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12 minutes ago, The Iguana said:

@Zasada while it won't be apples to apples or anything, I think it is a pretty good representation of what temps can do to race times. The Fort Ben HM is run the first weekend in October. In 2018, there was extremely warm, unseasonably warm weather for the race. Looking at wunderground for historical info, it was about 70* at race start.

A time of 1:38:47 in 2018 would have finished: 4 of 86 in my age group, 54 of 764 in men, 64 of 1608 overall

That was my time in 2019 when it was 45* at start: 16 of 102 in AG, 125 of 875 men, 146 of 1728 overall

@Zasada - I actually took the numbers for my run, did the math going the other way, and then looked to see what times were for similar finish positions for the 2018 race - that estimates a finish time of about 1:48 +/-. Again, not exact science or anything but I think is a solid representation of the effect of temps vs time. 

Taking a month off will have some impact, but I think all things considered - time off, butt issue, and weather - you rocked the crap out of that race!

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1 hour ago, Zasada said:

2019 Las Vegas Rock n Roll Half Marathon Race Report

Conditions:  20C (68F), slight wind out of the south.

  • 1:41:59 (nice to see my desperate sprint at the end got me under 1:42)
  • 438/16421 overall
  • 364/6959 among men
  • 39/1112 among men 45-49

It was a 5+ minute PR

Given the conditions and crowds, this all looks really good to me!!!

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19 minutes ago, tri-man 47 said:

2019 Las Vegas Rock n Roll Half Marathon Race Report

Conditions:  20C (68F), slight wind out of the south.

  • 1:41:59 (nice to see my desperate sprint at the end got me under 1:42)
  • 438/16421 overall
  • 364/6959 among men
  • 39/1112 among men 45-49

It was a 5+ minute PR

Great stuff, Z. Agree on the heat and in particular since you are already in touque season at Canada.

Good luck getting healthy!

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Going to go hit a quick walk around the complex without my phone to try the app out.....

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19 minutes ago, belljr said:

Going to go hit a quick walk around the complex without my phone to try the app out.....

Looks like he should just be hitting the 1 mile mark.

C'mon @belljr - finish this thing strong!! 

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im assuming i dont need this summit stuff yet?

I mostly wanted to see if the watch worked etc etc... I had to manually sync to my phone after the run it didnt do it automatically.

 

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Just now, belljr said:

im assuming i dont need this summit stuff yet?

most likely not. Not even sure what all it gives you that you would want.

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Just now, The Iguana said:

most likely not. Not even sure what all it gives you that you would want.

There's only about 4 guys out of 50? in the fbg group that have paid for it. Kind of curious what all it gives you don't get without it - have looked briefly a couple times but never been that tempted to sign up yet.

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Thanks for all the support and feedback, guys.  Love this place.  

Who's next up on the race calendar?  Turkey trots, I presume?

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Just now, Zasada said:

Thanks for all the support and feedback, guys.  Love this place.  

Who's next up on the race calendar?  Turkey trots, I presume?

@ChiefD and @Zasada specials, IMO!

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i feel like this is the app im not supposed to publish stuff for safety reason :unsure:

 

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2 minutes ago, The Iguana said:

There's only about 4 guys out of 50? in the fbg group that have paid for it. Kind of curious what all it gives you don't get without it - have looked briefly a couple times but never been that tempted to sign up yet.

It gives you some analytics and tracking capabilities in addition to those offered for free.

I'm probably going to sign up, partly because they have a two-months-free offer right now, but mostly because I want Strava to succeed -- given how important the app is to my motivation/success.  They don't make any money right now, and I would hate for them to go away or have to change their model drastically in order to be viable.

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Just now, The Iguana said:

@ChiefD and @Zasada specials, IMO!

Thankfully, turkey -- while not good running fuel -- does act like a cork for me...

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2 minutes ago, belljr said:

i feel like this is the app im not supposed to publish stuff for safety reason :unsure:

there's options to turn off stuff and/or only show it to people in your friend list, etc. There's also options to make it so you have to approve those that follow you and such if you are worried about that kind of thing.

