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10/26/12 5:03 A

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Thanx! That was very helpful. I'll definitely check that out and start to do some stretching before I go walking/jogging again. Have a happy Friday! emoticon

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10/25/12 8:36 P

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Everyone knows about static stretching which involves holding a stretch but a dynamic stretch is when you do movement to awaken and warm up the muscle you intend to use. For example to do a static stretch for your shoulder you would hold your right arm across your chest to go past your left shoulder and pull in your elbow with your left arm to hold the stretch. A dynamic stretch for the shoulder would be to do big circles with your arms. If you try it and listen closely you can hear the fluids in your muscle that awakes and warms it up . for more info

http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,71
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_str
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10/23/12 4:34 A

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I looked it up on my fitness page and there's no "dynamic stretching" but there are a lot of lower body stretches. I've decided to do a couple of them before my next walking session. Hope it helps you. emoticon

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10/22/12 2:03 P

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Hi Amanda,
That's what I thought too. I am starting to think the problem I have is the shoes. I'm going to replace the insert with another pair of shoes I have and try again. But before I run I will look up "dynamic stretching," just to be sure.

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10/22/12 2:01 P

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Great! Thank you Cindi!

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10/22/12 4:46 A

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Is dynamic stretching a special type of stretches and where do I learn more about it. I thought the first 4 minutes of walking was the warmup and I haven't done anything else before I start walking/running?

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10/21/12 11:37 P

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Go to a shoe store that specializes in running. I took my son to one and they check your feet and gait and then tell you what types of shoes are best for you. My son is a competitive long distance runner and he loves his shoes. I'm going to do the same thing when I feel I can afford the shoes. At the store we went to the shoes are about $100. They are good for about 500 miles. Then you take them back and they can use them in their further analysis of your feet and gait.
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10/21/12 10:30 A

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Thanks WITTYONEMJL,

I didn't know that there were shoes for a running gait, and I have no idea what my running gait would be. I was running 10k's in the 80s and 90s and decided that New Balance was the most comfortable. It seems like the shoes are a lot lighter now and maybe there is not as much padding on the heel. These shoes are very comfortable, but I will continue to break them in as I walk. I did not do any dynamic stretching, but will look into that.

Thank you so much for your help.



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10/20/12 6:27 P

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There can be a couple of factors even though I am no expert. 1st is the running shoes need a break in period before being use. 2nd do you know if you got the correct running shoe for you walking/ running gait. 3rd do you do dynamic stretches before starting the program.

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10/20/12 12:27 P

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I am on week four. I bought a real pair of running shoes a week ago (after jogging in walking shoes). But now I am experiencing severe heel pain throughout the day. I take an ibuprofen and walk, but I have had to skip the jog intervals because of the pain. I don't want to give up my goal (5K turkey trot in November). Any suggestions?

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