Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of running – because I needed a workout that its quick, yet was able to easily bring up my heart rate. My heart is kinda funny – it really takes a lot for it work! If i just do stepper or swimming or what ever, My heart rate would just maintain at an average of 120-130 beats per minute. That doesn’t help if you would like to sweat it out!
I know for a fact that running is the best workout – but at the expense of the knee! Seriously, I am probably not in the best physical shape to run – but i guess, with careful attention to the knee, especially when I land my feet – it should be ok.
The trick is – as what i do when i cycling, is to make sure that the knee position is always bend during landing (cycling – bend at the furthest point of the crank). That it self, will push the weight to my thigh muscle (in return my thigh start growing.. bigger.. and bigger.. and bigger!).
Am glad that I have managed to lose approximately 29kg in the past 3 months – that it self has helped a lot in cushioning my knee. 🙂 and obviously helped me to run faster and further. Moving forward for next year, i intend to continue running, and perhaps start participate in runs – specifically 10km and half marathon. I really doubt i can make it to a marathon next year, but I will do a half year review on my targets, and see if i want to run a full marathon. So far, running 5-6 km is still ok – no dehydration, no tiredness – just that i needed more time!
I continuously monitor my heart rate as well as my pace as I run – this is very important to ensure that i can improve myself as the days pass by. So far, I am good enough to run about once a day! Hopefully i can persevere and continue to run more and faster!
Run run run!