Health & Fitness • Page 83

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Firefly, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. K0ta

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    True, I don't really have a concrete goal. I know I can run a 5k distance but I've never entered a 5k, so it would be really cool to do that! Perhaps I'll start there, run one, improve my 5k time and then set a new goal.

    Thanks for the help! Looks like I also need to start running almost every day :)
     
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  2. PepsiOne

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    I need to join a gym again only because I’m way better about running on treadmills tbh. I’m not great at setting a pace and sticking to it so I can wear out quickly running outside. Also it’s way easier for me to let myself take walking breaks outside bc I can see like how far my next turn is and I’m like damn I’ve got a long ass way to go let me take a break.

    Also stopping on a treadmill is a whole ordeal. Gotta be able to press the button ten times or rip the stop cord out like a chump or do the little hop and spread to land each foot on the sides. Way easier for me to just set the speed and run without thinking about it.
     
  3. dylan

    we're all just gonna try our fucking best Prestigious

    Hell yeah! Hal Higdon's programs are v good. this is an 8 week intermediate 5k training program:

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  4. Steve_JustAGuy

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    I don't run much anymore, but I'll second Hal Higdon, that dude's marathon plan was my bible turning my training a few years back.
     
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  5. JBoch

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    Whenever you see someone running down the street they never look happy to be doing it lol. Running isn't my favorite thing to do, but I do love trail/woods running. I find it mentally challenging and hills can be a nice added challenge.
     
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  6. K0ta

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    Thank you!!! I'm gonna try this.

    I love running, there's something about how hard it is that draws me to it. I put music on and kind of melt into it, it's a transcendent type of thing for me, I want to get to a point where I'm just floating almost. It really helps my mental health personally but I can understand why people might think that's crazy lol.
     
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  7. Kiana

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    Yeah I am the same way. If I run just randomly outside I don't rly hold myself accountable, vs the treadmill I better keep track and set little goals like I'll stop running after the song is over or when I get a certain amount of minutes or calories. If I just run on my own with no treadmill I suck. Maybe if I lived in like a pretty to run area buuuut I dont
     
  8. dylan

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    you're welcome! Let us know how it goes!

    yeah, i fucking hated running before i actually started doing it. I could barely run .5 miles in 10 minutes it was baaaad but eventually i worked up to running several 5 and 10ks and getting finishers medals in quite a few so you'll get there and start leaving people in the dust eventually!

    i get that! running is my destress time after work. I get to put on a new album or playlist and put in my headphones and not have to talk or listen to anyone, i just get to look around and listen to my body and let my mind turn off for a bit.
     
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  9. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    Running outside a treadmill setting feels awkward
     
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  10. JBoch

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    I have no idea how anyone runs on a treadmill. Literally running in place bores me to death.
     
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  11. dylan

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    a treadmill minute is 10x longer than a regular minute and that's science
     
  12. K0ta

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    Treadmill running is awkward for me and incredibly boring at that. Part of what draws me to running is fresh air and being outside and being stuck inside on a treadmill bores me, not to mention I always have to look down at my feet cause I'm afraid to step wrong or something and when I get off the treadmill I always feel weird!
     
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  13. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    I watch TV which is my reward for working out
     
  14. Steve_JustAGuy

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    I love running on a treadmill, but I'm aware that's not popular.

    Trails>treadmill>>>>>>>running on city streets.
     
  15. ChaseTx

    Nuke the site from orbit. The only way to be sure Prestigious

    I like being outside but somehow running outside is harder than on a treadmill
     
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  16. colorlesscliche

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    I've been doing woods/trail running lately. The best, but my mile times are definitely slower than road running.
     
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  17. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    I can walk outside but I can't pace and force myself to run
     
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  18. ChaseTx

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    The one time I tried to run around my neighborhood I tired out so fast.
     
  19. colorlesscliche

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    You have to do it more if you're ever gonna run a 5k.
     
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  20. ChaseTx

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    Yeah I think it's a pacing issue. When I was practicing for the 5Ks I've run i noticed that I run faster than I can sustain if I don't make an effort to keep that down
     
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  21. dylan

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    yup! treadmill is good for staying active, but it's not gonna help prepare for races wrt wind resistance, heat, incline/grade, and dictating pace, etc etc etc
     
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  22. JBoch

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    Slower times are expected when trail running. I've murdered my ankles enough times to learn my lesson about staying engaged and paying attention to every step I make.
     
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  23. EarthShifts

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    Long rant.

    Every time I get a good rhythm, something happens.

    In spring of 2016 I was super active as I was running, taking karate, lifting, and doing yoga. I ended up getting rhabdomyolysis and was in the hospital for a few days and had to reset a bit. A couple months after that I got a sever bacterial infection that sucked the life out of me for months and put a pause on everything. During that recovery period I fell and fractured my wrist which set me back even more.

    Eventually I got back into the swing of it and then fractured my thumb, which required surgery and again put a stop to everything. Physical therapy helped, but my hand never fully recovered and my thumb is still a little wonky.

    Last year I wanted to get things rolling again and got into the best shape of my life. As luck would have it though I ended up fracturing my ankle in the summer. I was told it’d heal in a few weeks and I could resume activity but after a while something still didn’t feel right. It turns out that there was a 2nd fracture they missed on the original x-ray which meant I had been running with it for two months and just trying to work through the pain.

    My foot is getting back to normal and this year I’ve made a conscious effort to build up a good base at the gym and not rush into anything. This past weekend though I somehow got another bacterial infection and spent most of Monday in the hospital. I can barely eat anything and have lost 13lbs since then.

    I’m just tired of the stop and start. It’s draining.
     
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  24. K0ta

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    I did the 5 x 400 intervals today @dylan even though I really didn't want to so thanks for posting that workout cause it's motivating me to get out there on the reg!!

    I'm hurting now lol.
     
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  25. justin.

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    I’ve had to force myself to run on a treadmill. I don’t not live in a very flat area and if I ever run uphill my ring toes will bruise. I’ve tried different sized shoes and running at different angles but nothing works.

    It was hard for the first few weeks but it’s not bad anymore. The only downside is that I can talk myself into going back to my apartment earlier. I can’t do that if I’m 3 miles from my apartment.