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YANMD - Is my crazy foot pain arthritis, or running related?

I recently took up running. Three days after my last run I was struck with crazy pain in my foot which has never really gone away. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by Brodiggitty on Jun 14, 2014 - 15 answers

The phantom joint pain strikes again...

I strained my adductor muscle (groin) in March and rested like a mofo - no exercise at all for probably 10 weeks. The doctor said it looked like a localized injury and that some stiffness would be natural because the repaired muscle grows back a little longer (weird). I've been gradually ramping back up with slow exercise - yoga, dance, etc. - but today after a more strenuous workout I'm feeling a dull ache in my muscle after no pain at all for weeks. Argh. YANMD, but ye who have pulled groin muscles before, does this mean I have hurt myself again, or is some soreness here and there natural? Do you ever feel pain from past injuries? Should I go back to the doctor or just do some gentle stretches and watch it for a few days? [more inside]
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto on Apr 22, 2014 - 5 answers

How does Zombies, Run! handle distance vs time?

I've been doing the Zombies 5k training, and the only thing I don't totally love is how it handles distance, speed, and time. Runner 5 Mefites, can you tell me how you've found the full grown-up app so that I know what to expect? [more inside]
posted by carbide on Apr 20, 2014 - 5 answers

Name that book I half-remember from my childhood, episode n

It was a young adult (early teen or late pre-teen?) novel, featuring a boy who ran along railroad tracks. [more inside]
posted by sockpuppet13 on Apr 11, 2014 - 5 answers

Shouldn't I be feeling stronger by now?

YANMTrainer, YANMDoctor, etc. I've been part of a fitness bootcamp for more than a year. We do pretty intense one-hour workouts - a ton of stairstepping, jumping, sprinting, uphill sprints - 2 or 3 times a week. Even after a year, I am ALWAYS uncomfortably sore for multiple days after a workout. Which means I am always sore - usually in my calves and hamstrings, and so tired that I don't want to do any other physical activity. This isn't normal, is it? [more inside]
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto on Feb 17, 2014 - 13 answers

How to prevent soreness on toe?

Got new running shoes yesterday, today both my little pinky toes are a little sore. Related? How should I fix it? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars on Feb 10, 2014 - 11 answers

Terminator 2 and Running Machines

In Terminator 2, there is a scene where the T1000, running in human form, cannot keep up with the car fleeing from it. It struck me at the time (and still bugs me 20 years later, hence this question) that surely "tall biped" could not possibly have been the "top speed" form to take. What would be the ultimate pursuing creature have looked like? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Feb 7, 2014 - 20 answers

Non-minimalist running shoes for the minimalist?

I love my minimalist shoes, but a few years ago I attempted to run in them and ended up with capsulitis in the joints in the ball of my left foot. Here I am a few years later and I want to try running again. Difficulty level: female, with wide feet. [more inside]
posted by metarkest on Jan 27, 2014 - 21 answers

RunFilter: Something like BikeForums.net, but for running?

I'm getting back into running for fun and fitness after a couple of decades of not running. The last time I was running seriously, the WWW had just been invented and Usenet's rec.running was the place to go. Can you recommend your favorite online community for runners--the kind of place to exchange route ideas, gear reviews, and training tips? I'm an occasional participant at BikeForums.net, which offers all that for cycling, and I'd like to find something similar for runners.
posted by brianogilvie on Jan 14, 2014 - 8 answers

Night running in Seattle - tracks and trails?

Now that the deep dark winter is upon Seattle, I'm looking for suggestions of where the best nighttime running is. Specifically, I'm looking for 400m tracks that are (1) open to the public and (2) lit at night. I'd also be interested in hearing about good streets or trails to run on that are well-lit (or even semi-lit) and not too sketchy. [more inside]
posted by bepe on Dec 4, 2013 - 10 answers

How do I exercise in winter?

I have been running 3 to 4 miles every other day since about June of this year. It has become a very important part of maintaining my mental health, and now that winter has arrived it has been nearly impossible to run. What do I do now to stay active and sane? [more inside]
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! on Nov 30, 2013 - 23 answers

Are my cheap running shoes hurting me?

I use throwback Saucony Jazz as my primary running shoes. They're inexpensive, seem to have adequate cushioning, are light, and are free of unwanted motion control features. But no one else runs seriously in these shoes, and they're marketed for walking around and fashion. Is there something about the construction that makes them significantly inferior to more expensive running shoes? [more inside]
posted by bepe on Oct 21, 2013 - 15 answers

Light me up

Winter has come. Because of my schedule and the late sunrise/early sunset, I find my daily run is happening in the dark morning or dark night. [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Oct 4, 2013 - 5 answers

How urgently do I need to see a doctor?

