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10/12/10 9:45 P

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I hate running too, so I do a lot of interval training, but I still have my days where that kind of sucks too, but I feel great after sticking with it. I walk at 3.5-3.7 mph and jog at 4.8-5.0mph ( not much but it wears me out).

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10/12/10 12:30 P

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I walk, because my knee isn't up to jogging. Plus I have never had any desire to be a runner or jogger.

I also do my elliptical, which burns a TON of calories. :D

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10/9/10 9:08 A

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Although running burns a lot more calories than walking, I do enjoy walking a lot more. The time seems to go by faster, especially when I listen to my ipod. I highly recommend getting a heartrate monitor so that you can at least get a sense of how many calories you burned from your walks.

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10/6/10 9:19 P

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I completely hear you! I had been running a lot, but now I just don't feel like it anymore. I'm walking briskly too! I also have that guilty feeling like I am not pushing myself enough. But there are times where I have had a challenging walk, and I was definitely tired afterward. How to make that nagging inside voice go away?!

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10/6/10 12:51 P

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I lost the bulk of my weight from power walking. I do this during my lunch breaks at work. Really not set up for running on lunch breaks!

I started running 3 times a week in July as a form for exercise. And there are times when I'm power walking that I wish I could run emoticon

But nothing is wrong w/ walking by any means. It's exercise and it's what you want and/or can do, so go for it!

On another note, when you are wanting to try jogging/running, I highly recommend the couch to 5K program and ONLY run every other day. Most of you are complaining about your knees and this usually happens if you do not give yourself rest days inbetween.


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10/6/10 11:18 A

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I can only dream of jogging. Gotta walk because I am in need of knee replacement. Lorraine

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10/6/10 10:52 A

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I like them both. I'm currently doing the couch to 5K running program. We'll see how that goes.

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10/6/10 5:22 A

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I definatly prefer to walk, I was born well endowed and some things are just not meant to be! Big boobies bounce! ouch! teehee. My passion is tennis though!

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10/5/10 10:03 P

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I prefer to walk. Jogging hurts my leg.

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10/5/10 8:46 P

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I think that, mile for mile, walking and jogging burn about the same number of calories. Walking just takes more time to go the same distance as jogging (except maybe racewalking).

Anyway, I became lighter without any running or jogging. I can burn a lot of calories when I get my heart rate to the upper end of my range, which is why I rely on my monitor.

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10/5/10 8:37 P

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I prefer walking (brisk) than jogging because jogging hurts my knees. I try to do more than 5 miles but not always thou. At least I am giving my best effort.

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10/5/10 7:44 P

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I would rather walk. Have not even tried jogging. emoticon

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10/5/10 7:28 P

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I walk.
I just am not comfortable jogging although I do try. I just don't feel comfortable jogging and it bothers my knees.

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10/5/10 7:07 P

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I'm not to the point to were I can jog but never have been a big fan of it so I will probably go for walking and add more distance when I get to that point.


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10/5/10 6:56 P

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I prefer to walk briskly. Jogging always hurts my shins after a while. I probably have the wrong posture or something. Once a week, a friend and I walk a 4.25 mile route. It may not burn as many calories as jogging, but I enjoy it and its better than not moving.

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10/5/10 6:37 P

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I know brisk walking doesn't burn as many calories as running but I have just lost my love for running lately. Does anyone else walk for excercise instead of run? Sometimes I feel like I'm wimping out because there is no physical reason why I can't run...I just don't like to lately. I played soccer in high school and ran for fitness afterwards. I have been trying to get back into running shape after having my baby and have found that I just don't enjoy it like I use too. I am trying to find something I can stick with on a consistent basis and to me I prefer walking. Do you think that is ok or am I not "pushing" myself hard enough? (I actually walk 3.5-4 mph which is considered brisk walking and heart healthy)


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