That's right, it's time to share some respect for what some of us do to; burn fat, improve cardio health, or just want to get a runner's high .
The previous thread went sideways, with a guy like me trying to keep it alive these past months . Not the right way to do it!.
Here's what we'd like to see contributed here:
1. Camaraderie - We support each other in our endeavors.
Yes, we recognize extraordinary deeds, keeping in mind the level of our
2. Share Goals - Do you have any? Do you just run for the hell of it?
3. Methods - Want to know what's best for fat burning? Gaining speed?
Gaining distance? Both?
What I'd really like to see here overall, is more of a feeling of camaraderie! We all know what it's like to go out there and run our asses off, but we also have different reasons for doing so. Only posting what you did today doesn't necessarily help inspire others. But sure, after we get settled, we'll all feel our way through it.
It would be nice to get some basic background on all those who participate. I'll go first:
I've never considered myself a runner. I've been lifting for approx 9yrs, but only 3.5 seriously. Not so coincidentally, in the quest for stepping things up, I took my oldest son's challenge to run a 5K in 06'. Never ran my entire life before this. Seriously. But I also never shied away from a challenge, Within 90 days, this old man (age 47 at the time and still smoking for 35yrs) finished his first 5K with his sons, at a 8:37 mile pace (26:45 total time). Not only were my sons proud of me, but I was bitten by the bug!
For me, running is largely just a way for me to feel somehow .....unrestricted. I mean, after all...it's not only unlike lifting...it's an even "bigger rush", on a more consistent basis, if you will.
Please "introduce" yourself, and give us some background and idea of what "level" you're currently at. The rest? We'll fill in as we go.
Some Useful Links:
Training Programs & Training Methods: http://www.halhigdon.com/#half
GPS Distance Check and Map Routing: http://www.mapmyrun.com/
Pace Calculator: http://www.cararuns.org/Running/CARA...alculator.aspx
Iron Hits The Road: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/maki7.htm
The Importance of Good Running Shoes: http://www.epodiatry.com/running-shoes.htm
Shoe Types: http://www.runnersworld.com/cda/shoe...-0-0-0,00.html
Learn to Get The Right Running Shoe!: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/...7726-0,00.html
More on Getting The Right Shoe: http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/fash...n_run_with_it/
About Fasted Cardio: http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...dio_roundtable
Younger Legs For Older Runners: http://petemagill.blogspot.com/2009/...g-5k-road.html
Nova Video that follows 13 people from sedentary lifestyle to running the Boston Marathon: http://www.hulu.com/watch/63726/nova-marathon-challenge
Plantar Fasciitis. What it is, and 3 ways to stretch it out!:http://physicaltherapy.about.com/od/...ootstretch.htm
Runner's Knee: http://www.drpribut.com/sports/spknees.html
How to Determine Maximum Heart Rate: http://www.howtobefit.com/determine-...heart-rate.htm
HIIT vs Slow Cardio: http://musclemedia.com/training/hiit.asp
HIIT vs LISS, and More by Alan Aragon http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=747976
Body Recomposition: http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...endations.html
About Beta-Alanine: http://www.betaalanine.info/
About BCAAs: http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/bcaa.html
About L-Glutamine: http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/glutamine.html
Ask the Coaches: Cardiac Creep: http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=7892
Athletic Heart Syndrome: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlete%27s_heart
Chocolate Milk Post workout?: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recip...after-workout/
Headphones Perfect for Runners! http://www.crutchfield.com/p_143PMX8...I.html?tp=1000 & http://www.thisnext.com/item/273422F...0-Flight-Sport