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  • in reply to: 2004 Mileage results #17162

    right under 2400 miles. usually around 180-220 per month. way to many days off and general laziness.

    i would like to at least get out there once a this year even if it for 30 minutes.

  • in reply to: Cross Country #16535

    uh, have you seen friday night lights? nuff said (as i spit out tobacco juice on my astroturf carpet)

    i run by my neighborhood park in the evening to find parents yelling at their 8 year olds for missing their routes or god forbid fumbling.

    as far as xc, some of the suburbs of houston have pretty dominate programs, the woodlands(30 miles north) comes to mind. but football still rules the suburbs as well. i live in the city where their are some mighty fine sprinters.

    i do alot of running around rice university and last night i got stampeded by the womens xc team. i think they were doing a TT, the coach was on the bike calling out numbers. they were hauling butt and breathing hard. a few of them were mightly cute. 😆

  • in reply to: The Quest #16443

    guys,

    fwiw, i was kidding about the back to back marathoners forum over at another site. sorry no one got it, i’m so misunderstood….

  • in reply to: The Quest #16437

    i think that “other site” has a new forum etitled “Back to Back Marathons within 7 days” maybe you should see what they have to say over there. 🙂 🙂

  • in reply to: what temptations you find hardest to resist ? #16426

    beer. any kind. cold or hot. cheap or pricey. draft, bottle or pour the sh** in my hands for a dime. morning, day, nite. pre race, post race, during race. with steak, chicken or a meal on its own.

  • in reply to: The Quest #16433

    feedback? other than your sick and twisted? no.

    if the nationals fall somewhere in Texas, (which in Feb. I imagine could very well be the case) my offer still stands to help out with support, place to crash in houston whatever.

    Good luck in your quest.

    Finnegan

  • in reply to: Race refunds/ credits #16290

    do what i do, sign up the day before the race, it’ll cost you a little more but big whoop.

    or why don’t you go pick up your packet b/c you would have spent the gas money anyway and next year run as a bandit. call it even.

  • in reply to: Opposite views: Coachs vs Doctors #16079

    I have some literature to support my claim when it comes to running. I wonder if Tiger still works out. He has not exactly been lighting it up. Singh does not look like he is hitting the weights or running 5 miles per day either (I could be wrong).

    I’m not sure what Tigers doing, he should go back to his old coach. He is also not making every putt within 20 feet like he did a couple of years ago. Funny you mention Singh, I saw a 7-10 year old picture of him the other day, and there is quite a difference. I never noticed but over the years he’s quite a bit more defined. He used to be pretty flabby. I doubt very seriously he runs…no time when you spend 8 hours bangin range balls, but he’s definitely spending some time in the fitness trailer. Also look at annika Sorenstam now and 5-6 years ago. She looks like the Eastern European tennis players from the 70’s (huge). She plays like a guy b/c she is as strong as a guy.

    The literature on stretching for improving performance is weak at best (equivocal is the best description). In the case of golfers, increasing range of motion (a different prospect) certainly helps and professionals in the area of PT and Ex Sci were telling that to golfers long ago. They just were not wanting to do it.

    I’m glad there is no proof stretching helps performance, b/c i don’t do it 🙂 . One can always make a good argument either way. I’ve always claimed I play better golf when I haven’t warmed up because my body is tight and provides more torque between the upper and lower. Increasing range of motion for golf is sometimes best for seniors or those who are inflexible. Steve Elkington for a time felt he became too flexibe and tried to tighten things up because his swing got too many moving parts. (kinda like ryans running analogy).

    This may appear to contradict my last post but it really isn’t. My point is that golf has recently found specific workouts that have improved performance (mainly core strength for better posture/setup & cardio for more endurance towards the end of a round), so maybe running has some beneficial exercieses out there as well, such as your suggestions. Is the time better spent doing more running or the plyo’s/olympic lifts? don’t know. but for a long time golfers swore that any time spent on the game should be spent on bangin balls, chipping putting. now they realize that if you have a weak core, your just ingraining bad habits. you need to be strong to maintain good, consistent posture throughout the day. their workouts have merely allowed them to practice more constructively.

    I think traditional strength training does little for running. Explosive stuff may help (and I believe it does). That would be Olympic lifts and plyometrics. How many people do those? Most people go to the gym and do exercises that I think are of limited benefit, if any.

    I agree with this, i think most people go to the gym to look better. 😛

  • in reply to: Opposite views: Coachs vs Doctors #15977

    I have some literature to support my claim when it comes to running. I wonder if Tiger still works out. He has not exactly been lighting it up. Singh does not look like he is hitting the weights or running 5 miles per day either (I could be wrong).

    I’m not sure what Tigers doing, he should go back to his old coach. He is also not making every putt within 20 feet like he did a couple of years ago. Funny you mention Singh, I saw a 7-10 year old picture of him the other day, and there is quite a difference. I never noticed but over the years he’s quite a bit more defined. He used to be pretty flabby. I doubt very seriously he runs…no time when you spend 8 hours bangin range balls, but he’s definitely spending some time in the fitness trailer. Also look at annika Sorenstam now and 5-6 years ago. She looks like the Eastern European tennis players from the 70’s (huge). She plays like a guy b/c she is as strong as a guy.

