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#316109 - 07/22/10 03:15 PM Re: PS3 BD [Re: Ichigo_Kurosaki]
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Like Chris I also watch 8-12 hours a day thought that goes up to around 18 or more on days off. I am also w/o a TV connection so my use is mostly targeted disc and internet. I do listen to random music Iíve ripped off internet radio for new bands I might like.

Same here on the sleep around 6 hours or less. Another thing on sleep is supposedly you sleep less as you get older which seems to be the case for me. However, about once a week I do sleep around 10 hours. Itís the night after I do my long run so my body is wasted.

I can say w/o a doubt Iím getting my monies worth from my HT system. smile
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#316141 - 07/22/10 08:29 PM Re: PS3 BD [Re: grunt]
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Like Chris I also watch 8-12 hours a day thought that goes up to around 18 or more on days off.

Wow! I probably only watch one movie a week.

I waste alluse my recreational time on the forums and reading.
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#316146 - 07/22/10 09:03 PM Re: PS3 BD [Re: fredk]
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LOL I watch at least one movie a day and listen to lots of music. Now with my new system I have been watching more movies though. Since I like PC games too my time is divided between this things and my musical instrument playing hobby. Also I have exercise everyday because of my back condition, so yoga and stretching is part of my routine. smile
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#316197 - 07/22/10 11:57 PM Re: PS3 BD [Re: grunt]
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Originally Posted By: grunt
Itís the night after I do my long run so my body is wasted.


How long is your long run these days? Aren't you the guy who has done ultramarathons?

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#316206 - 07/23/10 12:56 AM Re: PS3 BD [Re: CV]
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Originally Posted By: CV
Originally Posted By: grunt
Itís the night after I do my long run so my body is wasted.


How long is your long run these days? Aren't you the guy who has done ultramarathons?


This time of year a 20-25 miles on the flat is a really long run, which Iíve only done once this month due to temperature. Like last Friday when I went out to run it was 117F. I did 5 miles and nearly died. Typically at work I run 2-4 miles depending on how much time I have and since IĎm usually running around 3-4PM.

Like yesterday my car pool buddy and I ran about 4 miles along the Salt Riverís Rio Salado Project:

http://www.phoenix.gov/RIOSALADO/rionewest.pdf

Today we did the Mormon Trail, Mormon Loop, Javelina Canyon Trail and back around on the flat but it was cooler,100F-90F range, and overcast.

http://phoenix.gov/PARKS/hiksogud.html

Although the temperature is rough the worst part is actually the sun beating down on you. I can almost double my distance at a given temperature if the sun is obscured.

I do have to watch my distances on work days because Iím running on my exercise time and usually have to go back to work on the flight line. We were only able to do the mountain today because we knew that the night mission was going to weather cancel which happens a lot this time of year. Gotta love a job that pays you to keep in shape.

I donít feel like an ulra-runner right now. The last ultra-distance I did was 50K back in May.
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#316208 - 07/23/10 01:09 AM Re: PS3 BD [Re: grunt]
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That's still insane to me. I'd like to run at least a bit, but I'm self-conscious and haven't exactly been feeling motivated to exercise lately. I think having a friend to go run with would help, but it would have to be someone I know well or I'd be even more self-conscious. Ha ha. I'd be pretty happy if I did a few 2-3 mile runs per week, with the occasional 5 mile run thrown in for good measure. I've never actually done a 5 mile run. 3 is about as far as I've gone. I occasionally enjoy the feel of sprinting (or used to), but distance running never quite hooked me. When did you start to love running?

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#316210 - 07/23/10 01:58 AM Re: PS3 BD [Re: CV]
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I watched a guy run 50K once. That was enough for me.
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#316211 - 07/23/10 02:05 AM Re: PS3 BD [Re: fredk]
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That sounds taxing enough, yeah.

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#316214 - 07/23/10 02:28 AM Re: PS3 BD [Re: CV]
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I had asthma as a kid so id didnít run much early on. I didnít start running until my freshman year of high school in the mid 70s. I got my start running the mile and a half home from school. It was a contest with my friend John with whom I shared a last period German class. I would take off straight from class and he would go grab his bike and catch up with me. It was always a contest to see how far I could get before he caught up. Iíve run all my life since then except when I had a broken leg.

My first ďUltra Runď was an accident. I ran the first leg of a 50 mile relay but was a much better runner than the second guy so he asked me to pace him on the second leg. Then the other guys started egging me on and next thing I know I had run all 50 miles. I was totally hooked. Itís not like I hadnít done a few 50 mile forced marches before that anyway.

I use running as a recreational drug. Running mellows me out otherwise Iím normally like ďThe Great Cornholio.Ē I would run before going on a date, before giving a speech or a job interview as a way of self medicating. Except when itís to hot to run fast I can induce a runnerís high almost any time I want. So in many ways running a an addiction for me. Without it I feel like crap, canít sleep, almost put pick-axes through the heads of A-holes who try to cut in front of me in line a Home Depot (came close until he understood I would really do it). So Iíll run at least until I donít have a job that requires piss testing, cause thereís easier ways to release cannabinoids into my brain. wink

If you do want to start running more the best thing you can do is just start going out and doing it.

First get a checkup if you havenít seen doctor in awhile. Get the right running shoes for you. A workout partner can be very helpful in keeping you motivated even on days you might not want to run. I generally prefer to run alone but have been running with my car pool buddy because of a new stupid rule that if itís over 100F you have to have a partner to exercise outdoors on government time. Iím seeking a waiver since I havenít died doing it in the last 35 + years but itís your government were talking about here. Besides at these temperatures Iím not running that fast anyway and having a hot little 22 year old to run with isnít all bad. wink

Clubs can also be fun if you want running to be social. The Hash House Harriers is a great club (I do enjoy hash runs) if you enjoy or want to enjoy running and drinking beer. Because of the nature of a ďHashĒ having false trails the lead runners are always getting sidetracked so slower runners are never left far behind. Also at most Hashes competitive running is punished.

You may or may not be able to achieve a ďrunnerís high,Ē not everyone can. But if you are inclined to try this guide might help:

Runner's High


Also if you do try to take up running get fitted for a good pair of shoes that are right for your feet/gait. Dropping weight which often comes with running also makes running easier. If you havenít been taught how to run before then it wouldnít hurt to find someone to coach you. Good running is not as simple as putting one foot in front of another.

Keep I mind running is not for everyone. You might find your body wonít tolerate it. But if you get proper shoes, learn to run correctly, drop some weight if needed, find interesting places to run, listen to music (I hate that the most), meditate (I often chant mantras while I run, especially when it get very painful), find a partner/club can all help change running from a chore to something fun.

On On!
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#316216 - 07/23/10 02:28 AM Re: PS3 BD [Re: CV]
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Originally Posted By: CV
That's still insane to me. I'd like to run at least a bit, but I'm self-conscious and haven't exactly been feeling motivated to exercise lately. I think having a friend to go run with would help, but it would have to be someone I know well or I'd be even more self-conscious. Ha ha. I'd be pretty happy if I did a few 2-3 mile runs per week, with the occasional 5 mile run thrown in for good measure. I've never actually done a 5 mile run. 3 is about as far as I've gone. I occasionally enjoy the feel of sprinting (or used to), but distance running never quite hooked me. When did you start to love running?
Maybe ig you go chasing after some hot girl that might give you some motivation. LOL
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