running improvemnts

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  1. party time

    party time New Member

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    i started running a little less then a month ago and i was doing 1.5 miles in 15 min and i was dead tired after. today i was able to do 2 miles in 15.22, it might not sound that impressive but its the first time i have run 2 miles in 6 years and the last time i did it it took me 20 min so this is a big improvemnt for me. im hoping to keep getting better
     
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    Good job!
     
  3. evolude

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    i love and hate running... i never ran in my life and started 3 yrs ago... need to start again... thanks for reminding me
     
  4. party time

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    its one of those things that while im doing it i hate but when im done i feel a sense of accomplishment
     
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    That's a pretty good improvement. Keep it continue.
     
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    agreed.

    although its been stated before, marine corp running cadences are excellent to run with

    http://marinedevildog.com/mclinks/cadence.htm
     
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    yep and it always humbles me
     
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    I was running 6 days a week last year, 20 minutes after lifting on 4 lifting days on the treadmill @ level 7 and 2 miles at a park outside the other 2 days.

    Now I don't run at all.

    I feel like such a fatty :wtc:
     
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    u ripped?
     
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    ive just started running again... aiming to do a half marathon in September! Good luck with your progress
     
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    Fuck no, I wish.

    I was in Hong Kong at the time and was eating shit there...soooooo good, but sooooo bad.

    I think the running kept me in check, but definitely did not rip me up. I think I was at my leanest then though :hs:

    Stopped running as much when I got back to the states, but ate better. Then I stopped running altogether.
     
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    Need to start back up...
     
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    my new goal now i think is just getting to 3 miles in maybe like 25 min
     
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    You could try to work on your 1 mi. times and then go from there. I've found that working on speed dramatically increases your endurance (to a certain point I've heard, like if you want to run a marathon, you should run for distance).

    I remember when I first started running it was like, 10 min. of intense running. Then I went on my first steady paced run and did a solid 4 miles no sweat. Then i stopped doing the intense running and started struggling with 3 miles.

    Take that for what it's worth though.
     
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    hmmm maybe ill try that, i just need to get my endurance up so ill be ready for lacrosse in the spring
     
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    Just mix it up, long days, sprint days, and some cross training days.
     
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    urgh, running is such a necessary evil. i usually go twice a week at work, 3 miles each time. my time today was 25:30.

    i'm inclined to ditch this for hiit instead. maybe 2 sessions of 15 minutes. i hate cardio, so that's probably all i'm willing to do. i read somewhere that a 20-30 minute session of hiit burns ~6x more fat than 45-60 minutes of steady state cardio. this somewhat true?
     
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    wow, great job....pretty damn fast!
     
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    it leans me up far better than any of those machines and a lot more peaceful... like running in the am/pm... kinda like golf...
     
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    You can do it anywhere, any time, with no equipment other than shoes. It's just you vs yourself and vs distance. It's very liberating to be confident in your ability to move yourself from place to place by foot.





    "There are clubs you can't belong to, neighborhoods you can't live in, schools you can't get into, but the roads are always open."
     
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    Plus on bikes you can coast through spots when you're really getting tired, when you're running if you rest you stop moving so you push harder I think.
     
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    Do you run on a treadmill or outdoors? There are some nice little tricks to improve if you are running on the treadmill.
     
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    i need to start running again.
     
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