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    Running...... 20 miles an hour is the top speed.

    ..... maybe you can beat it. I've only got 11 says my phone.
    Denzebarrrn Denzebarrrn 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13, 2015

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    I ran 4.0 miles in 30:10.

    I walked 6.0 miles too. My weight is 147.8 pounds and my waist circumference is 32 3/4".
    aardvark456 aardvark456 41-45, M Nov 15, 2015

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    I ran today in an ugly Christmas sweater run.

    I haven't run a race since...ok, I don't know how long. And now my hips are killing me! Darn post-kids hips!!
    ktstartinganew ktstartinganew 31-35, F Nov 29, 2014

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    I really wish I liked running

    or could take it up as a hobby but it just seems impossible sometimes. My legs start to hurt or I can't breathe if I run for very long. Any advice or tips to help me perhaps get better at running?
    Risingabovetheashes Risingabovetheashes 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2014

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    IT band issues suck! I can barely walk my hip

    hurts so bad. Abs, & arms for today I guess.
    BrutalJewel BrutalJewel 26-30, F Mar 6, 2014

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    I scored fourth place overall in a local 5k (3.

    125-mile) run completing it in 21:57. It was called Run with the Cops, was a fund-raiser for the Special Olympics, and was located in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. I weighed 143.8 pounds this morning and had a 32 7/8" waist.
    platypus456 platypus456 41-45, M Oct 8, 2015

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    Love it. Helps me think.

    Feeling the breeze against my face. Hearing my feet hit the ground.
    Shadowslivin Shadowslivin 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2015

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    I Just Stated Running Again

    It been around ten years ago when I used to go running. I would get up at 4am.it didn't matter if it was cold,rainy or just hot. I had gave my trendmill away to my sister because I couldn't run inside in one place. I glad I just started back, but it's going to be challenging. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 2, 2014

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    I had surgery in Jan

    after putting up with a hurt foot from doing a 1/2 ironman...now I've decided to put the lack of motivation aside and go back to do the first event I'd ever tried which was a 10k. It's in early Nov so I hope I can get the rust off and build enough of a base to survive!
    disasterman13 disasterman13 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2014

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    Running has always been a favorite of mine.

    I used to think that running a mile was impossible. Now that I'm running over three miles a day, I feel awesome! Anything is possible if you put your mind to it! I promise it is. :) I just put in my music and find a rhythm with my legs and music. And I just focus on going...
    matt904 matt904 16-17, M Jul 10, 2014

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    Destiel67 Destiel67 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 3, 2015

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    I have always enjoyed distance running,

    and now that my knees aren't what they used to be, I cannot run every day, but enjoy my runs more than ever. I appreciate them more, especially a run in the springtime when the weather first starts getting warmer. I also detest treadmill running more than ever. When I enter...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 31, 2014

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    I am doing a run in June 2016

    for the mental health charity mind. who would be interested in donating to my just giving page?
    pbarn pbarn 31-35, M Jan 31

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    Dimanche!

    Sunday! Always a day to stay away from the gym, and all the perverts you can get there. Instead, I run. I vary the distance, but I leave the house (in Eden-Roc, just off rue Paradis, sixieme arrondissement) and run eastwards. I like to go along avenue du Prado towards the Palais...
    Peri23 Peri23 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2013

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    Just a Typical Running Story...

    I started running when I was 40 - to lose weight mainly.  I was already going to the gym on a regular basis but was losing interest in aerobics so I didn't really have anything to get my heart rate up.  I got into gradually, by walking first then slowly adding...
    muddywaters muddywaters 46-50, F 4 Responses May 11, 2009

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    I love running and I've gotten pretty good at

    distance, but I want to be a good sprinter to ( not because I have to I just think sprinters are pretty damn cool ) any tips on how to become better at sprinting?
    Bonkerzz Bonkerzz 16-17, F Sep 1, 2014

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    I don't really look like it,

    but I love running. Anytime I can get a run in it's a good thing. I especially love when I can run outdoors. It takes my mind off the actual physical act of running, and I love the fresh air. Running is great mental therapy for me.
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 5, 2014

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    6.75 miles this morning,

    getting more distance with better times every time out. It feels good to get back into shape
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 5, 2015

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    idk i think its fun!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
    Alana97 Alana97 18-21, F Feb 4, 2014

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    Enjoyment is not the issue.

    I demand results and I get them. I force results. I ran 4.0 miles in 31:56 3 days ago and walked another 7 + miles I was on the precor for 3.94 miles and walked 12.04 miles 2 days ago, swam 50 laps 1 day ago and walked another 14.56 miles and ran 4.0 miles in 33:28 and walked...
    platypus456 platypus456 41-45, M Sep 25, 2015

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    I run a 5k five times a week.

