HD23 wrote: I'm curious what speed everyone considers walking and running to be. I was using a treadmill, and I ran at 6mph and walked at 2 mph.
The one I manage I consider a proper pace.
Walking is just not standing still, but keeping some tempo while walking is easy, you recover anyway. As for running, I usually start somewhat faster (not much), it seems to let me mobilize for the running part, and then I try to find a steady pace and breath to the rhytm (two steps for breathe in, then two for out), and the harder it gets, the slower I run, unless I feel some strenght left before the very end, then I try to use it all out. I know the songs I run to, so I try to use it at the last verse.
Running is for me every pace which mean there are both feet in the air for a second (kinda opposite to definition of walking for sport walkers).
Establishing exact speed, or checking the heart rate is hard if instead of a proper threadmill all you have at your disposal is pretty low tech forest path.
From now on we'll go run once a week together and i'm gonna try to run faster then her soon
Don't let it gnaw on your masculine pride (a.k.a. balls) that she's better at it than you. Don't change it into unhealthy kind of rivalry.
MoogleDee wrote:On a sad note, my MP3 player is bork.
From the sound of it you might have broken the socket. What model and made is it? There is a slight chance it's still salvagable, trawl the net. And anyway, if you consider it utterly bricked there is no harm in disasembling the thing, and checking what's inside.
If it's only the socket, you might ask around unbranded (as in not connected with a certain manufacturer) cellphone-repair places. Those guys can sometimes save you money with their tiny soldering irons.
Edit: Plus I learned a new word
And BTW my own update: I ran for the first time after my knees went for vacation. I even felt eager to do it (like I was missing something last week), I might be developing a healthy habit there. First one in my life maybe.
Instead of proper running shoes I used a pair of sneakers (the kind being a base of half the chinese economy), and it worked unexpectedly good. Instead of relying on shock absorbing soles, I let my feet work a bit. Knees didn't mind. I'll try to keep at it this week, and see what's gonna happen.