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    Anyone jog besides biking?

    I have thighs that I think are not proportioned to the rest of my body..lol. It seems that I can now ride for endless miles without my legs bothering me (besides tiring of course). Yesterday I walked about 2.5 miles after eating some delicious Italian to make up for the wine, and that was about all I could stand - both physically and mentally. For one, I chafe easily; my legs rub together right around my inner thigh. I wasn't so bothered that I couldn't walk, but I could tell there was something starting to happen. How is it that I can bike 30+ miles, but cant walk 2.5 without discomfort?..lol

    The mental part was also aggravating. I kept thinking in the same amount of time I could have traversed at least 11 miles.

    Anyone else in a similar situation?

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    patellar tendinitis in my left knee rules out running, jogging, and steep flights on stairs. couldn't try if I wanted
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    I would like too, but since my knee surgery doc said only low impact, so no running or jogging for me.

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    I jog, I don't have a schedule for it, but every now and then I'll jog behind my 6 year old on his bike. We'll do a couple of miles or so.
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    I'm thinking of starting running. I enjoy biking but have to frequently travel for work and generally I can't take a bike (not even a folding one). The Couch-to-5K program looks like a good way to ease yourself into running, that's what I'm going to try.

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    I don't like the slow moving scenery when I jog. I go pretty slow and use as good of form as I know to use to lessen impact. I'd say I'm trotting versus jogging.

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    The Couch-to-5k program is a good one but I started out walking the 5k then after a few times I would jog between two light poles and walk another block until I was done. Over time I am changing the intervals until suddenly I'll be jogging the whole thing.

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    I use to jog and even used the couch to 5k program. the C-5k is a really good program. especially if you're not a jogger. But at the end of the day, I couldn't keep up with the schedule. Truth is I hated ever minuet I jogged. So, I'm probably not the best benchmark.

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    Cycling is basically a 1 dimensional sport. In "The Time Crunched Cyclist" Carmichael talks about the importance of cross training and uses the example of pro cyclists who live in Boulder and can ride up the mountains but hike up them. Or can't hang with some guys playing basketball. That is why it is a good idea to do other stuff if possible.

    My problem with jogging is arthritis in both of my ankles from 18yrs of playing soccer and planter fasciitis because of my weight.
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    When I get down under 300, I want to do C25k and HIIT. That should be somewhere in the winter, and that's just fine by me.

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    You might think about a pair of tri shorts to help with the chafing.

    Start slowly and build up your walking/jogging times. Fast walking will provide most of the benefits of jogging/running without all the impact issues.

    Good luck and keep moving.............................

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    I started jogging when I was still pretty close to 400 pounds. I wore spandex shorts to help with chaffing issues. Back then I need 5XL shorts, so I had to special order them, but now I get them for practically nothing ($5-10) at Walmart. I never tried the C25K program. Mine was my brother (an ultra marathon runner, btw) waking me up one morning on the couch and saying, "get up - we're running a 5K today." I did follow a similar program over the next several months without even knowing it. I went to the high school track and walked a lap and then jogged as far as I could. Then I walked until I caught my breath and then jogged as far as I could until I did something like 12.5 - 13 laps (roughly a 5K). I entered a few races and got better with each one. As my stamina built up, my confidence grew. I also started to enjoy running. I hate training runs, but I love races. The camaraderie is awesome! And now I feel confident enough as a runner to take on other challenges. I started doing 10K's and even a half marathon. Recently I entered my first ever triathlon.

    And believe it or not, I was riding well over 50 miles and training for my first century back when I couldn't manage jogging 1/4 mile with out falling over. Cross training has absolutely been the key for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psalm View Post
    I jog, I don't have a schedule for it, but every now and then a couple of miles or so.
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    Bike n Running - yup!

    I'm 6'8", about 250 on my way down. I run primarily on the treadmill - especially during the long cold Wisconsin winters and when I travel for work. Typical run is 40 minutes including warmup and cooldown, I shoot for around 4.5 miles in total. I've run 5k and 10k runs - prefer the 5k, truth be known.

    Been bicycling more lately - be interesting to see what effect it has on my running!

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    I jog.

