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9/14/10 12:47 A

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I had the same problem my first 2 weeks toward the end of my run... I found that it was the way i was running. I was running in a manner that i would touch the ground flat footed... I was told that if I tried to run heel to toe it might help. After finally getting used to that, I havent had any trouble since. Just wanted to share that with you...hope it helps and good luck on your journey!!!

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9/13/10 12:30 P

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Thanks for the link! I'm going to re-tye my shoes before today's run. I would have never thought of that.

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9/13/10 10:21 A

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Thank you so much for this post! I also had very numb feet. It was getting to the point that they stayed numb throughout the day! When I saw this post I was so relieved that it was happening to someone else and I wasn't crazy. I saw what carolyn1alaska said and I went straight to runners world and did a search. What I found out was that I have a very high instep and I needed to lace my shoes differently. It worked! It's so nice to be able to focus on form instead of my numb feet. I may actually get to that 5K after all!
Here's the link if anyone is interested:


www.runnersworld.com/article/1,7124,
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Thanks everyone for the advice! I loosened my laces before my run tonight and it went much better. I did notice a bit of a tingle in my toes, but not until I was almost done with the cool down walk. I can live with that! Hopefully this fixes the problem for good. I did feel much better about my run today and I'm actually looking forward to W1D3!

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I've been told it could have something to do with shoelaces also. If your shoes are tied too tight, it might cut off circulation. This actually happened to me yesterday morning on one foot, so I 'sockfooted' for awhile and loosened the laces. It seemed to help.

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7/13/10 7:45 A

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My feet used to go numb on the elliptical also. I started tying my shoes looser and it stopped. Maybe you can loosen them a little at a time until it feels right and your shoes don't fall off :)

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I had that happen too until the sales person at our running shoe store showed me a different way to lace my shoes.
I have high insteps and tight laces made my feet go numb. I know if you look at the Runner's World website they have photos of different ways to lace your shoes depending on your foot type.

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7/12/10 11:11 P

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I've heard of the numb feet! It happened to me and I thought I was the only one!

It turned out, it was my running shoes. I took back three pair before finding a pair that prevented my feet from going numb. It took a combination of shoes large enough to accommodate the extra swelling my feet apparently do and small enough that they were comfortable at the beginning of my runs/warm up walk. For me, at least, it turned out that men's shoes work the best for this issue. I have ASICS in a 7 or 7.5 in men's (normally I have a size 8.5 in women's)

I don't know if this is your answer, but I hope it helps!

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7/12/10 11:00 P

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I've never heard that, either. I hope someone else can help! My first thought would have been shoes. I had calf problems when I started and that helped. Hmmm... maybe your shoe is tied too tight? I'm just grasping here! I'm new to running and just trying to think of something. By the way, I get the needle feeling when I use an elliptical for more than 15 minutes or so.

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7/12/10 10:49 P

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Are you running outside? My feet fall asleep too when I work out on elipticals, treadmills, stationary bikes, etc. Since I've been running outside, I don't have that problem.

Good luck with the program!

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7/12/10 10:32 P

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The first week is a 5 minute warm up and a 5 minute cool down with 20 minutes of the running and walking,30 minutes total. I'm sorry but I have no idea about your feet I've never heard of that before. Good luck with day 2!

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OK, so I finally got started yesterday. It was a lot harder than I expected, but then again I am in worse shape than I was at this time last year when I was running a little bit. So that's understandable. But I did run into a few issues. First of all, for the first week, what should the actual time be? Is it 20 total minutes counting the 5 min. warm up brisk walk, or is it 20 minutes after that (25 total)? I was thinking it was the first one, but the mp3 I was listening to kept going until 25 min. total.

The second thing is kind of a strange problem, and this did happen last year when I was running a little bit as well. Towards the end of my running time, the bottoms of my feet began to get numb. Not just no feeling though, but the kind of numb where a body part falls asleep and it kind of stings like pins and needles. Last year I tried to run through it and the pain went away but it felt like running on pillows and it really kind of freaked me out. So I stopped. I do have good running shoes that I got from a running store that checked my feet and running style, etc. so I'm not really sure what this could be. I'm still planning to do W1D2 tomorrow but I'm a little apprehensive. Has anyone else ever experienced this? Any advice or ideas?

Thanks for any help. I've been thinking a lot about goals and I've realized that I really do want to become a runner. I need to work through these to get there. This team is such an inspiration!

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