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Originally posted by mjraica:
DON'T DO IT! I was a runner, got into the competitive side; now after an 8 yr career in it I have had 5 knee surgeries and am hoping to be able to walk without pain soon(.....) There are so many other, better, ways to burn them extra calories!


I hear you. I run about 25-30k per week, which is not that much. I run outside mostly up a mountain and on pebbles/soil path-no concrete. During the winter, I hit the gym for the treadmill. I think I'll be ok. Nothing competitive, though.
Try interval training on one of those bikes that has a fixed back. That way you can put all your effort into working out as hard as you can without worrying about balance or technique. Do it for 16 minutes.

BTW why do chicks love jogging so much? Does anyone know?
I run Marathons/Half Marathons so I run about 25-30 miles a week and up it at certain points of the training cycle.

I run not only for the physical fitness but for the mental fitness. The quiet time away from work and the kids does wonders for stress.
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Originally posted by TBird:
i'd imagine epileptic trainers would spill more martini's than joggers, no?


Two words: Recumbent Bike

You can drink, do the Times crossword (except for Friday -too hard without having to think), watch TV, eat, read, nap......all the stuff a good exercise routine requires.
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Originally posted by Icewino:
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Originally posted by Icewino:
I do a lot of hiking/climbing but I just can't get into running.

WAY more interesting.

Did I say anything about being any more or less interesting?

No, not at all. That's purely MY observation. I've always found it difficult to run because I've found it boring. Cycling? Great. At least with hiking/climbing it's varied and challenging, in a different way. Just my personal take on it all.
I've cut back to +/- 20 miles per week, and given up competitive racing since my knee surgery last summer.

I'm with Rothko, the iPod really helps the miles go by.

When my motivation wanes, I consider getting a dog as a running partner. Maybe a German Shorthair, or an English Pointer, or a Weimaraner...Any recommendations?
"James F. Fixx (April 23, 1932–July 20, 1984) was the author of the 1977 best-selling book, The Complete Book of Running. Best known as Jim Fixx, he is credited with helping start America's fitness revolution, popularizing the sport of running and demonstrating the health benefits of regular jogging.

Fixx died at the age of 52 of a massive heart attack, after his daily run..."

Still get a kick out of that. Cool But like MJRaica, after five knee surgeries, I have turned to running off at the mouth instead. Big Grin

Moo
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Originally posted by VT2IT:

If it's so damn fun then why do you need something to take your mind of it? Oh that's right, it's not fun, it's painful, and painfully BORING.


Jogging is occasionally fun, but usually a chore. Believe me, I'd much rather lie on the couch and eat cheetos. But, my Doc tells me jogging is better for my health.
i'd get a new doc... Wink

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Originally posted by Purple Teeth:
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Originally posted by VT2IT:

If it's so damn fun then why do you need something to take your mind of it? Oh that's right, it's not fun, it's painful, and painfully BORING.


Jogging is occasionally fun, but usually a chore. Believe me, I'd much rather lie on the couch and eat cheetos. But, my Doc tells me jogging is better for my health.
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No, not at all. That's purely MY observation. I've always found it difficult to run because I've found it boring. Cycling? Great. At least with hiking/climbing it's varied and challenging, in a different way. Just my personal take on it all.

Got ya. The little wink threw me off there.
PT,
i have a 10 yr old german short hair and i still need to use a mtn bike to exercise him.
to happily own a gsp you really need to love/be able to spend many hours a day outside running/biking. they need a lot of exercise.
but are incredible dogs.
the benefit to them is they get you out, and the more exercise you get, the more wine you can drink.
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Originally posted by Purple Teeth:

Jogging is occasionally fun, but usually a chore. Believe me, I'd much rather lie on the couch and eat cheetos.


yeah, I hear you. What's worse is thinking about lying on the couch and eating cheetos while you're running. Red Face
I usually go jogging no less than 2 times a week, and as many as 4 times a week. Usually I go 1.5 miles to 3.0 miles, but I have to limit how far I jog. I have a very high metabolism, so I have to limit it to this mileage per jog. While my high metabolism kinda irritates me now, I guess I will appreciate it when I get older. I love to jog, not so much for the calories, but because I am out in nature, and it is truly a stress releiver from some of the crap a work I have to deal with. I really feel completely refreshed after a good jog.
PSF,

Your reasons are some of the same for me. I find it allows me to clear my mind, concentrate on pacing my breathing and that is a form of active meditation. Why does your metabolism play a role? By the way 2 to 3 miles per run is pretty good.
The past couple of months I've been hitting the treadmill at the gym about 4x per week, doing about 2 miles at a 5deg grade. Burns about 250 calories and works up a good sweat. I've been alternating this with cycling. While a pain in the butt sometimes, I am noticing the increased metabolism and helping keep my calories in check.

The things we've got to do to enjoy good food and wine.
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Originally posted by Mimik:
PSF,

Your reasons are some of the same for me. I find it allows me to clear my mind, concentrate on pacing my breathing and that is a form of active meditation. Why does your metabolism play a role? By the way 2 to 3 miles per run is pretty good.


I am real lean, I hate to brag. But I have to fight to keep my weight up. Seriously, if went 5 or miles 3 or 4 times a week(which I can), I would probably weigh in at under 150 pounds, which is not good for someone like me who is over 6' tall. When I keep my jogging to what I do, I can usually maintain my weight, or at least not lose to much.
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Originally posted by PetiteSyrahFan:
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Originally posted by Mimik:
PSF,

Your reasons are some of the same for me. I find it allows me to clear my mind, concentrate on pacing my breathing and that is a form of active meditation. Why does your metabolism play a role? By the way 2 to 3 miles per run is pretty good.


I am real lean, I hate to brag. But I have to fight to keep my weight up. Seriously, if went 5 or miles 3 or 4 times a week(which I can), I would probably weigh in at under 150 pounds, which is not good for someone like me who is over 6' tall. When I keep my jogging to what I do, I can usually maintain my weight, or at least not lose to much.


Didn't you hit puberty yet? Wink

Consider yourself very lucky. After 25, I woke up the next morning and I was fat. Period. No more eat all you want and burn it off. The skinniest I ever was was 155 pounds(6'1") when I was 28. I was running over 30km a week and biking 150km a week. Didn't look good.
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Originally posted by PetiteSyrahFan:
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Originally posted by Mimik:
PSF,

Your reasons are some of the same for me. I find it allows me to clear my mind, concentrate on pacing my breathing and that is a form of active meditation. Why does your metabolism play a role? By the way 2 to 3 miles per run is pretty good.


I am real lean, I hate to brag. But I have to fight to keep my weight up. Seriously, if went 5 or miles 3 or 4 times a week(which I can), I would probably weigh in at under 150 pounds, which is not good for someone like me who is over 6' tall. When I keep my jogging to what I do, I can usually maintain my weight, or at least not lose to much.


I feel your pain. When I was competitively running I was going 3-5 times a week for 5-10 miles per. Throw in 2 10-mile bikes rides, another day or two in the pool, plus lifting 4 times a week, and I weighed in at 152 tops, usually closer to 150. That was also while I was taking in at least 4000 calories a day. Sometimes you have to love it though. I used to joke that I could eat an entire pizza and lose two pounds!

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