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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by SpunkySix » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:21 pm

AaronIsCrunchy wrote:
SpunkySix wrote:85 minutes on a hilly course the day after a workout and a pick-up run. Tired as all heck and ready for a day off, but it felt really good to run somewhere different.
Yeah, I can imagine it did :) Is where you run usually fairly flat?
My neighborhood and the surrounding areas have some light rolling hills here and there, but nothing substantial. The park I went to was about 45 minutes away and it has really tall hills all over the place, which is great for workouts and strengthening runs, plus it's scenic as all heck, but it takes its toll afterwards.

Thank you, dr2. I try. Just remember, I've been building up to stuff like this since seventh grade, so it took a long time to get there. I'm fairly quick, but I'm no prodigy by any means.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by TK8305 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:19 am

Emi's Route certainly inspired me to get more exercise in. I go out for long walks every day and do stomach crunches all the time. I've cut back on junk quite a bit. Only a few Mint Oreos here and there.

I definitely have her to thank for my drop from 210 to 196. Hoping to shed more soon!
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by SpunkySix » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:45 am

TK8305 wrote:I definitely have her to thank for my drop from 210 to 196. Hoping to shed more soon!
Hey, that's definitely some really nice progress there. Keep it up, and remember that it's more than just the numbers, but the great benefits that come with them that will matter.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:59 am

TK8305 wrote:Emi's Route certainly inspired me to get more exercise in. I go out for long walks every day and do stomach crunches all the time. I've cut back on junk quite a bit. Only a few Mint Oreos here and there.

I definitely have her to thank for my drop from 210 to 196. Hoping to shed more soon!
That's fantastic :D It's gonna sound counter-intuitive, but make sure you don't do stomach crunches too frequently as it might increase your chances of abdominal injury if it's too much :) But as long as it's not feeling like someone's permanently ironing your gut it should be fine!

Jeez, that's a whole stone isn't it? Keep at it, you're doing fantastic :) And as Spunky said, take pride in what you've achieved because the confidence changes are actually more awesome!
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Zarys » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:08 pm

It's a good thing I'm not a emibro; running is too tiring. :mrgreen:
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:37 am

Zarys wrote:It's a good thing I'm not a emibro; running is too tiring. :mrgreen:
Haha, I'm afraid I switched allegiance (Emibro to Rinfidel), but it got me into running which has really improved my general outlook on myself and life (I'm still by no means Mr. Optimist, but I'm more like I used to be a few years back now). You should try it, or go cycling :D
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by metalangel » Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:05 pm

AaronIsCrunchy wrote:You should try it, or go cycling :D
Absolutely this. I can't run, I have two bad knees and a bad ankle. Cycling, meanwhile, is much lower impact.

I have no idea how much weight I've lost doing it and hiking - in terms of numbers. In terms of appearance, I've had to go out and buy slim fit everything because normal stuff looks too big on me now. I put on a t-shirt that someone got me for my birthday a few years ago that was way too small. Now it fits perfectly, like a glove, showing off my lean torso.

My goal is still 170lbs (6'2") but I might keep going after that for 165lbs, which is what I was at the end of high school. I'm not muscular/ripped/shredded, never was. But I look in the mirror now and like what I see, and want to keep it like that.

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by ShadowKnight » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:19 pm

I'm about 185cm(6'1'') tall and weigh about 70kg(155lbs) and started running today. It's kinda true, it clears your mind and I hope it also will increase my condition, so I'm able to play paintball as aggressivly as i want to :D

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Hoitash » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:24 pm

So, I'm going to a convention next week, and was planning on using the hotel's treadmill. I've never used one before, so if anyone had some advice to offer, that'd be great.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:31 pm

Hoitash wrote:So, I'm going to a convention next week, and was planning on using the hotel's treadmill. I've never used one before, so if anyone had some advice to offer, that'd be great.
Don't go mental on it xD You're better off building up speed on one than going straight for a fast speed. Seems like common sense, but you'd be surprised how many try it. Also, maybe bring something to focus on, as the sensation of not moving anywhere despite the effort drives me up the wall!
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Hoitash » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:54 pm

AaronIsCrunchy wrote:
Hoitash wrote:So, I'm going to a convention next week, and was planning on using the hotel's treadmill. I've never used one before, so if anyone had some advice to offer, that'd be great.
Don't go mental on it xD You're better off building up speed on one than going straight for a fast speed. Seems like common sense, but you'd be surprised how many try it. Also, maybe bring something to focus on, as the sensation of not moving anywhere despite the effort drives me up the wall!
I listen to music when I jog to help focus my mind, would that work?

And I was wondering about the speed. I build up to a sprint normally and average 6 miles an hour, but I figure for something consistent 4 or 5 would make more sense. Especially if I'm walking 'round a convention when I'm not at an event.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:37 pm

Hoitash wrote:
AaronIsCrunchy wrote:
Hoitash wrote:So, I'm going to a convention next week, and was planning on using the hotel's treadmill. I've never used one before, so if anyone had some advice to offer, that'd be great.
Don't go mental on it xD You're better off building up speed on one than going straight for a fast speed. Seems like common sense, but you'd be surprised how many try it. Also, maybe bring something to focus on, as the sensation of not moving anywhere despite the effort drives me up the wall!
I listen to music when I jog to help focus my mind, would that work?

And I was wondering about the speed. I build up to a sprint normally and average 6 miles an hour, but I figure for something consistent 4 or 5 would make more sense. Especially if I'm walking 'round a convention when I'm not at an event.
Yeah, that would probably work. Just something to take away from the feeling you're going nowhere despite the effort :p
A consistent 4 or 5 would be good, and then whack it up to a 6 if you feel like you're up to it.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by metalangel » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:43 pm

I walk at 4mph, so 5 or more seems better for a sustained jog on a treadmill.

Have you considered long walks or hiking? You don't need any expensive equipment, you don't have to just stare at the walls, fresh air, less impact than running or jogging on your joints. It's good as a regular thing too.

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Post by LordMarluxia » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:08 pm

Wait wait wait... I've seen Hanabro before but thought it was a one-shot. But now I've read, in the same paragraph, both Emibro and Rinfidel.
WHAT IS THIS!?

Also, I used to run. But I have a chronic leg injury and too much strain causes the knee cap to dislodge, and the pains are horrendous.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Hoitash » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:17 pm

metalangel wrote:I walk at 4mph, so 5 or more seems better for a sustained jog on a treadmill.

Have you considered long walks or hiking? You don't need any expensive equipment, you don't have to just stare at the walls, fresh air, less impact than running or jogging on your joints. It's good as a regular thing too.
I jog outside without a problem (including this last winter, which sucked) it's just I'll be at a convention in an unfamiliar city (and it'll be pre-dawn in some cases), and I haven't missed a run in two years (jogging while sick... can be kinda exhilarating, actually) and I wanna try and keep at it during the convention.

With a 24 hour sports room and a 6 am leave time Thursday, a treadmill seems like a decent option for five days.
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