Running Running, this misterious topic

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    Sep 14, 2007 2:10 PM GMT
    Hi to everyone! ^^ this is my very first topic here, but I didn't know where to put an Hello topic... so I started here and whatever! :p

    Well I never considered running a nice thing, actually, but last week, watching the Atlethings thingy in Osaka, I realized that I always thought of running only as Marathons, wich I don't like at all, to be true. (it's just a matter of dislike, nothing more :p I don't know anything about that so I just can't say a word about it!)

    I came to think that running wasn't only marathon, but also relays, sprints, middle distances... and so on...

    Since I always liked to run, I was considering the idea to start a little workout in this ways, and living near a wood helps me a lot actually ^^

    So, has someone any clue on how to start? or there is any site who has any suggestion about it? *_*
    beacause I really don't know where to start or if it does fit me as practice... and I was just curious about it but I didn't find any good hint on where to start to train a little! ^^

    p.s. forgive my english, it's awful I know, but I'm italian! have mercy!!! °_°

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    Sep 14, 2007 2:14 PM GMT
    uhm. wrong place. actually.

    I've told you: I'm a mess.
    LOL

    Sorry >_>
  • cacti

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    Sep 14, 2007 2:24 PM GMT
    I would welcome you, but we've already met. Still, congrats on your first topic!
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    Sep 14, 2007 2:30 PM GMT
    thank you!
    yeah! congrats for being able to write the first topic on the wrong thread
    LOL
    :)

    well but this is me, at my most... weirdness! *_*
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    Sep 14, 2007 7:42 PM GMT
    have a look on runners world website you'll find all types of running catered for and some great routines
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    Sep 14, 2007 7:46 PM GMT
    Just as a point of clarification. (Wow, I just noted the editing tools at the top!!)

    A marathon is 26.2 miles long. I think palicao meant "distance races." But even in distance races, there are relatively short ones like 5Ks etc.

    Incidentally, palicao, I resemble that remark....I'm Italian too....
  • treader

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    Sep 14, 2007 8:36 PM GMT
    The Track and Field World Championships in Osaka were amazing to watch. I was flipping the channels and catch Day 2 then made sure that I recorded Day 3 and 4.

    I'm a part of a local Frontrunner group here in Boston. They have chapters all over the world. Near you, they have groups in Milan and Rome - unfortunately not Bologna. But you can look at their general web site which has links which might help you get started running.

    http://www.frontrunners.org/links/index.php

    Good Luck!
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    Sep 14, 2007 11:04 PM GMT
    thank you very much... I'm not an expert, I just meant I don't like slow loooong run like Marathon is, but I saw during osaka there are other form of running wich are a lot more compelling ot me...
    faster but on a much less length...
    I'm not speaking of the sprints of course, but the mid distances or the ones where there are 4 atlhets and they pass each other a thing :D
    you know... thanks for the links I will check them tomorrow. now is time to sleep here >_>
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    Sep 14, 2007 11:14 PM GMT
    palicaoI'm not an expert, I just meant I don't like slow loooong run like Marathon is


    By the way, this is a bit of a common misconception. In Osaka, and other major races attracting international competition, the leaders are running at under a 5 minute per mile pace.

    If you saw someone running that on a track, you'd say they were running extremely fast. In fact, relative to other runners jogging on a track, they'd appear to be sprinting. The fact that these extremely talented runners appear to be running slowly is a function of how efficient their biomechanics are.

    Also, incidentally, someone running even a six minute per mile pace on a track will appear to be studly.

    I'm not disagreeing that sprinters appear to be "competing" with one another, while distance runners mostly appear to be running by themselves. That's generally true. Though, in many races, there will be packs of runners that are trully competing with another in nearly-side-by-side fashion.
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    Sep 14, 2007 11:20 PM GMT
    :D I see
    I didn't mean to say anything about marathons...
    they are indeed a feat I'm very far from being able to even try...
    just I don't like how they run after a while, with that curious half-walking movements.
    I bet they are running, but I don't like the style... it's just a matter of taste ;) that's all

    I don't debate about their power or their perfection, since I'm totally a noob on this matter ^^
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    Sep 14, 2007 11:45 PM GMT
    This is how I got into running, which I always thought unappealing, but love now. The beauty, you can take a pair of running shoes anywhere you travel and enjoy!

    I have quit smoking couple of years ago and as result became restless, not to mention afraid of gaining weight. I have made up my mind to change a few things around. I have decided to start running. I did my research, and customized it for myself as follows:

    1. Set a goal (mine was to run 5K within 2 months)
    2. Invest in good shoes
    3. Start gradually (I started with 5 minutes run and 1 minute walk (intermittently for about 20 minutes) the first week. Increase to 6 minutes next week and 1 minute walk in between......unlit you’re able to run for as long as you want to. You can pace the increases based on your capabilities.)

    If you need more support, we have running groups in our area. Perhaps there are some in your area as well? (I was to shy and embarrassed so I did it myself)

    Good luck.

    P.S. I do not care for marathon myself.
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    Sep 15, 2007 1:54 AM GMT
    I second what Vik said...invest in a good pair of shoes....thats the key...I personally prefer new balance...they seem to have better arch support and they last longer than Nike....dont start running with the same old sneaks youve been wearing for the past three years...you will develop knee problems...shin splints...etc...

    get a pair of good running shoes and only use them for that...dont wear them to the mall...

    Good luck!!