfoot, Runner's World editor and 1968 Boston Marathon champ <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 06:12:52 EST running tips: basic training #13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48486280 13. Find the right proportion&#8232; <BR> "If you run 30 miles a week, then about 7 of those miles, or approximately one-quarter, should be quality miles. Quality miles will boost your aerobic capacity." - Owen Anderson, Ph.D., running writer <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 04:53:07 EST MONTCLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x48486265 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi MONTCLE <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 04:50:35 EST running tips: basic training #12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21168x14917x48442833 12. Go steady&#8232; <BR> "Day to day consistency is more important than big mileage. Then you're never shot the next day." - John Campbell, former masters running star from New Zealand <BR> <BR> ____________ <BR> the above running tip I recently found in a men’s health article, but I am sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago <BR> pdq <BR> Sat, 9 Jun 2012 06:03:36 EST ANTIQUAIRES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14917x48428538 hey everyone.... please join me in welcoming a new member.... <BR> <BR> Hi ANTIQUAIRES <BR> and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> regards, pdq <BR> Fri, 8 Jun 2012 07:08:44 EST