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Old 01-25-2011, 04:42 AM   #1
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Just Registered For My First 5K!

I'm really enjoying the workouts and I really feel like I'm getting in shape, so I took the plunge and registered for my first ever 5K RUN!

It's next month [19th] so I have a bit more time get ready. Since the game was released I've been at it quite hard. Recently, I have been working toward the 621 mile running achievement by 'running' about 40-45 minutes a night. I know this is not real running but my stamina is good and my heart rate stays about 145-150, which for a 45 year old man [198 lbs] is about right.

So knee braces and ice packs on stand-by. I'll let you all know how it turns out.
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:11 PM   #2
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Fantastic. I have been dedicated and haven't missed a workout since I started and my legs finally do not ache. I look forward to seeing how well you do on your run!
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Congrats. It's nice to see games leading to more activity. 5ks are fun. You'll enjoy it.
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Congrats! That's awesome!
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:09 AM   #5
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So the race is tomorrow and I'm as ready as I'm going to get.

Video games training does not translate quite as well to actual running as I thought. Running is hard. Not so much on my legs and it is on my breathing / stamina.

The time I spent on EA Sports Active 2 really helped me to lose some weight and build my muscles up. My legs muscles are like rock! It didn't do too much to help with really pushing my endurance though. Breathing is by far the hardest part when I run.

I have been building up slowly and actually did 3 miles last Tuesday evening! It took me a couple of days to recover my thigh muscles, but I'm ready to go again.

I'll post back here once I'm done and hope to have some pictures.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:53 PM   #7
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Anyone know how to upload pictures?

I've tried everything and can't get it right



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Old 02-20-2011, 10:10 PM   #8
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Anyone know how to upload pictures?

I've tried everything and can't get it right


You have to upload it onto a different site, then click the "insert image" button up top. From there, paste your image url from the other site into it. That should work...

Congrats on the 5k too!
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:55 PM   #9
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You have to upload it onto a different site, then click the "insert image" button up top. From there, paste your image url from the other site into it. That should work...

Congrats on the 5k too!
Thanks - I'd tried that and still not getting it.

Anyway out of 444 people, I came 142nd. Out of my group [45-49] I came 9th out of 19. My time was 32 minutes.

If you guys ever get to see the picture it had just stopped raining!! It was 44 F and windy rain - ugh.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:05 PM   #10
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That's an awesome success story! I hope you keep at it, and congratulations on your run. 9th place!
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:22 PM   #12
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I'm still at the fitness thing, but have taken to hiking lately. Here is a recent trip captured through EveryTrail [an awesome app].

http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1166905
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:19 AM   #13
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Wow you're crazy. 32 miles is too far to walk!
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