The Running Thread - 2018

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  1. IamTrike

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    Which race? During the full that’s like right in front of the Grand Flo isn’t it? You have the Penguins there for encouragement which could help.
     
  2. flav

    flav Loving My Ears

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    @LSUlakes please change my goal for this weekend to NG:
    My Achiles Tendon started bugging me last Sunday so I read on it, iced it, did some eel drops in top of my regular stretching. On Tuesday, it came back and I noticed it was worst on inclines and on speed work so I took it slow and iced. Today, I started running with some colleagues and had to excuse myself after less than half mile. Luckily, my physiotherapist had an opening. So it doesn’t seem tore. My feet was stuck a bit thus restricting the motion. And I learned how to tape it. I went to try the taping, it helps but the problem is still there so probably a mild Achiles tendinitis. We both agreed that I will attempt to run my half-Marathon this weekend but cannot try to push any part of it. Slow and attentive will be my motto to reach my new goal of finishing healthy without further damages.
     
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  4. Smilelea

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    Thanks everyone for all the tips and encouragement! I have been icing them tonight. I'm going tomorrow to buy compression sleeves. Coach DopeyBadger has given me my instructions for the next few days. No running until at least Monday and then we shall see.

    On a happier note, one of my recent purchases arrived today. One more piece of my costume for the half arrived and it even had a cute little pin included with it.
    Just what I needed to help cheer me up today :D

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  5. MissLiss279

    MissLiss279 Mouseketeer

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    I’m going to guess the bathrooms behind/next to Finding Nemo...
     
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  6. TheHamm

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    Indeed, the line drying seems to be my bottleneck.

    Also near Detroit and I found myself never warm a few times last Jan/Feb/maybe March. If I had ‘real cold weather gear’ I would have gotten it out! And thanks for the mitten suggestion, I forgot I ripped the flap off mine, so on the shopping list it goes!

    I would love to do laundry less frequently! No judgment here, just envy.
    Is there a point where you switch to the fleece lined?

    I like the idea of an earned hat, but I’ve only seen it once.

    I love the capitalization!

    This drives me nuts! My house is not 130’ lower than when I left it!
     
  7. Waiting2goback

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    I stop and take pics of the characters but never wait in line to take one with them. I have just never seen a character I needed a picture with that badly.

    I haven't ridden any rides during the two gulls I have done. I'm afraid if I sit down I won't want to get back up.

    I have stopped for bathrooms in fantasyland, AK, the one right before EE, WWoS (I can picture exactly which bathroom it is but I can't explain where it is because the mind stops working well during WWoS, and I have used the bathroom in HS near as Sci-fi theater. The only one out of all of these that was busy was AK. The emptiest was WWoS, I don't think people realize it's there despite running right past it.

    I didn't think I would care to miss the race this year but it's starting to make me sad not being there. There is just something special about marathon weekend.

    The first year I ran it I brought a baggie full of baby wipes just in case I needed to go in the portapotty. I never needed them so I tossed them probably around mile 18 or so. Worked way better than a roll of TP as far as carrying them. U don't want to trust that if you need to use the portapotty that there is actually any TP in them later in the race.
     
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  8. Waiting2goback

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  9. SarahDisney

    SarahDisney So ... Yeah

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    When it's sub-freezing I usually try to wear the fleece lined unless they're in the laundry. Anything below 20 I'd definitely wear them, even if it means doing a special load of laundry (or throwing them in with my non-running laundry, which I do more frequently than my running laundry).
    Around now, with the weather more in the 40's, I'll often just wear them for whatever the coldest run of the week will be. I wear them a lot when the temperature first starts to change because it takes me a while to adjust.
    ... But I'm also always cold, so I probably switch to fleece-lined earlier than most.
     
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  10. jmasgat

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    OT: I'm glad it's dark out right now at 6:30 am......it means I can't see the snow that's coming down. Off to yoga later or else all the winter clothing talk would be particularly appropos.
     
