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mander31880
04-15-2009, 01:48 PM
I have been running off and on for about a year. Honestly, I don't like running. I would much rather do X-biking,spinning or kick boxing. I know it's good to change things up every once in a while though to keep your body guessing. Recently it's become a goal to run farther because the doctors seem to care about that more.

I am currently able to run 3 miles on the treadmill at about a 13 mile pace. I pushed the other day was able to run a mile in 10 minutes. Outside, however, I am lucky to run a 1/4 of mile w/out absolutely dying. In Lubbock,TX our outside elements aren't always the best. Wind!!!

Is running outside difficult for anyone else? Is running on a treadmill just easier? I would like to run a marathon someday but it seems almost impossible to train outside where I live. Any suggestions?

mander31880
04-15-2009, 01:48 PM
I have been running off and on for about a year. Honestly, I don't like running. I would much rather do X-biking,spinning or kick boxing. I know it's good to change things up every once in a while though to keep your body guessing. Recently it's become a goal to run farther because the doctors seem to care about that more.

I am currently able to run 3 miles on the treadmill at about a 13 mile pace. I pushed the other day was able to run a mile in 10 minutes. Outside, however, I am lucky to run a 1/4 of mile w/out absolutely dying. In Lubbock,TX our outside elements aren't always the best. Wind!!!

Is running outside difficult for anyone else? Is running on a treadmill just easier? I would like to run a marathon someday but it seems almost impossible to train outside where I live. Any suggestions?

mander31880
04-15-2009, 01:48 PM
I have been running off and on for about a year. Honestly, I don't like running. I would much rather do X-biking,spinning or kick boxing. I know it's good to change things up every once in a while though to keep your body guessing. Recently it's become a goal to run farther because the doctors seem to care about that more.

I am currently able to run 3 miles on the treadmill at about a 13 mile pace. I pushed the other day was able to run a mile in 10 minutes. Outside, however, I am lucky to run a 1/4 of mile w/out absolutely dying. In Lubbock,TX our outside elements aren't always the best. Wind!!!

Is running outside difficult for anyone else? Is running on a treadmill just easier? I would like to run a marathon someday but it seems almost impossible to train outside where I live. Any suggestions?

mander31880
04-15-2009, 01:48 PM
I have been running off and on for about a year. Honestly, I don't like running. I would much rather do X-biking,spinning or kick boxing. I know it's good to change things up every once in a while though to keep your body guessing. Recently it's become a goal to run farther because the doctors seem to care about that more.

I am currently able to run 3 miles on the treadmill at about a 13 mile pace. I pushed the other day was able to run a mile in 10 minutes. Outside, however, I am lucky to run a 1/4 of mile w/out absolutely dying. In Lubbock,TX our outside elements aren't always the best. Wind!!!

Is running outside difficult for anyone else? Is running on a treadmill just easier? I would like to run a marathon someday but it seems almost impossible to train outside where I live. Any suggestions?

mander31880
04-15-2009, 01:48 PM
I have been running off and on for about a year. Honestly, I don't like running. I would much rather do X-biking,spinning or kick boxing. I know it's good to change things up every once in a while though to keep your body guessing. Recently it's become a goal to run farther because the doctors seem to care about that more.
<br />
<br />I am currently able to run 3 miles on the treadmill at about a 13 mile pace. I pushed the other day was able to run a mile in 10 minutes. Outside, however, I am lucky to run a 1/4 of mile w/out absolutely dying. In Lubbock,TX our outside elements aren't always the best. Wind!!!
<br />
<br />Is running outside difficult for anyone else? Is running on a treadmill just easier? I would like to run a marathon someday but it seems almost impossible to train outside where I live. Any suggestions?

BaylorCrew07
10-29-2009, 04:13 PM
I used to love the treadmill and hate outside running; now I'm the exact opposite. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

I live in Houston, so it's EXTREMELY hot & humid, and makes running outside difficult, but I get really bored on the treadmill.

I would defintely recommend a marathon if it's something you want to do! I had never in my life run more than 3 miles when I started training for my 1st half marathon; since they I've done a lot of half marathons and am training for my 2nd full marathon. It's so much fun, and you meet so many neat people during the race

I know weather in TX pretty much sucks for running outdoors, but I wake up really early on Saturdays (5-6am) for my long runs to beat the heat.

BaylorCrew07
10-29-2009, 04:13 PM
I used to love the treadmill and hate outside running; now I'm the exact opposite. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

I live in Houston, so it's EXTREMELY hot & humid, and makes running outside difficult, but I get really bored on the treadmill.

I would defintely recommend a marathon if it's something you want to do! I had never in my life run more than 3 miles when I started training for my 1st half marathon; since they I've done a lot of half marathons and am training for my 2nd full marathon. It's so much fun, and you meet so many neat people during the race

I know weather in TX pretty much sucks for running outdoors, but I wake up really early on Saturdays (5-6am) for my long runs to beat the heat.

