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Jogging in my older age
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RE: Jogging in my older age
(August 30, 2018 at 5:36 pm)chimp3 Wrote: I joined a gym last fall. I have lost over 40 lbs. I am 59 years old and have not ran in over 15 years. 3 weeks ago I started running again. I run on an indoor track between weight sets. So , I do bench presses then run 1/5 of a mile. Then move to next weight set. Ran 1 to 1.5 miles daily 5 days a week for two weeks then developed bilateral runners knees. I enjoy running but am.going to have to rethink things. I think I was not using proper form (heel to toe) and pounding the ground in an oafish way. Bought real running shoes and will try again next week or two. If injury recurrs it is back to the speed rope, eliptical, and swimming. I might try spinning.

Good luck. Draughts and pizzas going your way.
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RE: Jogging in my older age
(August 30, 2018 at 6:59 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(August 30, 2018 at 5:36 pm)chimp3 Wrote: I joined a gym last fall. I have lost over 40 lbs. I am 59 years old and have not ran in over 15 years. 3 weeks ago I started running again. I run on an indoor track between weight sets. So , I do bench presses then run 1/5 of a mile. Then move to next weight set. Ran 1 to 1.5 miles daily 5 days a week for two weeks then developed bilateral runners knees. I enjoy running but am.going to have to rethink things. I think I was not using proper form (heel to toe) and pounding the ground in an oafish way. Bought real running shoes and will try again next week or two. If injury recurrs it is back to the speed rope, eliptical, and swimming. I might try spinning.

Good luck. Draughts and pizzas going your way.
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RE: Jogging in my older age
(August 30, 2018 at 5:36 pm)chimp3 Wrote: I joined a gym last fall. I have lost over 40 lbs. I am 59 years old and have not ran in over 15 years. 3 weeks ago I started running again. I run on an indoor track between weight sets. So , I do bench presses then run 1/5 of a mile. Then move to next weight set. Ran 1 to 1.5 miles daily 5 days a week for two weeks then developed bilateral runners knees. I enjoy running but am.going to have to rethink things. I think I was not using proper form (heel to toe) and pounding the ground in an oafish way. Bought real running shoes and will try again next week or two. If injury recurrs it is back to the speed rope, eliptical, and swimming. I might try spinning.

The elliptical is great substitute for runners who can't run anymore.
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RE: Jogging in my older age
Or biking. I am a former runner, but a knee injury (not running related) fucked it up. I don't get any knee pain from biking and it's way more fun than running. Plus if you are in a city, it's faster than a car in many situations.
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Many years ago I fell into a killer deal on a giant Nautilus elliptical machine. I used it for a few years, and was way better fit in the cardiovascular sense, but never lost a friggin' pound.  Dodgy I ended up selling it for a profit and walking the streets in the morning for a lot less money. Tongue  Didn't lose weight that way, either. I got tired of that crap after walking through enough cobwebs that if I had encountered them all at once, I'd've been triced up in a tree and eaten at their leisure. Undecided
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RE: Jogging in my older age
(August 30, 2018 at 10:36 pm)Kit Wrote:
(August 30, 2018 at 5:36 pm)chimp3 Wrote: I joined a gym last fall. I have lost over 40 lbs. I am 59 years old and have not ran in over 15 years. 3 weeks ago I started running again. I run on an indoor track between weight sets. So , I do bench presses then run 1/5 of a mile. Then move to next weight set. Ran 1 to 1.5 miles daily 5 days a week for two weeks then developed bilateral runners knees. I enjoy running but am.going to have to rethink things. I think I was not using proper form (heel to toe) and pounding the ground in an oafish way. Bought real running shoes and will try again next week or two. If injury recurrs it is back to the speed rope, eliptical, and swimming. I might try spinning.

The elliptical is great substitute for runners who can't run anymore.

That's not really a substitute though.  I just can't get into it.

About 8 years ago, I was 80 kg of fitness on wheels.  I ran 12km 3x a week, and hiked 2 hours (more like running on a mountain) 2 days.  I ran a 6 minute mile in-gym almost every day, and I had a 1 mile street course with a hill that I was trying to beat.  I got 6:10 a few times, but I could never beat that damned goal.

Then I got hip problems (like the ball and socket), and had to take a long break.  I was eating like a guy who exercised hard a couple hours a day, and I ballooned up to 115kg.

For me, leaving a physical place and arriving at another place was a huge rush.  I'd push myself the last 1k of my run, sprint full-speed the last 200m, and collapse right after I touched my front door.  I loved that feeling.

I'm now down to about 108kg, and hoping to get to about 95kg by January, and down to 80kg again next year.  I'm doing it almost all in the kitchen-- only very moderate exercise, but only 2 meals a day.

My goal-- almost my reason for living-- is to be able to run again.  But at my age (about 46) if I blow anything out again, I reckon that will be me, done.
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RE: Jogging in my older age
(August 30, 2018 at 5:12 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: I've outrun thread fall on Pern. Of course I was a fifteen year old girl then.

"Was"?
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