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7/17/12 12:37 P

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awesome!!!

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7/17/12 11:25 A

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Soooo......I looked up some recommended stretches....I was only hitting one of them! I ditched the others and added the correct ones. I did them last night (before and after) even though it wasn't a jogging day, my beau and I went out for a walk and did almost a mile and a half...even just walking, I could tell the difference!
This evening is my c25k day and will definitely be sure to stretch correctly!

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7/15/12 2:22 P

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That sounds like me...stumble back in. Look at the rollers too! Really helps tight sore areas. Hurts like heck when you're on a knotted spot but it breaks it up. Today I did a hike - training for a big hike in August.

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7/15/12 1:54 P

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I stretch afterwords too...I don't really have too much of a choice, lol, I leave my mats on the floor while we are out and when I stumble back in the door, they are right there waiting! Maybe I am not doing the right stretches. In fact, that sounds like a good project for Sunday....heading to google....

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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;

The result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
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7/14/12 11:40 P

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The stretching after is the most important and then again before bed. The right stretches and even a roller is great will help so much. Keep all the good things you're doing up! emoticon

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7/13/12 10:22 P

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Regarding the hip pain....make sure you are engaging your ABS to support your back...also add some hip and I and stretches to your post workout stretching and some dynamic hip stretches to your pre run routine.

When I first started I found that for fear of not running the whole interval I forced a slower cadence which was not natural and it created many of the symptoms you described....check your gait and make sure ifeels right.

Finally, i also got alot out of research in chi running.

This is my umpteenth time going through the program and all of the things I listed have made a huge differenc.

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7/13/12 8:46 P

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Thanks everyone for replying. I am staying hydrated before during and after....the shoes I got are extremely comfy, Nike Free Run 3's....this is actually the LEAST that my feet have hurt in awhile!

I do stretches before we leave the house and am able to walk at a good clip for an hour or better.

I will try to add some more stretching and TRY to be more patient...not one of my virtues, lol!

Tracy, Illinois, CST

Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.

Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;

The result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
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You are not stuck... you are just on your own schedule! emoticon

Seriously, don't get hung up on when you "should" be advancing to the next week. The answer varies per individual. I've known people who did each week 3 times, some who've done each week for 4 sessions, not 3, some got stuck at the beginning and then flew through the rest of the weeks. The point is, it doesn't matter!

What DOES matter are your physical issues. You appear to have figured out the side stitches, so great. As for the other issues, are you wearing good shoes with the proper support? Your local running store can tell you what type of shoe you need - they are not "one size fits all" emoticon

What's your overall physical condition? Are you able to comfortably walk for 30-45 minutes, at a fairly brisk pace? If not, you just may not be ready to start the plan... yet. You might have to walk a bit more before starting again. Also, just because you're told to warm up for 5 minutes, doesn't mean that's all you can do. A longer warmup period seems to help a lot of people. Maybe walk 5 mins, do some gentle stretches, then walk another 5-10 mins?

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7/13/12 6:48 P

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I totally get you. The first time I did C25 I repeated week one a couple of times for all the same reasons you mentioned. I put veggies on my shins, I had side splints until I learned better breathing, I pulled out my glutes to where I couldn't move for three days...all of it LOL

Now week one seems like a breeze and although many members have surpassed me a thousand times I am doing week 3 and yes, again.

the trick is to remember, these weeks are GUIDELINES. They are not there to tell you to progress right away. It's simply to help us move and someday I will move to week 4 again. Just not now.

as for the backs of the knees, ice em....and make sure your running shoes are comfy! I know that was one of the causes of my shin splints. They don't have to be 400 shoes, just good, solid comfy ones :o)

Keep going and good luck!!

and soon, you will stretch the hip out so, regulate the breathing, and week one will seem ;so much easier as you get stronger!!

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Back off until the soreness is better. So what if you repeat a week... it doesn't matter and you will get to your goal and feel emoticon . I would do runners stretches after and definitely warm up before you start with just a walk. Make sure your stretches include hamstrings, quads, calf and over all stretches. Hydrate before you go out and during if you need to. Best of luck... emoticon

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Had some trouble with last night's jog, and I am not sure why.
This is my second week of the c25k, and I am repeating week one. As soon as I started out last night on my warm up walk, I could feel that my right hip was not happy about it. Mind you, I haven't had any trouble before now. Maybe its the rain, I dunno....I do have a touch of arthritis here and there.

I did better on my first jog, 60 seconds wasn't exactly easy but I could tell the difference from my previous run 2 days before, it was easier.
I got a stitch in my side but concentrated on my breathing and made sure to breathe completely out and not pant for air. That took care of the stitch pretty quickly!

My second jog was a bit tougher as I was determined to last 60 seconds, which I did.
By this time, my right knee was not happy either.
On my third, I lasted 50 seconds, again, better than two days before and during my cooldown walk, I got what I can only liken to shinsplints...but behind my knees.
I had these pains during the first week but not as bad as this, if I had to guess, I would say it was the tendons back there complaining...LOUDLY!

Today I am waddling around like a damn duck! Usually if I over-do it, moving around will loosen things up....not so much today! Although it helped everything loosen up a little, I am still very sore.

I don't want to progress to a new week in the program without being able to complete this one (my run days are Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday) and I am worried about tomorrow's jog.
I am not sure if putting my elastic braces on my knees will make the pains back there better or worse or what.

I am bummed because I am going to be on week 1 for yet another week...yea, I get impatient and I am harder on myself than anyone else on the planet but my beau helps keep me in check.

Any ideas/suggestions about the backs of my knees?

Oh...edited to add that my time is right about the same, my last 3 jogs times were 20'1, 16'4, and last night was 16'2 per mile average.

Edited by: _MOBII_ at: 7/13/2012 (17:30)
Tracy, Illinois, CST

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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;

The result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
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