Hello all you runners out there. I’ve been a member of the forum for four years. When I first joined there were a number of us who had lively discussions about running. I think the last time a post was made about running was in December '20 but for most of the running topics it as been way longer.
I thought I would try to get another thread going. We can use this thread to discuss getting started, runs, upcoming races, heart rate training, workouts, goals, whatever.
After having to take a break from running due to pulling a hamstring during a Tough Mudder and then being in a car accident, I am finally back to running. I ran my one and only half marathon three years ago. I am going to try for another one this fall.
I’ve been using the 80/20 training method and my long run is up to seven miles. I was running three days a week, but I just added a fourth day this week. I’m pretty darn slow, but I mostly care about distance for now and maybe for always.
I like running in my Vibram five finger shoes, but I’ve decided to switch things up once in a while and use a more conventional type of running shoe once a week. I was recently listening to a Human Performance Outliers podcast about how to avoid getting injured and a suggestion was to use different types of shoes. Different shoes put stress on different parts of the body. This way one is not putting stress on the same part of the body all the time.
I guess that’s it for my introduction. Anyone want to join me?