June 5, 2009 1:57 pm at 1:57 pm #695398
VMR48843, Welcome to the runners group!
Other types of training is an excellent idea. I do some weights, ab exercises, leg exercises, pilates, etc. If it wasn’t for the pilates I don’t think I’d have the balance or flexibility to run very well. Also the leg exercises and intervals give me the strength to run harder than ever! and the other exercises gives my body an overall strength, health and well being.
I never thought about bringing a cell phone with me before. That’s incredibly smart and safe of you. From now on I will be bringing a phone with me. Thanks for the advice!
I’m ALSO extremely excited to announce that I’ve been accepted to run the NYC Marathon!!!
Good Luck to everyone else who applied, I hope you get in as well!!!
Have a great shabbos!
Happy Running!August 14, 2009 3:40 pm at 3:40 pm #695399
Just wondering who from NJ will be running the NYC marathon this year?August 17, 2009 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm #695401
Where have all my fellow runners gone?! 🙁 WaaaaaaaaAugust 17, 2009 9:08 pm at 9:08 pm #695402YW Moderator-80Member
I would LIKE to not hate running. Does that make you feel any better?August 19, 2009 7:07 am at 7:07 am #695403AshreinuParticipant
There’s the ING Marathon in Miami in January 31st, 2010 and one in Las Vegas DEcember 6th 2009. Chai Lifeline has a large group presence every year. If you sign up and join (and commit to raising abt. $1,500, they fly you down and you spend the weekend in a hotel w them), you have access to training and guidance from a top running coach.
There;s a marathon and 1/2 marathon option. I have lots of friends who’ve done it.
Check out : Teamlifeline.comAugust 27, 2009 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm #695404
YW Moderator-80 – But running is so much fun! Plus it’s cheaper than getting an elliptical or joining a gym 😉
Ashreinu – You seem to know a lot about races and places. Have you ran in one before? Can you tell us your experiences and type of training regimen you did. Thanks!August 27, 2009 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #695405YW Moderator-80Member
Actually I hate running and I enjoy it also. You might know what I mean. Sometimes I even feel a craving to run. I don’t though. Not yetAugust 31, 2009 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm #695406
It’s ok. At least you have the craving to run. That’s a start 🙂August 31, 2009 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm #695407mi keamcha yisroelMember
DO ITSeptember 1, 2009 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm #695408
mi keamcha yisroel – You sound like an old Nike ad, “Just do it.”September 29, 2009 4:13 pm at 4:13 pm #695409
With the weather cooling down a bit, running should be a “breeze.” (lol) So how is everyone doing with their running routine? I was wondering, how many miles on average do you run a week? Also, anyone try the Nike+ that connects to your ipod? Does it work well, or is it just all a hype.September 29, 2009 6:55 pm at 6:55 pm #695410
will running about 20-30 minutes every day @ 7 mph keep me in shape if i eat relatively healthy foods?September 30, 2009 12:20 am at 12:20 am #695411
dunno, That’s not too bad, but maybe running a little slower for at least 45 minutes is a bit better to keep you in great shape. Do you run that speed and time now?September 30, 2009 2:39 am at 2:39 am #695412
yeah not that i’ve been doing it that long…about a week so far lol but i don’t really have time or patience to do it 4 that longSeptember 30, 2009 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm #695413
dunno, A 7 minute mile is very good timing! You should be proud, that means you’re in good shape already. If you want, you can split up the runs. In the morning do 25-30 minutes of running, and in the evening do another 25-30 minutes of running. You can still get the same health benefits by doing it like that.September 30, 2009 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm #695414
*Correction: I meant to write 7 miles an hour. Both are still good times 😉October 1, 2009 5:21 am at 5:21 am #695415
ya that’s the thing. i don’t have a set time that i run. it can be morning, afternoon, night, depending on the days schedule. i think as time goes on i’ll try to devote some more time 2 it…thanks for answering, though!October 1, 2009 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm #695416
No problem! I love everything with regards to running, so feel free to ask away! And the more running you do, the more addictive it can become. Also, if you enter into a 5k (3.1 miles) race, your love for running will be even more intense. Just the thrill of running with a bunch of people, and having strangers cheer you on, and getting to the finish line is an incredible feeling.October 29, 2009 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #695417
The NYC Marathon is This Sunday! Anyone running it?October 29, 2009 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #695418
Yoshi: Are you really going to run in the NYC marathon? Hatzlochoh! I heard that there will be several Jewish groups running including Team Ohel and Soveya. There will even be a shacharis minyan at the runner’s village.October 29, 2009 3:59 pm at 3:59 pm #695419komaMember
Used to run. 2 mi/day, often 6 days a week. This was back in the day when it was very un-frum to do. I would catch all manner of snide and nasty comments. I started with really crummy shoes, and sort of flat feet. Two years of that gave me plantar fasciitis. A sports podiatrist made me arches with one side about 3/4″ higher, because he measured from hip to ankle and there was a difference. With these and fancy shoes I lasted about a year of running untill it became too painful. Years later, I learned from chiropractors and Osteopaths, that it is possible to twist your pelvis by missing a step or other minor tramas, and that my legs were not 3/4″ off. In my Hazolah carrer, I would run as necessary, but today, I am just a 50+ that walks like a madman.October 30, 2009 4:23 pm at 4:23 pm #695420
NY Mom, Yep! Thanks so much for the encouragement, and information. I need all the help I can get. This is going to be my first marathon, so I’m extremely nervous.
