I'm glad Joe made this poll, because I wanted to see if anyone else here does any running.
I need to take up running. I think it would help with stamina and I think it would just help me feel better.
I have mild exercise-induced asthma but nothing that would keep me from running.
I have no idea how to start as far as pace or distance. I don't want to end up running cross-country like Forest Gump.
Ok....the first rule to remember is that if you ain't been running---don't try to run a ****load of miles. You gotta build up to it.
Start with something low for the first month....say 1/2 mile each day (every other day).
Then once you've become comfortable with that up it to a full mile.
Ideally you'll wanna get to the point where you can run for 30 minutes and not stop. But by doing that, you'll obviously run more than a mile or 2 and kill yourself. Take it easy. If you're not gonna run---do the bike for 30 minutes. If you do the eliptical---please remember that it's lower impact than actual running. So you'll have to double the time on the machine in order to match the same effects of 30 minute jog. So yeah...those of you doing the eliptical for 20-30 minutes need to step it up a bit longer. Congrats on actually taking a step towards fitness....but you need to do it longer.
Right now I have my entire squadron run a mile and 1/2 on Mon and Fri. On Wed we do intervals. So that means we run one lap and do some kinda calenstenic, then run another lap. It doesn't really work when you're alone.....but within a group it forces you guys to stay together as a group. So the slower ones are forced to keep up. The faster ones can go ahead since you don't want to impeed on their progress. And since there's a small break for calestenics in between each lap---we run 2 miles.
Hope that helps. Yay for Doom being the Unit Fitness Program Manager.
Can you send me the thomas jane workout or give a link?
I'll search for the link. If I can['t find it I'll PM you.