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RichardGA

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I ran the morning of the 15th too, like 3.78 miles, and it didn't count it. Showed committed to run, or something like that until like 5 or 6p.m. est. Then it started showing no run data. Like the challenge is set for some far pacific time region.
 

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abelisle said:
Wed. 9:30 p.m. = I've been away all day and when I checked the challenge site (First to 50) I was listed as having "no run data". Why is Nike cheating me out of my rain-soaked 6-miler on the morning of the 15th? So I ran a quick 2.5 mile workout this evening to check the challenge site to see if I would be listed. I was, but has anyone figured out what each segment is equal to in miles on the challenge bars?
Also how will the awards be meted out? 1st 4 places? Age-groups? Experience groups? 1st place gets it all? And what about a database of potential e-mail addresses for future challenges? Is there a Nikeplus administrator within this iPod forum?
Please keep in mind, there is no award for the First to 50 challenge. This challenge was just for fun.
 

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RichardGA said:
I ran the morning of the 15th too, like 3.78 miles, and it didn't count it. Showed committed to run, or something like that until like 5 or 6p.m. est. Then it started showing no run data. Like the challenge is set for some far pacific time region.

I also noticed the same thing. The challenge did not actually start until sometime on the evening of the 15th. It appears Nike still has some issues to work out.
 

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abelisle said:
I'm confused. Doesn't this mean there is an award?
Right. Awards are being provided by iLounge for us to use for our challenges. However, when I set this challenge up, I did not contact the providers and ask them for one fo the awards. This challenge was meant to be for fun.

If you would like to set a challenge up, I am sure you could contact iLounge and see about attaching one of those awards to your challenge.
 

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If there is one thing, I'm feeling the soreness of my competitive spirit! This is a whole lot of fun. It would be very useful for nike to set up that database of ilounge addresses so that we could set up a challenge or two of our own. Also, careful running in the rain with the sensor, as I have read a couple of things elsewhere about it being sensitive to water. Anyways, off to the run...
 

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Blisters! I'm fighting toe blisters. I'm at 108 miles for August so far, doing two long (10-12 miles) runs a week, but now I'm blistering like crazy.

Any ideas on how to prevent em?

--b
 

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Is it possible for all the participants in the various challenges to give us their hometowns, sex, age and any other pertinent running info. I personally would like to know who I'm running up against? There's always comfort in parity.

As for the blisters; 2 suggestions: 1)vaseline w/no socks at all 2)double socks
 

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I'm in the Fastest Five Mile challenge, the Run 500 miles challenge, and the Most Miles in 31 days challenge.

I'm male, 41 years YOUNG, 5'10.5", 162 lbs, and live in northern CA.

I'm averaging about 30-35 miles a week currently.

My fastest 5K to date is 23:09, fastest 10K is 53:01. I'm struggling to enhance speed, not sure how much faster I can go, and I need to train more on hills. I mainly run the local High School track, the mildly hilly neighborhood I live in, and the trusty treadmill.

--Brandon
 

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My nano froze at the end of a tough 5 mile hill workout. I forgot how to reset it and removed the sensor and reset it when I got home. I LOST MY DATA ! It only remembered the previous data starting from yesterday.

Don't remove your sensor for any reason. Needless to say I'm quite upset!
 

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Yeah, I wish there was a way to export the data and re-import it, or even manually adjust it on the site (obviously they want to prevent cheating), but it seems tenuous at best that data will not get lost -- what if you would have run a tough marathon and lost that data?
 

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First off, I had developed blisters several weeks ago after starting long distances. I switched to a double-layered sock, the brand is WrightSock, and literally I have not had a problem since. It's 100% synthetic and the fit is perfect.

As for some things about me. I'm 27 years old, male, and live on the northshore of Long Island, though I'm not a native here, only lived here a couple of years. I'm 5'8", and about 175 pounds (looking to shed a little). Priod to purchasing the Nike+ combo, I had been an irregular attendee of a gym, but I never liked it. I did short runs on the treadmill, some weights, but frankly, I'm just not a gym guy. I like the outdoors much more. In the weeks now that I've owned these shoes, I've been running more than I ever have, trying to find new streets in town and occasionally on the town track. I like stats and some competition, and the Nano gives me stats, and you all give me a little competition. Keep the challenges rolling!

