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    Here's why I'm never doing cardio again: Death To Cardio
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

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    bravo. that was a bulls eye for me. all my cardio is some kind of training or fun (hiking)...or has some purpose.

    though, i actually do like sitting on the stationary bike for an hour. not mindlessly sweating away, but if i've got something i need to work out in my head, i hop on and go for a ride.

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    Thanks, Rob - glad you liked this one! I'd rather go for a stroll to have time with my thoughts, but to each their own!
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

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    So great!

    From Al's blog:
    The difference between seeing your workout as “cardio” vs. seeing it as “practice” may be a subtle distinction, but I believe it is an extremely important one.
    I love this. When I run, I'm out there for the experience of running, and I don't just mean seeing nice scenery, or being alone with my thoughts, or feeling the sun on my back -- that stuff is great, but I'm generally most focused on the actual activity. I pay attention to my body, how it moves, and I try to learn how to run "better".

    It sounds very strange to tell people "I practiced running today for a couple hours", so I just say "I went for a two hour run". Really though, the first description is more accurate.

    Al, your blog continues to rock.

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    Love it Al! My sentiments precisely.
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    A great perspective...practicing! Thanks for posting Al!

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    Exactly, that's why you're more likely to find me playing as many sports as I can instead of running any extended distance.

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    Cardio is what I do when I want to be doing something else somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciep View Post
    So great!

    From Al's blog:


    I love this. When I run, I'm out there for the experience of running, and I don't just mean seeing nice scenery, or being alone with my thoughts, or feeling the sun on my back -- that stuff is great, but I'm generally most focused on the actual activity. I pay attention to my body, how it moves, and I try to learn how to run "better".

    It sounds very strange to tell people "I practiced running today for a couple hours", so I just say "I went for a two hour run". Really though, the first description is more accurate.

    Al, your blog continues to rock.
    Glad you enjoyed this post! Thanks!

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    Love it Al! My sentiments precisely.
    Thanks! Lots of like-minded folks on these boards - that's why I keep coming back!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseyjim View Post
    A great perspective...practicing! Thanks for posting Al!
    Thanks, Jim! My pleasure!

    Quote Originally Posted by federkeil View Post
    Exactly, that's why you're more likely to find me playing as many sports as I can instead of running any extended distance.

    Ran a Tough Mudder and my only "training" the two months before was Ultimate once a week.
    Right on! Frisbee is a great way to get cardiovascular benefits without "doing cardio."

    Quote Originally Posted by jhc View Post
    Cardio is what I do when I want to be doing something else somewhere else.
    Haha - that sums it up pretty well!
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

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    The only "cardio" I do is definitely more practice than anything. I do high volume kettlebell swings, a la Bud Jeffries, and sprints. One day a week each.
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