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    Just got home from a 3.

    5 mile run. Only time I stopped was when I was waiting for the street lights to change so I could cross. The entire time I was remembering when my cross country coach in high school would follow the team on routes while riding his motorcycle and then he would park somewhere in a...
    SunnyRaye SunnyRaye 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 12

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    18 miles in 2 hours 15 minutes

    and 45 seconds in the heat. Yay!!!!
    agunn87 agunn87 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 15

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    Sweated it out to Mercyful Fate this morning.

    ..I'm considering making them a band to run to once a week. My average time per mile was down by like 20 seconds.
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    krimsonlove krimsonlove 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 5

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    filledspaces filledspaces 26-30, F 12 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    i love running ive been running

    for over 18 years started out when i was in junior high. and never stopped. the most ive ever ran was 20 miles. ive never done a marathon even though its on a bucket list. for me running is relaxing. i run in the country on dirt roads and surrounded by feilds. so running in...
    loveknowsnobounds loveknowsnobounds 31-35 Aug 12

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    I'm not fit. I'm not fast.

    I'm overweight. But I love running! Especially until my legs feel numb and can't take it no more. It feels great. When I can't go out for a run, I just use the threadmill at home after midnight for half an hour or so non stop. My body aches so much but it feels so so good...
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 4

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    I run because I'm happy.

    I run away from being sad. I run because I'm strong. I run away from being weak. I run because I just made peace. I run away from a fight. I run because I want to be with people. I run away from being lonely. I run for life. I run away from death. No matter what I do, or...
    neeia neeia 41-45, F 5 Responses May 17, 2014

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    2 miles this morning .

    ..9 for the week
    txbabygirl txbabygirl 36-40, F 13 Responses Mar 11

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    My first marathon ever was yesterday.

    City of Chicago. 40,000 runners. It was such an amazing experience to see close to 1 million people along the course cheering and volunteering for a positive cause. I "high five" hundreds of people along the way. All that positive energy will stay with me for a long time .
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    I Dont Have Inspiration Cuz Its Winter

    Well i havent ran for a few mounts.I wanna start this week but i dont really have some inspiration, because it's winter and i ussualy go running at summer, but i realised that starting in summer its late. So im starting this week however even if im whitout inspiration and outside...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    I had a late night run in

    which I ultimately pushed myself to the point where my legs were going to become Forrest Gump
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ran 8 Miles A long overdue update about my

    running. In May, I successfully finished my 10 k race in less than an hour, as my goal was. Unjusted was there to cheer for me, after completing a shorter race on her own. It felt great. I’m already signed up for a half-marathon in November. Plan to take up training for...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 8 Responses Jul 12

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    I've not been for a run

    for 8 days - I can normally manage 5k quite comfortably, but today I won't push myself - I'll just be happy to get out there and run again... Kids back to school - YAY!!!
    lonelylondoner11 lonelylondoner11 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    Yesterday I ran a personal best 5K of 26 minutes

    and 52 seconds. My best 5K in a race is 28 minutes and 2 seconds. I have found that increasing the incline on the treadmill from 2.0 to 3.0 and 4.0 is helpful. Today I completed a 5K on the treadmill in about 32 minutes with an average incline of 4.5. Tuesday I will have...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    When things get to be too much,

    I just go for a run. And because ____________________ is against the law.
    MsAnnieMack MsAnnieMack 46-50, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    JennaH96 JennaH96 18-21, F 7 Responses May 4

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    Ran 4.5 Miles Yesterday Not bad given I had

    run next to nothing since grade school. I signed up for a 5k race and a 10 k race in the next couple of months. Given I am 3/4 of the way to 10 k already, I am thinking to do a half marathon by year end. So how did I do it? I reported last year about my success in getting in...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 7 Responses Feb 23

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    5 miles this morning in the rain.

    . I feel washed clean!
    megansunshine megansunshine 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    January 1st, 2015! On the road.