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5 minutes ago, The Iguana said:

There's only about 4 guys out of 50? in the fbg group that have paid for it. Kind of curious what all it gives you don't get without it - have looked briefly a couple times but never been that tempted to sign up yet.

Smashrun is also a great thing to hook up to. You get a lot of analytical data and you can sync it to strava. It's free and works great. I like it better than the strava premium service. You can segment sections of your run so you can see heart rate and pace just for those sections. 

I think @bushdocda turned me onto this.

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6 minutes ago, Zasada said:

Thanks for all the support and feedback, guys.  Love this place.  

Who's next up on the race calendar?  Turkey trots, I presume?

@MAC_32 for a HM and @gianmarco for a 15K on Sunday :popcorn:

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2 minutes ago, xulf said:

@MAC_32 for a HM and @gianmarco for a 15K on Sunday :popcorn:

We are starting 30 minutes apart, but if we were starting at the same time, we'd essentially be racing each other.

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11 minutes ago, belljr said:

i burned zero calories - seems like a bug  

it knows about the cookie you were eating while walking. lucky it didn't register as -40 calories.

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So if I setup my privacy to followers....

Can anyone on the Club at least see it?

Trying to minimize some of my settings.   I dont care if everyone in FBG Club can see it but was trying to limit it.  I switched to followers but dont need people to follow me - if this makes sense

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4 minutes ago, belljr said:

So if I setup my privacy to followers....

Can anyone on the Club at least see it?

Trying to minimize some of my settings.   I dont care if everyone in FBG Club can see it but was trying to limit it.  I switched to followers but dont need people to follow me - if this makes sense

I'd imagine you probably want to set your activities to "followers only". that's probably the big one for you. People active in the group will all be following you anyway for the most part. 

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1 hour ago, belljr said:

im assuming i dont need this summit stuff yet?

I mostly wanted to see if the watch worked etc etc... I had to manually sync to my phone after the run it didnt do it automatically.

 

Not sure on your watch...but if I do anything away from my phone, it may take a couple minutes for it to sync to my phone on its own (once I am within range of my phone).  You may want to check your settings to make sure it auto-pushes into strava.

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32 minutes ago, xulf said:

Not sure on your watch...but if I do anything away from my phone, it may take a couple minutes for it to sync to my phone on its own (once I am within range of my phone).  You may want to check your settings to make sure it auto-pushes into strava.

ok thanks... Galaxy Watch - its set to sync.  I went into the app on my watch and it said press to sync to device.

I'll give it a few more minutes to sync next time

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5 hours ago, JShare87 said:

This. The conditions were brutal for my half. Avg pace was 7:15 with an avg HR of 171! My run yesterday morning with temps in the 50s, close to the same pace. Avg HR 144. The weather plays a huge role in a race that long. Awesome job!

You probably should have taken the gloves off - may have dropped your HR a little more.

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I'm oaf....

Not sure why the watch started late but I don't have my glasses running so ...lol

Slow and steady

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28 minutes ago, belljr said:

I'm oaf....

Not sure why the watch started late but I don't have my glasses running so ...lol

Slow and steady

It doesnt count unless it's right on the mile.  Now, get back out there and do it again!

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9 hours ago, gianmarco said:

Oh, and to be fair, your run looks better on the desktop Strava than the mobile @Otis.  So my bad.   

Wait a minute.  I think I just got pimp slapped twice.  First for not listening and going too hard.  And then for my run looking like crap.

WOW THANKS GUYS YEAH YOU WERE RIGHT GREAT SUPPORTIVE THREAD HERE

”I just did a triathlon on my way to work.  Freakin Otis doesn’t listen and runs like a girl.”

PROXY OTIS

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9 hours ago, Zasada said:

@Otis, I just started this fitness thing in May of 2017 and have every hike/run I have done since then on Strava.  Right from the beginning.  Like me, you'll be able to look all the way back and see your progression.  It's cool

I started with a hiking base, but this is my first run.  I was an idiot and just went out and ran fast for as long as I could take it, and then had to walk the rest.

