Armchair Wanderer wrote:
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Gooner Girl wrote:
The Axman wrote:
Armchair Wanderer wrote:
All you runners have my admiration. Was behind schedule for the game the other day, so ran/jogged/walked down the road to the pub (3 miles). I'm not good at running at all, and I don't like the impact on the knees, so anyone with knees who can run must be superhuman in my book. Do you run just on the balls of your feet, or do you land on the heel and roll?
Walking? Now walking is different, love it!
Any other gym-goers or are you all tarmac pounders?
I think most people here are outdoorsy runners. I think GG does some gym work. Personally I only run off piste these days - fell running. Running on tarmac is quite hard when you're used to running on tracks/paths/grass but there are usually some tarmac/stone slabbed sections on most races.
I think your moniker may explain why your knees suffer when running; most armchair denizens tend to be ever so slightly overweight, and each extra teensy-weensy gram over what you would be carrying if you were instead called HunterGathererWarrior tends to punish the knees when in motion.
Nah, i don't do gym work, Bruice has started going to the gym though. I just play football and run occasionally - and in the summer sometimes compete at track and field.
Had, which must've helped with the running, though I'm finding it hard to balance the two and get some rest in between. I certainly much prefer the running, so haven't been to the gym in a few weeks. 90 mins of 5-a-side on a Sunday morning can leave me unable to do either (in any meaningful way) for a couple of days though.
Oooh, well the pyramid is something like exercise, food and rest. All three are as important as each other in my book. Are you guys any good at teh football?
I've been trying to do 7.5 mile weighted walks, then a day off, then resistance session, day off, then walk... If I did the walk unweighted probably wouldn't need as many rests as I don't tend to do any leg work. Did a gym session last night, was fairly tired because it was quite late and I'd been doing stuff all day but forced myself through it and it was a decent session in the end.
The Axman is very harsh indeed
And there was me thinking I was being diplomatic.
Actually, I never ever do any warm up exercises or training exercises, because like you I do all that by walking. I walk miles and miles in a week, an absolute minimum of 2 hours/ 8 miles a day, every day. And like theBish did, I do it with the dog.
I've got a friend, pub landlady, who struggles constantly to find the right exercise regime - she finds walking does nothing to keep her weight down, and running knackers her body. She's constantly amazed (and annoyed) that I can just walk and drink beer whenever and eat whatever I want and it makes no difference to me. Different constitutions, different metabolisms I suppose.