Do You Run?
Marathons
1.4% (5)
1.4% (5)
Half Marathons
3.6% (13)
3.6% (13)
5ks
8.1% (29)
8.1% (29)
short distances for fun/health reasons
32% (115)
32% (115)
"Only when chased"
47.4% (170)
47.4% (170)
Other
7.5% (27)
7.5% (27)
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michael87cn:

The human body is pretty darn fragile.

Relative to what? People take all kinds of abuses every day and survive all kinds of weirdness - we might not be a nice hard-shelled turtle, but we're not all that delicate.

I run to the tram. I've been running to the same tramstop for the last four years, and can these days almost sense the tram before it even comes into view. It's been a long time since I've last seen the tram and not caught it.

I really only run if I'm late for class or about to miss my train. And aftre one minute of doing so I'm usually wheezing like you won't believe

I run, mostly treadmill, in the summer cross country with my dogs.
it's my fave workout as it leaves you all over tired unlike weights which leaves certain parts of your body tired

i have bad time management skills, so instead of getting stressed i just got good at running around.

sprinting properly is an incredible workout for your core and legs and it's a huge metabolism cheat. you can eat pretty much whatever you want, guilt-free and you get abs without doing stupid situps

m0ng00se:
i have bad time management skills, so instead of getting stressed i just got good at running around.

sprinting properly is an incredible workout for your core and legs and it's a huge metabolism cheat. you can eat pretty much whatever you want, guilt-free and you get abs without doing stupid situps

Shows how little you know about working out.

Sprinting and running does NOT "cheat your metabolism". In fact, running does NOT even make you thinner. Running is good for toning your muscles and activating the circulation, but it doesn't really consume calories as the strain put on an effort such as running is a very different kind of strain than the one of a workout.
Long walks would make you much thinner than running.

I always hated running, if I want to work out I ride my bike. It's much easier and if you're going someplace it's faster. Also you keep your toenails, I have a phobia of nails falling out so I'm gonna avoid everything I can that makes that happen.

Fiz_The_Toaster:
I used to a couple times a week about a few months ago, but then I got really busy and just stopped.

It's hard running for me since I have a shit ankle, but I do have a brace for it so it makes life easier for me there. I really need to start back up since a friend of mine and myself are thinking of doing this zombie run 5K thing in November and I need to get into shape for that.

That would be awesome! I've seen some of those advertised and they look like a lot of fun. I did run one of those obstacle course 5Ks where you get to play in the mud, climb over walls, over cars, under barbed wire and all that. I highly recommend it.

michael87cn:
Tried it for a while. Got heart palps for a week and had to stop.

Before you tell someone to get off their ass and exercise, think that maybe not everyone is the same.

Not everyone can do brutal exercise.

Also, running is technically bad for you if you over-do it. The body isn't meant to work that hard. In nature, running is used as a survival tool, it's not something to be practiced dailys. you'll burn your body out.

The human body is pretty darn fragile.

You're right, running certainly takes a toll on the body. Everyone is different and I hope no one thought I was encouraging everyone to take it up. I hope I didn't offend anyone, I was just curious how widespread the hobby was. I have become more concerned with burning out my body as I have started participating in the longer distance races. I fear it may not end well.

well i don't "run" for the sake of just running, but i play soccer/basketball/football on occasion, soccer mostly, otherwise my feet and calves tend to reallyyyyyyy hurt if i'm running on just straight concrete, i'm not sure why that's happened so much in the past few years, but when i play soccer i tend to run about 5 miles, so i guess i'll say "yes"

i did a 13k once, i think i got 45 minutes on it? my body was conditioned for soccer, not for just straight running on concrete, so i was dead beat after that, but it felt good running in random places rather than just on a damn treadmill or track.

Coppernerves:
Running.

I do it whenever I'm outside, because it's quicker and less boring than walking.

But I really don't get why people would do it as a hobby, or how they can enjoy it.

It looks just as dull and brainless as swimming and rowing, and wanting to breath more air in when your lungs are already full, and while your legs ache from a lack of oxygen, is so uncomfortable.

