Post by th3int3rn3t on May 25, 2011 17:14:07 GMT -5
im on my feet and walking all day every day for work, so you would think it wouldnt be a big deal... but last year muscle soreness was a pretty big deal. I'm wayyy too lazy and work wayy too much to run every day, so i think i might do some runs on june 1-3, just so that my legs can get really sore, and the soreness will have faded by roo, thus preventing further muscle soreness while still remaining somewhat lazy.
Post by jsmartinii on May 25, 2011 18:09:05 GMT -5
Definitely have picked up the walking before work....Ride the MAX (Portland's commuter train) into town and then have been walking for an hour or more before I go to work. Then when I get there I've been taking the stairs to and from the 11th floor...Also have incorporated a 3-5 mile run during the weekend...This weekend I hit Sasquatch! And while the distances aren't as great between stages and camp site, it'll at least help get my festival legs under me
2) Start out slow a4) Gear: Repeat after me...I WILL NOT RUN IN COTTON! Synthetic fabrics not only make you feel better, but you will chafe less and stay cooler. !
I've taken to running shirtless. After a few miles the cotton shirts really started chafing my nipples. Sexy, inorite? But the shirtless helps my tan and nothing is more motivating to lose another 10 pounds than jiggling in public.
Post by icantenough on May 27, 2011 9:49:47 GMT -5
i have a 2 week roo regiment i start every year. no sodas, no fast food, no drinking, no drugs. i try to eat as much fish and other brain foods as possible. also i start out walking 2 miles the first day then every day increasing it by .5 miles. i usually stop increasing at about 5 or 6 just because that shit gets too time consuming. it is surprising this year though, because right now in nashville it is 65 degrees and that aint bonnaroo training.
Last weekend to work on the endurance....Waiting until 1pm (Pacific) to get my run on...still working on readying the body for the Tennessee heat...Last weekend (wow that was quick) we did pretty good at Sasquatch..got the tan rolling, getting used to the heat after months of rain and this weekend we put some final touches on it....Tomorrow we are going for a 4-5 mile hike near Multnomah Falls (Oregon)...oh yeah.....
So here's my advice to people who want to get running:
1) Go to your local running store (Fleet Feet is a great one, The Athletes Foot is good, too). They will get you set up with the right shoes for your stride. Failure to get the right shoes will make you pay in injuries.
2) Start out slow and don't overdo it. Start with 5 minutes running, 5 minutes walking, repeat until tired. You can work up to more running and less walking (ex, 6 to 4) but do it gradually.
3) If you get injured, rest it. Don't push through an injury or it will plague you for a long time, possibly life.
4) Gear: Repeat after me...I WILL NOT RUN IN COTTON! Synthetic fabrics not only make you feel better, but you will chafe less and stay cooler. Technical shirts are a must, and running shorts with the built in liners are much more comfortable than boxers and basketball shorts. Most of all, always wear running specific socks. I love my wool running socks, but any non-cotton ones stand a good chance of giving you blisters.
So that's it...any other questions on running? No? Then get out there!
This is all good advice, but it also kind of discourages people from running. People have to do all of this before starting to run?
i agree. i just ran a half-marathon in a cotton tank and old shoes that were never "fitted"...
just go throw on some decent running shoes, make sure you tie 'em up tight, find some soft and comfortable clothes, and get out the door! running is great because it is one thing you can do from anywhere with practically no gear - all you need are some shoes! run until you can't, then walk. run when you want, rest if you have to. make sure you stay hydrated, enjoy being outside
1.drink more. 2. walk to the bar. 3. drink more. 4. i guess you could do that in the shoes you are wearing to roo but id prefer to just be too drunk to tell what shoes im wearing. 5. drink more 6. go camping/hiking a few times before roo (don't forget the beer on these trips, it's crucial) 7. forget that you quit smoking several months ago and smoke like a chimney for several months before roo. 8. don't forget to drink more
Well if we consider this "getting in shape" then I'm there!
Post by future dracula on Jun 5, 2011 20:55:57 GMT -5
I was getting in shape before I even thought about attending Bonnaroo this year, but I've definitely intensified my efforts a little knowing that I'm going to want to wear as little clothing as possible I ride at least 10-15 miles a day (six days a week) on my bicycle just going to work and getting around town so I don't really have to do too much else really! Been getting outside in the sun as much as Michigan weather will let me so I'm not totally unprepared for the Tennessee sun. As a pale Eastern European I call it a win if I can get my skin to not end up any tone other than lobster red or Gollum pale LOL
I'm always in shape regardless. Parking passes are really expensive at my school ($700 a year), so I ride my bike, which is 4 miles each way, 5 days a week (40 miles weekly for the last two years). On top of that, I've always run as a hobby. I've done full and half marathons, but I mostly just run on my own. I probably run almost as much as I bike. Needless to say, Bonnaroo's not much of a challenge physically for me, but even I'm a little drained by Sunday evening, but that's probably due to lack of sleep more than anything.
We're all a mess of paradoxes. Believing in things we know can't be true. We walk around carrying feelings too complicated and contradictory to express. But when it all becomes too big, and words aren't enough to help get it all out, there's always music.
Me and a friend started running / walking everyday since Easter for roo, also i am doing as much as possible to maintain high levels of stamina . I have to admit the lost of weigh and the extra boost in energy is a huge plus and I don't think I would be able to enjoy the next couple of days with out it.
I've lost 40 pounds since November. I'm training for a marathon now in SC, so I've been running 5 days a week while the temperature gets closer to 90 daily. Hopefully I'll be ready for lots of sun, lots of walking, lots of cocktails and lots of music!
Wow, that's fantastic. Congrats on the weight loss.