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    ? about running for an ex-smoker

    Ok, so my plan is to quit smoking tomorrow for all of the reasons you should quit ... and because i just want too.

    anyway, i'm not fat or even overweight(6'2" 167lbs), but i have a tiny spare tire. i know that if i start running again, it will be gone in a relatively short amount of time.

    So i'm curious how long i should wait till i attempt running. i was thinking of starting off next friday with just a mile or so and see how that goes. i know the excersice will be good for me, but i'm just not sure if it's safe to start running so soon.



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    Re: ? about running for an ex-smoker

    Why even wait? I used to exercise all the time even while smoking.


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    Re: ? about running for an ex-smoker

    The sooner the better. If you just sit back and think about it, you start to build it up and/or you find another reason to push it back.



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    Re: ? about running for an ex-smoker

    No need to wait. As an on-again-off-again smoker who works out every day, I notice a definite difference in lung capacity after only a week or 2 of not smoking.



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    Re: ? about running for an ex-smoker

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    Ok, so my plan is to quit smoking tomorrow for all of the reasons you should quit ... and because i just want too.

    anyway, i'm not fat or even overweight(6'2" 167lbs), but i have a tiny spare tire. i know that if i start running again, it will be gone in a relatively short amount of time.

    So i'm curious how long i should wait till i attempt running. i was thinking of starting off next friday with just a mile or so and see how that goes. i know the excersice will be good for me, but i'm just not sure if it's safe to start running so soon.
    Exercise right away. There are people that exercise and smoke. Smoking is counterproductive to the benefits you get exercising, but smoking shouldn't completley prevent you from doing it.

    You'll probably cough up a lot of **** in there, but good job quitting and keep it going!



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    Re: ? about running for an ex-smoker

    I got passed twice at Grandma's Marathon by a guy that was stopping for a cigarette.



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    Re: ? about running for an ex-smoker

    ok sounds good. guess i better go buy some shoes then hehe. damn i hate running, but i know it'll be good for me.

    in highschool i was in track and cross country. i had to have both knees drained and got a stress fracture on the top of my foot from doing too many indoor meets.



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    Re: ? about running for an ex-smoker

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I got passed twice at Grandma's Marathon by a guy that was stopping for a cigarette.
    reminds me of the Full Monty lol



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    Re: ? about running for an ex-smoker

    I actually just quit smoking monday of this week and started right off running again. I won't lie it really sucks for me. I am hoping that after a week or two my lungs won't feel like they are on fire after about 3/4 of a mile. Good luck bud, I know I need it.



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    Re: ? about running for an ex-smoker

    Stop at Fitness Sports, they've always been good to me.



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    Re: ? about running for an ex-smoker

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I got passed twice at Grandma's Marathon by a guy that was stopping for a cigarette.
    Sounds like the tortise and the hare. Keep running, you will beat him when he falls asleep


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    Re: ? about running for an ex-smoker

    I thought you were going to sign up for a race and have someone else do it for you -based upon thread title.


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    Re: ? about running for an ex-smoker

    Quote Originally Posted by jmb View Post
    I thought you were going to sign up for a race and have someone else do it for you -based upon thread title.
    lol yeah you're right, the subject does suggest that. i guess "? about running AS an ex-smoker" would have been better.



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    Re: ? about running for an ex-smoker

    What's sad is that the only reason he probably didn't pass me a 3rd time was because he was so far ahead. I would say he was running 7-8 minute miles and looked to be in good shape. It was just weird seeing someone holding a bottle of water, a packet of Goo and a smoke in his mouth.

    I do have to say it was less disturbing than seeing woman peeing in the ditches about 5 feet from the road. It's amazing some of the things people will do to improve their times.


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    Re: ? about running for an ex-smoker

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    Ok, so my plan is to quit smoking tomorrow for all of the reasons you should quit ... and because i just want too.

    anyway, i'm not fat or even overweight(6'2" 167lbs), but i have a tiny spare tire. i know that if i start running again, it will be gone in a relatively short amount of time.

    So i'm curious how long i should wait till i attempt running. i was thinking of starting off next friday with just a mile or so and see how that goes. i know the excersice will be good for me, but i'm just not sure if it's safe to start running so soon.
    6'2" and 167 sounds rail skinny. How did you get a spare tire there?


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