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42 Hours and Counting July 25, 2012

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Good Luck and stay Tough- You will be amazingly strong when you survive this and your lungs will re-grow and rebuild. Keep it up.


5 Tips for Staying Entertained on the Treadmill

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Not much of a Treadmill guy BUT I do use the Concept 2 Rower as my cross training and impact free Cardio workout.

Run On

It has been a HOT summer here in Nashville. Which means I’ve been hitting the treadmill more than the trail over the past two months.

Here are five tips I’ve found useful for getting in a good run on and not tiring of the treadmill:

1. Speed It Up.

The treadmill is great for improving your running time. You can focus on how fast you’re running, as opposed to simply enjoying the beautiful scenery that is easy to get lost in when you run outside. Try pushing yourself on the treadmill and altering your speed in 1-2 minute intervals. Sprint for 1-2 minutes and then recover at a slower, comfortable pace for one minute. Repeat over the course of 3-4 miles and you’ll be gassed at the end.

2. Interval Train.

The nice thing about running at the gym is that you have weights nearby. Kick your workout into high…

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Workout- Getting stronger and legs feeling better- Not NORMAL but better July 23, 2012

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Good long brisk walk and leg workout after. Feeling good and will add some time and distance and soon do some running as well.


Series of articles to follow July 17, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — bigfootmarty @ 7:15 pm

I am working on the “guts ” of 2 different series articles. One will address cross-training and exercises to do and programs to follow.


The other will take a new runner from start-up to any distance race, with a safe and fun completion.


Walking: Good for the legs and head. July 9, 2012

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WOW walking really does get me in shape.     I have followed the Jeff Galloway training program for a number of years. The balanced combination of walking and running in every workout has helped limit and even eliminate pain in my already damaged knees.  It also helped me do well in several marathons and halfs       

Now that my bad knee has really been bothering me I have embraced walking as the exercise of choice.  I lace up my running shoes and hit the road for a brisk walk and get the heart pumping and according to my HRM I am reaching a good training zone.       

This has focused my training as well.  I do some walks as I would train for races.  Up-Tempo walks,   hill work and some L.S.D. 

The side benefit of this is for my head;  getting out even with some pain ,  I have maintained a reasonable level of sanity by getting out and sweating on a regular basis.Image


Leg getting stronger- Struggling to run when I shouldn’t July 8, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — bigfootmarty @ 10:01 pm

 I have been having success walking and following the suggestions in Chi Walking and  Chi Running. Adding mileage this week and some additional leg exercises and flexibility work

Core is getting better and at 49 the body feels solid. What will it all look like when I can go 5-6 miles running?


Standing Lunges

Good Mornings-    All  for legs

Stretch bands for strength and resistance and buying sand for sand bags for strength and power- to balance out push-ups and later dips.