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ELSTAMEY
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7/16/12 4:11 P

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Did you guys see this posted in the start page tabs today?
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7/15/12 11:09 A

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I went to the doctor for shin pain - it was horrible and I was so ready to quit and never run again. My doctor said the cause could be many things - you guys have mentioned many of those here in this forum. I wanted to add that my doctor recommended that everyday - whenever you can - do circles with your feet to the right and then to the left. Also after a walk/run write the alphabet with each foot (one at a time) those are good stretches and helped me a lot. I also used ice and ibuprofen when it was really bad.

I love these forums - there is so much good energy and it's so great to be able to talk to people who are actually going through what you are.

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7/13/12 7:34 P

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The running form advice is just something you start to think about and over time adjust your stride/posture. You think you're walking the same forever, but if you ever get injured, you adjust your stride. Changes in your body, change your posture and the way you walk without your even realizing it. I know that with the extra weight I'm carry, stairs have been harder on my knees, in general. And I'm usually pretty slouchy. I'm doing better since I started exercising, but it'll take me a while to build it back up just as it did for me to get to this.


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7/13/12 11:43 A

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I've heard things like that too, but don't know how to teach myself how to change how I walk. I've been doing it this way for 56 years...


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7/13/12 11:00 A

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Hello, congrats on starting the program!! I have heard that shin pain can be caused if you are jogging heel to toe. If you google search running form,then it will give some ideas on how to place your feet while jogging or running. It helped me alot!


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I'm having issues with my calves/ankle tendons too. I've decided to just take an extra walking day between training days and try to do more calf-strength exercises, stretch the tendons after walking/jogging and use ice (when I remember). I've even had to take some ibuprofen for the pain, so I'm proceeding with caution!


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ELSTAMEY
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7/8/12 1:01 A

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a good pair of shoes makes a huge difference! but stretches are great too.
- Tapping your toes up and down while sitting (flexing your toes) gets those shins. You can point your toes at an angle to stretch another side of the shin muscle.
- Also pointing your toes to the ground, and sort of dragging them stretches your shins. If you look for shin stretches, you will see what I'm talking about.
- And if they are bothering you after a run, i believe you can ice them a bit!


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For the longest,i thought the very same way.But i do more walking,and then i do some light jogging.This team has really helped.Because i do not have alot of support from my family.So for motivation.I come here,


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I started running again about 2 yrs ago, after about 10 yrs of not running. I did run long distance track in high school, but that was many years ago. I am now 52 yrs old. I started out walking, then walking faster, then jogging/walking at intervals. You are never too heavy to just start walking!
Now I have run several 5k's in the past 2 yrs, and actually got 3rd place (in my age group) in my last 5k in April of this year. So if I can do it, anybody can do it! Just keep trying, and never give up. You will be surprised what you can do!


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6/9/12 9:07 P

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I CANNOT stress going to a running company and getting fitted for shoes. Having the correct shoes make a total difference. Shin splints can be caused from not having strong enough calf muscles. There are exercises that you can do as your warm up to strengthen them and make sure your stretching your shins properly. I just learned how to do that stretch today.

Also make sure you do a nice warm up then a little stretching...follow your run with a good cool down and a good stretching routine.


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4/22/12 10:51 A

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So glad to have found this group and this thread! I used to run back in high school but over 25 years, I have become a couch potato. I want to run again. I want to feel the way I did when I got my stride. I was thinking I am too heavy too. Gonna check into this.

Edited by: GOWEMO at: 5/2/2012 (21:24)
Being weak is a CHOICE, so is being strong. I CHOOSE to BE STRONG!!
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4/22/12 9:22 A

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The advice on here is totally sound! After getting clearance from my doctor (really important when you know you're elevating your pulse to the upper range of THR), I made sure to get really good shoes.

If you're starting go out, I really recommend going to an athletic store and talk to one of the sales associates about your goals and your feet. I love Nike because I have ridiculously high arches in my feet. My Mr., however, has flat feet, and he loves Puma. That said, a really good pair of shoes will clear up some pain.

