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Einfari
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14 Jan 2012, 1:09 am

Are there any members on WP who love to run besides me?

I think running is fun, especially distance(1+ mile races). People call me crazy for enjoying running but I know that I'm not the only distance runner out there. Running helps me cope with a lot of stress and depression issues. I'd love to see if here are any fello WP members who find running enjoyable.



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14 Jan 2012, 1:18 am

I like to run and find it enjoyable. It is a good way to stay in shape and spend time outside.

I run for some of the same reasons that you do.



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14 Jan 2012, 2:37 am

I run because I have a lot of excess energy. I'm not good at running at all and I don't do it competitively; I just love the way it makes me feel.

One thing I love to do is run while listening to music. It allows me to get in touch with my imagination.



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14 Jan 2012, 12:09 pm

I'm trying my best to run but I'm not a very strong runner because of a number of things:

Recent knee injury, somewhat flat footed, exercise induced asthma, and morton's foot.

I've got the ideal running weight/shape but on the track, I'm slower than people twice my size :?

I'm still under the impression that if I work hard for the next year or two, I'll be able to run a marathon at a decent pace and also be able to get a 20ish minute 5k.

I'm going to build an aerobic base for the next 3 months. Start off with rucking 45 lbs, then move to slow jogging 4-6 days a week, and then try to incorporate other things like biking/swimming.


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15 Jan 2012, 3:08 pm

I've recently started to enjoy running. I play soccer and basketball, so I kind of have to get used to running. It took quitting the freshman basketball team (from my coach being mean) to get me to want to run. I don't do it everyday like I anticipate to do, but I do it whenever I can



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15 Jan 2012, 6:15 pm

I used to run a lot, then got out of it for a while. I'm in the process of starting up again, though, and just went jogging yesterday for the first time in a long time. The middle of winter, when it's about 25 degrees Fahrenheit isn't really the best time to be outside running, but it was important to me to give it a try again. I was hit by a drunk driver a few months ago and have been dealing with a variety of musculoskeletal problems since, so getting to the point where I can run again is definitely a good thing I should be thankful for.



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16 Jan 2012, 11:52 am

I'd like to get into it, but the doctor says NO. I can do fast-paced walking, which works fine for me, but running is too painful and damaging to the knees. I have a really bad left knee, and the right one will go bad right away with any running or jogging; the doctor said.

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16 Jan 2012, 7:55 pm

Yep! Love to run. Keeps me sane and helps fight emotional issues.



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16 Jan 2012, 8:11 pm

Just started to get into running this summer. Really love doing it when the weather is great. Although I've been an avid biker for years.


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29 Jan 2012, 3:10 pm

I enjoy running from time to time, about one year ago I ran maybe 4-6 times/week almost, got really good times and I could run quite easily in decent speed for 7 miles. Then I got so sick of running and quit. Or I catch a cold and never start running again. Now I'm about to begin again, I'm currently very very slow, but it's all a process of building my strength back up again.

I also have to fight with myself to go out for a run, I've gotten so lazy it's incredibly weird. I always curse myself when I'm running but I feel so proud when I get back.

I also miss that I can't call myself a runner anymore. I feel like I lost a part of me.



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03 Feb 2012, 3:25 am

I occasionally run but can't run more than a mile so I usually speed walk.

The hot and humid climate of the American south make running more difficult especially in the summer.
When I was in school I used to run competitively but almost always came in last place.

I am not a very fast runner but I still enjoy it sometimes.


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04 Feb 2012, 3:31 pm

I more jog than run, but quite long distances. Usually in excess of 8 miles. I enjoy it but my parents loathe is since I insist on only going after 10 PM and before 6 AM. It can be any time between there that I'll be going running. Usually 4 AM. I hate people watching me run/jog.

Occasionally I will sprint for a 100 metres or so during the jog, but for the most part I do keep a steady pace. Only really when I'm reaching some sort of mile stone where I can take a break do I sprint for the most part. Feels great when I do though. Since I've started running on concrete rather than on the treadmill or tracks I've developed better calf muscles that seem to allow me to sprint faster and greater distances.



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04 Feb 2012, 4:50 pm

I wish that I love to run, but I do not I prefer to swim.


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08 Feb 2012, 7:34 am

I'm getting back into it.
I've got 9 months to figure out how to get from 2 miles in 16 minutes to a 3:30 marathon, because that's what time a friend of mine is trying to get.
longest i've ever run was probably 13 miles.
most i've ever done regularly was 5-7 miles three times a week, a mile of which was on sand, while carrying other stupid s**t, like bags of sand, logs, other people... (don't ask)



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11 Feb 2012, 12:31 am

I'm not fast. At my best, I could go an average of 5mph for about four miles. Now I only go for three, but I can regain that speed quickly by doing it at least once a week for a couple of weeks, even if I've been away from it for a few months. I think this is because I've been doing 4-6 mile hikes on one or two days of the weekend since fall, including with hills. Also, I swim in the summer, walk the dog year-round, and do other exercises that push me aerobically.

I prefer to run in the fall and spring, when the temperature is best, though I've also done it in winter and even early in the morning for part of the summer. My bicycling seasons are even shorter. I don't deal with extremes of temperature well.

I run for my mood and for other health benefits. Exercise - its planning and execution - has become an area of interest to me, so I also need it just to be satisfied. I have my rotating routines, and they help keep my head together. It takes most of my energy for the day, because I have fibromyalgia. But I need my exercise, so I push myself and then just deal with the consequences of the energy consumption. I take liquid B12 to make it possible. Before I had that, I was just sinking into increasing lethargy. I also strength train to displace fibromyalgia pain. It works reasonably decently - better than anything the doctor could prescribe. I can still get unpredictable pain flare-ups and bouts of debilitating fatigue, but at least I'm more with it in between, now that I get up and moving more often.

What I do may not seem like much to others who work out, but, to me, it's as though I've climbed a mountain. I began taking the B12 when I was 38, and, in spite of some setbacks along the way, I've refused to let go since!


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24 Feb 2012, 2:25 pm

I've been a runner for many years, but nowadays I use the term "runner" quite loosely. I guess you'd say that now I'm more of a "glorified walker", but eh, I don't care. The point is to get outdoors and move, right?

I live in the desert Southwest of the United States, and I love to run in the heat of the desert day. Everyone calls me crazy, of course, and I've no doubt they're right, but for some strange reason I really enjoy it. Last summer I was parked in the bustling little metropolis of Why, Arizona, where mid-day temps are rarely less than 115 or so. That's pretty brutal, I gotta say. I carry water and guzzle it as I go, and I've never had any issues with heat-exhaustion.

Anyone crazy enough to join me? :)