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October 15th, 2008

Running Blog @ 11:54 pm

Current Location: Home
Current Mood: contemplative contemplative

Because of it's limited general interest, I have created a blog related to my running project under my Blogger account.

My goals with the running program are to improve my health, meet the performance requirements of the US Air Force, and ultimately run a marathon.

I will note significant milestone here, but the boring details will be over there.

 
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From:ilanarama
Date:October 17th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
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Hey, it's of interest to ME!
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From:traveller42
Date:October 17th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
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And at least partly your fault :-)
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From:ilanarama
Date:October 17th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
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You might check into the Couch to 5K program. It's real popular with people getting into running (or getting back into running) from being out of shape. There's even an lj community: couch_to_5k. askesis, who's also on my flist, is doing this program and it's working for him, I think.
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From:traveller42
Date:October 17th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the info. I will see how that program meshes with the one I'm developing. I'll probably incorporate elements as I go along. I'm keeping a collection of bookmarks to items that support this effort.

As noted in the running blog, a 5K is in my future. I have a shorter fuse goal to do well on the 1.5 mile run I have to do for the USAF. This also has a muscular strength element that I also want to do well.

There is a site with a program to address all aspects of the USAF Fit-to-Fight program with the goal of scoring 100% against the standard. It also has a separate starting point if you cannot already run continuously for 30 minutes.

Likely, a program targeting 5K will also address my 1.5 miles needs. All I need to add to that is the additional effort for the pushup and crunch elements of the test. If I can reduce the load to be carried by ~30 lbs, that will just make the task easier.

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