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Half Marathon Training

Monday, January 03, 2011

I didn’t run too hot today! But that was expected on my part. My training called for 6 minutes running and 3 minutes walking repeated 4 times. I went a bit longer (about 4 minutes longer), nothing too exciting 2.1 miles done. I should have rolled my shins before I started because if I went too fast then my shins started to hurt. Darn shin splints! So then I had to slow it up a bit. My knee hurt a bit after Saturday’s run and then again today. I think it’s just my body’s way of getting used to the exercise (running) that it hasn’t done in so long. I mean I can zumba multiple times a week but throw running in there too and my body starts to scream at me! But overall it was an okay first day. I have a 30-minute tempo run on Wednesday. I’ve been thinking about throwing body pump into the mix on the days that I don’t run, but we’ll see. =)
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    Good for you for getting it in. You can do it. I had a lot of problems this year with pulled muscles. I pulled a muscle 3 times this year and each time I learned something new I needed to be doing. First one happened b/c I wasn't warming up before hand..the second time I increased my mileage too much apparently, the third time it was from the half marathon(it wasn't a bad one though). Some people don't warm up and stretch..I think in someone who is just starting out or coming back to running that warming up and stretching is crucial to help avoid injuries. When I made sure to warm up, then stretch, then run, then cool down, then stretch again, things got better for me!! Oh and ankle rolls(like rolling your ankle around and around clockwise, then counterclockwise for at least 30 times each way) really can help with shin splints.
    I do agree with you that the knee pain and shin splints will go away once you get use to the running again.
    I am looking forward to following your progress and training for the Half Marathon.

    Keep up the great work.
    3025 days ago
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