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airscape


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White elephant?

I don't get the time for roadwork as I usually get home too late. I'll jog on the road on weekends and when I do get home early.

I want to get rid of a few pounds and get a little fitter.

Good idea?

I don't really like treadmills though, maybe one gets used to them after a bit?


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airscape wrote:
White elephant?

I don't get the time for roadwork as I usually get home too late. I'll jog on the road on weekends and when I do get home early.

I want to get rid of a few pounds and get a little fitter.

Good idea?

I don't really like treadmills though, maybe one gets used to them after a bit?
Your going to get eaten by a giant HIPPO. Those fuckers are fierce


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subantz wrote:
airscape wrote:
White elephant?

I don't get the time for roadwork as I usually get home too late. I'll jog on the road on weekends and when I do get home early.

I want to get rid of a few pounds and get a little fitter.

Good idea?

I don't really like treadmills though, maybe one gets used to them after a bit?
Your going to get eaten by a giant HIPPO. Those fuckers are fierce

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airscape wrote:
subantz wrote:
airscape wrote:
White elephant?

I don't get the time for roadwork as I usually get home too late. I'll jog on the road on weekends and when I do get home early.

I want to get rid of a few pounds and get a little fitter.

Good idea?

I don't really like treadmills though, maybe one gets used to them after a bit?
Your going to get eaten by a giant HIPPO. Those fuckers are fierce

I LUST you... Will you have my babies?

No but I can give you some throat babies.
Wait no nope Africa has dem der AIDS in the drinkin water...
Besides you may give me Guinea worms.


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exercise equipment to me is tolerable, although the only time I will use them is if i just get too lazy because of extreme cold, or if it's raining hard. I like being able to read while exercising - that's the best thing about exercise machines. I also use the no impact cardio machines to recover from ankle sprains, etc.

What about getting up earlier and running in the a.m.? This is what I do in the summer when the other option is afternoon jogs in 100 degrees and 90% humidity. If that doesn't work for you, consider running some sort of trail or track at night with a headlamp.


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jolery wrote:
exercise equipment to me is tolerable, although the only time I will use them is if i just get too lazy because of extreme cold, or if it's raining hard. I like being able to read while exercising - that's the best thing about exercise machines. I also use the no impact cardio machines to recover from ankle sprains, etc.

What about getting up earlier and running in the a.m.? This is what I do in the summer when the other option is afternoon jogs in 100 degrees and 90% humidity. If that doesn't work for you, consider running some sort of trail or track at night with a headlamp.

I don't feel very safe jogging at night in the area where I stay.
If I'm home and the sun is still out then I do go though.

At the moment it's winter time and I just can't stand the cold.
But luckily it's not too far till summer so I'll probably wait till then.

What kind of cardio machine do you use?
Can you read wit a treadmill? Is that even possible? how do you stop the shaking?


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ah yes - southern hemisphere and all. I usually use these elliptical type things or stair steppers - I get dirt cheap access to my wife's university gym - these have a place to put a book and you're not thrashing around a lot like running so reading is easy, holding and turning pages can suck though. Treadmill would be more difficult to read. Yeah in winter I do frequent the cardio machines and although they have many downsides/limitations, for me it's better than not getting a workout. A gym membership for winter would give you the option of different types of machines so you could switch it up, and a place with a pool would give you another way to get some cardio.


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jolery wrote:
ah yes - southern hemisphere and all. I usually use these elliptical type things or stair steppers - I get dirt cheap access to my wife's university gym - these have a place to put a book and you're not thrashing around a lot like running so reading is easy, holding and turning pages can suck though. Treadmill would be more difficult to read. Yeah in winter I do frequent the cardio machines and although they have many downsides/limitations, for me it's better than not getting a workout. A gym membership for winter would give you the option of different types of machines so you could switch it up, and a place with a pool would give you another way to get some cardio.

I actually do have a gym memberhip, and they have a pool even.
I was thinking of a treadmill or something at home though.


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I had a friend who always ran treadmill. Not outdoors. But fanatical about his running. So, for some it works well.

I've always wondered about reading while exercising - can you really maintain a workout while doing that? I slough off if I'm not focused.


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For me, once I get in a rhythm, I'll keep that pace - and I'll check my time vs. distance regularly. The programmed work-outs will automatically change the resistance so that helps. On elliptical type machines reading is pretty easy, and the time flies by. If I really get exhausted though I can't be bothered to continue reading.


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Treadmills are weird when you first start but you'll get used to it eventually. They're easier on the joints, which is good, but I find I end up modifying my stride when I use them which screws me up when I head back outside.

If you're able to read while exercising, then you probably aren't pushing yourself very hard. Particularly on a treadmill. If easy mileage is your goal, then I guess it could work. At the gym, I'll just check out the eye candy in the group fitness classes while on the treadmill or elliptical. Or watch TV (Buffy is usually on).


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Treadmills are weird when you first start but you'll get used to it eventually. They're easier on the joints, which is good, but I find I end up modifying my stride when I use them which screws me up when I head back outside.

If you're able to read while exercising, then you probably aren't pushing yourself very hard. Particularly on a treadmill. If easy mileage is your goal, then I guess it could work. At the gym, I'll just check out the eye candy in the group fitness classes while on the treadmill or elliptical. Or watch TV (Buffy is usually on).

I read up on it, and it seems that does happen.

It doesn't sound like a good thing though.


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I bought one.

It's arriving tomorrow.

Oh well, I'll see how it goes.

Not as fun as climbing, but it will be good for approach training.


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airscape wrote:
I bought one.

It's arriving tomorrow.

Oh well, I'll see how it goes.

Not as fun as climbing, but it will be good for approach training.

You should have bought a Treadwall. 2000 feet of slab is a great bit of cardio [/shameless plug]


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gmggg wrote:
airscape wrote:
I bought one.

It's arriving tomorrow.

Oh well, I'll see how it goes.

Not as fun as climbing, but it will be good for approach training.

You should have bought a Treadwall. 2000 feet of slab is a great bit of cardio [/shameless plug]

Dammit..


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