Who Runs? I Love To Run!

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  1. SweetPoison

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    But I can not seem to pass 2 miles.:( And that takes me 50 minutes! I know I know ~ you guys are gonna come in here tell me you can knock that out in 10 minutes.

    Whatever ~ lol! I took my heart rate and it was 109. Not sure if that is bad or good ~ I am still alive!

    I am very hungry too! Never had lunch.



    No, Michael and Rocky. I am not eating your spam. I mean who eats that? Spam. The name says it all, boys.:D
     
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    Once upon a time I would run 20-25 miles a week,hot or cold weather every morning a 5:30,then I would receive a call about 10:00 asking me if I wanted to do a 5 mile run with some buddies. Now after being retired for 23 years I have two steel knee joints and all I can do is side step responsibility,Jump to conclusions and run off at the mouth. Just make sure you take care of your knees.

    Al.
     
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    Why, the MEN FROM SPAMALOT do!

    Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam! We like Spam! Because we are MEN! Spam, lovely Spam! (To the tun of Martin Mull's "Men")

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
     
  4. SweetPoison

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    25 miles a week?? Wow! Impressive there, Al.:) I can't run on cement or pavement ~ only the treadmill or a track.

    You know when my knees hurt? When I go down stairs. Strange!
     
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    Brisk walking is much easier on the knees, hips and body. Try it! I normally manage to get in at least three miles a day.
     
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    Actually not strange at all. That's when your body is loading its weight on the knees. I feel it all the time after I've had my arthroscopy. I don't feel it as much when I'm walking or even going up stairs (though the knee exhibits less strength going up stairs). I used to walk five miles a day and there's NOTHING flat about where I live.

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    I run 25-40 miles a week on average. Getting past 2 miles is easy. Seriously.

    Get "Training for Endurance" by Philip Maffetone. It's exceptional, and will likely reduce your pain and increase your distance. He teaches the "Maffetone Method" for endurance training, which focuses almost entirely on training to your heart rate. He has a bunch of books out entraining, but I've only read the one. If you can't find it, I assume the others teach the same method.
     
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    I know ~ but I would be so bored.:( How long does that take you?
     
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    Oh my! I will check out that book! Thanks!
     
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    Too funny! I will take care of my knees, Al. I promise.
     
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    I looked up that book for someone else and saw Phil Maffetone has written a more recent book, but it seems to be along the same lines. I don't own it, but I may pick it up just to check it out. It would probably serve the same purpose, and is available as an ebook at Barnes & Noble.
     
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    109 bpm, where you even exercising? :p

    But I agree, running is nice. Especially when it is raining, it is so refreshing.

    Sadly, I don't run regularly. Ran a marathon last year, but then stopped completely for 3/4 of a year. Now starting to train again for another later this year. Usually when I get tired I start imagining a very embarrassing daydream, which keeps my brain occupied, so I forget that I feel tired and just keep running.

    Anyhow, one problem I found is, that the iPad can't be used while running, which is a major bummer :D
     
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    Oh, thank you!



    That is freakin hilarious! When I took my heart rate and it was 109, I thought when I posted that number, someone will say what you just said ~ a man no doubt, that runs 2 miles in 10 min!

    On my low carb site, we took out a thread about "what do you think about while running" It was fun.

    So ~what is your embarrassing day dream? Gonna share?:D
     
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    Hell no, I won't share.

    I would risk it loosing it's motivational value. What if a girl from Cali wouldn't find it embarrassing? Than I would have to find something else for distraction. Not gonna happen under my watch. NoNo :D
     
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    Ok Marie read this book Born to Run by C.McDougall. A modern classic.

    Basically it's about running, the Tarahumara indians, and how the use of modern running shoes leads to poor running posture and subsequent injuries.

    Can't wait to see you in your vibram fivefingers ..........
     

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