It was nice seeing Jewish people at the Expo yesterday. There was also a Jewish family who had a booth there. Hope everyone got their bibs already, I only found out only a week before the expo, that you have to pick it up there Thursday, Friday and Saturday, because they don’t mail it or give it out on race day.November 1, 2009 2:22 am at 2:22 am #695421Bais Yaakov maydelParticipant
for all those running the marathon tomorrow…just something interesting to know: there will be 40 israelis running with/for mayor barkat (of jerusalem)…you might spot them with “team barkat” jackets 🙂
good luck!November 2, 2009 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #695422
So, yoshi, how was it? How did you do? Hope everything went well!November 2, 2009 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #695423
Bais Yaakov maydel, Thanks so much!
It was an amazing event! I want to thank everyone who cheered us on!
How did it go for the rest of you?November 2, 2009 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #695424mazcaMember
cousin won a medalNovember 3, 2009 6:05 am at 6:05 am #695425bein_hasdorimParticipant
I usually run when i’m late for minyan, or when i have to move the car for alternate
side parking in the morning, this happens pretty often.
This is how I get my exercise.
Sometimes when the wind gets hold of my hat, I am also forced to run after it.
Somehow it almost always finds it’s way into a nice puddle.
This is how I get my mussar.
Sometimes when i go away on vacation I use the hotels exercise room.
When i’m on the treadmill I usually look in the mirror while running.
That is when I get my mussar & exercise simultaneously.November 3, 2009 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm #695426
NY Mom, Thanks! It was incredible! Even though I thought my legs would fall off, I actually finished the 26.2 miles! I never thought my body was capable of doing such things. There were times I wanted to cry, but I somehow crawled myself through that finish line, alive!November 3, 2009 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm #695427mybatMember
Congratulations yoshi!!November 3, 2009 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm #695428
wow that’s incredible yoshi!!November 3, 2009 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm #695429
mybat, Thanks! 🙂November 4, 2009 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm #695430bluechazzanParticipant
What was your time?November 5, 2009 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm #695431
Hurray for Yoshi! That’s amazing!November 5, 2009 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #695432
Awe Thanks so much everyone!
It (somewhat) reminded me of having a baby.
While going through the pain and agony you think, “I will never do this again, what was I thinking, Waaaa.”
Then a few days pass, and you think, “okay, I’m ready for another!” (maybe more time needs to pass after having a baby though lol).November 19, 2009 7:35 am at 7:35 am #695433AshreinuParticipant
Congratulations Yoshi!! Wow. What an inspiration!! Yasher Koach. May you continue to go onto bigger and better things…
I was actually at the expo on Friday (as an observer) and was at the marathon in Central Park (yes, also as an observer)…. I must say, I was floored and I actually cried a few times.
Watching people stream by me, from all walks of life, all ages, abilities etc, was cool. It hit me that each person trained for months even years to get to this point (I was watching at Mile 26.1). It really gave me alot of chizuk about sticking to goals and what can be accomplished with patience, fortitude and hard work…. If an amazing physical feat like this could be done, kal v’chomer the spiritual ones!!
