Do you regularly run (for exercise)?
I have a bold preseur issue the makes me faint if I do streues exhaled so no
Your punishment is our sport.
@veryfancy what distances have you done?
I can never get.people to run with me and I cant run alone
P.s. "runner's high" is definitely not exclusively achieved with running ;)
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?!
Yep! 3 days run 3 days off!! Texas heat is a beast so I have to run early!! This BG runs!!!
Of all the types of exercise I've done in my life, I hated running the most.
*shudders at the thought* ????
Well what about swimming or cycling? I do both and I'm skinny
I can't. Doctors orders. Too many issues with my knee!
@cpayne like watch tv...lazy monkeys
cycling for me
Uh no but I'm still skinny, although I was hoping to start using a treadmill for the summer
I had their 6mm version! Lol
@jms good for your sister. Sounds like she's done good.
running sandals from invisibleshoe.com 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…
@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…
Can't people do another form of exercise?
Nah, I run to escape bad guys.
I wish I would. Second to that, it's my bike.
I ride my bike a lot. But running exhausts the life out of me, so no. I don't run. Ever.
Wow...lazy, fat bastards.
Not much of an option for us active duty military, huh?
If we weren't meant to be sedentary, why does it take us so long to learn to crawl or walk?
God help America.
We are not made to be sedentary
But, I do everything else. No running or downhill skiing anymore. Lame right knee.
I swim or walk. Running is too hard on the joints
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.
If Jim Fixx* can drop dead from heart disease, no one is safe.
* = Author of "The Complete Book of Running"
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.
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
Yes! Run four-five miles, four days a week. Does a body VERY good ; )
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.
...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!!!
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 ....
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.
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…
@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…
My friend was doing more milage than that but he took one day off. He now has tendinitis in his Achilles tendon
@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
Wow. That's so terrible for your body...
Not for exercise ...just from the cops lol!
Cross country! Anywhere from 6-11 miles a day 7 days a week.
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!!
I run on most days of the week.
@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. :)