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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by LOL WUT IS A GUEST » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:38 am

Running.

Where do I start.

Well I kinda imagine an invisible Emi cheering me on while I run.

I have not done running as an exercise since I was thirteen.
Bad Memories that time.

But I have recently taken up running as a hobby.
I run every day.
I also run when I am bored.
It is better than sitting on my ass all day and reading.

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Pseudogenesis » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:27 pm

LOL WUT IS A GUEST wrote:Running.

Where do I start.

Well I kinda imagine an invisible Emi cheering me on while I run.

I have not done running as an exercise since I was thirteen.
Bad Memories that time.

But I have recently taken up running as a hobby.
I run every day.
I also run when I am bored.
It is better than sitting on my ass all day and reading.


Less weight more reps applies to running too. Run easier and longer, and push yourself when you find that you're getting better.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Akros » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:11 pm

OOOOOK, so 5k with Emi is done now!!!
wohoooo!!! W9D3 done, I better go take a shower now, before I cool down too much and I just get lazy xD
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Althamus » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:18 pm

Pseudogenesis wrote:Less weight more reps applies to running too. Run easier and longer, and push yourself when you find that you're getting better.
Depends. I would say more weight, less reps.

If you're building muscle, more weight is good. If you're building stamina/rounding out muscle, more reps is better.

Just did my pushups as well. 50, speedtest. I need to time how long it takes me to do them on THursday.


Also, gratz Akros! :D Nicely done! :D
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Pseudogenesis » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:33 pm

Althamus wrote:
Pseudogenesis wrote:Less weight more reps applies to running too. Run easier and longer, and push yourself when you find that you're getting better.
Depends. I would say more weight, less reps.

If you're building muscle, more weight is good. If you're building stamina/rounding out muscle, more reps is better.

Just did my pushups as well. 50, speedtest. I need to time how long it takes me to do them on THursday.


Also, gratz Akros! :D Nicely done! :D

Well I mean in terms of running. Are you referring to general weightlifting now? I know MWLR and LWMR serve different purposes in terms of weightlifting, but in terms of running, my informal inexperience tells me that you'll get a better workout running lighter and longer taking breaks every now and then than going for a speedy mile and calling it a day.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by LOL WUT » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:35 pm

Pseudogenesis wrote: Less weight more reps applies to running too. Run easier and longer, and push yourself when you find that you're getting better.
Naw man, I look like this in real life.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Pseudogenesis » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:37 pm

LOL WUT wrote:
Pseudogenesis wrote: Less weight more reps applies to running too. Run easier and longer, and push yourself when you find that you're getting better.
Naw man, I look like this in real life.
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Wow, you're scrawnier than I thought. Start up slow, and eventually you'll work your way up to bench-pressing full Olympic stadiums like me.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by LOL WUT » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:43 pm

Pseudogenesis wrote:
Wow, you're scrawnier than I thought. Start up slow, and eventually you'll work your way up to bench-pressing full Olympic stadiums like me.
I was wondering why those were moving up and down ever time I watched the Olympics.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Keneshiro » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:35 am

I'm used to jogging and can cover 5km in 1 hour, averaging 12min/km. I've done 10km before as well at roughly the same speed. Does couch to 5k help improve stamina? Also, I foound that following the day's workout, eg Day 1 20min, I'll cover around 2-3km. Am I suppose to keep going to complete to 5km or do I follow the workout?
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Xanatos » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:37 am

Keneshiro wrote:I'm used to jogging and can cover 5km in 1 hour, averaging 12min/km. I've done 10km before as well at roughly the same speed. Does couch to 5k help improve stamina? Also, I foound that following the day's workout, eg Day 1 20min, I'll cover around 2-3km. Am I suppose to keep going to complete to 5km or do I follow the workout?
Follow the workout. It's just a chart though. If you feel like doing more or differently, go for it.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Keneshiro » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:52 am

Xanatos wrote:
Keneshiro wrote:I'm used to jogging and can cover 5km in 1 hour, averaging 12min/km. I've done 10km before as well at roughly the same speed. Does couch to 5k help improve stamina? Also, I foound that following the day's workout, eg Day 1 20min, I'll cover around 2-3km. Am I suppose to keep going to complete to 5km or do I follow the workout?
Follow the workout. It's just a chart though. If you feel like doing more or differently, go for it.
But what's the whole objective of couch to 5k? Is it to make sure I can do 5k without collapsing? Or is it to improve speed?
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Walrusfella » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:25 am

Keneshiro wrote:But what's the whole objective of couch to 5k? Is it to make sure I can do 5k without collapsing? Or is it to improve speed?
It's designed for people who don't presently run at all. The objective is to be able to run 5 km in about 30 minutes, which would be double your current pace. Since you run already, I suppose you could start further down the chart at one of the later weeks if you like. It does work, and very well.
Althamus wrote:And I never realised that a minute could be such a long time >.< Got back home and just collapsed into a chair for 5 mins before I could even get the strength to get to the computer and type this, but I made it!
Yay! Good on you for starting. That perception time dilation thing is pretty amazing. Makes one think about just how long a few minutes can be. The week 5 day 3 21 minute run seemed like an hour (don't worry about that though, you'll be ready for it). How did day 2 go?

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Keneshiro » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:33 am

Walrusfella wrote:
It's designed for people who don't presently run at all. The objective is to be able to run 5 km in about 30 minutes, which would be double your current pace. Since you run already, I suppose you could start further down the chart at one of the later weeks if you like. It does work, and very well.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by ZXRN » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:25 am

update: feelin' good so I finished this push-up days task with ease. Tomorrow, I shall move up to week 5. (or the next day.)
Akros wrote:OOOOOK, so 5k with Emi is done now!!!
wohoooo!!! W9D3 done, I better go take a shower now, before I cool down too much and I just get lazy xD
Congrats on finishing up dood. Looks like im not as far behind as I thought I was. (still quite far but myeah..) I'm only 2 weeks behind!
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by andros414 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:06 pm

Managing to keep up with the 100 push-up challenge, started Wk2D1 last night. :D

Took a break from c25k Monday night because I hurt my ankle, but it wasn't bothering me enough to stop me from doing pushups last night, so back to running tonight.

When looking around online for a C25k chart with non-KS art, I came across this version: http://i3.lulzimg.com/22baf9f526.png

For those that run, what do you think? This looks to be closer to what I'm actually able to do at the moment, in my attempts to do the Emi-version.

I'm thinking that if I can start with something more in line with my current abilities, it'd make progressing a bit easier than forcing myself to reach a point that I can't get to at the moment.
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