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Old 02-06-2008, 09:38 PM   #1
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So, I've been getting bored with my cardio which is usually 30 minutes on the Elliptical. I decided to try running a little. I usually do intervals....Run 4, walk 2, etc. Yesterday, I ran for 10 minutes without stopping! then I walked for 3, ran 7, walked 2, and ran 3 more! Today I did the 5K loop option on the treadmill. I did it in 42 minutes in a run/walk combo! When walking I did 3.0 mph and when running I did 5.4. I ran 1.25 miles without stopping(about 13 minutes). When I did walk, it was just 1 lap/.25 miles. My goal is to shave that time down. I think it helps that our treadmills have tvs I can plug my headphones into. I find something good and focus on it and the time flies by!
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:07 PM   #2
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That's awesome! Congratulations.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:25 PM   #3
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Congrats! It's a great feeling isn't it? Join us in the Cool Runners thread - lots of new and not-so-new runners there who'd love to hear how you progress!
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:45 PM   #4
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Well congrats girl!! You have reason to be proud
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Watching TV while working out definitely helps me - otherwise I just stare at the countdown time and wish for it to go faster! Putting a towel over it does not help me either... I just keep pushing it aside to check how I'm doing
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I know. they say not to watch tv/read while you do cardio. But as much as I love music, it doesn't help me take my mind off the ticking clock! Yesterday it was a special on the Travel Channel about Disney World and today I caught up on some trashy MTV reality. Who knows what I'll do tomorrow? Maybe Oprah?
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they say not to watch tv/read while you do cardio.
Really?? WHY?!
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:24 PM   #8
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Really?? WHY?!
Because they say it distracts you from doing higher intensity and you slack off by reading or watching TV... But if you set the speed on a treadmill and you watch the tube, you get your intensity no matter what... IMHO ....
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I think reading is different to watching the telly on this one. There's no way I can do proper work on the treadmill while flipping through a magazine. TV is probably ok (although when I'm exercising at a high level of intensity, I tend to see only red and can't focus much on anything). I see one of my colleagues at the gym *grading essays* while using the recumbent bike! My suspicion is that neither the exercise nor the grading can possibly get done properly like this! But I do read magazines on the elliptical. Whatever gets you exercising.
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If my NordicTrack were by a television, I know it would get a lot more use than it does (which is not at all at this point). Besides, if I used the NordicTrack, my dog wouldn't get to go for a run!!! Now I have to go see my parents in two weeks. There's going to be snow up in SLC and I don't know if I'll be able to get out and run (and who wants to run sans dog!). So I'm thinking I might use their treadmill (if it still works) and if I do, I'm sure I'll be doing it with the TV on!!
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I think reading is the same as watching TV, as long as you're propping the book up on something and not trying to hold it steady yourself. YMMV...
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I used to try and read magazines while on the Elliptical, but the up and down movement made it difficult. The TV is much easier! I just get absorbed and keep on trucking!
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