I'm training for an ultramarathon in the summer and I'm trying to get my weekly mileage totals up. However, there might be several times a week when I'll be mountain biking circa 80 km/50 miles in a day. My question is: if I was to try and convert these cycling miles into running miles, how many running miles would 50 cycling miles be worth? What would the conversion ratio be like? [more inside]
posted by dropkick
on Jan 3, 2007 -
I just bought a Garmin Forerunner 205
. I love it, it's neat, wow, awesome. But I use an Apple and the software isn't compatible. Can someone walk me through how I can get my PowerBook to recognize the unit (and download the data) when I plug it in via USB and if there are any programs I can use that are similar to the "Training Center" software included?
posted by tumbleweedjack
on Dec 22, 2006 -
I think I have the flu. Should I stay in bed or run 5K?
posted by four panels
on Dec 11, 2006 -
With a large amount of time per day (say capped at 4 or 5 hours), what improvement could you expect to see over 6 months in running 800/1500m, starting with somewhere between a 4:45 & 5 minute mile? What would the workouts look like?
posted by devilsbrigade
on Dec 1, 2006 -
I'm finishing up the Couch-to-5K Plan. What's the best way to keep building my speed and endurance on a treadmill? [more inside]
posted by nickmark
on Nov 30, 2006 -
I am so screwed. I committed to run a 5k race Dec 10 and have not adequately trained for it. How should I proceed? [more inside]
posted by luser
on Nov 25, 2006 -
Needed- best running shops in the New York metropolitan area for getting feet (flat) and gait (upright) analyzed and shoes recommended. A place that knows its stuff and isn't going to shove whatever they have the most of in back down my leg. (Or am I being hopelessly naive?) Thanks in advance.
posted by IndigoJones
on Nov 8, 2006 -
I've been working out four times a week all year, and now I think I should at least know how to run. I have a horror of running left over from being the slow kid, and I don't really know how to do it. I started the couch to 5k today. Should I stick with it, or just do something else? [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean
on Oct 15, 2006 -
Unconscious Process Filter: What's happening when I'm in the running "zone"? [more inside]
posted by Xurando
on Oct 14, 2006 -
Nike + iPod Sport Kit, transmitter hacked into the tongue of my New Balance shoes: I run the same 4 mile route every time, but occasionally my pace is WAY off. Yesterday it read 3.19 miles at the end of my run, and I took a look at the transmitter to see that it was sideways inside the tongue. Is that why? [more inside]
posted by bradn
on Sep 26, 2006 -
RunningFilter: I'm running my first competitive 5K race tomorrow morning. Any last minute tips? [more inside]
posted by patr1ck
on Sep 23, 2006 -
I am in pretty decent shape (nothing amazing, but 5' 7" and 138 pounds which is normal) but find that I can't do much of ANY running without feeling horribly, horribly nauseated within minutes of finishing. I can lift and do pushups, squats, etc., but running is basically out of the question. Sometimes it's so bad I have to stop even though it's rarely more than 10 minutes. Since I'm not unhealthy or overweight, I'm pretty concerned about this. Why does running, in particular, make me feel so awful? Does this happen to anyone else? Should I be trying to push through it?
posted by dmaterialized
on Sep 20, 2006 -
I am about to start running in a more serious capacity, which is to say to train for races. I love gadgets, so I am drawn to both of these for various reasons. Which is better, Nike + iPod or the Garmin Forerunner 201? [more inside]
posted by bDiddy
on Sep 17, 2006 -
I have five weeks to train for a 10 mile run. I did the same distance last year in 90 mins and have been running about 3 times a week for about 30 mins since, but have been on holiday for last three weeks, no exercise and loads of eating and drinking. I need a emergency training programme to get me ready - any advice?
posted by janecr
on Sep 16, 2006 -
How do I best combine running and leg lifts like squats?
In an effort to increase muscle mass, I've started doing a whole body routine at the gym 3 times a week (I used to do chest/back, arms/shoulders, legs). I like the new routine, but it also means I'm squatting 3 times a week and my legs are SORE after squatting (like wobbling up the stairs sore). I'm also still trying to run on off days but it's especially hard even days after hard leg workouts. How do you all combine lifting and running regimens? Does leg soreness from squats get any better with time?
posted by rordog
on Sep 10, 2006 -
Why do I always burp or feel like I have to burp when I go running? This happens even if it has been several hours since I last ate. It doesn't happen every single time, but probably 80% of the time. I like running, its just gross getting a taste of that yogurt you ate 2 hours ago when its 100 degrees outside. Anyone have similar problems? Anything you can do to solve this?
posted by rordog
on Aug 22, 2006 -
I’m not a runner, but I want to run a 5K once, for my 40th birthday, in 2 months. I need to train, but I don’t like
running, and want to do as little of it as possible. [more inside]
posted by Failure31
on Aug 12, 2006 -
I have questions on etiquette and safety for running the 6 mile loop in Central Park. [more inside]
posted by cardboard
on Jul 30, 2006 -
Non-custom orthotics: any suggestions? I overpronate on my right foot, and I'm looking for something to put in running shoes and daily walking shoes to help this. [more inside]
posted by bibbit
on Jul 28, 2006 -
Anyone know how the foot pod works and how reliable it's going to be? I have not come across any technical details about that at all, only the ipod interface.
posted by joshgray
on Jun 14, 2006 -
Running Shoes: Where should I get them and what should I know? Bonus points for Los Angeles running shoe store suggestions, but general advice appreciated.
Alternatively, help educate me on what a comfy shoe (of any type) is supposed to feel like. [more inside]
posted by anonymoose
on Jun 12, 2006 -
What's it like to run/hike from rim to rim in the Grand Canyon, all in one day? [more inside]
posted by ph00dz
on Jun 8, 2006 -
For those that run:
I run two miles every other day. Used to run one, just to keep in shape, but now I do two. How long will it take me to run, say five miles if I run every other day?
posted by peglam
on Jun 7, 2006 -
Strides per minute to run 1.5 miles in 14 minutes, 45 seconds? Music for ipod to achieve this pace? [more inside]
posted by CaptApollo
on Jun 6, 2006 -
I'm really interested in the soon coming iPod+Nike
technology: Basically a really high tech way of tracking your running, syncing it with your computer, tracking your progress, interacting with others, etc. However, I'd really kind of like to avoid Nike for it's high prices and other reasons, so does anyone know any other similar high tech products that could help me track my run? Extra points for Mac compatibility.
posted by patr1ck
on May 30, 2006 -
Will a GPS device help my running and what are the best weapons against unfriendly animals and dangerous humans? [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious
on May 22, 2006 -
I'm looking for earbuds that offer superior sound quality and that I can wear while running. My over the ear Ravemp buds finally gave out. I haven't been able to find any decent sounding replacements that don't fall out of my ears after a few minutes of running. Price range < $75. Must be available on the internet.
posted by Juicylicious
on May 3, 2006 -