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Another "Running is BAD" Post (Read 167 times)


Sloooow.

    Will my uterus fall out too like my coworker told me?!?! And I will just destroy my knees, yeah?

    You know, the only reason I clicked the link was that I was sure it would be about uterus's falling out, haha.

     

    Running has helped me lose 40lbs so far. My knees are stronger than ever. My uterus is still in there. I had a girl tell me her personal trainer said running is terrible for you, as it makes you burn muscle not fat, and it's better to walk. Okie dokie. I'm having fun running, leave me and my atrophying muscles be!

    Longboat


    Letting off steam

      Yeah cause nobody wants to look like this heading for age 52 and another marathon in 19 days. 

      Then a triathlon a few weeks later.Big grin Cause that would just suck.

       

      Running sucks..

       

      ... for those that are jealous of you!.  

      Excellent!

      Neil

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      Nearly back to 100% 6 months after Achilles surgery. Now at 35 50 mpw.

      Base building time!

        And you become a running/triathalon sock fashionista!

        Yeah cause nobody wants to look like this heading for age 52 and another marathon in 19 days. 

        Then a triathlon a few weeks later.Big grin Cause that would just suck.

         

        Running sucks. It keeps you full of energry, healthy and fit and a size 2 when most of your peers are

        overweight and complaining about their aching knees.

         

        I used to be 38, 40lbs overweight, sluggish and unhappy with my body and my health headed for a

        bad place. Now that was BAD.

         

        Sorry, couldn't help myself.   People are buttheads. Nuff said.

         

        “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Eliot

        Just B.S.


          And you become a running/triathalon sock fashionista!

           

          Well I have been running for 14 years and I did my first tri 2 years ago BUT those

          killer socks and shoes are new!LOL

            I used to reply to nonsense like this but I sort of quit for several reasons.

             

            1.  Nothing I say is likely to convert anyone else into being a runner anymore than their blather about the proper machining of a bolt is going to turn me into a gun enthusiast.

             

            2.  My actions may well get someone off the couch.  I recently had two people in my Army Reserve unit (and we're scattered over about 10 states so I don't see some folks more than a couple of times a year) tell me that they started running and lost 20 pounds in one case and 30 in another because they saw what it did for me.

             

            3.  They are not jealous.  When I was an obese chain smoker, I was never, ever jealous of those morons I saw soaked in sweat on a hot day or out there huffing and puffing away on a cold day or begging off happy hour because they were going for a run.  I thought they were idiots.

             

            4.  When someone insists that it's bad for my knees, I usually say, "yeah, but it's good for my heart so it's a fair trade."

            Short term goal: 17:59 5K

            Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

            Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).


            ultrajogger n00b

              "That running is gonna wreck your legs ya know ... wait 'til you get to my age ..."

              "Really? How old are you?"

              "I'm 54"

              "No shit!  Guess I shoulda stopped 6 years ago, 'cause I'm 60"

              and then he walked away.

                My two responses are:

                 

                1) yeah, love hurts

                 

                or

                 

                2) bad for you? So is kissing, you get herpes from that

                PR's : HM 1:51:15  -  5K 21:27

                 

                 

                MrNamtor


                DON'T TREAD ON ME

                  The only positive thing you can point to in this article is the variety of arguments and assertions the author has managed to pull completely out of his ass.  It's a good example of taking something (in this case illogical stupidity) and stretching it to the outer edges.

                    OK.  I wasted five minutes of my life and actually read the article.  This moron says that some physique coaches prescribe 20 hours of cardio per week.  Of course, he doesn't say exactly who does this.  It's the ever famous, amorphous "them."  Mind you, even world class marathon competitors aren't running more than 10-12 hours per week but this dude, of course, knows folks who prescribe 20 hours per week.  This sort of reminds me of the massage therapist who told someone to take a steam bath to remove lactic acid.  Sheesh.

                    Short term goal: 17:59 5K

                    Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

                    Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

                    MrNamtor


                    DON'T TREAD ON ME

                      Yeah cause nobody wants to look like this heading for age 52 and another marathon in 19 days. 

                      Then a triathlon a few weeks later.Big grin Cause that would just suck.

                       

                      Running sucks. It keeps you full of energry, healthy and fit and a size 2 when most of your peers are

                      overweight and complaining about their aching knees.

                       

                      I used to be 38, 40lbs overweight, sluggish and unhappy with my body and my health headed for a

                      bad place. Now that was BAD.

                       

                      Sorry, couldn't help myself.   People are buttheads. Nuff said.

                       

                      Yup.

                      MrNamtor


                      DON'T TREAD ON ME

                        OK.  I wasted five minutes of my life and actually read the article.  This moron says that some physique coaches prescribe 20 hours of cardio per week.  Of course, he doesn't say exactly who does this.  It's the ever famous, amorphous "them."  Mind you, even world class marathon competitors aren't running more than 10-12 hours per week but this dude, of course, knows folks who prescribe 20 hours per week.  This sort of reminds me of the massage therapist who told someone to take a steam bath to remove lactic acid.  Sheesh.

                         

                        Classic straw man argument.

                        MrNamtor


                        DON'T TREAD ON ME

                          article also mentions "studies" showing this or that.  Also that your body somehow recognizes "useless expenditures of energy" (as opposed to useful expenditures like lifting a weight up and down 30 times) and somehow magically compensates for it by not responding to it. We all know that fitness gets built through the body's response to physical stress. Somehow though, the body knows that running is "useless". How it knows this exactly is not explained in the article.

                          Awood_Runner


                          Smaller By The Day

                            I actually had the pleasure of reading this...lol  The guys studied math and physics, and thinks he's an expert on the human body now.  Maybe he didn't see the top women at Boston.

                             

                            Ladies and Gentlemen, my Facebook friends are rebelling. My 3-4 posts a month mentioning running has caused a 1000% increase of friends posting links, pictures, sayings, about why running is bad. Lol.

                             

                            This is the latest one that has popped up. http://www.dangerouslyhardcore.com/5343/why-women-should-not-run/

                             

                            "If you waste energy running, your body will react by slowing your metabolism to conserve energy."

                            Improvements

                            Weight 100 pounds lost

                            5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

                            10K 48:59 April 2013

                            HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

                            MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

                            LRB


                            Dreamer

                               No, no, no....that excuse is only valid for females!!

                               

                              You are right, my uterus fell out.  Big grin

                              MRT: This too shall pass I made it!

                              jamezilla


                              Follower of Forrest

                                The theme of this article is that running is not the best way to sculpt your body and the author assumes that is the reason people run.

                                 

                                Maybe people are running so that they get better at running?

                                 

                                To say this article is biased towards the author's narrow point of view is doing a disservice to biased articles everywhere.  Really not compelling.

                                6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 54mi

                                 

                                A man may never run the same trail twice for it is not the same trail and he is not the same man


                                 

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