What for do you run?

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17/11/2012 at 06:10

Haaaaaaaa!!!!  I know!! About to go for a run

PSC    pirate
17/11/2012 at 06:24
Swimming for me today. Variation is the spice of life. But normally would already be out there plodding!
19/11/2012 at 05:58

Fitness and general body coniditioning. Also gives me something to do.


20/11/2012 at 10:14

As someone else said, it is easier than giving up eating and drinking.

I originally decided running would be my smoking replacement, which worked but now I really enjoy it and pushing myself to see what else I can achieve.

Also, kind of like the aching feeling from running, means I have been working and makes me feel more alive.

20/11/2012 at 10:41
PAC76 wrote (see)

Also, Kind of like the aching feeling from running, means I have been working and makes me feel more alive.

Don't know how long you've been running for but if it's a year or so, make the most of it.  It will go (or at least it did with me) after a few years of constant running.

I too used to love that feeling, made me realise i'd done some hard miles.  These days, most of my runs are easy/steady and I feel nothing in my legs after.  The only time I feel it a bit is after tempo runs or races, 9 out of 10 runs just don't give me that feeling any more and I actually miss it.

20/11/2012 at 10:58

Been at it for over 4 years now.

I am bit a sadistic in that I do go looking for hills when out running, if I just run on a flat route a) it's boring and b) I would not get the aching feeling and wouldnt feel like I'd tried.


20/11/2012 at 11:25

I started as a way to help me loose weight. Had to stop and lose weight before I could actually run. Once I'd done that I found I love it , like others it's a good way to sort out your mind, also I have a sedentary job so getting some exercise helps me feel better over all.

I love the views the fresh air and the feeling of being away from it all, just me and the world. My running is my me time.

Bug has now firmly bitten and I'm not liking my month off after my first marathon, I want to be back out there running.

20/11/2012 at 12:55

I started when a much healthier friend mentioned London marathon and I thought "heh, 10 months, I could do that." Within a few months I felt much healthier and people were constantly commenting on how much better I looked so I stuck at it even after giving up on London. As someone who always seems to have internal conflicts an hour or so out running is usually the best solution, and I'm much better mentally when I get back home. The weight loss wasn't an intention, but given that I started pretty hard (I was doing 8-12k 5-6 times a week for the first 3 months, even if to begin with that was mostly walked) the weight loss came pretty quick and by the end of the summer (I started in May) I was down 3 stone and, even though my training died down over the colder months and I tended towards weight training and biking, I was ~40% lighter in a year when May came back around. I wasn't bothered about this originally, but positive comments and having to rebuy much smaller clothes has helped confidence and stuff too, I guess.

I think the mental point is the main thing, it's the best way to relax and resolve your problems. Oh also, it's free and makes you feel good in general.

23/11/2012 at 13:51

I started running to lose weight because I live very far from any gym or pool and walking wasn't doing the business.  I absolutely love running when I'm out there and after I'm finished but dragging myself out the door seems to be the biggest challenge.....

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