Love to Jog?

on Aug 21, 2009 @ 02:18 pm

I just came back from another jog and couldn't help but wonder how many other members on this site like to run too? 5K, 7K & 10K seem to be the most popular distances. What are your times, average distance, weather conditions, indoor/outdoor, preferred footwear, apparel, etc?

My wife rides her bike, I jog with our 3 year Gold Retriever and we keep our distances to around 10-15K. I find the most gratifying jogging experiences are on cold winter days; the air is pure and the cold is electrifying. There are challenges however well worth it.


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Ali de Bold
half an hour on Aug 21, 2009 @ 03:19 pm

...huffing and puffing until I'm all sweaty and red faced. Then a 5 min cool down walk so I don't offend the neighbors in the elevator.

I enjoy jogging outdoors but only if the weather is between 18-26ish, anything on either side is too cold for my throat or too hot. I know, not impressive.

Impressive MC ;-) on Aug 21, 2009 @ 07:39 pm

You guys both run more than I do. I run sprint (or about 75% of
sprint) intervals on a 1.5 mile loop in our neighborhood. But on days
when I'm feeling less than energetic I just go out and run/jog the 1.5
mile loop. While I always hate running/jogging while I'm doing it, I
always feel fabulous afterward.

Jogging pt 2 on Aug 21, 2009 @ 07:58 pm

{Spotty} I have heard short more intense sprint-type runs are good for loosing weight.
I haven't tried short-faster runs so I can't speak from experience.

I find the scenery while running, helps jogging go from a mundane experience to something really cool. The other day my wife took me out into a farmers field on her quad, (10K or so) and I ran back home on the country road. I found it was allot of fun.

wow... on Aug 23, 2009 @ 12:36 pm

I really can't help but admire those who job or run or sprint!! I can't do any cuz of health reasons (severe anemia ....if i do any of those even for a small amount i get pretty bad chest pains) but I'm going to get a transfusion soon so after that we'll see if I can't do it 'cuz of my anemia or cuz of me being in really bad shape!

I do however walk home from work everyday. Its about 1hr walk.... oh well thats my little exercise for the day :) not impressive I know but i'm getting there!


Oh boy! on Aug 24, 2009 @ 01:55 pm

Well, dudamingus, I have to slightly correct you on your weight loss theory. Short, intense sprints do help lose weight but it's by building muscle rather than burning the fat and giving a more lean appearance. The best way to see this is in short distance runners (100m dash), they always have very large leg muscles from training to do the distance the fastest. Marathon runners are leaner because they train for distance and at a much slower pace. 

Sorry if that was rude - but I just wanted to clear the air.

As for myself, I am almost at my 10km goal. I've built myself up to 8.6km and I think that if Paris gets a day that isn't 34 degrees Celcius, I'll be able to make the 10km's. It does take me a while though - I'm a slow jogger. About 45 minutes to do the 8.6km's. I love running in the evenings and completely agree about winter nights! I feel like I can run for a longer distance since my body keeps cool. However, I love building up a good sweat during a really hot day.

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