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My Basic Running Program

“There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life.  But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint.  So, too, are you.  Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will become the person you are meant to be.” – George Sheehan

A number of people have asked about my basic running program. Here it is:

10 FOR I = 1 TO 60

20 RUN

30 NEXT I

40 INPUT “Do you feel fantastic? “, A$

50 IF LEN(A$) = 0 THEN 40

60 A$ = LEFT$(A$, 1)

70 IF A$ = “Y” OR A$ = “y” THEN 10

80 INPUT “Are you in pain? “, B$

90 IF LEN(B$) = 0 THEN 80

100 B$ = LEFT$(B$, 1)

110 IF B$ = “Y” OR B$ = “y” THEN 400

120 INPUT “Are you out of breath? “, C$

130 IF LEN(C$) = 0 THEN 120

140 C$ = LEFT$(C$, 1)

150 IF C$ = “Y” OR C$ = “y” THEN 300

160 INPUT “Have you had a great workout yet? “, D$

170 IF LEN(D$) = 0 THEN 160

180 D$ = LEFT$(D$, 1)

190 IF D$ = “Y” OR D$ = “y” THEN 400

200 PRINT “Stop being lazy, Leo! Get your butt in gear!”

210 GOTO 10

300 REM REST LOOP

310 FOR J = 1 TO 120

320 RUN A BIT SLOWER

330 NEXT J

340 GOTO 40

400 END

It’s pretty basic, as I’m a pretty basic runner. Also, I’m not perfect so there may be some bugs in the program. It seems to work for my purposes.

“The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.” - Martin Mull



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