    .. :-) A beautiful, sunny day, snowcapped mountains, far in the distance but looking closer because of chill crisp air... The tap of my feet landing softly on asphalt with each step is overrun by my new compilation of running music pumping through headphones. What a beautiful...
    neeia neeia 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 1

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    I don't know if I sweat more making dinner

    or running 4 miles...I just made dinner and I can't stop sweating
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    Finally! I feel like I broke out of my slump

    or funk and has a decent run where I felt good instead of comparing it to a root canal.
    kipr359 kipr359 46-50, M Aug 11

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    My 5k race is tomorrow.

    I'm nervous as hell
    sunkissedxo00 sunkissedxo00 22-25, F 23 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    agunn87 agunn87 26-30, M Jul 28

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    angelsouth angelsouth 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 30

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    unsolicited running advice #865: a good

    soundtrack is the key to run success, today it was some kmfdm...noticed I increased my speed and got over 4 miles done and didn't even know it....
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    So I just got back in from a 30-minute session

    of jogging 60 seconds and walking 90, with a five minute warm-up and cool down walk. It's the first step of the couch to 5k program I mentioned in my post yesterday, which can be found here, if you're interested: http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml. It was awesome...
    EmCWolf EmCWolf 16-17, F Jul 27

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    It's been like a month

    since I went on a run and I just got back from one I did it for like 45mins, and it's windy out and I forgot how good it felt
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    Getting out there for a few miles today

    but it seems to be hard to motivate some days.
    kipr359 kipr359 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I'm usually not a morning person.

    Today however, I surprised myself. At a pace of 5:35 min/km I managed the 6.3km trail around the beautiful lake Bled. It's really nice to be able to change the running scenery from time to time. It rained the whole time but it did not or could not keep me from going all the...
    neeia neeia 41-45, F 10 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    Question for everyone - how many miles per week

    or month do you think it takes to achieve fitness for a BQ time? I know this varies from runner to runner, but curious to see what everyone says. I'll say at least 50/week or 200 a month, based on calculations I've seen.
    Mg7785 Mg7785 26-30, M Aug 16

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    I made it a lofty goal tonight to hit 4 miles

    in 45 minutes...achieved it to a nice tiesto soundtrack mixed in with some fear factory
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    So just a question when I run with shorts I

    always get chaffing between my legs how do I prevent this cause it annoys me during my run?
    Naughtyjello Naughtyjello 18-21, F 24 Responses Aug 20

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    Ok so I am getting back out there

    after backsliding for awhile. Thinking that my roadblock is mental rather than physical in pushing my distance.
    kipr359 kipr359 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    Just ran a very hilly 30km

    and finished strong. Feeling confident in achieving a 3hrs40min marathon coming up soon
    katness99 katness99 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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    Louisboy17 Louisboy17 16-17, M Aug 11

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    I ran 3.1 miles today.

    Good pace after crawling previously!
    barryoor barryoor 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 26

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    Hit 20 miles earlier today

    and 10 of it was in the rain. It was awesome :)
    agunn87 agunn87 26-30, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Yesterday's participation in The Mountain

    Challenge put me over a 1000 life time miles. This is an amazing achievement, because I just started running November 12, 2014. I also went over 800 miles YTD for 2015.
    angelsouth angelsouth 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 4

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    ran over 6 and a half miles tonight

    and now I'm laying in bed sweating everywhere, yay night running!!!
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 11 Responses Apr 8

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    Ran in Race for Life today to raise money to

    beat Cancer. So good to see so many people running to beat this awful disease.
    Pebble34 Pebble34 41-45, F 11 Responses Jun 21

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    Sometimes i want to run in the woods

    and never stop running, not to run away but to feel free.
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 9 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    Got in 16.5 miles yesterday

    and it was awesome!!!
    agunn87 agunn87 26-30, M 8 Responses Aug 9

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    What's your pace number ?

    Mine is 10.33 What's the best running shoes you ever own? I bought some expensive ones and they are not worth a s****t ..
    Ilovetorun123 Ilovetorun123 36-40, F 53 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 19

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    No , I can not say that I love.

    But I am going to do my mini mini charity marathon at midnight! yes Midnight! for some not so huge distance.Regarding this, I quickly made an announcement to one of my dearest EP friends since he is a big fan of running."There you go""you can do it"Ah ha.. ah ha.. I will and I...
    Orientalbouquet Orientalbouquet 36-40, F 13 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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