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commonsenc District of Columbia
07/25/12 6:47 pm

I have a bold preseur issue the makes me faint if I do streues exhaled so no

07/22/12 3:31 am

Your punishment is our sport.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/20/12 5:34 am

@veryfancy what distances have you done?

07/18/12 10:20 pm

I can never get.people to run with me and I cant run alone

07/18/12 4:56 am

P.s. "runner's high" is definitely not exclusively achieved with running ;)

07/18/12 4:53 am

I just knew there would be people arguing about what kind of exercise is "better" for your body. With this obesity epidemic, how about encouraging others to MOVE in any way they prefer instead of trying to come up with "reasons" not to?!

jmodiva2 Texas
07/17/12 6:57 pm

Yep! 3 days run 3 days off!! Texas heat is a beast so I have to run early!! This BG runs!!!

BabyBoomer Illinois
07/17/12 4:35 pm

Of all the types of exercise I've done in my life, I hated running the most.

07/17/12 7:40 am

Well what about swimming or cycling? I do both and I'm skinny

07/17/12 7:38 am

I can't. Doctors orders. Too many issues with my knee!

lmurder MDK
07/17/12 7:17 am

@cpayne like watch tv...lazy monkeys

07/17/12 5:47 am

Uh no but I'm still skinny, although I was hoping to start using a treadmill for the summer

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/17/12 4:58 am

I had their 6mm version! Lol

@jms good for your sister. Sounds like she's done good.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/17/12 4:58 am

running sandals from last November and they do great! I can get into restaurants without anyone having second thoughts, I don't feel squeamish squashing bugs with my feet, and they're so near barefoot (4mm of rubber total) that when I run on gravel, I wish…

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/17/12 4:58 am

@marathonmik sweet! Awesome. I hear they make good minimalist shoes. Unfortunately I haven't gotten to try any of theirs or Newtons yet :( Someday… I started my version of the barefoot thing barefoot (duh), but then it got so annoying that no one liked me not wearing shoes, so I got a pair of…

07/17/12 3:35 am

Can't people do another form of exercise?

PetePuma Oregon
07/17/12 12:27 am

I wish I would. Second to that, it's my bike.

gonk In a psychology textbook
07/16/12 11:59 pm

I ride my bike a lot. But running exhausts the life out of me, so no. I don't run. Ever.

lightsabr2 The Big Sky
07/16/12 10:41 pm

Not much of an option for us active duty military, huh?

07/16/12 7:51 pm

If we weren't meant to be sedentary, why does it take us so long to learn to crawl or walk?

07/16/12 7:28 pm

God help America.

We are not made to be sedentary

peacenskis Alaska
07/16/12 6:20 pm

But, I do everything else. No running or downhill skiing anymore. Lame right knee.

Jzz California
07/16/12 6:09 pm

I swim or walk. Running is too hard on the joints

kaik12 Twin Cities, MN
07/16/12 5:27 pm

I HATE running/jogging. I prefer ellipticals because it's less stress on my bad ankle. I can only run for like ten minutes, and then I can barely walk for the rest of the day.

07/16/12 4:57 pm

If Jim Fixx* can drop dead from heart disease, no one is safe.

* = Author of "The Complete Book of Running"

07/16/12 4:38 pm

jms & fiat - I switched to Merrell Barefoot shoes last year due to knee pain from my many surgeries and have completed a marathon and five halfs this year so far with no pain. I run about 35-40 miles per week and live every minute of it.

07/16/12 4:20 pm

Yea but he's just started this a few months ago. He's a freshman in high school. Then again the cross country coach is a retard anyway

PureCouture San Francisco
07/16/12 4:07 pm

Yes! Run four-five miles, four days a week. Does a body VERY good ; )

jms in the middle of Nowhere
07/16/12 4:00 pm

cpayne- just because ONE friend happened to get tendinitis, doesn't make running bad for everyone. I would bet that your friend didn't do much stretching. Most people do a little but don't realize how important it truly is to keeping muscles and ligaments in good shape. And tendinitis can be cured.

jms in the middle of Nowhere
07/16/12 3:58 pm

...a few years ago. I'm just not that crazy!!! She finished in about 12 hours. Can't remember her exact time. She did awesome for a first timer with no sponsors and a full-time job!!!

jms in the middle of Nowhere
07/16/12 3:57 pm

Fiat- WooHoo!!! Go Newtons!! They really are the first running shoe I've truly loved. I tolerated other brands. I didn't really mean calluses, I just couldn't think of any other word! I swear it's my age! Bwahahaha
My sister is doing the Montreal IronMan in August!! She did Coeur d'Alene ....

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/16/12 3:50 pm

Meanwhile, the average age grouper finishes in roughly 11-15 hours. And yes he has finished faster courses in less than 8 hours by a few minutes.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/16/12 3:50 pm

necessary for distance running barefoot. Btw, with your Newtons, remember that last year's Hawaii Ironman course record was broken by the first place winner who was wearing Newtons. :P Craig Alexander 8:03:56 full 140.6 mile race 2.4 mi swim, 110 mi bike, and 26.2 mi run…

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/16/12 3:46 pm

@jms actually callouses aren't really necessary. Take a look at an interview with Ken Bob Saxon (I think it was NBC) on YouTube while he was training for yet another Boston Marathon barefoot. He talks about callouses in it, and shows his feet as proof that toughened skin is all that's actually…

07/16/12 3:43 pm

My friend was doing more milage than that but he took one day off. He now has tendinitis in his Achilles tendon

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/16/12 3:38 pm

@FACTUM2LUX Give yourself some more time and you'll be doing marathons! As long as your biomechanics are good, that's no big deal. In fact, you might even ramp it up some eventually! Lol

07/16/12 3:25 pm

Wow. That's so terrible for your body...

07/16/12 2:46 pm

Not for exercise ...just from the cops lol!

latebird SOH Bunker
07/16/12 1:47 pm

Cross country! Anywhere from 6-11 miles a day 7 days a week.

jms in the middle of Nowhere
07/16/12 1:46 pm

Fiat- my dr said that with the way my feet are formed, I should be fine with barefoot running because you're not striking on the heel and rolling to your toes. That's where problems start for me. I remember running barefoot as a kid. My feet are wimpy now, though. Gotta build up calluses again!!

JHello Michigan
07/16/12 1:45 pm

I run on most days of the week.

monkeyy Ohio
07/16/12 1:18 pm

@AJisfine: I know right??? I don't run 15 miles but looking forward to that glass of chocolate milk is what keeps me running during my 5 miles. :)