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Running Forum / Re: Newbie
« Last post by Ryan on March 19, 2017, 03:19:03 PM »
Hi Ralph, I'm not a big fan of cookie cutter plans.

That said, if you're new to running, the first step is to just get running consistently. Start with about 3-4 days a week. Maybe an every other day plan. Run at a relaxed pace for 20 minutes. If you can't run for that long, walk every once in a while. Try to find a run/walk pattern you can sustain for 20 minutes. Over time, phase out the walking. Once running the whole way, add a little time until you're consistently running 30 minutes per run. Then decide how many days per week you want to run in the long term and gradually build up to that.

The two most important things to keep in mind are consistency and patience. Running isn't an instant gratification sport. The rewards come to those who get out there day after day, run after run, missing a planned run very infrequently. Do the work and the results will come.
Non-Running Forum / Re: Hello!
« Last post by Ryan on March 19, 2017, 03:13:35 PM »
Hi Ralph. Most people have made their way over to the blogs. I welcome conversations here but things have, as you have noticed, tended to migrate that direction. If you'd like to join the discussion over there, you're more than welcome. If you'd rather have some discussions over here, I don't think I'm the only one who still checks in around here.
Running Forum / Newbie
« Last post by ralph.arthur on March 19, 2017, 09:57:15 AM »
Hey! I am a newbie at running. I would like to start trainings but I am not sure how to start. Could you recommed me some beginner training?
Non-Running Forum / Hello!
« Last post by ralph.arthur on March 19, 2017, 09:55:49 AM »
Hello! I am a new member of this forum but I see that it's no longer active. Why?
Running Forum / 17th Annual Riverwalk Run
« Last post by JuniorLeagueFtLauderdale on January 06, 2017, 02:04:52 PM »
Riverwalk Run Important Event Information:
Join the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale as we run or walk along the New River and the historic neighborhood of Rio Vista during the 17th annual Riverwalk Run! This year's theme will be "80's for 80" encouraging runners and walkers to dress in 80's dress to celebrate the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale's 80th anniversary. There will be prizes for best dressed runner, team and pet! Join us afterwards for a light brunch and kids acitivities. This amazing race experience supports the Junior League’s efforts to raise funds for important community causes such as Human Trafficking Awareness, Transiting Independent Living for Foster Care Adolescents, Childhood Fitness and Nutrition, and more! All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale's current projects.

About the Run:
The beautifully designed USATF certified course highlights the best of Fort Lauderdale. Beginning at Huizenga Plaza on Las Olas Boulevard, the course runs along the South Bank of the New River, wanders through the shady neighborhood streets of breathtaking Rio Vista, cuts through Smoker Park with view of the New River and the historic Stranahan House, and finishes on the signature brick path of the Riverwalk.

Race Options:
Riverwalk Run is more than just a simple run. For the “big kids”, we offer a 5 mile course as well as a 5k course, both of which are perfect for running or walking. This year, Kids’ Fun Run will feature a 40 yard fun dash, great for kids of all ages.

The 17th annual Riverwalk Run will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:00am.

Starting Location:
Riverwalk Run will take place at Huizenga Plaza, located at 32 East Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The top finisher in each category will receive an award. More details to come! Overall M/F, Masters M/F, Grand Mas­ters M/F, Wheelchair M/F, Age divisions: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-25 and each ten-year interval thereafter through 80.
Registration Information

You can register online or in person at Packet Pick-Up or on the day of the Riverwalk Run beginning at 6:45am. Accepted forms of payment include cash, check, Master Card, Visa and American Express.

Prior to January 1, 2017 - 5 mile & 5k* $ 30 / Kid's Fun Run - $10
January 1 - March 31 - 5 mile & 5k - $35 / Kid's Fun Run - $10
Race Day: April 1 - 5 mile & 5k - $45 / Kid's Fun Run - $20

Corporate Registration:
If you are a company, or simply have a group of friends who want to participate in Riverwalk Run, we’d love for you to join us! Prior to race day, register 5 or more people together on a team and everyone receives a free Performance T-shirt in lieu of the race T-shirt!

