Tuesday, July 17, 2012

SUCH a noob!




As a new "distance" runner( new runner in general..lets be serious) I have noticed a few things that I was hoping someone could help me with:

1. Even if I am only running 3-4 miles, I get THIRRRRRRSTY.
As if I was running marathons in the desert kind of thirsty.
 Would it be weird to have a Camelbak or water belt for such a short run?

2. WHY is it I can take 2- 60 minute fitness classes (that are high cardio) back to back and not be more hungry than usual, but when I run...I spend most of the day s-t-a-r-v-i-n-g?
Is this common or am I just mental?

3. WHY can't I listen to FitRadio while using the  Nike+ running app?
This really irks me. 
#runbrat

4. I am always pulling up my pants. 
Ask any of the gym rats, it's my signature move.
Does anyone have any running pant suggestions?
Maybe it's just a tick I have...hmm...nah this is common, I know it.


I have a run scheduled for tonight, 3-3.5 miles... however if it is 90+ degrees at 6:30 you can bet your bottom dollar I will run up the block and call it a day.

Okay, I'll probably run around the block but I won't be doing a long distance in this heat.
Or will I?

Stay tuned to find out...
DUN DUN DUNNNNNN




26 comments:

  1. I am a new "runner" as well. I never ran previously unless a large animal was chasing me. I've found having a protein/carb balanced snack about an hour before going out and having some protein after helps alot with the hunger. And I just keep buying smaller pants to run in and don't put them in the dryer.

    Love your blog - thanks for sharing!!

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    1. yay we're twins! I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS put my pants in the dryer, I think you just cracked the code. thank you!

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  2. I am runner (training for my first half but ran a 10 miler in April!). I've only been running since last summer but have noticed I'm starving. I'm trying to drop a few pounds but find myself always snacking! I need to drink some more water too...being dehydrated makes for really crappy runs!

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    1. way to go! how is the training going? I just don't understand how I can workout so much so often and my hunger doesn't change but running makes me so hungry?!

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  3. My only suggestion would be to hydrate well throughout the day to keep the thirsts at bay (yep..rhymes...) When it's hot out, even on my shortest runs, I bring a water bottle with me. I used to wear a fuel belt but I got too annoyed with it bouncing around

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    1. I just feel like running with something in my hands would drive me IN-SANE. I guess I won't know until I try right? Thanks for the tip and most importantly...the rhymes.

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  4. When it's hot like it is now - you can bet I have my water bottle with me even for a 3-miler. As for the pants...are you wearing shorts or capris style pants or the tight shorts? I am in love with my new saucony running shorts. I do have a pair of capri running tights that sometimes feel like they slip in the back though.

    And when running in that heat, just take it slower and let yourself walk to cool back down if you must. Water on the neck is a great way to help cool down as well.

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    1. great tip! I guess I need to learn to run while holding something, I don't know why I can't bring myself to do it? I wear tight capris and only tight capris... I don't have runners legs or small enough thighs to wear shorts or run in them..yet.

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  5. in this heat, I always carry a handheld water bottle even for short runs, it's normal! I run in running skirts so there is nothing to pull up. :)

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    1. You are the third person to tell me to run with a water bottle, I guess I need to!

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  6. Hahaha, you're funny ;) On the Droid, you can run Strava (a GPS running/cycling app) and play your music or Pandora at the same time - it'll just eat up your battery.

    Oh, and drink more! If you know you'll be running in the heat, drink water during the day and then at least an hour before your run switch to electrolyte water (put a Nuun tab in your water bottle, or drink Smart Water or Victory H2O). You can definitely carry some water with you; a Camelpack might be excessive but you can find water bottle holders that will also hold your car key and ID. Keep at it!

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  7. i would also say to make sure you're hydrating enough during the day and then take a hand held water bottle on your runs. maybe you're getting hungry because you're so thirsty and you're body is confusing the two? or maybe you're body just needs to get used to a different type of workout. either way, i agree with the protein rich snack and something before you run too. :)

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  8. Well dang, I was so about to help you out w/ your problems, but everyones got you covered!!!

    Welcome to Distant running!! :) You'll get to experience runner highs, and fall in love with running... i promisee!!

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  9. Try hydrating in the hours before actually getting out there, and you may find yourself less dehydrated during the run. If this is still a problem, plan to run somewhere near water fountains (for me, that's the East River and the Reservoir in Central Park). If you're still thirsty all the time, a little hand-held bottle works fabulously. No need for a massive fuel belt - especially if you find yourself picking up your pants all the time! They make ones that are small enough just for a short run, and that have a little pouch for keys too. Hope this helps!

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  10. I use #runkeeper and FitRadio at the same time, and there's never an issue. As a new runner, you should def drink A LOT of water before you run, that way it will stay in your system, and drink lots of water right after

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  11. Summer time makes a huge difference with hydration! In the winter I can go double digits without carrying water. You could def carry something- either a belt or a small handheld.
    And I find the same thing with the hunger... running makes me starving too, much than other workouts!

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  12. In the heat I basically ALWAYS carry a Nathan handheld water bottle on my runs. I think the guideline is to drink to thirst, so if you're thirsty then I would be sure to honor that even on shorter runs. Also, I'm always always always so much hungrier when I run too. Still haven't figured out why for that.

    Last - for pants, a lot of times I will do compression type capris to help that problem. I love Champion Shapewear.

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  13. WOHOO i love running questions, they make my day!!

    1. I don't run with water, i think I am a camel. Are you possibly dehydrated before you start?
    2. I think it's the long slow pace that ends up creating hunger, this does get better after you've been running more
    3. no idea
    4. Yes there are in fact pants that stay up! Depends on what you are looking for capri's, shorts, etc. I have an arsenal :) The ones you use for yoga etc definitely don't have enough at the top to hold them in place

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  14. 1. water belts are sexy

    2. regardless, if it's common or not ... it's sexy

    3. don't worry...running without music is sexy

    4. lulus are soooooo sexy

    ;)

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  15. I'm a new runner too...some of these comments are helping. haha!

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  16. I'm feeling you with the pants thing. Always having to hitch them up. I'm started buying higher-rise pants and I jump and move around in the change room A LOT before buying them. Jog on the spot. :)

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  17. I shared a post today on the after workout munchies http://bitesizewellness.com/2012/07/7-tips-post-workout-snack-attack/ Might have some helpful tips!
    And my signature move is also pulling up my pants...I started wearing longer shirts. But honestly I think I need to suck it up and buy pants that aren't target brand

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  18. I think Brad answered all the questions.
    But I try to eat a Greek yogurt an hour before a run. And because I usually run during my lunch hour eat shortly aftery run.
    I use under armour shorts and tight capris. Which I love.

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  19. There's absolutely nothing wrong with needing water on a short run! Where I live it's a must in the summertime! And yes...I am always hungrier on the days I run...probably why I can't lose weight lol! I wear running skirts...they don't fall down...try them! :-)

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  20. Living in Atlanta you learn to never leave the house without water, even when not running. I carry a small Fuel Belt handheld for my regular runs and a larger one for longer runs. Once October rolls around and it starts to cool off I should be able to ditch the handheld until March. Try running early morning (I know, it's sucks) before the sun starts to rise - before 7:30/8am. If u have to run in the evening wait until the sun has gone down. It makes a difference. It's all about beating the heat.

    I run in shorters all the time. I only switch to capris or tights if it gets below 30 or so and is wet/windy.

    Good luck!!

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  21. It seems everyone has you covered on the hydration issue. As far as bottoms go, I swear by my Lululemon Inspire Crops. They are expensive but totally worth it. I never have to pull them up.

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