E90Post
 


GTB Performance
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Off-Topic Discussions > Does anyone here go running?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-21-2008, 08:46 AM   #1
NFS
Major General
NFS's Avatar
United Kingdom
112
Rep
9,216
Posts

 
Drives: 335i m-sport LCI
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Does anyone here go running?

I am spectacularly unfit, but started running this week - having been inspired by the Simon Pegg film 'run fatboy run'

I got up at 6:45am and did a mile circuit on Mon and Tues this week, really enjoyed it. Gave me a boost for the rest of the day as well.

I reckon I can stick at this, since it slots into my day really easily. Much better than going to the gym at lunch time or whatever.

I've rested my legs for the last 2 days and am out again tomorrow morning.

I want to get to the point of doing a 2 mile circuit at a brisk jog, every weekday morning.

If there are any runners here .. can you offer me some advice and motivation ?
__________________

Last edited by NFS; 02-21-2008 at 09:34 AM.
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 09:27 AM   #2
zedman
First Lieutenant
United Kingdom
6
Rep
384
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M Sport 320D,
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sheffield

iTrader: (0)

yeah i go running, started a few years ago to see whether i could run round the block. I couldn't! Since then though i've ran half marathons etc and the best advice i can give you is enjoy yourself when you run, choose new routes, dont always try to stick to flat surfaces - hills can be a nice break sometimes, get some good running trainers (asics?), ALWAYS stretch and don't run in quiet places at quiet times - it's not safe and if you fall and hurt yourself nobody'll find you. And lastly keep it up cos you'll surprise yourself how much longer than 2 miles you can actually run for...
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 09:28 AM   #3
dxb335d
The Tarmac Terrorist
dxb335d's Avatar
England
381
Rep
29,288
Posts

 
Drives: E46 M3 CS
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ''Fandango Towers''

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
I am interested in such a thing, altho i usually cant be arsed.
__________________
M3 gone .... But I now have a M3 CS
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 09:39 AM   #4
NFS
Major General
NFS's Avatar
United Kingdom
112
Rep
9,216
Posts

 
Drives: 335i m-sport LCI
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

When I was 18 I ran a half marathon having done about 4 half arsed training runs. I did alright in the end, but the last few hundred yards were a push.

Bit older now and it's amazing how much difference that makes. My legs properly ached after 2 one mile jogs.

I'm definitely going to stick at it though.

As of Monday ... I'll also have gone 4 weeks without any alcohol. I'm going to try to do another 4 - after which I'll probably get absolutely hammered.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 09:40 AM   #5
Eazyrock
Major
Eazyrock's Avatar
Guyana
14
Rep
1,284
Posts

 
Drives: 08' Helix 335i E93
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Jersey City, NJ

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to Eazyrock
Stretch!! When I first started running my left leg would cramp up at about the half mile mark every time.. Wasn't until I started stretching properly before it stopped. Also stay consistent. Missing a day here or there isn't going to kill you, but for the best results try to stay as consistent as possible. I live in the city so if I have my ipod with me I only put one of the ear phones on. Just incase.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 10:03 AM   #6
bells0
Private First Class
bells0's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
120
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M Sport AW
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Leeds, U.K.

iTrader: (0)

Started runnin just before Xmas to lose weight and something to do after splitting from wifey.

Currently do a 3 mile route, that is getting easier and easier. Goal is a 10k run in May, but if i keep at it, will enter 1 Easter weekend.

Motivation is an issue, but once i'm out there, quite enjoy it. Try to get 3 runs a week in, thus no aches or pains [dont attempt it every night!!].

Now if i could only keep off the booze, i'd be super trim!!

Best tip i have is to get some good trainers, and to take it nice and slow at 1st.
__________________


Part time dreamer
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 12:15 PM   #7
squeezebm
Colonel
29
Rep
2,652
Posts

 
Drives: Audi
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Notts

iTrader: (0)

Nfs,luckilly for me i have a very physical job so running is not needed but i have decided to try and live a little healthier this year too good on ya and don't give up
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 12:54 PM   #8
booforty
Major General
booforty's Avatar
United Kingdom
129
Rep
8,813
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
Can't stand running, I ride my bike to keep fit - more fun too!
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 01:00 PM   #9
Oli
Campervan man
42
Rep
2,667
Posts

 
Drives: RS3 and VW Kombi
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: here, there, everywhere......

iTrader: (1)

I run 4 miles, 3 times a week - just got back into it ater breaking my ankle last year and tearing the ligaments in it the year before!!!!