If you would be willing to donate to support the Riverwalk Run or would like more information, please contact the event chairs – Jennifer Grant or Emma Collum – at [email protected] or [email protected]

Email: [email protected]
Running Forum / Hi I am new here
« Last post by udgresin on December 30, 2016, 12:07:37 AM »
Hi, I hope this is the right place to post. I am new here and I love reading threads, however, I do not see options to REPLY. Is this normal? I have visited different topics and all of them doesnt have a reply option. Thanks in advance for answers.
Running Forum / Re: Science Research About Female Athletes
« Last post by Ryan on November 07, 2016, 07:37:08 PM »
This is such an important topic. I am happy to fill it out and will pass it along to others.
Running Forum / Science Research About Female Athletes
« Last post by MarinaTosi on November 07, 2016, 11:29:06 AM »
Hello runners!

My name is Marina Tosi and I am conducting a research study on the prevalence and knowledge levels of eating disorders and a related medical condition called the Female Athlete Triad. The ultimate goal of this project is to ensure the safety of female athletes as well as spread awareness for eating disorders and the Female Athlete Triad. The survey focuses on female runners, dancers and figure skaters as well as their coaches and parents. As an athlete, coach, athletic director or trainer of female athletes, it would be extremely valuable to my research if you could take two minutes to fill out my online survey and send it to other female athletes, parents, and coaches (of both genders).

The survey can be accessed at:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions by means of Facebook or my email ([email protected]). Thank you so much for you help and participation!

More information:
This survey is part of my four-year science research project that I am conducting by means of my high school’s original science research class. This survey and related methods of my research have been approved by Montefiore Hospital and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. All parts of this research have no risk to any of the participants and no identifying information will be collected at any stage during the survey. The results will be condensed into a research paper and presented at science fairs across NY.

If you are interested in learning about female athlete health or eating disorders please visit the following websites: (click on 'register now' then 'skip this, I don’t want a free account')
Running Forum / Re: Couch to half going great, need training advice
« Last post by Ryan on October 17, 2016, 06:21:11 PM »
Hi Celeste,

I'll try to address your concerns in order. First, though, make sure you take good care of that ankle. You don't want an ankle problem nagging you all the way to the half marathon.

As for the elevation, you're right to not be concerned. You shouldn't even notice a difference.

As for the actual concerns you list:

1. This is the one to be worried about. You need to do what you can to be prepared for the heat while training through the New York winter. How to do this? First, overdress. It sounds crazy to wear even more than necessary in winter but it's unfortunately one of the best ways we have to heat train. Second, if you have access to a treadmill, use it once or twice a week and don't take it easy on yourself by using a fan or turning down the heat. If possible at least, make it a sweat fest. Again, it may not seem fun but it will help you be ready for the Arizona heat.

2. I wouldn't be too worried about the humidity. The relative humidity in Arizona may be lower but the actual amount of moisture in the air will actually be similar to New York in the winter. As a point of reference, you can play around with this calculator. 10% humidity at 70 degrees suggests an 11 degree dew point, the same as 60% humidity at 23 degrees. The one thing I would suggest you prepare for is making sure you're hydrated. That means being well hydrated before starting the race and making sure you drink enough on the course. You don't have to go to extremes and doing so can actually be more hazardous than being moderately dehydrated but make sure you are prepared to at least take advantage of what is offered at the aid stations.
Running Forum / Couch to half going great, need training advice
« Last post by Celeste the best on October 15, 2016, 08:51:26 PM »
Hello! I'm new to running. I'm not sure where this idea of training for a half marathon came from, but I'm 8 weeks into a couch to half marathon training and it's going well. Well, it was until I sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago. Recovering well. I'm not discouraged. My question has always been this: I live in western New York, between Rochester and Buffalo. The race is in February in Glendale, AZ. The general elevation is in Glendale is about 500 feet higher than here, so I'm not concerned about that. My concern is 1. Training in the cold here then performing in a race in 70 degrees, and 2. Compensating for 10% average humidity there and 60% average humidity here. Last time I went there, after about 4 hours, I could feel my skin shriveling from the moisture being evaporated from it at a rapid rate. Lol I'm not concerned with my skin, per se, but rather breathing that dry air and moving through that dry air. Will it be different? Maybe I'm concerned over nothing, but I don't want to go all that way and have my sister beat me across that line! (I recruited her into this crazy thing but she lives there).
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