The Running Thread - 2018

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  1. kleph

    kleph Earning My Ears

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    ATTQOTD: honestly, i'm pretty much ready to handle whatever surface a given run/race throws at me. i've had issues with concrete and extended distance training but that's an outlier. what i will advocate is occasional trail runs. i was having a number of knee issues a few years back and a fellow runner suggested trail running as a possible solution. the logic being, you are forced to use almost all the muscles in your lower leg due to the irregular running surface (and, hoo boy, i can tell you by how sore everything was from my calves down, that's the truth). this means better support for your knee and, possibly, less problems from the joint. it worked for me and i found a good trail run twice a month was a really good variety to my running regimen.
     
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  2. McNs

    McNs DIS Veteran

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    Another fan of asphalt or packed dirt. I dislike any surface where every step sees the foot slip, wasting energy.

    My race coming up this weekend is 33km along the Auckland coastline so will be a mixture of sandy beaches and rocky coast...
     
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  4. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Good question. Probably asphalt or a running track. Sometimes grass is good too.
     
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  5. PrincessV

    PrincessV DIS Veteran

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    Just catching up - @Keels I am so very sorry for your loss.
     
  6. PrincessV

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    ATTQOTD: Favorite is dirt - packed dirt, lumpy dirt, grassy dirt, damp dirt... 90% of my running is on concrete sidewalks, so ANY dirt is a happy change! The only thing I dislike running on is wet, moldy, slippery boardwalk.
     
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  7. Dis5150

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    ATTQOTD: Also prefer asphalt or packed dirt. Hate gravel as I always end up with it in my sock/shoe. Plus, you know, the fall down factor of it.
     
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  8. GreatLakes

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    Asphalt is my preferred surface and if it is a trail I prefer dirt to anything really rocky or grassy. My least favorite would be sand and cement.
     
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  9. baxter24

    baxter24 Mouseketeer

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    ATTQOTD: I prefer asphalt or packed dirt. Do not enjoy running on mulch and gravel. I did a local half marathon back in a November and two miles of the course was on a mulch trial. They were my two slowest miles by far. It feels nice on my feet and knees but I feel like I am working so much harder.
     
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  10. Keels

    Keels The Official Keels of RunDisney

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    Happy Mardi Gras from my hero - King Cake Baby!

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  11. KSellers88

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    ATTQOTD: I am okay with pretty much any type of surface except sand, my legs hate me after about .02 seconds. Asphalt and running track are the surfaces I run on the most.
     
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  12. jennamfeo

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    Like most everyone else, I like asphalt. We have a lot of packed dirt paths around (because desert) but I haven't ventured out on them yet.
     
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  13. FFigawi

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    Like so many others here, I prefer asphalt and packed dirt. I don't like concrete or sand. The former is too hard, the latter is too soft.
     
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  14. huggybuff

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    I'm always on sidewalks but I don't put in enough mileage for it to really affect my joints. Just walking on sand is a workout, can't imagine running on it willingly.
     
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  15. roxymama

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    Attqotd: I only really know Road, sidewalk and treadmill. And prefer road (asphalt) most.
    Can I put myself in the "nope column" for grass on a wet day. I will tentatively tip toe through a street puddle to avoid any possible muddy situation.
     
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  16. kski907

    kski907 Mouseketeer

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    ATTQOTD: I will also vote for asphalt and the track as my favorites. The least favorite for me is trail running, too many tripping hazard tree roots and wild life of the big brown variety here.
     
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  17. Bree

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    That is a scary looking baby king.
     
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  18. Miranda

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    ATTQOTD: Another one for asphalt or hard packed dirt (either dirt road or trail). I don't like concrete at all.
     
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  19. Bree

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    ATTQOTD: I like to run on asphalt and then concrete. The grass here is strange and very good at hiding uneven surfaces and holes so I tend to stay away. Anytime I run in sand or dirt I get it in my shoes.
     
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  20. LSUlakes

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    It really is and I have no idea who signed off on it, but someone thought it was a great idea. lol
     
  21. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Got an email today to sign up for the Honolulu Marathon... Oh how I wish I could go to Hawaii...
     
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