In this world where everyday life is full of sensory overloads by being hooked up to electronics constantly, it's a good thing to have a simple hobby, don't ya think?

OT: Been trying to get back into it. Used to run Cross Country back in High School, and I actually really enjoyed being in shape. I miss the energy boost it gives me in everyday life. I've been rather inactive lately, and I've noticed just how fucking tired it makes me. I also notice that when I'm lazy and don't get out much to do a physical activity, I start to get depressed.

So yes, I run. Or at least I'm starting to.

You guys make me feel like a freak now. Surely I thought there might be someone else like me on this site, but sadly no....so far.

Being in the U.S. Army, I have to run very often. The length/difficulty varies constantly. Example: I did a ruck run (run and walk with a 50+ lb pack on my back in full uniform) for 6 miles in an hour and a half or less. Finished at 1 hour 18 min.

ellers07:

Fiz_The_Toaster:
I used to a couple times a week about a few months ago, but then I got really busy and just stopped.

It's hard running for me since I have a shit ankle, but I do have a brace for it so it makes life easier for me there. I really need to start back up since a friend of mine and myself are thinking of doing this zombie run 5K thing in November and I need to get into shape for that.

That would be awesome! I've seen some of those advertised and they look like a lot of fun. I did run one of those obstacle course 5Ks where you get to play in the mud, climb over walls, over cars, under barbed wire and all that. I highly recommend it.

The mud one happened not too long ago here and I really wanted to do that one, but the zombie one sounds like a blast. I saw a video of it so I kind of have an idea of what's gonna happen. I need to really start training that way I don't look like an idiot while running like a madwoman away from those zombies.

I have a lifter's build and pretty bad asthma. If I run, I can get about a hundred meters before I start to get breathless, and three hundred meters could land me in the hospital.

I only run if I NEED to get somewhere fast, and it's close (say, across the bus station). For exercise, I walk and lift.

michael87cn:
Tried it for a while. Got heart palps for a week and had to stop.

Before you tell someone to get off their ass and exercise, think that maybe not everyone is the same.

Not everyone can do brutal exercise.

Also, running is technically bad for you if you over-do it. The body isn't meant to work that hard. In nature, running is used as a survival tool, it's not something to be practiced dailys. you'll burn your body out.

The human body is pretty darn fragile.

Fragile is the wrong word. I've slipped and pile-drived my skull into ice with my three-hundred pound bulk and bent my leg wrong on the way down. I left with a headache and sore leg (both were fine by the end of the day). That doesn't sound "fragile" to me.

At any rate, you're not correct. Everyone CAN do brutal exercise, if they choose the right kind for their physique and work up to it. It's also difficult to burn your body out if you exercise moderation (a must for any workout that's not meant to put you in the Olympics) and eat right. (I'd say "impossible", but there's always one or two people out there who are really that sickly.)

Heart palpitations from running? That's not an excuse to sit around, that's a hell of a wakeup call that you really need to take up light jogging. Or, if it's truly a medical condition, have you tried lifting or flexibility exercises, or swimming?

The only time I like to run is after already running for a dreadful while and getting a chance to rest. As you can imagine, it's pretty hard to motivate to start running, but when I do I'll go all-out.

Do I run what?

Oh, you mean the leg thing? I run everywhere, I never walk, even when I'm in the middle of a town or central hub area. Why anyone would walk I'll never understand.

Phlakes:
I played tennis for a long ass time and a lot of the training was running (speed and endurance). It was terrible.

I quit a couple years ago and tried to run on my own, and it's just an unpleasant experience in every way. Your legs hurt, you can't breather, you get blisters if you don't put way too much money down on nice shoes, it takes a long time (the only reliable way to fit it in each day is getting up early, and fuck that shit), plus you're sweaty and tired for like an hour afterwards and you'll most likely be sore for at least a day. You have to be either really fit or really committed to becoming really fit.

I agree with this... seriously it's pretty much torture... I never understood the people who say that it gives them a buzz... it's more like waking up after getting shit faced... your throat is dry, your head hurts, you have lots of weird pains in places you didn't know existed, and you're covered in sweat...<.<

I have really gotten into running after starting the Couch-to-5k program. I feel great afterwards. It's become one of my fave exercises.

