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    Just wanted to share

    that im able to taper down running 5K every week. Now I'm at the range of running around 6 minutes per km. I love it. It's way better than sex especially that im sweating more. I love life!!! Happy Valentine's Day to me..:)
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    5 miles this morning in the rain.

    . I feel washed clean!
    megansunshine megansunshine 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    Pablo67 Pablo67 46-50, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    11 miles in 19 degree temps done!

    Yep, I love to run!
    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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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 36-40, F 6 Responses May 17, 2014

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    Waking up early, Lacing up my Nikes,

    throwing on some Kanye, and improving my health! What's not to love?
    Wellnessiskey Wellnessiskey 22-25, M 6 Responses Feb 14

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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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    Went for nearly 5 miles,

    hit euphoria and just kept going. I'm telling you, it's like a new addiction
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I wussed out running today,

    because with wind chill 5 degrees. All my friends ran in an 8k race today , and I stayed worm. But I need 11 miles, so I will run them them tomorrow.
    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    No better way to start the day

    than a run. Did 3 !!
    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33 46-50, M Feb 12

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    I love running alone,

    preferably in quiet forest or park and completely zoning out to the sound of my feet and breathing.
    verytallman verytallman 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    I did it. Starting my regular routine.

    Gotta get ready for races in the fall.... !!! Woooooweeeee!!!!
    outofthebleu outofthebleu 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2014

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    Another half marathon.

    ... And yes I made it in the top 20%. BUT the lesson learned today was from a 60 year old fellow runner. Approached me on mile marker 3 ( about 5 km ) and he started making conversation. He told me he was just happy to be there running at his 60 years. Then he smirked , started...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 5 Responses May 18, 2014

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    I love working out, but not in the gym.

    I love outdoors activities as much as watching my favorite TV shows. Actually I'm not good at any sports but I just love to feel Adrenaline running through my veins (in a good way, of course). Easy and cost nothing. You're not gonna see me in yoga pants, but you'll see me in...
    sissysassy sissysassy 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    Ran 7.86 , which included a run over

    and back of the Golden Gate Bridge
    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33 46-50, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Since Im not allowed on the q&a section thought

    id ask this here..is 7 miles in 47 minutes a good completion time? Took 3 15 second breathers throughout.
    notoveryetlololol notoveryetlololol 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Just registered for a race saturday.

    Looked at the Trend in recent years and saw how challenging it was. I'm like "fk it, let's go". Time to really push myself. Push like you're pregnant
    FortyTheRapper FortyTheRapper 22-25, M Feb 17

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    First mile 9.33 second 11.

    25 .. I'm not trying to be an athlete so I'm well aware I'm not speedy pro ;) .. But in this hear I'm drenched and loving it. Sometimes I have to really mentally kick my own *** to get out and go, but as soon as the first mile is done don't wanna stop. I walked a few more tonight...
    megansunshine megansunshine 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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    Both of my parents are insane

    and mentally abusive, throughout my life running has been there for me to escape to. Now, at the age of 17, I've entered and completed 3 marathons and 6 5ks. I can honestly say something good comes from everything.
    stargirl498 stargirl498 16-17, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Tested myself and busted out the best run of my

    year thus far. 10km in 54 minutes. I couldn't manage a walk around the block pain free back in November. Happy :)
    Aero2015 Aero2015 36-40, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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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 8 Responses Feb 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 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    My First Beach Run

    I'm spending my July 4th weekend near the beach. I woke up real early this morning, just before dawn, and decided to take short drive to the beach near Pine Knoll Shores, NC, parked and went out for my morning run. Sometime last year, I bought a pair of running sandals and...
    nccindy nccindy 26-30, F 26 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester 41-45, F 7 Responses Feb 19

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    Marathon training has had some hard times.