Good luck! It's so much fun, even in short jaunts, to pick up the pace! Oh, and find really awesome music to listen to!

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4/20/12 10:35 P

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That pain may be shin splints
There are stretches you can do to minimize and eliminate this pain
Check out your shoes...the correct shoes make all the difference
rest a day and return...all these things helped me as a beginner

Your size is not the issue.
Please please please call your doctor and ask him/her
better safe than sorry!

stick with it!

Carve out what is most important to you first, then allocate your day to others! I promise you and they will be better for this decision!!


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4/17/12 10:40 A

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I'm so glad you posted this!!! I'm also trying to start running (jogging) a little. I do what I can and then walk until I feel like I can jog again. I'm now able to do a mile in about 16 minutes - when I push myself!!! I feel the tightness in my upper thighs and sometimes in my shins...I make sure that I stretch my legs after walking/jogging - maybe that will help you too. I've been doing some reading about running and everything I've read says that it's good to walk on the days you don't run - one of my favorite sayings right now goes something like - no matter how slow you're moving, you're still lapping everyone sitting on the couch!!! Keep up the great work!

Susan

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At the end of the day the only person you answer to is YOU!!!
NO EXCUSES!!!"




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4/16/12 10:48 A

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I have started working up gradually. I figured that if I am walking on the treadmill on a regular basis, that over time I could increase the speed. I started out at a nice walking pace and as that got easier, I kicked the speed up. I am currently at the point that in the next week or two, I should be able to begin an easy jog. I just took it in small chunks.


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4/13/12 9:16 P

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thanks everyone for the response. today was day 3 and I was able to run for the time stated. Now my question is can I walk on the off days because I don't feel as if I am getting in enough cardio. I don't have a bike yet and need to have something to do.


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I run and i'm 279 pounds. BUT i too just started running. I walk about 3-6 miles 5x a week. So the running is helping and i'm sooooo glad it's gradual. It may be shin splints. Always talk to your doctor first.


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4/11/12 10:47 A

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Thank you, Nell! I have been wondering this too! I weigh almost exactly the same as you and I want to start running so badly but I have had the same issues. I appreciate everyone's encouragement and tips and will keep those in mind. :)

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The pain in the front of your legs could possibly be shin splints. When I first joined the team I had them BAD after my first day and had to sit it out for a week. Better shoes did the trick. And as another member mentioned, as you lose weight (and running is great for that), everything you do will become so much easier.
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You don't need to pick your feet up very high but not a shuffle so you don't trip over anything.

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FMUGOAL
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4/10/12 9:23 P

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thanks to both of you for responding... i feel great after i run..it just feels a little tight in the shin area while i am running. this is only day 2 of week one so maybe it will get better with time. I do think i will take your advice and repeat week one a couple of times. I was able to focus on breathing tonight and not huff and puff... do i have to pick my feet up real high off the ground...i just went along slowly...jogging but a slow jog...

thanks guys :-)


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Nell, you are not too heavy to run and as you lose weight you will gradually find it easier and easier. With that said, I must advise you to start slow and easy in order to stay away from injury. Make sure you listen to your breathing. If you are huffing and puffing, SLOW DOWN. Novice runners feel like they need to run fast to be a runner. WRONG! We train to race...not race to train.

You will be just fine as long as you read your body's cues. If you feel like you need to repeat a week...do it. Please feel free to ask me any questions. I want you to succeed. I want you to feel they joy I do when I run. It won't be easy in the beginning but if you are patient and consistent, a whole new world will open to you. Oh, the places you will go.

Happy running!

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this might be a question for one of the coaches -unless someone on this team has some experience in this area...- I'm confident someone will get w/u about this.



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4/10/12 8:26 P

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Hi there :-)
I signed up for this because i could comfortably walk 2-3 miles a day without breaking a sweat..I thought the run/walk would be a good chance to burn calories and get my heart rate up. I weigh 247lbs and am on day 2...been having some pain in the front of my legs and tightness... is this normal for someone who has NEVER run (since childhood) or am I doing something wrong? Am I too heavy?

Thanks for any tips...
Nell


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