YANMD. You may not even be a doctor. I was out on a 10 mile run this morning; at the end of the run, I realized that I had blood dripping down both my legs, stemming from a mole on my inner left thigh. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Sep 27, 2013 - 17 answers

Feeling sick/faint after running long distances

I am training for my first marathon, and my recent long runs have led to me feeling like I'm going to faint right afterwards. Looking for advice about what to eat before/during a long run. [more inside]
posted by barnoley on Sep 13, 2013 - 21 answers

Is running supposed to be hard even if you are cardio-fit?

I thought I was cardio-fit. Jumping rope for 30-40 minutes makes me feel good and doesn't leave me exhausted. So why is it that running feels so damn hard? I just started running outside and I can barely do a mile in 10 minutes. I have to seriously push through the first five minutes and after just one mile I am DONE. How can this be? Does it mean that I am doing something wrong? Do I need running lessons? Or is this a typical newbie feeling that will go away soon? Details: female, early 40's, low BMI. I don't have any running goals, just want to enjoy running outside.
posted by rada on Aug 19, 2013 - 24 answers

Can I run a half-marathon by Sept 8?

I'm considering registering for a half-marathon on Sept 8 and wondering how realistic/hard a goal it is. I'm young and in good health but haven't run more than 3 miles before. I'm also looking for recommendations for a training plan. [more inside]
posted by matildatakesovertheworld on Jun 4, 2013 - 14 answers

Long vs. short distance running - in need of guidance on what's next

I've been running since 2007, and since then I've run three half marathons and several 10 milers/10k/5ks and what have you. Over the years my speed and abilities have increased, but boredom has set in and my motivation is lacking, especially when it comes to long distance running. I think I want to transition to doing short distances and speedwork, but I'm not sure what I should focus on. [more inside]
posted by cristinacristinacristina on May 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Eat and run in Saint Louis tips

This is two-things-ism, sort of. Will be in St Louis, MO, USA, along with Ms J0 next week Monday-Thursday, staying at the Drury Inn down by the Arch. Will be in work/meetings until 5pm but would like recommendations on where after that time we could go run (Forest Park?) and also where we should go eat. We have some ideas on good restaurants (limits: Ms J0 is pescetarian) but will gladly accept your tips on the best food and drink establishments. We have a vehicle. Thank you.
posted by J0 on May 5, 2013 - 20 answers

What to expect at my first 5k race?

Help me feel oriented and prepared for my upcoming race? I'm a 44-year-old overweight woman getting in better shape, starting to lose weight, and starting running. After working with a personal trainer over the winter, I worked up to running a mile for probably the first time in my life. [more inside]
posted by Occula on Apr 27, 2013 - 24 answers

2.5 km to 10km in a month?

Hello. I am signed up to run the Manchester 10 k on 26 May. I have never run any kind of race in my life before, and am REALLY „not sporty“ though I am used to hiking/cycling. I have not, to put it mildly, trained as much as I should. By now I can jog for 2.5 – 3 km in half an hour, and have mostly „trained“ on the treadmill rather than outdoors (I strained a muscle running outdoors and feel like it’s my muscles and joints that are most struggling with the running rather than anything „cardio“ related as such. So my actual question: is it still possible to get myself into a condition where I can get round the route without walking it and without injuring myself (too badly) in the remaining time? [more inside]
posted by runincircles on Apr 25, 2013 - 16 answers

Clumsy runners do not have pretty knees

How do I protect my knees while running? [more inside]
posted by tigerjade on Apr 12, 2013 - 10 answers

7 Mile Run in Brooklyn/NYC for an Out-of-Towner?

I'm visiting NYC next weekend, and I'd like to maintain my habit of running 7 miles every Saturday morning. I'll be staying with a friend near Court and Atlantic, in Brooklyn. I'd like to start my run there, or very close by. [more inside]
posted by PhatLobley on Mar 27, 2013 - 23 answers

What's the best running app?

I just got a new iPhone. I used to have an adroid and had a favorite running app. Unfortunately, that app is not available for the iPhone. So, MeFite runners, what works for you? I'd like something what won't seize up or shut down in the middle of a run, that will let me listen to music or a podcast, and that will track my runs for me. If possible, I would also like an app that lets me record cross-country skiing and time on the elliptical machine (my winter and non-running day activities). Thanks.
posted by Area Man on Feb 5, 2013 - 14 answers

C25K with a torn ACL?

Would it be crazy to do C25K with a torn ACL? I do not plan to get surgery to repair the ACL. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Jan 30, 2013 - 5 answers

Send me down the right path!

Online Maps for Running/Biking routes? Please share with me the best websites for creating running routes using an online map. Also looking for websites that lay out the mileage markers on some of the paths around DC area. [more inside]
posted by BlueMartini7 on Jan 4, 2013 - 15 answers

What shoes for a treadmill?

What kind of shoes should I get for walking -- and hopefully eventually running -- on a treadmill? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Oct 25, 2012 - 14 answers

PDX running filter: help me find the safest, prettiest 10 mile route in NE Portland?

