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Old 04-01-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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Welcome to the April running blog!!!

I'll start us off - 5.5 mile run yesterday - finally got to wear shorts for the first time since last Fall! Beautiful/overcast perfect running weather day so I took advantage! Trying to stay under 8 miles for all runs this month while my body "heals"....

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Old 04-01-2013, 10:17 AM   #2
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I got in a short one yesterday just shy of 4 miles..can not believe how good it feels to run with extra weight off...can't wait till I can run more BUT I am sure my boy can not wait till he can walk better!
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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Definitely going to incorporate running back into my schedule, shooting for 2-3 days a week of running!
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8 miles yesterday - didn't come near running off what I ended up eating, but psychologically felt like a victory!

Trying to get the courage up to run a 1/2 Mary next month!
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:35 AM   #5
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Hello runners
This is my month as on the 21st I will run my first 5k. Last April I was doing Leslie Sansone's workout while watching the marathon on TV and I thought that next year I am running. Well, after completing c25k over the summer and running 40 min 3 times a week over the winter, I am ready!
I was wondering what do you use to measure distance? I think it is time to buy a watch. Do you have any recommendations?
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Kitch - do you have/run with an iphone? There are a bunch of great apps I use while I run...mapmyrun is a good app - you can also make maps on their website to show how far you've run or to plan a route. Runkeeper and endomondo are both great, free apps that track your progress. I keep my iphone on my armband and it stays secure during my runs!

You can also get a running watch like garmin but those will get pricy depending on the brand etc.
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I ran with my phone today, but I never thought about using it to track distance. I should do that. Instead I used it to take pictures. Yes, pictures. Why, you ask, did I take pictures? Because I found a castle. I'll see if I can figure out how to post a pic, but it was an actual castle. Crazy.
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I was using my phone to track my distance. I was using my RunKeeper, and I was also using Pandora for distance. My phone couldn't handle the double digits distances in the cold though, so I broke down and bought a Garmin Forerunner 10 & an iPod Nano. I prefer the watch. With the phone, either I had to set it up to audio cues, which I find distracting, or I'd have to pull out the phone to look at it.
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Kitch, I had a Polar but was not impressed. I switched to the Garmin Forerunner 410 and love it!
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Thanks for the info, I do not have an iphone so I can't use these applications. But if I decide to buy one, I am definitely getting the application with the zombies.
I was thinking about a Garmin Forerunner 10 too.
gatorgirl6 - a castle? great! The most exciting thing I saw while running in the rain was a
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The only issue with my iphone running apps as they are not always 100% accurate but that depends on the gps signal. Sometimes I'll use more than one at a time to check.

Ran 5.5 miles [according to my gps lol] last night. Felt good b/c I really didn't want to move but I made myself do it. Despite the half marathon's I've done this year etc. I have been slacking overall especially with food this winter so I am really trying to combat this for summer - not about to give up now!!
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I have a Garmin Forerunner also love it,all the things you can track through the computer.
Love stuff I see running and would love to take pictures just don't want to slow down to do it!
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OK runners... help. My foot is almost healed (I got stomped on a couple of times by some heavy girls in rugby shoes) I walked a couple of miles yesterday (recreationally - stop/start) without pain and did full rugby training including shuttle runs without pain and only a little numbness toward the end of training. I'm giving it another week before I start running again. I've been exercising pretty much every day (I'd say a rest day every 8 or 9 days) including spin.

Any tips for re-starting running after over a month off?
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This week was brilliant. I ran on Monday and Wednesday thinking that my playlist lasts 40 min but last night I realised that it had an extra song I had intented to delete. So that means I ran 45 min without even realising it
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I use the Nike+ Sportband to track time, distance, pace, etc.

My sil and I are going for a run tomorrow. The weather is finally starting to seem like spring. Hooray!
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