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Thanks for the link, Scullerymaid. I am going to try to do a better job on stretching after running and I will take it slowly. I'm going to give it a bit more time....bad things get worse, so I will listen carefully to my body.......short of getting involved with x-rays, which I really don't want to do, I doubt that my doctor would be able to tell me much at this point.
Scout I'd listen to the pro runners and my doctor. Maybe it's just too soon after your surgery? Sometimes I over do it and my hips and lower back complain. I agree with them and take it slow for a few days but thats it.
Hey we're not living or running forever so might as well be able to do what we like while we can.
Hope things go good.
Lets RUN with the wind!!
I'm sorry you're in pain, have you talked to your doctor?
I'm not a medical professional or a personal trainer and everything I know about running I learned on the Internet but you could be hurting for any number of reasons. Are your sneakers new or worn out? Are you stretching after your runs? The stretching is just as important as the running. Do you do any strength training on the days you don't run? From what I've read weak hamstrings can be a cause of knee problems.
I'm in week 3 myself. I'm 49 and i haven't run since high school, but I figure if Menopause is going to wake me up at 4 o'clock everyday then I can put that time to good use. The first week my hips were bothering me because I was rushing through my stretches. Here's some that might help www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
I think you might want to re-evaluate your running plans. Actual hip/knee pain is much different that muscle soreness. I, too, know what hip pain is having had 2 hips replaced. I've been doing the rookie running plan even though I was told after my surgeries that running wasn't advised (high impact) for the new joints. I rationalized it by saying there is now 25% less of me to pound the joints, but I am re-thinking my plans for running. I am 68 and it is probably quite silly of me to think I should be doing this to my joints. I'll be interested to see what other kind of responses you might get. Good luck to you!
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Folks often talk about muscle soreness after running. That's not my problem. I feel pain in one or both hips, sometimes my knees. I have always tried to avoid high impact activities, but I really envy people who can run. Am I kidding myself and setting myself up for trouble? Oh, btw, I am 60 years old and otherwise pretty healthy.