    I expected it to be..well:) easy because I could run ten miles while starting the training. Even though its been slightly difficult. Two months down of training and three months left :) any tips for marathons? Id love to hear them. Running is the best therapy around. How amazing...
    kyleeMAe kyleeMAe 22-25, F 10 Responses Feb 3

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    I am used to running in trails in California.

    I am in Chicago today and am thinking of running outside, but it is going to be freezing. Am I crazy I don't get the same satisfaction running in the treadmill?
    wayforward08 wayforward08 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 7

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    First running goal down,

    such an awesome feeling!! 1.6 km in under seven and a half minutes - now to maintain and push my overall distance from 3.5 km to 5 km.
    lavigne23 lavigne23 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    Today I ran 18 km (11 miles) .

    The beginning of my day was full of tension and frustration. It has been a cloudy, somewhat cold and rainy day to add to my mood. Shall I run indoors? Shall I go out to the rain? No thunders in the horizon... What the heck? No iPod. Only my water bottle and me.this run is in a...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 5 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    The moon was in the horizon.

    Birds were chirping anticipating the sunrise. A deer crossed my path when..... Floor! I should have learned to pay attention to rocks in the pavement. Other than my pride, nothing else was hurt. 😄🏃. 8 miles of bliss.
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 5 Responses Sep 9, 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 love going on runs,

    it makes me feel much better. :) I just don't like going by myself all the time though.
    143blondieee 143blondieee 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 14

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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 46 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    This morning I went to my usual run.

    However, this is the first time I do this route in a month since I was in a holiday. Last night was an emotionally loaded day and I woke up with those worries in my mind. Great morning for a run and to do some active meditation. The wind was blowing in my face, a freedom...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    It is dawn and the birds are chirping.

    I am running with the solitude of myself and my shadow. With all the good and bad that my shadow carries, but is me and my run.
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 8, 2014

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    In order to keep fit  I go running everyday

    in the morning . I don’t have time to go to the gym,so I run in a park nearby my house.
    doublebeauty doublebeauty 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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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 36-40, F 10 Responses Jan 1

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    This morning was one of "those" mornings.

    You know, when your alarm goes off and your bed does it's best to convince you to stay. I snoozed once and really wanted to a second time, but reluctantly got up. There are some mornings I'm more willing to get up, but I don't like early mornings, this was neither, don't like...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 3 Responses May 1, 2014

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    7 miles this morning through nob hill,

    fort mason, the marina, palace of fine arts, and pacific heights of San Francisco. At the top of the Lyon stairs I turned around and saw this. I love running in this city.
    Dray86 Dray86 26-30, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    filledspaces filledspaces 26-30, F 13 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33 46-50, M Feb 11

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    Morning dew . Wind on stand still.

    My thoughts interrupted by the occasional bird chirping or a squirrel running away from me. Nothing but the present, 6.2 miles of it. All is good .
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    oh my god I just saw the ranking off woman's

    tennis it's so different than I remembered I wasn't watching tennis for last three or four months because iam away but now I back watching it again and the top ten so ****** different madison key's number three on the world what the **** how that happened and macarova in top ten...
    Lilyalexandergia Lilyalexandergia 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    So close to running 5 km!

    ! Beginning of next week it's going to happen!
    lavigne23 lavigne23 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My daughter made this painting of me,

    for me :)"Daddy, you can do it!"Runners need all encouragement they can get :)
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Hills, pine trees, earth,

    lake, breeze, twilight... Silence only broken by footsteps, heavy breathing and my heart pounding out of my chest. With only a few exceptions, these were the best 25 minutes of the day...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 12, 2014

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    I REALLY needed a good couple of sprints today-

    because I had so much energy and felt like exploding. But the trails at the preserve marsh were still coated in snow that had a layer of slick ice over it. To make matters even worse, the paths were full of divots and were totally uneven and jagged and slippery. But I'm an idiot...
    rosesandcharlie rosesandcharlie 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    My 5k race is tomorrow.

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

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    I did my PB for 5km at 21.

    17min....just want to crack that 20!!
    tan999 tan999 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 12

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