Post # 1
Hi runner bees,
I’m quitting my gym and starting running outside. So far I’ve gone three times, about 3 miles each time. I have a tiny pocket in my shorts for keys, but I have to hold my ipod touch in my hand. Do you have a more convenient way of carrying it?
I’m also happy for any general tips for someone new to running! I previously did the elliptical and occasionally treadmill at the gym, so I’m not in bad shape, but this definitely feels a little different.
Post # 3
They make ipod holders. I have one (you strap it around your upper arm) and it works very well.
Pace yourself, don’t overdo it and don’t run on consecutive days, especially in the beginning. And don’t forget to stretch afterwards!
Post # 4
You can buy those arm band things that go around your bicep and holds your iPod. Otherwise, no tips. I am NOT a runner! 🙂
Post # 5
I bought an iPod shuffle just for running. $50, small, clips onto my shirt, light. I hated running with my Touch because of how heavy and bulky it was.
Post # 6
Have you thought about getting an arm band for it? Most stores like Target, Meijer, and Best Buy should sell them. I have to carry my Zune in my hand for now and I hate it.
I’ve only started running very recently myself so no real tips other than drinking plenty of water and running when it’s cool outside. Good luck with your running. : )
Post # 7
@Jenn23: Right now, I’m running on MWF in the mornings. I’ve done it for a week now, and although I was really sore after the 1st two running days, the third hasn’t been as bad. (Although it was hotter today, so I had to walk for the last few blocks – I was starting to feel a little sick.)
Post # 8
I have a really small pocket in the back of my pants – I can literally just about squeeze my iphone in there. Failing that, down the side of my sports bra. I can’t be doing with the arm band thing myself, but my FI has one.
Post # 9
Congrats! Running is so awesome and a huge stress reliever!!!
I run with my dogs and sometimes I take my Ipod, I have an apparatus that velcro’s onto my arm and holds my ipod and it works great. I made a playlist on itunes with my “running music” so I don’t have to run to a slow song.
I’m up to 4 miles a day, but started out speed walking with a bit of running. I’ve been doing it for over 2 years and I LOVE it.
Post # 10
I’ll also recommend a neoprene arm band that will hold your Ipod. I have always gotten mine at Best Buy although I’m sure you can find them plenty of places. I’ve run half-marathons with them and they work great!
Post # 11
i got a tiny non-iPod mp3 player to use just for running – and downloaded all the C25K stuff on to it
my little sister used to put her iPod in her sportsbra when she was working out, and her sweat actually fried it, as if she had dropped it in water – so i would be careful with that
if you want to use your regular iPod, i would agree with the bicep bands – i use mine for yoga sometimes, and love it
Post # 12
As mentioned by the PP I have an arm band that I purchased at Target and it works great. It doesn’t slip and wasn’t too expensive ($20?).
I don’t use the music anymore as I found myself doing much better when I focused on my breathing etc. Maybe I’m just strange. 🙂
Post # 13
Thanks so much, everyone! I will definitely look into getting an armband.
Another question – this is probably dumb, but I’ll ask anyway. I’ve been running in the morning, after I wake up. I usually have a little water beforehand, not much, and no food (I eat breakfast after the run). The last two runs I’ve felt kind of nauseated by the end. Should I be drinking more water, or less, before running?
Post # 14
@mightywombat: The nausea is probably caused by your body not being use to the strenuous workout. If I push myself and try to add more mileage to my run that can make me nauseous because my body isn’t use to it.
When I did P90X I actually vomited several times for a couple of weeks until my body adapted to my new workout schedule. The nausea should subside after a while.
Post # 15
@mightywombat: It’s best to just be generally hydrated, try drinking more during the day and even before bed. I sometimes like to have something simple in my stomach before I run so that I don’t get nauseous or feel light headed, usually a little bit of a bagel or half an english muffin is good before a long run for me.
I also agree wih muckmoo1, it could be from your body not being used to the new routine.
Post # 16
@mightywombat: As MuckMoo1 mentioned when we exercise our body agitates and gets rid of toxins so to speak. If we are not used to excercising the “toxins” can make us sick. Eventually once your body is used to working out regularly this feeling will go away and you will end up feeling those amazing endorhins post running.