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Old 05-07-2010, 01:01 PM   #1241
 
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40mins varied resistance/incline on the elliptical this morning.

Divegirl - if you have access to an elliptical machine, I highly recommend it. My knees are bad too (which is scary because I'm only 25!), but they don't bother me at all on a nice smooth elliptical.
Thanks. I do enjoy a bit of elliptical, especially in the colder months - it's definitely a great workout! I'm a bit bummed about running in particular because my tri-sport club has all these great workouts and fun little sprint triathlons coming up, but I don't think I can take it.
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Hi gals, did my 1hr zumba today. Had my audition and think it went well

DG, what happened to your knee? You might find barefoot running a gentler approach to running. Worth a shot, if you start out nice and slow.
cleanign house is a great workout too, btw! Nice ride
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I went to my cousin's college track meet today. Watching all those runners made me want to try running again!

The yoga studio I go to is offering a summer special - $200 for unlimited classes for 3 months. I was already thinking about trying to go a few more times a week while my schedule is more open this summer, and I think this is the extra incentive I needed!

So expect to see more from me in the future here...
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hey Badger! Looking forward to seeing more of you and your runs to report

yesterday I did about 1.5hrs zumba and attempted a run with kids, we got about 1/2mi in. It was cold and I was crabby so we called it quits. Heading out there for a run this am, it's friggin cold though so we'lls ee how barefoot goes.
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Really? Barefoot running is easier on the knees?

I had some pretty serious falls (on hardpack snow/ice) when I was first learning to snowboard and my knees have never been the same. That was back when I was 14.. bleh! I was running every day in high school and for most of college despite that, but it seems to have gotten worse since then. Elliptical is a good compromise for me though.

Anyway, my elliptical has all these different "programs" that I was afraid to try at first because I thought they'd be super hard, but I tried one yesterday and today called "Fatburner." Very cute name, eh? It was HARD, but it felt good. It goes up and down in incline and resistance. My legs were extremely tired afterward, but I felt very accomplished.
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you'd be amazed, Aussie, at how differently and gently you learn to run barefoot. I used to get achy knees and hip pain on my right side after every long run...esp if the cushioning in my shoes was broken down. I haven't had one bit of ache in either knees or hip since starting barefoot running my runs range from 2mi-13mi. With running in a cushioning shoe, the cushioning is well cushioning the impact but it isn't preventing the overall stress that is put on feet, ankles, knees and hips. Not that it's barefoot that is the answer, it's the running form that is the key. IMO
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2mi speedwork run and 1hr belly dance today
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you'd be amazed, Aussie, at how differently and gently you learn to run barefoot. I used to get achy knees and hip pain on my right side after every long run...esp if the cushioning in my shoes was broken down. I haven't had one bit of ache in either knees or hip since starting barefoot running my runs range from 2mi-13mi. With running in a cushioning shoe, the cushioning is well cushioning the impact but it isn't preventing the overall stress that is put on feet, ankles, knees and hips. Not that it's barefoot that is the answer, it's the running form that is the key. IMO
Huh, I'm not sure if I'd actually feel comfortable running barefoot outside, but I might give those "barefoot shoes" a try.

Another 30 minute "fat burner" workout this AM. My legs are feeling RIPPED (in a good way!).
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:20 PM   #1249
 
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Well I didn't do any dedicated cardio over the weekend but I cleaned my home-to-be from top to bottom - dusting, sweeping, squeegeeing, vacuuming cobwebs and paint chips, scrubbing/washing fridge, freezer, oven, stove, two bathrooms, windows, shining the hardwood floors ... surely that counts?!

Hitting the gym for ~45 mins of cardio tonight and hopefully ~20 mile bike tomorrow.
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Full body weights yesterday.

Physio tonight (nerve stretching is not fun)

Probably a bit of cardio tomorrow after work, depending on how my leg feels after physio today.
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Really? Barefoot running is easier on the knees?

I had some pretty serious falls (on hardpack snow/ice) when I was first learning to snowboard and my knees have never been the same. That was back when I was 14.. bleh! I was running every day in high school and for most of college despite that, but it seems to have gotten worse since then. Elliptical is a good compromise for me though.
I did the same thing when I was learning to snowboard. My knees click a lot now and I find the elliptical better for my knees too.
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I was going to run this morning, but my allergies were really bad, so I lifted weights instead.

I'm hoping to make myself wake up early enough to go to a 6:30 am yoga class tomorrow. Hopefully posting this here will make me actually do it!
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I'm hoping to make myself wake up early enough to go to a 6:30 am yoga class tomorrow. Hopefully posting this here will make me actually do it!

Oops! I overslept by a LOT. Yoga will probably have to wait until tomorrow, but I'm going to either walk/run or do an exercise DVD tonight.
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45 mins cardio and no limp! Yay!
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nice job keeping up the workouts everyone. did about 25mi of zumba today, practicing for our showcase. skipped tonights' class, have a achy stomach.

Aussie, it does take some getting used to
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:22 AM   #1256
 
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Good work, ladies!

I didn't bike in yesterday because of the rain, so instead I lifted and did ~45 minutes on the stairstepper & treadmill.

Tonight is swim team, so about an hour swimming in the river (unless these storms come through) or in the pool.
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30 min interval program on my elliptical. It was pretty hard, but I kept up with it the whole time!
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Great work, everyone! You're all really inspiring!

I lifted weights last night. I am seeing more definition in my arms and shoulders. If I can lose the last layer of fat that's covering them, I will have guns!

My SO's graduation ceremony for his Ph.D. is tonight, so no workout tonight (unless you count climbing lots of stairs at the arena where it's held), but I'm planning to go to a yoga class on Saturday morning.
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Another interval program today. That thing seriously kicks my butt. I am sweating BUCKETS when I'm done!

That's great, Badger Curls! I haven't gotten back into weights yet, but I know I should... Maybe this weekend I'll work out a routine for myself on that front.
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LikeAustralia - your results are really inspiring me! And Mamacurl, you're always inspiring!

I did 15 minutes of intervals (sprinting 30 seconds, powerwalking 2 minutes) on the treadmill to warm up, then lifted.

I keep missing yoga - my schedule is all out of whack and I need to get into a summer routine. I'm hoping to go at least twice next week.
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