Your "go-to" workout

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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby Floyd » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:30 am

Walk a treadmill for an hour at 2.5 MPH at a 15 degree incline with 60 pounds of dumbbells in an old backpack. It makes up for "lost time" in the mountains while I play with the kiddos at home.

That's my "go-to" but I rotate all the other stuff like my lifting regiments, biking to work (~15 miles 1-way), elliptical, stairmaster, etc... Too bad I can't run. I've tried and if I weigh over 240 my knees just can't take it anymore. Just when I started enjoying it too... Oh well, maybe I can just lose 10 more pounds.
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby USAKeller » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:52 am

I just like to ride my bike for long periods of time.
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby Tony1 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:54 am

I'm pretty basic and just go for a run. From where I live in Boulder I take a combination of sidewalks and multi-use paths out east following a creek to Cherryvale Rd. About 5.5 miles round-trip.

On rare occasions I'll bike up to Chautauqua and do a trail run.
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby geojed » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:57 am

USAKeller wrote:I just like to ride my bike for long periods of time.

=D> I second this!

During Daylight Savings Time I ride my bike to/from work which gives me 26mi and 1500' elev gain RT. W/o DST I do a Power 90 strength routine and eliptical at work.
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby Ridge runner » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:56 am

First, I put on my yoga pants and drive to the local gym. I get on the eliptical for 20 minutes. Then I do 20 sit-ups. After that I head next door to the Starbucks and get my favorite drink. And finally I take a brisk walk around Wash Park while listening to Jack Johnson and J Lo. I get super pumped.

Seriously though:
Quarter and half mile repeats up Horsetooth Rock trail. In the winter I run/hike Towers Road before it's plowed. It will be a cold day in hell before I stay inside for a workout.
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby Mindy » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:02 pm

Ridge runner wrote: It will be a cold day in hell before I stay inside for a workout.


Wow - you are hard core! Love it. :)
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby Bean » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:08 pm

Mindy wrote:
Ridge runner wrote: It will be a cold day in hell before I stay inside for a workout.


Wow - you are hard core! Love it. :)

Suffering indoors on a trainer is far more hard core than running outside in the snow. There's nothing I dread more than my 4am winter trainer workouts - not even the hungover new years day 13.1 PR attempts.
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby Ridge runner » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:15 pm

Yeah, let me just say that staying outside doesn't necessarily mean I'm more hardcore than the next person. It's just that I prefer the cold winter air and the quiet trails over the indoor workouts. Everyone likes what they like, and that's cool. And I enjoy seeing what everyone else on this site does to stay in shape and/or relieve stress.
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby Sugar Madison » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:31 pm

Trail running.
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby bogman2121 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:34 pm

USAKeller wrote:I just like to ride my bike for long periods of time.



I'll do this on occasion but I usually do intervals on a treadmill. 30 seconds on 90 off at 12.5mph(most treadmills don't go faster) with a 3-4 incline for 20 minutes.



Nice Church quote too.
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby ajkagy » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:42 pm

Ridge runner wrote: It will be a cold day in hell before I stay inside for a workout.


+1 I don't consider a 40 mi mtn bike ride, touring in the winter or hiking up the nearest peak a workout...it's simply just having fun. I feel like as soon as people start referring to their outdoor activities as "workouts", they're not having fun anymore. Indoors on a treadmill would make me feel like a gerbil.
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby altidude » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:48 pm

What is this "workout" you speak of?

Is that like outdoor activities? :wink:
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