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Old 08-01-2011, 09:20 AM   #1
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Any runners in the crowd?

I started running for fitness and health. I'm considerably overweight. I started the Running Room Learn to Run program and have done better than I expected. I'm now 'running' for about 1.5 miles, doing intervals of running with a minute of walking. Right now I am up to 8:1! I've lost about 8 pounds so really enjoying that.

Any other RVer runners?
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:19 AM   #2
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hi bear
yes - runner here too

one of thing i do when checking into a new park is ask about running routes from the park
i do get interesting responses; some parks have great suggestions and even maps while others look at me oddly and have no idea what i am asking about

one of things i love about running is the ability to get a wonderful sense of "where" we are (an example; one of my most memorable was staying in the redwoods and going for my morning run there)

regards, pdq
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Actually, it's Terapin - Sorry, I should have been clearer. Bear is more suited to caber-tossing than running.

On our last trip I was able to run through parts of Algonquin Park - that was beautiful. It is one of the things I like about the sport - all my things fit into a very small portable bag. Funny story: I have a Garmin GPS watch and it must have gotten tripped after my run was finished and was on through my drive home. My stats looked like I had run 300 miles, with an average speed of 45 MPH! That's about a 12x increase for me!

I look forward to running in some of the places we are planning to camp in the future (planning a cross-country trip from Toronto to California and back). One of the places we are visiting is Sequoia NP.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:47 PM   #4
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RV parks are great places to run or walk. One of the first things we do is scope out an area that is long enough and safe enough.
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Wish I could. Twenty three + years in the USMC taught me how to run, but with both ACL's reconstructed, one knee replaced, and the other needing replaced, my running days are over.

However, my son, presently on active duty in the USMC and is 47 years young, runs the Marine Corps Marathon. This year his time was 3 hours 53 minutes for 26 miles.
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I can't say I run and glad you are doing it for health reasons. Nothing like a scare in health to change your life. I walk the campgrounds and when my hip allows me I ride my bike with the family. I enjoy the walking (expecially with the dogs) and looking at others setup. Then its back to the spot - relax in my chair - pop a cold beverage and relax for the day.

Good luck on your weight loss and hang in there. Believe me its well worth the effort.

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Just started running again...was getting way too lazy...I try and run 5 days a week about 1.5 miles. It takes me about 20 mins. I've lost 10 lbs and feel great in the 3 weeks I been back at it...Head phones on, Pearl Jam cranking, a run is a great stress reliever... Peace...D
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Nope, 21 years Army Infantry, had enough running, knees and hips worn out. The only reason to run now is fire or DW.
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Nope, 21 years Army Infantry, had enough running, knees and hips worn out. The only reason to run now is fire or DW.
X2 25 years Army, I don't even run when it's raining. Take it slow no reason to run to the end.
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At the speed I run it's called walking.
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I can't say I run and glad you are doing it for health reasons. Nothing like a scare in health to change your life. I walk the campgrounds and when my hip allows me I ride my bike with the family. I enjoy the walking (expecially with the dogs) and looking at others setup. Then its back to the spot - relax in my chair - pop a cold beverage and relax for the day.

Good luck on your weight loss and hang in there. Believe me its well worth the effort.

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My only health scare was turning 39 and feeling that I didn't want to be feeling the way I was feeling for the 60 more years I intend to be living!

The weight loss is happening - which I love! Thanks for the support.
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Just started running again...was getting way too lazy...I try and run 5 days a week about 1.5 miles. It takes me about 20 mins. I've lost 10 lbs and feel great in the 3 weeks I been back at it...Head phones on, Pearl Jam cranking, a run is a great stress reliever... Peace...D
Lots of similarities here - not a runner before - up to about 1.6-1.8 miles. Takes me about 25 minutes. I am slow still. Hope to get up to a faster speed once I have some more endurance. Going for a 5 k in 4 weeks - eek!

I have lost about 10-11 pounds after gaining some when I started running. I have about 60 pounds to go, or so. But hey, who's counting! Just got back from a run now - I like to run to alt. rock and 70s rock - I find Led Zeppelin motivating, some Aerosmith, some current alternative stuff good- I need a beat and some rhythm to keep me going.
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I can't run, the impact bothers the metal plate in my leg.
I do love to walk and hike, and lately have been trying to do more bicycling.
On my list to lose another 20 pounds, on top of the ten I lost this past year.
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I've been at it for 40 years (36 with the Army). Ran a 10 K last SAT while camping in WI (one week of leave). Have plans for FORT2BASE run at FT Sheridan IL for the 9/11 memorial. Only have to run 2 miles for the Army twice a year (my rule is when I was in my 20's run it in 11mins, now in my 50's it's 14mins). I enjoy the long runs on the hiking trails some are challenging all are enjoyable......then its back to the site and a whiskey and cigar for relaxing....after all I am on leave.
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