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Running...
« on: Apr 16, 2007, 08:02PM »
I've always been a runner.  Loved it in school, was quick but not super fast.

Was always good over long distances.

I have just started up again as I've been putting on 'some' weight (for me, fuck all) but I don't want to let it get any worse.  Have uni most days of the week and a massive workload outside of contact hours, I don't have much time for exercise.

I used to swim alot, like 4ks a week or so.  Then worked for two years as a swimming teacher.  Now swimming kind of shits me... lol

But I have recently decided I must find the time.  For the future, for how I feel day-to-day and for getting back in the same shape I was in year 12 and first year uni.

So yeah, i'm just going to post stuff up in here for myself to keep track and make sure I don't ease up over the winter months.

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- Run 35mins today.  Some walking, some short distance sprinting, mostly jogging.

- 14 push-ups (::)... after a 15min rest from the run).

- 40 sit ups (10min after I typed up this post :P)

Well, we'll see how it goes.

If anyone has some advice, go for it.
« Last Edit: Apr 16, 2007, 08:13PM by Budgie »
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Re: Running...
« Reply #1 on: Apr 16, 2007, 08:05PM »
Good to see. I used to be a pretty decent runner. Did 14.5 in the beep test and got to Vic state team tryouts for crosscountry, didnt make it  ::).

Its very easy to lose cardiac fitness though, its amazing. I lost it, gave up and started on weights  ;D

Good way to keep yourself motivated also!

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Do your very very best to avoid getting shine splints. Run on grass, not bitumen surfaces if possible. Your knees and shins will thank you for it later on.
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Re: Running...
« Reply #2 on: Apr 16, 2007, 08:12PM »
Yeah.  My cardiac fitness is ok, but I can FEEL that i've lost a bit!

I have kickass shoes, best mate used to work at pauls warehouse ;)  Did all of that run on a grass oval as well.
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Re: Running...
« Reply #3 on: Apr 16, 2007, 08:15PM »
Doesn't sound like you need advice...seem pretty set! Did you jog, then sprint etc?
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Re: Running...
« Reply #4 on: Apr 16, 2007, 08:22PM »
Yeah, started off about 10mins constant jogging, got past the 'hurt' stage then started doing some sprints.  Found myself needing to walk after them most times, but could keep jogging sometimes.

I stopped when I started to feel a little off, then walked home.
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Re: Running...
« Reply #5 on: Apr 17, 2007, 12:02PM »
I know exactly how you feel, I used to be hell fit at 15 in the beep test, and just recently downloaded it to test myself now.  I havnt tried yet (probably will right after this post) but only expect about a 10 maybe.

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Re: Running...
« Reply #6 on: Apr 17, 2007, 12:25PM »
Ok well just did it, not quite to exhaustion, but enough that i had worked up a sweat, and couldnt be bothered doing it anymore.  Only got to level 9  :-[  probably didnt help that I have just eaten some 2min noodles though.
Just shows that i'm not as fit as i used to be in high school.  Definately need to do some more jogging i think. 

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Re: Running...
« Reply #7 on: Apr 18, 2007, 12:31AM »
i would like to do more running but i just find it boring sometimes. i think its a great way to get your cardio up and overall fitness. i think i will also have to find the time to get back out there and do a bit of jogging. let us know of improvments etc and stay motivated (its my biggest problem  :P)
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Re: Running...
« Reply #8 on: Apr 29, 2007, 06:31PM »
just thought i'd add my 2c....

well, after me 2nd knee reco i tried to get back into running. started off okay, but then as i started to do more "running" (as opposed to "jogging"), me knee started to kark it. thought it was just a little hump i had to get over, but then it eventually got worse and worse and so now i've just thrown in the towel.  ::) tho now (since about a year ago) cycling has taken over and can still jog, but i tend to avoid any running or joggin all together.

i reckon its amazing how much fitness (or body conditioning) you can lose over such a small amount of time - even a few days of doin nothing can set you back.

like budgie and others here, i agree that its freakin hard to find time to go out and keep the heart pumpin strong. ever since i've started full time work, i've noticed that me cardio has dropped considerably (i used to finish no less than top 5 when i race mtb on thurs nites.... now i struggle to get top 10  :-[ ). also finding it hard to get to the gym, and me membership was pretty much drilling a hole in me pocket. so last week i quit the gym after about 8 years!  :o  just gonna try and focus on ridin now (me full carbon bike is just waitin for me to pick it up from the shop!  ;D  )

i rekon we all start postin what we've been doin each day (fitness wise) so then it givs us motivation (which i've been lackin A LOT the past few months) to beat not only ourselves, but each other  :P  and we can all help each other out?

anywho, best of luck ppls!

