Morphology of Runners. Why?
It commonly known that the typical long distance runner has a slim body type. Is this because they have run on a regular basis for years or is it that this type of body shape lends itself to...

Running after Mono
I had a mild case of mono for 4 weeks, and seem to be recovering, and feeling much better. I'll consult with my doctor next week, but would like to know how soon other runners went back to t...

Race Report - Chilly Half Marathon '04, Burlington ON
Chilly Half Marathon, Burlington ON certified by Peter Pimm, ORRA. ------------------------------------- I had reduced expectations for this one due to racing a half the weekend be...

Garmin Forerunner 201 Accuracy Test
I have seen discussion in here about the accuracy of the Garmin Forerunner. I tried a test of my own. I ran in a certified 10K race yesterday: http://www.crrclub.com/racing.html A 10...

ipod mini - tough enough for running?
hello, i am thinking of buying an ipod mini - but i worry that it isnt tough enough. i am currently using a rio s35s that has 256 megs of memory and holds about 4 hours of music. ...

nerve or muscle?
About 6 months ago, while working out in the gym, laying on back and pushing a leg press, I felt a bit of an ache in the muscle of my left butt (sorry, but I don't know what other term to us...

Training Week Ending March 7, 2004
Greetings, rec.runners! Please tell us about your training week and goals. cheers, -- David (in Hamilton, ON) www.allfalldown.org "The most...

Leg muscles knotting up question
I ride a bicycle a lot-200+ miles per week. It seems like if i do not ride for a couple of days and try to run my leg muscles(quads in particular) knot up so bad i cannot even walk. I try ...

Toes Fused
Hello, Due to various medical reasons, I need to have my big toe fused. I am curious if anyone has had their big toe fused, and they are able to run and what I should expect...

Ellipitcals for crosstraining
Hi folks: What ellipitcals to people think are best for crosstraining? I like the Precor 544/546 models, but I've been told that the Star Trac Natural Runner might be better for c...

lightest and most shock absorbing insole?
I'm looking for the lightest or at least light insole that provides the best shock absorption. I think the gel insoles are good for shock, but they seem so heavy! Any recommnedations are a...

running routes near San Francisco
I'm looking for a few good routes for some 15 to 18 mile runs in the San Francisco area. I'll be staying in La Honda, which is 8 miles east of the beach or route 1 and 16 miles southwest o...

If you could run with any famous runner...
...dead or alive, who would you choose and why? Tim -- Remove the obvious to reply by email. Please support rheumatoid arthritis research! Visit http://www.justgi...

Forerunner, Mpasource and G7towin
All, I've read reports that it's possible to see your Forerunner tracks in MapSource by downloading to G7towin, saving as a PCX file and then importing into MapSource. But I cant ...

HRM impression on chest
Hello group, I've been using a Timex HRM for a few months now and recently the HRM strap seems to be leaving 2 bright red marks on my chest where the sensors pads are. They look l...

Polyphasic sleeping, exercise and weight gain
I tried polyphasic sleeping for about 2 months. It was excellent :) Except I gained weight in that time. But every day I would force myself to do a 8-10km run, or 1 hour bike ride. I watc...

shots in hip.
Last sunday after doing over 25 miles on bike. picking up 10 cent cans, staghorn sumac and cat tails. I got 2 pack of hamburger 75 cent off, look and smell good. some little debbie swiss mis...

colonic cleansing
I cant get rid of this colonic character, he follows me over to rsg golf and hes like a booger on my finger I cant get rid of.bwahahahahaha Love yas Ann

HRM problem
Hi, I've been using a Timex HRM for about 6 months. It works fine for the first 40-50 min. but later tends to drop the signal. My impression is that it may be the chest unit bat...

weirrrd question
for the past few years i've noticed a STRONG and profuse smell of something like ammonia stuck up my nose after i do any type of working out where i'm sweating a lot.. it goes away usually ...

ITBS and Leg Lengh
I understand that leg length descrepency is a contributing cause of IT band syndrome. But which leg does the ITBS typically appear in? The short leg or the long leg? Anyone know?...

ITBS and walking
I have been diagnosed with ITBS. A little too much, too soon. I learned an important lesson; Run on your schedule, not the one your buddy is running. Now I am going mad. I have seen the PT s...

DrLith, Globaldisc, and other lost souls...
Stung by the rather harsh criticism of Miss-G- by the erstwhile DrLith, I did some googling to find a little more about the persona behind the acid tongue and, surprise, surprise, found that...

Training with knee issues
I have been training for about 3 months for a maration. Everything was going fine until my first 12 mile run. The next day my knees were killing me. I stopped running and the pain did get...

Donating Blood
I know some of you donate blood and others don't so I thought I would pass along this tip. I didn't give blood for years because I was either pregnant or had small kids. I...

How long is a "kick"?
400m?

Running in the morning and treadmills...
I read on a fitness site somewhere (dont ask me where, I can't remember) that running only burns fat if you do it in the morning before eating and any other time is purely cardiovascular tra...

timex gps weirdness
I thought I'd noticed a few times lately that the stopwatch timer was acting weird. I twice thought that I looked when the watch said 10:30, then moments later it would say 10:05. But the ...

Win $700 Worth of Running Apparel from RW
I just know that someone who lurks on or posts to this NG can win this month's "running gear" contest from Runner's World. All you have to do is tell them, "in 50 words or less, about your ...

How did those old guys do it?
Through the years I have painfully learned which shoes work for me. There's so many choices and I assume there's a solution for just about everyone's shoe needs. What did runners do before...

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