Not yet but seeing as running a bleep test is an entry requirement for my dream job then I'll definitely start eventually. I don't think I'll start until after I finish my exams.

Fiz_The_Toaster:

ellers07:

Fiz_The_Toaster:
I used to a couple times a week about a few months ago, but then I got really busy and just stopped.

It's hard running for me since I have a shit ankle, but I do have a brace for it so it makes life easier for me there. I really need to start back up since a friend of mine and myself are thinking of doing this zombie run 5K thing in November and I need to get into shape for that.

That would be awesome! I've seen some of those advertised and they look like a lot of fun. I did run one of those obstacle course 5Ks where you get to play in the mud, climb over walls, over cars, under barbed wire and all that. I highly recommend it.

The mud one happened not too long ago here and I really wanted to do that one, but the zombie one sounds like a blast. I saw a video of it so I kind of have an idea of what's gonna happen. I need to really start training that way I don't look like an idiot while running like a madwoman away from those zombies.

It does look like a lot of fun. The one I had seen advertised you could sign up to run it or be one of the zombies. I would definitely want to run it first, but it could be fun playing the zombie another year. Have fun with it and good luck (and don't get bitten of course)!

Every weekend, I tend go out on a three, or four if im really feel like i want to go farther down on a roadway. Normally, i ain't always so active, spending amount of time watching videos, playing games, or just studying for tests, but ever since I joined my High school"s Navy ROTC Fitness team, I've been doing different various types of excise, such as running, doing some push ups, lifting up to 40 pounds, and sit-ups, The team, and I will be heading off to another competition in April, so wish me the best of luck, and sorry if i went off the topic ^^.

Only when I'm late for the bus. I enjoy going out for a walk though.

I can't, My body hates it. I think it's down to the way that I'm built, because I'm not unfit. On the contrary, I do more exercise than most.

I do cycle like a demon, however. Love me some cycling.

Too many "its good to be single" evenings on my couch with the cat, a bag of chips and a Swarzenegger movie has rendered me in terrible shape.. I really should do some running for health and fitness reasons, but I'm also terribly lazy... I need someone to drag me out the door and go for a run every day or something D=.

Playful Pony:
Too many "its good to be single" evenings on my couch with the cat, a bag of chips and a Swarzenegger movie has rendered me in terrible shape.. I really should do some running for health and fitness reasons, but I'm also terribly lazy... I need someone to drag me out the door and go for a run every day or something D=.

You can gladly come running with me. I promise I won't kill you. :D

Julius Terrell:

Playful Pony:
Too many "its good to be single" evenings on my couch with the cat, a bag of chips and a Swarzenegger movie has rendered me in terrible shape.. I really should do some running for health and fitness reasons, but I'm also terribly lazy... I need someone to drag me out the door and go for a run every day or something D=.

You can gladly come running with me. I promise I won't kill you. :D

I wasn't worried until you said you promise not to kill me Oo'..

Yes, mainly because I have to....stupid body and military demanding fitness......

I used to run all the time, when I was training for soccer I was running five miles every couple of days. Now I can do maybe a slow mile or two without stopping thanks to the cigarettes. I might be able to get close to where I was before but I know I've already done irreparable harm to my lungs.

Anyways I have a lot of respect for people that run marathons, I don't know how they manage to stay focused on running the whole time I got bored as shit running the same roads every day.

Barely ever. I keep meaning to get into running, even just short runs to improve my cardio (alongside biking). Somehow it never happens...

I used to run when I was about to miss a train, but since I discovered that most train drivers find it hilarious to close the doors and start the engines just as you start running, I stopped.

When I run it's normally only for short distances. Tough I haven't gone for a short run in some time and need to do so more often again.

I use the treadmill at the gym a few times a week, 10 minutes of interval work. Not sure how far I go, it depends on whether I do it first or after cross trainer or rower.

I hit the treadmill every-time I work out, and play soccer pretty regularly. So I guess I do short runs pretty frequently. I need to do more cardio.

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