I just ran about 1000 meters

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by fordracing, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Did 40 miles this yesterday on my fixie. I only rode with one other guy so there wasn't too big of an aero advantage. The first 20 were a warmup (1:15) then second 20 were fast (hour flat). Feels good man.
  2. I'm running like 10km a day ish. Not the fastest runner but hey im working on it, 10kms in 52 minutes is my tops so far.
  3. Man im tryin to work myself up to 4 hours of pure volume a day. Something along the lines of 50 mile ride and 20k row , 2x25k row, or two hour swim and 20k row. Working myself up so I dont overtrain. Watch resting heartrate every morning ect. Just got up to 3 hrs comfortably and crashed my bike and sprained my shoulder now gotta work my way back up ugh.
  4. I dunno who will be participating in this event, but there's a 95% chance that a bunch of people who do 10k+ runs and triathlons all year round will be in it, so hoping for the 'best time' isn't really realistic.

    Re: fish oil. Fish oil capsules are basically omega-3/6 supplements (the healthy kind of fat), and they're good for your cardiovascular system because they reduce your blood's clotting factors. If you already have a diet high in unsaturated fat there's no need for these, and if you regularly take aspirin or any kind of medicine that thins your blood you want to avoid them. Personally I'd just eat 2-3 servings of fatty fish a week (tuna, salmon, stuff like that), as I really don't like taking a supplement for something so easy to get in your diet normally. It's the same with multivitamins, the average breakfast cereal has about 30-60% of the RDA of most vitamins and minerals in every serving, and that's without milk.

    EDIT: Doing pyramids 2-3 times a week should be fine, you'll absolutely hate your life/body for about 2 weeks, and then be amazed at how much more speed/endurance you've gained. I've always done them 200/400/800/1600, but fordracing's 200/400/600/800 would be better if you're going for more speed. You said your best mile ever was 7:30, so going off of that you'd want to shoot for these times as a starter:
    1600 - below 8 minutes
    800 - 3 1/2 minutes
    400 - 1 1/2 minutes
    200 - below 30 seconds

    Start out just trying to get a feel for how fast you can go while still finishing the entire run, and then work towards (and past) these numbers from there.
  5. I'm going to spend some time on the treadmill tomorrow.
  6. as if
  7. Eating dog.
  8. Just got back from the gym. I met my goal and then some, so I'm happy. On the elliptical, I did just over 9 miles in 70 minutes and did my last mile in 7 minutes flat. I think that's pretty good considering I averaged about 8.5min/mile for the 8 miles prior to that one. I wish I had an easy way to time myself for a mile running, but I don't know of any nearby tracks or anywhere that's exactly a mile and I think that would be hard to do on a treadmill, obviously.
  9. You're sitting on what is essentially the root of your penis. We should all make the switch to these.
  10. Please don't jog to class, think of your fellow students! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>

    I've become hopelessly out of shape myself since I moved to this city. Back home I lived quite close to some foresty place where I could run, but now I live in the middle of the city and I would feel stupid to run here <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>

    And I won't pay money to stay in shape, i.e. pay for a gym membership.

    So I've started taking brisk walks everyday and stopped eating most of the junk I used to. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  11. i found a really good ride today. it's about 20-25 miles as a loop, and you end up climbing about 1000 feet, then descend. There's a bunch of easier light rolling hills, but then this road ends, and the road you turn right on gets much more severe, and peaks in a really steep and sustained hill. You crest that, catch your breath in a turnout, then bomb it down the back side of the hill. Then you ride back into town and you can make it a bit more scenic by taking it to the ocean and riding along the coast. There good, come out here and do it and bring those high speed glasses.
  12. yeah I said that wrong, meant that I don't expect to be the best, but I'm not gonna be last either.

    Thanks for all the info, I'll start pyramids today.
  13. I'm not sure the elliptical mile and a running mile are the same. I'm beat as hell after several miles of running, but I can do the same pace on an elliptical and barely break a sweat. Do you know if there's a conversion factor or something? What's the difference, other than lack of impact on the elliptical?
  14. thats because elliptical machiens are gay
  15. if i run 1000 meteres
  16. i wouold run one thousand meters
    an di would run one thousand more
    just to be the man whod run one thousand meters
  17. i would run 1000 meters
    and i would run 1000 more
    just to be the man who walked 1000 meters
    to fall down at your door
  18. I do 10.000 metres, normally, but not in stormy weather (wich it is this week <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>)
  19. im in horrible shape, actually kind of ashamed of myself at this point, the last week or so i have thought about every single day.

    i started going for short jogs, but its #$%#ing hard in the snow/ice, so it mostly turns into longish walks... which dont do a lot.
  20. I was somewhere between 90-100 rpm the whole 20 miles home. There were parts where the wind so was bad we would switch leading every minute. I want to ride in a bigger pack now and put my 15 back on.
  21. If you can spend an hour an on elliptical I don't see why you couldn't run one timed mile on a treadmill.
  22. Yeah, I'm sure it's not a straight conversion. I think the elliptical is somewhat easier since you don't have the impact, but there's also resistance (assuming you use it). I don't think there's any way of converting it, really.
  23. I obviously have the time and am capable of it, but I don't like the idea of using a treadmill as I couldn't set/vary my own pace as easily since I'd have to change the speed of the treadmill with any change I make.
  24. 1) Find a comfortable pace on treadmill (probably somewhere between 6-7 mph).
    2) Increase speed by .5-1 mph.
    3) If you can keep going at the end of a mile, run some more and try again at a higher speed tomorrow.

    EDIT: It's not like varying your speed on a treadmill is hard anyway.
  25. what pos are you?

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