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8/10/15 2:09 P

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I am a retired high school teacher. I taught in the town I lived I lived in. I was nervous to run in front of anyone but.... The kids were really encouraging. They saw me one day when the bus went by. The next thing I knew, I was getting invited to track practices!
Now, it's stinking hot outside so I run at a gym on a treadmill. I run on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. The other days, strength, yoga, swim, bike. No run or walk for exercise. My feet can't handle more.....

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8/10/15 12:18 P

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I understand your feelings about the kids you teach. It's easy to generally say that high school kids are . . . , but you are referring to specific kids. You should first feel comfortable. I'm self conscience about running around my neighborhood too, but directed towards my friends who run. I live in a large enough city to go somewhere else to do my running. I live and work in opposite ends of town. On my way home, I stop at a trail in the middle.

I have heel pain, tight calfs and over pronation leads to plantar fasciitis or similar pains. I'm in a long term project to correct the problem through yoga, good shoes, and mindful walking/running. I've come a long way.


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8/10/15 9:43 A

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BDTHOM, everyone seems to be promoting the C25K program. I had an app for that, so I think I'll download it again. I would so prefer running outside, but I'm a bit self-conscious now that I teach high school and some of my students live near me. I ran before, but the kids were younger then and didn't know me from boo. Now, they watch everything I do. My husband thinks I'm making a big deal out of it, but I've always felt prudish when it came to what my students see me do.

What kind of foot paid do you have? I've dealt with foot pain under my right toes. I've been told it's Morton's Neuroma, but I'm not getting treatment for it.

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8/10/15 9:40 A

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Thanks Racing4me. Good luck to you too. My biggest challenge is developing a routine I can stick with. I would much prefer working out in the morning, but it's hard to get myself in gear at 5 in the morning, especially when catching that extra 30 minutes is so precious.

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8/10/15 9:37 A

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Cstreem, I took yesterday off. It was an extremely lazy day for me, although I did manage to get some steps in. I'm trying to get into a pattern where I'm on a few days then take a day off. The challenge will come as of next week when I start back school.

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8/10/15 9:33 A

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I'm the same way, Phooann. I prefer doing any activity like that alone. When I used to ride bike, I preferred doing it alone, same as running.

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Great job building your three day streak. I'm on my own streak. I count weeks that I've followed the C25K type training programs. I run three days a week, and do the next workout in line. -- I make adjustments when I need to, slowing the progress not speeding it up. After 20 weeks I'm still going, doing 30 minute runs, and relatively injury free (working on a little foot pain).



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8/8/15 12:16 A

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Great job!!

When your body is getting used to running, it does need time to repair muscles and to rest as Doris mentioned, so using a program like the Couch to 5km programs is a fantastic way to get your body used to running, and not over-train while you are doing it. When I run on the treadmill, I generally have it at a .5-1 incline if I'm not doing hills to make it more like running on flat ground outside. I'm just getting over a pretty rough patch in my life as well, so getting back into running consistently is hard, but what a wonderful sport it is!

Again, great job!!! So happy for you to get on this streak:-)



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8/7/15 5:27 P

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I also am a fan of the couch to 5K app. I am getting back to running after an injury and just finished week three. I am concentrating on speed ( not very fast) and not worrying about an incline yet.
If you are new to running, you should run every other day so your muscles have time to repair themselves. I am resisting the temptation to run every day myself. But, after this last injury, which required surgery, and still not 100% pain free, I am taking my time and being cautious.

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emoticon There are plenty of apps out there, that can guide you, if you like. That's how I started, with the Couch 2 5K app. Good luck!

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8/7/15 4:31 P

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Great start! I'm the same way. I know my body and feel when I run with someone else I try to keep up with them instead of listening to my body. It only leads to injuries. I actually prefer the solitude.

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emoticon I did 10 minutes two days ago at 3. I couldn't get the incline to work until afterwards. Yesterday I did 15 minutes, increasing my speed to 3.5 and raised my incline, but my calves were feeling like they were cramping, so I brought it down a bit. I also went for a walk with my husband last night, so I was able to increase my steps even more. Today I did 10 minutes with my speed at 3.5 and my incline raised again. My goal tomorrow is to run for 15 minutes, at 3.5 and keep the incline raised. Hopefully I can increase my speed to 4.

I've kept my running to myself, mainly because I don't want advice from my husband. I love him to death, and I know he means well, but my pace isn't the same as his pace. I don't think I would do well with a trainer either. I'm very stubborn and I feel I need to rely on pushing myself.

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