    And thank you for correctly spelling "chafe." I had that problem when walking anything more than a mile or so, but it diminished with weight loss. Until then, try some lycra bike shorts (if you already have some) under your workout shorts, or some UnderArmor compression-type boxers or other tight-fitting undergarments with slightly longer legs.
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    I'm thinking about taking up jogging to mix up my exercise routine. I want to constantly keep my body guessing.
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    Something that often get's overlook is that running/jogging is just one of many cross-training options available. Play basketball, go hiking, swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, surfing, whatever! Mixing it up is a great way to keep your fitness moving forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayre Kulp View Post
    I started jogging when I was still pretty close to 400 pounds. I wore spandex shorts to help with chaffing issues. Back then I need 5XL shorts, so I had to special order them, but now I get them for practically nothing ($5-10) at Walmart. I never tried the C25K program. Mine was my brother (an ultra marathon runner, btw) waking me up one morning on the couch and saying, "get up - we're running a 5K today." I did follow a similar program over the next several months without even knowing it. I went to the high school track and walked a lap and then jogged as far as I could. Then I walked until I caught my breath and then jogged as far as I could until I did something like 12.5 - 13 laps (roughly a 5K). I entered a few races and got better with each one. As my stamina built up, my confidence grew. I also started to enjoy running. I hate training runs, but I love races. The camaraderie is awesome! And now I feel confident enough as a runner to take on other challenges. I started doing 10K's and even a half marathon. Recently I entered my first ever triathlon.

    And believe it or not, I was riding well over 50 miles and training for my first century back when I couldn't manage jogging 1/4 mile with out falling over. Cross training has absolutely been the key for me.
    +1 on this. I have followed a similar path and cross training has improved every facet of my fitness, strength and endurance. I too chafed easily and found that Under Armour type lycra compression shorts helped tremendously. I also apply a little Lanacane on the inside of my thighs and have never had any chafing issues since.
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    I have been joggin at least once a week for almost a year now. 3-4 miles per run. The chafe problem can be frustrating. I have been using Under Armour compression underware to stave off the chafe. I think they are called boxer jocks. They are a little pricey but it beats dealing with the chafe for a couple of days after the run. Also, at first running was bothering my knees but after reading some articles you can change the way you run (your gait) to avoid the knee pain. Landing on your midfoot as opposed to landing on your heel when you run.
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    I do a fair bit of running. Well, my speed is probably closer to jogging, but I consider it running. My best 5k time was 30:34, so I'm pretty slow. I wear a pair of compression shorts (under regular shorts) for most running, but have a couple pairs of tri shorts for when I'm actually doing triathlons.

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    I often run on the dreadmill when I can't go out for a ride (weather/need to stay home for the kids) instead of setting up the trainer. I also play squash once a week during the winter and sporadically during cycling season but I feel that I have gotten much slower in my lateral movement on the court when all I have done is ride. I find that switching up my routine by running helps with that - although this might be all in my head.
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    I jog and ride. I took up jogging after I quit smoking to get my lungs in better shape. While cycling improves your conditioning, jogging makes you realize how poor a condition you were in to begin with. I've done a few races this year and have a few more coming up. I don't compete, I just use the races to stay motivated to keep jogging during the week.

    For chafing, just use petroleum jelly between your legs. Assos chamois cream would probably also work. And feel good.
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    I am adding jogging/running back into thhe mix. I was having a lot of problems with knee pain (both knees have been scoped).

    What I am doing is making by stride over from heel strike to mid/fore foot strike. This so far seems to be good to the knees, but the recommenndation is to do a slow transistion as too much too soon is killer on calves,tendons, etc.. I am doing that by only running about 20 minutes, using my HRM. I run until I get to my max, then walk, and repeat. Once I get to 20 minutes running, no walking then i will add 5 minutes.

    I also went from heavy duty clyde shoes, Brooks Beast to a pretty minimal shoe Nike Free 2. This is acutally helping me transtion my stride.

    for reference on my basic fitnes level.... I can walk 7.5 miles at a little under 4 mph pace or bike 25 miles at above 13 mph ave.... not stupendous but improving.

    I am adding cross fit to the mix..... bought a big bottle of ibuprofen

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    I cross train too ... it's very humbling

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