That night I read some stuff about run/walk, and the next day, I did this.  Intervals of 2 minutes running, 30 seconds walking.  But I was still running too fast and couldn't sustain the intervals beyond 3-4.

A month later, I was still hiking with some run/walking mixed-in.

Then in early Oct 2017, I ran my first 5K ever.  Slow pace, but I ran the whole thing.

Over time, I upped my training frequency from Sat/Sun to Wed/Sat/Sun.  And then to Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun.  In Nov last year, I ran my first half marathon.  Then in Jan this year, I ran my first full marathon (walked some of the last 10K) and upped my running frequency to 5x weekly.  Then in May, ran my first no-walk marathon.  And in July my first Ultra (50K, easy pace).

So listen to the experts here.  Start slow.  And over time you can increase distance and speed, and before you know it, you'll be signing-up for a HM.

Over this time, my weight has come down from about 190lbs to 165lbs (I had dropped from 235 to 190 with diet prior to the running but couldn't get past 190).  And the best part is that when I'm running 5x weekly, I can eat whatever I want.  

Welcome to the club.  

 

 

 

Awesome thanks.  Sounds like running 5x a week will allow me to basically eat and drink what I want and get way more trim than I am now, but also improve my heart health.

For what it’s worth, my grandfather on my dad’s side died young of a heart attack, and my dad nearly died of a heart attack (GB modern medicine).  So probably being smart about heart health is a good idea regardless of my weight.

Glad to have rediscovered running.  I’m glad the guys in the weight loss thread busted my chops about it.  I’m genuinely excited about this.  Honestly can’t wait for tomorrow morning, hoping to do another run then if I’m not feeling sore.  

 

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7 minutes ago, Otis said:

Awesome thanks.  Sounds like running 5x a week will allow me to basically eat and drink what I want and get way more trim than I am now, but also improve my heart health.

For what it’s worth, my grandfather on my dad’s side died young of a heart attack, and my dad nearly died of a heart attack (GB modern medicine).  So probably being smart about heart health is a good idea regardless of my weight.

Glad to have rediscovered running.  I’m glad the guys in the weight loss thread busted my chops about it.  I’m genuinely excited about this.  Honestly can’t wait for tomorrow morning, hoping to do another run then if I’m not feeling sore.  

 

I would still focus on eating well and cutting back on the alcohol.  Let the pounds fly off and the running will get easier faster...dont think you have a free pass just yet with c25k.

Also, I hate to tell you, but you're over 40 (and overweight) - you're almost always going to be sore to some degree in one area or another.

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57 minutes ago, xulf said:

I would still focus on eating well and cutting back on the alcohol.  Let the pounds fly off and the running will get easier faster...dont think you have a free pass just yet with c25k.

Also, I hate to tell you, but you're over 40 (and overweight) - you're almost always going to be sore to some degree in one area or another.

Agreed. I’ve cut way back on the alcohol and that’s finally in check. And in general I’m eating better too.  This may be the missing piece. 

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22 minutes ago, Otis said:

Agreed. I’ve cut way back on the alcohol and that’s finally in check. And in general I’m eating better too.  This may be the missing piece. 

You will be shocked how great you look and feel in 6 weeks. You are kicking ###.

I remember when I started running years ago, and after about 6 weeks I lost about 15 pounds. Me and my wife were getting all funky one night, and she says:

”Wow, you really are getting skinny.”

I took that as:

Belly shrunk, longer donger. Booyah!

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48 degrees in the morning! Gloves going in the dryer 20 minutes before the run to warm them up. 10 miles with 6 at HMP. Last run I did 6:33 for 5. Looking to do the same tomorrow for 6.

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5 minutes ago, JShare87 said:

48 degrees in the morning! Gloves going in the dryer 20 minutes before the run to warm them up. 10 miles with 6 at HMP. Last run I did 6:33 for 5. Looking to do the same tomorrow for 6.

