how long do u spend on a treadmill?

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SOT: How much does walking help your "cardio" when it's time to run or jog? :lupe:

To increase your aerobic level you need to spend more times in the lower zones. And what happens is your body acclimates, learns to do more while utilizing less of your bodies energy.

I'm actually involved in a training program specially for running. I have to do long cardio runs for like 2hr 20mins in a HR zone of like 130bpm.

I used to say it sucked. Because I can run fast and hard, and I enjoy running faster. But now that my aerobic zone is well conditioned my cruise speed is pretty fast. I can jog like 9 minute miles for 10 miles straight and not gas myself out.

There's definitely a method to the madness. But then again I actually sign up and compete in local races. 5k's and 10ks

You don't get better by running hard or running fast. 80% of your runs need to be low and slow. And although you find comfort in it and can go long at such an easy pace. You'll want to stop at 15 miles. Even when training for a marathon you don't run a full marathon. Just a little over half.
 

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To increase your aerobic level you need to spend more times in the lower zones. And what happens is your body acclimates, learns to do more while utilizing less of your bodies energy.

I'm actually involved in a training program specially for running. I have to do long cardio runs for like 2hr 20mins in a HR zone of like 130bpm.

I used to say it sucked. Because I can run fast and hard, and I enjoy running faster. But now that my aerobic zone is well conditioned my cruise speed is pretty fast. I can jog like 9 minute miles for 10 miles straight and not gas myself out.

There's definitely a method to the madness. But then again I actually sign up and compete in local races. 5k's and 10ks

You don't get better by running hard or running fast. 80% of your runs need to be low and slow. And although you find comfort in it and can go long at such an easy pace. You'll want to stop at 15 miles. Even when training for a marathon you don't run a full marathon. Just a little over half.
Way better explanation than I had :salute:
 

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Treadmills are rough during spring and summer. It's too nice to be cooped up. But when it's too rainy I still get at least an hour on it. Depends on what my training goal is. I'll either run 10k in an hour, or sometimes slow it down even further and do a half marathon. When you run 6.2 miles it's easy to say, well just finish off 7. Then when you get 7 it's only 3 more miles to an even 10. Then when you hit 10 your (I'm) like, well might as well run 3 more and have completed a half marathon.
 

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Way better explanation than I had :salute:

Yeah man. Running is fun and enjoyable. It's a hobby I wish I picked up sooner. My hobby was cycling. In my peak I rode 3000 miles in a season. You couldn't stop me from being on a bike. Now I'm running and I love it maybe even a little more. Probably because of the races. Hard to find a good bike race and even then you're limited by equipment. Running, is just you. I run the same routes I've ridden and it just feels good. I've always enjoyed running, I don't know why it took me so long to make it one of my hobbies. But it is now and I highly recommend it.
 

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10 mins just to warm up to hit the weights. For my fellow skinny fat nikkas who trying to lose them love handles

 
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To increase your aerobic level you need to spend more times in the lower zones. And what happens is your body acclimates, learns to do more while utilizing less of your bodies energy.

I'm actually involved in a training program specially for running. I have to do long cardio runs for like 2hr 20mins in a HR zone of like 130bpm.

I used to say it sucked. Because I can run fast and hard, and I enjoy running faster. But now that my aerobic zone is well conditioned my cruise speed is pretty fast. I can jog like 9 minute miles for 10 miles straight and not gas myself out.

There's definitely a method to the madness. But then again I actually sign up and compete in local races. 5k's and 10ks

You don't get better by running hard or running fast. 80% of your runs need to be low and slow. And although you find comfort in it and can go long at such an easy pace. You'll want to stop at 15 miles. Even when training for a marathon you don't run a full marathon. Just a little over half.
How long did it take to hit 9 minute miles with this method?
 

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How long did it take to hit 9 minute miles with this method?
I can sprint a 7 min maybe 6 something but as far as running a constant speed for more than 30 mins I've never really ever tried or trained.

I started running 10k's a few years ago. But never really trained just ran hard.

Now that I'm training in zones and doing specific workouts I've been doing that since December. It's kind of hard to pinpoint where I started because I jumped into training.

My training started me out just running for 30mins a day in zn 2 for like a month. Then 40 mins then 50 mins, then 1hr, 1h 20min....Now there's days when my workout is to jog for 2hr 20mins.....

By the time I was actually paying attention to my everything in conjunction time+distance+speed and keeping them all in a specific range I went from 11min to 9 in probably 2 months...

Now that I know how it works, I'm really not pushing myself or over exerting myself. Just casually running and it's about 9. By the end of this month it'll probably be 8...we'll see.

I'm figuring out how to balance running and riding. I'm riding to and from work everyday. 30 mile trip, it's not hard at all but it's the equivalent of running 10 miles a day. So we will see.
 

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I can sprint a 7 min maybe 6 something but as far as running a constant speed for more than 30 mins I've never really ever tried or trained.

I started running 10k's a few years ago. But never really trained just ran hard.

Now that I'm training in zones and doing specific workouts I've been doing that since December. It's kind of hard to pinpoint where I started because I jumped into training.

My training started me out just running for 30mins a day in zn 2 for like a month. Then 40 mins then 50 mins, then 1hr, 1h 20min....Now there's days when my workout is to jog for 2hr 20mins.....

By the time I was actually paying attention to my everything in conjunction time+distance+speed and keeping them all in a specific range I went from 11min to 9 in probably 2 months...

Now that I know how it works, I'm really not pushing myself or over exerting myself. Just casually running and it's about 9. By the end of this month it'll probably be 8...we'll see.

I'm figuring out how to balance running and riding. I'm riding to and from work everyday. 30 mile trip, it's not hard at all but it's the equivalent of running 10 miles a day. So we will see.
I’ve done 8 miles since this post. I’ll see where I’m at after 4 weeks.
 

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Usually an hour and I'll do around 4.5-5 miles total. It's basically

Run the first mile at about 7.5 (usually I finish the first mile in 8 mins or so)
After that I'll walk for a quarter mile (around 4.0) and then run a quarter mile (about 6.5) and keep doing that until the hour is over.


Usually no incline, so it's just pure jogging. Only do it once or twice a week though.
 
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