    I get an hour for lunch so I go to the gym.
    BrutalJewel BrutalJewel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    I run every day. It feels

    so good. The wind in your face, the world zooming by. Just the feeling of being fast is such a nice feeling. I wish i could run all day
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M Apr 5, 2015

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    Compulse

    Running is like second nature to me. I used to run everyday, just for fun. See how close to flying I could get...I only run every other day now, to balance out my overall training, but I still do it more for kicks than for purposeful exercise.It really opens up the energy centres...
    JungleRunner JungleRunner 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 6, 2011

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    I ran slowly yesterday afternoon,

    completing 4.0 miles in 39 minutes and 42 seconds. It was 82 F at 4:41 or so after I had finished and I had just had lunch and had not slept the previous night.
    silmarilion123 silmarilion123 41-45, M 14 Responses Jul 24, 2015

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    My 4-mile time was relatively slow today,

    just 33:56:56, but my weight after completing that and a 8.09-mile walk was 143.8 pounds.
    platypus456 platypus456 41-45, M Sep 22, 2015

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    Definitely think it's time to update my running

    play list...anyone wanna throw out suggestions?
    disasterman13 disasterman13 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    I've been trying to go

    for a run before or after work eerday! And it was going okay, I had this tactic cause I'm one step above useless, run jog walk, run jog walk rinse and repeat. But I found when I ran the other night I run faster when I'm mad, I was faster and I lasted longer just wondering if...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    My Habits When Running

    I ha e noticed there are some things I always do when I run, so I wanted to share and ask if any other runners have some habits and what they are! For me it's basically two things. When I'm getting tired or feel like I'm wanting to stop, I move my hands in a way that would...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    AngelAmongClouds AngelAmongClouds 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2015

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    Nothing Holdin Me Back.

    When I was born I had a couple issues with my legs and their bones. The dr's told my mother that I would never be able to walk right, and that I would always need help. My mom doesnt believe that kind of stuff, she knows if you have hope, faith, and alot of motivation you can do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 2, 2011

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    I ran 4.0 miles in 28 minutes at the gym

    and 4.26 in 30.0 minutes. The first mile I ran in 6:31.
    aardvark456 aardvark456 41-45, M Oct 30, 2015

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    I like running, the wind in your face

    and I'm going to tryout for tract at my school in 3 weeks
    dominick6 dominick6 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 3, 2015

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    I run at least 2-3 times a week.

    Even when it is very hot like 35-40 C. It's not that hard you just need to drink lot of water.
    erik2000erik200 erik2000erik200 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2015

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    I ran 4.0 miles in 31:02 this morning

    and walked another 3.3 miles.
    platypus456 platypus456 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2015

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    Tomorrow I have to run 300 metres

    and if I get first second or third, I go to districts
    Frankineedles Frankineedles 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2014

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    So, I'm slacking lately.

    I need someone to be my coach. Your duties will be 1. Slap the spoon/fork/white fudge covered Oreos/hot cocoa from my lips when I'm being a cow. 2. Tell me my *** is flabby in everything I wear. 3. Handcuff me to the elliptical for at least 30 minutes a day. 4. Shove a glass of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    That's Not Exactly True.

    I actually hate running.  It's boring.  I love ice cream more than I hate running though, so I do.  I run up to ten miles at a time, usually more like five.  I like to wear a running skirt when I run to make it more interesting.
    AFeminineGuy AFeminineGuy 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 16, 2012

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    Just Started.

    Okay so I am not an avid runner, but I do like to do it.  I just started running yesterday, and it makes me feel great!  I remember I used to hate to run.  Running a mile in PE class forget it, I was a walker.  This year I am...
    J21883 J21883 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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    I love running with a passion,

    I've been doing it since I can ever imagine. Everyone in my family have been runners and played other sports. I run track and am going into my first year of cross country. I run the 400m and 800m now. I also used to play basketball and wanted to do soccer like HELL, lol but my...
    thanamesnyaa thanamesnyaa 18-21, F Jun 28, 2014

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    Ok. So I scored fourth place in a 5 k (3.

    125-miles or so) completing the distance in 21:57 on Thursday and ran 4.0 miles in 29:40 today. I am not running at a faster rate (between 7.0 and 7.5 minutes per mile for 3 to 4 miles) than most men ever do at any time in their lives. The only people who are faster than me...
    platypus456 platypus456 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2015

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    Ran in the rain tonight

    and man oh man it felt wonderful!
    Islndgirl Islndgirl 36-40, F Apr 2, 2015

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    Summer nights at the London South Bank.

    Running along the Thames. Endorphins and adrenaline surging. On one hand it was like running away from all your troubles and the fast sprints was like taking them head on. Discovering your true strength.
    shadowscape shadowscape 26-30, M Jan 12

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    hera2014 hera2014 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    Training For A Marathon

    I have lost 35 pounds and ran a 20 miler today. I feel great and even some arthritis in my knees seems to have disappeared. My pace is really slow compared to my 20s. I once ran a 4:09 mile shortly after college, but due to a foot injury in 1994, I haven't run very much in the...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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