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I recently got a pair of Ice Trekkers- Diamond Grips since I live in a wintery, icy place at the base of a ski mountain in Vermont, LOL. These are like the more commonly known Yak Trax but they are more durable and the technology makes slipping even less possible. Overall the construction is really impressive to me and they give me less of an excuse to skip outdoor runs in my area! Check em out if you're running outside in icy conditions!


www.icetrekkers.com/

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"Everything changed the day I understood that if I was to become a runner, I would have to run with the body I had." - john bingham

"My favorite run anywhere in the world? I recall when I lived on a small island in Greece. Because I was the only jogger on that island there was inevitably someone who would call out, saying "Why are you running?", "Isn't that bad for your heath?" or "Don't you want to stop for a shot of Ouzo?" It was quite amusing." -haruki murakami


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2/5/12 11:52 A

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I have run this before and I know that there are some things I'll do very differently this time around, but basically the crowd carried me through as they were there all the way.

It was humid and hot (over 80F), and I hadn't trained for that, so in Barrow, I'll do some indoor runs wrapped in cellophane.

Just kidding.

I followed the Jeff Galloway fat-burning training plan. He does the run-walk method. I love it, as it made recovery the next 2 days post-marathon so much easier. I lost a some weight but dropped from a size 8 to a size double 0. Since I'm not training now, I'm up to a Size 1 or 2, and several months have passed, so I'm a believer in this plan.

Also, I avoided injury, which was my goal. Well, I did get injured a lot, but that was never running-related, so it doesn't count. And i'm really injured now, but that's because I keep falling on my icy driveway and am going to need a hip replacement by spring break at this rate.


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2/5/12 10:56 A

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Post your tips for training here. Have you run Chicago before? Any advice for new runners to this marathon? This thread is a good place to ask questions and seek advice, too!

Ashley

"Everything changed the day I understood that if I was to become a runner, I would have to run with the body I had." - john bingham

"My favorite run anywhere in the world? I recall when I lived on a small island in Greece. Because I was the only jogger on that island there was inevitably someone who would call out, saying "Why are you running?", "Isn't that bad for your heath?" or "Don't you want to stop for a shot of Ouzo?" It was quite amusing." -haruki murakami


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