New Runner Needs Advice (San Jose, CA)

New Runner Needs Advice (San Jose, CA)

Post by John Wehm » Fri, 08 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>>I was told that I should go to a store that can give me good advice,
>>but I don't know who to ask.  I live in San Jose, CA, so anywhere
>>within 1 hour driving is a good distance.

>There is a good running store in Los Gatos. I forget the name, but it's
>in the phone book. There's also a whole host of running stores in San
>Francisco.

The Runner's Factory on University Ave (across from Old Town) and Athletic
Performance on Main St (near Los Gatos Coffee Roasting...just look for all the
"athletes"*** out in front of there).  Both stores are great, but I think
Runner's Factory gives better newbie advice.
 
 
 

New Runner Needs Advice (San Jose, CA)

Post by Eddie Westfiel » Sat, 09 Aug 1997 04:00:00

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> <*SNIP*>
> I am 5'11", 235 Lbs, 20 years old, Large Framed.  Some of my weight is

> belly, and some of it is legs (I can do squats with 400+ Lbs on my
> shoulders) but my upper body is weak (bench 100 Lbs).  I am somewhat
> fit cardio wise (I can keep my heart at 160 for an hour+ on a bike),
> but I strugle to run a mile and then I ache much afterwards (I run
> with my weight training shoes).  I have normal arches, and my feet are

> 10" by 4".
> </*SNIP*>

 My Profile:  6'00" 230lbs; I'm not lifting yest, and after six weeks I
run 1.5 Miles.
        No matter what you do, jogging still  hurts.  I'm mean no matter
what your sitll pushing you delicate feet against solid ground.  You
just find that you build up the strength to go farther, and endorphins
will kick in an lessen the pain:   Here is what you need (as far as I
can see) to run succesfully:

   * Stretch!  Before running do a couple of streching exercises for at
     leat 5 min.
   * POWERWALK!  When you drive Speeding up to quickly and stopping
     short can damge your car. The same is true for your body.  Get into
     a walking pace befor and after your "run."   Yor pre-run walk
     distance should be at lease Four New york city blocks (0.2 mi.).
     your walk afterwords should be about half the distance you just
     ran.  While running builds up your endurance, walking is where you
     burn up the most fat.
   * Swim!  I have'nt gotten this far yet (I need to join a Y).  I used
     to swim It is great for your cradio, and will ease those tired
     muscles in you legs and calves.  Lap distance should be bases on
     you ability to swim, as well as the amoun of time in you day.  So
     go find a pool!
   * Suck it in!  Suckin in those Abs (Im talking about the "gut" for
     you fitness impared) and pulling back your sholders greatly
     increases your chances of losing that belly.  It will hurt and is
     esasier,and more effective, when applied to the powerwalk stage (If
     you feel like you going to cram or pass out, let it hang). but  the
     tightness you'll  feel is your body burning of your gut from the
     inside out.
   * SensibleShoes! Right now I'm running in cross trainers, but I'm
     going to get a pair of running shoes soon.  Just go to your local
     sporing goods store, they should help you

Remember, One man's daily fitness routing could be another man's
coronary. So do what is right for you.  Happy Running!

Eddie Westfield

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<BR>I am 5'11", 235 Lbs, 20 years old, Large Framed.&nbsp; Some of my weight
is
<BR>belly, and some of it is legs (I can do squats with 400+ Lbs on my
<BR>shoulders) but my upper body is weak (bench 100 Lbs).&nbsp; I am somewhat
<BR>fit cardio wise (I can keep my heart at 160 for an hour+ on a bike),
<BR>but I strugle to run a mile and then I ache much afterwards (I run
<BR>with my weight training shoes).&nbsp; I have normal arches, and my
feet are
<BR>10" by 4".
<BR>&lt;/*SNIP*></BLOCKQUOTE>
&nbsp;My Profile:&nbsp; 6'00" 230lbs; I'm not lifting yest, and after six
weeks I run 1.5 Miles.
<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No matter what you do, jogging
still&nbsp; hurts.&nbsp; I'm mean no matter what your sitll pushing you
delicate feet against solid ground.&nbsp; You just find that you build
up the strength to go farther, and endorphins will kick in an lessen the
pain:&nbsp;&nbsp; Here is what you need (as far as I can see) to run succesfully:
<UL>
<LI>
<B>Stretch!</B>&nbsp; Before running do a couple of streching exercises
for at leat 5 min.</LI>

