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8/17/15 10:06 P

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Thank you very much! I found all of them on YouTube, so I'll give them a try. I appreciate the advice. :)

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8/17/15 5:36 P

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Here are some that I recently recommended on my 13.1 Miles TEAM.

1. Leg Swings
2. Frankenstein Walk
3. Walking Lunges
4. Bent Torso Twists
5. Deep Body Weight Squats
6. Dynamic Sumo Squat
7. High Knee Toe Up
8. Posterior hip mobilization
9. Anterior hip mobilization
10. Couch stretch

Hopefully some of these will help. If you need help on how to perform them, just let me know.

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8/17/15 5:01 P

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I don't doubt that I have weak muscles! I haven't properly used them until just recently. I do incorporate yoga into my exercise and other stretching. Are there any exercises you particularly recommend?

Thanks!
Mina

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8/17/15 1:50 P

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MINATHERED...you had mentioned that the shoes corrected how you run, you really don't want the shoes to do this. If the shoe is doing this, this usually means there are some mobility muscles that are week or not activating properly. You can see how your body mechanics are currently by running 100 yds or so barefooted.

To correct this you can do some mobility and balancing exercises barefooted. Yoga is an example.

Hope this helps emoticon

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8/17/15 3:40 A

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Running shoes are an interesting bird for sure!! For me, if I get the right ones, there is really no break-in time. They fit awesome, and I'm good to go. Used to joke with the team about the length of my sneaks maiden voyage:-)

It does sound like you supinate a lot, so getting your next sneaks at the running store is a great idea!

Keep us posted on how they work for you.

Cheers,
Trish

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8/16/15 8:15 P

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I went with a pair of Asics. I really liked the Brooks, but I felt the Asics were a bit more comfortable for me.

I didn't go to a local store only because I had a hefty gift card for Dick's. I'd hate to go to a small store, make them go through everything and then not buy anything. However, my next pair I will go to one of our local shops.

I did do the treadmill thing, though, and it was fascinating. In my bare feet I had an angle from my ankle to my calf on the outside, and my hip to knee was an angled line. With the Asics my whole leg was nearly straight. To get it 100% straight I think I'd likely need an orthotic.

Going for a gentle walk with the dog tonight to start breaking them in. :) Thanks for all the advice!

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8/15/15 9:34 P

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I also agree... go have your foot measured and fit by someone who knows what they are doing. Also most running shoe stores have a 30 day return policy so you can go run in them and return them no questions asked if they are uncomfortable. Some stores will even let you demo them that day and take them for a spin around the neighbourhood. Good luck,


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I agree with CSTREAM. A couple things I learned. First thing, your running shoes should be a 1/2 size larger than your regular shoes. Reason for this is, your feet swell while running. Second, like you, my foot also role out to the outside. So a neutral shoe is recommended. Usually these type of shoes you will see the sole of the shoe is larger. Asics were my first pair and they did good. Brooks are also highly recommended like you mentioned.

A good running store will be able to analyze your running and give you a good recommendation. Very important to keep your feet happy :)

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8/15/15 6:39 P

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If there is a running store nearby, that is a best bet. The folks at running stores can do a stride/ gait analysis and tell you which shoes would be a good fit. I went to a sporting goods store, like Dick's, but the young man who wanted to help me knew almost nothing about running shoes and which ones would be better for an over-pronater. This is just my two cents.
I personally don't like Nike as I find the toe box to be too narrow. Other people love them. It is a matter of personal preference.

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I'm doing my Google homework and going to do the treadmill thing at Dick's Sporting Goods, but I thought I'd ask for opinions here. What sort of factors should I take into account when choosing running shoes? Typically when I walk my foot rolls to the outside - you can see on pairs of shoes I've worn for long periods of time that the outside of the shoe hangs over the sole.

I've seen a lot of different brands - Brooks comes highly recommended (by the sales people, so take that with a grain of salt). Are there any "heck no, stay away" brands? Any that you like in particular?

Thank you!

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