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7/16/12 1:08 P

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Hang in there BabyBear, it gets better. The shoes are a big part of it, and finding a comfortable surface (sometimes concrete roads are very hard on joints that haven't adapted to running). Coach Nancy is right, your aerobic capacity will build up too over time - just not usually as fast as we want it to! Stick with it, and the changes will come - don't give up!

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7/15/12 4:08 P

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I will keep all of that in mind and I'll definitely look into buying a proper pair of running shoes!

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7/14/12 6:11 P

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Hi,

Firstly, congrats on taking on the challenge of becoming a runner. Just allow time for your body to adapt, by allowing a proper recovery between your run days (you should not be running daily as a new runner). Know that it can take a solid year of consistent running to build the muscles, bones and connective tissue to run, so don't feel that you are not making progress if you experience some issues.

That being said, if you have not been fitted for running shoes yet, now is the time to do so. Tell the personnel at the running specialty store about your issues with your ankles and maybe they can help you.

As far as your breathing. Slow down. It isn't unusual for new runners to faster than their bodies are adapted to running. Over time you will develop the stamina to run, but hang in there, it takes time, patience and perseverance.

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7/14/12 5:38 P

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Hi everyone, I have a question

I just started running and today I noticed that my ankles got tired really fast. My running regime is really more of a walking route with some running when I can handle it, I'm trying to take it slow and build up my stamina. Anyway, this has happened to me in the past when I walk a lot and I was wondering if you had any idea why this happens and how to fix it or if it's just something to tough out until I get stronger?
Also, does anyone have any good tips on how to stabilize my breathing while I'm running?

I hope this wasn't already in a thread somewhere that I missed.
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