I just strap my ipod on, turn up some old 90's rave anthems and away I go

I make sure that I do a route that there are no shortcuts, as its quite easy to cut back when you are out there.

Also invest in some 'proper' runing shoes, that have been fitted to your feet, I have Saucony with heel lifters and instep supports, bcause of my wierd feet - make such a difference
__________________
www.bmvs-camperhire.co.uk

Genuine VW T5 California Rental
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 01:01 PM   #10
Oli
Campervan man
42
Rep
2,667
Posts

 
Drives: RS3 and VW Kombi
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: here, there, everywhere......

iTrader: (1)

Oh and finally dont over do it or you will bore of it quite quickly
__________________
www.bmvs-camperhire.co.uk

Genuine VW T5 California Rental
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 01:39 PM   #11
mjh93sa
Major General
mjh93sa's Avatar
England
58
Rep
5,079
Posts

 
Drives: M135i
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Gloucestershire

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by beauforty View Post
Can't stand running, I ride my bike to keep fit - more fun too!
+1 on that. Though I need to do it more often.

You also get to cover more ground and ogle more joggers (though that can be good and bad).
__________________

Gone: Fiesta - Focus - E46 320dSE - E91 330dMSport - E82 135iMSport - R55 JCW Clubman
Now: M135i with lots of toys
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 01:58 PM   #12
ironjw
Major
ironjw's Avatar
United_States
14
Rep
1,417
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: 818

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 335i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to ironjw
i dropped 60lbs by running and weight training!

my motivation: look at myself in the mirror real carefully

tired of being fat ... took me about 7.5 months!
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 01:59 PM   #13
tinka
Second Lieutenant
United Kingdom
4
Rep
267
Posts

 
Drives: E90 2.0d M SPORT
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

ive done 4 london marathons now,countless 1/2 marathons,10k's and a few 10 milers,ive lost a bit of motivation at the moment because i did,nt get in the marathon this year so got the hump,did it last year and it was baking.

anyway as said above vary your route,never set off to fast,keep at a pace where you can hold a conversation,then over time extend the distance and pace,after a while you will notice an improvement,so start raising the tempo a bit, find a lamp post and sprint to the next one,or sprint 30 secs then recover for a couple of mins,then again,it all depends on what you want from it realy.

if i do any kind of organised run,i love the feeling of crossing the line comapring my time with the previous time,seeing if ive set a pb,im competing with myself all the time,try one organised run and you will love it im sure.

blimey im going on a bit here,but its a little passion of mine,running,ill be starting again in march for maybe a 10k,go on you know it makes sense.
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 05:19 PM   #14
Black Sapphire
Second Lieutenant
Black Sapphire's Avatar
United Kingdom
2
Rep
227
Posts

 
Drives: Impreza WRX STI
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: London, England

iTrader: (0)

[quote=mjh93sa;2182843]+1 on that. Though I need to do it more often.

Same as, running gets boring, for me anyway even with with decent sounds on the ipod!

On the subject of keeping motivation, do something you enjoy if it's not running.
I play football 3 times a week plus get in couple of games of badminton and/or squash.
The motivation comes from enjoying the game and loving kicking friends arse's!!
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2008, 01:21 AM   #15
DervFan
Captain
DervFan's Avatar
England
10
Rep
730
Posts

 
Drives: BMW (E91) 325d M Sport Touring
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East of England, UK

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I used to be a big runner, but scaled-down after doing the London Marathon in 2004. I try to go to the gym 3 times a week or as Oli and do 3 x 4 milers outdoors, although this time of year motivation is very hard

Also since we've had our daughter, what with the daily commute/child care arrangements, it is proving more difficult to find the time.

Initially the best advice I can give is invest in a good pair of running shoes and some proper breathable clothing - now you don't have to go all "Dave Bedford", but it will certainly help, especially when the better weather arrives.

Also make sure that you're well hydrated (don't go running after a skinful ), as this will certainly help performance. If you've got any kind of cold/fever it will put unnecessary stress on your body, so I never exercise when I'm not feeling 100%.

If you've got any friends/neighbours that are interested, having a running partner is very good for motivation, you can thrive off each others enthusiasm, and if one of you isn't feeling like bothering, then there is always the guilt aspect of letting someone else down. My wife used to come out on her bike with me when I was doing my longer runs (10-18milers) when I was training for the London.

