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4/14/13 2:06 P

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1/21/13 9:32 A

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i recommend minimalist shoes.

i also recommend focusing on shortening your stride and keeping your knees bent, which reduces impact and stress on the knees.

this is an issue that will eventually need to be conquered to make progress as a runner.

good luck.

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12/14/12 3:51 P

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I know this is late, but it seems like you are doing too much way to soon? You said you are doing a 5K every other day? Most running programs have you build up to a 5K in 9 weeks time.

I would think do less mileage.

When I was training for a 1/2 using the Jeff Galloway program, I was not running as slow as I was supposed to, so the mileage increase over 8 miles gave me compression issues in my knees. So when I go to try again, when it gets close to 6 miles, I'll increase a little every week instead of every other week increasing a lot.





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11/7/12 4:09 P

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Thank you so much, dont think these are available in Ireland but i will do my research on the internet :)

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11/6/12 7:41 P

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Hello! Hope the running shoes helps, but if not...I had experienced IT band issues and after getting the rights shoes (Great advice!) that was helpful, BUT slowly I started feeling pain again. So I started wearing a band under my knee. Got this at the local sporting goods store, approx. $12, the package says "Jumper Knee Brace" but on the back it calls out for running too (a runner told me about these as well). I wear one on each knee. You can check out my spark page, you'll see in the picture. Not the most fashionable, but it works and I don't want to deal with knee issues. I now know I can run up to 6miles without, but once I go past that point I get the pain if I don't wear them. Best of Luck!

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10/26/12 8:58 A

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Thanks yeah I am going to invest in a really good pair of running shoes and hopefully that will solve the problem

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10/26/12 8:43 A

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Make sure you are wearing proper shoes! If you're not, this could be the cause of your knee pain.

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10/26/12 8:04 A

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Hi , I started running about 2 weeks ago running for 3 and walking for 2 and am doing about 5k every other day but the last couple of time I am having terrible pains in my knees:(
Did anyone else have this problem?

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