I found in the beginning of my run if I walked the first 5 minutes and then took off my legs felt stronger and could run longer each time I went out. Also very important,! When running remember deep breaths and long exhales to expel all the coabon monoxide. Use your diaphragm!!!
I love running. Ok so it's more of a slow jog for me, but I still enjoy it!! I started w walking and as the article suggests added jogging Intervals as my fitness progressed. I run through my neighborhood, concrete,asphalt and hills usually about a three mile loop and have never had an injury. My breathing still isn't quit right, but that just gives me something to improve on. I don't think I'll ever be super fast or even a great long distance runner , but I enjoy the time alone to breath in the air and clear my head and feel the strength in my body as it moves.
8/21/2013 9:12:07 AM
I've hated running all my life, but I finally decided to train for an event and become a runner. I haven't had any problems, and I found a great pair of shoes at a good price. I could have made the excuses like a lot of people made on here, but I didn't. Now, I'm extremely proud of myself for my accomplishments in running. If I had read some people's comments before starting, I would have been discouraged, so if anyone hasn't started running, ignore their excuses because it is possible to do without all they complained about.
I was a runner. But the damage my knees endured I payed for later. Now after two complex knee replacements. running is out, fast walks, with some jogging is all I can do. But that's OK, I can do so much more, ski and hike . I am taking up Nordic walking. I really don't believe we were meant to run as much as we have tried to do in our lives. As long as I exercise , raises my heart rate., and strength train, I will leave running to those who feel they are physical able too.
I tried running back in the '70s when I was a lot younger. Couldn't get the right stride no matter how hard I tried. And after seeing both my sister and niece suffering with knee and back problems from running, I won't even attempt it. So "I don't jog, and I don't do windows".
I have tried again and again over the course of this past year with all the appropriate precautions. I added running/jogging slowly and my good knee just cannot take it neither can the hip on that same side. I will continue to speed walk/ jog and strength train and yoga but this is just out of the question for me and it saddens me so because I loved running before my back injury. I think I will focus on what I CAN do.
11/15/2012 11:45:20 AM
unfortunately there are no tracks or running trails within walking distance of my house. It's just concrete. I don't want shin splints!
You must have read my mind, Nancy - after nursing an injured foot for the past 5-6 weeks and having to walk instead of run, in the next few days I think I'll be just about ready to get back into running again. So this article has come just right for me. I'm a little nervous about starting out with running again, but after Christmas I'm starting training with a friend to compete in a tri-athlon being held in my village in the Spring, so I've got to start again before too long anyway! Thanks for this article - most helpful.
I like a bunch of you right now have tried "the running thing" and at 64 I feel the same way about running as I did at 24. I "HATE RUNNING" for all the reasons she listed. It's hard on the knees, it's hard on the feet, it's hard on the ankles, shoes are impossible to find at any price, and the ones you do find are so outrageously expensive it's not worth it. Running on grass when you were a kid was a thing to do because you could do it barefoot and nobody cared. Now put on your $200.00 - $300.00 running shoes with your very expensive socks and go run in the grass. Let me know how that works out for you especially wet soggy grass, not too mention depending on where you're running in the country it's very easy to run into a prairie dog hole in Arizona, Or a Red Fire Ant Mound in Texas. I know thousand upon thousands run all the time I see them as I do my walk. I get them it's for them it's just not me. Here's my thought on this whole exercise thing. Do It For You Not Some One Else. I walk at a pretty brisk pace yet I enjoy my walk I try not to make it "WORKMAN LIKE" or "EXERCISE". I see Squirrels, Butterflies, Other Joggers. My Point Is It's Fun It's A Joy It's ME and that my friends makes it all worth doing....
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