  11. kleph

    kleph Gabba Gabba Hey

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    you may need to correct the elevation manually. https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=R4I5hFFcUk8gJPC4zi0Xv6
     
  12. PkbaughAR

    PkbaughAR Earning My Ears

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    ATTQOTD: I am eagerly reading everyone’s answers and taking notes for 2020! I’ve never stopped for a character during the W&D 10k, because I’m focused on time. My friend and I walked the W&D 5K this year and stopped for every character and actually ended up at the very back - like they shortened the course and cut off the hairpin turn right before the finish. So we didn’t technically get swept, but we would have had it been a longer distance I think.

    I started in C for the 10k and never saw a character line short enough that I would stand in. Do people get more spread out for the half and/or full? What corral do you need to start in so that the lines aren’t crazy?
     
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  13. IamTrike

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    Those would be big because they are attached to a show, but those are down a hill aren't they. Aren't there huge bathrooms behind Restaurantosaurus to?

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    I think that's a fairly accurate description of everyone's experience at WWOS. Bad or Bland enough to make people's brains shut down.

    Me too. I didn't think it would be that big of a deal either. My son and I did wine and Dine and we are doing the 10k during princess, but I really wish I was going to be there for the marathon.

    Within the first couple of miles it became clear that we weren't carrying it for functional reasons. We were just 4 dudes dressed as the Dapper Dans passing a roll of toilet paper back and forth as we ran through the Magic Kingdom.
     
  14. PrincessV

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    First dark evening run of the season last night... and my headlamp's battery died 1/2 a mile in. For 3.5 miles, I relied solely on cars' headlights, intuition, and muscle memory to differentiate between shrub, sidewalk, and grass. My PSA of the day is to check your headlamp's battery before your next run in the dark. :)
     
  15. hauntedcity

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    This happened to me in the spring. I didn't notice at first because I started out in the neighborhood, and then used a very bright moon to navigate. After the moon was obscured by clouds, I realized it was pitch black and my lamp had died. :) I only had about a mile left on a paved prairie path, so it wasn't TOO bad, but it went from a routine run to very exciting run pretty quickly.
     
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    This happened to me last winter, kind of... I was running with 2 of my running buddies and we had one person with a headlamp and Tracer360 vest that worked, one person with a reflective vest and no headlamp, and me with my Tracer360 that went low battery shortly into our run and then died about 2/3 of the way through and my headlamp that somehow in the cold got stuck in the night vision red light mode that doesn't actually light anything up enough to see. It was so weird, I thought the headlamp seemed dim so I clicked it to make sure it was in the brighter setting, and it went into the red light mode and I couldn't even turn it off to "reboot" it. It was just stuck there! I wonder if I had stopped to take the batteries out and reseat them if it would have fixed it. It worked ok once I got back into my car though and it warmed up a bit... so maybe it was just too cold. That was not a fun run with 3 of us running on icy, poorly plowed sidewalks with all kinds of ruts and ice, with one headlamp between the 3 of us relying on that and car headlights and a few streetlights!
     
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  17. PrincessV

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    :rotfl: That sums it up perfectly! Also, my neighbors could stand to do some trimming and mowing soon... :rolleyes:
     
  18. Jules76126

    Jules76126 Practically Perfect in Every Way

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    I have one pair of Fleeced lined pants and I will wear them more than once before washing. They are very warm so usually 35 and below I will wear them. I love them especially because I was able to buy them in long. Usually, pants are an inch or two above my ankles. I would love another pair but I need a sale due to the price (LL Bean)
     
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  19. jennamfeo

    jennamfeo Powered by Pizza

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    I have a friend who is already in Vegas for the Rock N Roll Vegas Half and she keeps saying how cold it is. And while I am in agreeance with her, I am sure it's nothing compared to places where it's already snowing?! Anyway, she was told that she should probably wear a plastic bag during the race because it's going to be cold and windy and that's where I draw the line. I'm trying to look cute in some pictures on the Strip and not literally look like garbage. So I guess I'm gonna be cold. :confused3
    Forecast is between 63-50 from start to finish and wind speeds at about 10mph.
     
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    For those on Strava, not sure if you have come across Rickey Gates yet - he has set a goal of running every street in San Francisco! He’s a few days in to it now, doing some mammoth runs with plenty of climbing!

    https://www.strava.com/athletes/rickey_gates
     
  21. Dis_Yoda

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    That’s not a cold race. That’s excellent race weather.
     
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