Sub 50? Better bust out your balaclava, tights, and ski jacket too. 

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1 hour ago, Otis said:

Awesome thanks.  Sounds like running 5x a week will allow me to basically eat and drink what I want and get way more trim than I am now, but also improve my heart health.

Close but not quite. I've 40 lbs in the last year 235 to 195 but... I was down to almost 190 at the beginning of October. I've raced a half marathon and a full marathon since then as well as running a total of about 200 miles but gained about 5 pounds back... I've gotten lax on eating well. 

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Showed some restraint this morning. Hit the gym for an upper body lift. But legs and knees feeling great, and I’ll be ready to rock tomorrow. 

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Training run went well. Gloves on and out the door. Garmin watch said, “-2.” @gianmarco and I replied “#### you” without breaking stride, and I was on my way. Average pace for the 6 mile tempo was 6:28. Knew I was close to a lifetime goal of a sub 40 10K, so I kinda pushed the pace. Ended up 14 seconds short but still set a 10K PR of 40:13 in the process. Have a great Wednesday!

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38 minutes ago, JShare87 said:

Knew I was close to a lifetime goal of a sub 40 10K, so I kinda pushed the pace. Ended up 14 seconds short 

I guess Garmin knew what it was talking about.....

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17 hours ago, The Iguana said:

actually looks like @gruecd is running with gian in STL...

Honestly undecided at this point if I'm going to be racing or if I'm going to pace our boy @gianmarco.  Pretty sure that my body is sufficiently recovered to race, just not sure if my mind is there yet.  True game-time decision here.

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21 hours ago, Zasada said:

2019 Las Vegas Rock n Roll Half Marathon Race Report

  • 1:41:59 (nice to see my desperate sprint at the end got me under 1:42)
  • 438/16421 overall
  • 364/6959 among men
  • 39/1112 among men 45-49

It was a 5+ minute PR but I knew I was capable of more. 

@Zasada, congrats on a great race!  This is one that's always kinda intrigued me.  A few years back a couple of my friends did some other marathon in the morning (somewhere in California, I think) and then caught a flight to Vegas and ran Rock 'n' Roll that night.  Might wanna try that some day...

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38 minutes ago, gruecd said:

Honestly undecided at this point if I'm going to be racing or if I'm going to pace our boy @gianmarco.  Pretty sure that my body is sufficiently recovered to race, just not sure if my mind is there yet.  True game-time decision here.

Please for the love of God and for all things #BMF holy please, please, please pace @gianmarco.

The two race reports from both of you could be pure, rich gold for the rest of us here. 

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8 minutes ago, ChiefD said:

Please for the love of God and for all things #BMF holy please, please, please pace @gianmarco.

The two race reports from both of you could be pure, rich gold for the rest of us here. 

"Mile 4 hit me hard and I realized I had no chance of hitting my PR. At least not on my own. That's when I slowed down just enough when @gruecd was looking to the side and hopped on his back. Things started to look up again. 

He immediately yells out 'WTF' to which I replied 'RF;DBAP'. 

Miles 5-9 clicked off uneventfully. I handfed him some chews to help with the boredom. HR dropped into the 90s which is pretty good for me at that point."

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On 11/18/2019 at 4:51 PM, Otis said:

Hot out of the gate with a 13+ minute pace in my first recorded run.  Stay tuned fells, I think I’m gonna take this down.

 

PS...wait is this scored like golf?  Does higher score or lower score win?  TIA 

Fwiw, my wife just started running. Pretty much the same pace. But I can't get get to join Strava.

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30 minutes ago, gianmarco said:

"Mile 4 hit me hard and I realized I had no chance of hitting my PR. At least not on my own. That's when I slowed down just enough when @gruecd was looking to the side and hopped on his back. Things started to look up again. 

He immediately yells out 'WTF' to which I replied 'RF;DBAP'. 

Miles 5-9 clicked off uneventfully. I handfed him some chews to help with the boredom. HR dropped into the 90s which is pretty good for me at that point."

:lmao:

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