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4/20/12 11:27 A

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That's great! Man, running with a 10-year old is fun. Good for you for getting out together. My 8-yo goes out with me sometimes, but she spurts ahead and falls behind too much - lol!
Lashgal, IKWYM - my quads sometimes made stairs a little iffy. ouch! I have to tell you, I do NOT miss those days

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4/20/12 10:41 A

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Leg soreness is normal when you're first beginning to run. I like to go for walks (not speed walks, just a nice 15-20 minute stroll) and it seems to lessen the soreness in my legs. Stretching is okay, but if you have a spot in your leg that's really tender I wouldn't try to stretch it because it could make it worse (that used to happen in my quads a lot).

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4/19/12 9:30 P

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Thanks Goegirl...I did the leg wall thingy and it was nice...my legs are still sore, but not as bad...and I did run today and seems that my legs are a little better tonight...morning will be a real test....I like the running so far...today was fun because my 10 year old went with me as my little trainer

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4/19/12 5:27 P

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I asked that in the beginning a LOT. I got a lot of replies about resting between runs and not going too fast - all good advice, by the way, super good advice. You'll get lots of it from the fine, wise, smart runners in this group. But the short answer to your question, from my perspective is - yes! There appears to be a vast range of experience in terms of how much pain people experience, but yep - when you first get going, you're going to be sore. I was super sore!

A couple of things that helped me were taking either a hot or a cold (with ice) bath when I got home or laying on the floor with my legs up in the air/along a wall for a few minutes after cooling down. Never found stretching helped at all, and I'm not a foam roller gal myself. Don't run through the pain - let it subside before you head out again.

How's it going otherwise? Are you enjoying the runs?

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4/19/12 3:04 P

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Hi, I have rotties too!

Are you running every day? that is one of the most common mistakes of new runners. You must give yourself a day off of running. You can do something else, just not run.





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4/19/12 3:02 P

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Hi Delbizz,

I'm quite new to running myself so I'm sure other more experienced folk will be able to advise you. One thing I wondered was if you did much of a cool down? I've never had any soreness after running (even after a hard 10k race on Sunday) and I think it's because I always walk for 5 to 10 minutes after my run. I keep slowing the pace and by the time I'm at my gate I'm walking really slowly!

I'm sure it'll pass and it will get easier!

Best of luck!

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4/19/12 2:55 P

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I just started running and my legs are really sore. I've stretched and done a few other things to try to help. My question is this normal and should i run when my legs are this sore?

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