BaylorCrew07
10-29-2009, 04:13 PM
I used to love the treadmill and hate outside running; now I'm the exact opposite. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

I live in Houston, so it's EXTREMELY hot & humid, and makes running outside difficult, but I get really bored on the treadmill.

I would defintely recommend a marathon if it's something you want to do! I had never in my life run more than 3 miles when I started training for my 1st half marathon; since they I've done a lot of half marathons and am training for my 2nd full marathon. It's so much fun, and you meet so many neat people during the race

I know weather in TX pretty much sucks for running outdoors, but I wake up really early on Saturdays (5-6am) for my long runs to beat the heat.

BaylorCrew07
10-29-2009, 04:13 PM
I used to love the treadmill and hate outside running; now I'm the exact opposite. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

I live in Houston, so it's EXTREMELY hot & humid, and makes running outside difficult, but I get really bored on the treadmill.

I would defintely recommend a marathon if it's something you want to do! I had never in my life run more than 3 miles when I started training for my 1st half marathon; since they I've done a lot of half marathons and am training for my 2nd full marathon. It's so much fun, and you meet so many neat people during the race

I know weather in TX pretty much sucks for running outdoors, but I wake up really early on Saturdays (5-6am) for my long runs to beat the heat.

BaylorCrew07
10-29-2009, 04:13 PM
I used to love the treadmill and hate outside running; now I'm the exact opposite. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
<br />
<br />I live in Houston, so it's EXTREMELY hot & humid, and makes running outside difficult, but I get really bored on the treadmill.
<br />
<br />I would defintely recommend a marathon if it's something you want to do! I had never in my life run more than 3 miles when I started training for my 1st half marathon; since they I've done a lot of half marathons and am training for my 2nd full marathon. It's so much fun, and you meet so many neat people during the race
<br />
<br />I know weather in TX pretty much sucks for running outdoors, but I wake up really early on Saturdays (5-6am) for my long runs to beat the heat.

running4life
11-26-2009, 02:21 AM
You must be in great health!

I have been running all of my life and I am in decent health, however each time I start training again I end up getting sick and taking a week or two off.

I tried to train for a marathon last year but kept getting sick and then would spend all my time trying to get back in shape and then get sick again.

I am once again training for a half and had to take ten days off (hopefully I will run tomorrow). How do you manage training and getting sick?

running4life
11-26-2009, 02:21 AM
You must be in great health!

I have been running all of my life and I am in decent health, however each time I start training again I end up getting sick and taking a week or two off.

I tried to train for a marathon last year but kept getting sick and then would spend all my time trying to get back in shape and then get sick again.

I am once again training for a half and had to take ten days off (hopefully I will run tomorrow). How do you manage training and getting sick?

running4life
11-26-2009, 02:21 AM
You must be in great health!

I have been running all of my life and I am in decent health, however each time I start training again I end up getting sick and taking a week or two off.

I tried to train for a marathon last year but kept getting sick and then would spend all my time trying to get back in shape and then get sick again.

I am once again training for a half and had to take ten days off (hopefully I will run tomorrow). How do you manage training and getting sick?

running4life
11-26-2009, 02:21 AM
You must be in great health!

I have been running all of my life and I am in decent health, however each time I start training again I end up getting sick and taking a week or two off.

I tried to train for a marathon last year but kept getting sick and then would spend all my time trying to get back in shape and then get sick again.

I am once again training for a half and had to take ten days off (hopefully I will run tomorrow). How do you manage training and getting sick?

running4life
11-26-2009, 02:21 AM
You must be in great health!
<br />
<br />I have been running all of my life and I am in decent health, however each time I start training again I end up getting sick and taking a week or two off.
<br />
<br />I tried to train for a marathon last year but kept getting sick and then would spend all my time trying to get back in shape and then get sick again.
<br />
<br />I am once again training for a half and had to take ten days off (hopefully I will run tomorrow). How do you manage training and getting sick?

MMBinNC
11-26-2009, 04:53 AM
I ran XC in high school and inside is far easier IMHO. Air conditioning, padded running, constant to slight variation in inclination, no wind. But outside is so much more fun!

MMBinNC
11-26-2009, 04:53 AM
I ran XC in high school and inside is far easier IMHO. Air conditioning, padded running, constant to slight variation in inclination, no wind. But outside is so much more fun!

MMBinNC
11-26-2009, 04:53 AM
I ran XC in high school and inside is far easier IMHO. Air conditioning, padded running, constant to slight variation in inclination, no wind. But outside is so much more fun!

MMBinNC
11-26-2009, 04:53 AM
I ran XC in high school and inside is far easier IMHO. Air conditioning, padded running, constant to slight variation in inclination, no wind. But outside is so much more fun!

