Nutrition, Health, & Fitness


#41

Ran my first one hour run continuous in a long time. Reached 5.25 miles. So pumped I was able to stay focused and not stop until I finished!


#42

I need to get back to this or at least 45 minutes so I can watch “hour long” shows on my treadmill :-p


#43

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Enjoy your daily dose of “Scott is the best, the smartest, and is always right.”


#44

Scott has found one study that supports his position. Clearly he’s right. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


#45

Two week update!


#46

My body fat loss goals, while not abandoned, are taking a backseat to other medical concerns and dietary needs right now. I am still maintaining many of the principles of the vegan ketogenic diet (low carbs, healthy fats, frequent small meals, etc.), but I cannot lower my calories to less than 1,800 a day any longer (I was averaging 1,200), and I cannot continue with the more intense running program I had been using. I can still do my strength training, and flexibility maintenance, but my cardio intensity needs to be reduced so I am back to trail walks with intermittent jogs or cycling in good weather and dancing on rainy days. Wah-wah.


#47

I’ve been running almost everyday for the last 2.5 weeks. Generally I hate it while I’m doing it, but it’s helped me stop worrying about my heart health, which really improves my mental state. It’s also been great for my heart health, I don’t need to take my blood pressure meds anymore and my BP is 116/75.


#48

Within a couple months, you will likely stop hating it as your body adapts to an active lifestyle. You’ll feel more refreshed after a short run than before! :wink:


#49

I feel fine already after running. Just that while I’m running the prevailing thought is, "this sucks and I hate it. " :stuck_out_tongue:


#50

Run faster. Seriously, if you’re bored going harder can fix that.


#51

Not bored, just miserable.


#52

Bike instead. You go further. You go faster. You see more exciting stuff. It’s not painful at all. It’s more fun. Pretty much better in every way.


#53

Do you listen to music or a podcast while running? I’ve heard really good things about Zombies Run!, an app that is kind of a narrative story/game you listen to/play while you run.


#54

I hate listening to music or podcasts while I run (and I would NEVER do it biking).

I just meditate. It’s rare that I have time alone with my thoughts, so running (and biking) are primarily meditative.


#55

I tried the long distance running thing for a couple years and I never got used to it. Even when I got up to doing half-marathons I never enjoyed the actual running part of it. For me it was just fun to be around a bunch of other people doing something difficult together, so it gave me a sense of accomplishing things. In terms of exercise that I actually enjoy doing, there’s only strength training and rowing. Maybe someday I’ll get a bike and try that out again, but it’s not a high priority.


#56

[quote=“Apreche, post:52, topic:254, full:true”]Bike instead. You go further. You go faster. You see more exciting stuff. It’s not painful at all. It’s more fun. Pretty much better in every way.[/quote]It’s the cardio that’s uncomfortable, not the act of running. To get the same workout I’d have to ride at flat out top speed as hard as I can. Could be better in that I like going fast, but really I just hate exerting myself.


#57

Do what I do.

Don’t.


#58

Easy for you to say, you don’t have high blood pressure and borderline high cholesterol.


#59

Once you are reasonably fit, running 3-5k won’t feel exerting at all unless you run at a high speed.

I got to the point where if I run 9 minute miles, I can run for a good hour without breaking much of a sweat or even breathing too heavily.

You’ll be shocked how rapidly you get into shape with regular short runs.


#60

Even if I did. Why spend your young years suffering in pain just to gain some extra old years, suffering in pain. Better to live a comfortable life and die sooner.