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New to running/jogging/loafing: where to learn? (Read 474 times)


old woman w/hobby

    Are you too clueless to google "Couch to 5K"?

     

    What is your problem?

    steph  

     

    OCD  If you don't laugh...   


    Joggaholic

      Hang around and keep reading.  Look at peoples' running logs on here.

       

      +1

       

      Read some of the older threads if you have time, a lot of good Q&A there that are very helpful also.

      dontknowhow


        Are you too clueless to google "Couch to 5K"?

         

        No, I've already looked at it, and I have two problems. One, it's a jogging program, not a running one. Although, if it's possible to reasonably start out with jogging as opposed to running, I will. And two, my biggest problem isn't in finding a "program" or anything like that, it's in not having the skills and training to perform the actual task of running correctly. Couch to 5K does not address that at all.

        dirtroadrunner


           

          No, I've already looked at it, and I have two problems. One, it's a jogging program, not a running one. Although, if it's possible to reasonably start out with jogging as opposed to running, I will. And two, my biggest problem isn't in finding a "program" or anything like that, it's in not having the skills and training to perform the actual task of running correctly. Couch to 5K does not address that at all.

           

          Hmmm.... I didn't realize how much skill it took to run. Maybe that's what I've been doing wrong all this time. I always thought you just ran Sometimes slow. Sometimes fast.


          an amazing likeness

            Genuine question...What's the difference between jogging and running in your mind?  What's wrong with walking to build your fitness? from your posts sounds like you've got a fairly long distance to go to build up to running.

            Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

            zonykel


              Over striding, bending at the waist, looking down, swinging arms all over the place... I think there IS some skill involved in running.

               

               

              Hmmm.... I didn't realize how much skill it took to run. Maybe that's what I've been doing wrong all this time. I always thought you just ran Sometimes slow. Sometimes fast.


              Thats rad

                Yeah running isn't easy for some people. My favorite is the guy in on my street who....

                 

                1. Looks like Coach K, the basketball coach for the dookies
                2. Runs with his shoulders high and tight
                3. Runs with absolutely no use of his hands. They just flop around like he can't even move them. Kinda reminds me of a 5 yearold prancing through a field of daisies.

                 

                 

                Better I Leave


                   

                  Hmmm.... I didn't realize how much skill it took to run. Maybe that's what I've been doing wrong all this time. I always thought you just ran Sometimes slow. Sometimes fast.

                   

                  Agreed. Speaking for myself of course, I prescribe to the Forrest Gump methodology..."I just felt like running".

                     

                      You don't need to learn to run--you just need to do it.

                      Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                      Mmmmm...beer

                        Runs with absolutely no use of his hands. They just flop around like he can't even move them. Kinda reminds me of a 5 yearold prancing through a field of daisies.

                         

                        Guy at my 10k was running like this, arms straight down at his sides, hands loose, but arms not moving at all.  It was one of the weirdest things I've ever seen.  What was really funny tho, was that I couldn't catch him!

                        -Dave

                        My running blog

                        2015 Goals | sub-18 5k | sub-37 10k | sub-1:23 HM | sub-3 M

                           

                          Guy at my 10k was running like this, arms straight down at his sides, hands loose, but arms not moving at all.  It was one of the weirdest things I've ever seen.  What was really funny tho, was that I couldn't catch him!

                           

                          (after reading the 1st sentence)

                          Was his name Robert? (aka SportsJester)

                           

                          (after I finished reading your whole post)

                          Nevermind, if I recall from the videos, he's not fast.

                          2014 Goals:

                          #1: Do what I can do. <DOING>

                          #2: 365 Hours training <NOPE, INJURED>

                           


                          HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                             

                            Guy at my 10k was running like this, arms straight down at his sides, hands loose, but arms not moving at all.  It was one of the weirdest things I've ever seen.  What was really funny tho, was that I couldn't catch him!

                             

                            Haile Gebrselassie runs with one of his arms at a slightly funny angle - supposedly - it looks pretty subtle to me. He's also pretty fast.

                            It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.


                            Not dead. Yet.

                               

                              Guy at my 10k was running like this, arms straight down at his sides, hands loose, but arms not moving at all.  It was one of the weirdest things I've ever seen.  What was really funny tho, was that I couldn't catch him!

                               

                              Raquel Welch does that too.

                              How can we know our limits if we don't test them?

                                 

                                Raquel Welch does that too.

                                 

                                And yet, she's someone you can admire.

                                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

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