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The bet for Jameson Gold Reserve...5k race. Your thoughts?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by driverdog, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Apr 10, 2016 at 8:40 AM
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    So I have not run in many years, like 40, so recently thought it would be a good idea to sign up for a 5k race through a work sponsored event. It's only 3.1 miles and is four weeks away.

    How hard can that be I said to myself. In my HS years I used to run for fun but not competitively.

    So I found someone at work who is 3 years younger who is also in denial about being of age, and also registered to run, so we wagered a bottle of Jameson Gold Reserve to whichever one of us crosses the finish line first, the loser buys.

    Yesterday my first day of training I ran 3/4 of a mile and did it in "blistering" 10.75 min., Lol.
    Today I ran 3/4 of a mile and did 10.38 min.

    Not pushing too hard at this point because I don't want to get hurt but I won't lie, it's tougher than I thought. It was easier today to get a stride going but legs felt kind of weak. I now plan on one day jogging and alternate the next day with speed walking. Every day trying to get a little more distance.

    I am probably going to have my a%s handed to me but I will give it my best shot! My competitor is a desk jockey but has been somewhat active in sports over the years because of his children. He is about 6' and weighs about 195 lbs. I am carrying 255 lbs at 6'5".

    We agreed to smack talk with each other so I took a picture of me with my leg on the hood of my Pro simulating a stretch, to which he texted where is the picture of me in the ambulance. So I then sent him a picture I had of me at the Red Cross giving platelets, Lol.

    I have a job that keeps me very active with physical projects, which require a lot of walking and lifting. I do 8k-12k steps most days (sometimes hitting 18k) Mon.-Fri.

    What running shoes do you runners recommend? My competitor told me to get high tops Lol. Any other tips or smack talk by this Tundra community is welcomed.

    BTW, on the plus side I am not nor have been on any meds, don't have high blood pressure and don't have any pain after running. Have not taken aspirin in years. I can speed walk all day long. I am one month shy of 58 but still feel like I am in my mid 30's. Probably too much information but it is what it is!

    http://www.pace-calculator.com/5k-pace-comparison.php

    And because this is a truck forum I will put this picture of me and my truck in an ultimate poser picture. Note, no trucks were hurt in this picture, and those are swimmer shoes, not ballet slippers!

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  2. Apr 10, 2016 at 8:47 AM
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    Good luck. And if he doesn't drive a Tundra I hope you smoke him!
     
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  3. Apr 10, 2016 at 8:48 AM
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    That's awesome, I'm all about a friendly wager especially when it's good for you. For shoes I wouldn't cheap out as they make a huge difference. Some running specific shops have machines you run on and it reads your impact, stride and other aspects then recommends some shoes and insoles. It will be worth it in the end. Good luck!
     
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  4. Apr 10, 2016 at 9:03 AM
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    Good luck man I just ran my 14th half marathon this morning. Being that your larger stature make sure you buy a shoe for it. Like said above try to find a running specific shop let them do a gate analysis on you and they will give you the best options. I'm 5'11 210 and run in brooks ghost 8's. A big problem with newer runners is that a lot of them get injured early because they try to overdue it. Get online and find you a "from the couch to 5k" training guide. It will give you daily miles, off days, and weekly goal. Good luck to you and let us know how it goes. Here's a pic of mine just to keep it in the forum lol. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Apr 10, 2016 at 9:41 AM
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    Good luck! I'm tempted to do these kind of things but then beer...
     
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  6. Apr 10, 2016 at 10:54 AM
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    Best of luck!
     
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  7. Apr 10, 2016 at 10:55 AM
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    COMiamiFan,
    He drives an old Ford ranger. Glad we didn't bet Trucks!

    Thanks SCRunner,
    We are both having fun with this wager and I suspect he is discovering the realities of mid life as I am. I will look into running specific shops and thank you for the info.

    Thanks texanhoyt,

    Nice truck and congrats on your 14th 1/2 marathon! That's great!

    I'll read "from couch to 5k" and thank you for the mention of your running shoe. I tend to do a lot of research before delving into something new and running now feels new. So much has evolved since I last ran.

    My goals are to finish, not get hurt and to have fun. Who knows, I may even continue running as a hobby past this 5k. I had no idea that one mile would be this tough to do without some walking involved. At the very least I like speed walking and do about 22 miles when I participate in our local Relay for Life.

    I'll let everyone know how this goes.

    mdavis,
    I like beer!
    I think we can run and have our beer too. At least I hope so.
    If I can get into the average run times of my age group I'll be celebrating with some cold ones!

    On another note and I just thought of this, my dad didn't drink beer, wine or liquor yet he had a beer looking belly. I drink in moderation, beer, a little wine and occasionally a shot of whisky. I don't sport the look of someone liking beer but probably should. I think it's because I am more active than dad was.
     
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  8. Apr 10, 2016 at 10:58 AM
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    Thanks Sean266,

    I appreciate the positive responses.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2016 at 11:30 AM
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    You might be in trouble. He probably walks 3+ miles at least once a month. Every time his ford truck breaks down. Hopefully he has AAA. But if you do lose, double or nothing with a truck tug o' war.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2016 at 11:34 AM
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    Best of luck to you! Hope you smoke the "ranger boy"!
     