    The literature on stretching for improving performance is weak at best (equivocal is the best description). In the case of golfers, increasing range of motion (a different prospect) certainly helps and professionals in the area of PT and Ex Sci were telling that to golfers long ago. They just were not wanting to do it.

    I’m glad there is no proof stretching helps performance, b/c i don’t do it 🙂 . One can always make a good argument either way. I’ve always claimed I play better golf when I haven’t warmed up because my body is tight and provides more torque between the upper and lower. Increasing range of motion for golf is sometimes best for seniors or those who are inflexible. Steve Elkington for a time felt he became too flexibe and tried to tighten things up because his swing got too many moving parts. (kinda like ryans running analogy).

    This may appear to contradict my last post but it really isn’t. My point is that golf has recently found specific workouts that have improved performance (mainly core strength for better posture/setup & cardio for more endurance towards the end of a round), so maybe running has some beneficial exercieses out there as well, such as your suggestions. Is the time better spent doing more running or the plyo’s/olympic lifts? don’t know. but for a long time golfers swore that any time spent on the game should be spent on bangin balls, chipping putting. now they realize that if you have a weak core, your just ingraining bad habits. you need to be strong to maintain good, consistent posture throughout the day. their workouts have merely allowed them to practice more constructively.

    I think traditional strength training does little for running. Explosive stuff may help (and I believe it does). That would be Olympic lifts and plyometrics. How many people do those? Most people go to the gym and do exercises that I think are of limited benefit, if any.

    I agree with this, i think most people go to the gym to look better. 😛

  • in reply to: Opposite views: Coachs vs Doctors #16076

    although i don’t strength train or stretch much, but to say that they have no benefit in performane i would have too disagree or agree with ryan as it should be reworded/or defined for specifics workouts etc…

    golfers use to say there was absolutely no place for fitness in pro golf, then tiger came along (of course gary player was a workout freak since the 50’s) and the whole game has changed dramatically.

    finnegan

  • in reply to: Opposite views: Coachs vs Doctors #15974

    although i don’t strength train or stretch much, but to say that they have no benefit in performane i would have too disagree or agree with ryan as it should be reworded/or defined for specifics workouts etc…

    golfers use to say there was absolutely no place for fitness in pro golf, then tiger came along (of course gary player was a workout freak since the 50’s) and the whole game has changed dramatically.

    finnegan

  • in reply to: Are there any free coaches out there? #15597

    there’s free coaching all over this website. It doesn’t have to be daily doses either. A motivated person shouldn’t need constant instruction, just a shove in the right direction every once in a while. There is more than enough information on this website (that is free thanks to ryan) to get someone of your age and running history to sub 3 in a somewhat timely manner.

    Sorry Zeke, not trying to cut out your business. If I was in your town I’d be looking you up.

    There’s probably 5-6 posters out here whose hands i’d put my training in…of course pski would be blowing my hair back about once a week for going on benders in vegas, but it’s only cuz he cares…. 😉

  • in reply to: Running on Your Toes #15236

    i always see a guy on my morning runs who does the toe running thing and it looks painful, his facial expressions look like he is in pain as well. he rarely replies to my “good morning” that i say to everyone (i run in my neighborhood alot so i i try and be as neighborly as possible). i attribute his lack of reply to good morning as a result of bad form. 😀

    over the past 9 months or so i have gradually become more of a midfoot striker by doing form drills and and basically trying to have the feeling of landing just behind my pinky toe and letting my foot naturally roll inward. this became alot easier when i gradullay moved to flats or minimal trainers. i have much better feel of whats going on down there in flats and my lower legs feel much more stable and “athletic.”

    all of my recurring injuries have gone away since i’ve become more aware of form and began running in less bulky shoes. just my experience though so take it with a grain of salt.

    btw, i’m neither slight (180 lbs.) nor am i fast, but i feel i have definitely reaped rewards by going with light shoes.

    this is a tough subject to talk to new runners about (I also being a new runner). i have been trying to get my wife (who has run a marathon before and is training for one in january) to run barefoot on grass or in those flats that all the girls wear now (they are fashionable now) and she looks at me like i’m a complete idiot (as she laces up her asics ski boots).

    in about two months i’m gonna be listening to her complain about itb’s, the cost of message therapy, her $90 asics ski boots and all the other issues she’s having on her 25mpw while i’m running my injury free 60-70 on my flats that i got on eastbay for $12.

  • in reply to: PSKI Sat morn long run #15085

    Travel time for me would be around 2.5 days, which would obviously cut into training, so i’m gonna stick to my sunday 12-14 miler down here in Hates. 😈

    Sounds like fun, good luck to team Pski.

  • in reply to: Pfitz/Pski update, Sat morn run #15041

    just want to say thanks for the updates, so they’ll keep coming.

    If you want to lose 10lbs., come down and run in the 800 square mile sauna known as houston, texas. this weekend I’m going to bust into the now defunct Astrodome, crank the A/C down to 60 and go for a three hour run, cuz that’s the only way I’ll get one in this summer.

    Finnegan

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