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Old 05-28-2007, 11:03 AM   #41
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Can you recommend a website or book for isometrics? It's something I've been looking for.
Unfortunately, no. My workout consists of a collection of exercises I recall from PE classes, TV exercise shows, etc.
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Old 05-28-2007, 12:16 PM   #42
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sgee - at least explain, what is a "wrist spring" exercise?
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sgee - at least explain, what is a "wrist spring" exercise?
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Old 05-28-2007, 12:55 PM   #44
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sgee - at least explain, what is a "wrist spring" exercise?
All right. . . The mind of this forum is clearly in the gutter again. I don't know a formal name for the gadget, but it is a coiled spring attached at either end with a handle. You hold the handles and squeeze against the spring force. It builds up wrist strength. What you do with that strength is entirely up to you, but I don't see how it will help CFB with his intentions.
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Old 05-28-2007, 05:53 PM   #45
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Wow. Very impressive for a guy over 50. I would show off too if I can do it. The best I can do is 65 miles non stop in a little less than 5 hours on a bicycle. Nothing to brag about
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I don't see how it will help CFB with his intentions.
What are those intentions, exactly? Cuz i'm not sure what they are...your insights please?
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:56 PM   #49
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I run 3.5 miles 5 days a week. Looking to increase that when I RE...will have more time to run and cool down!
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Seems to me that for purposes of general fitness, running for 60 min., three times a week, with no consecutive days to allow recovery, would be sufficient. This would mean running maybe 20-25 mi/wk.

Use the in-between days for strength training.
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i don't run (2 ruptured discs for years and don't wanna risk knees at this age) but i do alternate strength training with swimming & biking. also i combine swimming with both biking & weight training and i combine biking with walking (bike to beach, walk a few miles along beach, bike back).

general routine consists of biking hard for about 20 miles or i bike easy few miles to the pool and then swim for an hour (got my 50-meter swim down to 42 seconds) one day followed the next day with an hour of weight training. or i might swim for a 1/2 hour at the gym followed by an hour work out on weights followed by a day of rest.

i'm more likely to rest a day after i've done a combined day. i don't necessarily take a day of rest when i simply alternate routines unless i'm feeling tired or, how odd, lazy.
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Old 06-06-2007, 05:43 AM   #52
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I'll join in... Not retired yet (50) been out of shape for the past 3 years... Currently up to running 3 miles a day (lost about 45 pounds). I am hoping to get to 6 miles per day and sustain on that. Goal is to be in top shape going into retirement.
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Just a funny aside, went out and ran 7 miles yesterday morning felt great, went to the high school track and we had to put the hurdles and pole vault pits away for the year and decided to run 2 or 3 more miles to get 10 in for the day, mind you it was 96 degrees at the time on the hot track no real breeze and a dewpoint near 70.

Wow did 2 miles and went right into the cool gym, really be careful at 2pm on hot summer days!!!!
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Let’s see, walking toward the exit on a moving public transit vehicle going nine miles an hour sharply downhill....

I try to walk just below the level of knee pain kicking in which is about 1-1/2 to 2 miles a day; so I try to get that walking in in the most scenic places.
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Today I walked over 10 miles, from Uwajimaya in the International district, up and across Capitol Hill and north on 23rd into the U District where I got an iced tea.

I also run a little-only on a track, and as fast as I can for a 220, then walk 220, etc. till I am tired. I loathe jogging. I have told myself it will wreck my knees so I have an excuse other than sloth for not doing it. I also like to jump rope with AC/DC on my mp3 player.

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Today I walked over 10 miles, from Uwajimaya in the International district, up and across Capitol Hill and north on 23rd into the U District where I got an iced tea.

I also run a little-only on a track, and as fast as I can for a 220, then walk 220, etc. till I am tired. I loathe jogging. I have told myself it will wreck my knees so I have an excuse other than sloth for not doing it. I also like to jump rope with AC/DC on my mp3 player.

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10 mile walks are great and in fact do much for your cardiovascular system as jogging!!

I have a screw loose in my head, ran 70 miles last week.
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I should probably lurk more than 15 minutes before my first post, and will do that in other threads, but this is certainly one of my interests, so here goes!

Right now I'm recovering from a calf injury so I'm at 15-20 miles. Normally I'd be more like 35-45 this time of year. I'm definitely looking forward to having more time for running when I take ER in about a year, and probably more importantly, having more time for cross-training--weights, swimming, stretching, rope jumping, etc, that I'm not doing enough of now. I've got lots to learn in some of those areas, especially lifting.

Somebody mentioned that 1 hr running 3x week is probably all you need. I agree, though I've personally found that entering and trailing for long races has been a great motivator, so I do more. I ran my first marathon at 39 (I'm 45 now), first ultra 2 years later, and have plans to step up my running in ER to do a 100 miler.

I'm mixing in a lot of trail running these days. I find it easier on the joints to do softer trails, and it varies the stress on the body because every step is potentially different, unlike the repetitive nature of road running. And I'd really rather be running in the woods than on the roads. Of course there are dangers of tripping over roots and rocks so it all balances out. The average age in a trail race seems a lot older to me, and I like the atmosphere and somewhat less competitive nature of trail races. Because of rougher terrain, most people do some combination of running and walking.

I still plan to do an occasional road marathon too. Just thought I'd give trails a mention since I didn't see it brought up.
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btw, this probably isn't what the "confused about dryer sheets" thing is about, but they sure help take the smell out of running shoes!
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Right now I'm recovering from a calf injury so I'm at 15-20 miles. Normally I'd be more like 35-45 this time of year.
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