MMBinNC
11-26-2009, 04:53 AM
I ran XC in high school and inside is far easier IMHO. Air conditioning, padded running, constant to slight variation in inclination, no wind. But outside is so much more fun!

static
01-07-2010, 08:20 AM
My friend came back from the marines a few days ago and invited me as a guest to his local gym because I expressed an interest in exercising more and I thought the treadmill was 100x easier than running outside (We don't have any wind or snow outside either).

That said I think the treadmill is kinda cool because you can see your heart rate in big red numbers in front of you without having to count your pulses.

Personally I think I would rather start out easy and do the treadmill for a while unless I start coughing real bad (I didn't really cough at all much that day), then I'd probably need to take it back to the streets.

Something is better than nothing heh.

static
01-07-2010, 08:20 AM
My friend came back from the marines a few days ago and invited me as a guest to his local gym because I expressed an interest in exercising more and I thought the treadmill was 100x easier than running outside (We don't have any wind or snow outside either).

That said I think the treadmill is kinda cool because you can see your heart rate in big red numbers in front of you without having to count your pulses.

Personally I think I would rather start out easy and do the treadmill for a while unless I start coughing real bad (I didn't really cough at all much that day), then I'd probably need to take it back to the streets.

Something is better than nothing heh.

static
01-07-2010, 08:20 AM
My friend came back from the marines a few days ago and invited me as a guest to his local gym because I expressed an interest in exercising more and I thought the treadmill was 100x easier than running outside (We don't have any wind or snow outside either).

That said I think the treadmill is kinda cool because you can see your heart rate in big red numbers in front of you without having to count your pulses.

Personally I think I would rather start out easy and do the treadmill for a while unless I start coughing real bad (I didn't really cough at all much that day), then I'd probably need to take it back to the streets.

Something is better than nothing heh.

static
01-07-2010, 08:20 AM
My friend came back from the marines a few days ago and invited me as a guest to his local gym because I expressed an interest in exercising more and I thought the treadmill was 100x easier than running outside (We don't have any wind or snow outside either).

That said I think the treadmill is kinda cool because you can see your heart rate in big red numbers in front of you without having to count your pulses.

Personally I think I would rather start out easy and do the treadmill for a while unless I start coughing real bad (I didn't really cough at all much that day), then I'd probably need to take it back to the streets.

Something is better than nothing heh.

static
01-07-2010, 08:20 AM
My friend came back from the marines a few days ago and invited me as a guest to his local gym because I expressed an interest in exercising more and I thought the treadmill was 100x easier than running outside (We don't have any wind or snow outside either).
<br />
<br />That said I think the treadmill is kinda cool because you can see your heart rate in big red numbers in front of you without having to count your pulses.
<br />
<br />Personally I think I would rather start out easy and do the treadmill for a while unless I start coughing real bad (I didn't really cough at all much that day), then I'd probably need to take it back to the streets.
<br />
<br />Something is better than nothing heh.

jerry
02-16-2010, 01:05 PM
running on a treadmill is a joke! Get outside! Yes it is more difficult but better for you and easier to clear out the junk!
Come run the ING New York CIty Marathon for Team Boomer: <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://esiason.org/index.php/site/teamboomer
">http://esiason.org/index.php/site/teamboomer
</a>
Happy Huffing in your jog <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
jerry

jerry
02-16-2010, 01:05 PM
running on a treadmill is a joke! Get outside! Yes it is more difficult but better for you and easier to clear out the junk!
Come run the ING New York CIty Marathon for Team Boomer: <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://esiason.org/index.php/site/teamboomer
">http://esiason.org/index.php/site/teamboomer
</a>
Happy Huffing in your jog <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
jerry

jerry
02-16-2010, 01:05 PM
running on a treadmill is a joke! Get outside! Yes it is more difficult but better for you and easier to clear out the junk!
Come run the ING New York CIty Marathon for Team Boomer: <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://esiason.org/index.php/site/teamboomer
">http://esiason.org/index.php/site/teamboomer
</a>
Happy Huffing in your jog <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
jerry

jerry
02-16-2010, 01:05 PM
running on a treadmill is a joke! Get outside! Yes it is more difficult but better for you and easier to clear out the junk!
Come run the ING New York CIty Marathon for Team Boomer: <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://esiason.org/index.php/site/teamboomer
">http://esiason.org/index.php/site/teamboomer
</a>
Happy Huffing in your jog <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
jerry

jerry
02-16-2010, 01:05 PM
running on a treadmill is a joke! Get outside! Yes it is more difficult but better for you and easier to clear out the junk!
<br />Come run the ING New York CIty Marathon for Team Boomer: <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://esiason.org/index.php/site/teamboomer
">http://esiason.org/index.php/site/teamboomer
</a><br />
<br />Happy Huffing in your jog <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
<br />jerry

luv2run
02-16-2010, 08:30 PM
I have to agree with you, Jerry! Running indoors is a total drag and not the same thing by any means. I LOVE running outside, but I live in the NE - the snow is still here. I've been confined to the elliptical for the last 2 weeks...not the same!!!! Running outside is a better workout and much more of a challenge. The humidity and heat does suck, but the fresh air and the beauty of the outdoors make up for it ; )!!!

