This is all helpful stuff - I've been concerned about knee injuries, since I only have one set and I don't want them messed up . I've only tried running an the balls of my feet lately (the last time I tried "running" was YEARS ago), and I was skeptical, thinking I'd get shin splints. This gradual build up with more walking seems to be preventing those, so I see the advantages of NOT coming down on my heels. I've also tried some running on the side of the road (I'm in the country), to "soften up" the impact.
@marthroid, thanks for the link and tips! I have heard about barefoot running, it sounds very interesting! While taking my daughter in for her check up last week, I cornered our dr. and she looked at me and said I was pronating when I was running, and that I needed new shoes. Knees are back in good shape now, two weeks later, and I will be getting new shoes for over pronation before trying to jog again.
@Kdickerson96, thanks for your comments and suggestions! I tried walking a week ago Sunday with lots of discomfort, and iced my knees afterwards. It really helped!
Thanks for the responses. I will be trying week two again hopefully by the end of this week.
I have some knee pain when jogging/running. What works for me is icing my knees 15 minutes at a time alternating for about an hour. Some say take ibuprofen before running, but it just masks the pain so I don't do it unless I have a lot of pain AFTER running. Hope this helps.
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This may not help at all and i am not really a great person to be answering this. However, I used to jog/run a lot many years ago. When I started back up a few months ago (unfortunately, had a setback since then), I realized that I was banging down too hard on my heels. If you are trying to heel-toe run too much, it can cause knee problems...at least it did with me. If you are already running on the balls of your feet, I don't know how to help.
There is a good article on Sparkpeople, I think about this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitnes s_articles.asp?id=823 "How to Run with Proper Form and Technique" is the name of the article.
Now my biggest problem is calf soreness...which is welcome compared to knee pain!
Oh, and I don't know if you are interested, but I blogged about trying to "barefoot" run before my toe injury (falling down stairs, totally not due to running). I was experimenting and it was pretty exciting to me.
hey there, just finished w2/d1 and it seems going up to 1.5 mins jogging has made my knees really sore. Calves and thighs are great, just around the outsides and under both my knees are really tender. I could barely walk this a.m., took Motrin and I am loosening up a lot now. Anyone else experience this? any pointers or advice? thanks guys!
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