5k Training: Week 1 Day 2

Thursday, July 19, 2012

8 wk program / 3 days a week

increased pace just a little... Went further, faster, and burned more calories.... Very interesting this running (walk/jog) thing.......

Trying to be as analytic as possible: Have had gate analyzed 3 times. First said I pronate. Second said I don't. Third said I pronate on my left ankle (if I'm get an injury, it is with my left ankle or right knee).... Trying to identify what shoes to wear when running to prevent injury (if possible)!

Hope everyone is doing great and meeting personal goals!
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    I go to a chiropractor that has fit all 3 of my kids with orthotic inserts for their shoes. They all have varying degrees of pronation problems, mostly too little arch in some degree. It has solved many ankle/knee/hip problems with them and their sports injuries. It might be something to look into in addition to purchasing shoes, especially if both feet have different problems. Good luck with your C25K training.
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    Congrats on your progress thus far! I also did the C25K and have recently finished. I also went to a speciality running store to buy running shoes. Any decent running store that will examine your gait will show you what it looks like (you'll watch the playback of you running). They'll also have you try on different shoes (and run with them to re-examine your gait). I did that and was told/saw that I have a slight overpronation (right foot) and should get shoes that correct it (note, I also had concerns about discomfort with width and shock absorption). We found a sneaker that solved all of those concerns and boy did it make a difference when I ran. Yeah, it cost more than I was looking to really pay for sneakers but it was worth it. I'm getting ready to move up to running a 10k (advice for newbies like me is to get comfortable running about 20 miles a week first and then start working on great distances and speed). Hope all works out for you and good luck!
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    Good job! Have you thought about going to a store that has a treadmill where they analyze how you run and what shoes would be best for your feet? I have never done this but would like to if I ever really start running. One of my managers at work did this and said that it was really helpful.
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    Good luck figuring out the shoes! emoticon
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    On vacation, my personal goal is to gain less than 5 pounds ;). My clothes are still fitting. I decided that it was too much to expect from myself to actually lose weight. Good news is that we are walking everywhere!
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    Way to go!! emoticon emoticon
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