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  11. Apr 10, 2016 at 1:09 PM
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    Joonbug,
    Too funny!!

    RowdyRon,
    Thanks. "in my mind I'm already there...".
     
  12. Apr 10, 2016 at 4:10 PM
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    So I realized my math was a little off in my original post. I had in my post that it was 30 years since I last ran but it was 40. Gawd! So that has now been corrected.

    For what it's worth, I can't believe that kind of time has gone by which I will use as my excuse as to why I posted a lower number.
     
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  13. Apr 11, 2016 at 8:40 AM
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    Gee, 40 years?! That's 280 dog years........:rolleyes:
     
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    HA,

    280 years got my attention! But in all seriousness it's funny how the years can go by when you don't pay attention to that sort of thing. Up until now I have not considered the age thing because I have not slowed down in my work or hobbies. Now to see how well I can do a 5k after a month of training.

    Going to Dick's sporting goods store tonight to see what they have to offer in running shoes.

    "Ranger boy" told me this weekend he did 1 mile of running and 2 1/2 miles on his bike. He did the mile on his elliptical trainer and the two and a half miles on his stationary bike. He has problems with his knees, I don't. I pound the real pavement so I think that is my advantage.

    But this dog still has a few good laps to run before calling it quits.
     
  15. Apr 11, 2016 at 3:41 PM
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    I'm about a 20 mile a week runner. I'm not fast at all but enjoy it. My two biggest recommendations are get good shoes at a professional running store and build up slow! This will help you avoid injury. Have fun and hopefully you keep running after the 5k. Good luck!
     
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    Shave TRD logos into your hair on both sides. Should easily add about 10-15 HP.

    Good luck!
     
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    Good luck wild man.

    Regardless of whomever wins, you have great taste in whiskey.
     
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    Hmmmmmm, Ranger Boy has bad knees, huh? I'm smelling a Tundra Man victory in this deal. As for myself, I gave up running when I left the Army. I always hated doing PT in combat boots and fatiques....ruined me for life.
     
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    eb2808,

    20 miles a week is a lot of miles and your advice is sound. I didn't train per SE today but still managed to walk 3.3 miles as a part of my normal work schedule.

    @texanhoyt in an earlier post brought up what he likes, Brooks Ghost 8's. I researched Brooks and decided to try their Glycerin13 which is made for someone heavier than their Ghost 8's are made for.

    http://www.brooksrunning.com/en_us/brooks-glycerin-13-mens-running-shoes/110199.html

    Not having much time to go to a professional running store I went to Dick's Sporting goods and tried some of their top sellers which included the Glycerin13. As a novice I feel comfortable in this selection at this time.

    Thanks for the reply.

    ToyotaTundraMike,
    I could eat some beans before hand for sound effects too!

    ColoradoTJ,

    Thanks.
    I wish you and all the posters on this forum were a little closer. That whiskey would taste that much better shared...regardless of who won.

    RowdyRon,
    He might be just saying that, I don't really know. He could be sandbagging. As for running in combat boots, I bet once those came off you could run effortlessly. Someday you too may find yourself in a similar mindset.
     
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    I better get my ass down to the liqueur store soon or I will be on vodka tonight or 3.2 beer.
     
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    At 65 years old, if you see me running, get the hell out of there because something is chasing me.:D
     
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    I like the hoka bondi 4 but they might be a little overkill for a 5k
     
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    Not to sidetrack...the few times I've legit ran/sprinted were:
    1) Sport practice (football/wrestling)
    2) To an call of two un-concious children; unknown if breathing.
    3) Fight in progress
     
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    Update:
    I ran yesterday. I started out confident with a good stride and in good shape. Just got into a rhythm where breathing, heart rate and stride was established when my left knee had pain. I tried to ignore it but it quickly had me from a run to a jog to walk...then a slight limp. Damn!

    I walked most of the 5K after that. My competitor hearing that I was off to a good start ran past me never realizing or seeing me. He was chasing a figure he'd already passed and kept pushing himself.

    As I got closer to the finish line the knee felt good enough that I jogged the last bit. My time was horrible to say the least but I had a great time. We all had a great time in spite of rain and cold conditions.

    I look forward to the next event and to continue training.

    Today I will give my competitor his well earned trophy bottle of Jameson and hope that a tradition is born so I can win it back!
     
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    driverdog, sorry for the loss, however, sounds like a great event and maybe the start of an annual tradition. You guys might just start passing the trophy back and forth and share the bottle at a future agreed upon date.
     
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    Bummer on the knee. You will have to recoup, build up strength and def win it back next time.
     
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    Two weeks ago I ran a 35.xx around a 3.1 mile track and thought I conditioned myself further to drop another minute for the big event.

    Yesterday I was off to a good start and was looking for 34 minutes. My competitor came in 33.xx. Had the knee not acted up It would have been close. I limped most of the race and it was tough watching average paced walkers pass me.

    I'll keep up the running and do another race. Of course the knee feels good today so this weekend I'll run some and test it.

    Thanks all for rooting for me.
     
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