luv2run
02-16-2010, 08:30 PM
I have to agree with you, Jerry! Running indoors is a total drag and not the same thing by any means. I LOVE running outside, but I live in the NE - the snow is still here. I've been confined to the elliptical for the last 2 weeks...not the same!!!! Running outside is a better workout and much more of a challenge. The humidity and heat does suck, but the fresh air and the beauty of the outdoors make up for it ; )!!!

luv2run
02-16-2010, 08:30 PM
I have to agree with you, Jerry! Running indoors is a total drag and not the same thing by any means. I LOVE running outside, but I live in the NE - the snow is still here. I've been confined to the elliptical for the last 2 weeks...not the same!!!! Running outside is a better workout and much more of a challenge. The humidity and heat does suck, but the fresh air and the beauty of the outdoors make up for it ; )!!!

luv2run
02-16-2010, 08:30 PM
I have to agree with you, Jerry! Running indoors is a total drag and not the same thing by any means. I LOVE running outside, but I live in the NE - the snow is still here. I've been confined to the elliptical for the last 2 weeks...not the same!!!! Running outside is a better workout and much more of a challenge. The humidity and heat does suck, but the fresh air and the beauty of the outdoors make up for it ; )!!!

luv2run
02-16-2010, 08:30 PM
I have to agree with you, Jerry! Running indoors is a total drag and not the same thing by any means. I LOVE running outside, but I live in the NE - the snow is still here. I've been confined to the elliptical for the last 2 weeks...not the same!!!! Running outside is a better workout and much more of a challenge. The humidity and heat does suck, but the fresh air and the beauty of the outdoors make up for it ; )!!!

AnnieT
08-10-2010, 08:21 PM
I get really dizzy on the treadmill, I have to do it slowly. For all of you that run, I wish I could join you!

AnnieT
08-10-2010, 08:21 PM
I get really dizzy on the treadmill, I have to do it slowly. For all of you that run, I wish I could join you!

AnnieT
08-10-2010, 08:21 PM
I get really dizzy on the treadmill, I have to do it slowly. For all of you that run, I wish I could join you!

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sunshine39656
10-31-2010, 01:02 AM
I also enjoy walking/jogging outdoors, but we live in a rural area and I'm afraid of snakes and wild animals.

I've not really been exercising but HAVE to start so Monday, I'm joining a gym. That's just as well because here in the South, the seasons are so inconsistent-like it's hot one day and cold the next-and that makes me just as sick, so I figure that if I jam up my MP3 player on the treadmill or bicycle, I'll be good to go!!!

sunshine39656
10-31-2010, 01:02 AM
I also enjoy walking/jogging outdoors, but we live in a rural area and I'm afraid of snakes and wild animals.

I've not really been exercising but HAVE to start so Monday, I'm joining a gym. That's just as well because here in the South, the seasons are so inconsistent-like it's hot one day and cold the next-and that makes me just as sick, so I figure that if I jam up my MP3 player on the treadmill or bicycle, I'll be good to go!!!

sunshine39656
10-31-2010, 01:02 AM
I also enjoy walking/jogging outdoors, but we live in a rural area and I'm afraid of snakes and wild animals.
<br />
<br />I've not really been exercising but HAVE to start so Monday, I'm joining a gym. That's just as well because here in the South, the seasons are so inconsistent-like it's hot one day and cold the next-and that makes me just as sick, so I figure that if I jam up my MP3 player on the treadmill or bicycle, I'll be good to go!!!

AleksandraKaczynska
10-31-2010, 03:23 AM
I used to live on the borders of a national Park and did my training in the morning - I would take my dog with me. I saw many wild animals but usually at distance and they would take off as soon as they heard my dog bark. And sunrise was a wonderfull gift at the end of training <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">

AleksandraKaczynska
10-31-2010, 03:23 AM
I used to live on the borders of a national Park and did my training in the morning - I would take my dog with me. I saw many wild animals but usually at distance and they would take off as soon as they heard my dog bark. And sunrise was a wonderfull gift at the end of training <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">

AleksandraKaczynska
10-31-2010, 03:23 AM
I used to live on the borders of a national Park and did my training in the morning - I would take my dog with me. I saw many wild animals but usually at distance and they would take off as soon as they heard my dog bark. And sunrise was a wonderfull gift at the end of training <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">
<br />