(Closed) Running versus walking

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Bubble=Bursted πŸ™ now I have to run instead of happily walking along thinking im “working hard” lol. darn it! I have known that running is better but I have tricked myself into thinking walking was good enough. Now this will ruin my ability to be lazy!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Thanks for sharing this. I had a friend try telling me that you burn more walking than running recently. Now I can back myself up.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Thanks for sharing!  Understanding the science behind fitness is always helpful.  And it’s true, running is a great core workout.  Everytime I start running again after a prolonged break, I’m always surprised by how sore my abs are. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

How interesting! Thanks for sharing! =D

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@WillyNilly:

Yikes, not a runner here, more of a yoga girl, lol.  I just can’t run!  I can dance, walk, swim, ride a bicycle and yes, am even great on an elliptical, but I’m not a runner.   I’m not sure why, maybe it’s because I have bad knees?  Embarassed  And asthma?  I just suck at it!

At any rate, GREAT! 

Thanks for further knowledge that my workouts will never be good enough!  Ha!  πŸ˜‰

Any tips to get me started running this late in life?  Can anyone in their mid-40’s who’s never run before finally ever learn to do it?

  

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I always wished it was true, but the stomach doesn’t lie– I get skinny running, I do not get skinny from walking. 

As an aside, I ran 4 miles at the gym last night (becuase it is wicked hot out) and then walked 2 miles each way to the bar for dinner. The waitress remarked, isn’t it so great that you burned just as many calories walking here as you did at the gym. Um, no. You should see the difference in sweat and exhuastion. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Sunfire:  If you hate running, and you love all those other things, I don’t see a reason to force yourself!!  You’re still getting all the benefits for your heart, lungs, blood pressure, mood, etc. And the article didn’t compare running to anything except walking. No reason to give up the exercise you like for exercise you don’t like.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Sunfire:  many people highly reccommend the couch to 5k program- it is a run/walk interval program, and gradually you build from more walking than running to more running than walking.

Also- if you have any sort of joint issues it might be worthwhile to look into getting a stride analysis.  I don’t mean the one where you go to a running specialty store and have them look at your foot & your stride and help fit you into a pair of shoes, while that is necessary!!  I mean the kind where you go to a sports performance clinic and they videotape you running on a treadmill & break it down in slow motion.  A very well experienced runner working at a running store might be able to help quite a lot, but for people with major issues with joints should go the extra step before embarking on a rigorous training schedule.  A wonky gait can lead to stress injuries πŸ™

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Sunfire:  I agree with DaneLady that you should try an interval program like Couch to 5k.  Also, you can run with asthma.  I use it as an excuse to but really it is only a problem if I don’t listen to my body and don’t use my inhaler when I need to (before not being able to breathe).

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Thanks, everyone!  I think I will start with some interval training.  In fact, my FI had suggested the walk/run program not too long ago because we work out together most of the time.

Maybe there’s still hope, lol . . .

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@DaneLady:   Thanks for the stride analysis tip, too, I’ll look into that.  πŸ™‚

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