I am 100% guilty of #4. I can remember it was lightly snowing in central park one time when I went for a run there, and I was HARDCORE pushing myself to run really fast. So I was getting warm and took my shirt off. Definitely got LOTS of looks.
I went for a 30 minute run yesterday, and it sucked. I didn’t feel my achilles at all, but my right shin + calf were feeling a bit weird. Not major, but I feel like that is never good to run on. The only positive about the run was playing in the snow on the mountain bike trails in the park near my house. That was fucking awesome.
So today, I went to the pool right after class. It was a seriously satisfying and badass workout. I started with about 10 minutes of freestyle swimming + 10 minutes of kickboarding (gets the glutes and hips like CRAZAY) / pulling. Then I pool ran. I started out and I would do lttle 10 second bursts twice a lap. But then I realized it’d be better to do it longer. So I started doing half the lap easy and half the lap hard. It was fucking TOUGH! I was getting really tired. But I did like 20 minutes of that, a few minutes swimming, then 10 more minutes of pool run intervals. Then I finished with some more laps and a few minutes in the hot tub.
Then I played around on the rock wall for a bit after swimming. What a fun start to the day!
i swear to god if i see another person saying ‘if you think obesity is bad, you’re a fat shamer!!’
obesity is a real problem that causes lots of diseases
and just because i don’t like obesity, doesn’t mean i don’t like obese people
it’s like, i hate cancer, but i don’t hate people with cancer or shame people who have cancer
THISSSSSSS^^^^^ gets all the point!!!!
I’ve always wanted to say something about obesity here, but never had the balls to. Well…fuck it. Firstly, obesity is an epidemic and is the leading cause of death since 2006. Secondly, obesity is preventable. Look it up. Yes, genetics play a role in your weight, but if you are healthy and have genetics that make you store a lot of energy, you can be healthy and overweight. In fact, many overweight people are just as healthy as normal weight people and CAN be associated with a LOWER risk of mortality. Obesity is true excess. It is 100% based on lifestyle choices.
Everyone is beautiful because we are all humans and are capable of love and compassion and happiness and everything. To an extent, people can do what they want with their bodies. However, it costs us money. Smoking and obesity both raise the cost of health insurance and directly make you pay more since the government incurs much of these costs. So, should their lifestyle choices cost you money?
I don’t know. It’s a tricky thing we need to figure out and find a balance for and perhaps find ways to positively reduce obesity. At what point do you completely intervene in strangers’ lives because so many people are killing themselves slowly through their daily choices?
Q:Quick question! I'm not a very experienced runner but I'm training for a half marathon right now and my inner thighs are always chafed, it's driving me insane!! What do people use to prevent it?
Ouch! That sounds rough. I’ve dealt more with chafing in my crotch and armpits. I would try a) wearing different shorts/pants. If it’s upper thighs, try spandex shorts (if you’re a dude there are guy spandex running shorts) or try longer shorts. You can also try b) body glide which is an anti chafing thing you can find at any running store and maybe a sporting foods store.
Good luck Anon! May the chafe be without you.P.S. Check out the comments for this post as there is even better advice there! Thanks everyone.
Q:Hi! I was wondering if you had any advise on how to get a guy to like you. I sit across from my crush in one of my classes, and I really want to work up the nerve to ask him to prom. Or like how do you know if a guy likes you because we talk a lot in class and we're both runners. Idk, I'm kinda shy.. Thanks!
Hey Anon! You sound like a cutie babooty. I think you should definitely ask this guy to go on a run. Personally, I would love if a girl asked me to go for a run. And since you two are talking a lot in class, it sounds like he will say yes. You don’t want this opportunity to pass and be like, “Damn, I wish I just asked him to simply go on a run.” Since it’s not that big of a deal. Also, if that goes well and you be feelin’ it, you can definitely ask if he’s got a prom date and if he wants to go! You won’t be the first girl to ask a guy to prom, and you won’t be the last. If he says yes, AWESOME! If he says no, fuck it! You had the ovaries to ask, and I respect that.
Good luck anon, and you better tell me how it goes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Q:How fast do you sprint? Just wondering :)
I haven’t run any short distances for a loooong time, but I could probably run a sub 70 400m, and around a 2:30-2:40 800m. For a 200, maybe a 32-35. For 100, maybe like a 13-14. I’m still getting back into running and just doing long slow runs, so this is all kind of speculation. I wouldn’t mine breaking 5:00 in a mile sometime this year.
Thanks for the ask!
Q:You are the craziest runner I know.
That is seriously the best compliment I can possibly receive, and it made that run sooooo worth it.
Also inspires me to be even crazier.
Fuck it. Just go for a run.
Don’t think whether you should or not.
Don’t think that it’s too cold or too wet.
Don’t think you could do other things.
Just go run.
Man, do runners love running. They love everything about running. They especially like talking about running. After running, talking about running is the #1 thing runners seem to like. Also, is it just me or are runners crazily cultish about their running? Like, if they find out you’re a fellow runner, there is nothing you could do to sever the relationship. You could murder an elderly man and the only reaction would be, “See you at Red Coyote this weekend!” In summary: though very clearly insane, runners are sort of adorable and infectious in how enthusiastic they are.
Q:Most attractive girl tumblrs? ;)
Matt! runningislife.tumblr.com pretty girl
Yo, Paula Radcliffe
For my endurance sports class, we had to read a journal article about Paula Radcliffe and her physiological improvements from 1992 to 2003. Then we had to write a little paper on it. If anyone is really interested in exercise physiology and/or Paula Radcliffe, let me know and I can send it to you. It’s a quick read (3.5 pages double spaced). Here’s my intro:
After almost 11 years later, elite female marathoners around the world are unable to even approach Paula Radcliffe’s world marathon record. Fortunately, Andrew Jones served Paula as her physician throughout the majority of her running career, and Jones was able to use simple exercise tests that both allowed Paula’s coaching staff to utilize test data to improve training as well as provide exercise scientists to gain a better understanding of the recipe for a successful endurance athlete via his article, The Physiology of the World Record Holder for the Women’s Marathon (Jones, 2006). Based on data from Paula Radcliffe’s years of exercise testing by Andrew Jones, it seems clear that VO2 max, lactate threshold, and running economy have all played a major role in Radcliffe’s success
Based off yesterday’s run, I decided I needed a rest day.
I’ll definitely be getting out there tomorrow though for at least 3-4 miles.