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[quote="Downtown"]I like to run and find it enjoyable. It is a good way to stay in shape and spend time outside. I run for some of the same reasons that you do.[/quote]
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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:31 am
Post subject: Re: return to running..
I love running. The best part is when you push yourself just hard enough to get into that "zone" where you're truly in the moment.
It always takes me a few miles of running before I have the proper pace and start enjoying it. Then I can go on and on for hours. It's rather awkward if you run constantly for hours and then suddenly have to stop, your legs just want to keep on running
i would love to run outside but i'm always worried about falling over and doing myself some damage! i can fall over just walking so i think the treadmill is probably safer!
I mostly run outside, I'm actually more worried about getting hurt on a treadmill, since it's the surface that moves at a crazy speed and not myself. If you can do the treadmill, you would probably do fine outside, if the surface is smooth enough.
I've been running everywhere for years, I only fell once or twice. The worst I had from that was a slightly bruised knee, so not all that bad
Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:54 pm
I used to run Cross Country and track in Middle School but not so much now. It's still a lot of fun for me to just run to places though, its exciting.
Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:41 pm
I've started running a few weeks ago and am enjoying it.
Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:52 pm
Post subject: Re: return to running..
what music do you all listen to?
I listen to nature and listen for things like traffic when I run outside. When I bounce and jog on the trampoline indoors in bad weather, or when I need to do my sit-ups (which I do a lot of), I go for a variety. Lunasa, Raquy and the Cavemen, Eric Johnson, Heart, Galactic Ruckus, Maktub, Joe Satriani - whatever has tracks that really drive and some stuff to ease up by in case I need a breather.
Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:39 pm
Post subject: return to running..
i enjoy running, i belong to a gym and use their treadmill; i would love to run outside but i'm always worried about falling over and doing myself some damage! i can fall over just walking so i think the treadmill is probably safer!
today i ran about 4.5km in about 30 minutes, not a huge distance but i haven't run in a while but i really enjoyed it, it does help me feel less stressed and keeps me in shape
i loaded some music on my mobile and really got into it,
what music do y ou all listen to? ihad blackeyed peas on but i downloaded a chart album that has some great running tracks on it
going again tomorrow after work:D
Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:30 pm
I love running. The best part is when you push yourself just hard enough to get into that "zone" where you're truly in the moment. The only thing that matters is the love of the run and breathing. It's a high unlike anything else.
Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:25 pm
I've been a runner for many years, but nowadays I use the term "runner" quite loosely. I guess you'd say that now I'm more of a "glorified walker", but eh, I don't care. The point is to get outdoors and move, right?
I live in the desert Southwest of the United States, and I love to run in the heat of the desert day. Everyone calls me crazy, of course, and I've no doubt they're right, but for some strange reason I really enjoy it. Last summer I was parked in the bustling little metropolis of Why, Arizona, where mid-day temps are rarely less than 115 or so. That's pretty brutal, I gotta say. I carry water and guzzle it as I go, and I've never had any issues with heat-exhaustion.
Anyone crazy enough to join me?
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:31 am
I'm not fast. At my best, I could go an average of 5mph for about four miles. Now I only go for three, but I can regain that speed quickly by doing it at least once a week for a couple of weeks, even if I've been away from it for a few months. I think this is because I've been doing 4-6 mile hikes on one or two days of the weekend since fall, including with hills. Also, I swim in the summer, walk the dog year-round, and do other exercises that push me aerobically.
I prefer to run in the fall and spring, when the temperature is best, though I've also done it in winter and even early in the morning for part of the summer. My bicycling seasons are even shorter. I don't deal with extremes of temperature well.
I run for my mood and for other health benefits. Exercise - its planning and execution - has become an area of interest to me, so I also need it just to be satisfied. I have my rotating routines, and they help keep my head together. It takes most of my energy for the day, because I have fibromyalgia. But I need my exercise, so I push myself and then just deal with the consequences of the energy consumption. I take liquid B12 to make it possible. Before I had that, I was just sinking into increasing lethargy. I also strength train to displace fibromyalgia pain. It works reasonably decently - better than anything the doctor could prescribe. I can still get unpredictable pain flare-ups and bouts of debilitating fatigue, but at least I'm more with it in between, now that I get up and moving more often.
What I do may not seem like much to others who work out, but, to me, it's as though I've climbed a mountain. I began taking the B12 when I was 38, and, in spite of some setbacks along the way, I've refused to let go since!
Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:34 am
I'm getting back into it.
I've got 9 months to figure out how to get from 2 miles in 16 minutes to a 3:30 marathon, because that's what time a friend of mine is trying to get.
longest i've ever run was probably 13 miles.
most i've ever done regularly was 5-7 miles three times a week, a mile of which was on sand, while carrying other stupid , like bags of sand, logs, other people... (don't ask)
Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:50 pm
I wish that I love to run, but I do not I prefer to swim.
Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:31 pm
I more jog than run, but quite long distances. Usually in excess of 8 miles. I enjoy it but my parents loathe is since I insist on only going after 10 PM and before 6 AM. It can be any time between there that I'll be going running. Usually 4 AM. I hate people watching me run/jog.
Occasionally I will sprint for a 100 metres or so during the jog, but for the most part I do keep a steady pace. Only really when I'm reaching some sort of mile stone where I can take a break do I sprint for the most part. Feels great when I do though. Since I've started running on concrete rather than on the treadmill or tracks I've developed better calf muscles that seem to allow me to sprint faster and greater distances.
Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:25 am
I occasionally run but can't run more than a mile so I usually speed walk.
The hot and humid climate of the American south make running more difficult especially in the summer.
When I was in school I used to run competitively but almost always came in last place.
I am not a very fast runner but I still enjoy it sometimes.
Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:10 pm
I enjoy running from time to time, about one year ago I ran maybe 4-6 times/week almost, got really good times and I could run quite easily in decent speed for 7 miles. Then I got so sick of running and quit. Or I catch a cold and never start running again. Now I'm about to begin again, I'm currently very very slow, but it's all a process of building my strength back up again.
I also have to fight with myself to go out for a run, I've gotten so lazy it's incredibly weird. I always curse myself when I'm running but I feel so proud when I get back.
I also miss that I can't call myself a runner anymore. I feel like I lost a part of me.
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:11 pm
Just started to get into running this summer. Really love doing it when the weather is great. Although I've been an avid biker for years.
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:55 pm
Yep! Love to run. Keeps me sane and helps fight emotional issues.
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