whew, I had a killer first run today

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by bill, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. bill

    bill Guest

    I went for my first run in my new shoes this afternoon and it was
    awesome!

    I had to wear my regular watch today because I haven't had time to get
    anything with gps or a heart rate monitor yet. I could definitely
    feel the burn though, I even had some pressure in my chest a couple of
    times. I was out for almost 50 minutes and I think I did nearly 5
    miles. Hopefully I won't be too tired/sore to run again tomorrow.
     
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  2. On 2004-08-06, bill <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I went for my first run in my new shoes this afternoon and it was
    > awesome!
    >
    > I had to wear my regular watch today because I haven't had time to get
    > anything with gps or a heart rate monitor yet.


    You've posted asking about cool max tee-shirts, cool max shirts, heart rate
    monitors, protein bars on ebay, and GPS units -- and you've only just started ?

    Are you interested in running, or are you more interested in shopping for
    various fitness related doodads ?

    It's great that you've got proper footwear, but now your best bet is to focus
    on running. Leave the GPS units for another day. Avoid "great bargains" on
    anything (e.g. protein bars on ebay) for now -- hang around for a while and
    you'll know what a "great bargain" is. They all come and go. There's no such
    thing as "the deal of a lifetime".

    The shoes are essential because without proper footwear you're at risk of
    injury. Good clothes are comfortable -- a convenience, for sure, but not a
    necessity. The other stuff is pure window dressing and will *not* help you
    become a better runner. You become a better runner by running, not by shopping.

    > I could definitely
    > feel the burn though, I even had some pressure in my chest a couple of
    > times.


    It's good that you're working hard, but it's not necessary to push yourself
    really hard. It's more important to train consistently. I'd suggest slowing
    down about 1 minute per mile or so.

    Cheers,
    --
    Donovan Rebbechi
    http://pegasus.rutgers.edu/~elflord/
     
  3. timeOday

    timeOday Guest

    Donovan Rebbechi wrote:

    > It's good that you're working hard, but it's not necessary to push yourself
    > really hard. It's more important to train consistently. I'd suggest slowing
    > down about 1 minute per mile or so.
    >
    > Cheers,




    Is it just me, or is the guy trolling? All the talk about gear, you
    know everybody enjoys dogpiling on a gearhead. And then hints at the
    onset of a heart attack when he goes out and pushes it on his first run.
    The matter of "underwear vs jock" convinced me he is probably
    trolling. But who knows.
     
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