<LI>
<B>POWERWALK!</B>&nbsp; When you drive Speeding up to quickly and stopping
short can damge your car. The same is true for your body.&nbsp; Get into
a walking pace befor and after your "run."&nbsp;&nbsp; Yor pre-run walk
distance should be at lease Four New york city blocks (0.2 mi.). your walk
afterwords should be about half the distance you just ran.&nbsp; While
running builds up your endurance, walking is where you burn up the most
fat.</LI>

<LI>
<B>Swim!</B>&nbsp; I have'nt gotten this far yet (I need to join a Y).&nbsp;
I used to swim It is great for your cradio, and will ease those tired muscles
in you legs and calves.&nbsp; Lap distance should be bases on you ability
to swim, as well as the amoun of time in you day.&nbsp; So go find a pool!</LI>

<LI>
<B>Suck it in!</B>&nbsp; Suckin in those Abs (Im talking about the "gut"
for you fitness impared) and pulling back your sholders greatly increases
your chances of losing that belly.&nbsp; It will hurt and is esasier,and
more effective, when applied to the powerwalk stage (If you feel like you
going to cram or pass out, let it hang). but&nbsp; the tightness you'll&nbsp;
feel is your body burning of your gut from the inside out.</LI>

<LI>
<B>SensibleShoes!</B> Right now I'm running in cross trainers, but I'm
going to get a pair of running shoes soon.&nbsp; Just go to your local
sporing goods store, they should help you</LI>
</UL>
Remember, One man's daily fitness routing could be another man's coronary.
So do what is right for you.&nbsp; Happy Running!

<P>Eddie Westfield

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New Runner Needs Advice (San Jose, CA)

Post by RC » Sat, 09 Aug 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>I am 5'11", 235 Lbs, 20 years old, Large Framed.  Some of my weight is
>belly, and some of it is legs but my upper body is weak (bench 100 Lbs).  

 I am somewhat >fit cardio wise (I can keep my heart at 160 for an hour+ on a bike),
Quote:
>but I strugle to run a mile and then I ache much afterwar  

 I have normal arches, and my feet are

Quote:
>10" by 4".

>Now why did I list all this stuff about myself?  Well, because I need
>advice.  Any advice will do, but espicaly on how can I find the right
>shoes?

You are tall and large framed, so you should be able to carry your
weight well. Jog slowly every other day and increase the distance
gradually. The weight will come off like butter. For big guys, good
running shoes are a must. Go to a running shop and they should be
able to pick out a good pair for you.

Quote:
>I was told that I should go to a store that can give me good advice,
>but I don't know who to ask.  I live in San Jose, CA, so anywhere
>within 1 hour driving is a good distance.

There is a good running store in Los Gatos. I forget the name, but it's
in the phone book. There's also a whole host of running stores in San
Francisco.

 
 
 

New Runner Needs Advice (San Jose, CA)

Post by Joonswo » Sat, 09 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Hey, greetings from a fellow San Jose runner!

