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2003/10/27 10:52:24 (permalink)

how fit are you??

i know a lot of you are BB/PL/OL and not interested in competetive running, but i wanted to know how fit the average BBer is, so i devised this test.

assuming you can run two miles, what is your time?

mine is 11m4s
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    ozzy
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    RE: how fit are you?? 2003/10/27 11:04:33 (permalink)
    Im not super fit, and i have not run a 2 miler in the fastest time possible, but i think i could probably do under 12 mins
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    GymCatt
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    RE: how fit are you?? 2003/10/27 12:19:45 (permalink)
    I am pretty fit guy but not at running cos of knee issues i am good on a bike and held the gym record for a power tewst on a bike for ages i dont know how long it would take me to do 2 miles cos i am a jogger more than runner. How many laps of a 400m track is 2 miles btw cos i may try it just to see i think its 7 and a half laps but i may be wrong
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    RE: how fit are you?? 2003/10/28 06:30:34 (permalink)
    i used to be an awesome runner

    ...then i got shin splints :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

    im training on running though..trying to work the shins..its really depressing though. walking up stairs gives me slight pains...running over 1 km gives me pain...

    o well, i cycle alot and can pump for ages.
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    RE: how fit are you?? 2003/10/28 09:28:14 (permalink)
    well i can do 1.5 miles between 8:45 and 9 minutes so i would assume i could do 2 miles i just under 12mins
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    ozzy
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    RE: how fit are you?? 2003/10/28 09:36:28 (permalink)
    bullpup, do you do any weight training to help correct your shin splints? Often splints are a sign of over powering calve muscles.
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    RE: how fit are you?? 2003/10/28 10:05:43 (permalink)

    what are shin splints?

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    RE: how fit are you?? 2003/10/28 13:51:59 (permalink)
    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51887&SearchTerms=,shin,splints
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    RE: how fit are you?? 2003/10/28 14:32:53 (permalink)
    no ozzy, i only do basic excersizes such as squat, deaflift, standing press, clean/ and bench/dip.

    i have been trying to work my shins by placing a plate on my feet and lifting the toes up
    i have also been using wall pushups and variations to work the shins...i have orthotics as well

    i think i may have cause permanent damage. a few years back i would train through the pain not realising what it was and would end up sitting on the side of the road/path not being able to walk.

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    RE: how fit are you?? 2003/10/28 14:37:17 (permalink)
    thnx for the link. i will look into what some of the replies say.
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    RE: how fit are you?? 2003/10/28 15:37:03 (permalink)
    I have not done any running for around 8 months now because of my knee injury. I was pretty fast in my day but im sure it would now take me around 13 hours with this feckin knee, grrrrr.



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    RE: how fit are you?? 2003/10/29 15:12:27 (permalink)
    http://www.bodyresults.com/E2Shinsplints.asp

    this is also a reasonable guide, but neglects soleus stretch, reference to posterior/anterior tibial stress syndrome, nutritional deficiencies and very importantly the cessation of heel strike running, which puts excessive stresses on the lower legs and joints.
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    RE: how fit are you?? 2003/10/30 00:53:21 (permalink)
    When I started "getting in shape" I was training for the 5k for the military and in about 4 months my time went from 27 min. to 20 min, and I believe most of that progress came from doing HIIT/sprints... give it a try if you've never done it!
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    RE: how fit are you?? 2003/11/01 19:02:44 (permalink)
    my forces entry was 1 1/2miler i got down to 7:53 so reckon my 2 miler be fair
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