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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2004, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Running, how are my times

I've been running for 4 days now and finally decided to time myself and see how my pace looks.

I did 2 miles in 16:40, and that included a ~1 walk to catch my breath (ie, still getting into shape).

Hows that sound? Not really sure how to compare that to good, bad, or otherwise.

Also, is there any decent gague for pace:calories burned (or similiar)? Might be neat to know what kind of cal burning I'm doing.

I weighed myself w/ just boxers on at the beginning of the week, I was at 176.5, I'm not at 173.5; not sure I want to loose any more weight. I think some protein supp might be in order...

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That's not bad for starting out. I'm getting ready to start running again, if my knee will let me.
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An 8 minute mile isn't bad at all for starting.

If I'm trying to build speed, I'll try to run double the distance at a slower pace to build my endurance. It's not gonna come up quick, but progress can be measured. Just be careful and don't overdue it..muscle strains are a bitch. (pulled both groin muscles this week due to insufficent stretching).

And to support what you did, I found that running a mile or two, walking for about minute or so and then kicking it back up has really helped my endurance. It's just like like weights where do do a rep count (a mile) and then do several sets with a small rest break.

Keep it up!
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If you are just starting out the times are bad at all.

The great thing about running, esp. at 25, is, as long as you are consistent, your times fall quickly. It's a great motivator.

Eventually, you want to change it around some. Run slow for long distances once a week (even if you take walk breaks), once a week short "tempo" runs where you actually hurt. Some medium lengths in the middle where you just go out and have fun (if you consider running fun)

Good job. Register yourself for a 10K or 5K as a goal/motivator.
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Oh yea, fucker, change your sig.
LOL, thought you'd have to see it sooner or later...

I wondering if its a good idea running every day, ive ran every day for the last 5 and I don't want to kill myself; yet it seems like my body is ok with it.

Doing a 5k would be cool, but I've gotta work up to that one. I tried adjusting my pace faster and slower today and it seems like I always wind up at the same pace.

Thx for the tips.
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LOL, thought you'd have to see it sooner or later...

Sorry, damn Guinness...

In case you haven't already figured it out, I meant, "those times are NOT bad at all!"

No need to run every day. If you want to improve, 4 days a week are more than enough.

Else you will end up 40 like me with knees that always feel like they are on fire.
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