On Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:27:00 UTC+1, Tuck wrote:
> LOL. He's looking for "low impact". Unicycles are low impact once you
> learn how to do it, but high impact while learning. Sort of like roller
> On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 7:50 AM, Gareth <garethc...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> My recommendation would be to get a unicycle: it does wonders for your
>> balance; is surprisingly tiring whilst you're learning (or 'falling off a
>> lot', as it's usually called - you won't so much be increasing the time on
>> your feet, as the time on all fours), especially as freewheeling is not an
>> option; and it gets almost as many comments as running barefoot, so it
>> hardens your resistance to snide remarks.
>> On Wednesday, 2 May 2012 17:43:26 UTC+1, Wilt Alston wrote:
>>> Don't know if this question has already been asked, but if so, I'm sure
>>> Tuck (Commander Data) will have the previous links handy! J/K. (Of course,
>>> citations are always welcome as well.) FTR, I continue to be amazed at the
>>> amount of solid information flowing from the group. Really impressive.
>>> Anyway, what are people's thoughts on using the elliptical to replace
>>> running for short-term periods when low impact seems beneficial? I think
>>> I'd like to give a tender spot in my foot a few more days off, before I
>>> start seriously running again, but (and I *know* this is stupid) I also
>>> don't want to sacrifice the mileage totals I've been piling up. I used an
>>> elliptical briefly for the first time in a long time last night and noticed
>>> that it stretched my calves, much like minimalist running does. Also, it
>>> has the benefit--over biking--that I'm actually "on my feet" versus
>>> sitting, so the on-feet time so important for longer distance training
>>> isn't totally lost. If I can stand the boredom, which will be considerable
>>> I'm sure, it might be a possible substitute.
>>> ...what say ye?
>>> Thoughts? Comments? Snide opinions? Other suggestions?
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