What do I need to know/buy/wear to run longer and longer distances? [more inside]
posted by yeti
on Mar 23, 2009 -
[GiftBuyingFilter]: I need gift recommendations, mefites! Bridal shower gift for someone who is into IA, running, modern dance, and is the happiest person I've ever met in a non-bubbly way. [more inside]
posted by sio42
on Mar 6, 2009 -
I'm looking for advice on the right way to get set up for running with an iPhone in terms of gear/accessories.
Specifically, I'm looking for explicit product recommendations for cases and earpieces. I think I'd like a case that I can wrap around my arm and definitely want a water resistant case. I don't care about being able to advance songs or anything -- it's fine if the list just plays through. I'm thinking corded earphones are the best option because this allows flexibility for listening to music and if I can get one with the iPhone button, ability to deal with calls.
What's the best setup to run with the iPhone, thinking calls, music, security and the like??
posted by ewiley28
on Feb 9, 2009 -
I want to read some blogs by runners and people training for triathlons. [more inside]
posted by peep
on Feb 9, 2009 -
How much harder would it be to run a marathon in vintage running shoes (e.g. Nike Air Pegasus '83 vs Air Pegasus '08)?
posted by madh
on Jan 4, 2009 -
Does anyone know of a product, or a DIY method to attach a laptop to a treamdill? It has to be portable. [more inside]
posted by PlayWithFire
on Dec 30, 2008 -
Running Filter: I have signed up for half a marathon coming up at the end of January. I also signed up for a running group which helps you train for the half a marathon. I have missed about 60 precent of the running sessions. With the marathon less than a month away, I need some help getting ready for it. [more inside]
posted by boyinmiami
on Dec 27, 2008 -
Yesterday (Thursday) I did a pretty long run (7 miles out and back over pretty large hill in an hour and fifteen minutes). Tomorrow (Saturday) I'm running a 10k race in Santa Monica.
Thursday's run wouldn't have been that big of a deal, except for the fact I had to borrow cotton socks (Champion brand from Costco) from my father as I forgot to pack my synthetic running socks.
Now that gave quarter sized blisters on the front part of the arch of each foot. They're right behind the "ball". Also, during the run I the blisters popped and outer skin rubbed off. So, both feet have circles where the top layer (layers?) of skin is gone. [more inside]
posted by sideshow
on Dec 12, 2008 -
On a treadmill, what kind of slope/incline% should I set to simulate the strength needed for normal outdoor running? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo
on Nov 19, 2008 -
I can run 6:30 miles for an hour, a little uncomfortably, or 7:00 miles pretty easily over the same interval. What would it take, training-wise, for me to run a sub-3-hour marathon? [more inside]
posted by killdevil
on Nov 2, 2008 -
Why do I get floppy feet after I run? They don't hurt, so I don't think they're shin splints...they just flop around when I try to walk. Help? [more inside]
posted by cheeken
on Oct 27, 2008 -
I've started getting pain on the top of my right foot after running. I've had it x-rayed but the doctor seems a bit stumped. [more inside]
posted by rsk
on Oct 22, 2008 -
I am going the Nike+ route and am about to order an iPod Nano. I want an inspiring but not cheesy quotation engraved on the back. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Rudy Gerner
on Oct 8, 2008 -
I used to own blue shoe inserts for over pronation... except they weren't labeled. Any clue to what they might be called or where to buy them? Any alternate suggestions from fellow flat footers rollin' inwards? [more inside]
posted by djpyk
on Oct 1, 2008 -
Omaha Running Filter: I'll be in Omaha on business next week for my first visit. I'm training for a half-marathon and would like recommendations for a 3-5 mile run originating in the downtown area. Bonus points for a course that takes me into Council Bluffs. [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay
on Oct 1, 2008 -
I'm a 23-year-old male, 6'4", and 175 lbs. I'm too thin. What's the best way I can gain weight and muscle? I'd like to start working out in my own apartment. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on Sep 30, 2008 -
Can anyone recommend a good acupuncturist in the New York metro area? Stamford, CT environs also possible, but I have no car. [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao
on Sep 26, 2008 -
Always hungry filter: I'm a newish runner and increasing my distance/speed little by little. What kinds of healthy snacks should I eat throughout the day? [more inside]
posted by Rudy Gerner
on Sep 16, 2008 -
I need headphones for running with. I know there are other headphone questions out there but I have really specific needs:
1. No bluetooth as my MP3 doesn't support it
2. I have really small ear holes so the larger ones don't stay in, I can use the smallest covers for the in-ear ones
3. Do the over-ear hook ones get in the way of one's glasses? Experience on this please!
4. I need a wire that's long enough to get to my waist belt without an extension (with a linker thing that flaps around)
5. I don't want white ones!
6. Available in the UK.
Thanks all - hope someone can help!
posted by LyzzyBee
on Sep 13, 2008 -
I just signed up for a 10k on October 12th and I'm trying to figure out whether or not I'm going to be ready to do it. [more inside]
posted by rossination
on Aug 30, 2008 -
If the earth's gravity was increased by 10%, would sprint runners be slower or faster? [more inside]
posted by IvyMike
on Aug 25, 2008 -
Alternatives to MotionBased and Garmin Connect for tracking running workouts with a Garmin Forerunner 305? [more inside]
posted by letitrain
on Aug 22, 2008 -
Marathon training filter: How long has it taken you to recover from the symptoms of overuse and get back to your training plan? [more inside]
posted by activitystory
on Aug 20, 2008 -
I started running 2 - 3 weeks ago and I run around 3 miles every second day. So for the past week, I've had this sort of "pain" or somekind of uncomfortable feeling above my knee. The "pain" is not in the knee itself, but maybe in muscle above it? When I'm laying in bed or sitting it feels the same way. It doesn't hurt, but its just a little bit uncomfortable. Its kinda like a feeling of someone is squeezing a muscle just above my knee.
Should I be worried and go to a doctor or is this normal, when you havnt done any exercise for 8 years and just started? I'm 22 and male btw.
posted by madcow20
on Aug 13, 2008 -
I overtrained. A week later, my heel is still tingly and uncomfortable. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF
on Aug 5, 2008 -
I can walk, I can bike, I can't run more than a mile without my knee locking up. [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Aug 2, 2008 -
I am going to start running. I am! But I've also never made any attempt at serious athletic dedication in my life. What do I need to know, starting with stretches and moving towards routines. Pretend I am an alien. More inside. [more inside]
posted by GilloD
on Jul 31, 2008 -
Why am I not fitter and thinner? I started running/walking spring 2007. June that year I did my first 5k in 36 mins. Carried on walking 9 odd miles a week and running 5-8 per week or going on the elliptical trainer an hour or two a week through the summer. [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee
on Jul 29, 2008 -