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Re: Running...
« Reply #9 on: Apr 29, 2007, 07:02PM »
Well, you've just made me get on my bike and go for a ride Jon :)

Cya in an hour :P :D
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Re: Running...
« Reply #10 on: Apr 29, 2007, 07:04PM »
i got 16.3 on the beep test last year but then again i was in the footy class out school and all it was prac and thats it no theroy. Those were the days lol im so unfit for indoor cricket i run once to the other end which is about 10 m and im screwed lol
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Re: Running...
« Reply #11 on: Apr 29, 2007, 08:37PM »
Well, you've just made me get on my bike and go for a ride Jon :)

Cya in an hour :P :D

Could not find the lights for my bike... so went for another run instead.

20min, with 3 short walking periods.  Gotta ramp it up to 30mins at least, three times a week.
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Re: Running...
« Reply #12 on: Apr 29, 2007, 11:46PM »
Gotta ramp it up to 30mins at least, three times a week.

thats all you really need. but gradually increasing duration and effort will pay of enormously. i generally try to do 60 push ups and 30-50 sit ups a day (depending on how i feel) i also try to get to the gym when i can. at least if i cant make it to the gym i try to do the push ups and sit ups at home to keep my body doing something.

how consistantly are you running budgie?

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Re: Running...
« Reply #13 on: Apr 30, 2007, 02:23PM »
here's one way of gettin your runing up that i was doin whilst rehab....

run for 100m, walk 100m; run 200, walk 200; run 300, walk 300.... and so on up until about 500m, then come back down (500, 400, 300m....) or if you already hav a fair bit of fitness, only walk (recovery period) for 100m in between each increase.

then once you start conditioning to this, justup the ante on the distance. start at, say, 400m, go up to 800m or even a 1000m....

before you know it, you'll be doin a fair few k's in no time!
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Re: Running...
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2007, 08:28PM »
I know I've named this thread 'running' but went for another ride last night :P

30mins, went very hard at the end.  Almost spewed, but it was good :)
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Re: Running...
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2007, 09:13PM »
so whats with the riding? why arent you doing as much rinning, is it because the bike is less harsh on the joints?

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Re: Running...
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2007, 09:21PM »
Yeah and I'm a rider from way back ::)... that sounded weird...

I used to race mountain bikes, but have been out for a while.  Only ride every now and again now.
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Re: Running...
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2007, 09:34PM »
so has there been any progress on the running then?

ive started to do alittle more, especially at the gym. i try to run or ride to the gym when i go now (only about 3km)

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Re: Running...
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2007, 12:18AM »
....30mins, went very hard at the end.  Almost spewed, but it was good :)

that's lactic acid for ya!  :D  30mins? that's more like a warm up!  :P   ;)

fark the running!   :P

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Re: Running...
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2007, 07:09AM »
Yeah it was getting dark jon and I don't have any lights...
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Re: Running...
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2007, 07:24PM »
i forgive u....

went up to lysterfield park 2day for some mtb training for next sunday's 6 hr race. anyone wanna be me pit crew?  :P   :D

started ridin at about 8.30am til about 12.30pm, with a few breaks in between to get more water and fuel up. me legs don't feel as bad as i thought they would - tho just fcuken tired now.
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Re: Running...
« Reply #21 on: Jul 30, 2008, 08:10PM »
Thought id dig this up...

For those that know me in SA, im a pretty big fella, coming in at a bees dick over three digits  :o about 101 or 102kg... When reading this i got extremely pissed off at myself, my mrs is tiny at half my weight  >:( So i decided it had to go...

Started running to work in the mornings (id say somewhere near 2km). Every day, i run the basic minimum distance i reach the day before, then see how much further i can go. Then the next day, thats my new minimum. Run most of the way now (thats how bad my fitness WAS, couldnt even run the 2km to work!). Now im also hoping to get my gym membership running again (ended last month), and i will hopefully ride my bike there, do a weights session there, then ride home. Combo of cardiac and weights... (reason i will ride is to save my joints and back, i was born with a bad back AND knees so they need to be looked after  :() If i dont get the gym going, then ill just have to set a bike ride map out, and stick to it to get some more cardiac going. Once i get down to a somewhat reasonable size i can back off, but to lose it all is the hardest part.
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Re: Running...
« Reply #22 on: Jul 30, 2008, 10:41PM »
Great champ.