I'll be in Portland, OR for a wedding this weekend. I need to complete a ten mile run to keep up with training for a half marathon. I'll be staying on the NE side of Portland. I'm a lady running solo. Are there streets/areas I should avoid? [more inside]
posted by hungrybruno on Oct 9, 2012 - 12 answers

How to run a faster mile?

How can I run one mile faster? [more inside]
posted by purpleclover on Oct 8, 2012 - 22 answers

Between a rock and a mugging place

I only have time to run at night. This makes me nervous. Am I just a nervous nellie, or am I asking to become the Central Park Jogger 2.0? [more inside]
posted by ablazingsaddle on Sep 26, 2012 - 36 answers

Does anyone know where this .gif is from?

Does anyone know which movie / show / video this .gif is from? [more inside]
posted by mysticreferee on Aug 31, 2012 - 8 answers

Knee feels fine now. How long should I wait before I go back to running?

About a 10 days ago I tweaked my knee while running. It feels fine now. How long should I wait before I go back to running? [more inside]
posted by usonian on Aug 29, 2012 - 8 answers

0 to hero - need help to run a 12+ mile fire/ice-water/barb-wire/mud obstacle course in only 39 days!

0 to hero - need help to run a 12+ mile fire/ice-water/barb-wire/mud obstacle course in only 39 days! [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Aug 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Balkan beats + Ira Glass = best run ever?

Is it possible/simple/affordable to mix/layer/? music I own under a podcast? [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Aug 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Sprinting Sans Socks Suggestions?

I'm going to start running without socks! What do I need to do to keep both my shoes and feet in tip-top shape? [more inside]
posted by meowzilla on Jul 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Shoes for underpronated runner

Does anyone have any running shoe recommendations for a Underpronation / supronation runner? [more inside]
posted by fozzie33 on Jun 27, 2012 - 3 answers

running = weight loss?

Previously. Now I'm running 20 miles a week. Now what? [more inside]
posted by buck:fuller on Jun 15, 2012 - 17 answers

Five fingers in fourteen days?

How long do you need to "convert" to Vibram Five Finger or other "barefoot" shoes for distance running? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on May 25, 2012 - 19 answers

A running backpack that DOESN'T move.

I need recommendations for a running backpack that's just big enough for my work clothing and DOES NOT BOUNCE! [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on May 22, 2012 - 12 answers

What's a good mindset/approach for developing a workout routine?

I'm in okay shape, but fitness and athleticism don't come naturally to me at all. Gyms are weird and stressful. Any advice on the best way to think about and develop a good workout routine? [more inside]
posted by whymog on May 21, 2012 - 19 answers

Hey look a Champion Tee with a Creeper face on it...

Is there any gear out there for Nerds/Geeks/Gamers/Etc who run/cycle/enjoy fitness? [more inside]
posted by snapped on May 11, 2012 - 12 answers

where do I go for help for knee pain?

I've been experiencing sore knees after running and I think it's time for me to seek some professional help. Where should I go for help? I was going to make an appointment with my primary care doctor, but I'm afraid he's not going to be able to help me much. Should I go straight to a physical therapist or a sports doctor or orthopedist? I just want to be able to run without pain again. [more inside]
posted by mbidi on May 3, 2012 - 11 answers

Advice for the undertrained?

Am I going to badly regret running a half-marathon this weekend with minimal training? [more inside]
posted by Pomo on May 2, 2012 - 17 answers

First running injury and first race in the same week?

Running advice needed. First time with shin splints, first race coming up this weekend. [more inside]
posted by piedmont on May 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me get quicker as I get older

Help me increase my speed and quickness even as I get older. [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Apr 16, 2012 - 6 answers

At this rate, I'll be moving backwards soon

Did you used to find running tedious and uncomfortable? Do you enjoy it now? How did you do it? [more inside]
posted by Aubergine on Mar 30, 2012 - 25 answers

Baby, I was born to run-slash-row

Can I integrate my erg into my half-marathon training? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Mar 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Obstacle/Adventure 5k filter: What do I wear?

I am running in several adventure/obstacle 5k races this year (i.e. Warrior Dash, Austin Jailbreak, Survivor Mud Run, etc.). One is coming up in a few weeks. In each of these races there are water/mud obstacles -- what should I wear? [more inside]
posted by ATX Peanut on Mar 5, 2012 - 11 answers

Trying not to run myself into a knee replacement

New runner...with 41-year-old knees. I am doing a decent amount of running for the first time ever, and have been pleased with how much my endurance has improved pretty quickly. BUT, I have a couple of questions: 1) does running surface matter a whole bunch; and 2) how to best prevent knee injury. (More below) [more inside]
posted by pantarei70 on Feb 18, 2012 - 24 answers

I would also like an image of a flappy-armed upright turtle, if such a thing were available

I saw a "how I think I look when I'm running/how I actually look" image within the last year, and I'd like to find it again. [more inside]
posted by punchtothehead on Jan 21, 2012 - 4 answers

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