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How to Turn Your Walk into a Run

A Walker's Guide to Running

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THERESA63D

1/24/2014 3:07:12 PM

I would love to run but my knees get to hurting me..anyone got any ideas on doing something different. ? Thx

ILOVEQUIRKY

1/10/2014 7:56:21 PM

I recommend downloading Podrunner to help you reach your 5K goals. It is interval training that involves music with sound cues that tell you when to slow down, speed up, and stop. Soooo exciting.

TRAMA534

12/11/2013 2:06:33 PM

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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!!!!!

1958TMC

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.

DELLMEL

8/29/2013 2:38:51 PM

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Great article.

CLIFF57

8/22/2013 10:21:03 PM

In Canada you can call on The Running Factory. They offer clinics that run 8 weeks at a time. Very supportive, move up at your pace. They also have guest speakers in to cover, stretching, diet, etc.

-SHOREIDO-

8/21/2013 9:54:13 PM

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Great article!!!

-SHOREIDO-

8/21/2013 9:53:38 PM

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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!!!

BOOZEYFORD

8/21/2013 11:39:03 AM

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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.

LAKW514

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.

MRSFANCYLADY

4/11/2013 10:49:30 PM

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The best workout/running/jogging bra is the Enell Bra. They're a tad expensive ($62), but WORTH EVERY PENNY! I own 2 of them.

WHITERABBIT8

11/16/2012 8:03:53 AM

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I've already progressed from an inveterate walker into a runner, but this article was a great reinforcement. Thank you!

TUBLADY

11/15/2012 8:23:34 PM

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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.

RENEETC1

11/15/2012 1:52:43 PM

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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".

SUNNY572

11/15/2012 12:01:01 PM

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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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