-Peter
 

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I'm 58 yrs, old, a retired HS Eng teacher and coach. I'm 6'1" 220 (from bodybuilding days in my 40's.) Used to run for Millrose AA in the 70's when I weighed 165-170. Did 15 marathons and trained with some of the guys who were on the first American team to win the prestigious London to Brighton 54 mile ultramarathon. Best 10K was 38:46, marathon = 3:03, 10 miles=62:15, 5 miles=29:54
Presently running in NYRRC races in Central Park. I live near a lot of really good running routes: Co-op City, Bronx NY. I have Botanical Gardens, Orchard Beach, Van Cortlandt Park (national X-C course), .8 mile greenway next to my apartment bldg, bridle trails, and a myriad of hilly street routes.
I'm trying to get my race pace down in the 8:30 category, but I'm carrying too much muscular weight, which isn't going away due to my decreased metabolism rate.
So basically I am dealing with the 2 handicaps of age and weight.
 

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That's impressive. A big part of me has always wanted to say that I've completed a marathon - maybe some day. How old were you when you completed your first one? You certainly bring a lot of experience to a forum like this. My flexible and abundant running schedule will soon become much more limited as I am also a high school teacher, school starts up in a week. Then I have to figure out how to speed up my morning routine, early! Thanks for the info.

-Peter
 

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Shemp -- I'm right behind you! Blisters too, plus ankle & knee problems! I had to stop for a couple of days...but I'm determined to get close--don't think there's enough days left to actually catch you.
I'm 5'10" 135 lbs, age 55...live in Arizona
I, too, have messed up a couple of runs...thinking that the NANO was registering, but it wasn't. You'd think I'd learn -- I've missed about 5 miles on 2 different runs.
I did get the NIKE shoes...but they were horrible and I took them back. I had ankle problems from the shoes.
This is fun though...sure gets me out exercising!
I would be interested in joining any other distance-type challenges.
 

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Pete
Nice to know you're a fellow teacher. What subject? I used to do my workouts at 3-4 p.m. then switched to 5 a.m. workouts when my teaching schedule changed from early time to late time. I think I was 28 when I ran my first marathon. It killed me because I didn't have a big enough base, so I started doing double workouts. What it comes down to is that if you want something bad enough, you'll find the time somewhere.
Incidentally, you guys will see me falling off in the challenges since I hurt my left achilles really bad in the NYC 1/2 marathon at 8 mile mark. If I would have listened to my body, (my achilles were sore beforehand from last week's hill workouts) I would have only ran the last half from 7th ave. to the finish as a workout. Now I have to back off and give them some rest. Keep running guys!
 

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This east coast weather is really getting to me. Finally a morning without rain, and the humidity at 90% keeps me at a snails pace. Every step felt like there were 10 lb. weights around my ankles! Oh well, I guess these days make the easier days even better. I'm trying to figure out the food issue with running. Does anyone have any opinion on whether to eat a little something before a run (say, more than 6 miles) to help with endurance? Again, I'm not an experienced runner so I'm trying to figure things out.

Abe,
Sorry to hear about your injury. Rest is best. I'm a high school choral director, with pretty early mornings. Classes start at 7:30. So next week I'm going to try running before work and I'll take it from there. I guess push for a long run on the weekend since there really isn't time on the weekday mornings for anything more than 45 minutes, unless I want to get up at 4:30.
 

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For a >6 mile run, I would eat a little something before... maybe a bagel or some kind of carb so your body can build some energy for the run.

Before I do my >10 mile runs, I at least have a protein smoothie. If I'm going as far as a half-marathon, I take in more carbs.

If you're running 6+ miles, you're burning at least ~800 calories, and your body needs fuel to keep going.

Also for endurance you could consider taking along some gel-shots for a burst of energy during the run. Watch out for sugars in them, and a bit of a crash after, but they can help with endurance.

--brandon
 
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