Any kind of sustained exercised is good when you get the 'bug'. It can be serious fun and very addictive, (I lost 56lbs over a year) you'll find yourself trying to beat your 'time' every other day. All in all have fun !
__________________
E91 325d /// M Sport Touring | Titanium Silver | Black Dakota Leather | Brushed Aluminium Trim | 18" 193M Wheels
6-Speed Manual | Cruise Control | Bluetooth | Heated Seats | Professional Radio with MP3 | Rear PDC | Sun Protection Glass
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2008, 04:00 AM   #16
NFS
Major General
NFS's Avatar
United Kingdom
112
Rep
9,216
Posts

 
Drives: 335i m-sport LCI
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DervFan View Post
It can be serious fun and very addictive, (I lost 56lbs over a year) you'll find yourself trying to beat your 'time' every other day. All in all have fun !
Still a long way off that point, but I'm going to take it slow. At the moment I'm doing a jog for 2 minutes, then walk for 1 minute to recover etc ...

Target right now is just to jog the whole 1 mile route
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2008, 04:22 AM   #17
BC4J
Captain
BC4J's Avatar
United Kingdom
12
Rep
727
Posts

 
Drives: F30 328i
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Berkshire

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 E90 335d  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by needforspeed View Post
I am spectacularly unfit, but started running this week - having been inspired by the Simon Pegg film 'run fatboy run'

I got up at 6:45am and did a mile circuit on Mon and Tues this week, really enjoyed it. Gave me a boost for the rest of the day as well.

I reckon I can stick at this, since it slots into my day really easily. Much better than going to the gym at lunch time or whatever.

I've rested my legs for the last 2 days and am out again tomorrow morning.

I want to get to the point of doing a 2 mile circuit at a brisk jog, every weekday morning.

If there are any runners here .. can you offer me some advice and motivation ?

I'm going for a run at lunchtime. I'll be thinking of you...
__________________
Now sold - E90 335d SE Individual: Ruby Black Metallic, Rust Brown Merino Leather, High-gloss Amarone Walnut. And some options.
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2008, 04:56 AM   #18
DaveC
Captain
United Kingdom
8
Rep
645
Posts

 
Drives: 330 Touring
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

I can manage to jog about 100meters so I reckon I am qualified to give some advice, seriously, don't run too fast for the first 20 or so meters because by the time you get to 70-80meters you'll really pay for it.

Hope this helps

(Actually not joking, even when I was at school and spent my days cycling, walking and playing football I could never run for any distance - once finished a 1500m - no way could I ever go jogging. I'm 6'5 and I reckon I have the lungs of a shorty - thats my excuse)
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2008, 07:44 AM   #19
andy69
Second Lieutenant
andy69's Avatar
3
Rep
286
Posts

 
Drives: E90-320d
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Marbella, Spain

iTrader: (0)

only to the toilet after a curry
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2008, 03:12 PM   #20
Z4 Beemer
Colonel
Z4 Beemer's Avatar
Scotland
34
Rep
2,353
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 Z4 sDrive 23i
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 E92  [0.00]
2004 Z4 2.2i  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to Z4 Beemer
I usually try and do a 5km treadmill run at the work gym at lunchtime 2 or 3 times a week. Usually set the gradient of the machine up a bit to try and simulate "real world" outside running. Sometimes set the program to 'interval training' where you run faster for 2 mins then slow for 2 mins, then fast again etc etc. Also, I never usually go two days in a row.
__________________
E89 Z4 sDrive 23i... for the more discerning driver
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2008, 03:42 PM   #21
SDRX
Lieutenant
SDRX's Avatar
United Kingdom
11
Rep
433
Posts

 
Drives: F10 530dM 2010
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: West Midlands UK

iTrader: (0)

i do a 5km run every sunday on treadmill. The incline is set on 1.0% and the speed on 12.4km/h. By the end of it i feel on top of the world but feel like i could eat 20 kebabs!!

Best advice: build up progressively!!
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2008, 03:50 PM   #22
RockIt
Lieutenant Colonel
RockIt's Avatar
England
27
Rep
1,720
Posts

 
Drives: Mercedes C350 Coupe
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Curry Capital of Yorkshire!

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Do some running on the gym treadmill, but prefer to vary with cycling and rowing machine as I find it incredibly boring.. Much prefer the weights when it comes to exercise. Particularly lifting a pint or 6.
__________________

RockIt!
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:45 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST