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by Garrett
Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sammy Wanjiru Dead
Replies: 17
Views: 1828

Re: Sammy Wanjiru Dead

HCcD wrote:
His mother, Hannah Wanjiru who had called for a boycott to the funeral was nowhere to be seen after the courts declined a last-ditch effort to halt the burial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tokm53Mv9vk&feature=player_embedded
by Garrett
Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Running transformed the hominid body
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Re: Running transformed the hominid body

8 hour hunt, running an animal to exhaustion

Attenborough/BBC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wI-9RJi0Qo
by Garrett
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Running transformed the hominid body
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Running transformed the hominid body

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1246104.htm Big bums allow humans to run Humans were born to run and evolved from ape-like creatures into the way they look today probably because of the need to cover long distances and compete for food, scientists have said. From tendons and ligaments ...
by Garrett
Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Running Pangs
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: Running Pangs

Maybe pang isn't quite the right word, I just associate the discomfort with what feels like hunger pangs in my legs, notably the calves and hamstrings. Similar to quenching a thirst, I tend to go out real fast when my legs are tight and achy to get that "ahhhh" feeling of relief as fast as...
by Garrett
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Running Pangs
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Running Pangs

Almost an anti-injury, having taken a few days off running I've developed what seems like a physiological need to run. All day, but most notably at night my calves have been aching, and it feels like the only way to get rid of the uncomfortable tightness is to go out and run. It's a pretty neat feel...
by Garrett
Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: The benefit of a reverse split - Olympic style
Replies: 23
Views: 3505

Re: The benefit of a reverse split - Olympic style

a quick start was a losing strategy against a conservative start with a strong finish. Assuming all racers have equal abilities. For all we know, many of the positive splitters could have had huge PB's. You'd probably get a better idea if this is true or not by comparing an individual's positive an...
by Garrett
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: Getting away with no speed work?
Replies: 11
Views: 2167

Getting away with no speed work?

For a novice runner still working towards a decent base but heading into a race season, is there much difference between continuing with higher mileage or cutting back and adding speed work? Is substituting miles with speed like adding icing to a half baked cake?
by Garrett
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Distance vs. Speed
Replies: 25
Views: 1986

Re: Distance vs. Speed

If you want to be a fast runner, focus on the 5km and 10km race distances for the first year, once you have some speed, you could move up the half, and then the year after, the marathon. In addition to dgrant's post above, this is great advice. Regarding training, I like Robbie-T's distance first a...
by Garrett
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Treadmill Accuracy question
Replies: 52
Views: 2209

Re: Treadmill Accuracy question

Not really possible. The treadmill doesn't measure your distance, it just calculates it using the speed multiplied by the time. Not always. When a friend and I did a "treadmill marathon" last winter, we both had our fancy gym TMs set at 8.0 mph, yet his total distance was gradually openin...
by Garrett
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: The Marathon, Gender, and Speed
Replies: 49
Views: 4920

Re: The Marathon, Gender, and Speed

I don't know that comparing the world record times is the right comparison to evaluate the differences between sexes. I disagree. Although using a specific record isn't the best approach, a range in and about those times isolates the differences between sexes by keeping all other training factors b...
by Garrett
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Races: likes and dislikes
Replies: 58
Views: 1782

Re: Races: likes and dislikes

likes:

A big cannon to start the race, the louder the better. This is not a joke response.
by Garrett
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: Improvement in 5 km Time - Expectations
Replies: 71
Views: 8045

Re: Improvement in 5 km Time - Expectations

Consistent running works for me. Much more important than any speed work.
by Garrett
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: RM Olympics
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: RM Olympics

WALKING EVENT:

Gold: Walk 1 hour everyday for 21 straight days
Silver: Walk 45 minutes everyday for 14 straight days
Bronze: Walk 30 minutes everyday for 7 straight days

... and the challengers are:

Trixiee
Garrett
by Garrett
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: RM Olympics
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: RM Olympics

I'm going to amend my original event because, well, I want gold dammit. Garrett's Running Streak Event Gold: Run 15km everyday for 15 straight days Silver: Run 10km everyday for 10 straight days Bronze: Run 5km everyday for 5 straight days Challengers Garrett This doesn't have to, nor should it, be ...
by Garrett
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: RM Olympics
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: RM Olympics

Can we do a walking event too? (I won't be able to run yet, but have the clearance to walk - and this would help me get my a$$ out the door :) ) Of course! Make this your event and what works for you and hopefully you can get others to participate in it as well! I walk my dog a lot so you can count...
by Garrett
Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: RM Olympics
Replies: 10
Views: 977

RM Olympics

Hello Everyone! In the spirit of the Winter Olympics, I thought it would be cool (my apologies if this has been done on the site before) if Running Mania held its own mini Olympics with its own unique little events. The idea is that everyone could give their own suggestions for tiny events/goals rel...
by Garrett
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The Lure of the Marathon
Replies: 96
Views: 5121

Re: The Lure of the Marathon

No matter the distance, you get out of a race as much as you put in. Marathons force you to give it everything you have, for the smaller races you have to do that on your own, and that can be very tough. eta: ugh... http://comeroundhere.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/nbc_the_more_you_know.jpg
by Garrett
Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Endless Pool
Replies: 22
Views: 3507

Re: Endless Pool

This is an awesome purchase! Is it tough holding a pace that keeps you in the centre of the pool?
by Garrett
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Summer Racing Plans
Replies: 17
Views: 891

Re: Summer Racing Plans

Spring: couple of 5k's

Fall: couple more 5k's

Not sure of the actual events, likely both big and local.
by Garrett
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: RW Core exercises- do 'em
Replies: 19
Views: 1670

Re: RW Core exercises- do 'em

One exercise you could try doing, and I was super happy once I was finally able to do it, is squatting on a stability ball. You'll feel like a million bucks and give everyone at the gym a nervous feeling like you're going to go flying any second. Give it a go on a Bosu ball first, and then when you'...
by Garrett
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Your first year running times
Replies: 20
Views: 1328

Re: Your first year running times

Jwolf wrote:Um, you really want to know? :)

Not sure if you have seen this: http://mysite.verizon.net/jim2wr/id70.html

Perfect! Forget my question!
by Garrett
Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Your first year running times
Replies: 20
Views: 1328

Your first year running times

Hi everyone! For my interest only, I'm trying to fix some of the traditional running time predictors ( McMillan ) to be geared towards first year/new runners who want to run some of the longer distances but do not yet have the best base. If you've ever used McMillan before using a smaller race as a ...
by Garrett
Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2009 Totals!
Replies: 52
Views: 3170

Re: 2009 Totals!

First full year of running is done, 2936km.

Congratulations Ian, that is just awesome, and big thanks to Robbie-T and ItsMyRun.com for making it so easy to keep track of my running!
by Garrett
Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Favorite Running Music - The Maniacs Choice Compilation
Replies: 209
Views: 113807

Re: Favorite Running Music - The Maniacs Choice Compilation

Chris Cornell - "Watch Out": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKFArxS949U

The chorus works great for interval runs.

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