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Runners/Joggers of BHW

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by nickt, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. nickt

    nickt Junior Member

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    I am quite curious to know if there are any BHW-ers who run regularly for exercise or sport here?

    A short introduction, I am an amateur runner and I have took part in some half and full marathons. I run about 3-4 times (5-15 km) a week now and I'm a minimalist runner.

    I'm currently wearing these at the moment but I have a friend who's customizing a better pair for me soon.

    I use custom huaraches to run and am utilizing the POSE method as my running technique. All I can say is that I am never wearing running shoes to run again.
     
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    joshweaver9 Senior Member

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    I'm a runner as well.

    Jump on the treadmill and go to my hearts content...not sure about all that other stuff you mentioned.
     
  3. nickt

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    Well, hey you should definitely read up more on minimalist or barefoot running. A lot of people are getting running related injuries due to many years of misinformation about running technique and the thick support found in many running shoes.
     
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    What's your opinion on Zigtechs and Vibram FiveFingers?
     
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    Runner here too, but not regular, because I like to do my running outdoors not indoors on a treadmill. Not regular due to the massive snow here...:) waiting for it to melt away.
    Actually, I'm planning to do my first marathon this year...I might die in the process, but it would worth it.
    I'm waiting for BTB's reply too, because I know he was a great runner actually.
     
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  6. nickt

    nickt Junior Member

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    I haven't tried Zigtechs but I have mostly moved out of wearing shoes for running anymore. Wearing shoes with thick support has caused me nothing but pain and injuries.

    If you are looking at vibram fivefingers, they are good to start with if you want to do forefoot running. Here's what I can tell you, they do fit quite comfortably without socks. They are light and you are able to feel the ground when you run. The bad thing is that they can be quite expensive, they might smell in the long run, you'll gather quite a lot of stares from people if you mind that sort of thing.

    But in the end I gave up on my VFFs because the material gave me very bad abrasions unless I taped my feet up which is quite ridiculous. But that is a personal problem, other people I know don't have this problem.

    In case you guys are wondering what I'm wearing: www . invisibleshoe . com
     
  7. ryanjm

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    I will run, but not long distances--usually 3 miles or less. What I've found is that running long distance is not good for your overall fitness, as evidenced by the bodies of elite marathoners...they look like skeletons. Compare that to a sprinter, who looks incredibly fit. I prefer to have solid all-around fitness with the ability to enjoy sports which require strength to do well.
     
  8. stevie

    stevie Newbie

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    I run every day. I tend not to sleep much so I run at like 3am, normally about 6 - 8 miles then I go to work.

    Sometimes if the weather is nice I will also run to and from work. (4 miles each way )

    I wear these,

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    They offer me support that I have never had, as 8 years ago I broke both my ankles and cracked my heals.

    Anyway.....

    +1 more runner here too ;)
     
  9. bk071

    bk071 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I run ~1Km per day in the evening wearing these:

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    Not a hardcore runner though. I can run 2.5kms at max if its a sunny day.
     
  10. Autumn

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    Most days I either do 5-6km or interval training. Occasionally I'll do a slower 10km. I just wear Asics myself.

    Running rocks, a great addition to anyone's life!
     
  11. JimmyWong

    JimmyWong Registered Member

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    3 times a week outdoors. Usually 3.5 - 4 miles (6.5km).

    Was a track guy until 20, now just do it for fun and to keep physically and mentally fit.

    I love running. Especially to some good tunes! Horay for BWH joggers!
     
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    I've been running for almost a year now, since May 2011. I've been hooked since. When it comes to running I have to set goals for myself, such as, I want to run X distance, or I want to run at X amount of speed/time. I run 5k and 10k distances. My goal for this year is to run a sub 20min 5k. Me and a friend are also doing the Tough Mudder in October!
     
  13. nickt

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    I love running but I am quite competitive with myself sometimes, I usually run around 6K each time with a target pace. Sometimes I just let loose once or twice a week and go up to 20K.

    I would like to hear how some of you got into running and loving it?

    My story started when I was a teen and I was literally chain smoking my life and good lungs away. I continued this up into mandatory national service for 2 years but I was still a pretty decent runner at that time. I was forced to run 3-4x a week and my unit had these awesome out camp runs where we go to different parks and run.

    When I was about to leave the army, by some stroke of luck I quit smoking without trying. I have been cigarette free for about 2 years now and I won't lie but the temptations never stop. It's funny because during my army days I really hated running but I could run a half-marathon with no training. Please do train for a full marathon though, I nearly died while trying to complete my first full marathon. It is way different than a half.

    So anyway, I'm in my 20s now and I see people around me starting to get fat and what not, I made a personal commitment to myself to exercise and run at least 3-4x a week just to maintain a level of fitness and plus running really helps to relive stress!
     
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    I am also an amateur runner, and im using a Nike LunarGlide 2 to correct the over pronation of my right foot. Havent tried half/full marathons though. :D
     
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    I'm a fast walker, almost jogging pace I guess.

    I've tried running before, but after a few weeks it really starts to hurt in my lower knee joints, so gave that up.

    I do my almost jogg/brisk walk 7 days a week, in the mornings before breakfast and it's around 5-6km or so. Takes me over/under 40mins.

    My exercise track is the beach as I live opposite it which makes it a "never get dull" route for me. Everyday different eye candy is happening on the beach, which is a good motivator to keep at it, rather then a tread mill. :)
     
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    I don't run or jog as a sport. However I do run to increase my cardio in preparation for my jiu jitsu tournaments.
     
  17. salerock

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    I'm going out for a run once or twice a week, usually 10km at the channels here.

    Bought some new shoes a week before and tried thoes barefoot running thing as well, but I dont like it much. I'm happy with my shoes from saucony.
     
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    I used to love running. Every morning before work 2-3 years ago I got up at the crack of dawn to run. I also participated in many amateur 5 and 10k races. This was before I found IM early last year, now I rarely run except footy on saturdays, unfortunately I am starting to get fat :D

    I dont know how you guys stay motivated to keep running. Any pointers?
     
  19. nickt

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    I can't stress this enough to all runners with injuries and pain. Most of the time, people get injuries and pain and they buy a more expensive shoe with all that high-tech support hoping that the pain they go away. Then, they assume that the cause of all this pain is because they are running too much.

    Well, I would to say the former is partially true but this does not apply to all shoes. The problem with a lot of shoes these days is that the large heel support causes you to heel strike which in turn causes a braking action every time you slam your heel on the ground which directly impacts your knee in a wrong way thus causing injuries. Bad shoes causes bad techniques. If you try to run barefoot in your own home, you will find that it is very difficult to heel strike on purpose because hey, it kinda hurts and is uncomfortable. So why are we letting shoes dictate our technique and cause all this injuries?

    That said, the most important aspect of running injury free is proper technique! It can be difficult to undo all the heel striking that we have done all this years and you don't have to immediately go barefoot right now. If you can, buy a cheap zero drop shoe with minimal support and get your technique right, you'll be surprised at how far and efficient you can run with minimal to no injuries.

    Just to add on to my story, back when I was in the army and wearing thick support shoes, the constant running caused me various knee pains and naturally I assumed that I was running too much. Come few years later and changing my technique and footwear I no longer experience any knee pains or have gotten any feet injuries. Thanks for reading!

    This is what works for me, I like to watch fitness or motivational videos and this does help to get you pumped when I feel lazy. Either that, gear up, wear your shoes and get yourself out of the house and run. Don't think about it, just do it.
     
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  20. Execute

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    Gym 3-4 times per week, pushing some tin ;)