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rlanger that’s legendary, so fast!

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rlanger that’s legendary, so fast!


Thanks John. I ran my goal race on Sunday and qualified for the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:13:26.

 

If you're interested, you can read my brief race report here.

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Thanks John. I ran my goal race on Sunday and qualified for the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:13:26.

 

If you're interested, you can read my brief race report here.


WOW!!! That is fast - well done!!

post #34 of 41

Today I am off to a 50K orienteering run held in two stages. First stage starting this afternoon and second stage tomorrow morning. I expect 10 hours of running in the hilly part of the lake highlands of Denmark. My mind is ready and I hope my body is ready too. I guess I will know that after tomorrow when I am home again. 

post #35 of 41

Your legs are going to be jelly after those suckers! Good luck.

 

I'm not distance training right now but still love to chat running. This past week as been tough, since the first real wave of summer has struck. This morning I ticked off 10k and felt like a sack of sweat afterward. Also, my running tan has showed up. Is there anything sexier than a running tan? :D

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Your legs are going to be jelly after those suckers! Good luck.


Jelly is not the word. More like concrete or wood. Even though we finished right before closing time - a total of 14 hours of running over two stages and maybe 65-70 K in total it was a fantastic experience. 

post #37 of 41
Would anyone be able to enlighten me on running tips to alleviate hip injuries? I've only been running long distance for under a year and seem to get hip pain after an hour of running. Would this be a shoe issue or perhaps something to do with my strides? I'm quite flat footed as well and have also had past troubles with my IT band.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
post #38 of 41
My advice would be to go see a sports medicine doctor. Without being able to see how you run, the shoes you wear, the symmetry of your body, there is no way to diagnose what is causing the injury.
post #39 of 41

I have ran 2 marathons: the Los Angeles, and the Long Beach.

My main problem was the lack of time for training due to a grueling work schedule. I ended up with temporary knee pain and plantar fasciitis. 

I now do only short runs (2-4 miles) and swimming when the weather is too hot.

Everybody who can should do a marathon at least once in a lifetime. The experience is incredible and the sense of accomplishment out of this world.

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Originally Posted by rlanger View Post

My advice would be to go see a sports medicine doctor. Without being able to see how you run, the shoes you wear, the symmetry of your body, there is no way to diagnose what is causing the injury.


A sports med doc is a good place to start. GPs just aren't specialized enough to diagnose the muscle and joint problems particular to athletes. I always liked to make myself feel better by reading the injury forum on runnersworld.com/forum about people with serious running injuries. I had left hip issues 2 years ago. I think most hip issues and some foot problems are caused by the legs being different lengths. I fixed it muself by swimming more. My legs thanked me and you only need a girl a couple of times feel up your shoulders and arms at a party to make it all worth while. ;)

post #41 of 41

I am looking for my next run. And it has to be something special. So does anyone here knows and recommends a great (1/2)-marathon in Europe - North of the Alps? 

 

1) I do not like big/small city-runs!

2) I would like it to be in mountains / hills / forrest

3) Does not have to be big with 3000+ runners - less it better

4) If it is held in beautiful surroundings / nature / historical sites it would be great.

5) Has to be in Europe.

 

Any ideas? 

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