As R’ Ratz says, “the physical world has hidden elements of the spiritual world in it. If you look right, you can learn about the spiritual world from almost all things physical…
Seeing the many kinds of disabled runners made me cry all over again…. 1 man with no arms, raised his tiny stubs (what his upper arms would be) amidst the soaring cheers, another hand cyclist had a prosthetic leg attached to the back of his bike, and plenty of others. Old people, heavy people, very short people…..some people and me thinking, “if they can do it, I can do it!”
26.2 just seems like so much.
Yoshi, tell us how you did it. What helped you through all the training, training and running the race?
Share with us some words of running wisdom.November 24, 2009 7:25 am at 7:25 am #695434
Ashreinu, Thank you so much for your kind words!
The race was absolutely incredible and magical, but there were times when things got so tough, I didn’t know if I was going to pass out or not. I may have shed a few emotional and physical painful tears from time to time. How I was able to crawl through that finish line still amazes me today when I think about the whole experience.
I would suggest for someone to train for a good full year for a marathon. Maybe even enter in some 5ks, 10ks, 1/2 marathons, etc races, while training, just to give yourself a feel for what the real race day could be like. I wish I could say that I trained for the proper amount of time, or that I read up on everything regarding racing, but I didn’t, and boy was that seriously irresponsible and dangerous of me. I trained very little prior to the race. I kept pushing off training, or only running here and there once in a while.
Come race day, I was incredibly nervous, my recent long runs were no more than 8 miles. As I began to run, I felt as if I was gliding along the paths. This feeling stayed strong within me for the first 15 miles which was done in 3 hours exactly. Then suddenly I felt sick to my stomach, my knees were giving out, I had the shivers. I slowed down significantly, but I didn’t allow myself to stop because I knew that the moment I stopped moving, I would not be able to go on with the race. After some tears, nausea, chills, and some purging, not to mention how much pain I was experiencing, I made it through the finish line. And to top it off, the volunteers, and cheerers were absolutely incredible! (Not to mention the nice solid medal they gave me the moment I passed the finish).
As I may have mentioned before, not too long ago I started having this love for running. To elaborate on that “love” and “experience” would take me literally hours to write.
Thank You All for the amazing support, and good luck to those who are in the midst of training for a race. To all those avid runners out there, keep up the amazing work, and if you are thinking about, or in the process of becoming a runner, don’t give up, anything you accomplish, even if it’s less than a mile, it’s more than you would do if you had not picked up your feet to begin with.November 26, 2009 9:14 pm at 9:14 pm #695435ChamanitMember
First fifteen miles!? How far was your race?November 29, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm #695436
Chamanit, The marathon was 26.2 miles. That’s awesome to hear that you run in races as well! My first race ever was a 5k.November 29, 2009 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm #695437
Chamanit: First fifteen miles!? How far was your race?
If you read previous posts, you will see that Yoshi ran the NYC marathon – 26.2 miles.
Yoshi: Amazing story! Don’t know how you did it!!!August 17, 2010 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #695438
Time to bring this thread back up.
Apparently, stretches don’t help me as I still have lower leg pain after I run. I usually still run even with the pain but I have a feeling I might end up paying for that in the long run. Any suggestions?September 12, 2010 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm #695439
A big thank you to “Dunno” for resurrecting this motivational healthy thread!
Leg aches are not always easy to diagnose the underline problem, which may be originating from a completely different muscle than one would think. Many lower leg pains (and in my experience) usually come from underdeveloped hip muscles and a weak core.
I have found that on the days that don’t include running, are best for cross training exercises (i.e. biking, rowing, elliptical, etc). Also, adding exercises like pilates and/or yoga to your routine is essential for building a strong core and stability for running successfully.
Don’t forget to add in some strength training to your routine as well (i.e. push ups, chin ups, free weights, etc).
There are times when running through the pain is not a bad idea, but some injuries require a rest/recovery time or one can potentially further injure themselves, and have an even longer recovery time.
Where exactly are the pains on your legs? Is it in one centralized area, or is it more of a radiating pain throughout an entire area? Is it a burning sensation, stinging, throbbing, or dull type of pain? When do you usually start feeling pain, and when does it feel better? Is it both your legs or just one?
Any additional information will help.
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