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7/26/12 9:08 P

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Thanks, Birgit! Along with Big Book of Endurance Training, I'm also reading Primal Blueprint. I'm pretty much grain free, although I've only just started. I'm liking that dinner doesn't thud into my stomach anymore. :)

Ellen

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7/26/12 8:28 P

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Ellen,
I have been using the Maffetone method for about a year now and it does work very well, especially when you follow the dietary and lifestyle advice in this book as well. My speed went from about 3.7 mph with heart rate cap of 132 (180-age roughly) to about 4.3 mph. After that I could only improve further by also switching to a low-carb (grain-and bean free) diet which makes it easy for your body to get it's fuel from stored fat rather than from sugar.
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7/26/12 11:00 A

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Look ma! I'm running!! I was able to run for two miles this morning WithOut walking intervals!

Yes, I'm s l o w, but I'm not walking, so it must be running.

Shadow38, I agree with your definition. My pace was 20 minutes/mile aka 3 mph. Yup, incredibly slow.

I am using Dr. Phil Maffetone's MAF method for getting back into aerobic fitness: content.bandzoogle.com/users/cippian
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tmail/files/Want_Speed_Slow_Down_200R>7.pdf

Hence, the slow speed, which has no pain, and slow gain - and are also the reasons I look forward to my morning runs!

Ellen

"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." Prov. 23:7a

"But history is not destiny." Dean Anderson
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7/26/12 9:50 A

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HawaiianMamma - if both feet are off the ground at one time, you're running. I am very slow, but still consider myself a runner.

The main thing is to keep your turnover rate high. A high turnover or cadence of 180 or more will also help to keep your feet under your center of gravity. I don't always hit 180, but when I first changed my form, it helped to measure it.

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7/26/12 2:18 A

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The only difference that I am aware of between jogging and running is speed and people's definitions of which is which vary hugely. The only clear distinction in running style I can see is how someone lands. The possibilities are heel strike (rolling from heel to forefoot), midfoot/whole foot landing, forefoot landing (rolling down softly to heel) and forefoot only landing (as in sprinting). Then there are combinations of those. Some pronation to the inside of the foot on landing is also considered a normal part of shock absorption.
Most people who run in minimalist shoes automatically become midfoot/whole foot or forefoot strikers but a few people manage to still heel strike with all the negative effects that has on joints.

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7/26/12 1:16 A

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It was recently pointed out to me that perhaps my initial "run" was so slow because I actually jogged, placing too much strain on my patella tendon (I have tendonitis), but if I were to actually run, the strain would be less. I'm going to test that theory in these shoes tomorrow. This sure is a slow process, as this thread is pointing out! Any feedback from experienced runners on the benefits you've noticed since going minimalist?

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7/20/12 3:00 P

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emoticon for the encouragement!!!

Ellen

"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." Prov. 23:7a

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7/19/12 11:32 P

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Ellen, that's exactly how I started two years ago. It will get easier. Enjoy the process. emoticon
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7/19/12 9:24 P

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Well Done!!!

I've only just begun to "run" 1 1/2 weeks ago. Right now I have to walk/run/walk/walk/walk/run/walk/walk-repe
at, but I know as I strengthen my aerobic system, I will be able to run longer until one day.... I won't be walking during my runs. That day will come, right?

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"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." Prov. 23:7a

"But history is not destiny." Dean Anderson
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7/19/12 9:05 P

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Birgit

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7/19/12 8:45 P

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Good for you! I bet it did feel great. Keep it up.

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"The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.'"
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7/19/12 8:39 P

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It was literally only around the block, but I'm taking everyone's advice and starting out super-slow...

And BOY did it feel great!

I'm beyond happy! Excited to be back out on the road. I seriously thought I'd never be able to run again. :)

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