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by Beerslinger
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Everyone must be resting this Monday!
Replies: 20
Views: 1114

Re: Everyone must be resting this Monday!

Ran 30 minutes in the trails and improved my distance by about 500 meters. The hardest part I find about being a runner is having the ability to rein myself in. I get moving, and it's like being a kid again. I just want to go faster and faster, pushing myself until my lungs are going to burst out of...
by Beerslinger
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: I'm back... thanks to the Wii
Replies: 3
Views: 4791

I'm back... thanks to the Wii

Been doing the running on Wii Fit and finally went for a run on the road. Trying out this forefoot running thing. Went about 1 K in the end. Start slow... Sure was running slow. Anyone else who's starting again trying the forefoot running style instead of the classic heel-toe? If so, how did it work...
by Beerslinger
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: RM GEAR! WE'RE READY TO GO! :)
Replies: 315
Views: 86642

Re: RM GEAR! WE'RE READY TO GO! :)

any gear available?
by Beerslinger
Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: starting again... again... again... and this time I mean it.
Replies: 9
Views: 5758

Re: starting again... again... again... and this time I mean it.

And the next day my knee told me that wasn't a very good idea, so back to just walking for now. Good thing is my NEW doctor has booked me into both an MRI and a scope to see what the actual problem is in there, since my OLD doctor just kept telling me "Rest and Painkillers, oh and do you need m...
by Beerslinger
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: starting again... again... again... and this time I mean it.
Replies: 9
Views: 5758

starting again... again... again... and this time I mean it.

I did it, finally after 11.5 months I laced up the shoes and got back out the door. Don't know why but I just had a huge running craving this morning. Did a quick little loop on the trails near my house, took about 20 minutes or so. Amazed at how good I felt. All the cycle commuting and the 300+ sta...
by Beerslinger
Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Starting again, and dragging family along with me.
Replies: 22
Views: 4459

Re: Starting again, and dragging family along with me.

We wound up skipping a day on our week 2, as it was a repeat week after we had a setback halfway through last week. That sounded stupid, lets just say we repeated a week, but jumped ahead a day. We did 1:30/1:30/3:00/3:00 X2 Walk/Run. It was great, with Susan going all out the last 20 seconds of the...
by Beerslinger
Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Starting again, and dragging family along with me.
Replies: 22
Views: 4459

Re: Starting again, and dragging family along with me.

We've been set back a week due to sickness, but we're still battling through. We did 6 repeats of 1:30 run/ 2:00 walk. Susan (wife) had a hard time today, as she's been sick, and just got over it. She muscled through it though, and finished strong. I've havn't been so proud of her since our son was ...
by Beerslinger
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Starting again, and dragging family along with me.
Replies: 22
Views: 4459

Re: Starting again, and dragging family along with me.

I too am beginning again after restarts! I have yet to get my husband back on board though.....good for you!!! Do you want the plan I'm using? My wife is finding it challenging, but fun. She's never been an excerciser, not even liking to go for walks, so it's very beginner friendly. Run day tomorro...
by Beerslinger
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Starting again, and dragging family along with me.
Replies: 22
Views: 4459

Re: Starting again, and dragging family along with me.

We did 6 repeats of 1:30 run 2:00 walk, covering 2.24k, not counting warm up and cool down walking. It was hard for her but we got through it. We've even found a local (250 K away) 5k that we're going to sign up for since our training program ends on that day.
by Beerslinger
Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Starting again, and dragging family along with me.
Replies: 22
Views: 4459

Starting again, and dragging family along with me.

So, I feel after two years off, with multiple restarts, that it was time to do it properly. In the past I've always gone out and ran a pace that I can hold over 4 -5 k, even after along time off. Of course my knee starts to hurt, and I wind up taking a big chunk of time off again. This time I've tal...
by Beerslinger
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: She's finally mine.
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: She's finally mine.

Same with me. I was amazed that I was keeping up with traffic and not even pedeling hard, just a nice slow cadence... it was quite a differance from the Mtn Bike and having to churn like crazy to keep up.
by Beerslinger
Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: She's finally mine.
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: She's finally mine.

Slipstream, I like that... It suits her. I took her out for her first non-test ride today. She's going to take some getting used too, as she's my first road bike. Those skinny tires respond fast.
by Beerslinger
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: She's finally mine.
Replies: 9
Views: 679

She's finally mine.

It took a few months, but she's finally mine. What shall I name her? Sorry about the quality of the photos and the junk in my garage. http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab92/beerslinger81/002.jpg http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab92/beerslinger81/003.jpg and presenting... The pumpkin. The trail b...
by Beerslinger
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Who wants a Christmas present?
Replies: 52
Views: 1243

Re: Who wants a Christmas present?

oh oh me please.
by Beerslinger
Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: How to know when you're done.
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: How to know when you're done.

Should have mentioned that the pain comes when i'm sitting/lying down. I don't get much of anything when I'm up and walking around.
by Beerslinger
Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: How to know when you're done.
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: How to know when you're done.

Started off with 3k X 3 a week with 5/1's and was up to 3k/3k/5k at the end of almost 4 weeks, not 3 weeks like I said before.
by Beerslinger
Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: How to know when you're done.
Replies: 7
Views: 870

How to know when you're done.

How do you know when you're done running and your body just won't do it anymore? I hurt my knee back at the bluenose/cabot trail in 2008, waited a year and a half to heal before I started running again. Started off slow, only got into it for just over 3 weeks, doing 10 runs, and now I'm having knee ...
by Beerslinger
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: W-W-W-Wendnesday
Replies: 49
Views: 1001

Re: W-W-W-Wendnesday

Nice warmup then hill repeats into the wind. Yikes, lottsa whitecaps out there, and almost time to go to work.
by Beerslinger
Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Celebration Sunday
Replies: 55
Views: 1161

Re: Celebration Sunday

5k @31:03 6:13/km. Was good, but I can't seem to slow down.
by Beerslinger
Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Irongirl is not a f#@$#@ quitter.
Replies: 44
Views: 1521

Re: Irongirl is not a f#@$#@ quitter.

congrats Irongirl! You're an inspiration, and definitley not a quitter.
by Beerslinger
Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: been a while... need a new log site
Replies: 12
Views: 2821

Re: been a while... need a new log site

Tried the suggestions out and found that I liked itsmyrun the most. It's simple, non-complicated, and I'm able to enter a log in seconds before I head out the door.
by Beerslinger
Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Soft Neoprene Knee brace.
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Re: Soft Neoprene Knee brace.

I'm not 100% sure what I suffer from as I don't have a sports physician to go to, but from reading articles I think it's itbs. My G.P. thinks I've torn cartlidge and it's tendrils are "floating loose and get caught in the joint from time to time. I imagine it could be this, but wouldn't he have...
by Beerslinger
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Soft Neoprene Knee brace.
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Soft Neoprene Knee brace.

Does anyone use one of those soft knee braces just as a preventitive measure? I'm just wondering if it could possibly be a cheap fix that would help me prevent another knee injury.
by Beerslinger
Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: been a while... need a new log site
Replies: 12
Views: 2821

been a while... need a new log site

It's been a while since I ran consistantly, but looking to get back into it after two runs this week with no pain. I used to use the running log at coolrunning.com, but they've merged with some other website and totally redid the log page, and I'm not happy with the new layout so I'm looking for som...
by Beerslinger
Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: is it possible??? :(
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: is it possible??? :(

http://www.sheldonbrown.com is a great site to pick up all sorts of bike info. Mostly tailored towards road bikes, but I've been able to pick up lots from there.

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