This thread is OLD.  I remember starting it when I was living with my ex... who used to sit around too much, so I would get bored and pissed off and go for a run!

I'm recently (2 weeks ago) starting swimming again.  Masters squad, only once a week at the moment which is not enough but did 1.6ks the first week and 2.3ks the second week and felt a damn sight better in the 2nd week.

Its a late session with older guys and some young chicks I used to work with.  Great fun... which helps :)

I've stopped running for a little while as I've done something to my right knee.  The swimming is helping it to come good tho.
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Re: Running...
« Reply #23 on: Jul 31, 2008, 09:21PM »
Well I've thrown myself in the deep end and I'm doing a 12km fun run in septembet  :o

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« Reply #24 on: Jul 31, 2008, 10:48PM »
yeah i saw that, i was thinking about it... but then decided to just join in with my work mates (many females) and go on the 12km walk. couldnt get any of the slobs to run with me.
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Re: Running...
« Reply #25 on: Jul 31, 2008, 11:10PM »
hey im a cyclist myself and reading ur posts i reckon your doing pretty well ;D another idea if you wana take training to a new level is a heart rate monitor, polar are the main brand and i own one a s710i cycling one, they're great even if you just get a cheap one that just tells the time and your heart rate, they're a wonderful tool to have if you want to get more technical :D just putting in some more suggestions ;)
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Re: Running...
« Reply #26 on: Aug 1, 2008, 06:38PM »
So I guess I'll be running past you then Bill!! Or crawling...the latter being more likely.

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Re: Running...
« Reply #27 on: Aug 3, 2008, 03:32PM »
is that the city to bay guys?
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« Reply #28 on: Aug 3, 2008, 03:33PM »
think so yeah
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Re: Running...
« Reply #29 on: Aug 4, 2008, 03:36PM »
im a pretty big fella, coming in at a bees dick over three digits  :o about 101 or 102kg...

Weight doesn't mean your fat, I'm 105kg but I don't look "fat", I find with loosing fat, exercise is the small part, the diet is something like 80% of your work.

You can not exercise, be super strict on your diet, and still shred those KG's. But you need to exercise right, running won't do much but just burn more muscle, try and walk fast, I mean just faster than a powerwalk, if that makes sense, to the point where it's nearly uncomftorble and you feel like running, that's the level of walking you should keep it at, this way you'll use more fat and maintain as much muscle as possible. You might think you have no muscle because it's being covered by the fat, but once you start leaning out, you'll see it big time.

Minimise the carbs as much as you can after 5pm and try and eat small "snacks" high in protein, low in carbs and fats about 2-3 hours everyday. If you got a craving to eat, snack on some raw almonds. Good source of fat (the good fat) and it gets rid of the craving.

Keep it going,

Oh and remember this, I am guilty to this, i'm sure many people are too;

You get all gee'd up to get fit, the diet comes out, the exercising happens, it's been 2 weeks, your doing GREAT, after those 2 weeks you look at yourself in the mirror, you notice some progress, getting a good feeling, now this is where the cheating comes in, you think "oh i'll just burn it off, whatever" and begin to loose track, then all of a sudden you get cocky and you stop, right when that's the barrier, after that barrier, it almost becomes habit. They say, it takes 21 days to form a habit, so try and stick out those 3 weeks :).
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« Reply #30 on: Aug 12, 2008, 10:28PM »
ok stopped running lately... now i feel like a dumbass though. my old scales were fucked  >:( i was actually somewhere close to 113kg or something stupid like that. that fucked me right off when i stepped on the correct scales, so i was even more determined to lose the kg's. currently down to 107kg, but my aim for now is to get it under three digits fat wise. (current state). once i get under that bar, i will start pumping a few weights to tone up a bit, and get some muscle into my arms/chest. continue the running, as its helping alot.
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Re: Running...
« Reply #31 on: Aug 12, 2008, 10:31PM »
Best way to lose weight is HITT. Do sprints, not jogging. You'll burn a crapload more calories than jogging.

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Re: Running...
« Reply #32 on: Oct 22, 2008, 02:10PM »
This a bit delayed but a month ago I did the City to Bay fun-run. Managed to do 12kms in 1 hr 8 minutes. Brother managed it in 58 minutes. Not bad considering out 'training' schedule. I.e. run down to beach, get fish and chips, try to run back  ;D

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Re: Running...
« Reply #33 on: Oct 22, 2008, 02:46PM »
just came across this thread...
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Re: Running...
« Reply #34 on: Oct 22, 2008, 05:46PM »
Skipping FTW!!! 10 min skip is like a 40 min jog.
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