I am sure that muscles you don't normally use would be sore. Do you have good shoes? You should be fitted for the right pair. Try going to a specialty store for this. You may also make sure your form is good. You should be straight and your strides should not be too long.
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Question: Did anyone get new muscle pains when they first started jogging/running? I've been working out for a while and recently added running (jogging) into my schedule...love it! But my hips are on FIRE! I mean the muscles around the hips, not the joints. Wondering if this is common...
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Thanks! I do a variety of different sorts of activities with exercise buddies so I haven't been able to run more than 1-2 times a week but I have seen improvement already. Sunday, I ran somewhere between 1/2 and 3/4 of my regular 3.5 mile route.
I still felt capable of running more on the last stretch of the route but experienced the strange sensation of feeling noticeably "taller" (further away from my own feet than normal) and chalked it up to a dramatic change in blood flow and decided it was a good time to start to "cool down". Lol
Welcome Kim! I started running a few years ago and love to get outside in the morning during the warmer weather but hibernate in the winter on the treadmill. We are on vacation right now and I was able to run outside for the first time this year - it felt great but was as hard as it always is! I never thought I would love running - but as hard as it is while I'm doing it - I do love it! Good luck and happy running!
Thanks! I'm still trying to figure out how/where to fit running in as I hike the local canyon 3Xs a week and power-walk in between. I originally thought I could simply add running to the walk days but I'm wondering if I should be giving myself a day in between each run(?). I know once my muscles get used to jogging, it will be easier.
I did a little running on my Thursday walk, hiked on Friday, (took Saturday OFF completely) and this morning I went for a walk/adding a bit more running time than before.
I'm wondering if I need to replace 1 hiking day for a walk/run day so I'm getting proper recovery days in between hiking and jogging... Any advice?
Kim -- I started running a couple of years ago to shake up my cardio too. Next thing I knew I LOVED running. Now all my other cardio is in support of running.
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I'm not having any knee pain (just in the first joint of my big toe, but that's been there on and off for years - more often now that I'm more active). I do have a new pair of running shoes (I've always preferred the additional padding anyway).
I AM, however sporting two VERY sore thighs this morning. Lol I had scheduled a 4-hour hike for today but decided to cut it to 2-hours to rest my legs a bit before tomorrow's walk/run.
That knee pain might be from your shoes. If you continue to jog/run please get fitted with GOOD RUNNING SHOES. They will make a huge difference with a multitude of unexplained aches & pains. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!
Kim- It sounds like you got an awesome experience to start with for jogging! That is certainly a great way to start! A great program to check out is couch to 5K on coolrunning.com. It is way to gradual build you up to running 3 miles 3 times/wk. Hope to see you around more!
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I've been Sparkin' for over a year but recently decided to add a little jogging to my exercise in the hopes of avoiding several of the plateaus I've experienced over the past several months.
Today was my first taste of running - following SP's advice of the walk/run ratio of 1/4 (1 minute running at a slow jog for ever 4 minutes of walking). At first I wasn't sure how much I'd be able to do - I have pain in the joint of one of my big toes (a bunion, I think - despite avoiding high-heels for years). But the more I did it - with attention to keeping my speed SLOW - and especially in the softer/gravel areas of the route, the longer I was able to run.
It was enough to convince me that this is something I'll be able to continue with!
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