A good pair of running shoes makes all the difference in the world!  Go to
a *runners' store* and have someone fit you.  I like Athletic Performance
in Los Gatos, but I've heard that The Runners Factory is also good. (also
in LG)  They will let you take the shoes out for a test drive and if you
want, they'll watch you jog in them to make sure you're getting the right
kind of shoe.  I am a heavier runner myself (just call me a
"Clydesdale-ette") and wear Adidas Equipment Lights--not particularly
lightweight, but lots of stability and cushion.  Couldn't believe the
difference the first time I put them on!  I'm not trying to break any land
speed records, so they work for me now. Maybe when I lose that last 15
pounds, I'll "downsize" my shoes, too! ;-)

As far as burning fat--walking does do this.  Running burns more total
*calories* per hour, but the ratio is less fat/more glycogen, (right,
experts?)  If you want to maximize weight loss, slow and steady is the way
to go. You have to walk/jog *longer* to burn the same amount of calories,
but you'll be burning more *fat* in the process.  If you want to increase
endurance, too, you need to pick up the pace a little, but not too much.
I recommend Maffetone's book, _Training for Endurance_.

Good luck and maybe I'll see ya' on the trails! :-)

~June

 
 
 

New Runner Needs Advice (San Jose, CA)

Post by chaup.. » Sat, 09 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Hey there.  I'm a new runner (well, planning to get into running) and
I need advice.  I've always hated running, but I've been advised I
should get into it.  Here's my profile:

I am 5'11", 235 Lbs, 20 years old, Large Framed.  Some of my weight is
belly, and some of it is legs (I can do squats with 400+ Lbs on my
shoulders) but my upper body is weak (bench 100 Lbs).  I am somewhat
fit cardio wise (I can keep my heart at 160 for an hour+ on a bike),
but I strugle to run a mile and then I ache much afterwards (I run
with my weight training shoes).  I have normal arches, and my feet are
10" by 4".

Now why did I list all this stuff about myself?  Well, because I need
advice.  Any advice will do, but espicaly on how can I find the right
shoes?

I was told that I should go to a store that can give me good advice,
but I don't know who to ask.  I live in San Jose, CA, so anywhere
within 1 hour driving is a good distance.

I also need advice on how to train correctly.  As you can see, I am
not in top shape (more of a round shape actualy)  Thanks!

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New Runner Needs Advice (San Jose, CA)

Post by Miles Laki » Sat, 09 Aug 1997 04:00:00

  [snip sound advice]

Quote:
>      just ran.  While running builds up your endurance, walking is
>      where you burn up the most fat.

I believe that is not quite correct. The more intense your exercise, the
more calories you burn. Of course you need to back off from your max
otherwise you'd be burnt out and stop exercising with just a few
minutes.

Nothing wrong with walking as an intro to a general fitness program, but
you need something much more intense to start eating up your excess fat.

  Miles

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New Runner Needs Advice (San Jose, CA)

Post by chaup.. » Sun, 10 Aug 1997 04:00:00

<SNIP SNIP>

Quote:
>There is a good running store in Los Gatos. I forget the name, but it's
>in the phone book. There's also a whole host of running stores in San
>Francisco.

Thanks for the advice.  I believe the place you are talking about is
Runner's Factory on University Avenue.  Thanks, I'll give them a try.

   Brian

 
 
 

New Runner Needs Advice (San Jose, CA)

Post by Mike Tenne » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


>  [snip sound advice]

>>      just ran.  While running builds up your endurance, walking is
>>      where you burn up the most fat.

>I believe that is not quite correct. The more intense your exercise, the
>more calories you burn. Of course you need to back off from your max
>otherwise you'd be burnt out and stop exercising with just a few
>minutes.

>Nothing wrong with walking as an intro to a general fitness program, but
>you need something much more intense to start eating up your excess fat.

>  Miles

Just a thought....  Perhaps for a beginning, overweight  exerciser, it
might be possible to burn more energy "power walking" than slow
jogging, since they could sustain a harder effort longer.

For someone really out of shape, a week or two of vigorous walking
might be a necessary prelude to the traditional "jog/walk" build up.
If they sustain a good effort, it'll be beneficial and less hazardous
(shin splints, etc.) than trying to jog early on. And it'll burn the
calories off, too.

Which wasn't your point, and which I wasn't disagreeing with....

Once you're up to running/jogging, walking doesn't quite do it.

Mike "TriBop" Tennent
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