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16th-Jun-2006 08:19 am
Tao Antialiased
Yesterday I had to get up early to get to work for an early conference call (that was a half-hour late). Nick needed the shower, so I went to my parents' bathroom to shower. That's where I found out I was a little over 235lbs. I think that's quite a bit overweight (not obese, of course) for someone who is 6' 5". This was the final push to get me running again (I'd been thinking about it, even saying things about it, but it wasn't happening.)

Today I ran to Veranda Park and around it which was a little short of ¾ miles.
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Then I did all of my forms and ran back. This all took about 20 minutes. I plan to start doing this every weekday except Thursdays because on Thursdays I need to get in early for the conference call.

I used to run much further when I did my running, but only did it 2-3 times per week. I feel that shorter runs, more often, will help build my endurance more, which is really handy for the upcoming TKD in the mountains as well as my general life.

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16th-Jun-2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
Every day is somewhat harder on your joints than 2-3 days/week. If you want daily endurance building exercise, do aerobic exercise 3x/week, and anaerobic (weightlifting) 2x-3x/week.
16th-Jun-2006 01:59 pm (UTC)
Changing the method isn't a bad idea either. For instance, elliptical machines and swimming are considered to be "low-impact", but still very good for aerobic endurance.
16th-Jun-2006 02:49 pm (UTC)
also running on concrete is hard on your joints. That's how I f'd up my knees in school.

working in manhattan i got so spoiled by carmine (city rec center, $75/year gym), i had forgotten what the concrete felt like..ive run i think twice since i quit three months ago (down from daily)!! need to find a new gym! good luck with your running!
16th-Jun-2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, John used to run on concrete every day, and now his knees and arches are so messed up it hurts to drive and even walk sometimes.
16th-Jun-2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
I think a lot of people are missing that I said "every weekday except Thursday." This is 4x a week. Maybe a little hard, but I'm not running far (less than 1.5 mi).
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