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No Business Running

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Apparently it is an advanced exercise, not suitable to the average beginner. I think we all know that. Saw an interesting article from an endurance athlete that reminded me of a few things like the fact that "running produces forces in the area of two to five times bodyweight per foot contact." And that running for one mile is 1,500 steps on average which means that's 1500 reps of one-footed plyometrics. No wonder it's so painful right now. I will back to the point where I can run in comfort, my new running goal is next spring.

Any way, the article is interesting, here's a link.

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SAM60SUMTHINK 5/2/2013 11:05PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You are doing GREAT, and I like that you've reviewed your goal and instead of saying "I can't do that" as a 'that's that' end of the goal; you decided to shift into a slower probably more sensible pace for reaching the goal.

Am delighted to see how well you're doing; it's downright inspiring!!!

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KD7IEM 5/2/2013 7:17PM

  thanks for sharing

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CLPURNELL 5/2/2013 6:16PM

    Thanks for the article!

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PAMDAQTPI 5/2/2013 5:34PM

    Running is hard on a beginner's body. Don't give up, just lower your distance, frequency or speed to make it easier on your body.

I know what you're going through, I'm so impatient and I want to push my body as hard as my cardiovascular system can go, but my muscles and ligaments need more time to adjust.

Give your body time, you'll be a runner a no time.

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