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    Post by raj gibson on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:47 pm

    http://www.ragnarrelay.com/race/colorado

    How hard would I have to bust my ass to do this in September 2014? I'm in not-terrible shape from weights and yoga but I'm not really a runner. Assume I could be one of the wimpier members of the 12-person team.

    Kyle, ever heard of this... I know you have the Colorado connection.
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    Re: Running

    Post by Nick on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:19 pm

    CoE is my online personal Jesus Christ of running.
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    Re: Running

    Post by petey on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:49 pm

    you have plenty of time to properly train for this.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:30 pm

    this one is very similar, and i've done it the last 2 years:
    http://epicrelays.com/rocky-mtn-relay/

    here's the course map for it: http://epicrelays.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/2012-Epic-Rocky-Mountain-Relay-Course-Map.pdf

    i think the Ragnar one will be bigger, they have a bigger profile in the relay world. it's also going to more familiar ski-towns. ours went up in these high mountain country roads that none of us had ever seen before, it was gorgeous.
    these relays are pretty fun, and only a really small percentage of the teams are competitive. you'd fit in fine on a team if you just trained enough to be able to handle the mileage.

    the 2 things that destroy me on this one are the altitude and the constant inclines. my team has been 11 mountain folk and me both years, and i had to ask for a set of legs that didn't have any long inclines, you get into oxygen debt so quick if you're not used to that.
    running down Cottonwood Pass at 2am in the darkness with only a headlamp was tremendous.
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    Re: Running

    Post by raj gibson on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:55 pm

    Cool, thank you, that's very helpful. My friend wants to put together a team, if he goes ahead with it I think I'm going to say yes.
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    Re: Running

    Post by chrondog on Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:02 pm

    CoE, can you recommend any exercises or stretches for strengthening the knee? I always feel like that's my weak link running wise and my really basic stretching regimen doesn't get the knee loose enough before I run.

    I was running around and dribbling with a soccer ball for a while yesterday and I think the start-stop and lateral movement of that was probably strengthening the knee, so long as I don't go too hard and strain anything.

    Do you just stretch the full range of motion for the knee before you workout? Honestly, if you had any favorite videos of a pre-run or a post-run cooldown stretching routine we should post them here.
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    Re: Running

    Post by Nick on Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:07 pm

    Bros - I started doing the Insanity DVDs twice a week. Great plyometrics work out.
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    Re: Running

    Post by phixed on Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:47 pm

    My physical therapist was telling me about the Insanity DVDs and how much she loved them.

    I'm only two months out of hip surgery but feel like I may only be a couple months away from being able to start running again.
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    Re: Running

    Post by petey on Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:57 pm

    Ran 5 miles along the ocean yesterday...was great until I had to hop a fence and jump into the ocean to get away from the stray dogs
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    Re: Running

    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:35 am

    i've got about 10 lbs to drop before i can get into any good kind of running shape, having taken all of the winter and most of the spring off from running.  getting back into things this week.  

    have to get my legs used to moving again first, so it's only been 1.5 or 2 mile jaunts so far.  should be ready for 5 miles by saturday, when the real work of getting my cardio & endurance back begins. 

    i've never had to shed any winter weight before, not really sure how this works.
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    Re: Running

    Post by Nick on Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:36 am

    It works if you eat less burritos and tacos, CoE bro.
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    Re: Running

    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:40 pm

    salads are bringing me down.  i gotta get my miles back up quickly so i can enjoy el verano de tacos
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    Re: Running

    Post by Soma on Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:36 pm

    I'm going to compete in a marathon asap. Haven't decided which one yet.
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    Post by Guest on Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:34 pm

    That's impressive Soma. I assume that planning to run a marathon means you have kicked the smoking habit for good now.

    Cheers homie!
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    Re: Running

    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:42 pm

    i'd recommend Grand Rapids in October if you can wait til then.  great town.  i might end up running the half up there.  i've been burnt out on the giant metro marathons (and all huge races) lately. 
    http://grandrapidsmarathon.com/
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    Re: Running

    Post by petey on Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:47 pm

    I'm in Hawaii at the moment.  Gonna run up Diamond Head pretty soon, but I'm pretty out of shape.  Wish me luck bros!
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    Re: Running

    Post by Duff... on Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:40 am

    Soma if you come to the states to go to Grand Rapids I'm gonna beat the shit out of you.
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    Post by Soma on Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:15 am

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    Re: Running

    Post by phixed on Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:51 pm

    so less than six months after hip surgery and i'm up to 3 mile runs. the hip still aches slightly and i'm weak as hell but pleasantly surprised at how quick the recovery was Smile
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    Re: Running

    Post by chrondog on Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:55 pm

    a video from the summit of my trail run yesterday:

    http://instagram.com/p/bCpLvTihfZ/
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    Re: Running

    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:39 pm

    we need a "SCIENCE!" smiley.

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    Re: Running

    Post by chrondog on Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:35 pm

    i recommend a Doc Brown "GREAT SCOTT!" photo or something Bill Nye for that honor

    i also recommend researchers at UC San Diego for being awesome
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    Re: Running

    Post by Soma on Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:52 pm

    My legs have somehow remained really toned despite the fact that I haven't gone jogging for years.

    I'd like to get back into it, it's definitely the form of exercise I most enjoy.
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    Re: Running

    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:05 pm

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    Re: Running

    Post by reuben on Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:10 pm

    I was thinking more along the lines of Magnus Pyke.

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