I just started to run/jog/fast walk and at first I found it very difficult. I stuck with it about every other day and now I am getting better at it and actually enjoying it. I am getting faster too!!!!!
9/25/2013 3:58:13 PM
I would love to be able to do some running, but I can barely walk very far without being winded.
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.
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